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Struggling, really struggling with this now 21:55 - Sep 14 with 1324 viewshype313

The last thing I wanted was to be thinking about a change of manager this early, but I cannot for the life of me see what improvements he has done? Where's his tactical nous?

Just think with all the money and incomings this job and club has overwhelmed him.

No more excuses now, Lincoln is a must win otherwise his job must be untenable.


Poll: The Cook report

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Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:00 - Sep 14 with 1184 viewsN2_Blue

He's sh*t, get rid.

I'm sorry i didn't see it last season. I was wrong then.
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Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:00 - Sep 14 with 1151 viewsBigeze

We’re not beating Lincoln…..unless they have half a dozen sent off
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Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:05 - Sep 14 with 1085 viewsjayessess

[breathe in, breathe out] Yes, that was rubbish. Yes, it's embarrassing. Yes, we've needlessly added to the big pile of negativity at the club, but... it was an under-strength team that was very obviously playing at friendly pace for most of the 2nd half. None of us will give a flying fck if we get a decent result at Lincoln.

Blog: What Now? Taking a Look at Life in League One

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Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:07 - Sep 14 with 1025 viewshype313

Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:05 - Sep 14 by jayessess

[breathe in, breathe out] Yes, that was rubbish. Yes, it's embarrassing. Yes, we've needlessly added to the big pile of negativity at the club, but... it was an under-strength team that was very obviously playing at friendly pace for most of the 2nd half. None of us will give a flying fck if we get a decent result at Lincoln.


Here's hoping, I desperately want him to succeed but he's not helping himself

Poll: The Cook report

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Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:08 - Sep 14 with 1001 viewsN2_Blue

Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:05 - Sep 14 by jayessess

[breathe in, breathe out] Yes, that was rubbish. Yes, it's embarrassing. Yes, we've needlessly added to the big pile of negativity at the club, but... it was an under-strength team that was very obviously playing at friendly pace for most of the 2nd half. None of us will give a flying fck if we get a decent result at Lincoln.


If you believe that you'll believe anything.

You think Cook wasn't trying to win that game. You think a team that need wins desperately and are playing for places just decided to coast at friendly pace and didn't care. Its such a blinkered view to fit your agenda. Open your eyes

There is a pattern here...almost every 2nd half under Cook has been dire, we get worse as games progress. That is very telling!
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Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:09 - Sep 14 with 965 viewspointofblue

Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:05 - Sep 14 by jayessess

[breathe in, breathe out] Yes, that was rubbish. Yes, it's embarrassing. Yes, we've needlessly added to the big pile of negativity at the club, but... it was an under-strength team that was very obviously playing at friendly pace for most of the 2nd half. None of us will give a flying fck if we get a decent result at Lincoln.


What evidence have we got which suggests we'll get a decent result at Lincoln? Unless we fluke it like Hurst at Swansea.

Poll: Before 20/21 even ends... where will Town finish in 21/22?

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Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:09 - Sep 14 with 968 viewsjayessess

Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:07 - Sep 14 by hype313

Here's hoping, I desperately want him to succeed but he's not helping himself


I think we could have done ourselves a big favour this evening and I can't recall when we've ever actually benefited from "cup rests", but all that matters is Saturday.

Blog: What Now? Taking a Look at Life in League One

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Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:18 - Sep 14 with 872 viewsMarkp68

Said from the outset that I was totally underwhelmed when Cook got the job. For me he’s been a good journeyman league manager but the task at Town coupled with the money and vision of the new owners is just too big for him. Modern football needs younger, modern managers who are flexible and don’t stick doggedly to one formation, one way of playing and refuse to change. Nothing has changed my opinion that Cook is, sadly, nit the man for the job
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Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:19 - Sep 14 with 846 viewstimothyeo

People keep saying "its going south now quickly" - id argue it was never in a northerly direction to go south anyway!
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Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:20 - Sep 14 with 816 viewsHARRY10

Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:08 - Sep 14 by N2_Blue

If you believe that you'll believe anything.

You think Cook wasn't trying to win that game. You think a team that need wins desperately and are playing for places just decided to coast at friendly pace and didn't care. Its such a blinkered view to fit your agenda. Open your eyes

There is a pattern here...almost every 2nd half under Cook has been dire, we get worse as games progress. That is very telling!


"almost every 2nd half under Cook has been dire"

The thought is not that Cook is doing something at half time - but that the other managers are.

They are able to identify what is working and what is not, and so change things round a bit for the 2nd half. That appears not to be the case with Cook.

His substitutions suggest they have been agreed before the game starts, rather than as any reaction to what is needed at the time.

Beat Lincoln, and so what ?

We need evidence that somehow the past 23 games have been some sort of aberration and lessons have been learnt. That Cook has grasped how to manage games and his coaches have learnt how to work on players mistakes.

Because without that happening, we will continue to be turned over, Not enough for us to be in a relegation scrap, but enough to keep us mid table at best.
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Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:27 - Sep 14 with 734 viewsjayessess

Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:08 - Sep 14 by N2_Blue

If you believe that you'll believe anything.

You think Cook wasn't trying to win that game. You think a team that need wins desperately and are playing for places just decided to coast at friendly pace and didn't care. Its such a blinkered view to fit your agenda. Open your eyes

There is a pattern here...almost every 2nd half under Cook has been dire, we get worse as games progress. That is very telling!


Lol, my agenda. I spent all Summer being yelled at from the other side of the fence for not being positive enough about Cook!

My view was that a good manager generally improves the players at his disposal, whoever they may be and that tanking the end of last year was a bad sign, whatever you thought of the previous playing squad. People told me "oh no, it's the old players, they're all losers, nothing to do with Cook".

That's still my position. It's my position on tonight too, that even if you put out an under-strength side a good manager gets as much out of those players as they can.

But, I did also watch the game and the second half genuinely was played at friendly pace and I didn't get the impression we were much arsed until we were losing (as the starting line-up and subs also indicate). Personally I think binning off cup ties is usually a mistake, but Saturday's when we'll see.

Blog: What Now? Taking a Look at Life in League One

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Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:30 - Sep 14 with 688 viewsBtreeBlueBlood

Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:00 - Sep 14 by N2_Blue

He's sh*t, get rid.

I'm sorry i didn't see it last season. I was wrong then.


He had a better chance of promotion when he came in than right now!
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Struggling, really struggling with this now on 22:45 - Sep 14 with 571 viewssidmouthblue

Club needs an exorcist before thinking of a new manager
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