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. jvillan
    jvillan January 23, 2015 at 10:28 pm . Reply

    whats the story on kozak word not play again this season what the f wrong with villa medics
    if true
    left with free scoring gabby wiemen through to may neeed wrap bentekeup

    1. BWS
      BWS January 24, 2015 at 8:57 am . Reply

      I believe it was his own doctor that f**ked his leg up well and truly.

    2. Mr_cheese
      Mr_cheese January 26, 2015 at 11:45 am . Reply

      Was nothing to do with the villa medics, he sourced outside help and they screwed it up.

      He is back in training currently, not yet with the ball but he is exercising which is a good sign. He is apparently supposed to be back in contention near the end of March, however, if he is still not 100% I’d rather hold it all off till he is complete just in case we completely end his career. Really looking forward to his return.

  2. Dave67
    Dave67 January 23, 2015 at 10:56 pm . Reply

    I have no faith in villa. Spin us bullshits having us think that one or two more transfers are coming in. Lambert saying Lerner is backing him. Then we hear today that no more transfers. What the fuck is going on. As for Sunday I am hoping we win but can’t see it . 1 – 1 draw.

  3. OriginalLondonLion
    OriginalLondonLion January 24, 2015 at 12:59 am . Reply

    I still think Bournemouth will make as many changes as they dare on Sunday. The have messed up two of their last 3 league matches against Norwich and Leeds, though the Leeds game had every possible misfortune to stop them bagging a point, including its timing. But the fact is now 5 or more teams are right there challenging for 2 auto promo places and Bournemouth cannot afford any more injuries or suspensions to their first team.

    Villa should win this but they will have to play a full 90, Bournemouth are strong finishers.

  4. saddened
    saddened January 24, 2015 at 3:15 am . Reply

    Sinclair didn’t want to come to the Villa, nothing about numbers apparently, as it was never a deal that progressed past a chat with his agent….. Cant blame him really !
    We have absolutely no creativity, and not just on the pitch, completely confused why Fox joined us……. Cannot see us staying up, and if we do it is purely due to relying on teams below us………. AGAIN!

    1. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum January 24, 2015 at 7:26 am . Reply

      Isn’t Sinclair a Villa fan? Don’t blame any player for turning us down at present…

    GIDDYVILLAN January 24, 2015 at 8:17 am . Reply

    LERNER as per saying one thing then doing another arsewipe,basically make do with what you’ve got.Bournemouth are banging on the PL door were in the rubbish shoot for the championship so imo it’s a no brainer Sunday.

      GIDDYVILLAN January 24, 2015 at 8:20 am . Reply

      Ps 0-3 cherries.

      1. BWS
        BWS January 24, 2015 at 8:59 am . Reply

        0-0 at VP then they’ll do us at their place.

  6. steve
    steve January 24, 2015 at 8:21 am . Reply

    I heard something a couple of weeks ago from somebody who reckoned he was in the know that Lambert doesn’t like Grealish.
    The fact that Lambert has not even included him in the squad for the last couple of games and was looking to sign Sinclair (who hasn’t played for 2 years) and send grealish on loan and has now fined him for an inoccuous tweet just backs it up.
    For me Grealish is far from the finished article but when he has come on in the last 15 – 20 minutes in games he has at least showed some intent to go forward and give the fans something to cheer about. After all the dross we have had to suffer under lambert it is a welcome relief
    I can not understand why he would not continue giving Grealish game time and would rather loan him out.
    Albrighton (one of our own) gave the crowd a spark and was shipped out. Grealish (one of own) gave the crowd a spark and is being shipped out.
    Lambert is an egotistical idiot who thinks more of himself

    1. BWS
      BWS January 24, 2015 at 9:02 am . Reply

      Steve but to be honest I ain’t seen anything from Grealish that warrants a first team place, sorry mate but he seems like a Fonz MKII to me.

      1. Hitchens 60
        Hitchens 60 January 24, 2015 at 9:13 am . Reply

        BWS I have to agree with you. Lot of hype around Grealish but he still has a lot to prove IMHO. The reality is, as fans, we’re like a drowning man clutching at anything to save us. I’m resigned to the terrible fact that we are a fast waning star heading for obscurity.

        1. BWS
          BWS January 24, 2015 at 9:31 am . Reply

          Steve does have a point regarding Lambert and our ‘own’ as he calls it, just how many academy kids are given any sort of a chance? And I’ve just read Danial Johnson’s been sold to Preston, he was doing well for Wigan and was highly rated.

          1. Hitchens 60
            Hitchens 60 January 24, 2015 at 9:37 am . Reply

            Not given a chance or over protected from playing in a poor team getting beat each week or perhaps they’re just not good enough? RL may be the ultimate problem but PL is being dragged down by the mess at Villa and, as a consequence, is making an increasing number of poor decisions. I’ve been there in business and Lambert could well fold completely under the pressure. Sorry to be so cheerful 🙂

          2. steve
            steve January 24, 2015 at 9:44 am . Reply

            good example.
            Westwood gets 3 seasons – Johnson gets none.
            In a team that can’t score goals why hasn’t Robinson been given at least a chance.

          3. BWS
            BWS January 24, 2015 at 9:50 am . Reply

            Fold under the pressure? We can but hope.

        2. BWS
          BWS January 24, 2015 at 9:53 am . Reply

          Have a look at Callum Robinson on youtube Steve, powerful, quick, direct but I bet he never gets a sniff any match time.

  7. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson January 24, 2015 at 9:39 am . Reply

    Said this time and time again, Villa are in the grip of a Yank that know fuck all about sport ,his money was daddies, frightened to enter Villa Park the last time someone approached him in the McGregor suite two personal thugs stood in front and would not speak to them. All they wanted was a pub sign from Villa.Lerner put people in place to take the flack from the fans and media, us true fans have lost a club we all love , me walk away to save it.

    1. BWS
      BWS January 24, 2015 at 10:00 am . Reply

      Bill keep the faith brother, look at Swansea and Southampton a few years ago.
      We will like the Phoenix rise from the ashes of the devastation of the Lerner years.

      1. Bill Pearson
        Bill Pearson January 24, 2015 at 10:14 am . Reply

        I wish it was true, problem is mate no one left that will take the fight on, our days have gone, its taken over by greed ,a Yank in sheep’s clothing Bill.

        1. BWS
          BWS January 24, 2015 at 10:30 am . Reply

          I like what you did there Bill.

          1. mike
            mike January 24, 2015 at 2:15 pm . Reply

            If we sell delph surely we spend that money?

    GIDDYVILLAN January 24, 2015 at 2:35 pm . Reply

    The telegraph says even if we are humbled by Bournemouth Lambert will still keep his job & goes on to say Lerner has admiration to how Lambert is coping with the financial restraints or words to that affects Soz don’t know how to link the article.

  9. 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


  11. 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.

  12. 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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