I was okay with giving Cook a free ride last season. I was happy to give him ten games this season. It is a reasonable number for the manager to demonstrate his credentials.
Since then... We scraped a point against Morecambe with an injury time equaliser. (At PR) We lost at Burton. We led against Cheltenham and lost. We led (twice) against MK Dons and drew. (At PR) We led 2-0 against Wimbledon and drew. (At PR) We led against Bolton and were thrashed. (At PR) We scraped a point against Sheffield Weds with a last-minute equaliser. (At PR) We led against Accrington and lost. 2 (two) wins along the way. FIVE times in ten games we have squandered the lead. That is clearly bad game management by Cook.
We are 1 point above the relegation zone.
We are a Ferrari in this league, being regularly beaten by Hyundais and Ford Focuses. How can that not be the drivers fault? Cook is the driver. Whatever magic he had at previous clubs has deserted him.
Having given it ten games I believe we need someone new at the helm. With our players we should be challenging at the top rather than languishing near the bottom. It will soon be too late to salvage this season's promotion aspirations.