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GRUMPY_BLADE
02-01-2014, 08:13 PM
Feel sorry for you lot if I heard it right and when asked what's the most important thing Lambert said "a long contract".

Shame on him, what about all those Villa fans who basically can f*ck off, not bothered about you lot winning a cup, I've got myself a load of lolly.

Perhaps we should present him with a large brown envelope before kick off instead of the hand shakes?

Lambert wins a 'BIGGEST TW4T' thread all to himself.

UlsterVillain
03-01-2014, 05:11 AM
Totally agree, very angry at his remarks, I mean ok I myself did state a second string line up to play you guys on Saturday but a line up full of players that I still believed could do the job and get us through to the next round.

We should take the FA Cup seriously, its a competition full of history and tradition and we badly need a major trophy again, especially after the Bradford fiasco last season Lambert!

I don't like this, we have a small squad, we cant cope with injuries, well heres an idea go out and buy a few extra so we have more numbers and more quality!

monty1
03-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Yeah, he's not the brightest, he's basically telling Villa fans the best we can hope for is a relegation battle every year and under him that is what we will get.

If you dont take the Cups seriously what is there to play for, oh a longer contract!!!

Well it certainly explains a lot about our club under him.

How can this clot inspire players with that attitude?

UlsterVillain
03-01-2014, 07:32 AM
A club the size and history of Aston Villa should not be settling for concentrating on a relegation battle every year. Mr Lambert you are not in charge of Norwich City Football Club anymore.

Aston Villa should be looking to finish as high as possible in the Premier League. We should be taking the League Cup and FA Cup seriously and we should be looking for some form of European football every season.

blackcountryvilla
03-01-2014, 07:58 AM
Basically his remit from Uncle Sam is to stay in the division year in year out like Wigan(what happened to them)and line his pockets with the tv money,if that's what he's told to do and achieves it Lamberts manager will be a happy bunny...the magic of the FA Cup has never been the same for me since Manure devalued it by not taking part,don't get me wrong it still excites me but not quite as much I think the major excitement is for the lower divisions getting one over the Prem teams etc...unfortunately money has become the main aim for these 'businessman' not winning a cup...Lerner out!

dazzyo-villa
03-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Totally agree it's not what we as fans want to hear but at the end of the day he's being honest when he says "of course I want us to get through, but staying in the league is a priority"

The flip side of the small squad thing is that we're hardly gonna put a completely different team out so I'll be a mix of the usual team and some of the thringe/youngsters and this really should be good enough (no disrespect to united meant either)

Personally I think benteke will start alongside heulinus and hopefully Gardner will play too..

Arran007
03-01-2014, 12:34 PM
All L*****t had to say is that our No.1 priority is to stay in this division; however when the cup competitions come along they are a chance for some of the squad players at this club to show me what they can do and we will do our best to try and reward our supporters with a trip to Wembley.

Instead he mumbled some shyte about footballers and the size/length of their contracts - no **** Sherlock like we didn't know that already.

In anycase it didn't seem to bother the Wigan players last season, they were some of the lowest paid players in the Premiership and yet they still won the FA Cup.

Its all about player motivation, something our manager seems to sadly lack !

icecreamman
03-01-2014, 01:29 PM
I don't think we have the squad size to compete on multiple fronts, not with our best players at least. Some of the younger guys are going to have to step up. Maybe Gardner will feature.

samhubball
03-01-2014, 04:55 PM
I don't think we have the squad size to compete on multiple fronts, not with our best players at least. Some of the younger guys are going to have to step up. Maybe Gardner will feature.

Multiple fronts!!! Its the FA cup you halfwit! Are you actually Paul Lambert or what?!? - and is your reference to us getting "licked" every week.

Wigan won the FA cup last season but got relegated so is that your rationale for why Villa cant compete in both? **** me our ambitions are **** these days. Paul lamberts claret and blue salvation army

TrianonDave
03-01-2014, 05:14 PM
So Staying in the prem is his goal? well it is not mine, well not exactly! a club the size of villa should not be even using the word #staying# in the prem? do you think Everton use such words, Newcastle? So why Lambert think staying in the prem is success?

His words do not represent the feeling of us the fans, OK Wigan got relegated but won the cup, if they are back next season, their fans won't give too hoots that they went down because they have magical memories of seeing their team and Captain lift the cup! I mean its not as if we are choosing the Champions league over the FA cup is it. Does this man Know anything about success as a manager? I think he should stump up the costs of the tickets if he does not want to win as i#m sure all who are going want thier team to win and whats this about preparing for Arsenal? that match is not for another 11 days!!and how can he play a weakened team? show me a ***cing strong one!

This guys a joke and the smoke screen of a win at Sunderland i

MNE1976
03-01-2014, 06:48 PM
[quote="dazzyo-villa"

The flip side of the small squad thing is that we're hardly gonna put a completely different team out so I'll be a mix of the usual team and some of the thringe/youngsters and this really should be good enough (no disrespect to united meant either)

Personally I think benteke will start alongside heulinus and hopefully Gardner will play too..[/quote]

No chance he will blindly go for Bowery, (although Helenius deserves a chance after his pre-season goals)

iwuztherein82
03-01-2014, 07:26 PM
What Lambert said was what 75% of the managers in the premiership think but are too scared to say!

Before we completely assasinate PL lets see what team he plays to tomorrow, maybe he will surprise you all and pick a mixture of first teamers and youngsters like Gardner and Helinius who most of you are urging him to play anyway.

I am sure that most of you are just waiting for him to say something like this so you can have a good old moan...

Not many came on here to say well done after we beat Sunderland ...if we had lost it would have been a fekin frenzy ... that says something eh?

Paul Lambert is an honest manager doing the best he can to keep Aston Villa in the premiership with a championship budget ... give the guy a break ffs.

And Blade... when he mentioned longer contract he was not refering to his own but was being ironic about the greed of the modern day footballer, something that I believe most of us would agree with ...

and A...n what is the L...t all about? >:(

I f

dazzyo-villa
03-01-2014, 07:34 PM
Got a good feeling about tomorrow.. reckon Benteke will get a hatrick :D

Arran007
04-01-2014, 10:27 AM
[quote="iwuztherein82"]What Lambert said was what 75% of the managers in the premiership think but are too scared to say!

Before we completely assasinate PL lets see what team he plays to tomorrow, maybe he will surprise you all and pick a mixture of first teamers and youngsters like Gardner and Helinius who most of you are urging him to play anyway.

I am sure that most of you are just waiting for him to say something like this so you can have a good old moan...

Not many came on here to say well done after we beat Sunderland ...if we had lost it would have been a fekin frenzy ... that says something eh?

Paul Lambert is an honest manager doing the best he can to keep Aston Villa in the premiership with a championship budget ... give the guy a break ffs.

And Blade... when he mentioned longer contract he was not refering to his own but was being ironic about the greed of the modern day footballer, something that I believe most of us would agree with ...

icecreamman
04-01-2014, 03:33 PM
lol oh sammy hubby, hilarious post. Thanks for your input on my intelligence, very insightful.

Wigan are a perfect example. Hilarious that Martinez and Mourinho came to the Cup's defense. Birmingham City are a perfect example (League Cup winners). The ability to stay in the league and compete well in cup competitions favors the clubs that can rotate their entire squad out and still put out a good team (Chelsea, etc). Have a look at how many teams were able to rotate out their big players today ; it's a reflection of how true the statements were.

Had Lambert and Villa won the FA Cup last year, but had been relegated due to some key injuries, I think a lot of people on this forum will have some things to say about his misplaced "priorities"

Tho if it comes down to it, I agree with Arran; Lambert didn't need to elaborate his feelings so specifically. He opened himself up to criticism over a sentiment that may be understood by every manager and fan, but didn't need to be brought to lig

Arran007
04-01-2014, 04:03 PM
Well to be fair it hardly matters now, another home surrender to a third tier side 51 places below us in the football pyramid :blue:

I really do despair at where this 'so called' manager is taking this club !

Brendan00
04-01-2014, 04:05 PM
Not even an aim to achieve a solid mid-table finish, the aim is simply to survive relegation. If staying in the division is Lambert's aim, then we will get relegated.

Arran007
04-01-2014, 04:12 PM
Not even an aim to achieve a solid mid-table finish, the aim is simply to survive relegation. If staying in the division is Lambert's aim, then we will get relegated.

Bren, like I said in another thread, is that how far we have fallen under this 'so called' manager, to be bracketed with the likes of Crystal Palace and Norwich :blue:

I can't be arsed to even ask for him to be sacked now, if Lerner is happy to accept this crap then why should we feel any different.

BB said on another thread after we beat Sunderland by a lucky goal, its the result that counts.

Well I'm afraid everyone, today's result should tell everyone at the club something that some of us fans have been seeing for months !

TrianonDave
04-01-2014, 08:43 PM
Well said Arran, I did warn those with the rose tinted glasses!! We will be in the bottom 3 by Feb?

GRUMPY_BLADE
04-01-2014, 09:39 PM
It sent a terrible message to your team today and I do feel for the fans who get sold short, still your lot have all taken what 45/65K home each so why should they worry?

Clubs like Villa, Newcastle, Everton etc. should see the FA Cup as a target not an irritation.

Don't do what we did and back Managers/players just because they wear your shirt/manage your club, demand more and put the board under pressure.

Good luck for the rest of the season and I hope you don't go down. I really shouldn't be wishing Villa luck in a relegation battle but I'm convinced that's down to management attitudes and managers looking after themselves first and club second.

We're in the third tier because of it.

westcountryvillain
04-01-2014, 11:42 PM
Not even an aim to achieve a solid mid-table finish, the aim is simply to survive relegation. If staying in the division is Lambert's aim, then we will get relegated.

Bren, like I said in another thread, is that how far we have fallen under this 'so called' manager, to be bracketed with the likes of Crystal Palace and Norwich :blue:

I can't be arsed to even ask for him to be sacked now, if Lerner is happy to accept this crap then why should we feel any different.

I'll tell you why Arran mate - because Lerner ain't a Villa Fan, he is a businessman and will take the Sky money until he is bored then run.