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Survival, Then Rewards

Survival, Then Rewards

Paul Lambert has said a number of players could be rewarded with improved terms, but that won't happen until we secure survival.

The names mentioned by the various papers covering these quotes tonight, list the obvious Christian Benteke and Andi Weimann, but also include Matty Lowton and Ashley Westwood.

Now obviously Weimann is the odd one out being out of contract next summer, so I would presume moves are already afoot to secure his future regardless of our league status, but it makes perfect sense to wait and keep the players focused so wage increases are now clearly based on merit and achievement only - that will be a big message and something for every player to strive for.

I've taken these quotes from the Guardian.

'There's a few of them that you would think 'yes, he's done great', and Matty's definitely one of them. But there's no point in doing that yet - we've got to get over the line. That's the thing - we've still got goals to achieve - but it's something at the end of the season that you would look at.'

Lambert also confirmed that he would be fully involved in contract negotiations this summer, and categorically stated that despite press reports saying we'll do a Ba with Benteke and let him build in a figure based release clause were nonsense.

'I don't think you can put any figures in because it just creates problems, it's not something I've ever thought about with him.'

Well said, I agree, goodnight everybody.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday May 2 2013
Time: 11:00PM

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Thought Weimann's contract was until next summer?
NI Villan
02/05/2013 23:22:00
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I also thought Weimann's current contract was summer 2014?
VillaHippo
03/05/2013 00:11:00
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Sorry both typo. Knackered and missed it in proof.
mike_field
03/05/2013 01:19:00
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I agree with Lambert. Let's make sure we are where we should be first... then we can look at contracts etc etc
Pride of Lions
03/05/2013 06:50:00
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Good way of doing things. Sign young hungry players on relatively low salaries. Prove yourself, perform and get a pay increase. Much better policy than the sulky attitude of the likes of Stephen Ireland on ridiculous wages that he has never attempted to earn.
krfeskivilla
03/05/2013 08:28:00
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Be interested to see how long some of the fringe players have left on their contracts. I know Dunnies is up this summer wonder how many others we will wave goodbye to?
Merlin128777
03/05/2013 10:39:00
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Strangely Lambert will have a really difficult job in the summer assuming we stay up. He's now really started to get the team playing better than the sum of it's individual parts and that's the hallmark of a good manager. Anyone can pick 11 good players on the field and we all have different opinions on that but the team now really looks like they get on well together, trust each other and are really gelling together. How he adds to the squad, loses a few players and manages increases in pay and contracts will show what a good man manager he is. I think he's absolutely up to it and will prove to be a great manager of the Villa. UTV
Matbquick
03/05/2013 19:29:00
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