After watching Spain at Euro 2012, I think most of us -- not all, but many -- are quite tired of anything called "possession football." Granted, possession football comes in many forms and most sides don't take it as far as tiki taka, but those of us not seduced by la roja sometimes end up screaming "take a shot, already!"
Yet, as far as I know, no Aston Villa fan wants a return to McLeish-ism, the hoofing of a ball up the field and hoping it ends up somewhere near a player wearing claret and blue. So Karim El Ahmadi's words about life under Paul Lambert are like a soothing balm on skin still as chapped and ruddy as our former manager's face.
Ok, so Lambert wants speed and he wants possession. Is anyone else wondering how, exactly, our defence fits into this?