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Old 28-12-2017, 06:01 PM
Child of Darkness
 
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Admired him for his determination and his ability to learn .

When he was thru 1 on 1 I generally didn’t get exited .
 
Old 28-12-2017, 11:58 PM
Chorlton74
 
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Outstanding

 
Old 29-12-2017, 12:24 AM
Stickman
 
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He improved as soon as Eric retired. Those 2 did not really fit together, which is strange given how easily Cole formed partnerships with most other forwards he played with, pre and post Utd.

94/95-he looked good in those 18 games. No Eric.
95/96-Poor season.
96/97-broken legs.
97/98, excellent season, a highlight would be his destruction of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the cup.
If he hadn't been so good that season I think he'd have been sold. Then the following season Yorke arrives and the rest is history...
 
Old 29-12-2017, 07:00 AM
Red Santos
 
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What would the reaction have been like on here if Fred existed then?

Would he have been slated for missing simple chances, would posters be pining for a different striker and complaining about the record fee?

Or would most have saged him as being a quality striker for us?
People forget Cole split a lot of fans back then.

Fans today are worse though and more impatient so I wouldn't want to imagine tbh I guess a majority would be wanting him dropped and shipped off as ‘deadwood’ already

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If he hadn't been so good that season I think he'd have been sold. Then the following season Yorke arrives and the rest is history...
He probably would’ve been eventually forced out before then had we brought in Shearer summer 1996 to partner Cantona. I remember around that time papers were always linking Cole away. Everton and Villa with genuine interest.
 
Old 29-12-2017, 07:16 AM
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Total balls. Watch the 95-96 season review again and look at the number of goals he creates for others.
This. He came from Newcastle where he had scored 40 goals the previous season and everyone expected him to do the same at United, when it was clear we never bought him for that. His stength of mind and determinations is what impressed me more than anything during his time at United and I adored him. He's a top red too and always speaks about "us" and "we" when he references us these days.

Spends a lot of time in Abu Dhabi these days, although I've still not found him despite my efforts.
 
Old 29-12-2017, 07:32 AM
tatty
 
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He probably would’ve been eventually forced out before then had we brought in Shearer summer 1996 to partner Cantona.
Without question for me the most disappointing transfer miss in all my years supporting us.

I'd have given anything to see them together for even just a season.
 
Old 29-12-2017, 08:32 AM
jem
 
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This. He came from Newcastle where he had scored 40 goals the previous season and everyone expected him to do the same at United, when it was clear we never bought him for that. His stength of mind and determinations is what impressed me more than anything during his time at United and I adored him. He's a top red too and always speaks about "us" and "we" when he references us these days.

Spends a lot of time in Abu Dhabi these days, although I've still not found him despite my efforts.
 
Old 29-12-2017, 11:52 AM
Red Santos
 
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Without question for me the most disappointing transfer miss in all my years supporting us.

I'd have given anything to see them together for even just a season.
Definitely would've got to the CL Final in 1997...and probably 1998 as well if we had Shearer up top....

Yep for me up there amongst biggest transfer misses under Fergie alongside Gascoigne, Batistuta and Ronaldinho
 
Old 29-12-2017, 12:24 PM
jem
 
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if we'd had shearer, we'd have been unbeatable. ronaldmcdonaldinho would have made us entertaining some weeks.
 
Old 29-12-2017, 12:45 PM
Red Santos
 
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if we'd had shearer, we'd have been unbeatable. ronaldmcdonaldinho would have made us entertaining some weeks.
Ronaldinho would've been gone in a couple of years but imagine the fun and damge he would've caused to Premier League and CL defences playing behind a peak Van Nistelrooy
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