Forward discusses his least favourite things
WELCOME to the latest instalment of Red Card.
This is our very own Room 101 where early baths are the norm, where all things bad are given their marching orders, where there are no second chances and... we think you get the drift.
This week our guest is Rickie Lambert.
Rule in football?
Getting a yellow card for taking your top off when celebrating a goal. I don’t understand why that is a rule. Scoring a goal is a great feeling and you should be able to celebrate however you want to. Getting a yellow card for taking your top off is stupid.
Part of the game?
Referees should be given as much help as possible. I don’t understand why some fella can’t be watching the game back on video to help the referee. I think we need video technology.
Away day experience?
Cold showers. You don’t really get that in the Premier League but I have played at plenty of lower league grounds back in the day where they have purposely had the showers freezing cold or boiling hot.
Team-mate’s fashion sense?
I’ve come across a few badly dressed individuals in my time as a player. Some of the trainers they wear – it’s like they have shin pads on. I won’t name any names but there have been a few awful ones.
Team-mate’s taste in music?
Lil Wayne, I find his music horrendous. I don’t know how he has sold as many records as he has. I don’t think that is me being old, I just find his music shocking.
Probably cricket. I’m not really a fan. I like to see the English teams do well but I don’t really follow it.
X Factor. My parents constantly talk to me about it. I think it is one of the reasons music has gone downhill so quickly.
Type of music?
Lil Wayne, whatever his type of music is.
Lesson at school?
Religious Education, I didn’t really see the point in it.
I don’t have one to be totally honest.
120%. I say it sometimes myself and I cringe when I say it. I hate it, it does my head in.
Waking up I’d say, nobody likes waking up.
The journey home and the airports. At least you are looking forward to the holiday on the way there but on the way back I hate it.