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Lampard Issues Another Statement!

Another Lampard article you might groan, well those who don`t know a good thing when they see it!

Last night, as England entertained Brazil in a prestigious friendly, as part of the Football Association`s 150th birthday celebrations, it was Frank Lampard who came off the bench, for the second half, who scored England`s winner.

Frank latched onto a loose ball and hit a curling, first-time shot that eluded the Brazilian keeper, Julio Cesar, to nestle in the top corner. It was a goal of sublime quality and was a stunning winner for such a fixture.

The goal was also Frank`s fifth in the last five games, albeit two coming from the penalty spot, it was also his 27th goal of his England career, a career that the current England boss, Roy Hodgson, feels can stretch to 100 caps with Roy remarking to the media afterwards,

"I think Frank can reach 100 caps."

If Frank can reach 100 caps it will be a fitting tribute to a player that has always given his best when pulling on the famous England shirt. But those hopes, as Roy adds further, could be hampered by a move away from Europe, with Roy Hodgson almost pleading,

"I hope we keep him in Europe."

"It is not for me to discuss his future with the club, but I know he will have a lot of offers if Chelsea are prepared to let him go."

"I would rather hope we still see him in Europe. That would make my task easier."

There are many of us Roy who would hope that Frank gets to stay at Chelsea in some capacity or other.

As for Frank, when interviewed after the game about his goal and the performance of the team in beating Brazil, simply commented,

"We`ve proved we can beat anyone on our day."

"The important thing now is consistency in group matches."

It is, but I`ll finish on another point.

With Steven Gerrard on 101 caps and with Frank Lampard closing in on a century of caps, they`re not doing too badly for a couple of players that many reckoned couldn`t play together, are they?

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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 7 2013

Time: 12:59PM

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Good point, not that the Tsar will take any notice, he blames Lampard for the demise of his 2012 pet, AVB.
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07/02/2013 13:14:00

If we want to build a lasting legacy we need to have good professional examples such as Lampard. Kicking him out only produces the contrary effect. Our board is like playing a football management game cut off from all realities of running of a club and fostering future talent. Veteran players play a really important role in getting the youngster to perform like professionals both on and off the field.
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07/02/2013 13:28:00

Frank's been England's best player for a decade yet Rooney, who last night had his best game for England since 2004, and Ickle Stevie are the golden boys whilst Frank got booed and blamed for each and every (and there have been many!) England flop! I hope Frank breaks 100 caps too, would be richly deserved. Also hope he gets into the 30's goal-wise.
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07/02/2013 13:39:00

Yawns*....... Whatever roman wants he should do with lamps contract situation, as for me lamps would never leave my memory!!!
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07/02/2013 13:46:00

Think i actually echo desmonds sentiments on this one...brave times lol
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07/02/2013 14:06:00

Why is the media not mention Gerald anywhere.is lamps good than the LFC man.hope the board do whats good 4 the club and not keeping players fit for the WC.
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07/02/2013 15:14:00

He is England's best! Yeah,you heard it from me.a complete and precise definition of the word 'consistency'
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07/02/2013 15:53:00

Frank Lampard will be my main reason watching England play in Brazil next year. He still has unfinished business in the world cup, eventhough most of us at Chelsea would agree he had already registered an outstanding goal against Germany in the previous tournament. Hopefully he will stay injury free, and maybe having the best tournament ever in his international career
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07/02/2013 16:09:00

Bravo lampard,this are the kind of performances that should do the talkin for u and not jettin to your media pals to do the talkin for u
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07/02/2013 17:34:00

I think the club wants to keep frank, and frank wants to stay, but only on his terms. He wants 2 years I believe, we want 1 year. I'm sorry but I think 1 year rolling is quite sufficient. He's still got much to offer, 10 goals again this season, but I'd also like to see de bruyne, mc eachran start before him too. He should accept that 1 year each season now will be what he gets with impact need a goal sub. If he can't accept it then move on.
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07/02/2013 20:26:00

Now for the criticisms!
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07/02/2013 20:28:00

Of course if they can come to an agreement for another year on a rolling basis the great for everyone involved. He and cole are still experienced members of the team, and can help make the squad transition smoother.
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07/02/2013 20:38:00


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