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recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #1
Wednesday May 14, 2014 1:50pm

Joined Nov 2012
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http://talksport.com/football/exclusive-cole-...

Dude is 32, he's quality, says the money isn't important, wants to help out young players...sounds like exactly the kind of guy that Becks could talk into coming to Miami, but I could also see any number of clubs persuading him to join.

From the article:
"So I'm just going to take my time over the summer and find the right fit. At this stage of my career money isn't important to me, I just want to enjoy my football, I want to compete and I want to play more.
"I also want to move back into a more central position, go to the club where I have a good connection with the manager and I'd also like to help the younger players in the squad with my experience, if I can."

TheTruth
Post #2
Wednesday May 14, 2014 3:41pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Dude, one of my favorite all time players. Too bad he's a shadow of his self many years ago. I remember an interview w/ Lando where he said the best individual performance he ever saw was where Joe Cole scored 5 goals against his team at the youth level.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #3
Wednesday May 14, 2014 4:15pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,410
Joe Cole quality???? 4 years ago, sure. Pretty much would have to play him as a 10 with no defensive responsibility.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #4
Wednesday May 14, 2014 4:19pm

Joined Nov 2012
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I don't think he's that far removed from being able to produce great performances again, he just has to be at the center of the team a la Gerrard or Lamps. No better way to do that than to build an expansion side around him.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #5
Wednesday May 14, 2014 4:24pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,410
He's not near the shape of Gerrard and Lamps.....don't think he will ever be again, seeing as he hasn't made the effort the last three years in the PL to do it. Needs to lay off the cigs and eat less, but it doesn't look like he will. He can still open up the game with his vision and passing but that's as far as it goes.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #6
Wednesday May 14, 2014 5:07pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
I wasn't really aware of a lack of commitment/professionalism, I'll defer to you on that front being the resident Scouser, and seeing him feature so little for Sam.

Mojofc
Post #7
Friday May 6, 2016 8:37pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Scrolling through some old boards figured I'd bump this thread.

Joe Cole heading to the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Rain, rain, go away Come again another day - USMNT, MUFC
skangles
DC
Post #8
Friday May 6, 2016 9:33pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,368
Tampa Bay Rowdies: where once talented players' careers go to die.

AVFC
Post #9
Saturday May 7, 2016 2:14am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 58
Still, I'd consider it a step up compared to Aston Villa


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