Sinclair deal “dead”, lied to again and Bournemouth thoughts

At the press interview today, Paul Lambert was quoted as saying about Scott Sinclair that;

“That’s dead, that’s not going to go anywhere,” he told reporters. “As far as I am led to believe it’s dead. We just couldn’t really do it, it just fell through.”

Apparently, it fell through in all areas, meaning the wages and the fee.

This is quite frankly pathetic in my opinion.
I can understand the wages part, as we obviously don’t want to pay the fifty thousand pounds a week or whatever it was even though this is by no means silly money in the realms of the Premier league.
Of course, many of us think he isn’t worth £50k a week anyway, but that’s not the point.
Lambert must have had an idea what sort of money Sinclair’s agent was asking and was hoping he might have been able to strike a deal. Else why would he have pursued it?

The part that really riles me though is the seeming fact that we couldn’t even agree the fee.
It’s been suggested that it was more that Lambert didn’t want to pay the estimated £3 million, but I don’t believe that’s the case.
I suspect that decision came from above in Fox or Lerner.
And if that’s correct, we’re being 100% run by a bean counter. That doesn’t bode well.

Never mind, Tom Fox has said Lerner is re-invigorated and willing to go again.
He’s like a kid with a new toy!
Which suggests that Lerner will put his hand in his pocket and buy us the quality we need to give us a better chance of staying up and hence protecting his investment, yes?

Total BS, imo.
Quite frankly, I think we’ve been lied too again.
I’d expect another one player to come in, but nothing to excite us, probably around £1.8 million, which would make a massive £5 million kitty for a club of our stature, in our dire position.
Yet again, another big gamble on Lerner’s part.
You have to question the sanity of whoever’s making the decisions at the club, when you consider our lack of goals scored this season.
Never mind, that’s going to suddenly change too, according to Lambert.
We haven’t scored in nearly nine hours, but once we get one or two, they’ll come flooding in, no worries.
I’m getting sick of what’s coming out of the club and it really does seem that it’s treating us with total contempt, in “tell them what they want to hear, they’ll believe any old rubbish”.

Note the “it” and “us” in that sentence.
I really don’t feel we’re on the same side at the moment.

Enough of that and on to Sunday’s game against Bournemouth.

Are we feeling confident?

I’m not in the slightest.
We’re facing a free scoring team who, while they might find it a bit tougher against our overall decent defence, will still feel they can score.
The truth is I don’t even know who will be available, defence-wise and might update tomorrow or Sunday.
Either way, it’s not so important yet.
More important is the fact that we can’t score.

My guess is that Lambert might actually sit back against Bournemouth for a big part of the game and let them come at us, with the thinking that we can counter them.
If that’s the case, I’ll be fuming even more than I am as I write this, as it’ll show just how low we really have sunk.



I can’t believe I’m even thinking it.


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  1. Benno
    Benno January 24, 2015 at 5:02 pm . Reply

    Lots of results going against the bigger teams today…Lambert will be already writing his post-match speech citing these games!

    ‘Well, the FA cup is unpredictable as we witnessed yesterday…blah, blah, blah!.

    Be interesting to see what team he plays tomorrow. Gil has to start, but who is he going to drop? If Cleverley starts, I give up.

    GIDDYVILLAN January 24, 2015 at 5:34 pm . Reply

    There could be another giant killing tomorrow,a VILLA win.

    1. Hitchens 60
      Hitchens 60 January 24, 2015 at 5:54 pm . Reply


  3. GarethVilla
    GarethVilla January 24, 2015 at 6:57 pm . Reply

    Darren Bent quote –
    “He (Lambert) needs to concentrate on what he’s doing because he is taking Villa in the wrong direction”.
    Well said that man.

  4. Astonman
    Astonman January 24, 2015 at 7:15 pm . Reply

    There is no question Lerner is the main problem at Villa, he is running the club on a championship budget to suit his own ends. Fans are being conned and lied to by the idiots who run the club the whole thing is a giant con. Randy Lerner has destroyed everything good about Aston Villa, he is a disgrace.

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