Lambert backed for top flight success

RICKIE LAMBERT

RICKIE LAMBERT

First published in Sport

Rickie Lambert WILL score goals in the Premier League next season.

That was the view of Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman after Lambert’s double had given Saints a 2-0 victory at Selhurst Park yesterday.

Lambert now has 30 league and cup goals to his name this term, including 26 in the league.

Freedman admitted: "Rickie Lambert was the difference.

"He has experience and if I was a betting man I'd say he'll produce a few goals in the Premier League.

"The first goal was against the run of play and was a bitter pill to swallow.

"But I'm very happy with our performance. We gave it a right good go with six youngsters against a top team."

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8:57am Tue 10 Apr 12

whitelines says...

HA HA HA HA HA !!!
HA HA HA HA HA !!! whitelines
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9:26am Tue 10 Apr 12

Dover Saint says...

whitelines wrote:
HA HA HA HA HA !!!
What a bizarre reaction.
[quote][p][bold]whitelines[/bold] wrote: HA HA HA HA HA !!![/p][/quote]What a bizarre reaction. Dover Saint
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9:28am Tue 10 Apr 12

Jesus_02 says...

Arent the Irons Scunthorpe?

Irons, Hammers doesnt matter we are still six points clear with 4 to play. A win at Peterbourough and Home to Cov will be enough for automatic promotion. Friday is basically the title decider
Arent the Irons Scunthorpe? Irons, Hammers doesnt matter we are still six points clear with 4 to play. A win at Peterbourough and Home to Cov will be enough for automatic promotion. Friday is basically the title decider Jesus_02
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9:38am Tue 10 Apr 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
Arent the Irons Scunthorpe?

Irons, Hammers doesnt matter we are still six points clear with 4 to play. A win at Peterbourough and Home to Cov will be enough for automatic promotion. Friday is basically the title decider
Was it you who had your Palace ticket locked at work over the weekend?

If so, did you manage to retrieve it & get to the game???
[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: Arent the Irons Scunthorpe? Irons, Hammers doesnt matter we are still six points clear with 4 to play. A win at Peterbourough and Home to Cov will be enough for automatic promotion. Friday is basically the title decider[/p][/quote]Was it you who had your Palace ticket locked at work over the weekend? If so, did you manage to retrieve it & get to the game??? rob the saint in NZ
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10:06am Tue 10 Apr 12

LeighLeicesterSaint says...

Take Ricky to the euros, he deserves a England chance. He scores bags of goals, you would put your mortgage on him scoring a penalty and his hold up play and use as a targer man are awesome - plus if given the chance he has free kicks in his locker as well.
Better that the other options like Welbeck, Zamora etc.
Take Ricky to the euros, he deserves a England chance. He scores bags of goals, you would put your mortgage on him scoring a penalty and his hold up play and use as a targer man are awesome - plus if given the chance he has free kicks in his locker as well. Better that the other options like Welbeck, Zamora etc. LeighLeicesterSaint
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10:20am Tue 10 Apr 12

Velleity says...

If you think it through, anyone saying he won't succeed in the Premiership is suggesting that the highest goalscorer in this division is not good enough for the Prem. Thus, you'd be suggesting that NO championship striker could ever succeed in the Prem.

The same idiots were suggesting last year that he'd not succeed above League 1.

I strongly feel (and I say this as one of his biggest supporters) that his biggest problem for casual assessors is that he runs like a carthorse. Makes him LOOK slow. The fact that he always ends up in the right place at the right time belies that myth.
If you think it through, anyone saying he won't succeed in the Premiership is suggesting that the highest goalscorer in this division is not good enough for the Prem. Thus, you'd be suggesting that NO championship striker could ever succeed in the Prem. The same idiots were suggesting last year that he'd not succeed above League 1. I strongly feel (and I say this as one of his biggest supporters) that his biggest problem for casual assessors is that he runs like a carthorse. Makes him LOOK slow. The fact that he always ends up in the right place at the right time belies that myth. Velleity
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10:49am Tue 10 Apr 12

Thorshammer says...

Headlines will dictate the fact that Lambert is an outstanding scorer, adaptable, good feet and football brain for a big Guy.He will score at any level, look at his mate Holt for example.
Teams in this division defend his dead balls better but in open play he is a nightmare for central defenders.
Boogie Freedman overlooked the fact that Hammond and Chaplow were the key to this win.Deano has lead by example for the last 2,Chappers was back to what he does best.
Fonte looked back to his best as well, overall a great all round performance by the whole team. 7 out of 10 all round, IMO.
Together as one. COYR.
Headlines will dictate the fact that Lambert is an outstanding scorer, adaptable, good feet and football brain for a big Guy.He will score at any level, look at his mate Holt for example. Teams in this division defend his dead balls better but in open play he is a nightmare for central defenders. Boogie Freedman overlooked the fact that Hammond and Chaplow were the key to this win.Deano has lead by example for the last 2,Chappers was back to what he does best. Fonte looked back to his best as well, overall a great all round performance by the whole team. 7 out of 10 all round, IMO. Together as one. COYR. Thorshammer
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11:49am Tue 10 Apr 12

Emsworthsaint says...

Still do not understand why Puncheon has been 'frozen' out ?
Still do not understand why Puncheon has been 'frozen' out ? Emsworthsaint
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12:56pm Tue 10 Apr 12

Darkangelv2 says...

PTID1898 wrote:
ha ha ha dont' make me laugh he will be found out by the end of august,as for the england call up if he goes we wont make it past the group stage PUP PTID
We're not getting past the group stages anyway so what difference does it make!?

It's your lot that'll get found out by August. Your username should be PTJ1898 - Pompey 'til July. RIP 2012. Nevermind eh?
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: ha ha ha dont' make me laugh he will be found out by the end of august,as for the england call up if he goes we wont make it past the group stage PUP PTID[/p][/quote]We're not getting past the group stages anyway so what difference does it make!? It's your lot that'll get found out by August. Your username should be PTJ1898 - Pompey 'til July. RIP 2012. Nevermind eh? Darkangelv2
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1:34pm Tue 10 Apr 12

ISmashedYaMumsBackDoorIn says...

PTID1898 wrote:
ha ha ha dont' make me laugh he will be found out by the end of august,as for the england call up if he goes we wont make it past the group stage PUP PTID
And i suppose Crouchy and Defoe were Player of the Tournament nominees last time out? If Holt is being considered, lets face it he won't go, then Lambert deserves a mention...but the press haven't mentioned us all season so don't hold you're breath...except you skates!
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: ha ha ha dont' make me laugh he will be found out by the end of august,as for the england call up if he goes we wont make it past the group stage PUP PTID[/p][/quote]And i suppose Crouchy and Defoe were Player of the Tournament nominees last time out? If Holt is being considered, lets face it he won't go, then Lambert deserves a mention...but the press haven't mentioned us all season so don't hold you're breath...except you skates! ISmashedYaMumsBackDoorIn
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1:53pm Tue 10 Apr 12

DUBAI-SAINT says...

haha, this skate makes me laugh really, just at the fact I cant actually name any of poopey's players and he is commenting on ours? going down mate #winning :)
haha, this skate makes me laugh really, just at the fact I cant actually name any of poopey's players and he is commenting on ours? going down mate #winning :) DUBAI-SAINT
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2:42pm Tue 10 Apr 12

saintkenny says...

PTID1898 wrote:
ha ha ha dont' make me laugh he will be found out by the end of august,as for the england call up if he goes we wont make it past the group stage PUP PTID
oh dear phillys looking forward to league one ,thats if you get past july ,and that is debatable as the fa to day have fined pomey 5000 for the yellow cards from the derby .oh happy days oor hear again
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: ha ha ha dont' make me laugh he will be found out by the end of august,as for the england call up if he goes we wont make it past the group stage PUP PTID[/p][/quote]oh dear phillys looking forward to league one ,thats if you get past july ,and that is debatable as the fa to day have fined pomey 5000 for the yellow cards from the derby .oh happy days oor hear again saintkenny
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2:43pm Tue 10 Apr 12

saintkenny says...

keep calm love saints premier league hate pompey league one or oblivion
keep calm love saints premier league hate pompey league one or oblivion saintkenny
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3:23pm Tue 10 Apr 12

billythesaint says...

Rickie Lambert has over 200 career goals, Saints are getting promoted with a nice UEFA 4 star stadium, excellent youth setup, bags of cash to spend on great players next year in the Premier League, Pompey are going down (and could even go out of existence) and still the fish fiddlers think they can come out and post on here! Stop it! We're laughing at you so much it hurts our sides. Get some self respect and go and follow badminton or something.
Rickie Lambert has over 200 career goals, Saints are getting promoted with a nice UEFA 4 star stadium, excellent youth setup, bags of cash to spend on great players next year in the Premier League, Pompey are going down (and could even go out of existence) and still the fish fiddlers think they can come out and post on here! Stop it! We're laughing at you so much it hurts our sides. Get some self respect and go and follow badminton or something. billythesaint
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4:48pm Tue 10 Apr 12

West Ender says...

Love it
Love it West Ender
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7:11pm Tue 10 Apr 12

RingSaint says...

I heard that RL has (or will) be the only player to pick up the Golden Boot from 3 different divisions L2 L1 Championship... is this correct?
I heard that RL has (or will) be the only player to pick up the Golden Boot from 3 different divisions L2 L1 Championship... is this correct? RingSaint
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8:16pm Tue 10 Apr 12

Velleity says...

RingSaint wrote:
I heard that RL has (or will) be the only player to pick up the Golden Boot from 3 different divisions L2 L1 Championship... is this correct?
If you're talking about what will be, don't forget his winning it in the premiership next year...
[quote][p][bold]RingSaint[/bold] wrote: I heard that RL has (or will) be the only player to pick up the Golden Boot from 3 different divisions L2 L1 Championship... is this correct?[/p][/quote]If you're talking about what will be, don't forget his winning it in the premiership next year... Velleity
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9:08pm Tue 10 Apr 12

RingSaint says...

Velleity wrote:
RingSaint wrote:
I heard that RL has (or will) be the only player to pick up the Golden Boot from 3 different divisions L2 L1 Championship... is this correct?
If you're talking about what will be, don't forget his winning it in the premiership next year...
nah he hasnt - checked on Wiki but interesting pointer League 2 Golden boot winner 2008–09 Grant Holt Shrewsbury Town 20 so he has done will stepping up 4 divisions with Norwich !!!

Dont forget Billy Sharp has won the golden boot twice in League 1 same as Rickie. If Brghton doesnt get promotion makes sense to take a punt on Craig Mackail-Smith
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RingSaint[/bold] wrote: I heard that RL has (or will) be the only player to pick up the Golden Boot from 3 different divisions L2 L1 Championship... is this correct?[/p][/quote]If you're talking about what will be, don't forget his winning it in the premiership next year...[/p][/quote]nah he hasnt - checked on Wiki but interesting pointer League 2 Golden boot winner 2008–09 Grant Holt Shrewsbury Town 20 so he has done will stepping up 4 divisions with Norwich !!! Dont forget Billy Sharp has won the golden boot twice in League 1 same as Rickie. If Brghton doesnt get promotion makes sense to take a punt on Craig Mackail-Smith RingSaint
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4:55am Wed 11 Apr 12

dickemery says...

not sure whether lambert can score at the highest level but certaining helped southampton to get where they are without his goals very average team not prem players
not sure whether lambert can score at the highest level but certaining helped southampton to get where they are without his goals very average team not prem players dickemery
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9:10pm Wed 11 Apr 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

dickemery wrote:
not sure whether lambert can score at the highest level but certaining helped southampton to get where they are without his goals very average team not prem players
Bitchy skate
[quote][p][bold]dickemery[/bold] wrote: not sure whether lambert can score at the highest level but certaining helped southampton to get where they are without his goals very average team not prem players[/p][/quote]Bitchy skate rob the saint in NZ
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3:13am Thu 12 Apr 12

dickemery says...

needs huge investment to stay in prem the players arent good enough relied on lambert too much
needs huge investment to stay in prem the players arent good enough relied on lambert too much dickemery
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3:41pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Folkestone Saint says...

dickemery wrote:
needs huge investment to stay in prem the players arent good enough relied on lambert too much
Go to bed earlier and you may stop writing such garbage d1ck
[quote][p][bold]dickemery[/bold] wrote: needs huge investment to stay in prem the players arent good enough relied on lambert too much[/p][/quote]Go to bed earlier and you may stop writing such garbage d1ck Folkestone Saint
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