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Clarets to think again after Lambert statement?

Clarets to think again after Lambert statement?

Paul Lambert has issued the following statement on the Canaries Official Website

"I said last week there was nothing in the Burnley speculation. Today I said I was happy with the club`s statement and I meant it. I can`t stop speculation linking me with other clubs but I`ve said on numerous occasions before that I am happy here and that is still the case.

"The players and the fans have been tremendous for us since we joined here and what they have achieved over the last 16 months or so is absolutely phenomenal, as I keep saying.

"We`ve got a job to do here, starting with an important FA Cup match against Leyton Orient tomorrow and that`s what I want everyone to be focussing on. I want to put the speculation to bed - I`ve never had any intention of going elsewhere and nothing has changed. All the speculation is wide of the mark and hopefully now the rumour mill about the Burnley job can focus elsewhere and we can all move on."

So is that that then or could there still be a twist to the tale? Not looking promising for the Clarets though who may now have to consider other options on their short-list.

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Date:Friday January 7 2011
Time: 9:14PM


Drat! What now, Malky MacKay and the same rigmarole? Preston sorted, Palace about to announce Howe by all accounts and Ipswich close to getting Jewell? Typical Burnley
07/01/2011 21:19:00
Sorry people. He's staying with us! There are plenty of unemployed managers out there you know...
screaming canary
07/01/2011 21:28:00
You are probably right although Coyle made plenty of these loyalty statements before he stuck the knife in. Lambert would have been OK but I think there could be better out there providing we get a bloody move on
07/01/2011 21:30:00
If they take an extra few days/weeks to get the manager - so be it. Last year we appointed a manager pretty quickly in my opinion, and it was the wrong choice. Take Your time - Get it right!
07/01/2011 21:35:00
Tough one this, not sure we can criticise the Board's intent here. It was a bold move, sadly backfired. But at least it was ambitious and not just settling for the "best man" out of work. However, I never could see it myself. If Lambert has used us as a pawn to strengthen his case then its a bit of a sad do on his part. With respect of Howe, Jewell and Brown, I still feel they would have been unpopular appointments in the main, so I don't see why its a problem that they have been employed elsewhere.
07/01/2011 21:36:00
The point I am making is that these clubs seem focussed on who they want as though they have planned it BEFORE announcing a sacking. Did we just stumble into it or have we been doing some groundwork before hand? It looks like the answer to that is No since Kilby was on his jolly in New York when it was announced. 'Crisis, what crisis' as Jim Callaghan once said coming back from Barbados. [Edited by turfmanphil]
07/01/2011 21:40:00
Is John Bond still available?
07/01/2011 21:53:00
And to be honest, I'm pleased for Norwich. They're fans are loyal and they didn't deserve having to go through what we did last year.
07/01/2011 21:58:00
TMP - Kilby didn't want to sack Brian Laws after that Scunthorpe defeat, so the split in the camp in the Board might well be to blame for that.
07/01/2011 22:00:00
I think this makes us look like chumps, Lambert has played us off to get a better deal at Carrow Road and now we have played our hand saying to any new prospective manager, you are our second choice. FFS get Big Sam and redeem yourself!
07/01/2011 22:00:00
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