Monday, 19 July 2010
That Cowardly Traitor Cole!
I have never really understood why West Ham fans have given Joe Cole such an easy ride compared to the likes of Lampard, Ince and Defoe. Present it how you will, the guy jumped ship when we were relegated and happily joined the plastic crew of USSR Chelsea. His allegiance was made abundantly clear a couple of years back when, after scoring a winner against us in the closing minutes at the Bridge, he celebrated in the most offensive manner, rubbing salt into the raging wound. The fact that replays showed he was offside only made matters worse.
Now, let's start with the fact that Cole is already wealthy beyond our wildest dreams. He has God, the West Ham Academy and 'Arry Redknapp to thank for that. Now, he can't repay God, other than by living a good life (which would not include owning a Hummer!), but he was in a position to repay his debt to either West Ham or 'Arry. By choosing to join Liverpool, he has stabbed both in the back!
Why? Why would he join Liverpool? To win honours some will say, but surely Arsenal or Tottenham would offer a better prospect of that? Unlike Liverpool, both are in the Champions League and, unlike Liverpool, both have strong squads and the cash to bring in new players. But there's the rub. Had Cole joined either, he would have faced competition for his place in the team. Who would you have in your team, Modrich or Cole? I would go with the Croat every day of the week. Fabregas or Cole? The question isn't even worth posing!
So Cole hasn't made the choice based on medals, he has opted for an easy life, the opportunity to walk into a team and hold down a place without a lot of competition. Yes he may win medals too but that is a secondary consideration; thus the label of coward in my headline. That, at the end of the day, is why he left Chelsea. He wasn't good enough for the Plastics and he couldn't cope with being a squad player! Little man, but over sized ego syndrome! Look at me in my great big Hummer!
So if medals were not the primary consideration, why not return to the cradle of his career, why not repay the club and fans who made him? Because the guy is a traitor without any genuine feeling for the club or fans who made him. Had he joined Tottenham, then fair enough. 'Arry was a father figure in his formative years. Had he joined Arsenal then I could understand. Wenger polishes players like Cole and might have taken him to a new level even at this late stage of his career. But Liverpool? No, he might as well just nick the wheels off 'Arry's and Avram's cars and have done with it!
So go to Liverpool Joe Cole, you deserve each other! Join Carragher the traitor! Join the team of nearly men who were always going to be great one day but never quite made it! Find your level in a team destined to fight for a Europa League place season after season. Go to Liverpool and rot, you cowardly, son of an 'Arry!
Posted by Hammersfan at 15:44