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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) 12:18 - Aug 20 with 6734 viewsMaySixth


Poll: Should Ipswich keep Paul Lambert as manager to start the 2020/2021 season?

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 12:20 - Aug 20 with 3274 viewssaffers12

I did but am losing faith a little
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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 12:24 - Aug 20 with 3210 viewsBluefish

Based on his 20 games for Ipswich. I can't see how anyone could. I expect most are trying to persevere though in the hope he comes good

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 12:24 - Aug 20 with 3224 viewsWallingford_Boy

"not rate"?!

He is clearly a good manager, look at his track record.

Is he the right type of manager for us, right now? Possibly not.

But I still rate him and am 100% behind him, but yeah I have my doubts, as most Town fans will have I'm sure.

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 12:26 - Aug 20 with 3225 viewsTractorCam

We're showing glimpses of quality this season, which is more than we were last season.

I do believe whilst we've still leaked at the back, we've lacked a bit of luck on an attacking sense, but are creating way more than last year. At the moment I do believe it will come good.

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 12:26 - Aug 20 with 3217 viewsJamestownPrince

I did (still do), I am giving him until 10 league games in...
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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 12:33 - Aug 20 with 3173 viewsSparky85

Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 12:26 - Aug 20 by JamestownPrince

I did (still do), I am giving him until 10 league games in...


Same here. It is hard not to have doubts at the moment just looking at the results, but I said to myself I would give it 10 games this season with the new team and see from there.
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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 12:42 - Aug 20 with 3120 viewsCokeIsKey

Given he took over when we were on the brink of playoffs and has since averaged 1 point per game over 20 games my faith in him is starting to dwindle.

Poll: Should Lambert continue as the Ipswich Town manager?

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 12:43 - Aug 20 with 3115 viewstimothyeo

I don't rate his performance since coming into our club, not even slightly.

I do rate what he's achieved before us though which is what i'm kind of relying on right now.
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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:02 - Aug 20 with 3034 viewsnodge_blue

Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 12:24 - Aug 20 by Bluefish

Based on his 20 games for Ipswich. I can't see how anyone could. I expect most are trying to persevere though in the hope he comes good


I think it will be much fairer to rate him on the next 20. the previous ones were largely with a squad that was going out the door and then a new squad.

It does seem really premature to be saying he's no good when he has got 3 promotions and a name in the game for playing good football.

Even the Peterborough chairman said that with him in charge we finally have a manager that will get us promoted.

I quite like you. Always good value. But this early criticism won't help. Lets just give it more time.

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:03 - Aug 20 with 3026 viewsIllinoisblue

He deserves a full season with this new squad to see what he can do. Top six is absolute minimum we should expect. But so far, he’s been average at best and that’s being kind.

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:08 - Aug 20 with 2981 viewsHerbivore

Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:03 - Aug 20 by Illinoisblue

He deserves a full season with this new squad to see what he can do. Top six is absolute minimum we should expect. But so far, he’s been average at best and that’s being kind.


We can't afford to give him a full season irrespective of performances though. What if we're bottom 6 in November or December? Do we continue to persevere with him knowing this season might be a write off or do we make a change and hope for improvement?

I'm sure it won't come to that, we have serious quality in the squad and Cook has a proven track record, but I can't get behind giving him a whole season as essentially a free hit.

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:08 - Aug 20 with 2981 viewsMaySixth

Thanks, this is very helpful.

Keep them coming.

Poll: Should Ipswich keep Paul Lambert as manager to start the 2020/2021 season?

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:11 - Aug 20 with 2955 viewsTRUE_BLUE123

All you have to do is look at my posts last season to see the I was very strong in writing last season off and didn't put any blame on Cook.

However, from what I have seen this season, I am very concerned, and he needs to do better. Im very concerned about his coaching staff and the lack of experience it has, for me, he needs results and he needs them fast. These owners will not hang about if we don't win soon, regardless of what they say.

That being said, maybe everyone is right and this will click and when it does we will be very good.I have been at every game so far and have seen some good bits. I just want to win games and get out of this league, to do that, Cook needs to get some wins.
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Poll: Will Paul Lambert be Ipswich Town manager on the final day of this season ?

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:15 - Aug 20 with 2927 viewsjas0999

I think he is a good manager, with a good record. But his record here is so far very poor. I hope it improves and quickly.
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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:17 - Aug 20 with 2926 viewsitfcjoe

Hard one to answer - he's obviously a very good manager as has an excellent record.

But he's done nothing so far to suggest he is the man to take us forwards - but still early days.

I don't see the need to put a manager on a pedestal so early - he needs to earn the respect of fans for me, and will do so by putting some performances and results together.

WIth the squad we have, I expect that to happen quite quickly from here, and have little doubts we'll be there or thereabouts soon

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:22 - Aug 20 with 2879 viewsTRUE_BLUE123

Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:17 - Aug 20 by itfcjoe

Hard one to answer - he's obviously a very good manager as has an excellent record.

But he's done nothing so far to suggest he is the man to take us forwards - but still early days.

I don't see the need to put a manager on a pedestal so early - he needs to earn the respect of fans for me, and will do so by putting some performances and results together.

WIth the squad we have, I expect that to happen quite quickly from here, and have little doubts we'll be there or thereabouts soon


You are a man who knows things Joe.

Paul Cook for me was the obvious choice after Lambert went (and the Cowleys) Do you think that Cook really was the first choice of the new owners/Hierachy ?

The reason I ask is, we have seen lots of quotes regarding patience etc, I can't imagine with the money that is being spent, that the owners will give Cook as long as some people suggest, especially if he wasn't actually the first choice.

I really hope Cook does get it right, because his teams are always good to watch when they get going.
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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:24 - Aug 20 with 2852 viewsBiGDonnie

I don't.

I think he monumentally fooked it up last season and has done little so far this season to prove me wrong.

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:27 - Aug 20 with 2830 viewsBiGDonnie

Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:02 - Aug 20 by nodge_blue

I think it will be much fairer to rate him on the next 20. the previous ones were largely with a squad that was going out the door and then a new squad.

It does seem really premature to be saying he's no good when he has got 3 promotions and a name in the game for playing good football.

Even the Peterborough chairman said that with him in charge we finally have a manager that will get us promoted.

I quite like you. Always good value. But this early criticism won't help. Lets just give it more time.


This is one of my issues. Why would he come in and tell everyone they're out when so much was still to play for. Maybe a more intelligent manager would have thought 'maybe I'll need these boys over the remaining 10/15 games, let's not fook em off just yet'?

I love to shag cups.
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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:27 - Aug 20 with 2836 viewsGarv

I rate the fact that he's done a lot to improve our creativity and likelihood of goals being scored, on paper at least. Don't particularly rate his defence currently but we all know he's not got the personnel yet.

We saw a tedious number of 0-0s and 1-0s last season, so if they're starting to turn into 2-2s and 3-2s, great. Even if we keep conceding goals, if we can outscore teams then so be it!

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:28 - Aug 20 with 2820 viewsKeaneish

Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:17 - Aug 20 by itfcjoe

Hard one to answer - he's obviously a very good manager as has an excellent record.

But he's done nothing so far to suggest he is the man to take us forwards - but still early days.

I don't see the need to put a manager on a pedestal so early - he needs to earn the respect of fans for me, and will do so by putting some performances and results together.

WIth the squad we have, I expect that to happen quite quickly from here, and have little doubts we'll be there or thereabouts soon


I agree but, the second half against Cheltenham has put me on edge a little. The lack of presence of mind to change it concerns me and when a side makes naive, tactical mistakes, it causes doubt.

I can handle fullbacks being caught out of position if we're showing attacking intent. What i cant accept is giving away needless throw-ins, which play to the opposition's strengths giving them a way back in the game.

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:32 - Aug 20 with 2792 viewsbackwaywhen

Perhaps he misses Liam Richardson and cannot quite do it without him …… jury still out and let’s give him a bit more time , he obviously knows his football but not able to put the jigsaw together on the pitch , which is why Lambert ultimately failed after he lost Ian Culverhouse.
Keep the faith COYBs.
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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:32 - Aug 20 with 2784 viewsHerbivore

Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:27 - Aug 20 by Garv

I rate the fact that he's done a lot to improve our creativity and likelihood of goals being scored, on paper at least. Don't particularly rate his defence currently but we all know he's not got the personnel yet.

We saw a tedious number of 0-0s and 1-0s last season, so if they're starting to turn into 2-2s and 3-2s, great. Even if we keep conceding goals, if we can outscore teams then so be it!


They've mostly been 1-2s so far though. I'm not sure we are the creative force you suggest, we're not creating loads of chances by any stretch. The Morecambe and Cheltenham keepers barely had a save to make.

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:37 - Aug 20 with 2756 viewsitfcjoe

Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:22 - Aug 20 by TRUE_BLUE123

You are a man who knows things Joe.

Paul Cook for me was the obvious choice after Lambert went (and the Cowleys) Do you think that Cook really was the first choice of the new owners/Hierachy ?

The reason I ask is, we have seen lots of quotes regarding patience etc, I can't imagine with the money that is being spent, that the owners will give Cook as long as some people suggest, especially if he wasn't actually the first choice.

I really hope Cook does get it right, because his teams are always good to watch when they get going.
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When Lambert left, and for a few months before there were 2 outstanding candidates for the job that were unemployed and within reach and that was Paul Cook and Danny Cowley for me - I personally preferred Cowley, but I couldn't really argue against those with Cook - but they were very much 1a and 1b.

The first choice was Michael Appleton, and with the way we've recruited this summer, I don't think it's too much to think that had we had the takeover earlier they'd have agressively pursued him and likely got him - but wasn't to be.

It's very difficult re patience - we assume the Americans won't be, but Ashton was incredibly patient with Lee Johnson - and the recruitment has been done for Paul Cook, on long contracts and we've gone all in backing him.....we need him to succeed, and so does Ashton

I think the club will be patient, I think he'll have to totally fail - and I don't see that happening - but none of us know how the new regime will be

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:46 - Aug 20 with 2702 viewsKeaneish

Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:27 - Aug 20 by BiGDonnie

This is one of my issues. Why would he come in and tell everyone they're out when so much was still to play for. Maybe a more intelligent manager would have thought 'maybe I'll need these boys over the remaining 10/15 games, let's not fook em off just yet'?


Why's that an issue though? Our squad is infinitely better than it was last season and had last season's squad been promoted, we'd have had to replace half of it anyway seeing as 13 of them have dropped to lower leagues.

This is a non-issue for me. I'd liked to have seen better results at the tail end of last season but that squad had checked out well before Cook arrived and he knew it.

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Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:50 - Aug 20 with 2682 viewsitfcjoe

Does anyone on here NOT rate Paul Cook? (n/t) on 13:46 - Aug 20 by Keaneish

Why's that an issue though? Our squad is infinitely better than it was last season and had last season's squad been promoted, we'd have had to replace half of it anyway seeing as 13 of them have dropped to lower leagues.

This is a non-issue for me. I'd liked to have seen better results at the tail end of last season but that squad had checked out well before Cook arrived and he knew it.


The squad had just picked up 10 points in 4 games against fellow top 8-9 clubs - it's not right to say they'd checked out.

Lambert taking the backward step and Gill picking the team had lifted the spirits - we'd gone from boring passive passing football to a more direct game and had picked up results.

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