Lambert aiming to join exclusive Saints club

Basingstoke Gazette: RICKIE LAMBERT RICKIE LAMBERT

RICKIE Lambert can celebrate Christmas with the perfect present in his home city today – three points and his 100th Saints league goal.

The 31-year-old is just one away from his century after reaching 99 with two in as many games against Spurs and Cardiff.

And it would be all the sweeter for Lambert to bring up three figures against Everton at Goodison Park as he supported Liverpool as a boy – and has a Liver Bird tattooed on his arm to prove it.

Lambert, who was brought up in the borough of Kirkby, reached a century of league and cup goals for Saints at Newcastle 14 months ago and currently has 109 in all competitions.

Reaching 100 league goals would see the Liverpool-born No. 7 join a similarly illustrious post-war pantheon, which includes seven players, headed by Mick Channon on 185 league goals.

But not since Matt Le Tissier got to the landmark nearly 20 years ago has anyone added to its elite membership.

Lambert has scored his 99 from 188 league appearances (181 starts) but what makes his haul so special is that it includes goals in the top three divisions.

He has contributed more than anyone to the club’s rise from the foot of League One to the top half of the Premier League since his arrival from Bristol Rovers in August 2009.

The breakdown includes 51 goals in League One, 27 in the Championship and 21 in the Premier League, with five hat-tricks; the first at MK Dons in his debut season and four Championship trebles, at home to Nottingham Forest and Brighton and away to Watford and Millwall.

His consistency over the last four and a half seasons is also shown by the fact his goals have come at a healthy rate of one every 155 minutes (League One), 131 minutes (Championship) and 214 minutes (Premier League).

The Saints with a century of league goals for the club Mick Channon 185 Matt Le Tissier 161 Terry Paine 160 George O’Brien 154 Eric Day 147 Derek Reeves 145 Ron Davies 134 Rickie Lambert 99

Comments (13)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:05pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Little Hitler says...

Absolute Saints legend, right up there with our other best players (including Dia).
Absolute Saints legend, right up there with our other best players (including Dia). Little Hitler

8:21pm Sat 28 Dec 13

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

GO FOR IT RICKIE.

NOT ONLY ARE YOU A SUPERB PLAYMAKER - BUT A GRAT GOAL SCORER AS WELL.

COYR
GO FOR IT RICKIE. NOT ONLY ARE YOU A SUPERB PLAYMAKER - BUT A GRAT GOAL SCORER AS WELL. COYR REDARMYRULETHESOUTH

8:26pm Sat 28 Dec 13

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
GO FOR IT RICKIE.

NOT ONLY ARE YOU A SUPERB PLAYMAKER - BUT A GRAT GOAL SCORER AS WELL.

COYR
SHOULD READ ... SRL IS A GREAT GOAL SCORER AS WELL.

COYS.
[quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: GO FOR IT RICKIE. NOT ONLY ARE YOU A SUPERB PLAYMAKER - BUT A GRAT GOAL SCORER AS WELL. COYR[/p][/quote]SHOULD READ ... SRL IS A GREAT GOAL SCORER AS WELL. COYS. REDARMYRULETHESOUTH

8:33pm Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

It's time we were awarded a Penalty and scored from it, so why not tomorrow?
It's time we were awarded a Penalty and scored from it, so why not tomorrow? OSPREYSAINT

9:12pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

We don't mind if he doesn't score in our victory at Everton. He can save this landmark for our 1-0 win over Chelski.
We don't mind if he doesn't score in our victory at Everton. He can save this landmark for our 1-0 win over Chelski. Clever Dick

9:30pm Sat 28 Dec 13

hdfw09 says...

This could not happen to a classier gentleman. Rickie is the model player. Very skilled, very humble and a true Saint. While I may be very critical of the likes of Hoover and Guly, I am truly appreciative of Rickie the Man and Rickie the Striker. Rickie F#*king Lambert!
This could not happen to a classier gentleman. Rickie is the model player. Very skilled, very humble and a true Saint. While I may be very critical of the likes of Hoover and Guly, I am truly appreciative of Rickie the Man and Rickie the Striker. Rickie F#*king Lambert! hdfw09

10:45pm Sat 28 Dec 13

miltonarcher says...

Great player for us but, 51 goals in the third tier means he can't be compared to the likes of channon and le tiss who scored more in the top flight.
Great player for us but, 51 goals in the third tier means he can't be compared to the likes of channon and le tiss who scored more in the top flight. miltonarcher

2:13am Sun 29 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
It's time we were awarded a Penalty and scored from it, so why not tomorrow?
Why not two in keeping with our holiday spirit of giving presents to the other team's goalkeeper?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: It's time we were awarded a Penalty and scored from it, so why not tomorrow?[/p][/quote]Why not two in keeping with our holiday spirit of giving presents to the other team's goalkeeper? DisplacedFan

9:37am Sun 29 Dec 13

J7junctionseven says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Great player for us but, 51 goals in the third tier means he can't be compared to the likes of channon and le tiss who scored more in the top flight.
He's only been in the PL or top flight for two years and started his meteoric rise only when he joined us and without his goals we wouldn't be where we are. I reckon he's right in there as one of Saints all time greats no matter what league he's scored his goals.
Most importantly I hope he does get his 100th goal and even his101st today ans keep Saints on course for good PL season.
COYR FOADP
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Great player for us but, 51 goals in the third tier means he can't be compared to the likes of channon and le tiss who scored more in the top flight.[/p][/quote]He's only been in the PL or top flight for two years and started his meteoric rise only when he joined us and without his goals we wouldn't be where we are. I reckon he's right in there as one of Saints all time greats no matter what league he's scored his goals. Most importantly I hope he does get his 100th goal and even his101st today ans keep Saints on course for good PL season. COYR FOADP J7junctionseven

10:38am Sun 29 Dec 13

Folkestone Saint says...

As he is/was a fan of livermoan it would be poetic if he scored.
btw, milton you can only score against whom you play, and it wasn't SRL's fault we were in the lower leagues
As he is/was a fan of livermoan it would be poetic if he scored. btw, milton you can only score against whom you play, and it wasn't SRL's fault we were in the lower leagues Folkestone Saint

11:25am Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
It's time we were awarded a Penalty and scored from it, so why not tomorrow?
Why not two in keeping with our holiday spirit of giving presents to the other team's goalkeeper?
With Clottenburk in charge we will be lucky to get a throw in.
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: It's time we were awarded a Penalty and scored from it, so why not tomorrow?[/p][/quote]Why not two in keeping with our holiday spirit of giving presents to the other team's goalkeeper?[/p][/quote]With Clottenburk in charge we will be lucky to get a throw in. OSPREYSAINT

11:27am Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Great player for us but, 51 goals in the third tier means he can't be compared to the likes of channon and le tiss who scored more in the top flight.
Hands up, who said he would never make it in the Premier?
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Great player for us but, 51 goals in the third tier means he can't be compared to the likes of channon and le tiss who scored more in the top flight.[/p][/quote]Hands up, who said he would never make it in the Premier? OSPREYSAINT

11:59am Sun 29 Dec 13

george chivers says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Great player for us but, 51 goals in the third tier means he can't be compared to the likes of channon and le tiss who scored more in the top flight.
Hands up, who said he would never make it in the Premier?
I said he would never make it the Championship! Never mind the Premier League. His partnership with Jay Rod is beginning to look great! We have a wonderful chance to get a result at Everton. They have similar problems to us in terms of their goalkeeper and holding midfielder. So now is the time for the Lamrod brothers to strike!

COYR STID
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Great player for us but, 51 goals in the third tier means he can't be compared to the likes of channon and le tiss who scored more in the top flight.[/p][/quote]Hands up, who said he would never make it in the Premier?[/p][/quote]I said he would never make it the Championship! Never mind the Premier League. His partnership with Jay Rod is beginning to look great! We have a wonderful chance to get a result at Everton. They have similar problems to us in terms of their goalkeeper and holding midfielder. So now is the time for the Lamrod brothers to strike! COYR STID george chivers

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree