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Blatter surprised by Terry sacking

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 by PA47 hits

John Terry would have been applauded in some countries rather than sacked as national team captain for having an alleged affair, according to FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Terry was fired by England head coach Fabio Capello after a week of negative headlines about the defender's alleged affair with Wayne Bridge's ex-partner but the Chelsea player has had support from an unlikely quarter. Blat...Full Story »

Terry granted leave

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 by PA58 hits

Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins has confirmed John Terry will not play against Cardiff in the FA Cup on Saturday and will be given time off. Terry was sacked as England captain last week following allegations surrounding his private life. According to reports, Terry is planning to join his wife, Toni, in Dubai this weekend.Full Story »

Terry & Capello United for England - Carlo

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA120 hits

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti believes John Terry's relationship with England manager Fabio Capello will not have been affected by the Italian's decision to strip the defender of the national team captaincy.Capello relieved Terry of his duties as England's on-field leader during a short meeting at Wembley last Friday. Terry has already thanked the Chelsea fans for the support they gave him in the...Full Story »

Mancini praise for impressive Johnson

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by PA60 hits

Roberto Mancini felt Adam Johnson proved exactly why he splashed out £8million to sign him on deadline-day after he helped Manchester City to a 2-0 win over Bolton.Although Carlos Tevez and Emmanuel Adebayor scored to leave City trailing fourth-placed Liverpool on goal difference, former Middlesbrough man Johnson claimed man-of-the-match honours."That is why we bought him," declared Mancini. "He...Full Story »

Johnson stars in City win

Posted Tuesday, February 09, 2010 by PA59 hits

A new Manchester City star was born in winger Adam Johnson as the Blues nudged up towards the top four with a 2-0 victory over Bolton. Strike duo Carlos Tevez and Emmanuel Adebayor might have scored the goals that leave City trailing fourth-placed Liverpool on goal difference, but there was no doubt Johnson was the real star. Signed for #8million from Middlesbrough on deadline day, the 22-year...Full Story »

Terry can have time off - Ancelotti

Posted Tuesday, February 09, 2010 by PA38 hits

John Terry will be allowed to miss Chelsea's FA Cup fifth round tie against Cardiff this weekend if he wants to try to patch up his marriage after allegations he had an affair with the ex-girlfriend of former team-mate Wayne Bridge. Terry has recovered from the dead leg he collected in the victory over Arsenal on Sunday and will lead the Blues against Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday night....Full Story »

Terry thanks Chelsea fans

Posted Tuesday, February 09, 2010 by PA102 hits

Embattled Chelsea captain John Terry has thanked the club's fans for their support in the wake of allegations about his private life.Terry was stripped of the England captaincy by Fabio Capello as a result of his alleged affair with Vanessa Perroncel, the ex-girlfriend of former Chelsea team-mate Wayne Bridge. The 29-year-old has refused to comment on the allegations but broke his silence to spe...Full Story »

Capello won't freeze out Terry

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by PA49 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 PA47 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 PA38 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 PA135 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 PA79 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.com95 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.com6286 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 PA95 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 Sport82 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 PA59 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 PA50 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 PA46 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 PA63 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 »

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