Joe Cole – Football Hype or True Genius Curtailed ?

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Born into the “West Ham Way” of playing the game, the skills displayed by attacking midfielder Joe Cole were evident to all. Clearly destined for great things, with a talent that was unquestionable, did his move to Chelsea and a diminished winger role with England curtail his talent?

There is nothing that the British media loves more than hype. We are a nation so starved of footballing star quality that we thrust enormous amounts of pressure and expectation on the fragile, underdeveloped shoulders of any youngster that shows a glimmer of something special. It’s a mistake to think this is a more modern phenomenon; the frenzied media circus around Joe Cole was already in full swing before he had even made his professional debut in 1999.

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