Date: 7th February 2013 at 1:05pm
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Here at Vital Chelsea, we`ve had the odd poke at the Football Association in the past with the most recent being their shoddy treatment of John Terry.

Last night, tuned into the television coverage of the England v Brazil international, I got quite excited at the prospect of Ashley Cole picking up that golden cap to celebrate his 100th cap.

Sat in that very nice glass case, I was looking forward to seeing Ashley being called forward to collect his award.

But, to my dismay, it was Steven Gerrard they called forward to collect it.

Apparently, there`s a delay before the award is given out, which begs me to ask the question why?

Both players were approaching their 100th cap some time ago. It was obvious that they`d both reach 100 caps, so why didn`t the FA get those display cases all ready, all engraved up, except for the final detail?

That way the award could be given out on the night they picked up their 100th caps, not in the distant future!

Also, further adding insult to injury, the programme for last night didn`t even feature Ashley Cole on the cover; instead it had his greatest rival for the left back spot, Leighton Baines, peering out at those who purchased it.

The word incompetent could spring to mind but the whole experience kind of shows that if those at the top can`t make that extra effort what hope is there for our game!