The smashing of a pint glass could be heard in the Transfer Tavern this afternoon with one punter in disbelief at what he had just read in an article by the Telegraph hack John Percy.
The article claimed that ex-England international Joe Cole could soon be on his way to the Championship for a loan spell away from Villa Park.
The article suggests that boss Tim Sherwood is willing to sanction such a move as he bows down to Cole’s desire to play regular first-team football, after starting just one game for Villa this season.
A Derby County fan overhears this news whilst chalking his cue on the pool table and thinks that Cole would be an astute addition for his East Midlands-based club.
He feels that with limited options in wide areas for the Rams, Cole might be able to do the club a job in pushing them further up the Championship.
Derby fans… Do you agree with the guy playing pool? Does your club have room for Cole? Championship fans… Would you be happy to sign someone of Cole’s ilk on loan?