AFC Bournemouth: Cook has Premier class says Cherries boss Howe

Bournemouth Echo: TIPPED FOR THE TOP: Cherries defender Steve Cook TIPPED FOR THE TOP: Cherries defender Steve Cook

CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe believes Steve Cook has the potential to be a Premier League defender.

Top flight outfits Crystal Palace, QPR and Burnley were among a string of suitors to be linked with a move for the centre-back before he signed a new three-year contract on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old is now tied to the Dean Court club until 2017 and Howe is confident the best is yet to come from the former Brighton man.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “Cookie should aim for the very highest level in the game.

“I think there’s so much more scope for him to improve. He’s got all the attributes – he’s a very good footballer, he’s athletic, he reads the game well and I think with more experience he can really flourish.

“There were a lot of rumours about his future without any substance and I’m pleased to tie him to the club and for him to commit his future to us. He’s a big part of our future plans.”

Cook made 40 appearances as part of the Cherries side that achieved a record second-tier finish in 2013-14.

He formed a solid partnership with skipper Tommy Elphick and was an ever-present in March as Cherries kept five clean sheets in eight games.

Howe continued: “I thought Cookie had a very good season last year, his first year in the Championship. Centre-half is probably the most difficult position to play for young players and I thought he excelled.

“I’m sure if he carries on in the same vein of form then he’s got a very good career in front of him, and who knows where it could take him?”

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7:55am Thu 3 Jul 14

John Red & Black says...

Thats great news to hear first thing in the morning. With Cook signing a new contract should provide an uplifting boost to the rest of the squad. The feel good factor should be felt among the staff, players and supporters.

Red Army!
Thats great news to hear first thing in the morning. With Cook signing a new contract should provide an uplifting boost to the rest of the squad. The feel good factor should be felt among the staff, players and supporters. Red Army! John Red & Black
  • Score: 6

8:08am Thu 3 Jul 14

miltonarcher says...

Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait!

Regards T
Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait! Regards T miltonarcher
  • Score: -48

8:25am Thu 3 Jul 14

Nat1234 says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait!

Regards T
Wait and see , I doubt you will reach the heights of last season . To many good players have left . Also there isn't many good players left for you to sign . All the good ones have signed for bigger clubs . You might pinch a few from the lower leagues tho. 100 million to spend , well tell us some really good players you could sign ?
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait! Regards T[/p][/quote]Wait and see , I doubt you will reach the heights of last season . To many good players have left . Also there isn't many good players left for you to sign . All the good ones have signed for bigger clubs . You might pinch a few from the lower leagues tho. 100 million to spend , well tell us some really good players you could sign ? Nat1234
  • Score: 8

8:39am Thu 3 Jul 14

John Red & Black says...

Nat1234 wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait!

Regards T
Wait and see , I doubt you will reach the heights of last season . To many good players have left . Also there isn't many good players left for you to sign . All the good ones have signed for bigger clubs . You might pinch a few from the lower leagues tho. 100 million to spend , well tell us some really good players you could sign ?
Lets be fair, they have made one signing with their £100m warchest so far . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sammy Lee !! Haha.

You may have the money, but you haven't got the players!

Red Army!
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait! Regards T[/p][/quote]Wait and see , I doubt you will reach the heights of last season . To many good players have left . Also there isn't many good players left for you to sign . All the good ones have signed for bigger clubs . You might pinch a few from the lower leagues tho. 100 million to spend , well tell us some really good players you could sign ?[/p][/quote]Lets be fair, they have made one signing with their £100m warchest so far . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sammy Lee !! Haha. You may have the money, but you haven't got the players! Red Army! John Red & Black
  • Score: 12

8:57am Thu 3 Jul 14

Deejaycee says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait!

Regards T
And were'nt you the one that said Lallana and Shaw were going nowhere.
Obviously Southampton FC don't confide in you as much as you thought they would.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait! Regards T[/p][/quote]And were'nt you the one that said Lallana and Shaw were going nowhere. Obviously Southampton FC don't confide in you as much as you thought they would. Deejaycee
  • Score: 9

9:02am Thu 3 Jul 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait!

Regards T
Well i guess Sunderland & Spurs had real designs of great things this time last season, with both clubs drafting in numerous players, and we all saw how it worked out. RK will be quoted silly prices for players due to the budget available and will end up panic buying. As you may be aware, you can't just throw a team together and hope for the best, it takes meticulous planning, a skill that our "King Eddie" has in abundance.
Stains in Europe ???. Yeh sure , and So will Afcb when we win the FA cup (well you started it)
Good luck with your survival bid, ur gonna need it.!!!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait! Regards T[/p][/quote]Well i guess Sunderland & Spurs had real designs of great things this time last season, with both clubs drafting in numerous players, and we all saw how it worked out. RK will be quoted silly prices for players due to the budget available and will end up panic buying. As you may be aware, you can't just throw a team together and hope for the best, it takes meticulous planning, a skill that our "King Eddie" has in abundance. Stains in Europe ???. Yeh sure , and So will Afcb when we win the FA cup (well you started it) Good luck with your survival bid, ur gonna need it.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 3

9:17am Thu 3 Jul 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

John Red & Black wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait!

Regards T
Wait and see , I doubt you will reach the heights of last season . To many good players have left . Also there isn't many good players left for you to sign . All the good ones have signed for bigger clubs . You might pinch a few from the lower leagues tho. 100 million to spend , well tell us some really good players you could sign ?
Lets be fair, they have made one signing with their £100m warchest so far . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sammy Lee !! Haha.

You may have the money, but you haven't got the players!

Red Army!
A MESSAGE TO ALL POTENTIAL FOREIGN SAINTS TARGETS

IF you are wondering where on earth Southampton is, have a look at a uk atlas, look for the South coast. Between Bournemouth & Portsmouth there is a horrible blot on the map.... thats Southampton.!!!

Of course you could just follow your nose, you'll find it.!!!
[quote][p][bold]John Red & Black[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait! Regards T[/p][/quote]Wait and see , I doubt you will reach the heights of last season . To many good players have left . Also there isn't many good players left for you to sign . All the good ones have signed for bigger clubs . You might pinch a few from the lower leagues tho. 100 million to spend , well tell us some really good players you could sign ?[/p][/quote]Lets be fair, they have made one signing with their £100m warchest so far . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sammy Lee !! Haha. You may have the money, but you haven't got the players! Red Army![/p][/quote]A MESSAGE TO ALL POTENTIAL FOREIGN SAINTS TARGETS IF you are wondering where on earth Southampton is, have a look at a uk atlas, look for the South coast. Between Bournemouth & Portsmouth there is a horrible blot on the map.... thats Southampton.!!! Of course you could just follow your nose, you'll find it.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 11

1:40pm Thu 3 Jul 14

canfordcherry says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait!

Regards T
I wonder what the odds are on Kooman going by Xmas, once he discovers he's picked up the detritus no one else in the Prem wanted during the 'closing down' sale?
See you, competitively, next season milt, unless of course we go up!
scg, he, he, he.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait! Regards T[/p][/quote]I wonder what the odds are on Kooman going by Xmas, once he discovers he's picked up the detritus no one else in the Prem wanted during the 'closing down' sale? See you, competitively, next season milt, unless of course we go up! scg, he, he, he. canfordcherry
  • Score: 3

2:12pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Minty Fresh says...

Glad Cookie has signed a new deal, but if a Prem team do come in for him the club are not going to stand in his way.
Glad Cookie has signed a new deal, but if a Prem team do come in for him the club are not going to stand in his way. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 2

2:21pm Thu 3 Jul 14

coops1965cherry says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait!

Regards T
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Mean while I am sleeping once again through your inane drivel.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait! Regards T[/p][/quote]ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZ. YAWN, oh look the troll has woken up. Mean while I am sleeping once again through your inane drivel. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 2

2:21pm Thu 3 Jul 14

coops1965cherry says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait!

Regards T
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YAWN, oh look the troll has woken up.

Mean while I am sleeping once again through your inane drivel.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait! Regards T[/p][/quote]ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZ. YAWN, oh look the troll has woken up. Mean while I am sleeping once again through your inane drivel. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 1

3:30pm Thu 3 Jul 14

matt68 says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait!

Regards T
Does T stand for Tw*T!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Love the list of "Top flight clubs". Wasn't Cook at the centre of a defence that conceded 60 goals? So how many bids from Prem teams for this guy? Certainly no interest from the South Coast Giants, and we have a war chest of 100 million to rebuild a team to challenge for Europe. Can't wait! Regards T[/p][/quote]Does T stand for Tw*T! matt68
  • Score: 4

6:39pm Thu 3 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

He woke you lot up, give it a break, the story is about Cookie.
He woke you lot up, give it a break, the story is about Cookie. holdinkæft
  • Score: 1
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