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Lampard - Definitely No U-Turn!

Lampard - Definitely No U-Turn!

All those dreams relating to Frank Lampard being taken to one side and then being told that there was a possibility of a contract extension being offered look like coming to nothing.

Frank`s agent, Steve Kutner; on the back of newspaper talk suggesting just such a thing has come out and remarked,

"Chelsea executives told Frank in Japan then again re-confirmed with his agent after the Everton victory that, in no circumstances, will he be offered a new contract to stay at Chelsea Football Club after the end of the season."

"Nothing since has changed in that respect."

"Frank has had to accept that and just wants to carry on playing football for Chelsea so as to finish the season as successfully as possible for the club that he loves."

Hopefully, Frank will leave Stamford Bridge with that goal-scoring record to his name; it is the least he deserves!

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Date:Monday January 7 2013
Time: 4:41PM


A sad day and very disrespectful from the club. But its good its out so that he can concentrate on breaking that record. I am sure Rafa will do everything to help him. When POTY voting comes we should all vote for Frank. Give him great goodbye present and show the club how wrong they are.
07/01/2013 17:09:00
@finn-fan Disrespectful from the club? How so?
07/01/2013 17:34:00
He is one of the top 5 best chelsea player at the moment, I will be sad to see him go, but we all know that a day like this will surely come.. So long super frank
07/01/2013 17:37:00
@true2blue Well, I think after all he has done to CFC the club should have offered him a chance to retire at Chelsea as it is his wish... With clubs terms. Not offering anything is disrespectful especially when he is not exactly useless.
07/01/2013 17:52:00
It is bloody disrespectful and embarrassing. I am sure Lampard and his agent are shocked at Chelsea's treatment which is why they are vocal about his departure. We've clearly lost the plot at this club.
07/01/2013 18:06:00
maybe we are trying to get our house in order (Financially). Lampard is on 150k per week and FFP is by the corner, hence the club's reluctance to extend his contract (IMO). Lampard on the other hand won't even consider a pay cut. As much as i'd love him to stay, i believe this time the club has made the right decision. So long Fr8nk L8mp8rd.
07/01/2013 18:22:00
I would love Lampard to stay, especially because he has a wealth of experience. But we have to look at the big picture. Paying a 35year old who won't play week-in-week-out 150k a week is not financially healthy. Maybe he was initially offered a pay cut. Maybe not. Who knows? This is only one side of the story we are hearing. On the other hand, I hope he is able to break Tambling's record before the end of the season.
07/01/2013 18:33:00
@KAKUfrank, sorry i dont see anything disrepectful, its the way Lamps and the media paint the situation, same english media that have been the advocate of keeping Lamapard away from the national team, when it happened to Scholes at United before he was recalled everything was hunky dory, no? Players come and go in every club and i'm very sure there must be a very tangible reason the club is taking this step, I want Lamps to stay too but stay or not he can not play for Chelsea for eternity, few months ago Drogba was in same situation, what did he do? took it on the chin and move on and last time i checked drog is still a chelsea legend today. What i'm saying is the club has not make any pronouncement that would cast aspersions on the legendary status of Lamps apart from refusing to give him a new contract so i dont see anything disrespectful on the part of the management.
07/01/2013 18:50:00
Well according to one red top, Lampard was willing to cut his basic wage to 50k and then have add on for appearances, wonder if that arrangement would please people.....we should be looking to keep Lampard and use his experience to help the youngsters rather than kicking him out of the door..disrespectful and shocking treatment of a chelsea legend....but then again why should we be surprised as this club is run in a pretty ****ty manner
07/01/2013 18:53:00
I'm not trying to be the club's advocate here, but what if there was an offer on the table for Lamps before which he refused and now the offer is no more there? what if there is more to this saga than just a contract renewal? what if overall the board is acting in the best interest of club?.
07/01/2013 19:01:00
Sam Wallace who is one of the better journo's out there says the club privately explained to Lampard why his contract would not be renewed this does seem in line with the stance the club usually takes.
07/01/2013 19:41:00
If the reasons were privately discussed then I think for Lampard's agent to continue trying to paint the club in a bad light is more direspectful than what the club are doing.This could very well be the AVB thing coming to bite Lampard in the behind.
07/01/2013 19:58:00
He signed a contract with the club and was paid handsomely for his services..the club no longer need his services and considerin FFP hence no contract renewal,so whats disrespectful there?? And please when did lampard or his representatives come out to say he is ready to take a paycut?? Guys cant u see its just crap news to tarnish the image of the club by whoever brought that trash up..he is not the lampard of old anymore and we ve got better players now,we are movin on from the past and not dwellin in it,players come and go but their legacy lives on;lamps is no exception...del piero,raul,guti,gatuso,nesta,seedorf and drogba all left their respective clubs without their contract renewed but that did not make them lose their legendary status neither does it mean the clubs were disrespectful..a time come when the legends have to move on and for lamps that time is near...hopefully he would leave as our alltime topscorer..
07/01/2013 19:59:00
I'm not saying refusing to extend Lampard's contract is a good move, but let's just be a bit more careful/mindful of how we castigate and fault every tough step taken or decision made by the club... There just may be more to it than we are aware of....
07/01/2013 22:54:00
Every beautiful story has an end, lampard is been great for Chelsea am sure the board are grateful to lampard so are the fans.
07/01/2013 23:20:00
News out that Red Nose wants Frank to become a devil
08/01/2013 00:18:00
Chelsea did took the correct decision and have not done any disrespect to its players. They have clearly discussed this issue with the player privately and they are not the one who is floating stories around. Instead it is the player and his agents floating stories to make this difficult. If someone is disrespectful, then it has to be them not chelsea...Many stories are floating around, without no base. One such story was that chelsea offered him a 50k wage per week, but FL's agent rejected it. he wanted the same 150k wage and after this chelsea told that there will no new contract...
08/01/2013 06:34:00
Lampard had contributed tremendously for this club..that is undisputed...but should that stop chelsea or us from moving away from him...Definitely NO....chelsea had taken a bold and correct decision.
08/01/2013 06:35:00
Lampard had contributed tremendously for this club..that is undisputed...but should that stop chelsea or us from moving away from him...Definitely NO....chelsea had taken a bold and correct decision.
08/01/2013 06:35:00
Lampard had contributed tremendously for this club..that is undisputed...but should that stop chelsea or us from moving away from him...Definitely NO....chelsea had taken a bold and correct decision.
08/01/2013 06:35:00
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