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AFC Bournemouth star Cook: Reds clash key to my Cherries career

Bournemouth Echo: DEFENDER: Steve Cook (left) in his Brighton days DEFENDER: Steve Cook (left) in his Brighton days

GRATEFUL star Steve Cook revealed how his previous clash with Liverpool had provided the launch pad for his Cherries career by declaring: “Without that game, I would probably not be here.”

Cook was thrust into the limelight for a rare first-team appearance against his boyhood heroes in former club Brighton’s televised League Cup game in September 2011.

A month later, rookie Cook arrived at Dean Court on loan before sealing his permanent switch in January 2012. The move heralded a renaissance for his fledgling career which further flourished under the tutelage of returning boss Eddie Howe last season.

Centre-half Cook, 22, has become one of Cherries’ prized assets on the back of some stellar displays in the Championship.

And he remains keen to show just how far he has come when Cherries take on Liverpool in Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round tie at Dean Court (12.45pm).

Recalling Brighton’s 2-1 defeat at the Amex, Cook told the Daily Echo: “I had been out on loan a couple of times and hadn’t played much for Brighton so it was a great opportunity to play against the club I support.

“It was a strong side. Luis Suarez and Dirk Kuyt played and Steven Gerrard was making his return from injury.

“Bournemouth had representatives at the game and, a few weeks later, they came in for me. Without that game, I would probably not be here.

“The move happened shortly after so I would say that game was a big part in me signing for club. Thankfully, things have gone really well for me since and, hopefully, I will be able to show I have come on as a player.”

On tomorrow’s match, Cook added: “You have to know when to press and when to realise you are up against it. We are going to have to make it difficult for them because they are playing really well. We will pay them the respect they deserve but we also want to impose our own game and I think people can still expect a lot of attacking football from us.

“If you go all guns blazing against a side like Liverpool, you will most probably get picked off. It is all about getting the timing right, growing into the game and, most importantly, taking the chances when they come.

“You don’t want to come off the pitch with regrets and it is a chance to show what we are capable of against one of the biggest teams in Europe.”

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5:44pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

TOMORROW'S game!!! Have they changed the day and time??
Saturday can't come soon enough. It will be interesting to say the least, to see how we cope. I'm sure we'll surprise many people!! UTCIAD
TOMORROW'S game!!! Have they changed the day and time?? Saturday can't come soon enough. It will be interesting to say the least, to see how we cope. I'm sure we'll surprise many people!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 2

5:53pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Afcbpete wrote:
TOMORROW'S game!!! Have they changed the day and time??
Saturday can't come soon enough. It will be interesting to say the least, to see how we cope. I'm sure we'll surprise many people!! UTCIAD
It is that strong stuff that makes the Echo's reporter come up with such gems as "On tomorrow’s match, Cook added: ....." They should go easy on the hard stuff and concentrate a bit more after all we would not be as confused would we!!!!! ah ah ah
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: TOMORROW'S game!!! Have they changed the day and time?? Saturday can't come soon enough. It will be interesting to say the least, to see how we cope. I'm sure we'll surprise many people!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]It is that strong stuff that makes the Echo's reporter come up with such gems as "On tomorrow’s match, Cook added: ....." They should go easy on the hard stuff and concentrate a bit more after all we would not be as confused would we!!!!! ah ah ah nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 3

6:07pm Thu 23 Jan 14

afcbtintin says...

Afcbpete wrote:
TOMORROW'S game!!! Have they changed the day and time??
Saturday can't come soon enough. It will be interesting to say the least, to see how we cope. I'm sure we'll surprise many people!! UTCIAD
Whatever happens I think we'll surprise the viewing audience of just how well AFCB are supported.

With apologies to Mike Botto let's MAKE SOME NOISE FOR THE BOYS


UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: TOMORROW'S game!!! Have they changed the day and time?? Saturday can't come soon enough. It will be interesting to say the least, to see how we cope. I'm sure we'll surprise many people!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Whatever happens I think we'll surprise the viewing audience of just how well AFCB are supported. With apologies to Mike Botto let's MAKE SOME NOISE FOR THE BOYS UTCIAD afcbtintin
  • Score: 4

6:14pm Thu 23 Jan 14

afcb-mark says...

I hope Cook plays from the start, he is our best defender and one of the best in the Championship. .
I hope Cook plays from the start, he is our best defender and one of the best in the Championship. . afcb-mark
  • Score: 5

6:15pm Thu 23 Jan 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Some very difficult decisions for Eddie & Jason to make regarding selection for saturday, both Cookie and Tommy are big LFC fans and presumably one will be dropped with Ward playing.
The buzz is just beginning to kick in now which will be at fever pitch by kick-off. I just hope the players enjoy the occasion and give it everything they have, these oppertunities dont come around very often, so make the most of it.
There will be an upset somewhere in this round, so why not us.
DARE TO BELIEVE.!!!!
Some very difficult decisions for Eddie & Jason to make regarding selection for saturday, both Cookie and Tommy are big LFC fans and presumably one will be dropped with Ward playing. The buzz is just beginning to kick in now which will be at fever pitch by kick-off. I just hope the players enjoy the occasion and give it everything they have, these oppertunities dont come around very often, so make the most of it. There will be an upset somewhere in this round, so why not us. DARE TO BELIEVE.!!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 12

6:17pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

Changing the subject . I see that Liverpool and fulham are both looking at buying Danny Ings , I wonder if we will recieve any money from the sale ? ,,
Changing the subject . I see that Liverpool and fulham are both looking at buying Danny Ings , I wonder if we will recieve any money from the sale ? ,, Nat1234
  • Score: 0

6:30pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Jim_Springbourne says...

Afcbpete wrote:
TOMORROW'S game!!! Have they changed the day and time??
Saturday can't come soon enough. It will be interesting to say the least, to see how we cope. I'm sure we'll surprise many people!! UTCIAD
I expect this article is intended for tomorrow's print edition, hence the reference to "tomorrow" being Saturday....
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: TOMORROW'S game!!! Have they changed the day and time?? Saturday can't come soon enough. It will be interesting to say the least, to see how we cope. I'm sure we'll surprise many people!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I expect this article is intended for tomorrow's print edition, hence the reference to "tomorrow" being Saturday.... Jim_Springbourne
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6:49pm Thu 23 Jan 14

bournered26 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Changing the subject . I see that Liverpool and fulham are both looking at buying Danny Ings , I wonder if we will recieve any money from the sale ? ,,
I believe we will get 25% of any profits from the transfer.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Changing the subject . I see that Liverpool and fulham are both looking at buying Danny Ings , I wonder if we will recieve any money from the sale ? ,,[/p][/quote]I believe we will get 25% of any profits from the transfer. bournered26
  • Score: 1

6:58pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

bournered26 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Changing the subject . I see that Liverpool and fulham are both looking at buying Danny Ings , I wonder if we will recieve any money from the sale ? ,,
I believe we will get 25% of any profits from the transfer.
Not according to Perrett who tweeted last week that any fee owed to us would be negligible.
[quote][p][bold]bournered26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Changing the subject . I see that Liverpool and fulham are both looking at buying Danny Ings , I wonder if we will recieve any money from the sale ? ,,[/p][/quote]I believe we will get 25% of any profits from the transfer.[/p][/quote]Not according to Perrett who tweeted last week that any fee owed to us would be negligible. Mike Oxbig
  • Score: -3

8:00pm Thu 23 Jan 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

bournered26 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Changing the subject . I see that Liverpool and fulham are both looking at buying Danny Ings , I wonder if we will recieve any money from the sale ? ,,
I believe we will get 25% of any profits from the transfer.
Highly unlikely unfortunately. I suspect most of the Danny Ings transfer money owed would have been swallowed up in the compensation deal to bring Eddie & Jason back home. Hope im wrong though.!!
[quote][p][bold]bournered26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Changing the subject . I see that Liverpool and fulham are both looking at buying Danny Ings , I wonder if we will recieve any money from the sale ? ,,[/p][/quote]I believe we will get 25% of any profits from the transfer.[/p][/quote]Highly unlikely unfortunately. I suspect most of the Danny Ings transfer money owed would have been swallowed up in the compensation deal to bring Eddie & Jason back home. Hope im wrong though.!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 2

9:23pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Good luck to Steve on Saturday. Same goes for Tommy Elphick. UTA
Good luck to Steve on Saturday. Same goes for Tommy Elphick. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 1

10:24pm Thu 23 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
bournered26 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Changing the subject . I see that Liverpool and fulham are both looking at buying Danny Ings , I wonder if we will recieve any money from the sale ? ,,
I believe we will get 25% of any profits from the transfer.
Highly unlikely unfortunately. I suspect most of the Danny Ings transfer money owed would have been swallowed up in the compensation deal to bring Eddie & Jason back home. Hope im wrong though.!!
It will be used to patch up the financial mess that Mitchell left behind
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bournered26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Changing the subject . I see that Liverpool and fulham are both looking at buying Danny Ings , I wonder if we will recieve any money from the sale ? ,,[/p][/quote]I believe we will get 25% of any profits from the transfer.[/p][/quote]Highly unlikely unfortunately. I suspect most of the Danny Ings transfer money owed would have been swallowed up in the compensation deal to bring Eddie & Jason back home. Hope im wrong though.!![/p][/quote]It will be used to patch up the financial mess that Mitchell left behind cheeriedriteup
  • Score: -5

10:44pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Auzzi Cherry says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
bournered26 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Changing the subject . I see that Liverpool and fulham are both looking at buying Danny Ings , I wonder if we will recieve any money from the sale ? ,,
I believe we will get 25% of any profits from the transfer.
Highly unlikely unfortunately. I suspect most of the Danny Ings transfer money owed would have been swallowed up in the compensation deal to bring Eddie & Jason back home. Hope im wrong though.!!
It will be used to patch up the financial mess that Mitchell left behind
Anti-Mitchell Brigade ! Woo woo !
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bournered26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Changing the subject . I see that Liverpool and fulham are both looking at buying Danny Ings , I wonder if we will recieve any money from the sale ? ,,[/p][/quote]I believe we will get 25% of any profits from the transfer.[/p][/quote]Highly unlikely unfortunately. I suspect most of the Danny Ings transfer money owed would have been swallowed up in the compensation deal to bring Eddie & Jason back home. Hope im wrong though.!![/p][/quote]It will be used to patch up the financial mess that Mitchell left behind[/p][/quote]Anti-Mitchell Brigade ! Woo woo ! Auzzi Cherry
  • Score: 2

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