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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… 11:55 - Dec 6 with 1263 viewsbrazil1981

suggests a knee jerk decision by the board then! Thought Ashton and this new lot were meant to be experienced operators. Group of clowns just like the last regime…this Club is going to be a laughing stock for years to come!
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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 11:56 - Dec 6 with 1236 viewsHerbivore

Amazing how personally some people are taking Cook's sacking. He was just a manager, and one that wasn't even here for very long, and who did a bad job while he was here. We move on.

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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 11:57 - Dec 6 with 1216 viewshype313

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 11:56 - Dec 6 by Herbivore

Amazing how personally some people are taking Cook's sacking. He was just a manager, and one that wasn't even here for very long, and who did a bad job while he was here. We move on.


Clearly a budgie still reeling from not getting anything at 3 point lane yesterday.

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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 11:58 - Dec 6 with 1195 viewsGuthrum

McGreal in charge for now by Guthrum 6 Dec 2021 11:14
However, if they are after someone who is already in a job, they wouldn't be able to make an approach without permission from said target's current club - which would inevitably leak out.

Thus it might be the case that they have identified candidates, but are only now able to initiate the formal negotiation proccess.


Good Lord! Whatever is it?
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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 11:59 - Dec 6 with 1195 viewswkj

I think we'd be mad to think the the Pizza Cup and FA Cup had any bearing on Cook's sacking. I would bed a king's ransom that Paul Cooks future was being heavily debated and all but decided upon by the top brass after we lost to Rotherham - maybe even sooner. I think the cup performances with a strong team were merely the finger that pushed the detonation button rather than laying the dynamite.

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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:00 - Dec 6 with 1174 viewssaffers12

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 11:58 - Dec 6 by Guthrum

McGreal in charge for now by Guthrum 6 Dec 2021 11:14
However, if they are after someone who is already in a job, they wouldn't be able to make an approach without permission from said target's current club - which would inevitably leak out.

Thus it might be the case that they have identified candidates, but are only now able to initiate the formal negotiation proccess.



correct

I would imagine by Thursday the picture will be much clearer
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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:01 - Dec 6 with 1155 viewsDMDC

Cook had been awful for months,get over it mate.
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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:02 - Dec 6 with 1142 viewsitfcjoe

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 11:59 - Dec 6 by wkj

I think we'd be mad to think the the Pizza Cup and FA Cup had any bearing on Cook's sacking. I would bed a king's ransom that Paul Cooks future was being heavily debated and all but decided upon by the top brass after we lost to Rotherham - maybe even sooner. I think the cup performances with a strong team were merely the finger that pushed the detonation button rather than laying the dynamite.


There was a few whispers on the Thursday before the Crewe game, when I had an ask around it was basically said that Paul Cook thought he was going to be sacked but that wasn't the case (which was clearly wrong)

When you look at his soundbites from the 3 games afterwards he was definitely chucking bits out there he shouldn't be really so think he knew writing was on the wall

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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:02 - Dec 6 with 1123 viewsitfcsuth

It seems odd that there is no plan for an immediate replacement, I have to be honest, and could ultimately cost us in the decisive month of December.

Let's hope that McGreal find instant success during December, otherwise I suspect this season will be a write off by January.

But seems a little extreme to them a group of clowns, and to suggest we are going to be laughing stocks.
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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:03 - Dec 6 with 1109 viewssaffers12

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:02 - Dec 6 by itfcjoe

There was a few whispers on the Thursday before the Crewe game, when I had an ask around it was basically said that Paul Cook thought he was going to be sacked but that wasn't the case (which was clearly wrong)

When you look at his soundbites from the 3 games afterwards he was definitely chucking bits out there he shouldn't be really so think he knew writing was on the wall


Agreed there was a definite change in tone from PC
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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:03 - Dec 6 with 1102 viewsghostofescobar

The sacking of the backroom coaches suggests different to me. No need to keep them on if the new guy will be bringing in their own team? Don't appear to see the need to let the new man (or woman) assess the current coaching team.

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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:05 - Dec 6 with 1078 viewsHerbivore

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:02 - Dec 6 by itfcsuth

It seems odd that there is no plan for an immediate replacement, I have to be honest, and could ultimately cost us in the decisive month of December.

Let's hope that McGreal find instant success during December, otherwise I suspect this season will be a write off by January.

But seems a little extreme to them a group of clowns, and to suggest we are going to be laughing stocks.


If our preferred candidate is in work we couldn't have them immediately lined up to take over anyway. We'd need to make a formal approach to speak to them and that's not possible when there's no vacancy.

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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:09 - Dec 6 with 1014 viewsbrazil1981

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 11:57 - Dec 6 by hype313

Clearly a budgie still reeling from not getting anything at 3 point lane yesterday.


Not at all mate, I’m blue through and through! Despite all the talk this lot obviously have no long term plan! You lot obviously don’t agree but given a couple of years Cook would have got us up!

Guarantee most of you won’t be happy with whichever mate of Ashton gets the job.

Be careful what you wish for!!!!!!!!
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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:10 - Dec 6 with 988 viewsitfcjoe

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:02 - Dec 6 by itfcsuth

It seems odd that there is no plan for an immediate replacement, I have to be honest, and could ultimately cost us in the decisive month of December.

Let's hope that McGreal find instant success during December, otherwise I suspect this season will be a write off by January.

But seems a little extreme to them a group of clowns, and to suggest we are going to be laughing stocks.


Are we going to be any worse in December under McGreal than we were under Cook?

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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:42 - Dec 6 with 796 viewsN2_Blue

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:03 - Dec 6 by ghostofescobar

The sacking of the backroom coaches suggests different to me. No need to keep them on if the new guy will be bringing in their own team? Don't appear to see the need to let the new man (or woman) assess the current coaching team.


The back room team were probably more of an issue than Cook himself.

It would have been absolute travesty and laughable to have sacked Cook and then left his coaching team in charge of ITFC until we appointed a manager.

The best think about Cook going is that inexperienced team of coaches, that obviously didn't help out Cook one bit are gone from the club.

I still think it would have been very different for Cook if he's appointed a sound and experienced No.2 who could cajoled him into trying something different when it was going wrong.

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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:02 - Dec 6 with 728 viewsjayessess

Evans was "only sack a manager when you have a replacement lined up", so this is the opposite to the last regime, isn't it?

I support it. I thought the whole contacting managers whilst the current guy was still in post was (a) disrespectful and (b) prolonged the death agony of unpopular regimes.

Much prefer this way - get the incumbent out, an interim manager in, then do a full survey of all the coaches (including those currently in situ) you could possibly hire.

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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:07 - Dec 6 with 661 viewsElderGrizzly

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:02 - Dec 6 by jayessess

Evans was "only sack a manager when you have a replacement lined up", so this is the opposite to the last regime, isn't it?

I support it. I thought the whole contacting managers whilst the current guy was still in post was (a) disrespectful and (b) prolonged the death agony of unpopular regimes.

Much prefer this way - get the incumbent out, an interim manager in, then do a full survey of all the coaches (including those currently in situ) you could possibly hire.


I think it would be naive to think no-one is lined up.

Ashton will have his short-list and I'm sure some contacts will already have been made.

This won't have been a kneejerk reaction at all. Cook was as good as gone after Rotherham.
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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:08 - Dec 6 with 642 viewsZx1988

Far from it.

Based on what Ashton has said so far, I'm inclined to believe we might have done some tapping-up, and that he's now trying to paint the picture that (for argument's sake) Liam Manning contacted us first, and only after Cook was sacked.

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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:11 - Dec 6 with 605 viewsElderGrizzly

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:08 - Dec 6 by Zx1988

Far from it.

Based on what Ashton has said so far, I'm inclined to believe we might have done some tapping-up, and that he's now trying to paint the picture that (for argument's sake) Liam Manning contacted us first, and only after Cook was sacked.


Ashton has boasted a few times of being prepared for any player departure by having 4 short-listed players for each position.

I'm sure he has the same for a manager.
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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:16 - Dec 6 with 548 viewsitfcsuth

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:10 - Dec 6 by itfcjoe

Are we going to be any worse in December under McGreal than we were under Cook?


Probably in my opinion, but it is a question we'll never know the answer to.
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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:17 - Dec 6 with 533 viewsitfcsuth

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 12:05 - Dec 6 by Herbivore

If our preferred candidate is in work we couldn't have them immediately lined up to take over anyway. We'd need to make a formal approach to speak to them and that's not possible when there's no vacancy.


It's quite rare in the modern day that the 'formal' approach to a manger is truly the first approach.
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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:21 - Dec 6 with 511 viewsstonojnr

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 11:56 - Dec 6 by Herbivore

Amazing how personally some people are taking Cook's sacking. He was just a manager, and one that wasn't even here for very long, and who did a bad job while he was here. We move on.


true, but Ive always maintained you dont sack a football manager unless youve got a better replacement lined up in advance.

that weve sacked the manager, but are now having to do the recruitment bit implies a lack of foresight and planning that might mean we dont end up with the better replacement.

Cook could probably have easily carried on for a few more games, whilst a replacement was being looked for had Ashtons mind been made up Cook had to go, and I dont think anyone would have been that upset about that
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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:22 - Dec 6 with 504 viewsHerbivore

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:17 - Dec 6 by itfcsuth

It's quite rare in the modern day that the 'formal' approach to a manger is truly the first approach.


That may be so but a formal approach is still needed and that means you're not going to have an already employed manager in post in less than 48 hours.

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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:24 - Dec 6 with 494 viewsjayessess

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:16 - Dec 6 by itfcsuth

Probably in my opinion, but it is a question we'll never know the answer to.


An enormous 7 points from a similar run of games is the target to beat!

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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:26 - Dec 6 with 467 viewsHerbivore

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:21 - Dec 6 by stonojnr

true, but Ive always maintained you dont sack a football manager unless youve got a better replacement lined up in advance.

that weve sacked the manager, but are now having to do the recruitment bit implies a lack of foresight and planning that might mean we dont end up with the better replacement.

Cook could probably have easily carried on for a few more games, whilst a replacement was being looked for had Ashtons mind been made up Cook had to go, and I dont think anyone would have been that upset about that


For me if a manager is failing a manager is failing and you take action to address that. I think the idea of having someone better lined up is also a bit spurious, what does better mean in this context? We want them to be a better manager for Town than the last guy and we won't know whether that's the case until they've been here for a little while. On paper Cook was a standout candidate but in reality he's done a worse job than Lambert. I'm sure none of us would have thought that would be the case when we made the last change.

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Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:34 - Dec 6 with 425 viewsIpswichKnight

Obviously no one already lined up as a replacement… on 13:07 - Dec 6 by ElderGrizzly

I think it would be naive to think no-one is lined up.

Ashton will have his short-list and I'm sure some contacts will already have been made.

This won't have been a kneejerk reaction at all. Cook was as good as gone after Rotherham.


Were a few rumours late last month that a L1 club had been asking about Manning.
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