Lampard and Alonso clear the air - now cue a real snooze-fest
Frank Lampard says he has cleared the air with Xabi Alonso and that the pair now have a lot of respect for each other.Great, now Wednesday's Champions League game between Liverpool and Chelsea will be even more boring than usual. No more bother: Lampard and Alonso have cleared the air The teams have played each other so many times over the last few years that they know each other too well and they have usually engaged in a war of attrition that has plumbed new depths of tedium. More from Hatchet Man... Shearer may be back in Toon, but Ashley proves it is still the original comedy club06/04/09 It's good to know somethings will never change, like Sir Alex keeping time pressure on refs06/04/09 Adebayor is the latest Arsenal player to moan about not winning trophies - but the players are the ones to blame06/04/09 HATCHET MAN: As the Saints go marching out and Charlton prepare a fire sale, Premier League chiefs must examine their own greed03/04/09 HATCHET MAN: Owen has eight games to become a Magpies legend - and he owes them that after failing to deliver in the last four years03/04/09 HATCHET MAN: Note to Davies - Forget United backlash, you owe Villa fans something after your shameful Anfield surrender03/04/09 HATCHET MAN: Axe Robinho, let him sulk and rage then sell him - the only way Manchester City can recoup anything from this £34m disaster03/04/09 HATCHET MAN: City midfielder Johnson times his return to fitness just in time to be sold in the summer02/04/09 VIEW FULL ARCHIVE The duel between Lampard and Alonso was the best part of many of the games and if they really have taken the personal sting out of it, it can only lose intensity and damage what was already a poor spectacle.Wednesday's match at Anfield may be a quarter-final but prepare for it to be a total turn-off. Definitely not one for the neutral.
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