Joe Cole should have started more for West Ham this season

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What happened to this former Chelsea and Liverpool ace?

Date: 17th May 2014 at 9:48pm
Written by Chris Knight

Eight years ago, Joe Cole netted that stunning goal against Sweden in Germany. Four years ago, the midfielder was preparing for his third appearance at the World Cup Finals as part of Fabio Capello's twenty three man squad in South Africa. Fast forward to the present, though, and the thirty two year old has been forgotten by both club and country, with West Ham set to release the former Chelsea man this summer. Where did things go so wrong? Whilst thirty four year old Steven Gerrard will be leading England out in Brazil alongside thirty five year old Frank Lampard, Cole will spend the summer desperately trying to secure a new club. In a similar manner to current MK Dons midfielder Alan Smith, Cole's career has fizzled out following serious injury. The cruciate ligament rupture suffered at the age of 27 in an FA Cup Third Round tie against ... Read More

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