It does make me laugh to see some of the rumours bandied around as if they would happen.
I wrote a piece a couple of weeks ago saying the policy HAD to stay as it was because that is why Lambert was selected for the job. It has always been about wages and one in and one out policy. How many would really buy the likes of Bent and Ireland for example, do not think the queue would be that long.
So lets be honest those who suggest NRC are not looking at the facts of the situation and it is all panic and I understand that. We need that magical word – ‘experience’ but only if it comes within the policy and he is quality. It is no good getting a player who is not good enough but has ‘experience’ total waste of time.
We stand now with just over two weeks until the window closes. I am 100% certain by the time it slams shut we will have new players but equally sure it will be what we saw in the summer. We all knew in August we needed a quality defensive midfielder but Lambert never got one. I doubt that he could have afforded one anyway (wages) and does he even want to play with one ?
His philosophy does seem to be one of open systems, an attacking style. It is after all after the dross of Mcleish what many fans wanted and why they chanted his name at Norwich. It is also why I did not want him as I suspected he was too open, however we have to stick by him and his plans.
The choices are limited but we are not dead and buried (though we deserve to be) and we have the games available, but like with the window, time is running short.