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Chelsea Bridge Was Never Going To Open For Wayne

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Manchester City's new signing Wayne Bridge has admitted he quit Chelsea because he was frustrated with his lack of first-team opportunities.

Bridge, who played with Mark Hughes early in his Southampton career, said he could not see a future at Stamford Bridge.

'I thought I was going to get a lot more games than what I had been doing. It just was not happening and it was probably the most frustrated I have been.'

'There was a time when I had a string of games in the first team, and then Ashley Cole came straight back in.'

'Maybe he [the Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari] thinks Ashley Cole is a better left-back than me - that is the way football goes.'

Whatever the reason, Bridge had to accept he needed to move.

'No matter how well I played, I was never going to establish myself there,' he added.

'I spoke to Scolari but I'll leave that between me and him - and I left on a good note.'

'Everyone was happy when an offer from Manchester City was put on the table, and for me it is a great opportunity to start playing week in week out.'

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 9 2009

Time: 12:52AM

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I think he has a lot to prove to himself as well as Chelski so I have good feelings about this signing
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09/01/2009 05:27:00

He is a good signing for u class but to be honest A. Cole is better as a whole that's why he was picked regularly ahead of Bridge.
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09/01/2009 05:36:00

He is better than Cole and will be the England regular LB soon.
Buzz Lightyear
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09/01/2009 08:57:00

He seems a decent bloke. I am sure we will get the best out of him as has happened with SWP.
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09/01/2009 09:35:00

he will prove (yet again ) to be a good signing by Hughesy........
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09/01/2009 10:04:00

I think he's a money grabbing whore.
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09/01/2009 17:59:00

I actually agree with you Buz Lightyear. I didn't like how he was treated actually - particularly in the previous two seasons when I felt he played better and far more consistent than Cole whenever Cole was out for injury or suspension but Wayne was dropped instantly when Ashley was available. And CoxintheBox - grow up... He can't sit on the bench for the best years of his career, much as I'd have liked him to stay at Chelsea.
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