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Post by Sandie on Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:49 pm

A new thread where we chart the utterances of ex-Aston Villa manager Paul 'Gizajob' Lambert as he desperately opines on all matters Claret & Blue in the hope that other clubs remember he exists and forget just how bad he was.

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Paul Lambert admits he is surprised at former club Aston Villa's change in transfer policy, which has seen them spend big money over the summer.

The Scot was sacked as Villa boss in February as the club battled against relegation from the Premier League, with Tim Sherwood taking over.

Chairman Randy Lerner had previously been reluctant to spend money in the transfer market but the club have made a number of signings during the window.

The sales of Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph brought in around £40m but Villa moved quickly to re-invest that money, spending big on the likes of Jordan Amavi, Jordan Ayew, Idrissa Gueye and Jordan Veretout, among others.

Asked if it irked him that his old club have now decided to spend cash, Lambert told Sky Sports News HQ:  "It does a little bit. It makes me a laugh a little bit in the change in the policy but that's the way it is and good luck to Tim and Aston Villa in the future, whatever they want to do.

"Everybody has moved on and they have spent an awful lot of money.

"Tim will be upbeat going into the season with the squad that he's got and hopefully they can go and do it. It has probably been stop-start for them but we'll see how it goes."

The former Norwich boss said he is now ready to get back into management after some time away from the dugout.

He has spent that time touring clubs in Europe and England, watching games and training, and said he would be open to following the likes of David Moyes abroad.

Lambert, who won the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund in 1997, said his German still comes back to him when he speaks to friends there and recently spent some time watching  Bundesliga new boys Ingolstadt training.  

However, Lambert was keen to stress that his next club, and the people around it, had to be right for him.

He said: "I want to get back into it. I've had my six months and I have really enjoyed it, I've been to some great places but now I'm ready to go back in.

"If I can get back in, then one, somebody has got to want you and two, it has to be right for myself.

"I'm open to most things, to go abroad or in England. I played abroad so I know what it is like, what it takes, the mentality of it, a different way of life. So that doesn't faze me but it has got to be right.

"Anywhere if I think it is a good club and there are good people to work for. It is important to work for good people - that is important for me. But I'm open to most things."

I think the club will be as surprised as mumbles that there's been a change in policy as Tim seems to have spent what's come in. It just seems that he tends to be signing players that aren't from League One or the French second division. I'm intrigued that he claims to be waiting for the 'right' club. I'm presuming by 'right' he means one that actually believes his attempts to defend his record and who believes managing a club with a £32million rated striker to 12 goals in 2/3s of a season is actually acceptable.

I was thinking about him last night and realised that I think I actually preferred McLeish to this mug. This is saying something considering how much I hated McLeish in the end and how happy I was for Lambert to replace him.
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Post by villabromsgrove on Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:17 pm

Lambert knows that nothing's changed financially. The difference is that money has become available from the sale of our two 'star' players, one of whom we haven't yet replaced. He's simply doing the "it wasn't my fault Gov, honest" interviews to convince people that he was a victim.

I think that one thing that is now clear is that Lambert's early management success was due in no small measure to the other two unsavoury members of his triumvirate namely Culverhouse and Karsa. These two bullies got the behind the scenes job done and that left Lambert free to add his 33 and a third per cent in a largely stress free situation.

When he had to front up and be the main man he couldn't cope.
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Post by GadgetMan on Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:32 pm

I thought Gregg Evans had been fired for a minute Only kidding Gregg....
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Post by villabromsgrove on Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:35 pm

GadgetMan wrote:I thought Gregg Evans had been fired for a minute Only kidding Gregg....
Shall we start a bring back Matt Kendrick campaign?
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Post by Morddred on Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:48 pm

Surprised at the clubs transfer policy? not as surprised as we were when the clown got a new four year deal.
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Post by villabromsgrove on Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:50 pm

Fergal wrote:Surprised at the clubs transfer policy? not as surprised as we were when the clown got a new four year deal.
That was a miscalculation of the highest order! affraid
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Post by Sandie on Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:51 pm

villabromsgrove wrote:
GadgetMan wrote:I thought Gregg Evans had been fired for a minute Only kidding Gregg....
Shall we start a bring back Matt Kendrick campaign?

For a local rag writer, I always thought Mat Kendrick was really good. Mind, I remember 'Baggie Bill'.
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Post by Chris Harte on Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:47 pm



However, Lambert was keen to stress that his next club, and the people around it, had to be right for him.
I think David O'Leary has been waiting for the right club for the last nine seasons, ain't he?

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Post by GadgetMan on Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:32 pm

Sandie wrote:
villabromsgrove wrote:
GadgetMan wrote:I thought Gregg Evans had been fired for a minute Only kidding Gregg....
Shall we start a bring back Matt Kendrick campaign?

For a local rag writer, I always thought Mat Kendrick was really good. Mind, I remember 'Baggie Bill'.

He still is. He got a 'promotion' and now is an online fan related editor (or something like that) I note he wrote something yesterday about PL and time that he shut up about Villa, Well said Mat!!
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Post by South London Villan on Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:43 pm

A bit of advice to Mr Lambert, (mumbling Scottish accent implied of course) "well y'know in parts there were some positives, but you lacked a wee bit of quality at crucial times and you can go again" this time somewhere else far away from us! Su derland may have a vacancy soon
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Post by Sandie on Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:11 pm

The world renown Tayside and Fife Courier is saying that Shambert is putting his hat in the ring for the Dundee Utd job.

His name is being mentioned alongside managerial luminaries like Mixu Paattelainen, Stuart McCall and Tommy Wright.
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Post by GadgetMan on Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:13 pm

Sandie wrote:The world renown Tayside and Fife Courier is saying that Shambert is putting his hat in the ring for the Dundee Utd job.

His name is being mentioned alongside managerial luminaries like Mixu  Paattelainen, Stuart McCall and Tommy Wright.

Defo his level haha!! No offence Dundee!! Very Happy
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Post by Sandie on Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:26 pm

It is, though. To put it in perspective, he'd be just across the road from where we've got Ricardo Calder out on loan.

I remember him getting linked with the Celtic job when he was at Norwich and saying he wasn't interested in managing in Scotland (obviously because he saw it as too small time for him). A bit of a come down for him so if it's true you can imagine that his phone hasn't exactly been ringing off the hook.
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Post by Sandie on Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:44 pm

Lambert back in a job soon?

Paul Lambert is expected to be in the running for the QPR and Fulham managerial positions.

The former Aston Villa boss was sacked by Randy Lerner in February and has been out of work since.

His experience with Norwich is thought to have been noticed by the two Championship clubs who, according to the Telegraph, will shortlist him for the role.

Lambert's Villa replacement, Tim Sherwood , is also a candidate for the QPR job after himself receiving his marching orders at Villa Park.

Lambert was recently linked with the Sunderland job before the appointment of Sam Allardyce.

He commented at the time: "Of course it's nice to be linked with these clubs.

"I've had a couple of offers abroad and one in Britain, which I have turned down.

"I've been over in Germany watching teams train and obviously I have played there previously.

"I'm open to anything but it's got to be right for me."

Wonder if either him or Sherwood will get the QPR job? I was having a chat with a mate a couple of days ago and was saying to him that Lambert could probably be a decent manager somewhere. He signed some decent players from unheralded levels (Benteke, Westwood, Bacuna etc) but just ended up getting defeated by the size of the task at our club. My mate reminded me that he also signed Bowery, Helenius and Sylla...

But still, I think he's a better (less bad?) manager than Sherwood.
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Post by villabromsgrove on Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:57 am

I think that Lambert based his management style on MON, at a time when O'Neill's type of 'Cloughie' management was coming to the end of it's 'sell by date'. Sitting in the manager's office, so that players would be more receptive when he came out and dealt with them might have worked for MON, but it left Lambert ultimately floundering. When he tried to change his style in his last season it became obvious that he didn't have what it takes.

Sherwood is a blagger and a chancer. A big mouth and ego and no substance whatsoever.

QPR should try and get Sean Dyche to come in and give them a big kick up the organisational backside.
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