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Time to Walk Away

Time to Walk Away

Speculation is rife this morning, in a leading red-top publication, inferring Frank Lampard is to be offered a fresh one-year deal.

Mutterings are afoot that Chelsea Football Club is willing to appease the incoming Jose Mourinho (if it happens) by keeping the veteran midfielder.

But, whilst the editorial team at Vital Chelsea see it as a good move, we`re fearful of one thing.

If Chelsea, with Frank Lampard in the side, win the Europa League trophy (against Benfica) in Amsterdam, could Frank, quite possibly, decide that having won every major club competition with his beloved Chelsea Football Club, it may just be the right time to walk away knowing he has that unique place in our history?

Your thoughts please!

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

Date:Thursday May 9 2013
Time: 4:37PM


I think given the choice he would definitely stay. he can still contribute as he has shown with his goals, and recent games his work rate was good too. but he won't be a regular, and if he wants to play regular football then he might have to move. It may also depend on the next manager's opinion, though if Roman has already decided to let him go, then he will go no matter what. Hope he breaks the record though!!
09/05/2013 17:12:00
well, haven't seen it from that angle..... yes I think if he leaves with a top 4 spot guaranteed, breaking Tambling's record, and a EL winners medal, then that would be the perfect ending........
The Persian
09/05/2013 17:28:00
Nope Merlin, I guess he'll be offered a one-year-rolling contract 'cos his body language shows he's intending to stay so as to have ample time to really 'tumble' that Tambling's reord!
The dope HGH
09/05/2013 18:08:00
Roman!!!may your will be done
09/05/2013 18:56:00
hes good enough still so he stays for me one year contract at a time look at giggs hes nearly 40 and got energy for footy and his sis in law
09/05/2013 19:53:00
I hope he is gonna stay because his contribution is very important for the team. With braking the record very soon, Frank is one of the most important player for our club. By letting him go we won't do any better for the team because, JM is coming to the SB and Frank definitely has to stay. How can we let this guy go?? We just can't look his stats :)) First of all he is legend, second he is the most goalscoring midfielder in the history of Premier League, third as you all know Super-Super Frank!!! Living Legend of Chelsea!!!
09/05/2013 20:32:00
If in fact Lamps is offered a new contract as now appears likely it is the most concrete statement i can see that Jose returning to Stamford Bridge is a fait accompli. It is clear Roman did not want him offered a contract..i think Jose is literally the only person in the whole world who could convince Roman to change his mind on this. This may actually have far greater positive implications than just Lamps being around..i have read elsewhere that Jose has been interested in having Lamps and possibly JT possibly join his management staff in the near future (possibly as player managers to begin with). This would be good for helping transition and also to begin to grow a tradition and long term identity for the club and our youth players. This would also indicate a softening of Romans prior positions and a willingness to actually negotiate which if reciprocated by Jose on his hard line issues would ultimately make a long term working relationship between both men more likely to actually happen this time compared to the first go around.
09/05/2013 22:04:00
The irony is that I can see us getting to the end of the season and Lamps remaining tantalisingly 1 goal short of the record. And before anyone jumps on that, I am not saying give him an extension just so he can break the record. He deserves an extension purely because, all things considered, he can still offer something to the squad (note: squad, not team).
10/05/2013 08:04:00
To the article and besides which, I reckon Lamps, along with FT will be on the bench in the Final and I will be certain of it if both start against Villa.
10/05/2013 08:08:00
That's more likely to make him want to walk away. But if JM is confirmed, then Lamps will stay and get his wish to retire gracefully at CFC, as he deserves.
10/05/2013 08:09:00
Break Tambling's record, win the EL and then leave with us domestic champions again!
10/05/2013 14:47:00
I can see ppl start dreaming now for lamps n terry to be future managers.this will never happen when Roman is here coz he has learned a lesson when he sucked rdm a former cfc player.what if they fail to win anything how can he suck lamps or terry as its evident today.lets hope we get pellegrin juande ramos or benitez to stay as they are cheap to get.also the bayern manager would do a nice job than mou.
10/05/2013 18:54:00
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