We could have played all night and we still wouldn’t have scored; so what’s the problem? Yes, I can hear a lot of you screaming, ‘it’s the manager’, but Lambert isn’t going anywhere, is he? For me, Weimann, and Agbonlahor, need to be dropped to the bench; you could stick £1000 in both of their pockets and they couldn’t score in a brothel.
Grealish and any other player need to start before Gabby and Andreas Weimann in my opinion. Playing with 3 strikers isn’t working, we need width and some sort of creativity, so how about putting Jack Grealish and Charles N’Zogbia in the starting line-up? Benteke needs a rocket up his arse, really! Benteke had 3 very good chances in our last 3 matches, which he didn’t take.
Benteke could have won the match for us when we played Manchester United, if he would have tried harder to get on the end of a Bacuna cross coming towards the end of that match, then who knows. Christian also bottled a header at the end of the Sunderland match too, score that one, and we definitely would have won it. And today, he hoofed a golden opportunity over the cross-bar on 73 minutes from a Sanchez cross. Has his touch deserted him? He had the touch of an elephant today.
Lambert’s thinking on certain things needs to be questioned. His substitutions continue to baffle me; why take off Cleverly for Grealish, he should have taken off Weimann; Cleverley was having one of his better matches today and he subs him. Then Lambert made one of his world-class substitutions on 83 minutes, 83 minutes!!! Cole should have been brought on after the first 5 minutes of the start of the second half. Lambert must be living in a dream world, really!!!
And what is the point of Bodymoor Heath; if the players aren’t learning how to be better players, then this world-class training facility is going to waste. This is supposed to be a place where the Villa players practise things like, team formation, shooting, crossing and a whole lot of other things to make them better footballers, but they can’t be practising because we don’t see it on the pitch. If we don’t start scoring more goals, then we could find ourselves sleepwalking into the bottom 3 of the Premiership. For God Sake, someone please sort it out!!!