What's The Deal With Cole?
Harry Redknapp this week said that offers have been made for Andrew Cole including one from Charlton, the player claimed this was news to him.
"Has he? He hasn't told me. But to be fair he has kept away from me for the past few days," said Cole.
"I don't expect to play 38 games, I don't think I could. But I do believe I could play 25 to 30 games."
"I have sat about on the bench for four months. I am not going to lie, I do get frustrated. You won't score too many goals sitting on your a***."
"When I came here in the summer I said I wanted to play football, I hadn't just come here for a little jolly. That's not me, I'd prefer to jack it in rather than do that."
Forgive me if I'm wrong but hasn't Cole been injured for the most part of this season? If so how can he be playing games? He can't expect to walk straight back into the team when recovered can he, unless the injury situation has just been a smokescreen? It is being suggested that a move to Charlton broke down due to Cole's wage demands so was he really as much in the dark as he is making out.
Cole has played the last two matches and scored in both with Redknapp saying he will start against Sheffield United at the weekend and continue to play as long as he's happy, fit and playing well.
I've very much liked what I've seen from Cole since he's been here but maybe the editor of vital City has it right is Cole just a journeyman looking for fat pay days all the time showing no loyalty? If so, and Cole thinks he's got a god given right to start then I don't think he's the type of player I want here. Some people have the right to think this; I don't think Cole is one of them.
PLAY UP POMPEY!