Ashley Cole

Why Must It Be Left to Players to Call Time? Is the National Set-Up Too Weak

Aaron Gratton | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Sport
Aaron Gratton

Steven Gerrard announced his international retirement to a chorus of fans and experts claiming he did the right thing, but why is it left to players to make the call? After captaining England at their most disappointing World Cup, Gerrard has opted to call time on his international career, just as he was expected to do.

Cheryl And Jean-Bernard 'Plan Second Wedding' For Friends And Family

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Cheryl Cole may have only tied the knot with her new husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini two weeks ago, but it’s now been reported the Geordie po...

Cole Accused Of Criminal Battery After Incident In LA Nightclub

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK

Detectives are investigating a complaint of criminal battery against Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole in Los Angeles, police have confirmed. The Premier...

Player Focus: Cast Aside Cole Has Mourinho to Blame

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

Most onlookers would agree that Cole still has something to give both at club and international level, and it would make perfect sense if Mourinho had in fact had an issue with the left-back's attitude more than anything else. Cole was dropped just after he attended Arsenal's Christmas party and reportedly reacted badly to his manager's decision.

Premier League Released List: Free Transfers XI

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Sport

The Premier League has revealed the 20 top flight clubs' retained and released list, which features a wealth of experience. Chelsea duo Frank Lampa...

Why a Lack of Options Means That the England Team Picks Itself

Joe Difford | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

When a new manager enters the fray, speculation is rife. 'Who will he pick?' 'What style of play will he adopt?' 'Will he be the man to bring England glory?' But the harsh reality is that regardless of who the manager is, England will never compete with the likes of Brazil, Germany and Spain.

Liverpool, City Or United? Where Could Cole Move To Next?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Sport

Ashley Cole's departure from Chelsea this summer will intensify several clubs' interest in the defender. Ashley Cole To Leave Chelsea World Cup 20...

Hazard Lights - PSG Want £50m Eden

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Sport

Despite the three big, black clouds hovering overhead which spell out FFP, Paris Saint-Germain continue to be linked with a £50 million move for Chel...

World Cup Squads: Overlooked XI

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Sport

As Ashley Cole's omission proved, World Cup squad exclusions are more newsworthy than inclusions. 'F**k France! Nasri's Girlfriend Rages At His Wor...

Samuel Luckhurst

The World Cup Is Not Work Experience - Cole Had To Go Over Shaw

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Sport

Poor Ashley Cole. It is a sentence scarcely uttered during the left-back's career, however his international retirement, and the manner of it, is a sh...

Cole Out Of England Squad And Retires From International Football

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Sport

Ashley Cole has retired from international football after being left out of England's World Cup squad. England manager Roy Hodgson called Cole on S...

Transfer Talk: Who's Bid £20m For Lallana?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Sport

The title is all but gone for Liverpool but they go again... in the transfer market. Adam Lallana, linked heavily with a move to Anfield last week, ha...

The Chosen 23: My England Squad for Brazil 2014

Matthew Smith | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

England are in a tricky group, and therefore a tricky situation as far as expectation goes. They aren't even favourites to make it out the group, let alone win the thing, so taking a squad of youngsters to experience the atmosphere of a major tournament, without concentrating on progress is one line of thought.

The Top 10: Football's Pantomime Villains (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Sport

The Clásico is as entertaining for its goals as it is for its flare ups. Real Madrid 3-4 Barcelona: Did Sergio Busquets Stamp On Pepe In El Clási...

Harry Hill Says 'X Factor' Musical Laughs At Cheryl's Expense

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Harry Hill has admitted that Cheryl Cole might not be too impressed with some of the jokes in the 'X Factor' musical 'I Can't Sing'. The musical fe...

Samuel Luckhurst

Hodgson Heralds New England Era

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Sport

Roy Hodgson's front six for Denmark's visit was set up a la Liverpool and the England coach's assessment of their win was a passable impression of Bre...

Samuel Luckhurst

England 1-0 Denmark: Sturridge, Cole, Embarrassing Fans And More Talking Points

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Sport

Daniel Sturridge spared Roy Hodgson the ignominy of a third successive goalless game with an 82nd minute England winner against Denmark. England 1-...

England 1-0 Denmark: Player Ratings

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Sport

Daniel Sturridge spared Roy Hodgson the ignominy of a third successive goalless game with an 82nd minute England winner against Denmark. England 1-...

Who You Calling Done? Is Cole's Nike Advert An Ego Trip?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Sport

Like him or hate him (who'd actually love him?), Ashley Cole is arguably the best left-back of his generation and one of British football's most decor...

England Can Thrive on New Underdog Status

Isaac Leigh | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Sport
Isaac Leigh

The news that England will not be among the top seeds for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is a blessing in disguise... No more excuses, no more confusion. England are not one of the top seeds because they are not one of the top sides. If humility and diligence reign, Hodgson's men could do themselves proud.

Leighton Baines: England's Best Left-Back Ahead Of Ashley Cole?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Sport

News Ashley Cole was out injured for England's World Cup qualifier with Montenegro on Friday prompted some pessimistic reactions when he is not even h...

WATCH: Ashley Cole Abused By Furious Female Bartender In Dispute Over Tip (NSFW VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Baggers | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ashley Cole got a whole lot more than he bargained for after a night out on the sauce on a recent trip to St Louis in the US. A video has surfaced ...

Cole's England Career In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Sport

Ashley Cole is not so much a footballing Marmite as a Millwall. No one likes him but he doesn't care, and on Wednesday he will collect his 100th Engla...

Cole's Mother Denies Posting Sick Slurs About Ferdinand After Coin Incident

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Sport

Ashley Cole's mother Sue has denied posting sick messages on Facebook mocking Rio Ferdinand after he was struck by a coin in the Manchester derby. ...

Football

Jen Offord | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Sport
Jen Offord

I'm really not qualified to go into any real detail on the match in which I have participated. Though I did rip off a few choice phrases from Alan Hansen's Match of the Day punditry, in my youth, and I still wheel them out from time to time.