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Cole Injury Concern!

Cole Injury Concern!

Keep those fingers crossed that Ashley Cole`s magical night at Wembley, where he finally reached the 100 caps mark, doesn`t hamper our chances, against Wigan this Saturday.

Ashley, who received a great reception form the Wembley crowd, was taken off at half-time with a niggling injury that appeared to come from his hamstring area.

Speaking about what, we hope, was a precautionary measure, Roy Hodgson is quoted in the morning press a shaving remarked,

"I wasn`t intending to take Ashley off at half-time."

"But he was feeling a problem in his hamstring, which may actually be coming from his back."

"He would have soldiered on if it was a qualifier but I didn`t want to send him back to Chelsea injured."


Nice sentiments Roy and one that our under-fire gaffer, Rafa Benitiez , will surely appreciate, but what did Ashley make of the memorable occasion?

Offering a few comments to the media, Ashley is quoted as having remarked,

"I was disappointed to come off but it was a good team performance. When I got out there it was not about me any more, it was playing against a world-class team and getting a win."

"I was emotional at the start. I want to thank the fans as I didn`t expect the reception I got. It was very nice and I`m overwhelmed, speechless."


As somebody who has started in every one of these 100 appearances, Ashley, in our opinion, deserves all the accolades he gets!



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

Writer:Merlin
Date:Thursday February 7 2013
Time: 1:00PM

Comments

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Congrats ash!
layorh12
07/02/2013 13:17:00
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Delighted to see him getting the plaudits and recognition he so richly deserves for such outstanding service to the national team.
SpanishBlue
07/02/2013 13:27:00
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awww cool comments from Ash...now go get training for the Latics lol we need max points from that game
JohnnyOz
07/02/2013 14:00:00
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Good to see 80% of fans cheering for Ashley as his name was read out,the 20% jeers were most probably from gooner fans. Lol
nelyvanile
07/02/2013 14:05:00
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I pray he is okay by saturday so he can play against the lactiics...... We need all the players to be fit for this final battle of the season, #fingerscrossed
Desmondadonis
07/02/2013 14:07:00
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i am beginning to warm more and more to roy hodgeson. very, very thoughtful of him to say that about not sending ash back to us injured. how many international managers would have been so considerate. very well done indeed roy ...and frank... oh and a hearty congrats to ash. well done all round!
trueblue44
07/02/2013 14:41:00
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Ashley Cole is the BEST ENGLAND player of the last decade. DISCUSS.............Before someone misquotes me, I didn't say it. I saw it on twitter and thought it will be nice for people to discuss on here.
KAKUfrank
07/02/2013 15:03:00
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Great achievement for ashley,hope he is fit for saturday..finally,thank u roy for bein very thoughtful
Ken4CFC
07/02/2013 16:34:00
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I would rather say that ASHLEY COLE IS THE MOST CONSISTENT ENGLISH PLAYER OF THE LAST DECADE. I would still rate Gerard and Lamps ahead of cole. Terry too should be in the top 10 best english players of the last decade as well. Its a shame that his achievements and contribution would never be recognised by the media and the english fans but we the chelsea fans would always appreciate him.
Chelz Akamz
07/02/2013 18:23:00
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Cograts cole
blue5
07/02/2013 18:27:00
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Have to agree with Akamz,probably not the best but most definitely the most consistent,he did drop in form within the last few years,but still puts in a top shift. Did anyone notice his boot. #100notout...Meaning 100 caps but I'm still not done yet.
nelyvanile
07/02/2013 19:20:00
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Like Ash i was surprised and heartened by the warmth and gusto with which most of the Wembley crowd greeted his intro..that was a touch of class on their part. I sincerely hope he is fine for Saturday. Roy Hodgson like Ol Arry and David Moyes is a manager i have always liked and respected. My respect for the man reached new heights when he refused to allow Rio use political chicanery to force his way back into the three Lions squad. Roy is a fair even handed guy and while i dont think the three Lions will be winning the world cup with him at the Helm i think they will qualify with ease and give a good account of themselves the way they did in the last Euros.
GabeU
07/02/2013 20:31:00
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