Retro Football: Harry Redknapp Defends 17-Year-Old Frank Lampard From Uppity West Ham Fan (Video)

Chris Wright

2nd, January 2013


By Chris Wright

This video is doing the Twitter rounds today and it’s definitely worth a squirt: Here’s then-West Ham manager Harry Redknapp schmoozing with fans at a conference, suddenly finding himself forced into defending a ruddy-cheeked 17-year-old Frank Lampard when a Hammers fan – who was presumably paid off by Scott Canham – gets uppity and questions just why ‘Arry let youth prospects Scott Canham and Matty Holland go in lieu of sticking with ‘crap’ Lamps because of his family ties.

Redknapp’s answer is spookily clairvoyant…

For the record, this is Scott Canham…

He played out his career at the likes of Chesham, Woking, Farnborough Town and Thurrock.

Lampard is a Champions League-winning England regular and pretty much the highest scoring midfielder in the history of everything ever.

Top, top stuff.

(Thanks to @nardgery for the tip-off)

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  1.' Zam says:

    I’d like to hear a current reply from “I do go to reserve games so I know”, see what he has to say for himself now…

  2. JayJay says:

    Awesome foresight from ‘Arry.

  3. bob says:

    Pies, i know this might be hard for you but I would really appreciate more videos like this. this was so amazing just to see how players were when they were young and the clubs and people they were part of. im only 19 and repeated this clip so many times. i would recommend doing a weekly thing of this sort, i really enjoyed it. thanks

  4. Sam says:

    Top stuff from ‘Arry! That bloke askin the questions surely to
    God can’t be serious when he says things like I go to the reserve games?!? What an absolute tit and fair play to Frank….I think he just edged Scotty in the football hall of achievements

  5.' MGJ says:

    Great video unearthed and put on here. Nice to see that sometimes managers do know what they are talking about.

  6.' Will says:

    Be interesting to see if there was a video about David Dunn’s youth career knocking about. Now there’s a lad who let himself go. Anyone remember the ridiculous solo goal he scored against the Dutch U 21’s?

  7.' Applesauce says:

    ‘Arry got it spot on.

  8. SlasherHands says:

    I agree with ‘bob’!

  9.' LunaVC says:

    West Ham fans are idiots. Tell us something we don’t know.

  10. Professor Molester says:

    I agree with SlasherHands who agrees with ‘Bob’ (in Rowan Atkinsons voice naturally).

  11.' TeamCropDusters says:

    Ol ‘Arry… absolute facking legend.

    He has never managed my club, but I love him like he won us the treble!

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