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Capello won't freeze out Terry

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by PA39 hits

Fabio Capello believes John Terry remains one of England's most important players. The coach stripped Terry of the captaincy last week following newspaper allegations surrounding his private life. But the Italian said: "John Terry is still an important player for England. He is one of the most important players for England." The backing seems to end any worries Terry may have had about his...Full Story »

Terry has backing of squad - Drogba

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by PA37 hits

Two-goal hero Didier Drogba insists that disgraced England captain John Terry has the full backing of his Chelsea team-mates. Drogba took his tally for the season to 22 with goals in the eighth ad 22nd minutes against London rivals Arsenal and then revealed how Terry continues to have the support of the Chelsea squad. Terry was sacked as England captain this week by Fabio Capello following a...Full Story »

Terry stands tall as Gunners fall

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA27 hits

John Terry's life maybe in turmoil off the pitch but the disgraced England captain remains as inspirational as ever in a Chelsea shirt as the Blues put an end to Arsenal's remaining title dreams with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Stripped of the England captaincy 48 hours earlier and the subject of more lurid headlines about his private life, Terry responded in a typically defiant manner as two...Full Story »

Capello deflects Terry questions

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA124 hits

England coach has attempted to end any debate about his decision to sack John Terry as captain. Capello released a short statement on Friday following his short meeting with Terry, outlining that he had taken the action in the "best interests" of his whole team. It was expected the Italian would offer a more fulsome explanation in Warsaw on Sunday afternoon following the qualifying draw fo...Full Story »

Ferdinand steps up as Capello sacks Terry

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by PA65 hits

Rio Ferdinand has stepped up to the job of England captain after Fabio Capello stripped John Terry of the honour following damaging allegations about his private life. Terry met with Capello and his assistant Franco Baldini at Wembley on Friday following allegations of an affair with the former girlfriend of England team-mate Wayne Bridge - also a former club-mate at Chelsea - and the Italian...Full Story »

Italians amused and bewildered by English hypocrisy over John Terry

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by theguardian.com81 hits

Gianluigi Lentini was not censured by Fabio Capello at Milan after an alleged indiscretion in 1993. Italian sports journalists struggled to stifle their laughter this week as they followed the John Terry affair, and sought to explain why England is dumping questions about leadership and extramarital affairs in the lap of an Italian. "This is one for the history books," said Il Giornale, smirki...Full Story »

John Terry: Notes on a Scandal

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by Kickette.com5022 hits

  Digging ourselves out of the mountainous pile of tabloid reports, JT jokes, and tired “WAGs as role models” arguments, we find that yet, again, we are left with more questions than answers. Call it information overload, call it alcohol kills brain cells, we’re not bothered. The big news this afternoon is Fabio Capello’s decision to take John Terry off of captain...Full Story »

Johnson ruled out for season

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by PA82 hits

Fulham have confirmed that Andy Johnson has been ruled out for the rest of the season following surgery on his knee. The club sent Johnson to America earlier this week where he was operated on by the man credited for saving the careers of Alan Shearer and Michael Owen - world-renowned surgeon Dr Richard Steadman. A statement on Fulham's official website read: "The club can confirm that follo...Full Story »

Terry dropped as England's soccer captain

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

LONDON (AP)—John Terry was dropped as England’s soccer captain by coach Fabio Capello on Friday, a week after allegations became public that the defender had an affair with the former girlfriend of teammate Wayne Bridge. Rio Ferdinand will take over as captain as England prepares for its World Cup opener against the United States on June 12. Ferdinand, who had been vice captain, has...Full Story »

Capello strips Terry of captaincy

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA47 hits

John Terry has been sacked as England captain.The 29-year-old was informed of the decision by Fabio Capello during a brief meeting at Wembley on Friday afternoon. The decision comes after allegations surrounding the Chelsea skipper's private life came to light."After much thought I have made the decision that it will be best for me to take the captaincy away from John Terry," said the Italian in...Full Story »

No comment from FA over Terry future

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA38 hits

The Football Association on Friday refused to comment on reports that John Terry has been sacked as England captain. Terry was due to meet Fabio Capello on Friday afternoon to discuss the allegations surrounding his private life which have emerged over the past week. And, although there has been no official comment from either the FA or Terry's camp, speculation is mounting that the 29-year-old ...Full Story »

Terry awaits key Capello meeting

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by PA31 hits

Fabio Capello will meet John Terry later today before a verdict is delivered on whether the England skipper can stay in his job. After emerging through one media scrum at Heathrow Airport on Thursday, Capello knows another will have to be tackled in Warsaw this weekend if he does not manage to resolve Terry's future before he departs for the Euro 2012 draw tomorrow. So, while the England c...Full Story »

Johnson facing make or break op

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by PA48 hits

American surgeon Richard Steadman will perform an operation on Andy Johnson's knee on Thursday in a bid to save the striker's injury-plagued season. Johnson was missing from the Cottagers side which ended a run of five successive defeats with a 1-0 victory over the Barclays Premier League's bottom side Portsmouth. "He will have knee surgery in America, when they will go in and see what it is, an...Full Story »

Terry keeps counsel over captaincy

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by PA32 hits

There will be no word from John Terry on Thursday after the under-fire Chelsea captain said he would not be speaking publicly about his future as England captain before meeting with coach Fabio Capello.Terry on Wednesday issued a brief statement in response to the continued interest in him following a media storm over alleged indiscretions in his private life, vowing to keep his silence until sp...Full Story »

In John Terry, soccer has its Tiger Woods—again

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by AP66 hits

PARIS (AP)—If England captain John Terry lifts soccer’s World Cup in July, his alleged marital infidelities will be forgotten—even forgiven—faster than you can say “Love Rat.” No one, other than Terry’s wife, perhaps, will recall model Alicia Douvall’s (paid for?) newspaper claim that the Chelsea defender seduced her in a London nightclub by placi...Full Story »

Terry staying silent

Posted Thursday, February 04, 2010 by PA36 hits

John Terry has no intention of speaking publicly about his status as England captain before meeting with manager Fabio Capello.Terry issued a brief statement on Wednesday afternoon insisting he was "keeping his own counsel" over the allegations about his private life that have plunged him into a media storm.The Chelsea star has faced calls for his resignation as skipper following allegations tha...Full Story »

Fulham braced for Johnson blow

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA58 hits

Fulham forward Andrew Johnson will undergo an exploratory knee operation to discover whether he requires further surgery which could rule him out for the rest of the season.Johnson, 28, has seen his season blighted by injury. A dislocated collarbone and a groin strain have limited him to just 13 appearances for the club this term.The news is a further blow for Fulham manager Roy Hodgson who alre...Full Story »

Blues focused despite Terry talk

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by PA30 hits

Carlo Ancelotti does not believe the media spotlight on John Terry will have any bearing on Chelsea's title bid.Terry was on duty on Tuesday night for the second time since a series of allegations into his private life broke, and captained the Blues to a disappointing 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Hull."Nothing can disturb our concentration in this competition," said Ancelotti, whose side nu...Full Story »

Carlo Ancelotti clears way for John Terry to visit his wife in Dubai

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by theguardian.com1008 hits

John Terry will take a break to visit his wife in Dubai 'if he needs one', said Chelsea's manager, Carlo Ancelotti. Carlo Ancelotti has cleared the way for John Terry to take a break from playing for Chelsea by saying that if "he needs to have a holiday I will give him holiday", following allegations about his captain's private life. Ancelotti insisted after Chelsea dropped two points in the ...Full Story »

Gutsy Hull hold John Terry and Chelsea to a 1-1 draw

Posted Wednesday, February 03, 2010 by theguardian.com653 hits

Didier Drogba scored but battling Hull made their point in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Chelsea lead the Premier League by two points, but they no longer look in command of it. The side had won all five of their matches when Didier Drogba was absent at the Africa Cup of Nations, but his return did not extend the sequence. That was no fault of the Ivorian, who provided the equaliser at the KC Stadi...Full Story »

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