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Re: Paul Cooks 1st Transfer Window rumour thread.

Post by hallamblue » Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:33 am

tangfastic wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:41 am
hallamblue wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:30 am
It’s brilliant isn’t it !

Player identified
Contact Club
Negotiate
Talk to player
Contract signed
New Town player

Twice, in less than a week.

Seems the days of endless useless rumours [/b]and protracted negotiations followed by no signing are finally over.

How ridiculous the situation was under Evans for so long eh !


Good to see, but I think we’ll still have plenty of dud transfer rumours flying around this summer. It does feel things have been happening quietly behind the scenes and now they’re being completed.

Don’t know much about Evans - but obviously Cook knows him well. Had a promotion under Cook. Is a deep lying midfielder, I believe. A replacement for Downes or Dozzell?


Yes I suppose we will have plenty of dud rumours, because agents will be trying to jump on the bandwagon won’t they.

I’m not sure now, if these players are seen as replacements for our younger players. I wonder if Cook wants to try and keep the likes of Downes, Dozzell and Woolfie etc and integrate them with the new signings , who I feel have a stronger presence than our players. But perhaps mixing them together in a new smaller squad, will help bring them on and drag them up to the new recruits level. Of course if a Club comes in with a decent offer for any of our players then I’m sure we’d get a good price for them now under Ashton...that’s the way of football, and maybe we might finally start getting the true value for our academy players again. 🤷‍♀️

On the point about Evans, I can vaguely remember him playing for Sheffield Utd, and he’s got a helluva shot on him and is a real presence in midfield. Something we currently do not have . So if we do finally sign him , that’s a helluva signing at this level IMo.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:58 am

I would now like to see a few players leaving and finding other clubs, I thought Donacien might have interested Fleetwood, I think now we have Burns it seems unlikely we will need him for backup to KVY now, but it's early days I suppose.

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Post by hallamblue » Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:28 pm

Some Wigan fans think it’s far from a done deal

https://forums.vitalfootball.co.uk/thre ... 60/page-15

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Post by hallamblue » Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:29 pm

Kerry Blue wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:58 am
I would now like to see a few players leaving and finding other clubs, I thought Donacien might have interested Fleetwood, I think now we have Burns it seems unlikely we will need him for backup to KVY now, but it's early days I suppose.
I thought he stayed at Fleetwood as part of the deal for Burns, Kerry ? But Not sure though ..

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Post by hallamblue » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:46 pm

This is what we’d get IF he signs for us...


https://youtu.be/GlgZo50_oA8

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Post by Kerry Blue » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:53 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:29 pm
Kerry Blue wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:58 am
I would now like to see a few players leaving and finding other clubs, I thought Donacien might have interested Fleetwood, I think now we have Burns it seems unlikely we will need him for backup to KVY now, but it's early days I suppose.
I thought he stayed at Fleetwood as part of the deal for Burns, Kerry ? But Not sure though ..
I know it was talked about but I've not seen anything about him going to Fleetwood.

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:27 pm

Evans would be a super signing and I'm pretty sure if he's in Suffolk for a medical it will happen. Liking our signings so far.......

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:24 pm

I'm reading we beat off competition from Coventry, Hull and Millwall to sign Wes Burns, that really is a promising sign, we must be paying the wages.

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Post by AzzurroMark » Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:38 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:24 pm
I'm reading we beat off competition from Coventry, Hull and Millwall to sign Wes Burns, that really is a promising sign, we must be paying the wages.
That and hopefully a top contract negotiator? Certainly bodes well if we have brushed aside 3 (now) Championship sides. Was not that long ago we seemed to be struggling to compete with teams lower than us

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AzzurroMark wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:38 pm
Bluemike wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:24 pm
I'm reading we beat off competition from Coventry, Hull and Millwall to sign Wes Burns, that really is a promising sign, we must be paying the wages.
That and hopefully a top contract negotiator? Certainly bodes well if we have brushed aside 3 (now) Championship sides. Was not that long ago we seemed to be struggling to compete with teams lower than us
Also, Mark Ashton's familiarity with former players is a bonus.

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Post by Shed on tour » Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:30 pm

Rumours are that there has been a problem with Evans medical which has required further investigation and that is why there is a delay in the announcement of his signing.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:04 pm

It's done 👏👏👏 welcome Lee Evans.

This is a huge football club and it’s a massive honour to be here. It’s been a great day for me, signing for a club like this and I’m already looking forward to pre-season," Lee told iFollow Ipswich.

"I’ve had a few chats with the manager and he expressed his desire to bring me in. It’s an exciting move for me and having seen the Club today, with the facilities, I can’t wait to get going.

"I’ve played for the manager before and he has shown a lot of faith in me in bringing me here in a season when there is only one aim and that is to get promoted. That’s a big compliment to me and I can’t thank him enough.

"Hopefully I will be part of a successful team because that’s what everyone associated with Ipswich wants."

Lee’s arrival was announced on the Club’s social media channels by young Town fan Evelyn, who met the new signing in the Planet Blue superstore.

See the full interview with Lee later.

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Post by Shed on tour » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:15 pm

Love the introduction to the club by the 8 year old girl. Really nice touch by the club.

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Post by hallamblue » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:59 pm

I’m a bit late but I’m enjoying this .....


YES GET IN THERE !!!!!

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... wn-8027580

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:17 pm

Shed on tour wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:30 pm
Rumours are that there has been a problem with Evans medical which has required further investigation and that is why there is a delay in the announcement of his signing.
Who on earth starts these rumours

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Post by Shed on tour » Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:11 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:17 pm
Shed on tour wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:30 pm
Rumours are that there has been a problem with Evans medical which has required further investigation and that is why there is a delay in the announcement of his signing.
Who on earth starts these rumours
God knows, probably a case of because he was out for a period of time last season with a knee injury and the signing hadn’t been announced by lunch time they thought they would try and make out that were in the know and came up with this BS.

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Post by Bluemike » Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:24 pm

That's the problem Tony, some fans just love it to fail

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Post by hallamblue » Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:37 pm

Maintaining a positive note ....

Come on then guys, who’s next in through the Town door.....if you can’t name a player, name a position in the team likely to be signed next .

I’m going with, Defender - Connolly from Everton.

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Post by number 9 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:29 pm

I really like to see us sign a good goalie.

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:55 am

Hopefully Dale and/or Kirk from Crewe

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Post by rossi » Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:27 am

Well, that is a very good signing - perfect midfielder at this level who will definitely give the team what has been missing lately.

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Post by AzzurroMark » Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:37 am

rossi wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:27 am
Well, that is a very good signing - perfect midfielder at this level who will definitely give the team what has been missing lately.
I agree. For me our midfield, for all the bloated squad we had in that department, we were very short of real quality. With a weak midfield you lose attacking creativity and defensive guile. Apart from Downes and possibly Dozzell (only when used correctly), nobody else offered a great deal consistently.

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Post by tangfastic » Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:44 am

Reading about Evans he seems to be a pretty decent league one player, according to most Wigan fans. Hopefully, not injury-prone as he was out for 3 months last season after a knee op. Apparently came back strong and influential in them escaping relegation.

Probably smart money on Connolly to come in. Released by Everton yesterday and someone on TWTD was very insistent Connolly was at the club last week ( yet more rumours). If he does come in, another solid League One player. I’m all for us going for experienced campaigners at a good age at this level. We seemed to have a squad full of either over-the-hill players and inexperienced youngsters and we always looked off the pace and not strong enough.

I’d really like us to get a decent L1 striker. I think I’d prefer Pigott over Wyke. Another who looked good against us ( if that means anything).

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Post by Bluemike » Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:39 am

Or Mullin from Cambridge, living with Norwood should help

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Post by hallamblue » Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:06 pm

Will interesting to see how close this “in the know” poster on twtd is with this piece of “defo info”...........


Smallwood (Hull captain), Pearce (Wigan left back) and Callum Connolly all likely to sign in the next week or so.

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Post by K L Blue » Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:43 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:06 pm
Will interesting to see how close this “in the know” poster on twtd is with this piece of “defo info”...........


Smallwood (Hull captain), Pearce (Wigan left back) and Callum Connolly all likely to sign in the next week or so.
Callum Connolly signed for Shrewsbury last Thursday Hallam

https://www.shrewsburytown.com/news/202 ... hropshire/

I've seen someone saying he's the next one in on the FB pages as well.
But he ain't gonna be now

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Post by Kerry Blue » Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:10 pm

K L Blue wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:43 pm
hallamblue wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:06 pm
Will interesting to see how close this “in the know” poster on twtd is with this piece of “defo info”...........


Smallwood (Hull captain), Pearce (Wigan left back) and Callum Connolly all likely to sign in the next week or so.
Callum Connolly signed for Shrewsbury last Thursday Hallam

https://www.shrewsburytown.com/news/202 ... hropshire/

I've seen someone saying he's the next one in on the FB pages as well.
But he ain't gonna be now
That was Pennington who also was on loan at Town who signed for Shrewsbury, as to Smallwood I'm not sure about him had a knee injury in February I believe and missed the rest of the season.

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Post by saint jude » Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:40 am

Wish players when coming here / transfer from elsewhere would quit labeling us a quote : "huge football club". We're not, and never have been. Not in terms of true stature anyhow. (Sure) We had our time in the sun and did some amazing things for some short sporadic times but when someone arrives and states we're something we're not, just kind of take issue with things sometimes.

With that aside understand both Evans (not a name you'd wish to see back here) and Burns are the two foremost players we've brought in since end of season. Saw the latter's record with Fleetwood, OK it's lower league not Serie A, but seems a lousy goals to game ratio. Was it a name we needed here, I'd be prepared to give most a chance such was the ineptitude of our forwards last season, however just seem totally indifferent with that particular purchase.

The Wigan kid also we brought in, don't know quite what to expect but seems to garner some impressive response. That it happens to be one of Cooks old players from a previous team set-up seems far from coincidence. Guess the final picture when assembled of what the new team will look like in August should be highly anticipated. A largely new side will be exciting but it's essential they understand why they've been brought in and adapt the right mentality and attitude needed.

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Post by K L Blue » Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:48 am

Kerry Blue wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:10 pm
K L Blue wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:43 pm
hallamblue wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:06 pm
Will interesting to see how close this “in the know” poster on twtd is with this piece of “defo info”...........


Smallwood (Hull captain), Pearce (Wigan left back) and Callum Connolly all likely to sign in the next week or so.
Callum Connolly signed for Shrewsbury last Thursday Hallam

https://www.shrewsburytown.com/news/202 ... hropshire/

I've seen someone saying he's the next one in on the FB pages as well.
But he ain't gonna be now
That was Pennington who also was on loan at Town who signed for Shrewsbury, as to Smallwood I'm not sure about him had a knee injury in February I believe and missed the rest of the season.
I stand corrected Kerry, I swear it said Connolly, I guess I must be getting old and blind lol

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Post by Bluemike » Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:17 pm

Town continue to be linked with Accrington Stanley striker Colby Bishop.

The Blues were initially mentioned in connection with the 24-year-old last month and, according to The Sun on Sunday, remain interested.

Bishop came through the youth system at hometown club Notts County and spent time on loan at Gloucester City while with the Magpies.


Having made only two senior starts and two sub appearances, 5ft 11in tall Bishop left and moved on to Worcester City, Boston and Leamington before returning to league football with Accrington in 2019.

Bishop has netted 12 times in each of his two seasons in League One with Stanley, including two against Town in their 2-0 victory over the Blues at the Wham Stadium in 2019/20, one from the penalty spot.

Huddersfield are also reported to be among a number of Championship and other League One sides keen on Bishop this summer. He is contracted to Accrington for another season with the club having an option for a further year.

Manager John Coleman hasn’t ruled out selling players this summer if it’s the right thing to do for the overall good of Stanley and if the fee is significant.

“Myself and [owner] Andy [Holt] are on the same page and, if we think the best business sense is to sell a player for the good of the club, that’s what we will do and it doesn’t matter who the player is,” Coleman told the Lancashire Telegraph last month.

“They are educated decisions, made with the interest of the club whereas in the past we had to sell to survive and that’s not the case anymore.

“That means you get the market value, the starting price for our top players now is well over a million.”

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