An open letter from Carlton Cole

coleHello everyone,

I’ve been at West Ham United for quite a long time and I’ve enjoyed myself here, with all the ups and downs, the heartaches and everything that came along with it.

At the same time, I’ve grown from being a boy to a man here and everybody has treated me like a part of the family.

It is heart-warming to know that I have got such support and that I have done my fair share for the Club and been part of the history as well, which is very important for me.

I’m very happy to have been a part of it and, wherever my future may lie, West Ham will always have a special place in my heart.

It means a lot to me to have been at West Ham for so long. I wouldn’t like to use the word hero, but I have played my part. A load of players have come and gone, but I’ve stayed around and enjoyed every minute of it.

If I could pick out my two most memorable moments, the Play-Off final and the two goals I scored when we beat Manchester United 4-0 in the League Cup in 2010 are the two that everybody says that I played a blinder in and it would be fair to say I agree with them.

I have enjoyed every game I have played for West Ham but all good things have to come to an end and I will be leaving.

When I think of West Ham United I think of a family football club which has embraced me and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.

Thank you all.

Carlton Cole


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “An open letter from Carlton Cole

  1. Good luck wherever you end up CC,proper loyal man to The Irons.Just make sure you know where hippo goes next before signing for someone, otherwise you might end with a splintered a*se again.Avoid the Sunderland & Fulham areas.Word is there could be a hippo let loose at one of these destinations 😀

  2. Yes, good luck Carlton… I would add another destination in addition to those mentioned above by Rads: Madrid. lol 🙂

  3. Good luck bye bye
    Please no more Carlton posts I have said goodbye 6 times so far and 3 times 2 years ago

  4. ” I wouldn’t like to use the word hero” – so I won’t, all good things come to
    an end – goodbye and good luck!

  5. Haha,he is going to re-sign in july for the europa qualifiers bubs.I would laugh if that happened 😀

  6. Gone. but forgotten.

  7. Dear Carlton,if by chance you read this,I cannot grasp the reason why you left, the only thing I can think of is Sam bringing Carroll to the club and pampering him like a big Nellie,
    Anyway ,all the best.

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