History Repeating itself

IanRobo has submitted the following and I have to say I’m sympathetic to what he’s saying;

Well I could speak about today’s game but what is the point ?

When an owner restricts a manager to such low wage levels what do you expect ?

I guess for some it is easy to scream and shout Lambert out, that’s the cop out for any fan including those who supported Lambert’s appointment. Nah the difficult one is to ask for Lerner to go isn’t it ?

The owner always has the cop out for them and that is the mug who is the manager. Under Ellis we had many of them and now we see the same. We hear Lambert has spent £40M but what is the point if you are restricted to championship level of wages ?

So lets sack Lambert and you really trust Lerner to pick a decent manager given his track record ?

– A sick man

– A hated man

– An overrated man and so-called fans favourite

Go on who do you want then ?

Or is it history repeating itself ?


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  1. markdrapernumber8
    markdrapernumber8 December 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm . Reply

    Malky out the door at Cardiff, if only Lerner would follow suit!

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath December 27, 2013 at 8:34 pm . Reply

      Let’s hope we don’t sign Makay just like jet re to get rid of pl and replace him with more dross

      1. markdrapernumber8
        markdrapernumber8 December 27, 2013 at 9:59 pm . Reply

        I can see it now mate, sort of thing thay happens with us unfortunately!

  2. Jay Dee
    Jay Dee December 27, 2013 at 8:49 pm . Reply

    I believe Lerner gives his managers to be an offer a challenge to suit his business plan.He is a business man after all.Lerner is cutting it fine to be honest right to the wire.Low wage budget players is not the answer to AVFCs problems if there is any anymore.Lerner is not giving funding for proper players who fit the tradition of AVFC.So in the new year I hear every AVFC supporter/Fan ring it in with the chimes Fuck Off Lerner The Villa Is Ours.UTV

    1. badger123
      badger123 December 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm . Reply

      I’m actually quite sad that you’re saying that JD.
      I can’t think of a more positive poster than you on this site.
      That shows how bad things are 🙁

      1. Colonius81
        Colonius81 December 28, 2013 at 6:21 am . Reply

        hang on a minute Badger .. i am still not waving the white flag of pessimism just yet!

  3. Langfordvilla
    Langfordvilla December 27, 2013 at 9:29 pm . Reply

    Why not give Barry an 18 month contract from Jan 1st. And dont listen to ITK Ianrobo. Barry would be excellent. I believed we turned him down in the summer. Dont make the same mistake twice!
    Barry for Villa and….
    Fuck off Lerner, the Villa is OURS

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath December 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm . Reply

      An ex villa player from the 80s who still works at the club told me Barry wanted to come to us. His agent contacted lambert and lambert dismissed it straight away. That’s why I know for a fact as this player is a def itk. I only see him occasionally but will certainly ask him again to confirm.

      1. Langfordvilla
        Langfordvilla December 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm . Reply

        Its not too late mate. He is on a season long loan…but he can still be sold on a permanent bsis under the rules…and Martinez said on sky sports that they will NOT be offering him a permanent deal!

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath December 28, 2013 at 1:46 am . Reply

          Martinez said that he wouldn’t pressure Barry for a decision until the end of the season. I can’t for the life of me see why Barry would come to us now when he is playing in a decent Everton team. It’s like we’d pay him more either. Also lamberk did not want him in the summer.

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath December 27, 2013 at 9:39 pm . Reply

      Problem is it’s too late now he’s gone to Everton and is probably happy there plus there is a 50.50 chance they will get CL. Though I personally think they will fall down to around 6-7th. Can’t see them sustaining it esp after losing to Sunderland

  4. badger123
    badger123 December 27, 2013 at 9:34 pm . Reply

    Because we won’t pay the wages Langford!
    I’m not convinced whether it’s entirely down to Lerner or down to the fact that Barry might be too big a player for Lambert to handle.

    The latter part is a bit tongue in cheek, but you must admit, any decentish player we’ve had has gone.
    (I really don’t believe N’zog is injured either, come to think of it).

    Either way, something’s well wrong mate, imo.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath December 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm . Reply

      I’m not convinced Benteke is injured either badger

      1. badger123
        badger123 December 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm . Reply

        Nor am I mate.

      2. Andrew
        Andrew December 28, 2013 at 3:53 am . Reply

        Both Benteke and Vertonghen went back to Belgium for treatment. If it was only Benteke, I’d agree.

    2. Langfordvilla
      Langfordvilla December 27, 2013 at 9:52 pm . Reply

      Surely the wages will be offset by all the other deadwood we got rid of?

      1. Langfordvilla
        Langfordvilla December 27, 2013 at 9:58 pm . Reply

        Not forgetting that Barry can play in 2 or 3 positions…….surely that is worth it. Not to mention the great example he will set for the youngsters to follow both on and off the field. Offer him a position with the academy when his 18 months are up. What a great mentor he would be.
        Lets do some forward thinking for a change. Anything is better than standing still or going backward like we are at present!

  5. Lionheart
    Lionheart December 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm . Reply

    Haven’t been on for a while.. things are looking very very desperate..

    We need Vlaar back ASAP and Benteke to come back and firing on all cylinders..

    We CANNOT afford to lose to Swansea and Sunderland.. forget this it will mean PL gets the sack.. that might be the case but i think we will go down if we lose both.. unless RL appoints the right man and open up the cheque book..

    It is a catch 22.. PL looks like a man on the brink.. the play is rubbish.. but four points from the next two games and his job is safe but it just delays the cracks.. lose both and with RL’s track record a “nd city derby is almost inevitable IMO..

    Sad times at a once big club… 🙁

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath December 28, 2013 at 1:43 am . Reply

      Vlaar would improve defence bit have no bearing on our inability to score. Benteke has been awful no loss whatsoever

  6. Adam
    Adam December 27, 2013 at 11:00 pm . Reply

    As much as I’m not a Lambert fan I still feel it’s Lerner that has to go first, his heart has never really been in it and we’ve gone so far back we need to spend at least 80 mil on quality to become a potentially challenging side.it won’t happen with Lerner fact.

  7. Lionheart
    Lionheart December 27, 2013 at 11:02 pm . Reply

    Rodwell and Lescott in on loan in JAN..

    Tom Ince a permanent deal…

    That is three we should be in for strait away.. the situation is CRITICAL…

  8. Adam
    Adam December 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm . Reply

    Might as well start players like Donacien, Robinson and burke, players that haven’t been exposed to the shit football or been moulded in to hoofers and might actually help bring in a different playing style.

  9. Colonius81
    Colonius81 December 28, 2013 at 6:43 am . Reply

    lol wow its getting desperate in here!
    I echo the authors thoughts almost exactly. .. i have for some time now as Badger/oohahh and Maybe Bws will testify!

    All understandable reaction of course to some shit football and dire results.
    its the football fans way. i am not immune to it either.
    But still very short term or situational.

    Same old argument from me. fire lambert .. who do you get in? who would want to come in?
    what chance would they have once they are here? they would face the same fan revolt in less than season and a half even if the vast majority of the fans were to realise who they wanted to be appoint tomorrow and sing his name for an entire game while he was still managing some other club

    It would not matter.

    What matters now is results .. by hook or by crook .. Lambert needs a result or two.
    I am behind him as unfathomable as that seems simply because i don’t want to see Villa hit the reset button again for the 4th time since O Neill.
    its bad lads, i am not saying this is where we should be or where i want us to be .. but if Lambert can get a few results over the next few games then i beleive Aston villa will be in a stronger position than if Lambert was replaced tomorrow and the latest next new manager were to get the very same results …

    continuity for me .. you might say Lambert is failing .. and you are right .. its going backwards. but what is a manager supposed to do ? never make mistakes .. never change philosphies .. give up after a bad run of 10 games?

    We don’t have the money to hire and fire managers after one season and still be successful
    that is reserved for the Milans, the madrids the chelseas and the man city’s of this world.
    they can afford to sell 3 or 4 100k wage players at 10 -15m pound losses after 2 seasons
    We .. cannot ..

    So its endure some shit for now .. every other johnny midtable club as well as all the yo yo clubs have gone the hire and fire route.. We have gone the hire and fire route for 20 years or beyond now.
    I say with out the oil money .. lets take a different route and hope just like ferguson in the late 80’s, moyes in the late 90’s, and lol Wenger after game one of this season .. endure the bad results for now .. all is not lost yet. 20 games to go

    C’mon the Villa!!!!!!!
    for the love of f$%^ lets get a result tomorrow!!!

  10. Morgan Villa
    Morgan Villa December 28, 2013 at 7:09 am . Reply

    Lerner is backing Lambert, so I feel its time we turned on the owner and the CEO. Time to force them out simply because they just don’t know what they are doing. The whole club is a shambles and Lambert is a symptom of poor management

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