Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Lambert Believes In England Chance

Lambert Believes In England Chance

Rickie Lambert believes it wouldn't be unfair for him to grab a much treasured England cap...considering he's the joint highest scorer in the Premiership.

Ambitions of grandour or a sensible outlook? He is of course tied with Arsenal's Theo Walcott and one goal ahead of Man United's potato head.

Surely if Roy Hodgson is right in picking players on merit, picking players performing and not just sticking tirelessly with an guard who never perform for the country they are picked for...surely that record deserves him a chance.

Apparently not.

Speaking to the Independent Lambert himself said after being ignored in the latest selection.

'I'm not saying I expected it, I wasn't. But I was hoping. I don't think my age is a hindrance.'

Now despite being English, I have no real love for our international team because successive managers have systematically chose players that basically didn't care, never performed, or were their because they were the media favourites of the season.

Would I rather see Rooney whinge, or Lambert give his all. Lambert. Would I rather see Terry wonder about his next PR gaffe? Would I rather wonder about Ferdinand and Cole work out if they can play with Terry? Would I rather see Defoe do little, whilst he ponders can Lampard and Gerrard play together?

I'll tell you the answer, I don't see. I haven't watched England in years. But if Hodgson has the balls to pick so called unfashionable players who would at least give their all for their country, I might take an interest.

As an international side, could we do any worse than we have done by selecting the media wonder boys who let us down game on game?

Vital Saints on: facebook

Vital Saints on: twitter

Join Vital Saints

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Vital Saint
Date:Monday February 4 2013
Time: 7:00AM

Comments

0
Do you realise that there are many who feel exactly the same?
VSrednwhite
04/02/2013 07:28:00
0
Like lots of things we have to pay to see what the men at the top want us to see. Not what we really want to see.
sfc4ghg
04/02/2013 07:41:00
0
Maybe it is because he scores so many from the spot and not from open play. If he could put more away from the many chances he gets he would be a shoe in.
SFC Forever
04/02/2013 07:53:00
0
I love our Rickie but do wish he scored more as that would help him and us.
stellarnw
04/02/2013 09:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Southampton Articles

Soares To Juventus?

It was being reported this week that Southampton were already in discussions with Juventus over a potential sale of European Championship winner Cedric Soares.

Pellegrino Appointed Southampton Gaffer

Southampton have within the last hour confirmed that Mauricio Pellegrino will be our new manager going into the campaign of 2017/18.

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

A Managerial Battle With Palace?

It's being reported that both Southampton and Crystal Palace have both Frank De Boer and Mauricio Pellegrino high on their lists of potential managerial replacements.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Stoke MotM
Suggested By:
Forster6%
Soares2%
Stephens19%
Yoshida2%
Bertrand4%
Davis4%
Romeu7%
Tadic2%
Ward-Prowse2%
Redmond42%
Austin4%
Sub - Boufal2%
Sub - Gabbiadini2%
Sub - Pied2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.bpehti1
2.Vital Saint1
Write for Vital Football