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Young King Cole

by | 6th, November 2003

‘LAST night, as the Star reports, things got a “Cole Lot Better” for Arsenal’s Champions League prospects.

Cole ‘The Goal’

After 88-minutes of a game they dominated, the Gunners finally achieved the improbable and scored a decisive goal against Dinamo Kiev.

And that uncommon event is followed by the equally odd news that the goalscorer was Ashley Cole.

A Cole goal is great for Arsenal, and pretty darn terrific for the papers’ sub-editors, who are able to talk about “Cole Fired” (Express) and “Golden Cole” (Mail).

But what with his being football, news of unpleasantness can never be far away. And such things often involve the bellicose Alex Ferguson.

Having accused Arsenal and the FA of doing a deal over the melee at Old Trafford, football’s governing body want Ferguson to explain himself.

But that’ll have to wait until Manchester City’s manager, Kevin Keegan, has calmed down.

The Mail hears that Keegan is seeking urgent action from the overworked FA after City’s Christian Negouai was ordered to take a drugs test.

The story goes that, Negouai, a Muslim, as forced to drink water and in so doing break his commitment to the month-long fast of Ramadan.

The player is said to be “very upset” over the incident, although any Muslim called Christian must have skin as thick as a rhino’s nose.

And while Rio Muhammed Ferdinand seeks a new reason for his own drugs scandal, the Mirror shines its daily light on life in the rugby World Cup.

Down Under, Wales are preparing to do battle with the English in the quarter-final, claiming that they are in the best shape of their lives.

The team, whose fans rejoice to the tune “As long as we beat the English, we don’t care”, are said to be stronger and more powerful than at any time in the past few years.

Which means they should only lose by ten points. (Welshmen can complain of English imperialistic bias to the usual address.)’

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