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Lambert Meddling Gives U`s Psychological Boost?

Paul Lambert`s highly-publisised input into pushing for a fixture postponement for Norwich against Walsall this week could benefit the U`s. Here`s hoping, eh?

The former Colchester manager, who quit less than a year into his reign, advised the referee against allowing play after the pitch inspection initially passed all-clear. United, who are one place below City, meanwhile played their game. Hosting Southampton in adverse conditions, they still managed to seal victory.

The 2-1 positive allowed the Essex side to close a one-win gap, which recently emerged between the almost neck-and-neck pair when Colchester missed a home match with the Weston Homes covered in a blanket of snow.

Both Walsall F.C. and several thousand traveling Norwich fans have criticised Lambert`s influence, but anybody from Colchester`s contingent can`t complain.

The Scot`s long-term gamble, which could be seen as an attempt to manipulate an inevitable festive fixture backlog, might at last give Aidy Boothroyd`s men a short-term psychological advantage.

Ahead of January`s East Anglian derby, it could prove very important!

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Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 31 2009

Time: 1:03AM

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If I was a Norwich I wouldn't be happy, the man has no consideration for anyone! He's seen he has a few injuries and has got two games in three days and decided he doesn't like it!
StevieG Col U
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31/12/2009 10:08:00

There weren't thousands of Norwich fans criticising Lambert, there were thousands of Norwich fans (including myself) criticising the late decision to call the game off. Walsall's attempt to make the pitch playable by putting some braziers on it was a complete joke, as was their attempt to blame Lambert for the fact that their pitch was frozen.
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31/12/2009 15:52:00

Mate, I'm sorry if you or your other deluded inbred friends cant see it but its fairly obvious that the postponement was down to that lovely manager of yours. [Edited by sgcolu]
StevieG Col U
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31/12/2009 17:40:00

I'd hate for anything like the 'rules' to get in the way, but the only person who can call the game off is the referee. Did Lambert want the game called off? It certainly sounds like it, but it's irrelevant. The only person who can make that decision is the referee, and if the pitch wasn't playable (braziers on the pitch aren't exactly a brilliant sign) then it was the right decision. The joke is that nobody seemed to realise in the morning that the weather was only going to get worse.
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01/01/2010 10:59:00

And the 'inbred' comment? Nice, classy; exactly the sort of thing I would expect (including the poor grammar).
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01/01/2010 11:01:00

Have changed the 'you're to your' now!
StevieG Col U
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01/01/2010 11:16:00


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