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Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
« Reply #1245 on: March 09, 2019, 09:33:35 PM »
Why?

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Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
« Reply #1246 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. 


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Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
« Reply #1247 on: March 09, 2019, 11:30:16 PM »
Lambert has done absolutely nothing since Norwich.

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Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
« Reply #1248 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.

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Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
« Reply #1249 on: March 09, 2019, 11:45:30 PM »
Lambert is an 18 carat cock end. A dreadful manager with zero persona. Other than that, hes fine, just fine.

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Re: Paul Lambert (currently ensuring Ipswich get relegated)
« Reply #1250 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.