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Frank Lampard announces retirement from professional football

• 38-year-old former Chelsea midfielder won 108 England caps • ‘I feel now is the time to begin the next chapter in my life’ The former West Ham, Chelsea, Manchester City and England midfielder Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from football. Lampard, who won 106 caps for his country, left New York City FC in November after his contract expired. In a statement on his Facebook page , the 38-year-old said he had…

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Mirth about girth: Gonzalo Higuaín brings fans’ pet pastime to the fore | Jacob Steinberg

Seeing an elite footballer look overweight on his first appearance since helping Argentina reach the Copa América final was an opportunity to bring him down to our level. Mocking the famous is a cherished part of our culture Ever since the legendary hefty goalkeeper William “Fatty” Foulkes prompted the first chants of “Who ate all the pies?” around the turn of the 20th century, little has amused undoubtedly svelte football supporters more than goading players who are carrying a…

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The best thing to come out of West Ham since Rio and Lamps?

Last Sunday saw Bilic grant 16-year-old Reece Oxford an unbelievable chance to prove he is capable of playing at the highest level.

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Frank Lampard will be sorely missed after bidding farewell to Chelsea | Barney Ronay

Midfielder has always shown intelligence and an enduring spirit during his 13 years at Stamford Bridge but his early career at West Ham was dogged by carping and resentment So, farewell then Frank Lampard. The news that Lampard intends to leave Chelsea, with Major League Soccer his most likely destination, brings down the curtain on one of the Premier Leagues most constantly fine, gracefully conducted, and yet somehow still, for some, oddly undervalued careers. Lampard…

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Who will be our "marquee signing" this year?

Who will be our “marquee signing” this year? With the World Cup on the horizon of the Brazilian shores, Big Sam and co will be looking to snap up as much talent as possible before players fees become extortionate based on performances throughout the tournament. But just who will be our marquee signing this season? In June 2013 the David’s mentioned how they planned on making a marquee signing each year in hope of having a team …

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What does Collison’s latest loan move say about our famed Academy?

Jack Collison’s recent loan move to Wigan Athletic has had many West Ham fans scratching their heads with confusion as they see yet another promising youngster leave the club for first team football. It has been a regular occurrence ever since Harry Redknapp left the club as manager in 2001, with a host of the… Read more »

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No longer ‘The Academy of Football’?

Have West Ham lost their notorious reputation as ‘The Academy of Football?’ It is with great concern that I am writing this article; however I feel that I speak on behalf of many Hammers fans in saying that West Ham’s once infamous academy has seen a dramatic change for the worse in recent years . I grew up with West Ham churning out the likes of Joe Cole, Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard Jnr to name but a few, not to mention their…

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West Ham United United 0-3 Chelsea

Frank Lampard scores twice against his former club as Chelsea beat West Ham United to move third in the Premier League.

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