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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Kerry Blue » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:15 am

Bluemike wrote:
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Just read that 9 of Fraser's 14 goals were penalties!! Waste of money, send him back !! :wink:
Looks like we should have given him a nine year contact then so he could have taken all our pens.🤭

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Post by Bluemike » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:52 am

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Certainly going to competition for places up front. If Norwood thinks he’s top dog and thinks he’s an automatic pick, he’s mistaken. He’s going to have to fight for a place.
That could bring out the best in him, I hope so cus a Norwood at his best is a real asset.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Kerry Blue » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:04 pm

Ipswich Town face increasing competition for Rotherham’s Matt Crooks, with a second Championship club said to have entered the bidding war.

The attacking midfielder has been a prime transfer target for the Blues this summer, who have lodged a series of bids and maintain a serious interest despite already adding MK Dons’ creator Scott Fraser to the squad yesterday.

The Rotherham Advertiser report an unnamed Championship side to have made an offer of £750,000, rising to £1.25million for the 27-year-old, with another second-tier side already offering a high six-figure fee for the midfielder.

Derby, Middlesbrough, Cardiff and Peterborough are all thought to be keen on signing Crooks, with Rotherham boss Paul Warne again insisting the player deserves a move to the Championship and that the Millers don’t want to sell to a League One rival.


“I spoke to the Ipswich manager (Paul Cook) last week,” Warne told the Advertiser.


“He candidly asked ‘What did I think?’, I candidly told him what I thought and they haven’t offered again.

“It is not something we’re looking to do, to lose our best assets to our competitors. “I think, in fairness to the player and with no disrespect to Ipswich, if he was to leave here he would want Championship football. That’s what his ability deserves really.”

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Bluemike » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:10 pm

I honestly think we've moved on and signed Fraser instead of Crooks which is fine by me tbh, warne is trying to play games and push the price up, thankfully our guys have numerous, equally as good targets, this one won't happen.

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Post by Dubai Blue » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:10 pm

Looks to me that this isn't going to happen unless the Champ suitors drop out. Move on.

Of course if we actually got £8m for Downes then I guess we could up the ante a bit :D

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Post by Kerry Blue » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:21 pm

If Crooks does go to a championship club that would be good for us, well for one season hopefully. :D

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Post by tangfastic » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:30 pm

If we have given up on Crooks, I’ve got no problem if we keep up the illusion of still wanting him. It might allow us to negotiate quietly elsewhere for others with the focus still on him.

If he’s still there at Rotherham in a few weeks time, it might be we revisit. I can’t see Rotherham letting him go into his last season with them. If Rotherham believes he will leave, they’ll also want to get the cash and start looking for a replacement. I just don’t want to p*ss around too long with him when we could pick up the next taxi on the rank. With Fraser, we’ve possibly done that already.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Kerry Blue » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:50 pm

If he is still with Rotherham we might go back in for him in the January window.

The new White away out looks nice 👍

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Post by Shed on tour » Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:10 pm

I still think there might be some legs in this Crooks bid. I note Warne has also said that he would like to have 3 or 4 players in by the end of next week but it is dependent on 1 or 2 players leaving the club.
Warne does seem to like to run his mouth off a bit concerning us, have seen it mentioned that he is a fan of that lot up the A140. I would love to see Crooks end up here but certainly wouldn’t want us paying over the odds for him like we did for David Norris. With our current setup I’m sure that won’t happen.

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Post by Tinytown » Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:04 am

I think it would be far more important for us to sign a couple of experienced centre backs than another midfielder. Going into the season with just Toto & Wolfie would be squeaky bum time every time a ball was played into our box.

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Post by tangfastic » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:04 am

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I think it would be far more important for us to sign a couple of experienced centre backs than another midfielder. Going into the season with just Toto & Wolfie would be squeaky bum time every time a ball was played into our box.
Seeing as we were willing to spend big money on Sonny Bradley before we signed anyone, I think an experienced CB is high up on the list.
Don’t know who? Chey Dunkley and Tom Lees of Sheffield Wednesday have been mentioned as possibles. Lees is out of contract and Dunkley played under Cook at Wigan.
The end of the transfer window is,I guess, the end of August, but I wouldn’t want to start the season with Woolf and Toto. You’d think clubs and players are getting to the stage where they want to finalise things. Based on our dealings so far, I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a CB or two in the next couple of weeks. It’s a glaring hole in the team at the moment. I have faith.

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Post by AzzurroMark » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:08 am

Tinytown wrote:
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I think it would be far more important for us to sign a couple of experienced centre backs than another midfielder. Going into the season with just Toto & Wolfie would be squeaky bum time every time a ball was played into our box.
I agree. While i am sure purchases of players for all positions, where any amount of strengthening is required, are constantly being negotiated, i would feel a lot more comfortable to see at least one (preferably 2) centre back (s)coming in as our next signing(s).

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:34 am

Crooks to have a medical at Middlesbrough today not surprised at least he won't be playing against us this season.

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Post by tangfastic » Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:45 am

If true, not surprised. Like Bradley, it’s a big ask to get a player to drop a division.

Just hope we haven’t wasted too much time. It could mean now we focus on more realistic targets.

A week ago, both Pigott and Fraser were not on anyone’s radar but both signed out of the blue, so who knows - could be another signing or two imminent.
This Crooks thing was dragging on too long anyway.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Tinytown » Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:52 am

tangfastic wrote:
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If true, not surprised. Like Bradley, it’s a big ask to get a player to drop a division.

Just hope we haven’t wasted too much time. It could mean now we focus on more realistic targets.

A week ago, both Pigott and Fraser were not on anyone’s radar but both signed out of the blue, so who knows - could be another signing or two imminent.
This Crooks thing was dragging on too long anyway.
Agree, i think he was always going to go to a championship club. Move on, get a couple of centre backs signed by the weekend.

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Post by Bluemike » Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:15 pm

Some you win, some you lose but as stated, to get Bradley and Crooks was being very ambitious which is pleasing in itself, gone are the days of Jimmy Bullard and other ageing loanees

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Post by Charnwood » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:08 pm

Although I don’t know much about the majority of our new signings I have every confidence in Paul Cook and his team carrying out their due diligence on each player before making an approach. I have no reason not to believe our club is now in safe hands and I can’t recall the last time I felt so excited about the start of a new season. I just hope our fans give the new team time to settle and don’t over expect from Day 1.
I do think we have some good times to look forward too albeit maybe not immediately. In Paul Cook I trust. 👍👌🤞🙏

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by marko69 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:18 pm

Charnwood wrote:
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I just hope our fans give the new team time to settle and don’t over expect from Day 1.
Agreed. Have expectations, yes......, but have those over the course of the season.

Having said that......, if two points above the relegation zone on December 24th........, (Barbeque time ---->>>) COOK OUT!!

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Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:51 pm

Bishops move to MK Done has gone quiet hopefully it will soon get done and no interest with Jackson and Kenlock at the moment.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:53 pm

Hope this is true, this is not the only link saying he's coming to us.

Ipswich Town appear to have pulled off an impressive coup after winning the race for a Middlesbrough star, TEAMalk can exclusively reveal.

The Tractor Boys are understood to be on the verge of signing Middlesbrough left back Hayden Coulson. The 23-year-old is a graduate of Boro’s famed youth academy and made his league debut for the club in 2019.







Coulson was handed a new deal late in 2019, but he is not in the long-term plans of Neil Warnock, who is looking to move him on.

Instead, Warnock has his own grand ideas of how Middlesbrough can make a splash in the summer window.

In another exclusive, we recently revealed the veteran firebrand is in talks over a remarkable triple reunion of players he has formerly managed at Cardiff.

A host of clubs have shown an interest in in Coulson, who can play anywhere down the left.

But it is believed Ipswich are in pole position to secure his signature.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Kerry Blue » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:22 am

Kerry Blue wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:51 pm
Bishops move to MK Dons has gone quiet hopefully it will soon get done and no interest with Jackson and Kenlock at the moment.
Teddy Bishop about to sign for Lincoln not MK Dons.

It looks like Coulson will be a loan and should be confirmed in the next few days.

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Post by hallamblue » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:15 pm

Odd thing is Coulson is named in ‘Boro’s pre season game tonight…… but supposed target Crooks, isn’t . They’ve still not announced his signing yet despite supposedly having a medical yesterday or day before .

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Post by Dubai Blue » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:36 am

No sweat. Downes is in our U23 also. Need to keep them fit. Clearly contracts are not yet waiting on desks for whatever move is expected.

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Post by tangfastic » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:54 am

If it happens, I would have preferred a permanent signing. But as Coulsen has two years left on his contract it surely would have cost us a fair bit. It might be that he’s rated highly and that’s why Middlesborough only want a loan deal. If they had let him go on the cheap, then maybe he isn’t such a good prospect. Sounds like Warnock prefers the other LB and he can’t force his way into the team.

If he is the real deal and he contributes to us getting out of this league, then a loan deal will work for me.

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Post by Bluemike » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:36 am

Agreed Tang and if we were able to get promoted to the Championship it could well become permanent anyway.

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Post by Dubai Blue » Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:38 pm

Teamtalk is reporting that Warnock is chasing a defender from Cardiff and MM isn't keen to let him go. Maybe this is what's delaying the Coulsen deal.

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Post by tangfastic » Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:15 pm

I guess this is the problem when we’re sourcing players from higher up - we have to wait on decisions higher up the pyramid and hope that the domino effect falls into place for us. We’re league one and down the pecking order.

Maybe I’m getting impatient, but if there’s too much pissing around and additional complications, then I’d be tempted to go for the next target.

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Post by valleyroad » Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:52 am

Coulson was at St Mirren wasn't good enough. Shipped him back to Boro as soon as we got rid of worst manager in our history, Alan Stubbs. Not surprised Warnock has moved him on. Bit disappointed Town have signed him tbh.Hopefully proves me wrong.

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Post by marko69 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:15 pm

Didn't realise it was the same Coulson. Nope, nothing special at all. In fact, bit of a headless chicken in my opinion.

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Post by tangfastic » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:32 pm

He hasn't signed yet. Maybe some complications. There was talk of us looking at Jamie Robson of dundee utd as an LB option. For the Scots contingent.
,is jhe any good?

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