Just a simply fascinating press conference today from Lambert.
First we had the dreaded vote of confidence. Not delivered of course from Lerner but he has allowed Lambert to deliver it. Never known that before and will it work, only after tomnorrow’s game can we judge.
Then we have these gem of quotes from Lambert.
“I have no complaints about having very little money to spend – I knew the remit when I took over,” added Lambert.
“He [Lerner] hasn’t washed his hands of this club but there will be no splashing out like Darren Bent two years ago [who joined Villa for £18m].
“How many players are we short? There’s a few. But I knew the remit was to rebuild. To rebuild something you have to strip it right back.
OK who still believes in smoke and mirrors then ? Lambert could not be any more clear could he ? Those thinking we will spend millions will have their answer now don’t they ? What of course this does confirm is the story/rumour/suspicion that relegation is something we are prepared to take as part of the rebuilding process.
I posted yesterday and posed the question would relegation be the way to do this, well Lambert almost gives us the answer. Like with a car when you strip it back to rebuild it stops working. The engine is removed, the wheels are off and it goes nowhere.
There is no difference at Villa, we have added new younger parts but the low prices means we have to pay for it with inexperience. I doubt Lambert or Lerner thought it would be THAT bad but they believe it is a price worth paying.
Talk about a risky plan eh ?