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Carlton Cole (Striker)

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Carlton Cole

Surrey, England
Squad Number: 24
Position: Striker
Born: 12th Nov 1983 (Surrey, England)
Signed: 5th Jul 2006 (£2,000,000)
Contract: 1½ years (signed January 2014)
Previous Club: Chelsea

KUMB Awards: Goal of the Season 2008/09, (runner up) 2009/10; Most Improved Player 2008/09, (runner up) 2007/08, (third place) 2009/10; Worst Player (third place) 2006/07; Worst Signing (third place) 2006/07, Best Signing (third place) 2014/15.

Carlton Cole made his name as a 19-year old at Chelsea when he hit an amazing 37 goals in his first season as a reserve team player.

Since then however his first team chances at Stamford Bridge were severely restricted by Chelsea's extravagant spending policy, and after spending spells on loan at Charlton and Aston Villa put pen to paper on a four-year-contract with the Hammers, after rejecting Spurs.

Cole spent five years at West Ham before leaving the Club at the end of his contract, signed in 2008. However he rejoined West Ham five months later having failed to find a new club and with West Ham amidst something of a striker crisis.

Cole signed a short-term, three-month contract which keeps him at West Ham until January 2014.


ALWAYS BELIEVE: A selection of Carlton's finest moments as a Hammer

 

Carlton Cole is yet play any matches this season.

Carlton Cole did not play for West Ham during this season.

Carlton Cole did not play for West Ham during this season.

Carlton Cole did not play for West Ham during this season.

Birkirkara

1-0: Thursday, 16th July

(Replaced Noble)

FC Lusitanos

3-0: Thursday, 2nd July

(Replaced Noble) On for Noble on 66; off again 20 minutes later with what looked like a pulled hamstring. No effect on the game.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 24th May

(Replaced Noble) On for Noble on 66; off again 20 minutes later with what looked like a pulled hamstring. No effect on the game.

Everton

1-2: Saturday, 16th May

(Replaced Noble) On for Noble on 66; off again 20 minutes later with what looked like a pulled hamstring. No effect on the game.

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 9th May

(Replaced Noble) Tried as always, but couldn't lift us.

Burnley

1-0: Saturday, 2nd May

(Replaced Valencia) Only had a 10-minute cameo, but had an impact all the same.

Burnley

1-0: Saturday, 2nd May

(Replaced Valencia) Caused problems but ought to have added to his goals tally against a side against whom he has a decent record.

Queens Park Rangers

0-0: Saturday, 25th April

(Replaced Jarvis) Worked hard, showed a few nice touches too, but didn't get a huge amount of service.

Manchester City

0-2: Sunday, 19th April

(Replaced Noble) On for Noble on 66; off again 20 minutes later with what looked like a pulled hamstring. No effect on the game.

Stoke City

1-1: Saturday, 11th April

(Replaced) Did enough to lift the Subs' 5 to a 6. Got booked late on for I know not what.

Leicester City

1-2: Saturday, 4th April

(Replaced Sakho) Always a trier, so again today, but what can you do in 10 minutes?

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 21st March

(Replaced Jarvis) Not fit enough for 90 minutes, according to Sam afterwards, he certainly put a shift in for the 45 he was on.

Chelsea

0-1: Wednesday, 4th March

Tottenham Hotspur

2-2: Sunday, 22nd February

(Replaced Noble) On for Noble on 66; off again 20 minutes later with what looked like a pulled hamstring. No effect on the game.

West Bromwich Albion

0-4: Saturday, 14th February

(Replaced tbc) As with Joey, little chance to do anything useful on all-round off day.

Southampton

0-0: Wednesday, 11th February

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 8th February

Did not play.

Liverpool

0-2: Saturday, 31st January

Did not play.

Bristol City

1-0: Sunday, 25th January

Did not play.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 18th January

Did not play.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 18th January

Did not play.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 18th January

Did not play.

Everton

2-2: Tuesday, 13th January

(replaced Collins) Scored with his first touch of note and became a hero again, however fleetingly.

Everton

2-2: Tuesday, 13th January

(replaced Collins) Scored with his first touch of note and became a hero again, however fleetingly.

Swansea

1-1: Saturday, 10th January

Did not play.

Swansea

1-1: Saturday, 10th January

Did not play.

Everton

1-1: Tuesday, 6th January

(replaced Valencia) Worked hard and gave Jagielka something to think about more than once.

Everton

1-1: Tuesday, 6th January

(replaced Valencia) Sad as it is, poor CC looks well off the pace. Irregular football isn't helping but he's bringing little to the party currently, whether utilised as a starter or an impact sub.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Thursday, 1st January

(replaced Carroll) Nothing to see here.

Arsenal

1-2: Sunday, 28th December

Did not play.

Chelsea

0-2: Friday, 26th December

Did not play.

Leicester City

2-0: Saturday, 20th December

Did not play.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 13th December

Did not play.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 13th December

Did not play.

Swansea

3-1: Sunday, 7th December

Did not play.

Swansea

3-1: Sunday, 7th December

Did not play.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd December

(Replaced Zarate) Despite only having 15 minutes, worked hard enough to be worth a 6 in a frantic finale.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd December

(Replaced Zarate) Made himself busy for the 16 minutes he was on the field for and offered us extra height at the back to defend set pieces.

Newcastle United

1-0: Saturday, 29th November

Did not play.

Newcastle United

1-0: Saturday, 29th November

Did not play.

Everton

1-2: Saturday, 22nd November

Battled hard, also showed some nice touches, but often had to work deep to see anything of the ball. Sacrificed to change the formation.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 8th November

(Replaced Valencia) Had chances, might have had a penalty, had less then 20 minutes, but still was better than Nolan.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 8th November

(Replaced Valencia) Caused different problems when coming on for Valencia. If I had a pound for every free kick given incorrectly against him over the years I could afford to employ somebody who can type.

Manchester City

2-1: Saturday, 25th October

(Replaced Valencia) Slipped on almost unnoticed, and harried pretty well for the last 15, when little service was his lot.

Manchester City

2-1: Saturday, 25th October

(Replaced Valencia) Not quite the threat presented by Valencia, who he replaced.

Burnley

3-1: Saturday, 18th October

(replaced Valencia) Proved a handful from the moment he came on, and finished nicely to more-or-less finish off Burnley.

Burnley

3-1: Saturday, 18th October

(replaced Valencia) Had a fine half hour. Caused problems and might have had more than the one he ended up with.

Queens Park Rangers

2-0: Sunday, 5th October

Did not play.

Queens Park Rangers

2-0: Sunday, 5th October

Did not play.

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

Did not play.

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

Did not play.

Hull City

2-2: Monday, 15th September

Did not play.

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

Not entirely his fault, because the service he received was lousy, but anonymous, ineffective, and I've no idea why he lasted 78 minutes. If he's shoved out the door before the transfer window shuts, this'll be a sad way to finish a dedicated, hard-working, and much-appreciated West Ham career.

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

Poor. Just poor.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

Got nothing out of either Clattenburg or the Palace defence but took the goal well.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

Long on effort, short on quality, as usual. Although I must say that his first touch was much better today. Took his goal well, too.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Frustrating. When his first touch was good his second was usually poor. And vice-versa.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Decent effort from Carlton, but his touch was poor at times and he faded as the game went on.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Decent effort from Carlton, but his touch was poor at times and he faded as the game went on.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-0: Saturday, 3rd May

A couple of good runs in his cameo.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-0: Saturday, 3rd May

Despite having less than 15 mins, our dominance meant he had opportunities to worry their defence. Which he did.

West Bromwich Albion

0-1: Saturday, 26th April

Had barely 10 minutes and precious little service. Unable to influence proceedings at all.

Crystal Palace

0-1: Saturday, 19th April

Had 20 minutes, achieved nothing noteworthy.

Arsenal

1-3: Tuesday, 15th April

Even less time than his namesake to make a difference.

Liverpool

1-2: Sunday, 6th April

Hardly saw anything of the ball in the less than 10 mins he was on for...

Sunderland

2-1: Monday, 31st March

Did not play.

Hull City

2-1: Wednesday, 26th March

Did not play.

Manchester United

0-2: Saturday, 22nd March

In fairness, he had little chance to shine. On the other hand, he did nothing at all with what little possession he got.

Everton

0-1: Saturday, 1st March

Surprisingly started, even more surprisingly subbed on only 28 minutes. Didn't look happy & I don't blame him. Had a pretty average (for him) game; a few poor touches, but also created our best chance.

Southampton

3-1: Saturday, 22nd February

Spent most of the game with arms around his neck so the goal was just reward. Well taken too.

Southampton

3-1: Saturday, 22nd February

I refer the Honourable Reader to my remarks concerning one Kevin Anthony Jance Nolan.

Norwich City

2-0: Tuesday, 11th February

Not so much carthorse as donkey tonight. Struggled to impose himself on the defence, couldn't retain possession, lay on his back asking for a penalty he didn't deserve when he should have been getting to his feet.

Aston Villa

2-0: Saturday, 8th February

Battled away, without having much decent service. Seemed to take a knock later on in the first half, and subbed at half time.

Swansea City

2-0: Saturday, 1st February

Came on to give us an outlet when Carroll wet off. Bless him he battled gamely but his first touch isn't improving with age.

Swansea City

2-0: Saturday, 1st February

Not easy coming on a man down to replace Carroll; did his best for the 25 minutes he was on.

Cardiff City

2-0: Saturday, 11th January

A goal and another top effort from the lad.

West Bromwich Albion

3-3: Saturday, 28th December

Gave it his limited all .

West Bromwich Albion

3-3: Saturday, 28th December

The only impression on the game he left was on Olsson's thigh.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Wednesday, 18th December

Won some headers.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Wednesday, 18th December

The modern day Iain Dowe. Whilst the quality isn't quite what's required at this level he always gives 100 per cent.

Sunderland

0-0: Saturday, 14th December

No threat at all.

Sunderland

0-0: Saturday, 14th December

No service. No impact.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 7th December

Did not play.

Crystal Palace

0-1: Tuesday, 3rd December

Very poor today.

Crystal Palace

0-1: Tuesday, 3rd December

In the starting XI - but offered very little to suggest he should keep his place.

Chelsea

0-3: Saturday, 23rd November

Did not play.

Chelsea

0-3: Saturday, 23rd November

Did not play.

Norwich City

1-3: Saturday, 9th November

CC currently looks a long way shy of full fitness. With his short-term deal up in January, he doesn't have long left to make a case for another contract.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 2nd November

Does what we expect of Carlton, causes a nuisance without ever really looking like scoring. Should have had a pen though.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 2nd November

I can see why Sam has been reluctant to throw him in – he's clearly still got few lbs to shed. Whilst his backside isn't quite up to Razor Ruddock levels it's still one for the “wide load” signs.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 2nd November

No clear cut chances.

Swansea City

0-0: Sunday, 27th October

Good defensively – not many chances up top .

Manchester City

1-3: Saturday, 19th October

Did not play.

Reading

4-2: Sunday, 19th May

Did not play.

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 12th May

Comments to follow...

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 4th May

Did not play.

Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 27th April

Comments to follow...

Wigan Athletic

2-0: Saturday, 20th April

Did not play.

Manchester United

2-2: Wednesday, 17th April

Did not play.

Southampton

1-1: Saturday, 13th April

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Monday, 25th February

Did not play.

Swansea City

1-0: Saturday, 2nd February

Did not play.

Queens Park Rangers

1-1: Saturday, 19th January

(Replaced Chamakh, 62)
Caused a bigger threat and it was his header that led to the goal.

Manchester United

2-2: Saturday, 5th January

Vidic didn’t really have a clue how to deal with him other than to kick lumps out of him throughout.

Norwich City

2-1: Tuesday, 1st January

Generally ok but was guilty of a miss that – in his own words – his Mum would have put away. Needs to get over it (see comments on RVT).

Everton

1-2: Saturday, 22nd December

Another fine goal. Another excellent display of holding up the ball. Ought to sue the ref – there are 35,000 witnesses who will back him up.

Chelsea

3-1: Saturday, 1st December

Even in the first half he was working his socks off – despite a lack of support. In the second, with a little help from his colleagues he was superb. Deserved the goal, despite Chelsea’s protestations.

Southampton

4-1: Saturday, 20th October

Did not play.

Arsenal

1-3: Saturday, 6th October

(Replaced Diame, 82)
They got their third just after he came on so he was on a hiding to nothing really.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 22nd September

Caused problems but overall got little change from the defence – or from some dreadful refereeing.

Norwich City

0-0: Saturday, 15th September

He never really got into the game and it looked as if he came off injured. Not enough good service to him but he was fairly quiet either way.

Fulham

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

(Replaced Carroll, 68)
A caase of 'how do you follow that'? Hangeland was delighted when Cole came on for Carroll, for one.

Fulham

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

(Replaced Carroll, 68)
Difficult to come in up front in a match that had effectively ended as a contest ages before. Not much of an impression as a result.

Swansea City

0-3: Saturday, 25th August

Was not in the game at all mainly due to a lack of service. Crosses from wide areas were decent, but balls into him with his back to goal were far short of what would be expected for a side who rely on a target man as a lone striker.

Aston Villa

1-0: Saturday, 18th August

Gave Vlaar a hard time. Ran himself into the ground (when not being pushed to it). Ought to have scored, perhaps, when Taylor’s cross ser him up on a plate.

Austria Wien

1-3: Saturday, 7th July

Match notes to follow.

Blackpool

2-1: Saturday, 19th May

Constant thorn in the side of the opposition defence. Scored one, made the other. Higher mark prevented by the horrible error that cost us the equaliser.

Cardiff City

3-0: Monday, 7th May

Another “worked his socks off” performance. Though he rarely looked like scoring the Cardiff defence knew they’d been in a match and must have been overjoyed to see him replaced by Maynard late on.

Cardiff City

2-0: Thursday, 3rd May

Cole at his best for the second successive game. The one-time England striker tormented the Cardiff defence who failed to cope with his strength and willingness to fight for every ball. Sadly there will still be those who will criticise him for not getting on the score sheet but as tonight proved, there's far more to CC than goals alone.

Hull City

2-1: Saturday, 28th April

Cole at his best. A fine game and took both goals well. The second was particularly splendid.

Brighton & Hove Albion

6-0: Saturday, 14th April

Kept at it despite the disgraceful lack of protection afforded to him by the match officials. Deserved the goal that he’ll probably lose.

Reading

2-4: Saturday, 31st March

Decent run out before being taken off. Worked incredibly hard and should have had a second half penalty when having the shirt pulled off his back at a corner. Took the goal well which seemed to give him a confidence boost.

Leeds United

1-1: Saturday, 17th March

(Replaced Maynard, 56)
Gave the side a boost when he came on and held the ball up front well. Probably should have started.

Doncaster Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 10th March

Hit the bar but his somewhat tentative prod towards goal that was put away betrayed a lack of confidence. Another who suffered from D’Urso’s poor performance.

Doncaster Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 10th March

Hit the bar but should have done better, that was about it.

Watford

1-1: Wednesday, 7th March

Another for whom nothing came off (bar one excellent reverse pass for Noble in the first half) - although being closely marked by two players at all times didn't help his cause. Having said that, you expect a little more at this level from a player who has represented his national side.

Cardiff City

2-0: Sunday, 4th March

(Replaced Maynard, 63)
Not much joy up on his own. Got fouled a few times without intervention from the officials. As usual.

Crystal Palace

0-0: Saturday, 25th February

(Replaced Faubert, 46)
Given no help from the referee and it appeared to get him down. Presumably Mr Salisbury threatened him with a yellow if he allowed any more defenders to grab him around the neck again. Shame really because he gave the Palace defence something to think about, something that Maynard had failed to do.

Blackpool

4-1: Wednesday, 22nd February

(Replaced Maynard, 82)
Very little time to effect the game but looked sharp and was involved in the Vaz Te goal.

Southampton

1-1: Tuesday, 14th February

Another almost impossible task up front on his own after the sending off. However battled his heart out and caused the Southampton backline a number of problems.

Millwall

2-1: Saturday, 4th February

Possibly the best I’ve seen him play in a “one up” role. Helped by support coming through from Faubert, he held the ball up superbly and, battling against the usually illegal attentions of the defenders and the usually incomprehensible attentions of the ref, he thoroughly deserved his goal.

Millwall

2-1: Saturday, 4th February

Fantastic performance. Often isolated up top but held the ball up brilliantly and the Millwall backline couldn’t deal with him all game. Didn’t stop running and took his goal exceptionally. MOTM.

Nottingham Forest

2-1: Saturday, 21st January

Struggled to influence the game. Couldn’t form an understanding with Baldock and a little isolated second half. First touch must improve.

Portsmouth

1-0: Saturday, 14th January

Failed to cause Portsmouth too many problems, largely as a consequence of his isolation up front – with nobody close at hand to bring into play the ball usually ended up coming straight back.

Derby County

1-2: Saturday, 31st December

(Replaced Piquionne, 61) Hustled and bustled but might it have been better had he been on from the start?

Barnsley

1-0: Saturday, 17th December

Gave the Barnsley defence much to think about without much looking like scoring.

Burnley

1-2: Saturday, 3rd December

A bit hit-and-miss today. Although he didn't have one of his better days he still looked dangerous in the final third and presented a problem to Burnley throughout.

Derby County

3-1: Saturday, 26th November

Derby didn’t really have a clue as to how to deal with the player. Took his goal well, held the ball well and got through a hell of a lot of running. In a week when it was difficult to pick out one individual performance I’ll give him my MOTM. I’m sure he’s overchuffed!

Coventry City

2-1: Saturday, 19th November

(Replaced Carew, 46) His marks are as much for the impact he had on the game as anything. Coventry had little answer to his power. His shot may have been going wide but he made it happen. MOTM for his impact.

Hull City

2-0: Saturday, 5th November

(Replaced Carew, 46) Caused more problems than Carew and made a major contribution to both goals.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 1st October

Not a great game. Partly his fault (his touch and tendency to take on players unnecessarily didn’t help) and partly the system’s – playing like that he needs to hold the ball up until the cavalry arrives, which is difficult enough when you’re at the top of your game. Which he wasn’t. If Mr Allardyce insists that this was a 4-3-3 (as he often does) Cole might want to ask who the other two were that were supposedly supporting him.

Ipswich Town

0-1: Tuesday, 27th September

Sometimes he looks a world-beater. Sometimes he looks as if Geoff Boycott’s Mum could knock him off the ball. This was one of the latter days.

Peterborough

1-0: Saturday, 24th September

Always a major threat to an opposition defence, CC found it hard going as the lone striker in Sam's (rather unorthadox) 433 formation but should have done better with the rare chances afforded him. A touch of flu didn't help either.

Portsmouth

4-3: Saturday, 10th September

A fine example of the target man’s art. Held the ball up well throughout and took the goal well.

Nottingham Forest

4-1: Sunday, 28th August

Immense, three goals in three games and Coley continues to terrorise this league. It's been suggested elsewhere that Cole could be from the Darren Huckerby school: too good for the Championship, not quite good enough for the Premier League. He's certainly beginning to prove the former point.

Leeds United

2-2: Sunday, 21st August

Scored one, should have had a penalty – though maybe having done the hard work to get into position if he’d shot earlier he wouldn’t have been at the mercy of a muppet ref.

Watford

4-0: Tuesday, 16th August

A fairly decent game. Suffered very much the same issues as Piquionne; cross-field balls, running the flanks, trying to hold the ball up at every opportunity - which he did quite well - but it's just a thankless task in that role and one that will not be pretty, but will be very necessary in order to allow the rest of the team to play well. The only difference with Cole last night was that he found himself in the right position for an easy tap-in.

Doncaster Rovers

1-0: Saturday, 13th August

(Replaced Piquionne, 62 mins) Not convinced by him as a winger but he did show some pace, which was a different set of problems for Rovers midfield to think about.

Doncaster Rovers

1-0: Saturday, 13th August

(Replaced Piquionne, 62 mins) Looked more alert than the man he replaced.

Cardiff City

0-1: Sunday, 7th August

(Replaced Piquionne, 75 mins) Put himself about a bit for a quarter of an hour but the threat wasn’t much different from that provided by the player he replaced.

Blackburn Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 7th May

Tried to make his usual nuisance of himself but was pretty well shackled by Samba.

Chelsea

0-3: Saturday, 23rd April

The furstrating side of CFC. A handful like Ba, but unlike Ba he seemed incapable of getting his shots away.

Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 23rd April

(Replaced Keane, 66 mins) He didn't make too much of an impact but was unlucky with one goalbound shot which was blocked by Lescott.

Aston Villa

1-2: Saturday, 16th April

Huffed and puffed to little effect though to be fair he had no real service.

Bolton Wanderers

0-3: Saturday, 9th April

(Replaced Piquionne, 46 mins) Lively and caused trouble in Bolton's box.

Manchester United

2-4: Saturday, 2nd April

Comments to follow.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-0: Saturday, 19th March

Held the ball up well on some occasions then messed it up completely on others. Battled throughout though and never let the defenders settle. Should have scored.

Stoke City

1-2: Sunday, 13th March

Cole is becoming increasingly like Marmite - either great or awful. Today he was nearer the latter.

Stoke City

3-0: Saturday, 5th March

Unfortunate not to go on the scorer’s list. Was a handful throughout for the Stoke defence and was seen to pop up in defence on the few occasions Delap’s throws looked as if they might be bothersome.

Liverpool

3-1: Sunday, 27th February

(Replaced Ba, 88 mins) A high mark for five minutes work perhaps but in those five minutes he did all that was required – and much, much more.

Burnley

5-1: Monday, 21st February

Comments to follow.

West Bromwich Albion

3-3: Saturday, 12th February

His knockdown led to the crucial second but once again it was at defensive set-pieces that he provided his most important contributions. Excluding Adams' goal that he made a complete hash of, naturally.

Birmingham City

0-1: Sunday, 6th February

(Replaced Piquionne, 59 mins) First touch sometimes good sometimes bad. The usual.

Blackpool

3-1: Wednesday, 2nd February

Did not play.

Birmingham City

1-3: Wednesday, 26th January

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

0-3: Saturday, 15th January

Comments to follow.

Birmingham City

2-1: Tuesday, 11th January

(Replaced Piquionne, 73 mins) Comments to follow.

Newcastle United

0-5: Wednesday, 5th January

Comments to follow.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

2-0: Saturday, 1st January

We saw him at his best and his worst all in the same match. Some moments of beautiful control were contrasted against some daft moments that left you wondering if that was the same player who had just brought the ball down and laid it off so well. Still that superb dummy (chortle) will live on in the mind for a bit.

Everton

1-1: Tuesday, 28th December

(Replaced Piquionne, 56 mins) Comments to follow.

Fulham

3-1: Sunday, 26th December

Comments to follow.

Blackburn Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 18th December

(Replaced Barrera, 57 mins) Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-3: Saturday, 11th December

(Replaced Barrera, 71 mins) Comments to follow.

Sunderland

0-1: Sunday, 5th December

Comments to follow.

Manchester United

4-0: Tuesday, 30th November

Two well-taken goals and some good hold-up play interspersed with the odd howler. Can we stop the booing now please guys?

Wigan Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 27th November

(Replaced Piquionne, 76 mins) Could have scored late on but not really on for long enough to make an impression.

Liverpool

0-3: Saturday, 20th November

Comments to follow.

Blackpool

0-0: Saturday, 13th November

(Replaced Boa Morte, 71 mins) Missed a sitter. That's about it really.

West Bromwich Albion

2-2: Wednesday, 10th November

Comments to follow.

Birmingham City

2-2: Saturday, 6th November

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

0-1: Saturday, 30th October

(Replaced Piquionne, 73 mins) Another who had a bit of a thankless task. Battled gamely.

Stoke City

3-1: Wednesday, 27th October

Like Boa Morte he didn't have the greatest of matches but he never gave up, despite the often illegal attention of the Stoke defence – one unpunished stranglehold in particular sticks in the mind begging the question what did he have to do to actually get a free-kick.

Newcastle United

1-2: Saturday, 23rd October

Couldn't miss the goal but failed to hold the ball up for the rest of the match – on those rare occasions his team mates could find him.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

1-1: Saturday, 16th October

(Replaced Dyer, 77 mins) His movement was good and he actually managed to win the odd header. Disappointingly fluffed his shot after some juggling created the chance. Almost Amazing #2.

Fulham

1-1: Saturday, 2nd October

(Replaced Barrera, 69 mins) Failed to impress in the 20 minutes or so he was on the pitch.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Sunday, 26th September

(Replaced Piquionne, 64 mins) Provided a different sort of outlet to Piquionne who he replaced. Very harshly booked for being wrestled to the ground by a defender.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Sunday, 26th September

(Replaced Piquionne, 64 mins) Provided a different sort of outlet to Piquionne who he replaced. Very harshly booked for being wrestled to the ground by a defender.

Sunderland

2-1: Tuesday, 21st September

(Replaced Piquionne, 78 mins) Comments to follow.

Stoke City

1-1: Saturday, 18th September

Never really a threat. Showed effort from time to time but never really caused the Stoke defence any trouble. He is good enough to warrant another two/three games as first choice forward, but the fact that he is not creating anything is very worrying.

Chelsea

1-3: Saturday, 11th September

Poor. His touch let him down time and time again.

Manchester United

0-3: Saturday, 28th August

No service=Cole is redundant. It would have been better to have played a 5-5 formation.

Oxford United

1-0: Tuesday, 24th August

(Replaced Stanislas, 62 mins) The best attacking player in the game by far.

Bolton Wanderers

1-3: Saturday, 21st August

One of those days. Unlucky to find the 'keeper in good form on occasion but the penalty was just awful.

Aston Villa

0-3: Saturday, 14th August

Fairly anonymous, failed to hold the ball up - and when that happens, West Ham rarely play well.

Deportivo La Coruna

0-0: Saturday, 7th August

Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-1: Sunday, 9th May

Struggled throughout before being subbed. Needs a rest and, on this form, he'll get one while the World Cup is on.

Fulham

2-3: Monday, 3rd May

Rotten luck for the og. Good finish for the goal. Not much else.

Wigan Athletic

3-2: Saturday, 24th April

Started well but the change of marker from Caldwell to Bramble reduced his effectiveness. Still provided the all-important equaliser for Ilan. Still not anywhere near as effective as he was before his injury lay-off.

Liverpool

0-3: Monday, 19th April

Comments to follow.

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 10th April

Caused difficulties for the visitors' defence without providing much of an obvious goal threat.

Everton

2-2: Thursday, 1st April

Worked hard today and battled away well. Had a coupled of chances that he failed to take.

Stoke City

0-1: Saturday, 27th March

The spat with the fans last Tuesday didn't do him any favours, nor did another ineffective performance leading the attack today.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

1-3: Tuesday, 23rd March

Gradually lost confidence – and therefore interest – as the game progressed. Some promising early hold-up play eventually superseded by a ghost of his former self ambling about the pitch aimlessly.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

1-3: Tuesday, 23rd March

Just never in it - and regardless of the level of provocation, shouting at the fans won't do his cause any good.

Arsenal

0-2: Saturday, 20th March

(Replaced Franco, 57 minutes) Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-4: Saturday, 13th March

(Replaced Dyer, 68 minutes) Comments to follow.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2: Saturday, 6th March

Barely at the races – and continually caught offside.

Manchester United

0-3: Tuesday, 23rd February

One to forget for the England hopeful who was marked out of the game by the returning Vidic.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 21st February

On his own admission, his overall performance was not the greatest – however, the finish for his goal was excellent. Hopefully the groin niggle that saw his early departure is nothing too serious.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 21st February

Great goal for the clincher, kept a cool head and slotted past Myhill with quality.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 21st February

On his own admission, his overall performance was not the greatest – however, the finish for his goal was excellent. Hopefully the groin niggle that saw his early departure is nothing too serious.

Birmingham City

2-0: Wednesday, 10th February

Got better as the game went on and both started and finished the move that gave us the second.

Burnley

1-2: Saturday, 6th February

A massive bonus having him back in contention. Not quite back to top form, but even a semi-fit Cole is a huge asset. The Burnley defence frequently looked bereft of ideas when it came to dealing with his presence. Welcome back!

Blackburn Rovers

0-0: Saturday, 30th January

(Replaced Kovac, 58 mins) Good to see him back. Looked a bit rusty but still caused the odd problem. His most telling contribution though was his goal-line clearance in the second half.

Portsmouth

1-1: Tuesday, 26th January

(Replaced Nouble, 74 minutes) Comments to follow.

Burnley

5-3: Saturday, 28th November

Given that we were 3-0 up at half time when he was withdrawn through injury, I’m hoping his substitution was precautionary in nature. Make that praying.

Hull City

3-3: Saturday, 21st November

Comments to follow.

Aston Villa

2-1: Wednesday, 4th November

Was looking dangerous until his untimely exit. I’m torn between wanting him back ASAP – doing the usual thing of rushing players back too soon – and letting him rest up until he’s fully recovered. Still our physios know what they’re doing. Don’t they?

Sunderland

2-2: Saturday, 31st October

Caused Sunderland all sorts of problems. Picked up another ridiculous booking from a ref who, by that time, had clearly lost the plot.

Arsenal

2-2: Sunday, 25th October

The one player on the pitch who never gave up. Thoroughly deserved the goal and whatever MOTM plaudits came his way.

Stoke City

1-2: Saturday, 17th October

Comments to follow.

Fulham

2-2: Sunday, 4th October

Good header for the goal. Held the ball up well but the lack of support told in the second.

Manchester City

1-3: Monday, 28th September

Our best player. Wasn't great but scored a goal and would have had an assist if it wasn't for a terrible terrible decision by the linesman!

Bolton Wanderers

1-3: Tuesday, 22nd September

(Replaced Dyer, 75 mins) Made a real diference when he came on, looked a threat.

Liverpool

2-3: Saturday, 19th September

Battled manfully against the, usually illegal, attentions of the Liverpool defence. The booking was a complete joke.

Wigan Athletic

0-1: Saturday, 12th September

Not one of his better days. Failed to cause the defenders any bother.

Blackburn Rovers

0-0: Saturday, 29th August

One of those days when little came off for the England striker.

Millwall

3-1: Tuesday, 25th August

Worked tirelessly alone up front. Endured the kind of abuse from our guests that most had thought consigned to history.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-2: Sunday, 23rd August

The goal was every bit as good as the backpass wasn’t. Appeared as gutted as we were at the end.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-2: Sunday, 23rd August

The goal was every bit as good as the backpass wasn’t. Appeared as gutted as we were at the end.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

2-0: Saturday, 15th August

Got stronger as the match wore on – despite developing a worrying limp in the second half. Can claim some credit for the second.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

2-0: Saturday, 15th August

Got stronger as the match wore on – despite developing a worrying limp in the second half. Can claim some credit for the second.

Beijing Guoan

2-0: Friday, 31st July

A decent show although chances were few and far between.

Middlesbrough

2-1: Sunday, 24th May

Showed what we’d been missing for the last couple of months. Good finish for the goal.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2: Saturday, 21st February

An impressive performance considering he did not train all week. Unfortunately, all the good chances fell to his fellow striker.

Manchester City

1-0: Saturday, 21st February

Excellent. Lead the line really well, held the ball up and was back in defence at the death with a couple of fine headers.

Middlesbrough

1-1: Saturday, 14th February

Injured early on and it was foolish to keep him on the pitch for so long.

Middlesbrough

1-1: Saturday, 14th February

Was doing ok if nothing spectacular before injury curtailed his afternoon.

Middlesbrough

1-1: Saturday, 14th February

Was doing ok if nothing spectacular before injury curtailed his afternoon.

Manchester United

0-1: Sunday, 8th February

Closely marked by Ferdinand and Vidic but held the ball up well and posed the only real threat to the opposition.

Manchester United

0-1: Sunday, 8th February

A constant thorn in the side of the tightest defence n the league at present – Rio was lucky not to walk early on.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 31st January

Rarely a goalscoring threat, he did however get through a lot of running and, on a day when service was at a premium, that was all you could ask of him really.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 31st January

Rarely a goalscoring threat, he did however get through a lot of running and, on a day when service was at a premium, that was all you could ask of him really.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 31st January

Closely marked by Toure and Gallas he had few opportunities but still managed to get two shots on target.

Hull City

2-0: Wednesday, 28th January

Scored in his fifth consecutive league game and therefore equalled the club record set by Tony Cottee in the 1985-86 season. Although he missed four other good chances, his all round play makes him one of the most difficult strikers to play against in the Premier League.

Hartlepool United

2-0: Saturday, 24th January

Made some good runs and with a little more luck would have scored to keep his run going. Was rightly substituted when Zola made the assessment that the referee might give his robust play a second yellow card.

Fulham

3-1: Sunday, 18th January

Kept fairly quiet in the first-half by the impressive Hangeland. However, he proved a real handful in the second-half and showed that he is now full of confidence in front of goal.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 10th January

Great goal and caused no end of problems for the home defence.

Barnsley

3-0: Saturday, 3rd January

Caused constant awkwardness to the Barnsley defence and the glancing header was well taken for the goal.

Stoke City

2-1: Sunday, 28th December

Some of the stick he’s got of late has been ridiculous – one bloke near me had a go when a defender got a brilliant block on him. He missed harder chances than the one it took, it has to be said, and there are times when he could make more of an effort in chasing down defenders. The goal was excellent though.

Stoke City

2-1: Sunday, 28th December

Some of the stick he’s got of late has been ridiculous – one bloke near me had a go when a defender got a brilliant block on him. He missed harder chances than the one it took, it has to be said, and there are times when he could make more of an effort in chasing down defenders. The goal was excellent though.

Portsmouth

0-0: Saturday, 15th November

Failed to cause too many problems for the Pompey defence – I expected him to look a little hungrier after his enforced absence.

Portsmouth

0-0: Saturday, 15th November

Failed to cause too many problems for the Pompey defence – I expected him to look a little hungrier after his enforced absence.

Bolton Wanderers

1-3: Sunday, 5th October

Took the goal well but lacked support.

Fulham

2-1: Sunday, 28th September

Held the ball up well and gave the home defence a hard time.

Newcastle United

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

The team revolved around him today, he was at the centre of every good chance we had,

Newcastle United

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

Held the ball up superbly and, whilst he didn’t score, he worked his socks off throughout.

West Bromwich Albion

2-3: Saturday, 13th September

Worked like a trojan as always, it's just a shame that his final ball is all too often lacking.

Blackburn Rovers

4-1: Saturday, 30th August

Like Behrami he had to wait til the death to receive his reward but the goal was a fitting way to cap a decent performance.

Blackburn Rovers

4-1: Saturday, 30th August

First touch sometimes lacking but battled constantly despite being the victim of sometimes appalling refereeing from Riley.

Macclesfield Town

4-1: Wednesday, 27th August

(replaced Sears, 58) An excellent performance - scored a poachers goal and had about six shots (all on target and generally well hit). One great chest trap and volley on the run, and he is very quick; if only we could pass the ball in a way that would allow him to run onto it sometimes...

Manchester City

0-3: Sunday, 24th August

Ran down a few blind alleys. Lost the ball a few times. Got injured. Went Off.

Manchester City

0-3: Sunday, 24th August

Worked hard all over the pitch until injured. Hopefully not serious.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

Worked very hard throughout though it is perhaps notable that his most telling contributions came from defensive work.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

Worked very hard throughout though it is perhaps notable that his most telling contributions came from defensive work.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

Worked very hard throughout though it is perhaps notable that his most telling contributions came from defensive work.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

A typically robust, hard-working performance from him. Competeed for everything.

MLS AllStars

2-3: Friday, 25th July

Did well to set up one of Ashton's strikes but offered little threat in front of goal.

Aston Villa

2-2: Saturday, 10th May

(replaced Zamora, 73) Failed to make an impression.

Manchester United

1-4: Saturday, 3rd May

(replaced Ashton, 56) Put himself about a bit to little effect.

Manchester United

1-4: Saturday, 3rd May

(replaced Ashton, 56) Not bad, although Ashton shouldn't have come off. Did his usual role, and performed it well. Very impressed with his attitude and the way he's performed this season.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 26th April

(replaced Zamora, 68) Performed the same role that Zamora was playing but to greater effect. It worked in the last home game when Sears was replaced, it nearly worked here.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 26th April

(replaced Zamora, 68) Not bad – some nice link-up play in the second half.

Derby County

2-1: Saturday, 19th April

(replaced Sears, 74) Made one very telling and important touch. And a few more ordinary ones.

Portsmouth

0-1: Tuesday, 8th April

(replaced Mullins, 73) A few good runs down the left though you’d rather have had him in the middle.

Sunderland

1-2: Saturday, 29th March

One decent effort but didn’t look 100% fit throughout. Very harshly booked yet again – you do wonder why referees seem to target him.

Everton

1-1: Saturday, 22nd March

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-4: Monday, 10th March

(replaced Zamora, 77) Failed to make much of an impression.

Chelsea

0-4: Saturday, 1st March

It said a lot about the so-called international class of Terry that he was reduced to bear hugging Cole every time the ball was played to him. Unlucky not to get a penalty.

Fulham

1-0: Saturday, 23rd February

Was getting a lot of unmerited stick from one or two supporters. Had four attempts on goal. The first three were difficult but he ought to have done a lot better with the header.

Birmingham City

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

Ran around a lot to no avail.

Birmingham City

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

Ran around a lot to no avail.

Wigan Athletic

1-0: Saturday, 2nd February

Had a game which was, for the most part, equally as poor as Ashton’s, though if he lost the ball at least he tried to get the thing back.

Liverpool

1-0: Wednesday, 30th January

Battled gamely and caused his usual nuisance to the defenders without ever really looking like he was going to score.

Liverpool

1-0: Wednesday, 30th January

Battled gamely and caused his usual nuisance to the defenders without ever really looking like he was going to score.

Fulham

2-1: Saturday, 12th January

Not quite at the races today. Should have scored in the first half when bustling his way through as he does best.

Manchester City

0-0: Saturday, 5th January

He got better as the game went on after initially struggling and became so confident he was pulling off flicks and tricks.

Manchester City

0-0: Saturday, 5th January

Always busy, he kept the City defence busy without ever really looking like scoring.

Arsenal

0-2: Tuesday, 1st January

I felt quite sorry for him. Playing a lone striker works well only if the midfield support the striker. This happened to a certain extent in the first half but hardly at all in the second. Tried his heart out though.

Manchester United

2-1: Saturday, 29th December

Ran his legs off and held the line well. Gave the other Ferdinand brother an awkward time throughout.

Manchester United

2-1: Saturday, 29th December

Ran his legs off and held the line well. Gave the other Ferdinand brother an awkward time throughout.

Manchester United

2-1: Saturday, 29th December

He linked well on his own up front, ran after every ball and won his fair share in the air- but his header was poor and he still needs to work on his finishing.

Reading

1-1: Wednesday, 26th December

He did well to retrieve the situation for the goal, but was otherwise let down by a poor first touch.

Everton

0-2: Saturday, 15th December

One decent run in the first half but clearly this was a game too much for his injury.

Everton

0-2: Saturday, 15th December

He gave the team a target to aim for, but was clearly playing with an injury.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 1st December

Caused problems all the way through for the Chelsea defence who resorted to the bear-hug tactic to keep him quiet. The shirt is his to lose at the moment.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Saturday, 24th November

Another excellent run-out. Not the hardest goal he’ll ever score but it was well deserved. Unfortunate to come up against Riley at his most perverse and should really think about suing!

Derby County

5-0: Saturday, 10th November

Superb. Being the only fit striker in the club has meant him operating as a lone striker out of necessity. This match saw how he has grown into the role in recent weeks. Another Bywater save denied him the goal that his movement and effort deserved.

Derby County

5-0: Saturday, 10th November

Superb. Being the only fit striker in the club has meant him operating as a lone striker out of necessity. This match saw how he has grown into the role in recent weeks. Another Bywater save denied him the goal that his movement and effort deserved.

Bolton Wanderers

1-1: Sunday, 4th November

Worked hard (as is becoming the norm) as a lone target.

Coventry City

2-1: Tuesday, 30th October

Led the line well and gave 100%. The goal - a superbly taken strike - was just reward for his efforts.

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 6th October

(replaced Camara, 36) Best work ethic in the whole squad; he tried and tried. I just wish the fans would get off his back.

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 6th October

(replaced Camara, 36) Missed three good chances - our best of the game. Gets into good positions but needs to work on his finishing.

Arsenal

0-1: Friday, 28th September

Did not play.

Middlesbrough

3-0: Saturday, 15th September

(replaced Bellamy, 26) Nothing went right for him in the first half but he was bizarrely effective in the second, playing a major part in all three goals. Sadly, when given a gilt edged chance to make it four he failed to capitalize.

Reading

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

(replaced Ashton, 64) On for Ashton, he was average- which is a compliment. It got to his head a bit and he tried a backheel to Etherington. It was interesting.

Reading

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

(replaced Ashton, 64) Surprisingly half-decent run-out – though he perhaps ought to have bagged a couple.

Reading

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

(replaced Ashton, 64) Surprisingly half-decent run-out – though he perhaps ought to have bagged a couple.

Bristol Rovers

2-1: Tuesday, 28th August

(replaced Bellamy, 76) Looks like a player who knows he has no future at the club.

Bolton Wanderers

3-1: Saturday, 5th May

Did not play.

Bolton Wanderers

3-1: Saturday, 5th May

Did not play.

Wigan Athletic

3-0: Saturday, 28th April

Did not play.

Wigan Athletic

3-0: Saturday, 28th April

Did not play.

Everton

1-0: Saturday, 21st April

(Replaced Zamora, 71) I’m not a big fan but he was sent on to do a job by making a thorough nuisance of himself and, whilst he didn’t really look like scoring, he caused a few problems in the 20 or so minutes he was on.

Everton

1-0: Saturday, 21st April

(Replaced Zamora, 71) I’m not a big fan but he was sent on to do a job by making a thorough nuisance of himself and, whilst he didn’t really look like scoring, he caused a few problems in the 20 or so minutes he was on.

Charlton Athletic

0-4: Saturday, 24th February

I forgot he was there until he went off

Liverpool

1-2: Tuesday, 30th January

When he tries, it is encouraging, however sometimes he just seems plain sluggish.

Liverpool

1-2: Tuesday, 30th January

Worked hard at both ends of the pitch and won a lot of headers - but pretty ineffective in front of goal.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 27th January

Lots of running and chasing lost causes, though often this was as a result of him having lost the ball himself.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 27th January

Lots of running and chasing lost causes, though often this was as a result of him having lost the ball himself.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 20th January

Impressive performance. Newcastle struggled to get to grips with him, and his goal showed the poacher’s instinct that we need.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 20th January

Made a nuisance of himself and took his goal well. Maybe he does have something to offer.

Fulham

3-3: Saturday, 13th January

Despite the header for goal #1, he puts himself about a lot less than Marlon. Footballing brain sometimes lacking, too.

Fulham

3-3: Saturday, 13th January

Lacks quality and vision- but he's awkward, set up a goal and tries hard. I think he was holding his hamstring as the lone striker, perhaps explaining the less than 100% effort then though...

Fulham

3-3: Saturday, 13th January

Lacks quality and vision- but he's awkward, set up a goal and tries hard. I think he was holding his hamstring as the lone striker, perhaps explaining the less than 100% effort then though...

Brighton & Hove Albion

3-0: Saturday, 6th January

Took his goal well; hopefully done enough to start ahead of Marlon, Teddy and Bobby.

Brighton & Hove Albion

3-0: Saturday, 6th January

A rare start saw him win a lot in the air and he took his volley nicely.

Chesterfield

1-2: Tuesday, 24th October

Did not play.

Chesterfield

1-2: Tuesday, 24th October

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Sunday, 22nd October

(Replaced Benayoun, 78) Very quiet after his introduction.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Sunday, 22nd October

(Replaced Benayoun, 78) Won one header after which his touch was awful.

Portsmouth

0-2: Sunday, 15th October

(Replaced Sheringham, 70) Won a couple of headers but they went nowhere in particular.

Portsmouth

0-2: Sunday, 15th October

(Replaced Sheringham, 70) Did little, had no help from the midfield.

Reading

0-1: Sunday, 1st October

Energetic performance, rarely a goal threat.

Reading

0-1: Sunday, 1st October

The big man was rewarded for a decent showing in Palermo by being handed the chance to partner Carlos Tevez in the classic 'little and large' front line. Although he held the ball up well from Roy Carroll's bombs he struggled to become involved to any degree.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

(Replaced Mears, 67) Quiet.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

(Replaced Mears, 67) Ditto.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

(Replaced Mears, 67) Ditto.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

Did not play.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

Did not play.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

Did not play.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

Did not play.

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

(Replaced Zamora, 78) Showed his strength and looked confident – has he got a goal in him ?

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

(Replaced Zamora, 78) Didn’t really get involved.

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

(Replaced Zamora, 78) Didn’t really get involved.

Aston Villa

1-1: Sunday, 10th September

(Replaced Zamora, 83) Did little of note.

Aston Villa

1-1: Sunday, 10th September

(Replaced Zamora, 83) Some good knock downs and brought some variety to the attack. Might be worth an earlier run out some time Bobby’s form permitting.

Liverpool

1-2: Saturday, 26th August

(Replaced Harewood, 73) A couple of runs with the ball were promising.

Liverpool

1-2: Saturday, 26th August

(Replaced Harewood, 73) Didn’t really get into the game when replacing Harewood.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

(Replaced Zamora, 83) Disgraceful. He has now gone about seven minutes without a goal! Not really given much time to influence things.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

(Replaced Zamora, 83) Alan Pardew was perhaps hoping that Cole would repeat his heroics of Saturday when he scored after being on the pitch for less than 30 seconds. Sadly it wasn't to be.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

(Replaced Zamora, 83) Alan Pardew was perhaps hoping that Cole would repeat his heroics of Saturday when he scored after being on the pitch for less than 30 seconds. Sadly it wasn't to be.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

(Replaced Harewood, 90+2) Good goal, but anything more than a six is too much since his game lasted for two minutes.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

(Replaced Harewood, 90+2) Can’t really argue with that start!

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

(Replaced Harewood, 90+2) 24 seconds after coming on he had scored his first goal for the club. Not a bad record.

Olympiakos

1-1: Saturday, 12th August

(Replaced Harewood, 64) Looked energetic and wanted to be involved. Spoilt it a bit by missing a couple of humdingers towards the end.
Carlton Cole did not play for West Ham during this season.

Carlton Cole did not play for West Ham during this season.

Carlton Cole did not play for West Ham during this season.

Carlton Cole did not play for West Ham during this season.

Carlton Cole did not play for West Ham during this season.

Carlton Cole did not play for West Ham during this season.