Date: 14th July 2012 at 5:09pm
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Just two Villa press guys impressions of Paul Lambert and maybe a hint of what is to come for the Villa this season?

Yup, it is only a friendly, but it is a nice ‘early doors’ glimpse into what Lambert is looking to bring to Villa and the fans…

James Nursey said before the friendly v Burton Albion:

James Nursey ‏@JamesNursey
Hughton wasn’t afraid to rollock ‪#NCFC‬ players over any slacking but generally v positive – he liked Elliott Bennett’s ‘feet’ or touch

Adding:

James Nursey ‏@JamesNursey
Gather life at ‪#NCFC‬ much more relaxed post-Lambert! But tbf a strict regime is just what Norwich needed when he took over & ‪#AVFC‬need now

Today at the game both James and also Mat Kendrick tweeted throughout the game. You can go to the twitter accounts to see the full stuff and also see some fans reactions in our Match Thread >>>Click Here

But here are a few tweets from the guys on Lambert himself:

Matt started off re: the fans… makes for great reading:

Mat Kendrick ‏@MatKendrick
Loads of noise from the packed away end at the Pirelli. Villa fans have got their belief back. Great to hear

and the chants, poor old ‘he who shall not be named` got none of this:

Mat Kendrick ‏@MatKendrick
‘Paul Lambert, My Lord’ chant the Villa fans, mixing seamlessly into ‘Paul Lambert’s claret and blue army’

Then onto Lambert watch:

Mat Kendrick ‏@MatKendrick
Game has started off at quite a tempo for a friendly, with the new boss already frantically orchestrating things from the touchline

Hope Paul Lambert’s Villa contract included a comfy pair of shoes – don’t think he’s sat in the dugout once yet

Lambert setting his standards high already. Audible blasts of frustration if his players fail to pick out the right option quickly enough

Lambert has finally sat down, but the Villa players can’t rest easy. His right hand man Culverhouse is patrolling the touchline now

quickly followed by:

And Lambert is back on his feet again…

Villa had all the play in the past 10 or 15 minutes. Lambert encouraging his players to keep the ball moving to probe for openings

Most of the second period being played in Burton’s half, but Villa lacking the killer pass or cross, which is slightly annoying the new boss

Lambert tuts loudly at a slight Lichaj lapse, but follows it with warm praise when the American defender makes a good interception

James Nursey ‏@JamesNursey added:

Watching Lambert on touchline seems to be v keen #AVFC get it wide. At #NCFC he had good wingers (& in Cship attacking full-backs too)

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So……… the shape of things to come?

Villa fans back in fine voice and with some belief restored?

Attacking football? Lambert quick to berate but also quick to praise?

The use of wingers to supply the forwards?

Happy days!