I have to come clean straight from the off and say something that involves the “F” word.
There. I’ve said it.
Here’s the dictionary meaning of the word;
likely to change, especially due to caprice, irresolution, or instability; casually changeable:
not constant or loyal in affections:
a fickle lover.
It’s a good description of me actually.
Well, at least the first part is.
The club are the best thing since sliced bread if we win and absolute proverbial if we lose, simple.
Particularly so when we lose as often as we have been lately.
The second part is total rubbish though and doesn’t apply at all.
I’ll never love another Football club and my ultimate loyalty overall will never change.
“Yeah, yeah, what the hell has this got to do with the Villa?”, I hear you ask.
The answer is that I, amongst many other Villa fans wanted Lambert after the disaster that we had previously as manager (that Spurs away game, shudder).
He seemed a reasonable choice at the time, with the way he had progressed through the leagues, having played some decent footy.
But now I’ve 100% changed my mind.
He’s proven to be a total failure in my opinion, even if you weigh up the constraints he’s been under.
Have we ever had a bit of luck under Lambert? I struggle to remember, but if you consider we haven’t, that tells you something in itself. “You make you own luck”, is an old saying and we’ve had next to none for ages.
He should quite simply be sacked, regardless of what you think of him, purely because of his actual record.
It’s not as though you can say “things are moving forward” either, can you?
Ok, you can cite the fact that we’ve played the top 6 teams from last season and it was always going to be difficult. But have we ever had to witness such dire footy to boot?
You have to go back to the 80’s for that.
We play rubbish, no plan B footy, which is boring to watch and is something the manager doesn’t know how to change. This isn’t going to alter, as Lambert’s attitude is seemingly not to lose the game and actually going out to win it is simply not in the mindset at all. This surely has to be an attitude that gets passed onto the players, to my mind.
I could possibly live with a period of austerity if we played proper footy.
The fact that we’ve had the austerity with utterly poor footy and only have the same to look forward to under the current manager tells anyone with half a brain that something needs to change.
We’re again under a serious threat of going down and crowds are only going to shrink, the way we’re going.
You only have to read the recent comments by the likes of JayDee, who has consistently been one of the most staunch supporters on here, to see where we’re headed.
As for the point that is often raised of which manager we should bring in; that’s not our job to choose, is it?
All I know is Doug Ellis would never have allowed Lambert to be here as long as he has been.
Which quite nicely leads back to me being fickle.
I never liked Ellis.
But I’d take him over what we have now.