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Lambert to Burnley - feeling confident he'll stay?

If the club hoped that last night's statement refusing Burnley permission to talk to Paul Lambert would end speculation around his future then they were sadly mistaken this morning.

Lambert refused outright to comment on the situation at his Friday morning press conference according to those in attendance, and missed an opportunity to put an end to it once and for all in the process.

It would have taken just one sentence to kill the story stone dead - something along the lines of 'I'm committed to the club and am not interested in the Burnley job' would have done nicely - exactly as he did this time last year in fact.

Instead, according to the Pinkun, Lambert said:

'You have seen the statement and I am happy with that. It's all about the game tomorrow and trying to get through that.

'I'll say it once and only once - ask me about the game. That is all I am here for. To win a game of football. Don't push me on anything because the statement is there.'


Refusing to add to the club's statement is hardly the confidence booster we were all hoping for this morning, but as always context is key and there are different ways of interpreting even the most mundane of statements.

For as hard as it may be to imagine why the Clarets would decide to go public with their approach if they were not confident of getting their man, clubs do behave in strange ways when it comes to trying to get a new boss (as Colchester fans are only too aware).

So Lambert hasn't gone anywhere yet, and of course he may not go anywhere at all. As usual we all just have to sit and wait, but in the meantime you can have your say in the forum, and in our poll (on the right hand side of the screen).

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Writer: Dill Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 7 2011

Time: 10:22AM

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Come on Lambert stay with us. I wonder if he is pushing to get some new players in he wants?
aveitncfc
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07/01/2011 12:40:00

Sorry you guys but my thinking is "why did PL not simply say his future was with Norwich". I just hope that if he does join the Clarets, BFC acted properly and that their request was prompted by his interest and that he advised NFC of that interest in the BFC position. Whatever happens good luck in the league, I always look on NFC as one of the good clubs I would be proud to support.
cornwallclaret
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07/01/2011 16:32:00

There has to be more to it, Lambert must have intimated to Burnley either directly or indirectly that he would be interested in the position and the club then went through official channels to try and make an approach. If Lambert wants the job he will now have to force the issue and maybe even resign. If he doesn't then he should have the balls to stand up and tell Burnley to feck off!
turfmanphil
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07/01/2011 16:39:00

I think he's just been told in no uncertain terms by the exec to keep his gob shut - he's under contract, I can't honestly see what the attraction would be in going to Burnley unless they are offering stupid money, and yes I agree he may have used the interest as a lever to push for more player money... watch this space...!
Beast of Bondleigh
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07/01/2011 19:52:00

 

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