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Cook: I Will Be Like Demolition Man Over the Next Six Weeks
Friday, 16th Apr 2021 09:54

Town boss Paul Cook says he’ll be like Demolition Man over the next six weeks with the changes that are coming to Ipswich Town.

The Blues manager held little back at his morning press conference ahead of tomorrow’s game at Charlton Athletic.

Cook dismissed a rumour that on-loan Tottenham striker Troy Parrott had been sent back to the Premier League club and told reporters to expect more gossip along those lines in the weeks to come as he makes what will be very extensive changes to his squad.

“There’s no truth in that rumour,” he said. “What you guys will now get is a million rumours because, as you know, I will be like Demolition Man over the next six weeks. You will hear rumours on every player, every bust-up, everything that goes wrong.

“This is going to be a very unhappy club over the next two or three weeks because the changes are coming. When there are announcements on players, whether it be Troy Parrott, Luke Chambers, James Norwood, Kayden Jackson, the club will make announcements.

“One of the things we can’t stop today is social media, Twitter, all the outlets will spread rumours that unfortunately until we substantiate them won’t be true.

“But that’s what happens at big football clubs and at the minute I want to be very respectful and careful to every player at our club.

“These lads have all got families, all these lads have worked hard in their career to get to Ipswich Town and we must do things with a bit of class now. A little bit of class, irrespective of whether it’s Player A, Player B and all the way to Z. There’s a proper way to deal with stuff at football clubs.

“Me, as a manager of the club, it’s in-house, it’s done properly and our fans then know what we’re doing is exactly what they want for this football club.”

He added: “Our players are very, very aware of my feelings. If the whole squad didn’t want to come back from Wimbledon the other night, it wouldn’t have bothered me. I’d have got on with the season.

“It's where I’m at, I don’t really think I [need to say any more]. Obviously from you guys, I accept all the different stuff, all the players have agents and all the above. I couldn’t care less any more.”

Given that, might some of the younger players who are yet to feature play a part in the weeks to come? “If the 18 from Wimbledon don’t turn up, you’ll have to see more, won’t you? I think the new 18 would get more support than the other 18 from our supporters.

“All I’d say to our supporters is ‘stay with us for the rest of the season please’. There will be more pain. There has to be more pain, but for that pain to go the sunshine will start coming through this summer at our club.”

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moggasnotebook added 09:56 - Apr 16
I like the sound of that.....

boroughblue added 09:58 - Apr 16
A bit of fire and passion from our manager, been a long time since we had some of that. Into ‘em Cooky

trncbluearmy added 09:58 - Apr 16
Good man,just what ITFC need now

FPL_Tractor added 09:59 - Apr 16
Interesting he name checked James Norwood there. He's under contract for another year.

moggasnotebook added 09:59 - Apr 16
I’ve read it again and it sounds better each time





floridaboy added 10:00 - Apr 16
Interesting line up tomorrow then!

clive_baker added 10:01 - Apr 16
Good. Not a day too soon either, this club has been a soft touch for too long.

Out with the old, in with the new.

In Cook we trust.

earlsgreenblue added 10:02 - Apr 16
Let the sun shine in.........

sospier added 10:03 - Apr 16
Get in Paul we’ve been waiting for this for years.

StringerBell added 10:04 - Apr 16
Bring it on - long overdue. We have far too much of a soft underbelly and mediocrity has been tolerated for too long.

Sixto6 added 10:05 - Apr 16
Paul Cook, knows there is a massive rebuilding required and I don’t think he’s scaring make the big decisions ! I’m happy to give him plenty of time to breathe some life back into our club !


moggasnotebook added 10:06 - Apr 16
Those players, in the most, have been given ten games to show PC what they are capable of (mentally, physically and with the ball) and he has sussed out exactly how much use they are likely to be to him going forward..... for 90% of them not very much use at all

dirtydingusmagee added 10:07 - Apr 16
Best statement since his arrival, well pleased . Clear the decks, Old wood, deadwood, and just plain NOgWOOD . Start packing boys, holiday's just ENDED.

muccletonjoe added 10:11 - Apr 16
I love this man . Should have been here 10 years ago.

tractorlad01 added 10:13 - Apr 16
@trncbluearmy probably already realised he’s a bad egg

wewerefamous added 10:13 - Apr 16
Stick with him everyone, results may be poor for the rest of this season but we're used to that now. I genuinely believe this guy is right for us and there is light at the end of the tunnel. Get rid of the dross, massive rebuild in the summer and off we go. Cant wait for next season. COYB!

SheptonMalletBlue added 10:15 - Apr 16
Boom Baby!! Fantastic read. At last it looks like the end of the Chambers of Horrors!!!!!!!

Barty added 10:16 - Apr 16

Sounds good and looking forward to the many changes [ much needed ] to our squad

dirtydingusmagee added 10:17 - Apr 16
HAD to read it all again too, the latter part was the best ever, Bring it on Paul, you spelled it out to the players from the start, they all had their chances, they didnt respond, you owe them nothing.Take no prisoners. It is first time ive been hopefull for the future of the club for years.

bluesteal74 added 10:18 - Apr 16
At the end of the day you're got to do what you've got do and most of us fans are right behind you onwards and upwards 👍

billlm added 10:22 - Apr 16
At last ipswich town have a MANAGER,

Kickingblock added 10:31 - Apr 16
Marvelous 👍

blues1 added 10:39 - Apr 16
Fpl tractor. I dont think theres necessarily anything to be read into the fact he mentioned Norwood. He simply named the 1st few names that came into his head. Would actually imagine that Norwood is likely to be one of a very few that may be kept on tbh. With thecright partner alongside him and/or the right service into him, I'm sure he'll score goals.

cat added 10:39 - Apr 16
That’s the kind of talk we like to hear. You have been let down badly Cookie, don’t let Chambers and co destroy your rep, get rid.
Got to say here this takeover is the best thing to happen to the club in years, let’s hope we take the opportunity and get some success. Should be a good crowd in next season, looking forward to it with a renewed optimism.

Blocker123 added 10:39 - Apr 16
I think I love him!!!
It might all end up going tits up, but at last someone is sticking the f@&£ into them!!!!

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