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Cook on Structure (Sheff Wed intrerview)
at 12:50 3 Mar 2021

Given the situation, have you re-set the standards and criteria you would normally have?

I’ve got be careful, for managers when you’re out of work there are so many angles with social media and outlets for sport and news.

From a personal point of view, football has changed so much for a manager. There’s a new term called a ‘head coach’, isn’t there? And somewhere along the line in football, the manager has evolved into the head coach and the head coach is not the manager.

Well I’m a little bit old fashioned in that I think the manager is the manager and the head coach is the manager, that’s where I sit.

I see clubs nowadays and I feel the way forward is most definitely having a sporting director involved, recruitment rooms. A manager needs help, he really does.

But one thing that really does disappoint me, we only see managers sacked. You never, ever see anybody else within a football club sacked, do you?

So from my point of view I want to go back in and I’ve been lucky at my football clubs. Especially at Chesterfield where I had Chris Turner, my CEO, we had a fantastic relationship. I went down to Portsmouth with Leam Richardson we had Mark Catlin and Tony Brown, again a fantastic relationship.

I went up to Wigan with David Sharpe who was the chairman, sporting director, everything. And again I had a fantastic relationship. My latter stages at Wigan Athletic were with Darren Royle the executive chairman and with Joe Royle, the sporting director and again, a fantastic relationship.

I think those relationships at football clubs are absolutely paramount. It’s a huge thing for football managers going forward.
Ready, steady Cook, lets hope this one is not APauling!!! (n/t)
at 12:09 2 Mar 2021

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at 20:01 1 Mar 2021

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How do I reinstate my season ticket? (n/t)
at 23:47 28 Feb 2021

Any other manager of this football club I would have had a bit of sympathy for
at 18:01 27 Feb 2021

but the way he has shown contempt towards the fans and the press, together with certain players and even staff, the man can't go soon enough. Just a turgid rotten man who is now getting his come uppance.
Right going for a walk past PR, I'll keep an eye out................ (n/t)
at 14:59 18 Feb 2021

WOW - FRANK Even wants him gone!!!!!! (n/t)
at 21:47 16 Feb 2021

Yet another weekend where 3 points elude us, how much longer dos this go on??
at 18:52 13 Feb 2021

[Post edited 13 Feb 18:52]
Paul Jewell
at 16:27 12 Feb 2021

Just read the article on the BBC, comes across very well. Genuinely nice guy, who knew when his time was up at Town and seemed genuinely distraught at not being able to make things work. Am I right in thinking he offered his resignation rather than was sacked (although that was probably coming) and that he had a hand in Micks appointment as his successor?
League One Managers Win %
at 22:15 10 Feb 2021

Steve Cotterill Shrewsbury Town 12 8 3 1 66.67%
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Burton Albion 57 35 11 11 61.40%
Kenny Jackett Portsmouth 203 106 42 55 52.22%
Simon Grayson Fleetwood Town 2 1 1 0 50.00%
Darren Moore Doncaster Rovers 74 35 14 25 47.30%
Michael Appleton Lincoln City 66 31 13 22 46.97%
Ryan Lowe Plymouth Argyle 81 38 18 25 46.91%
Lee Johnson Sunderland 15 7 5 3 46.67%
Darren Ferguson Peterborough United 463 209 92 162 45.14%
Karl Robinson Oxford United 155 65 43 47 41.94%
Lee Bowyer Charlton Athletic 149 62 34 53 41.61%
John Coleman Accrington Stanley 921 377 230 314 40.93%
David Artell Crewe Alexandra 206 82 39 85 39.81%
*Keith Curle Northampton Town 125 47 32 46 37.60%
Grant McCann Hull City 88 33 19 36 37.50%
Neil Critchley Blackpool 35 13 10 12 37.14%
Steve Evans Gillingham 78 28 23 27 35.90%
Russell Martin Milton Keynes Dons 60 21 16 23 35.00%
Brian Barry-Murphy Rochdale 90 29 22 39 32.22%
Paul Lambert Ipswich Town 109 35 26 48 32.11%
*Glyn Hodges AFC Wimbledon 62 18 18 26 29.03%
*Paul Tisdale Bristol Rovers 19 5 3 11 26.32%
**Leam Richardson Wigan Athletic 16 4 5 7 25.00%
John Sheridan Swindon Town 19 4 3 12 21.05%


Sheridan won at Ipswich!
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What is it with these goons?
at 19:51 16 Jan 2021

Do they think we all walk around with a white stick, or are that stupid that we are going to buy into their verbal diarrhoea. If that was a fantastic performance its little wonder we do not improve if that is put over to the players that that is acceptable. Why would they up their performance if they are told that was fantastic and just going through the motions each week and having one attempt on goal is good enough to earn their thousands of pounds a week, it simply defies logic. Say it as it is, you may even gain an ounce of respect from the supporters, that was not good enough and we should be a whole lot better than that end of.
Where is our club captain?
at 23:35 12 Dec 2020

He's now more silent than the owner, both on and off the pitch. Has he now disappeared up Lamberts ar*e?, or is he restraining himself from really saying what he thinks of the whole situation. Worryingly biting back at fans and putting his fingers to his lips suggests he's in the Lambert brigade, like most of the club his communication with the fans seems to have broken down.
"We’ve not played great every time"
at 12:33 11 Dec 2020

He actually said that, so what with the bullshi!t after every game?
Unpleasant, rude, horrible little man
at 18:24 5 Dec 2020

just so unnecessary, to a person who really is harmless and ask questions already answered. If he's got the hump with the EADT, TWTD or the fans, why then be so rude to someone who simply commentates on the game for the local radio.
Hope Hawkins is a decent centre half as most of ours are frightening
at 00:24 26 Aug 2020

Woolfenden aside Chambers, Nsiala and Wilson is a scary prospect for the season ahead. Hoping Ndaba can come good but that would be a very young partnership.
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