JOE COLE: A VICTIM OF AGE, POLITICS AND CIRCUMSTANCE

By Karl Coppack SOMETIMES great players have graceless exits. Robbie Fowler ended his first tenure by being substituted at half time thanks to Didi Hamann being sent off at Sunderland, Fernando Torres skulked off with two goals at Molineux but without a smile and...

JOE COLE’S SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION

Grim is the word. Liverpool-Swansea was grim. Unrelentingly, teeth-grindingly, appallingly grim. There was, this time, no leeway to claim the opposition were too direct or the officials blinkered. It was a simply, starkly, awful performance. The shambling figures on...