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From wonderkid to forgotten 30-year-old, Cole enters last chance saloon at Liverpool

One of the first excuses put forward on a biennial basis as to why England are eliminated from major tournaments is normally a 'lack of technical ability' to control a game.

As much as it is a strong argument there are many more reasons in addition as to why the Three Lions flop on the big stage. But the lack of a midfield genius in the centre of the pitch has been an increasing concern since at least Euro 2000.

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karim1524d ago

We never saw his full potential at Chelsea, could have been a legend for us...Shame

PaPa-Slam1524d ago

What a great piece, i'ts been while since i last read a full Article.

freeduck1523d ago

He's never matchfit, no wonder he doesn't get any games. He should also quit smoking as his workrate is quite poor. I know his best position is not at the wing but there's no space in the LFC to accommodate Joe Cole, so he gets pushed to the wings. Nowadays a winger needs pace and can cross, Joe Cole struggles in that department. He had a chance to leave this summer but decided to stay and collect high wages. I have no sympathy