Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Bridge Form Undermines Cole Importance for Chelsea
The Daily Mail, August 24th, 2006 4PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Perhaps the only silver lining for Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho following his side's shock 2-1 loss to Middlesbrough yesterday is a second fine game in a row for left back Wayne Bridge. He's been particularly effective down the left hand side for the Blues, notching two assists in his first two games. Mourinho can use Bridge's fine form as leverage in the Ashley Cole transfer stalemate. Signing a new left back no longer appears to be the emergency it once was. Said Mourinho after the game: "I have Bridge, who is playing very well. I don't have another pure left back, but there are some solutions in the squad to give us cover for that position." By "cover," Mourinho is referring to new signing Khalid Boulahrouz from Hamburg, and possibly even William Gallas, who only has to apologize to Mourinho and the squad to be admitted back into the team. Regarding Cole, "I don't know what the situation is but if, on the 31st of August, we cannot get Cole, then it is not a drama," he said. It was a poor performance by Chelsea yesterday to concede two goals in the last 10 minutes and the defense looked disorganized on both goals. "I've managed for six or seven years. That was not a Jose Mourinho team at Middlesbrough," he said, adding, "I don't think it was because of fitness that we didn't play better, it was because of attitude." Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Raul to Join Cosmos This Week     
Former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez on Tuesday reached an agreement to play for New York ...
Platini: Ballon d'Or Should Not Go to Ronaldo, Messi     
UEFA President Michel Platini believes the 2014 Ballon d'Or should not go to either Cristiano Ronaldo ...
Real's Bale, Ramos Miss Liverpool Clash    
Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's world record signing, and vice-captain Sergio Ramos are both out of Wednesday's ...
Ronaldo, Messi Could Break UCL Record This Week     
The world's two best players will have a chance to break Raul's UEFA Champions League goal ...
Report: Drones Pose a Problem for Sports Authorities     
The Associated Press reports that authorities around the globe are just starting to understand the threat ...
Neville: United Will Struggle Against Chelsea     
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville thinks his former team Manchester United will struggle to deal with ...
LVG: United Can Still Win the League    
Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United can still win the Premier League title despite being 10 ...
Florida star Jordan exceeds expectations    
Savannah Jordan was the 2013 Soccer America Freshman of the Year and played for the USA ...
Reports: Bale to Miss Crucial Week for Real     
According to reports on Monday, Gareth Bale will miss a crucial week for Real Madrid after ...
Injured Lampard to Miss City's Trip to CSKA    
Frank Lampard was carried off on a stretcher as Manchester City beat Tottenham 4-1 at the ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives