Date: 29th June 2011 at 9:45am
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THE FUTURE’S BLEAK thinks Paul Lambert’s summer signings so far point to more than short-term planning by the City boss.

Speaking with fans of other clubs about our signings this season has backed up my belief that we’re not necessarily planning for the Premier League.

It’s easy and lazy to say we’re merely planning for ‘the future’ (of course the future is being planned, what else could you plan for?), but I do believe Lambert is putting together a team that will have the best chance to bounce back, should we finish in the bottom three.

The signings, as people have had no end of angst with, are all very good Championship players.

Premier League experience is at a premium. These players could well cut it in the Prem, and we all know Lambert is the one to shape them, but if they don’t we’ll have a team bonded and talented beyond many of those in the Championship.

And with us signing most of the best Championship players there won’t be many left to trouble us. Other than that pesky Snodgrass who just doesn’t seem to within our reach.

But the line between the Prem and Championship is getting ever-cloudier; the bottom of the Premier League is as good, if not slightly less than the top of the Championship. But it’s getting it right that season, things going your way, favorable injuries and so much more.

We would all take becoming another Baggies. And now they’re bored of it, someone needs to take their place.

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4 Replies to “Is Lambert planning for life after the Prem?”

  • You raise good points, without meaning to sound boring but by doing this we will atleast be able to clear our debts and remember the 7 Year plan we were told of by McNally. Well we’re only 2 years into that!

  • This is exactly the type of thinking we do not need.
    There is no way you can plan for the season after next as players who get the taste of premier will want to stay there so the squad may be very different the next season if !!! I am not even going to say it !
    I would take hungry top of championship players over greedy money obsessed premier experienced has beens all the time.
    I have said it before NO R WORD.
    I take no notice of fans of other clubs who are either jealous of or likely to ridicule our forthcoming season.

  • I would not go as far as say planning for relegation, but Lambert has been tactful in the sense if we do go down we will have a very strong squad to cruise through championship life. Hes a very shrewd business operator. Hes got in quick before most of the asking fees for players have inflated (Bar the afformentioned snodergrass) I personally think for the most the team we have could compete at mid table premiership level. They are young and therefore should be very fit and the hunger and commitment of the squad is unreal. A good season is ahed of us!

  • lets enjoy the season. After what has happened last few years this is going to be a season of all seasons. The players that have joined i`m impressed with and can handle the prem. Vaughan is the only one im not sure of but hey he may score the goals to shoot us top of the league? Enjoy the season boys we will be here next season i`m sure.

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