I have been a fan of Lamberts since he was appointed and I don't think I will be alone when I say the signings he brought in early on e.g Benteke, Westwood, Lowton were exciting and fresh, something the squad needed. But since then the progress we were promised has so far not been delivered and things need to change.
The only defence that I can give Lambert is that we were unlucky with injuries this season, but even then every squad has to be able to cope with mishaps, if your Brentford or Man City you will suffer injuries but the ability to cope with these injuries is what determines where you will finish at the end of the season. For example, Bowery, the Chesterfield reject is our third choice striker. Now thats already enough proof that lambert does not know what he is doing.
As a Villa fan I feel cheated. Lambert promised us a young team who were going to learn from mistakes and grow. They have not. The proof is in the pudding and we are stuck in the same rut as last season. I don't know if anyone reading this saw that article comparing Mcleish to Lambert, but basically it proved that Mchleish was on a par with Lambert. Now fair enough you could say that we have to stick with Lambert but a couple of seasons into his Villa spell, and we are no better off that Mchleishes season long spell.
Hope I have provided some food for thought.