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Just had a threatening phone call.
at 23:04 15 Jan 2022

don't worry.

i'm sure i heard that the little fool is nothing to be scared of.
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mckenna our best manager ever
at 22:59 15 Jan 2022

i think other managers lost their last game by more...
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mckenna our best manager ever
at 17:38 15 Jan 2022

update: now only our best manager since keane...

mck 5-2, 6 pts
keane 6-3, 6 pts
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Is the statue of KM now on hold?
at 17:03 15 Jan 2022

i think we should give him until at least half time of the next game. however, i'm more patient than most!
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meanwhile...
at 17:02 15 Jan 2022

fleetwood 1-0 rotherham

toto clean sheet and an assist!
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Ranking Town's worst managers
at 16:14 10 Jan 2022

i agree that the buck stops with the chairman, but if a manager is given a budget and squanders it terribly, that's at least partly down to the manager and has a detrimental effect on the club going forward!
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what did happen with norwood?
at 16:11 10 Jan 2022

thanks everyone.

guess we'll probably never totally get to the bottom of it, bit of an unreliable narrator aspect to it!
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Ranking Town's worst managers
at 22:30 9 Jan 2022

disliking someone's personality is different from wanting them to succeed and thinking they had a chance to improve given their track record.

sometimes a marmite character be it a jose, a mick, a fergie or a cook is what a club needs at a particular point.

if mckenna gets us up (this season or next), it'll be at least partially thanks to players who've come here because of cook

(and "bending over backwards to defend him"? all i said is i don't find it surprising that many people rate him above lambert et al. at best that's damning with faint praise!)
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Ranking Town's worst managers
at 20:53 9 Jan 2022

some are, some aren't, but you could also argue that results are at least partially outside the manager's control!

i didn't particularly *like* cook, but feel he did much less damage to the club than many on the list, which is why i'm not surprised many look on him more kindly than your ranking
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Ranking Town's worst managers
at 20:50 9 Jan 2022

financial state is a manager's responsibility. if he spends badly, the club goes backwards, far more of a long lasting legacy than a few results!
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Ranking Town's worst managers
at 18:48 9 Jan 2022

results aren't the be all and end all, there are other things to bear in mind

did a manager leave a legacy of good players?

did he leave an ageing group?

did he leave an undisciplined group?

did he leave us in a parlous financial state due to overspending?

did he leave us with a better relationship between club and fans?

did he leave us with an decreasing or increasing attendance?

length of tenure and whether sacking was overdue or a bit early?

lots of things to bear in mind, so i'm not surprised cook is seen by many as better than the likes of jewell, keane & lambert
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what did happen with norwood?
at 17:42 9 Jan 2022

burns says "“I think everyone knows pretty much what went on with Nors", but has it ever been explained?

norwood seemed adamant it wasn't cook's doing, so is the consensus that it was ashton or that cook was told not to play him by the fitness team?
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Norwood
at 17:21 9 Jan 2022

also could have woken up as his contract's due to end...
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Ranking Town's worst managers
at 17:19 9 Jan 2022

given that evans was ultimately responsible for the signings (or lack of), my list of the last 10 would be

1. evans
2. evans
3. evans
4. evans
5. evans
6. evans
7. evans
8. sheepy
9. sheepy
10. gamechanger (maybe unfair to place them after 2 games!)
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mckenna our best manager ever
at 17:07 9 Jan 2022

lambert may even have extended his stay by riling him!
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Has anyone had an odder Ipswich Town career than Janoi Donacien?
at 16:14 9 Jan 2022

none of those really made a comeback like donacien though (norwood might if he continue his run)
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McKenna got Evans sacked!
at 16:12 9 Jan 2022

it looks a better fit for lambert!
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mckenna our best manager ever
at 16:10 9 Jan 2022

after 2 games?

mckenna 5for-0against
cook2-4
lambert 3-3
hurst 2-3
mccarthy 1-5
jewell 4-4
keane 5-1
magic 7-4
bfj 2-2
burley 1-6
lyall 0-3
duncan 1-1
ferguson 2-3
robson 3-2
ramsey 4-4
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Cook never got two clean sheets in a row for us
at 18:17 8 Jan 2022

except against rochdale & mk, (and then col u & oxford, but one of them was against chambo et al, so doesn't count)

let's make it 3 against notlob!
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Statto Corner
at 17:39 8 Jan 2022

the bfj era?
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