SWINDON TOWN: Cooper cool on deadline day hype

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town boss Mark Cooper Town boss Mark Cooper

MARK Cooper isn’t one to be taken in by the pomp and circumstance reserved by the media for transfer deadline day.

The Swindon Town manager, who is not expecting to be cornered by Sky Sports cameras outside the Robins’ Liddington training ground half-an-hour before the transfer window shuts at 11pm, would rather get his head down and focus on last-minute preparations ahead of the visit of Oldham Athletic tomorrow than enjoy the company of Jim White up until tonight’s deadline.

Cooper does not see the merit in last-ditch dealings, particularly in January when he feels the buying club is always going to come off worse.

“It always amazes me why everybody waits til the last day,” he said. “You’ve got a month to do it and you’d have thought the groundwork would be done. It makes it more exciting for the viewers and the listeners and the readers all to be happening at five to whatever it is.

“I’m sure it will be good fun but I’m sure it will be pretty quiet here.

“I’m in the camp where I think if you go into the market in January you’re paying over the odds. I’m sure that transfers that go through - the big ones - are for a lot more money than they would have been if they were in July.

“It’s usually the teams that need to kick on to win the title or secure promotion that need to strengthen. Obviously it circulates the money round the game, from top to bottom, and there has to be a transfer market for the smaller clubs to survive.

“It interests me but I’ll read about it. I won’t wait up and watch the last knockings, I’ll be purely focusing on Oldham on Saturday.”

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5:58am Fri 31 Jan 14

smirg kcab says...

Please can we have an article on swindon transfer day and are what's going on?
Please can we have an article on swindon transfer day and are what's going on? smirg kcab

7:27am Fri 31 Jan 14

swindonjason says...

There is no point having an article. MC has already stated he is focusing on the Oldham game, and the transfer activity on the final day is more of panic buying and paying over the price to get the player you want. We do not need or want to do that.

Lets just sit back and watch teams break their bank and wasting their money on pre-madonna players that will fail to make an impact, Andy Carrolls big money transfer from Newcastle to Liverpool being an example.
There is no point having an article. MC has already stated he is focusing on the Oldham game, and the transfer activity on the final day is more of panic buying and paying over the price to get the player you want. We do not need or want to do that. Lets just sit back and watch teams break their bank and wasting their money on pre-madonna players that will fail to make an impact, Andy Carrolls big money transfer from Newcastle to Liverpool being an example. swindonjason

8:37am Fri 31 Jan 14

smirg kcab says...

swindonjason wrote:
There is no point having an article. MC has already stated he is focusing on the Oldham game, and the transfer activity on the final day is more of panic buying and paying over the price to get the player you want. We do not need or want to do that.

Lets just sit back and watch teams break their bank and wasting their money on pre-madonna players that will fail to make an impact, Andy Carrolls big money transfer from Newcastle to Liverpool being an example.
Lol it was a piiss take,
The same headlines has been repeated time and time again.
Cooper/power wouldn't tell him nothing anyway.
[quote][p][bold]swindonjason[/bold] wrote: There is no point having an article. MC has already stated he is focusing on the Oldham game, and the transfer activity on the final day is more of panic buying and paying over the price to get the player you want. We do not need or want to do that. Lets just sit back and watch teams break their bank and wasting their money on pre-madonna players that will fail to make an impact, Andy Carrolls big money transfer from Newcastle to Liverpool being an example.[/p][/quote]Lol it was a piiss take, The same headlines has been repeated time and time again. Cooper/power wouldn't tell him nothing anyway. smirg kcab

9:04am Fri 31 Jan 14

Rebel_phish says...

Off Topic. Predictions League - Oldham

I have emailed Sam the details for tomorrows match but until it gets posted you can find the questions on the Walsall match page.

http://www.thisisswi

ndontownfc.co.uk/new

s/10965426.PREDICTIO

NS_LEAGUE__Walsall_v

_Swindon_Town


You can post you predictions there.


.
Off Topic. Predictions League - Oldham I have emailed Sam the details for tomorrows match but until it gets posted you can find the questions on the Walsall match page. http://www.thisisswi ndontownfc.co.uk/new s/10965426.PREDICTIO NS_LEAGUE__Walsall_v _Swindon_Town You can post you predictions there. . Rebel_phish

1:25pm Fri 31 Jan 14

RamsburyRed says...

'pre-madonna' ??? Love it. They must be pretty old then.
'pre-madonna' ??? Love it. They must be pretty old then. RamsburyRed

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