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Ashley Cole Hopes City Push Arsenal Out Of Top 4


Chelsea and England full back, Ashley Cole hopes Manchester City will push his former club Arsenal out of the Premier League's top 4.

Cole (28) says City have bought enough quality to challenge for a Champions League place.

'I have friends at City and I hope they do really well,' Cole told the press.

'I really hope they finish above Arsenal - I think it's going to be hard for City but they could do it. They may click straight away and it's magic. I hope they do.'

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'My admiration for Ashley has just shot up tenfold. What a bloke!'






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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 24 2009

Time: 3:10PM

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wow... he just got a little more hated at Arsenal... we should give him an extra clap or two when we play chelsea.
severedgein
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24/07/2009 15:18:00

Well a good start would be too get JT and cause all sorts of problems in the Chelsea camp. I think what Cole is getting at, is that he really reckons we are going to get into the top four this coming season, and because of that, his particular victim of choice is Arsenal, and he's apparently be quite happy with that. Now I should hop on over to VitalArsenal and see what they make of this...
BlueWolfie
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24/07/2009 15:20:00

Coming from a Chelsea fan I too think that Man City will push Arsenal out of the top four. I mean look at it, Arsenal were struggling to hold their place agains Everton and Aston Villa. If they struggled against them imagine the noise Man City will make. I mean the defense may not be up to part yet (u wont get Terry). But I think you guys have the top SET of four strikers in the league. Adebayor, Cruz, Bellamy, Tevez with Robinho on the left. SWP on the right and Barry and Ireland in the middle. Hey im no manchester city fans but I will be watching the games (especially the attacking third).
iwearblu
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24/07/2009 15:30:00

How nice to see supporters of the two sugardaddy teams wiping each others bottoms! Arsenal will finish above both the nouveau riche sky blues and the geriatric dark blues- but Cole seems like a perfect match for Man City!
elbondo
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24/07/2009 15:40:00

are we a little upset elbondo? Still reeling at losing Ashley Cole to the number one team in London, still hurting that you got a dud in William Gallas? City will have you this season and I for one can't wait to see it, you gooners have had enough luck sneaking 4th over the seasons, its about time you dd the proper thing and ****ed off
Gleeson_23
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24/07/2009 15:49:00

Man City should buy him... he's def your type of player
IrishGoon
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24/07/2009 15:56:00

In fairness, Cole did actually say "only joking" after that comment. I don't think City have bought good enough players to yet mount a serious challenge for the top four. I think 2010/11 might be more their year to push for the CL, once a better manager than Hughes is in place. For now, Barry, Adebayor, Santa Cruz and Tevez (5 goals last season at United) are solid signings, but still not an improvement on what the rest of the top 4 currently has. Ostensibly, all of the aforementioned were not considered decent enough for any of the top 4 to pay big money for. But it is inevitable that City will begin to really threaten at some stage.
Little Dutch
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24/07/2009 15:56:00

There are TWO teams in Manchester?
elbondo
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24/07/2009 16:33:00

ELBONDO!! YOU MUPPETT!!! WHEN EXACTLY WAS THE LAST TIME YOU FINISHED ABOVE THE GERIATRIC BLUES!! OLD MEN BEATING LITTLE BOYS MATE!! EXPECT MORE OF THE SAME!! THE ARS ARE *****E!! BEST KEEP HOLD OF THAT ADEBAYOR MONEY COS ITS GONNA COME IN HANDY WHEN YOU AINT GOT CHAMPS LGE MONEY COMING IN NEXT SEASON!
SMOKIEJACK
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24/07/2009 16:36:00

I agree with the Goon whether he's takin the ***** or not....I think he was publicly tappin us up!!!
kinky's boots
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24/07/2009 16:49:00

Smokiejack. . . hahahahaha. R-tard.
elbondo
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24/07/2009 16:54:00

Agree with LD that City have not signed good enough players, and I am quite happy having Clichy and Gibbs and not Cole thank you, especially with Gallas in return.
Tom14
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24/07/2009 18:17:00

Hear that? its the sound of Arsenal fans in denial.
severedgein
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24/07/2009 19:01:00

Denial about what? Please explain.
Tom14
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24/07/2009 19:04:00

We all know City haven't signed enough good players Tom14, we have only fixed our strikers and central midfield problem. Its like coming in to watch Da Vinci's first brush strokes on the Mona Lisa and saying- 'whats that meant to be?! it going to be rubbish!' Lets see what you are bleating about when we have finished shall we ;-)
eighthsin
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24/07/2009 19:57:00

http://www.inthenews.co.uk/sports/sport/football-clubs/chelsea/arsenal-legend-slates-cole-$1313910.htm
severedgein
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24/07/2009 20:01:00

......There are TWO teams in Manchester? elbondo........ Actually there is only one ...check your maps......
Doody
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25/07/2009 07:51:00

Ashley cole now has a place in my heart. Wheres elano?
enzo city
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25/07/2009 11:13:00

City fans have become so defensive, how was Tom bleating?
Little Dutch
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25/07/2009 12:55:00

Cmon fellas, I think Cole was joking on this one. He'd never say something so blatantly inflammatory!
JT_daniel
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25/07/2009 15:39:00

 

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