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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:25 pm

Ipwwich Town are keen to sign versatile Middlesbrough player Hayden Coulson on a season-long loan, we understand.

The 23-year-old has made 46 appearances in the Championship for his boyhood club over the last two seasons, but finds himself out of Neil Warnock's plans.

A former England U18 international, the quick and energetic youngster is primarily an attack-minded left-back but is also capable of playing as a winger or a No.10.

The Gateshead-born player had two senior loan spells in 2018/19.

First, he made 10 starts and one sub appearance at relegation-battling Scottish Premier League side St Mirren. Then, he went to relegation-battling League Two club Cambridge United and made six starts and eight sub appearances.

That first season of men’s football saw Coulson elevated into Boro’s first team at the start of 2019/20.


Jonathan Woodgate put him straight into the starting line-up for the Friday night televised Championship curtain-raiser at Luton, a game that finished 3-3.

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He finished that breakthrough season having made 21 starts and nine substitute appearances and was named the club's Young Player of the Year.

Coulson’s opportunities were restricted under the management of Warnock last season though, with Marc Bola and Marvin Johnson preferred on the left side.

The youngster made seven starts and 12 sub appearances in 2020/21 - two of those starts in the cups and two more being end of season dead rubbers as Boro finished 10th.


Ipswich released veteran left-back Stephen Ward at the end of last season, while Myles Kenlock could follow him out the exit door having started pre-season training with the Under-23s.

Town have signed one left-back so far this summer, snapping up Matt Penney following his release by Sheffield Wednesday.

His contract at Boro runs until June 2024, looks the type of player we need.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Bluemike » Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:35 pm

Don't know much about Hayden Coulsen but he has Championship experience and plays in Three positions that we are looking at strengthening so there could be something in this, only downside for me is another bloody loan deal, we already have Macauley Bonne on loan, I don't want the team to be littered with loans again.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:39 pm

Agree Mike especially if Gibson is a loan deal of not thats ok as long as we don't have anymore.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:51 pm

Bad news 👎

Rotherham United have rejected a second Ipswich Town bid for Matt Crooks and placed a value 'well into seven figures' on the midfielder.

The EADT and Ipswich Star revealed that Crooks was a prime target of Paul Cook's early last month and subsequently reported that the Blues were ready to make their move last week.

The Rotherham Advertiser then reported that the Blues' opening offer of £400k was knocked back and now say that a follow-up bid, said to be 'for either £500k or £600k', has also been rebuffed.


The report adds that the Millers' valuation of the 27-year-old, who now enters the final year of his contract, is 'well into seven figures' and that they are holding out for Championship interest.


"It isn't sufficient," said manager Paul Warne. "You're not going to sell one of your best assets to a League One rival unless it's for a significant amount of money.



"I don't regard, say, £600,000 for Crooks as a significant amount of money, not for a player of his talent.



"If he is to leave us, I'd like to think he's taking a massive step up. Playing in the same league, I don't regard that as a massive step up."

The Advertiser reports that Crooks would be able to double his wages at Portman Road, with Warne adding: "I understand how players get attracted to clubs for obvious reasons. But I can't see us selling him to Ipswich for the money that's on offer at the moment.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:53 pm

Apparently we are now linked with this player….
Had to look him up as never heard of him….


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvin_Appiah

TWTD now reporting on it …. Not sure if I’ve got the same player up lol


https://www.twtd.co.uk/ipswich-town-new ... d-for-town

Yes I’ve got the right player ….


https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... et-8120064
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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:54 pm

As for Crooks , we’ll as long as we can get to the tipping point fee wise to enable us to speak to the player before any championship club gets involved , we might just stand a chance . But if championship clubs get involved before that tipping point I think that’s it for us .

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Post by tangfastic » Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:57 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:53 pm
Apparently we are now linked with this player….
Had to look him up as never heard of him….


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvin_Appiah
I haven’t heard of him as well.

Big money move to spanish second division and doesn’t seem like he’s done anything at all.

People on TWTD drooling over him….. but what has he done?.

Crooks is the big one for me.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:00 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:53 pm
Apparently we are now linked with this player….
Had to look him up as never heard of him….


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvin_Appiah

Does not look great IMO and they paid 8 million for him so how could we afford him and I don't want more loans.

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Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:34 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:57 pm
hallamblue wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:53 pm
Apparently we are now linked with this player….
Had to look him up as never heard of him….


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvin_Appiah
I haven’t heard of him as well.

Big money move to spanish second division and doesn’t seem like he’s done anything at all.

People on TWTD drooling over him….. but what has he done?.

Crooks is the big one for me.

Yes me too tang …. I just hope we get to Rotherham’s tipping point quickly !!

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Post by tangfastic » Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:46 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:34 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:57 pm
hallamblue wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:53 pm
Apparently we are now linked with this player….
Had to look him up as never heard of him….


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvin_Appiah
I haven’t heard of him as well.

Big money move to spanish second division and doesn’t seem like he’s done anything at all.

People on TWTD drooling over him….. but what has he done?.

Crooks is the big one for me.

Yes me too tang …. I just hope we get to Rotherham’s tipping point quickly !!
I think the main problem will be Crooks, not Rotherham. Another year on his contract and if there’s more interest…. he can hang around and look at offers. I think we can get a price sorted with Rotherham- it doesn’t appear to be a massive figure…maybe high 100ks.
The so-called In The Know people feel that this will get done, though.

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Post by Bluemike » Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:11 pm

Crooks isn't gonna happen, Appiah was highly regarded, hence the big money move, that said, I've never seen him play

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Post by AzzurroMark » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:49 am

While i agree the prospect of this happening seem unlikely, the story on Celina is not going away.

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... et-8120416

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Post by Dubai Blue » Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:00 am

A lot going on at the moment if all these reports are to be believed. It's hard to keep up. Great to see the management planning forwards too.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:20 am

If those clubs are genuinely keen on Celina there is no way he'll be coming here, I never thought he would to start with, I think that kinda confirms it. I thought the Gibson deal was nearly done days ago ? That's gone quiet too.

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:38 am

Pompey / Oxford getting twitchy about our supposed high level of spending ……

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-town


But we’re NOT are we! We’ve offloaded literally our whole playing staff from last season, and many players we’ve brought in are for small fees , if any, so far!

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Post by K L Blue » Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:52 am

hallamblue wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:38 am
Pompey / Oxford getting twitchy about our supposed high level of spending ……

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-town


But we’re NOT are we! We’ve offloaded literally our whole playing staff from last season, and many players we’ve brought in are for small fees , if any, so far!
Personally Hallam, I think their using us as a smoke screen, Their preparing their fans for not spending as they don't have much.
Deflecting it from themselves, rather than being made to look like they can't compete.

"Look Guys, we've got money to spend, but can't spend it because of these other teams are throwing money around like its going out of fashion"
When in reality they haven't got much to actually spend.

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:29 am

I hope you’re right KLB, but what they are also doing is raising awareness of our activities to the res5 if the league, that we have money to spend, thereby helping to push up target players prices further still. The6 are just “ putting it out there”, aren’t they. They are definitely threatened by us, and omg is every game going to be an even bigger cup final for so many of them.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:44 am

K L Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:52 am
hallamblue wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:38 am
Pompey / Oxford getting twitchy about our supposed high level of spending ……

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-town


But we’re NOT are we! We’ve offloaded literally our whole playing staff from last season, and many players we’ve brought in are for small fees , if any, so far!
Personally Hallam, I think their using us as a smoke screen, Their preparing their fans for not spending as they don't have much.
Deflecting it from themselves, rather than being made to look like they can't compete.

"Look Guys, we've got money to spend, but can't spend it because of these other teams are throwing money around like its going out of fashion"
When in reality they haven't got much to actually spend.
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Post by marko69 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:49 am

And if true, which it's not......., and if Ipswich are to be "cup finals"...... It'll be park the bus tactics from opposition and another season in League One......, and Cook out by November.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:20 pm

Pity Evans isn't hungry for success, he's hungry for every f**king thing else.

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Post by tangfastic » Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:45 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:29 am
I hope you’re right KLB, but what they are also doing is raising awareness of our activities to the res5 if the league, that we have money to spend, thereby helping to push up target players prices further still. The6 are just “ putting it out there”, aren’t they. They are definitely threatened by us, and omg is every game going to be an even bigger cup final for so many of them.
If it’s a problem - then it’s a good problem to have. I’ll take that anyday to not having any money. I don’t see how we can go under the radar about having money. The agents will be the ones putting it out there and trying to give their players exposure and driving the price up. It’s their job.
It might have the opposite effect and show to players that we mean business and we’re an ambitious club to go to.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:21 pm

Yet another player linked, Lee Gregory from Stoke not one for the future.

Town are being linked with a move for Stoke City striker Lee Gregory.

According to Football League World, the Blues have made an offer for the 32-year-old, who ended last season on loan at Derby County, scoring three goals in six starts and five appearances.

Gregory is understood to be surplus to requirements at Stoke this summer despite having a year remaining on his contract.

The Sheffield-born frontman impressed Rams’ boss Wayne Rooney during his loan spell but the Championship side are currently subject to a transfer embargo.

Town are likely to be on the lookout for another senior striker having signed Macauley Bonne on loan from QPR and with James Norwood among the players already in the squad manager Paul Cook has in his plans for the season ahead.

Gregory was a schoolboy at Sheffield United but dropped into non-league with Staveley Miners Welfare and then-National League Mansfield. While with the Stags, the 6ft 2in tall striker spent time on loan at Glapwell, Harrogate and Halifax before making his move to the Shaymen a permanent switch.

In June 2014 Gregory signed for Millwall and it was with the Lions where he made his name, netting 77 goals in 201 starts and 37 sub appearances.

He joined Stoke in June 2019 and bagged seven times in 29 starts and 21 sub appearances prior to his loan to Derby.

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Post by AzzurroMark » Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:47 pm

Bishop attracting interest..... (Sure there is a Marko quip in there :lol: )

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... op-8122952

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:49 pm

That's the sort of striker we need !! Would welcome Lee Gregory, Daryl Murphy was older than him when he bagged all those goals.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:01 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:49 pm
That's the sort of striker we need !! Would welcome Lee Gregory, Daryl Murphy was older than him when he bagged all those goals.
Looks good enough but I don't know if he can play as the only striker plus he would cost a fee and our other strikers would be on the bench, I would prefer us spending on a 32 year old CB, but saying that his record of scoring goals in the Championship is good.

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Post by tangfastic » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:15 pm

Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:01 pm
Bluemike wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:49 pm
That's the sort of striker we need !! Would welcome Lee Gregory, Daryl Murphy was older than him when he bagged all those goals.
Looks good enough but I don't know if he can play as the only striker plus he would cost a fee and our other strikers would be on the bench, I would prefer us spending on a 32 year old CB, but saying that his record of scoring goals in the Championship is good.
Isn’t he out of contract?

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Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:28 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:15 pm
Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:01 pm
Bluemike wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:49 pm
That's the sort of striker we need !! Would welcome Lee Gregory, Daryl Murphy was older than him when he bagged all those goals.
Looks good enough but I don't know if he can play as the only striker plus he would cost a fee and our other strikers would be on the bench, I would prefer us spending on a 32 year old CB, but saying that his record of scoring goals in the Championship is good.
Isn’t he out of contract?
One year left, probably rubbish but just read that we have a new big signing tonight a forward, also that Wigan have signed Wyke.

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Post by tangfastic » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:38 pm

Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:28 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:15 pm
Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:01 pm


Looks good enough but I don't know if he can play as the only striker plus he would cost a fee and our other strikers would be on the bench, I would prefer us spending on a 32 year old CB, but saying that his record of scoring goals in the Championship is good.
Isn’t he out of contract?
One year left, probably rubbish but just read that we have a new big signing tonight a forward, also that Wigan have signed Wyke.
I read an earlier report his contract was up - but seems like he’s a year left. Could be a freebie.

Who’s the striker? Or is a teaser?

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:40 pm

marko69 wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:49 am
And if true, which it's not......., and if Ipswich are to be "cup finals"...... It'll be park the bus tactics from opposition and another season in League One......, and Cook out by November.
I think it will be park the bus time at PR this season marko…..we’ve seen all before, when Town have had a good record at home. Teams come here and just sit deep. I’ll put my house on it , this will happen 8n a lot of our games this coming season. It’s going to be tough tbh !

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:41 pm

Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:28 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:15 pm
Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:01 pm


Looks good enough but I don't know if he can play as the only striker plus he would cost a fee and our other strikers would be on the bench, I would prefer us spending on a 32 year old CB, but saying that his record of scoring goals in the Championship is good.
Isn’t he out of contract?
One year left, probably rubbish but just read that we have a new big signing tonight a forward, also that Wigan have signed Wyke.
What? Sunderlands striker? You’re kidding me !!

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