“If we only had one game like that every three months, I’d probably take it – everybody has their off days,” the City chief said this morning. “I’m disappointed but I can’t forget what the lads have already done for me.”
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“We just never got going. All credit to Carlisle, they were better than us on the day. There’s a number of things you can put it down to – we got off to a poor start, and we didn’t do what we’ve been doing in previous weeks.”
“I then saw him again when I was at Colchester and he was quick, and he hasn’t lost that,” said the City boss tonight. “So I’m glad we have got him in and he gives us another option.”
In his man-management, his tactics, substitutions and preparation, Lambert looks the real deal. Crucially, his old-school pragmatism is not compromised by the challenges of the modern game. In Paul, we trust…
“We tried to get someone else in, but that didn’t happen,” revealed Lambert this morning, as the Canaries prepared for tomorrow’s long haul north and that FA Cup second round clash with Carlisle.
“As I said after the game, we could do with a little help and, hopefully, Russell [Martin] and Anthony [McNamee] can come in and do something for us.”
“We knew that it would be difficult and we knew that Norwich are playing well and scoring goals. And when you score a goal like the first one – whether it’s a shot, cross or miskick – you know things are going your way.”
I once spent nearly six hours in the back of a Bentley with David Sullivan’s partner, Eve, and that is why he probably won’t buy Norwich City. Perhaps I’d better explain.
“I worked under the gaffer and Ian for two years at Wycombe before so they know what I’m about. And I know how they work – and I really enjoyed it,” said City’s new arrival today. “I had two great years with them and to come and re-join them again at such a big club, it’s great.”
“We should give everybody credit for what they’re doing, not just one or two individuals,” said Paul Lambert. “The whole group as a team and as a unit have been terrific. I thought the lads were excellent against a good Brighton side.”
“We’ll set our stall out early,” said Seagulls defender Tommy Elphick. “We’ll probably have to soak up a lot of pressure at times and be disciplined and with the boys we have got up front we can hopefully nick a win.” TOM HAYLETT reports.