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Andy Cole: I Could Not Stand Teddy

Andy Cole: I Could Not Stand Teddy

It was never exactly a secret that Teddy Sheringham and Andy Cole shared a mutual dislike. There was a lot of speculation about where this animosity comes from but it's the first time that one of them actually spoke out on their feud.

In Glory, Glory, a book written by lifelong fan Andy Mitten about United in the 1990s, Cole said of Sheringham: "Our problems started when I made my England debut.

"I replaced Teddy. I was making my debut. Maybe I was naive, but I think he should have wished me all the best.

"I was nervous, as anyone would be.

"Instead, he walked straight past me and blanked me. It's not like I told Terry Venables to take Teddy off.

"So I was devastated when Teddy Sheringham signed for United because I couldn't stand him.

"We played a friendly in Milan in 1997, just after he'd signed. He said something on the pitch. I didn't like it. 'I'm only trying to help you,' he said. 'I don't need your help,' I replied."


Whoa. Is that all? It's somewhat difficult to believe that - to be honest, spoilt kids act this way. These 'insults' are far from being unforgivable so it's a tad strange they could never settle their differences.

Now Andy, we'd quite like to hear about how you got on with Eric Cantona...



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Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday October 8 2009
Time: 10:05PM

Comments

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im suprised united fans remember sheringham aren't u all about 12
pachna_spurs
08/10/2009 22:32:00
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Hey Pachna - are you not aware that the world began in 1993?
fifthcolumnblue
08/10/2009 22:33:00
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lol fifth column. Never liked Andy Cole personally, always thought he was abit of a miserable git
HuddersfieldYiddo
08/10/2009 22:54:00
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I'm not surprised a spurs fan has a brain the size of a pea
ForeverUnited
08/10/2009 22:54:00
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That's still logarithmically larger than your average rag fan NeRD.
fifthcolumnblue
08/10/2009 23:19:00
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fifth - Are you getting paid to stay on here and be a WUM? I could very well do that at Vital Sh(!) ity.
ForeverUnited
09/10/2009 00:11:00
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How typical - Cole has thrown his Teddy out of the pram! But in all seriousness these pair are yesterdays news. And ForeverUnited - you could do, but your comments would get lost in amongst those of all of our serious posters, unlike sticking out on a barren wasteland like this site!
Kevinho
09/10/2009 19:10:00
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ForeverUnited - how about you actually put some time and effort into posting on the threads here at VMU? Or is that way too difficult? Yeah, that's what I thought...
BlueWolfie
09/10/2009 19:25:00
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I just enjoy your company NRD. Anything you want to "Teach" me today? I'm all ears....
fifthcolumnblue
09/10/2009 23:04:00
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Kevinho - Aaah a wasteland this site is! So if I may gently ask.....what brings you to this wasteland? And seeing as how there are no serious posters on here...?
ForeverUnited
10/10/2009 02:49:00
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