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I don't think McLeish wasn't strict to be honest - he seemed to be good at recognising when we were playing badly, getting annoyed at shouting at the players. I think the key really here is what you say when it isn't going right - I fear he was shouting 'play better' or 'kick it harder' or something like that.

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Could be seen as a ludicrous comment but right now I'd take Paul Lambert over Arsene Wenger.

No, I agree with you. Paul Lambert seems very right for Aston Villa. Looking at our recent history of underachieving and the apathy surrounding the club following two poor managerial appointments, the general feeling is that we need fresh impetus.

Paul Lambert is young and has a point to prove. This is a step up for him and you can sense his enthusiasm, he's progressive and also considered pragmatic.

Really, we don't know what he's capable of, but we're not in a position to be demanding high profile managers or sexy football, because it wouldn't be appropriate for the club, which is (looking objectively) is in a mess.

Time will tell, but I think he'll be given time by the fans, because Paul Lambert seems like the right man at the right time.

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Totally agree with PompeyVillan. Lambert is a perfect fit for us and is the right man at the right time.

I'm confident he'll get the backing of the fans and be given time. Vast majority of supporters know their stuff and will know that after the two previous **** ups we are on to a good thing with Lambert.

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I am more confident now than I have been since about 10 months before MON left when the cracks appeared to show in his relationship with the chairman. Paul Lambert seems to have the backing of both the fans and the owner, seems to be able to find players and seems to be able to put together a team playing good football. I am not expecting miracles and will be happy with better football on show and an improvement on last season. Maybe the signings have not been what some expect, but lets be realistic and at least give them a chance.

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Paul Lambert seems to be able to find players.

I think we all want to believe that, but not heaps of evidence so far tbh.

We've signed one player from League One and one from the Dutch league. Neither of them is at all guaranteed to be a success.

I've got a feeling that if you checked you'd find that so far we haven't signed players faster than MON did, and he was painfully slow.

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Dear Simon,

The first thing I would like to place on record is my thanks for your support of Aston Villa Football Club. This is an incredible club, steeped in history and tradition and I feel honoured and privileged to be manager.

There is no doubt that an integral part of what I want to do here is to get the crowd going and to make Villa Park a vibrant, intimidating and exciting environment. On my first day here I was taken around Villa Park and I was able to appreciate for the first time the sheer scale of the stadium. It is instantly impressive and, if we work hard and get the place going, I believe we can make this club as successful as we all want it to be.

We have some exciting, young players at this football club and we have some very accomplished and experienced players, too. They will need a hand throughout the course of the coming campaign and in the opening week of the summer transfer window we have welcomed three new players in Brett Holman, Karim El Ahmadi and Matt Lowton. With his experience at club and international level, Karim will improve our squad and Brett should do the same, while Matt has the potential to be a really good player.

From my first few weeks here, I get the sense there is a really good feeling around the Club and it is this kind of positive mood that we want to carry into the season and then throughout the campaign. As soon as you walk in the door you know you’re at a big club and this challenge is one I am really looking forward to taking on. I am not daunted by it, I’m determined to embrace it and, as a Club, this must be our attitude going forward.

After we play Burton Albion on Saturday, we will be headed to the US for games against Philadelphia Union, Chicago Fire and Portland Timbers, all of which will be available on AVTV. We will play further games at Peterborough, Nottingham Forest and Werder Bremen, then the season will kick off in earnest at West Ham. For the majority of you, your first opportunity to see the team in person will be against Everton on August 25 at Villa Park when we will be looking to call on your incredible backing. Let me again express my thanks for your support and, like you, I’m looking forward with optimism and a strong sense of pride to the coming season.

Paul

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Mmm.

So a bit of a hint there not to expect too much from Matt Lowton at first, methinks.

I really like that letter. There seems a high chance we have appointed a manager who is also an ordinary human being, able to communicate with the fans!

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To be fair they aren't personalised. Any half decent mailing out software will have that ability to put in a first name.

As for the content - it's just very similar to the McLeish one IMO. Apart from not putting in the bullshitting paragraph about defensive football being a myth.

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To be fair they aren't personalised. Any half decent mailing out software will have that ability to put in a first name.

As for the content - it's just very similar to the McLeish one IMO. Apart from not putting in the bullshitting paragraph about defensive football being a myth.

I remember how hard I laughed the first time I'd read that.

Lambert appears to be much more intelligent and capable than the recent appointments. Also, he's hungry and I honestly believe he intends on sticking around for a while.

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Lambert appears to be much more intelligent and capable than the recent appointments. Also, he's hungry and I honestly believe he intends on sticking around for a while.

another thing is he seems to be very happy to be at a club like Villa(no disrespect to Norwich before Wiz joins in), he also talks positive about the club and how big it is and how we have to get VP rocking this can only have a positive impact on the players and the whole club

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I really doubt he wrote that himself. I might be cynical, but we have people for that and he does not have the time. As long as he puts his name on the bottom it will be a letter from him, as he agreed with what was written, but in no way did he sit down and type that himself.

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I really doubt he wrote that himself. I might be cynical, but we have people for that and he does not have the time. As long as he puts his name on the bottom it will be a letter from him, as he agreed with what was written, but in no way did he sit down and type that himself.

I don't think anyone is saying he did write it, we all know we have a PR team for this kind of thing. Says all the right things, but every letter/email to the fans does.

Optamistic for the comming season and really looking forward to seeing where we are in a few years, but no more so after reading the email.

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I've been very pleased with Lambert so far and I have high hopes for him but i still think all ths talk of him being "right" for Villa is very premature. He'll only be right for Villa if he does a good job, which hopefully he will.

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