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Carlton Cole

30-Year-Old Forward     West Ham  Premier


England

Birthdate:  October 12, 1983    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  170 lbs    

February 22, 2014    Carlton Cole News

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Cole got an assist and a goal in West Ham's 3-1 victory over Southampton on Saturday.

Cole, who was a late fitness test due to a back injury, played the full 90 minutes and was the man of the match. With Andy Carroll (suspended) due to return next match against Everton, Cole will most likely return to his role as a substitute for manager Sam Allardyce.

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

January 15, 2014

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Cole and West Ham have agreed to a new 18-month contract, according to Sky Sports.

Cole's latest short-term agreement with West Ham expired, but the two parties agreed to a slightly longer contract very quickly. Cole has scored four goals in 12 appearances so far this season.

January 13, 2014

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Cole and West Ham learned Monday that the veteran striker's short term contract has expired, the Daily Mirror reports.

News of Cole's free agency came as quite a surprise to the Hammers, who were already hurting for striking options with Andy Carroll not yet fit for a full 90 minutes. It is unclear if West Ham will quickly snatch Cole back up or if another club will move in for his services.

January 11, 2014

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Cole scored a 42nd minute tap-in goal off a Matthew Jarvis pass en route to a 2-0 West Ham victory over Cardiff City on Saturday.

Cole scored his fourth goal of the season before being subbed for fellow striker Andy Carroll. With Carroll returning to the starting lineup soon, Cole's playing time will likely be even more limited than it already is.

December 22, 2013

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Cole came on for Matthew Jarvis in the 71st minute and then scored in the 81st of West Ham's 1-3 loss to Manchester United on Saturday.

Cole's goal was his second this season, both of which coming in his last four appearances. Cole doesn't get nearly enough starts, or playing time off the bench, to warrant much fantasy consideration in most leagues.

December 2, 2013

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Cole is looking to score more often, like he did on Saturday against Fulham, to earn a contract extension with West Ham, reports the Daily Mail.

Cole scored the second of West Ham's three goals on Saturday after signing a short-term contract with the club in October. With the prospect of Andy Carroll returning from injury, Cole's value to the team could be much less.

December 1, 2013

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Cole came on in the 81st minute and scored just one minute later during Saturday's 3-0 win over Fulham.

Cole's goal was his first since re-joining the Hammers back in October. He hasn't been getting consistent playing time, garnering zero starts in the six games he's been available.

October 31, 2013

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Cole is in line to make his first start Saturday against Aston Villa, after Ricardo Vaz Te suffered a dislocated shoulder in last weekend's match against Swansea, the Daily Mail reports.

Andy Carroll (foot) remains out for the Hammers, which leaves Cole as the only viable striker left for manager Sam Allardyce.