Rickie Lambert

Southampton’s Graziano Pelle: Stat comparison with Rickie Lambert

Southampton’s Graziano Pelle: Stat comparison with Rickie Lambert 0

Something quick. Graziano Pelle completed his move to Southampton over the weekend, and Ronald Koeman now his replacement for Rickie Lambert. But how does Pelle actually compare with Lambert? It would be easy to lie and pretend to be an Eredivisie aficionado, but truthfully the only Dutch clubs I watch on a regular basis are(…)

Liverpool: First-team options created by the new signings

Liverpool: First-team options created by the new signings 5

Liverpool are expected to do more business this Summer, and you would expect at least two or three new arrivals: a centre-back, a left-back, and maybe another forward will likely move to Anfield before the end of the window. Still, they’ve been busy already and here are the new options created by the arrival of(…)

How Rickie Lambert will fit-in at Liverpool

How Rickie Lambert will fit-in at Liverpool 0

So, it’s fair to say that Rickie Lambert is not going to Liverpool to displace either Luis Suarez or Daniel Sturridge in the first team, but the forward will provide useful squad variety to the forward line. Lambert isn’t really the targetman he’s portrayed as, because although he can play as an attacking pivot he’s(…)

Southampton: Being punished for progress

Southampton: Being punished for progress 23

No situation better exemplifies the issue within English football than the one transpiring at Southampton at the moment.  In this age of big broadcasting contracts, top-fours, and Champions League qualification above everything else, it would be easy to ignore the glass-ceiling which now exists between the Premier League’s aristocracy and its general population. Teams with(…)

Players to watch this weekend: Southampton’s England quartet 0

  If I had my way, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Luke Shaw would all already have their passports stamped for Brazil; it may only be April, but all four of them have already done enough to show that they’re worthy of a place in England’s World Cup squad. There’s always this lingering(…)

Southampton’s Rickie Lambert: Season in numbers 0

What an impressive season for Rickie Lambert, and he’s shown himself to be so much more than the stereotypical journeyman forward. He’s physically very commanding, but don’t let that obscure the range of goals he’s scored this year. Here are his statistics from 2012/13: - Has started 34 Premier League games, making an additional 3(…)