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Wishing Frank Lampard well for New York move

By Steven Beacom

Published 19/06/2015

Footballer Frank Lampard is off to play in the US
Footballer Frank Lampard is off to play in the US

Frank Lampard was in Dundonald this week. Just in case Glentoran fans get any ideas, the ex-England star was not in the area to sign for Eddie Patterson's team (though he probably digs the Oval outfit's groovy new strip)!

Frankie is still going to Hollywood... sorry, New York, to play in the MLS.

He was in Northern Ireland with his lovely bride to be Christine Bleakley, saying farewell to her family before the big move to the Big Apple.

Steven Gerrard's also been relaxing ahead of his switch Stateside, soaking up the sun in Ibiza before jetting off to join up with his new team-mates at LA Galaxy.

I wish them well. In my book Gerrard's Liverpool's greatest player ever and Lampard's Chelsea's finest.

They were, of course, part of England's 'Golden Generation' along with Gary Neville, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney. Massive names one and all, who failed to get past the quarter-final stage in tournaments.

'Golden Generation?' In the end they didn't even reach silver or bronze status.

Ahead of the 2015 European under 21 Championships, there was talk across the water that the current crop of England kids could be the next big thing in world football. WILL NOT HAPPEN.

More chance of Gerrard and Lampard joining Ballymena United!

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