HOMECOMING DATE: 12/10/2006
COMPLEX SAYS: Cole, who had spent his entire career with Arsenal, departed for greener pastures in 2006 at West London rivals Chelsea. He effectively ethered himself in his book My Defence, famously writing that he "nearly swerved off the road" upon hearing of Arsenal's offer of 55,000 pounds per week. Gunners fans responded in kind at the first Chelsea-Arsenal match (which was actually at Stamford Bridge) by showering the field with customized bank notes bearing "Cashley"'s face. Clever. As is this little ode...
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