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Wayne Bridge Issues Statement

Wayne Bridge Issues Statement

Wayne Bridge told the England camp this morning that he is not ready to be in the same dressing room as John Terry and has wished the team well at the World Cup in South Africa.

Statement reads...

'I have thought long and hard about my position in the England football team in the light of the reporting and events over the last few weeks.'

'It has always been an honour to play for England. However, after careful thought I believe my position in the squad is now untenable and potentially divisive.'

'Sadly therefore I feel for the sake of the team and in order to avoid what will be inevitable distractions, I have decided not to put myself forward for selection.'

'I have today informed the management of this decision. I wish the team all the very best in South Africa.'

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Date:Thursday February 25 2010
Time: 11:58AM


He aint that good anyway so who cares.
25/02/2010 12:18:00
wow class act mix26.
25/02/2010 12:25:00
Ye almost as good as JT ey??
25/02/2010 12:29:00
Disgusting that Bridge felt obliged to take this course of action.
25/02/2010 12:32:00
I don't blame him one bit. If I was in his situation all I'd be able to think about is smacking JT in the mouth. Shame, but totally understandable. He is only human, put any one of us in his shoes and imagine that dressing room looking at JT having a laugh and joking around. Don't tell me you wouldn't want to vomit with rage.
25/02/2010 12:49:00
You don't have to like someone to play with them on the pitch. You can ignore them in the dressing room. JT won't be captain so doesn't even have to listen to him. Not very professional letting your personal life rule your job. The end of his International career. Agree with Mix26 that we have other options. With AC out would have given him the perfect opportunity to stake a claim. Saved Fabio a dilemma. Gives Gareth Barry a chance to go back to where he was best.
25/02/2010 13:09:00
I admire the fella for thinking of his country in this issue. He has been taking stick from rival fans left right and centre since he came back from injury for City and knows that the godawful tabloid hacks will do all they can to destabilise England in South Africa as they follow the Terry circus. To play at a World Cup is the pinnacle of any players career and for Bridgey to fall on his sword is a brave decision that certainly reknowned crappers like Terry would never even contemplate. Not having been a professional player, I can't say how Terry's presence would affect Bridge in a personal way at such a crucial tournament on and off the park.
Johnny Baguette
25/02/2010 13:20:00
If Terry is the sole reason behind this,England is losing a very good player..Always liked him when he was at Chelsea..Sad this ends this way
25/02/2010 13:23:00
shame terry couldnt of been a man and taken the desicion out of bridge's hands and removed himself from the team. oh well wishful thinking. sad it has come to this.
25/02/2010 13:47:00
Brave and honerably decision which he should have left to cappello. Hope JT is proud of himself.
25/02/2010 13:56:00
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