Would Lambert want to go to Villa Park? Well, it seems nobody knows what he is thinking and this is nothing new. Who can ever pick the starting eleven each week for example? Put another way, Lambert is his own man and always will be.
“I think we’d missed Wes in the last two games and it was great to see him back today and obviously Holty’s come back from the dead – and produced a goal and an assist. So it was fantastic and whenever you see their names on the team-sheet, I think it gives everyone a lift.”
“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.
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He was born in Jamaica, grew up in Canada and now lives in Norfolk. Relocating is a major part of being a professional footballer but few have put up with it as well as Simeon Jackson. One of the fresh faces in Paul Lambert’s squad, he may also have one of the most impressive CVs at the club.
“The two Davids have been linked with an Upton Park takeover, but under West Ham’s present financial arrangements that would be madness,” said Karren Brady recently. TOM HAYLETT reports.
“Carlisle are a good side and we knew it was going to be a tough place to come,” said a happy Norwich boss afterwards. “But we’ve done excellently to get through it. I’m absolutely delighted.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“We’re doing well at the moment and I think winning games gives you that belief,” said the City captain and talisman. “And obviously we’ve seen on Tuesday what a good squad we’ve got.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“We’ll have to train today and see where we are. We’ll have to make a decision on them [the injury doubts] and then decide who to take with us.” TOM HAYLETT reports ahead of Saturday’s trip to Carlisle United.
“I’m delighted for all the young boys they deserved it,” said a happy Paul Lambert. “Collectively as a group they’ve done well. It was a great win for us.” TOM HAYLETT reports on a highly satisfying evening for the City boss and their travelling fans.
“He’s been playing at centre-back and right-back and for the last few games he’s been doing really, really well so it is a blow,” said Lambert. “There’s a few of them in there that are not going to make it so maybe we’ll need to look at the Youth side again. It’s going to be a big, big ask – one game you might get away with it. And needs must at times.”
“I’m not going to put the club in the trouble that it’s been in before,” said the City chief. “Because of those 17 lads that came in – and I don’t know whether they were any better than the 17 lads that were already here, but I can bet you anything you want, they didn’t give a jot about Norwich. So I’m not going down that type of road…”
“It’s brilliant to win and if you can do it with a bit of finesse – great,” said Lambert, clearly not one to get carried away. But if you can’t just win the game. I’ve been in the game long enough to know that you can play brilliant all you want, but unless you win the game it doesn’t really matter. The game’s all about winning. All about winning.”
“I put my head down and smashed it across goal. It’s the only real way I’d have scored so I was happy to see it creep into the corner,” said the Canary forward. “And I’ve been winding Michael Spillane up about getting his first goal for Norwich. It was nice to see him get on the scoresheet as well.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“We know the challenge that is in front of us and that it will be a tough game,” said the Rovers chief. “Holt is a threat and Hoolahan is on fire at the moment and producing some very good displays.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“The concern you have is that it will only happen for the first couple of games and they’ll go back into their old habits. But we’ve been here a fair while now and they’ve got better and better.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“I thought it looked like it was going to be one of those days again where we just battered them but didn’t get a goal,” said goal hero Michael Spillane. “But in the end it came for us and we got four.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“He [Gary Doherty] has given me a problem, of course. Everybody does when they play well – they give the manager a problem and the manager has to pick a team to win games.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“I didn’t get much of an opportunity there, so maybe there is a little point to prove. But it’s not about myself – the main thing is that the team’s got to go there, put in a performance and get the three points.” TOM HAYLETT reports.
“They battled really well, especially as we were down to 10 men for most of it, and I felt they definitely deserved something out of the game,” said the City boss. “They never wilted and kept on going – which is really pleasing.” TOM HAYLETT reports.