He's coming home, he's coming home, he's coming,
Joe Cole's coming home!
Great news? Possibly. Allardyce has a knack for squeezing the dregs from a toothpaste tube and has reignited the careers of a host of players who had apparently "hit the wall".
At his best, Cole is pretty special. He could add a new dimension to the team although one of Jarvis, Vaz Te or Nolan will presumably have to make way to accommodate him.
His goal for Liverpool at Upton Park showed that he can still do it at this level, with the right encouragement and motivation. Maybe, just maybe, this move is exactly what Cole and West Ham need.