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James Rat Legged When Told About City Interest

When David James was first contacted about the possibility of joining Bristol City he had had one too many the player admitted.

The former England goalkeeper booked his place at Ashton Gate back in July after he decided to leave Portsmouth after they were relegated.

All things pointed to him joining Celtic at one time but he made fans do a double take when it hit the news that he was joining the Robins.

Speaking to the Daily Star he said: 'I thought I would either stay with Portsmouth, move to a Premier League club or go to Scotland.

'In between thinking about all that, there was my wedding to Amanda to organise. Somehow it all converged at a single point, the morning after my stag do.

'I received a phone call from an unknown number. I don't usually answer those, but I was still drunk and so I picked it up.

'Much to my astonishment the man on the other end was Steve Coppell. He said, 'All right Dave, I'm the Bristol City manager, and was wondering if you'd be interested in having a look at the club?'

'If it had been anyone else, I would not have considered it, but such was my respect for Steve that Bristol City became a serious contender.'

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Writer: Andy999 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 26 2010

Time: 9:43PM

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Tell you what. if that quote was in the Daily Star then I dont believe it one bit. Its a fairy story paper
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26/10/2010 22:00:00

He might have said something like that but it has been taken totally out of context
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27/10/2010 11:11:00

There is a nit on the os that says its not strictly true. Easy thing to do, dont buy the star or the sun,
Dick Hertz
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27/10/2010 22:28:00

The Star have jumped on a column he wrote for the Observer last weekend. He spoke about how he's settling in and happy to be here but joked that he was *****ed when Copout rang. It was a flippant comment, no more.
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28/10/2010 11:56:00


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