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Hammers silent on Lampard retirement

Frank-Lampard-1-COSWest Ham chose not to wish Frank Lampard an “all the best” tweet despite his ascent from academy product to a first teamer for six years.

However, the club The Hammers did though manage to wish Ravel Morrison a happy birthday on Twitter – even though the 24-year-old only made 24 appearances in three years at the club.

Even Swansea, where Lampard played nine times on loan during the 1995-96 season, wished him all the best.

Lampard’s time at West Ham came to an acrimonious end in June 2001 when he swapped east London for west, with an £11million move to their bitter rivals Chelsea.

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13 comments on “Hammers silent on Lampard retirement

  1. Ravel Morrison never went off & played for Chelski for years though & never seemed to score against us every match like Lampard.I know he didnt but it felt like he did.He had a curse over us 😁

  2. Idiot Adrian Durham on Talksport was having a ball with this one yesterday. He thought it showed ‘a lack of class’ (he should know about that!). He then rambled on to how stupid it was that West Ham were saying we are a better team without Payet. As far as I know everybody at the club has said Payet is a brilliant player, but that once he had created the rift with the club we are better without him. If you had Messi but he didn’t want to play for you then you are better off without. This is so obvious you would think even Durham could ‘get his head around it’ as he is always saying. His head is big enough to get around most things…

    I suspect the club didn’t want to make a statement because they knew it was an issue that a lot of the supporters are really mad about. Given that G&S were nothing to do with the club back then, or even when he came back to play (I think), what did it matter to them. Personally I would have been happy to draw a line under it a few years back when his mum passed away & he played at UP. People have done worse things to me in my life & I have forgiven most of them. Life is too bloody short unfortunately..

  3. Just read that Dan’s excellent pre match preview on Daphnes blog and surprise surprise on the comments Ray starts having a go at Clickbait and Hugh! Talk about a bloody broken record 😂

    • Clickbait & Hugh
      Claret & Poo
      Codswallop & Hugh

      Maybe they will grow up once someone gives them their Action Man back.Bunch of kids.

      • Clickbait? Headline to make people read as per every other form of media

        Poo: I was taunted with Hugh did a poo in his shoe at infants school

        Codswallop? Track record says something different.

        Just children that’s all!

  4. It’s interesting seeing that old Fan’s Forum where Harry Redknapp predicted Frank going to the very top of the game, after one of the Punters had a bit of a go about favouritism – Harry was dead right and Frank made the most of his talents.

    A brilliant player and a magnificent career – Congratulations are well deserved!

  5. I had the good fortune of meeting Jr when he was at Chelsea & my nephew was in the youth set up at the time.He was a true gent & a credit to Snr.Best wishes for the future Frank.

  6. Yeah like many I never held anything against him, he turned out to be one of the best midfielders our country has produced I am proud he came through the youth set up at our club good luck in the future and I am glad you will no longer score against us.

  7. Frank Lampard was a great player ……but not as good as Gerrard

    • If it was true he would be named and there would be quotes. Just malicious stuff and certainly not who they want people to think it is anyway

      • Ok Hugh, thanks, I heard many rumours that he had an affair, the story ties in although I hadn’t heard any mention of him getting anyone pregnant.

  8. I doubt he had many sleepless nights over it no more than I had. When he was with us I didn’t mind him, his transfer could have been handled better and some comments after left a bit of a sour taste but I like to think that chapter is closed and we move on. Any how I’m old enough to say I remember his old fella playing for us and I much preferred him, I was lucky enough to be up at Elland Rd and see him doing a jig around the corner flag….what a night.

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