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Title: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: boboonthecorner on February 18, 2016, 09:34:58 AM
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11677/10171546/blackburn-boss-paul-lambert-says-former-club-aston-villa-did-not-back-him-in-the-transfer-market?


PWS - edited to correct thread title.
Title: Re: Blackburn boss Paul Lambert says former club Aston Villa did not back him in the
Post by: Boz on February 18, 2016, 09:37:51 AM
He's having lots of success at Blackburn  ;D
Title: Re: Blackburn boss Paul Lambert says former club Aston Villa did not back him in the
Post by: thegreatdane on February 18, 2016, 09:38:28 AM
wow! Any 3 of them would certainly of filled the void left by Benteke.

Why not come out with this sooner? Fair play to the man!
Title: Re: Blackburn boss Paul Lambert says former club Aston Villa did not back him in the
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 18, 2016, 09:39:39 AM
How was he unable to resign? Was he an indentured apprentice?
Title: Re: Blackburn boss Paul Lambert says former club Aston Villa did not back him in the
Post by: boboonthecorner on February 18, 2016, 09:40:10 AM
He's having lots of success at Blackburn  ;D

Thats relevant to our current plight........ ;)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Nev on February 18, 2016, 09:53:56 AM
If I'd had any involvement with Villa, apart from being a fan, over the last five years I'd be keeping my head down and my fuckin' mouth shut.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: andyh on February 18, 2016, 10:02:29 AM
So, from the end of the second season to when he finally left, he was working under duress?
He really didn't want to be here but couldn't escape?

But, he still signed a new contract a year later?

I know he is trying to cover his arse, but I can still smell bullshit.

Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Percy McCarthy on February 18, 2016, 10:02:46 AM
Not only would they not let him resign, they also forced him to sign a new four-year contract. Whatever Paul.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Ormy Droid on February 18, 2016, 10:08:27 AM
He does talk a good game of revisionism, no doubt next he'll be telling us "I warned the major western powers about the dangers of allowing ISIS gaining a foothold." Or, "I told my wife that if she didn't put out, I was going to have to fuck the barmaid." (allegedly).

I can understand him wanting to rehabilitate his standing in the game after his years with us, but surely he'd be better off doing that by concentrating a bit more on his new job, because I doubt he's endearing himself to the Blackburn fans when he keeps droning on about us.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: VILLA MOLE on February 18, 2016, 10:14:01 AM
Not only would they not let him resign, they also forced him to sign a new four-year contract. Whatever Paul.

Absolutely , he is unbelievable   >:(
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: TopDeck113 on February 18, 2016, 10:48:20 AM
What we have here is start of the unseemly sight of all those responsible for the decline leading to the impending relegation abdicating any share of the blame and pointing the finger elsewhere. Expect more to come.  Sure, Lerner is ultimately the chief culprit, but Lambert is being very selective here.  If he had any integrity he would have packed his bags after the 15-0 Christmas or the Bradford semi.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: RussellC on February 18, 2016, 10:55:36 AM
It's getting a bit embarrassing isn't it? He was undoubtedly working under a certain degree of duress, financially, but that had nothing to do with his complete lack of tactical nous or coaching ability, or his inability to keep a structured back-room staff in place.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Skerra on February 18, 2016, 11:03:19 AM
Sadly, we live in a bullshit world. People nowadays seem to think it's good to lie through their back teeth and, everyone else is to blame except them. Case in point: Tim Sherwood on last Sunday's MOTD2 - "At least when I was in charge at Villa, the players always fought and gave everything" or, words to that affect - really?? - he must have been watching a different team to me this season then!!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Smirker on February 18, 2016, 11:34:40 AM
The Wilfried Bony one is true, he was strongly linked with us when Benteke was sent to leave the first time round, before Swansea ended up getting him.

Aubemayang was already at Dortmund in 2014 I think.

Lukaku I find hard to believe.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: LeeB on February 18, 2016, 11:37:20 AM
The Wilfried Bony one is true, he was strongly linked with us when Benteke was sent to leave the first time round, before Swansea ended up getting him.

Aubemayang was already at Dortmund in 2014 I think.

Lukaku I find hard to believe.

Don't forget he went on loan to the Albion.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Smirker on February 18, 2016, 11:38:22 AM
On loan yeah. With a view to getting in the Chelsea side. No chance they could have signed him on a permanent deal.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: RussellC on February 18, 2016, 11:39:43 AM
Regardless of which transfer-targets did or didn't materialise, his obvious Managerial flaws were shown-up when Tim Sherwood managed to get an almost instant return from the very same players that Lambert couldn't/wasn't. The lack of service to Benteke being the obvious difference.

Also, for all of the arguments that he could raise about how he was unable to compete financially with other Premier League clubs, he can never ever defend his record of getting knocked out of cup competitions by so many lower league sides.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: pbavfckuwait on February 18, 2016, 11:45:56 AM
Lukaku was mentioned at the time and I think Lamberk even wanted him after Benteke stayed, but yes if memory serves it was only a loan move.
So we do have a nasty streak that we have all been calling for, when a manager wants to hand in his resignation, we tie that bastard up and only let him out on match days accompanied by a couple of hit men, that also explains why it looked like the players did not have a clue on match days, that was the only day then saw Mac mumble, all makes sense now.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: McGraths Dry Cleaning on February 18, 2016, 11:59:31 AM
Going down this season will be music to the ears of Sherwood, Lambert and McLeish. History will forget the relentless decline in squad quality that got us here.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: tomd2103 on February 18, 2016, 12:05:19 PM
Our plight this season has been the stuff of dreams for our previous managers under Lerner.  Carte blanche to totally re-write the history of your time at the club with the media ready and waiting to lap it up.   
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: mr underhill on February 18, 2016, 12:18:21 PM
at this rate we are going to end up in a revised book of Hans Christen Anderson Fairy Tales. Lambert is a tool of Ireland-esque proportions.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Locko on February 18, 2016, 12:21:41 PM
What we have here is start of the unseemly sight of all those responsible for the decline leading to the impending relegation abdicating any share of the blame and pointing the finger elsewhere. Expect more to come.  Sure, Lerner is ultimately the chief culprit, but Lambert is being very selective here.  If he had any integrity he would have packed his bags after the 15-0 Christmas or the Bradford semi.
Everyone will have their say except our owner silent Bob. I'm looking forward to him selling,I think then and only then will MON break radio silence, that will be fun...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Ad@m on February 18, 2016, 12:22:17 PM
Going down this season will be music to the ears of Sherwood, Lambert and McLeish. History will forget the relentless decline in squad quality that got us here.

It's incredible how absolutely everything can be spun in several ways.  We all know that those three should be taking their fair share of blame for what's coming in May.  They will all use what's coming in May to demonstrate how brilliant they were to keep us up.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: tomd2103 on February 18, 2016, 12:29:44 PM
Going down this season will be music to the ears of Sherwood, Lambert and McLeish. History will forget the relentless decline in squad quality that got us here.

It's incredible how absolutely everything can be spun in several ways.  We all know that those three should be taking their fair share of blame for what's coming in May.  They will all use what's coming in May to demonstrate how brilliant they were to keep us up.

Yep, it will be "they did a great job keeping Villa up working in such difficult circumstances" instead of "they were absolute pony for the majority of their time at the club and have played a part in where Villa now find themselves".   
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: garyfouroaks on February 18, 2016, 12:33:45 PM
There is some truth in what Lambert says – but that wasn’t the job description he was working with. It was to cut the wages, and unearth transfer bargains.

When he joined us, Lambert’s credentials were promising, and he hasn’t suddenly become a bad manager. But the truth is that he lacked that undefinable chutzpah to be a successful PL manager, and I think he knows it.

Like Brendan Rodgers, after a while they know they are not going to make it bu hang on til they are found out.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Bren'd on February 18, 2016, 12:40:30 PM
So Lambert's brief was to cut, cut and cut and get the team playing good football.  All the cutting stuff is true and the good football is wide of the mark as Paul kept telling us week in week out how fantastic we were.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Jimbo on February 18, 2016, 01:04:31 PM
"You tried to resign? That's interesting, Paul. Why do you think you couldn't have just walked out?"

"I just do."

Thick Paul Lambert, talking shite since 2012.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Clampy on February 18, 2016, 01:06:42 PM
Ah, Mr Lambert. The man who thought Jordan Bowery was a premiership squad player. Enough said.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ozzjim on February 18, 2016, 01:06:43 PM
I tried to resign, but instead waited 3 months and signed a new contract.

Hmmm. Ok Paul.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: oswald funkletrumpet on February 18, 2016, 01:18:44 PM
Ah, Mr Lambert. The man who thought Jordan Bowery was a premiership squad player. Enough said.

Too right

Lamberk what a c***
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: joe_c on February 18, 2016, 01:20:12 PM
You can't fault the effort in covering his arse. I thought it was excellent.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: nigel on February 18, 2016, 01:20:53 PM
Not only would they not let him resign, they also forced him to sign a new four-year contract. Whatever Paul.

Very true, or did they promise him money to spend if he signed, then renaged on their side?
It's happened to Remi,  so why not before.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: tomd2103 on February 18, 2016, 01:31:22 PM
Ah, Mr Lambert. The man who thought Jordan Bowery was a premiership squad player. Enough said.

Speaking of him, I was watching the football league goals at the weekend and thought I saw a glimpse of him playing in back League Two. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Fred on February 18, 2016, 01:34:49 PM
Is this the same Mr Lambert who did not want to talk about Aston Villa ?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: andyh on February 18, 2016, 01:38:53 PM
I thought he had his say a couple of weeks ago.
He obviously felt the need to 'go again'.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Smirker on February 18, 2016, 01:42:14 PM
I thought he had his say a couple of weeks ago.
He obviously felt the need to 'go again'.

 ;D
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ozzjim on February 18, 2016, 01:43:06 PM
Not only would they not let him resign, they also forced him to sign a new four-year contract. Whatever Paul.

Very true, or did they promise him money to spend if he signed, then renaged on their side?
It's happened to Remi,  so why not before.

He had 2 years experience of it though. So it would not have come as a shock.

He is trying to appear hard done too, when in reality he lost that right when he chose to sign the new contract.

The board are clearly awful, but so was Lambert by the end - he became scared of attacking.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Boz on February 18, 2016, 07:32:36 PM
It's getting a bit embarrassing isn't it? He was undoubtedly working under a certain degree of duress, financially, but that had nothing to do with his complete lack of tactical nous or coaching ability, or his inability to keep a structured back-room staff in place.

Spot On
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Pete3206 on February 18, 2016, 08:12:47 PM
Playing every available striker against Bradford at home should tell you all you need to know about Lambert's ability.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Jon Crofts on February 18, 2016, 08:16:02 PM
what colour is the sky in your world Paul?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on February 18, 2016, 08:29:21 PM
If I'd had any involvement with Villa, apart from being a fan, over the last five years I'd be keeping my head down and my fuckin' mouth shut.

This.

One of the very very few positive things I can say about MON is he kept his trap shut for years after leaving us.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Richard E on February 18, 2016, 08:30:43 PM
what colour is the sky in your world Paul?

The sky is green and the grass is several shades of blue.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on February 18, 2016, 08:48:56 PM
If I'd had any involvement with Villa, apart from being a fan, over the last five years I'd be keeping my head down and my fuckin' mouth shut.

This.

One of the very very few positive things I can say about MON is he kept his trap shut for years after leaving us.

He was probably legally obliged to.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: pauliewalnuts on February 18, 2016, 08:49:13 PM
If I'd had any involvement with Villa, apart from being a fan, over the last five years I'd be keeping my head down and my fuckin' mouth shut.

Exactly.

Basically, anyone who has had that sort of involvement with us since 2010 should be in witness protection by now.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: olaftab on February 18, 2016, 09:01:24 PM
It's very simple. If you have taken on a management job on very good money and the owner of the business/board fails to back you therefore stopping you from executing your duty properly the correct thing to do is to resign. The absolutely incorrect thing to do is to keep doing your job badly and then moan about it once you are  kicked out.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Salsa Party Animal on February 18, 2016, 09:01:55 PM
He only bought one good player in his time at Villa Park. That why we are in trouble.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: olaftab on February 18, 2016, 09:04:18 PM
If I'd had any involvement with Villa, apart from being a fan, over the last five years I'd be keeping my head down and my fuckin' mouth shut.

This.

One of the very very few positive things I can say about MON is he kept his trap shut for years after leaving us.

He was probably legally obliged to.
I have lot of respect now for McLeish. He has conducted himself with dignity and nobility since leaving us.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: john e on February 18, 2016, 09:15:13 PM
The tried to resign bit is misleading,
what he wanted was to walk away fully paid up and Lerner said no, he could have walked as no one can stop you but he would have left with no pay up

Again it's all about money not integrity
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Newby on February 18, 2016, 09:22:06 PM
Boo hoo. They wouldn't let him spend big money on players, yet he goes and wastes seven million on Kozak. Not an insignificant sum of money. At a time when we all could see we needed reinforcements elsewhere in the side. Paul, you came, you fucked it up, move on. Yes, we all know Lerner is a fucktard, move on.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Lizz on February 18, 2016, 09:29:45 PM
I'm almost gobsmacked Lambert managed to get another job as a manager.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Villa in Denmark on February 18, 2016, 10:23:45 PM
wow! Any 3 of them would certainly of filled the void left by Benteke.

Why not come out with this sooner? Fair play to the man!

Is that irony?
Lukaku he says was when he first arrived. The window he signed Benteke. The window we were also linked with Bony.

He says he contained Aubameyang when he was at St Etienne. He was only their player for one season, 2012-13, albeit with a 12 months loan from Milan before that, before he went to Dortmund. So unless Sergeant Bilko thought we could nab him in the January window, 6 months after he'd signed a permanent deal or that he could beat Dortmund to his signature at the end of the season, he's talking out of his arse.

He really does get more and more objectionable with every utterance.

Maybe he's trying to divert attention away from how well it's not going up north.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Villa in Denmark on February 18, 2016, 10:25:16 PM
So, from the end of the second season to when he finally left, he was working under duress?
He really didn't want to be here but couldn't escape?

But, he still signed a new contract a year later?

I know he is trying to cover his arse, but I can still smell bullshit.

Not even a year later. 2 months later.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: wally58 on February 18, 2016, 10:35:01 PM
Remember. He will probably have to pay us a visit next season. (Unless Blackburn suss him out).
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 18, 2016, 11:15:56 PM
I can just see the conversation between Randy and Lambert (by video conference off course)

Lambert: "Mr Lerner, I've called this meeting to offer you my resignation"
Lerner: "No"
Lambert: "Aye Fuck, we go again"

Lying tosser. You don't ask permission to fucking resign. You do it. It's that simple. He probably offered to resign and insisted on a full payout to which the club told him to go do one.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: brontebilly on February 18, 2016, 11:56:16 PM
why didnt he go one step further from "offering to resign" and actually resign then?

Lerner forced him to stay at the club against his will I guess

course a few months later he signed a contract extension

to be fair to him, that summer signing utter crap like Senderos, Joe Cole, Richardson etc , he would have better off for his career jumping ship.

Dreadful career decision to take that Blackburn job too mind, selling Jordan Rhodes for big money and re-investing in a loan for Danny Graham!!!

Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Hillbilly on February 19, 2016, 01:28:45 AM
How does the old saying go? - Success has many fathers, failure is an orphan.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: croatian on February 19, 2016, 01:59:46 AM
Fuck off Lambert.

And when you get there, fuck right off again.

That's about the top and bottom of it.

Apart from the fact I'm off into Fremantle for a few more beers......
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: gpbarr on February 19, 2016, 02:14:07 AM
Perhaps we should try avoid sinking to that level and put his tenure and commentary behind us.

Does anybody really care still what he thinks.

Time to move on. More pressing matters at hand.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: croatian on February 19, 2016, 02:21:21 AM
Perhaps we should try avoid sinking to that level and put his tenure and commentary behind us.

Does anybody really care still what he thinks.

Time to move on. More pressing matters at hand.

Yep, you're probably right. I do feel better having a vented spleen though.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: rob_bridge on February 19, 2016, 08:19:31 AM
He should have been sacked immediately after relegation had been staved off in 2014. No ifs no buts. After the Chelsea win we nosedived.

It was the second such run of form we encountered under him. It was no surprise to any of use we had a 3rd in the autumn.

Total wasted opportunity. The only reason he stayed was because the inpet board were too frightened of making duff (inappropriate) appointment number 4 on their watch, which they duly managed in their own inimitable manner.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: tomd2103 on February 19, 2016, 08:27:27 AM
He should have been sacked immediately after relegation had been staved off in 2014. No ifs no buts. After the Chelsea win we nosedived.

It was the second such run of form we encountered under him. It was no surprise to any of use we had a 3rd in the autumn.

Total wasted opportunity. The only reason he stayed was because the inpet board were too frightened of making duff (inappropriate) appointment number 4 on their watch, which they duly managed in their own inimitable manner.

I can think of two clear junctures where he should have gone.  The first was after the Spurs game at the end of his second season (Weimann's "whoop whoop" tweet) and after the defeat at Loftus Road in the Autumn of his third season.  Saying that, the second scenario would have probably meant a longer time under Sherwood.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: mr underhill on February 19, 2016, 09:23:37 AM
yep that would have then been a game of choosing between the tallest/ thickest dwarf
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: aj2k77 on February 19, 2016, 09:46:55 AM
He should have been sacked after we got beaten by Milwall during the nightmare run in his first season.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: boboonthecorner on February 19, 2016, 10:51:28 AM
'Dave - edited to amend horrendous thread title.'
Good work Mod. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: pooligan on February 19, 2016, 11:22:38 AM
Seeing as Blackburn achieved their first win in ten games the other night ,you'd think he had enough on his plate to worry about,rather than what happened at a previous club
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Irish villain on February 19, 2016, 12:41:01 PM
He should have been sacked after we got beaten by Milwall during the nightmare run in his first season.

He should have been sacked earlier than he was. That said, it wasn't him that ripped the soul out of this club. He was showing promise towards the end of the first season he was in charge. There were some great wins in that run in. Perhaps he didn't get the backing he deserved that summer? Having to make do with the likes of Tonev probably demoralized him. What we needed that year were two or three really quality players to come in and supply Benteke.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: aj2k77 on February 19, 2016, 01:27:59 PM
Then you look at some of the players that have been purchased for less than £3m and see what we got when we signed the Bennets and Bacunas and Tonevs and realise he would have pissed it all away anyway. He was garbage.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Clampy on February 19, 2016, 01:31:40 PM
It's ridiculous. He knew he was working to a budget so coming out and saying he tried to sign Bony and Lukaku is pointless.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: aj2k77 on February 19, 2016, 01:38:05 PM
Wasn't the myth at the time that he wanted Lukaku on loan but we wouldn't pay the wages and he went on loan to Albion instead?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: KevinGage on February 19, 2016, 02:55:57 PM
There was quite a bit of talk about Lukaku at some stage.

And his mate on SSN Charlie Nicholas said he wanted Lukaku and Holtby -both available on loans- but the board wouldn't sanction it.

On the day we signed Benteke, we had been in advanced talks with Bony's Dutch club at the time to sign him, so he seemed to have a reasonable eye for forwards. 

In his defence, I will say it's right that that is the calibre of player we should have been aiming at, so I understand his frustration. But he probably could have been sacked on at least five different occasions during his time with us, so swings and roundabouts.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: rob_bridge on February 19, 2016, 03:56:21 PM
Seeing as Blackburn achieved their first win in ten games the other night ,you'd think he had enough on his plate to worry about,rather than what happened at a previous club

Yes a good point
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: The Man With A Stick on February 19, 2016, 03:58:49 PM
He might have had an eye for a forward, but he wouldn't know a decent midfielder if one booted him up the arse from behind.

Even more baffling when you consider he was one himself.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on February 19, 2016, 05:40:25 PM
There was quite a bit of talk about Lukaku at some stage.

And his mate on SSN Charlie Nicholas said he wanted Lukaku and Holtby -both available on loans- but the board wouldn't sanction it.

On the day we signed Benteke, we had been in advanced talks with Bony's Dutch club at the time to sign him, so he seemed to have a reasonable eye for forwards. 

In his defence, I will say it's right that that is the calibre of player we should have been aiming at, so I understand his frustration. But he probably could have been sacked on at least five different occasions during his time with us, so swings and roundabouts.

Wasn't there money for Dempsey (who turned us down) as well as Benteke? And strong insinuations from someone close to the board during a Jan window when we only got Grant Holt, that there was more money for him to spend but he was being ''Scottish'' about it.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on February 19, 2016, 05:42:21 PM
This fella continues to make more sense than the real version:



Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on February 19, 2016, 07:09:54 PM
The Mumbler is on Five Live now, and for the next hour or so.

Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Sexual Ealing on February 19, 2016, 08:10:12 PM
The Mumbler is on Five Live now, and for the next hour or so.



I was one of his last defenders on here but fucking hell, listening to him tonight, he's not the most engaging of characters.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: supertom on February 19, 2016, 08:28:39 PM
All Lambert's comments do is re-inforce just how inept the man really is. I mean he wanted to manage the football club, he couldn't do it. He wanted to win games. Failed. He wanted to build a footballing ethos...failed dismally. Post match interviews...failed. Grasp of the English language...failed. Managing his players and his subordinates...dismal failure.
So utterly failing in trying to quit the club is hardly surprising.

Though for the record it's clearly complete and utter toss. Even as shit as our board have been they must have had their fingers hovering over the trap door button during office meetings with Lamberk. They must have been pretty damn close to binning the fucker on many occasions, so for him to come in and say "I want to resign" would have been like Xmas coming early, presumably as he'd have given up the payoff he no doubt got from getting fired.

Gobshite and in all honesty I thought Lambert was perhaps above that Sherwood bollocks. Evidently not. And he could have said anything really. "I wanted Messi...but those bastards wouldn't let me have him." He knew full well what he was getting himself in for and he clung onto his job for dear life knowing inevitably we'd bin him and he'd get a nice payoff.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: TenBenson on February 19, 2016, 08:57:58 PM
Not only would they not let him resign, they also forced him to sign a new four-year contract. Whatever Paul.

Absolutely , he is unbelievable   >:(



 :-\  The bloke needs to move on, really. Obsessed.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Jimbo on February 19, 2016, 09:07:01 PM
I despise the dim twat more than any other ex-Villa manager. He's as obsessed with us as the average knuckledragger. Just fuck off and focus on your own stupid life.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: aj2k77 on February 19, 2016, 09:16:00 PM
Paul Lambert would be the perfect assistant manager for the Bitters I'd say. He could sit next to Penis for 90 minutes going on about us.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: sickbeggar on February 19, 2016, 09:29:39 PM
No fan of lambert but seeing Lerner seemed to have screwed every manager since MON, I tend to believe his version. He did a shit job but given what he was asked to do its not surprising. Yeah he took the job but there's not many managers who haven't got an inflated opinion of their abilities otherwise they wouldn't be managers, and yeah he toed the official line and didn't complain at the time but so did all the rest, and so is Garde, for now.  You can have a go at him for keeping quiet when employed by us but i can't see the problem with him speaking out now. As a shite manager he's obviously trying to justify his failure but even if he'd been half competant he'd never have done owt with that Villa set-up - one of the reasons I'm not that bothered about Garde limping on as lame-duck manager is because the reincarnation of ron saunders couldn't build a successful team with these cowboys at the helm
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Sexual Ealing on February 19, 2016, 09:58:35 PM
No fan of lambert but seeing Lerner seemed to have screwed every manager since MON, I tend to believe his version. He did a shit job but given what he was asked to do its not surprising. Yeah he took the job but there's not many managers who haven't got an inflated opinion of their abilities otherwise they wouldn't be managers, and yeah he toed the official line and didn't complain at the time but so did all the rest, and so is Garde, for now.  You can have a go at him for keeping quiet when employed by us but i can't see the problem with him speaking out now. As a shite manager he's obviously trying to justify his failure but even if he'd been half competant he'd never have done owt with that Villa set-up - one of the reasons I'm not that bothered about Garde limping on as lame-duck manager is because the reincarnation of ron saunders couldn't build a successful team with these cowboys at the helm

I think I agree with you.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: The Edge on February 19, 2016, 10:10:31 PM
No fan of lambert but seeing Lerner seemed to have screwed every manager since MON, I tend to believe his version. He did a shit job but given what he was asked to do its not surprising. Yeah he took the job but there's not many managers who haven't got an inflated opinion of their abilities otherwise they wouldn't be managers, and yeah he toed the official line and didn't complain at the time but so did all the rest, and so is Garde, for now.  You can have a go at him for keeping quiet when employed by us but i can't see the problem with him speaking out now. As a shite manager he's obviously trying to justify his failure but even if he'd been half competant he'd never have done owt with that Villa set-up - one of the reasons I'm not that bothered about Garde limping on as lame-duck manager is because the reincarnation of ron saunders couldn't build a successful team with these cowboys at the helm
And as for cowboys running our club. I'd like to propose that as a massive pisstake aimed at the American fuckwitted cowboys running our club, that the end of season fancy dress should be held at the last home game and every Villa fan come dressed up as a cowboy. Yeeeha!
 
 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: SoccerHQ on February 19, 2016, 10:25:31 PM
The tried to resign bit is misleading,
what he wanted was to walk away fully paid up and Lerner said no, he could have walked as no one can stop you but he would have left with no pay up

Again it's all about money not integrity

Pretty much.

Have to say I was amazed when they had that meeting in New York in May 2014 he didn't get sacked. Just shows you what sort of mess we were in even then, takeover deal was falling through and Randy didn't want to go through appointing another manager so just decided to keep Lambert in as a lame duck.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 19, 2016, 11:47:06 PM
No fan of lambert but seeing Lerner seemed to have screwed every manager since MON, I tend to believe his version. He did a shit job but given what he was asked to do its not surprising. Yeah he took the job but there's not many managers who haven't got an inflated opinion of their abilities otherwise they wouldn't be managers, and yeah he toed the official line and didn't complain at the time but so did all the rest, and so is Garde, for now.  You can have a go at him for keeping quiet when employed by us but i can't see the problem with him speaking out now. As a shite manager he's obviously trying to justify his failure but even if he'd been half competant he'd never have done owt with that Villa set-up - one of the reasons I'm not that bothered about Garde limping on as lame-duck manager is because the reincarnation of ron saunders couldn't build a successful team with these cowboys at the helm
And as for cowboys running our club. I'd like to propose that as a massive pisstake aimed at the American fuckwitted cowboys running our club, that the end of season fancy dress should be held at the last home game and every Villa fan come dressed up as a cowboy. Yeeeha!
 
 

if Gold/Sullivan or Mike Ashley was in charge of our club would you call them English fuckwits?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Chris Harte on February 19, 2016, 11:51:06 PM
No fan of lambert but seeing Lerner seemed to have screwed every manager since MON, I tend to believe his version. He did a shit job but given what he was asked to do its not surprising. Yeah he took the job but there's not many managers who haven't got an inflated opinion of their abilities otherwise they wouldn't be managers, and yeah he toed the official line and didn't complain at the time but so did all the rest, and so is Garde, for now.  You can have a go at him for keeping quiet when employed by us but i can't see the problem with him speaking out now. As a shite manager he's obviously trying to justify his failure but even if he'd been half competant he'd never have done owt with that Villa set-up - one of the reasons I'm not that bothered about Garde limping on as lame-duck manager is because the reincarnation of ron saunders couldn't build a successful team with these cowboys at the helm
And as for cowboys running our club. I'd like to propose that as a massive pisstake aimed at the American fuckwitted cowboys running our club, that the end of season fancy dress should be held at the last home game and every Villa fan come dressed up as a cowboy. Yeeeha!
 
 

if Gold/Sullivan or Mike Ashley was in charge of our club would you call them English fuckwits?
I imagine it'd be pornographer/pornographer or fat bastard, in that order.

Being American sets them apart from most people in here and so is probably why it is used in a negative manner.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 19, 2016, 11:54:15 PM
No fan of lambert but seeing Lerner seemed to have screwed every manager since MON, I tend to believe his version. He did a shit job but given what he was asked to do its not surprising. Yeah he took the job but there's not many managers who haven't got an inflated opinion of their abilities otherwise they wouldn't be managers, and yeah he toed the official line and didn't complain at the time but so did all the rest, and so is Garde, for now.  You can have a go at him for keeping quiet when employed by us but i can't see the problem with him speaking out now. As a shite manager he's obviously trying to justify his failure but even if he'd been half competant he'd never have done owt with that Villa set-up - one of the reasons I'm not that bothered about Garde limping on as lame-duck manager is because the reincarnation of ron saunders couldn't build a successful team with these cowboys at the helm
And as for cowboys running our club. I'd like to propose that as a massive pisstake aimed at the American fuckwitted cowboys running our club, that the end of season fancy dress should be held at the last home game and every Villa fan come dressed up as a cowboy. Yeeeha!
 
 

if Gold/Sullivan or Mike Ashley was in charge of our club would you call them English fuckwits?
I imagine it'd be pornographer/pornographer or fat bastard, in that order.

Being American sets them apart from most people in here and so is probably why it is used in a negative manner.

Being black or Asian would as well. Would you excuse casual racism of that sort?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Chris Harte on February 19, 2016, 11:55:45 PM
No fan of lambert but seeing Lerner seemed to have screwed every manager since MON, I tend to believe his version. He did a shit job but given what he was asked to do its not surprising. Yeah he took the job but there's not many managers who haven't got an inflated opinion of their abilities otherwise they wouldn't be managers, and yeah he toed the official line and didn't complain at the time but so did all the rest, and so is Garde, for now.  You can have a go at him for keeping quiet when employed by us but i can't see the problem with him speaking out now. As a shite manager he's obviously trying to justify his failure but even if he'd been half competant he'd never have done owt with that Villa set-up - one of the reasons I'm not that bothered about Garde limping on as lame-duck manager is because the reincarnation of ron saunders couldn't build a successful team with these cowboys at the helm
And as for cowboys running our club. I'd like to propose that as a massive pisstake aimed at the American fuckwitted cowboys running our club, that the end of season fancy dress should be held at the last home game and every Villa fan come dressed up as a cowboy. Yeeeha!
 
 

if Gold/Sullivan or Mike Ashley was in charge of our club would you call them English fuckwits?
I imagine it'd be pornographer/pornographer or fat bastard, in that order.

Being American sets them apart from most people in here and so is probably why it is used in a negative manner.

Being black or Asian would as well. Would you excuse casual racism of that sort?
Who said I'm excusing anything?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 19, 2016, 11:56:19 PM
No fan of lambert but seeing Lerner seemed to have screwed every manager since MON, I tend to believe his version. He did a shit job but given what he was asked to do its not surprising. Yeah he took the job but there's not many managers who haven't got an inflated opinion of their abilities otherwise they wouldn't be managers, and yeah he toed the official line and didn't complain at the time but so did all the rest, and so is Garde, for now.  You can have a go at him for keeping quiet when employed by us but i can't see the problem with him speaking out now. As a shite manager he's obviously trying to justify his failure but even if he'd been half competant he'd never have done owt with that Villa set-up - one of the reasons I'm not that bothered about Garde limping on as lame-duck manager is because the reincarnation of ron saunders couldn't build a successful team with these cowboys at the helm
And as for cowboys running our club. I'd like to propose that as a massive pisstake aimed at the American fuckwitted cowboys running our club, that the end of season fancy dress should be held at the last home game and every Villa fan come dressed up as a cowboy. Yeeeha!
 
 

if Gold/Sullivan or Mike Ashley was in charge of our club would you call them English fuckwits?
I imagine it'd be pornographer/pornographer or fat bastard, in that order.

Being American sets them apart from most people in here and so is probably why it is used in a negative manner.

Being black or Asian would as well. Would you excuse casual racism of that sort?
Who said I'm excusing anything?

You're not exactly condemning it
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Chris Harte on February 19, 2016, 11:57:24 PM
No fan of lambert but seeing Lerner seemed to have screwed every manager since MON, I tend to believe his version. He did a shit job but given what he was asked to do its not surprising. Yeah he took the job but there's not many managers who haven't got an inflated opinion of their abilities otherwise they wouldn't be managers, and yeah he toed the official line and didn't complain at the time but so did all the rest, and so is Garde, for now.  You can have a go at him for keeping quiet when employed by us but i can't see the problem with him speaking out now. As a shite manager he's obviously trying to justify his failure but even if he'd been half competant he'd never have done owt with that Villa set-up - one of the reasons I'm not that bothered about Garde limping on as lame-duck manager is because the reincarnation of ron saunders couldn't build a successful team with these cowboys at the helm
And as for cowboys running our club. I'd like to propose that as a massive pisstake aimed at the American fuckwitted cowboys running our club, that the end of season fancy dress should be held at the last home game and every Villa fan come dressed up as a cowboy. Yeeeha!
 
 

if Gold/Sullivan or Mike Ashley was in charge of our club would you call them English fuckwits?
I imagine it'd be pornographer/pornographer or fat bastard, in that order.

Being American sets them apart from most people in here and so is probably why it is used in a negative manner.

Being black or Asian would as well. Would you excuse casual racism of that sort?
Who said I'm excusing anything?

You're not exactly condemning it
Do I need to?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: saunders_heroes on February 19, 2016, 11:57:54 PM
If casual racism was his thing I'm sure he'd have mentioned that Lerner is Jewish, but he didn't.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 19, 2016, 11:58:36 PM
It's entirely up to you. I would hope that all right-thinking people would.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Chris Harte on February 20, 2016, 12:00:37 AM
It's entirely up to you. I would hope that all right-thinking people would.

Yes and yes.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 20, 2016, 12:01:09 AM
If casual racism was his thing I'm sure he'd have mentioned that Lerner is Jewish, but he didn't.

As long as he's got a bad word to say about him; that's the main thing.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: saunders_heroes on February 20, 2016, 12:04:41 AM
If casual racism was his thing I'm sure he'd have mentioned that Lerner is Jewish, but he didn't.

As long as he's got a bad word to say about him; that's the main thing.

Yeah, he deserves all the grief he gets in my book, and a bit more as well, but I would never condone racism.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 20, 2016, 12:08:08 AM
If casual racism was his thing I'm sure he'd have mentioned that Lerner is Jewish, but he didn't.

As long as he's got a bad word to say about him; that's the main thing.

Yeah, he deserves all the grief he gets in my book, and a bit more as well, but I would never condone racism.

You'll agree that "American fuckwit" is out of order then?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: saunders_heroes on February 20, 2016, 12:09:57 AM
If casual racism was his thing I'm sure he'd have mentioned that Lerner is Jewish, but he didn't.

As long as he's got a bad word to say about him; that's the main thing.

Yeah, he deserves all the grief he gets in my book, and a bit more as well, but I would never condone racism.

You'll agree that "American fuckwit" is out of order then?

Yes. Just plain old "fuckwit" sums him up beautifully. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 20, 2016, 12:11:42 AM


Yes. Just plain old "fuckwit" sums him up beautifully. 

Thank you. Indeed it does.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on February 20, 2016, 12:41:24 AM
No fan of lambert but seeing Lerner seemed to have screwed every manager since MON, I tend to believe his version. He did a shit job but given what he was asked to do its not surprising. Yeah he took the job but there's not many managers who haven't got an inflated opinion of their abilities otherwise they wouldn't be managers, and yeah he toed the official line and didn't complain at the time but so did all the rest, and so is Garde, for now.  You can have a go at him for keeping quiet when employed by us but i can't see the problem with him speaking out now. As a shite manager he's obviously trying to justify his failure but even if he'd been half competant he'd never have done owt with that Villa set-up - one of the reasons I'm not that bothered about Garde limping on as lame-duck manager is because the reincarnation of ron saunders couldn't build a successful team with these cowboys at the helm

Tim nice but Dim got us playing half-decent and to the cup final with that set-up. The idea that Lambert was doing as well as possible doesn't stack up.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Ormy Droid on February 20, 2016, 08:23:56 AM
Checking the news this morning it appears both TSM's will be speaking out on Soccer Saturday today about their respective sentences while incarcerated at Aston Villa FC. Apparently Lambert was 'delighted' when he got the sack, and now McCleish is also bemoaning the hand he was given, ie. no money to spend, cutting the wage bill, while trying to remain competitive in the league.

Lambert again mumbles darkly about things 'going on behind the scenes' that he shouldn't have put up with (without ever specifying what these things were and risking non-compliance with the terms of his generous severance package). As the saying goes, 'Put up or shut up'.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: mr underhill on February 20, 2016, 09:18:29 AM
but the only thing TSM did was to increase the wage bill with the ridiculous largesse of signing Given and the Potplant on mega five year deals. Did he actually manage tp dislodge any of thewage vampires during his year long stay? What a cock.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Mister E on February 20, 2016, 09:24:47 AM
Checking the news this morning it appears both TSM's will be speaking out on Soccer Saturday today about their respective sentences while incarcerated at Aston Villa FC. Apparently Lambert was 'delighted' when he got the sack, and now McCleish is also bemoaning the hand he was given, ie. no money to spend, cutting the wage bill, while trying to remain competitive in the league.

Lambert again mumbles darkly about things 'going on behind the scenes' that he shouldn't have put up with (without ever specifying what these things were and risking non-compliance with the terms of his generous severance package). As the saying goes, 'Put up or shut up'.
Signing NZog was a complete vanity on TSM's part, having failed to do so down the road. Putting both NZ and Given on long term expensive contracts was probably both the club's and TSM's doing.
Saddling mediocre club stewardship with poor managers was bound to end in tears.

Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: AV89 on February 20, 2016, 12:04:46 PM
Trying to deflect attention from the horror job he's doing at Blackburn?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Axl Rose on February 20, 2016, 12:30:10 PM
If casual racism was his thing I'm sure he'd have mentioned that Lerner is Jewish, but he didn't.

As long as he's got a bad word to say about him; that's the main thing.

Yeah, he deserves all the grief he gets in my book, and a bit more as well, but I would never condone racism.

You'll agree that "American fuckwit" is out of order then?

'American fuckwit' is racist? Out of order?

Sorry, I have to say it's neither. Currently sat with some mates from the good old U S of A, i've asked them for their take on the matter. At best it's 'rude'.

I prefer the word 'c***' where Lerner is concerned. The sooner he spontaneously combusts the better.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Chris Harte on February 20, 2016, 01:15:38 PM
What does TSM stand for? Is that racist?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Richard E on February 20, 2016, 01:16:37 PM
What does TSM stand for? Is that racist?

Isn't it an allusion to him being unmentionable like 'The Scottish Play'?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Chris Harte on February 20, 2016, 01:17:57 PM
What does TSM stand for? Is that racist?

Isn't it an allusion to him being unmentionable like 'The Scottish Play'?
I've no idea. Genuinely.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 20, 2016, 01:44:46 PM
What does TSM stand for? Is that racist?

The Scottish Manager
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Fred on February 20, 2016, 02:44:11 PM
Where is the TSM working now?
How will Lambert feel when Blackburn relive him of his job?

I am tired of our ex managers chipping in with a comment or ten.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Axl Rose on February 20, 2016, 02:50:53 PM
What does TSM stand for? Is that racist?

Isn't it an allusion to him being unmentionable like 'The Scottish Play'?
I've no idea. Genuinely.

Highly racist....

No doubt someone will condemn you.

Lambert is simply a morose penis. Just seeing him makes me feel slightly ill.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Newby on February 20, 2016, 04:45:54 PM
"Paul, stop moaning about quitting and sign this new contract, that way, when we eventually see sense and sack you, we have to give you even more money" boy, what a fucking clever c*** Randy Lerner is!!!

Lambert, shut up and fuck off. You too McLeish.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Locko on February 20, 2016, 08:29:22 PM
"Paul, stop moaning about quitting and sign this new contract, that way, when we eventually see sense and sack you, we have to give you even more money" boy, what a fucking clever c*** Randy Lerner is!!!

Lambert, shut up and fuck off. You too McLeish.
Lambert is a bell end and should really pipe down a bit, he was after all asleep at the wheel while this car crash was unfolding. TSM1 has managed to now not to make an arse of himself, he should quit while he's behind as well. And Lerner is a clever bastard isn't he? What a horrendous mess.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Matt C on February 20, 2016, 09:27:47 PM
Someone should tell him he wasn't the only one who was 'delighted' when he was sacked.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Richard E on February 20, 2016, 09:28:39 PM
Someone should tell him he wasn't the only one who was 'delighted' when he was sacked.

He was.

The rest of us were 'orgasmic.'
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Locko on February 20, 2016, 09:42:04 PM
Someone should tell him he wasn't the only one who was 'delighted' when he was sacked.

He was.

The rest of us were 'orgasmic.'
The technical term to describe my state on hearing of his dismissal was ' shot my bolt totally...'
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: aliw5 on February 20, 2016, 11:24:20 PM
I feel sorry for the man. He was royally screwed over by a moribund club promising him the world. Then he panicked and forgot how football wins happen. Now he has to rebuild his professional dignity and the local media is a way for him to do that.

If he highlights our fuck ups along the way then great
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Newby on February 20, 2016, 11:27:24 PM
I feel sorry for the man. He was royally screwed over by a moribund club promising him the world. Then he panicked and forgot how football wins happen. Now he has to rebuild his professional dignity and the local media is a way for him to do that.

If he highlights our fuck ups along the way then great

Lolz.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 20, 2016, 11:31:44 PM
Seems he's panicking at Blackburn as well as he just won a league game after 9 without a win. And when he panics not only does he forget how to win games but how to get his team to score goals. I think it was 3 goals in those 9 games. Which sounds spookily familiar.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Matt C on February 21, 2016, 09:42:37 PM
Nice to see he's maintaining his excellent Cup record. Still, at least he can 'go again'.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Villa in Denmark on February 21, 2016, 09:45:27 PM
I saw the highlights of the Blackburn game this evening.  They can't have hit rock bottom yet.  They've not started on the backwards goal-kicks yet.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 21, 2016, 09:48:34 PM
They must love watching how his side plays up there, Only 11,000 Blackburn fans could be bothered with the 5th round of the FA Cup.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Newby on February 21, 2016, 10:21:35 PM
Still ding your best to break those records then Paul? 5-1, at home. What's next? Offer to resign and expect the pay rise? Twunt.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Ads on February 21, 2016, 10:35:35 PM
I'm looking forward to Ewood Park next season. 7000 tickets and the chance to watch a goalkeeper pass the ball back from a goal kick.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: croatian on February 22, 2016, 12:59:33 AM
Rab C. Lambert.

HAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 22, 2016, 07:54:44 AM
I'm looking forward to Ewood Park next season. 7000 tickets and the chance to watch a goalkeeper pass the ball back from a goal kick.

He'll be long gone by then.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: robbo1874 on February 22, 2016, 08:18:00 AM
Checking the news this morning it appears both TSM's will be speaking out on Soccer Saturday today about their respective sentences while incarcerated at Aston Villa FC. Apparently Lambert was 'delighted' when he got the sack, and now McCleish is also bemoaning the hand he was given, ie. no money to spend, cutting the wage bill, while trying to remain competitive in the league.

Lambert again mumbles darkly about things 'going on behind the scenes' that he shouldn't have put up with (without ever specifying what these things were and risking non-compliance with the terms of his generous severance package). As the saying goes, 'Put up or shut up'.
this annoys me. You were a shit manager on decent money. We've paid you off and you keep shtum and we keep shtum. That's the deal. Twat. Twice as much respect for McLeish than this bell-end
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Newby on February 22, 2016, 08:44:43 AM
A thought just occurred to me. This is where Stan Collymore could come in useful. He claims to be a football fan and a journo, well, please start informing the media about Lambert 's tenure Stan. Put the record straight please.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Villa in Denmark on February 22, 2016, 08:51:19 AM
A thought just occurred to me. This is where Stan Collymore could come in useful. He claims to be a football fan and a journo, well, please start informing the media about Lambert 's tenure Stan. Put the record straight please.

That's never going to happen.

It would be supporting Lerner and Fox in his mind and not fitting with his "narrative" of everything was fine until the day O'Neill left and everything has been shit since,which whilst true on the surface, ignores what has really been going on and there can be no question of managers under performing.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Newby on February 22, 2016, 08:59:05 AM
That's very true VID, perhaps Stan needs to widen that view and realise that regardless of Lerner's support or not, Lambert was still shit. Collymore sticks up for MON because he gave him a chance I guess.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Dave on February 22, 2016, 09:05:10 AM
Checking the news this morning it appears both TSM's will be speaking out on Soccer Saturday today about their respective sentences while incarcerated at Aston Villa FC. Apparently Lambert was 'delighted' when he got the sack, and now McCleish is also bemoaning the hand he was given, ie. no money to spend, cutting the wage bill, while trying to remain competitive in the league.

Lambert again mumbles darkly about things 'going on behind the scenes' that he shouldn't have put up with (without ever specifying what these things were and risking non-compliance with the terms of his generous severance package). As the saying goes, 'Put up or shut up'.
this annoys me. You were a shit manager on decent money. We've paid you off and you keep shtum and we keep shtum. That's the deal. Twat. Twice as much respect for McLeish than this bell-end

Why? McLeish has been every bit as vocal in the press as Lambert has over the last year or so.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: LeeB on February 22, 2016, 09:47:41 AM
Checking the news this morning it appears both TSM's will be speaking out on Soccer Saturday today about their respective sentences while incarcerated at Aston Villa FC. Apparently Lambert was 'delighted' when he got the sack, and now McCleish is also bemoaning the hand he was given, ie. no money to spend, cutting the wage bill, while trying to remain competitive in the league.

Lambert again mumbles darkly about things 'going on behind the scenes' that he shouldn't have put up with (without ever specifying what these things were and risking non-compliance with the terms of his generous severance package). As the saying goes, 'Put up or shut up'.
this annoys me. You were a shit manager on decent money. We've paid you off and you keep shtum and we keep shtum. That's the deal. Twat. Twice as much respect for McLeish than this bell-end

Why? McLeish has been every bit as vocal in the press as Lambert has over the last year or so.

They're two of the least inspiring characters you could imagine. Managerial concrete.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on February 22, 2016, 10:36:58 AM
Yeah he's doing shit at Blackburn, I wonder if he wants them to sack him as well the prick
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Boz on February 22, 2016, 11:02:13 AM
I feel sorry for the man. He was royally screwed over by a moribund club promising him the world. Then he panicked and forgot how football wins happen. Now he has to rebuild his professional dignity and the local media is a way for him to do that.

If he highlights our fuck ups along the way then great

Lolz.

What dignity?

Are you a Nose or Stripy Filth???
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 08, 2016, 10:11:30 PM
I like him again.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: pauliewalnuts on March 08, 2016, 10:58:22 PM
Taken apart by Paul Lambert and Danny Graham.

They even managed to lose to us too.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on March 08, 2016, 11:02:26 PM
Did he say something new?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Toronto Villa on March 08, 2016, 11:59:15 PM
No his team just beat the beggars. I'm prepared to give him a new 4 year deal.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on March 09, 2016, 12:04:38 AM
Ah. hahaha! Thanks!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: AVH87 on March 09, 2016, 10:51:17 AM
Actually got them on a good run at the moment. Will keep an eye on how long it lasts, playing them next season will be interesting anyway.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Ron Manager on March 09, 2016, 01:28:44 PM
People have every right to criticise his value as a football manager but certainly not as a player. His finest performance for his country was indubitably in the world cup qualifier in Tallin against Estonia. 1998 I think it was. Never put a foot wrong, never lost a tackle and led by example from the dressing room to the pitch

He himself would consider this his finest hour ...or a bit less....er, quite a bit less.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Gregorys Boy on March 12, 2016, 10:25:01 AM
Some people just have no shame do they ;) Lambert was given every chance to succeed at Villa and he just wasn't good enough.  Simple as, moving on... ::)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 23, 2016, 01:43:33 PM
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11677/10215648/paul-lambert-says-he-is-not-surprised-by-aston-villas-struggles

But Paul why were so shit despite having Benteke, Delph, Vlaar and Cleverley?

Oh and Paul if it was so terrible why not chuck it all in?  Why not be honourable and say no I can't be part of this?  Why accept a four year contract extension?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Clampy on March 23, 2016, 02:00:41 PM
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11677/10215648/paul-lambert-says-he-is-not-surprised-by-aston-villas-struggles

But Paul why were so shit despite having Benteke, Delph, Vlaar and Cleverley?

Oh and Paul if it was so terrible why not chuck it all in?  Why not be honourable and say no I can't be part of this?  Why accept a four year contract extension?

Questions you would wish a decent journalist would ask. I wish he'd concentrate on Blackburn and shut the fuck up.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on March 23, 2016, 02:01:50 PM
I'm guessing he's now received the final installment of his pay off so is now shooting his mouth off in a desperate attempt to divert attention from the fact he was, and is, a shite manager.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Bottom Right 89 on March 23, 2016, 02:28:19 PM
He kept our ship afloat in recent seasons and he's right in what he says, its hardly sticking the boot in.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 23, 2016, 03:03:20 PM
If I was a Blackburn fan I'd be fed up with him banging on about Villa all the time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Axl Rose on March 23, 2016, 03:19:24 PM
Paul, why are you a penis? Please be quiet, it's boring.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 23, 2016, 04:49:10 PM
He kept our ship afloat in recent seasons and he's right in what he says, its hardly sticking the boot in.

But he got his fat pay-off so he should now just mind his own business and fuck off.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Matt C on March 23, 2016, 05:02:51 PM
Yawn. The biggest job you'll ever have has been and gone Paul and you made a royal mess of it. Get over it.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on March 23, 2016, 05:45:42 PM
Ray Wilkins gets on my f**king tits more than anyone. Proper part of the 'good ol' British' parade like most older pundits. He makes it sound like villa are the only club where the manager doesn't have 100% control over transfers. Managers like Arsene Wenger are the exceptions nowadays you pair of discksplashes.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: gpbarr on March 23, 2016, 05:51:35 PM
He kept our ship afloat in recent seasons and he's right in what he says, its hardly sticking the boot in.

But he got his fat pay-off so he should now just mind his own business and fuck off.

So eloquent. I really don't understand why you are so upset - he's hardly saying anything we don't all know, and every commentator, player, pundit etc has something to say. Whether its Savage, Murphy, Collymore, McManaman, so on and so forth. Its the game. Why is he any different?

Move on
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: cheltenhamlion on March 23, 2016, 05:53:26 PM
Wenger doesn't find the players either. He just names the type he wants and leaves it up to the scouts to identify options. That one is straight from the Fox's mouth on "how Arsenal are run".
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Tony Erdington on March 23, 2016, 05:56:10 PM
He kept our ship afloat in recent seasons and he's right in what he says, its hardly sticking the boot in.

But he got his fat pay-off so he should now just mind his own business and fuck off.

So eloquent. I really don't understand why you are so upset - he's hardly saying anything we don't all know, and every commentator, player, pundit etc has something to say. Whether its Savage, Murphy, Collymore, McManaman, so on and so forth. Its the game. Why is he any different?

Move on

lambert is like the jilted bride, had his chance at a big club, was shit, and now wants to stop his former love to suffer, and of course promote himself as hot stuff, to prospective Mugs.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: mr underhill on March 23, 2016, 06:14:58 PM
compare and contrast Brian little's comments about the club with TSM2's. It's very illuminating.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on March 23, 2016, 06:24:48 PM
Time to stop talking about Villa Paul.

We are also "not surprised" by the results you have delivered at Rovers. It all seems very familiar.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Legion on March 23, 2016, 07:33:47 PM
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: saunders_heroes on March 23, 2016, 07:55:22 PM
He kept our ship afloat in recent seasons and he's right in what he says, its hardly sticking the boot in.

But he got his fat pay-off so he should now just mind his own business and fuck off.

So eloquent. I really don't understand why you are so upset - he's hardly saying anything we don't all know, and every commentator, player, pundit etc has something to say. Whether its Savage, Murphy, Collymore, McManaman, so on and so forth. Its the game. Why is he any different?

Move on

I'm not upset, and I couldn't care less about him. I don't like being reminded he was our manager though, so as I said, fuck him.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Clampy on March 23, 2016, 08:03:43 PM
He kept our ship afloat in recent seasons and he's right in what he says, its hardly sticking the boot in.

But he got his fat pay-off so he should now just mind his own business and fuck off.

So eloquent. I really don't understand why you are so upset - he's hardly saying anything we don't all know, and every commentator, player, pundit etc has something to say. Whether its Savage, Murphy, Collymore, McManaman, so on and so forth. Its the game. Why is he any different?

Move on

Because all people you mentioned are pundits. It's their job to talk about football. Lambert is a manager of a football club so he should be concentrating on his own job and his own side without mentioning us once a month, which he seems to have done since he left.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: sickbeggar on March 23, 2016, 08:08:28 PM
Yeah if you're really unhappy about something in your job and you realise it's going down the pan then you leave normally. I quite understand the financial reasons he had  for not leaving, but then you shouldn't come out afterwards and point out you knew it was all going down the pan and just went along with it for the money. You just look a self-serving twat. If he'd burst into laughter and said "aye it was going up shit-creek the whole time i was there but i didn't give a shit" I'd have more respect for him.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Toronto Villa on March 23, 2016, 08:12:47 PM
He kept our ship afloat in recent seasons and he's right in what he says, its hardly sticking the boot in.

But he got his fat pay-off so he should now just mind his own business and fuck off.

So eloquent. I really don't understand why you are so upset - he's hardly saying anything we don't all know, and every commentator, player, pundit etc has something to say. Whether its Savage, Murphy, Collymore, McManaman, so on and so forth. Its the game. Why is he any different?

Move on

I'm not upset, and I couldn't care less about him. I don't like being reminded he was our manager though, so as I said, fuck him.

Agreed. And it's not like he's going on about Norwich or Colchester. He could easily deflect the question about us but he constantly weighs in with his irrelevant opinion.

You are part of the problem Paul. Shut the fuck up or if you want talk acknowledge your role in this mess.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on March 23, 2016, 08:17:01 PM
Good point about Norwich. A club he achieved far more with and he should be proud of the work he did there. Instead he always bleats on about us for some reason. Why always talk about the job you failed at? Surely better to talk about your successes.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on March 23, 2016, 08:29:45 PM
As I've said before I'd love to go up against him in a studio and say:

'But Paul what about Bradford?  First team ever to lose to a fourth tier team over two legs?  What about millwall?  What about Sheffield United?  What about Orient?  Were all those defeats because you couldn't sign Bony or Lukaku?

What about the worst ever run of consecutive goals conceded - 0-8, 0-4, 0-3 0-1 before scoring?  Presumably down to the fact you weren't able to bring in Kompany and Terry?

What about that 0-8 at Chelsea? Lack of a Mascherano to shore things up?

What about the worst home record in a season that you then bettered the following season? 

What about that ground breaking sideways crab style football you introduced to the world following your trips to Barcelona and Germany?

What about those great stats that the public had great delight in taking the piss out of us about you know like not scoring a single goal from September till November and the cancelling of the October goal of the month completion because well we didn't score?

What about all those 'excellent' performances that you described that the entire remainder of the developed world failed to spot?

All these super records with Benteke, Delph, Vlaar, Cleverley.  Man we really were sorry you left.'
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: LeeB on March 23, 2016, 08:46:20 PM
He kept our ship afloat in recent seasons and he's right in what he says, its hardly sticking the boot in.

But he got his fat pay-off so he should now just mind his own business and fuck off.

So eloquent. I really don't understand why you are so upset - he's hardly saying anything we don't all know, and every commentator, player, pundit etc has something to say. Whether its Savage, Murphy, Collymore, McManaman, so on and so forth. Its the game. Why is he any different?

Move on

I'm not upset, and I couldn't care less about him. I don't like being reminded he was our manager though, so as I said, fuck him.

Agreed. And it's not like he's going on about Norwich or Colchester. He could easily deflect the question about us but he constantly weighs in with his irrelevant opinion.

You are part of the problem Paul. Shut the fuck up or if you want talk acknowledge your role in this mess.

I'd too like to throw my hat into the ring so eloquently drawn by saunders_heroes.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Toronto Villa on March 23, 2016, 09:15:19 PM
Good point about Norwich. A club he achieved far more with and he should be proud of the work he did there. Instead he always bleats on about us for some reason. Why always talk about the job you failed at? Surely better to talk about your successes.

He talks about the club he failed at because he wants everyone to know it was everyone else's fault but his
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 23, 2016, 09:20:52 PM
It's probably just a case of he gets asked about us when doing an interview so he replies. If McLeish or Pubehead were managing in the league over here they'd probably be asked about our situation as well.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: sickbeggar on March 23, 2016, 09:30:18 PM
If you're a yesman and you get paid well to be a yesman, and paid-off well to be a yesman, muttering about players you wanted, and how you wanted to resign all the time after you've left seems a bit erm....

mebbe the time to mention this was when you were saying what a great guy Lerner was??
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: olaftab on March 23, 2016, 09:33:30 PM
He came for the money he stayed for the money and he went with the money. Nothing more to say.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: SheffieldVillain on March 23, 2016, 10:00:17 PM
And also, the bit about not having money to spend annoyed me - 'the only one we were able to do was Benteke for about 7 million'.

The £25 million you spent in 2012/13, the £17 million you spent in 2013/14 was well invested then was it Paul? The £10m on Luna and Kozak couldn't have gone towards 'doing another one'? The £5m on Sanchez really reaped dividends?

22 players signed and at the most Vlaar, Okore and Benteke have been anything like value for money.

But no Paul, nothing to do with you. You could see it all coming. Explains why you're doing so well at Blackburn.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Trinitymiddle on March 23, 2016, 10:02:13 PM
It's probably just a case of he gets asked about us when doing an interview so he replies. If McLeish or Pubehead were managing in the league over here they'd probably be asked about our situation as well.
Doesn't need to answer the question though. Could politely decline. It's obvious he's desperately trying to blame everyone else and salvage his reputation. It's all part of the media game. No doubt, some PR guy, employed by his agent, has advised him on the answers to give.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 23, 2016, 10:07:02 PM
It's probably just a case of he gets asked about us when doing an interview so he replies. If McLeish or Pubehead were managing in the league over here they'd probably be asked about our situation as well.
Doesn't need to answer the question though. Could politely decline. It's obvious he's desperately trying to blame everyone else and salvage his reputation. It's all part of the media game. No doubt, some PR guy, employed by his agent, has advised him on the answers to give.

He'd look even more of a plum if he said "no comment". How many players or managers don't answer a question when asked about an old club?

Of course there's an element he's covering his own arse, same as most of us have in our careers as well.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Trinitymiddle on March 23, 2016, 10:16:04 PM
It's probably just a case of he gets asked about us when doing an interview so he replies. If McLeish or Pubehead were managing in the league over here they'd probably be asked about our situation as well.
Doesn't need to answer the question though. Could politely decline. It's obvious he's desperately trying to blame everyone else and salvage his reputation. It's all part of the media game. No doubt, some PR guy, employed by his agent, has advised him on the answers to give.

He'd look even more of a plum if he said "no comment". How many players or managers don't answer a question when asked about an old club?

Of course there's an element he's covering his own arse, same as most of us have in our careers as well.
Not really. He looks like a twat when he keeps going on about us, which is the the reason for this ahead. And besides, these days people are all told the questions they will be asked before they go on these programmes. Any they don't like, don't get asked. He obviously wants to answer them to cover his backside, as we both know.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 23, 2016, 10:25:33 PM
And as I said, most of us have covered our arses in our careers. I'd prefer he'd shut up but also don't blame him for answering questions he's asked or thinking of himself more than his ex employers.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Trinitymiddle on March 23, 2016, 10:34:32 PM
Of course, but it's starting to look like "he doth protest too much". Anyone who has the vaguest idea about football knows that Lambert is more to blame than most for our situation. He'd do better to slide away quietly with his ridiculous pay-off, and do a decent job at Blackburn, rather than keep drawing attention to his severe failings at Villa.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on March 24, 2016, 02:48:31 AM
Easy enough for him to answer with a quick "You know Aston Villa is a great club and it was a privilege to manage there. Remi Garde is manager now and I wish him all the very best." Thats a polite version of "no comment".

If pressed about his time here then just restating it differently with a "I dont think its appropriate for me to talk about Remi's team, I wouldnt like ex Rovers managers talking about mine." would be equally fine and a solid answer.

He doesnt need to spout off with his ass covering and bullshit observations.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Ron Manager on March 24, 2016, 04:18:16 AM
What he should comment on is the reason why he thought it would acceptable to reward Agbonlahor with a new four year contract .Clearly the most ridiculous decision of his tenure at the club.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Newby on March 24, 2016, 04:21:07 AM
You saw it coming because you helped create it. Blackburn is your level. You will do well there but please admit that Villa was just too big a step for you.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: martin o`who?? on March 24, 2016, 07:34:18 AM
What i will NEVER understand about PL was that he put together an excellent attractive attacking side at Norwich, came to Villa and wouldn't cross the half-way line.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: LukeJames on March 24, 2016, 07:45:08 AM
What i will NEVER understand about PL was that he put together an excellent attractive attacking side at Norwich, came to Villa and wouldn't cross the half-way line.

End of the first season/begining of the second, he had us playing some insane kamikaze attacking football, it was brilliant to watch...
Unfortunately it was to brief and he ended up shitting himself and reverting to the wouldn't cross the half way line football you speak of.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Jimbo on March 24, 2016, 08:11:16 AM
Of all the knuckleheads that have managed Villa (and there have been a few) I despise Thick Paul Lambert the most. Shut your unintelligible yap, Paul, you're making yourself look an even bigger twat than you did when you were here stinking out B6, with your backwards goal kicks and your "I just do" wisdom.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Risso on March 24, 2016, 09:07:47 AM
He was lucky enough to inherit Grant Holt who hit a rich vein of form for three seasons.  He was far too good for League 1 and the Championship, and they bulldozed through those leagues thanks to Holt.  All the talk at the time was how Lambert was some great tactician.  Absolute bollocks, the mumbling turd was about as tactically astute as Tim Sherwood, ie not very.  He bought one good player in Benteke, and just about all the rest were varying degrees of crap.  And anybody who signs Tonev thinking he was the sanswer to anything other than "name the crappest football since that bloke who pretended to be George Weah's cousin" can shut their yap, and get tae fuck.  Mumbling, incoherent fool.  I'm with Jimbo, can't stand the bloke.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: rob_bridge on March 24, 2016, 10:18:53 AM
I'm not a fan because he was given a degree of latitude that few other managers have had following on from the departure of previous 2 who were unpopular though for slightly different reasons.

He blew it. He should keep his mouth shut and rebuild at his natural level.

Still don't hate him as much as Billy McNeil though. Nowhere near. The laziest didn't give a shit cuntish manager we ever employed.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: mr underhill on March 24, 2016, 10:22:29 AM
Paul, just shut up you cnut
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Trinitymiddle on March 24, 2016, 11:38:51 AM
Every time he is talking about us he never fails to mention Benteke. How he scouted him, etc. ALWAYS fails to mention virtually every other player he bought to the club who was shite.

He forgets how he nearly destroyed Benteke in his last few months at the club. He's very selective in his memory, which only makes him out to be a bigger fool than he already is.

I'm sure if I had 3 years to bought 30 odd players, sooner or later I'd land a Benteke. A stopped clock, and all that.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on March 24, 2016, 07:11:16 PM
It depresses me that we'll be playing against him on a freezing cold Tuesday next November in front of 9,912 in deepest darkest Lancashire where the bone-headed among our fans will kick-in their bathroom sinks and toilets again providing the prime entertainment of the evening as we toil to a scoreless draw.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Ads on March 24, 2016, 07:34:20 PM
More away fans than home fans.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: LeeB on March 24, 2016, 08:42:20 PM
Comfort yourselves by the thought that he's their David O'Leary.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on April 20, 2016, 10:11:19 PM
Will somebody just shut this fcukin twat up?  Jesus fcukin Christ, he is about to get the sack at Blackburn and is still banging on about us!

Aston Villa must be ready for 'ugly' Championship, says ex-boss Paul Lambert
20:33, 20 APR 2016
BY JAMES NURSEY
Former manager warns second tier is a 'hard, hard league' after relegation confirmed

Former Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has warned his old club to be ready for an 'ugly' season in the Championship next year.

Villa's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed at the weekend after a torrid campaign, but current Blackburn boss Lambert says the second tier will not necessarily be any easier.

Speaking to our sister title The Daily Mirror, Lambert said: “It is a hard, hard league - 46 games plus cup games. They will be one of the big teams in the league that everyone wants to beat.

“They are going to have to have good stamina to play those games and resolve and ugliness – everything that dictates you can get out of the Championship.”

Lambert guided Villa to successive 15th-place finishes amid big cut-backs at the club before he was axed last season after two-and-a-half years in charge.

“It is sad for the club,” he said after relegation was confirmed following Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.

“I probably saw for a few more years than anybody what was going to happen.

“If you look at the money I did spend and the money I did save them , staying in the League for that length of time was one of my biggest achievements because of the resources that were there.

“The size of the club dictated it should have been doing a lot better than what it was, but keeping them in the league is absolutely one of my best achievements.”
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PeterWithe on April 20, 2016, 10:13:55 PM
Bet Blackburn fans are overjoyed that he spends so much time speaking about us.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Matt C on April 20, 2016, 10:19:22 PM
Tony Pullis in disguise
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: olaftab on April 20, 2016, 10:22:28 PM
Lambert is not just saying the League is hard he has proved that with his tenure at Blackburn.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: old man villa fan on April 20, 2016, 10:25:45 PM
Lambert is not just saying the League is hard he has proved that with his tenure at Blackburn.

Or talking it up to make his own efforts not seem so bad.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: andyh on April 20, 2016, 10:27:22 PM
'Guided Villa to successive 15th place......'
Fucking hell,anyone would think that was an achievement to be proud of.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: old man villa fan on April 20, 2016, 10:31:16 PM
'Guided Villa to successive 15th place......'
Fucking hell,anyone would think that was an achievement to be proud of.

So it was his intention to finish 15th.  I wish he had tried for a bit higher up the table!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Jimbo on April 20, 2016, 10:32:26 PM
If the General wants to make himself useful, give him a tin of boot polish, a garrotte and Thick Paul Lambert's address and let him do what comes naturally.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: SamTheMouse on April 20, 2016, 10:32:50 PM
I'm guessing the Championship is like any other league, in that it tends to be really hard if all of the other teams in it are better than you.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: tomd2103 on April 20, 2016, 11:10:02 PM
Thinking about it over the past couple of weeks, I believe that letting Lambert just coast along for too long did the real damage to the club.  I think it's probably where the poor attitudes and serious malaise really set in and it can't be shifted.  He really is one of the last people I want to hear talking about Villa.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on April 20, 2016, 11:12:53 PM
He is just a shit manager now. All his mates in punditry will start to struggle defend him when it becomes more and more evident. We should make him a little bit of silverware for getting us to 15th on a shoestring as he makes out. A shoestring which allowed Gabby to earn a contract close to 60k a week.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PeterWithe on April 20, 2016, 11:14:18 PM
Thinking about it over the past couple of weeks, I believe that letting Lambert just coast along for too long did the real damage to the club.  I think it's probably where the poor attitudes and serious malaise really set in and it can't be shifted.  He really is one of the last people I want to hear talking about Villa.

Good point, the thrashings and losses to lower league teams were seen as acceptable to the top brass and that attitude cascaded downward.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Newby on April 20, 2016, 11:16:12 PM
If I could understand a word he said, I'm fairly sure I'd be loaded off with him too. He's a cockwomble of a Manager.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: OzVilla on April 20, 2016, 11:38:20 PM
Lambert is 2nd only to Lerner in culpability for where we are now. He did a terrible job, bought together an awful squad, bullys as coaches and developed a losing mentality.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 21, 2016, 12:04:56 AM
Lambert's also been whining about the Venkys in last few days, wants a good promotion budget...did he not follow how they've run Blackburn last few years, they ruined a solid established premier league club far quicker than even Lerner could manage.

Always amazes me these managers who whine about low budgets and difficult owners...and then join a club with an even lower budget and crackpot owners.

By that logic he'll end up at Leeds next, I'm not convinced Lambert will even still be Blackburn manager when we get round to playing them.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: AV82EC on April 21, 2016, 09:00:23 AM
Dear Paul

Fuck Off.

Regards
AVFC Fans
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: sid1964 on April 21, 2016, 09:03:54 AM
By the sounds of Lambert is already looking for a way out of Blackburn, he is finished as a manager

Lets just wait until he releases the book "We go again"

Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Ron Manager on April 21, 2016, 09:19:13 AM
Its quite possible that Roy Keane brought these matters to Lambert's attention. Realising that Lambert was not going to take any action he opted to clear off.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Hookeysmith on April 21, 2016, 10:13:24 AM
It actually makes me think that the whole "bullygate" affair, the Keane offering players out etc was really the start of player power rising. It only needed a weak, still thinking he is one of them, manager for it to have grown even more

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but I bet the whole bullying affair was raised by certain players to get rid of some fitness and coaching regimes they did not like

Boy this club is rotten and as Black subtly put it - "On the verge of Anarchy"
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Ron Manager on April 21, 2016, 12:44:15 PM
It actually makes me think that the whole "bullygate" affair, the Keane offering players out etc was really the start of player power rising. It only needed a weak, still thinking he is one of them, manager for it to have grown even more

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but I bet the whole bullying affair was raised by certain players to get rid of some fitness and coaching regimes they did not like

Boy this club is rotten and as Black subtly put it - "On the verge of Anarchy"

Keane offering who out exactly?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Hookeysmith on April 21, 2016, 12:55:53 PM
It is alleged that he turned up at Cleverley's house ranting to come out and sort it out like men IIRC
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Clampy on April 21, 2016, 01:35:23 PM
I saw a picture of him this morning somewhere (might have been the metro) and he looked different. Oh and yes, I wish he'd stop yapping about us.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: saunders_heroes on April 21, 2016, 01:41:29 PM
If I were a Blackburn fan I'd be a bit pissed off to hear him constantly talking about a different club. He sounds like a jilted lover. It's over, Paul, just move on.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Richard E on April 21, 2016, 01:44:01 PM
Are him and Nursey married or something? They seem to be in each other's pockets all the time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Fred on April 21, 2016, 01:46:16 PM
Please Mr Lambert STOP. Thank you
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Mister E on April 21, 2016, 04:23:30 PM
Please Mr Lambert: f*ck*ng well STOP. Thank you
Fixed
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: mr underhill on April 21, 2016, 04:34:47 PM
He seems to have more to say about us now than he ever did when he was here. The only thing I ever  heard him say then that I could decipher was 'We go again.'
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on April 21, 2016, 05:53:33 PM
It's incredibly offensive to the fans to say he could "see it coming for years". Almost as if a manager has no power over results. And that " I begged Randy to sack me" stuff before, does he think all these soundbytes paint him in a better light?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Jon Crofts on April 21, 2016, 05:55:08 PM
We all also begged Randy to sack you Paul because you were an incompetent chancer.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Risso on April 21, 2016, 05:56:20 PM
It's incredibly offensive to the fans to say he could "see it coming for years". Almost as if a manager has no power over results. And that " I begged Randy to sack me" stuff before, does he think all these soundbytes paint him in a better light?

When the same manager buys three left bacls of the quality of Bennett, Luna, and Cissokho, that manager can shut his fucking yap.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: villabear on April 28, 2016, 01:36:32 PM
Leaving Blackburn at end of the season apparently.

He goes again.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Clampy on April 28, 2016, 01:38:04 PM
Blimey, he didn't last long.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Fred on April 28, 2016, 01:38:21 PM
Please Mr Lambert: f*ck*ng well STOP. Thank you
Fixed

Cheers, i am too polite. Now i hear Lambert is leaving Blackburn.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Richard E on April 28, 2016, 01:40:06 PM
He's coming back, isn't he?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Clampy on April 28, 2016, 01:42:48 PM
He's coming back, isnt' he?

I hope so. He was way ahead of his time with the Guzan to the full back then back to Guzan again tactic.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Fred on April 28, 2016, 01:43:19 PM
He's coming back, isn't he?

No.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: villabear on April 28, 2016, 01:47:46 PM
He's activating a release clause in his contract.

Lucky Celtic. Here he comes. Hope he signs some of our shite.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: aj2k77 on April 28, 2016, 02:31:43 PM
Leaving Blackburn at end of the season apparently.

He goes again.

Do you think he will go on another ''tactics tour'' round Dortmund, Madrid and Milan before his next appointment? 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: brontebilly on April 28, 2016, 02:55:27 PM
Leaving Blackburn at end of the season apparently.

He goes again.

to be fair he must have been insane to take the Blackburn job,

Sell Jordan Rhodes and bring in Danny Graham  :o
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on April 28, 2016, 03:06:25 PM
I think he's holding out for a club with no money troubles. Everton will be on the blower once Martinez is given the shove. It's the least Paul deserves!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: N'ZMAV on April 28, 2016, 03:08:16 PM
Get him back.










































Not.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: The Man With A Stick on April 28, 2016, 07:58:07 PM
Hey, he did a great job at Norwich!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: aj2k77 on April 28, 2016, 07:58:59 PM
Did you know he played for Dortmund for a year?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on April 28, 2016, 10:00:21 PM
Poor old Celtic.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on April 28, 2016, 10:01:21 PM
I just heard his interview with Sky.  It was along the lines of 'we all sat down together and collectively we agreed it would be best to activate the release clause.'  Sounds like the Venkys are gutted.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Jimbo on April 28, 2016, 10:49:08 PM
Or as Blackburn will now be calling it, 'the relief clause'.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: steffo on April 28, 2016, 10:59:32 PM
Another ex-Villa manager who will join the graveyard of inferiority.

Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: London Villan on April 28, 2016, 11:40:57 PM
Hope he didnt get another payout!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on April 28, 2016, 11:45:14 PM
A years supply of corn fed chickens apparently.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Gregorys Boy on April 29, 2016, 09:16:05 AM
You would have thought that a club like Blackburn was about his level. Am amazed that Celtic would consider him. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: KevinGage on April 29, 2016, 09:21:55 AM
He's still a popular figure there and that league is absolute mince.

Means one less option for David Moyes too.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Villa in Denmark on April 29, 2016, 10:22:24 AM
Hope he didnt get another payout!

It wouldn't be worth it. His wages were chicken feed.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PeterWithe on April 29, 2016, 11:23:48 AM
And it will be the only place in the world where anyone understands what he's on about.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: E I Adio on April 29, 2016, 11:28:54 AM
And it will be the only place in the world where anyone understands what he's on about.

Not so sure about that.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Lobsterboy on April 29, 2016, 11:37:34 AM
He goes again

Quite literally

I'll get my coat...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: rob_bridge on April 29, 2016, 11:42:25 AM
GOBSHITE!

(Father Jack voice)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: peter w on April 29, 2016, 12:09:12 PM
As long as this thread doesn't have the 'about' to 'to' then he can say what he wants.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: alftitimus on April 30, 2016, 06:00:41 AM
Moyes apparently out-priced himself 2 weeks ago. 8)

For a successive failure I'm surprised at his and his agent's high price maintenance
~ requirements for themselves. Should rule us out.....  thankfully

Paul is the cheaper option, and as Celtic Fans know buggar-all about footie , they will relish the hopes of securing an Ex-Premier Manager.
Much better than a bloke called Delia ~ who no one ever heard of.


Bugga.... does "Really-O-Riley" read this  forum ? If Delia is free.......EEEEEk  >:(
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: AV89 on June 02, 2016, 10:33:28 PM
Modest Paul

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36428467
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: four fornicholl on June 02, 2016, 10:37:14 PM
Modest Paul

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36428467
Pick up the phone, pick up the phone, pick up the FUCKING phone, I need a job.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Newby on June 02, 2016, 10:41:10 PM
Deluded man. Treated so very badly at Villa that he really struggled to sign that new four year contract. Clown.

Anyway, onwards and upwards, time to leave him behind.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: KevinGage on June 02, 2016, 10:50:41 PM
The more I hear from him the more I think he's not the full ticket.

I bet Blackburn Rovers fans are absolutely gutted not to be hearing about how hard the Villa job was at every press conference.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Gregorys Boy on June 02, 2016, 11:59:08 PM
Surprised he left Blackburn.  Having failed so badly at Villa they seemed the perfect sized club for him.  Think he will get another job, but he does have to rebuild career.  I see him working as a pundit for awhile.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Newby on June 03, 2016, 05:09:25 AM
Surprised he left Blackburn.  Having failed so badly at Villa they seemed the perfect sized club for him.  Think he will get another job, but he does have to rebuild career.  I see him working as a pundit for awhile.

Only in Scotland though, I can't understand a word he says. Charlie Nicholas might be a plonker but at least I can understand what he's saying.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on June 03, 2016, 08:45:48 AM
The two things that irk me more than anything about him is the amount of chances he was given and yet still intimates he had a raw deal.  And second, that he constantly moaned about crap budgets and yet there are managers who spent less than he did and got them to a half decent finish or in Leicesters case won the league.  It's not always about what you spend but the way you spend it and whether or not the person managing the team is a buffoon or not Paul.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Clampy on June 03, 2016, 08:52:23 AM
The more I hear from him the more I think he's not the full ticket.

It does sound like he's losing the plot slightly. Maybe he's a bit miffed at losing out on the Celtic job. He no doubt ran through the canteen at Parkhead with a lump of cheese.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: mr underhill on June 03, 2016, 11:40:20 AM
a self pitying wimp with no self respect or positivity.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Gregorys Boy on June 03, 2016, 11:45:09 AM
The two things that irk me more than anything about him is the amount of chances he was given and yet still intimates he had a raw deal.  And second, that he constantly moaned about crap budgets and yet there are managers who spent less than he did and got them to a half decent finish or in Leicesters case won the league.  It's not always about what you spend but the way you spend it and whether or not the person managing the team is a buffoon or not Paul.

This is how I feel.  He was given the club's full backing and got longer than any manager outside of MON over the last decade and just couldn't turn us around.  Think he did a very good job at Norwich and is a decent manager, but certainly wasn't up to it at Villa.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: brian green on June 03, 2016, 11:51:28 AM
When the definitive history of the last twenty years of Villa is written, Paul Lambert will be identified as the willing Lerner dupe who placed the bomb labeled. "lower fan expectations, just stay in the Premiership and protect my investment" in the engine room of the good ship Aston Villa.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: tomd2103 on June 03, 2016, 11:57:10 AM
The two things that irk me more than anything about him is the amount of chances he was given and yet still intimates he had a raw deal.  And second, that he constantly moaned about crap budgets and yet there are managers who spent less than he did and got them to a half decent finish or in Leicesters case won the league.  It's not always about what you spend but the way you spend it and whether or not the person managing the team is a buffoon or not Paul.

This is how I feel.  He was given the club's full backing and got longer than any manager outside of MON over the last decade and just couldn't turn us around.  Think he did a very good job at Norwich and is a decent manager, but certainly wasn't up to it at Villa.

Or at pretty much every other managerial job he has had, so Norwich is now beginning to look like the exception.  I think allowing him to tread water for far too long was one the main reasons for the situation we find ourselves in. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Gregorys Boy on June 03, 2016, 12:03:15 PM
The two things that irk me more than anything about him is the amount of chances he was given and yet still intimates he had a raw deal.  And second, that he constantly moaned about crap budgets and yet there are managers who spent less than he did and got them to a half decent finish or in Leicesters case won the league.  It's not always about what you spend but the way you spend it and whether or not the person managing the team is a buffoon or not Paul.

This is how I feel.  He was given the club's full backing and got longer than any manager outside of MON over the last decade and just couldn't turn us around.  Think he did a very good job at Norwich and is a decent manager, but certainly wasn't up to it at Villa.

Or at pretty much every other managerial job he has had, so Norwich is now beginning to look like the exception.  I think allowing him to tread water for far too long was one the main reasons for the situation we find ourselves in. 

See I speak as someone who for a long time backed Lambert and felt that if given time he would turn it around, but it was that final season which sold it to me that he was not up to it. I think we were right to give him as long as we did, because when he took over we well in very bad shape, whereas when the likes of Hollier and mad Alec took over they at least had a decent squad to work with.  As far as saving us that season we got the timing of change from Lambert to Sherwood just right, its just that Sherwood proved another poor Lerner appointment.  And it is a string of poor manageral appointments which pretty much done Randy in at Villa.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Ads on June 03, 2016, 12:08:44 PM
Lambert use of the Nuremberg defence is wishy washy at best. As Brian states, when history comes to judge him on his time at B6, he will be viewed as a willing participator in our demise.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on June 07, 2016, 09:32:41 PM
Who begged to be sacked
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: KevinGage on June 07, 2016, 11:50:23 PM
And still signed a four year contract. The absolute flute.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: adrenachrome on June 08, 2016, 12:08:45 AM
It seems increasingly likely that Lambo was told to stay on as a sale was imminent and the long contract was purely by way of financial compensation.

Quite a few posters were putting forward this theory when TSM2 started contradicting himself within paragraphs, and sometimes within sentences.

"Why haven't you tried to sign X, Y or Z"?

"I tried to sign all of those. Then I heard the terms, and I fell out out of the seat"

"Is there a salary cap?"

"Er no. Nothing like that! Not a t all. No, nay, never"

"Are transfer funds limited?"

"No, nay, never, ever anything like that!"

"Why are you such a tnuc getting on everyone's wick?"

"I am sucking Satan's dick."

Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 28, 2016, 07:02:10 PM
Paul Lambert praises Paul Lambert again.

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/08/28/paul-lambert-shares-what-he-told-christian-benteke-at-aston-vill/
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on August 28, 2016, 07:24:56 PM
"I managed Benteke better than anyone else did. Gizza job."

Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Rigadon on August 28, 2016, 08:36:08 PM
Genius: "get up the pitch".   
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: nodge on August 28, 2016, 08:47:25 PM
Genius: "get up the pitch".   

Unbelievable isn't it?  "See that thing with the net up there? Kick the ball into it"

Twat!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2016, 08:54:34 PM
"Your big, your strong, get up the pitch and you will cause havoc because of your size". Only a man who took his coaching badges in Germany can come up with revolutionary stuff like that.

'The 47 year old, who is without a managerial job at the moment.......'

Do you reckon he gets drunk and emotional sometimes, phones up the club late at night and says sorry and asks if we will have him back?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: oswald funkletrumpet on August 28, 2016, 09:02:29 PM
"Your big, your strong, get up the pitch and you will cause havoc because of your size". Only a man who took his coaching badges in Germany can come up with revolutionary stuff like that.

'The 47 year old, who is without a managerial job at the moment.......'

Do you reckon he gets drunk and emotional sometimes, phones up the club late at night and says sorry and asks if we will have him back?

if he knew what a phone was
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 28, 2016, 09:04:30 PM
If I owned the club i'd hire him and have him back.






















Just so as I could have the pleasure of sacking the twat again.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2016, 09:04:56 PM
"Your big, your strong, get up the pitch and you will cause havoc because of your size". Only a man who took his coaching badges in Germany can come up with revolutionary stuff like that.

'The 47 year old, who is without a managerial job at the moment.......'

Do you reckon he gets drunk and emotional sometimes, phones up the club late at night and says sorry and asks if we will have him back?

if he knew what a phone was


He must know what a phone is. He manages to get in the touch with the press regularly to keep his name 'out there'. I doubt they are all chasing him.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 28, 2016, 09:06:11 PM
Has he offered to resign from talking about us yet?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2016, 09:09:24 PM
Without wasting my time on him and going down the Wikepedia route to check, by my reckoning he has had six managerial jobs and done well in one of them.

In fact, if he had half a brain, if he wants a job he would keep his gob shut about Villa and Blackburn and how tough it was for the poor underpaid soul that he is and start bigging himself up about what he did at Norwich.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 28, 2016, 09:12:03 PM
From what I remember he did okay at Wycombe and Colchester as well as very well with Norwich.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2016, 09:15:00 PM
From what I remember he did okay at Wycombe and Colchester as well as very well with Norwich.

I think you sum it up. He undoubtedly did well at Norwich. At Wycombe and Colchester he did....Okay.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: rob_bridge on August 28, 2016, 09:26:40 PM
From what I remember he did okay at Wycombe and Colchester as well as very well with Norwich.

I think you sum it up. He undoubtedly did well at Norwich. At Wycombe and Colchester he did....Okay.

To be fair he did exceptionally well at Naarwich.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: olaftab on August 28, 2016, 09:29:02 PM
But... but but he did not relegate us or Norwich....just saying.

(Now where did I put that tin hat?)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2016, 09:33:03 PM
But... but but he did not relegate us or Norwich....just saying.

(Now where did I put that tin hat?)


Fair, balanced comment as ever from yourself olaftab. But what position were we in when he took over and what position did he leave us in and what were our finishing positions in between? Did you agree or disagree with his sacking at the time? I don't think that just because of what has happened since he deserves credit for not relegating us.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: olaftab on August 28, 2016, 10:04:22 PM
I agreed with his sacking simply because I thought had no coaching principles/strong managerial credentials left and had become a poodle a yes man quite content to achieve nothing more than 17th and find all the excuses under the sun to hide behind.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 28, 2016, 10:50:11 PM
He took us to 17th with Benteke and Delph.  That says it all for me.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: andyh on August 28, 2016, 10:53:31 PM
Oh god, please make it stop.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: OzVilla on August 29, 2016, 01:48:10 AM
This guy is alongside Lerner in culpability for where we are at the moment.  Mistake, after mistake after mistake and he has the gall to make out he was hard done by.  Bufoon!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Matt C on August 29, 2016, 02:16:24 AM
"Your big, your strong, get up the pitch and you will cause havoc because of your size". Only a man who took his coaching badges in Germany can come up with revolutionary stuff like that.

Glad those trips to Europe were worthwhile, Paul. Where are you working these days by the way? Oh, that's right...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Jimbo on August 29, 2016, 08:10:38 AM
Worse than Hodge.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: CT on August 29, 2016, 08:27:02 AM
At it's peak, with Lerner and Lambert at the helm. I dread to think what was happening behind the scenes at this club.

How it could get so comically bad is almost criminal.

Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: AV82EC on August 29, 2016, 08:56:12 AM
Peak Bad Villa was Lerner/Black, Lambert played one of the biggest parts in getting us there.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 29, 2016, 09:41:30 AM
The fucking clown was on that fantasy football show with Merse last week, spouting the usual almost incoherent meaningless drivel. How the fuck did he ever get a performance out of a footballer?

He sounded such a twat I felt a bit embarrassed for him.

And Merse obviously didn't rate him as Villa manager, coming dangerously close to breaking the 'never criticise a fellow pro' code when the other bloke asked him what he thought of the job Lamberk did at Villa.

You could tell he was embarrassed and all he could really say was 'you shouldn't have kept saying the players were excellent'.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: auntiesledd on August 29, 2016, 11:10:37 AM
"Your big, your strong, get up the pitch and you will cause havoc because of your size". Only a man who took his coaching badges in Germany can come up with revolutionary stuff like that.

Glad those trips to Europe were worthwhile, Paul. Where are you working these days by the way? Oh, that's right...

I know he's been brushing up on his German, so make of that what you will.  ;)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: nodge on August 29, 2016, 11:21:42 AM
He should try brushing up on his English.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 29, 2016, 11:37:39 AM
The fucking clown was on that fantasy football show with Merse last week, spouting the usual almost incoherent meaningless drivel. How the fuck did he ever get a performance out of a footballer?

He sounded such a twat I felt a bit embarrassed for him.

And Merse obviously didn't rate him as Villa manager, coming dangerously close to breaking the 'never criticise a fellow pro' code when the other bloke asked him what he thought of the job Lamberk did at Villa.

You could tell he was embarrassed and all he could really say was 'you shouldn't have kept saying the players were excellent'.

To be fair, at the end of the day I think most footballers are most comfortable with incoherrent, meaningless drivel wioth some empty platitudes for variety, if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: pbavfckuwait on August 29, 2016, 11:39:41 AM
Paul Lambert a legend in his own household. But he goes again, shame the other legend we had at Villa Park step forward Mr. Black has found work, they would make a great double act.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: auntiesledd on August 29, 2016, 12:23:10 PM
He should try brushing up on his English.


(http://www.comedy.co.uk/images/library/comedies/300/b/basil_brush.jpg)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Damo70 on August 29, 2016, 05:19:49 PM
He should try brushing up on his English.


(http://www.comedy.co.uk/images/library/comedies/300/b/basil_brush.jpg)



It doesn't matter how old I get. I bloody love Basil Brush.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: nodge on August 29, 2016, 11:41:49 PM
You should try Basil Brushing up on your English.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 30, 2016, 12:04:50 AM
I'm waiting for Operation Yewtree to catch up with Basil Brush.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: mr underhill on August 30, 2016, 08:16:41 PM
Yes they've narrowed lines of enquiry to middle aged male actors who specialise in sticking their hands up a puppet's arse
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 31, 2016, 10:48:17 PM
Pick yourself up and go again, Paul.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: not3bad on November 08, 2016, 09:48:49 AM
Wolves boss Paul Lambert blasts former Villa owner Randy Lerner

New Wolves boss Paul Lambert has taken a swipe at former Villa owner Randy Lerner and vowed: “I’ll never protect anybody like that again.”

Lambert spent a frustrating two-and-a-half seasons at Villa Park working on a heavily restricted budget before being axed in February 2015.

After his replacement, Tim Sherwood, kept the club in the top flight, Lerner then sanctioned a disastrous £50million spending spree which played a large part in Villa’s Premier League exit last season.

And speaking during his unveiling at Molineux yesterday, Lambert aimed a thinly veiled dig at his former employer.

“I certainly wouldn’t do that again,” he said. “I certainly wouldn’t protect people the way I did protect them. Then the club spent money after I left and ended up getting relegated.

“It just shows you I didn’t do too bad a job there when you look at it.”

When asked to expand on his comments, Lambert replied: “Everybody knows the situation. I would not have gone into a press conference every Thursday or Friday and spoken the same drivel I did for a couple of years. I certainly won’t put it all on my own shoulders again.”


Read more at http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/11/08/wolves-boss-paul-lambert-blasts-former-villa-owner-randy-lerner/?#5FabbEY6tG1GFHV1.99
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Old Kodjia on November 08, 2016, 10:00:08 AM
Wolves boss Paul Lambert blasts former Villa owner Randy Lerner

New Wolves boss Paul Lambert has taken a swipe at former Villa owner Randy Lerner and vowed: “I’ll never protect anybody like that again.”

Lambert spent a frustrating two-and-a-half seasons at Villa Park working on a heavily restricted budget before being axed in February 2015.

After his replacement, Tim Sherwood, kept the club in the top flight, Lerner then sanctioned a disastrous £50million spending spree which played a large part in Villa’s Premier League exit last season.

And speaking during his unveiling at Molineux yesterday, Lambert aimed a thinly veiled dig at his former employer.

“I certainly wouldn’t do that again,” he said. “I certainly wouldn’t protect people the way I did protect them. Then the club spent money after I left and ended up getting relegated.

“It just shows you I didn’t do too bad a job there when you look at it.”

When asked to expand on his comments, Lambert replied: “Everybody knows the situation. I would not have gone into a press conference every Thursday or Friday and spoken the same drivel I did for a couple of years. I certainly won’t put it all on my own shoulders again.”


Read more at http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/11/08/wolves-boss-paul-lambert-blasts-former-villa-owner-randy-lerner/?#5FabbEY6tG1GFHV1.99

He was paid to do a job.  That job was to keep Villa up on a shoestring, whilst the owner looked for a buyer.  How was he protecting Lerner?

With regards the money spent, he fails to mention that £40 million came from the Benteke and Delph sales.  What manager would prefer the money instead of those two (irreplaceable) players when facing a relegation battle?

I have no problems with Lambert.  He came here and did a job under very difficult circumstances.  However, he would have taken us down if he hadn't have been sacked in 2015.  It's no point trying to re-write history now.  The heart of that Villa side was ripped out during that pre-season with the 4 key players all leaving.  Lambert would have fared no better than Sherwood or Garde.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: chrisw1 on November 08, 2016, 10:05:59 AM
True.  But he may have spent the money better.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Jimbo on November 08, 2016, 10:06:15 AM
He was lying to us for three years, then, just to protect his boss? Every time he opens his mouth he makes me dislike him just that little bit more. He's a self-aggrandising liar, an incomprehensible buffoon and a fucking charlatan. I hope his contact lenses stick to his eyeballs.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 08, 2016, 10:10:37 AM
If he was so disenchanted why sign that new contract?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: aj2k77 on November 08, 2016, 10:18:20 AM
He admits to talking drivel, he treated the fans like morons with the guff he'd come out with. He took the Lerner dollar and a new contract in exchange for being his fall guy, he can shove his complaints up his arse, shit manager, hope we pound them at the Wolves.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Old Kodjia on November 08, 2016, 10:53:03 AM
True.  But he may have spent the money better.

The majority of signings were out of the managers hands in any case.  Besides, Benteke apart, he didn't spend any better in any case.

The sad fact is that it was not possible to replace the players we lost given the state of  the club and the wages we were offering at the time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: VILLA MOLE on November 08, 2016, 10:56:58 AM
If he was so disenchanted why sign that new contract?

Exactly , I wonder why he did  £££££££££££?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: DB on November 08, 2016, 11:11:08 AM
Wolves boss Paul Lambert blasts former Villa owner Randy Lerner

New Wolves boss Paul Lambert has taken a swipe at former Villa owner Randy Lerner and vowed: “I’ll never protect anybody like that again.”

Lambert spent a frustrating two-and-a-half seasons at Villa Park working on a heavily restricted budget before being axed in February 2015.

After his replacement, Tim Sherwood, kept the club in the top flight, Lerner then sanctioned a disastrous £50million spending spree which played a large part in Villa’s Premier League exit last season.

And speaking during his unveiling at Molineux yesterday, Lambert aimed a thinly veiled dig at his former employer.

“I certainly wouldn’t do that again,” he said. “I certainly wouldn’t protect people the way I did protect them. Then the club spent money after I left and ended up getting relegated.

“It just shows you I didn’t do too bad a job there when you look at it.”

When asked to expand on his comments, Lambert replied: “Everybody knows the situation. I would not have gone into a press conference every Thursday or Friday and spoken the same drivel I did for a couple of years. I certainly won’t put it all on my own shoulders again.”


Read more at http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2016/11/08/wolves-boss-paul-lambert-blasts-former-villa-owner-randy-lerner/?#5FabbEY6tG1GFHV1.99

He was paid to do a job.  That job was to keep Villa up on a shoestring, whilst the owner looked for a buyer.  How was he protecting Lerner?

With regards the money spent, he fails to mention that £40 million came from the Benteke and Delph sales.  What manager would prefer the money instead of those two (irreplaceable) players when facing a relegation battle?

I have no problems with Lambert.  He came here and did a job under very difficult circumstances.  However, he would have taken us down if he hadn't have been sacked in 2015.  It's no point trying to re-write history now.  The heart of that Villa side was ripped out during that pre-season with the 4 key players all leaving.  Lambert would have fared no better than Sherwood or Garde.

Agree. He did what was required under a shit owner but he had to go I think he had had enough and had nothing more to offer.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on November 08, 2016, 12:06:17 PM
Lambert and Sherwood being able to smugly say ''I never got'em relegated, nothing to do with me'' is the biggest career-saver either could have dared dream for.
I know Sherwood has been out of management since we got rid but the amount of neutrals who say we should have stuck with him beggars belief and I think he'll be back managing before long.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Meanwood Villa on November 08, 2016, 12:16:11 PM
He wasn't the manager when we got relegated but good grief there were some incredibly bleak times under him. I dislike him far more than Sherwood or Garde and expect him to do a similarly woeful job for Wolves.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Meanwood Villa on November 08, 2016, 12:18:31 PM
He was lying to us for three years, then, just to protect his boss? Every time he opens his mouth he makes me dislike him just that little bit more. He's a self-aggrandising liar, an incomprehensible buffoon and a fucking charlatan. I hope his contact lenses stick to his eyeballs.

Just seen this one. Spot on.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Axl Rose on November 08, 2016, 12:33:36 PM
He was lying to us for three years, then, just to protect his boss? Every time he opens his mouth he makes me dislike him just that little bit more. He's a self-aggrandising liar, an incomprehensible buffoon and a fucking charlatan. I hope his contact lenses stick to his eyeballs.

Just seen this one. Spot on.

Yes, Jimbo, well said.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PeterWithesShin on November 08, 2016, 12:38:06 PM
Has he asked Wolves to sack him yet?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Walmley_Villa on November 08, 2016, 12:44:17 PM
Did Lerner tell him to get the keeper to pass the ball to the fullbacks standing at the corner flags? One of he most bizarre things I have ever seen on a football pitch.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: The Edge on November 08, 2016, 12:55:13 PM
Did Lerner tell him to get the keeper to pass the ball to the fullbacks standing at the corner flags? One of he most bizarre tings I have ever seen on a football pitch.
True that. Utterly bizarre. Not even Barcelona would try that tactic!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 08, 2016, 12:58:14 PM
I keep hearing this shit about him saying he didn't do a bad job and kept us up bla bla.  Why does he continually overlook the obvious fact that if a half decent manager (say Bruce) had Benteke and Delph in their side along with the likes of Cleverley and Grealish they would have comfortably got us to mid table.  If you then take them out of your side and replace them with dross then yes, there is a chance we might get relegated.  You are a hero Paul, I doff my cap at your achievements.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on November 08, 2016, 01:06:24 PM
I think, not for the first time, Randy's good-nature/sutpidity meant he put more faith in Lambert than he should have done. Wasn't there a gushing tribute when he offered Lambert a new 3 year contract a few months before we finally sacked the hoodwinker?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Des Little on November 08, 2016, 01:07:38 PM
Another one to file under 'Prick'
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Clampy on November 08, 2016, 01:08:15 PM
If he was so disenchanted why sign that new contract?

You'd think that's a question any decent journalist would put to him.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 08, 2016, 01:13:20 PM
Instead we have WM fawning over him.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 08, 2016, 01:14:50 PM
Lambert and Sherwood being able to smugly say ''I never got'em relegated, nothing to do with me'' is the biggest career-saver either could have dared dream for.
I know Sherwood has been out of management since we got rid but the amount of neutrals who say we should have stuck with him beggars belief and I think he'll be back managing before long.

To be fair to Sherwood, I have never heard him come out with anything other than respectful comments about us since.  Obviously he knows what a confidentiality clause means
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Singapore Villa on November 08, 2016, 01:17:57 PM
I wish he would just fuck off.

Sorry, I had to get that off my chest.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ChicagoLion on November 08, 2016, 01:20:47 PM
He was lying to us for three years, then, just to protect his boss? Every time he opens his mouth he makes me dislike him just that little bit more. He's a self-aggrandising liar, an incomprehensible buffoon and a fucking charlatan. I hope his contact lenses stick to his eyeballs.

Just seen this one. Spot on.

Yes, Jimbo, well said.
this gets my vote.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Dave on November 08, 2016, 02:07:21 PM
True.  But he may have spent the money better.

The majority of signings were out of the managers hands in any case. 

Which signings?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Walmley_Villa on November 08, 2016, 02:16:59 PM
I keep hearing this shit about him saying he didn't do a bad job and kept us up bla bla.  Why does he continually overlook the obvious fact that if a half decent manager (say Bruce) had Benteke and Delph in their side along with the likes of Cleverley and Grealish they would have comfortably got us to mid table.  If you then take them out of your side and replace them with dross then yes, there is a chance we might get relegated.  You are a hero Paul, I doff my cap at your achievements.

A half decent manager wouldn't have had an abysmal record against lower division sides. The humiliation v Bradford takes the biscuit.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: LeeB on November 08, 2016, 02:48:22 PM
What an absolute bellend.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on November 08, 2016, 02:51:52 PM
As Wolves are (potentially) promotion rivals of ours, whether this season or next, I'd be slightly concerned if they'd appointed a decent manager.

However I'm pretty pleased they've appointed Lambert, which says it all really.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Salsa Party Animal on November 08, 2016, 03:42:12 PM
he only made one major good signing for Villa and his name in Benteke.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 08, 2016, 04:07:14 PM
Did Lerner tell him to get the keeper to pass the ball to the fullbacks standing at the corner flags? One of he most bizarre things I have ever seen on a football pitch.

Agreed. It was almost like he was deliberately taking piss out of the club. Christ I'm glad those days are over at Villa.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Risso on November 08, 2016, 04:36:12 PM
For a man who bought god knows how many truly dreadful left backs, he really should shut his mumbling, incoherent pie hole.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Nelly on November 08, 2016, 04:40:31 PM
If I had been manager of a club of Villa's prestige and oversaw one of their worst ever periods - despite enough time and money to put in a decent showing, I'd be too embarrassed to mention them again.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Duncan Shaw on November 08, 2016, 04:50:05 PM
Lambert and Sherwood being able to smugly say ''I never got'em relegated, nothing to do with me'' is the biggest career-saver either could have dared dream for.
I know Sherwood has been out of management since we got rid but the amount of neutrals who say we should have stuck with him beggars belief and I think he'll be back managing before long.

To be fair to Sherwood, I have never heard him come out with anything other than respectful comments about us since.  Obviously he knows what a confidentiality clause means
Yes true, I wonder if there was a time limit on Lamberts clause, or maybe number pf jobs afterwards or something, because this to me is a very bizarre rant.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: mattjpa on November 08, 2016, 05:00:28 PM
I think he should probably just leave it alone and say its in the past when asked about it. Despite being in charge during a bad period in our history, most fans understand it was difficult and not of his making. Giving it the old sloping shoulder now does him no credit though, he did contribute to our downfall. Many managers have done much better with much smaller clubs on smaller budgets.

As others have said, he had a couple of opportunities to walk away and say he had taken us as far as he could but for some reason decided to stay (£)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Dave P on November 08, 2016, 05:10:28 PM
As Wolves are (potentially) promotion rivals of ours, whether this season or next, I'd be slightly concerned if they'd appointed a decent manager.

However I'm pretty pleased they've appointed Lambert, which says it all really.

Very much this.

When we look back at the tragedy of Aston Villa 2010-2016, then Lambert is a major player. I have no ill feeling towards him but too many involved in the club during this time are passing the buck.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: aj2k77 on November 08, 2016, 05:15:07 PM
He should have been sacked after we got knocked out of the Fa Cup by Milwall. He is and always was shit for us.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: LukeJames on November 08, 2016, 05:34:13 PM
To be honest there was a lot of times when he should have been sacked, none more so than the Bradford debicle though. Losing a 2 legged tie to a League 2 team, along with the tactics of the home leg, were fucking pathetic.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: AV82EC on November 08, 2016, 06:02:24 PM
To be honest there was a lot of times when he should have been sacked, none more so than the Bradford debicle though. Losing a 2 legged tie to a League 2 team, along with the tactics of the home leg, were fucking pathetic.

A thousand times this.

He seemed to continually find a result every 8-9 games which kept his head above water after the Bradford/Millwall debacles. The fact we had the Lerner/Faulkner blind leading the blind double act above him just made the situation worse.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: rougegorge on November 08, 2016, 06:11:59 PM


A thousand times this.

He seemed to continually find a result every 8-9 games which kept his head above water after the Bradford/Millwall debacles. The fact we had the Lerner/Faulkner blind leading the blind double act above him just made the situation worse.

I think he should've been given the elbow before that, after the 0-8, 0-4, 0-3 Christmas present v Chelsea, Spurs and Wigan
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: hipkiss92 on November 08, 2016, 06:36:06 PM


A thousand times this.

He seemed to continually find a result every 8-9 games which kept his head above water after the Bradford/Millwall debacles. The fact we had the Lerner/Faulkner blind leading the blind double act above him just made the situation worse.

I think he should've been given the elbow before that, after the 0-8, 0-4, 0-3 Christmas present v Chelsea, Spurs and Wigan

And even those followed the smash and grab at Liverpool.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: aj2k77 on November 08, 2016, 06:40:35 PM


A thousand times this.

He seemed to continually find a result every 8-9 games which kept his head above water after the Bradford/Millwall debacles. The fact we had the Lerner/Faulkner blind leading the blind double act above him just made the situation worse.

I think he should've been given the elbow before that, after the 0-8, 0-4, 0-3 Christmas present v Chelsea, Spurs and Wigan

And even those followed the smash and grab at Liverpool.

That 3-1 was dined out on for about 3 months.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Pete3206 on November 08, 2016, 07:59:43 PM
Any lingering hopes from Wolves fans of a promotion season must be in tatters now.

Boom boom!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on November 08, 2016, 08:05:44 PM
Lambert and Sherwood being able to smugly say ''I never got'em relegated, nothing to do with me'' is the biggest career-saver either could have dared dream for.
I know Sherwood has been out of management since we got rid but the amount of neutrals who say we should have stuck with him beggars belief and I think he'll be back managing before long.

To be fair to Sherwood, I have never heard him come out with anything other than respectful comments about us since.  Obviously he knows what a confidentiality clause means

Agreed. He at least has had the grace to accept it did not work out and move on.

Lambert has been preaching the same "it wasnt my fault" for two clubs now. He should just be silent and focus on his new club.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: LukeJames on November 08, 2016, 08:12:13 PM
And to be honest I would've expected that too be the other way round.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 08, 2016, 08:43:18 PM
This always makes me laugh.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6FHiNIfmCYU
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Clampy on November 08, 2016, 08:47:11 PM
After seeing how long our managers have lasted since he left, he ought to be grateful at how much patience he was shown instead of squealing like a miserable arrogant arse.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Dante Lavelli on November 08, 2016, 09:15:02 PM
True.  But he may have spent the money better.

The majority of signings were out of the managers hands in any case.  Besides, Benteke apart, he didn't spend any better in any case.

The sad fact is that it was not possible to replace the players we lost given the state of  the club and the wages we were offering at the time.

In a parallel world Villa are lining up with Coutinho playing just behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.  Players that lambert tried to sign whilst they were either struggling at Inter and playing for St Ettiene.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ez on November 08, 2016, 09:45:27 PM
Gabby to Wolves? Lambert was stupid enough to give him that new contract after all.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: LeeB on November 08, 2016, 09:49:09 PM
Gabby to Wolves? Lambert was stupid enough to give him that new contract after all.

We have a fine tradition of offloading players past their best onto Wolves.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Seb_AVFC on November 08, 2016, 09:58:24 PM
Did Lerner tell him to get the keeper to pass the ball to the fullbacks standing at the corner flags? One of he most bizarre tings I have ever seen on a football pitch.
True that. Utterly bizarre. Not even Barcelona would try that tactic!

We do this at our football team. It only works in a 3-5-2 formation, using ball playing centre backs. Other systems aren't suited to play the ball out that way.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 08, 2016, 10:37:49 PM
Lambert managed four or five stretches of matches which would have got pretty much every other manager sacked before he finally got the bullet. He can have absolutely no complaints on that front.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 08, 2016, 10:42:45 PM
I'd have more sympathy for him if he had resigned and drew attention to the Lerner madness at the club, but he didn't, and he was quite happy to sign that huge contract and wait for the sack while the fans put up with his quite diabolical team. Fuck him.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: LeeB on November 08, 2016, 10:57:39 PM
I'd have more sympathy for him if he had resigned and drew attention to the Lerner madness at the club, but he didn't, and he was quite happy to sign that huge contract and wait for the sack while the fans put up with his quite diabolical team. Fuck him.

Amen.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Matt C on November 09, 2016, 02:27:58 AM
How on earth do people like him keep getting jobs? Incredible. Dreadful manager.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: peter w on November 09, 2016, 05:06:11 AM
You can tell that he really really still wants to be here.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: oswald funkletrumpet on November 09, 2016, 07:20:12 AM
the funniest thing is that wolves fan actually want him and think he will do a good job
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on November 09, 2016, 09:10:00 AM
I wish he'd piss off and get a job with Trump.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: auntiesledd on November 09, 2016, 09:33:46 AM
I wish he'd piss off and get a job with Trump.

Good call. He could be Chump's official mouthpiece to the world & mumble his way through cod-policy. That'd show them pesky Mescans. ;)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Jimbo on November 09, 2016, 09:38:19 AM
I wish he'd piss off and get a job with Trump.

Good call. He could be Chump's official mouthpiece to the world & mumble his way through cod-policy. That'd show them pesky Mescans. ;)

"Vice President Lambert, why do you think building a wall and making the Mexicans pay for it will work?"
"I just do."
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Ads on November 09, 2016, 09:39:56 AM
He offered to Congress to be impeached on three occasions apparently.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: auntiesledd on November 09, 2016, 09:55:06 AM
He offered to Congress to be impeached on three occasions apparently.

Thank God he "went again" then. He da man!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: LeeB on November 09, 2016, 07:19:07 PM
He offered to Congress to be impeached on three occasions apparently.

He wasn't that bothered about passing the bill at first, but after visiting Germany he became obsessed with passing the bill and nothing else.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: auntiesledd on November 10, 2016, 10:48:40 AM

God knows why he spent the last several months brushing up on his German - when he could've been mumbling in fluent yam-yam by now.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: The Moose on November 10, 2016, 01:15:38 PM
How can you tell he isn't?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on November 10, 2016, 01:23:58 PM
the funniest thing is that wolves fan actually want him and think he will do a good job

To be fair he did at Norwich who are a similar size club. The man was way out of his depth at Villa.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: VillaAlways on November 10, 2016, 01:30:01 PM
the funniest thing is that wolves fan actually want him and think he will do a good job

To be fair he did at Norwich who are a similar size club. The man was way out of his depth at Villa.
Remember he nearly took Blackburn down too. I'm delighted he's at Wolves.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 10, 2016, 08:37:08 PM
And Blackburn?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Salsa Party Animal on November 10, 2016, 09:07:15 PM
Could he do a better job with Wolves with better players. And all the Wolves fans at work is excited lol.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on November 11, 2016, 01:36:23 AM
I wont be laughing much until after we play them again though. He does seem to have a good record against his previous clubs. I always looked forward to playing Norwich with him in charge.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Ads on November 11, 2016, 06:44:52 AM
We beat Norwich a lot because they're shit.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on November 11, 2016, 07:18:58 AM
Good point. It could be that.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Axl Rose on November 11, 2016, 07:20:13 AM
https://youtu.be/5CpYKqX6KVs

Far more interesting than fucking Lambert.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on November 11, 2016, 10:56:01 AM
I wont be laughing much until after we play them again though. He does seem to have a good record against his previous clubs. I always looked forward to playing Norwich with him in charge.

Yeah that is a worry
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: auntiesledd on November 11, 2016, 12:03:18 PM
https://youtu.be/5CpYKqX6KVs

Far more interesting than fucking Lambert.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/11/4ahypata.jpg)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Axl Rose on November 11, 2016, 02:49:40 PM
https://youtu.be/5CpYKqX6KVs

Far more interesting than fucking Lambert.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/11/4ahypata.jpg)

Haha. Yes!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: john e on November 12, 2016, 12:21:35 PM
Lambert, Holloway, Warnock, Bruce, Houghton,
They are all capable of doing something at this level, they have all proved that in the past,
there is not a fag paper between any of them they are all part and parcel of the managers merry go round,

Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: aj2k77 on November 12, 2016, 01:35:55 PM
Disagree, Lambert has taken 1 team up from this division.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 12, 2016, 01:47:41 PM
I'm more concerned that Holloway will sort QPR out than I am Lambert sorting Wolves out.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Tayls_7 on November 12, 2016, 01:51:17 PM
I'm more concerned that Holloway will sort QPR out than I am Lambert sorting Wolves out.

If Holloway has a minibus licence he can take all their fans to away games.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: brontebilly on November 12, 2016, 02:04:54 PM
Surprised he got the Wolves job, they played us off the park only a few weeks ago so it's clear Lambert will have decent players to work with. Going to be under serious pressure to deliver with their new owners, flop here and his career may be over.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Tony Erdington on November 12, 2016, 09:28:20 PM
Surprised he got the Wolves job, they played us off the park only a few weeks ago so it's clear Lambert will have decent players to work with. Going to be under serious pressure to deliver with their new owners, flop here and his career may be over.

wolves were the less shitter team on the park, imo

but lambert aint good enough for wolves again imo
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Villatillidie1982 on November 13, 2016, 12:21:38 PM
He might eventually get Wolves promoted but then they need to sack him before he does to them what he did to Villa. He is the main reason for Villa's current plight. If the players bought weren't his choice he should have said so.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Dave on November 13, 2016, 06:44:15 PM
He might eventually get Wolves promoted but then they need to sack him before he does to them what he did to Villa. He is the main reason for Villa's current plight.

More than Lerner or Fox?

Hmm.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 13, 2016, 09:09:39 PM
He might eventually get Wolves promoted but then they need to sack him before he does to them what he did to Villa. He is the main reason for Villa's current plight. If the players bought weren't his choice he should have said so.

You're having a laugh mate. For all of Lambert's fuckwittery he was still just a symptom of Lerner's sabotage of the club and most certainly not the cause.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Pat McMahon on November 13, 2016, 10:05:05 PM
the funniest thing is that wolves fan actually want him and think he will do a good job

To be fair he did at Norwich who are a similar size club. The man was way out of his depth at Villa.

I can't think of a stage in my life when I have thought at Norwich were as big as Wolves.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: villadelph on November 14, 2016, 12:38:54 AM
He might eventually get Wolves promoted but then they need to sack him before he does to them what he did to Villa. He is the main reason for Villa's current plight.

More than Lerner or Fox?

Hmm.

Can't blame Fox. The man had absolutely no business as a Prem CEO. He has not a clue about the game of football, tactics, talent.. just a money man. Another routine, awful Lerner appointment. He hired a butcher to paint the house.

Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Matt Collins on November 14, 2016, 06:40:37 AM
He might eventually get Wolves promoted but then they need to sack him before he does to them what he did to Villa. He is the main reason for Villa's current plight.

More than Lerner or Fox?

Hmm.

Not "hmm".

"Absolute bollocks" more like
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Diablo on November 14, 2016, 08:55:02 AM
the funniest thing is that wolves fan actually want him and think he will do a good job

To be fair he did at Norwich who are a similar size club. The man was way out of his depth at Villa.

I can't think of a stage in my life when I have thought at Norwich were as big as Wolves.

Nope, nor me (even when Mike Walker's team beat Bayern in 93).
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: SoccerHQ on November 14, 2016, 02:58:20 PM
It was a difficult job for Lambert here, no question about that but I do think he really installed the losing mentality within the club.

McLeish started the negative process but he was quickly removed, Lambert wasn't.

When you look at his reign, 15-0 over xmas 2012, Bradford (and other awful cup exits in other seasons) and annual runs of 6 games where we couldn't even score a goal it's amazing he lasted close to 3 years here.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: London Villan on November 14, 2016, 09:55:40 PM
And an additional 4 year deal... no other club in the country would have done that.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: SoccerHQ on November 14, 2016, 10:34:31 PM
And an additional 4 year deal... no other club in the country would have done that.

The same month we gave Hutton and of course Gabby new long term deals. You do really shake your head sometimes at some of the decision making in football.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: footyskillz on November 14, 2016, 11:24:10 PM
Lambert was always gracious and respectful on villa history. He also wrote with sincerity when he left club.  I believe he was frustrated and was unfair at times as club has to be responsible in what Lambert failed to achieved /performed as much as the man himself. He was also pioneering get somehow misguided to employ a Bayern Munich type possession game and was the right manager under tbe wrong owner. I wish him well and look with intrigue how be he gets on but i think he won't achieve the heights of Norwich or Wycombe
 What is strikingly apparent is Lambert like alot of managers struggle with the expectation and pressure of big clubs or ones with history and tradition. I ultimately see Lambert failing and dont see them as a play off threat.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Toronto Villa on November 15, 2016, 12:57:21 AM
No, Lambert needs to shut the fuck up.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on November 15, 2016, 05:54:18 AM
It was a difficult job for Lambert here, no question about that but I do think he really installed the losing mentality within the club.

McLeish started the negative process but he was quickly removed, Lambert wasn't.

When you look at his reign, 15-0 over xmas 2012, Bradford (and other awful cup exits in other seasons) and annual runs of 6 games where we couldn't even score a goal it's amazing he lasted close to 3 years here.

Thinking back you are right. I do wonder why many of us (me included) manged to keep behind him even after those regular terrible runs. I mean, we werent THAT unnatractive prospect for other managers who would have been a damn sight better.

Part of it I suppose was the fact that although we lost a lot and played terribly almost all the time we could also pull off spectacular wins with genuinely exciting counter attacking football. Although very rare there were enough to keep hope alive for a brief time.

Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: aj2k77 on November 15, 2016, 08:29:13 AM
I had no hope under Lambert, take that run of 10 or so games in his first year away and the results and performances were abysmal. We stunk the league out under him with some of the worst football I've seen.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Bren'd on November 15, 2016, 10:44:43 AM
After that 8 - 0 mauling by Chelsea in 2012 he should have been booted out of the club.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ChicagoLion on November 15, 2016, 06:12:42 PM
After that 8 - 0 mauling by Chelsea in 2012 he should have been booted out of the club.
There were so many times he should have been fired.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on November 15, 2016, 08:34:18 PM
After that 8 - 0 mauling by Chelsea in 2012 he should have been booted out of the club.

What exactly did he ''protect people at the club'' from during that game, or the one after, or the one after? He has some neck. The new owners at Wolves seem trigger-happy, Zenga had them playing pretty well if their performance at our place was anything to go by. I would be amazed if Lambert survives the rest of the season there.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: adrenachrome on November 15, 2016, 11:26:22 PM
He sacrificed any grain of integrity he might ever have possessed by sucking Randy's perpendicular pole for the big bucks. He talked more shit than the combined output of Fox News.

I hope his balls shrivel, drop off and roll down a drain. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: LeeB on November 15, 2016, 11:28:47 PM
He sacrificed any grain of integrity he might ever have possessed by sucking Randy's perpendicular pole for the big bucks. He talked more shit than the combined output of Fox News.

I hope his balls shrivel, drop off and roll down a drain. 

"Paul, why do you think you can still sire children?"

"I just do"
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: footyskillz on January 14, 2017, 12:49:10 AM
Lambo:. I’ve had two clubs since Aston Villa. It’s just another game for me. I’m older. It doesn’t really matter who we play against. It’s about Wolves and how we perform
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Sexual Ealing on January 14, 2017, 01:21:02 AM
Lambo:. I’ve had two clubs since Aston Villa. It’s just another game for me. I’m older. It doesn’t really matter who we play against. It’s about Wolves and how we perform

To be fair, what else can he say?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Pete3206 on January 14, 2017, 01:38:24 AM
Hopefully, "we go again" at around 7:30 tomorrow.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: villadelph on January 14, 2017, 02:38:32 AM
Hopefully, "we go again" at around 7:30 tomorrow.

The "Pick ourselves up" bit would be a nice touch too..
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 14, 2017, 08:10:00 AM
Lambo:. I’ve had two clubs since Aston Villa. It’s just another game for me. I’m older. It doesn’t really matter who we play against. It’s about Wolves and how we perform

That seems fair enough to me.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Jimbo on January 14, 2017, 08:35:11 AM
So, after months of whinging about Villa, on the one occasion that it would be appropriate for TPL to talk about us, he mumbles something about this being just another game? Yes, Paul.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Rudy65 on January 28, 2017, 11:23:33 AM
Dont read todays edition of The Times if you dont want to spoil your weekend. There is an article on Lambert where despite his so called embarrassment he refers to the time Klopp referred to him as a Dortmund legend.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: auntiesledd on January 28, 2017, 12:28:39 PM
He spoke on talkSHITE in the week - and didn't mention Villa at all.

I nearly fell off my chair.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: TopDeck113 on January 28, 2017, 12:42:48 PM
He's spent the week reminding every one of the Dortmund connection he has with Klopp. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Havencheese on January 28, 2017, 01:04:48 PM
Let's face it, health permitting in five years time we'll all still be following the Villa and this mumbling wanker will still be.......a mumbling wanker won't he?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Bren'd on January 28, 2017, 01:27:11 PM
Looks well though doesn't he?  He must be over the stress of the marriage break up, had his eyes sorted and must have a new lady in tow.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on January 28, 2017, 01:46:49 PM
He's spent the week reminding every one of the Dortmund connection he has with Klopp. 

He was always a disciple of MON so it's no surprise. Ol' Pubehead never missed an opportunity to mention Clough.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 08, 2017, 11:58:27 PM
In other words 'they spent lots of money and I couldn't.'

Paul Lambert delivers verdict on Wolves play-off chances, has this to say about Aston Villa

Paul Lambert is a contender to take over at Celtic
8th February, 2017, 8:26 PM

By Amir Mir

Wolves manager Paul Lambert has stated that he is “not giving up” on promotion and used Aston Villa as an example.

Lambert believes his former club, who are one point ahead of them in the Championship table, will still have “aspirations” to finish in the play-off places despite being 13 points adrift of sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday.

Steve Bruce’s side are currently sitting in 14th place in the table with Lambert’s team sitting four places below.

Wolves beat their Midlands rivals in January, having secured a 1-1 draw at Villa Park when Walter Zenga was in charge of the club in mid-October.

Since Lambert took over from the Italian, he has guided them to a number of impressive wins, most notably against Liverpool in the FA Cup.

However, in the Championship, the former Premier League boss has not given up hope of returning back to the promise land with his current side.

“Aston Villa are one point ahead of us and I bet you they’ve still got aspirations to get in there and they’ve spent an incredible amount of money,” Lambert told the Express & Star.

“I’m not giving it up. We’re playing well, we look a side that’s come a long way. We’ll keep vying for it and going for it.

“You look at the gap (to mid-table) and there’s not much in it. “I’ll always look up (the table) and we’ll see what we can do.

“If you look at that group from 10th there’s one or two points in it.”

Wolves have won nine of their 29 matches this season, drawing eight and losing a further 12 encounters.

By contrast, Villa, who were relegated from the top tier last term, have won only eight games, with the bottom three only winning fewer matches.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on February 09, 2017, 08:38:26 AM
Mild reference to his ex compared to his usual blootering and to be fair he has them playing really well. I'd take that Costa chap over any of our recent signings.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 11, 2017, 09:21:02 PM
He's on the verge of quitting Wolves apparently after being told Mendez will be in charge of transfers in the summer!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: passitsideways on May 12, 2017, 02:01:08 AM
Don't exactly feel sympathetic for him but he's right, Mendes is an absolute parasite.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on May 12, 2017, 02:27:51 PM
He must pine for Randy the doormat following his experience with Venky's and Mendes.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: mr underhill on May 13, 2017, 02:20:25 PM
yes that exclusive eatery on the Hamptons must seem a long time ago - at least he's still got a few million of Randy's Benjamin's to fall back on.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 13, 2017, 04:07:53 PM
yes that exclusive eatery on the Hamptons must seem a long time ago - at least he's still got a few million of Randy's Benjamin's to fall back on.

Ah,  the meal that never was.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Clampy on May 13, 2017, 04:19:56 PM
yes that exclusive eatery on the Hamptons must seem a long time ago - at least he's still got a few million of Randy's Benjamin's to fall back on.

Ah,  the meal that never was.

Of course it was true, someone rang up and got the zip code and everything.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: KRS on May 18, 2017, 11:49:24 AM
He's just been on SSN mumbling about his time at Wolves and Villa...from what I could make out, he's not leaving Wolves after all.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Richard E on May 18, 2017, 11:53:35 AM
He's just been on SSN mumbling about his time at Wolves and Villa...from what I could make out, he's not leaving Wolves after all.

The Express and Star are still saying that they understand he has effectively already left, whatever that means,
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: KRS on May 18, 2017, 11:59:53 AM
He seemed pretty confident that he still had a job at Wolves and is looking forward to next season.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 18, 2017, 02:03:45 PM
They are apparently getting Karanka in place before they formally announce he's gone.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: London Villan on May 18, 2017, 03:14:19 PM
We all know he is not the type to leave a job based on his principles...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 29, 2017, 11:19:36 PM
And he's leaving tomorrow with them appointing Nuno Santo a client of Mendes in his place.  You couldn't make it up.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on May 29, 2017, 11:57:44 PM
Do you feel sorry for him? He should be wise now to how hatstand owners can be. I bet he misses Randolph now.

I keep seeing his doppelgangers on the bus lately. There's loads of them, from fresh-faced ready for a new challenge Paul to haunted, tired, get me out of here to a place where the owners are sane Paul and various shades in between.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 30, 2017, 12:29:05 AM
No I don't feel sorry for him in the slightest.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 30, 2017, 12:34:05 AM
Has any managers stock fallen as much in such a short span of time than this numpty?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: passitsideways on May 30, 2017, 04:09:31 AM
He knew what he was walking into, so whatever. Should get another Championship job anyway, since he seemed to do an OK job there.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Virgil Caine on May 30, 2017, 12:46:50 PM
He has now left Wolves according to BBC- along with the whole of his back room staff. Be good to get Tony Daley back as fitness coach.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: mr underhill on May 30, 2017, 12:59:14 PM
Rotherham next?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Dave on May 30, 2017, 01:12:59 PM
Has any managers stock fallen as much in such a short span of time than this numpty?

I'd say that given it's only four years ago that David Moyes was being hired to manage Manchester United on a six year contract, there's at least one.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 30, 2017, 01:17:22 PM
Has any managers stock fallen as much in such a short span of time than this numpty?

I'd say that given it's only four years ago that David Moyes was being hired to manage Manchester United on a six year contract, there's at least one.

yep he qualifies for sure. And Brendan Rodgers took the easy route by taking a stint in a one team league in Scotland because he was headed somewhat the same way as Lambert.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Exeter 77 on May 30, 2017, 03:12:12 PM
That's a possibility. Dundee and Inverness Caley Thistle both lost managers over the weekend.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Simon Page on May 30, 2017, 03:20:12 PM
The Caley Jags barely pay minimum wage. You won't get anyone who is able to get a job in England wanting it unless they really like the food in the Clachnaharry.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Bren'd on May 30, 2017, 03:43:55 PM
Has any managers stock fallen as much in such a short span of time than this numpty?

I'd say that given it's only four years ago that David Moyes was being hired to manage Manchester United on a six year contract, there's at least one.

yep he qualifies for sure. And Brendan Rodgers took the easy route by taking a stint in a one team league in Scotland because he was headed somewhat the same way as Lambert.

I think Rogers has a bit more about him than Lambert. Lambert can come in and make a fairly immediate impact results improve and then they plateau, then they fall down.  He has a way of playing, when that goes wrong he has no option but will experiment.  The experiment will be foundation-less, the keeping possession for possession's sake we were repeatedly treated to for instance.  When that too fails we get a bit of both which is even worse.  In short, he really is clueless.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: oswald funkletrumpet on May 30, 2017, 04:17:18 PM
He has now left Wolves according to BBC- along with the whole of his back room staff. Be good to get Tony Daley back as fitness coach.

Seconded
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: frank black on May 30, 2017, 08:39:46 PM
Replaced by someone that sounds like the first words a priest says during an exorcism. How apt
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: mr underhill on May 30, 2017, 09:09:42 PM
sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: brentastonb6 on May 30, 2017, 09:12:08 PM
How can you possibly have any sympathy for anyone who is poor at their job, gets their fat contract paid , gets another well paid job and cycle starts again? Is there any other industry like football ?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: London Villan on May 30, 2017, 09:47:52 PM
Mr Morals gets another pay-off.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Sexual Ealing on May 30, 2017, 11:18:20 PM
Has any managers stock fallen as much in such a short span of time than this numpty?

I'd say that given it's only four years ago that David Moyes was being hired to manage Manchester United on a six year contract, there's at least one.

yep he qualifies for sure. And Brendan Rodgers took the easy route by taking a stint in a one team league in Scotland because he was headed somewhat the same way as Lambert.

I think Rogers has a bit more about him than Lambert. Lambert can come in and make a fairly immediate impact results improve and then they plateau, then they fall down.  He has a way of playing, when that goes wrong he has no option but will experiment.  The experiment will be foundation-less, the keeping possession for possession's sake we were repeatedly treated to for instance.  When that too fails we get a bit of both which is even worse.  In short, he really is clueless.

Rodgers, whilst to an extent having taken the easy option, has done a fantastic job. It's easy to say that it's a one-team league (because it is), but to go unbeaten through a treble is an achievement. If it wasn't, somebody would have done it before.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: peter w on May 31, 2017, 05:52:02 AM
Never before has there been such an inbalance in Scottish football allowing one team to be so far ahead of everyone. That its not seen as an achievement anywhere else shows where it really ranks. Everyone expected Celtic to walk the title and they have. Its  some going to nearly win every game though, but then you look at the Celtic team and you know that the rest of the division must really really be poor for them to win it so easily.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: London Villan on May 31, 2017, 08:38:44 AM
Even Scott Sinclair looks good.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on May 31, 2017, 08:52:46 AM
I guess the most impressive thing is that the players were motivated enough to win practically every game when they'd already won the league months ago and could have spent the rest of the season "on the beach". Possibly tricky in Glasgow, mind.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: robbo1874 on May 31, 2017, 09:50:20 AM
Tone would whip the wastrels into shape for sure. Get him in!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 31, 2017, 11:04:51 AM
Actually 5 years to the day since he turned up here according to my FB.

What a waste of time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Duncan Shaw on May 31, 2017, 11:32:50 AM
Actually 5 years to the day since he turned up here according to my FB.

What a waste of time.
It's funny isn't it, I was really quite excited by the prospect that day!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PaulTheVillan on May 31, 2017, 01:05:54 PM
Villa fans are to blame for Lambert joining.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: itbrvilla on May 31, 2017, 02:11:35 PM
I wanted Rodgers
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: LeeB on May 31, 2017, 02:29:31 PM
I wanted Rodgers

What you get up to in your private life is none of my business.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 31, 2017, 07:05:38 PM
It was going to be OGS before Lambert but talks broke down for whatever reason. Can't remember at the time if we tried again for Martinez.

Time was right at that stage to go for a Garde style appointment.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Simon Page on May 31, 2017, 07:27:56 PM
What, someone who'd not managed for over a year and never in Blighty? Maybe we could have tempted the more successful Lyon manager Paul Le Guen. He had form as a poor replacement for Alex McLeish. I think in 20 years Remi Garde will be the manager whose name we all struggle to remember and Villa will still be his second most successful managerial stint.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 31, 2017, 07:35:36 PM
More getting a continental manager who would've had pre season to shape the squad rather than Garde being parachuted in mid season with no money and the morale at an all time low.

As I've said before I look at the likes of West Ham and Southampton and wonder how on earth they're never in relegation battles or going 7 games without even scoring a bleeding goal as Lambert infamously did getting in Garde style appointments like Pochettino, Koeman and Billic.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Tony Erdington on May 31, 2017, 08:07:26 PM
oh paul just wants to be loved.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Simon Page on May 31, 2017, 08:22:44 PM
I don't think continental or British is any part of the issue. Southampton and West Ham have built up to where they are rather than tried to sustain at the top end and make the last leap like we were. Would we be happy with just above mid-table at best? Would we be satisfied with waiting each summer to see which of our players the bigger clubs were happy to leave us with? Right now as we sit midway down division two, yes, but within a season or two we'd be moaning about the lack of a five-year plan and punching below our weight.

We tend to want a team competing with Chelsea and a club matching Barcelona. They want to be in the Premier League. Clubs like Southampton, Watford, Albion (who used to be Swansea, Bolton, Wigan) don't know who their manager or first team will be from one season to the next but are clearly well-run, build teams rather than collect individuals and benefit from there being at least three worse sides each year. Eventually, there aren't three to keep them up. I don't think they offer a way to maintain and grow. Eventually, they yo-yo or drop and stop.

We thought Lambert was the answer. He wasn't, but that wasn't down to him being from Blighty.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 31, 2017, 09:22:11 PM
Majority of clubs in world football constantly sell their best players.

Atletico Madrid in last 10 years have sold Torres, Forlan, Aguero, Falcao, Costa and imminently Griezmann at various stages of their climb from mid table La Liga side to title winners and regular champions league competitiors.

Key is always how you replace key players and we have a dismal record for that. I agree our club infrastructure was terrible generally under Lerner, giving key roles in the club to unqualified people and that generally transferred to the managerial side aswell.

I still think even when austerity hit there was a chance to regroup and come back after a year or two with smarter managerial appointments. Even in 2012 it was still only one poor season at the time (10/11 wasn't great but we still somehow finished 9th).
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: tomd2103 on May 31, 2017, 11:09:46 PM
oh paul just wants to be loved.

He could start by not trying to hoodwink people then.  The majority of us have never played the game professionally, but we know a garbage performance when we seen one.  The only thing worse than having to sit through a garbage performance is driving home from the game and hearing the manager of your team come on the radio and say "I thought we were great". 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on June 01, 2017, 04:08:32 AM
Ah yes.....who could forget our overwhelming sense of gratuity at battling to a 0-0 against Southampton that wonderful night.

Paul Lambert reflected on the 0-0 draw with Southampton and insisted: "That was a huge point."

After four straight defeats, Lambert said it was vital that Villa "stopped the bleeding."

And they did just that, with a solid, efficient performance against the Saints.

Lambert praised the players as they "stepped up the plate when questions were asked."

"I thought we were excellent in the second half. We gave as good as we got against a really good side. They are a really good football side.

"In the second half, we were excellent. Marc Albrighton and Gabby Agbonlahor were excellent. They were great.

"I am really pleased. It's been a really hard week.

"But as has documented the lads have been excellent for us.

"When you look at the way they played - and their determination - they really stepped up to the plate when questions were asked.

"I told them I was proud of them for what they did.

"We had to stop the run and get something.

"We gave a right good account of ourselves, especially in that second half. We stopped the bleeding. That was a huge point."

Lambert also praised the off-field impact of Gordon Cowans and Shay Given, who he revealed accepted his backroom staff invitation "within seconds."
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: mr underhill on June 01, 2017, 02:00:18 PM
thank fuck we are never going to 'go again' with that nut ball.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: PeterWithesShin on June 02, 2017, 04:46:51 PM
Pretty sure it was 5 years ago today that he was confirmed as Villa manager.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 13, 2017, 02:19:10 AM
What, someone who'd not managed for over a year and never in Blighty? Maybe we could have tempted the more successful Lyon manager Paul Le Guen. He had form as a poor replacement for Alex McLeish. I think in 20 years Remi Garde will be the manager whose name we all struggle to remember and Villa will still be his second most successful managerial stint.

I've just realised I don't know what Remi Garde sounds like. It's a sign of how disheartened I was during his tenure that I obviously didn't watch a single interview of his. I'm assuming he has a French accent but, for all I know, he could sound like Rab C. Nesbitt or Su Pollard.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: villabear on December 21, 2017, 05:40:38 AM
He's been at it again albeit talking about Wolves this time. "I'm pretty sure I'd have been up there too," Lambert told BBC WM.
"I knew if we could revamp it in the summertime and get the players in, indicated by the sort of money that they have now, we wouldn't have been far away.
"I knew the size of the club. The club is huge. They have great people there and brilliant supporters. Everything is going for them."

Blah, blah, blah. Get a job.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: XXVilla on December 21, 2017, 07:00:42 AM
Him and O’Leary
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: SO Villa on December 21, 2017, 09:40:38 AM
He's been at it again albeit talking about Wolves this time. "I'm pretty sure I'd have been up there too," Lambert told BBC WM.
"I knew if we could revamp it in the summertime and get the players in, indicated by the sort of money that they have now, we wouldn't have been far away.
"I knew the size of the club. The club is huge. They have great people there and brilliant supporters. Everything is going for them."

Blah, blah, blah. Get a job.

What did he say about Dortmund?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: pbavfckuwait on December 21, 2017, 12:05:38 PM
Yesterday's nearly man, hoping to gather attention in today's football that is passing him by.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: postal on December 21, 2017, 12:29:22 PM
What did he say about Dortmund?

I had times when I couldn't understand what he said, regardless.  ;)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: nigel on December 21, 2017, 05:53:27 PM
In many ways he was hung out to dry by Lerner and Co.
There were several players he wanted to bring in but Lerner had shut his wallet and padlocked it shut.
I'm not defending him by any means, but, Lerner has to take the bulk of the blame. He stitched Reme Garde up too.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: cheltenhamlion on December 21, 2017, 06:17:28 PM
Lambert was nowhere near as badly treated on what he had to spend as he would have you believe.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on December 21, 2017, 06:38:07 PM
Yep, he believed in young and hungry and spouting it in his interview likely helped get him the job.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on December 21, 2017, 09:19:02 PM
He's been at it again albeit talking about Wolves this time. "I'm pretty sure I'd have been up there too," Lambert told BBC WM.
"I knew if we could revamp it in the summertime and get the players in, indicated by the sort of money that they have now, we wouldn't have been far away.
"I knew the size of the club. The club is huge. They have great people there and brilliant supporters. Everything is going for them."

lol. Paul, go home man, your drunk.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 21, 2017, 09:30:32 PM
Lambert was nowhere near as badly treated on what he had to spend as he would have you believe.

Key moment for me was summer 2013.

We ended that season strongly after looking certs to being relegated, Benteke had performed a U turn and stayed which was another boost so to me that was the time to give him 30m and try to get in three decent players to supplement the spine of Guzan, Vlaar, Delph and Benteke.

That was the summer we got in Bacuna, helenius, Luna, Tonev (shudders) for about 10m.

That's the one summer I have sympathy for him. The next one he should've been sacked.

That said, given the limited funds getting in Kozak for 7m summed things up. Not the worst striker we've ever signed but just the wrong sort of forward, we need an attacking midfielder much more.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Villa in Denmark on December 21, 2017, 10:41:13 PM
Wasn't that also the summer where it was strongly rumoured that he didn't spend all that he'd been given?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: ChicagoLion on December 21, 2017, 10:43:01 PM
Wasn't that also the summer where it was strongly rumoured that he didn't spend all that he'd been given?
It was, so deserves no sympathy whatsoever.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: eamonn on December 21, 2017, 11:46:50 PM
From memory we had a bid accepted for Clint Dempsey but he chose Spurs (or Liverpool?). We bought Benteke soon after but apparently the money for Dempsey was still available to be used elsewhere then or in the next window.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Tuscans on January 15, 2018, 11:33:07 AM
Back at Stoke
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: Dave Javu on January 15, 2018, 11:37:24 AM
It's not often that I feel sympathy for Stoke City.

My thoughts are with them at this very sad time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: andyh on January 15, 2018, 11:47:48 AM
Fucking hell!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 15, 2018, 11:54:12 AM
Some things transcend mere football rivalries, and it is in that spirit that I think we should all spare a prayer for our friends in the Potteries on what is undoubtedly a very sad day for them.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert talks about Villa again
Post by: rob_bridge on January 15, 2018, 11:56:56 AM
Some things transcend mere football rivalries, and it is in that spirit that I think we should all spare a prayer for our friends in the Potteries on what is undoubtedly a very sad day for them.

I have to agree - I don't wish him on the Stokies. Fuck me they'd be better off with Big Eck, who despite being an equally useless manage, had the saving grace of being a decent bloke.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Bren'd on January 15, 2018, 12:14:23 PM
Paul Lambert must wake up in the morning and scratch his head in sheer disbelief that somehow he's still involved in football management. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: SamTheMouse on January 15, 2018, 12:17:31 PM
Presumably Coates was passed a list of available managers and plumped for the only one he'd heard of. There's no other explanation.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Richard E on January 15, 2018, 12:21:36 PM
Can you imagine supporting a club that had been managed by Tony Pulis AND TSM II? You'd be slashing your wrists, if all the blood hadn't already drained out of your eyes from watching the football.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Villan For Life on January 15, 2018, 12:22:16 PM
Presumably Coates was passed a list of available managers and plumped for the only one he'd heard of. There's no other explanation.

He's still their 4th choice by the look of things. A ringing endorsement.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: auntiesledd on January 15, 2018, 12:26:56 PM
Presumably Coates was passed a list of available managers and plumped for the only one he'd heard of. There's no other explanation.

Coats was apparently 'impressed' with Mumbles's knowledge of the Stoke squad & his ideas in order to get them out of their battle against relegation! Mind you, I did hear that on Talkshite...   :o
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Dave on January 15, 2018, 12:29:00 PM
Two and a half year contract. That'll top up his pension fund nicely when he gets fired next year.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: JUAN PABLO on January 15, 2018, 12:29:15 PM
damn wanted Rowett there

Derby to go up and Stoke to come down now
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on January 15, 2018, 12:31:46 PM
Apparently Pardew was Albion's 8th choice manager.

I wonder how far down Stoke's initial list of managers Lambert was?

Mind bogglingly lazy appointment. And none of this contract til the end of the season stuff, the lucky chancer gets a 2.5 year deal!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: OzVilla on January 15, 2018, 12:33:27 PM
That's two pieces of quite shocking news so far today. One being the sad passing of Cyrille and the other that there's someone out there stupid enough to employ this numpty to manage a football team. 

Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: tomd2103 on January 15, 2018, 12:41:58 PM
Apparently Pardew was Albion's 8th choice manager.

I wonder how far down Stoke's initial list of managers Lambert was?

Mind bogglingly lazy appointment. And none of this contract til the end of the season stuff, the lucky chancer gets a 2.5 year deal!

Probably sold himself as someone who could keep a team in the top flight after his time with us.  The fact that he was a major contributing factor to us being in relegation trouble in the first place has obviously been ignored.

Not that I am bothered about Stoke in the slightest, but that is an awful appointment.   
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 15, 2018, 12:44:09 PM
I'd be disappointed if I found out that Alan Pardew's interview didn't cover monkey tennis.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Gareth on January 15, 2018, 12:47:17 PM
Bizarre decision by Stoke but he did give Gabby a 4yr contract so we live in hope on deadline day that he comes back for him :-)

Problem for me with Lambert was that he flip flopped his philosophies so often it was hard to keep up - young & hungry, old & knackered then we started that farcical pass the ball around at back to get possession stats up :-) - from what I remember if his Norwich team they had a way of playing that they stuck to, if he follows that way again he has a chance if he tries being clever again they’ll be in the Championship by May
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: IFWaters on January 15, 2018, 12:48:52 PM
I like the bit in the club statement where the chairman says he does well in stable clubs with local ownership. AHA! Neatly sidesteps his record managing us then ...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: aj2k77 on January 15, 2018, 12:49:13 PM
Stoke have voluntarily resigned from the Premier League.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: aj2k77 on January 15, 2018, 12:51:29 PM
I like the bit in the club statement where the chairman says he does well in stable clubs with local ownership. AHA! Neatly sidesteps his record managing us then ...

And Blackburn
And Wolves

Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Rudy65 on January 15, 2018, 12:52:38 PM
Apparently Pardew was Albion's 8th choice manager.

I wonder how far down Stoke's initial list of managers Lambert was?

Mind bogglingly lazy appointment. And none of this contract til the end of the season stuff, the lucky chancer gets a 2.5 year deal!

I'm sure there will be a relegation clause

There has been some recent appointments of the normal old school manager, Pulis, Moyes, Allardyce, Pardew etc but at least they have reasonable and recent track records. PL doesn't. Stoke are doomed
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: john e on January 15, 2018, 12:54:07 PM
that 'could do a job' old boys network is incredibly powerful

Pardew, Moyes, Allardyce, Lambert, Pulis, yours truly, it must be some sort of Masons secret society all in gamefull employment most of them in thepremiership it's just a matter of time before they sort out jobs for Mcliesh and Mclaren
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: passport1 on January 15, 2018, 12:58:41 PM
It's not often that I feel sympathy for Stoke City.

My thoughts are with them at this very sad time.


May their god go with them.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mattjpa on January 15, 2018, 01:01:07 PM
There are few managers who can go into a club headed for a crash on the rocks and turn it round. From the evidence displayed at Villa, Blackburn and Wolves, Paul Lambert is most definitely not one of them. thats not to say at the right club in the right situation he couldnt be a very capable manager, but this decision really makes the mind boggle.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Mossie Hennebry on January 15, 2018, 01:03:09 PM
Will he be in place by tonight? If so, you will get 16/1 on new manager bounce. I'll put the house on it.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Jimbo on January 15, 2018, 01:09:20 PM
My condolences to Stoke.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: wittonwarrior on January 15, 2018, 01:14:10 PM
They must be regretting getting of hughes
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Mister E on January 15, 2018, 01:16:29 PM
Wow.
Is all.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 15, 2018, 01:17:01 PM
I’m literally floored by this. I didn’t see him getting another job in the Championship let alone a PL club. Since us he has maintained and built upon his record of abject failure yet somehow he has convinced a PL board that he is the man to keep them in the league! I can only think he held them all at gunpoint until everything was signed. Wow. Enjoy life in he lower leagues Stoke fans...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: phantom limb on January 15, 2018, 01:18:54 PM
How on earth does he keep getting employed?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: The Moose on January 15, 2018, 01:32:27 PM
Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable.
Hughes Out doesn't seem too clever now.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Des Little on January 15, 2018, 01:47:45 PM
They must be fucking insane.  They're down.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 15, 2018, 02:08:05 PM
Quote
Aye, I mean, wi'd love to stay up, obvisly, bit ya need ta have a realism also... have heard th'word 'doomed' bin batted around... probly will nae be far off. A'll do best a can wi' what I'm gen. We'll need luck.

Press conference. Probably.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 15, 2018, 02:09:20 PM
Just wait until he starts trotting out “we go again”. Stoke fans will know then that they are well and truly fucked.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: eamonn on January 15, 2018, 02:14:51 PM
I wonder what he'll make of being reunited with Stephen Ireland? Actually, I can't remember if their time coincided much at Villa.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: tomd2103 on January 15, 2018, 02:21:10 PM
Just wait until he starts trotting out “we go again”. Stoke fans will know then that they are well and truly fucked.

Or when "I thought we did well" starts appearing after yet another defeat and the kind of football that makes your eyes bleed.  If I were the hierarchy at Stoke, I would ban him from going to Dortmund, because whenever he came back from there he seemed to have discovered a new way of making us worse.   
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Lastfootstamper on January 15, 2018, 02:24:40 PM
I wonder what he'll make of being reunited with Stephen Ireland? Actually, I can't remember if their time coincided much at Villa.

One word. Bradford.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 15, 2018, 02:34:50 PM
Just wait until he starts trotting out “we go again”. Stoke fans will know then that they are well and truly fucked.

Or when "I thought we did well" starts appearing after yet another defeat and the kind of football that makes your eyes bleed.  If I were the hierarchy at Stoke, I would ban him from going to Dortmund, because whenever he came back from there he seemed to have discovered a new way of making us worse.   

"I thought we were brilliant. I couldn't have asked them for more out there".
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 15, 2018, 02:36:50 PM
Just wait until he starts trotting out “we go again”. Stoke fans will know then that they are well and truly fucked.

Or when "I thought we did well" starts appearing after yet another defeat and the kind of football that makes your eyes bleed.  If I were the hierarchy at Stoke, I would ban him from going to Dortmund, because whenever he came back from there he seemed to have discovered a new way of making us worse.   

worse "I thought we were excellent" after a 4-0 defeat to Swansea at home, the fourth loss in a row. Stoke fans won't have seen their side pass sideways and backwards as much in their lifetimes. Oh and there will be plenty of late goal disasters to look forward to as well.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 15, 2018, 02:38:13 PM
(http://www.offthepost.info/wp-content/uploads/paul-lambert-650x462.png)

Stoke hire tramp
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 15, 2018, 02:42:12 PM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/01/19/article-0-1AC60AC500000578-459_634x412.jpg)

And get used to this look too. Seen after 4 or 5 minutes of the start of a game and very likely after goals 7 and 8 go in. And most certainly seen after one of many guaranteed late goals ending in crushing defeat.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: olaftab on January 15, 2018, 02:42:33 PM
Oh lucky man!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: shirley_villan on January 15, 2018, 02:44:11 PM
So why do you think you’ll keep Stoke up, Paul?

‘I just do.’
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: ChicagoLion on January 15, 2018, 02:48:02 PM
The only profession where abject failure is rewarded.

“I thought we were excellent”

Sums the bloke up.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: olaftab on January 15, 2018, 02:48:32 PM
He kept us and Norwich in the Premier League. Never been relegated so Stoke can prepare for PL football again next season ???
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: passport1 on January 15, 2018, 02:51:07 PM
They will also have the pleasure of discovering latest addition to the bomb squad as the season progresses
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: berneboy on January 15, 2018, 02:53:15 PM
I wish him well. He seems a decent chap.
But it will end badly.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Bren'd on January 15, 2018, 02:55:44 PM
I think to put an end to the amount of goals Stoke are leaking he should start with his keeping possession in their own half tactic, that should get a raucous rendition of 'Delilah' starting up on the terraces.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: LukeJames on January 15, 2018, 03:09:09 PM
I'll always remember him as the Manager that decided the way forward, was to go backwards from a goal kick.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: ChicagoLion on January 15, 2018, 03:10:08 PM
I wish him well. He seems a complete twat.
But it will end badly.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: brian green on January 15, 2018, 03:21:34 PM
Is he taking the rest of the Three Stooges, Karsa and Culverhouse with him?  If he is the buses in Stoke will all be out of service with Stoke fans giblets round their front wheels.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: brian green on January 15, 2018, 03:26:36 PM
I will always remember him as the person who pushed us on to the glacier where our descent began when he bragged that his lowering of our expectations was a great achievement.  The intellectual equivalent of the backwards goal kick.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: IAmTheOneIanOlney on January 15, 2018, 03:30:07 PM
They must be fucking insane.  They're down.
You'd think so, but much the same was said about Moyes and West Ham and he's doing well there. I've given up trying to predict football with any accuracy. Therefore I think Lambert will guide Stoke to a Europa League spot this season, then they'll the win the league the next year.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: ChicagoLion on January 15, 2018, 03:33:48 PM
I will always remember him as the person who pushed us on to the glacier where our descent began when he bragged that his lowering of our expectations was a great achievement.  The intellectual equivalent of the backwards goal kick.
Completely agree, One of the architects of our demise.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mallo on January 15, 2018, 03:40:12 PM
Wow - of all the people to choose! I really can't see it ending anywhere else than the Championship, but if he at least goes on the attack he might, just might survive. Otherwise they've just walked up to the filing cabinet labelled lunacy, opened the top drawer and picked out the top file labelled 'We go again'.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Matt C on January 15, 2018, 04:07:21 PM
What is the obsession with recycling the same old group of washed up British managers?

Bet Stephen Ireland is delighted.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on January 15, 2018, 05:33:08 PM
I bet Stephen Ireland gave up giving a toss a long time ago, in favour of monitoring his bank balance.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: cheltenhamlion on January 15, 2018, 05:49:39 PM
The architect of the backwards goal kick. What a time to be alive if you are a Clayhead.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: clash city rocker on January 15, 2018, 06:14:15 PM
If we can get promoted we won't have a trip to stoke next season then.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: CT on January 15, 2018, 06:16:50 PM
I'm amazed they've gone for him.

Blimey, their fans are in for some fun.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: cheltenhamlion on January 15, 2018, 06:24:37 PM
I'm amazed they've gone for him.

Blimey, their fans are in for some fun.

We have a couple at work. They are unimpressed.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Bren'd on January 15, 2018, 06:36:45 PM
I'm amazed they've gone for him.

Blimey, their fans are in for some fun.

We have a couple at work. They are unimpressed.

You should tell them to hold onto that ‘coz it will be replaced by frustration, disbelief and ultimately despair.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ad@m on January 15, 2018, 06:38:45 PM
Never ones to miss a PR opportunity, Paddy Power have paid out on Stoke getting relegated!!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ad@m on January 15, 2018, 06:44:22 PM
Oh and if you want a chuckle go and have a look at the Oatcake message board for a healthy mixture of complete despair interspersed with some golden threads trying to look for the positives, such as him being '2011 Championship manager of the season'!!!

Oh and one Stoke fan has declared that they're Lambert's 'biggest club by miles'.... :o
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on January 15, 2018, 06:46:09 PM
"Massive club Stoke, massive."  ;D
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: NorthYvillan on January 15, 2018, 06:46:38 PM
Hahahahahaha ....................
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Richard E on January 15, 2018, 06:50:29 PM
Ringing endorsement from a vox pop on Midlands Today this evening - ‘He’s not that terrible.’
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 15, 2018, 07:22:45 PM
Oh and if you want a chuckle go and have a look at the Oatcake message board for a healthy mixture of complete despair interspersed with some golden threads trying to look for the positives, such as him being '2011 Championship manager of the season'!!!

Oh and one Stoke fan has declared that they're Lambert's 'biggest club by miles'.... :o

Haha Ad@m I did earlier. It's in full meltdown and the optimists on there make some of us look like right miserable bastards when the ship started to sink under Lerner. There is some serious turd polishing going on, with the vast majority booking tickets to Barnsley and Millwall as we speak.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Richard E on January 15, 2018, 07:32:45 PM
Oh and if you want a chuckle go and have a look at the Oatcake message board for a healthy mixture of complete despair interspersed with some golden threads trying to look for the positives, such as him being '2011 Championship manager of the season'!!!

Oh and one Stoke fan has declared that they're Lambert's 'biggest club by miles'.... :o

Norwich, Villa, Wolves and Blackburn have all won trophies more recently than Stoke, but yeah, apart from that they’re his biggest club by miles...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: erniemagoo on January 15, 2018, 07:37:21 PM
Has he sold his house in Brum yet?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: erniemagoo on January 15, 2018, 07:41:02 PM
I watched Spurs demolish Everton on Saturday and Sam Alladyce looks as bad as Paul Lambert at anything to do with football even to the point of not being sure if his 25million striker from Turkey is an good!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: olaftab on January 15, 2018, 08:39:49 PM
Manager sitting in the stand bounce? No Stoke 2-0 down now.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on January 15, 2018, 08:42:45 PM
As the Premier League goes though, they have a really soft next 6 fixtures.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: ozzjim on January 15, 2018, 08:44:43 PM
I thought this morning when MON turned them down, I wonder if Lambert will be declaring his interest in desperation. I did not think they would be that desperate that quickly. Surely there are still much better options out there. Monk looks a marginally better bet. Hell I'd have taken a shot at a week preferming championship manager over Lambert.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Pete3206 on January 15, 2018, 08:59:58 PM
Stoke's relegation, signed, sealed and delivered.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ad@m on January 15, 2018, 09:53:29 PM
Appreciate he wasn't in charge for tonight's 3-0 thumping but what's the betting he tells everyone he thought Stoke were "excellent"?!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mrfuse on January 15, 2018, 09:54:20 PM
Stoke's relegation, signed, sealed and delivered.

Yep I'll put my money on that. Surely Hughes was a better option than Lambert.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on January 15, 2018, 09:56:02 PM
http://www.stokecityfc.com/news/welcome-paul

This is comedy gold.

Quote
"“He’s a man who backed himself as a player, none more so than when he turned down contract offers in Scotland to go on trial in the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, and it’s obvious he adopts the same approach as a manager.”
 
John Coates added: “Paul has been successful in management at clubs with a strong and stable background and with local ownership – the kind of foundation we are able to give to our managers."

What does that even mean???

Also this beauty.

Quote
"However, arguably his greatest managerial achievement was keeping Aston Villa in the Premier League against all expectations in difficult circumstances."

Where to begin? :)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: eamonn on January 15, 2018, 11:24:27 PM
Whose expectations, exactly?  The guy has rewritten our recent history for his own end and we can't stop him  :(
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 16, 2018, 08:16:43 AM
Strong and stable!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: auntiesledd on January 16, 2018, 08:38:39 AM

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03039/doomed_3039230b.jpg)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 16, 2018, 08:47:29 AM
Radio Stoke just had a Norwich supporter on who said what a great manager he was and how he kept us up, which I fear we might hear a lot of from now on. Luckily they had a Villa fan to add sense to the proceedings.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ads on January 16, 2018, 08:57:22 AM
Oh and if you want a chuckle go and have a look at the Oatcake message board for a healthy mixture of complete despair interspersed with some golden threads trying to look for the positives, such as him being '2011 Championship manager of the season'!!!

Oh and one Stoke fan has declared that they're Lambert's 'biggest club by miles'.... :o

I love others despairing for once. Do you have a link?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Lastfootstamper on January 16, 2018, 09:08:33 AM
Oh and if you want a chuckle go and have a look at the Oatcake message board for a healthy mixture of complete despair interspersed with some golden threads trying to look for the positives, such as him being '2011 Championship manager of the season'!!!

Oh and one Stoke fan has declared that they're Lambert's 'biggest club by miles'.... :o

I love others despairing for once. Do you have a link?

the oatcake (http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/board/2/stoke-city-fc#) but blimey, they seem to start a lot of threads. You might have to dig down a bit deep to find things from as far back as yesterday. The POSITIVE THREAD has gone from the front page already.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: brian green on January 16, 2018, 09:14:32 AM
If you exclude Black, for reasons too well known to be regurgitated,  from the list of post SGT managers, Lambert is the worst.  Every other one had a scrap of mitigation - MON's league positions, McLeish being a decent man, Sherwood's cup semi final, Garde's shabby treatment by the board, RDM probably getting the bullet too early, Bruce for scrambling Bruce-like.  But Lambert has absolutely nothing to commend him.  Dour, incoherent, charmless, unimaginative, prone at all times to re write reality but most of all becoming the poster boy for reduced expectations.

I lived through Bingo Billy, Graham Turner,  Dr Venglos, DOL and KMac but I regard Paul Lambert as the worst Villa manager in my time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Dave P on January 16, 2018, 09:19:19 AM
Oh and if you want a chuckle go and have a look at the Oatcake message board for a healthy mixture of complete despair interspersed with some golden threads trying to look for the positives, such as him being '2011 Championship manager of the season'!!!

Oh and one Stoke fan has declared that they're Lambert's 'biggest club by miles'.... :o

I love others despairing for once. Do you have a link?

the oatcake (http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/board/2/stoke-city-fc#) but blimey, they seem to start a lot of threads. You might have to dig down a bit deep to find things from as far back as yesterday. The POSITIVE THREAD has gone from the front page already.

Blimey, that site made my eyes bleed!  The general vibe from Stoke fans are "at least he wanted it" or "at least he applied".  That's desperation to a new level.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on January 16, 2018, 09:20:54 AM
If you exclude Black, for reasons too well known to be regurgitated,  from the list of post SGT managers, Lambert is the worst.  Every other one had a scrap of mitigation - MON's league positions, McLeish being a decent man, Sherwood's cup semi final, Garde's shabby treatment by the board, RDM probably getting the bullet too early, Bruce for scrambling Bruce-like.  But Lambert has absolutely nothing to commend him.  Dour, incoherent, charmless, unimaginative, prone at all times to re write reality but most of all becoming the poster boy for reduced expectations.

I lived through Bingo Billy, Graham Turner,  Dr Venglos, DOL and KMac but I regard Paul Lambert as the worst Villa manager in my time.

Spot on. Just remembering the sense of euphoria and pure relief amongst all of us Villa fans when Lambert was finally sacked (even more so than when McLeish was sacked) tells you all you need to know. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: stuart445 on January 16, 2018, 09:31:07 AM
Presumably Coates was passed a list of available managers and plumped for the only one he'd heard of. There's no other explanation.

The only other explanation is that everyone else has turned them down
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 16, 2018, 09:33:44 AM
Sounds like they hamstrung themselves by insisting on "Premier League experience".
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Drummond on January 16, 2018, 12:06:03 PM
I'm amazed they've gone for him.

Blimey, their fans are in for some fun.

We have a couple at work. They are unimpressed.

You should tell them to hold onto that ‘coz it will be replaced by frustration, disbelief and ultimately despair.

*Like*
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Meanwood Villa on January 16, 2018, 12:11:14 PM
He was awful and is on a par with DOL as my most disliked Villa manager. Perhaps the only thing you can say for him is that he didn't actually take us down, this might be what Stoke are foucssing on.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: ChicagoLion on January 16, 2018, 12:55:27 PM
If you exclude Black, for reasons too well known to be regurgitated,  from the list of post SGT managers, Lambert is the worst.  Every other one had a scrap of mitigation - MON's league positions, McLeish being a decent man, Sherwood's cup semi final, Garde's shabby treatment by the board, RDM probably getting the bullet too early, Bruce for scrambling Bruce-like.  But Lambert has absolutely nothing to commend him.  Dour, incoherent, charmless, unimaginative, prone at all times to re write reality but most of all becoming the poster boy for reduced expectations.

I lived through Bingo Billy, Graham Turner,  Dr Venglos, DOL and KMac but I regard Paul Lambert as the worst Villa manager in my time.
Well said, an absolute charlatan.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: SashasGrandad on January 16, 2018, 01:00:37 PM
Watching the goals from last night - was that Ireland on the field doing his usual old tricks - he was the closest to one of the scorers but instead of making a challenge just stood there watching.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Villa in Denmark on January 16, 2018, 01:19:12 PM
Watching the goals from last night - was that Ireland on the field doing his usual old tricks - he was the closest to one of the scorers but instead of making a challenge just stood there watching.

Sure was.

Stephen "chocolate teapot" Ireland in all his glory.

Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: The Moose on January 16, 2018, 01:58:58 PM
Brian, you sum up my feelings about Lambert perfectly.
Never his fault, never to blame for anything. The worst by far.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ads on January 16, 2018, 02:14:22 PM
He was manager at a very difficult time, no question. Whoever was in charge would have found themselves hugely frustrated by what we now know was crumbling and decaying at an alarming half life behind the scenes leading to out eventual meltdown.

My biggest criticism is that he lacked principle. That might sound odd from an arch pragmatist, but his unwillingness to stick to his beliefs turned him into a coward.

The result was we lost any semblance of a plan after the first few games of his second season (a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea where we outplayed them and Terry handled it in the build up to the winner and Ivanovich ought to have walked). We played some mindnumbingly woeful stuff.

We made up the numbers and nothing else. You could stomach it a bit if we'd flown at games like we did from February 2013 on and just came up short, but we hid.

It's a myth that he had no money to spend. It's true that we couldn't compete with wages owing to the gross mismanagement that had gone on for 5 years before he came, but we spent a lot of money far too thin. The spine was weak throughout and we relied entirely on Benteke.

He was a poor manager who was out of is depth.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: paul_e on January 16, 2018, 02:23:19 PM
I agree with that, that summer we need 2-3 players in the £5-8m bracket instead we got a load of players that looked out of their depth, I'll forgive him for Okore because I think that was a good signing and we were unlucky with injuries but everyone else he signed that summer was a gamble that back fired.  We needed a left back, cover for the 2 wide forwards and another big unit in midfield to push Westwood and Sylla.  Then if we had anything left cover for Benteke.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Villa Lew on January 16, 2018, 02:26:15 PM
I was surprised to hear the Stoke fans chanting his name last night, it'll probably the only match they do.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: john e on January 16, 2018, 04:10:21 PM
If you exclude Black, for reasons too well known to be regurgitated,  from the list of post SGT managers, Lambert is the worst.  Every other one had a scrap of mitigation - MON's league positions, McLeish being a decent man, Sherwood's cup semi final, Garde's shabby treatment by the board, RDM probably getting the bullet too early, Bruce for scrambling Bruce-like.  But Lambert has absolutely nothing to commend him.  Dour, incoherent, charmless, unimaginative, prone at all times to re write reality but most of all becoming the poster boy for reduced expectations.

I lived through Bingo Billy, Graham Turner,  Dr Venglos, DOL and KMac but I regard Paul Lambert as the worst Villa manager in my time.

there’s not a lot in it though Brian with any of them
what a sorry bunch we have had to suffer over the years
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 16, 2018, 07:15:36 PM
My biggest gripe with Lambert was when he banged on about how he was begging for Lerner to sack him, neglecting to mention that during the period of time he was referencing he signed a new deal.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: brian green on January 16, 2018, 07:21:58 PM
Agree John e it really is a football black museum of management.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Nev on January 16, 2018, 07:36:30 PM
"Did a great job at Villa".
Some bozo on 5Live.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 16, 2018, 07:38:55 PM
"Did a great job at Villa".
Some bozo on 5Live.

"under the circumstances"

Because whether stated or not he will have worked the media channels to convince them all of how bad it was with us, and how none of it was his fault, just that crazy omni-present nutty ghost Randy Lerner.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: brian green on January 16, 2018, 08:42:00 PM
And the fickle/hysterical (delete as appropriate) fans.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Richard E on January 16, 2018, 08:46:22 PM
"Did a great job at Villa".
Some bozo on 5Live.

Begs the question as to what he would have had to do for them to consider he'd done a bad job at Villa!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Matt C on January 17, 2018, 06:35:53 AM
Staggered he’s got another Premier League job.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Deano's Mullet on January 17, 2018, 07:28:11 AM
"Did a great job at Villa".
Some bozo on 5Live.

Begs the question as to what he would have had to do for them to consider he'd done a bad job at Villa!


29% win rate I think it was
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: TheMalandro on January 17, 2018, 08:54:46 AM
Three years ago today.

(http://thumb.ibb.co/c1HfNR/FB_IMG_1516179097317.jpg) (http://ibb.co/c1HfNR)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: TheMalandro on January 17, 2018, 08:56:52 AM
He managed another month in charge, we went ten league games without a win.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Damo70 on January 17, 2018, 09:01:00 AM
"Did a great job at Villa".
Some bozo on 5Live.

Begs the question as to what he would have had to do for them to consider he'd done a bad job at Villa!


29% win rate I think it was


The fact we didn't get relegated under him (I specifically use that phrase as opposed to saying he kept us up) but finished rock bottom  not long after he left portrays him in a better light than he deserves. To most casual football fans he is the bloke that kept us up in a heroic Big Sam style.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Holte132 on January 17, 2018, 10:58:14 AM
In today's newspaper Lambert says 'It's people's perceptions that I didn't do a good job at Aston Villa, but I think Villa were only ever once in the bottom three and that was towards the end.'  Seems to me that he doesn't realise that by saying that, he is confirming what a bad job he did with us!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Drummond on January 17, 2018, 11:04:05 AM
Let's face it, that time is one we want to forget. He was shite, the owner was shite, the board was shite and so were the players.

He should never have lasted as long as he did and given all the shit excuses he did either. Wanker.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: remy on January 17, 2018, 11:58:28 AM
When a bird hovers over Villa Park and drops shit on the pitch, this is an adequate metaphor for Lamberks reign and his managerial spoof act.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: FranzBiberkopf on January 17, 2018, 12:18:02 PM
I will use the horror show of his time at VP as the textbook example to my kids of "be careful what you wish for".
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Lastfootstamper on January 17, 2018, 12:23:42 PM
"Did a great job at Villa".
Some bozo on 5Live.

Begs the question as to what he would have had to do for them to consider he'd done a bad job at Villa!


29% win rate I think it was

Someone on the Oatcake has crunched some numbers, and reckons that if he can maintain that win rate, it should be just enough to keep them up.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Damo70 on January 17, 2018, 12:39:58 PM
He has just spoken to Jim White on Talksport. "I'm used to being successful Jim. I've won the European Cup". Setting aside he should have said Champions League and not European Cup, that was as a player. A more relevant fact would have been if he had pointed out his managerial honours are a grand total of two promotions in thirteen years of management.

Maybe Stoke should have gone for their former keeper Peter Shilton. He won two European Cups.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on January 17, 2018, 01:41:07 PM

The fact we didn't get relegated under him (I specifically use that phrase as opposed to saying he kept us up) but finished rock bottom  not long after he left portrays him in a better light than he deserves. To most casual football fans he is the bloke that kept us up in a heroic Big Sam style.

That's exactly how I see it. People equate Lambert leaving Villa with us getting relegated when in fact Lambert simply got lucky with Benteke (who was responsible for us staying up much more than Lambert was).

He might enjoy a dead cat bounce at Stoke but it won't last long. I hate Sparky but he's a better manager than Lambert
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ads on January 17, 2018, 01:44:07 PM
Anybody who went to Hull would have known, without a shadow of a doubt that we were cooked and done that season.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Villa in Denmark on January 17, 2018, 02:16:03 PM
Anybody who went to Hull would have known, without a shadow of a doubt that we were cooked and done that season.

I watched on the box. I could see it, the Danish commentators could see it. We were royally f¤%ked and no mistake.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mr underhill on January 17, 2018, 03:45:39 PM
You realize how barmy football is when Lambert gets offered a gig as a PL manager .
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: paul richard on January 17, 2018, 03:49:18 PM
Rab C Mumble to Stoke? Staggering, simply staggering.  What on earth are they thinking?  All that talk about doing a good job at Villa, keeping us up etc etc is re-writing history.  Remember Christmas 2012? We lost 15-0. Remember Bradford, Millwall, Orient, Blades? Cup humiliations one and all.  Remember getting to January having scored 12 goals all season?  Remember Tonev, Kozak, Senderos, Sylla etc etc?  Remember giving Gabby a 4 yr contract in 2014?? I'll give him Benteke, but that's it.  Lerner notwithstanding, Lambert was a dreadful manager for Aston Villa.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: john e on January 17, 2018, 07:18:21 PM
You realize how barmy football is when Lambert gets offered a gig as a PL manager .

2 and a half year contract to boot
one massive gravy train which doesn't look like stopping
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ad@m on January 17, 2018, 07:26:56 PM
Rab C Mumble to Stoke? Staggering, simply staggering.  What on earth are they thinking?  All that talk about doing a good job at Villa, keeping us up etc etc is re-writing history.  Remember Christmas 2012? We lost 15-0. Remember Bradford, Millwall, Orient, Blades? Cup humiliations one and all.  Remember getting to January having scored 12 goals all season?  Remember Tonev, Kozak, Senderos, Sylla etc etc?  Remember giving Gabby a 4 yr contract in 2014?? I'll give him Benteke, but that's it.  Lerner notwithstanding, Lambert was a dreadful manager for Aston Villa.

This, with spades on.

He must have more Villa records than any other manager, all bad.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: The Moose on January 17, 2018, 08:40:54 PM
Mr Mumbles starts with two home games - Huddersfield and Watford. Two defeats should set the "we go again" bandwagon rolling!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Diablo on January 20, 2018, 01:42:25 PM
"Never in a million years" did Lambert expect Stoke job http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42753342
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 20, 2018, 01:44:21 PM
"Never in a million years" did Lambert expect Stoke job http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42753342


Paul, neither did most people in the Western Hemisphere
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: rob_bridge on January 20, 2018, 01:48:40 PM
Someone else's problem now. Limited sympathy for Stokies
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Villa in Denmark on January 20, 2018, 02:11:09 PM
Someone else's problem now. Limited sympathy for Stokies

Correct answer. Him / Stoke as part of a triple stripey relegation pack with the boggies and toon would be just triffic.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Mossie Hennebry on January 20, 2018, 04:30:54 PM
They've got new manager bounce. 2-0 now
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Nastylee on January 20, 2018, 05:22:42 PM
I can see him keeping them up. The bottom half of the Prem looks pretty shit tbh.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Sexual Ealing on January 20, 2018, 05:30:42 PM
It is possible that he’s a decent manager, but needs a stable working environment, which he hasn’t had since Norwich.

Full disclosure: I was one of his very last defenders on here. Wasn’t going to many games at the time!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: garyshawsknee on January 20, 2018, 05:35:33 PM
I can see him keeping them up. The bottom half of the Prem looks pretty shit tbh.

That could be the key, Swansea are doomed, Brighton and Huddersfield are in free fall.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: nodge on January 20, 2018, 10:16:38 PM
Apparently they were outstanding today according to him. Which we all know means they were average as f**k. Can't stand listening to his bullshit, I'd rather they went down than Smethwick now.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: OzVilla on January 20, 2018, 10:26:53 PM
Apparently they were outstanding today according to him. Which we all know means they were average as f**k. Can't stand listening to his bullshit, I'd rather they went down than Smethwick now.

Agreed, everything he says on the game goes in one ear and out the other such is his Trump-like tendency for bullshit. Them, Smethwick and West Ham would be my choices (presuming we go up).
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 20, 2018, 10:34:35 PM
Let’s not get carried away they were home to Huddersfield let’s see how he’s getting on in four games time when he will back at his ‘defend the indefensible’ best.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Percy McCarthy on January 21, 2018, 06:01:21 AM
Apparently they were outstanding today according to him. Which we all know means they were average as f**k. Can't stand listening to his bullshit, I'd rather they went down than Smethwick now.

Let’s not go mad.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: saunders_heroes on January 21, 2018, 11:08:15 AM
Apparently they were outstanding today according to him. Which we all know means they were average as f**k. Can't stand listening to his bullshit, I'd rather they went down than Smethwick now.

Let’s not go mad.

Exactly. It’ll be a sweet day when the Boggies go down.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: nodge on January 21, 2018, 01:23:16 PM
Yeah I've calmed down now, just listening to his post match interview brought all the bad memories flooding back. Telling players they were excellent or outstanding when they played just okay results in pictures like the one Weimann tweeted on the team bus saying "job done" when we'd just managed to stay up because there were three shitter teams than us.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: CT on January 21, 2018, 01:29:30 PM
A Stoke fan sent in a video to that BT Sport programme after the game.

He said "We've got Paul Lambert, what a breath of fresh air that was".

Give it time my friend, give it time.....
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mr underhill on January 21, 2018, 02:34:08 PM
good to see Paul's lexicon of football cliches is still to hand, but I'm sue we won't have to wait too long for my all time favorite - 'we go again'
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 07, 2018, 09:45:17 PM
Paul Lambert has admitted he was ‘relieved’ to be sacked as Aston Villa boss

The claret and blues dismissed the Scot with three months of the 2014/15 campaign remaining as they stared relegation in the face, only to be saved for a season by Tim Sherwood.


Lambert worked on a tight budget and with the pressure of disinterested former chairman Randy Lerner pulling the plug on high-profile signings when investment in the squad was needed.

The owner’s absence and lack of communication added further strain onto Lambert who told the Telegraph how much it started to wear him down.

“I look back at some of the photos of me from my time at Aston Villa and I don’t recognise myself,” he said.

“I don’t look healthy and had put on a lot of weight.

The actual pressure of it was incredible, so, in the end, it was a big relief to leave.”


"I met Walter Smith at a League Managers’ Association thing shortly after I left, he asked me how I felt getting the sack. Absolutely delighted, I said.

He said he was the same at Everton. You know it’s coming, it’s just a matter of when.

“I loved Villa, but in hindsight did I over-protect them?

“Yeah, I probably did. I offered to resign (in the summer before his sacking) but they talked me out of it.

“The club was up for sale and the money was going. Maybe if I’d left then and not got sacked my reputation could have been better.”

So does he believe he can keep the Potters in the Premier League and how is he enjoying his new role?


“I’ve never known the league as tight as this. I’ll still be surprised if it goes to the wire. If it does, I hope we’re nowhere near it.

“But that churning in your stomach on the morning of a game, I’ve missed it.

“That adrenalin rush, I can’t help getting involved.”


Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ad@m on February 07, 2018, 09:46:02 PM
Paul Lambert has admitted he was ‘relieved’ to be sacked as Aston Villa boss

You weren't the only one Paul.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: LeeB on February 07, 2018, 10:21:09 PM
I'm sure it was a big relief to get sacked with compo, as opposed to doing the decent thing and stepped down.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: taylorsworkrate on February 07, 2018, 10:24:32 PM
I'm sure it was a big relief to get sacked with compo, as opposed to doing the decent thing and stepped down.

To be honest, If I was in his situation at that time, knowing that the end was imminent, there would be absolutely no way I would step down myself and just forfeit a considerable amount of money
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: brontebilly on February 07, 2018, 10:33:36 PM
I'm sure it was a big relief to get sacked with compo, as opposed to doing the decent thing and stepped down.

To be honest, If I was in his situation at that time, knowing that the end was imminent, there would be absolutely no way I would step down myself and just forfeit a considerable amount of money

Would you sign a new contract though like Lambert did? This is where his poor mouth tale starts to fall apart...

He was horribly advised to take that contract to be fair to him....scrabbling around to pick up the likes of Senderos, Joe Cole and Richardson on frees
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: LeeB on February 07, 2018, 10:40:29 PM
I'm sure it was a big relief to get sacked with compo, as opposed to doing the decent thing and stepped down.

To be honest, If I was in his situation at that time, knowing that the end was imminent, there would be absolutely no way I would step down myself and just forfeit a considerable amount of money

Would you sign a new contract though like Lambert did? This is where his poor mouth tale starts to fall apart...

He was horribly advised to take that contract to be fair to him....scrabbling around to pick up the likes of Senderos, Joe Cole and Richardson on frees

Correct.

This is what you get with the mammoth rise in wages for managers over the last 20 years, fuck pride and dignity when there's that kind of money at stake.

It also buys managers silence over dodgy goings on, much to the detriment of supporters.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 08, 2018, 01:42:47 PM
Having somewhat been in Lambert's position, if the company offers you a contract and both sides sign it, if they want to get rid of you then they should honour the terms within it. Both sides would have been fully aware of the terms and what each would be entitled to if one or the other party terminates the contract. Lambert was perfectly within his right to stick around and collect the money. The notion of him walking away makes no sense and pride/dignity mean nothing at all. In the end he has had 3 jobs since and amazingly somehow has found his way to manage a PL football club. So instead of walking away for nothing he got paid for being fired.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: paul_e on February 08, 2018, 02:34:15 PM
Having somewhat been in Lambert's position, if the company offers you a contract and both sides sign it, if they want to get rid of you then they should honour the terms within it. Both sides would have been fully aware of the terms and what each would be entitled to if one or the other party terminates the contract. Lambert was perfectly within his right to stick around and collect the money. The notion of him walking away makes no sense and pride/dignity mean nothing at all. In the end he has had 3 jobs since and amazingly somehow has found his way to manage a PL football club. So instead of walking away for nothing he got paid for being fired.

The problem is, if you take that view and stick around waiting for the inevitable then you look like a bit of a twat if you start telling people you'd been wanting to leave for 8months by the time it happened and acting like it was an impossible job and was killing you.  This isn't about having the dignity to walk, it's about having the sense to walk away with your money and keep your mouth shut.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 08, 2018, 02:41:06 PM
Having somewhat been in Lambert's position, if the company offers you a contract and both sides sign it, if they want to get rid of you then they should honour the terms within it. Both sides would have been fully aware of the terms and what each would be entitled to if one or the other party terminates the contract. Lambert was perfectly within his right to stick around and collect the money. The notion of him walking away makes no sense and pride/dignity mean nothing at all. In the end he has had 3 jobs since and amazingly somehow has found his way to manage a PL football club. So instead of walking away for nothing he got paid for being fired.

The problem is, if you take that view and stick around waiting for the inevitable then you look like a bit of a twat if you start telling people you'd been wanting to leave for 8months by the time it happened and acting like it was an impossible job and was killing you.  This isn't about having the dignity to walk, it's about having the sense to walk away with your money and keep your mouth shut.

Oh I've never not considered Lambert a massive, massive twat. He absolutely is and especially for those "I asked to be fired" type comments. I'm just pointing out despite everything he was offered a new deal. That's on the imbeciles running our club at the time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: paul_e on February 08, 2018, 02:45:45 PM
Oh I agree, and I think no one would have a problem with him taking the contract and the extra compensation that came with it, it's the whole "I asked to be fired, then signed a contract extension a few months later, even though the job was destroying me and impossible" that makes people think he's coming across so badly.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: curiousorange on February 08, 2018, 05:30:04 PM
He's like a divorcee forced to accept that the one for them didn't feel the same. No matter where he pitches up he has to talk about us.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Newby on February 08, 2018, 10:16:35 PM
He's a knob and not worth the effort of thought. Poor bloke having to spend all that compo. Shame.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Damo70 on February 09, 2018, 01:22:29 AM
He's like a divorcee forced to accept that the one for them didn't feel the same. No matter where he pitches up he has to talk about us.


Maybe if TSM and TSM II both stopped talking about us so much they could concentrate on tying to prove us wrong to get rid of them. But I'm not holding my breath.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Dave P on February 09, 2018, 05:49:01 AM
He's like a divorcee forced to accept that the one for them didn't feel the same. No matter where he pitches up he has to talk about us.


Maybe if TSM and TSM II both stopped talking about us so much they could concentrate on tying to prove us wrong to get rid of them. But I'm not holding my breath.

I have some sympathy for TSM 1 in that regard Damo70, as he is always asked about us.  He came in (very) difficult circumstances and was nothing more than dignified during and after in my opinion.

TSM II has an involuntary tick which makes him mention us in virtually every interview for no reason whatsoever. See also Tiny Penis when at WBA.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: ktvillan on February 09, 2018, 12:22:51 PM
Lambert did have a difficult job on limited resources, but he could have done it a lot better and been more honest about his own failings.  Which included signing a load of shit, or at best mediocre, players (Benteke being the exception), recruiting poor coaching staff, not having a proper scouting system and then coming out with great steaming piles of bullshit to try and excuse dreadful performances. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: AsTallAsLions on February 09, 2018, 03:28:29 PM
Lambert did have a difficult job on limited resources, but he could have done it a lot better and been more honest about his own failings.  Which included signing a load of shit, or at best mediocre, players (Benteke being the exception), recruiting poor coaching staff, not having a proper scouting system and then coming out with great steaming piles of bullshit to try and excuse dreadful performances. 

Ya cannae know wit was like. Five pound to spend, bomb squad knockin' down the door, Charles N'Zogbia's onesie fetish, Brad Guzan losing a hair for every goal conceded, Mr Lerner offering me three new contracts every day,
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Damo70 on February 09, 2018, 05:22:52 PM
I have to say that if Lambert or McLeish had each had the amount of time in charge that they both had combined i reckon McLeish would have won more games. Although I'm not a fan of either of them, Lambert did excellently at Norwich whilst McLeish did a good job under tough circumstances at Rangers when MON had more money to spend at Celticand did well as Scotland manager in an albeit very short period in charge. As for at Small Heath, it depends how you view winning a trophy and being relegated in the same season on the scale of 'success'.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: john e on February 09, 2018, 07:08:55 PM
I never wanted Mcliesh and like many others thought his appointment it was a big mistake

but for what it's worth I have a lot of respect for him now i have none for Lambert
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Bren'd on February 09, 2018, 08:26:49 PM
Get in.

Meant for the other games thread.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: eamonn on February 09, 2018, 10:35:42 PM
If what he says is true about having to have his arm twisted into not resigning even though he didn't believe he could do any better for the club, it takes a right clown (Fox?/Lerner) to convince him he can motivate a squad lacking in quality and that he should stay for as long as possible.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: RichardBatchelor on February 10, 2018, 09:39:50 PM
Today’s post match interview, following Stoke’s home draw with Brighton.

“Second half, I thought we were excellent, I really did.”
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: SoccerHQ on February 10, 2018, 09:59:25 PM
http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/276899/lambert

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: olaftab on February 10, 2018, 10:18:48 PM
Hmmmm....all sounds very familiar.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 10, 2018, 10:21:11 PM
Quote
Some Delilah said:
His post match interview was as far from the reality of what occurred as it was possible to be without taking some sort of hallucinatory substances!

Sips coffee. Nods head.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Gregorys Boy on February 11, 2018, 10:35:16 AM
Strange time in football where you either sign a very good manager or you reward someone for mediocrity see Pardrew, Roy etc...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: CT on February 11, 2018, 10:40:35 AM
Today’s post match interview, following Stoke’s home draw with Brighton.

“Second half, I thought we were excellent, I really did.”

I nearly spat my tea out when I saw that this morning. He's STILL saying it now.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 11, 2018, 11:02:12 AM
This is my favourite.

Our new manager talks great but he's a clueless fucking idiot who hasn't got a fucking clue about anything. He doesn't know where to turn for a solution to his and his teams ineptitude.

To top it all off he then proceeds to give the most laughable, deluded interview to the local radio station where he describes our performance as excellent, claims we have a really good team and then says he's disappointed by the break because we are in really good form.

Seriously? Just fuck off and take coates Jnr, scholes and cartwright with you. Useless fucking wankers the lot of them.

Read more: http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/276899/lambert?page=3#ixzz56nRAHZd7
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: CT on February 11, 2018, 11:20:31 AM
This is my favourite.

Our new manager talks great but he's a clueless fucking idiot who hasn't got a fucking clue about anything. He doesn't know where to turn for a solution to his and his teams ineptitude.

To top it all off he then proceeds to give the most laughable, deluded interview to the local radio station where he describes our performance as excellent, claims we have a really good team and then says he's disappointed by the break because we are in really good form.

Seriously? Just fuck off and take coates Jnr, scholes and cartwright with you. Useless fucking wankers the lot of them.

Read more: http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/276899/lambert?page=3#ixzz56nRAHZd7

My thoughts are with Stoke at this obviously difficult time. They'd better get used to it....
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: OzVilla on February 11, 2018, 11:33:30 AM
He's the epitome of the managerial charlatan. I'd thought he was shite for ages with us but the Karsa/Culverhouse fiasco made me realise he literally didn't have a fecking clue.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: JUAN PABLO on February 11, 2018, 11:49:47 AM
His radio interview had me reaching to smash the radio up.

He is seriously deluded.




haa haa I remember this well

Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: aj2k77 on March 13, 2018, 11:01:08 AM
Sorry to dig this name up but I watched Stoke last night (not out of choice) and although they can be forgiven for playing against possibly the best side in Europe they were they're usual Lamberty negative garbage. 3 of the first 5 threads on the Stoke forum are about how shit Lambert is and they want rid. He hasn't even got started yet, they haven't seen anything, wait until he unleashes the Goalkick backpass on them.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mr underhill on March 13, 2018, 11:58:18 AM
The worst is yet to come for the oatcakes - what a barmy appointment, expecting Lambert of all people to dig you out of the abyss. Quite simply one of the biggest wankpots in football - right up there with Eric Black.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: JUAN PABLO on March 13, 2018, 12:09:13 PM
1 win in 7  He is doing good
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mallo on March 13, 2018, 12:10:35 PM
It's only looking back on how much pain it all caused that I can now take *some* solace that we're at least on an upward trajectory (which could change dramatically should we not get promoted). He was a disgrace for us and left us in such a pile of s*it. The Stokies will be celebrating cornalties next...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: andyh on March 13, 2018, 12:18:32 PM
I'm surprised anyone can understand a word he says nowadays.
He just sounds like a permanently pissed Rab.C Nesbitt (who was permanently pissed)     
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Chris Jameson on March 13, 2018, 12:45:04 PM
When he was on 5 Live when between jobs I could barely make out a word he was mumbling.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: AsTallAsLions on March 13, 2018, 12:46:47 PM
I'm surprised anyone can understand a word he says nowadays.
He just sounds like a permanently pissed Rab.C Nesbitt (who was permanently pissed)     

Wal go gen
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Diablo on March 13, 2018, 01:10:32 PM
I've nothing at all against his accent it's his (talking) bollocks I have a massive issue with.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: tomd2103 on March 13, 2018, 05:58:19 PM
Sorry to dig this name up but I watched Stoke last night (not out of choice) and although they can be forgiven for playing against possibly the best side in Europe they were they're usual Lamberty negative garbage. 3 of the first 5 threads on the Stoke forum are about how shit Lambert is and they want rid. He hasn't even got started yet, they haven't seen anything, wait until he unleashes the Goalkick backpass on them.

Yep.  Every time he went over to Germany he seemed to come back with a new way of making us worse.  Utterly clueless and I'm still amazed Stoke went for him.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mr underhill on March 14, 2018, 07:44:24 AM
so is he.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ad@m on March 17, 2018, 09:56:08 AM
Stoke have done a motivational Facebook video to try to get themselves out of trouble. The main narrative/mumbling comes from Lambert.

I've literally never heard anything less inspiring.  Enjoy!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157157272644638&id=28928779637
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: KevinGage on March 17, 2018, 11:30:32 AM
The serial bullshitter will probably end up at Schalke next, in a career that continues at odds with his actual ability.

He must have some agent.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: SoccerHQ on March 17, 2018, 11:36:13 AM
The serial bullshitter will probably end up at Schalke next, in a career that continues at odds with his actual ability.

He must have some agent.

Or Dortmund considering the managers they've appointed this season!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Diablo on March 17, 2018, 12:22:41 PM
Stoke have done a motivational Facebook video to try to get themselves out of trouble. The main narrative/mumbling comes from Lambert.

I've literally never heard anything less inspiring.  Enjoy!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157157272644638&id=28928779637
Hahaha! Not sure where they are getting their inspiration from? Loud! Proud! Passionate! Bear Pit!

I've not looked at their remaining fixtures but I reckon they're doomed following this. There's no way the footie gods will stand for this.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ad@m on March 17, 2018, 02:33:42 PM
Their fixtures are dreadful. Out of their final 8 games they've got Arsenal and Liverpool away and Spurs at home.

They're goners.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Nelly on March 17, 2018, 02:36:46 PM
That video is brilliant. The ultra-dramatic, rousing music juxtaposed by Mumbles mumbling.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Villa in Denmark on March 17, 2018, 02:40:15 PM
Stoke have done a motivational Facebook video to try to get themselves out of trouble. The main narrative/mumbling comes from Lambert.

I've literally never heard anything less inspiring.  Enjoy!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157157272644638&id=28928779637
Hahaha! Not sure where they are getting their inspiration from? Loud! Proud! Passionate! Bear Pit!

I've not looked at their remaining fixtures but I reckon they're doomed following this. There's no way the footie gods will stand for this.

Even in a world full of utter corporate bollocks that's outstanding as an utter load of bollocks.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: ChicagoLion on March 17, 2018, 03:58:59 PM
Truly shocking, I really hope they go down.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 19, 2018, 10:11:36 PM
I was at Sheila Spiers funeral today (see my Wolves report) and talk turned to Paul Lambert. Several Liverpool-supporting faces turned puce and the most Scouse voice ever said "Dat bastard. E played f'Celtic an dey knocked us out of the Yooayfa. When e was at Villa we were the only team youse ever beat. An then e went to Wolves. WOLVES!!!!! Dey were bottom of division two an dey knocked us out the cup."

I had to admit, e ad a point.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Risso on March 20, 2018, 01:25:18 PM
Stoke have done a motivational Facebook video to try to get themselves out of trouble. The main narrative/mumbling comes from Lambert.

I've literally never heard anything less inspiring.  Enjoy!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157157272644638&id=28928779637

Good fucking lord, who thought that that was a good idea?!  That dismal idiot mumbling "if we try hard we might win" isn't exactly Churchillian in the oratorical stakes is it? I wonder if it's the first in a series, to include "Public Relations, an expert's view by Jamie Carragher" and "Advanced Football Tactics - Tim Sherwood Explains All."
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 20, 2018, 02:51:44 PM
So inspiring, Lambert is a born leader and motivator. What an orator, that video makes me want to support Stoke.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: KevinGage on April 07, 2018, 10:56:34 PM
https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/stoke-city-tottenham-premier-league-1430195

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Paul Lambert is backing his players to survive - with the help of their supporters.

Lambert was genuinely moved by the support of Stoke fans today - not least at the final whistle when they heartily applauded their team off.

Stoke's fourth successive defeat leaves them second bottom and in all kinds of strife, but not without hope says their manager after a performance like this afternoon's.

"I thought we were excellent throughout the game and were up against a really good side," said Lambert.

"I couldn't ask any more than the way we played.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Des Little on April 07, 2018, 11:02:40 PM
Stoke need relegating simply for giving this utter cock a job in the first place.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 07, 2018, 11:06:11 PM
https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/stoke-city-tottenham-premier-league-1430195

Quote
Paul Lambert is backing his players to survive - with the help of their supporters.

Lambert was genuinely moved by the support of Stoke fans today - not least at the final whistle when they heartily applauded their team off.

Stoke's fourth successive defeat leaves them second bottom and in all kinds of strife, but not without hope says their manager after a performance like this afternoon's.

"I thought we were excellent throughout the game and were up against a really good side," said Lambert.

"I couldn't ask any more than the way we played.

Just replace Stoke or Stoke’s with Villa or Villa’s and you’d swear it was 2015. Is he looking like a tramp yet?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ayup on April 07, 2018, 11:39:31 PM
https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/stoke-city-tottenham-premier-league-1430195

Quote
Paul Lambert is backing his players to survive - with the help of their supporters.

Lambert was genuinely moved by the support of Stoke fans today - not least at the final whistle when they heartily applauded their team off.

Stoke's fourth successive defeat leaves them second bottom and in all kinds of strife, but not without hope says their manager after a performance like this afternoon's.

"I thought we were excellent throughout the game and were up against a really good side," said Lambert.

"I couldn't ask any more than the way we played.

Just replace Stoke or Stoke’s with Villa or Villa’s and you’d swear it was 2015. Is he looking like a tramp yet?
Happy clappy days over then, TV?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ad@m on April 08, 2018, 12:57:56 AM
1 win in 10 since he went there. None in 9. Normally that sort of run would get you the sack so how the fuck does he keep managing to survive?!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: London Villan on April 08, 2018, 01:01:17 AM
Another big pay-off looming... tough life!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: eamonn on April 08, 2018, 01:17:51 AM
Why on earth did they give him a two and a half year deal? He freely admitted he was astonished to get the job so he would surely have signed a short-term deal til the end of the season at which point they could have decided to get rid if they get relegated.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mr underhill on April 08, 2018, 06:55:57 AM
An interesting reunion awaits next season. The cnut won't know what hit him.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: London Villan on April 08, 2018, 07:46:00 AM
You would think a relegation clause exists in the contract. I still think there was this type of clause in the Villa contract whereby if they dropped into the bottom 3 he could be sacked, with a much reduced payout. Coates is cannier than the jokers that were in charge of us at the time, so you would expect better planning.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: curiousorange on April 08, 2018, 11:07:02 AM
I'm genuinely astonished how low his stock has fallen. To think when we nicked him off Norwich he was an exciting, young, dynamic manager. What the hell happened?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 08, 2018, 11:13:29 AM
We did. We happened.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: KevinGage on April 08, 2018, 11:19:10 AM
Villa, Blackburn, Wolves and now Stoke.

Even allowing for the Villa handicap, there is enough data in to say beyond all doubt that he is, in fact, pish.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: eamonn on April 08, 2018, 11:36:20 AM
You would think a relegation clause exists in the contract. I still think there was this type of clause in the Villa contract whereby if they dropped into the bottom 3 he could be sacked, with a much reduced payout. Coates is cannier than the jokers that were in charge of us at the time, so you would expect better planning.

Good point, I hope you're right on the Villa thing.
With Stoke, if they do survive they may be in a better position to attract a better manager ie not in relegation trouble with half of the season gone. Lumbering themselves with Lambert even with a release clause seems pointless.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Risso on April 08, 2018, 11:52:12 AM
I'm genuinely astonished how low his stock has fallen. To think when we nicked him off Norwich he was an exciting, young, dynamic manager. What the hell happened?

I genuinely think most of it was hype.  He was lucky enough to inherit a couple of players and Grant Holt in particular who were too good for League 1 and the Championship.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mr underhill on April 08, 2018, 12:21:06 PM
The very mention of Grant Holt's name brings me out in hives
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Clampy on April 08, 2018, 12:22:38 PM
The very mention of Grant Holt's name brings me out in hives

I've told you a million times don't exaggerate.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mr underhill on April 08, 2018, 12:27:15 PM
I'm not.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Iamkmkm on April 08, 2018, 01:17:24 PM
They go again
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 08, 2018, 01:50:05 PM
https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/stoke-city-tottenham-premier-league-1430195

Quote
Paul Lambert is backing his players to survive - with the help of their supporters.

Lambert was genuinely moved by the support of Stoke fans today - not least at the final whistle when they heartily applauded their team off.

Stoke's fourth successive defeat leaves them second bottom and in all kinds of strife, but not without hope says their manager after a performance like this afternoon's.

"I thought we were excellent throughout the game and were up against a really good side," said Lambert.

"I couldn't ask any more than the way we played.

Just replace Stoke or Stoke’s with Villa or Villa’s and you’d swear it was 2015. Is he looking like a tramp yet?
Happy clappy days over then, TV?

Sorry who are you again? And what the fuck are you talk about?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Damo70 on April 08, 2018, 02:17:11 PM
I'm genuinely astonished how low his stock has fallen. To think when we nicked him off Norwich he was an exciting, young, dynamic manager. What the hell happened?

I genuinely think most of it was hype.  He was lucky enough to inherit a couple of players and Grant Holt in particular who were too good for League 1 and the Championship.


His back to back promotions with Norwich and then a mid table Premier League finish quite rightly earned him a reputation as one of the best up and coming managers. Although scratch the surface  and prior to that he quit his first job at Livingston after winning only two games in his six months there, quit as Wycombe manager after failing in the League Two play offs and finished mid table in his only season at Colchester. Add to that his time at Villa, Blackburn, Wolves and so far at Stoke and the bloke has been successful at one club seven years ago and pretty crap at the other seven he has managed since.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mr underhill on April 09, 2018, 08:39:52 AM
A total charlatan
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ad@m on May 05, 2018, 02:37:23 PM
13 matches without a win and the inevitable happened to Lambert today.

No doubt he'll be telling everyone how he begged the Chairman to let him resign and how the players have been "excellent"...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Newby on May 05, 2018, 02:42:30 PM
I hope they keep him!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: ChicagoLion on May 05, 2018, 02:45:34 PM
I hope they keep him!
I was wondering if that would happen.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mr underhill on May 05, 2018, 03:14:57 PM
what a tool, one win in 14!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 05, 2018, 03:15:41 PM
Yes but he’s made them hard to beat.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: TopDeck113 on May 05, 2018, 03:39:49 PM
Relegation confirmed by conceding a late goal. Exactly as it would have been for us had he stayed at Villa Park.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Des Little on May 05, 2018, 03:44:28 PM
Complete and utter clown. Who on earth would touch him now?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Tayls_7 on May 05, 2018, 03:46:00 PM
My heart bleeds for the mumbly, trampish toss piece.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: London Villan on May 05, 2018, 03:50:00 PM
3 wins in his last 35 premier league games.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 05, 2018, 03:54:21 PM
3 wins in his last 35 premier league games.

Which is more than we managed in our last 35 PL games without him.

Lambert in!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Damo70 on May 05, 2018, 04:27:22 PM
Complete and utter clown. Who on earth would touch him now?

Somebody will. Somebody will be fooled by his misleading label as a proven Premier League manager and point to the fact Stoke were already in big trouble when he joined. Mind you, it could be fun. He could end up at Albion.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 05, 2018, 04:46:05 PM
I hope they keep him!
I was wondering if that would happen.

Peter Coates is apparently happy enough with his effort since he came in so will let him start the championship error.

Big error. Stoke need to win 20 + games to be in contention next season. Lambert isn't the sort of manager that guarentees winning loads of games at any level.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Pete3206 on May 05, 2018, 04:57:33 PM
Stoke will be next season's Sunderland with Mr Mumbles in charge. Fucking useless.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 05, 2018, 05:12:51 PM
http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/279168/lambert-out-asap

Sound familiar?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: CT on May 05, 2018, 05:44:46 PM
http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/279168/lambert-out-asap

Sound familiar?

Ahhh, that takes me back.....
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: ChicagoLion on May 05, 2018, 06:05:04 PM
Yep you could have copied that from the post match thread on here.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Damo70 on May 05, 2018, 06:13:15 PM
He has managed eight different clubs and based purely on results (and putting lingering resentment aside) only Norwich supporters would welcome him back.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: eamonn on May 05, 2018, 07:56:58 PM
I think he's made for Sunderland, two hopeless cases dreaming that they shudda been contenders.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: eamonn on May 05, 2018, 08:21:05 PM
http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/279168/lambert-out-asap

Sound familiar?

Shouldn't laugh but yes, a lot of familiar quotes:

Quote
He has made it so we look like losing every game. Every point we've got under him has been a struggle, he just doesn't know how to win.

This is by far the worst football we've played in the last 30 years, simply dreadful.

Quote

This c*** relegated us, not Hughes.


We were only in the bottom three on goal difference when this twat turned up.

Interestingly, a fair few of them are pissed off that he didn't give Stephen Ireland (their only player who can play a forward pass apart from Shaqiri apparently) much of a chance and are wondering if it's to do with their previous at Villa ie the bomb squad.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: LeeB on May 05, 2018, 08:27:21 PM
http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/279168/lambert-out-asap

Sound familiar?

Shouldn't laugh but yes, a lot of familiar quotes:

Quote
He has made it so we look like losing every game. Every point we've got under him has been a struggle, he just doesn't know how to win.

This is by far the worst football we've played in the last 30 years, simply dreadful.

Quote

This c*** relegated us, not Hughes.


We were only in the bottom three on goal difference when this twat turned up.

Interestingly, a fair few of them are pissed off that he didn't give Stephen Ireland (their only player who can play a forward pass apart from Shaqiri apparently) much of a chance and are wondering if it's to do with their previous at Villa ie the bomb squad.

That's one of the few things he got right.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 05, 2018, 09:30:55 PM
You know things are desperate when Stephen Ireland would have been your answer.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 05, 2018, 09:38:19 PM
I like this one from Oatcake.

If PL had any self respect he would resign but he has none and won't so sack him.

Don’t worry at about six games in next season he will let it be known that he asked to be sacked before being forced to sign a new four year contract.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Tayls_7 on May 05, 2018, 10:37:28 PM
MotD said he'd never previously taken a club down. What a proud record that must be  ::)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ad@m on May 05, 2018, 10:43:58 PM
Not for the want of trying.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: AsTallAsLions on May 05, 2018, 11:28:47 PM
MotD said he'd never previously taken a club down. What a proud record that must be  ::)

Bet they didn't mention the fact that he begged Lerner to let him leave, having clearly seen the inevitable downward spiral he was conspiring to ensure, before being forced to stay with a bigger pay bump than he could ever have possibly earned, and a contract extension nobody but Randolph actually wanted.
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Post by: Tayls_7 on May 05, 2018, 11:30:56 PM
MotD said he'd never previously taken a club down. What a proud record that must be  ::)

Bet they didn't mention the fact that he begged Lerner to let him leave, having clearly seen the inevitable downward spiral he was conspiring to ensure, before being forced to stay with a bigger pay bump than he could ever have possibly earned, and a contract extension nobody but Randolph actually wanted.

I don't think they had time.
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Post by: eamonn on May 06, 2018, 10:47:38 AM
Pulling off the trick of making it seem he worked wonders at Villa is the most Machievellian thing I think I've ever seen at the Villa. For that, despite his coming across decent and humble at times in interviews, I only hope he fails til he's back in Scotland managing Livingston or better still,
 Cowdenbeath
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Post by: eddiemunster on May 06, 2018, 11:04:17 AM
Pulling off the trick of making it seem he worked wonders at Villa is the most Machievellian thing I think I've ever seen at the Villa. For that, despite his coming across decent and humble at times in interviews, I only hope he fails til he's back in Scotland managing Livingston or better still,
 Cowdenbeath

Sorry eamonn, but WTF have Livingston or Cowdenbeath done to deserve the useless twat as their manager???
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 06, 2018, 12:23:37 PM
He must have the best agent in the world.
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Post by: RichardBatchelor on May 06, 2018, 01:07:04 PM
Sorry, but this is down to Hughes. His signings are so bad you’d almost think he was trying to ruin clubs on purpose. Did exactly the same at QPR. Stoke will have no decent players left, they’re bolloxed.
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Post by: ChicagoLion on May 06, 2018, 01:15:22 PM
Sorry, but this is down to Hughes. His signings are so bad you’d almost think he was trying to ruin clubs on purpose. Did exactly the same at QPR. Stoke will have no decent players left, they’re bolloxed.
Hughes would have kept them up.
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Post by: eamonn on May 06, 2018, 03:00:30 PM
Pulling off the trick of making it seem he worked wonders at Villa is the most Machievellian thing I think I've ever seen at the Villa. For that, despite his coming across decent and humble at times in interviews, I only hope he fails til he's back in Scotland managing Livingston or better still,
 Cowdenbeath

Sorry eamonn, but WTF have Livingston or Cowdenbeath done to deserve the useless twat as their manager???

Apologies, you're quite right. The only club that deserves him must then be Blose.
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Post by: brontebilly on May 06, 2018, 04:14:26 PM
Sorry, but this is down to Hughes. His signings are so bad you’d almost think he was trying to ruin clubs on purpose. Did exactly the same at QPR. Stoke will have no decent players left, they’re bolloxed.

It beggars belief that Hughes was given the Southampton job.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 06, 2018, 07:50:01 PM
Hughes did a good job at Stoke until this season. Over a quarter of the top 10 finishes Stoke have had in their history were under Hughes, and it's the only time they've ever finished top 10 in 3 consecutive seasons.
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Post by: ChicagoLion on May 06, 2018, 10:09:48 PM
Does any one know the real problem with Berahnininio ?
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Post by: Alinushavfc on May 06, 2018, 10:16:09 PM
Green and shite mumbling genes.
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Post by: Richard E on May 06, 2018, 10:17:37 PM
Does any one know the real problem with Berahnininio ?

Yes. He's a tosser.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 06, 2018, 10:17:47 PM
Sceptic mumbling genes.

What's he got to be sceptical about? Or did you mean "septic" but didn't know how to spell it?
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Post by: Richard E on May 06, 2018, 10:18:42 PM
It's probably a Mark E Smith song title.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 06, 2018, 10:19:43 PM
It's just A5nobs still not knowing the difference. Yet another that gets banned but can't stay away.
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Post by: ChicagoLion on May 06, 2018, 10:21:03 PM
Does any one know the real problem with Berahnininio ?

Yes. He's a tosser.
You should take up psychiatry  :)
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 06, 2018, 10:21:29 PM
De ja vu.

Mainly Sceptic fans I assume.

What were they sceptical about?
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Post by: Risso on May 06, 2018, 10:35:58 PM
I remember when he first joined us, there was lots of talk about how tactically astute he was, and how he would react quickly to situations in games and make changes to get the win.  I have to say I saw precious little of this ability in all his time with us, and I don't think his time at Stoke has provided much more in the way of evidence. 
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Post by: Newby on May 06, 2018, 10:44:04 PM
I agree Risso. Just a snapshot I know, but the decision to take Crouch off yesterday was evidence of his clueless tactical nous and it cost them the game.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 06, 2018, 11:02:34 PM
Didn’t he say that Villa fans wouldn’t have to wait 40 minutes to have a shot?  No it was more like 80.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on May 06, 2018, 11:19:45 PM
I agree Risso. Just a snapshot I know, but the decision to take Crouch off yesterday was evidence of his clueless tactical nous and it cost them the game.

Crouchy was done. He's not far off 50 now.

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Post by: Ad@m on May 06, 2018, 11:37:13 PM
You do wonder what the fuck he does on his "training trips" to Germany. Do they happen to coincide with Octoberfest by any chance?!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Newby on May 06, 2018, 11:47:49 PM
I agree Risso. Just a snapshot I know, but the decision to take Crouch off yesterday was evidence of his clueless tactical nous and it cost them the game.

Crouchy was done. He's not far off 50 now.



Crouch wasn't impressed that he was coming off. He is very old to be fair but more likely to score than that disaster of a player who plays next to him. 
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Post by: SoccerHQ on May 07, 2018, 12:32:19 AM
I agree Risso. Just a snapshot I know, but the decision to take Crouch off yesterday was evidence of his clueless tactical nous and it cost them the game.

Crouchy was done. He's not far off 50 now.



Crouch wasn't impressed that he was coming off. He is very old to be fair but more likely to score than that disaster of a player who plays next to him. 

Would still do a job in the championship.

If we're struggling for cash next season we could (and probably  will do worse). As an off the bench player he'd score more than Hogan.
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Post by: ChicagoLion on May 07, 2018, 12:36:09 AM
I agree Risso. Just a snapshot I know, but the decision to take Crouch off yesterday was evidence of his clueless tactical nous and it cost them the game.

Crouchy was done. He's not far off 50 now.



Crouch wasn't impressed that he was coming off. He is very old to be fair but more likely to score than that disaster of a player who plays next to him.
As mentioned on the other games thread Crouch was linking play and Diouff was anonymous so he takes Crouch off.
The bloke who replaces Crouch gives the ball away and they score. Then Lambert chucks on more forwards and they are all at sea.
The Stoke fans seem to have the same opinion.
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Post by: sickbeggar on May 07, 2018, 12:47:22 AM
To Me Lambert took the job knowing he'd have his hands tied by Lerner's financial retreat. I don't blame him for that, he wasn't the only one who took the money and towed the party line - probably Houllier was the last manager who wouldn't put up with the club being rundown. Like i say he was one of a number, and if you take the money and try and manage on a shoestring then unless you're a genius at wheeling and dealing in the transfer market or getting the best out of average players then it's only going to end badly
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Post by: ChicagoLion on May 07, 2018, 12:57:21 AM
Nope, Lambert massively under achieved with the resources he had.
The guy is an absolute shyster With the spine of a jelly fish.
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Post by: sickbeggar on May 07, 2018, 01:07:58 AM
Not sure really. I mean if you're buying a premiership midfielder do you really invest 2m in Westwood at 22? Did Lambert think he was a premiership midfielder at 22? or was that the budget? Even in 2012, 2m for a premiership quality midfielder was optimistic to say the least. And look at the rest of his signings. Apart from Benteke there was a lot of cheapo signings or hit and hopes.
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Post by: OzVilla on May 07, 2018, 04:37:11 AM
Lambert had money to spend, the squad he inherited wasn’t poor. But Benteke aside what he spent he spent appallingly. Remember that Summer when he signed a ton of cheap players from Europe, El Ahemidi (sic), Tonev, Luna, Holman etc etc, just utter shit. He fucked us completely.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 07, 2018, 04:51:21 AM
McLeish signed Holman.
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Post by: passitsideways on May 07, 2018, 06:06:03 AM
Lambert had money to spend, the squad he inherited wasn’t poor. But Benteke aside what he spent he spent appallingly. Remember that Summer when he signed a ton of cheap players from Europe, El Ahemidi (sic), Tonev, Luna, Holman etc etc, just utter shit. He fucked us completely.

Nah, the squad he inherited was pretty shit. We had Dad's Army for a back 4, Stan had to retire, Bent was coming off a serious injury (which he never recovered from), Gabby and N'Zogbia were wasters even back then. Delph, Bannan, Gardner, Andi and Albrighton were all reasonably promising players but nothing that special.

I think his non-Benteke business in the first summer wasn't actually too bad, but he never worked out how to develop them properly (just look at Lowton - didn't look up to standard most of his time here, but he's become a perfectly competent starter for a team that's got European football next season). Second summer was a waste of time though - he got unlucky with Okore and Kozak picking up serious injuries, but relying on Gabby and Andi instead of buying someone actually good to play off Benteke was extremely poor.
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Post by: mr underhill on May 07, 2018, 06:51:22 AM
Kozak and Okore were both  poor players who never got any better, injuries or not, and as for that other striker from Denmark - I've seen better players on my village green.
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Post by: rob_bridge on May 07, 2018, 07:50:57 AM
He's fucking clueless but it will be another couple of seasons before the experts see the glaringly obvious. He should have been sacked in 2014 close season
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Post by: aj2k77 on May 07, 2018, 09:32:32 AM
Kozak signing was fucking rubbish. If we had limited money then spunking all of it on someone with a shit record outside of 1 europa league campaign was ridiculous.

Lamberts signings were nearly all attrocious.
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Post by: Pete3206 on May 07, 2018, 10:37:10 AM
If I was a Stoke fan, I would be very worried about next season. Lambert's CV rides on successive promotions with Norwich. The rest of his managerial career has been dog shit, somehow managing to last 3 years at Villa, before royally fucking up Blackburn, Wolves and now Stoke.
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Post by: mr underhill on May 07, 2018, 11:12:31 AM
I don't actively dislike many people. but Lambert's one of them. How can anyone be so utterly useless and  become a multi millionaire?
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Post by: JUAN PABLO on May 07, 2018, 11:13:08 AM
Kozak signing was fucking rubbish. If we had limited money then spunking all of it on someone with a shit record outside of 1 europa league campaign was ridiculous.

Lamberts signings were nearly all attrocious.

agree

I see he has had 3 wins in 35 games

how does he get a job?
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Post by: SoccerHQ on May 07, 2018, 12:02:39 PM
Many people in the press and I'd imagine wider football world actually thought he did well here given we actually got worse in the seasons after he left.

We know different of course but would expect Stoke just looked at him keeping us up for two seasons and thinking that would be enough.
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Post by: ChicagoLion on May 07, 2018, 12:04:11 PM
He bought those shit players, he went along with and hid behind the no transfer money myth.
If he knew what he was doing he would have insisted on a different transfer policy, he would not threaten to resign, he would have done.Then his “we were excelllent, ay culdne ask fu more press” bolox he trotted out after every game which was tantamount to holding those who had watched a different match in contempt.
If Lerner was the architect of our demise Lambert was the Chief Engineer.
A shyster and a charlatan. 
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Post by: eamonn on May 07, 2018, 12:36:16 PM
He'd never bought a big name player before so he knew that one of the reasons we had poached him was to replicate the success of getting the best out of modest resources. Even then, our wage bill was something like 8th highest in the league yet he couldn't get a tune out of most of our high profile players cf. the bomb squad of N'Zogbia, Ireland, Hutton, Bent etc. He let Albrighton leave for free and the likes of Sinclair, Cleverley, Zog and Grealish only showed some form once he was binned and Sherwood came in.
Out of his depth at managing big players, I think his ceiling was reached at Norwich. A bit like O'Neill, does the plucky underdog thing ok with functional football but comes unstuck when a more front-foot, possession-based approach is required.
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Post by: Newby on May 07, 2018, 01:15:38 PM
Eamonn, that is absolutely bang on the nose. Top post.
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Post by: Damo70 on May 07, 2018, 02:08:35 PM
Along with Graham Turner the worst Villa manager I have known. You could add McNeill and Garde but they both took on a poisoned chalice.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 07, 2018, 03:19:01 PM
No way was Turner as bad as him.  At least Turner tried to play football.  Job was just too big for him.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 07, 2018, 03:26:57 PM
No way does Bingo get a pass, he was shit and worst of all didn't give a toss about us as fans or the Villa as knew he was off to Celtic.
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Post by: tomd2103 on May 07, 2018, 03:27:25 PM
His success at Norwich is now looking like the exception in his managerial career.  Doesn’t come across as a bad bloke, but his post match comments (“I thought we were excellent” etc.) really grate and are borderline delusional which doesn’t really inspire any confidence in him. 

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Post by: pauliewalnuts on May 07, 2018, 03:51:15 PM
The thing that annoyed me most about Lambert was his tendency to say things which were patently not true, regarding events that we had all just witnessed.

It's pretty hard to make a case for the "lads" having "given everything" and the manager "having no complaints" because he thought we "were excellent, really excellent" after we've just been utterly humiliated by Southampton or some other meh who-gives-a-shit club, who haven't had to get out of first gear.

He seems a nice enough guy, but so did McLeish, and he was fucking awful, too.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 07, 2018, 03:56:22 PM
The one that sticks in my mind was a God awful defeat away at Swansea the typical sort of game where we regularly didn’t turn up.  Afterwards he was babbling on about how he couldn’t believe we’d lost it like we had fifty attempts on target and three missed penalties.
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Post by: Mister E on May 07, 2018, 04:10:29 PM
Along with Graham Turner the worst Villa manager I have known. You could add McNeill and Garde but they both took on a poisoned chalice.
McNeill, TSM and Lambert - all utterly shite.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 07, 2018, 04:19:12 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/30605767
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Post by: ez on May 07, 2018, 04:26:15 PM
In his defence we did play some good keep ball at times. It's just a pity we were losing at the time.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on May 07, 2018, 04:26:21 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/30605767

A face you want to smash after the 1000th straight time of providing us with the same bollocks. We go again indeed. Cock.
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Post by: JUAN PABLO on May 07, 2018, 05:01:12 PM
should have been sacked here after that sheff utd cup defeat 2013/2014
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Post by: mr underhill on May 07, 2018, 07:04:19 PM
A tool of Ireland-esque proportions,also late of this manor.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 07, 2018, 07:09:51 PM
The one that sticks in my mind was a God awful defeat away at Swansea the typical sort of game where we regularly didn’t turn up.  Afterwards he was babbling on about how he couldn’t believe we’d lost it like we had fifty attempts on target and three missed penalties.

We had 3 shots on target, by Lambert standards that was a fantastic performance.
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Post by: Ad@m on May 07, 2018, 09:34:23 PM
I don't actively dislike many people. but Lambert's one of them. How can anyone be so utterly useless and  become a multi millionaire?

He's doing it again now. Jack Butland is in the press defending him, saying the squad was crap and he should be given the chance to manage them next year.

1 win in 14 matches!!!

He must be a better hypnotist than Derren Brown to convince this many people he's not utterly useless!
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Post by: Pat McMahon on May 07, 2018, 09:39:53 PM
I remember his first game away at West Ham and fans singing “We’re Aston Villa we’re passing the ball” and I was thinking, yup but it’s all sideways with no end product. I was miffed after that defeat but didn’t realise what a harbinger it was.
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Post by: andyh on May 07, 2018, 10:39:19 PM
Why the fuck is this bloke and all the whys and wherefores still being discussed?

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Post by: Chico Hamilton III on May 08, 2018, 10:42:03 AM
Great image from Stoke on Saturday

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/07/paul-lambert-stoke-manager-future-contract-clause#img-1

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Post by: rob_bridge on May 08, 2018, 10:47:44 AM
Along with Graham Turner the worst Villa manager I have known. You could add McNeill and Garde but they both took on a poisoned chalice.
McNeill, TSM and Lambert - all utterly shite.

The fact that Turner is probably no longer in the 3 worst is saying something
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Post by: Newby on May 08, 2018, 07:48:15 PM
Major overhaul on its way at Stoke.  Cue the I never stood a chance comments, plus the renewed four year contract.
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Post by: Stu on May 08, 2018, 08:01:17 PM
Great image from Stoke on Saturday

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/07/paul-lambert-stoke-manager-future-contract-clause#img-1

Remember the 8-0 at Chelsea, mate? I'll never forgive him for that. He should have been fired the next day.
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Post by: Richard E on May 08, 2018, 08:03:05 PM
He must have had more ‘should have been sacked just for that result’ moments than any other Manager in our history.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 08, 2018, 08:22:05 PM
What is it with these London media types?  I just caught a bit of Jon Cross on Talkshite saying he’s been unlucky and they’ve definitely improved under him.  Ffs they managed to get themselves relegated before Albion!
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Post by: Ad@m on May 08, 2018, 08:42:25 PM
What is it with these London media types?  I just caught a bit of Jon Cross on Talkshite saying he’s been unlucky and they’ve definitely improved under him.

13 games without a win!!! That's more than a 3rd of a season!!! How does he do it?!
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Post by: Chico Hamilton III on May 08, 2018, 08:46:25 PM
Great image from Stoke on Saturday

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/07/paul-lambert-stoke-manager-future-contract-clause#img-1

Remember the 8-0 at Chelsea, mate? I'll never forgive him for that. He should have been fired the next day.

He should’ve been sacked at half time.
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Post by: paul richard on May 08, 2018, 09:31:19 PM
Christmas 2012 v Chelsea/Spuds/Wigan. Lost 15-0. Followed up by January Cup humiliations v Millwall and Bradford. Throw in yet more league defeats v Saints and Newcastle in the same month. Utterly inexcusable and unforgivable.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 08, 2018, 09:56:42 PM
Great image from Stoke on Saturday

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/07/paul-lambert-stoke-manager-future-contract-clause#img-1

Remember the 8-0 at Chelsea, mate? I'll never forgive him for that. He should have been fired the next day.

Should MON have been fired for the 7-1 defeat there with a much better side?

Hindsight is great but at the time it was our first defeat in 7, we'd just smashed Liverpool at Anfield, and were in a cup semi final with a near bye to the final.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 08, 2018, 10:49:53 PM
Yeah, he shouldn't have been sacked then, we should have got rid after Millwall.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on May 08, 2018, 10:56:14 PM
I don't actively dislike many people. but Lambert's one of them. How can anyone be so utterly useless and  become a multi millionaire?

He's doing it again now. Jack Butland is in the press defending him, saying the squad was crap and he should be given the chance to manage them next year.

1 win in 14 matches!!!

He must be a better hypnotist than Derren Brown to convince this many people he's not utterly useless!

Get the feeling he's probably quite good with the players off the pitch so they make excuses for his poor records. Shaqiri running to him after scoring would be indication of this and while he was here likes of Benteke, D*lph and Vlaar seemed to have good respect for him.

Even got the bomb squad onside as after he left Hutton came out and said it was a Lerner decision.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on May 08, 2018, 10:58:17 PM
Christmas 2012 v Chelsea/Spuds/Wigan. Lost 15-0. Followed up by January Cup humiliations v Millwall and Bradford. Throw in yet more league defeats v Saints and Newcastle in the same month. Utterly inexcusable and unforgivable.

We did actually improve in the last two months of that season, maybe by more luck than judgement but we started getting results and were good to watch.

The next season though showed how limited he was as a manager at the top level and we weren't destined for greatness under him.

No different to Sherwood really. Once plan A was nulified there was no other method attempted apart from that bizarre possession based game we attempted when we went 7 games without scoring.
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Post by: eamonn on May 08, 2018, 11:21:34 PM
The reverse Guzan goalkick. Lambert learned it on one of his brainstorming trips to Dortmund. Yet to be superceded.
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Post by: paul_e on May 08, 2018, 11:31:38 PM
Christmas 2012 v Chelsea/Spuds/Wigan. Lost 15-0. Followed up by January Cup humiliations v Millwall and Bradford. Throw in yet more league defeats v Saints and Newcastle in the same month. Utterly inexcusable and unforgivable.

We did actually improve in the last two months of that season, maybe by more luck than judgement but we started getting results and were good to watch.

The next season though showed how limited he was as a manager at the top level and we weren't destined for greatness under him.

No different to Sherwood really. Once plan A was nulified there was no other method attempted apart from that bizarre possession based game we attempted when we went 7 games without scoring.

This is the key thing, we can look back at that christmas as a point when he should've gone but the truth is February to May that season we looked like he'd eventually worked it out.  The following summer we needed to add 2-3 quality players (a wide attacking player to compete with Gabby and Weimann, an upgrade on Westwood and a better Left back), instead he went on a European spree of gambles for about 7-8 players, seemingly on the basis that Benteke had worked out well so he could do it again.  When we were still in the shit that Christmas was the time to bin him because he'd shown he didn't have it in him by then.
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Post by: tomd2103 on May 09, 2018, 01:13:30 AM
Christmas 2012 v Chelsea/Spuds/Wigan. Lost 15-0. Followed up by January Cup humiliations v Millwall and Bradford. Throw in yet more league defeats v Saints and Newcastle in the same month. Utterly inexcusable and unforgivable.

We did actually improve in the last two months of that season, maybe by more luck than judgement but we started getting results and were good to watch.

The next season though showed how limited he was as a manager at the top level and we weren't destined for greatness under him.

No different to Sherwood really. Once plan A was nulified there was no other method attempted apart from that bizarre possession based game we attempted when we went 7 games without scoring.

This is the key thing, we can look back at that christmas as a point when he should've gone but the truth is February to May that season we looked like he'd eventually worked it out.  The following summer we needed to add 2-3 quality players (a wide attacking player to compete with Gabby and Weimann, an upgrade on Westwood and a better Left back), instead he went on a European spree of gambles for about 7-8 players, seemingly on the basis that Benteke had worked out well so he could do it again.  When we were still in the shit that Christmas was the time to bin him because he'd shown he didn't have it in him by then.

All in hindsight of course, but he had well overstayed his welcome by the end of his second season. By that time, the Culverhouse and Karsa thing had happened on his watch and it was clear there was a rotten attitude around the place.

I still maintain that keeping him on far too long destroyed the club and made it an almost impossible job for those that followed.
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Post by: Chico Hamilton III on May 09, 2018, 08:15:21 AM
He must have had more ‘should have been sacked just for that result’ moments than any other Manager in our history.

Exactly, most people could probably name 6 or 7 sack-worthy results off the top of their heads that he got away with. I still can't believe he had so many second chances and still managed to fuck things up - the perfect combination of a know-nothing owner and a truly terrible manager. And how many negative records did he break? actually, don't remind me. Never again.

Strange, but the feeling after the Chelsea 7-1 humping under O'Neill was nothing like the horrible feeling after the 8-0 loss, can't explain why.
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Post by: mr underhill on May 09, 2018, 09:17:16 AM
to me , they are both egregious -  but the sorcerer's apprentice trying to outdo his master and succeeding just takes it.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Risso on May 09, 2018, 09:49:53 AM
He must have had more ‘should have been sacked just for that result’ moments than any other Manager in our history.

Exactly, most people could probably name 6 or 7 sack-worthy results off the top of their heads that he got away with. I still can't believe he had so many second chances and still managed to fuck things up - the perfect combination of a know-nothing owner and a truly terrible manager. And how many negative records did he break? actually, don't remind me. Never again.

Strange, but the feeling after the Chelsea 7-1 humping under O'Neill was nothing like the horrible feeling after the 8-0 loss, can't explain why.

7-1 is a score that happens every now and again in top flight football, when one team has a bad day and everything goes perfectly for the other, see us v Wimbledon for example.  8-0 just feels like a different sort of embarassment altogether.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: not3bad on May 09, 2018, 10:32:20 AM
Christmas 2012 v Chelsea/Spuds/Wigan. Lost 15-0. Followed up by January Cup humiliations v Millwall and Bradford. Throw in yet more league defeats v Saints and Newcastle in the same month. Utterly inexcusable and unforgivable.

We did actually improve in the last two months of that season, maybe by more luck than judgement but we started getting results and were good to watch.

The next season though showed how limited he was as a manager at the top level and we weren't destined for greatness under him.

No different to Sherwood really. Once plan A was nulified there was no other method attempted apart from that bizarre possession based game we attempted when we went 7 games without scoring.

This is the key thing, we can look back at that christmas as a point when he should've gone but the truth is February to May that season we looked like he'd eventually worked it out.  The following summer we needed to add 2-3 quality players (a wide attacking player to compete with Gabby and Weimann, an upgrade on Westwood and a better Left back), instead he went on a European spree of gambles for about 7-8 players, seemingly on the basis that Benteke had worked out well so he could do it again.  When we were still in the shit that Christmas was the time to bin him because he'd shown he didn't have it in him by then.

All in hindsight of course, but he had well overstayed his welcome by the end of his second season.

He would have gone at the end of that season but by that time Randy Lerner was looking for a buyer so Lambert got a stay of execution because Lerner was hoping he wouldn't have to change managers again before he offloaded the club. Then Villa got off to an unexpectedly good start and Randy decided to hand Lambert a new contract.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Tony Erdington on May 09, 2018, 11:04:17 AM
The football world is surreal, the more you fail the more money you get??
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Bren'd on May 09, 2018, 11:37:03 AM
Lambert is or has been the latest 'fashion manager'.  By that I mean he is or rather was the latest new thing. A successful playing career with Celtic and then with Dortmund which resulted in the big cup.  Obviously with this playing experience he learnt a thing or two at what was the latest 'fashion club' - Dortmund and the Dortmund way of playing.  As a manager he would bring some of that style combined with his own experience to any managerial role.  We know this because he mumbled it so. We were all sucked in by it because of his middling success at Norwich.  "If he can do that with them just think what he could do for us with a bit of cash"? That's what we thought and that's what Lerner thought. The club would now be in safe hands at last.  Lerner wouldn't need to attend games to see what was actually going on because he had a trusted steed who would report back that we were often "brilliant"/"excellent" even "outstanding" despite the results and the many humiliations.  We muddled on he mumbled on meaning we probably muddled that bit more. 

Watching his antics on Saturday on TV, with him track-suited up waving his arms around like a plane propeller taking occasional sips of water, pointing at nothing in particular - all the actions of someone uncomfortable in what they were doing trying to convince us otherwise. He's Stoke's problem now but won't be for much longer I'm sure.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Charlie8182 on May 09, 2018, 11:38:53 AM
He must have had more ‘should have been sacked just for that result’ moments than any other Manager in our history.

Exactly, most people could probably name 6 or 7 sack-worthy results off the top of their heads that he got away with. I still can't believe he had so many second chances and still managed to fuck things up - the perfect combination of a know-nothing owner and a truly terrible manager. And how many negative records did he break? actually, don't remind me. Never again.

Strange, but the feeling after the Chelsea 7-1 humping under O'Neill was nothing like the horrible feeling after the 8-0 loss, can't explain why.

7-1 is a score that happens every now and again in top flight football, when one team has a bad day and everything goes perfectly for the other, see us v Wimbledon for example.  8-0 just feels like a different sort of embarassment altogether.

It could/should have been 9-0 if not for a last minute penalty save from Guzan.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Damo70 on May 09, 2018, 11:57:47 AM
Great image from Stoke on Saturday

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/07/paul-lambert-stoke-manager-future-contract-clause#img-1

Remember the 8-0 at Chelsea, mate? I'll never forgive him for that. He should have been fired the next day.

Should MON have been fired for the 7-1 defeat there with a much better side?

Hindsight is great but at the time it was our first defeat in 7, we'd just smashed Liverpool at Anfield, and were in a cup semi final with a near bye to the final.


But the big picture is that the Chelsea defeat under MON came in a run of three consecutive top six finishes. Under Lambert we finished 15th twice and were 18th when he was sacked. So the contexts of the Chelsea defeats under each manager were totally different.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: tomd2103 on May 09, 2018, 11:58:10 AM
Lambert is or has been the latest 'fashion manager'.  By that I mean he is or rather was the latest new thing. A successful playing career with Celtic and then with Dortmund which resulted in the big cup.  Obviously with this playing experience he learnt a thing or two at what was the latest 'fashion club' - Dortmund and the Dortmund way of playing.  As a manager he would bring some of that style combined with his own experience to any managerial role.  We know this because he mumbled it so. We were all sucked in by it because of his middling success at Norwich.  "If he can do that with them just think what he could do for us with a bit of cash"? That's what we thought and that's what Lerner thought. The club would now be in safe hands at last.  Lerner wouldn't need to attend games to see what was actually going on because he had a trusted steed who would report back that we were often "brilliant"/"excellent" even "outstanding" despite the results and the many humiliations.  We muddled on he mumbled on meaning we probably muddled that bit more. 

Watching his antics on Saturday on TV, with him track-suited up waving his arms around like a plane propeller taking occasional sips of water, pointing at nothing in particular - all the actions of someone uncomfortable in what they were doing trying to convince us otherwise. He's Stoke's problem now but won't be for much longer I'm sure.

He was a fashionable manager at the time of his appointment and had done very well at Norwich getting back-to-back promotions and a solid season in the top flight.  On that basis, I don't think his appointment was a bad one, but he soon got found out and should have gone far sooner than he did.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Damo70 on May 09, 2018, 12:12:29 PM
Lambert is or has been the latest 'fashion manager'.  By that I mean he is or rather was the latest new thing. A successful playing career with Celtic and then with Dortmund which resulted in the big cup.  Obviously with this playing experience he learnt a thing or two at what was the latest 'fashion club' - Dortmund and the Dortmund way of playing.  As a manager he would bring some of that style combined with his own experience to any managerial role.  We know this because he mumbled it so. We were all sucked in by it because of his middling success at Norwich.  "If he can do that with them just think what he could do for us with a bit of cash"? That's what we thought and that's what Lerner thought. The club would now be in safe hands at last.  Lerner wouldn't need to attend games to see what was actually going on because he had a trusted steed who would report back that we were often "brilliant"/"excellent" even "outstanding" despite the results and the many humiliations.  We muddled on he mumbled on meaning we probably muddled that bit more. 

Watching his antics on Saturday on TV, with him track-suited up waving his arms around like a plane propeller taking occasional sips of water, pointing at nothing in particular - all the actions of someone uncomfortable in what they were doing trying to convince us otherwise. He's Stoke's problem now but won't be for much longer I'm sure.

He was a fashionable manager at the time of his appointment and had done very well at Norwich getting back-to-back promotions and a solid season in the top flight.  On that basis, I don't think his appointment was a bad one, but he soon got found out and should have gone far sooner than he did.


Based on the job he did at Norwich he was highly rated and rightly so concerning what he did there. My concern was the bang average to poor jobs he had done everywhere else he had been at before Norwich. And that has continued ever since Norwich.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ad@m on May 09, 2018, 12:22:06 PM
For most big clubs, the year of their record defeat starts with an 18.  The fact ours is 2012 should've been enough to sack Lambert on the spot.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: not3bad on May 09, 2018, 12:32:59 PM
Lambert is or has been the latest 'fashion manager'.  By that I mean he is or rather was the latest new thing. A successful playing career with Celtic and then with Dortmund which resulted in the big cup.  Obviously with this playing experience he learnt a thing or two at what was the latest 'fashion club' - Dortmund and the Dortmund way of playing.  As a manager he would bring some of that style combined with his own experience to any managerial role.  We know this because he mumbled it so. We were all sucked in by it because of his middling success at Norwich.  "If he can do that with them just think what he could do for us with a bit of cash"? That's what we thought and that's what Lerner thought. The club would now be in safe hands at last.  Lerner wouldn't need to attend games to see what was actually going on because he had a trusted steed who would report back that we were often "brilliant"/"excellent" even "outstanding" despite the results and the many humiliations.  We muddled on he mumbled on meaning we probably muddled that bit more. 

Watching his antics on Saturday on TV, with him track-suited up waving his arms around like a plane propeller taking occasional sips of water, pointing at nothing in particular - all the actions of someone uncomfortable in what they were doing trying to convince us otherwise. He's Stoke's problem now but won't be for much longer I'm sure.

He was a fashionable manager at the time of his appointment and had done very well at Norwich getting back-to-back promotions and a solid season in the top flight.  On that basis, I don't think his appointment was a bad one, but he soon got found out and should have gone far sooner than he did.


Based on the job he did at Norwich he was highly rated and rightly so concerning what he did there. My concern was the bang average to poor jobs he had done everywhere else he had been at before Norwich. And that has continued ever since Norwich.

Together with Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rogers Paul Lambert was meant to be the new "Golden Generation" of managers.

As regards the jobs Paul Lambert had done elsewhere was he not very good in the post he had before Norwich?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: KevinGage on May 09, 2018, 01:16:35 PM
Just about every shit record going on his watch.

Awful bollock brain of a manager. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Nev on May 09, 2018, 01:21:22 PM
I work with a Stoke fan who was incandescent with rage when they appointed him and has not calmed down since.

He's just said to me "everything you predicted came true".
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Risso on May 09, 2018, 01:21:25 PM

Based on the job he did at Norwich he was highly rated and rightly so concerning what he did there. My concern was the bang average to poor jobs he had done everywhere else he had been at before Norwich. And that has continued ever since Norwich.

I've said it before, he was incredibly fortunate to inherit Grant Holt, who as a goalscorer was too good for League 1 and the Championship.  If you take almost any side and stick a top class (for the relevant level) in it, it will make the rest of the side and the manager look better.  Look at Brendan Rodgers with Suarez.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Hookeysmith on May 09, 2018, 01:22:34 PM
Lambert rode in at the point of TSM leaving following on from the most boring, defensive load of shite I had ever witnessed.
After McCleish anyone with a little bit of previous momentum would have been good.

You know a punch in the head is better than a kick in the balls etc.
I know Lerners money dried up but I lost patience with him when he just kept telling us how good we were when we all knew we were shit
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on May 09, 2018, 01:32:12 PM
If you take almost any side and stick a top class (for the relevant level) in it, it will make the rest of the side and the manager look better.  Look at Brendan Rodgers with Suarez.

yep - and it was only Benteke that stopped us from being relegated much sooner
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Drummond on May 09, 2018, 01:38:44 PM
Watching his antics on Saturday on TV, with him track-suited up waving his arms around like a plane propeller taking occasional sips of water, pointing at nothing in particular - all the actions of someone uncomfortable in what they were doing trying to convince us otherwise. He's Stoke's problem now but won't be for much longer I'm sure.

Reminds me of this......



At least Sherwood had the decency to wear a suit.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 09, 2018, 01:44:44 PM
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I lost patience with him when he just kept telling us how good we were when we all knew we were shit

When he delivered his post-match lies every week, exactly who were his intended audience?

Couldn't have been us, we'd just witnessed the drivel first hand.

The team, perhaps trying to shield them? Well, I like to think that even he communicated personally with the players, and wasn't relying on them watching MOTD in order to get his message across.

The media? They're in the same position we are, they've just seen the bollocks. They should have called him out on it.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 09, 2018, 01:54:13 PM
Great image from Stoke on Saturday

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/07/paul-lambert-stoke-manager-future-contract-clause#img-1

Remember the 8-0 at Chelsea, mate? I'll never forgive him for that. He should have been fired the next day.

Should MON have been fired for the 7-1 defeat there with a much better side?

Hindsight is great but at the time it was our first defeat in 7, we'd just smashed Liverpool at Anfield, and were in a cup semi final with a near bye to the final.


But the big picture is that the Chelsea defeat under MON came in a run of three consecutive top six finishes. Under Lambert we finished 15th twice and were 18th when he was sacked. So the contexts of the Chelsea defeats under each manager were totally different.

None of those Lambert finishes had happened yet so that's hindsight. The context is what I said as that was the only info we had at the time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Damo70 on May 09, 2018, 03:56:36 PM
Lambert is or has been the latest 'fashion manager'.  By that I mean he is or rather was the latest new thing. A successful playing career with Celtic and then with Dortmund which resulted in the big cup.  Obviously with this playing experience he learnt a thing or two at what was the latest 'fashion club' - Dortmund and the Dortmund way of playing.  As a manager he would bring some of that style combined with his own experience to any managerial role.  We know this because he mumbled it so. We were all sucked in by it because of his middling success at Norwich.  "If he can do that with them just think what he could do for us with a bit of cash"? That's what we thought and that's what Lerner thought. The club would now be in safe hands at last.  Lerner wouldn't need to attend games to see what was actually going on because he had a trusted steed who would report back that we were often "brilliant"/"excellent" even "outstanding" despite the results and the many humiliations.  We muddled on he mumbled on meaning we probably muddled that bit more. 

Watching his antics on Saturday on TV, with him track-suited up waving his arms around like a plane propeller taking occasional sips of water, pointing at nothing in particular - all the actions of someone uncomfortable in what they were doing trying to convince us otherwise. He's Stoke's problem now but won't be for much longer I'm sure.

He was a fashionable manager at the time of his appointment and had done very well at Norwich getting back-to-back promotions and a solid season in the top flight.  On that basis, I don't think his appointment was a bad one, but he soon got found out and should have gone far sooner than he did.


Based on the job he did at Norwich he was highly rated and rightly so concerning what he did there. My concern was the bang average to poor jobs he had done everywhere else he had been at before Norwich. And that has continued ever since Norwich.

Together with Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rogers Paul Lambert was meant to be the new "Golden Generation" of managers.

As regards the jobs Paul Lambert had done elsewhere was he not very good in the post he had before Norwich?

Immediately before Norwich he had a season with Colchester. They finished in mid table. Before that he was at Wycombe where he qualified for the league two play offs but lost out on promotion. Before that he managed Livingston and won just two league games in his eight months there.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 09, 2018, 04:01:13 PM
What's the big attraction with our last manager but three?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Bren'd on May 09, 2018, 04:24:15 PM
I suppose he's become the most recent measurement stick for managerial utter shitness and that we're mainly being proved correct in our assumptions after his latest efforts. Also, it's fairly obvious that those humiliations are still with us like some sort of PTSD for those that witnessed them so it's probably some form of therapy to remind ourselves.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 09, 2018, 08:44:50 PM
Lambert is or has been the latest 'fashion manager'.  By that I mean he is or rather was the latest new thing. A successful playing career with Celtic and then with Dortmund which resulted in the big cup.  Obviously with this playing experience he learnt a thing or two at what was the latest 'fashion club' - Dortmund and the Dortmund way of playing.  As a manager he would bring some of that style combined with his own experience to any managerial role.  We know this because he mumbled it so. We were all sucked in by it because of his middling success at Norwich.  "If he can do that with them just think what he could do for us with a bit of cash"? That's what we thought and that's what Lerner thought. The club would now be in safe hands at last.  Lerner wouldn't need to attend games to see what was actually going on because he had a trusted steed who would report back that we were often "brilliant"/"excellent" even "outstanding" despite the results and the many humiliations.  We muddled on he mumbled on meaning we probably muddled that bit more. 

Watching his antics on Saturday on TV, with him track-suited up waving his arms around like a plane propeller taking occasional sips of water, pointing at nothing in particular - all the actions of someone uncomfortable in what they were doing trying to convince us otherwise. He's Stoke's problem now but won't be for much longer I'm sure.

He was a fashionable manager at the time of his appointment and had done very well at Norwich getting back-to-back promotions and a solid season in the top flight.  On that basis, I don't think his appointment was a bad one, but he soon got found out and should have gone far sooner than he did.


Based on the job he did at Norwich he was highly rated and rightly so concerning what he did there. My concern was the bang average to poor jobs he had done everywhere else he had been at before Norwich. And that has continued ever since Norwich.

Together with Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rogers Paul Lambert was meant to be the new "Golden Generation" of managers.

As regards the jobs Paul Lambert had done elsewhere was he not very good in the post he had before Norwich?

He did o.k at Wycombe, got them in the play offs. Other jobs were in Scottish lower leagues.

I was in two minds over his appointment. A bit worried as even though Norwich were exciting to watch they couldn't defend at all in their first season up (as anyone could see with the goals they conceded at VP when we beat them 3-2). However after a year of McLeish I just want to see some decent football again.

I was also a little worried we were going to be his second season in the premier league. How often have we seen managers come up with teams, surprise everyone first year up and then they get found out in the second season when opponents wise up.

I imagine at the back of his mind he probably thought that would happen at Norwich given how they overachieved so couldn't wait to jump ship to us.

I'd have prefered Brendan Rodgers but Liverpool snapped him up pretty quickly that summer so wasn't an option. Weren't we heavily linked to Solskjaer that summer?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: eamonn on May 09, 2018, 08:53:33 PM
Yep, Randy sent a plane for him. I remember Dave W being pretty disappointed on here when it fell through - I think we all wanted someone young and a bit different after Big 'eck.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Meanwood Villa on May 09, 2018, 10:20:28 PM
What's the big attraction with our last manager but three?

For me personally I can't stand him. Those awful scoreless and winless runs under him, and there were several, were utterly soul destroying. He may have gone by the time of the relegation year but he'd most definitely sown the seeds of it.

Only other former manager I have such antipathy towards is DO'L and I would welcome any thread on his current professional shortcomings if he hadn't been unemployed for a decade.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: KevinGage on May 09, 2018, 11:15:55 PM
The phone will be ringing for Paul Lambert, don't worry.

Hopefully those annoying PPC/ car accident calls non stop for the next 30 years.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: passitsideways on May 10, 2018, 04:07:19 AM
I guess it's an unpopular opinion now, but I don't agree that he should've gone after that December where we lost 8-0, 4-0 and 3-0, without having the benefit of hindsight. We hired him to do a rebuilding job on a budget, and there were legitimate signs of progress (most notably with the win at Anfield and the cup run) - certainly not enough to rip it up and start again because of a few particularly shit results.

I don't remember ever feeling like we were in danger of relegation in his second season, but it became much more apparent that he wasn't taking us anywhere by the end of 2013, which was when we should've started thinking about moving on; even more so by the end of that season, with the Culverhouse and Karsa business and the terrible form to end the season.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Ads on May 10, 2018, 06:46:53 AM
We won one game from beating Chelsea in mid March that season. Drew one and lost 7. He was getting dogs abuse at Spurs on the final day and should have been sacked.

Quarter of a season and 4 points, utterly inept.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: passitsideways on May 10, 2018, 08:18:46 AM
We won one game from beating Chelsea in mid March that season. Drew one and lost 7. He was getting dogs abuse at Spurs on the final day and should have been sacked.

Quarter of a season and 4 points, utterly inept.

Yep, I wanted him gone - Benteke missed the final couple of months and Kozak was already out for the season, but that didn't excuse the fact the general lack of ideas or competence.

The question was more whether it would've been justified to punt him before then. Up until December, which was when we lost four on the trot against the likes of Fulham and Palace (who hadn't quite got into gear under Pulis yet), we were around 10th place - finish the season around about there, on a shoestring budget, and you could argue that that would've represented progress on the relegation battles from previous seasons. As it turned out...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mr underhill on May 10, 2018, 08:49:57 AM
what more is there to say about the bloke? Time to lock this one I think.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: JD on May 10, 2018, 09:18:55 AM
We got what we asked for. Remember Norwich away when Villa fans were singing for Lambert to take over as Villa Manager.

I don't hate him (he just wasn't good enough), but his tactics were dreadful.   
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 10, 2018, 10:45:38 AM
We won one game from beating Chelsea in mid March that season. Drew one and lost 7. He was getting dogs abuse at Spurs on the final day and should have been sacked.

Quarter of a season and 4 points, utterly inept.

Second season was like the McLeish year, awful football but we managed to pick up results here and there and were 11-12th for most of the season before we collapsed when we lost our main striker (as happened when Bent got injured).

Just had enough points on the board to survive but it was close.

Everyone knows he should've gone in 2014, even Lambert wanted to which was ridiculous.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: JUAN PABLO on May 10, 2018, 10:48:25 AM
7% win rate at Stoke

Hope they keep him .

I noticed he was at Villa for nearly 3 years so why did it feel like he was here for about ten years
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: john e on May 10, 2018, 10:53:26 AM
he'l still get another job in football management he's in that merry go round group of British managers who can 'do a job' at some level

he shouldn't but he will
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 10, 2018, 11:00:45 AM
7% win rate at Stoke

Hope they keep him .

I noticed he was at Villa for nearly 3 years so why did it feel like he was here for about ten years

Our long goalless runs did that. Didn't we have a run of six games without a goal and then the next season we win seven games without one?!

That's why I can never understand why on here and elsewhere Sherwood gets more stick. Yes we were poor under him aswell but we did have memorable games under him and he was only here eight months so it was all over pretty quickly compared to Lambert.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: AV82EC on May 10, 2018, 11:23:26 AM
The one thing about Sherwood was he had the ego for the size of job unfortunately none of the ability. He got the new manager bounce and somehow got us to a Cup Final and kept us up and for that I’ll always be grateful to him. His true ability shone through the season after with the collapse at Leicester and what followed.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: paul_e on May 10, 2018, 11:29:14 AM
7% win rate at Stoke

Hope they keep him .

I noticed he was at Villa for nearly 3 years so why did it feel like he was here for about ten years

Our long goalless runs did that. Didn't we have a run of six games without a goal and then the next season we win seven games without one?!

That's why I can never understand why on here and elsewhere Sherwood gets more stick. Yes we were poor under him aswell but we did have memorable games under him and he was only here eight months so it was all over pretty quickly compared to Lambert.

Lambert was shit, Sherwood was a wanker, that's  the difference.  I never wanted Sherwood anyway but after the run when he arrived I figured he'd done enough to deserve a chance but over the summer there was quite clearly a problem with him wanting players like Richards, Lescott and Gestede and the club wanting to sign players like Amavi, Gueye, Adama, Veretout, etc. When he then decided to throw Riley under the bus for the latter he proved exactly what he is.  A decent manager with some humility could've built a decent team out of that squad (as the performances of those players since they left has shown), we'd have still been down near the bottom whilst they adapted to the league but it could've been the start of a turnaround with good coaching and management.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 10, 2018, 11:30:02 AM
The one thing about Sherwood was he had the ego for the size of job unfortunately none of the ability. He got the new manager bounce and somehow got us to a Cup Final and kept us up and for that I’ll always be grateful to him. His true ability shone through the season after with the collapse at Leicester and what followed.

Of course but at least it was over soon after (albeit the damage had been done with our transfer dealings).

If Lambert had got us to 2013 Carling cup final Lerner would've probably given him a ten year deal!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: JUAN PABLO on May 10, 2018, 11:32:05 AM
The one thing about Sherwood was he had the ego for the size of job unfortunately none of the ability. He got the new manager bounce and somehow got us to a Cup Final and kept us up and for that I’ll always be grateful to him. His true ability shone through the season after with the collapse at Leicester and what followed.

I always wonder what would have happened If we had won that Leicester game.

I thank him for the albion and liverpool cup games as there had been so much shit for years up to then .

Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: AV82EC on May 10, 2018, 11:38:00 AM
The one thing about Sherwood was he had the ego for the size of job unfortunately none of the ability. He got the new manager bounce and somehow got us to a Cup Final and kept us up and for that I’ll always be grateful to him. His true ability shone through the season after with the collapse at Leicester and what followed.

Of course but at least it was over soon after (albeit the damage had been done with our transfer dealings).

If Lambert had got us to 2013 Carling cup final Lerner would've probably given him a ten year deal!

And if he’d won the League Cup could you have blamed him? Ultimately we’re in this to win stuff, it’s what this club should be about. Maybe my expectations are too high but I expect this club if run and managed well to be top half of the Premier League each season and competitive in Cup competitions and qualifying for Europe on a regular basis. The last 7 seasons have been torture.
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Post by: paul_e on May 10, 2018, 11:38:34 AM
The one thing about Sherwood was he had the ego for the size of job unfortunately none of the ability. He got the new manager bounce and somehow got us to a Cup Final and kept us up and for that I’ll always be grateful to him. His true ability shone through the season after with the collapse at Leicester and what followed.

I always wonder what would have happened If we had won that Leicester game.

I thank him for the albion and liverpool cup games as there had been so much shit for years up to then .

The Leicester game exposed his complete lack of tactical understanding because he made changes to stretch the game when we really needed to be looking to tighten it up.  That's not why I dislike him, I dislike him because of the 'anyone but Tim' approach to proportioning blame when things went to shit.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on May 10, 2018, 11:54:22 AM
The one thing about Sherwood was he had the ego for the size of job unfortunately none of the ability. He got the new manager bounce and somehow got us to a Cup Final and kept us up and for that I’ll always be grateful to him. His true ability shone through the season after with the collapse at Leicester and what followed.

Of course but at least it was over soon after (albeit the damage had been done with our transfer dealings).

If Lambert had got us to 2013 Carling cup final Lerner would've probably given him a ten year deal!

And if he’d won the League Cup could you have blamed him? Ultimately we’re in this to win stuff, it’s what this club should be about. Maybe my expectations are too high but I expect this club if run and managed well to be top half of the Premier League each season and competitive in Cup competitions and qualifying for Europe on a regular basis. The last 7 seasons have been torture.

I said just getting to league cup final e.g. still losing to Swansea like Sherwood was partly kept on for reaching FA cup final even though our actual performance on the day was a total surrender from kick off.
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Post by: Ads on May 10, 2018, 07:52:49 PM
I think Sherwood would have been better off with a different transfer policy. He'd have got a tune out of that nutter Adebayor and then a few over priced ex-Spurs like Townsend and Huddlestone would have done the meat and veg 442 trick.

He didn't know how to handle the foreign players, it was clear they'd been signed without a thought of blending them in. He ok'd everyone, I don't believe otherwise, but equally I don't think he knew a thing about them either. But at the same time, it's clear Reilly didn't do his homework on them.

I liked Sherwood. He didn't have the nous and would have benefited from somebody very tactically astute alongside him. But his ego wouldnt allow for that and his Machiavellian way of stabbing AVB in the back to secure the Spurs job is evidence of it.

I will always have a bit of time for the charlatan though, as football is about fun and for a few brief months in half a decade of shite, Villa were back.

If we'd won at Leicester I think confidence would have seen us through perhaps and they wouldn't have won the title.
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Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 10, 2018, 08:02:28 PM
I have no doubt in my mind about that. That day, that one solitary day, if we'd held on for the win, we'd have stayed up, and Leicester wouldn't even have troubled the top four, let alone won the frickin league.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 10, 2018, 08:56:36 PM
Lambert may not even be able to claim he found Benteke, from the Brum Mail.

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Christian Benteke was placed on Aston Villa’s scouting database by Alex McLeish, BirminghamLive can reveal.

Paul Lambert signed the Belgian striker in 2012 for £6million from Genk - but it was actually his fellow Scot McLeish who identified Benteke.

Benteke, who now plies his trade for Crystal Palace after his £30m switch to Liverpool backfired, spent three years at Villa Park and scored the goals to preserve their top flight status under Lambert and, latterly, Tim Sherwood.

But it wasn’t Lambert or scout Paddy Riley who pinpointed Benteke as a potential target. McLeish marked him out as one to watch shortly after he made the ill-fated move across the Second City from Birmingham City.

McLeish, now manager of Scotland, was bemused to arrive at Villa and discover the club hadn’t implemented a scouting database to keep tabs on targets from across the globe.

Benteke, who scored 49 goals in 101 appearances in claret and blue, was put forward to McLeish by scout Arthur Numan.

Numan watched Benteke regularly whilst he was playing for Genk - a club McLeish would later manage - and thought Villa could grab themselves a bargain.

McLeish’s appointment at Villa Park came at a time when owner Randy Lerner was reining in the spending. Previous managers Martin O’Neill and Gerard Houllier had been backed heavily in the transfer market and Lerner demanded cuts were made.

McLeish was asked to reduce the wage bill and decided to expand Villa’s scouting horizons in the hope of snaring a few gems.

The decision to include Benteke’s name on the database he installed and ensure Numan and other scouts continued to watch the 6ft 4in frontman was key in the club’s decision to sign him.

Papiss Cisse, who eventually joined Newcastle United and fired them to a fifth-placed finish, was another player on the database, as was Gylfi Sigurdsson.
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Post by: Damo70 on May 10, 2018, 09:05:01 PM
I have no doubt in my mind about that. That day, that one solitary day, if we'd held on for the win, we'd have stayed up, and Leicester wouldn't even have troubled the top four, let alone won the frickin league.

I can't say I agree. I don't think the common theory that both club's seasons hinged on that day stands up. Particularly as it came so early in the season.

As for Sherwood he deserves great credit for keeping us up and getting us to the final. As for 'surrendering' the final Arsenal were quite simply a far better team than us. Unlike the Chelsea final when the teams were more evenly matched. I was slightly surprised that Sherwood was sacked so early in the season. Obviously in hindsight we ended up being so bad you suspect he couldn't have done any worse than Garde and Black, but that doesn't necessarily mean he would have done much better. His time at Spurs and Villa suggest he is a short term impact manager but not one for the medium to long term.
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Post by: Risso on May 10, 2018, 09:07:26 PM
I think Sherwood would have been better off with a different transfer policy. He'd have got a tune out of that nutter Adebayor and then a few over priced ex-Spurs like Townsend and Huddlestone would have done the meat and veg 442 trick.

He didn't know how to handle the foreign players, it was clear they'd been signed without a thought of blending them in. He ok'd everyone, I don't believe otherwise, but equally I don't think he knew a thing about them either. But at the same time, it's clear Reilly didn't do his homework on them.

I liked Sherwood. He didn't have the nous and would have benefited from somebody very tactically astute alongside him. But his ego wouldnt allow for that and his Machiavellian way of stabbing AVB in the back to secure the Spurs job is evidence of it.

I will always have a bit of time for the charlatan though, as football is about fun and for a few brief months in half a decade of shite, Villa were back.

If we'd won at Leicester I think confidence would have seen us through perhaps and they wouldn't have won the title.

The cup semi final was one of the most enjoyable days out I've had, so I'll be grateful for that at least.  The wheels did fall off spectacularly though, and the writing was on the wall towards the end of the season, when we got battered by Southampton, lost at home to Burnley and were humiliated in the FA Cup final.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 10, 2018, 09:13:22 PM
You never know about them but it probably gave them self belief that no game was lost.

I reckon our season could have been different. We win that and we're on 7 points from 5 games, as it was it took us until game 17 to reach 7 points. We may still have dropped, but not as bad as we did.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on May 10, 2018, 11:20:05 PM
I have no doubt in my mind about that. That day, that one solitary day, if we'd held on for the win, we'd have stayed up, and Leicester wouldn't even have troubled the top four, let alone won the frickin league.

We played very smart game for sixty minutes which made it more baffling what happened afterwards. We actually did to Leicester what they did to pretty much every team in the league after, just sat back and picked them off on the break. Missed some decent chances before Grealish curled one in and the Gil effort was a superb team goal if I remember rightly.

We looked a decent mid table side right there but then the Kamikaze put more strikers on approach spectacularly backfired and we also saw what a disaster the Lescott-Richards combination was going to be.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on May 10, 2018, 11:22:27 PM
I have no doubt in my mind about that. That day, that one solitary day, if we'd held on for the win, we'd have stayed up, and Leicester wouldn't even have troubled the top four, let alone won the frickin league.

I can't say I agree. I don't think the common theory that both club's seasons hinged on that day stands up. Particularly as it came so early in the season.

As for Sherwood he deserves great credit for keeping us up and getting us to the final. As for 'surrendering' the final Arsenal were quite simply a far better team than us. Unlike the Chelsea final when the teams were more evenly matched. I was slightly surprised that Sherwood was sacked so early in the season. Obviously in hindsight we ended up being so bad you suspect he couldn't have done any worse than Garde and Black, but that doesn't necessarily mean he would have done much better. His time at Spurs and Villa suggest he is a short term impact manager but not one for the medium to long term.

Of course Arsenal were always going to win but we didn't have a shot or a corner which said it all for our approach or lack of it. 12 months before Hull took largely the same 11 to extra time before losing....wonder which dinosaur manager was in charge of the underdog that day....
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Post by: ChicagoLion on May 11, 2018, 04:58:41 AM
I have no doubt in my mind about that. That day, that one solitary day, if we'd held on for the win, we'd have stayed up, and Leicester wouldn't even have troubled the top four, let alone won the frickin league.

I can't say I agree. I don't think the common theory that both club's seasons hinged on that day stands up. Particularly as it came so early in the season.

As for Sherwood he deserves great credit for keeping us up and getting us to the final. As for 'surrendering' the final Arsenal were quite simply a far better team than us. Unlike the Chelsea final when the teams were more evenly matched. I was slightly surprised that Sherwood was sacked so early in the season. Obviously in hindsight we ended up being so bad you suspect he couldn't have done any worse than Garde and Black, but that doesn't necessarily mean he would have done much better. His time at Spurs and Villa suggest he is a short term impact manager but not one for the medium to long term.

Of course Arsenal were always going to win but we didn't have a shot or a corner which said it all for our approach or lack of it. 12 months before Hull took largely the same 11 to extra time before losing....wonder which dinosaur manager was in charge that day....
Wenger
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Post by: stuart445 on May 11, 2018, 09:36:20 AM
I have no doubt in my mind about that. That day, that one solitary day, if we'd held on for the win, we'd have stayed up, and Leicester wouldn't even have troubled the top four, let alone won the frickin league.

I can't say I agree. I don't think the common theory that both club's seasons hinged on that day stands up. Particularly as it came so early in the season.

As for Sherwood he deserves great credit for keeping us up and getting us to the final. As for 'surrendering' the final Arsenal were quite simply a far better team than us. Unlike the Chelsea final when the teams were more evenly matched. I was slightly surprised that Sherwood was sacked so early in the season. Obviously in hindsight we ended up being so bad you suspect he couldn't have done any worse than Garde and Black, but that doesn't necessarily mean he would have done much better. His time at Spurs and Villa suggest he is a short term impact manager but not one for the medium to long term.

The final vs Arsenal was as bad if not worse than anything Lambert served up.  Arsenal are known to weak when put under the slightest physical pressure, we'd witnessed that ourselves with Benteke but we didn't bother we just surrendered, it was that bad questions over his future as our manager should have been asked the moment the game finish imo
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Post by: Ad@m on May 11, 2018, 12:32:11 PM
Yes we stood off Arsenal but they were also fantastic that day.

For us to have won, we needed to be brilliant and they needed to have an off day - in reality, the opposite happened.
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Post by: AsTallAsLions on May 11, 2018, 12:34:05 PM
Yes we stood off Arsenal but they were also fantastic that day.

For us to have won, we needed to be brilliant and they needed to have an off day - in reality, the opposite happened.

Indeed. Sanchez in particular tore through us that day.
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Post by: passitsideways on May 11, 2018, 02:46:02 PM
It was mostly us not being up for it but Moss gave us nothing that day either - I think he booked Cleverley about 15 minutes in for a pretty trivial foul, which I think basically signalled to the team that they wouldn't have much leeway at all for playing aggressively, and they didn't get near Cazorla after that and let him run the show.

Then, at 3-0, there were those two obvious penalties that he failed to give - I'd stick my neck out and say that if the final scoreline had been closer, the Grealish one in particular would've been one of the most atrocious decisions in cup final history.
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Post by: stuart445 on May 11, 2018, 03:04:26 PM
Yes we stood off Arsenal but they were also fantastic that day.

For us to have won, we needed to be brilliant and they needed to have an off day - in reality, the opposite happened.

Arsenal were fantastic because we put up no resistance what so ever,  Arsenal are are good team I'm not denying that but are famous for not coping with resistance (see why they hate stoke so much).  For us to have had a chance to beat them we'd have had to put up a fight,  The team was capable if it as it wasn't long previously that we'd beaten them 3:1 in there own backyard.  Instead we just embarrassed ourselves.

If i'm honest I'd have taken a heavier defeat if it had meant we'd have had a few attempts at goal.  I'll never understand what happened with Sherwood that day he was an attacking manager but we didn't bother attacking that day.  It was a final where we were huge underdogs we had nothing to lose so why didn't he just throw caution to the wind.
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Post by: Mister E on May 11, 2018, 03:44:47 PM
Yes we stood off Arsenal but they were also fantastic that day.

For us to have won, we needed to be brilliant and they needed to have an off day - in reality, the opposite happened.

Arsenal were fantastic because we put up no resistance what so ever,  Arsenal are are good team I'm not denying that but are famous for not coping with resistance (see why they hate stoke so much).  For us to have had a chance to beat them we'd have had to put up a fight,  The team was capable if it as it wasn't long previously that we'd beaten them 3:1 in there own backyard.  Instead we just embarrassed ourselves.

If i'm honest I'd have taken a heavier defeat if it had meant we'd have had a few attempts at goal.  I'll never understand what happened with Sherwood that day he was an attacking manager but we didn't bother attacking that day.  It was a final where we were huge underdogs we had nothing to lose so why didn't he just throw caution to the wind.
There was a general player lethargy which could be attributed to stage fright (I don't buy that) or something that Sherwood did or said before the game that pissed them off.
I certainly remember thinking at half-time that we'd been fortunate to get away with only the one goal conceded. After the super-second from Sanchez, it was definitely game over.

I wasn't as pissed off about that defeat as the one in 2000. The 2000 game we definitely could and should have won, since Chelsea weren't much cop and the Villa side had a really good balance: in 2015, Arsenal were capable of tearing us a new one, and did.
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Post by: mr underhill on May 11, 2018, 03:45:23 PM
I was there in 2000 and we fell flat on our arse that day too
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Post by: eamonn on May 11, 2018, 06:19:22 PM
In 2000 we had entered Gregory's turgid stage but Chelsea were a better team so no disgrace in a narrow defeat even if we didn't land a glove. Our performance against Bolton in the semis was arguably worse, Dean Holdsworth should have won it for them.

I've never watched any of the 2015 final back so I'd completely forgotten about our penalty shouts. Not that they'd have made much difference apart from respectability. I wonder if the tonking at Southampton and losing at home to Burnley before they were brilliant in the two weeks prior knocked the stuffing out of the players, especially after going behind. Bulldog spirit from Sherwood is the one thing we needed from him at that stage but maybe he got spooked too
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Post by: London Villan on May 11, 2018, 06:33:06 PM
The benteke and delph deals had also kicked off before the cup final.
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Post by: andyh on May 11, 2018, 06:45:09 PM
When Ray Graydon took that penalty against Norwich in 1975, why didn’t he go the other way so that Kevin Keelan wouldn’t have been able to cause us to have palpitations by half saving it ?

All these worries from ancient history.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on May 12, 2018, 01:35:23 PM
Yes we stood off Arsenal but they were also fantastic that day.

For us to have won, we needed to be brilliant and they needed to have an off day - in reality, the opposite happened.

They were good but we we terrible from kick off and gave them the initative.

Full game is on youtube. Couldn't obviously stomach watching it but had a look at first five minutes. We had kick off, booted the ball upfield. Arsenal got it in our half and Okore (on one leg) under no pressure whatsoever miscontrolled and then hit it out for a throw in. From there we retrated to the edge of our own box and just stayed there.

12 months previously Hull under SB came out flying from the final whistle and were two up within ten minutes. So a bit of difference in approach from first whistle.

Edit: Worth remembering Arsenal in the semi final only beat Reading 2-1 after extra time.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on May 12, 2018, 01:40:15 PM
In 2000 we had entered Gregory's turgid stage but Chelsea were a better team so no disgrace in a narrow defeat even if we didn't land a glove. Our performance against Bolton in the semis was arguably worse, Dean Holdsworth should have won it for them.

I've never watched any of the 2015 final back so I'd completely forgotten about our penalty shouts. Not that they'd have made much difference apart from respectability. I wonder if the tonking at Southampton and losing at home to Burnley before they were brilliant in the two weeks prior knocked the stuffing out of the players, especially after going behind. Bulldog spirit from Sherwood is the one thing we needed from him at that stage but maybe he got spooked too

2010 was our best chance of winning a major final in recent times given we actually took the lead (of course opposition should've been down to 10 aswell).

Certainly wasn't one of the strongest Fergie Man. United teams we've ever faced but as soon as Rooney came on we couldn't handle him and we could've lost by a few more in the end as they hit the woodwork a couple of times.

All this is doing is making me more nervous about a possible play off final. I seem to be one of the few on here who think we'll be o.k v Boro but a final I worry we could freeze in like our recent cup finals at Wembley.
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Post by: mr underhill on May 12, 2018, 02:42:40 PM
let's get there first, then conduct a massive wetting the bed competition.
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Post by: JUAN PABLO on May 17, 2018, 06:31:20 PM
I must be pissed. someone on talkshite saying Lamberts the man for us ( stoke ), He is a brilliant manager he didnt stand a chance at Villa.

WTF     

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Post by: KevinGage on May 17, 2018, 06:52:14 PM
I must be pissed. someone on talkshite saying Lamberts the man for us ( stoke ), He is a brilliant manager he didnt stand a chance at Villa.

WTF     



All this wedding pish is clearly sending some people off their rocker.
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Post by: Mister E on May 17, 2018, 07:54:14 PM
In 2000 we had entered Gregory's turgid stage but Chelsea were a better team so no disgrace in a narrow defeat even if we didn't land a glove. Our performance against Bolton in the semis was arguably worse, Dean Holdsworth should have won it for them.

I've never watched any of the 2015 final back so I'd completely forgotten about our penalty shouts. Not that they'd have made much difference apart from respectability. I wonder if the tonking at Southampton and losing at home to Burnley before they were brilliant in the two weeks prior knocked the stuffing out of the players, especially after going behind. Bulldog spirit from Sherwood is the one thing we needed from him at that stage but maybe he got spooked too

2010 was our best chance of winning a major final in recent times given we actually took the lead (of course opposition should've been down to 10 aswell).

Certainly wasn't one of the strongest Fergie Man. United teams we've ever faced but as soon as Rooney came on we couldn't handle him and we could've lost by a few more in the end as they hit the woodwork a couple of times.

All this is doing is making me more nervous about a possible play off final. I seem to be one of the few on here who think we'll be o.k v Boro but a final I worry we could freeze in like our recent cup finals at Wembley.
Really? The FA Cup has been consistently downgraded and the League Cup has regrettably a mere bauble for a while.
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Post by: Damo70 on May 17, 2018, 09:41:19 PM
I must be pissed. someone on talkshite saying Lamberts the man for us ( stoke ), He is a brilliant manager he didnt stand a chance at Villa.

WTF     


I don't know why people bang on about the hard time/no chance he had with us. He had two and a half years worth of chances. To defend him you would have to believe he also stood no chance when he only won two games whilst in charge of Livingston for eight months, stood no chance when he failed in the play offs at Wycombe, and if you believe the 'mutual decisions' for him to leave Blackburn and Wolves both he and those two clubs clearly agreed he had no chance of succeeding.
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Post by: mr underhill on May 18, 2018, 09:14:17 AM
i might have been dreaming as I was certainly half asleep but I'm sure Simon Jordan made his views on Lambert clear the other night when discussing the relegated teams. Shite sort of encapsulates it.
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Post by: rob_bridge on May 18, 2018, 01:39:10 PM
In 2000 we had entered Gregory's turgid stage but Chelsea were a better team so no disgrace in a narrow defeat even if we didn't land a glove. Our performance against Bolton in the semis was arguably worse, Dean Holdsworth should have won it for them.

I've never watched any of the 2015 final back so I'd completely forgotten about our penalty shouts. Not that they'd have made much difference apart from respectability. I wonder if the tonking at Southampton and losing at home to Burnley before they were brilliant in the two weeks prior knocked the stuffing out of the players, especially after going behind. Bulldog spirit from Sherwood is the one thing we needed from him at that stage but maybe he got spooked too

2010 was our best chance of winning a major final in recent times given we actually took the lead (of course opposition should've been down to 10 aswell).

Certainly wasn't one of the strongest Fergie Man. United teams we've ever faced but as soon as Rooney came on we couldn't handle him and we could've lost by a few more in the end as they hit the woodwork a couple of times.

All this is doing is making me more nervous about a possible play off final. I seem to be one of the few on here who think we'll be o.k v Boro but a final I worry we could freeze in like our recent cup finals at Wembley.

I thought Boro would be easier based on Pullis not making the most of his options and us having enough game nous to see it through - Terry, Jedi, Chester.
The final would be harder as Derby and Fulham are footballing sides, the latter a very good one. I am not worried though - if it comes down to pure football we may lose, if it comes down to occasion and experience we have more than enough
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Post by: David_Nab on May 18, 2018, 02:59:56 PM
Been sacked
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Post by: Toronto Villa on May 18, 2018, 03:04:19 PM
Been sacked

I'm sure he begged for it. Finally paid off.
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Post by: f1sav on May 18, 2018, 03:21:18 PM
I'm sure he'll "go again"
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Post by: Des Little on May 18, 2018, 03:39:41 PM
Useless wanker. 
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Post by: Tayls_7 on May 18, 2018, 06:04:35 PM
Been sacked

Decent fans of the world, this is not a drill. Safeguard, all clips.
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Post by: Smirker on May 18, 2018, 06:21:16 PM
I'm sure he'll "go again"
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I thought he was excellent.]
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Post by: Nelson Lodge on May 18, 2018, 06:34:35 PM
Stoke gave him a two and a half years contract in January !! Five months in he gets the elbow and loads of compensation. Stoke being run as badly as Villa used to be.
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Post by: Newby on May 18, 2018, 07:07:55 PM
Stoke gave him a two and a half years contract in January !! Five months in he gets the elbow and loads of compensation. Stoke being run as badly as Villa used to be.

Relegation clause no doubts and I suspect that he has been told that he was no better than Hughes and that they have no money to spend as they are cutting their cloth.  Lucky escape for both parties. 
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Post by: mr underhill on May 18, 2018, 09:22:30 PM
I long  for the day when no one cares one iota about this clown - and this thread is locked.
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Post by: AsTallAsLions on May 18, 2018, 09:49:01 PM
I long  for the day when no one cares one iota about this clown - and this thread is locked.

Amen pal.
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Post by: andyh on May 18, 2018, 10:34:00 PM
Fuck off you useless piece of shit.
Maybe clubs will now realise you are a total waste of space.
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Post by: rob_bridge on May 18, 2018, 10:52:06 PM
Shit - if we don't go up, they may get someone better than utterly useless.
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Post by: London Villan on May 18, 2018, 10:53:45 PM
Another pay-off. 4 and counting.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 19, 2018, 12:22:25 AM
What a grovelling little toad.

Paul would like to thank the board, players and staff for the opportunity and their support. He would also like to thank the fans for their unwavering support. Whilst looking forward to his next challenge, he would like to wish the club every success next season."
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Post by: GarTomas on May 19, 2018, 07:08:35 AM
Time for a change of thread titular again.

“Paul Lambert Mutually Consents - Again”??
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Post by: JUAN PABLO on May 19, 2018, 09:03:26 AM
go on west brom , you know you want too .
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Post by: Richard E on May 19, 2018, 09:05:02 AM
go on west brom , you know you want too .

Even Albion wouldn't sack Darren Moore on his first full day in the job.
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Post by: olaftab on May 19, 2018, 09:17:40 AM
What a grovelling little toad.

Paul would like to thank the board, players and staff for the opportunity and their support. He would also like to thank the fans for their unwavering support. Whilst looking forward to his next challenge, he would like to wish the club every success next season."
Paul also said “during my 15 games here I offered my resignation to the Chairman 5 times and it was rejected. I knew it was a tough job but I didn’t have enough time. I canny reckon another 15 games and I would have definitely won another League game”
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Post by: dave.woodhall on May 19, 2018, 09:56:33 AM
The sun's shining, it's the weekend and life's far too short to spend time getting worked up about Paul Lambert.
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Post by: saunders_heroes on May 19, 2018, 10:36:11 AM
I don’t get it myself, he’s gone. Move on.
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Post by: mallo on May 19, 2018, 11:49:34 AM
When Moyes was interviewed at the end of the season he was basically asked ‘how do you think you’ll get another job after all your failures’ and Lambert got ‘you didn’t have enough time to turn it around’ - he’s paying off journos no doubt. Hopefully that’s him off to league 1 where he belongs.
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Post by: Bren'd on May 19, 2018, 11:53:09 AM
He could probably buy any league 1 side with the amount of paid up contracts he’s had.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Sexual Ealing on May 19, 2018, 11:58:33 AM
It was widely reported that there was a break clause in his contract at the end of this season so I doubt there’s been much of a pay-off.

Even if there was, it’s the Stoke board’s problem. Why the anger?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Bren'd on May 19, 2018, 01:44:27 PM
I’m not angry just making the point that Lambert has made a very decent living out of being a poor manager.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Sexual Ealing on May 19, 2018, 05:21:34 PM
Sorry Bren’d, I was referring to the posts on the previous page.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Newby on May 19, 2018, 05:26:45 PM
I’m not angry just making the point that Lambert has made a very decent living out of being a poor manager.

Allardyce, Pardew, Moyes, Megson, Lambert, Pulis, Holloway, Schteve are all in the same bag.  It's the way football is.  Probably add Hughes and Bruce to that list too.  Football is a game of who you know, not what you know.  These wasters (Sorry Brucie), keep showing up but never seem to settle anywhere for too long.  That same roundabout for all of them but I bet they all have far more money that you and me.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: mr underhill on May 20, 2018, 10:37:41 AM
dutch Steve now at QPR
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: olaftab on May 20, 2018, 11:01:06 AM
I see even QPR have gone with a foreign coach after spending a year in Holloway.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: eamonn on May 20, 2018, 11:34:07 AM
Holborn to Holloway, Holloway to Heathrow, Heathrow to Tokyo, Michiko I love you.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Damo70 on May 20, 2018, 04:40:30 PM
He could probably buy any league 1 side with the amount of paid up contracts he’s had.

He has already bought a whole league one side.

Unfortunately for us he was supposed to be putting together a Premier League side at the time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Tony Erdington on May 20, 2018, 07:28:33 PM
Tee hee. can we start a book on the next mugs to P45 him.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: tomd2103 on May 20, 2018, 07:34:55 PM
I’m not angry just making the point that Lambert has made a very decent living out of being a poor manager.

Allardyce, Pardew, Moyes, Megson, Lambert, Pulis, Holloway, Schteve are all in the same bag.  It's the way football is.  Probably add Hughes and Bruce to that list too.  Football is a game of who you know, not what you know.  These wasters (Sorry Brucie), keep showing up but never seem to settle anywhere for too long.  That same roundabout for all of them but I bet they all have far more money that you and me.

And one by one, they are all dropping into the Championship. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets a new job.
Post by: Damo70 on May 20, 2018, 11:17:43 PM
I’m not angry just making the point that Lambert has made a very decent living out of being a poor manager.

Allardyce, Pardew, Moyes, Megson, Lambert, Pulis, Holloway, Schteve are all in the same bag.  It's the way football is.  Probably add Hughes and Bruce to that list too.  Football is a game of who you know, not what you know.  These wasters (Sorry Brucie), keep showing up but never seem to settle anywhere for too long.  That same roundabout for all of them but I bet they all have far more money that you and me.

And one by one, they are all dropping into the Championship.

A lot of those, if not all are living on the glory of their success at one club. Allardyce (who I have to say I do rate and think undeservedly lost his jobs at Newcastle, Blackburn and Everton) at Bolton, Pulis at Stoke, Pardew getting West Ham promotion and to a cup final, Lambert with his double promotion and PL survival at Norwich, Hughes at Blackburn and with Wales to an extent. Bruce with his promotions at Small Heath and Hull (yes I know that is two clubs). You could probably throw Gary Monk/Swansea into the mix too. The moral to the story seems to be that if you have succeeded at at least one club you will get a number of chances to repeat the feat no matter how many other clubs you have failed at.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: andyh on May 20, 2018, 11:39:54 PM
Cant we lock/delete this thread.....please 😭
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on May 20, 2018, 11:42:33 PM
Cant we lock/delete this thread.....please 😭

Or we could have a sweep on where he will end up next. I will take a flier and say Dundee around Christmas time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: passport1 on May 20, 2018, 11:46:28 PM
Yes all a bit small time
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on May 20, 2018, 11:54:29 PM
Yes all a bit small time

If you think still being pissed off with Paul Lambert is small time then you really don't want to start me off regarding Graham f*cking Turner. ;)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mike on May 21, 2018, 12:01:08 AM
Yes all a bit small time

Aren’t you forgetting, he blew a shit load of money on average players, left a few days before the season started, fucking us up completely, then somehow managed to sue us and thus fuck us up further. Or was that someone else. Oh, right, this is the bloke who got the shit stick then made a cock of himself with stupid post match comments. Yes, I agree he was a bit of a tit, but nowt compared to that other wanker.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on May 21, 2018, 12:04:24 AM
Personally I preferred MON to Lambert. I preferred being in the top six rather than the bottom six.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: robbo1874 on May 21, 2018, 05:42:31 AM
Me too Damo. I defended lambert to the last though. A weird sense of loyalty in the face of reality. Like with McLiesh, I really wanted them both to succeed. Any Villa supporter wants the manager to succeed. We all laughed at Bruce when he was at Blues. But we all to a man/woman/child want him to succeed next weekend.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mike on May 21, 2018, 01:09:56 PM
Personally I preferred MON to Lambert. I preferred being in the top six rather than the bottom six.

There’s a golden (we’ll, shitty) thread from MON’s profligacy and flounce to relegation. But to be clear, I think Lambert was a terrible manager, just not deliberately harmful to the club like MON.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: JUAN PABLO on May 21, 2018, 05:05:25 PM
rowett to stoke


so go on Derby I know you want too
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: eddiemunster on May 21, 2018, 06:51:31 PM
Cant we lock/delete this thread.....please 😭

THIS PLEASE!!!!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mr underhill on May 21, 2018, 08:52:27 PM
nothing would five me greater pleasure - Inverness are too good for this knobhead.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: four fornicholl on May 21, 2018, 08:57:44 PM
Who?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brentastonb6 on May 21, 2018, 11:15:19 PM
 Just how much has this bloke ‘earned’ in salaries and pay offs ?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: dcdavecollett on May 21, 2018, 11:30:47 PM
Just don't understand how Hughes's name is included in the list of shit, merry-go-round bosses. Success at Fulham, Blackburn and early Money City. Three top half finishes with Stoke!

He's not exactly Lambert, is he?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: ZhongYi on May 22, 2018, 11:37:14 AM
slightly late contribution but if anyone offers this guy a job again surely insane. was it correct lambert got a 3 year contract with stoke and "mutually decided" to end it after about 15 games and relegation. you cannot get more piss poor than that and i tell you sommat else as well he is on at least 3 clubs lynch if we ever see him again list.

Paul do 5 live and enjoy your milliions.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Somebody_Told_Me on May 23, 2018, 07:51:18 AM
Thank f~~~ that's over!

Though he was realy likeable, I was desperate for him to do well.

Dropped 14 points from winning positions or something daft like that. Taking Crouch off in last game sealed his fate for me. Little blame can be aimed at PL though we've been shite for ages and deserve everything we've got.

Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: cheltenhamlion on May 23, 2018, 05:50:13 PM
Likeable? The mumbling tramp like chancer.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Somebody_Told_Me on May 23, 2018, 05:59:38 PM
Likeable? The mumbling tramp like chancer.
Yes it he was likeable, perhaps because Hughes had gone more and more dour, totally resigned to his fate.
Lambert came in with real passion on the side line, shame it lasted one game! Couldn't tell a word he said though. Oh well, he's gone now, good luck to him.

Edit, can I just add. He was the last person I wanted. Futile perhaps, but he did try.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on May 23, 2018, 06:07:33 PM
Likeable? The mumbling tramp like chancer.
Yes it he was likeable, perhaps because Hughes had gone more and more dour, totally resigned to his fate.
Lambert came in with real passion on the side line, shame it lasted one game! Couldn't tell a word he said though. Oh well, he's gone now, good luck to him.


I was underwhelmed by the Lambert appointment and didn't quite understand the support for him amongst a chunk of our support. Admittedly he had had three good seasons with two promotions and a decent top flight finish with Norwich which led to comparisons with Sir Graham Taylor at Watford and Bassett at Wimbledon. I wanted Brendan Rodgers at the time. Rodgers actually got the Liverpool job the day before Lambert got the Villa job.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Meanwood Villa on May 23, 2018, 06:08:49 PM


Paul do 5 live and enjoy your milliions.

He'd need to be able to enunciate to do that.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on May 23, 2018, 06:12:34 PM


Paul do 5 live and enjoy your milliions.

He'd need to be able to enunciate to do that.

I think he is excellent at enunciating. Absolutely excellent. Really excellent.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Newby on May 28, 2018, 01:03:52 PM
Yellow breaking news tickertape on Sky.  St Mirren have been in touch over their managerial vacancy.  At least they will be able to negotiate without a translator.  It's about his level.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: andyh on May 28, 2018, 01:05:39 PM
Who really gives a fuck?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mr underhill on May 28, 2018, 01:57:18 PM
St Mirren fans should, but not in a good way.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 28, 2018, 02:23:26 PM
Who really gives a fuck?

Yeh we need to let this go. Lambert for the most part is a shit part of our recent history. And I couldn’t give a fuck about his future. The useless charlatan.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: CT on May 28, 2018, 03:06:05 PM
Who really gives a fuck?

Yeh we need to let this go. Lambert for the most part is a shit part of our recent history. And I couldn’t give a fuck about his future. The useless charlatan.

Agreed. Although I do like to know which is the latest club I need to send my condolences to.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: in exile on May 29, 2018, 04:10:06 PM
For the love of God, close this thread
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 28, 2018, 04:29:42 PM
He's off again.  We didn't allow him to leave Paul is what happened.

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Grealish was close to joining Spurs from Villa earlier this summer.

13th May 2018, Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales; EPL Premier League football, Swansea City versus Stoke City; Paul Lambert, Manager of Stoke City before kickoff

Paul Lambert has told BeIN Sports that he believes Jack Grealish will leave Aston Villa sooner rather than later if he continues to progress, after the playmaker almost joined Tottenham earlier this summer.

Grealish, 22, was the subject of a £25million bid from Spurs towards the end of the transfer window, but the Championship side decided to reject the bid despite Grealish reportedly wanting to leave for north London.

The attacking midfielder has continued to show just why Spurs wanted him this summer, connecting the Villa midfield to the attack and providing a heartbeat in Steve Bruce's side when going forward.



Lambert, who handed Grealish his Villa debut back in May 2014 as an 18-year-old, commented on Tottenham's move for Grealish and believes the England youth international will eventually leave Villa in the near future.

"I had Jack as a young kid," Lambert said. "We gave him his debut, put him on the bench and threw him on. Like any other young kid, you have your fall outs and things like that because you try to put him on the right path.

"Like any other young kid he had his pals and different distractions. A big talent, he really is. I think he's matured and as he's got older, the immaturity has left him. He's starting to realise what he needs to be a footballer, which is great.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Reading at Villa Park on August 25, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

"The opportunity to go to Tottenham, nobody knows what happened, whether they didn't want to spend the money or whatever. Listen, the talent is there with him now. If he can keep progressing, he will eventually move."

Grealish has since clocked up 115 appearances for Villa since being given his debut by Lambert four years ago, scoring nine goals and creating another 15 strikes.

He has a contract at Villa until the summer of 2020, but that could soon be renewed with the Daily Mirror claiming Villa have scheduled talks over a new and improved deal to take place in September.

Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on August 28, 2018, 04:52:02 PM
F-ck off lamberk you useless piece of sh-t!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: KevinGage on August 28, 2018, 05:17:15 PM
Who really gives a fuck?

Yeh we need to let this go. Lambert for the most part is a shit part of our recent history. And I couldn’t give a fuck about his future. The useless charlatan.

Considering his allround ineptness contributed massively to where we are now, the proverbial kickings will go on for a while yet I'd wager.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brian green on August 28, 2018, 05:21:15 PM
He was the fountainhead of reduced fan expectations and we must never forget it.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mr underhill on August 28, 2018, 05:27:30 PM
the skid marks on his managerial career run really deep.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: aj2k77 on August 28, 2018, 05:27:54 PM
In honor of Paul Lambert and his never ending ironic post match interviews I'm going to reply in the style of Paul Lambert.

I thought he was excellent, I couldn'ae fault him.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: villadelph on August 28, 2018, 05:32:34 PM
The guy is an absolute bag of milk.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Clampy on August 28, 2018, 05:44:01 PM
I don't think he's said a great deal wrong there to be honest. It's not as bad as the crap he normally comes out with.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on August 28, 2018, 06:03:36 PM
I will say one thing for him. My son and I got to see loads of goals for the price of our season tickets in the Lambert years. Mostly in the Villa net but plenty of goals nonetheless.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: nodge on August 28, 2018, 06:07:15 PM
I'm in Cyprus and watched him on Bein sports with Keys and Gray doing the Newcastle v Chelsea game. Richard Keys  cushion face is coming along nicely, the fat faced Coventry prick! As for Lambert I can't believe he still gets paid to mumble the drivel he comes out with.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 28, 2018, 06:07:58 PM
I will say one thing for him. My son and I got to see loads of goals for the price of our season tickets in the Lambert years. Mostly in the Villa net but plenty of goals nonetheless.
Blame Guzan for being a useless tard
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: russon on August 28, 2018, 09:06:11 PM
Richard Keys  cushion face is coming along nicely, the fat faced Coventry prick!
I can’t stop laughing at this description, great work Nodge!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 28, 2018, 09:07:27 PM
The guy is an absolute bag of milk.

Genuine laugh out loud at that, beats salad and melt hands down. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: CT Villan on August 29, 2018, 01:38:01 PM
I never tire of watching this...

Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 10, 2018, 07:59:37 AM
I’m surprised it’s taken him so long.

Lambert made the point about the difficulties of the post in a round-table discussion alongside Stuart Pearce and Steve Sidwell about the Villa manager situation after host Geoff Shreeves reported Terry is now the favourite following Thierry Henry’s decision to think about his options.

“No matter how many caps you’ve got or what you’ve won nothing prepares you to go into that hot seat,” Lambert told Sky Sports. “Confrontation finds you as a manager, you don’t go out looking for it every morning. It comes to your door. You get sick of the sight of some players.

“It will start off fresh, then things happen, then the next day, then the next day. You think, ‘this isn’t quite as easy as everyone thinks it is’.

“No matter what you’ve done in your playing career, you have to get results. Villa is a big club with a big expectancy level.”

Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 10, 2018, 08:07:57 AM
Nothing much to argue with, there.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on October 10, 2018, 08:34:48 AM
I’m surprised it’s taken him so long.

Lambert made the point about the difficulties of the post in a round-table discussion alongside Stuart Pearce and Steve Sidwell about the Villa manager situation after host Geoff Shreeves reported Terry is now the favourite following Thierry Henry’s decision to think about his options.

“No matter how many caps you’ve got or what you’ve won nothing prepares you to go into that hot seat,” Lambert told Sky Sports. “Confrontation finds you as a manager, you don’t go out looking for it every morning. It comes to your door. You get sick of the sight of some players.

“It will start off fresh, then things happen, then the next day, then the next day. You think, ‘this isn’t quite as easy as everyone thinks it is’.

“No matter what you’ve done in your playing career, you have to get results. Villa is a big club with a big expectancy level.”



He obviously thinks managing Villa is a tough gig. Coincidentally he also appeared to find Livingston, Wycombe, Blackburn, Wolves and Stoke tough to manage. F***ing twat.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: nodge on October 10, 2018, 08:39:28 AM
What was he expecting when he became a manager? Managing players? Who'd have thunk it. Managing people is the hardest part of any managers job, not just in football. It helps if you're good at it Paul and you clearly aren't.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ad@m on October 10, 2018, 08:48:03 AM
Pundit (because let's face it, he's not really a manager any more) in stating the bleeding obvious shocker!!!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mr underhill on October 10, 2018, 09:34:29 AM
yes, if I want the opinion of an asshole I'll ask my own
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Legion on October 10, 2018, 09:50:15 AM
His last sentence there is perfectly correct.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Drummond on October 15, 2018, 10:15:58 AM
"I loved my time there - it was great, it really was a great club to be at and you move on for one reason or another," he said.

Yep. the reason being that he was completely and utterly out of his depth.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Drummond on October 15, 2018, 10:17:26 AM
From the Express.

Aston Villa are 'difficult' to manage because of the fans - Paul Lambert
FORMER boss Paul Lambert says the expectation of Aston Villa fans makes them a tough club to manage.
By JACK WILSON
PUBLISHED: 22:20, Sun, Oct 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 22:32, Sun, Oct 14, 2018

Steve Bruce was given the boot by Aston Villa chiefs last week with Dean Smith announced as the man to replace him.

Bruce guided Villa to the Championship play-offs last season - only to miss out on promotion after losing to Fulham.

Lambert himself has managed Villa in the Premier League and he knows just how tough it will be for the new man at the helm.

"It's difficult because of the expectation level really," he told Sky Sports.

"The club was trying to get sold [when I was there] but the fans have got the history of a European Cup-winning football club.

"You've got that, a big fanbase behind you, who every time expect you to be up there."

He may have had to deal with lofty ambitions from the Villa Park faithful but that didn't stop Lambert loving life in the Midlands.

"I loved my time there - it was great, it really was a great club to be at and you move on for one reason or another," he said.

"But the expectancy level was really really high, always.

"Dean Smith is going to have to master that side of it."

Lambert spent three years at Villa before being sacked in 2015 with the club 18th in the Premier League table.

The Scot was replaced by Tim Sherwood but he was unable to stop Villa finishing rock bottom, 17 points off off 19th-placed Norwich.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: chrisw1 on October 15, 2018, 10:20:04 AM
Nothing wrong with what he’s said there to be fair.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Drummond on October 15, 2018, 10:23:18 AM
Nothing wrong with what he’s said there to be fair.

Nope, but 'move on for one reason or another' is pretty funny.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Risso on October 15, 2018, 10:51:24 AM
Nothing wrong with what he’s said there to be fair.

Nope, but 'move on for one reason or another' is pretty funny.

Superb.  The one reason being.....you're sacked.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Des Little on October 15, 2018, 10:59:21 AM
Until recently, I thought the one good thing Lambert did for us was bring us Benteke, until I learned that it was McLeish that first spotted him and put him into our scouting system, for Lambert to pick up. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ads on October 15, 2018, 11:17:01 AM
Fuck off you c***. You fucking weasel mouthed c***.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Des Little on October 15, 2018, 11:24:35 AM
Fuck off you c***. You fucking weasel mouthed c***.

...I just don't think you understand...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Nev on October 15, 2018, 11:47:42 AM
Expecting to win games, with a bit of nice football thrown in if possible is hardly a burden for managers, more a key performance indicator.

And the way TSMII managed the team would indicate that he wasn't up to the job, but by all means keep making those excuses.

You useless c***.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on October 15, 2018, 12:25:07 PM
Two fifteenth place finishes, our heaviest top flight defeat in our entire history and losing a two legged cup semi final to a team three divisions below us. Yes Paul I think we did all have slightly higher expectations than all that.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: aj2k77 on October 15, 2018, 12:28:00 PM
He was just shit, his transfer dealings by and large shit, his football by and large shit and his post match comments by and large shit.

The man is shit.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: pauliewalnuts on October 15, 2018, 12:32:57 PM
Lambert moaning about the expectation at the club in the exact period our expectations were set lower than they had been for decades.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ad@m on October 15, 2018, 12:34:21 PM
"But the expectancy level was really really high, always.

I'm not sure wanting us to finish higher than 15th in the top flight is a particularly "high" expectation.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: aj2k77 on October 15, 2018, 12:47:19 PM
These chancers expect to be given free reign. Hours without goals? Need more time. Months without wins? Need more time. Record losses? Need more time.

I don't know what it is they actually regard as reasonable expectations seeing as we broke virtually all our negative club records under that fucking idiot at the time.

It's a case of sit down, shut up, pay us your money and fuck off home at the end of it in silence please and we'll do it all again next week. Whilst they become multi millionaires.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on October 15, 2018, 12:55:47 PM
Two fifteenth place finishes, our heaviest top flight defeat in our entire history and losing a two legged cup semi final to a team three divisions below us. Yes Paul I think we did all have slightly higher expectations than all that.

Stop! You're triggering my Villa-related PTSD!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: eamonn on October 15, 2018, 01:17:11 PM
That "I begged Randy to fire me" is arguably the shittiest behaviour of any of the many toerags we've employed this decade.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 15, 2018, 01:47:22 PM
Two fifteenth place finishes, our heaviest top flight defeat in our entire history and losing a two legged cup semi final to a team three divisions below us. Yes Paul I think we did all have slightly higher expectations than all that.

Stop! You're triggering my Villa-related PTSD!
Don't forget he broke the most number of home losses in a season.  Only to beat it the next season.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Jon Crofts on October 15, 2018, 02:19:12 PM
Two fifteenth place finishes, our heaviest top flight defeat in our entire history and losing a two legged cup semi final to a team three divisions below us. Yes Paul I think we did all have slightly higher expectations than all that.

Stop! You're triggering my Villa-related PTSD!
Don't forget he broke the most number of home losses in a season.  Only to beat it the next season.

Winner.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Drummond on October 15, 2018, 02:52:13 PM
Two fifteenth place finishes, our heaviest top flight defeat in our entire history and losing a two legged cup semi final to a team three divisions below us. Yes Paul I think we did all have slightly higher expectations than all that.

Stop! You're triggering my Villa-related PTSD!
Don't forget he broke the most number of home losses in a season.  Only to beat it the next season.

Winner.

Nope, he definitely wasn't that.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on October 15, 2018, 03:15:56 PM
That "I begged Randy to fire me" is arguably the shittiest behaviour of any of the many toerags we've employed this decade.

It shows how monumentally thick he is that he sees fit to boast about it. He clearly thinks it shows him in a sympathetic light, when it really exposes how weak, greedy and morally bankrupt he is. "I knew I wasn't up to it but I carried on anyway".  Very noble.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: The Left Side on October 15, 2018, 06:22:16 PM
He is like that friend who still goes on about the ex-girlfriend he used to have (and was lucky to have her and last as long as he did), just move on Paul... it is for the best, just move on.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on October 15, 2018, 06:38:54 PM
I'm sure someone on here recently called Lambert 'a bag of milk', which I thought was a magnificent insult that warrants further use.

Edit. Found it, it was Villadelph a few pages back.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mr underhill on October 16, 2018, 12:13:46 PM
i wish he'd gone to that meeting with Randy on the Hamptons or where ever it was, contracted permanent laryngitis, and  stayed there as Lerner's pool cleaner.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: markeeeebeeee2005 on October 16, 2018, 12:50:25 PM
I bet he’s a right laugh. What a sack of spuds.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Walmley_Villa on October 16, 2018, 01:11:19 PM
It was the repetitive "we're playing with a new style" line that got me. The losing record-breaking style you mean?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Walmley_Villa on October 16, 2018, 01:12:34 PM
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11677/9622651/paul-lambert-aston-villas-new-style-here-to-stay-despite-lack-of-goals (https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11677/9622651/paul-lambert-aston-villas-new-style-here-to-stay-despite-lack-of-goals)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: tomd2103 on October 16, 2018, 01:37:49 PM
That "I begged Randy to fire me" is arguably the shittiest behaviour of any of the many toerags we've employed this decade.

It shows how monumentally thick he is that he sees fit to boast about it. He clearly thinks it shows him in a sympathetic light, when it really exposes how weak, greedy and morally bankrupt he is. "I knew I wasn't up to it but I carried on anyway".  Very noble.

He shouldn't have been given the chance.  I still don't think the decision to appoint him was a particularly bad one at the time given how he had done at Norwich.  He had a terrible start, but then picked up in the latter stages of his first season and started his second season off well as well.  It became obvious during his second season though that he was struggling badly and when his assistants were sacked towards the end of that season for bullying, time should have been called on him there and then.  The fact that he was allowed to limp on for almost another year was a terrible decision and did some real damage to the club.   
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: sirlordbaltimore on October 16, 2018, 02:00:39 PM


Has anyone posted the video to that Malaysian Villa fan who flew all the way over to the UK to meet his hero Paul Lambert recently ?

Words fail.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 16, 2018, 02:02:43 PM
"They say get 40 points and see what happens. We have got 20 and last year it took us until January time to get 20, so that's an improvement."

It was stuff like that guff that used to make my blood boil.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Jon Crofts on October 16, 2018, 02:16:16 PM
Did anyone actually notice this new style of posession football he was harping on about? Seemed to me one week we were shite and had a little posession, the following week we were shite and had more posession?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: tomd2103 on October 16, 2018, 02:26:07 PM
Did anyone actually notice this new style of posession football he was harping on about? Seemed to me one week we were shite and had a little posession, the following week we were shite and had more posession?

I suppose he saw teams in Germany beginning to use the keeper almost as an outfield player as is the case with a  number of top teams now, but his plan only seemingly went as far as playing the ball backwards from a goal kick and that was it.  Asking Guzan to do that was the first major flaw in the plan, seeing as he was like a cat on a hot tin roof with the ball at his feet, 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on October 16, 2018, 02:31:50 PM
Ah f**k him, I don't care any more. We've got Deano now and all is right with the world !
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 16, 2018, 02:34:21 PM
Did anyone actually notice this new style of posession football he was harping on about? Seemed to me one week we were shite and had a little posession, the following week we were shite and had more posession?

All I remember was the backwards passing away at Smethwick by Guzan to whoever was at left back at the time.  It was embarrassing.  The same game Richardson got sent off.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Axl Rose on October 16, 2018, 03:04:29 PM


Has anyone posted the video to that Malaysian Villa fan who flew all the way over to the UK to meet his hero Paul Lambert recently ?

Words fail.

https://youtu.be/9djhv_3NEQ8

Sorry. I just had to have a look, and share it.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Jon Crofts on October 16, 2018, 03:18:11 PM


Has anyone posted the video to that Malaysian Villa fan who flew all the way over to the UK to meet his hero Paul Lambert recently ?

Words fail.

https://youtu.be/9djhv_3NEQ8

Sorry. I just had to have a look, and share it.

Good grief, Jason Quek needs taking round the back of the studio and given a good hiding.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: SO Villa on October 16, 2018, 03:20:13 PM
From memory, we were having 30% possession most weeks (and failing to score) and Lambert was ridiculing the statistic as being meaningless and possession alone meant nothing. Fast forward a few weeks and a trip to Dortmund and we're having 70% possession (still failing to score) and Lambert couldn't stop banging on about how great it was to have so much possession. A complete and utter charlatan.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Diablo on October 16, 2018, 06:17:22 PM


Has anyone posted the video to that Malaysian Villa fan who flew all the way over to the UK to meet his hero Paul Lambert recently ?

Words fail.

https://youtu.be/9djhv_3NEQ8

Sorry. I just had to have a look, and share it.
Wow! As shocked as I am of Jason's view of Paul Lambert - what a nice guy! Got to admire him for travelling all the way from Singapore - 3 times to watch Villa (1 win, 1 draw and the play off final loss). I would love it if he was a member of this forum, it would be amazing to hear from him about his trips and his view of Villa from Singapore. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: andyh on October 16, 2018, 06:33:38 PM
I reckon Lambert must be on royalty payments or something.
Only that can explain why he needs to comment the fuck on everything we do, for some sort of payment.

I never hear him banging on about what goes on at Norwich!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: rob_bridge on October 16, 2018, 09:46:44 PM
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11677/9622651/paul-lambert-aston-villas-new-style-here-to-stay-despite-lack-of-goals (https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11677/9622651/paul-lambert-aston-villas-new-style-here-to-stay-despite-lack-of-goals)

Villa are the Premier League's lowest scorers with just 11 in 18 games and into Sunday's game against Sunderland on the back of three games without a win.

But Lambert claimed his side dominated Swansea on Boxing Day and is happy a new approach - with the emphasis on possession - is working.


"If we keep doing what we are doing and take the chances then we will win more games than not," Lambert said. "There will be so many twists and turns throughout the season, but if we keep doing what we've been doing we will be fine.

"There are good players like Joe Cole still to come back and if we get everybody fit then we will certainly, the way we are playing, be a match for teams.

——————

Yeah what could possibly go wrong when your best player is a beast of a target man most effective with good quick service.

Biggest let down and should have been fucked of the moment safety was done in 2014. A woeful manager as has been demonstrated subsequently
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Drummond on October 16, 2018, 10:09:39 PM
I reckon Lambert must be on royalty payments or something.
Only that can explain why he needs to comment the fuck on everything we do, for some sort of payment.

I never hear him banging on about what goes on at Norwich!

Scottish Harry Redknapp, he's just a Scottish Harry Redknapp......
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: clash city rocker on October 16, 2018, 10:20:19 PM
I don't wish him any ill. He came in and did ok and then I don't know if it was because of his personal life that it all started to go wrong and he lost the plot totally. Perhaps the management team he assembled around him didn't help him when things started to go wrong.  He totally seemed to change and he doesn't seem to have come out of that hole even after leaving us.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: eamonn on October 16, 2018, 11:26:21 PM
Joe Cole! 'kin 'ell...what was the point?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 16, 2018, 11:36:08 PM
Joe Cole! 'kin 'ell...what was the point?

That really happened, didn't it?!

What an odd time that was.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mike on October 18, 2018, 01:32:29 PM
Joe Cole! 'kin 'ell...what was the point?

That really happened, didn't it?!

What an odd time that was.

Giles de Bilde
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mallo on October 18, 2018, 03:57:25 PM
Joe Cole! 'kin 'ell...what was the point?
It was Tom Fox's new statistical method : MoneyBanana

Interestingly : Clicky (https://7500toholte.sbnation.com/2016/5/6/11589704/moneyball-football-soccer-baseball-stats-aston-villa)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on October 18, 2018, 07:45:23 PM
Joe Cole! 'kin 'ell...what was the point?
It was Tom Fox's new statistical method : MoneyBanana

Interestingly : Clicky (https://7500toholte.sbnation.com/2016/5/6/11589704/moneyball-football-soccer-baseball-stats-aston-villa)


It was a flawed 'rebuilding' project that almost ranks alongside the replacement of a team that won the League and European Cup with the likes of youngsters like Norton, Glover, Bradley, Walker and Kerr whilst bombing out  Rimmer, Swain, Mortimer, Bremner and Morley for a combined total of next to nothing. I think the icing on the cake was letting McNaught go to Albion because we wouldn't meet his contract demands and then spending twice as much on Steve Foster to replace him. We then sold Foster to Luton at a hefty financial loss and spent twice as much as we spent on Foster to buy Paul Elliott who Foster was actually keeping out of the Luton team at the time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 19, 2018, 01:41:23 PM
"I'm pretty sure Villa fans aren't going to sit there and wait for you to take 40 minutes to have your first shot on goal," Lambert explained before the season's kick-off. At Upton Park, they did not muster a shot on target until Stephen Ireland's tame effort in the 46th minute.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Dominic22 on October 25, 2018, 05:26:17 PM
Apparantly lined up as the new Ipswich Boss...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 25, 2018, 05:35:12 PM
Good luck in League 1.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Scratchins on October 25, 2018, 05:37:05 PM
Norwich fans were singing "there's only 1 Paul Lambert" on Tuesday. ;D
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on October 25, 2018, 05:38:24 PM
Apparantly lined up as the new Ipswich Boss...

Excellent forward thinking decision by Ipswich.

He is a proven manager at League One level. ;)

The trouble is he still buys League One level players when he is managing in the Premier League.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Drummond on October 25, 2018, 05:48:16 PM
Haha, ready made excuse too, well they never liked me as I was manager at Norwich...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 25, 2018, 06:05:43 PM
You simply have to love twitter at times:


Kenny Kennedy
@KennyKennedy71
·
28m
Replying to
@Stuart_Watson
 and
@MirrorSport
Appointing Lambert to replace Hurst is a little like ordering dog shit for dessert after a main course of cat vomit and horse piss!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: eddiemunster on October 25, 2018, 06:29:38 PM
Lambert, just like all of the other useless fuckers on the managerial merry go round. I can guarantee that he along with Fat Sam, will continue to get re employed by gullible assholes, who own clubs, but have not a fucking clue!!!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: CT on October 25, 2018, 06:36:06 PM
My heart goes out to Ipswich.

There was a link with Bruce as well! Bruce and Lambert, what a choice!

Would you rather drown, or burn?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: TheMalandro on October 25, 2018, 06:38:56 PM
Ipswich is depressing enough. Poor fans.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Three Spires Villa on October 25, 2018, 06:39:53 PM
Bet Alan Brazil will be happy, British manager who is a good bloke!!??, give him 1 season of Lambert or Bruce & see what he says.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: TheMalandro on October 25, 2018, 06:41:21 PM
Bet Alan Brazil will be happy, British manager who is a good bloke!!??, give him 1 season of Lambert or Bruce & see what he says.

Ha, yeah. He deserves Lambert. Cock.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 25, 2018, 07:21:58 PM
It makes you wonder what these owners see that no one else does.  Add to the fact he’s ex Norwich - madness.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Sexual Ealing on October 25, 2018, 07:31:29 PM
Lambert, just like all of the other useless fuckers on the managerial merry go round. I can guarantee that he along with Fat Sam, will continue to get re employed by gullible assholes, who own clubs, but have not a fucking clue!!!

A bit harsh on Allardyce, who pretty much always succeeds *at what he does*.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: eddiemunster on October 26, 2018, 11:23:46 AM
Lambert, just like all of the other useless fuckers on the managerial merry go round. I can guarantee that he along with Fat Sam, will continue to get re employed by gullible assholes, who own clubs, but have not a fucking clue!!!

A bit harsh on Allardyce, who pretty much always succeeds *at what he does*.

Which is what exactly?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: ChicagoLion on October 26, 2018, 11:38:39 AM
It makes you wonder what these owners see that no one else does.  Add to the fact he’s ex Norwich - madness.
Lunacy.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: john e on October 26, 2018, 12:04:33 PM
Lambert, just like all of the other useless fuckers on the managerial merry go round. I can guarantee that he along with Fat Sam, will continue to get re employed by gullible assholes, who own clubs, but have not a fucking clue!!!

A bit harsh on Allardyce, who pretty much always succeeds *at what he does*.

Which is what exactly?

Making the supporters eyes bleed
so much so that everywhere he goes the fans eventually can't stand it anymore and are clamouring for his head even if it means not finishing as high
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 26, 2018, 12:09:13 PM
I used to like Allardyce but then he made a comment on Talksport in the summer saying that a draw against Tunisia wouldn't be a bad result and it made my mind up about him being another archaic manager living on past philosophies.  He could still have been England manager drumming that sort of mentality in the players.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 26, 2018, 12:10:45 PM
At least he has quite a good record against Norwich. That's the only positive I can see to this appointment. Ipswich have gone mad.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: tomd2103 on October 26, 2018, 12:40:35 PM
Lambert must have some agent to keep getting these jobs.  He's been pretty dire in every job he has had except for Norwich.     
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mallo on October 26, 2018, 12:42:06 PM
That is completely insane - feel so sorry for Ipswich fans - except Alan Brazil ;-)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on October 26, 2018, 03:27:49 PM
That is completely insane - feel so sorry for Ipswich fans - except Alan Brazil ;-)

If they appoint Lambert I would suggest the Ipswich board made the decision after a long liquid lunch with Alan Brazil.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mr underhill on October 26, 2018, 03:52:30 PM
but you just know that if they do he'll come to VP  and give us a thumping
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: russon on October 27, 2018, 09:25:13 AM
He must be the best interviewee in history because the pap that he turns out on the football field beggars belief. He puts me in mind of all those terrible players we’ve had who you could only assume looked world class in training (Olney, Weimman, Penrice...) because they could barely put their shorts on the right way around come Saturday.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Rudy65 on October 27, 2018, 10:05:27 AM
He must be the best interviewee in history because the pap that he turns out on the football field beggars belief. He puts me in mind of all those terrible players we’ve had who you could only assume looked world class in training (Olney, Weimman, Penrice...) because they could barely put their shorts on the right way around come Saturday.

Harsh on Olney!

He does lengthy PowerPoint interviews apparently and mentions Dortmund and his mate Klopp on numerous occasions
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 27, 2018, 11:17:22 AM
Officially confirmed as Ipswich Manager now and staggeringly has been given a contract until the summer of 2021.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 27, 2018, 11:18:03 AM
'I’ll be using all my experience' - ex-Aston Villa man's vow after taking over at Ipswich Town
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: CT on October 27, 2018, 11:22:00 AM
#prayforipswich #thoughtsandprayers

League One beckons.....
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: olaftab on October 27, 2018, 11:33:30 AM
So after relegating Stoke from Prem League last season he has a chance now to build his CV further by relegating Ipswich Town to League 1. I am confident he will be successful in that.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: CJ on October 27, 2018, 11:59:14 AM
He goes again
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Singapore Villa on October 27, 2018, 12:46:35 PM
No other industry rewards failure quite like football management ....
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: CT on October 27, 2018, 12:47:08 PM
He goes again

But he's been excellent, he really has.....
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: john e on October 27, 2018, 12:51:31 PM
it beggars belief

but then no one is surprised
Bruce Will be next and so it continues
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mr underhill on October 27, 2018, 12:52:16 PM
the luckiest coont in football
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: SashasGrandad on October 27, 2018, 12:54:22 PM
It makes you wonder what these owners see that no one else does.  Add to the fact he’s ex Norwich - madness.
Lunacy.

Like we'd never appoint an ex Small Heath manager!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on October 27, 2018, 01:57:42 PM
He must be the best interviewee in history because the pap that he turns out on the football field beggars belief. He puts me in mind of all those terrible players we’ve had who you could only assume looked world class in training (Olney, Weimman, Penrice...) because they could barely put their shorts on the right way around come Saturday.

Harsh on Olney!

He does lengthy PowerPoint interviews apparently and mentions Dortmund and his mate Klopp on numerous occasions

I wonder how often Klopp references Lambert in his Liverpool team talks?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Villa in Denmark on October 27, 2018, 09:28:56 PM
He must be the best interviewee in history because the pap that he turns out on the football field beggars belief. He puts me in mind of all those terrible players we’ve had who you could only assume looked world class in training (Olney, Weimman, Penrice...) because they could barely put their shorts on the right way around come Saturday.

Harsh on Olney!

He does lengthy PowerPoint interviews apparently and mentions Dortmund and his mate Klopp on numerous occasions

I wonder how often Klopp references Lambert in his Liverpool team talks?
Only in a "here's how not to do it" kind of way.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on October 27, 2018, 10:01:37 PM
Klopp is better than Lambert all round. Including when it comes to speaking English.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: walsall villain on October 27, 2018, 10:25:31 PM
Klopp is better than Lambert all round. Including when it comes to speaking English.
Lambert has got to be better. It’s obvious, just look at how many jobs he’s achieved.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: ChicagoLion on October 28, 2018, 12:38:53 AM
It makes you wonder what these owners see that no one else does.  Add to the fact he’s ex Norwich - madness.
Lunacy.

Like we'd never appoint an ex Small Heath manager!
I think the fact that he is a serial failure is more of a mad decision rather than his previous club.
I really don’t believe fans give a shit where a manager comes from if they are successful
Why any one things that handing Lambert another pay off is a good idea is lunacy.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Rory Christopher on October 28, 2018, 01:18:00 AM
We, of course, learned Lambert's failings the hard way. I was really enthusiastic about him at the time. I can forgive those outside of Villa who believe the media line about him having no chance with us because of his budget (it fits the narrative) but leaving all that aside, what in the name of Christ is anybody thinking who looks at his record since he left Norwich and says, "he's our guy"?...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 28, 2018, 01:42:35 AM
On the plus side it's the moral champions of 1981 who are stuck with him, which is nice.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 28, 2018, 01:44:02 AM
They can teach him how to mumble songs about the pub bombings, the daft twats.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brian green on October 28, 2018, 06:07:45 AM
I wonder if he knows he gets a company tractor.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brian green on October 28, 2018, 06:08:49 AM
No car.  Just a tractor.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brian green on October 28, 2018, 06:09:32 AM
Red or blue.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: ChicagoLion on October 28, 2018, 10:42:08 AM
Massey’s are red
Ford sons are Blue
Aston Villa play in Claret.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Risso on October 28, 2018, 11:01:48 AM
We, of course, learned Lambert's failings the hard way. I was really enthusiastic about him at the time. I can forgive those outside of Villa who believe the media line about him having no chance with us because of his budget (it fits the narrative) but leaving all that aside, what in the name of Christ is anybody thinking who looks at his record since he left Norwich and says, "he's our guy"?...

Maybe they think that the East Anglian air will help him return to the form he showed at Norwich and Colchester.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: ChicagoLion on October 28, 2018, 11:35:22 AM
We, of course, learned Lambert's failings the hard way. I was really enthusiastic about him at the time. I can forgive those outside of Villa who believe the media line about him having no chance with us because of his budget (it fits the narrative) but leaving all that aside, what in the name of Christ is anybody thinking who looks at his record since he left Norwich and says, "he's our guy"?...

Maybe they think that the East Anglian air will help him return to the form he showed at Norwich and Colchester.
And a reconciliation with the former Mrs Lambert ;)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: sickbeggar on October 28, 2018, 12:42:32 PM
I can only assume he got the job because Bruce put the phone down on them. You'd think the "premiership club in trouble" gig will go to the likes of Moyes and Fat sam in December, so he must be hoping for the "wheels coming off promotion bandwagon" vacancies post christmas
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: CT on October 28, 2018, 12:44:57 PM
I can only assume he got the job because Bruce put the phone down on them. You'd think the "premiership club in trouble" gig will go to the likes of Moyes and Fat sam in December, so he must be hoping for the "wheels coming off promotion bandwagon" vacancies post christmas

I was saying this to my lad yesterday. It's Fulham for me, that guy will get canned and replaced by Moyes, Bruce etc. The owners won't be able to help themselves.

Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: sickbeggar on October 28, 2018, 12:52:13 PM
I can only assume he got the job because Bruce put the phone down on them. You'd think the "premiership club in trouble" gig will go to the likes of Moyes and Fat sam in December, so he must be hoping for the "wheels coming off promotion bandwagon" vacancies post christmas

I was saying this to my lad yesterday. It's Fulham for me, that guy will get canned and replaced by Moyes, Bruce etc. The owners won't be able to help themselves.


yeah although on recent employment and success i think they'd go for Moyes or Fatsam as the "survival specialists". I think bruce will turn up at one of the clubs above us currently with a bit of money between christmas and the summer. Stoke or WBA if they don't go up. Possibly Leeds if it all goes tits up with Bielsa
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on October 28, 2018, 01:09:33 PM
Big Sam still has a swanky apartment in Canary Wharf from his West Ham days and spends quite a lot of time down there doing media work so Fulham would probably suit him down to the ground. You would also guess Fulham would be happy to splash the cash in the January window, which other strugglers like Newcastle, Huddersfield and Cardiff won't be willing or able to match.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 28, 2018, 02:54:26 PM
Celtic v Rangers - 1998 now showing on Sky Sports Football.  Lambert actually scored a cracker from the edge of the box.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 28, 2018, 04:50:16 PM
That just it though. Lambert was a bloody good player and was coached by some very decent managers. Bruce was very good, managed by arguably the very best of all time. Both utter gash as managers.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: russon on October 28, 2018, 05:36:34 PM
My money is on Adkins getting the heave ho from Hull leaving room (and there’ll need to be plenty) for Bruce to rejoin his former club in time for their return match with us at VP. By then let’s hope Smith has us firing and we can make Bruce suffer.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Dave P on October 28, 2018, 07:22:43 PM
That just it though. Lambert was a bloody good player and was coached by some very decent managers. Bruce was very good, managed by arguably the very best of all time. Both utter gash as managers.

McNeill, O’Leary, McLeish, Sherwood and Di Mattieo were all very good players. There’s a theme here.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 28, 2018, 07:47:19 PM
That just it though. Lambert was a bloody good player and was coached by some very decent managers. Bruce was very good, managed by arguably the very best of all time. Both utter gash as managers.

McNeill, O’Leary, McLeish, Sherwood and Di Mattieo were all very good players. There’s a theme here.

And a good number of the most successful managers in our history were average players at best. Step forward Deano. Be the next SGT.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Dave P on October 28, 2018, 07:58:38 PM
That just it though. Lambert was a bloody good player and was coached by some very decent managers. Bruce was very good, managed by arguably the very best of all time. Both utter gash as managers.

McNeill, O’Leary, McLeish, Sherwood and Di Mattieo were all very good players. There’s a theme here.

And a good number of the most successful managers in our history were average players at best. Step forward Deano. Be the next SGT.

Apart from Brian Little obviously.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 28, 2018, 07:59:26 PM
That just it though. Lambert was a bloody good player and was coached by some very decent managers. Bruce was very good, managed by arguably the very best of all time. Both utter gash as managers.

McNeill, O’Leary, McLeish, Sherwood and Di Mattieo were all very good players. There’s a theme here.

And a good number of the most successful managers in our history were average players at best. Step forward Deano. Be the next SGT.

The first and latest of our managers to win trophies and the most successful were a lot more than average.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 28, 2018, 08:20:21 PM
That just it though. Lambert was a bloody good player and was coached by some very decent managers. Bruce was very good, managed by arguably the very best of all time. Both utter gash as managers.

McNeill, O’Leary, McLeish, Sherwood and Di Mattieo were all very good players. There’s a theme here.

And a good number of the most successful managers in our history were average players at best. Step forward Deano. Be the next SGT.

The first and latest of our managers to win trophies and the most successful were a lot more than average.

Sure but the overall point still stands though. And it’s not just our club. Many great managers had very modest playing careers.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 28, 2018, 08:26:00 PM
I don't think anyone has ever claimed that a great player would be a great manager, but there aren't many great managers who didn't at least play at the top level.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Sexual Ealing on October 28, 2018, 09:02:36 PM
Wenger is often mentioned in the same breath as Mourinho and AVB as an example of managers who never made it as player, but he was a top-flight midfielder in France. That's a pretty good level for anyone to achieve. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 28, 2018, 09:45:29 PM
My money is on Adkins getting the heave ho from Hull leaving room (and there’ll need to be plenty) for Bruce to rejoin his former club in time for their return match with us at VP. By then let’s hope Smith has us firing and we can make Bruce suffer.

Doubt it while the Allam family is still the owners.

Got a feeling SB will pop up somewhere like Sheff Weds. Imagine the laughs if Brentford sack the guy who's lost his first three and appoint Bruce. If we thought he was out of his depth here...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 28, 2018, 10:15:51 PM
Bruce is being linked with the Reading job.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: VinnieChase84 on October 29, 2018, 08:23:15 AM
Genuinely cannot understand how this man keeps getting pay checks and jobs on 3 year deals.
Re: Bruce to reading. That will suit him down to the t, underdog team where he can berate other peoples budgets and how hard the league is
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: darren woolley on October 29, 2018, 09:43:24 AM
Paul Lambert getting the Ipswich job the first manager to have managed both Norwich and Ipswich should be interesting.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on October 29, 2018, 12:22:25 PM
My money is on Adkins getting the heave ho from Hull leaving room (and there’ll need to be plenty) for Bruce to rejoin his former club in time for their return match with us at VP. By then let’s hope Smith has us firing and we can make Bruce suffer.

Doubt it while the Allam family is still the owners.

Got a feeling SB will pop up somewhere like Sheff Weds. Imagine the laughs if Brentford sack the guy who's lost his first three and appoint Bruce. If we thought he was out of his depth here...




I don't know if there was any truth in it but Bruce was linked with the Brentford job before they confirmed they were appointing Thomas Frank.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Monty on October 29, 2018, 12:58:27 PM
From everything we've heard about how they do things at Brentford I think it's safe to say Bruce was never even thought about by them.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: eamonn on October 29, 2018, 11:48:40 PM
Yeah, that manager-swap seems unlikelier than the most unlikely wife swap...Debbie McGee and Ricky Tomlinson, or whoever.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: eddiemunster on October 31, 2018, 01:46:50 PM
When I saw this, I thought feck me he's been sacked again already!!! :o :o :o
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: dcdavecollett on November 06, 2018, 05:14:28 PM
Guess which word Lambo used to describe Ipswich's performance last w/end?

Lambert bingo is back on the agenda!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brian green on November 06, 2018, 05:21:39 PM
Tractorious?   
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: dcdavecollett on November 06, 2018, 06:51:11 PM
Oooh, Brian! So close!!!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: The Man With A Stick on November 06, 2018, 07:43:52 PM
Someone buy him a thesaurus for god's sake.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brian green on November 06, 2018, 08:25:19 PM
He can borrow Steve Bruce's Dinosaurus
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on November 06, 2018, 09:45:47 PM
Guess which word Lambo used to describe Ipswich's performance last w/end?

Lambert bingo is back on the agenda!


I would love it if he used the word 'orgasmic', but as a guess I will go for 'fantastic'.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: ChicagoLion on November 06, 2018, 11:05:34 PM
Excellent
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Axl Rose on November 07, 2018, 03:54:57 AM
Did he mention getting the crowd going?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brian green on November 07, 2018, 06:59:42 AM
Both the fans got quite excited.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Jon Crofts on November 07, 2018, 08:26:50 AM
Both the fans got quite excited.

Both fans were also related.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Nev on November 07, 2018, 10:37:46 AM
Amongst his stock phrases is "I couldn't ask anymore of my team".

Given his record lately, perhaps he may consider re-thinking that one.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Singapore Villa on November 07, 2018, 11:26:15 AM
 “We go again”
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on November 07, 2018, 12:32:15 PM
“I thought we were excellent “
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mallo on November 07, 2018, 12:35:41 PM
"We dominated the first half"
"I think we were worth more than the draw"
"etc etc etc"
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mallo on November 07, 2018, 12:36:26 PM
"That's a new club record defeat? I tried to leave."
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Nelly on November 07, 2018, 01:46:49 PM
We dust ourselves off and we go again.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Drummond on November 08, 2018, 10:28:40 AM
We dust ourselves off and we go again.

*Shudder*
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 08, 2018, 10:50:18 AM
When you go to Football Manager College, you are taught basic media training.  Module 2 of this training is about how to trot out tired old but workable cliches to avoid the truth when losing a match.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: dcdavecollett on November 08, 2018, 07:53:19 PM
Some memorable answers, folks.

Chicago Lion wins the non-prize, for being the first to call 'excellent'.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brian green on November 08, 2018, 09:41:20 PM
The rest of us will simply have to go again.

We were there or thereabouts though.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on November 08, 2018, 11:25:30 PM
I am sure a former manager of probably the two teams Ipswich fans hate most will be given plenty of time, patience, understanding and support from the the fans.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: The Moose on November 11, 2018, 11:18:46 AM
thought we were outstanding, I thought we passed the ball great, we looked great, we controlled the game.

"I'm really, really proud of them, we're disappointed with a draw, but the performance was excellent, especially first half."

Nothing changes, this after a 2-2 draw.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Lastfootstamper on November 11, 2018, 11:35:38 AM
I'm sure I heard him say it was one of the best displays from any team he's ever managed.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: SoccerHQ on November 11, 2018, 11:40:26 AM
Will be like at Stoke, they'll draw loads of games and be down before the final game.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Nelly on November 12, 2018, 08:48:08 AM
Distractedly watching the highlights on Quest, I may have imagined it but I'm sure he signed off with, "I thought we were excellent".
AGAIN! Shall we keep a tally going?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: London Villan on November 12, 2018, 08:56:58 AM
Super cautious and badly organised.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 12, 2018, 11:28:05 AM
Lambert, however, was focusing on the positives. He reflected: “I’ve managed some really good teams and players in my time and that’s as good a first half as I’ve seen. My God, we were fantastic. We looked great and I think we should have been three or four goals to the good.

“It never materialised, but the strides we’ve made as a football team has been huge. I’m proud of them for the way they have performed. They’ve given me everything in the time I’ve been here.

“I think everybody can see we’ve got a good side that just needs a little bit of help.

“You can judge it by the support (more than 1,800 away fans in fine voice throughout). It shows we’re moving in the right direction.”
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: andyh on November 12, 2018, 11:54:30 AM
Super cautious and badly organised.
Is that from Mary Poppins?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Risso on November 12, 2018, 12:03:09 PM
Lambert, however, was focusing on the positives. He reflected: “I’ve managed some really good teams and players in my time and that’s as good a first half as I’ve seen. My God, we were fantastic. We looked great and I think we should have been three or four goals to the good.

“It never materialised, but the strides we’ve made as a football team has been huge. I’m proud of them for the way they have performed. They’ve given me everything in the time I’ve been here.

“I think everybody can see we’ve got a good side that just needs a little bit of help.

“You can judge it by the support (more than 1,800 away fans in fine voice throughout). It shows we’re moving in the right direction.”


Wow, just wow.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ad@m on November 12, 2018, 12:16:39 PM
Lambert, however, was focusing on the positives. He reflected: “I’ve managed some really good teams and players in my time and that’s as good a first half as I’ve seen. My God, we were fantastic. ”

 :o :o :o :o :o :o

Bless him!  If they gave out prizes for bullshit he'd have a trophy room full of them!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on November 12, 2018, 02:43:08 PM
Distractedly watching the highlights on Quest, I may have imagined it but I'm sure he signed off with, "I thought we were excellent".
AGAIN! Shall we keep a tally going?

Don't bother keeping count of how often he says his team has been excellent even after a draw or a defeat as you will lose count. Another piece of advice stemming from his time with us is not to bother keeping count of how many goals his team concedes as once again you will lose count.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 12, 2018, 02:49:48 PM
In the whole game the fantastical Ipswich had 10 shots - 2 less than their opponents and 4 on target.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on November 12, 2018, 03:00:34 PM
In the whole game the fantastical Ipswich had 10 shots - 2 less than their opponents and 4 on target.

It is all about quality, not quantity. I am sure all of their ten shots were excellent, really excellent efforts.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: PeterWithe on December 07, 2018, 11:55:28 PM
His strategy of passing backward to the full backs from goal kicks is getting very popular now isn’t it?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: MoetVillan on December 07, 2018, 11:57:57 PM
Super cautious and badly organised.
Is that from Mary Poppins?

Genius
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Roysmert on December 23, 2018, 11:44:21 AM
He seems to have self esteem issues these days. He was saying yesterday what a great bunch of kids he's got now at Ipswich and they're brilliant etc. Why can't he go back to how he was at Norwich and quietly build an exciting attacking team? These managers all seem to lose the plot sooner or later. Mad.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on December 23, 2018, 12:05:01 PM
Super cautious and badly organised.
Is that from Mary Poppins?

Genius


A spoonful of Lambert helps the Ipswich go down.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: London Villan on January 05, 2019, 07:19:39 PM
Another masterclass today.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ad@m on January 05, 2019, 07:51:00 PM
He must be due another P45 soon. He could get sacked at Villa Park again in 3 weeks time!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: TheMalandro on January 05, 2019, 07:54:05 PM
Bugger! Half watched football focus today - think the young lad predicted one nil and correct goal scorer. I didn’t hear it was Ipswich!
I’d have stuck money on it.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on January 05, 2019, 08:02:04 PM
Bugger! Half watched football focus today - think the young lad predicted one nil and correct goal scorer. I didn’t hear it was Ipswich!
I’d have stuck money on it.

Accrington (13th in League One) were 5/4 favourites to win the game with Ipswich at 7/4 outsiders so both the bookies and the punters clearly know what a shit manager Lambert is. A man who lost a two legged cup semi final to a team three divisions below.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: exiled on the wirral! on January 05, 2019, 08:24:37 PM
The only bright light on a dark day. Please tell me he signed a 3 year contract.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: The Moose on January 05, 2019, 09:08:33 PM
He could be gone before we play them.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Rigadon on January 05, 2019, 09:15:53 PM
Germany
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Rigadon on January 05, 2019, 09:16:06 PM
Excellent
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Rigadon on January 05, 2019, 09:16:17 PM
Go again
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Richard E on January 05, 2019, 09:17:01 PM
Mornington Crescent
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 05, 2019, 09:42:08 PM
"I need half a dozen players and have been chatting to a couple. I need players who know what is needed to play in the Championship. Players need to step up to the plate.


"We had chances but we have got to defend the goal. I understand the fans' frustrations and we deserve to be criticised.

"You have got to play football with desire. There wasn't a lot in the game but we gave too many fouls away in the first half which kept the pressure on us.

"We played better in the second half and we had a few chances but we keep making errors. We should have defended better for the goal.

I’m sure the players who are there currently will respect him even more with his public announcement that he needs six players.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: OzVilla on January 05, 2019, 10:25:09 PM
He’s a walking talking masterclass in being inept in every way possible. If he hadn’t inflicted himself on us, which we’ve never recovered from, I’d find him hilarious.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 06, 2019, 12:59:15 AM
Wouldn't actually have a go for at this one as Ipswich losing stopped our game v them going to midweek.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Roysmert on January 06, 2019, 11:34:14 AM
Bugger! Half watched football focus today - think the young lad predicted one nil and correct goal scorer. I didn’t hear it was Ipswich!
I’d have stuck money on it.

Accrington (13th in League One) were 5/4 favourites to win the game with Ipswich at 7/4 outsiders so both the bookies and the punters clearly know what a shit manager Lambert is. A man who lost a two legged cup semi final to a team three divisions below.

Damon that was one of the darkest nights in our not-so-illustrious recent history. It was excruciating to watch.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: London Villan on January 06, 2019, 08:48:08 PM
The most embarrassing 4 weeks in our history...

23 Dec 2012   Chelsea v Aston Villa   L                   8-0   Premier League
26 Dec 2012   Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur   L   0-4   Premier League
29 Dec 2012   Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic   L           0-3   Premier League
01 Jan 2013   Swansea City v Aston Villa   D           2-2   Premier League
05 Jan 2013   Aston Villa v Ipswich Town   W           2-1   FA Cup
08 Jan 2013   Bradford City v Aston Villa   L           3-1   League Cup
12 Jan 2013   Aston Villa v Southampton   L           0-1   Premier League
19 Jan 2013   West Brom v Aston Villa   D           2-2   Premier League
22 Jan 2013   Aston Villa v Bradford City   W           2-1
Agg: 3-4   League Cup
25 Jan 2013   Millwall v Aston Villa           L            2-1   FA Cup
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Risso on January 06, 2019, 10:25:08 PM
The most embarrassing 4 weeks in our history...

23 Dec 2012   Chelsea v Aston Villa   L                   8-0   Premier League
26 Dec 2012   Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur   L   0-4   Premier League
29 Dec 2012   Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic   L           0-3   Premier League
01 Jan 2013   Swansea City v Aston Villa   D           2-2   Premier League
05 Jan 2013   Aston Villa v Ipswich Town   W           2-1   FA Cup
08 Jan 2013   Bradford City v Aston Villa   L           3-1   League Cup
12 Jan 2013   Aston Villa v Southampton   L           0-1   Premier League
19 Jan 2013   West Brom v Aston Villa   D           2-2   Premier League
22 Jan 2013   Aston Villa v Bradford City   W           2-1
Agg: 3-4   League Cup
25 Jan 2013   Millwall v Aston Villa           L            2-1   FA Cup

How he managed to keep his job after that little lot, I will never understand.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Des Little on January 06, 2019, 10:29:05 PM
Think I read somewhere he’s won 3 of his last 30 games?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: joe_c on January 06, 2019, 10:48:04 PM
Wouldn't actually have a go for at this one as Ipswich losing stopped our game v them going to midweek.

I was actually hoping they'd win so I could have that weekend off.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ad@m on January 06, 2019, 11:30:46 PM
I thought it couldn't get worse after that Wigan game and barely a week later we had the Bradford debacle!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 07, 2019, 02:01:11 AM
He can add Accrington Stanley to a list of cup defeats that already included Leyton Orient (twice), Sheffield United, Millwall, Bradford, MK Dons, Leicester, Luton and Alloa.

All in a lower division than the team Lambert happened to be mismanaging at the time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mr underhill on January 07, 2019, 07:06:21 AM
but of course a significant number of people on here were championing his cause to become Villa's manager !
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: AV82EC on January 07, 2019, 07:24:26 AM
but of course a significant number of people on here were championing his cause to become Villa's manager !

Yeah and then he got here.....
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brian green on January 07, 2019, 07:48:00 AM
And Norwich fans still hate us for stealing him from them.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Drummond on January 07, 2019, 02:01:54 PM
And Norwich fans still hate us for stealing him from them.

Oh how I wish everyone hated us because we were good. Now they just hate us for stealing their shit managers and players and strutting around like we own the world.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on January 07, 2019, 04:02:41 PM
Been on Ipswich forums and it's slowly dawning on the clued up ones what a lemon they've got at the helm.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Des Little on January 07, 2019, 04:12:40 PM
Been on Ipswich forums and it's slowly dawning on the clued up ones what a lemon they've got at the helm.

I know our country cousins have a reputation for being a tad slow, but slowly dawning....?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on January 07, 2019, 04:38:47 PM
Been on Ipswich forums and it's slowly dawning on the clued up ones what a lemon they've got at the helm.

I know our country cousins have a reputation for being a tad slow, but slowly dawning....?
Oh yeah. He's well thought of round there.😳
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on January 07, 2019, 05:21:12 PM
but of course a significant number of people on here were championing his cause to become Villa's manager !

I wasn't part of the Lambert love in at the time many Villa fans wanted him, but to be fair he had just won back to back promotions with Norwich and then kept them in the Premier League quite comfortably. He appeared to be a throwback to the likes of SGT at Watford and Bassett at Wimbledon. His spell at Villa was awful and the only positive thing was he didn't actually take us down. How he keeps getting jobs in the top two leagues is a mystery to me.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brian green on January 07, 2019, 05:58:43 PM
Easy.  He is a brown nose.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on January 07, 2019, 06:06:36 PM
Easy.  He is a brown nose.

I ended up with a lot of brown stained underwear watching his Villa teams attempts at defending in the Lambert years.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: hilts_coolerking on January 07, 2019, 06:15:51 PM
And Norwich fans still hate us for stealing him from them.

Oh how I wish everyone hated us because we were good. Now they just hate us for stealing their shit managers and players and strutting around like we own the world.

I remember when we were linked with Jeffrey Schlupp a Leicester mate of mine said he was glad it was now Villa buying Leicester's cast offs rather than the other way around.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ad@m on January 07, 2019, 06:46:51 PM
And Norwich fans still hate us for stealing him from them.

Oh how I wish everyone hated us because we were good. Now they just hate us for stealing their shit managers and players and strutting around like we own the world.

It makes me laugh the most when clubs hate us for relegating them!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 07, 2019, 07:21:29 PM
He does good presentations.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: ChicagoLion on January 07, 2019, 07:24:54 PM
Been on Ipswich forums and it's slowly dawning on the clued up ones what a lemon they've got at the helm.
Ay rekun  dis bouy Lambet  ain’t all e be cracked to be bouy.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on January 07, 2019, 07:27:39 PM
Been on Ipswich forums and it's slowly dawning on the clued up ones what a lemon they've got at the helm.
Ay rekun  dis bouy Lambet  ain’t all e be cracked to be bouy.
Brierley Hill ?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brian green on January 07, 2019, 07:32:05 PM
You forgot Ba,  CL.   A pure bred Tractor Boy ends all spoken statements with Ba.  Lembut baysunt nah gude.. Ba.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: ChicagoLion on January 07, 2019, 07:35:36 PM
Cheers Brian, it’s been a while. Ba
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Richard E on January 07, 2019, 07:37:11 PM
Easy.  He is a brown nose.

I ended up with a lot of brown stained underwear watching his Villa teams attempts at defending in the Lambert years.

Thank god we don’t have to worry about poor defending these days.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 07, 2019, 07:49:11 PM
He needs to stay employed until we play them. I want to hear how excellent they were on the back of a 4-0 panning. They can fire him afterwards.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: London Villan on January 07, 2019, 07:49:45 PM
They will probably beat us!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 09, 2019, 01:43:46 PM
He does have a decent record against his former clubs.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Diablo on January 09, 2019, 02:20:20 PM
God, I'd rather hit me balls with a couple of bricks than watch that interview if that was to happen.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: TheMalandro on January 09, 2019, 05:06:10 PM
He’s just signed Dawkins again!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: adrenachrome on January 09, 2019, 05:46:20 PM
Just over 6 years ago that he signed for us. They say tempus fugit but it feels like a decade or more to me.   
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on January 09, 2019, 05:46:29 PM
He’s just signed Dawkins again!

Another spell under Lambert and that will be another Dawkins convinced there isn't a God.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Risso on January 09, 2019, 05:59:07 PM
Christ almighty, those poor bastard Ipswich fans!  So, the answer to being cut adrift at the bottom of the division is to sign a 31 year old striker who has scored 20 odd goals in a 10 year career, and most of those were in the extremely poor MLS.  A league where he isn't considered good enough to warrant a contract anywhere.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brian green on January 09, 2019, 06:01:40 PM
Makes you wonder how he gets away with it.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 09, 2019, 06:05:57 PM
I actually thought Simon Dawkins was a made up footballers name.  It just sounds so randomly awful.  Then i saw him in a Villa shirt.  I likened him at the time to Andrew Greaves.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: adrenachrome on January 09, 2019, 06:10:41 PM
Well it isnae his gift of the gab anyway. Couldn't understand what the wassock was waffling about most of time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: eamonn on January 09, 2019, 06:51:37 PM
Dawkins! Fuxking hell, I thought he was a mirage. Did we have some dude called Omar Cummings as well? Jesus, between this and Jordan Bowery, what dafuq was he smoking? Wasn't even Benteke a McLeish/scouts signing?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: andyh on January 09, 2019, 06:55:16 PM
Fucking hell, he has signed Simon Dawkins again.
Proof positive that Lambert is actually stark raving mad or really,really doesn’t know football.

If Dawkins can be a professional footballer, then so can my Nan, and she died 8 years ago.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: john e on January 09, 2019, 07:03:22 PM
I don’t think he’ll see the season out
hope they didn’t give him a long contract
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: TheMalandro on January 09, 2019, 07:18:03 PM
I don’t think he’ll see the season out
hope they didn’t give him a long contract

Put your money where your mouth is, stick this in the Zsa Zsa Gabor thread.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 09, 2019, 07:32:11 PM
He does have a decent record against his former clubs.

We need him back for just Norwich away.

I can see Ipswich getting a draw tbh and then we won't hear the end of it from him.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 09, 2019, 07:33:53 PM
Dawkins! Fuxking hell, I thought he was a mirage. Did we have some dude called Omar Cummings as well? Jesus, between this and Jordan Bowery, what dafuq was he smoking? Wasn't even Benteke a McLeish/scouts signing?

Omar Cummings was on trial around the time we signed Bent so certainly potential Houllier signing. Don't think his career amounted to much in the end.

Dawkins went on to play a few games for Derby after leaving us but certainly a random move. Fully expecting loan moves for Helenius, Tonev and Luna now!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 09, 2019, 08:01:14 PM
Omar Cummings.

Fucking hell, there's a name I had totally forgotten.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 09, 2019, 08:07:03 PM
On 27 December 2010, it was announced that the Colorado Rapids had granted Cummings permission to trial with English Premier League club Aston Villa.[4] On 17 January 2011, Aston Villa manager Gérard Houllier announced that Cummings had impressed on the trial.[5] Due to work permit issues, a deal did not proceed.[6]
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ads on January 09, 2019, 08:09:05 PM
Tony Moon, the man who'd defend with his hands behind his back.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 09, 2019, 09:00:50 PM
Tony Moon, the man who'd defend with his hands behind his back.

Honestly thought we'd signed a cult hero after that goal v Arsenal.

Two weeks later I quickly realised we hadn't as the concept of one on one defending was beyond him with Ben Arfa taking him to the cleaners.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: adrenachrome on January 09, 2019, 10:20:56 PM
Tony Moon, the man who'd defend with his hands behind his back.

Honestly thought we'd signed a cult hero after that goal v Arsenal.

Two weeks later I quickly realised we hadn't as the concept of one on one defending was beyond him with Ben Arfa taking him to the cleaners.

I have it on good autoritah from dugout dwelling Trinity Lowers that an alleged bullying bastard kept screaming "get yer 'and from behind yer back ya useless ******** ****!".

Probably broke the young lad's will to play. A sensitive soul, by made up accounts, who played piano and loved pieces in the key of D Minor, the saddest of all keys.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 09, 2019, 10:24:16 PM
In fairness to Luna he’s playing in the top flight in Spain I think.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on January 10, 2019, 12:02:15 AM
Tony Moon, the man who'd defend with his hands behind his back.

Whilst constantly back peddling at the same time. I used to rant to my son about that all the time we were at games. Thanks for reminding me though. I will now be going to bed in a bad mood with flashbacks of the Lambert years invading my dreams.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: tomd2103 on January 10, 2019, 12:19:35 AM
Tony Moon, the man who'd defend with his hands behind his back.

Honestly thought we'd signed a cult hero after that goal v Arsenal.

Two weeks later I quickly realised we hadn't as the concept of one on one defending was beyond him with Ben Arfa taking him to the cleaners.

I seem to remember him getting absolutely roasted by a winger throughout a pre season game just before the start of the season.  If memory serves me right, it was a Spanish team (was it Valencia?) and Tonev played in the "number 10" role. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: purpletrousers on January 10, 2019, 01:58:48 AM
Tony Moon, the man who'd defend with his hands behind his back.

Honestly thought we'd signed a cult hero after that goal v Arsenal.

Two weeks later I quickly realised we hadn't as the concept of one on one defending was beyond him with Ben Arfa taking him to the cleaners.

Still, it made my first trip to the Emirates rather special. (thanks again for the ticket Joe C)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ads on January 10, 2019, 07:04:19 AM
Such an odd start to the season.

Battered Arsenal, went to Stamford Bridge and battered them and were cheated. Then proceeded to be diabolical.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: sid1964 on January 10, 2019, 07:28:46 AM
And to make matters worse, did we not give Lambert a new 4 year deal?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ads on January 10, 2019, 07:29:24 AM
No that was the season after.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Walmley_Villa on January 10, 2019, 08:17:13 AM
In fairness to Luna he’s playing in the top flight in Spain I think.

And became an online movie star...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: brian green on January 10, 2019, 08:26:02 AM
Didn't Bradley Walsh play him in Eastenders?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: eamonn on January 10, 2019, 08:39:24 AM
Oh Alfie!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ad@m on January 19, 2019, 05:02:04 PM
Today was the 15th game since he joined Ipswich.

His record? W2, D3, L10. 11 points from safety and heading towards his 2nd consecutive relegation.

He really is a busted flush isn't he!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 19, 2019, 05:08:26 PM
https://twitter.com/NDSapsed?lang=en

Not according to this fan!

"Just when you thought Paul Lambert couldn't get any better...." is ten words that haven't been typed since around 2012! Fair play for him apparently paying coach travel today.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 19, 2019, 05:14:49 PM
https://twitter.com/NDSapsed?lang=en

Not according to this fan!

"Just when you thought Paul Lambert couldn't get any better...." is ten words that haven't been typed since around 2012! Fair play for him apparently paying coach travel today.

She supports 3 clubs so what does she know!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 19, 2019, 05:20:49 PM
https://twitter.com/NDSapsed?lang=en

Not according to this fan!

"Just when you thought Paul Lambert couldn't get any better...." is ten words that haven't been typed since around 2012! Fair play for him apparently paying coach travel today.

She supports 3 clubs so what does she know!

Well spotted. Ipswich, Forest Green and Bournemouth. Pretty random!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Holte132 on January 19, 2019, 07:31:48 PM
I see that the BBC sport page is already referring to Forest as O'Neill's Forest!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: CT on January 19, 2019, 09:18:29 PM
He's going to come here next week and win isn't he?

I can see it now.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: London Villan on January 19, 2019, 10:05:58 PM
5/1 ipswich win
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ian J on January 19, 2019, 10:12:18 PM
Not a chance, we’ll stuff Ipswich, Tammy is going to have a field day
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on January 20, 2019, 11:25:09 AM
https://twitter.com/NDSapsed?lang=en

Not according to this fan!

"Just when you thought Paul Lambert couldn't get any better...." is ten words that haven't been typed since around 2012! Fair play for him apparently paying coach travel today.


When he was managing Villa I reckon plenty of us would happily have paid for him to go on a long one way coach journey away from Villa Park.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Newby on January 20, 2019, 11:38:21 AM
I can't see this being a seminal moment if he comes here and wins with Ipswich next week. I don't normally predict scores but I honestly don't see anything other than a Villa win.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: TopDeck113 on January 20, 2019, 11:44:35 AM
If Lambert had forked out for Villa fans' travel after every poor result he had here, he'd be facing bankruptcy.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: CT on January 20, 2019, 11:58:53 AM
Not a chance, we’ll stuff Ipswich, Tammy is going to have a field day

Come on Ian, you know his team will be excellent, they really will.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: CT on January 27, 2019, 01:11:26 PM
THAT post match interview....

He genuinely believes it, and he managed to get a pop at the fans in as well! We should be thankful we don't have to listen to this deluded prick week after week any more. A charlatan and a coward.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Diablo on January 27, 2019, 01:17:15 PM
THAT post match interview....

He genuinely believes it, and he managed to get a pop at the fans in as well! We should be thankful we don't have to listen to this deluded prick week after week any more. A charlatan and a coward.
What did he say about the fans?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mr underhill on January 27, 2019, 01:48:10 PM
you'd need it translating to know
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: stuart445 on January 27, 2019, 07:13:45 PM
you'd need it translating to know

Don't bother using Google Translate I put it  in there and it said it didn't recognise the language.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: London Villan on January 27, 2019, 07:34:49 PM
He bit back at something during the game. He got off lightly, with lots of "excellents" and "put another striker on" comments coming from around us. Nothing much more than that.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: eamonn on January 27, 2019, 08:48:07 PM
He said something about how the crowd were edgy and he knows how it can get here. In fairness he was right about both penalties but curiously brushed-over the chances we had to finish the game off.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ads on January 27, 2019, 08:49:05 PM
No, he wasn't. I cannot believe there's even a discussion about the penalty. McGinn was blatantly fouled.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: stuart445 on January 27, 2019, 08:54:05 PM
No, he wasn't. I cannot believe there's even a discussion about the penalty. McGinn was blatantly fouled.

exactly the Ipswich player pulled McGinns shirt whether he made it look worse or not it was still a foul regardless.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: London Villan on January 27, 2019, 08:57:05 PM
We tended to get edgy after losing at home week after week.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ad@m on January 27, 2019, 10:19:24 PM
Playing a goal kick backwards is going to make anyone edgy!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: walsall villain on January 27, 2019, 10:32:51 PM
He said something about how the crowd were edgy and he knows how it can get here. In fairness he was right about both penalties but curiously brushed-over the chances we had to finish the game off.
There is a clip on YouTube from the lower Holte. It shows a clear foul which is why the crowd all appealed. I’ve seen the highlights and that camera angle didn’t show it clearly. Absolutely definitely no argument penalty.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Gareth on January 28, 2019, 08:06:00 AM
McGinn was v clever, all other corners he stayed outside the box but for that one he made the late move into the box & Judge just panicked as he went past him and instinctively caught him with his arm - def pen.

Elphick was a pen tho :-)

Lambert is in cuckoo land if he thought they were the better team, they are nailed on to go down - appointing him was the final straw.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ads on January 28, 2019, 08:24:06 AM
He said he thought they were the better team?!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Fred Crump on January 28, 2019, 08:24:54 AM
From where I sit level with the penalty area in the Trinity it definitely looked like he’d been pushed or caught as he was going past his man.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mike on January 28, 2019, 09:17:55 AM
He said something about how the crowd were edgy and he knows how it can get here. In fairness he was right about both penalties but curiously brushed-over the chances we had to finish the game off.
There is a clip on YouTube from the lower Holte. It shows a clear foul which is why the crowd all appealed. I’ve seen the highlights and that camera angle didn’t show it clearly. Absolutely definitely no argument penalty.

Have you got a link to that?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on January 28, 2019, 11:19:44 AM
He said he thought they were the better team?!

Knowing him like we do I am surprised it surprises you that he said that. As for him calling the Villa Park fans and atmosphere 'edgy' I was edgy on a good day under him. On most match days I spent ninety minutes crapping myself.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 28, 2019, 02:09:09 PM
He said he thought they were the better team?!

Yes Ads.

Paul Lambert was left fuming after two controversial decisions went against Blues in  the defeat at Villa.

Tammy Abraham scored twice, the second from the penalty spot after Alan Judge was penalised for a foul on John McGinn by referee Keith Stroud.

Collin Quaner then looked to be denied a penalty when his shot hit a Villa hand on the line before Freddie Sears scored from 25 yards.

“We were the better team, that’s the first thing,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“Their penalty was never a penalty. Ours is a stonewaller. It hit the guy’s hand. How the referee has given those two decisions I don’t know.

“It was a world class goal from Freddie. Then we hit the post. I thought we dominated the ball.

“Football wise we were very good. The players didn’t deserve that. The decisions went against us. That was really poor. It wasn’t just those two decisions. There were loads of decisions that were strange.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on January 28, 2019, 02:15:06 PM
What a dick! He’s already wearing holes in his excuses after, what, about a dozen games? My Ipswich-supporting mate down here is already resigned to their inevitable relegation.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: vilan461 on January 28, 2019, 02:17:26 PM
Nothing changes then still expert whinger and moaner!!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Legion on January 28, 2019, 02:21:24 PM
Delusional.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on January 28, 2019, 02:44:13 PM
Mumbling t-at doesn't have a clue. Getting his excuses in early before Ipswich are inevitably relegated and he's inevitably given his p45 again
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ads on January 28, 2019, 05:45:35 PM
That's quite stunning. How delusional is he?

I joked that Ipswich keeping the ball five yards from their own goal was little more than tactic so Lambert could claim they dominated play. I was joking, I didn't seriously think the clown would actually try and argue it.

He's a moron. Thick as a brick.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: villadelph on January 28, 2019, 05:52:01 PM
Could’ve been 3 or 4-0 at half. To be honest, he’s as dumb as we thought.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: VILLA MOLE on January 28, 2019, 06:11:37 PM
He said he thought they were the better team?!

Yes Ads.

Paul Lambert was left fuming after two controversial decisions went against Blues in  the defeat at Villa.

Tammy Abraham scored twice, the second from the penalty spot after Alan Judge was penalised for a foul on John McGinn by referee Keith Stroud.

Collin Quaner then looked to be denied a penalty when his shot hit a Villa hand on the line before Freddie Sears scored from 25 yards.

“We were the better team, that’s the first thing,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“Their penalty was never a penalty. Ours is a stonewaller. It hit the guy’s hand. How the referee has given those two decisions I don’t know.

“It was a world class goal from Freddie. Then we hit the post. I thought we dominated the ball.

“Football wise we were very good. The players didn’t deserve that. The decisions went against us. That was really poor. It wasn’t just those two decisions. There were loads of decisions that were strange.




Strangest thing Paul is Ipswich giving you a gig in the first place
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 28, 2019, 08:04:44 PM
By my reckoning since we won 1-0 at Anfield to make it 10 points out of 12 back in September 2014, Lambert has won 28 out of 114 league games.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: London Villan on January 28, 2019, 08:06:54 PM
Almost as good a record as Eric Black.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Risso on January 28, 2019, 08:10:51 PM
That's quite stunning. How delusional is he?

I joked that Ipswich keeping the ball five yards from their own goal was little more than tactic so Lambert could claim they dominated play. I was joking, I didn't seriously think the clown would actually try and argue it.

He's a moron. Thick as a brick.

He looks and sounds like the sort of alcoholic you see lurching down Saucihall Street on a Saturday night.  Absolute madman.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Ad@m on January 28, 2019, 08:11:43 PM
That's quite stunning. How delusional is he?

I joked that Ipswich keeping the ball five yards from their own goal was little more than tactic so Lambert could claim they dominated play. I was joking, I didn't seriously think the clown would actually try and argue it.

He's a moron. Thick as a brick.

I'm amazed you're shocked. We had three years of listening to that bullshit. Normally after being turned over by Wigan at home.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 28, 2019, 10:25:22 PM
https://youtu.be/rphCEiJ7cuk
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: ktvillan on January 29, 2019, 12:10:07 AM
That's quite stunning. How delusional is he?

I joked that Ipswich keeping the ball five yards from their own goal was little more than tactic so Lambert could claim they dominated play. I was joking, I didn't seriously think the clown would actually try and argue it.

He's a moron. Thick as a brick.

Yep he's leapt on the one stat, possession, where they were ahead which fails to tell the tale of where they had possession, i.e. nowhere where it bothered us for the most part.  It's just like when he returned from that momentous visit to Dortmund and decided that us keeping the ball, regardless of whether it remotely trouble the opposition, was a mission worth pursuing.  He's fucking barking.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: VILLA MOLE on January 29, 2019, 12:57:49 AM
That's quite stunning. How delusional is he?

I joked that Ipswich keeping the ball five yards from their own goal was little more than tactic so Lambert could claim they dominated play. I was joking, I didn't seriously think the clown would actually try and argue it.

He's a moron. Thick as a brick.

Yep he's leapt on the one stat, possession, where they were ahead which fails to tell the tale of where they had possession, i.e. nowhere where it bothered us for the most part.  It's just like when he returned from that momentous visit to Dortmund and decided that us keeping the ball, regardless
 of whether it remotely trouble the opposition, was a mission worth pursuing.  He's fucking barking.


I remember him talking along the lines of now having the players who could hold the ball and play possession football, ughhhhh Paul what ?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: TheTimVilla on January 29, 2019, 07:18:44 AM
He's the twisted brainwrong of a one-off manmental.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on February 10, 2019, 12:53:39 PM
Just been sent off in the Old Farm derby. He’s looking increasingly desperate at Ipswich.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 10, 2019, 12:59:46 PM
We absolutely destroyed him and whatever potential he had as a manager.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on February 10, 2019, 01:03:28 PM
We absolutely destroyed him and whatever potential he had as a manager.
I take it this is post-modern humour
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mr underhill on February 10, 2019, 01:46:49 PM
I thought it was uncannily accurate. But then we tend to do that to all managers.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: john e on February 10, 2019, 02:03:22 PM
showed more passion in the tunnel today than in the last 18 months for us put together
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on February 10, 2019, 02:05:47 PM
He destroyed us
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on February 10, 2019, 02:06:12 PM
We absolutely destroyed him and whatever potential he had as a manager.

Or we gave him a fantastic opportunity that most managers would kill for and he wasn't up to it.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on February 10, 2019, 02:15:54 PM
We absolutely destroyed him and whatever potential he had as a manager.

Livingston - he won two games in his eight months there.
Wycombe - resigned after losing in the League Two play offs to Stockport
Colchester - one season, finished mid table in League One
Villa - two full seasons and finished 15th both times
Blackburn - finished 15th
Wolves - finished 15th
Stoke - relegated
Ipswich - on course to be relegated

I honestly don't think WE were the problem.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: CT on February 10, 2019, 02:20:04 PM
Ipswich now look a proper Paul Lambert side.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on February 10, 2019, 02:25:21 PM
Ipswich now look a proper Paul Lambert side.

You mean 'excellent but consistently unlucky'.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: CT on February 10, 2019, 02:58:13 PM
Ipswich now look a proper Paul Lambert side.

You mean 'excellent but consistently unlucky'.

Exactly. Plus, according to Pep today,  "Not a lot in it" after losing 3-0.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on February 10, 2019, 03:03:41 PM
Ipswich now look a proper Paul Lambert side.

You mean 'excellent but consistently unlucky'.

Exactly. Plus, according to Pep today,  "Not a lot in it" after losing 3-0.


Remembering some of the tankings we endured under him, to be fair 3-0 is a pretty close game and 'good day at the office  by his managerial standards.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 10, 2019, 03:51:01 PM
We absolutely destroyed him and whatever potential he had as a manager.

Livingston - he won two games in his eight months there.
Wycombe - resigned after losing in the League Two play offs to Stockport
Colchester - one season, finished mid table in League One
Villa - two full seasons and finished 15th both times
Blackburn - finished 15th
Wolves - finished 15th
Stoke - relegated
Ipswich - on course to be relegated

I honestly don't think WE were the problem.

Well we hired him from Norwich. He did very well there and got them promoted to the PL. At the time he was in many peoples eyes neck and neck with Brendan Rodgers.

But yes his overall record is dreadful.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Newby on February 10, 2019, 03:59:39 PM
Other than Sir Graham Taylor, I honestly can't think of another Manager in my life time who has gone on to do better than when they were at Villa.  I have been watching since the Norwich league cup win, care of super Ray Graydon. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: tomd2103 on February 10, 2019, 04:01:01 PM
We absolutely destroyed him and whatever potential he had as a manager.

Or we gave him a fantastic opportunity that most managers would kill for and he wasn't up to it.

Not only that, but two members of his back room team were sacked due to their behaviour on his watch as well. 
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: mr underhill on February 10, 2019, 04:44:52 PM
it's unbelievable that fuckwits like Lambert get immensely rich by being total failures.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 10, 2019, 04:46:22 PM
The Scot added: "I'm not going to stand there and watch players run 30 yards to get people booked.

"And I'm certainly not going to let somebody come into our technical area - and I don't even know who it was - and provoke us, that's for sure.

"I stood my ground - do I regret it? No I don't.

"This club was in League One when I was here. Short memories."
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: SoccerHQ on February 10, 2019, 06:06:44 PM
Imagine the abuse he was getting today got to him.

I remember when he first went back there with us in the league cup and he got a mixed reception despite all he achieved so can only imagine it was 10 times worse today and he was rattled.

Paul Lambert is a manager who for seven years hardly wins any football matches. How on earth is he not managing in the SPL by now?!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: eamonn on February 10, 2019, 06:57:13 PM
Yep, wouldn't wish him on Livingston where it all began.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: wolfman999 on February 10, 2019, 06:59:30 PM
We absolutely destroyed him and whatever potential he had as a manager.

Livingston - he won two games in his eight months there.
Wycombe - resigned after losing in the League Two play offs to Stockport
Colchester - one season, finished mid table in League One
Villa - two full seasons and finished 15th both times
Blackburn - finished 15th
Wolves - finished 15th
Stoke - relegated
Ipswich - on course to be relegated

I honestly don't think WE were the problem.

I thought he got both Colchester and Norwich promoted which was why we, the fans, were calling for him to be our Manager.

His problem with us as I see it was he was backed by a coward of an owner who left him to the mob.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: maidstonevillain on February 10, 2019, 07:11:59 PM
Other than Sir Graham Taylor, I honestly can't think of another Manager in my life time who has gone on to do better than when they were at Villa.  I have been watching since the Norwich league cup win, care of super Ray Graydon. 

Tommy Doherty
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 10, 2019, 07:13:09 PM
Nope, they finished 12th. They won 7-1 at Norwich to start the next season and soon after Norwich appointed him manager.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Villa Lew on February 10, 2019, 07:17:59 PM
Other than Sir Graham Taylor, I honestly can't think of another Manager in my life time who has gone on to do better than when they were at Villa.  I have been watching since the Norwich league cup win, care of super Ray Graydon. 

Tommy Doherty



Who?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Deano's Mullet on February 10, 2019, 07:19:43 PM
According to my dad who supports Colchester Lambert still has the highest win percentage in their history even though he didn't last very long. They hate him for leaving for Norwich.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: TopDeck113 on February 10, 2019, 07:31:32 PM
Other than Sir Graham Taylor, I honestly can't think of another Manager in my life time who has gone on to do better than when they were at Villa.  I have been watching since the Norwich league cup win, care of super Ray Graydon. 

Depends how old you are... Joe Mercer and Tommy Docherty. That's your lot.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: walsall villain on February 10, 2019, 07:33:38 PM
According to my dad who supports Colchester Lambert still has the highest win percentage in their history even though he didn't last very long. They hate him for leaving for Norwich.
We hate him for leaving Norwich
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: in exile on February 12, 2019, 02:29:51 PM
Other than Sir Graham Taylor, I honestly can't think of another Manager in my life time who has gone on to do better than when they were at Villa.  I have been watching since the Norwich league cup win, care of super Ray Graydon. 

Tommy Doherty



Who?

You know, The Doh!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: adrenachrome on February 12, 2019, 03:56:44 PM
Other than Sir Graham Taylor, I honestly can't think of another Manager in my life time who has gone on to do better than when they were at Villa.  I have been watching since the Norwich league cup win, care of super Ray Graydon. 

Tommy Doherty



Who?

You know, The Doh!

Doh! Doh! Doherty
Who the fuckin hell is he?
Then again, a fuckin hell is better than a wank in heaven, as they used to say.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Kingthing on February 12, 2019, 04:44:32 PM
At the time we got him Martinez and Rodgers were available and we all thought we got the best one........oh how we laughed.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on February 12, 2019, 04:46:46 PM
At the time we got him Martinez and Rodgers were available and we all thought we got the best one........oh how we laughed.

I remember at the time I very much wanted Rodgers. I wasn't massively keen on Lambert but I did however prefer him to Martinez at the time.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: tomd2103 on February 12, 2019, 05:56:44 PM
At the time we got him Martinez and Rodgers were available and we all thought we got the best one........oh how we laughed.

I remember at the time I very much wanted Rodgers. I wasn't massively keen on Lambert but I did however prefer him to Martinez at the time.

I still think it was a decent enough appointment at the time.  He stock was pretty high at the time and he was a young, up and coming manager.  He started off badly though and things took a real turn for the worse over the Christmas period and into the new year.  We did pick up at the end of that season though and ended quite strongly, culminating in that demolition of Sunderland. 

We started the next season well, winning at Arsenal and running Chelsea very close at Stamford Bridge.  It couldn't be maintained though and we were a shambles by the end of that season both on and off the pitch (his backroom team, Karsa and Culverhouse, being sacked for their behaviour) and he should have gone then.  I still believe the decision to keep him on that summer inflicted real damage on the club.

In short, seemed like a decent enough choice at the time and did OK in short patches, but was kept on far too long when it was obvious he was out of his depth.         
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: KevinGage on February 12, 2019, 06:40:39 PM
At the time we got him Martinez and Rodgers were available and we all thought we got the best one........oh how we laughed.

Rodgers had gone to Liverpool.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: Legion on February 12, 2019, 07:06:03 PM
According to my dad who supports Colchester Lambert still has the highest win percentage in their history even though he didn't last very long. They hate him for leaving for Norwich.
We hate him for leaving Norwich

Applauds. Very good.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: LukeJames on February 12, 2019, 07:22:50 PM
Theres been a few posts on social media regarding the incident at Norwich, interested in the opinions of the Ipswich fans regarding Lambert I decided to delve into the comments. Very surprised to see the majority are buying into them being excellent and unlucky. They seem to like him.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on February 12, 2019, 08:11:52 PM
At the time we got him Martinez and Rodgers were available and we all thought we got the best one........oh how we laughed.

I remember at the time I very much wanted Rodgers. I wasn't massively keen on Lambert but I did however prefer him to Martinez at the time.

I still think it was a decent enough appointment at the time.  He stock was pretty high at the time and he was a young, up and coming manager.  He started off badly though and things took a real turn for the worse over the Christmas period and into the new year.  We did pick up at the end of that season though and ended quite strongly, culminating in that demolition of Sunderland. 

We started the next season well, winning at Arsenal and running Chelsea very close at Stamford Bridge.  It couldn't be maintained though and we were a shambles by the end of that season both on and off the pitch (his backroom team, Karsa and Culverhouse, being sacked for their behaviour) and he should have gone then.  I still believe the decision to keep him on that summer inflicted real damage on the club.

In short, seemed like a decent enough choice at the time and did OK in short patches, but was kept on far too long when it was obvious he was out of his depth.       


Whilst Lambert wasn't my first choice at the time he did seem a decent choice after back to back promotions with Norwich and then stabilizing them fairly comfortably in his one Premier League season with them.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: Legion on February 12, 2019, 08:14:02 PM
I spoke at length with a Norwich fan shortly after he was appointed. The general view was that he was an excellent manager, would do really well for us and the majority of his Norwich supporting friends were gutted he was leaving.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert gets another P45.
Post by: Damo70 on February 12, 2019, 08:18:32 PM
At the time we got him Martinez and Rodgers were available and we all thought we got the best one........oh how we laughed.

Rodgers had gone to Liverpool.


Rodgers went to Liverpool just three days before we appointed Lambert. So whether or not we did so we would certainly have had an opportunity to speak him before then. Although obviously if he was already aware Liverpool wanted him, which he probably was we wouldn't have got him anyway.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: adrenachrome on February 12, 2019, 08:28:03 PM
I spoke at length with a Norwich fan shortly after he was appointed. The general view was that he was an excellent manager, would do really well for us and the majority of his Norwich supporting friends were gutted he was leaving.

Yes, Lee.
He was well regarded at the time by most analysts and there were times when many of us thought he would move the club forward, but it was not to be.
In the end, by his own admission, he was presiding over a deleveraging operation at the behest of Randy Lerner and mumbling incessant gobbledygook, to our justified chagrin.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: Holte132 on March 09, 2019, 08:31:29 PM
Paul's thoughts on his team today against Baggies, according to bbc sport page: I thought the whole team was excellent.

Well there's a surprise!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: DB on March 09, 2019, 08:40:47 PM
I spoke at length with a Norwich fan shortly after he was appointed. The general view was that he was an excellent manager, would do really well for us and the majority of his Norwich supporting friends were gutted he was leaving.

Yes, Lee.
He was well regarded at the time by most analysts and there were times when many of us thought he would move the club forward, but it was not to be.
In the end, by his own admission, he was presiding over a deleveraging operation at the behest of Randy Lerner and mumbling incessant gobbledygook, to our justified chagrin.
He doesn't  deserve some of the shit he gets on here IMO.  Manager over a awful ownership, did the best he did but nowhere near good enough. It happens
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: LukeJames on March 09, 2019, 08:42:16 PM
Paul's thoughts on his team today against Baggies, according to bbc sport page: I thought the whole team was excellent.

Well there's a surprise!

He's probably right for once. 20 odd shots and battered them according to my Baggies mate.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: Toronto Villa on March 09, 2019, 09:11:22 PM
Paul's thoughts on his team today against Baggies, according to bbc sport page: I thought the whole team was excellent.

Well there's a surprise!

He's probably right for once. 20 odd shots and battered them according to my Baggies mate.

funny thing is if you're an Ipswich fan, hadn't heard the score this afternoon, only his post match comments you'd be convinced the score was 5-0 to Albion.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: Ad@m on March 09, 2019, 09:13:30 PM
It says a lot when failing to beat a Paul Lambert team is grounds for dismissal!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: LowerNorthStand on March 09, 2019, 09:26:22 PM
I quite liked Lambert  :-[
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: KRS on March 09, 2019, 09:33:35 PM
Why?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: KevinGage on March 09, 2019, 11:20:49 PM
I spoke at length with a Norwich fan shortly after he was appointed. The general view was that he was an excellent manager, would do really well for us and the majority of his Norwich supporting friends were gutted he was leaving.

Yes, Lee.
He was well regarded at the time by most analysts and there were times when many of us thought he would move the club forward, but it was not to be.
In the end, by his own admission, he was presiding over a deleveraging operation at the behest of Randy Lerner and mumbling incessant gobbledygook, to our justified chagrin.
He doesn't  deserve some of the shit he gets on here IMO.  Manager over a awful ownership, did the best he did but nowhere near good enough. It happens


A young and hungry (ha!) manager keen to really make a mark would have worked within the limitations and still not delivered a side as dull and unimaginative as that.  Many other managers did. How much did Rodgers have to spend at Swansea, Martinez at Wigan and so on and so forth.

Continuous relegation scraps were not inevitable with (a) the side he inherited and (b) the money he had to spend. 

Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: colin69 on March 09, 2019, 11:30:16 PM
Lambert has done absolutely nothing since Norwich.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: Lastfootstamper on March 09, 2019, 11:36:19 PM
From the Dean Smith thread...
A coach/manager must have ruthless belief and total self confidence. Once they compromise that they are toast as did Lambert.

Too true. Irrespective of the recruitment policy during his time here, far too often he ended up seeming to not know his own mind.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: Des Little on March 09, 2019, 11:45:30 PM
Lambert is an 18 carat cock end. A dreadful manager with zero persona. Other than that, he’s fine, just fine.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: passitsideways on March 10, 2019, 12:01:34 AM
I spoke at length with a Norwich fan shortly after he was appointed. The general view was that he was an excellent manager, would do really well for us and the majority of his Norwich supporting friends were gutted he was leaving.

Yes, Lee.
He was well regarded at the time by most analysts and there were times when many of us thought he would move the club forward, but it was not to be.
In the end, by his own admission, he was presiding over a deleveraging operation at the behest of Randy Lerner and mumbling incessant gobbledygook, to our justified chagrin.
He doesn't  deserve some of the shit he gets on here IMO.  Manager over a awful ownership, did the best he did but nowhere near good enough. It happens


A young and hungry (ha!) manager keen to really make a mark would have worked within the limitations and still not delivered a side as dull and unimaginative as that.  Many other managers did. How much did Rodgers have to spend at Swansea, Martinez at Wigan and so on and so forth.

Continuous relegation scraps were not inevitable with (a) the side he inherited and (b) the money he had to spend. 



I don't think he had much money to spend at all, he should've been backed more strongly after the promising finish to his first season. Thought the squad he inherited was very poor as well, with Bent coming off a major injury and the main sources of creativity being the wastrels Ireland and N'Zogbia.

That being said, I agree that the budget constraints don't exonerate what he ended up producing.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: Jon Crofts on April 10, 2019, 10:17:50 PM
Win against the undead Saturday or its over.

It’s Alan ‘Jabba The Hutt’ Brazil I feel sorry for.

Do I bollocks.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: TheTimVilla on April 12, 2019, 06:06:55 PM
Just read that he has won 3 out of 27 matches there, so unlikely. That would mean back to back relegations for Lambert.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: LeeB on April 12, 2019, 06:09:11 PM
Just read that he has won 3 out of 27 matches there, so unlikely. That would mean back to back relegations for Lambert.

I don't know why he keeps getting relegated.

He just does.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: Tayls_7 on April 12, 2019, 06:10:08 PM
Just read that he has won 3 out of 27 matches there, so unlikely. That would mean back to back relegations for Lambert.

I don't know why he keeps getting relegated.

He just does.

Excellent,  really really excellent.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: littleoldme on April 12, 2019, 07:57:19 PM
No wonder he's alway's going again  ;D
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 12, 2019, 09:30:02 PM
Seems he's happy to manage them in league one next year.

Been surprised he's actually managed to land some of the jobs he's had since leaving us. Getting another prem job at Stoke was mental and I forgot he actually managed Wolves for a bit and had a very decent squad with likes of Helder Costa, Doherty and Cavaliero all as options. Predictably Wolves went 5-6 games without even scoring under him.

League one is where he deserves to be really.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: London Villan on April 12, 2019, 10:04:46 PM
How many pay-offs has he had?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: andyh on April 12, 2019, 11:16:34 PM
Just read that he has won 3 out of 27 matches there, so unlikely. That would mean back to back relegations for Lambert.
The fucker has had 27 matches to turn it around?
He’s no football manager, he’s just a cliche and a charlatan
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: adrenachrome on April 13, 2019, 03:48:12 AM
How many pay-offs has he had?

Destroy and Exit.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: Axl Rose on April 13, 2019, 04:12:17 AM
I hope they beat Blues later today. I hope they're excellent and he couldn't fault the effort. With a group of young players that the supporters can get behind. And the ground was rocking.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: Roysmert on April 13, 2019, 10:00:09 AM
To think the stupid fuckers forced Mad Mick out. Serves them right to a) get that berk Lambert and b) go down. Bye bye tractor boys and your shit-tip of an away end.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: kipeye on April 13, 2019, 10:11:16 AM
Still not forgiven them for their IRA chants after 74.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: Risso on April 13, 2019, 10:11:53 AM
Is today the day the trapdoor beckons for him?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
Post by: Roysmert on April 13, 2019, 10:12:42 AM
Still not forgiven them for their IRA chants after 74.

Not forgetting "let him die" at Luc Nillis. Horrible shithouses.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 05:28:14 PM
Alan Brazil isn't happy to see them relegated.

(http://mickeygomez.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/photo.jpg)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Damo70 on April 13, 2019, 05:32:57 PM
Alan Brazil isn't happy to see them relegated.

(http://mickeygomez.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/photo.jpg)

Alan Brazil is probably pissed up on an all dayer and will wake up to the news tomorrow lunchtime.

Have we heard words of wisdom from Lambo yet? They must be the most excellent team in Championship history to get relegated.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: rob_bridge on April 13, 2019, 06:09:09 PM
Alan Brazil isn't happy to see them relegated.

(http://mickeygomez.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/photo.jpg)

Alan Brazil is probably pissed up on an all dayer and will wake up to the news tomorrow lunchtime.

Have we heard words of wisdom from Lambo yet? They must be the most excellent team in Championship history to get relegated.

Interview on 5live a few minutes ago and I can't recall a single word of it
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 06:10:42 PM
Should anyone want to watch his post-match interview https://twitter.com/IpswichTown/status/1117103591142064133
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: KevinGage on April 13, 2019, 06:24:06 PM
To think the stupid fuckers forced Mad Mick out. Serves them right to a) get that berk Lambert and b) go down. Bye bye tractor boys and your shit-tip of an away end.

Can't blame them for wanting Mad Mick out.

His press conferences depress me, never mind his boofball.

Similar to when Bolton fans wanted Megson out and all the pundits were telling them they know sweet FA (he's a 'real football man' and similar bollocks). And Soton and Leicester with Puel. That lot watch their team more than we do - and certainly more than Jeff Stelling and Paul Merson do.

It's not the supporters' fault that the Ipswich went bargain bargain basement to replace McCarthy initially and then Jonah Dribblemaster 2000 to compound the mistake soon after. With their standing in the game, they could have attracted a better manager on each occasion.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: CT Villan on April 13, 2019, 06:34:02 PM
Nothing new from Lambert there...It wasn't his fault, the team were excellent, the fans were brilliant, we go again (in L1)...
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: steamer on April 13, 2019, 06:37:00 PM
Still not forgiven them for their IRA chants after 74.
Me to, tractor driving wankers.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: KRS on April 13, 2019, 06:39:25 PM
SSN showed him applauding and waving to the Ipswich fans at the end...they must be a very patient bunch to put with that chancer given how many games he had to turn them around and failed miserably.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Meanwood Villa on April 13, 2019, 06:47:24 PM
They got the Shrewsbury manager in the summer who'd done a very good job the previous year and sacked him after a dozen games or so. They appoint that waste of space and give him twice the amount of time with no improvement in results. Go figure.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Damo70 on April 13, 2019, 10:46:12 PM
They got the Shrewsbury manager in the summer who'd done a very good job the previous year and sacked him after a dozen games or so. They appoint that waste of space and give him twice the amount of time with no improvement in results. Go figure.

We gave him too much time too. He only lasted as long as he did because Lerner wasn't arsed by then.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: olaftab on April 13, 2019, 10:50:14 PM
Can someone correlate these words and numbers:
Stoke City
10
Ipswich
17
Lambert
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: KRS on April 13, 2019, 10:58:39 PM
Points won in his spells at both clubs respectively?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: London Villan on April 13, 2019, 11:02:09 PM
Average use of the word “excellent” in post match interviews.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 11:03:42 PM
Amount of minutes they played well under him.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: danno on April 13, 2019, 11:04:07 PM
Consecutive Years in division before TSM mk2 appointed
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: KRS on April 13, 2019, 11:04:27 PM
How many times Stoke and Ipswich "go again"?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: KRS on April 13, 2019, 11:05:47 PM
Must be defeats under Lambert?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Villa in Denmark on April 13, 2019, 11:06:00 PM
Minutes of decent football under TSM II's tenure?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: London Villan on April 13, 2019, 11:10:12 PM
Winless streaks.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: XXVilla on April 13, 2019, 11:14:56 PM
Average amount of times supporters of these clubs punched themselves in the face during his tenures?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: pauliewalnuts on April 13, 2019, 11:20:18 PM
The thing that gets forgotten about Lambert is that when he was here, after his first (unimpressive) year, he retained huge levels of support from our fans. There was a huge amount of patience for what he was trying to do.

I think the mistake he made was becoming a poster boy for the austere times Lerner was inflicting on us. Once he made that change it was like he accepted and defended mediocrity, on the basis that he could get away with it.

In the 40 plus years I've been watching us, I've seen some pretty fucking depressing things at villa park but nothing, not even McNeill or McLeish tops the sheet austere grimness of looking at our bench and seeing Lambert and Roy Keane sat there, grim faced with matching unkempt beards, looking like a pair of piss soaked tramps thinking about chucking themselves under a bus to make it all end.

Lambert had all that goodwill and he threw it away.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: mike on April 14, 2019, 12:32:51 AM
The thing that gets forgotten about Lambert is that when he was here, after his first (unimpressive) year, he retained huge levels of support from our fans. There was a huge amount of patience for what he was trying to do.

I think the mistake he made was becoming a poster boy for the austere times Lerner was inflicting on us. Once he made that change it was like he accepted and defended mediocrity, on the basis that he could get away with it.

In the 40 plus years I've been watching us, I've seen some pretty fucking depressing things at villa park but nothing, not even McNeill or McLeish tops the sheet austere grimness of looking at our bench and seeing Lambert and Roy Keane sat there, grim faced with matching unkempt beards, looking like a pair of piss soaked tramps thinking about chucking themselves under a bus to make it all end.

Lambert had all that goodwill and he threw it away.

You're right. I can remember being amazed at the amount of positivity around his signings in the first window and the trust in his 'young and hungry' mantra. He was very lucky. Having said that, I think he's a bit of a tit rather than the spawn of satan.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Axl Rose on April 14, 2019, 01:18:57 AM
The thing that gets forgotten about Lambert is that when he was here, after his first (unimpressive) year, he retained huge levels of support from our fans. There was a huge amount of patience for what he was trying to do.

I think the mistake he made was becoming a poster boy for the austere times Lerner was inflicting on us. Once he made that change it was like he accepted and defended mediocrity, on the basis that he could get away with it.

In the 40 plus years I've been watching us, I've seen some pretty fucking depressing things at villa park but nothing, not even McNeill or McLeish tops the sheet austere grimness of looking at our bench and seeing Lambert and Roy Keane sat there, grim faced with matching unkempt beards, looking like a pair of piss soaked tramps thinking about chucking themselves under a bus to make it all end.

Lambert had all that goodwill and he threw it away.

Is this the image you're referring to, Paulie?


(https://i.ibb.co/7NdSpbG/Screenshot-20190414-091702-2.png) (https://ibb.co/7NdSpbG)
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: DB on April 14, 2019, 01:26:21 AM
Move on
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Hookeysmith on April 14, 2019, 08:27:16 AM
The thing that gets forgotten about Lambert is that when he was here, after his first (unimpressive) year, he retained huge levels of support from our fans. There was a huge amount of patience for what he was trying to do.

I think the mistake he made was becoming a poster boy for the austere times Lerner was inflicting on us. Once he made that change it was like he accepted and defended mediocrity, on the basis that he could get away with it.

In the 40 plus years I've been watching us, I've seen some pretty fucking depressing things at villa park but nothing, not even McNeill or McLeish tops the sheet austere grimness of looking at our bench and seeing Lambert and Roy Keane sat there, grim faced with matching unkempt beards, looking like a pair of piss soaked tramps thinking about chucking themselves under a bus to make it all end.

Lambert had all that goodwill and he threw it away.

Is this the image you're referring to, Paulie?




(https://i.ibb.co/7NdSpbG/Screenshot-20190414-091702-2.png) (https://ibb.co/7NdSpbG)


Now that is funny
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: olaftab on April 14, 2019, 09:01:54 AM
Consecutive Years in division before TSM mk2 appointed
Yes danno. Ended Stokes’ 10 year stay in PL and Ipswich’s 17 years in the Championship.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: mr underhill on April 14, 2019, 09:11:39 AM
the charlatans of charlatans.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: pauliewalnuts on April 14, 2019, 12:56:43 PM
The thing that gets forgotten about Lambert is that when he was here, after his first (unimpressive) year, he retained huge levels of support from our fans. There was a huge amount of patience for what he was trying to do.

I think the mistake he made was becoming a poster boy for the austere times Lerner was inflicting on us. Once he made that change it was like he accepted and defended mediocrity, on the basis that he could get away with it.

In the 40 plus years I've been watching us, I've seen some pretty fucking depressing things at villa park but nothing, not even McNeill or McLeish tops the sheet austere grimness of looking at our bench and seeing Lambert and Roy Keane sat there, grim faced with matching unkempt beards, looking like a pair of piss soaked tramps thinking about chucking themselves under a bus to make it all end.

Lambert had all that goodwill and he threw it away.

Is this the image you're referring to, Paulie?


(https://i.ibb.co/7NdSpbG/Screenshot-20190414-091702-2.png) (https://ibb.co/7NdSpbG)


Yes

God, how depressing.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: brian green on April 14, 2019, 01:06:47 PM
You are correct Paulie.  His defining mistake was to cap doff to Randy Lerner and grovel his way to survival.  He failed.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: brian green on April 14, 2019, 01:20:45 PM
Apologies.  Double post.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Sexual Ealing on April 14, 2019, 02:46:29 PM
I was one of the very last to turn on him. I have no idea what I was thinking.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Dave P on April 14, 2019, 03:02:23 PM
I was one of the very last to turn on him. I have no idea what I was thinking.

And me. I was with him right up to that Hull game. I was done after that and, luckily, so was the board.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: danno on April 14, 2019, 03:12:12 PM
Signing players that we can develop and improve isn't a bad idea in itself. Westwood Bacuna Lawton Bennett are all (just about) still in the premier league.

The problem was we didn't supplement them with really good senior pros and some simply weren't ready. I had another look at some of our transfer windows, its not pretty.

One for the forgot he played for us thread, but I didn't know he'd signed Simon Dawkins for Ipswich. They must have the same agent or something.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: pooligan on April 15, 2019, 02:28:10 PM
Well done Mr Mumbles on getting Ipswich relegated .Am listening to a Ipswich fan on Talksport  who blames him for getting them relegated Has been in charge for 28 games and won just 3 That is relegation form in any league .
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Damo70 on April 15, 2019, 05:43:52 PM
Signing players that we can develop and improve isn't a bad idea in itself. Westwood Bacuna Lawton Bennett are all (just about) still in the premier league.

The problem was we didn't supplement them with really good senior pros and some simply weren't ready. I had another look at some of our transfer windows, its not pretty.

One for the forgot he played for us thread, but I didn't know he'd signed Simon Dawkins for Ipswich. They must have the same agent or something.


Is that the same Dawkins who appears in the media and reckons there isn't a God? It was during Lambert's reign at Villa that I became convinced there wasn't a God either.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Rodders on April 15, 2019, 10:57:08 PM
Signing players that we can develop and improve isn't a bad idea in itself. Westwood Bacuna Lawton Bennett are all (just about) still in the premier league.

The problem was we didn't supplement them with really good senior pros and some simply weren't ready. I had another look at some of our transfer windows, its not pretty.

One for the forgot he played for us thread, but I didn't know he'd signed Simon Dawkins for Ipswich. They must have the same agent or something.


Is that the same Dawkins who appears in the media and reckons there isn't a God? It was during Lambert's reign at Villa that I became convinced there wasn't a God either.

Nope, here he is, up in heaven, looking benevolently upon us from above:


(https://i.ibb.co/0tYwMsj/mcGrath.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0tYwMsj)

His son Brian walks on water.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: CpF on April 15, 2019, 11:06:55 PM
I was one of the very last to turn on him. I have no idea what I was thinking.

And me. I was with him right up to that Hull game. I was done after that and, luckily, so was the board.

Same here. I admit I thought he was a better manager than his subsequent career suggests. On the other hand I'm not sure that having the fans on his back was helpful in any way - the real problem was RL pulling the plug on Villa to fund his divorce. If not for that we'd have had a better manager than Lambert in the first place, as well as a far better squad.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Sexual Ealing on April 15, 2019, 11:21:03 PM
I was one of the very last to turn on him. I have no idea what I was thinking.

And me. I was with him right up to that Hull game. I was done after that and, luckily, so was the board.

Same here. I admit I thought he was a better manager than his subsequent career suggests . On the other hand I'm not sure that having the fans on his back was helpful in any way - the real problem was RL pulling the plug on Villa to fund his divorce. If not for that we'd have had a better manager than Lambert in the first place, as well as a far better squad.

Me too. To be fair though, the damage he did to his reputation with us ensured that he was only ever going to get impossible jobs (I don't know whether Wolves was pre or post the arrival of the money) unless he went back to the third tier and repeated what he did with Norwich, which was a fine achievement by him and them.

Thank fuck for Dean Smith, is my conclusion.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Damo70 on April 15, 2019, 11:25:15 PM
I have already listed his career in detail on H&V in the past. Basically apart from Norwich he has been a failure everywhere else.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Sexual Ealing on April 15, 2019, 11:27:08 PM
I have already listed his career in detail on H&V in the past. Basically apart from Norwich he has been a failure everywhere else.

I get that, but if you're only going to have one success then consecutive promotions followed by a mid-table PL finish is a good one to pick!
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Roysmert on April 19, 2019, 11:06:50 AM
I'm sorry to say but I am on the opinion that he was suffering with clinical depression during the last 19 months of his time at the Villa. I truly hope he's OK now.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Tayls_7 on April 19, 2019, 05:42:31 PM
Fucking seriously!  He made Villa fans depressed in his last 19 months like Pol Pot made speccy types fearful.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: rob_bridge on April 19, 2019, 10:06:38 PM
I have already listed his career in detail on H&V in the past. Basically apart from Norwich he has been a failure everywhere else.

I get that, but if you're only going to have one success then consecutive promotions followed by a mid-table PL finish is a good one to pick!

Phil Brown, Ian Dowie, Ian Holloway - file next to them
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Sexual Ealing on April 19, 2019, 10:08:57 PM
I have already listed his career in detail on H&V in the past. Basically apart from Norwich he has been a failure everywhere else.

I get that, but if you're only going to have one success then consecutive promotions followed by a mid-table PL finish is a good one to pick!

Phil Brown, Ian Dowie, Ian Holloway - file next to them

I don't think any of them did that, did they (I'm not being precious, I don't pay much attention)?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Damo70 on April 19, 2019, 10:09:47 PM
I have already listed his career in detail on H&V in the past. Basically apart from Norwich he has been a failure everywhere else.

I get that, but if you're only going to have one success then consecutive promotions followed by a mid-table PL finish is a good one to pick!

Phil Brown, Ian Dowie, Ian Holloway - file next to them

Single file next to them in the dole queue. I can picture them all doing The Full Monty moves.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: rob_bridge on April 20, 2019, 08:15:56 AM
I have already listed his career in detail on H&V in the past. Basically apart from Norwich he has been a failure everywhere else.

I get that, but if you're only going to have one success then consecutive promotions followed by a mid-table PL finish is a good one to pick!

Phil Brown, Ian Dowie, Ian Holloway - file next to them

I don't think any of them did that, did they (I'm not being precious, I don't pay much attention)?

Like him they overacheived for a short period of time inlcuding promotions - banished to the netherworlds thereafter.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: dave shelley on April 20, 2019, 08:36:14 AM
Can Paul Jewell be added that list?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: andyh on April 20, 2019, 08:42:39 AM
I have already listed his career in detail on H&V in the past. Basically apart from Norwich he has been a failure everywhere else.

I get that, but if you're only going to have one success then consecutive promotions followed by a mid-table PL finish is a good one to pick!

Phil Brown, Ian Dowie, Ian Holloway - file next to them

I don't think any of them did that, did they (I'm not being precious, I don't pay much attention)?

Like him they overacheived for a short period of time inlcuding promotions - banished to the netherworlds thereafter.
Dowie was the studio commentator on the Sky coverage of the Bolton game yesterday.
It nearly choked the ugly fucker to say a single good word about us.

It was great.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Risso on April 20, 2019, 09:55:39 AM
Can Paul Jewell be added that list?

To be fair to Jewell, he did very well with two clubs, Bradford and Wigan.  His biggest failing seemed to be believing his own hype and always looking to jump ship.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 21, 2019, 02:05:54 PM
Surely his biggest failing was being pictured with that bird on top of his car?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: brian green on April 21, 2019, 03:37:01 PM
Biggest mistake was to split with Ben Warriss.

One for the geriatrics.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Damo70 on April 26, 2019, 03:25:48 PM
I have just picked up my weekend football coupons. On the coupon for 'Acca Insurance' bets where you get your money back if one selection lets you down they usually omit the games when a team is heavily odds on to win. Having a quick read through the games in the four divisions the only game they seem to have left off the acca coupon this week is the Sheffield United v Ipswich game where United are 1/6 to win and Ipswich are 12/1 to win.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: LeeB on April 26, 2019, 05:49:16 PM
Surely his biggest failing was being pictured with that bird on top of his car?

Cheers mate, I had managed to push that image to the dark recess of my mind until you mentioned it.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: mike on April 26, 2019, 07:52:58 PM
i get why people don't like Lambert, he annoyed me too, but compared to O'Neill who wasted a fortune then actively sabotaged us, I find it hard to get too upset about him. He was also more respectful in his pre and post match interviews than professional moaner Spudfaceosaurus.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: SO Villa on April 26, 2019, 09:37:44 PM
i get why people don't like Lambert, he annoyed me too, but compared to O'Neill who wasted a fortune then actively sabotaged us, I find it hard to get too upset about him. He was also more respectful in his pre and post match interviews than professional moaner Spudfaceosaurus.
Lambert repeatedly took the fans for idiots with his bizarre post-match observations. It was almost as though he didn't realise other human beings had been at the game and a score was kept.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: pauliewalnuts on April 26, 2019, 09:43:14 PM
i get why people don't like Lambert, he annoyed me too, but compared to O'Neill who wasted a fortune then actively sabotaged us, I find it hard to get too upset about him. He was also more respectful in his pre and post match interviews than professional moaner Spudfaceosaurus.
Lambert repeatedly took the fans for idiots with his bizarre post-match observations. It was almost as though he didn't realise other human beings had been at the game and a score was kept.

"I thought we were excellent, couldn't have asked for more" after lying down and letting Ipswich face fuck us for 90 minutes.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: mike on April 26, 2019, 10:00:03 PM
i get why people don't like Lambert, he annoyed me too, but compared to O'Neill who wasted a fortune then actively sabotaged us, I find it hard to get too upset about him. He was also more respectful in his pre and post match interviews than professional moaner Spudfaceosaurus.
Lambert repeatedly took the fans for idiots with his bizarre post-match observations. It was almost as though he didn't realise other human beings had been at the game and a score was kept.

I agree, but he still didn’t waste millions then fuck off at the worst possible time to deliberately fuck us over. In terms of who’s damaged our club the most, there is no contest.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Damo70 on April 26, 2019, 10:04:05 PM
i get why people don't like Lambert, he annoyed me too, but compared to O'Neill who wasted a fortune then actively sabotaged us, I find it hard to get too upset about him. He was also more respectful in his pre and post match interviews than professional moaner Spudfaceosaurus.
Lambert repeatedly took the fans for idiots with his bizarre post-match observations. It was almost as though he didn't realise other human beings had been at the game and a score was kept.

"I thought we were excellent, couldn't have asked for more" after lying down and letting Ipswich face fuck us for 90 minutes.


Despite the way he left us I far preferred the MON days when we were challenging for Europe and playing cup semi finals and buying up some of the best English talent available to the regular embarrassing defeats and relegation battles under Lambert and his 'young and hungry' bunch of misfits and journeymen. I am sure MON could very well be a bloke who is hard to get on with and left us at an inconvenient time that could have been motivated by spite but you could say the same for Ron Saunders. I would have a Saunders or an MON back in charge like a shot rather than a Lambert, who deserved to be shot.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: London Villan on April 26, 2019, 10:12:42 PM
It’s not either or... they are both weasels.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: mike on April 26, 2019, 10:37:02 PM
i get why people don't like Lambert, he annoyed me too, but compared to O'Neill who wasted a fortune then actively sabotaged us, I find it hard to get too upset about him. He was also more respectful in his pre and post match interviews than professional moaner Spudfaceosaurus.
Lambert repeatedly took the fans for idiots with his bizarre post-match observations. It was almost as though he didn't realise other human beings had been at the game and a score was kept.

"I thought we were excellent, couldn't have asked for more" after lying down and letting Ipswich face fuck us for 90 minutes.


Despite the way he left us I far preferred the MON days when we were challenging for Europe and playing cup semi finals and buying up some of the best English talent available to the regular embarrassing defeats and relegation battles under Lambert and his 'young and hungry' bunch of misfits and journeymen. I am sure MON could very well be a bloke who is hard to get on with and left us at an inconvenient time that could have been motivated by spite but you could say the same for Ron Saunders. I would have a Saunders or an MON back in charge like a shot rather than a Lambert, who deserved to be shot.

He signed some great players but also paid over the odds for average to downright poor player (I give you Marlon Harewood). A decent manager given his budget would have had us in the Champions League.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: andyh on April 26, 2019, 10:56:50 PM
Why are we still discussing this fucking waster, he is long gone ?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: pauliewalnuts on April 26, 2019, 11:05:24 PM
Why are we still discussing this fucking waster, he is long gone ?

I understand your gist here but feel duty bound to point out there's always the option of avoiding the thread which has his name in the title.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: andyh on April 26, 2019, 11:16:27 PM
Why are we still discussing this fucking waster, he is long gone ?

I understand your gist here but feel duty bound to point out there's always the option of avoiding the thread which has his name in the title.
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Why are we still discussing this fucking waster, he is long gone ?

I understand your gist here but feel duty bound to point out there's always the option of avoiding the thread which has his name in the title.
Yes I know that, but when it’s at the top of the list with new posts, you think maybe it’s something interesting, like the fucker has been sacked AGAIN, but no, it’s discussing his fucking transfer policy at the Villa from eons ago.

Meanwhile, Bolton are having their games suspended.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: andyh on April 26, 2019, 11:17:11 PM
Why are we still discussing this fucking waster, he is long gone ?

I understand your gist here but feel duty bound to point out there's always the option of avoiding the thread which has his name in the title.
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Why are we still discussing this fucking waster, he is long gone ?

I understand your gist here but feel duty bound to point out there's always the option of avoiding the thread which has his name in the title.
Yes I know that, but when it’s at the top of the list with new posts, you think maybe it’s something interesting, like the fucker has been sacked AGAIN, but no, it’s discussing his fucking transfer policy at the Villa from eons ago.

Meanwhile, Bolton are having their games suspended.
Oh, and quote fail due to rum !
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: FatSam on April 27, 2019, 12:59:26 AM
He signed some great players but also paid over the odds for average to downright poor player (I give you Marlon Harewood). A decent manager given his budget would have had us in the Champions League.

I completely agree. The MON years were an enormous missed opportunity. Lambert didn’t actively fuck us over like MON did, he was just largely incompetent.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: mr underhill on April 27, 2019, 01:50:15 PM
he was a shambolic fuckwit who got lucky with Benteke and screwed up with every other signing. A car crash that kept on crashing.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on April 27, 2019, 02:13:13 PM
I'm obviously slow on the take up - sorry if it's already been mentioned but I've just realised the he's taken 3 different clubs down in 4 years. 3 years actually, because he was out of work for one of those years. Incredible
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 27, 2019, 02:47:49 PM
Isn't it 'only' 2, Stoke last season and Ipswich this?
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Rigadon on April 27, 2019, 05:21:10 PM
Isn't it 'only' 2, Stoke last season and Ipswich this?

It probably is, though he has to take a lot of the 'credit' for our own relegation.   
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Damo70 on April 27, 2019, 06:14:03 PM
Isn't it 'only' 2, Stoke last season and Ipswich this?

It probably is, though he has to take a lot of the 'credit' for our own relegation.

I am not sure about that as it was over twelve months later we went down. About the only good thing I could say about Lambert is that he didn't actually relegate us. Although I am sure he would have done eventually if we had stuck with him.

I think I said something semi positive about Paul Lambert there. Maybe I need a lie down. That is akin to an atheist saying there probably is a God.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: XXVilla on April 27, 2019, 06:31:23 PM
Isn't it 'only' 2, Stoke last season and Ipswich this?

It probably is, though he has to take a lot of the 'credit' for our own relegation.

I am not sure about that as it was over twelve months later we went down. About the only good thing I could say about Lambert is that he didn't actually relegate us. Although I am sure he would have done eventually if we had stuck with him.

I think I said something semi positive about Paul Lambert there. Maybe I need a lie down. That is akin to an atheist saying there probably is a God.

We’d have gone down in his last season had he not been sacked.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 27, 2019, 06:34:30 PM
I wonder if Norwich fans refer to Lambert as Agent Lambert? Because having been a success with them he truly has done a spectacular hatchet job on their closest rivals.
Title: Re: Paul Lambert (R)
Post by: hilts_coolerking on April 27, 2019, 07:03:27 PM
I was reading some article a week or so ago saying that despite relegation Ipswich fans are quite optimistic about next season.  So I checked on a forum and they genuinely are.  Fuck knows why: anyone can see Lambert's utterly useless.