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
Does AA deserve the job? (Wednesday April 23 2014)
On this day in history...23rd April (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Toast 7#37 - six of the best (Tuesday April 22 2014)
On this day in history...22nd April (Tuesday April 22 2014)
Stats: Northampton v Pompey (Monday April 21 2014)
On this day in history...21st April (Monday April 21 2014)
Pompey predictions league update #43 (Sunday April 20 2014)
Stats: Pompey v Bristol Rovers (Sunday April 20 2014)
On this day in history...20th April (Sunday April 20 2014)
4 in a row almost seals safety! (Saturday April 19 2014)
|Dag & Red||1||-||4||Portsmouth|
|11. Dag & Red||44||14||15||15||-4||57|
|Does AA deserve the job?
» Portsmouth : 23/04/2014 12:58:00
|Jordan Back And Feeling Good
» Fleetwood : 23/04/2014 11:59:00
|Ref For Argyle v Hartlepool
» Plymouth : 23/04/2014 09:50:00
|On this day in history...23rd April
» Portsmouth : 23/04/2014 07:00:00
|Finally A Good Day For Hargreaves
» Torquay : 23/04/2014 00:39:00
|Hill - Superb Performance amp; Great Response
» Rochdale : 23/04/2014 00:28:00
|Bennett - We Have To Go Again Quickly
» Exeter : 23/04/2014 00:15:00