Date:Wednesday July 25 2007
With what Andrew Cole has said in the Sun he has realised something that most of us already knew long ago - his Pompey career is over, 'I do not know why I have not gone to Hong Kong, you will have to ask the manager.
'I just want to play football but I cannot see that being at Portsmouth'.
Despite being fit all summer he has not played a part in any pre season game and is unlikely to play another match for the club - so the sooner we can get his high earnings off the wage bill here the better.
When he arrived last summer, even though he was at the 'veteran' stage of his career my thinking was this was a good move for the club and I was happy to see him here - this soon changed.
It was soon apparent that time had well and truly caught up with Cole so he was not worthy of the starting place he was demanding. The moment you demand a place in the team and start making threats that you will seek pastures new if you do not play is the time when you know someone is not right for the club.
With others at the club, past and present, for all their faults very few have made such demands and I have little or no time for mercenaries like him.
He has been a great striker in the English game but he came here a few years too late to make any real impact and although he scored a few goals last season even when he did play he did little else.
Harry Redknapp has made some great signings for the club, Cole was not one of them. Sorry to be so harsh but the sooner we get shot of him the better.
Hindsight is a great thing, but giving a fella that would expect almost guaranteed football and had been struggling with injuries in recent years a 2 year contract was crazy, so although he says he wants to play football he may be happy to sit around for another year picking up the good cash he is on here?
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Wednesday July 25 2007
Sullivan brought in to replace Eastwood (Friday May 17 2013)
On this day in history...17th May (Friday May 17 2013)
On this day in history...16th May (Thursday May 16 2013)
End of the line for duo? (Wednesday May 15 2013)
Eastie to Rovers; Jobsite sign on (Wednesday May 15 2013)
Pompey sign defender Devera (Wednesday May 15 2013)
On this day in history...15th May (Wednesday May 15 2013)
One from two, or someone new? (Tuesday May 14 2013)
Johnny Ertl ninja turtle! (Tuesday May 14 2013)
New 2-year deal for Butler (Tuesday May 14 2013)
|DRFC Former loanee in England World Cup squad
» Doncaster : 17/05/2013 20:49:00
|DRFC Rovers release five players
» Doncaster : 17/05/2013 20:42:00
|Pair Sign MK Dons Extensions
» MK Dons : 17/05/2013 20:38:00
» MK Dons : 17/05/2013 20:36:00
|Trio Offered New Deals
» MK Dons : 17/05/2013 20:34:00
|Five For Fun
» Coventry : 17/05/2013 20:30:00
|We've Got A List Of Players Ready
» Carlisle : 17/05/2013 20:26:00