Following the defeat to Leicester City a petition named ‘Remove Paul Lambert‘ has been introduced, so far bearing 1,110 signatures. Villa fans are becoming increasingly fed up with the lack of goals and the style of play. Unfortunately it appears unlikely that Randy Lerner is putting any kind of the pressure on Paul Lambert, all the heat appears to be coming from Villa supporters. Shouts of ‘We want Lambert out’ and ‘We want our Villa back’ were heard during the game against Leicester City on Saturday.
Aston Villa haven’t scored in 12 hours of game time, and have now only managed 11 goals in 20 games. Villa are on target on scoring less goals then Derby County in 2007/8 season (20 goals). Villa fans have also only witnessed two league wins in 17 further increasing fans discontent in Paul Lambert’s reign.
Paul Lambert’s response to the recent pressure:
“The fans pay a lot of money to come and watch,” he said. “I don’t want Aston Villato keep doing what they are doing. It’s a great club with a great fan base. We just have to take it, we have to come through it. There are only two ways you can go: you either sink or you swim. But the more important thing is the game, that’s more important than people’s feelings towards myself. We’ve just got to work hard and we need a bit more creativity in the final third.”
As much as I’d like a change of manager, I highly doubt it’s going to happen. I just don’t see Lerner sacking a manager who had just received a new four-year deal in September. Having said that, the least Lerner could do is provide funds for Lambert and allow him to sign two attacking minded players in Sinclair and Gils. Because for now, I think it’s the only way forward and possibly the only way to give some morale to the team.