You were spot on Harry! The moment Harry Redknapp backed Lampard to go 'right to the top' in 1996 row with West Ham fan
14:18 GMT, 3 January 2013
17:54 GMT, 3 January 2013
Harry Redknapp was spot on when he said that his nephew Frank Lampard would go right to the top.
In 1996, Redknapp had a row with a sceptical West Ham fan who thought Lampard wasn’t good enough and was being favoured for being family.
But how wrong could that supporter be…
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Prospect: Lampard during his West Ham days
Winner: Frank Lampard salutes the fans after Chelsea won the title in 2004/05
Awesome: Lampard's best season was in 2009/10 when he scored 34 goals during Chelsea's double-winnning campaign
What happened next: Frank Lampard…
Lampard moved to Chelsea in 2001 for 11million and hit double figures for goals scored every year since 2003.
He has won three league titles, a Champions League, four FA Cups and Football Writers' Footballer of the Year award in 2004/05.
Then West Ham manager Redknapp said: 'I’m telling you now, and I didn’t want to say this in front of him, but he will go right to the very top.
'He’s got everything needed to become a top class midfield player.
'His attitude is first class, he’s got strength, he can play, he can pass it and he can score goals.'
After watching the video, former West Ham team-mate and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand tweeted: 'Is the fella who was doubting Frank Lampards ability at a WHUFC Fans Forum yrs ago on twitter! Harry knows a player when he sees 1!'
Holland left West Ham for Bournemouth in 1995 before six-year spells at Ipswich and then Charlton. He then went into a career in media, appearing on Final Score and Talksport among others.
Lampard showcased his vast talent for nine years at West Ham before making an 11million switch to west London to join Chelsea in 2001 where his career scaled new heights.
He was ever-present in Chelsea’s dominant title-winning teams under Jose Mourinho in 2005 and 2006 and has gone on to become a club legend.
West Ham is as good as things got for Canham. He had spells at Brentford and Leyton Orient before dropping down even further to Woking, Farnborough, Grays and then Thurrock. Canham was also assistant manager at Leyton Orient but only for one season and he left in 2009.
For a midfielder, his goal-scoring record is imperious. Lampard has reached double figures every season since 2003 and he racked up 34 in the double winning season of 2009/10 under Carlo Ancelotti.
Lampard’s future may be uncertain but what he has achieved at Chelsea proves that Redknapp knew what he was talking about at a fans forum all those years ago.
Youngster: Lampard at the fans' forum in 1996