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Andrew Cole Was Pants For Forest - FACT

Earlier this week, Andrew Cole pulled down the curtain on what has been a glittering career in professional football. It all ended in tears though, as it didn't quite work out for him at Forest.

You can't argue with the fact, that Andrew Cole knew where the onion bag was. He scored for fun at virtually every club he's been at and will go down in the history books as the second highest goalscorer, the Prem has ever seen. Another fact that can't be argued with, is that for Nottingham Forest, he was absolutely crap.

For a man that scored 187 Premier League goals, Forest fans can feel a little short changed, with 0 goals from 11 appearances in a Red shirt from goal king Cole. That abysmal showing has only ever been eclipsed by the one and only Andre Silenzi, who bagged 0 in 12 for us. Admittedly we paid 1.8M for the Italian Stallion, so we got off cheaply with Cole's supposed 15K a week salary.

Today, Cole was on Sky Sport's, Goals On Sunday programme and he was still banging on about his shoddy treatment during his time with the Reds'.

Now whilst Cole has every right to give his version of events, what he says, has to stand up. The very fact that he says he had made his mind up to leave Forest as early as September, shows that his heart was never really at the City Ground. This may also lend some weight to the fans views, that he wasn't even trying. He only signed for us in August and less than a month later, he's ready to hang up his boots.

He says that he never came to the City Ground to sit on his backside and pick up his wages, fair play to him for that. But to get your pick in any side, you have to warrant a place. Unfortunately for Cole, he was no better than any other players at the club at this time in his career and on that basis alone, was undeserving of his place in the team. No player is bigger than the club, not even Andrew Cole.

A recent Vital Forest poll, revealed that 64% thought 'he simply wasn't good enough' to play for Forest. The full result of that poll was as follows.

How do you view Andrew Cole's time at Forest?

A good signing 3%
He was a complete failure 22%
He was never given a chance 5%
We expected too much 5%
He just wasn't good enough 64%
He was badly treated by the club 1%

The result of that poll was pretty emphatic and there were plenty of options available. With only 1% thinking he was badly treated by NFFC, maybe it's time he buttoned his lip at the same time he hangs up his boots.





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Date:Sunday November 16 2008

Time: 3:42PM

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I suspect Andrew was the 1% who voted that he was treated badly by NFFC!!!
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