All those hours on the training field with Zola did no bloody good in the long run did they? In his last 13 games under the Italian, Carlton managed just one goal. So come the start of the new season, poor Cole was all over the place, all Zola's dedicated one to one coaching screwing with the poor guy's head.
Happily, however, the Wolves and Birmingham games have undone all that misguided work of Gianfranco. Bugger this hitting the ball cleanly business: take an air shot and you score; mishit a grubber along the ground and you are the match winning hero!
So Carlton is back to his clumsy worst and it is working. It's a bloody good job Avram doesn't dirty his hands with coaching. He just says to Carlton, "Just go out and do what comes naturally son. It's the only way you ever score!"