Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

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Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:59 pm

Thing is the calibre of this type of signing will be making other potential targets sit up and take our aims/ goals seriously n9w and not just flannel to try and get 5hem to sign. The ball is most definitely picking up momentum now. I get the feeling the recent couple of other decent names we’ve been linked to just might happen now.

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Post by tangfastic » Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:03 pm

Another big unit. On all these signings, the player usually towers over Ashton in the photo.

Ashton was apparently a youth goalkeeper for West Brom - must have modelled himself on Laurie Sivell.

Can’t see us getting bullied like we have in the past. Really like this signing.

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Post by shabba » Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:09 pm

Really impressed, as others have said we are so signing the best we can realistically expect in this league / under then budget requirements. Highly rated players who have performed in the league.

Huge respect for the board as they don’t even have their full blown recruitment team in place yet either.
I do also wonder how these will all fit in, seems three players for one position.

I imagine it’s a case of quality over quantity now, be ace to get a top Center back and a creative playmaker/winger type.

Fantastic and adds more excitement for the season ahead! Can’t wait to see these boys in action.

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Post by Bluemike » Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:14 pm

Free Transfer too !!!

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Post by Shed on tour » Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:36 pm

More than happy with this signing especially on a free.

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Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:46 pm

I cant believe we’ve got him over championship interest . Ashton must have been one helluva salesman in a previous life !

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Post by tangfastic » Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:14 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:46 pm
I cant believe we’ve got him over championship interest . Ashton must have been one helluva salesman in a previous life !
He threw in Norwood’s Audi Q8 as a sweetener.

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Post by marko69 » Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:31 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:14 pm
hallamblue wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:46 pm
I cant believe we’ve got him over championship interest . Ashton must have been one helluva salesman in a previous life !
He threw in Norwood’s Audi Q8 as a sweetener.
And his Greggs rewards card.

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Post by tangfastic » Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:39 am

Downes to Bournemouth?

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-t ... es-8139944

You’d think we’d be able to get a better price for Downes there than Barnsley and Posh. And a good move for Downes if it comes off.

Need to get these bomb squad players out of the door as well bringing others in. Cook might say the door is still open, but it’s best we part company.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:58 am

tangfastic wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:39 am
Downes to Bournemouth?

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-t ... es-8139944

You’d think we’d be able to get a better price for Downes there than Barnsley and Posh. And a good move for Downes if it comes off.

Need to get these bomb squad players out of the door as well bringing others in. Cook might say the door is still open, but it’s best we part company.
Your right we need to get them out I think it's a pity to lose Downes a Brentwood boy who has been at Town since he was 8 but it's necessary, I think he will become a very good player I just hope we get good money for him.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:05 am

I was going to say he is the one player we should fight to keep but upon reading that he again expressed his desire to leave then get rid. Downes is a quality player who will go on to have a decent career, of that I have no doubt whatsoever, I think if Ashton could get say 2 Million for him it would be acceptable under the circumstances.

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Post by shabba » Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:24 am

Part of me thinks they need to sell Downes if they are to land Crooks, although that one is going to be tough given the other clubs interested and the fee they want.

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:05 am

Downes has never wanted to be at this Club since Palace came calling . He can f*ck off for all I care. With the quality of players coming into this club , he definitely won’t be missed . But he might be missing an opportunity of a life time because these American owners mean business .

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Post by Dubai Blue » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:43 am

Hallam I get you but time flies fast for these players. Now he's what 23? Maybe we get promotion this season and then let's dream of another one in say, 3 years. He will be 27 then and already in his prime.

I would say he would stand a great chance of getting some first team time at Bournemouth during this time and could quite likely be on loan next season to a Championship club. What would you choose?

If I were him I would be jumping at a chance like this too.

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Post by tangfastic » Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:48 am

I think Hallam’s going in a bit strong on this. I didn’t see him not give effort, but there comes a time when a player needs to leave. It’s a short career and his career could be over next game with one bad tackle. It’s not like he’s Keanon Bennetts who probably is a millionaire from Spurs/ Borrussia Monchengladbach without even doing sh*t - he’s at least earned a shot at a better level. Good luck to him and at least we’re aligned with him leaving and got replacements in already. It’s just business.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:52 am

Very good move for Flynn Downes if it happens. Is it a done deal? A very good season at shitty Bournemouth could get him an EPL move….. thats if the Cherries themselves don’t make it.

Not sure about him wanting away since Palace came looking. Is that something fans would know? Or just opinion? I think his injury played a large part in his slight fall from form. Huge future ahead and would’ve been great if he’d have been in the heart of the Ipswich midfield.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:59 am

tangfastic wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:48 am
It’s not like he’s Keanon Bennetts who probably is a millionaire from Spurs/ Borrussia Monchengladbach without even doing sh*t….
Correct if this was America, Tang…….., “without doing sh*t” …….. meaning like how you're meaning it ——->> he done fk all.

In So’f*ck, he did indeed “do sh*t”. :lol:

Joking aside……. He was woeful. The pizza joe Tortolano of Ipswich Town.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:52 pm

TWTD understands Town’s pursuit of former loanee Bersant Celina is still ongoing with a loan deal now looking more likely than an immediate permanent move.

As previously reported, discussions regarding the ambitious recruitment of the 24-year-old Kosovan international, who is currently with French side Dijon, have been in progress for a number of weeks with the forward understood to be seriously considering the chance to return to Portman Road.

We understand a loan with a view to a permanent switch next summer is now looking more likely than a full-time move now but with conversations between the parties continuing.

I think that a loan at first would be a good.👍

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Post by marko69 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:35 pm

https://youtu.be/_uCN5iQdQnc

Really nice guy. Hope he has every success.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:42 pm

Bristol City, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest and Stoke City are the latest clubs to be linked with Blues midfielder Flynn Downes.

The 22-year-old is currently training with the U23s having expressed a desire to move on this summer.

Earlier today, AFC Bournemouth were linked with the former England U19 international, while Peterborough and Barnsley had previously been reported to be among his suitors.

Hopefully jack the transfer fee up 👏👏

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:13 pm

Just watched a video of all Pigott's goals from last season, some quality finishes , I also noticed Five penalties all converted without a goalie so much as going the right way, we have a proper penalty taker on our hands too. Just need to get a few now.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:20 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:13 pm
Just watched a video of all Pigott's goals from last season, some quality finishes , I also noticed Five penalties all converted without a goalie so much as going the right way, we have a proper penalty taker on our hands too. Just need to get a few now.
Aw man, dont jinx it. Someone watched a Norwood goals video last season! That didnt end well.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:58 pm

Chalk and cheese, ones a footballer

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Post by tangfastic » Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:09 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:13 pm
Just watched a video of all Pigott's goals from last season, some quality finishes , I also noticed Five penalties all converted without a goalie so much as going the right way, we have a proper penalty taker on our hands too. Just need to get a few now.
Probably the last one he took was against us…. and Cornell saved it. He was very good against us, though, and caught the eye.

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Post by shabba » Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:40 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:13 pm
Just watched a video of all Pigott's goals from last season, some quality finishes , I also noticed Five penalties all converted without a goalie so much as going the right way, we have a proper penalty taker on our hands too. Just need to get a few now.
I think he missed a few pens too, his conversation rate is around 2 in 3 I think.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:54 pm

Not worth signing then........

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:04 pm

Hi guys, I know I sound annoyed with Mr Downes. Perhaps it’s because I am. I like loyalty in any walk of life, and Downes had no be situation in signing a lengthy deal when we offered it to him. The very first sniff or a big money move and he wants away He clearly did down tools on the training pitch, so much so, that Lambert had to leave him out of the team for a good while. Then when he gets back in the side, he charges around like a headless chicken (full of anger and frustration because we wouldnt sell for peanuts to Palace), and promptly sustains a serious injury and then can’t play a anyway.

I suppose Im also ( rightly or wrongly) disengaged with him, because I’ve had conversations about him with a work colleague , who has had personal dealings with him, and I leave it at this, …he was not a particularly pleasant individual, but in many ways I wasn’t surprised by what I was told.

Dubai, I do get to a degree the part about time flys etc…but you show me ANY profession where a job or imcome is guaranteed these days. This old excuse of it’s a short career, wears a bit thin for me. No one has a job or income for life, and professional footballers earn a colossal amount of money (even at division three level), which only you or I could ever dream of. …..now you’re going to tell me you’re a multi- millionaire :lol: …( if so , can I have your number please ha ha !!)

Downes will leave soon, and all I want is a biding war between prospective buyers so we can get the best price possible. I’d far rathe4 have player here who want to be here. It’s noticeable that of the “Bomb squad”, only young Dobra has come forward and nailed his colours to the flag pole and convinced Cook he really wants too fight for his place. I like and respect him so much for that, because he won’t be automatic 1st choice once all targets are in the Club…but he’s willing to fight for his place and shows it ever shows his desire every time he’s got that first team shirt on. The rest of them and showing their true colours as far as I can see, and Cook has rightly called them out. The sooner they are gone the better.

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Post by Bluemike » Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:15 pm

Perfect

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Post by marko69 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:39 pm

Think if Ipswich Town have genuine aspirations of getting out of this abyss of a league and back into the Championship, then I think this “loyalty” thing should be shelved. Starting by striving to keep championship level players at a League One club.

Hallam, i know plenty of people who know people at Easter Road. Try not listen to peoples bullshit unless you’ve maybe got a chance of catching up with Flynn at one of those club & fans events they sometimes have annually.

“Not a pleasant individual!” :lol: Come on, Hallam. Don’t listen to that sh*te.

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:36 pm

This comment was made by a very level headed medical secretary who was actually trying to help him, marko, not even a football fan. In fact they didn’t even know who or what Downes was…..and that’s not to say he’s “ anyone of note” lol .

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