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Lampard to Join Citeh?

When it was officially announced that Frank Lampard had joined New York City the question was always going to be asked what our record scorer would do with himself between now and Marc 2015 when the MLS actually starts.

It had been suggested that Frank might sign up for Melbourne, in the Aussie League but the sheer distance put the kybosh on that move. It was also promoted that Frank might wile away the time by training down at Cobham but it seems that theory was wide of the mark as well.

Instead, it now appears that Frank is set to continue in the Premier League with our title rivals Manchester City. Apparently the City boss, Manuel Pellegrini, is pretty confident that Lampard will sign a loan deal that will see him become a Manchester City player until early in the New Year.

For City it represents a decent signing, Lampard is English, he`s experienced and fits perfectly the criteria for the Premier League and Champions League squad.

However, if Lampard is to sign on the dotted line it represents something of a U-turn with it having been indicated previously that Frank had no desire to sign for another English side after such a successful Chelsea career. But it seems that if Frank does sign for Manchester City, albeit on a temporary basis, the inference is that he WILL NOT play for City when they play Chelsea.

So, what are your views?

Is it a good move for Frank, a good signing for City or should it simply never have been allowed to happen?



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

Writer:Merlin
Date:Saturday August 2 2014
Time: 9:54AM

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Yup a real Chelsea legend..the stuff statues are made of... straight to where the money is...who would have thought it ?
Blue_Mel
02/08/2014 10:11:00
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Couldn't Frank and his agent find anywehere else he could stay fit in training and play meaningful minutes that will help his MLS career in La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, etc.....Even if he wanted to stay close to his family in England, couldn't anywhere else give him meaningful minutes besides a DIRECT TITLE RIVAL he could help pick up 3 points (which could be vital) in ONE GAME that could define the season> JUST ASKING QUESTIONS AND NOT CRITICIZING.
KAKUfrank
02/08/2014 10:14:00
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If Frank is happy with the move, why not? We couldn't give him a new contract and the reality is that our dear legend is no more a Chelsea player.
KLblue
02/08/2014 10:15:00
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I find it interesting how footballers seem to be able to sniff out that filthy lucre so easily
Blue_Mel
02/08/2014 10:16:00
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And let's not forget that City owners own the MLS side New York City too.
KLblue
02/08/2014 10:19:00
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although reading some comments elsewhere that some are calling him a traitor , I WAS thinking it was a tad extreme...now im not too sure
Blue_Mel
02/08/2014 10:21:00
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yup thats right KLblue..but im sure Frank was well aware of the possible consequences of signing for New York..in fact I wouldnt mind betting he knew what was likely to happen
Blue_Mel
02/08/2014 10:23:00
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I know he has to get fit for the MLS season ,but what happened to not playing for another English club ?.
Michael Reid
02/08/2014 10:24:00
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I would be disappointed.
Blueheart9
02/08/2014 10:24:00
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Everton would be a perfect destination for Frank. He would be playing and competing at the upper levels of the Premier league, without having any direct impact, as opposed to him representing Man City.
Blueheart9
02/08/2014 10:29:00
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He's like an ex-wife, you have to forget them.
Since1963
02/08/2014 10:41:00
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How would that even happen?
BOTUM
02/08/2014 10:42:00
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I don't want to voice any opinion about it until it's confirmed coz it's not easy to believe it's possible.
BOTUM
02/08/2014 10:42:00
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Its makes perfect sense. He needs to train and possibly play. As City has three teams of course he'll go to one of them. Melbourne is too far away from his family so ManCity it is. They need English players, he'll get to train with youngsters likely to be playing in NYCFC later, train with top club, not play too much but enough... Guess he could have gone to say QPR but would have played more and they are also CFC rivals but also MAnCity rivals. Think this, if he goes, is perfect thing. Chelsea didn't offer him enough game time so he left. He went to NY and will only train elsewhere fo keep fit. Can understand City wanting to keep him out of rivals and in their organization.
Finn-fan
02/08/2014 10:50:00
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People seem to forget that Chelsea didn't want him anymore. NYCFC owns him now and they have right to decide his training/playing place. Maybe they offered either Melbourne or Manchester... He took option closer to home. Can't blame him as he has small kids.
Finn-fan
02/08/2014 10:54:00
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So much for a Legend........
DonDhammih
02/08/2014 10:57:00
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Good luck to chelsea dec's greatest ever player, there's no doubt about that! Chelsea/roman/jose didn't want him anymore, he wants to play at a high level while the MLS season is in closed and wants to see his kids and misses.love how he has stated he won't play versus chelsea home or away for city otherwise he won't join them. Class. Legend.
Dave-David
02/08/2014 11:01:00
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why the panic now,fernandinho and yaya will always be the first picks,even fernando will be ahead of him leaving garcia who am not too sure about. He wont be playing in big matches that needs high intensity and even if he plays against us we know him more than any other club and so can minimize his impact. They own him now and pay his wages and playing on the pitch is his career,it has nothing to do with loyalty issue towards us just like the case of arsenal and fabregas who now plays for us.
smog
02/08/2014 11:41:00
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can someone explain to me why Drogba didnt stay at Chelsea? was it a ) Roman had become so poor that he couldnt afford Drogbas wages? b) Chelsea couldnt give him the game time? Drogba needed to train elsewhere and it was pure coincidence that he ended up in the richest club in Russia wit hte most dish? d) not enough fans wanted him to stay ? or all of the above?
Blue_Mel
02/08/2014 11:43:00
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*dosh
Blue_Mel
02/08/2014 11:44:00
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