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Lambert Expresses Wish To Stay - Weimann Agrees

Paul Lambert has expressed his wish to stay at Aston Villa telling Sky Sports it is all up to the Chairman now.

He goes on: 'Albeit the last couple of years have been tough. I think the chairman has said himself I have had to work within the parameters he has set between me and him. You either take the challenge on or bottle it."

Now it is fair enough to say he`s not had the previous managers fortunes, but the parameters haven`t been that bad, his choice of players quite often has. Sheffield United, Bradford and Millwall would be my retort, all beat us, all had less of a parameter than this manager.

On Lerner he says: 'The season finishes on Sunday and I am pretty sure he will say it after that. You saw the statement as well as myself. I respect the chairman's statement and what he is going to say. It will bring clarity, and it will not be a problem whatever way he wants to play it himself.
I will respect his decision, no problem with that whatsoever. Randy is a really top guy and I've said before it is his club.'

So it does look like he really doesn`t know as yet.

Meanwhile Andi Weimann believes we were doing fine until the last six games and that Lambert should stay.

He told The Express & Star "There`s no reason for him not to be here. It`s been difficult, the last couple of months, but only for the last six games when we started losing," adding, "Before that we were sitting in 10th so we were doing OK. He gave me the chance last year and I`ve played pretty much every game this year so I like it."

Quite frightening if this lot think that this season has been acceptable in any way, shape or form. Hey ho, we`ll see. If it is more of the same then I can see the attendances reflecting the quality of football and our ambitions.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 6 2014

Time: 9:12AM

Your Comments

Under Lerner yes, with new owner no
Ali Arab
To say that Bradford, Sheff Utd and Millwall would be your retort is a pointless statement as I'm sure Lambert's retort to that would be the fact that we beat Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal this season and beat Man City last season in the cup. It is undeniable the financial shift which has been put in place, and the job given to Lambert has been achieved, keep us in the Premier League. The football this season has been garbage but Lambert has not had a fair chance in my opinion
Jordanderve
its very complex the premier league, top 4 is crazy money and anything between 5th and 17th is kinda the same. spurs spent 100 mil (ok they sold bale), and what do they have to show for it. a lot of owners have to think out box. i personally really like the idea of young and hungry, but within young and hungry i would prefer us to go for players like ox, walcott, wickham, zaha, delph, young, milner, ince etc
Ali Arab
No, no and no -just no okay. Just go. And shut it Weimann, turning up for one game although welcome does not justify you having an opinion that I'm going to listen to.
crimsondonkey
If I was Weimann I'd want Lambert to stay any other manager would have dropped him moths ago. Snivelling arsch licker
villan57
Touché crimsondonkey. Agree with Jordan entirely. We weren't the only team beaten by Sheffield anyway. They made the final FFS. Bradford last season. Who else will want to come here and work on this budget with a squad full ( albeit sparse) of Lambert players and not get us relegated??
Villan444
New Owner, New Director of Football, New Manager.... out with the old in with the New!!
CJJ9
I don't mind as long as there is investment in the team. Ideally I would like a better manager but I won't be up in arms if Lambert stays.
Bikini Inspector
Until a new board,manager,is in place Avfc will not progress Lambert is a failure the stats dont lie, like moyes oneil these Are now the outdated coaches.the whole set up needs anew Vibrant out look to bring back thousands of fans ,who have lost faith,me included. Until lamberts gone for get it weiman.
Flo Moses
Until a new board,manager,is in place Avfc will not progress Lambert is a failure the stats dont lie, like moyes oneil these Are now the outdated coaches.the whole set up needs anew Vibrant out look to bring back thousands of fans ,who have lost faith,me included. Until lamberts gone for get it weiman.
Flo Moses
Has Lambert made mistakes? Yes. Has the football been good this season? No, of course not. But has Lambert done the shocking job that many claim? I don't think so. Really working within the limitations of the budget and with the injuries to his key players, I think he has done as well as we could have expected. Really believe if we had of kept either Kozak or Benteke fit then we would have been safe in mid table a long time ago. Some of his tactics have been just wrong and I think some of his training is part of why we had so many injuries but with the change in backroom staff and some real financial backing I think Lambert could still do well for us next season.
Tallaght Villan
I retort your retort Jordanserve, there have been managers in the life of the Prem with less than this one has had who have done better and not broken all the very worst of records... most goals scored again, biggest defeat, worst ever home record etc etc. Maybe not fair but he came here knowing the parameters and he sold his vision. his vision has stunk.
The Fear
His vision has retained prem status which was the remit set by his boss. Lerner doesn't care about the fans.
Villan444
If he gets significant funds, and he brings in some serious quality, then I'd give him a chance. I don't think he's really had a chance with what he's had to work with, and while there's been some dodgy signings (albeit cheap), let's not forget Benteke, Vlaar, Bacuna, also Kozak and Okore who looked good. As for the cup defeats, yes shocking, but I also seem to remember going out of the League Cup in the 2nd round almost every season under MON to some Championship team. If he stays in the job, I'd give him until Christmas to show serious progress, if not then bye bye
Stephen Jay Hawkings
All this talk of breaking unwanted records is nonsense,doesnt really matter,Lambert kept us up under very trying circumstances,NOTHING else is really relevant, playing style even,its all football, long ball, short ball, both playing styles are valid at times.I dont hear too many criticising Pulis at Palace for his "style" this year,with more money comes better players and therefore more "style". At times weve looked good,at times awful...Bottom line we have prem football and a chance to develop and push on either with or without Lerner which we wouldnt get in the championship.Would love to see Lambert operate with a better class of player.
brian little...god
The way the money is Top 6 is a thing of the past Top half is best we will ever be able to afford without a new owner whoever the Manager is. In that case there is no point in getting a new Manager and the disruption that causes.
HonestDave
villan57: the best comment of the season award my son! brill.
koolbill
Yes give Paul Lambert another season,but only if he can have some descent investment.because to honest the kind of players we have apart for a few are utter rubbish.The full backs go missing,centre backs none existing,midfield completely lightweight,it's just not good enough to score goals at one end,only to let twice as many in the other end.so give him proper investment,then let's make a judgement.
Caffreyt
People coming round to the fact that Lerner is staying put!!! Lambert has shown that he CAN do it but you CANNOT judge him on our budget and injury list. If memory serves, MON had a similar injury list at the cutting edge of the season. Half our rejects, Cahill, Sidwell, bloke at Cardiff whom I can't remember, Curtis Davies have been player of the season at their respective clubs. They'd all get into our team now but were deemed surplus 3 years ago.
Villan444
The Citizens versus The Villans...http://www.manchestercity.vitalfootball.co.uk/matchprere.asp?a=543002
Johnny Baguette
See how he goes with more money , get rid of the under performing and don't fool the Villa fans that players are 'outstanding , fantastic ' etc when they play one good game in ten , our top players should be performing week in week out , we've had that for years a Villa now where other clubs get a style and and an expectancy in the way the play …. every manager comes in and say 'we must make this place a fortress' …. well its about time it was !!!!!!
Eddy1
Two men want to keep their jobs. What a story!
Saurat
Ok, my list of changes to curent squad: I'd keep Guzan but Steer needs to be blooded in too. Lowton and Bennett to be dropped to reserves. Keep Okore and Vlaar. Sell Herd, Baker and Clark and Luna. Keep Bertrand but put a rocket up him. Sell KEA, reserves for Westwood. Keep Delph and Albrighton. Sell NZogbia. Sell Sylla and Bacuna. Loan Tonev and Helenius. Drop Gabby or play as striker. Keep Kozak as unknown quantity. Bye Holt, thanks though. Drop Weimann. Now, buy: Berahino, Holtby, Mulumbu and another rock hard centre back; Shawcross - he'd be expensive but he knows where to put his head and body and we need cover for Vlaar/Okore. Chicarito, that guy could have his pick of most CL clubs so we haven't got a chance! Would anyone take a punt of Carrick or Fletcher. We need someone to pass the whole range and both can do it. Fletch is now fit and Carrick too but are unlikely to withstand then revolution but could assist ours. Holtby 8m, Mulumbu 7m, Berahino 10m, Fletch/Cazza(haha lol)4m, Shawcross 8m. I know some of the options I've put forward left field but as to where we are and where we aspire to be; I think they're perfect. Shawcross would add stell and bite to our nice defence. Nails. Mulumbu will stop Delph from being our only midfielder who goes forward and tackles and shoots and dribbles. Westwood doesn't exactly do those much. Berahino is an ideal winger to assist the attack - he needs a move too. He can shoot and dribble and is fast ans skilfull. Would allow Weimann and Gabby to play as strikers in rotation with Tek/Kozak and the potential Bowery may fulfill. Fletch and Carrick have the range of passing and experience we need. They are used to going forward and holding and can teach our TEAM a thing or two. They may be older but it's what we NEED right now! Either would do for me, Fletch seems to be fit again. Some will say Westwood does alot of stuff that is boring and should be priased for but for me he is limited and he ain't bulking up like Bowery or Bennett. He gets smashed all the time and complains about it. Bulk up or get smarter - lots of other little guys do it. Also, one last guy who may actually be forgotten about, Nick Powell on loan to Wigan from Man U, bloody excellent midfielder; probably not going to be flash enough for the Man U new manager but has bags of talent and is a well biult attacking midfielder who scores.
koolbill
I wonder what Villa Park well be called? I can see Lerner selling the naming rights if he stays.
HolteEnd89
Berahino 10million - Mulumbu 7million. Dude please.. Would you sell Berahino for 10million to West Brom? Try 14/16mill coming from West Brom to Villa. Mulumbu 5mill tops.
HolteEnd89
Lambert out, Frank de boer in top manager!
Villa always
But the real question koolbill is, What would you do with Darren Bencht???? Not like you to overlook your hero and serial bench occupier!!!!!!!
Villan444
Are you turning into a glory hunter. A lot of Manure mentions there. Wouldn't take any....
Villan444
Never did with the Browns and always denied for Villa holteend89. That said, I guess it would always be Villa Park to us if any owner did change it. I'd have thought you'd need a winning team before being able to sell proper sponsorship though!
The Fear
Berahino at 10m was a hopeful estimate...they can have Charles as part of package,Bent, Clark, Herd too! As regards Man U players, one bad season doesn't undermine quality. Come on guys, chip in with your ins and outs.
koolbill
 

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