Shaw set for Brazil after Cole retires

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Luke Shaw looks certain to be in England's squad for the World Cup after rival Ashley Cole announced on Twitter that he is to retire from international football after being told by Roy Hodgson that he will not be going to Brazil.

Cole was the main threat to Shaw's place in the 23 man squad named tomorrow for the role of stand-by to first choice left back Leighton Baines.

 

With Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert all but certain to go too it looks as if Saints will have three players in the England World Cup squad.

Nathaniel Clyne remains a live outsider to make the seven man stand-by list too.

Cole has 107 caps for his country but has paid the price for failing to hold down a regular first-team place at Stamford Bridge this year.

England manager Hodgson called Cole on Sunday night to inform the left-back he would not be included in his 23-man squad.

Cole has now called time on an international career that spanned 13 years.

He made his international debut against Albania in 2001 and has been an ever-present in the England side since.

The 33-year-old has started every tournament game since making his finals bow in the 2002 World Cup against Sweden.

Hodgson said in March he was conscious of the fact that he would have to disappoint big names when he picked his squad and the decision to drop Cole is certainly a bold move by a manager who was once renowned for his conservative attitude towards the game.

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11:10pm Sun 11 May 14

Clever Dick says...

Yeah. Luke played well again today and deserves to go.
Yeah. Luke played well again today and deserves to go. Clever Dick
  • Score: 9

11:43pm Sun 11 May 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Well done Roy, the old guard had a great chance and fluffed it, time for a clean sweep. With injuries to the squad and Clyne having regained the spot from Chambers I think there's an outside chance for him. Cork must have impressed too.
Well done Roy, the old guard had a great chance and fluffed it, time for a clean sweep. With injuries to the squad and Clyne having regained the spot from Chambers I think there's an outside chance for him. Cork must have impressed too. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 8

11:43pm Sun 11 May 14

el caballo santos101 says...

well ive never liked cole but it seems hes taken the decision with good grace. I did think that roy would take cole but am pleased he looks to have picked luke, I guess his recent good form has swayed him. hope luke is still a saint when in brazil!

why the hell is Hansen saying its a shame we have to sell players to raise the money on MOTD when asked about the alleged £27mill bid for luke from manure? does he know something about the finances of our club that the rest of us (or the board, who have said we don't need to sell) don't?
well ive never liked cole but it seems hes taken the decision with good grace. I did think that roy would take cole but am pleased he looks to have picked luke, I guess his recent good form has swayed him. hope luke is still a saint when in brazil! why the hell is Hansen saying its a shame we have to sell players to raise the money on MOTD when asked about the alleged £27mill bid for luke from manure? does he know something about the finances of our club that the rest of us (or the board, who have said we don't need to sell) don't? el caballo santos101
  • Score: 7

11:53pm Sun 11 May 14

Clever Dick says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
well ive never liked cole but it seems hes taken the decision with good grace. I did think that roy would take cole but am pleased he looks to have picked luke, I guess his recent good form has swayed him. hope luke is still a saint when in brazil!

why the hell is Hansen saying its a shame we have to sell players to raise the money on MOTD when asked about the alleged £27mill bid for luke from manure? does he know something about the finances of our club that the rest of us (or the board, who have said we don't need to sell) don't?
Do you know of any pundits who know what they are talking about? Just selling Luke would wipe any debt we are "supposed" to have and leave enough over to buy a replacement.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: well ive never liked cole but it seems hes taken the decision with good grace. I did think that roy would take cole but am pleased he looks to have picked luke, I guess his recent good form has swayed him. hope luke is still a saint when in brazil! why the hell is Hansen saying its a shame we have to sell players to raise the money on MOTD when asked about the alleged £27mill bid for luke from manure? does he know something about the finances of our club that the rest of us (or the board, who have said we don't need to sell) don't?[/p][/quote]Do you know of any pundits who know what they are talking about? Just selling Luke would wipe any debt we are "supposed" to have and leave enough over to buy a replacement. Clever Dick
  • Score: 3

12:12am Mon 12 May 14

Zexagon says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
well ive never liked cole but it seems hes taken the decision with good grace. I did think that roy would take cole but am pleased he looks to have picked luke, I guess his recent good form has swayed him. hope luke is still a saint when in brazil!

why the hell is Hansen saying its a shame we have to sell players to raise the money on MOTD when asked about the alleged £27mill bid for luke from manure? does he know something about the finances of our club that the rest of us (or the board, who have said we don't need to sell) don't?
Apparently cole refused to be in the stand by 7
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: well ive never liked cole but it seems hes taken the decision with good grace. I did think that roy would take cole but am pleased he looks to have picked luke, I guess his recent good form has swayed him. hope luke is still a saint when in brazil! why the hell is Hansen saying its a shame we have to sell players to raise the money on MOTD when asked about the alleged £27mill bid for luke from manure? does he know something about the finances of our club that the rest of us (or the board, who have said we don't need to sell) don't?[/p][/quote]Apparently cole refused to be in the stand by 7 Zexagon
  • Score: 3

12:27am Mon 12 May 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Zexagon wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
well ive never liked cole but it seems hes taken the decision with good grace. I did think that roy would take cole but am pleased he looks to have picked luke, I guess his recent good form has swayed him. hope luke is still a saint when in brazil!

why the hell is Hansen saying its a shame we have to sell players to raise the money on MOTD when asked about the alleged £27mill bid for luke from manure? does he know something about the finances of our club that the rest of us (or the board, who have said we don't need to sell) don't?
Apparently cole refused to be in the stand by 7
well that's his right, to be honest if I was in the same position I might well have done the same. I still think hes said the right things about baines and luke, although I bet roys not happy hes done it now.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: well ive never liked cole but it seems hes taken the decision with good grace. I did think that roy would take cole but am pleased he looks to have picked luke, I guess his recent good form has swayed him. hope luke is still a saint when in brazil! why the hell is Hansen saying its a shame we have to sell players to raise the money on MOTD when asked about the alleged £27mill bid for luke from manure? does he know something about the finances of our club that the rest of us (or the board, who have said we don't need to sell) don't?[/p][/quote]Apparently cole refused to be in the stand by 7[/p][/quote]well that's his right, to be honest if I was in the same position I might well have done the same. I still think hes said the right things about baines and luke, although I bet roys not happy hes done it now. el caballo santos101
  • Score: -1

12:28am Mon 12 May 14

wagsta says...

Yeah of course he is, and here are Wednesdays Lotto numbers: 4, 5, 7, 9, 20, 23 ....................
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.... according to the Sun, Star, Mail, Sky Sports, etc, etc ....................
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Yeah of course he is, and here are Wednesdays Lotto numbers: 4, 5, 7, 9, 20, 23 .................... .................... .... according to the Sun, Star, Mail, Sky Sports, etc, etc .................... .................... ......... wagsta
  • Score: 2

1:52am Mon 12 May 14

andoru says...

As I've said before, I just hope he and Adam are still with us when they go to Brazil. I want to cheer them on as Saints players and feel a little pride in that. You just know that if they are sold before, newspaper reports will say "Liverpool's Adam Lallana had a great game" or "Shaw, new left back for Man Utd, did well to … blah blah blah". I'll hate that.
As I've said before, I just hope he and Adam are still with us when they go to Brazil. I want to cheer them on as Saints players and feel a little pride in that. You just know that if they are sold before, newspaper reports will say "Liverpool's Adam Lallana had a great game" or "Shaw, new left back for Man Utd, did well to … blah blah blah". I'll hate that. andoru
  • Score: 8

6:41am Mon 12 May 14

White and red till dead says...

Hope Cole wasn't driving when Roy told him - he would have swerved off the road.
Hope Cole wasn't driving when Roy told him - he would have swerved off the road. White and red till dead
  • Score: 3

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