So it was a cold crisp frosty night in January. The transfer window was heading towards the deadline… then all of a sudden… the Prophet sent by the Liver bird that hovers over Anfield was forced to act on the situation with the moaning, whinging Spanish hit-man on his way to the bridge.
Unfortunately it was the Toon Army who would later suffer as king Kenny would smash Liverpool’s transfer record, that would involve uprooting his former club’s No.9, Andy Carroll for a ridiculous £35 Million.
Well, how does the name ‘Cole’ grab you Geordie faithful?
In the early 90’s the name Cole was like a breath of fresh air on Tyne side as Andy Cole filled his boots banging 55 goals in 70 appearances for Newcastle in three very exciting seasons.
But according to The Guardian, the man to step into the role of the famous No.9 will be Carlton Cole. And no Toon fans, it’s not for £35 million, Mike Ashley is set to replace his star man for a measly £7 million. (Does anyone else think he lost the rest on the crap table?)
Cole has spent five seasons at West Ham and also played for a host of clubs with loan spells at Charlton, Villa and Wolves and during his 10 year career the Injury prone striker has failed to find the net more than 10 times in the domestic league in one campaign.
The transfer wouldn’t surprise me at all, but I feel for Newcastle fans if there is any truth behind this. The 27 year old has managed seven England call ups somehow, but failed to get off the mark.
The money the club received for Carroll should certainly be spent to bring in a striker that is going to beat a keeper 20 times a season, and that just isn’t Carlton Cole.
According to caughtoffside.com boss Alan Pardew has a wish list that involves £25 million and names including Daniel Sturridge and Niko Kranjcar… I think he can keep dreaming…
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