I have heard Lampard speak over the years and he seems fairly intelligent and has a bit about him. He was a leader for years with Chelsea, although not captain but that's more because they already had Terry. Similar to Southgate and nothing like Woodgate.
Whilst not wanting to discuss the merits or otherwise of Woodgates intelligence, my mum said, many many time, to me you are a well educated idiot. She has been dead these last 20 years, what I would give to hear her minimize me one more time. A bit off topic.
I think he has done reasonably well this year. Next year though the pressure seems to be on. They are in the market for a lot of expensive players so I think the club bosses expect them to be a lot closer to the top 2.