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All is Forgiven...

When Joe Cole left us for the Scousers a couple of years ago, he allegedly referred to Liverpool as the biggest club in the country, and considering the level of success he enjoyed with us, I disdained him.

But in a recent interview, he has straightened the record, remarking,

'When I joined (Liverpool), the guy interviewing me said 'you've joined the biggest club in the country' and reeled off the trophies they'd won.'

'I just said 'Yeah, if you put it like that, I suppose you're right', and Liverpool used that as the headline too the interview. I didn't want to upset anyone. But obviously they are not the biggest club any more"

'How do you judge how big a club are?"

'Nottingham Forest won the European Cup twice but they're not a bigger club than Chelsea.'


Reading between the lines, he probably knew the truth all along. Let the scousers hear. All is forgiven Joe, you may be lucky; we are bringing our oldies back to finish off their career here, you may be called upon!




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Writer: Ikdaniels Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 28 2014

Time: 12:56PM

Your Comments

It's understandable that you have to impress your new employers. Anybody would say that.
BOTUM
that's it ooo, but thank God he knew better...
Ikdaniels
Jealousy and petty contempt are killers. That you would put any stock in such a statement - one that could arguably, be considered "professional duress" - shows a serious lack of character. What a player says to/about his new club, be they rivals or not, concerns me none. I only care about what kind of servant they are whilst on the wage bill. I think that's a reasonable expectation for fans of ANY club.
solid7
media is bs they twist anything people say for money they got no moral its business not news nowadays ... joe cole sure loves chelsea
gary777
Grateful to Joey for helping us get Eden :)
StamfordDLion
Now i love the way you put together this article @Ik. Awesome! :)
kolagold25
Well, this was always the thing with Joe Cole; he was at a pivotal moment in his career where he could have extended with us (for 90k/week) and so would have spent 7+ seasons here and now counted as a legend (all our greats have spent 7 seasons here); yet he left after 6 seasons (for 100k/ week), so he made a conscious decision not to be a legend here. I was very disappointed in him for that decision; the suggestion that he'd left for a 'bigger' club really didn't bother me and could hardly be interpreted as an insult. After all, we recognise that Real Madrid has won the "Big Ear Trophy" 10 times, yet we keep cheering for Chelsea as an underdog, much as we did in the 90s (some even earlier) without any weird notion that it was necessary to be 'biggest'.
Maestrinho
Wel say cole... De aren't bigger dan us:* a big club no english league 4 more dan 2 decades..? Aston villa and nothingham won champions league doesn't make dem bigger dan arsenal.. So chelsea is bigger dan pool....
Musa Mustafa
I don't think Chelsea were really interested in extending Joe Cole's contract in 2010. Chelsea had spotted before everyone else that injuries had taken their toll on Joe and he was no longer in Chelsea's first eleven. He was one of Chelsea's weakest players in the Double winning season and nothing that he has done since leaving Chelsea suggest Chelsea were wrong to let him leave. (He did score a magnificent and crucial goal at Man Utd near the end of the season in 2010 but other than that he really contributed nothing of note.) Joe is still a Chelsea legend though.
CobhamBlue
Moses even said similar things, it seems every player joining the bin dippers has to go before the cameras and read a pre written speech about Liverpool being the biggest club ,and how proud they are to play for such a big club . Sad on the scousers part that even loan players are forced to praise the history channel .Sure every player joining every club has to say similar things ,but the Liverpool drivel is beyond obnoxious .
Michael Reid
It's like a hostage video. They'll soon be putting them in orange jump suits.
CobhamBlue
 

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