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Lambert A Burnley Tip? How Ironic...!

Paul Lambert`s employers at Norwich City have been so unsettled by speculation suggesting their mercurial manager could leave for Burnley that they have issued a statement.

The former Celtic player has gained a repletion for resigning from coaching jobs, quitting first with Wycombe and then sensationally this season at Colchester.

Following Owen Coyle`s move to Bolton, the Scot has now been linked with that vacancy.

Although the Norwich board say no approach from the Premiership side has come, Lambert is clearly very ambitious and has caught the eye in East Anglia, winning over sixty-perent of matches since he took charge.

The statement from director Michael Foulger, however, denies the possibility of Lambert moving on again this season. He told City's official site: "We have had no approach for Paul. I'm really impressed by his commitment to Norwich City and the way he goes about his business and I want him to be the manager to take this club forward."

Were Lambert to accept an approach from the club as willingly as he left Colchester last autumn, it would ironically leave City without a manager for the upcoming local derby fixture on January 16.

His stay at the Weston Homes lasted just 312 days, after which he was appointed by Colchester's regional rivals on a rolling contract.

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Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 7 2010

Time: 4:24PM

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Football is so unpredictable - at least Norwich will know how it feels to fear losing a manager in the same way we did.
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07/01/2010 16:27:00

Get over to Vital Burnley (like I have done) and 'big up' Lambert for their vacancy.
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07/01/2010 16:31:00

Done, OJJ! Hahah, imagine if they have no manager on 16th............!
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07/01/2010 16:33:00

The power of the internet is so good. Remember 'Rick rolling'?? How about starting a facebook group urging his appointment LOL
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07/01/2010 16:35:00

I think this will happen... Think Lambert's on a rolling contract too, at Norwich, so he could walk out, like he has done before, when he wants. Will laugh if he goes and Norwich get no compo and then they have no manager and still owe us, or alternatively if he goes and they get some comp depending on his contract up there and then pay most of it straight to us! Just popping over to Vital Burnley...
StevieG Col U
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07/01/2010 16:39:00

Oh yes, he's on a rolling contract... HA. HA. HA.
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07/01/2010 16:40:00

Well, I'm not 100% sure but think he is, what do you think Matt? You were covering it! Actually I'm pretty sure he is!!!!!
StevieG Col U
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07/01/2010 16:42:00

Yes I remember that being said now....!
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07/01/2010 16:43:00

Definately a rolling contract he is on at Norwich. Imagine the six-fingured Norwich fans waving him off as he sets off to Burnley!
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07/01/2010 16:44:00

LOL! Yeah, just read that he is! This could be very, very amusing...!!!
StevieG Col U
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07/01/2010 16:46:00

I can't wrote, I'm too busy laughing at the idea!!
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07/01/2010 16:46:00

Some bookmakers have stopped taking odds on him for the new Burnley boss, while he's a strong, strong favourite with others. No smoke without fire...
StevieG Col U
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07/01/2010 16:48:00

I think the Norwich fans would be angrier with Lambert, come Jan 16th, if this did happen..!! Fingers-crossed..
StevieG Col U
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07/01/2010 16:49:00

OOh, why have they stopped taking odds?! It's pantomime season....!!
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07/01/2010 16:51:00

Oh look, on facebook there is a group to join for him to become new Burnley boss! Invite your friends......
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07/01/2010 16:57:00

Well, lots of money going on it from what I read. Lets wait and see...
StevieG Col U
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07/01/2010 16:58:00

Surely not! I cannot happen - I'd laugh anyway.
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07/01/2010 17:56:00

It* obviously.
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07/01/2010 17:56:00

You and a few thousand others Nellup!!
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07/01/2010 17:58:00

I meant to say I can't write and instead put wrote... ops, unintentionally funny. Quite a lot like this Paul Lambert link, then!
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08/01/2010 03:17:00

lol - I am certainly enjoying it...!!!
StevieG Col U
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08/01/2010 08:59:00

He's come out today saying "I'm not going anywhere. I'm staying here", as he 'loves' it at Norwich. I thought that his comment "Colchester I left because I was told I could come and speak to Norwich." was quite interesting
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08/01/2010 12:03:00

So did Coyle days before he left, we will see....
StevieG Col U
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08/01/2010 12:16:00

Always figured he'd do exactly the same to us that he did to you, though I'm not convinced it's Burnley he'll go to. Still, it'd be dead fun if come the 16th, both sets of fans are singing against him together! And to OJJ - six-fingured? With the greatest respect, if you're gonna be so lazy as to make the same old in-breeding joke instead of coming up with something a bit wittier, at least spell it right ;-)
Saturday skin
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08/01/2010 13:13:00

Haha, banter! I doubt PL is going to Burnley - he's just said he isn't! He didn't do that with us last time around.
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08/01/2010 14:23:00

..think there's still a chance, but if he doesn't I look forward to giving hi some abuse on the 16th and expect you to do the same Matt!? :P
StevieG Col U
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08/01/2010 14:50:00


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