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Joe Cole desperate to prove he is the real deal

January 14, 2010
By Kevin Palmer
As Joe Cole lay reclining on his sofa for much of last year, the fantasist in him would have been dreaming of a date in Johannesburg's Soccer City that would turn him into an immortal sporting hero.

Dreams are a staple part of the diet of an injured footballer who has the spotlight he loves snatched away for an extended period, so you can be certain that Cole spent many a long hour picturing the moment when he scored the winning goal for England in the 2010 World Cup final.

However, ...

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