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Cook ripe for Cherries

The Argus: Loan: Steve Cook Loan: Steve Cook

Albion defender Steve Cook has been sent out on loan again, this time to Bournemouth.

The 20-year-old defender has linked up with the League One Cherries following stints at Mansfield and Eastbourne Borough last season.

Youth team product Cook made his full debut for Albion in last month's Carling Cup defeat by Liverpool at The Amex, two and a half years after his previous appearance as a substitute at MK Dons.

He trained with fourth-bottom Bournemouth today and could make his debut at Preston on Saturday.

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1:09pm Thu 27 Oct 11

Yogi says...

One assumes it's to play games, surely he can't be surplus to requirements.
One assumes it's to play games, surely he can't be surplus to requirements. Yogi
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1:23pm Thu 27 Oct 11

tandseagalsamantha says...

maybe this means that he has a loan signing in the centre of defence lined up?
maybe this means that he has a loan signing in the centre of defence lined up? tandseagalsamantha
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1:28pm Thu 27 Oct 11

Captain Haddock says...

Possibly one in one out on loan, yes.

I think Gus hasn't made his mind up about Cooksy yet but perhaps rates him as a genuine prospect (work in progress).

Don't think he'll move permanently but am glad he'll get some vital match time along the coast.

Good luck, Steve!
Possibly one in one out on loan, yes. I think Gus hasn't made his mind up about Cooksy yet but perhaps rates him as a genuine prospect (work in progress). Don't think he'll move permanently but am glad he'll get some vital match time along the coast. Good luck, Steve! Captain Haddock
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1:37pm Thu 27 Oct 11

mark by the sea says...

i thought cookie made his debut under Adams against man city in milk cup three years ago? right back if i remember correctly, with GG and Dunk coming towards a bans, I hope squad is capable, Gus must have a loan lined up? also went to queens road shop, the under 19 game and all available games are sold out till the forest game .. fantastic support for the club. lets hope the crowd show due respect for anthem.
i thought cookie made his debut under Adams against man city in milk cup three years ago? right back if i remember correctly, with GG and Dunk coming towards a bans, I hope squad is capable, Gus must have a loan lined up? also went to queens road shop, the under 19 game and all available games are sold out till the forest game .. fantastic support for the club. lets hope the crowd show due respect for anthem. mark by the sea
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1:56pm Thu 27 Oct 11

Cabin fever says...

mark by the sea wrote:
i thought cookie made his debut under Adams against man city in milk cup three years ago? right back if i remember correctly, with GG and Dunk coming towards a bans, I hope squad is capable, Gus must have a loan lined up? also went to queens road shop, the under 19 game and all available games are sold out till the forest game .. fantastic support for the club. lets hope the crowd show due respect for anthem.
Following our previous discussions about centre backs Mark, I have to agree with you and tandseagalsamantha.

Given Cook's performance against Liverpool, you'd think that another, more experienced, name would be on their way to the Amex, but who can second guess Gus? Not many, it appears.

And yes, you are right he started against Man City.

Good luck to him, hope he gets games and experience.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: i thought cookie made his debut under Adams against man city in milk cup three years ago? right back if i remember correctly, with GG and Dunk coming towards a bans, I hope squad is capable, Gus must have a loan lined up? also went to queens road shop, the under 19 game and all available games are sold out till the forest game .. fantastic support for the club. lets hope the crowd show due respect for anthem.[/p][/quote]Following our previous discussions about centre backs Mark, I have to agree with you and tandseagalsamantha. Given Cook's performance against Liverpool, you'd think that another, more experienced, name would be on their way to the Amex, but who can second guess Gus? Not many, it appears. And yes, you are right he started against Man City. Good luck to him, hope he gets games and experience. Cabin fever
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1:58pm Thu 27 Oct 11

rockypaul says...

I hope Gus has got a replacement lined up, what with injuries, plus Greer & Dunk on a few yellow cards already, the only player I can think of who could play in the back is Vincelot.., Glad though cooky is getting some games, feel he is a genuine prospect..
I hope Gus has got a replacement lined up, what with injuries, plus Greer & Dunk on a few yellow cards already, the only player I can think of who could play in the back is Vincelot.., Glad though cooky is getting some games, feel he is a genuine prospect.. rockypaul
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2:18pm Thu 27 Oct 11

mark by the sea says...

we now have Dunk and GG fully fit, GG one card away from a one match ban, and Dunk two cards away from either a two or three match ban. as it would make ten before jan 1st.. we also have vincelote who is in need of a operation? there must surely be one coming in? three centrebacks and 4 keepers?
we now have Dunk and GG fully fit, GG one card away from a one match ban, and Dunk two cards away from either a two or three match ban. as it would make ten before jan 1st.. we also have vincelote who is in need of a operation? there must surely be one coming in? three centrebacks and 4 keepers? mark by the sea
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2:25pm Thu 27 Oct 11

LesBerry says...

Cabin fever wrote:
mark by the sea wrote: i thought cookie made his debut under Adams against man city in milk cup three years ago? right back if i remember correctly, with GG and Dunk coming towards a bans, I hope squad is capable, Gus must have a loan lined up? also went to queens road shop, the under 19 game and all available games are sold out till the forest game .. fantastic support for the club. lets hope the crowd show due respect for anthem.
Following our previous discussions about centre backs Mark, I have to agree with you and tandseagalsamantha. Given Cook's performance against Liverpool, you'd think that another, more experienced, name would be on their way to the Amex, but who can second guess Gus? Not many, it appears. And yes, you are right he started against Man City. Good luck to him, hope he gets games and experience.
Sorry to have to correct you - but Cook did not start against Man City - he came on towards the end of the 90 mins as Adams wanted to utilise his long throw...
- not a tactic Gus is looking to employ some time soon it would appear !!
[quote][p][bold]Cabin fever[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: i thought cookie made his debut under Adams against man city in milk cup three years ago? right back if i remember correctly, with GG and Dunk coming towards a bans, I hope squad is capable, Gus must have a loan lined up? also went to queens road shop, the under 19 game and all available games are sold out till the forest game .. fantastic support for the club. lets hope the crowd show due respect for anthem.[/p][/quote]Following our previous discussions about centre backs Mark, I have to agree with you and tandseagalsamantha. Given Cook's performance against Liverpool, you'd think that another, more experienced, name would be on their way to the Amex, but who can second guess Gus? Not many, it appears. And yes, you are right he started against Man City. Good luck to him, hope he gets games and experience.[/p][/quote]Sorry to have to correct you - but Cook did not start against Man City - he came on towards the end of the 90 mins as Adams wanted to utilise his long throw... - not a tactic Gus is looking to employ some time soon it would appear !! LesBerry
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2:31pm Thu 27 Oct 11

Simon H says...

Decent prospect. Just off to get some games.

The following can all play CB:

Greer and Dunk (obviously), plus Vincelot, Jara Reyes, Calderon, Painter and Hall.
Decent prospect. Just off to get some games. The following can all play CB: Greer and Dunk (obviously), plus Vincelot, Jara Reyes, Calderon, Painter and Hall. Simon H
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2:39pm Thu 27 Oct 11

mark by the sea says...

cheers les, i was not sure if he started against man city.. however we have just signed paynter till january.. we have teeth!!!!!!
cheers les, i was not sure if he started against man city.. however we have just signed paynter till january.. we have teeth!!!!!! mark by the sea
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2:40pm Thu 27 Oct 11

Jonathan Mouette says...

The world and GP move in mysterious ways... Liptak no good, Cook not required, GG and Dunk on the verge of suspensions, Vincelot should be in hospital... and we sign Paynter...!!! Der. Never mind Toby (and two or three others in the development squad), your time will come but maybe not at Brighton.
The world and GP move in mysterious ways... Liptak no good, Cook not required, GG and Dunk on the verge of suspensions, Vincelot should be in hospital... and we sign Paynter...!!! Der. Never mind Toby (and two or three others in the development squad), your time will come but maybe not at Brighton. Jonathan Mouette
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3:29pm Thu 27 Oct 11

Cabin fever says...

Don't be sorry Les, happy to stand corrected.

Jonathan, why is it mysterious that Gus has signed a player he has been after for months, and who will add something to the squad?
Don't be sorry Les, happy to stand corrected. Jonathan, why is it mysterious that Gus has signed a player he has been after for months, and who will add something to the squad? Cabin fever
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3:31pm Thu 27 Oct 11

tinker000 says...

Paynter come in to decorate the underground (Concorse) PS WE have 5 keepers now with loanee
Paynter come in to decorate the underground (Concorse) PS WE have 5 keepers now with loanee tinker000
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3:35pm Thu 27 Oct 11

suede27 says...

Paynter - good in his day but nowhere near the predator he once was.

Still not good enough, I'm afraid.

Why not give Bergkamp a game?
Paynter - good in his day but nowhere near the predator he once was. Still not good enough, I'm afraid. Why not give Bergkamp a game? suede27
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3:54pm Thu 27 Oct 11

seagullsays says...

suede27 wrote:
Paynter - good in his day but nowhere near the predator he once was. Still not good enough, I'm afraid. Why not give Bergkamp a game?
Bergkamp seems to be a mile away from playing for the first team. I don't think he's even played for the reserves yet. Some pre-season games and that's it. A bit of a gamble to throw him in.
[quote][p][bold]suede27[/bold] wrote: Paynter - good in his day but nowhere near the predator he once was. Still not good enough, I'm afraid. Why not give Bergkamp a game?[/p][/quote]Bergkamp seems to be a mile away from playing for the first team. I don't think he's even played for the reserves yet. Some pre-season games and that's it. A bit of a gamble to throw him in. seagullsays
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4:08pm Thu 27 Oct 11

Bostik says...

A gamble yes but maybe a gamble that might pay off. I'm suprised Bergkamp hasnt been given a chance, even if its just half an hour and Caskey too. These fringe players may just take their opportunity with both hands if only they were given the time.
A gamble yes but maybe a gamble that might pay off. I'm suprised Bergkamp hasnt been given a chance, even if its just half an hour and Caskey too. These fringe players may just take their opportunity with both hands if only they were given the time. Bostik
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4:25pm Thu 27 Oct 11

Jonathan Mouette says...

suede27 wrote:
Paynter - good in his day but nowhere near the predator he once was.

Still not good enough, I'm afraid.

Why not give Bergkamp a game?
Re Paynter I (and most of Leeds fans) agree. If I remember rightly Bergkamp has a long term hamstring injury thus explaining his absence. Not so obvious is the lack of a call up for Agdestein... and others from the development squad for that matter.
[quote][p][bold]suede27[/bold] wrote: Paynter - good in his day but nowhere near the predator he once was. Still not good enough, I'm afraid. Why not give Bergkamp a game?[/p][/quote]Re Paynter I (and most of Leeds fans) agree. If I remember rightly Bergkamp has a long term hamstring injury thus explaining his absence. Not so obvious is the lack of a call up for Agdestein... and others from the development squad for that matter. Jonathan Mouette
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4:42pm Thu 27 Oct 11

ballantrrae says...

Bostik wrote:
A gamble yes but maybe a gamble that might pay off. I'm suprised Bergkamp hasnt been given a chance, even if its just half an hour and Caskey too. These fringe players may just take their opportunity with both hands if only they were given the time.
I am pleased that Paynter is joining since CMS has needed someone with physical presence alongside him and I have been saying that we needed a target man for sometime as Cabin Fever I am sure will recall. Whether Paynter is the right option remains to be seen - I have seen all the postings questioning his suitability. The good thing is that with the 2 months loan to January that Gus has plenty of time to assess him.
I am rather concerned, as others are, about the potential lack of cover at Centre Back now Cook has gone out on Loan (a good thing since he needs quality game time). Reyes seems to be playing (potentially) in three positions namely Right Back, Midfield and now Centre Back. Good player as he is I don't think he's Superman !
The reassuring thing about both the Paynter and Liptak stories is that the club is addressing the issues on the playing side but not panicing by 'signing' just anyone.
Incidently how about Vincelot in midfield in place of GD this weekend. He knows how to defend and can score goals from midfield - remember he got 12 last year for Dagenham.
[quote][p][bold]Bostik[/bold] wrote: A gamble yes but maybe a gamble that might pay off. I'm suprised Bergkamp hasnt been given a chance, even if its just half an hour and Caskey too. These fringe players may just take their opportunity with both hands if only they were given the time.[/p][/quote]I am pleased that Paynter is joining since CMS has needed someone with physical presence alongside him and I have been saying that we needed a target man for sometime as Cabin Fever I am sure will recall. Whether Paynter is the right option remains to be seen - I have seen all the postings questioning his suitability. The good thing is that with the 2 months loan to January that Gus has plenty of time to assess him. I am rather concerned, as others are, about the potential lack of cover at Centre Back now Cook has gone out on Loan (a good thing since he needs quality game time). Reyes seems to be playing (potentially) in three positions namely Right Back, Midfield and now Centre Back. Good player as he is I don't think he's Superman ! The reassuring thing about both the Paynter and Liptak stories is that the club is addressing the issues on the playing side but not panicing by 'signing' just anyone. Incidently how about Vincelot in midfield in place of GD this weekend. He knows how to defend and can score goals from midfield - remember he got 12 last year for Dagenham. ballantrrae
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4:56pm Thu 27 Oct 11

AZChas says...

mark by the sea wrote:
we now have Dunk and GG fully fit, GG one card away from a one match ban, and Dunk two cards away from either a two or three match ban. as it would make ten before jan 1st.. we also have vincelote who is in need of a operation? there must surely be one coming in? three centrebacks and 4 keepers?
GG has 3 cards to date, so 2 away from a ban. Dunk now has 7, so 3 away from another ban.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: we now have Dunk and GG fully fit, GG one card away from a one match ban, and Dunk two cards away from either a two or three match ban. as it would make ten before jan 1st.. we also have vincelote who is in need of a operation? there must surely be one coming in? three centrebacks and 4 keepers?[/p][/quote]GG has 3 cards to date, so 2 away from a ban. Dunk now has 7, so 3 away from another ban. AZChas
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5:44pm Thu 27 Oct 11

ballantrrae says...

seagullsays wrote:
suede27 wrote: Paynter - good in his day but nowhere near the predator he once was. Still not good enough, I'm afraid. Why not give Bergkamp a game?
Bergkamp seems to be a mile away from playing for the first team. I don't think he's even played for the reserves yet. Some pre-season games and that's it. A bit of a gamble to throw him in.
The last comment I heard about Bergkamp (3 weeks ago) was that he was suffering from an injury pick up some time ago - after the Gillingham game. Perhaps Andy Naylor might be able to provide an update in hs next Q & A session. Still think we need a midfield ball winner although as I mentioned in another posting Vincelot might be an interesting option. After his spectacular tackle against West Ham it might be prudent to keep Reyes in defence,
[quote][p][bold]seagullsays[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suede27[/bold] wrote: Paynter - good in his day but nowhere near the predator he once was. Still not good enough, I'm afraid. Why not give Bergkamp a game?[/p][/quote]Bergkamp seems to be a mile away from playing for the first team. I don't think he's even played for the reserves yet. Some pre-season games and that's it. A bit of a gamble to throw him in.[/p][/quote]The last comment I heard about Bergkamp (3 weeks ago) was that he was suffering from an injury pick up some time ago - after the Gillingham game. Perhaps Andy Naylor might be able to provide an update in hs next Q & A session. Still think we need a midfield ball winner although as I mentioned in another posting Vincelot might be an interesting option. After his spectacular tackle against West Ham it might be prudent to keep Reyes in defence, ballantrrae
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9:19pm Thu 27 Oct 11

Trueseagull says...

I think because Gus has sent out Cook it may mean a new defender is coming in on loan.
I think because Gus has sent out Cook it may mean a new defender is coming in on loan. Trueseagull
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1:39am Fri 28 Oct 11

Lancing David says...

There is another possible explanation of course - With Dunk attracting Premier League interest and possibly due to be sold in January, a loan move for Cook is ideal first team exposure to ensure he is ready to slot into the team.
There is another possible explanation of course - With Dunk attracting Premier League interest and possibly due to be sold in January, a loan move for Cook is ideal first team exposure to ensure he is ready to slot into the team. Lancing David
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2:32am Fri 28 Oct 11

Captain Haddock says...

ballantrrae wrote:
Bostik wrote:
A gamble yes but maybe a gamble that might pay off. I'm suprised Bergkamp hasnt been given a chance, even if its just half an hour and Caskey too. These fringe players may just take their opportunity with both hands if only they were given the time.
I am pleased that Paynter is joining since CMS has needed someone with physical presence alongside him and I have been saying that we needed a target man for sometime as Cabin Fever I am sure will recall. Whether Paynter is the right option remains to be seen - I have seen all the postings questioning his suitability. The good thing is that with the 2 months loan to January that Gus has plenty of time to assess him.
I am rather concerned, as others are, about the potential lack of cover at Centre Back now Cook has gone out on Loan (a good thing since he needs quality game time). Reyes seems to be playing (potentially) in three positions namely Right Back, Midfield and now Centre Back. Good player as he is I don't think he's Superman !
The reassuring thing about both the Paynter and Liptak stories is that the club is addressing the issues on the playing side but not panicing by 'signing' just anyone.
Incidently how about Vincelot in midfield in place of GD this weekend. He knows how to defend and can score goals from midfield - remember he got 12 last year for Dagenham.
....and what's more that was for a team that endured an unsuccessful relegation campaign.

Impressive number of goals from midfield, that.




Im starting to think that come January we should bid for George Boyd. He'd give us a second option to Vicente in the attacking midfielder ("in the hole") role, therefore providing strength on depth.

As with Vicente, he'd fit the central midfield role in the 3 for our 4-2-3-1 idea.
[quote][p][bold]ballantrrae[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bostik[/bold] wrote: A gamble yes but maybe a gamble that might pay off. I'm suprised Bergkamp hasnt been given a chance, even if its just half an hour and Caskey too. These fringe players may just take their opportunity with both hands if only they were given the time.[/p][/quote]I am pleased that Paynter is joining since CMS has needed someone with physical presence alongside him and I have been saying that we needed a target man for sometime as Cabin Fever I am sure will recall. Whether Paynter is the right option remains to be seen - I have seen all the postings questioning his suitability. The good thing is that with the 2 months loan to January that Gus has plenty of time to assess him. I am rather concerned, as others are, about the potential lack of cover at Centre Back now Cook has gone out on Loan (a good thing since he needs quality game time). Reyes seems to be playing (potentially) in three positions namely Right Back, Midfield and now Centre Back. Good player as he is I don't think he's Superman ! The reassuring thing about both the Paynter and Liptak stories is that the club is addressing the issues on the playing side but not panicing by 'signing' just anyone. Incidently how about Vincelot in midfield in place of GD this weekend. He knows how to defend and can score goals from midfield - remember he got 12 last year for Dagenham.[/p][/quote]....and what's more that was for a team that endured an unsuccessful relegation campaign. Impressive number of goals from midfield, that. Im starting to think that come January we should bid for George Boyd. He'd give us a second option to Vicente in the attacking midfielder ("in the hole") role, therefore providing strength on depth. As with Vicente, he'd fit the central midfield role in the 3 for our 4-2-3-1 idea. Captain Haddock
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