Trying To Unwrap The Joe Cole Enigma


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Jamie says:

    someones bitter LOL

  2. Tim Vickerman says:

    I seem to remember one thing mentioned after England’s World Cup failure was that England’s players aren’t as good as they’re built up to be.

    Now, bearing in mind the lengths of the contracts and the transfer fee, Joe Cole is costing Liverpool only fractionally less than Yossi Benayoun. Benayoun has a far superior fitness record. Both can play across the midfield and as a supporting forward. There’s not a great difference in age bearing in mind the month of birth.

    And to look at the raw statistics over the last 3 seasons is interesting:

    Benayoun – 90 lge apps, 18 gls/126 tot apps, 28 gls

    Cole – 72 lge apps, 11 gls/111 tot apps, 15 gls

    I know who I’d rather have in my squad…

  3. Noshow says:

    Harry Kewell anyone…?

  4. Martin says:

    RBS FC must be really desperate.

  5. Edward Sasam says:

    As a Liverpool fan, I’m desperate for Cole to regain his best form at Anfield. He had so much potential for a youngster, but through injuries, being out of favor with managers, being underused or misused, he never achieved his potential. Liverpool fans will hope this is a resurrection for Cole – still the most naturally gifted English player of his generation.

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