Lambert: Players to blame for Saints' poor start

Lambert: Players to blame for Saints' poor start

Lambert: Players to blame for Saints' poor start

First published in Saints News

Rickie Lambert insists all Saints players should shoulder the blame for the club’s precarious Premier League position – not just under pressure boss Nigel Adkins.

Saints' start to life back in the top flight after a seven-year absence has been wretched, conceding 29 goals and securing just five points from 11 matches.

That poor start has seen questions raised over the future of manager Adkins, who this afternoon leads his side into a crunch game at fellow strugglers QPR.

Defeat at Loftus Road against a Ranger side who haven’t won at all in the league yet would pile even more pressure on Adkins.

Lambert insists that is unfair, though.

“I definitely want him to stay," the striker said. “He looks at me to try and lead the team as well and I am trying to obviously help him.

“I understand he is under pressure but it is not nice, it is not his fault, you know what I mean? It's all of our fault.

“It's little, little errors that are costing us at the moment but some of the performances this season we've deserved more points than what we've got.

“We can still believe we can turn it around.

“We know it is a big game, we know the circumstances of both teams, where we lie and how big three points will be for either side.

“We do understand that it is a big game but we’re going about it like it's any other game, try to prepare like we always prepare.”

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8:14am Sat 17 Nov 12

RedArmy1 says...

WE GO TO QPR TO WIN !!!

Let's keep the positive momentum going and let's come back to SOUTHAMPTON with all 3 points !!

RED ARMY. THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON.
WE GO TO QPR TO WIN !!! Let's keep the positive momentum going and let's come back to SOUTHAMPTON with all 3 points !! RED ARMY. THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON. RedArmy1
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8:15am Sat 17 Nov 12

Southampton boy says...

I saw him on Breakfast saying that it was a step up that they were not ready for by the sound of it what did they expect!! still now tat they know ths may be they will make the step they need to get us out f the bottom 3 I still believe n the team and in NA we just need t bet the teams aroud us so come on boys start today COR's
I saw him on Breakfast saying that it was a step up that they were not ready for by the sound of it what did they expect!! still now tat they know ths may be they will make the step they need to get us out f the bottom 3 I still believe n the team and in NA we just need t bet the teams aroud us so come on boys start today COR's Southampton boy
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8:15am Sat 17 Nov 12

insane saint says...

NOW THEN UP EARLY READY FOR THE QPR TRIP

THOUSANDS OD SAINTS FAN READY TO INVADE WHITE CITY

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON THE PRIDE OF THE SOUTH

WE COME TO TAKE THE THREE POINTS BACK TO THE SOUTH

RICKIE TO GET A HAT TRICK

COME ON WE CAN DO IT

THIS IS A CALL TO ARMS

WE NEED YOU ALL TO SING AND SHOUT AS LOAD AS WE CAN TO DRIVE THE TEAM ONTO VICTORY

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON AND HERE TO STAY IN THE PREM.

COYR
NOW THEN UP EARLY READY FOR THE QPR TRIP THOUSANDS OD SAINTS FAN READY TO INVADE WHITE CITY WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON THE PRIDE OF THE SOUTH WE COME TO TAKE THE THREE POINTS BACK TO THE SOUTH RICKIE TO GET A HAT TRICK COME ON WE CAN DO IT THIS IS A CALL TO ARMS WE NEED YOU ALL TO SING AND SHOUT AS LOAD AS WE CAN TO DRIVE THE TEAM ONTO VICTORY WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON AND HERE TO STAY IN THE PREM. COYR insane saint
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8:18am Sat 17 Nov 12

Claphamsant says...

I have two spare tickets for today's game as I am gong to the rugby instead. Anyone interested (face value or nearest offer) please call me on 07811 159901. Will have to collect from Twickenham.
I have two spare tickets for today's game as I am gong to the rugby instead. Anyone interested (face value or nearest offer) please call me on 07811 159901. Will have to collect from Twickenham. Claphamsant
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8:28am Sat 17 Nov 12

manosussex says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
WE GO TO QPR TO WIN !!!

Let's keep the positive momentum going and let's come back to SOUTHAMPTON with all 3 points !!

RED ARMY. THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON.
Yes we can
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: WE GO TO QPR TO WIN !!! Let's keep the positive momentum going and let's come back to SOUTHAMPTON with all 3 points !! RED ARMY. THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON.[/p][/quote]Yes we can manosussex
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8:47am Sat 17 Nov 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Can't go today but will be listening in. Good luck boys bring those points home!
Can't go today but will be listening in. Good luck boys bring those points home! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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8:55am Sat 17 Nov 12

redsnapper says...

Probably a red card or two against the cheating diving Londoners, but Ricki and Gaston will do the damage.


Saints to win 2 -1.

COYR
Probably a red card or two against the cheating diving Londoners, but Ricki and Gaston will do the damage. Saints to win 2 -1. COYR redsnapper
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8:56am Sat 17 Nov 12

Little Hitler says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
WE GO TO QPR TO WIN !!!

Let's keep the positive momentum going and let's come back to SOUTHAMPTON with all 3 points !!

RED ARMY. THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON.
You should be a motivational speaker!

Hope everyone going today has a good time!
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: WE GO TO QPR TO WIN !!! Let's keep the positive momentum going and let's come back to SOUTHAMPTON with all 3 points !! RED ARMY. THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON-ON-ON.[/p][/quote]You should be a motivational speaker! Hope everyone going today has a good time! Little Hitler
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9:09am Sat 17 Nov 12

SO50 Saint says...

COYR gutted i'm not going but work this morning. Always look forward to London trips with plenty of pound coins for certain establishments
COYR gutted i'm not going but work this morning. Always look forward to London trips with plenty of pound coins for certain establishments SO50 Saint
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9:47am Sat 17 Nov 12

hedge end bob says...

It's the players that are making the mistakes, the coaches job to put it right. So it's one effort by all concerned to put it right . NOT JUST ONE PERSON .

3..1 WIN FOR US.
It's the players that are making the mistakes, the coaches job to put it right. So it's one effort by all concerned to put it right . NOT JUST ONE PERSON . 3..1 WIN FOR US. hedge end bob
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10:00am Sat 17 Nov 12

loosehead says...

I hope they're preparing harder than normal as normal isn't doing it for them is it?
I hope they're preparing harder than normal as normal isn't doing it for them is it? loosehead
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11:32am Sat 17 Nov 12

Velleity says...

loosehead wrote:
I hope they're preparing harder than normal as normal isn't doing it for them is it?
You've forgotten to mention that you said all summer that we needed a stronger defence and a new GK.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: I hope they're preparing harder than normal as normal isn't doing it for them is it?[/p][/quote]You've forgotten to mention that you said all summer that we needed a stronger defence and a new GK. Velleity
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12:24pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Skating on thin ice says...

The picture caption is incomplete, it should read "Rickie Lambert, pictured in the 80th minute of a home game at St Mary's."
The picture caption is incomplete, it should read "Rickie Lambert, pictured in the 80th minute of a home game at St Mary's." Skating on thin ice
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12:47pm Sat 17 Nov 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Claphamsant wrote:
I have two spare tickets for today's game as I am gong to the rugby instead. Anyone interested (face value or nearest offer) please call me on 07811 159901. Will have to collect from Twickenham.
RUGBY EH. What do you know that we don't.Let's hope there is a rugby score result today in saints favour.an avalanche of goals for the Solent's mightiest.COYR
[quote][p][bold]Claphamsant[/bold] wrote: I have two spare tickets for today's game as I am gong to the rugby instead. Anyone interested (face value or nearest offer) please call me on 07811 159901. Will have to collect from Twickenham.[/p][/quote]RUGBY EH. What do you know that we don't.Let's hope there is a rugby score result today in saints favour.an avalanche of goals for the Solent's mightiest.COYR CB FRY LIVES
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12:49pm Sat 17 Nov 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

THE bookies don't rate saints chances.You can get 3/1 for an away win.lets take those bookie rogues to the cleaners.SAINTS TO WIN BIG STYLE. .COYR
THE bookies don't rate saints chances.You can get 3/1 for an away win.lets take those bookie rogues to the cleaners.SAINTS TO WIN BIG STYLE. .COYR CB FRY LIVES
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12:58pm Sat 17 Nov 12

florida saint says...

yep lambo is right , the team are as much to blame as nige, its time to stick together. all those many saints fans going to q p r today,raise the roof you could make the difference you have been prem + class away this year i will be watching live in florida as i do every game, so proud of you all. u s red aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrmm
mmmmmmmmmmmy
yep lambo is right , the team are as much to blame as nige, its time to stick together. all those many saints fans going to q p r today,raise the roof you could make the difference you have been prem + class away this year i will be watching live in florida as i do every game, so proud of you all. u s red aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrmm mmmmmmmmmmmy florida saint
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12:58pm Sat 17 Nov 12

warrens 76 says...

live feeds anyone>>>>
live feeds anyone>>>> warrens 76
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12:59pm Sat 17 Nov 12

saintkenny says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Can't go today but will be listening in. Good luck boys bring those points home!
vipsports.com if you can to a stream seed coyr
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Can't go today but will be listening in. Good luck boys bring those points home![/p][/quote]vipsports.com if you can to a stream seed coyr saintkenny
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1:14pm Sat 17 Nov 12

saintkenny says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
The picture caption is incomplete, it should read "Rickie Lambert, pictured in the 80th minute of a home game at St Mary's."
thats right aston villa 4 1 down all there fans walked out .at least there was 30 at the start of the and not 17.000 including away fans .24.000 in league one and not 10.000 and more missing each home game .your point ???????
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: The picture caption is incomplete, it should read "Rickie Lambert, pictured in the 80th minute of a home game at St Mary's."[/p][/quote]thats right aston villa 4 1 down all there fans walked out .at least there was 30 at the start of the and not 17.000 including away fans .24.000 in league one and not 10.000 and more missing each home game .your point ??????? saintkenny
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1:26pm Sat 17 Nov 12

saintkenny says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
The picture caption is incomplete, it should read "Rickie Lambert, pictured in the 80th minute of a home game at St Mary's."
lets see what gate you get today .compare saints v doncaster 30.209 .lets see what your gate is .we can laugh together
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: The picture caption is incomplete, it should read "Rickie Lambert, pictured in the 80th minute of a home game at St Mary's."[/p][/quote]lets see what gate you get today .compare saints v doncaster 30.209 .lets see what your gate is .we can laugh together saintkenny
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1:50pm Sat 17 Nov 12

dadofmy3sons says...

Skating on thin ice wrote:
The picture caption is incomplete, it should read "Rickie Lambert, pictured in the 80th minute of a home game at St Mary's."
12678 = Pompey average attendance this season.
20982 = Saints average attendance in our first season there.
22160 = Saints average attendance in L1 our last season there.
So your point about fans attendance is?
[quote][p][bold]Skating on thin ice[/bold] wrote: The picture caption is incomplete, it should read "Rickie Lambert, pictured in the 80th minute of a home game at St Mary's."[/p][/quote]12678 = Pompey average attendance this season. 20982 = Saints average attendance in our first season there. 22160 = Saints average attendance in L1 our last season there. So your point about fans attendance is? dadofmy3sons
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5:26pm Sat 17 Nov 12

sfc-4eva- says...

hedge end bob wrote:
It's the players that are making the mistakes, the coaches job to put it right. So it's one effort by all concerned to put it right . NOT JUST ONE PERSON .

3..1 WIN FOR US.
Well done Bob, keep up those predictions mate and we will be ok. If only it was that easy. Lol
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: It's the players that are making the mistakes, the coaches job to put it right. So it's one effort by all concerned to put it right . NOT JUST ONE PERSON . 3..1 WIN FOR US.[/p][/quote]Well done Bob, keep up those predictions mate and we will be ok. If only it was that easy. Lol sfc-4eva-
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