I think he has done well so far, I can start to see a pattern in how we play and we finally look to a degree balanced. The football is quite entertaining I think it will be even more so once we get a few decent players in. The fact he has blooded 2 youngsters in Ronan and Bright when we are under pressure is fantastic I couldn't have seen our Kenny doing that or Walter. He also seems to be getting best out of certain players, Price springs to mind who was nowhere near the 1st team not so long ago and now looks an integral part of Lambert's set up.
That said this is a big month transfers wise, some of the names we are being linked with are less than impressive but I will hold my tongue until I see players in a gold shirt.
This. The good thing is that he seems to have realised where he went wrong in those early games and adjusted his line-ups accordingly (rather than stubbornly persisting with the same team selections).I was ready for the start of his time in charge to be all about stopping the goals, especially the first 15 minute issue we had under Walter but he seemed to go to far with it early doors and his selections were baffling and didn't really achieve what he wanted. Once he got that and decided to use the proper attacking threat he had in Costa and Ivan he turned a corner. We will still get the shite games, such as Cardiff away and the games where you have no idea how we lost, such as QPR at home. If he is spending the rest of the season keeping us an attacking unit and blooding any of the youth he thinks are ready then a mid table finish is fine by me.
He then has a pre-season to put a proper Promotion team together.
I've heard this line too. I'm not sure I believe it tbh, though of course he may well have had to engage in a lot of wage cutting.This. The good thing is that he seems to have realised where he went wrong in those early games and adjusted his line-ups accordingly (rather than stubbornly persisting with the same team selections).
Looking at his record, his performances prior to the Villa days were very good. At Villa, he played some turgid football, though every Villa fan I have spoken to says he was very much neutered by the complete lack of a transfer budget. Blackburn - well he was stupid to ever take that job.
I'm impressed with him overall. I hope he impresses even more with a couple of transfer windows. Also, given the recent turnaround in for,, hopefully Fosun are more inclined to spend a bit of cash this transfer window.