Lambert the scapegoat for lowered expectation fans

Well I am getting angry tonight.

Not because of the game or result but the reaction. Let me state this clear and simple.


There you are. Long time readers of my posts will know I wanted Martinez before Mcleish and OGS before Lambert but they turned us down and now we can see why.

When Lambert and his supporters go on about ‘projects’ they forget how huge a club Villa is. We are not a small club like Norwich and Swansea (with respects to those clubs). We as fans demand off the club (or we used to) a greater level of ambition and desire to be with the best.

If the ‘project’ included younger players I buy into that BUT not cheap signings but top quality ones, say like Nick Powell, Zaha (he will come good IMHO) etc. Maybe go for cheaper ones for experience alongside them.

However some claim Lambert by spending £40M (the real figure pre bonuses is about £25M IMHO) should have created a better team. However given what I said before he could not. The reason ?


Today shocked no one because the club is slowly losing/lost it’s ambition. This stems from the top and has percolated down to the manager, the players and the fans. Under Ellis I always said his greatest achievement was managing the exceptions of enough fans to keep the pressure off him.

The same applies to Lerner.

After MON through carefully placed leaks in the press, through fans sites and groups, he made it clear what happened was all MON’s fault.

I believe this to be rubbish because the owner of the club is ALWAYS responsible for what goes on and off the field. However enough believed this, enough fans were willing to believe in Lerner  to think he was almost blameless.

So we come to today and Lambert is getting the blame, that is the easy option for fans. It always has been. Ellis in trouble, some protests, sod it sack Gregory and brought in Taylor and guess what ?

Protests stopped dead …

So sack Lambert and lets go around the cycle again and Lerner sits in Ohio and collects the extra TV cash for himself.

C’est La Vie

PS. Where are the protests ?


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  1. Villan1
    Villan1 January 4, 2014 at 11:00 pm . Reply

    The thing that pisses me off is the way some fans will do anything to excuse lamberk.
    Walsall beat Sheff Utd 3 days ago, they don’t have money or high wages yet won. So whats the excuse there.
    In the space of 18 months we’ve been humiliated by lower league opposition 4 times: 2 x bradford, millwall and today. We’ve had record home defeats, record away defeats, hoofball, etc. And there are teams with smaller budgets who’d love to be in our position.
    None of this washes with me- the conclusion is Paul Lambert is a shit manager and should be sacked. He would of been sacked by anyone else, its just our owner is the most spineless, ambitionless prat involved in football.

  2. Adam
    Adam January 4, 2014 at 11:23 pm . Reply

    On the plus side we were first on the FA cup highlights show….Swings and roundabouts!

  3. Adam
    Adam January 4, 2014 at 11:49 pm . Reply

    Today would have been the perfect time to give players like Helenius, Donacien, Robinson, Gardner a full 90 mins football, win lose or draw at least they have a chance to gain experience. I mean ffs we have a promising young centre half ready and waiting our cb Baker gets injured who goes centre back oh yeah lowton a shite at defending right back! You couldn’t make it up. Lambet out, Cowans in and see how it goes.

  4. Adam
    Adam January 5, 2014 at 12:48 am . Reply

    If anyone wants to take a look at Notts county v Bradford highlights – Grealish scores one and assists one then here’s the link.

    1. Foxy
      Foxy January 5, 2014 at 1:09 am . Reply

      With you all the way on players like Grealish etc. It seems to me we should be putting Tonev out on loan and getting Grealish on that left wing asap.

  5. wittonryan
    wittonryan January 5, 2014 at 7:09 am . Reply

    I think when i look back to when i first started going down the villa around 1988, i cannot remember a time like this when we could not look forward and think we could get a player in who could turn this around for us, that will not happen for a long time, at the moment as a fan of Aston villa i expect jack shit, so well done Mr Lerner your plan as worked on me, and one last thing when we do go down and we will one day, we can all see it coming, we will be down for a very long time.LERNER OUT.

  6. rob
    rob January 5, 2014 at 8:05 am . Reply

    What happened to villa answer , greedy business men, look at what happened when oniel left , he couldn’t keep the team. They all just want money. We could have been up there its so annoying, cant blame Lambert blame the greedy chairman who sold the team

  7. little 8
    little 8 January 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm . Reply

    Is lambert the wosst manager in our history ? i think so .

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