Lambert contemplates a Scottish U-21 Coach

I really give up with Lambert.

It now transpires he is contemplating bringing in Billy Stark, the Scottish U-21 coach to help him out;

He has to be joking, surely?
I wouldn’t want the Scottish first team’s coach, let alone the U-21.
I’m not anti Scottish in the slightest, but what on earth would he have to offer to the Prem?
You might as well bring in a League two coach, as that’s about the quality of Scottish footy.

Another sign of yet more total lack of ambition, from a manager, owner and club that is just looking to survive.

I really struggle to believe that Lerner still has any faith whatsoever in Paul Lambert.

My god, Lambert just has to go as this simply isn’t good enough for the Villa, even when we’re struggling.
And if Lerner is actually listening to this tripe, he simply has to go too.

Or are we all just being played?
Nothing would surprise me anymore.

I’m struggling to keep up here and am feeling a bit frazzled, as I’m not sure whether this is the board trying to get rid of Lambert or them actually being stupid enough to go down this road in backing Lambert to the hilt.

At the moment, I just want the lot of them gone, as what’s going on is a total disgrace and making us a laughing stock.

William McGregor will be turning in his grave, wondering what the hell is going on with the famous club that he practically formed, I’m sure.
And just in case you think I’m being racist, he was a Scot too.


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  1. Vaze
    Vaze April 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm . Reply

    In fairness to Lerner, he has spent, but that was eight years or so ago now.

    He doesn’t need to take a profit from Villa, and I doubt he’s looking to sell, but what enjoyment he can be taking from stewardship at the moment is questionable.

    We’ll probably spend about £30-£40m and look to finish midtable. Which managers are calling Villa daily to check the vacancies situation on that basis ?

    This won’t appeal to many who want to see us challenging for the title or top four, but surely there are only five or six teams out of the ninety two that you’d buy a season ticket for if that’s your qualifying criteria.

    So if you’re waiting for Larry Ellison to trade ocean yachting for football, and San Francisco for Brum before renewing, good luck.

    Same old for me, do I like it, not really, will I do it, yeah, it’s a habit.

    1. steve
      steve April 17, 2014 at 4:03 pm . Reply

      If we spent £30 / £40 million on 4 or 5 players of which at least 2 are proven premier players that would be a lift for me.
      The things that get me down are :
      1) buying cheap unproven players from lower leagues / abroad at the expense of our youth system. e.g .carruthers could have been tried ahead of Tonev
      2) Our tactics now appear to be undisciplined defending with a boot up to a lone striker and hope it bounces our way.
      3) Players constantly out of position. e.g. Weimann out wide, Albrighton centre of midfield.

      At the end of last season we looked as though we could be going in the right direction. This year it is the opposite.

      If i do renew my ST it will be out of habit. 35 years is a long habit.
      I would like to renew because i enjoy it.
      I’m a realist i am not expecting trophies but would like to see us play some good football on a consistant basis.
      Hand on heart most the games we have won this season we have been lucky.

      1. GIDDYVILLAN''
        GIDDYVILLAN'' April 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm . Reply

        I know it’s talkshite but we’ve been linked to josip Milosevic a 20yr old Napoli player with wait for it 54mins of serie a experience so I think it’s the same ol

        1. steve
          steve April 17, 2014 at 5:04 pm . Reply

          I like the look of that Ki Sung Jueng on loan at Sunderland but i bet he is on more than a £1000 a week so out of our league

          1. GIDDYVILLAN''
            GIDDYVILLAN'' April 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm . Reply

            LOL 😀

          2. RW
            RW April 17, 2014 at 5:47 pm . Reply

            Agreed, have been on about him for a while, and Taylor and de Guzman. Swansea have struggled to maintain last year’s form (proof again that the Europa League is a penalty not a prize) and some of their players could be up for grabs. Realistically these are the level of teams we can hope to buy from.

    2. Morgan Villa
      Morgan Villa April 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm . Reply

      I think spending £30m a season on three maybe four good quality players a season would in a couple of seasons see us in a very different position. If we had the right coaching staff and infrastructure running throughout then i think we could be in a sustainable position pushing for top six season in season out.

      I hope we still look in the lower leagues if a player is worth it along with any league as long as the player is good enough. This Saturday is going to show us if it was the coaching team of Culverhouse and Kasra as the problem or it may well show that this squad is just not good enough for this league

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath April 17, 2014 at 5:03 pm . Reply

        I’d rather have £30m to spend with a good manager than a £100m to spend with that mumbling fuckwit in charge

        1. Morgan Villa
          Morgan Villa April 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm . Reply

          What does Lambert do except mumble, if Kasra picks formation and Culverhouse does the coaching.

          1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
            OohAhPaulMcGrath April 17, 2014 at 7:08 pm . Reply

            He’s a mumbler that’s all he’s good at whilst Lerner is hide and seek champion 2 years running !!!

  2. DSVilla
    DSVilla April 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm . Reply

    Pulis has done a fantastic job at Palace. I don’t think anyone’s saying otherwise. I just hate the way Stoke played, and ultimately so did their own fans. No doubt we would be safe under Pulis and have a better home record, but that’s not going to satisfy fans for more than a season or so before it all kicked off again.
    If there is a change of manager I think it needs to be someone more exciting. And who like that would take the job?

    1. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum April 17, 2014 at 4:29 pm . Reply

      Oohah would do it.

    GIDDYVILLAN'' April 17, 2014 at 4:33 pm . Reply

    Why’s my post awaiting moderation? Have I been naughty boy? 🙂

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath April 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm . Reply

      Hi Giddy you went into moderation I’m not sure why but you’ve done thing wrong it’s something to do with the way WP is set up. Your comments should be showing now. Cheers

      1. GIDDYVILLAN''
        GIDDYVILLAN'' April 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm . Reply

        Cheers mate I thought what have i done wrong? Paranoia setting in

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath April 17, 2014 at 5:34 pm . Reply

          Lol no probs mate

  4. OriginalLondonLion
    OriginalLondonLion April 17, 2014 at 4:57 pm . Reply

    I am still waiting for the inspiring football to make me renew. When I married 13 years ago I managed to persuade my wife to switch her support from Ipswich to Villa but the thought of buying her a very expensive Trinity Rd seat next to me evaporated when she game to a dreary game and on returning home to Surrey said “why have we driven 250 miles to watch that?” It was a good question then, it would be unanswerable now.

    I am not sure if I will go to Spurs. After the bright starts at Arsenal and Stamford Bridge Villa’s London performances have got worse with every game. It is hard to see them playing worse than at ghastly Selhurst Park, but if they play as badly the score could be painful.

    As for the Scottish U-21 coach. What! Scotland U-21 could not beat Bournemouth. I would rather see Ernie Howe replace Lambert. At least he is tactically sound.

  5. markdrapernumber8
    markdrapernumber8 April 17, 2014 at 8:33 pm . Reply

    It doesn’t matter who we’re potentially getting in anymore. We’re a club going to waste. History means nothing in the modern game, no exceptions.

    For the immediate future of our clubs PL status, I’m truly concerned at where our next points are coming from. All the bottom three have gumption in them and it could well be Villa Swansea and Norwich who fall in some twisted turn of events.

    This ‘model’ or ‘project’ has been force fed to the fans so much now without any forward movement whatsoever.

    Going down might just be the remedy to this whole mess, as much as it pains me to say it.

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