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Hodgson hopes Cole will be treated with respect

England manager Roy Hodgson. Photo: Reuters

England manager Roy Hodgson hopes Ashley Cole will be treated with respect when the much-maligned Chelsea defender wins his 100th international cap in Wednesday’s glamour friendly against Brazil.

Tuesday, 5 February, 2013, 12:11pm

Ashley Cole agrees to new contract with Chelsea

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has agreed to a new contract with Chelsea. Photo: AFP

A person familiar with the situation says Ashley Cole has agreed to sign a new deal with Chelsea.

20 Jan 2013 - 11:50am

Chelsea look to bounce back in the FA Cup after their loss to QPR

Rafael Benitez (left)

Rafael Benitez admits Chelsea's FA Cup third-round tie today at Southampton has taken on added significance in the wake of their shock Premier League defeat to QPR.

Benitez conceded in the wake of Wednesday's 1-0 home loss to the division's bottom club that, with the Blues now lying 14 points behind Manchester United, they require a miraculous run to win the Premier League.

5 Jan 2013 - 3:09am

Ashley Cole cleared for England selection after apology to FA boss

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has apologised to English Football Association chairman David Bernstein for a Twitter insult that he aimed at the FA last week and is now free to play for England against San Marino on Friday.

11 Oct 2012 - 6:00am

Cole charged by FA for vulgar tweet

Cole charged by FA for vulgar tweet

The Football Association has charged Ashley Cole with misconduct after the England defender criticised the governing body in a vulgar Twitter post.

The Chelsea left back reacted angrily on Friday after an FA commission queried the evidence he gave in defending teammate John Terry against a racism charge.

9 Oct 2012 - 8:53am

Chelsea to discipline Ashley Cole over abusive tweet

Ashley Cole applauds the crowd at the final whistle. Photo: AFP

Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo confirmed disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Ashley Cole following the abusive comment he made about the Football Association on Twitter.

8 Oct 2012 - 2:36am

Roy Hodgson backs Ashley Cole for 100 England caps after Twitter rant

Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole has been handed an opportunity to pass the 100-cap mark for England and redeem his reputation over the next 10 days after being assured a controversial outburst on Twitter will not cost him his international future.

8 Oct 2012 - 2:36am

Ashley Cole urged by Roberto di Matteo to sign new Chelsea contract

Roberto di Matteo urged Ashley Cole to sign a new Chelsea contract after the England full-back scored the only goal as the Premier League leaders beat Stoke 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Cole's goal five minutes from time helped Chelsea, the European champions, stay at the top of the table, as Stoke suffered their first defeat of the season.

24 Sep 2012 - 2:25am