Woe is me, says new Chelsea signing Ashley Cole. Newly married and never one to keep his big gob shut, Mr. Cole isn’t done winding up old boss @Arsenal, Arsene Wenger.
In his autobiography, “My Defense”, Cole says that Thierry Henry got wined and dined during contract talks, but he didn’t get squat.
Can you hear the whining tone yet?
He says: “Thierry signed a new four-year contract two days after the Champions League final but our our situations were different.
“The club made him feel wanted, “wooing” him, wining and dining him, speaking in public about how much they want him to stay, going on a deliberate charm offensive.
But me? I didn’t have one dinner, one meeting or one phone call from anyone.
No one took time out to discuss the club’s ambition and vision with me.
That’s not sour grapes, it’s just a sad truth.“
Yet another to add to the “used to be cute” list. We don’t know exactly when it happened, but somewhere along the way we’ve lost our love for Mr. Cole. Perhaps he can get it back for us playing with Chelsea.
We doubt it though. Like a nice cup of tea gone cold, you can put it in the microwave and heat it back up, but it just doesn’t taste quite the same. Or something like that.
We have no idea how this slipped under our radar.
Photos like these of Matthew Bates (Middlesbrough) taking pictures of himself – naked – are the reason this website exists.
Our most humble apologies.
For the nakedness, keep on scrolling.
An undercover sting operation by the BBC is making very serious allegations about corruption in the Premiership. At least one agent and three teams were targeted and it’s not looking good. The agent is reported to be leaving the country following the probe.
The skinny: the clubs are alleged to have broken industry rules by “tapping up” players – approaching them without permission from the club they’re contracted to. There are allegations of backhanders to officials. The world of footy agents is in a spin over who’s likely to be implicated.
The game hasn’t had a saga-drama like this since George Graham, the Arsenal boss was fired in 1995 for accepting
He’s a lean, lanky beanpole of a fellow, and his on/off girlfriend gives us hives, but Peter Crouch is emerging as a great talent on the England squad.
One must always welcome and support diva behaviour if not for the entertainment factor, let alone for something to yak about at the water cooler. But William Gallas of Chelsea has taken high maintenance to an entirely new level, and not in a good way.
Gallas has just been sent off to Arsenal as part of a deal that (finally and unsurprisingly) brought Ashley cole to Chelsea, and the club has released a very interesting statement.
Claiming they want to make their supporters “aware of the full facts regarding William Gallas and the lack of respect he showed to the fans, manager and the club,“ the statement details some fairly stank behaviour on Gallas’s part.
Miserable about being at Chelsea, Gallas vowed to score own goals if sent out on the pitch or get himself sent off. Chelsea also claim he refused to play in last season’s FA cup semi-final against Liverpool.
Link: Gallas Accused of Threatening…