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Frankly Rejecting: Motivation in Disguise?

Frankly Rejecting: Motivation in Disguise?

The Board's reluctance in frankly offering him a contract extension is surely like a motivation in disguise!

Place anybody in his shoes, his prime target would be to cross Mr. Tambling's record of 202 goals of which he is only 8 short.

He was under the assumption his contract will be renewed and result was only 3-4 goals during first 4 months (although he was out injured for some time).

The time he realized his contract may not be renewed, see his number of goals in the last few matches, keep him guessing and he will think its his last season and he will, by hook or crook, try to somehow score 8 more goals in the remaining 5 months.

Give him an extension now and he will fall back into the relaxing chair warming his feet up.

The tactic is paying off, isn't it?

Yeah sure, but it remains debatable whether its the right tactic to play with a legend.

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Writer: Soum
Date:Tuesday January 15 2013
Time: 4:58PM

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Doesn't work like that. If club wants to keep him they can't keep him guessing. There's always a risk of pre-deal with another club. And of course Frank is, has never been, after personal glory. He scores now simply because he is in form, playing more and fully fit.
15/01/2013 17:14:00
It seems certain now that everyday there would always be something to talk about with regards to lamps. Not offering frank an extension is not a tactics, its a decision that the club made and communicated in clear terms to lamps and his representatives. The decision have nothing to do with lamps as a player nor his motivation but the future of the team and its revampment. We should stop listening to british media, their agenda is to destabilise the team. However i agree it might have inspired frank to up his game inorder to achieve that very milestone. Even me too, at the begining of the season i wouldnt ve tought frank is still good enough to score 16goals and reach that milestone but now with 8goals already and fitness/form improving with more games, i now have that belief he would get there. Looking forward to that glorious day, frank deserves it, it will be a perfect way to end a glorious career with chelsea.
Chelz Akamz
15/01/2013 17:27:00
what a theory....folks on here are begining to force things...I for one hope the owner relaxes his stance and offer Frank a decent one year contract and thats my opinion...but as it stands now..the club aint messing around...Frank and cole are no their way out of the club on a free...except somthing changes in the very next minute...get real guys!!!
15/01/2013 17:32:00
chelz akamz u are right.stop the lamps bull***** and continue the evolution.players come and go,life goes on.
15/01/2013 17:35:00
Why not turn this forum to vital Lampard? The campaign for Lampard to be offered a contract is becoming unacceptable. You lots should get it clear that no amount of campaign will make Roman have a change of mind, Lampard was handsomely paid for what he has done so far for chelsea.
munich Glory
15/01/2013 17:39:00
@AUTHOR, that is if their is a tactic actually being employed which i seriosly doubt. my pain right now is lamps had two good chances to have made it 196 against stoke and he fluffed it *that pains*
15/01/2013 17:52:00
@AUTHOR, that is if their is a tactic actually being employed which i seriosly doubt. my pain right now is lamps had two good chances to have made it 196 against stoke and he fluffed it *that pains*
15/01/2013 17:53:00
Yeeaaaahhhh....NO. Somehow I don't think that is what's happening.
15/01/2013 17:56:00
@MUNICH GLORY, i understand your concerns mate but the truth is if this site has been so much abt lamps then its because he deserves it. since chelsea fc has started we are seeing a midfielder that is abt breaking the all time goalscoring record mate set by a striker! its like messi breaking gerd muller's we might not see this again for a long time. he fully deserves all the attention he's getting
15/01/2013 18:00:00
munich Glory Why not turn it to Vital Hate Lampard since so many on here hates him so much?
15/01/2013 18:19:00
I am sick of the Lampard DRAMA...older players come and go...lets get on with it...I am sick of all the Lampard BS...he is using the media to his advantage and only the uniformed don't know they say in New York...SEE YA......
15/01/2013 18:49:00
@lamarochs, sure they come and go but until he goes and we get over him we should enjoy his presence and revel in it together atleast.
15/01/2013 19:16:00
Only those who don't understands what lobbying is all about would not see that Lampard is tactically trying to force himself on the club through the media and the fans. You can't tell an organization you still have alot to offer when its obvious to the board that you don't 've it in you anymore. If Lampard believes he still have it in him, let him go else where and prove the board wrong. No-one is saying he isn't a great footballer, all we are saying is he should respect the decision of the club just as his have been respected over the years and stop putting the privacy of the club in jeopardy by moaning about an issue that is now beyond his reach after every spot kick. Just like someone have said, how can we be sure that Lampard wasn't the masked club insider leaking informations to the media during AVB's era?
munich Glory
15/01/2013 19:45:00
Haha..some folks here are startin to sound incredibly pathetic with the way u lots are goin with this your pro-lampard campaign,everyday one article or the other pops out all clamourin for contract renewal,its a pity that its gotten to a state where fallacious articles are written just to champion the cause**shakin ma head**
15/01/2013 20:07:00
Finn-fan is the ultimate Lampard fan. No one on vc beats him at that.
15/01/2013 20:54:00
the lamps lover,why dont u give him the cöntract.age dont lie..why has any club bid 4 him except the mediocre chineese and usa clubs.what if his injured and never reach tambling. will he still beg for more time frm media?pure knob head funs who never appriciate roman bailout of cfc.
15/01/2013 21:29:00
FV...lolz...thot i was alone with that observation. That lad has no other biz with the blues aside Lamps!
15/01/2013 22:01:00
Stop reading articles regarding FL then you haters. You lot are spitting on the good work of these beautiful people by undermining this site
15/01/2013 23:50:00
Lampard = legend, the reason I think most true chelsea fans want him to stay is because the man is pure class, regardless of the media situation, Lampard has openly said he wants to finish his career at the bridge and will do so on 30k a week if need be....I think you guys would love to see a team full of Hazards and Mata's etc but every squad needs experience and to let 2 of the most high profile and experienced players go in one summer smacks of ignorance by the club... In my opinion both Cole and Lampard can still do a great job at Chelsea both on the pitch and on the training ground with the youngsters.
16/01/2013 01:18:00
Look Lampard burnt his bridge with Roman with the AVB fiasco. I think he is a legend and love his loyalty to Chelsea also. But Chelsea have way too many players for few to pivot positions. So the old guy that has a large wage is the guy that goes. This happens every day in NFL, MLB and NHL. So! It's only the English media that keeps this story alive. I'm sick of it.
16/01/2013 01:59:00
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