John Terry Is Ruled Out For Months For leg Nerve Injury

Chelsea captain John Terry may be ruled out for months due to a chronic leg nerve problem. Terry is facing an indefinite spell on the sidelines as doctors work to cure a long-term nerve problem in his right leg. The news is the latest blow for Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, who saw his side beaten 3-0 at home by Sunderland on Sunday. Ancelotti is also dealing with persistent injuries to…

November 18, 2010

Why Do We Expect So Much From Players?

It’s amazing how many people want to tell you they expect better from a footballer. “Footballers are role models,” they’ll fume, “like it or not.” Can I choose “not”? By all means expect better from governments, or friends, or your spouse. But those who affect serial disappointment with the personal decisions of people whose job is kicking a ball seem more deserving of medical assistance than a polite ear. And…

November 11, 2010

Capello refuses to rule out ‘injured’ Rooney for England friendly

Fabio Capello has left the door open for Wayne Rooney to be named in his squad for next week’s friendly against France. It was thought that Rooney’s week away in Portland, Oregon, would rule him out of international consideration. But Sportsmail understands that Capello is hoping Manchester United decide to cut short Rooney’s stay at Nike HQ and play him on Saturday, bringing him into contention for the November 17…

November 8, 2010