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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by marko69 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:01 pm

hallamblue wrote:
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 .

Oh dear…….. thats not very professional from a medical sec, Hallam. Shouldn’t he/she be keeping his/her trap shut in ANY aspect of Flynn Downes’ “goings on”?

I dunno, …… I personally was already a fairly skeptical person but this past 18 months has made me worse. Bluemike once made a comment about Jeremy Vine being an arse and i couldnt believe it………. But Mike was right. Quit listening MONTHS ago. I know its not him as such, (its scripted towards “news”) but its the journalism he’s made himself part of. Its just “wind up the public” bullshit.

And so, summing up..,,,.. going to stop reading the transfer thread. :lol:
Is there a Cheesburger thread?

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by Dubai Blue » Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:42 pm

Hallam I don't think you need to defend yourself. I would agree with your sentiments in general. It's just that we forget that our passion is the careers of a number of young lads (and ladies if you follow the ladies team) who are born, work for as long as they can, enjoy a hopefully comfortable retirement and then die. There is nothing after that. Just as we should, they need to take opportunities enthusiastically when they arise and try to achieve as much as they can. Otherwise what's the point?

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:50 pm

Downes : not a hope in hell of us getting this but I’d laugh my sox off if we did . Football is mental .

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... es-5645684


DB , yes I take your point . It’s emotional being a fan isn’t it lol !

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:56 pm

marko69 wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:01 pm
hallamblue wrote:
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 .

Oh dear…….. thats not very professional from a medical sec, Hallam. Shouldn’t he/she be keeping his/her trap shut in ANY aspect of Flynn Downes’ “goings on”?

I dunno, …… I personally was already a fairly skeptical person but this past 18 months has made me worse. Bluemike once made a comment about Jeremy Vine being an arse and i couldnt believe it………. But Mike was right. Quit listening MONTHS ago. I know its not him as such, (its scripted towards “news”) but its the journalism he’s made himself part of. Its just “wind up the public” bullshit.

And so, summing up..,,,.. going to stop reading the transfer thread. :lol:
Is there a Cheesburger thread?
Yes , it was said to me in confidence which is why I’m not putting specific detail , and I won’t say anymore . But I was trying to allude to the fact that he’s no angel ( I’m trying to be polite here ) .

I’m saying no more on him . I hope you’ll understand x

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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by marko69 » Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:23 am

hallamblue wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:56 pm
marko69 wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:01 pm
hallamblue wrote:
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 .

Oh dear…….. thats not very professional from a medical sec, Hallam. Shouldn’t he/she be keeping his/her trap shut in ANY aspect of Flynn Downes’ “goings on”?

I dunno, …… I personally was already a fairly skeptical person but this past 18 months has made me worse. Bluemike once made a comment about Jeremy Vine being an arse and i couldnt believe it………. But Mike was right. Quit listening MONTHS ago. I know its not him as such, (its scripted towards “news”) but its the journalism he’s made himself part of. Its just “wind up the public” bullshit.

And so, summing up..,,,.. going to stop reading the transfer thread. :lol:
Is there a Cheesburger thread?
Yes , it was said to me in confidence which is why I’m not putting specific detail , and I won’t say anymore . But I was trying to allude to the fact that he’s no angel ( I’m trying to be polite here ) .

I’m saying no more on him . I hope you’ll understand x
Hahaha, Hallam, x ……, please carry on saying all that you say because you’re the absolute best. And Dubai is correct in saying you don’t need to defend yourself,…… of course you don’t. Jaysus H 🤷‍♂️…… i wasn’t calling out what YOU were saying……. But i do call out the people who “tell us” stuff……., ie, that medical sec.
Its a joke in my family where i just know they say, “dont tell dad that!” :lol:
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Post by tangfastic » Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:30 pm

Looks like Liam Gibbs is going to Norwich. Talk of 500k compensation.

Might be handy money that could push deals like the Crooks one through.

If he was still here - would we expect him to tear up League one next season? Don’t think so. Pity he’s going to Norwich, though.

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Post by Dubai Blue » Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:51 pm

Yep, the clearout continues and all funds raised are presumably added to turnover to calculate our allowed salary expenses for the season, quite apart from being available to spend.

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Post by Bluemike » Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:12 pm

Clearly Cook isn't overly bothered or he would be staying seeing as both parties weren't far apart. Hey ho.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:07 pm

Ipswich Town are closing in on the signing of MK Dons midfielder Scott Fraser, we understand.

Fraser, 26, scored 14 goals and provided six assists last season as Russell Martin’s men finished 13th in League One.

He is now in the final year of his contract at Stadium MK.

When linked to newly-promoted Championship club Hull City earlier this summer, it was reported that he would cost ‘a significant six-figure fee’. Wigan have also been credited with interest.

Fraser was left out of MK Dons’ squad for a 3-1 win over King's Lynn Town last night.


Martin explained: “We’ve rejected a bid, a good bid, but discussions are ongoing and I didn’t think it was right to include him tonight.

“There has been a lot of discussion about his future over the summer.

“He's come back and trained and is in great condition, but then it's come to light about this interest. People have eight weeks to get business done, but then wait to do it two weeks into pre-season.

“But that's all I can tell you really - we'll wait to see how that

“We know what Scotty can bring, we saw it last season. If he stays, brilliant, fantastic. But if we get to a point when it's a good deal for everyone then so be it. We have players ready and lined up to take the mantle.”

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Scott Fraser (left) provided 14 goals and six assists for MK Dons last season. Photo: PA

Prior to last season, Fraser had enjoyed two impressive seasons at third-tier level with Burton Albion, providing nine goals and 14 assists in 2019/20.

The Scot came through the youth ranks at Dundee United and made more than 100 appearances for the club before moving south of the border in 2018.

He will become the Blues’ eighth summer signing following on from the additions of Vaclav Hladky, Matt Penney, Rekeem Harper, Lee Evans, Wes Burns, Macauley Bonne and Joe Pigott.

Taken from EADT

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Post by Kerry Blue » Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:21 pm

He's been at Portman road today so I would think he is second choice and Crooks won't be coming, likes to score goals 14 last season and a good age.👍

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Post by tangfastic » Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:47 pm

Seems pretty certain. I don’t think EADT would release this unless it’s a cert.

I know sweet fa about him, but he can score goals and had a quick look at MK Dons forum and they’re unhappy to lose him. Makes a change to getting players who their old fans would happily drive him to us.

Does make you wonder if he’s the next one in line after Crooks. That was dragging on.

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Post by Shed on tour » Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:35 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:47 pm
Seems pretty certain. I don’t think EADT would release this unless it’s a cert.

I know sweet fa about him, but he can score goals and had a quick look at MK Dons forum and they’re unhappy to lose him. Makes a change to getting players who their old fans would happily drive him to us.

Does make you wonder if he’s the next one in line after Crooks. That was dragging on.
According to Stuart Watson this signing hasn’t ended our interest in Crooks.
Guess we shall see.

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Post by Bluemike » Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:55 pm

Another very impressive signing, the team will certainly have goals in it but please please please get a couple of Centre backs in

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Post by lucy » Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:08 pm

Hello Mr Mark Wright Lookalike. I have been pleasently surprised so far by all our Signings.

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Post by Charnwood » Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:42 pm

I must say I’m pretty pleased with our signings so far and have every faith in Paul Cooks appointment 👍

I can’t wait for the season to start and the next chapter of ITFC to begin. COYB’s

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Post by ashfordblue » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:29 am

Bersant Selina next through the door you watch, surprise after surprise :D

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Post by Kerry Blue » Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:42 am

I think the quality of the players Town are signing is better than I expected I thought we would be getting out of contract players to try and get promoted but I think that's now 4 that we have paid transfer fees for out of the eight and IMO these are players that all being well will establish us as a Championship team, of course not all will be successful.

I'm also liking the way the last two players have been announced, from nothing to closing in 30 minutes later we see them in a Town shirt it's better than it going on for weeks then the disappointment of them signing for someone else.

I also was pleased we got Pigott rather than Charlie Wyke who just might be a one season wonder hopefully I'm right.

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Post by tangfastic » Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:42 am

Kerry Blue wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:42 am
I think the quality of the players Town are signing is better than I expected I thought we would be getting out of contract players to try and get promoted but I think that's now 4 that we have paid transfer fees for out of the eight and IMO these are players that all being well will establish us as a Championship team, of course not all will be successful.

I'm also liking the way the last two players have been announced, from nothing to closing in 30 minutes later we see them in a Town shirt it's better than it going on for weeks then the disappointment of them signing for someone else.

I also was pleased we got Pigott rather than Charlie Wyke who just might be a one season wonder hopefully I'm right.
I agree, I think we are bringing in the right kind of players. Players that clubs don’t want to lose and that have interest from Championship sides.

The only one I have doubts about is Penney, but I see him as a free-transfer punt for a young player who is more likely to be seen as a useful squad player with potential.

Not sure where we stand with Crooks and Celina. These are high-profile potentially big marquee signings, but I do wonder if Ashton is using these as a bit of a smokescreen. All talk about these two, yet Pigott and Fraser come completely under the radar and get announced without any rumours flying around. Pretty slick.

A few more needed, but, for me, the biggest priority is an experienced, good quality CB. Whatever happens with Crooks/Celina, the one glaring requirement is a decent CB.

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Post by Tinytown » Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:18 am

Looks like Bishop is off to MK DONS. Good move for him.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:20 am

Blues midfielder Teddy Bishop’s move to the MK Dons is reportedly finally set to be confirmed.

TWTD revealed that the 25-year-old’s switch to MK was well progressed almost a month ago but with the deal still to be formalised.

However, according to Football Insider, the Town academy product is now poised to join the League One side.

It had been reported that the Dons needed to sell before they could complete the move with Town having signed midfielder Scott Fraser from them yesterday.

Speaking on Tuesday, manager Russell Martin said he hoped to gmake another addition by the end of the week but dismissed the suggestion that that was dependent on Fraser’s sale, which was completed last night.

"We're hoping to have another one done by the end of the week but I don't want to put a timeline on it,” he told the MK Citizen.

“There are three or four we want to bring in still, but when you're looking at good players, there are always others looking. We hope to get things done as soon as possible.

"These deals won't rely on selling Scott. We're working within a budget, which is smaller because of Covid, but we know what we're working with.

“We have a lot of people who want to come and play for us. It's not reliant on selling Scott. If he goes for a significant amount, hopefully we'll see a bit of that.”

As reported early in the summer, Bishop’s hometown club Cambridge United showed interest, while Portsmouth, Lincoln and Hearts were more recently linked, although the claims regarding the Scottish Premiership side were subsequently dismissed.

Bishop has been training with the U23s this summer having been told he can move on. He played what's likely to be his final game in a Town shirt at Bury Town on Tuesday.

In total, Bishop made 81 starts and 51 sub appearances for the Blues, scoring five times.

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Post by Tinytown » Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:20 am

Tinytown wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:18 am
Looks like Bishop is off to MK DONS. Good move for him.
https://www.suffolknews.co.uk/ipswich/s ... p-9207480/

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Post by Dubai Blue » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:06 am

Good for us too. Will have recouped some of the fee paid for Fraser, probably taking the net into the low 000,000s

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Post by Bluemike » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:09 am

Exactly Dubai, a good move for us too, while I didn't mind a fit Teddy Bishop at all he was never fit for long, we have deffo got the better deal here for sure, someone who creates and scores compared to someone who doesn't, a no brainer.

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Post by AzzurroMark » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:27 am

Yes totally agree. We often used to look towards Bishop for our creative spark, but certainly not his goals. Was surprised to see he played 38 games last season. Let's hope he can do a McGoldrick and stay fairly injury free once he leaves, as it must have been frustrating for him (and us as fans, not knowing when the next injury would occur).

I liked Bishop so certainly do not wish to appear to be knocking him, though we do appear to have got an upgrade with Fraser.

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Post by tangfastic » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:38 am

At this moment in time, definitely an upgrade based on the last 2-3 seasons where Fraser reputedly was a top player for Burton/MK Dons.
Can we really guarantee Bishop would be not only fit but could consistently perform? When he was fit, you couldn’t count on him to do it on a consistent basis. Take away his ability to beat players, and he wasn’t that great a passer, barely scored and couldn’t tackle. Could be a good move for all parties.

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Post by Bluemike » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:42 am

Just read that 9 of Fraser's 14 goals were penalties!! Waste of money, send him back !! :wink:

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Post by tangfastic » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:46 am

Bluemike wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:42 am
Just read that 9 of Fraser's 14 goals were penalties!! Waste of money, send him back !! :wink:
They all count. :) I bet Norwood will still try and take the ball of Fraser (or Pigott) if we get a penalty.

By all accounts, Norwood insisted on taking a free-kick at Dover where Evans is apparently a free-kick specialist.

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Post by Bluemike » Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:58 am

I don't think Norwood will be on the pitch tbh, he'll be driving the Beer float.

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Post by tangfastic » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:01 am

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.

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