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Lambert Proud Despite Loss

Lambert Proud Despite Loss

Paul Lambert has said he is very proud of the players after their efforts today, he's just disappointed we didn't come out of the game with anything to show for it.

Speaking to the Official Site after the gutting 2-1 loss to Chelsea, the gaffer explained that he believed we should have won, let alone come away with a point.

'In my opinion, yes. I thought we were excellent. We looked great and had chances. We gave it an unbelievable effort, we gave it everything. The lads were great, at 1-0 we looked so comfortable.'

Unfortunately then Christian Benteke was sent off, leading Lambert to say.

'The sending off was huge. It gave Chelsea a lift. Up until then we looked great. But the lads have given us absolutely everything, I can't ask for more.'

Lambert obviously wasn't too chuffed with the decision as he didn't believe it was a sending off because Benteke 'is looking at the ball'.

'Look at the one where Terry takes Sylla down, he's the last man, the referee has got to see that, Sylla is through. Cole could only get round when Sylla's gone down, the referee should have seen that the way I have seen it and the way 40,000 saw it.'

As it was the final home game of the campaign, Lambert again ended with praise for the fans for not only their support on the day, but for the way they've backed the team all season long.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday May 11 2013
Time: 5:04PM

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the ref was abysmal as usual. Both red cards were dubious but the one terry should have got was obvious. Its the same players and teams that always get the benefit of the doubt from the referees.
fulford
11/05/2013 17:08:00
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Stylla or what is that His name shoved and pushed Ramires to gain possesion of that ball in the first place, moreover, we scored a legitimate goal only for the ref to claim the ball didn't cross the line. All in all, the ref was not against anyone per se, he was obly abismal not siding anyone.
Ikdaniels
11/05/2013 17:13:00
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Not to forget Benteke's elbow on Azpilicueta which should've been an direct red card.
Ikdaniels
11/05/2013 17:15:00
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Ball wasnt 100pc over mate.
malacaxeta
11/05/2013 17:17:00
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trying to translate, but actually you can't blame the ref for the "goal" that wasn't given. The linesman couldn't see it, it was only on replay from another angle that shows the ball 95% over the line. I thought football was (it used to be anyway) a physical game with a bit if pushing and shovving - 50/50 like?.... But the ref did spoil the game today for both sides.
Pride of Lions
11/05/2013 17:20:00
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Yeah I didn't think that the ref was particularly biased as such, just made some poor decisions throughout. At 1-0 and a man up we had the chance to take control of the game regardless of the refs decisions. We made a mess of it, and then from there Chelsea scored twice and had one debatable goal disallowed. A good performance but inexperience showed a little
Villa4Europe
11/05/2013 17:21:00
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Anyway, more importantly.... I think we showed up really well against the muliti millionaires today and yes we could and should of got at least a point.... it;s just that ***** of a referee!!!
Pride of Lions
11/05/2013 17:23:00
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I'd also like to say fair play to the 50 or so Chelsea fans who stayed behind and applauded Petrov on the lap of honour
Villa4Europe
11/05/2013 17:23:00
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For once - NOT the ref today. Deliberate elbow in the face followed by reckless foot up after having looked behind him and seen that Terry was there...Terry being the last person you want to give that opportunity to. You ve literally gifted him the foul. How could the ref not yellow him having sent Ramires off for the same thing (also a sane decision in my view). Chelsea started it - in fact they showed today what a bunch of dirty *****ers they really are. And God know what was being said down on the pitch, its not like they dont play against a lot of French speakers, plus their own Belgies......But unlike last week when Norwich tried the same tactics, we didnt shrug it off. Although lets remember, another piece of stupidity almost cost us the points last week as well. Its just one time too many this season.
malacaxeta
11/05/2013 17:49:00
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we have a top top manager in Lambert
avfcwills10
11/05/2013 18:20:00
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