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|That Quest journalist that Cook was rude to on Tuesday will be smiling today|
at 11:50 3 Oct 2021
and rightly so. Cook set himself up for yesterday the moment he chose to react like a belligerent idiot to the facts about how poor he’s been. And inevitably it came back to bite him.
Morsy’s cimmemts seem to indicate that we’ve replaced one squad of gutless losers with another lot, except this bunch won’t see the top half of League One like the last lot.
|Goodnight everyone and remember|
at 01:32 3 Oct 2021
Cook was an Evans choice so it is little wonder that he has been a disaster so far. Gamechanger said all the right things over the summer but Cook has let them down badly too, so hopefully, they’ll get to make their own choice of manager in the next few weeks to see whether the season can be salvaged.
at 16:59 28 Aug 2021
He's been a bloody albatross since arriving here and has f'ked things up massively.
This is his mess and he is incapable of fixing it. And this bunch of mercenaries who've shown up to continue the tradition of delivering f...k all in terms of winning things can get in the sea as well.
|20th place but trust the process...|
at 16:58 21 Aug 2021
...any sarcasm is purely intentional.
Another busted flush in the management chair and a wholesale group of players who lack the courage or skill to win games.
Cook is not going to turn this around.
|It feels like rock bottom has been reached|
at 21:49 17 Aug 2021
Anything else will be a bonus from here.
43 games left and plenty to play for, but for now back in our usual position - anaethitised and dulled by failure and embarrassment. And looking at games thinking, "Well we could win that one....Hopefully."
|Dozzell departure - the person to blame is Paul Hurst because...|
at 12:38 15 Jun 2021
everyone says that Andre would look even better around better players, but the tanned gnome sold our best players and replaced them with crap ones. A fit Dozzell in 2017/18 would have arguably gone on to be a better player at this point in his career than the ramshackle sides that he’s been a part of since summer 2018. Although the fact that Cook wasn’t convinced implies that Andre’s got some way to go still.
|You don't know what you've been missing till it arrives.|
at 23:51 3 Jun 2021
Saw a picture of Burns and Ashton on Twitter earlier in standard "Welcome to the club" handshake pose and felt strangely emotional about it. It conveyed a sense of "welcome aboard the new adventure" and sense of all in commitment that Ashton mentioned which we haven't seen here in so long. You never saw Evans or Clegg or Milne in any of those types of photos. Even Mick eschewed them with new signings. I like this sense of visibility among the people at the top of the club. I hadn't realised how important it can be simply because we haven't seen any of it for years.
|Why Cook’s reset is justified where Keane and Hurst’s were not|
at 13:48 13 May 2021
As risky as this may seem, Cook has one big advantage over Keane and Hurst in that he has been able to assess the squad over a decent number of games. When he arrived, he set a target of making the top 6 at least and it was eminently achievable given the amount of games that were left and where we were placed. The squad failed to meet that challenge. We saw a number of listless performances and our second longest scoreless run in our history. I think that this allied with the previous 2 years of underperformance and failure has forced Cook’s thinking and he may well feel that it will ultimately be easier to succeed with a group of players who come in together and start working with no baggage, rather than trying to lift a squad of players who have been seemingly unable to motivate themselves under 3 different managers and at a lower level of football.
He’s seen what these players were like when there was an incentive to succeed and that the new manager bounce failed to materialise. He can’t trust them not to let him down again next season, so better to clear the decks and rebuild from scratch. At least he has some insight into the issues that were at the club. Keane and Hurst didn’t have that excuse. They failed to build relationships and made their judgements based on a mixture of their instincts and what they had seen during pre-season. The improvements they needed to engender were much smaller than the improvements Cook needs to produce, and I don’t think this squad by and large would be capable of producing that improvement together.
If the clearout happens, it will temper my expectations for next season as they will need to time to gel. Here’s hoping it ends up as a Blackpool or Lincoln scenario.
|Congratulations Marcus Evans|
at 17:05 9 May 2021
I mean you were fking shocking but at least we finished on an upward curve and did better than last year. A little achievement for you to walk away with and goodness knows, you haven't had many of those to cling onto.
Anything else to add? No, I don't think so, except to say that regardless of how bad things get in the future, I'll never wish for your return. You've left the club a hollow shell of what it could be. Like most of those who leave us tomorrow, you won't be missed.
at 12:41 9 May 2021
Yeah, now you decide to turn up and score some goals, like we should be grateful.
You’ll still all be remembered as the biggest collective wastes of space to represent us.
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