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Author Topic: How can Lambert get it right?  (Read 20616 times)

Offline Ad@m

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2012, 02:15:25 PM »
People saying experience will help, have a valid point. Hopefully Dunne, Vlaar, Agbonlahor, Ireland and Given can help with that.

Given, Ireland, Bent and NZogbia have bags of experience but Lambert won't pick them, even when they're fit.  I'm fairly certain that even when Dunne's fit Lambert won't select him either.  Whilst Gabby does get a game when fit, he invariably gets played out of position.  Vlaar's the only one Lambert will play but he's got no experience of the Premier League.

Lambert needs Randy to back him in January. As far as I'm concerned he is still the right man for the job.

He quickly identified the problem players and his bigish signing have impressed.

Whilst I still think Lambert's the best option we have at the moment I'm not sure I buy the 'problem players' argument.  From where I'm sitting Lambert has ostracised all of the experienced and presumably higher paid players in the squad from the moment he arrived - I can't imagine they're all problem players.  He's bought his own players in to replace them but they're either not as good or not enough to replace the ones left out.  The gap has been filled by kids who are also not good enough to carry a Premier League team.

I still trust he'll get it right but my patience is running out.  He looks like a guy with an agenda who's trying to prove a point somehow.  Unfortunately he's not doing it very well and I'm worried he'll end up doing it via a trip to the Championship.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2012, 03:08:26 PM by Ad@m »

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2012, 02:44:24 PM »
Last time I looked, Villa Park had the biggest pitch in the Premiership.

The big pitch just allows teams who play football to exploit the space and make it difficult for Villa's chasers to compress the play enough to stifle the better teams.

So the pitch needs to be reduced in size to give Villa's journeymen a chance.
I may be mistaken but aren't all the pitches the same size this year from the FA's new directive?

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2012, 02:45:27 PM »
Simple, sign an experienced quality centre half, left back, two centre mids and a forward. We'll be fine then.

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2012, 02:53:51 PM »
We need to get the balance right essentially. I'm all for bringing young players through, I've been really impressed by Benteke, Westwood and Lowton. However you have to get the mix right. We need experienced quality in order to allow these players to develop. It doesn't need to be Premier League experience necessarily, as quality from abroad will bed in nicely as well like Vlaar did. It would also prevent us buckling like we have done when things go against us. It's very clear what the issue is.

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2012, 03:17:11 PM »
Change the fucking Physio!!! We never hear of any progress that the players are making with their injuries, we're just left with the same old message the day before a game: 'All major doubts' - Well i don't expect to read anything else now!  Ever since MON left we have been riddled with injuries.  People mocked his training methods but no fucker ever got injured did they!?

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2012, 03:25:09 PM »
Have the courage of his convictions and not be swayed by people who think he's the bee's knees after winning at Anfield and in need of help after a couple of heavy defeats.

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2012, 03:27:14 PM »
Chris even after Anfield I don't think many people didn't think we needed some experienced players.

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2012, 03:39:43 PM »
Chris even after Anfield I don't think many people didn't think we needed some experienced players.

We probably do and we also need the injury list to clear up, I'm making a more general point about doing it as his way. I just think he needs to stay true to himself. As an example we've seen the problem spending for the short term can have, you end up stuck with players on long term contracts eating up the wage bill and contributing little. He needs to continue to buy the players he sees as doing a job for 2-3 years, not just 2-3 months.

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2012, 03:43:23 PM »
Chris even after Anfield I don't think many people didn't think we needed some experienced players.

We probably do and we also need the injury list to clear up, I'm making a more general point about doing it as his way. I just think he needs to stay true to himself. As an example we've seen the problem spending for the short term can have, you end up stuck with players on long term contracts eating up the wage bill and contributing little. He needs to continue to buy the players he sees as doing a job for 2-3 years, not just 2-3 months.

A couple of loan signings would be low risk for starters.

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2012, 03:48:20 PM »
Chris even after Anfield I don't think many people didn't think we needed some experienced players.

We probably do and we also need the injury list to clear up, I'm making a more general point about doing it as his way. I just think he needs to stay true to himself. As an example we've seen the problem spending for the short term can have, you end up stuck with players on long term contracts eating up the wage bill and contributing little. He needs to continue to buy the players he sees as doing a job for 2-3 years, not just 2-3 months.

Are you in favour of the club's austerity approach, Chris?

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2012, 04:08:21 PM »
One experienced central defender signing - Lescott anyone?

Two loan signings - I would go for Arshavin, Yakubu .

Don't sell Bent.

Ask Stan to talk to the team.

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2012, 04:09:49 PM »
Pray.

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2012, 04:12:21 PM »
Chris even after Anfield I don't think many people didn't think we needed some experienced players.

We probably do and we also need the injury list to clear up, I'm making a more general point about doing it as his way. I just think he needs to stay true to himself. As an example we've seen the problem spending for the short term can have, you end up stuck with players on long term contracts eating up the wage bill and contributing little. He needs to continue to buy the players he sees as doing a job for 2-3 years, not just 2-3 months.

Are you in favour of the club's austerity approach, Chris?

We spent a fair bit in the summer and will hopefully sign more in January so I don't think austerity is the right word.

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2012, 04:16:58 PM »
I'm not sure the experience within our squad is up to it. I'm happy with Vlaar and maybe Gabby, other than that Ireland, N'Zog and Dunne are all flaky and or injured. We need players from the outside to hit the ground running.

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Re: How can Lambert get it right?
« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2012, 04:20:18 PM »
He needs to plan things better.

Both games we've unraveleld because things haven't turned out how we expected them to and the players haven't had the experience to change things on the pitch.  If we're going with youth we need to tell them explicitly how to react to things.
This, and - Paul: your tactical analysis re the Chelsea game was bang on. Lambo did not respond to the obvious FSW tactics and the back three were as exposed as an overcooked arse on a nudist beach.