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Ranting On...Frank Lampard

I am a Geezer, and I am highly annoyed by the way some “Chelsea fans” are talking about Frank Lampard. Trust me, I get that our club legend playing for Manchester City isn’t an ideal situation, but come on!

How can you call Frank Lampard disloyal to Chelsea?  He gave the best years of his career to this club, and he’d probably still be there if the club  was willing.

First let’s talk about the fact that he left. If he’d stayed he’d get no minutes. I don’t know whether Chelsea didn’t offer him a contract or he didn’t accept the offer, but either way can you really blame him? He chose not to stay at a club was assuredly not going to be in the starting lineup.

The man did the best he could by going to NYCFC. Let me correct that, he had the decency to go there. I’m sure there are clubs in England that would be glad to take him, but out of respect for his former club he opted to move to another country and play in another league. That decisions proves the fact that Frank Lampard has been nothing but loyal to Chelsea FC. 

Unfortuately, NYCFC loaned him straight back into the very league he intended to leave, but that decisions was out of his control. How can you possibly be mad at him for playing at a club he didn’t chose to go to? It’s not he transferred straight there from Chelsea.

If you ask me, Geezers who were so in love with Super Frank just a few a months ago should support him now. I’m not saying people need to become Cityzens, but at least give him the respect he gave you by not hating on him for being with Manchester City.


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  1. Shame Lampard couldn't just finish out his career with the club that he is so legendarily represented. Some players just would not look right in another color and he is one of them. This is also a mini-example of the prejudice system within the MLS that allocates talent while taking advantage of the Beckham rule. Think that second NY squad would get all that talent without all it's connections? As the MLS maintains a false attempt to distribute evenly and run the MLS fairly for all teams.


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