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Hats Off To Frank Lampard

Hats Off To Frank Lampard

I make no secret of my dislike of Frank Lampard, indeed we often take the mikey on Vital Arsenal about his pie eating antics, but tonight, I have to salute him.

It's always sad when any member of your family dies, but I can only imagine (though I really wouldn't want to) the pain that the death of your mother brings.

For Frank Lampard, not only take to the pitch, but have the balls to step up and knock home a penalty, is testament to the guy's mental strength.

It must have been in his mind, as he stood infront of a 38,000 strong crowd that he had to score the penalty in memory of his mum, and that will have brought more pressure than any amount of praying football fans.

So tonight I put all rivalries aside and take my hat off to Frank Lampard, and may your mum rest in peace.

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Date:Wednesday April 30 2008
Time: 10:31PM


superb! very well put paul, well done frank!
30/04/2008 22:39:00
I can relate to what Frank is going through, that took real bottle.
Little Dutch
30/04/2008 22:41:00
I echo the above sentiments. Kudos to you Frank. I doff my cap to you. RIP Pat Lampard.
30/04/2008 22:42:00
thanks lads - he's got ball has our frank!
30/04/2008 22:43:00
Paul, you can't imagine how much I respect this article. Well said. Frank was brilliant tonight. I cried when he scored the penalty. LOVE HIM!!!
Fan of Blues
30/04/2008 22:43:00
Thanks Paul, really appreciate it.
30/04/2008 22:48:00
Amen to that sentiment.
30/04/2008 22:53:00
You can forgive Frank for thinking that the world is caving in on him right now, so stepping up for that crucial penalty was huge. He has my complete admiration for that. Goes way beyond football rivalries.
Professor Calculus
30/04/2008 22:59:00
Well said Paul!!! Frank is quality!
30/04/2008 23:36:00
I feel the same way, something went through me when he scored. I really wanted him to score it...for his mother, what a sign of mental strength...well done Frank! R.I.P Pat Lampard.
30/04/2008 23:53:00
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