Well I am getting angry tonight.
Not because of the game or result but the reaction. Let me state this clear and simple.
I DO NOT WANT LAMBERT OUT
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 ?