The team spirit the pugnacious Scot has fostered and his tactical awareness have made it a joy to watch our team. In particular, his fondness for the use of attack-minded players in bold substitutions has cheered the soul and harvested the points.
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“We started off by working hard; we got them pressed up from the start; got them in their area – and it worked for us,” he explained. “I think the goal settled the nerves a bit; a bit disappointed that we conceded from a set-piece again, but we showed that when we are on it, when we are playing well we are a great team.”
“Grant is a typical, old-fashioned No9,” said City boss Paul Lambert afterwards. “With no disrespect, you won’t get too much finesse for him, but his finishing today was top drawer. I thought he was unplayable today; absolutely brilliant.”
“Ian will know exactly what to do, we’ve been with each other for a few years now. But then it won’t matter what Ian or I say to them – once they go out and cross that white line, then they will be on their own to try and win that game…
“Equally though, we recognise the pressures families are under in these difficult economic times, and we have decided to freeze the prices for all young people at every age group, Under-21, Under-16 and Under-12. After all, young people are the future of the football club.”
“Carrow Road was a great stadium to come to with the England Under-21s,” Lambert’s latest loan signing revealed. “It’s a fantastic pitch to play on and, hopefully, once I get out there I can get the crowd going.”
So whilst the boy has yet to kick a ball in anger, you can’t help but feel that the arrival of Arsenal youngster Henri Lansbury might just burnish Lambert’s managerial reputation that much more.
“My own situation isn’t going to be resolved until January at the earliest. But it’s nice to be loved and have someone interested enough in me to want to sign me. I don’t really know what’s going to happen but it a great feeling to be wanted.
“I thought Leon was excellent,” said Lambert, with the match sponsors agreeing as the athletic Canary centre-half walked away with the Man of the Match bubbly. “He’s been huge for us and his goal was terrific. And well deserved.”
“He’s been out for three months; he’s only played 45 minutes in a reserve game but I thought he showed his class – and sometimes, as I said yesterday, needs must. I thought some of his movement and that with the ball was different class and to have him back was a big plus for us.”
City skipper Grant Holt believes strike partner Chrissy Martin is back to his very best – just in time for this weekend’s thumping great home clash against Leeds United. The two were re-united from the start again in last weekend’s 3-3 draw with Reading. Had Michael Oliver had is way, of course, the pair would […]
There is little doubt as to what stock, football phrase will do the rounds over the next ten days. And with good reason, in fairness. ‘When it comes to derby games, the form book goes out of the window…’ is one of those that I must have written countless of times down the years. And, […]
“I challenged the players a few weeks ago to go on a little consistent run – to complete six, eight or 10 games unbeaten if possible. We’ve done four games so far and we’ll go to Norwich City in good spirits,” said Grayson today.
While Simeon Jackson might offer an immediate and obvious foil for Chrissy Martin, it isn’t exactly the point. The Canaries would be looking to go into a run of three, big games with everyone at their disposal.
Lambert had clearly seen the video evidence – both at half-time and again at the end. His verdict remain unaltered. “Shocking – just shocking,” he complained. “We could be here till 2018 and we still wouldn’t get a decision out of him.”
“That won’t come into my head at all – I’ll just play the game as I’ve been playing it,” he vowed. It would, he said, be one to watch. “Reading are a very good side and we can’t wait to play them because we know it’s going to be a great game.”
What marks him out is what Ward remarked upon; the way that he is jack of all trades – maybe not master of any one in particular, but very good at the three in question…. ie breaking it up, passing the ball and scoring goals.
“This is not an easy place to come and get a result,” Lambert told the club’s official site afterwards, the result leaving City fifth in the table. “And now they know what it’s like to have a late goal scored against them.”
“I think there is six or seven of them out at the minute, but that happens – and we’re not too far away from getting a few of them back and once that happens, hopefully, the squad will be a lot stronger.”
City boss Paul Lambert insisted that this weekend’s 2-2 thriller against Burnley was a ‘terrific advert for the game’ as the Canaries proud record of never losing back-to-back games under his charge was maintained. Just. The Clarets had just four minutes of injury-time to survive when Andrew Crofts swept home City’s leveller and ensured that […]