Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:42 pm

tangfastic wrote:
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


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?
Didn't say and now I can't find it :roll:

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:43 pm

AzzurroMark wrote:
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
I’m pleased for h8m tbh . I didn’t want to lose him really. But it is what it is.

Why isn’t there a string of clubs after Downes I wonder?

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:50 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:43 pm
AzzurroMark wrote:
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
I’m pleased for h8m tbh . I didn’t want to lose him really. But it is what it is.

Why isn’t there a string of clubs after Downes I wonder?
Yes strange clubs have not been in for Downes, all these transfer rumours drive me mad but that's how it is.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Bluemike » Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:39 pm

Downes won't be cheap that's why

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:15 pm

We were only asking £2m weren’t we? What’s that to a championship outfit these days?

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Dazzz67 » Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:33 pm

If this is true the lad has gone down in my estimations, one thing leave but to them.......oooh bad boy...

https://www.twtd.co.uk/ipswich-town-new ... in-running

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Kerry Blue » Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:53 pm

He would have had a better chance of first team football had he stayed with Town IMO.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by hallamblue » Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:30 pm

Dazzz67 wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:33 pm
If this is true the lad has gone down in my estimations, one thing leave but to them.......oooh bad boy...

https://www.twtd.co.uk/ipswich-town-new ... in-running
Sounds to me like his agent has been trying to hold the Club to ransom, re having it written into a contract that he has first team exposure. My thoughts are, Just who the hell does he think he is , bloody Messi??

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Bluemike » Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:04 pm

He will go the same way as Ben Knights and Flores, a ridiculous career move.

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Post by Dubai Blue » Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:15 am

Knights & Flores are still very young. A bit early yet to judge their moves.

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Post by Bluemike » Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:24 am

The point is they would have developed far more here and actually played games, instead they pick up the big bucks , stagnate and just fade away. Gibbs will probably do the same.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Dubai Blue » Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:27 am

Mike, I hear what you say but I very much doubt they are stagnating at their new clubs. They will be enjoying some of the best coaching and development available to young players on the planet. They might have got more chance to play in 1st team games with us but this may not be the best thing at this stage in their development. Let's agree to see where they are in 3 years ok?

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Kerry Blue » Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:39 am

Ashton in the EADT saying he wants at least 5 more players.

https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/sport/ips ... ns-8130344

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Bluemike » Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:13 am

I like this guy Ashton and the way he speaks. It seems like we are talking to dozens of players in our quest to bring in at least five more. I couldn't agree more with him when he says these goons who post transfer targets on social media etc are actually harming the club and potentially jeopardising the deal.

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Post by hallamblue » Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:58 am

His interview gives a really good insight into how a properly run club gets its business done ….” 4 players for every position being sought at any one time “…. Bloody hell!

Ashton is the dogs do daaas for sure , and I’d say every single person recruited for this club had been scrutinised in the same way players are . We’re a properly run club now !! 👍

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Post by tangfastic » Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:52 pm

I do think it’s odd that he’s mentioning supposedly In The Know fans who jeopardise deals. It’s in the agent’s interest to spread the word about their players. They surely pass on info to journalists and others in the business. I would have thought it’s standard in the transfer world. If a fan doesn’t leak something, then someone else will. I’m sure he’s ok with Bishop being linked with a few clubs as it drives up the interest and the price. Swings and roundabouts.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Bluemike » Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:23 pm

It is indeed the way it works, I think all he is trying to say is that it makes the task that much harder.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by tangfastic » Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:38 am

It does make you wonder where these leaks come from.

If they are within the club - then who? There can’t be that many people who know about these discussions outside Ashton/Cook. Maybe some admin people or those involved on the recruitment side. A limited group who you’d think must have been told to keep their mouths shut. If these staff talk too much and stuff gets out, surely these people would know they would come under suspicion.

I think it’s agents or interested parties feeding select ‘fans’ with info who they know will blurt this stuff on forums.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by AzzurroMark » Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:24 pm

None of the Paul Cook 'bomb squad' - Downes, Bishop, Jackson and Kenlock - are involved in either halfs starting line up. A very youthful line up for second half has given a very damning verdict on the above 4 player's chances this season.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by saint jude » Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:00 pm

AzzurroMark wrote:
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:24 pm
None of the Paul Cook 'bomb squad' - Downes, Bishop, Jackson and Kenlock - are involved in either halfs starting line up. A very youthful line up for second half has given a very damning verdict on the above 4 player's chances this season.
We're playing a game today ? Yes took in a view of TWTD and we put out a side at Dartford, a 1 - 0 victory. OK it's an inferior opposition and slim
victory but a win all the same. Whoever we fielded out there was never going to give 100 per cent for a first friendly in a close-season.

Viewed the starting squad and names assembled, they put out a different team for each period. Don't really recognize the goalscorer Chirewa, must have missed the first team. We got Bury in mid-week, thought they'd ceased to exist or got into some financial trouble some time back but you take each game that comes along.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:31 pm

Town apparently Clise to signing Piggott from AFC Wimbledon 👍

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... tt-8138474

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by tangfastic » Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:52 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:31 pm
Town apparently Clise to signing Piggott from AFC Wimbledon 👍

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... tt-8138474
Wow. He would be my pick of a striker over the likes of Wyke, etc. at this level. Fingers crossed and I’m wondering if that would mean an exit for Norwood.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:54 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:31 pm
Town apparently Clise to signing Piggott from AFC Wimbledon 👍

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... tt-8138474
It's the signing I wanted it he can score 20 goals for Wimbledon he should get plenty for us I hope.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:57 pm

Just imagine that front of Bonne, Norwood, Piggott …., goals for fun eh 👍

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:59 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:52 pm
hallamblue wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:31 pm
Town apparently Clise to signing Piggott from AFC Wimbledon 👍

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... tt-8138474
Wow. He would be my pick of a striker over the likes of Wyke, etc. at this level. Fingers crossed and I’m wondering if that would mean an exit for Norwood.
No I think Cook actually rates Norwood. But It’s definitely curtains for “ I can run fast”, Jackson.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by tangfastic » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:06 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:57 pm
Just imagine that front of Bonne, Norwood, Piggott …., goals for fun eh 👍
Cook’s pretty much a 4-2-3-1 man- not sure those three would fit into one side. Not complaining. Still need a number 10, proper wideman, maybe a LB plus 1/2 experienced CB’s. Still a lot of work to do for Ashton.

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:08 pm

Looks like it's done 👏👏👏

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Post by tangfastic » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:09 pm

Confirmed.

https://www.twtd.co.uk/ipswich-town-ne ... tt-signing

That was a under-the-radar deal. Not even a sniff of a Twitter rumour.

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Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:39 pm

Love this EADT heading… “Town beat Championship Clubs”….to sign Piggott

Get in the back of the net ….slam dunk

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... ng-8139426

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Bluemike » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:42 pm

Get in!!! Smashing signing and for those who say we can't compete and are missing out on our primary targets, we've just beaten championship clubs to this signing, not to mention fellow big League One sides, Ashton looks a bloody diamond right now.

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