I know some of you don’t like too many articles coming too close together, but I make no apologies for the fact that I’ve posted three in the last few hours.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve massively missed watching the Villa over the last couple of weeks and for me, things are warming up nicely for the Albion game, as we actually have a few things to talk about!
Anyway, I’ve just been reading through the news again and it appears Paul Lambert is suggesting that some of the guesses at undisclosed fees for some of the players we signed in the summer are way off the mark;
I’m really not sure how to take this one, as it’s slightly bitter/sweet for me.
While of course, it’s always great when the manager buys decent players at cheap money (Bacuna especially, springs to mind here), it’s also a worry when some of us were already thinking that we were on a cheapskate budget.
My concerns regarding Randy Lerner having pretty much pulled the plug on any decent spending should be well known on here and indeed appear to be a bit more well founded after this.
But this time, I’m a little more prepared to give Lambert some credit, in that if the signings were quite a bit cheaper, he’s done quite well.
As for Lerner, well, my opinion of him is somewhat reinforced.