England FA Cup — 26 January 2013

Paul Lambert is under-pressure at VillaAston Villa suffered another disappointment last night, as the Villans lost 2-1 to Championship side Millwall.

Normally a Championship side defeating a Premier League team would be a shock, but in this case it really wasn’t.


Aston Villa are enduring an absolutely abysmal campaign. Paul Lambert’s side are in a relegation battle, out of the FA Cup and also lost a league cup semi-final to League Two Bradford recently. Villa fans won’t be surprised by the latest defeat.


Villa boss Paul Lambert has shown in the past that he is a talented boss. He led Norwich to consecutive promotions and survival in their first season back in the Premier League. His achievements attracted interest from so called ‘bigger clubs’.

Villa were seen as a bigger club than the Canaries, despite the fact that the club from Norfolk finished above the Villans in the Premier League last season. Villa may have a bigger history than Norwich, but it can be argued that the Canaries have a far more stable team.


Paul Lambert has made a number of changes to his first team squad. The Villa boss hasn’t spent big money by Premier League standards. The squad he was presented with on arrival was a mixture of underperforming players and promising youngsters.

Lambert has tried to use a host of those youngsters and brought even more youngsters into the squad. The Scottish boss decided to exclude a host of Villa’s more experienced players this season, but unfortunately his decisions have led his club to struggle this season.


The former-Norwich boss has come out in the press and stated that he won’t quit. However if results continue like they have been in recent months then he won’t need to quit, because he will be sacked instead.

Should Paul Lambert leave Aston Villa?


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