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George Cooper to Chesterfield (confirmed)

Sep 17, 2003
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Good luck Coops if it happens. As mentioned by others, when fit, both physically and mentally Chesterfield have got a good player for their level.
 
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Too good for that league.

There are a lot of players playing in the conference who are too good for it, for clubs like Stockport, Wrexham, Chesterfield etc. There’s more money now in the conference than in League 2. Stockport for example had a bigger wage bill last season than a number of League 1 clubs (us included). Remember when they beat Bolton in the FA Cup? It was weird seeing that treated as being some fort of fairytale when they pay similar wages to Bolton. The conference is now a nasty league to get out of if you aren’t loaded.
 
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There are a lot of players playing in the conference who are too good for it, for clubs like Stockport, Wrexham, Chesterfield etc. There’s more money now in the conference than in League 2. Stockport for example had a bigger wage bill last season than a number of League 1 clubs (us included). Remember when they beat Bolton in the FA Cup? It was weird seeing that treated as being some fort of fairytale when they pay similar wages to Bolton. The conference is now a nasty league to get out of if you aren’t loaded.
Just like all the other leagues then!
 
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Mark Pedlar

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With fitness levels and nutrition concerns of most players being much better these days than 10 years ago there 8s no reason why a player shouldn't still be going at 34-35.
 
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There are a lot of players playing in the conference who are too good for it, for clubs like Stockport, Wrexham, Chesterfield etc. There’s more money now in the conference than in League 2. Stockport for example had a bigger wage bill last season than a number of League 1 clubs (us included). Remember when they beat Bolton in the FA Cup? It was weird seeing that treated as being some fort of fairytale when they pay similar wages to Bolton. The conference is now a nasty league to get out of if you aren’t loaded.
very valid point Cobi, there is now almost a "cabal" of 6 clubs (Wrexham, Chesterfield, Notts County etc) that are almost in the same boat as the premier league. top 5-6 and then some also rans.

Helps that FFP rules are more relaxed in the conference, with money you can rise pretty quick now from a low base (even conference north / south etc)
 
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More nice quotes by Schuey for a departing player, nice to see. Was struck by how effusive he was about Kieran Agard also.

He's right about Cooper's contribution in the promotion season, was massive in getting us over the post-Covid line.
 

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Well yet again I wish him all the best for the future. Can still have a good career in the game if he wants it and works at it.
Doesn't say he has signed for Chesterfield tho'??
 
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More nice quotes by Schuey for a departing player, nice to see. Was struck by how effusive he was about Kieran Agard also.

He's right about Cooper's contribution in the promotion season, was massive in getting us over the post-Covid line.
Indeed. He was brilliant in our final game of that season - scoring twice and assisting the other in the 3-0 win against Macclesfield that got us over the PPG line.

It's a real shame injury has cost him a proper stab at League One, because he showed enough in his brief spell at the start of 2020-21 to suggest he would have been a good option for us.
 
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When they were both fit during the 2019/20 season, he was miles better than Conor Grant.

Cooper has been permanently injured since then while Grant has had two drastically improved seasons so obviously not saying we should have moved on Grant and stuck with Cooper, just that it's a shame that it hasn't worked out for a potentially good player.