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Lampard Finished?

Monday 5th September 2011
I could not believe the reaction to Frank Lampard's omission from the England team that faced Bulgaria. Certain sections of the media had called it the end of his international career. It is madness.

Being dropped for one game, or any amount of games, does not signal the end to an international career. Lampard, whether starting or not, still has plenty to offer the national side.

In the not too distant past Lampard was wearing the captain's armband against Denmark and stating how he would always be available for England, regardless of whether or not he was in favour with the manager. It's that want and willingness to perform and be a part of the national setup which is admired about David Beckham and loathed about other players such as Ben Foster who have ruled themselves out after some lacklustre form and clashes of culture with the England boss.

Lampard is a quality player, box to box and a great finisher. To say his career is over after he was overlooked for one match against meagre opposition is ridiculous. This was in today's Daily Mail, “Just four days after his England career was ended.” Did it ever end? I think not.

Lampard will always be available and for any manager he is a great option. He can take penalties, which in tournament time, as we all know, can be a valuable asset.
Tom Bedford

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