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Author Topic: Paul Lambert - a retrospective  (Read 4115 times)

Offline ciggiesnbeer

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Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« on: October 13, 2017, 07:02:50 AM »
Surely enough time has now past we can have a clearer perspective of him?

Kept Norwich, us*, Blackburn & Wolves all up. Survival specialist on a budget? Was brought in to do just that?

It might explain the seemingly shocked expression he had when we dared object to just scraping survival while buying (mostly) crap players. From his perspective it was "job done".

*possibly/probably?
« Last Edit: October 13, 2017, 07:15:42 AM by ciggiesnbeer »

Offline andyh

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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 07:16:45 AM »
Bored?

300 pages!

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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 07:19:21 AM »
Sorry, if its a stupid thread please delete it. I thought it was interesting to note he went on to keep other clubs up as well and that maybe he knew all along that was his job. Figured others might have other ways of looking back at his time here now its been a while.

I guess not.

Also I should note, I have been drinking a little.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2017, 07:21:43 AM by ciggiesnbeer »

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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 07:39:05 AM »
Shit, shit, shit, really shit, oh my God we've never been this shit, a bit better, promising, maybe he might be good after all, back to being shit, shit, shit, shit, vaguely better let's extend his contract, shit again, shit, shit, really shit, sacked.

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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 07:44:22 AM »
Thought he would be a good appointment, should have been sacked after Bradford, got everything right for a couple of months and seemed like we may have cracked it, failed to build on that by buying some truly abysmal players ( Tonev, Helenius, Luna) from there it all went wrong until his inevitable sacking.

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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 07:46:59 AM »
I have to say you guys are talking some sense into me. Bradford. Bloody hell that was a low point. I had kinda blanked it out and yeah there were not many high points along the way.
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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 07:49:32 AM »
I know it's old ..


Offline ciggiesnbeer

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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 08:01:55 AM »
Bloody hell. Yeah he didnt exactly hide it did he? I gotta hold my hands up. Sorry, I think this thread was a mistake, the answer was obvious. You will forgive a drunk old man. Thanks for the reminder.

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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 08:10:50 AM »
There was that little run of about 6 games pre Xmas in his first season including demolishing Liverpool 3-1 at Anfield and the great night away at Norwich in the League Cup. Then Chelsea happened and we fell apart. He never recovered.

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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 08:26:37 AM »
Aye. It was very brief with a lot of misery either side.

I guess my problem is I always wanted to like him. The notion of this swashbuckling tactical tinker man, next-generation British manger (which was his rep at Norwich) was thrilling stuff. Alas, we know the reality.

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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 08:27:16 AM »
Any bright period was completely obliterated by the number of humiliations we had to suffer. Then there was his post match "thought we were fantastic" comments when he had us playing the keep ball in our own half tactic. Dreadful manager.

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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2017, 09:00:42 AM »
Please no. He'll probably be watching the game tomorrow shedding a tear that it should be him in that technical area - both of them.

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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2017, 09:27:10 AM »
He played such horrible, defensive football for us, but his style seemed a lot better at Norwich. I never got my head round that one.

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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2017, 09:37:02 AM »
What about that trip back to Germany (Dortmund I think) to see what he could glean about continental tactics etc. All he came back with was the two full backs running towards their own corner flags and Guzan rolling the ball out to them only for them to give it him back or get caught in possession. Genious.

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Re: Paul Lambert - a retrospective
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2017, 09:48:20 AM »
He played such horrible, defensive football for us, but his style seemed a lot better at Norwich. I never got my head round that one.

He was lucky enough to inherit a player in great form in Grant Holt.  He bulldozed them through League 1 and the Championship, then had a good first season back in the Premier League.