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Joe Cole

Squad Number: 26
Position: Midfielder
Born: 8th Nov 1981 (Paddington, England)
Signed: 4th Jan 2013 (0)
Contract: 1 years
Previous Club: Liverpool

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year 2002/03; Young Player of the Year (runner up) 2001/02, (third place) 1997, 1997/98, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2002/03; Most Improved Player (runner-up) 2002/03, (third place) 2000/01, 2001/02.

Joe Cole was one of the most promising young players to emerge from the West Ham Academy during the 1990s. Having briefly lit up the Boleyn Ground with his talent, relegation at the end of the 2002/03 season saw him move to Chelsea for 6million.

Nearly a decade after having left West Ham, Sam Allardyce brought Cole back to his spiritual home, to the delight of many Hammers fans. He made his second debut in the FA Cup third round tie against Manchester United in which he created both of West Ham's goals.

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

1-3 v Norwich City (a) 9th November 2013
by Staff Writer

Woefully out of sorts and very lucky to stay on as long as he did.

1-4 v Liverpool (a) 7th December 2013
by Staff Writer

Another up against his former employers. Did little to suggest they'd made a mistake by selling him.

3-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 6th October 2013
by Trevor Twohig

A welcome return for Joe, who managed a couple of bursts in his short showing.

0-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 3rd December 2013
by Staff Writer

Barely involved; his best moments came when cutting inside rather than exploiting the flank.

0-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 3rd December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Few chances again for him.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Played some good football but needs more game time.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Failed to exert any influence.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Rob Chapman

Pretty insipid unfortunately. Failed to pick up the frenetic pace of the game, and ended up slowing the game down making us look less effective. A good player to bring on if were winning or holding onto a point as he keeps the ball well, but never really looked like unlocking the defence.

3-3 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 28th December 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Didn't really add anything to proceedings.

3-3 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 28th December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Ran around a lot...

0-0 v Swansea City (a) 27th October 2013
by Trevor Twohig

A couple of lively bursts and rightly not penalised for a ridiculous penalty appeal in injury time.

2-1 v Cheltenham Town (h) 27th August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

If any player on the pitch needs a game to flow its probably Joe so the numerous stoppages did him few favours.

2-1 v Hull City (h) 26th March 2014
by Raedwulf

Looked lively and energetic for 20 minutes, but with the team playing so poorly, was unable to have much impact.

0-0 v Newcastle United (a) 24th August 2013
by Trevor Twohig

A busy performance. Could have won it at the death.

0-3 v Chelsea (h) 23rd November 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Taken off after just 40 minutes.

0-3 v Chelsea (h) 23rd November 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Had one (blocked) shot but failed to make any significant contribution up to the point he was replaced.

0-1 v Crystal Palace (h) 19th April 2014
by Raedwulf

Only had a quarter of an hour, but looked lively and had a half-chance or two.

2-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 18th December 2013
by Staff Writer

The one sour note on a great night. Dreadful passing and looked completely out of sorts.

2-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 18th December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Was mostly on the backfoot - not a lot of threat.

2-0 v Cardiff City (h) 17th August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Fine finish for his goal. Could possibly have added another one or two. Less influential in the second half.

2-0 v Cardiff City (h) 17th August 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Fine finish for his goal. Could possibly have added another one or two. Less influential in the second half.

1-3 v Arsenal (a) 15th April 2014
by Raedwulf

A quarter of an hour is no time at all to influence a game at the Emirates.

0-0 v Sunderland (h) 14th December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Without my rose-tinted JC specs on, nothing really of note today.

0-0 v Sunderland (h) 14th December 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Didn't influence proceedings at all I'm afraid.

2-1 v Pacos de Ferreira (h) 10th August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Comments to follow...

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

4-2 v Reading (h) 19th May 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Flitted in and out of a game that he would have dominated not so long ago.

0-2 v Everton (a) 12th May 2013
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow...

0-0 v Newcastle United (h) 4th May 2013
by Gordon Thrower

No real influence on proceedings though I expect hed have appreciated longer than seven minutes in which to have tried.

2-0 v Wigan Athletic (h) 20th April 2013
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Demel, 61)
Looked a little ring rusty after his recent absence.

2-3 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 25th February 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Well taken goal and got through a lot of running. Booked while Dembele got away with murder.

1-0 v Swansea City (h) 2nd February 2013
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Jarvis, 62)
A quiet half hour or so but nearly provided the second for RVT.

1-1 v Queens Park Rangers (h) 19th January 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Nice bit of poaching for the goal. Beginning to influence matches but its still early days.

2-2 v Manchester United (h) 5th January 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Splendid return. Quietly influential throughout pulling strings here, prompting there. Just goes to show exactly what a waste of a player it was sending him to a club as mediocre as Liverpool.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

Joe Cole is yet to play this season.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

Joe Cole is yet to play this season.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

Joe Cole is yet to play this season.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

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2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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