Chris Hearn has also analysed some of the results and Lambert’s performance off and on the pitch.
As I write this Aston Villa are currently sitting in 18th place in the Premier League, you probably don’t need reminding that we have the lowest goals scored in the division and we have conceded the most goals. But still I keep reading that Paul Lambert is taking us in the right direction and is the man for the job, excuse me but can someone explain why?
Can someone explain how last season when we were failing it was the managers fault and how this season we are doing even worse it is not the managers fault?
Look at some of our results this season:
5-0 Man City
These can only be described as pathetic, can you imagine the uproar if McLeish had of performed this bad?
Now we move on to the issue of his signings, and in my opinion these have been nothing short of abysmal. Considering he spent a reported £20-£22m you can hardly say we have got value for money. Only Benteke and Lowton look like they may have been sound investments. Ron Vlaar is a liability; look back to his performances away Southampton and at home to West Brom. Bennett is a Championship player, KEA is so bad I feel sorry for him and Ashley Westwood is just a passenger out of his depth. No comment on Jordan Bowery, but I’m not expecting a lot from someone that scored 10 goals in 83 games at the mighty Chesterfield.
Also what about his treatment of the senior players at the club? The way he has treated Darren Bent is a disgrace, whatever you think of Bent you can’t argue with is record. The man is a goal scorer and what have we been lacking all season? Now Warnock and Hutton are no world-beaters but they could have provided some much need experience to our defence during this difficult period, but Lambert has decided to freeze them out completely.
So despite all of the above Lambert is immune from criticism?
Aston Villa will be a Championship club next season and Paul Lambert will be to blame.
I wanted McLeish Out because he was a poor manager doing a poor job; I want Paul Lambert because he is doing even worse than him!
Up The Villa!