This is a short story I heard on one of the fantastic Chelsea Q&A nights at The Duke of Edinburgh in Ascot.
(Check the link out, I’m in one of the pics with Canners!)
At The Duke with Bobby Tambling & the FA Cup
At least I’m sure that’s where I got it from. The Daily Mail also had it on their website but I’ve only just found that out after looking for some pics to add.
As this is my story I can’t guarantee it’s accuracy and I’m re-telling it in my words from what I heard. Any quotes are paraphrased. Or taken for the Daily Mail article.
This may go a long way to explaining Jamie Redknapp’s apparent dislike for all things Chelsea, although I suspect it goes back further than May 19th Continue reading
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I’m still not sure if this is an apologetic article, a filler due to not writing anything recently, or an ego booster despite not actually claiming full credit.
But yes, this is how Dave became Dave.
Confirming the news, Lampard said:
“When I arrived at this fantastic club 13 years ago I would never have believed that I would be fortunate enough to play so many games and enjoy sharing in so much success.
So it’s the end of the world as we know it, if you believe many of the player fan pages on twitter. Chelsea have sold a player the fans love and to a rival no less, one that wouldn’t sell they’re top player to us, what must Jose be thinking! How can we go on?
Not the first or last time
First of all, it’s not the end of the world. This isn’t the first time and won’t be the last time we sell a player that the fans want to keep.
By @marcdray & @Dazcfc1990
Frank’s signing was met with mixed reviews back in 2001. Some said that we had paid over the odds for an average midfielder. £11m was a lot of money 12 years ago, and with Chelsea in such a poor financial state, it’s fair to say the purchase was a risk. Chelsea, however, could consider themselves lucky as Aston Villa had been highly interested in the player. West Ham even rejected a bid of £15m for Lamps and Kanoute from them.
Frank Lampard. Super Frank. Chelsea Midfielder, Club Captain, Engine, Goal scorer, Medal Winner, Record Breaker, European Champion, Legend. And that’s just on the pitch. A lot, but no where near enough, is made of what a gent our Frank is too.
Nowadays I feel like I have to wear my battle scars of being a Chelsea from the 80s on my arm to qualify being a ‘True Blue’. I suppose that’s what comes from success, and we’ve had plenty of that over the last 16 years!
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Alternate Universe…. Ponder this, if you will……
May 19th 2012
Allianz Arena, Munich
Chelsea win a corner in the dying moments of the 2012 Champions League Final. Juan Mata steps up and curls an inswinger. Drogba is pulled to the ground and Neuer claims the ball comfortably, the ref waves play on. The players look defeated, the fans have given up. In his frustration Didier Drogba 2 foot tackles Lahm in a desperate attempt to win the ball back. He’s red carded.
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Everyone knows scousers love their poems. From the Beatles to the fella on ‘Being Liverpool’. We also know how much the red side of the Mersey love Rafa, who is currently the interim incumbent of a role he said he’d never take, whilst the longtime fans at the Bridge are counting down the days.
I’d been to Barcelona before. The 1st leg of that fateful Semi Final in 2009. Unbelievably, that’s the only time we haven’t scored in a game at the Nou Camp. And I was there. Typical. Me, Chris and Daz decided against going again, I mean, there was no way we were getting anything out of the best side on earth was there? Even with the 1-0 lead from the first leg, we all thought we were going to get destroyed by Messi, Iniesta, Xavi and Co.