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J Cole and Ballack will be missed

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Following the news that Chelsea are set to announce J Cole and Ballack will be leaving, I can't help but feel a little disappointed. it's clear the club is taking a step in the right direction by trying to cut our wage bill, which is significantly higher than any other club, but I can't help but feel disappointed two world class players are leaving on a free. let's just hope this won't come back to bite us on the backside. I'd like to thank J Cole and Ballack for their services to the club and I wish them all the best for the future, here are my favourite memories of them:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly1n...

I will never forget that goal, for me that was one of the most refreshing moments ever and under the circumstances one of the greatest individual goals I have seen.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E-S...

I think many Chelsea fans will remember Ballack as a player that promised more than he delivered, but this was a brilliant performance in a crucial game for us.

Thanks J Cole and Ballack, best of luck in future endeavours. towel

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posted Jun 9, 2010

Sorry to see Joe Cole go and would like to see him return to West Ham, but it is unlikely. Hope he stays in London anyway. Good luck joe.

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posted Jun 9, 2010

For whatever reason players move on and clubs ask players to go, its not rocket science it happens some players achieve greater satisfaction playing in a new system. So it's not always about players not getting on at any given club it's how football works. Cole has been a good player period, but just lately he has been prone to long term injuries,thus making it difficut when he comes back into the side to achieve the same level of sucess he once enjoyed especially in a winning confident talented side. so one should thank these players for their time and services and move on.Sometimes believe it or not insurance on some of these people plays a big part as well.OK.

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posted Jun 9, 2010

I just hope Cole isn't heading our way. In my opinion he is vastly overated and his wage demands are absurd but we know how much Wenger likes getting something free, Ballack has slowed down a lot and it isn't surprising to me that Chelsea are letting him go...soccer is a business now and it's mostly profit and loss and no place for sentiment any more...sad in a way...but understandable i guess.

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posted Jun 9, 2010

In 2006 JC was (as far as i'm concerned) our best player of the campaign, I only hope he can deliver the same again this time round.

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posted Jun 9, 2010

I'm surprised Chelsea are letting Cole and Ballack go, when their natural replacements (Kakuta and Matic) have hardly figured for the first team at all yet.

That is, unless they are going to sign world class replacements. It wouldn't surprise me if it was them who had signed Yaya Toure.

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posted Jun 9, 2010

I can't help but feel disappointed two world class players are leaving on a free

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1 good player and 1 player past his best.

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posted Jun 10, 2010

Sinbad The Saviour

I'm surprised Chelsea are letting Cole and Ballack go, when their natural replacements (Kakuta and Matic) have hardly figured for the first team at all yet.

That is, unless they are going to sign world class replacements. It wouldn't surprise me if it was them who had signed Yaya Toure.
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Kakuta and Matic will not be first choice this season in the same way that Ballack and Cole weren't last season and wouldn't have been next season.

We have excellent first choices in midfield and the time has come to bring others through.

If we ignore the players involved just for a minute and look at it on a club level, this is a welcome development that young, hungry and less expensive players will be given the chance to become future first teamers.

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posted Jun 10, 2010

we do this so often i just cant help but feel annoyed with chelsea at times. crespo, veron, cudicini, makelele and now cole and ballack. while ballack isnt world class anymore he certainly has class. i thought he was a revelation in the holding role at the end of the season. would have been perfect cover for essien. mikel doesnt cut it. and cole is just too good of a player to let go on a FREE! it will no doubt come back to bite. lets just hope we make some decent signings this summer

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posted Jun 11, 2010

I think Joe cole has become a bit of a myth these days,living off the back of a few decent performances in the last three years with the usual clumsy looking stepover then beating one player and then overunning the ball so the second defenger cleans up he is predictable.
He turns down a reported 90,000 a week on a four year deal,should be ashamed of himself,he should of been grateful because we paid his wages for nine months when he was injured and when he came back he was rubbish.

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posted Jun 14, 2010

I am a bit disapointed that Cole's going, but i think his wage demands are a bit extreme!
As for Ballack, so happy hes going. I want Chelsea to lower the average age of the squad as it is old!! Now we need Ferriera, Mikel (only cos hes so terrible its unbelieveable)!, Carvalho & Anelka to go. Replace them with fresh talented players such as: Rodwell Hamsik Kjaer Srna Aguero/Pato/Dzeko Di Maria & David Silva. Then the squad can play together for a number of years without dipping into the transfer market often and buying these old, ready made stars

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