And so it happens again. The curse has struck. After Beckham in 2002 and Rooney in 2006, once more one of England's few world class performers has been compromised by injury ahead of the World Cup. That clash with Landon Donovan at Goodison on Wednesday night could have repercussions all the way to Rustenburg. If Ashley Cole is not around when the World Cup gets underway, England will be shorn of their second most potent performer.
It is not easy to make a case to praise Cole. His personality usually gets in the way of any eulogy. Uppermost in the mind is the obnoxious snarl, the noisyRead More »from Cole is out. What now?