coleCarlton Cole has delivered a farewell message of thanks to all Hammers supporters on what almost certainly looks to have been his last Boleyn game yesterday.

Quoted on the Hammers Balkan Facebook page the big striker says: :”Thanks for all the lovely messages. West Ham have & always b a major part of me. Wherever my future may lie West Ham will b right there with me.

I am so glad to have grown from a boy to a man at this club & I have enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve learnt so much about life here. I’ve had ups & downs, highs & lows on & off the pitch, trust me it’s not been as rosy as you may think it would be for a prem footballer.

It has been an emotional roller coaster, but one thing is for sure, your support has been invaluable to me and the team. Respect to you for always sticking by us even when it seems hard to do that.

Wherever my future may lie I will not forget the experience I gained by being a part of the West Ham family. Thanks for everything. COYI.” ‪#‎AlwaysBelieveInCarltonCole

Thanks Carlton and all the best from ClaretandHugh


About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon


  1. Thanks Carlton, great man with a big heart. I wish you the best of luck.

  2. You bought in to us and embraced our identity and what we are about unlike your dinosaur of a manager who ****ed you about royally
    Be lucky Carlton Cole
    Irons In The Soul X

  3. Was there yesterday and a good man got the warm send off he deserved. People like Carlton and Jack Collison before him restore your faith that footballers do still remember the dreams of their childhood and are not all totally compromised by wealth and stardom.

  4. All the best big man I’ll never forget that goal against Wigan pure class

  5. Wherever he goes the fans will take to him,pity BFS never let him join WBA in Jan,
    Nolan and BFS next week don’t bother taking to the Internet or any other form of communication just go quietly
    Sorry bit harsh on Nolan bye bye Little Kev
    BFS you can just fxxx oxx

  6. Yep,good luck with your next move Carlton,wherever it may take you.Good guy,met him a couple of times,really is a decent fella 😉

  7. I wonder what you thought of bighead?

  8. We wish you all the best Carlton and thanks for 9 years of loyal service to a club that clearly you have at heart – We hope you realise that the ignorant loudmouths who slag you off are far outnumbered by those who #alwaysbelievein – CC. Those with any sense realise that the tactics of BFS playing one up front did you no favours, no-one to pick up all the flicks on etc yet always blamed you for not then being able to score a goal of the century every game . The glory of your goal at Wembley was richly deserved – and that you made the winner.
    Be happy in life – and come back to see us sometimes – all the best big man – John and Charlotte – ( it was an honour to meet you at the last Q+A evening).

  9. Good luck & best wishes,proper geezer to have about the squad.Pity some who have more ability dont show the same heart & passion towards the club.Best wishes Big Man 😉

  10. Cheers for your efforts CC,top lad.Least you had our club in your heart not like some of the overpaid prima donnas around on ott wages.No surprise everyone is saying thanks on sites apart from the Monkeys Bellend,lmao,why should we not be surprised lads 😉

  11. Yep,wish you all the best Carlton.Hope you get a good move.Never the most talented but one the most loyal in the day an age of the wage grabbing,couldnt give a damn about the club mercanaries that fill the game.Good Luck fella.

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