December 11, 2006

A question of sport

Question. Does anyone actually like Ashley Cole? Please identify yourself in the comments. No, not you Cheryl.

Let this extract from his recent book help you:

“Ash! Are you listening?” said a virtually hyperventilating Jonathan [his agent]. “I’m here in the office and David Dein [Arsenal Vice-Chairman] is saying they aren’t going to give you £60k a week. They’ve agreed £55k and this is their best and final offer. Are you happy with that?” When I heard Jonathan (Barnett) repeat the figure of £55k, I nearly swerved off the road. “He is taking the piss, Jonathan!” I yelled down the phone. I was so incensed. I was trembling with anger. I couldn’t believe what I’d heard. I suppose it all started to fall apart for me from then on. I’d trusted Mr Dein to push the deal through.


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  1. Allan Smith

    Apparently Dein reneged on an informal promise to bump his wages to £60k so he has a certain justification, but there’s surely a better way of putting it across.

    Surely a proofreader could have pulled him up on that section and told him he was a twat.

    11 Dec 2006, 14:24

  2. You don’t think he actually wrote it himself do you?

    It’s far more likely his ghost-writer found him to be a prat and tried to paint him in a bad light.

    11 Dec 2006, 15:04

  3. Allan Smith

    In which case; kudos to that ghost-writer.

    11 Dec 2006, 15:18

  4. How’s a man supposed to live on £55k a week? That’s a meager £2.8 million a year before sponsorship and bonuses! If they don’t love him enough to fund a comfortable life, he’s well within his life to entirely betray the club that made him who he is and sod off to their local rivals where a nice Russian man will give him whatever he asks for.

    12 Dec 2006, 18:02

  5. geekpie

    Ashley Cole isn’t trying and shouldn’t be paid, let alone picked for England, until his attitude improves.

    21 Jan 2007, 13:29


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