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*Andy Cole Signs- Two Year Deal*

Andy Cole has now completed a move to Pompey.

Cole told the club website; "It's an opportunity for me to play for another two years and I hope to do my best for Portsmouth, score a few goals and get the club into the top 10 which is what they're aiming to do this season.

"The Portsmouth fans are electric and I know Jamo (David James), I know Sol and I've played with David Thompson as well which is always important when you come to a new club because you can fit in straight away.

"I know the club are trying to push forward, buying players and trying to start something new and I want to be a part of that."




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Date:Thursday August 31 2006

Time: 10:54AM

Your Comments

woohoo!
pompey pessimist
good news, not bad signing
lmatthews
Cole with his proven prem pedigree could turn out to be far better than an expensive gamble on an untried player. As has been pointed out before, all three of our fit strikers have played well so there is sure to be healthy competition for places.
Tantona
i had hoped that he would be a toddy, but a redkapp signing at 35K per week he'll have to be near enough an automatic 1st team striker. Not sure how that will sit with the team but as Tantona said competition for places and when we think about last season how many of us were saying in another team Lua Lua's profligacy might cost him a place
russellm
YEAH He'll Dish up Tevez!!!! WHY OH WHY i reckon all the other clubs just wait for us to go in for a player, then while we're stalling over pennies, clubs like BOLTON and VILLA stoop in to seal the deal, And quite honestly i dont blame em
XmirrorboyX
I think it's a decent signing. Don't think it's any coincidence that Man City slumped after February last season without him in the team. He's a very intelligent player in his old age, and still turns on a sixpence.
pedalo
!!!!!!STORRIE FOR EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!!!!!
XmirrorboyX
pedalo this is true, and of course once he puts that shirt on we must get behind him full stop. But mirror boy has a good point even though we have an old ground & no facilities we are supposed to have the top uk scout, and a massive euro network. Villa have just put a 6m bid in for saviola, these clubs are making statements, campbell & maybe fernandes LoL ...whilst we are in the Selfridges league we dont know the way out of pound stretcher....so to speak
russellm
bang on Russ!!! Nows the time to make are move!!!! I dont know how they cant see it
XmirrorboyX
u can sometimes get some bargains at pound stretcer but once in a while you want to be going to selfridges and john lewis and picking up that overpriced masterpiece.
pompey pessimist
LoL :-) hey pessimist i was trhinking have we had one of those transcendental body swap things, LoL if we have you should know your fat, but good looking
russellm
yep mirror X today fratton , TOMORROW THE WORLD mmmmwooooohaha ha
russellm
hahahaha russ im about 1 stone "overweight" but people dont call me fat. im trying to do this thing called staying FIT but trips to KFC/PIZZA HUT get im my way. lol. one thing russ, i dont like being optimistic .... except for now, bring on top 10! :D
pompey pessimist
I've heard Jan Molby 1 stone overweight and availble on a free, Lets snap him up
XmirrorboyX
LoL plenty of life left in jan yet. me too pessimist about 1 and a bit stone over to, got replacement shirt at shop yesterday ( by the way pompey shop were great) then headed to macdonalds to get over 500 + unplanned petrol, c class merc diesel interface. DOH !!!!
russellm
aparantly cole is the 2nd highest epl scorrer ever
retro hat
not a bad signing, will definately add depth!
Westov
Cole will be a good signing. We all thought why sign James at 36 but he has proved you can't beat experience. Teddy was older when he signed for us and we didn't complain then did we. He has premiership knowledge and knows where the net is. Also on the plus side to have his name printed on the new Pompey Home shirt out next Friday will be a lot cheaper than some of the players we were being touted with earlier this year.
nelson
Trust we are investing a small fortune in experience here. I hope not at the expense of Toddy.
storagematt
could have a point nelson although teddy is a fitness phenomenon and Cole has become injury prone, storagematt rumours all over the place that Toddy is going to the Brumies or Wigan on loan and we are making a bid for your beloved Defoe (fans fc, sky sports, 5 live), IMHO i would be a bit surprised as he is probably (until Cole arrived anyway) our best natural finisher.
russellm
I think we will WARM to COLE. He doesn't GRATE with me, doesn't take COKE and sometimes turns HOT. No longer a MINER, in fact a Senior and will help to FUEL our ambissions.
pompeygray
earlier on yestrerday i said that i didnt think we had 30 mill available and whilst im pleased with some of what we have i cant help but feel the rumours in the media about finance available must be true. Sorry storagematt your drean doesnt look likely to be, and i hope we dont let Toddy play against us in 10 days time. Im surprised we didnt take somone like Cygan as defensive cover. At least now we know what we are stuck with and we have some intresting debuts to look forward to. Personally i think things could have been much worse.
russellm
there was a black man called mbella, who seemed a rapid young black fellah, we dont know a thing, but he plays on the wing, and soon as Paul knows he'll tellya.
russellm
Toddy has gone to wigan on loan
Play Up Pompey
sorry every one
russellm
That is a damn good signing for you lot
BisphamTangerine
Hey Mr Tangerine Man..... who is ?
russellm
Have to agree with russellm in hoping Todorov doesn't come back to haunt. Loved that finishing touch against boro on Monday. Kranjcar looks good, but would have preferred Petrov. Thanks Gordon Strachan...see u in the UEFA Cup next year a**hole !
Toronto4Pompey
I understand why celtic are so angry with the way we carried out a publicity war but sod it...Toronto my sentiments exactly. All in all though not a bad window for us i thought
russellm
ow well this guy looks good
lmatthews
Andy Cole in and Toddy out on loan. Obviously Harry thinks Cole will do a better job than Toddy until we buy a big name striker some time in the future???
StuartM
He is a good player, but Toddy is something else. He never fails to score. Why HR, why???
POMPEYMEV
perhapse pompeymev in Harry, its a case of old habits die hard, as i said before, got the money to go to John lewis but cant find the way out od pound stretcher. perhapse their was not 30 mill for signing, we wont know if its enhancement to our team or just an increase in the now phenomemenal wage bill.
russellm
As I said earlier, you guys are defintely going places!
jogabonito
Quality signing, proven goalscorer and 10 in 20 last season proves he can still do it. The City slump in form just happended to be when Cole was out! He'll do a job, and WILL score goals...
pompeyrug
good signing for you, he had a good season last and hopefully he can carry on from there
green giant 12
Interestingly now we have 4 players who have played in Champions League Finals - Sol, Kanu, Mendes and Cole - great experience at the highest of club levels !!!!!
StuartM
 

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