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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.

June 10, 2014    Joe Cole News

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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.

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

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.

December 28, 2013

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Cole scored in the fourth minute of West Ham's 3-3 draw with West Brom on Saturday.

Cole has moved in-and-out of the starting XI this season, so he's been a fairly unreliable fantasy option. He now has three goals on the year and no assists.

December 1, 2013

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Cole came on for Matthew Jarvis in the 68th minute and scored in the 88th during Saturday's 3-0 win over Fulham.

Cole had been the subject of controversy lately, as he was furious for getting pulled just 39 minutes into last weekend's match against Chelsea. He was held out of the starting XI on Saturday but still managed to make an impact for fantasy owners who still rolled with him despite the potential demotion.

November 11, 2013

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Cole has appeared in five Premier League matches since returning from his hamstring injury, but he's taken only two shots in that span and is still looking for his second goal of the year.

Cole scored in the Hammers' opening fixture against Cardiff City back on August 17 but missed the entire month of September with a hamstring injury. He took two shots against Aston Villa back on November 2 but has been fairly quiet in his limited time on the pitch since his return.

September 12, 2013

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Cole is expected to miss up to six weeks with a hamstring tear, the Daily Star reports.

Cole suffered the injury during training and was initially expected to miss only a few days but further exams revealed a tear, hence the much longer timetable for return.