Andy Cole is one of the best strikers to have ever set foot in the Premier League. His ability to find the net was unparalleled when he was at his best and it’s fair to say that Newcastle fans would die to have a man with even have the ability of Cole now, as they induced the 47-year-old into their very own club hall of fame on Tuesday night.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 6, 2018
It seems strange to think that Cole will be apart of the St James Park hall of fame despite the fact he was only at he club for around nine months between March 1994 and January 1995, but that shows just how big of an impact the humble young Arsenal academy product had in his time in the Northeast. Whilst he may be more famously remembered for his Manchester United days, the Magpies still love him.
In just 61 games for Newcastle United, Cole bagged 47 goals. That figure alone sets him apart from more strikers and his hit rate made him one of the best strikers in the world at that time, with United eventually realising that they wouldn’t win anything domestically if they had to go up against Cole every season. The striker is now long-retired and as he enters the Magpies hall of fame, it’s really hitting home just how badly Newcastle United could do with a man of his calibre now.
You can read The Geordies’ verdict on Andrew Cole here:
Great choice. We'd never sign a player like him now. #ASHLEYOUT
— Michael Martin (@tfMichael1892) November 6, 2018
One of my favourite ever #nufc players. What an impact he made
— Dave Morton (@DaveSMorton) November 6, 2018
was gutted when he left us
— ASHLEY OUT (@Ashley__OUT) 6 November 2018
One of the greats!!! Super player.
— Alan (@113Rocky) November 6, 2018
Andy Cole was totally lethal for us like.
Gets the ball and scores a goal, Andy Andy Cole.
— Steven Edgar (@StevenEdgar) November 6, 2018
The best striker we ever had ,folded me when he left
— philip simm (@philip_simm) November 6, 2018
That hat-trick against Liverpool in the snow.
— Chris Walton (@Three_Mile) November 6, 2018
He is my all time favourite Newcastle Player Andy https://t.co/5WnLvULyBF grandad took me to my first home game and I got to watch him play. From then on i only ever wanted to play upfront score goals and wear the number 9 Shirt. He deserves to in the hall of fame. Well done.
— callum lewis (@callum592) November 6, 2018
Congratulations! Number 9 legend
— Anthony Lewins (@tonytoonarmy74) 6 November 2018
The Geordies love Andy Cole and were delighted to welcome him to the club’s hall of fame.