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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

fuck, how will he pay his mortgage?
11th December 2009 08:47 AM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

for someone who's 26 looks well out of shape the fat cunt..
11th December 2009 09:12 AM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

I'm sure some of us on here touted him as a target for us. The bleached hair, put me off like.
11th December 2009 09:33 AM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

Shame like. Was a cracking player. Really feel for the lad.
11th December 2009 10:37 AM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

Sad news... I renember some were comparing him to the great Alan Shearer!
11th December 2009 10:46 AM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

Still, to try and look on the positive side, i've got Chicken Kiev for my tea.
11th December 2009 10:56 AM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

Gutted for the lad.

He is the only English player 'coming through' that I actually expected big things of. I have no doubt that he would have had a fucking excellent club and country career ahead of him.

I doubt his mortgage or the massive insurance settlement he'll get will really be on his mind right now, he's just lost a job he clearly loved.
11th December 2009 11:25 AM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

Tis a shame, cause he's a cracking player.

reckon he should be due some compensation as well..
11th December 2009 11:55 AM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

hardly say he was a cracking player... average.
11th December 2009 12:21 PM
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haha average, i think not.
11th December 2009 12:22 PM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

what has he done to be a cracking player? 93 goals in 249 games..... and 61 of those goals were playing in a shit league for Crewe.... fat and slow doesn't score many goals.... a cracking player?
11th December 2009 12:28 PM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

The goals he did score were cracking goals though. and i'd like to see how many assists he had as well.
11th December 2009 12:31 PM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

i'd want a great goalscorer not a scorer of great goals....Oba Martins anyone?
11th December 2009 12:32 PM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

He's an average number 9, just like James Beattie and Kevin Davies..

Of those 3, my choice would be Davies..
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Davies Wink
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Jinkyjim Wrote:He's an average number 9, just like James Beattie and Kevin Davis..

Of those 3, my choice would be Davis..

Same.... and if Heskey gets in the England squad... so should Davis... he is better than Heskey.
11th December 2009 12:34 PM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

To be fair to him, they just had his scoring record up on SSN, better than 1 in 3 at each of his clubs, including while at West Ham in the PL. Thats a decent enough record, especially given he has never really been able to carry a clean bill of fitness.

Its harsh for anyone to be forced out of their career for health / injury reasons, more so a glamorous job like being a Pro - Footballer. His last injury was in training for England anaal, feel sorry for the bloke.
11th December 2009 01:18 PM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

feel sorry for him... but feeling sorry for him doesn't make him a great player all of a sudden
11th December 2009 01:19 PM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

Got injured on England duty first time round.

Remind you of anyone ?
11th December 2009 01:23 PM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

I think a lot of people's judgements on here are clouded by his form whilst playing with/recovering from injury, and getting fit under those circumstance.

I dare say he wasn't setting the world alight at Crewe but trades need to be learnt and if you couldn't see that this lad had potential during his PL exposure then you're probably a spazzy-eyed fruit.
11th December 2009 01:35 PM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

ToonArmy1892 Wrote:hardly say he was a cracking player... average.

I always thought he was overrated.

And considering he will be a multi multi millionaire my heart is hardly bleeding.

[Image: russell_howardhttpwww-comedyhall-co-ukco...s-html.jpg]

a spazzy eyed fruit
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

Who's that a picture of?
11th December 2009 02:00 PM
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The Lewis Wrote:Who's that a picture of?

a spazzy eyed fruit apparently. I think he's called Russell....................er, can't remember the rest :o
11th December 2009 02:12 PM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

Can we just get some perspective here. A rich young man has to stop doing what he loves, he'll get insurance compo, and coupled with what he's already earned, he can buy any pub he likes. Alternatively, he could use his contacts to go into coaching or even the media, these options weren't available to other young, and a bit older, blokes, ending up on disability after accidents at work in shipyards or pits. It is unfortunate at worst, but hardly tragic.
11th December 2009 02:20 PM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

Venegoor Wrote:Can we just get some perspective here. A rich young man has to stop doing what he loves, he'll get insurance compo, and coupled with what he's already earned, he can buy any pub he likes. Alternatively, he could use his contacts to go into coaching or even the media, these options weren't available to other young, and a bit older, blokes, ending up on disability after accidents at work in shipyards or pits. It is unfortunate at worst, but hardly tragic.

yes. I said that in one sentence. I "twittered" your comment down. I think that is the correct way of putting it. Big Grin
11th December 2009 02:31 PM
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The_Flaming_Lip Wrote:yes. I said that in one sentence. I "twittered" your comment down. I think that is the correct way of putting it. Big Grin

Oh you young folk and your technical talk............Sad
11th December 2009 02:33 PM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

I remember that FA cup final. He carried West Ham that day.
11th December 2009 04:49 PM
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Dean Ashton retires at 26.

Shame about Ashton is that he played so little that he was never able to show what a player he was - great or overrated. Total injury case for years. Great potential is all that could really be said about him.
11th December 2009 06:59 PM
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