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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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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 25 2010

Time: 11:58AM

Your Comments

He aint that good anyway so who cares.
Mix26
wow class act mix26.
mcfcirish
Ye almost as good as JT ey??
Mix26
Disgusting that Bridge felt obliged to take this course of action.
Bluedub
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.
Gunnerman
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.
COYS R US
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
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
samuraisuraj
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.
1982benny
Brave and honerably decision which he should have left to cappello. Hope JT is proud of himself.
Tsunami
He is indeed a complete idiot! Terry shagged his ex and has duly being relieved of his duties as captain..get on with life. Bridge spent most of his years playing 2nd fiddle to ashley, he finally gets a chance to shine on the big stage...and what does he do?? Fecking muppet!
blueogre
So if you were an England fan, blueogre you'd be happy for the notoriously worst press in the world to stalk the England team throughtout the tournament in a celebrity car crash obsessed droolfest over Bridge and Terry?
Johnny Baguette
And samurai, it isn't terry's fault...blame the fecking media. They could dig up dirt about anyone anytime. They chose to split the english team in two and succeeded..then chose ashley's marriage and succeeded. God knows who's next, maybe Capello. Mind you, we all have issues.
blueogre
We all know the situation. Cameras everywhere from the team hotel to the bus to the training camp. Every fart scrutinised. Even worse in the days of Murdoch, Max Clifford and their ilk. Fair play to you Bridgey.
Johnny Baguette
Certainly not johnny but wayne could have allowed the people who could have changed that to act, namely the FA. His pulling out changes nought..believe me they'll be on the left back's case through out the mundial, whoever that may be.. and also terry and ashley and God knows who else. I get your point though.
blueogre
My previous post was in response to your question.
blueogre
for all you dick warts that are having a go at bridge for this then you need to think about it - read bridgeys statement(if you can actually read) and see where hes hinting that he doesnt want any unrest in the england camp for the sake of the nation and he doesnt want his mates to have to choose between him and terry. - oh and go home quickly incase john terry's car is at your house shagging your wife
bluemooner_mcfc
Brilliant BM. Just what i wanted to read haha
Once a Blue
BM, Believe what you like but bridge has personal reasons for his actions..don't let him draw you into that sake-of-the-nation crap. He's shown he lacks ambition and doesn't deserve the skills he has nor the success he's achieved. However, i think it's pretty dumb of you to post stuff on a website for people you suspect can't read to read. Cant make any sense of it.
blueogre
Personally I think Bridge and Warnock are better. Heck, I'd rather have Andy Dawson playing for England! No great loss to England, he won't be missed. He's not a poor LB but the media shouldn't be making such a huge deal about this.
ForeverUnited
sry I meant to say BAINES and Warnock are better
ForeverUnited
And BM, John Terry's car isn't the problem. It's actually John Terry.
blueogre
:-)
blueogre
Well done Wayne, However someone should give that fecker JT a Burnley Wallet.
Vanzuylan
ForeverUnited Want to borrow some money.
Vanzuylan
I can't help thinking that Bridge's motives are somewhat different than those implied above & that this is an attempt at brinkmanship to get Terry removed from the squad entirely. Let's face it, he'd be negotiating from a position of strength now that Cashley Hole is injured. Best of luck to him, I say.
Black Sheep Radical
I have three words for Mr Bridge: Grow a spine.
Auckland Owl
Interesting how many people have Bridge as the villan in all this. Quite frankly good on him and one should thank him for at least helping England for the world cup as it would have created massive distraction and media hype if he and Terry had made the squad.
Cochise
This is a time where Max Cliffords stalk the celebrity obsessed planet. England have enough quality to have a real chance of success in the World Cup and the last thing they need is bin rifling hacks at every turn. Bridge knows it. I wonder if the Hull and Stoke fans who have been savaging him know it too?
Johnny Baguette
maybe bridge just wants to spend time over the summer with his daughter that john terry has made difficult for him to do by shagging his missus ?
bluemooner_mcfc
Vanzuylan........ Want to borrow some TROPHIES?????............MUPPETT!!!
java
Anyone having a go at Bridge for taking this decision is a sorry excuse for a human being in my book.
Bluedub
Unfortunately the person who let England down in this case was Capello. He should have binned Terry and to be fair, the rest of the snide Chelsea contingent. This Chelsea mob are amongst the most morally, gutless crew ever to wear the England shirt. I shudder to think the performance Terry will put up, when he balloons another penalty and sheds his crocidile tears.
EddieBell
Baines is NOT better than Bridge, not in a million years
HuddersfieldYiddo
 

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