There is no question that the lack of experience is killing us in games.
We all know first half performances like today are fine but the second half of games has been poor if not worse. My friend Lee Marshall send me these stats
Luke Marshall @marshallavfc
@ianvillan 18 goals conceded in the 2nd half and 5 goals conceded in the first half from the 12 league games
That says it all and either we are simply not fit enough (do not believe that) of the lack of experience is killing us in games as tiredness wears in. Now do not get me wrong I am all for bringing youth in but in our position were desperate for experience. It was clearly a deliberate measure not to bring this in. This can be blamed on two factors
1) The club not willing to pay the wages that experienced players would want
2) Lambert does seem actually to have some problems with experienced players, witness issues with Given and Bent, he never brought experience at Norwich.
Now this may well fit the plan if we had any decent experienced players in the team but we have
Ireland – waste of time, inconsistent and no example to anyone
Gabby – not a leader
Vlaar – a leader but still settling in
We have Dunne to come which many may think is an hindrance but thats it. I am sure in the winter this philosophy will not change. They are set on a course now come hell or high water. That of course goes to the very top at Villa and that bloke who rarely is seen at Villa Park, is rarely now at games and is an absentee owner.
Now where is Faulkner to be seen ?? No it is left up to Lambert, a manager who lets be honest is not a communicator and the club looks leaderless as the lack of experience, from the owner, to the manager to the players is showing.