RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

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RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by winchester_royal » 24 Aug 2012 22:22

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/west-ham-transfer-news-carlton-1278468?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


Talks are underway between the two Premier League new boys as Hammers look to bring in some cash after a summer of spending


Rouble rouser: Reading are eager to spend their Russian gajillions on Cole
Mark Thompson
Reading are preparing to move for West Ham striker Carlton Cole in what would be one of their most-expensive transfers ever.

Brian McDermott’s Royals have opened talks to land the England target man, who is available­ from Sam Allardyce’s club following their own summer spending spree.

The Russian-backed Premier League new boys will pay a fee rising to £5million for Cole, as well as picking up his salary – which is close to another£3m a season.

It is a major break from the policy of sensible signings in Reading’s recent past, but there is enough cash for a dip into the market that could make them fortunes if they survive in the top flight until next term, when a massive new TV deal kicks in.

Cole has had fitness problems and the fee will include staged payments, but there is a good chance that the full value will be achieved if he is a Royals regular.

The 28-year-old forward has been available for weeks as part of the Irons’ busy wheeling and dealing.

Cole was in and out of the Hammers’ promotion-winning Championship side last term.

And Reading will try and finalise a deal this weekend, ahead of the transfer window shutting.


Interesting.

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by akranes » 24 Aug 2012 22:27

F**king hell. This would be an awful signing...

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by winchester_royal » 24 Aug 2012 22:28

akranes F**king hell. This would be an awful signing...


:shock:

On what basis?

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by akranes » 24 Aug 2012 22:32

winchester_royal
akranes F**king hell. This would be an awful signing...


:shock:

On what basis?


I don't like West Ham...

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Re: RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by LoyalRoyalFan » 24 Aug 2012 22:34

Would be a good signing.

Him and Pog up front would cause any defence in this league problems.


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by winchester_royal » 24 Aug 2012 22:34

Even more reason to take their best striker..

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Re: RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by Norfolk Royal » 24 Aug 2012 22:44

Utter nonsense, why would we want him when we've got Roberts. Total non starter.

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Re: RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by LightwaterRoyal » 24 Aug 2012 23:01

Fast strong and good in the air, I've always liked him. Similar style of striker that we already have though.

Would be a very good addition to the squad and probably even the starting XI, probably a load of cobblers though

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Re: RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by winchester_royal » 24 Aug 2012 23:33

TheSiege For any decent Prem striker it will be 1 goal in every 2 games!


I'll let someone else deal with this.


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Re: RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by holsgrove breaks a leg » 24 Aug 2012 23:42

TheSiege Someone somewhere will give the brilliant Carlton Cole's goals to games ratio. For any totally out of Reading's price range Prem striker it will be 1 goal in every 2 games!

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Re: RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by winchester_royal » 24 Aug 2012 23:48

TheSiege
winchester_royal
TheSiege For any decent Prem striker it will be 1 goal in every 2 games!


I'll let someone else deal with this.


No, come on, give us the brilliant figures yourself!


Unless you're now suggesting we go out and buy Wayne Rooney, a striker with a 0.5 goal to game ratio in the prem is a little out our league m8.

In fact, even someone like Jermaine Defoe, who most would consider an excellent signing, only has a 1 in 3.

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Re: RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by genome » 25 Aug 2012 00:51

It would be a good signing, but I can't see it happening...

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Re: RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by TheLawnMowerMan » 25 Aug 2012 00:59

Sounds rather underwhelming, so probably true.
Gotta trust Brian though.


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Re: RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by windermere_royal » 25 Aug 2012 05:39

Watch this space for another denial from the manager, god knows where the papers get these stories from.

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by Barry the bird boggler » 25 Aug 2012 07:34

windermere_royal Watch this space for another denial from the manager, god knows where the papers get these stories from.


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Re: RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by Stranded » 25 Aug 2012 07:42

Most likely bollocks but a striker that has regularly scored 10-15 goals per season at both Prem and Championship level for £5m would be decent business.

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Re: RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by One Beer is never enough. » 25 Aug 2012 08:08

163 (98) league appearances, with a return of 57 goals = 0.21 gpg. 1 in 5.

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Re: RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by Snowball » 25 Aug 2012 09:12

Mistake to look at appearances for goals. Can give a very false impression

Either look at starts or minutes played

Hunt has 2 appearances this season, so does Guthrie
but Hunt has played 26 minutes and Guthrie 180, 7 times as much.

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by From Despair To Where? » 25 Aug 2012 09:16

Stranded Most likely bollocks but a striker that has regularly scored 10-15 goals per season at both Prem and Championship level for £5m would be decent business.




And that striker isn't Carlton Cole.

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Re: RUMOUR - Carlton Cole

by Madstad to Nadderud » 25 Aug 2012 10:00

From Despair To Where?
Stranded Most likely bollocks but a striker that has regularly scored 10-15 goals per season at both Prem and Championship level for £5m would be decent business.




And that striker isn't Carlton Cole.


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