Player News - Cardiff City

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Rickie Lambert has been subject of reports claiming the 34-year-old former England striker is headed to Championship side Cardiff City.

According to a report in the Wales Online: "Sources close to the club (Cardiff City) have indicated that a season long loan deal for the centre-forward is a possibility at this stage, but have stressed that any deal is far from done." Lambert, who signed with West Brom last summer from Liverpool, scored just one goal in 19 appearances in 2015-2016. Lambert seems likely to leave IF the news that West Brom is reportedly closing in on the signing of Welsh striker Hal Robson-Kanu is TRUE.
Source: Wales Online
Aug 31 - 1:36 PM

Rickie Lambert is fit again after missing West Brom's midweek match with Chelsea with an illness.

Tony Pulis made a vague reference to rotating a player or two in his line-up for the match at St. Mary's but exactly who he is planning to rotate is anyone's guess. The forward spot seems an unlikely one for rotation because there hasn't been a consistent enough starter for anyone to be worn down. Look for Lambert to resume his substitute role now that he's healthy enough to play again.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 15 - 10:48 AM

Rickie Lambert may find himself celebrating the holidays with three starts in three matches as the Baggies will be missing Salomon Rondon after he was sent off in Week 17.

Lambert's fall from prominence has been almost as rapid as his ascent at Southampton a couple of seasons ago. After an ill-fated move to Liverpool he has faced a familiar mix of ineffectiveness and lack of opportunity at the Hawthorns. Weeks 17 through 19 could represent his chance to make his mark with Rondon suspended and Saido Berahino seemingly out of favor. The string starts out with a great opportunity against struggling Swansea City in Week 17.
Source: espnfc.com
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 09:09:00 PM

Rickie Lambert's drive was deflected in by Winston Reid as West Brom clawed back a 1-1 draw after going down 1-0.

Chris Brunt intercepted an attempted Hammers clearance into the path of Lambert who saw his shot deflected into the net by Winston Reid to level the tie. The Baggies saw an open header from the middle of the box saved and had to settle for a single point in Week 14.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:48:00 AM

Just a couple of hours after signing with West Bromwich Albion, Rickie Lambert was given a start in their friendly with Bristol Rovers and promptly scored two goals as the Baggies would win, 0-4.

How is that for a splash? Lambert's time at Anfield left little to keep in our memory banks but he reminds us immediately with his arrival to West Brom just how much he likes to score. Keep in mind it was only two seasons ago that he scored double digit goals and assists in league play, not a single player achieved that feat last season. This is still a Tony Pulis side that will make defending their top priority, but the two-headed monster of Lambert and Saido Berahino up top could make the Baggies an attack worth investing in. Lambert's presence can only give more value to providers like Chris Brunt as well. James Chester also made his debut, playing right back in an XI that looked like the one Pulis may roll with in Week 1. Craig Gardner and Victor Anichebe provided the other goals on what was a very positive day for WBA.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 04:45:00 PM

West Bromwich Albion have signed Rickie Lambert from Liverpool on a two-year deal.

Lambert went from great redemption story at Southampton two seasons ago to feel-good story of last summer when he went to boyhood club Liverpool to massive disappointment after a poor season after arriving at Anfield. He will have a chance to change the narrative at West Brom who are in desperate need of a target man to front Tony Pulis' battering ram style of play. Victor Anichebe could be that guy but he's frequently injured and Brown Ideye is hardly proven. Lambert could step in and be the starter if he proves he's fit and that last season was just a poor fit between player and playing style.
Source: Twitter.com
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 12:51:00 PM

Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert has turned down a move to Aston Villa.

The striker chose to move to his childhood dream club Liverpool this past summer but has been relegated to a bench role at the big club. Lambert is capable of playing at this level but the fact is that Liverpool have better options at the position and Lambert will not be a fantasy option as long as he's there.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 06:07:00 PM

Liverpool continue their poor start to the season by squandering an early advantage and eventually were outmatched by Crystal Palace in a 3-1 loss.

The day began perfectly. Lambert, a Liverpool native, scored his first goal for his childhood club just 90 seconds in. Adam Lallana delivered a fantastic deep lob pass directly to Lambert's foot as he entered the area, and Lambert finished in what looked like footage from Southampton 2013. The wheels began to fall off though as the Eagles tightened up in the back and Pool reverted back to their lackluster attacking display. Pool are facing their worst season after 12 matches since the first season of the Premier League in 1992. Brendan Rodgers has to make some drastic changes post haste.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Southampton want to bring in striker Pelle as a replacement for the departed Rickie Lambert.

Southampton have no target man after losing Lambert to Liverpool and new coach Ronald Koeman reportedly wants Pelle from Feyenoord. The 6ft 4in striker was signed by Koeman at Feyenoord and has been a force in the Eredivisie. He has scored 55 goals in 66 matches including 23 goals in 28 matches last season, making him one of the best strikers in the Dutch top flight last season. Southampton have a lot of money to spend this summer, so don't be surprised to see them make a few big signings. Pelle is expected to cost around £8m.
Source: DailyEcho
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 01:15:00 PM

Chile XI: Bravo, Mena, Isla, Silva, Sanchez, Vidal, Vargas, Medel, Jara, Aranguiz, Dias

Chile have been a pleasure to watch in this tournament as they have perhaps shown more growth in recent years than any other country. It is a tough draw for them in the Round of 16, having to face hosts Brazil, but they look organized and determined enough to present problems for any opponent. Gary Medel was questionable leading into this one and Arturo Vidal is still not fully fit, but both are starting. This team would all play on one leg right now, we should be in for a great match here.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Chile could not find the net against the Dutch and would eventually concede late on to lose their final group match 2-0, though they are still through to the knockout stage.

Chile wrapped Arturo Vidal in plastic and thankfully finish out their group phase without injury in a match they could afford to lose. What it does create is the task of facing the winners of Group A, who in all likelihood will be hosts Brazil. Gary Medel was instrumental yet again, seemingly getting a touch or twelve during every possession.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 02:06:00 PM

Chile XI: Bravo, Mena, Isla, Silva, Sanchez, Vargas, Gutierrez, Medel, Jara, Aranguiz, Diaz

Even though the Chileans have incentive to win here to top the group, it is not enough apparently to warrant trotting out their leader Arturo Vidal, and it is probably a wise decision. Medel and Gonzalo Jara keep their places along with eight others.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 11:13:00 AM

Chile put the nail in the coffin of defending champions while simultaneously punching a ticket to the Round of 16 with a 0-2 win over Spain.

Chileans were licking their chops for a crack at a Spain side that were still licking their wounds, so much so that Chilean fans were breaking down walls to get in and see it. Gary Medel once again played center back and was part of a stone wall that Spain could not penetrate. Chile now advance along with The Netherlands to the knockout stage, with a head to head matchup left to play to determine their seedings.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Chile XI: Bravo, Mena, Isla, Silva, Sanchez, Vidal, Vargas, Medel, Jara, Aranguiz, Dias

Medel once again starts as does Arturo Vidal who will try to make it past the hour mark after looking noticeably spent by that point against Australia.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 01:55:00 PM

Russia drew South Korea 1-1 in what was a fairly poor match for both sides.

Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev had a few dropped shots and shaky rebounds early in the game but a second half error cost his team. Akinfeev tried to catch a long, semi-powerful shot and ended up dropping it into his own goal. The Russian rebounded and were able to score through substitute Alexander Kerzhakov. Kerzhakov played well and should start the next match if Russia want to have a chance of beating anyone.
Source: FIFA
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 08:14:00 PM



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