First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Joe Cole (Midfielder)

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Joe Cole

Paddington, England
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.

 

Joe Cole is yet play any matches this season.

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

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

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

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

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

West Bromwich Albion

0-1: Saturday, 26th April

Replaced Downing. Should have replaced Nolan. Maybe he could have created something in the middle; no longer has the pace to play as a winger, though he'll try...

Crystal Palace

0-1: Saturday, 19th April

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

Arsenal

1-3: Tuesday, 15th April

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

Liverpool

1-2: Sunday, 6th April

Did not play.

Sunderland

2-1: Monday, 31st March

Did not play.

Hull City

2-1: Wednesday, 26th March

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

Southampton

3-1: Saturday, 22nd February

Did not play.

Southampton

3-1: Saturday, 22nd February

Did not play.

Fulham

1-2: Wednesday, 1st January

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Wednesday, 18th December

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

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Wednesday, 18th December

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

Sunderland

0-0: Saturday, 14th December

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

Sunderland

0-0: Saturday, 14th December

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

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 7th December

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

Crystal Palace

0-1: Tuesday, 3rd December

Few chances again for him.

Crystal Palace

0-1: Tuesday, 3rd December

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

Chelsea

0-3: Saturday, 23rd November

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

Chelsea

0-3: Saturday, 23rd November

Taken off after just 40 minutes.

Norwich City

1-3: Saturday, 9th November

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

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 2nd November

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.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 2nd November

Failed to exert any influence.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 2nd November

Played some good football but needs more game time.

Swansea City

0-0: Sunday, 27th October

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

Manchester City

1-3: Saturday, 19th October

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

3-0: Sunday, 6th October

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

Cheltenham Town

2-1: Tuesday, 27th August

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

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 24th August

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

Cardiff City

2-0: Saturday, 17th August

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

Cardiff City

2-0: Saturday, 17th August

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

Pacos de Ferreira

2-1: Saturday, 10th August

Comments to follow...

Eintracht Braunschweig

3-0: Saturday, 27th July

Comments to follow.

Colchester United

2-1: Tuesday, 16th July

Comments to follow...

AFC Bournemouth

2-0: Saturday, 13th July

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Cork City

6-2: Sunday, 7th July

Comments to follow.

Reading

4-2: Sunday, 19th May

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

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 12th May

Comments to follow...

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 4th May

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

Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 27th April

Did not play.

Wigan Athletic

2-0: Saturday, 20th April

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

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Monday, 25th February

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

Swansea City

1-0: Saturday, 2nd February

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

Queens Park Rangers

1-1: Saturday, 19th January

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

Manchester United

2-2: Saturday, 5th January

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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