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Profile: Ernie Cooksey, #21 (Died - July 2008)
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Cooksey started his career as a trainee at Colchester United, but failed to make an impact. He wasn't offered a professional deal and dropped into non-league football joining a host of clubs including Heybridge Swifts, Bishop's Stortford, Bromley, Chesham United and then onto Crawley Town.

Then Crawley boss, Bob Dowie, recommended the 23-year old midfielder to his brother Iain who was in charge at Oldham Athletic. Cooksey played 40-odd appearances for the Latics, netting six times. New Oldham manager, Brian Talbot, deemed Ernie surplus to requirements and made it clear his appearances would be limited and allowed him to leave Boundary Park for Rochdale on 16th September 2004.

Cooksey signed a two-year contract at Spotland at went on to make 100 appearances in all competitions for The Dale, spanning over two and a half seasons.

Boston United signed him on a six-month contract on the final day of the January transfer window in 2007, turning down two other League clubs to sign for the Pilgrims. Ernie spent the majority of his time at the Staffsmart Stadium as a substitute, until the player crisis arose when he operated as a central midfielder. After United's relegation and the four months worth of wages owed, Cooksey left the Pilgrims unattached admitting he wanted to move back to London.

The Bishop's Stortford-born midfielder, had an unsuccessful trial with Paul Fairclough's Barnet in the 2007/08 pre-season. Cooksey also publicly admitted he would like...[Read more]

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2007/08 20 2 0 1 1
Total 20 2 0 1 1
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