Player Watch Video- Carlton Cole scores his first Celtic goal

Hammers legend Carlton Cole netted his first official goal in Celtic colours in the Hoops’ 3-0 Scottish Cup win away at Stanraer. Carlton’s goal came on 42 minutes, while Leigh Griffiths also netted twice (18′, 84′) for the visitors.

Forgetting that it was a Cup clash, Carlton was quoted after the game saying “We got the job done and got the three points”. However he did see the funny side of it and even made a mention of it on his Twitter account (@CarltonCole1) [Read more…]

Potts and Nene leaving- Club announce list of departing players

Talented youngster Dan Potts and experienced forward Nene will be leaving the club this summer, according to an official list published by the club. Nene is one of four experienced players to be shown the door, along with Carlton Cole, Guy Demel and Jussi Jaaskelainen.

You’ve got to feel for Nene- very classy player but never quite got the opportunities required to show his talent. Was on big wages too, and him on the wrong side of 30 being probably made it easy for the club to snap links.

Jussi’s been a great servant, but understandable given the rumours swirling around Southend’s David Bentley [Read more…]

Carlton Cole says goodbye- writes farewell letter to fans

West Ham fans may not get to see Carlton Cole in claret and blue any more after the striker announced that he was leaving the club. Cole originally released in the summer of 2013, but rejoined on a short deal later and then penned an eighteen month contract in January 2014.

Cole, lest we forget, took a pay cut to stay at the club when we were relegated and showed great loyalty, when he could have easily picked up a gig in the Premiership.

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The news was revealed by Cole on his Twitter account [Read more…]

Get ready for second coming of Carlton Cole

This Saturday will see the second coming of Carlton Cole. The big frontman is ready to make his second debut for the east London club after declaring himself match fit.
Cole was set free by West Ham last May after playing for them for seven seasons. [Read more…]

West Ham to offer Carlton Cole short-term deal

Despite releasing Carlton Cole in the summer, he will be seen back in a West Ham shirt after news that the East club will offer him a short-term contract.

The 29 year old found the net on 59 occasions in 237 appearances for the Hammers and has been training with his former club in a bid to find his fitness. Once fit, Cole will be offered a deal. [Read more…]

Hammer blow as Carlton Cole fails fitness test

Ex Hammer star Carlton Cole has failed a fitness test at the club’s training ground at Chadwell Heath which means his sensational return to the Boleyn Ground has gone pear shaped.

29 year old Cole, who left the club at the end of last season and was set for a dramatic return to the Hammers, but has failed a fitness test. [Read more…]

Was Carlton The Only Option?

It was confirmed this recently that Carlton Cole was having a medical at West Ham, in hope of returning to the club and while I’m not totally against the idea, by no means am I thrilled by it either!

The possible return of Cole has seen a pessimistic reaction from many West Ham fans, and with good reason-after-all we expected to sign a new striker who could inject the team with some much-needed fire power, now we seem to be taking a step backwards by re-signing a player who’s best years looked well and truly behind him. [Read more…]

West Ham To Regret Cole Release

After 7 years with West Ham, Carlton Cole was released back in June.

When Cole’s release was announced; most West Ham fans weren’t complaining, in his last season with the Irons Carlton failed to make any sort of impact and was seen as more of a cover option for Andy Carroll. [Read more…]