Saturday, June 17, 2006

Bye bye Frankie

I think Alan Pardew has got this about right. For a couple of years now it has been increasingly obvious that Frank Lampard, good player that he is, stops the world from seeing what a great player Steven Gerrard is. But when Gerrard is at his best for Liverpool it is not as a holding midfield player, it is when he can either play raking long passes, or burst forward with the ball himself, and do what he did to such devestating effect to West Ham in the Cup Final. For England, Lampard tries to do this... and they can't both do it. Sorry frank, but it's time for Carrick or Hargreaves to set Gerrard free.