UK time is: 21:13:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 1 2013

Time: 10:24AM

Your Comments

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
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
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
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
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
Just get that 100th cap and retire,england dont deserve u,they cherish their lovers baines and gibbs
Ken4CFC
He will actually get it and be among them
Kendemsblue
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Chelsea Articles

Everton 3 Chelsea 6 (Saturday August 30 2014)

Everton vs Chelsea- The Preview (Saturday August 30 2014)

Uncle Harry Spills the Beans (Saturday August 30 2014)

That Manchester United Outcast! (Saturday August 30 2014)

Hull Interested in Van Ginkel (Saturday August 30 2014)

Match Day Moments - Everton (a) (Saturday August 30 2014)

That Old Thing Called Dress Sense (Saturday August 30 2014)

Mourinho on Destro (Saturday August 30 2014)

Replacing Torres? (Saturday August 30 2014)

Let us Pray (Saturday August 30 2014)

Archived Chelsea Articles

List All Vital Chelsea Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. BOTUM 272
2. Ikdaniels 219
3. BlueMIA 214
4. StamfordDLion 171
5. kolagold25 169
6. syed230183_chelseafc 150
7. Gary777 148
8. The Josh 126
9. KAKUfrank 123
10. Blue_Mel 104

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Everton 3 - 6 Chelsea
Chelsea 2 - 0 Leicester City
Burnley 1 - 3 Chelsea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 3 3 0 0 +7 9
2. Swansea 3 3 0 0 +5 9
3. Spurs 2 2 0 0 +5 6
4. Man City 3 2 0 1 +3 6
5. Arsenal 2 1 1 0 +1 4
6. Southampton 3 1 1 1 +1 4
7. Hull City 2 1 1 0 +1 4

Breaking League News

Swansea : 30/08/2014 21:00:00
Irvine - Defensive Errors Cost Us
WBA : 30/08/2014 20:56:00
Schneiderlin & Fonte Post West Ham
Southampton : 30/08/2014 20:46:00
Report - Swansea City 3-0 West Brom
Swansea : 30/08/2014 20:35:00
Everton 3 Chelsea 6
Chelsea : 30/08/2014 20:35:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Everton (a)?
Suggested By:  merlin
Courtois 1%
Ivanovic 0%
Cahill 0%
Terry 0%
Azpilicueta 0%
Matic 0%
Ramires 0%
Fabregas 11%
Willian 0%
Hazard 0%
Costa 88%
Luis 0%
Mikel 0%
Drogba 0%