Lambert's pride at century of goals

Daily Echo: Rickie Lambert celebrates netting his 100th league goal for Saints. Rickie Lambert celebrates netting his 100th league goal for Saints.

Rickie Lambert described reaching the milestone of 100 league goals for Saints as a very special moment in his career.

The striker brought up his century in Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Fulham, stroking home a low cross from Nathaniel Clyne in the second half.

It was clear from Lambert’s face after he scored just how much it had meant to him to reach the mark.

He said: “It was very special, very special. I knew what I was on, and it means a lot getting 100 goals for Southampton.

“It’s something I’m very proud of.”

Lambert had waited since Boxing Day to move from 99 to 100 league goals for Saints, and he admitted he was relieved to have scored, so that he could now move on from it.

“I wanted it out the way,” he said. “Obviously, it means a lot. It was a massive moment for me, in terms of goals for one club, and a club like Southampton as well.

“It means a lot, but I’m glad it’s out the way now, so I can concentrate on hopefully getting more.”

Since moving to St Mary’s in 2009, Lambert’s scoring rate has been quite remarkable. He has netted 111 times across all competitions, in just 221 appearances, helping the club rise from the depths of League One and into the top half of the Premier League.

Certainly, the £1m that was given to Bristol Rovers for his services has been repaid many times over.

“It has been the best four-and-a-half years of my life,” he said. “I have given everything and I will carry on giving everything I can while I am here. I have absolutely loved it.”

Lambert says he always believed he could score 100 league goals for the club, but he pointed out that there are many people who deserve thanks for helping him get there.

“When I joined, on that day, I had the belief and hunger that I could do it,” he said.

“Maybe I didn’t think I would do it so fast, rising up the leagues, which the club have done, but it’s full credit to everyone who’s been involved, and there’s a big thank you from me to everyone who’s helped me.”

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7:30am Mon 3 Feb 14

Buddy SFC says...

Arise 'Sir Rickie' ....................
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Arise 'Sir Rickie' .................... .. Buddy SFC

8:22am Mon 3 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Buddy SFC wrote:
Arise 'Sir Rickie' ....................

..
Sir Rickie, indeed. I remember the first time I saw him score ....................
. against us.

That day in Bristol was one of my worst footballing days out ever. Since then, Rickie has given us all plenty of fantastic days.
[quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: Arise 'Sir Rickie' .................... ..[/p][/quote]Sir Rickie, indeed. I remember the first time I saw him score .................... . against us. That day in Bristol was one of my worst footballing days out ever. Since then, Rickie has given us all plenty of fantastic days. Strasbourg Saint

8:46am Mon 3 Feb 14

Tubbystubb says...

“It was very special, very special. I knew what I was on, and it means a lot getting 100 goals for Southampton.
“It’s something I’m very proud of.”

Rickies comment above proves that he has Southampton at heart and is not just not here for the money.
He knows how far we have all come over the last few years, from the dark days of administration to the giddy heigths of the Premiership, and it means a lot not just to us fans but to him personally as well.

I watched on TV that fateful game in the FA cup when Rickie playing for Bristol Rovers scored with one of his trademark free kicks to knock us out of the competitiion. At the time I hated him...now I love him.
“It was very special, very special. I knew what I was on, and it means a lot getting 100 goals for Southampton. “It’s something I’m very proud of.” Rickies comment above proves that he has Southampton at heart and is not just not here for the money. He knows how far we have all come over the last few years, from the dark days of administration to the giddy heigths of the Premiership, and it means a lot not just to us fans but to him personally as well. I watched on TV that fateful game in the FA cup when Rickie playing for Bristol Rovers scored with one of his trademark free kicks to knock us out of the competitiion. At the time I hated him...now I love him. Tubbystubb

8:47am Mon 3 Feb 14

tinas says...

Not just a goal but two assists as well. The word legend is overused but I think SRL is a real legend who Saints fans will remember to the end of their days.
Not just a goal but two assists as well. The word legend is overused but I think SRL is a real legend who Saints fans will remember to the end of their days. tinas

9:09am Mon 3 Feb 14

Puddletown Saint says...

Can the Echo show us his stats - I reckon 22 in prem !! And as tinas says assists as well. SRL moving into Paine Channon and Le Tissier bracket.
Can the Echo show us his stats - I reckon 22 in prem !! And as tinas says assists as well. SRL moving into Paine Channon and Le Tissier bracket. Puddletown Saint

10:11am Mon 3 Feb 14

SaintAsh1964 says...

And to think that Garth Crooks put Andy Carroll ahead of him in his
"Team of the Weekend", despite being sent off, unbelievable!
And to think that Garth Crooks put Andy Carroll ahead of him in his "Team of the Weekend", despite being sent off, unbelievable! SaintAsh1964

10:49am Mon 3 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

if rooney, gerrard or any other English `mega`star had made the pass to J-rod for his goal, the media would be hailing it as one of the best passes ever and calling it the work of a genius. if donkey carroll had done it, which he never could, then they would claim that he has to go to the world cup. for the BBC, garth crooks, to put donkey in the team of the week just shows what SRL is up against.
if rooney, gerrard or any other English `mega`star had made the pass to J-rod for his goal, the media would be hailing it as one of the best passes ever and calling it the work of a genius. if donkey carroll had done it, which he never could, then they would claim that he has to go to the world cup. for the BBC, garth crooks, to put donkey in the team of the week just shows what SRL is up against. el caballo santos101

11:28am Mon 3 Feb 14

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire says...

The pass to J Rod was possibly the best pass I have ever seen
The pass to J Rod was possibly the best pass I have ever seen There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire

11:30am Mon 3 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Elbows Carroll got in Garth Crooks's team ahead of one-goal-two-assists
-sublime-through-bal
l Rickie? No sh!t!!!!!!!
Elbows Carroll got in Garth Crooks's team ahead of one-goal-two-assists -sublime-through-bal l Rickie? No sh!t!!!!!!! Strasbourg Saint

12:55pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire wrote:
The pass to J Rod was possibly the best pass I have ever seen
That's a matter of opinion. If you're a TV pundit, it was a panicky hoof up field, if you've watched Rickie as we have, you know it was a pin-point pass that any footballer from any period of football history would have been proud to have played. For me, the greatest long-distance passer of the ball I have ever seen is Liam 'chip' Brady. Had he played that pass, the pundits would never stop speaking about it.

I hope Roy noted how effective Rickie was after dropping a bit deeper. Imagine him, with the pace of, say, Townsend and Adam (with apologies to Jay) sat behind Rooney. Alas, I think it more likely that if Rickie goes (and plays) in Brazil, he will be used as a substitute target man in place of (and to give a rest to) Rooney.
[quote][p][bold]There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire[/bold] wrote: The pass to J Rod was possibly the best pass I have ever seen[/p][/quote]That's a matter of opinion. If you're a TV pundit, it was a panicky hoof up field, if you've watched Rickie as we have, you know it was a pin-point pass that any footballer from any period of football history would have been proud to have played. For me, the greatest long-distance passer of the ball I have ever seen is Liam 'chip' Brady. Had he played that pass, the pundits would never stop speaking about it. I hope Roy noted how effective Rickie was after dropping a bit deeper. Imagine him, with the pace of, say, Townsend and Adam (with apologies to Jay) sat behind Rooney. Alas, I think it more likely that if Rickie goes (and plays) in Brazil, he will be used as a substitute target man in place of (and to give a rest to) Rooney. Strasbourg Saint

12:56pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire wrote:
The pass to J Rod was possibly the best pass I have ever seen
That's a matter of opinion. If you're a TV pundit, it was a panicky hoof up field, if you've watched Rickie as we have, you know it was a pin-point pass that any footballer from any period of football history would have been proud to have played. For me, the greatest long-distance passer of the ball I have ever seen is Liam 'chip' Brady. Had he played that pass, the pundits would never stop speaking about it.

I hope Roy noted how effective Rickie was after dropping a bit deeper. Imagine him, with the pace of, say, Townsend and Adam (with apologies to Jay) sat behind Rooney. Alas, I think it more likely that if Rickie goes (and plays) in Brazil, he will be used as a substitute target man in place of (and to give a rest to) Rooney.
Oh, and Jay's finish weren't 'alf bad either.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire[/bold] wrote: The pass to J Rod was possibly the best pass I have ever seen[/p][/quote]That's a matter of opinion. If you're a TV pundit, it was a panicky hoof up field, if you've watched Rickie as we have, you know it was a pin-point pass that any footballer from any period of football history would have been proud to have played. For me, the greatest long-distance passer of the ball I have ever seen is Liam 'chip' Brady. Had he played that pass, the pundits would never stop speaking about it. I hope Roy noted how effective Rickie was after dropping a bit deeper. Imagine him, with the pace of, say, Townsend and Adam (with apologies to Jay) sat behind Rooney. Alas, I think it more likely that if Rickie goes (and plays) in Brazil, he will be used as a substitute target man in place of (and to give a rest to) Rooney.[/p][/quote]Oh, and Jay's finish weren't 'alf bad either. Strasbourg Saint

1:42pm Mon 3 Feb 14

HUGO A GO GO says...

SaintAsh1964 wrote:
And to think that Garth Crooks put Andy Carroll ahead of him in his
"Team of the Weekend", despite being sent off, unbelievable!
Absolute nonsense !!

2 x assists for Carroll + Red Card vs 1 x goal and 2 (1 x magnificent) assists + no booking for Lambo.

Incomprehesible !!
[quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: And to think that Garth Crooks put Andy Carroll ahead of him in his "Team of the Weekend", despite being sent off, unbelievable![/p][/quote]Absolute nonsense !! 2 x assists for Carroll + Red Card vs 1 x goal and 2 (1 x magnificent) assists + no booking for Lambo. Incomprehesible !! HUGO A GO GO

2:10pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Folkestone Saint says...

So how many of you were there to see his first goal for us, less than 10,000 if I remember correctly, and the only time I wasn't in the Northam
So how many of you were there to see his first goal for us, less than 10,000 if I remember correctly, and the only time I wasn't in the Northam Folkestone Saint

3:34pm Mon 3 Feb 14

andygoater1957 says...

The way we played on, Saturday we should have five in the England team at the World cup.
The way we played on, Saturday we should have five in the England team at the World cup. andygoater1957

3:34pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

HUGO A GO GO wrote:
SaintAsh1964 wrote:
And to think that Garth Crooks put Andy Carroll ahead of him in his
"Team of the Weekend", despite being sent off, unbelievable!
Absolute nonsense !!

2 x assists for Carroll + Red Card vs 1 x goal and 2 (1 x magnificent) assists + no booking for Lambo.

Incomprehesible !!
But the MOTD commentator thought Carroll's leaps for the hoof balls were "brilliant", so for that alone he must go to Brazil.

TBH, I thought the commentator was a little bit infatuated with the pony tailed one, and kept getting horrible visions of him with the microphone in one hand and his schlong in the other, every time he said "Carroll".

And as Carrol, so often proves. Under every ponies tail, their is an a sshole.
[quote][p][bold]HUGO A GO GO[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: And to think that Garth Crooks put Andy Carroll ahead of him in his "Team of the Weekend", despite being sent off, unbelievable![/p][/quote]Absolute nonsense !! 2 x assists for Carroll + Red Card vs 1 x goal and 2 (1 x magnificent) assists + no booking for Lambo. Incomprehesible !![/p][/quote]But the MOTD commentator thought Carroll's leaps for the hoof balls were "brilliant", so for that alone he must go to Brazil. TBH, I thought the commentator was a little bit infatuated with the pony tailed one, and kept getting horrible visions of him with the microphone in one hand and his schlong in the other, every time he said "Carroll". And as Carrol, so often proves. Under every ponies tail, their is an a sshole. Costa Baz

3:40pm Mon 3 Feb 14

insane saint says...

i was there for his 1st his 50th and and now his 100th and what a journey it has been.

SRL has not changed so relaxed and wanting to win and celebrate with the players and the fans.

A saint though and though.


more to come.

COYS
i was there for his 1st his 50th and and now his 100th and what a journey it has been. SRL has not changed so relaxed and wanting to win and celebrate with the players and the fans. A saint though and though. more to come. COYS insane saint

3:40pm Mon 3 Feb 14

insane saint says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
So how many of you were there to see his first goal for us, less than 10,000 if I remember correctly, and the only time I wasn't in the Northam
i was there for his 1st his 50th and and now his 100th and what a journey it has been.

SRL has not changed so relaxed and wanting to win and celebrate with the players and the fans.

A saint though and though.


more to come.

COYS
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: So how many of you were there to see his first goal for us, less than 10,000 if I remember correctly, and the only time I wasn't in the Northam[/p][/quote]i was there for his 1st his 50th and and now his 100th and what a journey it has been. SRL has not changed so relaxed and wanting to win and celebrate with the players and the fans. A saint though and though. more to come. COYS insane saint

6:01pm Mon 3 Feb 14

JohnItaly says...

Outside the "top 6" there are a number of clubs that will always attract more media attention than clubs such as Southampton. These include Everton, Newcastle and West Ham. For this reason what ever Carroll does will have pundits raving about his ability and when he gets things right - like tying his boot laces correctly - the press will demand he goes to Brazil.
Outside the "top 6" there are a number of clubs that will always attract more media attention than clubs such as Southampton. These include Everton, Newcastle and West Ham. For this reason what ever Carroll does will have pundits raving about his ability and when he gets things right - like tying his boot laces correctly - the press will demand he goes to Brazil. JohnItaly

6:07pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

JohnItaly wrote:
Outside the "top 6" there are a number of clubs that will always attract more media attention than clubs such as Southampton. These include Everton, Newcastle and West Ham. For this reason what ever Carroll does will have pundits raving about his ability and when he gets things right - like tying his boot laces correctly - the press will demand he goes to Brazil.
Yep but the bloke who makes the decision on who goes and who doesn't has already picked Adam, Rickie and JayRod. He also seems to be at most of our games so is watching the performances of Shaw, Clyne, Chambers and Cork first hand. Whether he has the balls to dump the old guard and introduce a team for the next decade remains to be seen.
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: Outside the "top 6" there are a number of clubs that will always attract more media attention than clubs such as Southampton. These include Everton, Newcastle and West Ham. For this reason what ever Carroll does will have pundits raving about his ability and when he gets things right - like tying his boot laces correctly - the press will demand he goes to Brazil.[/p][/quote]Yep but the bloke who makes the decision on who goes and who doesn't has already picked Adam, Rickie and JayRod. He also seems to be at most of our games so is watching the performances of Shaw, Clyne, Chambers and Cork first hand. Whether he has the balls to dump the old guard and introduce a team for the next decade remains to be seen. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

7:01pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

SRL. The two through balls for the other two goals said it all. Proper player.
SRL. The two through balls for the other two goals said it all. Proper player. Clever Dick

7:17pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Folkestone Saint says...

insane saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
So how many of you were there to see his first goal for us, less than 10,000 if I remember correctly, and the only time I wasn't in the Northam
i was there for his 1st his 50th and and now his 100th and what a journey it has been.

SRL has not changed so relaxed and wanting to win and celebrate with the players and the fans.

A saint though and though.


more to come.

COYS
He always appears to be waiting to wake up as he can't believe his luck, and I can't believe in ours since he came to play for us, cheers Rickie
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: So how many of you were there to see his first goal for us, less than 10,000 if I remember correctly, and the only time I wasn't in the Northam[/p][/quote]i was there for his 1st his 50th and and now his 100th and what a journey it has been. SRL has not changed so relaxed and wanting to win and celebrate with the players and the fans. A saint though and though. more to come. COYS[/p][/quote]He always appears to be waiting to wake up as he can't believe his luck, and I can't believe in ours since he came to play for us, cheers Rickie Folkestone Saint

7:31pm Mon 3 Feb 14

the south coast is ours says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Arise 'Sir Rickie' ....................


..
Sir Rickie, indeed. I remember the first time I saw him score ....................

. against us.

That day in Bristol was one of my worst footballing days out ever. Since then, Rickie has given us all plenty of fantastic days.
yes i was at that game , and said to the bloke next to me would love him in our team..... little did i know he was soon to join us, best million pounds weve ever spent.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: Arise 'Sir Rickie' .................... ..[/p][/quote]Sir Rickie, indeed. I remember the first time I saw him score .................... . against us. That day in Bristol was one of my worst footballing days out ever. Since then, Rickie has given us all plenty of fantastic days.[/p][/quote]yes i was at that game , and said to the bloke next to me would love him in our team..... little did i know he was soon to join us, best million pounds weve ever spent. the south coast is ours

8:29pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

the south coast is ours wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Arise 'Sir Rickie' ....................



..
Sir Rickie, indeed. I remember the first time I saw him score ....................


. against us.

That day in Bristol was one of my worst footballing days out ever. Since then, Rickie has given us all plenty of fantastic days.
yes i was at that game , and said to the bloke next to me would love him in our team..... little did i know he was soon to join us, best million pounds weve ever spent.
We were right at the front and my youngest was too small to see over the barrier. So, throughout the whole match, I had to raise one leg at a time and perch him on it. Kelvin and Andrew Davies did okay, the others spent the match chasing shadows.

Rickie has to be right up there with Saints' all-time greats. As Folkestone says, he always talks as though he thinks he's about to wake up. It's been brilliant to share his dream.

For many years, I was convinced I would go to my grave believing that the money spent on Alan Ball was the best buy Saints would ever make - truth is, the £1m paid for Rickie beats that.
[quote][p][bold]the south coast is ours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buddy SFC[/bold] wrote: Arise 'Sir Rickie' .................... ..[/p][/quote]Sir Rickie, indeed. I remember the first time I saw him score .................... . against us. That day in Bristol was one of my worst footballing days out ever. Since then, Rickie has given us all plenty of fantastic days.[/p][/quote]yes i was at that game , and said to the bloke next to me would love him in our team..... little did i know he was soon to join us, best million pounds weve ever spent.[/p][/quote]We were right at the front and my youngest was too small to see over the barrier. So, throughout the whole match, I had to raise one leg at a time and perch him on it. Kelvin and Andrew Davies did okay, the others spent the match chasing shadows. Rickie has to be right up there with Saints' all-time greats. As Folkestone says, he always talks as though he thinks he's about to wake up. It's been brilliant to share his dream. For many years, I was convinced I would go to my grave believing that the money spent on Alan Ball was the best buy Saints would ever make - truth is, the £1m paid for Rickie beats that. Strasbourg Saint

10:33pm Mon 3 Feb 14

F Fan says...

I was disappointed when Chambers had to come off because we then had only one sub left and I wanted Lambert replaced by Gallagher at half time. He couldn’t seem to get into the game, looked lethargic and it was plain to me that his recent run of poor form was continuing. Then MP changes the system, Cork comes on and Lambert plays a blinder in the second half, scores and two assists. What do I know – don’t answer that.
I was disappointed when Chambers had to come off because we then had only one sub left and I wanted Lambert replaced by Gallagher at half time. He couldn’t seem to get into the game, looked lethargic and it was plain to me that his recent run of poor form was continuing. Then MP changes the system, Cork comes on and Lambert plays a blinder in the second half, scores and two assists. What do I know – don’t answer that. F Fan

1:53am Wed 5 Feb 14

hedge end bob says...

Rickie loves our club and the club loves Rickie. Just hope he stays with us when he hangs up his boots.. Job with the young lads , pass on his sklls. Just imagine a Rickie coming through every three years.
Rickie loves our club and the club loves Rickie. Just hope he stays with us when he hangs up his boots.. Job with the young lads , pass on his sklls. Just imagine a Rickie coming through every three years. hedge end bob

2:21am Wed 5 Feb 14

hedge end bob says...

It does not worry me when old footballers like Hanson, Lawrence and Garth Crooks don't say a good word about our boys. Roy is the one that matters and our boys have not let themselves down when Roy is watching. If we take a team to Brazil picked solely by pundits on the tele or newspaper reporters we would soon be coming straight back home. I trust ROY to pick a squad of players playing a high standard of football week in , week out.. I will be surprised and angry if Rickie and Adam are left out of the squad . But i will not be at all surprised if they are joined by one or two more. Lets just creep along under the radar as a club and then surface when our team as we know it, will be strong enough to make these people choke when they have to admit what we already know.
Three points SATURDAY 3-1 COYR. FOHLC's
It does not worry me when old footballers like Hanson, Lawrence and Garth Crooks don't say a good word about our boys. Roy is the one that matters and our boys have not let themselves down when Roy is watching. If we take a team to Brazil picked solely by pundits on the tele or newspaper reporters we would soon be coming straight back home. I trust ROY to pick a squad of players playing a high standard of football week in , week out.. I will be surprised and angry if Rickie and Adam are left out of the squad . But i will not be at all surprised if they are joined by one or two more. Lets just creep along under the radar as a club and then surface when our team as we know it, will be strong enough to make these people choke when they have to admit what we already know. Three points SATURDAY 3-1 COYR. FOHLC's hedge end bob

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