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Who is telling the Truth?

Who is telling the Truth?

On a slow(ish) news day, I thought I`d ask the question.

Our friends over at The Sun have run an article this morning that infers that Frank Lampard was left out of the starting line-up, at Norwich on Boxing Day, because they`d run the article whereby it had been decreed that Frank was free to look for a new club from January 1st.

However, deep into the same tabloid we have Rafa Benitez explain that he left Lampard out to take full advantage of John Obi Mikel being available again and wanting to use him before he departs for African Cup of Nations duty.

Now, who do you believe is telling the truth as opposed to porky-pies?



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

Writer:Merlin
Date:Thursday December 27 2012
Time: 5:23PM

Comments

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the Sun??....please their journos are a disgrace to journalism....
layorh12
27/12/2012 17:33:00
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Frank is a true blue and knows our system. From a tactical point of view I see no sense to let him go now. We have fairly little players capable of playing deep midfield while Mikel is away, expectedly until the end of the African tournament. I know Chelsea don't always think as one would expect but let us hope this time the papers tell us crap.
1970Blue
27/12/2012 17:54:00
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Why should a coach explain every decision he makes??this is BS!
bluekid
27/12/2012 17:55:00
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Well we can't know if Rafa was telling the truth or not but I'm pretty sure Sun isn't. Have they ever? Rafa's quotes where in official CFC site and he explained rotation and needing to rest players who'll play a lot during the ACON. Apparently club did speak with Frank before Villa but they didn't ask him to leave. They just offered a possibility which he declined.
Finn-fan
27/12/2012 18:22:00
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Well we know the sun are pretty *****,but Frank has good friends at the Sun,so they can't entirely be disputed. Due to Rafa's rotational policy its understandable and justified to play Mikel.
nelyvanile
27/12/2012 18:40:00
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'frank has good friends at the sun,so they entirely cant be disputed' really??now talk about leadership,is this the type of leadership he passing to the youngsters;discussin club matters with the press..geeez
Ken4CFC
27/12/2012 18:56:00
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frank is a disgrace.runs to press when his not happy.is he and co only players at cfc.roman must not let player power to continue any more.we are tired of these players dictating even the manager that comes.to hell with fking low par legends.
mzee69
27/12/2012 19:11:00
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However,i believe our manager rafa,in his statement lies a more realistic explanation,mikel would be off to afcon soon so we have to take full advantage of his availability now
Ken4CFC
27/12/2012 19:18:00
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mzee69...I take you read the sun and believe every word they say. "Frank is a disgrace"... that says a lot about you and what sort of chelsea fan you are....plastic and shallow.....go **** off and support Citeh or ManUre... Lampard is a club legend period...
Embers
27/12/2012 19:55:00
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embers or shembers thats ur opinion .i ment no legend is bigger than a club.if is ur idole give them the contract as us loyalty is just drop of shyt to someones business who is roman.
mzee69
27/12/2012 20:19:00
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embers or shembers thats ur opinion .i ment no legend is bigger than a club.if is ur idole give them the contract as ur loyalty is just drop of shyt to someones business who is roman.legend ass lickers.
mzee69
27/12/2012 20:21:00
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embers or shembers thats ur opinion .i ment no legend is bigger than a club.if is ur idole give them the contract as ur loyalty is just drop of shyt to someones business who is roman.legend ass lickers.
mzee69
27/12/2012 20:21:00
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i just dont want super frankie to leave, he is still needed in the team. As for Rafa, i cant wait for the season to end so that he can leave(dont know what to say about him, but he is doing a good job).
darilngblue
27/12/2012 20:43:00
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@darling,why do u want someone doin a good job to leave??*smh*
Ken4CFC
27/12/2012 20:52:00
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mzee69, ...try typing something that's readable.!!!! If you mean no legend is bigger than the club than why not actually say it first time round. The rest of your post makes no sense what so ever....try again and lets discuss what you have to say
Embers
27/12/2012 21:18:00
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and was shembers supposed to be 1. funny or 2. an insult...
Embers
27/12/2012 21:20:00
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@Embers..i observe you have a really good sense of humour...loool
layorh12
27/12/2012 21:47:00
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Benitez will hardly admit he left him out because of bad press or because they don't want him in the line up anymore, right? This is not the first time he is left out and it would be pretty silly to think it's not because he is being phased out slowly. He's 34-and-a-half years old and it's in everyone's interest to look ahead and find a replacement (which is certainly not Mikel!).
ElMagicoNino
27/12/2012 22:18:00
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i could care less who is telling the truth. we won.
bleetoe
27/12/2012 22:23:00
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@mzee69, Frank is a disgrace? Strong words m8, he is a legend of our club and deserves respect and well wishes when we part company. As for players yapping to the media, I don't condone that all as it only entices the younger lads to do the same if they have an axe to grind.
ForeverChels
27/12/2012 22:27:00
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