3660: Squarefootball Villain of the
by : Sam Cullen
This week, our villain resides in the same ground as our hero, a first for the Hero and Villain of the week feature.
The club in question is Chelsea, so before anyone accuses us at squarefootball of bias against Chelsea, just look at our feature giving the Hero of the week to one of your boys in blue.
The villain of this week, by a country mile, Ashley Cole.
The left back wins for not one, but two reasons.
Our Ashley, as Fred Elliott might say, certainly has enjoyed having a natter to the boys from the red tops last week.
Firstly at the start of the week we had a claim by Cole that fellow writer Stephen Orford counteracted brilliantly.
Cole really did nothing for the public image of the game by showing the greed currently prevalent in the game by claiming he was "trembling with anger" when he was only offered a meagre £55,000 a week, and how those wicked evil Gunners had hung him out to dry.
If showing greed to the extent to make the average skilled worker in this country "tremble with anger" themselves, he then went and made himself even more popular in Islington than before.
On Wednesday, in more confessions to the press, he lambasted some of his former Arsenal team mates.
Calling some "rubbish" and "lazy", he accused the players of "not pulling their weight" which surely in the light of recent events is rather hypocritical.
Also, correct me if I'm wrong but the youthful line up featuring Eboue, Flamini, Fabregas et all successfully made it into the Champions League final, and gave a very strong account of themselves.
He also seemed to take a particularly strong axe towards Fabregas, implicating him in Pizzagate and calling him a "featherweight"
Anyone who saw the game at Old Trafford would have seen the "featherweight" turn in a "heavyweight" performance to help inspire Arsenal to a win at Old Trafford for the first time in 4 years.
Arsenal fans shouldn't miss Mr Cole, they have excellent replacements in Flamini and Clichy.
Chelsea fans shouldn't cheer Mr Cole, they have an excellent and honest left back in Wayne Bridge.
17 September 2006