OK you may think what does the title mean, please bear with me.
Whilst on holiday in Tenerife I watched The England/Italy match in a good bar surrounded by a mixture of fans. Those who knew something about the game, those who are avid viewers and of course Those who knew nowt. What became obvious quickly was we were playing the ‘Chelsea method’ one of which you hope the obviously far superior team fail to score and you scrap a penalty win.
Of course those of us who knew the Chelsea CL was such a freak and fluke win knew that it is really a 50/50 call. Those I spoke to were Sunderland and West Ham fans and we all agreed none of us would want our teams to play like this, so the point of this ?
Well it is simple, Paul Lambert is known a manager who wants positive results. He is not prepared to sit back and let the ‘elite’ dictate and hope for fluky wins occasionally and for him to accept our lot. What those fans in the bar agreed it was it was better to go to win the game and lose 3-2 then try and bore our way to a 0-0 and then hope to win the lottery of penalties.
We saw last season what a negative attitude brings and even though that the result for trophies was trophies but there was no admiration. What I think all Villa fans want to see are the results but also an attacking mentality and positive attitude. The positive attitude around at the moment seems to be because Lambert is trusted to deliver this.