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Joe Cole

32-Year-Old Midfielder     Aston Villa  Premier


Birthdate:  November 8, 1981    Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  154 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed a two-year contract with Aston Villa in June 2014.

August 23, 2014    Joe Cole News

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Cole, who was held out of Aston Villa's Premier League opener against Stoke City last weekend due to a thigh injury, was an unused substitute for their scoreless draw with Newcastle on Saturday.

Cole suffered the thigh injury back in July during Villa's preseason tour in the United States, and while he has been training fully, it's going to take awhile before he's fantasy relevant.

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Joe Cole: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 16, 2014

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Cole (thigh) is unavailable for Aston Villa's Premier League opener against Stoke City on Saturday.

Cole was unable to pass his late fitness test and he'll now have to wait until Aug. 23 against Newcastle to make his season debut.

August 10, 2014

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Cole (thigh) is back training with the Villans after being held back for the majority of the preseason, Aston Villa's Official Site reports.

Even though Cole has only participated in one friendly this preseason, he's still expected to be fit enough for the opener against Stoke City on Saturday. Although, it's looking like he'll only be used in a reserve role.

July 29, 2014

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Cole hasn't been able to participate in Villa's series of friendlies in Texas due to a thigh injury, but he's expected to start running in the coming weeks, Express & Star reports.

Beyond just running, manager Paul Lambert believes that Cole will be fit enough to play in Villa's Aug. 16th opener versus Stoke City. Cole's availability will likely just provide depth to Villa's bench since he only made six starts last year with West Ham.

June 10, 2014

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Cole signed a two-year contract with Aston Villa on Tuesday, the club's official web site reports.

Cole moves over from West Ham on a free transfer, although his fantasy prospects don't move much at Villa Park.

June 9, 2014

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Cole underwent a medical with Aston Villa on Sunday after being released by West Ham, The Mirror reports.

Cole had a disappointing stint with the Hammers, making only six starts last season. Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert doesn't have much financial room to play with this summer, so getting Cole at a discount is a gamble he's willing to take. However, the former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder doesn't have much to offer fantasy owners at this point in his career.

April 28, 2014

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Cole is reportedly preparing to leave West Ham this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The midfielder started six matches this season, and isn't the first choice at the club. French side Lille may be interested in the player having had him on loan during the 2011/2012 season.

January 22, 2014

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Cole limped off with a groin injury just after halftime in West Ham's 0-3 loss to Manchester City in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

Cole isn't expected to be out very long, according to manager Sam Allardyce. The veteran Englishman has had trouble staying on the pitch and in the starting XI this season. In 14 appearances he has netted three goals.