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Ashley the Centurion

This Wednesday, against Brazil, Ashley Cole, barring any injury picked up at Newcastle on Saturday, will join a select club.

Cole will become the 7th player to pick up 100 England caps in a remarkable international career.

Roy Hodgson, speaking about Cole, has commented in the media,

"Ashley Cole deserves an enormous pat on the back."

"Reputations are forged in different ways. I judge people on how I find them. I hope any reputation is forgotten next week."

"He`s a very serious footballer and a very nice person to deal with on the footballing front. He`s a shy person. He prefers his football to do the talking. He`s quite happy for people to judge him on his football."


Fine stuff from Gentleman Roy there, unlike the two lines the Daily Mirror seems fit to insert into its article about Ashley`s selection, lines which read,

"The reaction to the left back`s achievement in becoming only the seventh player to reach the milestone is likely to be muted in comparison to the acclaim that greeted Gerrard`s 100th cap in Stockholm."

I wonder why!

Scurrilous I say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Merlin
Date:Friday February 1 2013
Time: 10:24AM

Comments

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Not sure what the need for that comment was apart from the fact that he is a chelsea player and they love to hate us. Ashley has been one of the best things to happen to the premier league, football wise, and for me will remain the best English left back of this generation. Bainesy is putting in a late surge now but i think its a little too late in that respect. Nevertheless - insulting comments by the daily mirror
JohnnyOz
01/02/2013 10:55:00
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To be fair the media has picked up on this and there have been a few articles already. It will never be the same fuss as for Ickle Stevie but or some unknown reason he is a media darling and national treasure despite never delivering for England and fighting in bars.
SpanishBlue
01/02/2013 12:53:00
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let's not heap any praise on a chelsea player if at all possible is the motto it seems. love to hate blah blah blah. god but i hate the british press!
trueblue44
01/02/2013 14:26:00
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Ashley is very consistent, that is what set him apart from his peers, I admire him and think he'll be useful for us this season and next, it is almost time when cfc players hit their form in the run till may
Desmondadonis
01/02/2013 20:06:00
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Get the 100 and feel the pride of it. You still have years in you and hope you are there for club and country
Kendemsblue
02/02/2013 09:31:00
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Just get that 100th cap and retire,england dont deserve u,they cherish their lovers baines and gibbs
Ken4CFC
02/02/2013 12:24:00
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He will actually get it and be among them
Kendemsblue
05/02/2013 12:26:00
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