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Post by Savory » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:01 pm

what dya think then?
Paul Lambert has agreed to become Blackburn Rovers' new manager. (Source: talkSPORT)r
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Paul Lambert set for Blackburn Rovers and will take former WBA boss Alan Irvine as No2.


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Post by Ethiaa » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:15 pm

Well he did it with Norwich (a near 50% win rate) and looked like a great appointment for Villa at the time. Amazing what Birmingham can do to you.

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Post by Dan » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:15 pm

If that's true, then he's a decent appointment. He had a nice attacking game when he was at Norwich and took them straight through the Championship into the Premier League. I'll ignore everything that happened at Villa, they've got their own problems that go far deeper than the manager.

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Post by mcteeth » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:13 pm

Pearson, Lambert and Jokanovic are the only 3 I'd like to see come to the club, potentially even Holloway, although that could be a disaster, but he has a good track record in the Championship.

Lambert, if true, would be a very good appointment in my eyes.

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Post by theadore » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:20 pm

Scarlet Johansen
George Donis
Jim Bowen

Would be my list... but Lambert isn't a bad appointment at first glance.

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Post by Rover the Top » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:25 pm

Dan wrote:I'll ignore everything that happened at Villa, they've got their own problems that go far deeper than the manager.
But then isn't that the case here? Surely we're closer to what he took over at Villa than what he walked into at Norwich?

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Post by WacoRover » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:56 pm

Rover the Top wrote:
Dan wrote:I'll ignore everything that happened at Villa, they've got their own problems that go far deeper than the manager.
But then isn't that the case here? Surely we're closer to what he took over at Villa than what he walked into at Norwich?
Excellent question.

Talk about a big-time challenge; he's coming to a below-midtable club, and the big talk the past two years has been selling off the best players. If a man loves a challenge, he's certainly found one.

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Post by iamarover » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:00 pm

Rover the Top wrote:
Dan wrote:I'll ignore everything that happened at Villa, they've got their own problems that go far deeper than the manager.
But then isn't that the case here? Surely we're closer to what he took over at Villa than what he walked into at Norwich?
Maybe we should offer him loads of Mustard.

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Post by Ethiaa » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:01 pm

His policy at Norwich was to use younger players from the lower leagues who were hungry to improve (sound familiar?). I guess you get the chance to do that when you are coming up through the leagues, it doesn't work as well when you are already in the PL and looking to finish in the top half of the table.

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Post by Rover the Top » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:10 pm

Ethiaa wrote:His policy at Norwich was to use younger players from the lower leagues who were hungry to improve (sound familiar?). I guess you get the chance to do that when you are coming up through the leagues, it doesn't work as well when you are already in the PL and looking to finish in the top half of the table.
It won't work for a team who aren't able to buy younger players from the lower leagues, either...

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Post by Ethiaa » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:15 pm

Rover the Top wrote:
Ethiaa wrote:His policy at Norwich was to use younger players from the lower leagues who were hungry to improve (sound familiar?). I guess you get the chance to do that when you are coming up through the leagues, it doesn't work as well when you are already in the PL and looking to finish in the top half of the table.
It won't work for a team who aren't able to buy younger players from the lower leagues, either...
You could argue we already have them :shrug:

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Post by Savory » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:33 pm

we'll probably just end up with Alan Irvine tbf

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Post by -BARON-23- » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:52 pm

I haven't checked but did Lambert bring Norwich out of League One and then the Championship in consecutive seasons?

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Post by Ethiaa » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:55 pm

Yep. You've got to think he's a better option than Jokanovic

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