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Terry's Bridge Over Troubled Water

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30:  John Terry of Chelsea kisses his team's badge at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Chelsea at Turf Moor on January 30, 2010 in Burnley, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Benjamin RogersAnalyst IFebruary 1, 2010

John Terry is without question a great captain for Chelsea and England. However, as everybody may now know the England captain's personal life has caught up with him and could threaten to ruin or at least put a big blemish on what was a great career.

Just in case you've been on mars the last couple of days, I'll fill you in on the back story.

Terry had a relationship with former teammate Wayne Bridge's ex-girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel.

What's wrong with that?

Well, Terry is currently married to wife Toni Poole, and the affair took place while both Terry and Bridge were at Chelsea.

Bridge, now at Manchester City, has made a statement about the affair, through his lawyer.

"I have read the press reporting in the last two days. The reports deal with matters which are of a deeply personal and private nature."

"My primary concern is the welfare of my son. Therefore, I intend to make no comment whatsoever either now or in the future about these reports and ask that my privacy is respected."

Terry, who has two children of his own, has made no statement to the press.

To make matters worse Terry has lost the fight to stop the exposure of the story, so the tale could rumble on for months.

This brings me to my main concern, the World Cup 2010 and the Captains Armband.

To be honest with everyone it's not the affair story I really care about, its the footballing story.

England's world cup plans seemed to be running very smoothly before this and now to be honest it seems like they have been thrown into chaos.

Terry who was certain to be our captain is now said to be in real danger of losing his England captain's role.

People will most certainly want him to be stripped of the armband as he is not a proper role model to children, which is ironic as Terry won Father of the Year in 2009.

With Terry and Bridge both aiming to make the world cup squad, can they get along if both achieve that goal?

If not, then you would have to think that one would be dropped from the squad, and if this is Terry then England will lose a great captain and defender.

It is rumored that other England players and team mates are starting to take sides. This could cause further explosive tension to what is already a bad time for the England squad.

Could this spell disaster for the England 2010 chances?

Should Terry lose the  England Captains Armband?

Should Terry be stopped from going to the world cup?

 

 

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