Newcastle Reported After Carlton Cole – Say It Aint So!

There is a report in the Sunday Mirror, that Newcastle are lining up a £10M move for West Ham striker Carlton Cole in the summer.

Carlton Cole – not good enough for Newcastle

Let’s say this straight away – we don’t rate Carlton Cole much, and he’s hardly ever been really successful in his career, as he promises much but very rarely delivers, and doesn’t score many goals.

And for £10M, it would hardly be a good deal for Newcastle, although since Alan Pardew worked with the lad at West Ham when he was younger, maybe Alan knows something about Carlton that we don’t.

Alan signed Croydon-born Cole from Chelsea back in 2006 for West Ham for an undisclosed fee, when Cole was 22, and Carlton had began his career with Chelsea back in 2001

But after signing Cole, new Icelandic owners came in and within weeks they sacked Pardew, in December of 2006, but it seems the Newcastle manager has kept his faith in the 6’3″ striker.

Carlton is a good footballer, but for some reason is just not consistent, although he has shown some exceptional skills this season, especially when he hit two great goals in West Ham’s 4-0 defeat of Manchester United in the FA Cup on November 30th.

But we will be less than delighted if Carlton Cole arrives on Tyneside, because he has also looked disinterested far too many times when playing for West Ham this season.

And of course Cole is a not a big goalscorer, and in 239 first class games he has scored only 50 goals, which is just not good enough. Last year (2010) Andy Carroll scored 30 goals, although 19 of those were in the Championship – as a comparison with somebody he will be replacing on Tyneside.

Carlton had 19 England U21 caps with 6 goals, and has played 7 times for the full England side with no goals – but he reminds us far too much of Emile Heskey – a big striker who hardly ever scores goals – which is a striker’s job after all.

And Cole has had a hard job getting his starting place at West Ham this season, and they are second bottom of the Premier League.

That’s how we feel about Carlton, we’re simply not impressed with this player, and don’t think he would be a good buy for Newcastle, especially at £10M, and if Newcastle waste £10M of the £35M fee we got for big Andy, it will make the Carroll deal look even less good.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

56 comments so far

  • londontoon1

    Feb 19, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #1

    you know, the sunday mirror isnt the only source available…

  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 19, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #2

    In every facet of his game – Strolla Mk II – I say no more.

  • BournemouthGeordie

    Feb 19, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Pls let this be just paper talk. Don’t want the Donkey.

  • normag

    Feb 19, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Even £5M would have sounded to much….

  • Charlietoon

    Feb 19, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Lets see we are looking at forward line of Best, Mcloven, Ameobi and Ranger next year. I think Pav from Tottenham could be a good investment. I’d love to see us get this Wickham fella. I would offer Ipswich the competitive rate minus a mill or so but offer them Ranger on loan for six months as well

  • gorskino10

    Feb 19, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #6

    If we spend £10 On Calton Cole the wholw world has gone insane!

  • AndyE93

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Why would anyone in their right mind pay £10m for Carlton Cole. He’s is a complete waste of space and wouldn’t be any better than what we have

  • AussieToon

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #8

    Gervinho for the same outlay would make more sense.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #9

    Oscar Cardozo of Benfica. Now he’s a player, great spearhead. Strength, power, prolific and he scores some absolute belters!! He’d be dreamy in Toon colours.

    That’s the calibre of striker we need.

  • chuck

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Just one of hundreds more the club will be associated with for the next six months.
    Will give guys like yourself plenty of stuff to print.
    doubt if there`s a snowballs chance in hell of him arriving on Tyneside, unless it 1s as a West Ham player.

  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #11

    So the truth has come out about Enrique. So now they try to disrupt us with another Shhhhhhhh poo rumour.

  • danuneek

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #12

    LOL I wouldn’t sign Cole if he were free.

    Definitely a poor mans Strolla.

  • daffy

    Feb 20, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #13

    Get Cheryl in!

  • hadthetshirt

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #14

    We have plenty of Coals in Newcastle we don’t need another,besides pit ponies are a thing of the past these days.
    Look out for the DJ Campbell story next.

  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #15


    “Get Cheryl in”!

    I’d rather get in Cheryl!

  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #16

    hadthetshirt, LOL.

  • daffy

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #17

    Ha ha ! Haway GG , who wouldnt?

  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #18

    I’ll be fine as long as she doesn’t rate me after.

  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #19

    The things I’d do to her , I wouldn’t do to a Mack…. erm, I mean, farm animal 🙂


    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #20

    Daffy you were post number 13 thats unlucky !! And Sunderbland are falling headlong down the table 3 games ago I predicted you lot would lose the next 7 games and its 3 outa 3 up to now !…..strange though that earlier in the season the fixture list give you games against teams involved in the champions league and you played those teams but only reserve teams more or less..or knackered from travelling etc

    Seems like the same round of games coming round again ..champions league teams to some extent ..and heavily involved in Europe ..look at the team spurs sent up last week ..they still beat ya ! when you play these teams remember you are only playing the reserve teams more or still cant win though can you ?

    Another 4 defeats to come ..fingers crossed !

    I don’t know why you bother posting on this blog

    You lot are in £27 million Debt from this year, and carrying more from last year

    Your American sugar Daddy wont put up for that for much longer the yanks are only in it for a quick Buck ..then they leave. Its all downhill from here Daffy . nite.

  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #21

    ONLINE GUY, I really didn’t want it to come to this. I mean having to mention their chairman doing pub crawls on game days and begging for support. Quinn, saying how he despises the fans. Nope I just thought that was to awful to say…

    … Even to a mackem.

  • daffy

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #22

    Every team will have a dodgy spell in this league but credit to you for taking such a healthy fascination on us mr online , are you a closet mackem?

  • daffy

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #23

    Aey GG ,even tho we,re prob still top 6 with 40k ave crowds . Some people are never happy.

  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    Comment #24

    daffy, Think you’ll find that your 7th and if I was Quinn I’d be peed off to after all he’s done for your lot.

  • henock1989

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #25

    better than all of our strikers we have now

  • lekech

    Feb 20, 2011 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #26

    Get Cole! The perfect replacement for Ameobi when he is out injured… So (underwelmingly) awesome

  • daffy

    Feb 20, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #27

    GG, reeto , we,re 7th now highest since 10 years ago , meanwhile being up & down more than Rod Stewarts dick & while we do appreciate Quinny , its prob gonna take more than half a season of better than shite to win over the 6k stop aways he wants.

  • john_cena163

    Feb 20, 2011 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #28

    Football Rumours
    19 Feb 2011 18:05:28 Just heard that newcastle have had a £5m bid for Connor Wickham accepted by Ipswich and possibility of Benzema coming to the toon for £22m or on a loan deal.

  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 20, 2011 at 2:27 AM

    Comment #29

    john_cena163, so we have 7 million for a REAL big name? 🙂

  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 20, 2011 at 2:32 AM

    Comment #30

    Coals (Cole’s) to Newcastle.

  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 20, 2011 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #31

    Doesn’t Karim Benzema have something to do with Ribery and the under age prostitution?

  • GAZ09

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:04 AM

    Comment #32

    Sunderland will be lucky to finish 10th this season!

  • GAZ09

    Feb 20, 2011 at 3:08 AM

    Comment #33

    i would like to see us sign Shane Long and Douglas Costa

  • RedMissionBells

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:42 AM

    Comment #34

    If this article is true, I will be hugely disappointed.
    Reason being, Charlton Cole is not worth 10 million pounds. He has been an underachiever and has not proved himself to be a consistent performer.

    I rather we buy back Obafemi Martins. I reckon Martins is worth nothing more than 5 million pounds now.
    Although Martins was way off form in his last season for us, lets not forget Martins almost hit 20 goals in his first season for us. At least we know what Martins is capable of and is both footed.

    No Charlton Cole please.

  • Ezedoesit

    Feb 20, 2011 at 5:44 AM

    Comment #35

    What a waste of money! Given how smartly we have spent recently I doubt this can be true (even if Pardew did coach him). The guy is a donkey! Horrible control, suspect finishing. He makes you forget that he was so highly rated as a youngster and played for flipping CHELSEA! He will never play for Newcastle unless he becomes a free transfer and is prepared to be paid per goal. Stay in London mate!

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  • clinta2

    Feb 20, 2011 at 6:24 AM

    Comment #36

    No thanks! Consistency is the key to any good striker and he’s no better than what we have… but then, no worse!

    He’s very much in the Shla sort of mould- god on his day, but those days are too rare. And certainly not worth the money quoted.

  • sith

    Feb 20, 2011 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #37

    off topic,
    who knows anything about Alister Tangane from Bretigny-sur-Orge..
    i heard he’s going to have a trial..

  • ginkoh

    Feb 20, 2011 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #38

    10M for Carton Cole ? as Barton say but this is ‘ You pay money to get Monkey ‘

  • arfa chance

    Feb 20, 2011 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #39

    Bit racist there ginkoh? Let’s say he has his place and its not at at nufc, 10 mil isn’t peanuts but rather it goes on piatti, perotti or even gervinho. Doumbia as a fast pacey striker would be great, I’m hoping chatty man’s dad Carr has some aces up his sleeve.


    Feb 20, 2011 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #40

    What a fickle bunch you all are!

    I have the idea that you are all prepared to believe anything that is published in the press!

    You are all correct though, this player would be a step in the wrong direction for the club!


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