Ben Wyatt's Low Cal Calzone Zone
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
re: January 2013 Transfer Window (Soon to be featuring Crazy Jim & Sexy Natalie)
Mind boggling on Chelsea's part. There's a difference between gradually transitioning him into a squad player and trying to create younger talents by giving them more opportunities whilst still calling on him when necessary..as opposed to letting his contract expire and moving him on.
People should learn from the likes of Neville, Giggs, Scholes, Van Der Sar, Carragher, Henry etc that experience and wisdom isn't something to be thrown away. Lampard is a leader and figurehead at Chelsea, someone who can instill the values and honour a young player should have when putting on Chelsea colours. He's someone who young players could do with in pressure situations where media scrutiny is at a high and people are waiting for them to fall apart. Having that extra bit of experience can be the difference maker between a team struggling and a team capitulating completely. I still maintain that if Arsenal had the luxury of a Gary Neville, Paul Scholes or Ryan Giggs back in the 07/08 season where they were breathing down our necks the entire season that fortune could have favoured them. Instead they had a team of promising potential that truly lacked the experience in winning a title run in outside of a handful of players and the way their form dropped in light of the Eduardo injury at Birmingham highlighted the limitations of a predominantly young squad.
I personally don't see Lampard going to any rival of Chelsea, though I suppose staying in London would be better for him than a move abroad.