Cooper doesn't want to abandon his 'project' at Town

Town boss Mark Cooper

Town boss Mark Cooper

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TOWN boss Mark Cooper is flattered by the links being made with Leeds United but insists he has not finished his ‘project’ at Swindon Town.

The odds on Cooper being appointed as the new chief at Elland Road shortened dramatically over the weekend as stories appeared in the national press linking the Town boss with Leeds. Before that point Cooper was off the radar but now he can be found at as short a price as 3/1 with some betting firms.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is known to want a British boss familiar with the English leagues and with Cooper’s family ties to the club through his dad, former England international and Leeds’ favourite Terry Cooper, he appears a natural fit.

However Cooper was shocked to hear that, according to the bookmakers, himself and former West Brom manager Steve Clarke are in a two horse race for the job, making it perfectly clear he is happy at Swindon.

“It’s always flattering to be associated with jobs and especially Leeds, with the family history,” said Cooper. “But I’ve got a big job on here, I’ve started a project, its going the right way and I’m thoroughly enjoying myself.”

Cellino is currently in Miami and it is thought the club would not appoint a new manager until the Italian has met him in person so there is unlikely to be any movement until he returns from America at the end of the week.

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4:52pm Tue 2 Sep 14

port de soller says...

Rumours again,this owner at Leeds is for sure a Fire and hire guy.Yes MC better off where you are however is nice to be sought after (more prestige for STFC) and if he did go a few more pounds for the coffers
Rumours again,this owner at Leeds is for sure a Fire and hire guy.Yes MC better off where you are however is nice to be sought after (more prestige for STFC) and if he did go a few more pounds for the coffers port de soller
  • Score: 4

4:59pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Swindon1984 says...

Think he's doing a fine job here and some who have disparaged him in the past may only realise what a good job it was if he goes. Heard someone on another thread earlier encouraging him out the door - would pose the question could another boss do much better with the wage constraints etc?
Think he's doing a fine job here and some who have disparaged him in the past may only realise what a good job it was if he goes. Heard someone on another thread earlier encouraging him out the door - would pose the question could another boss do much better with the wage constraints etc? Swindon1984
  • Score: 10

5:02pm Tue 2 Sep 14

mancrobin says...

MC is doing a cracking job here and I would be gutted if he left.

I hope he sticks by what he says above and finishes the job he has started so well. If he does that then he could well be in contention for a Premiership job.

Despite what you read on these threads, expectations here are nothing to what they would be at Leeds.
MC is doing a cracking job here and I would be gutted if he left. I hope he sticks by what he says above and finishes the job he has started so well. If he does that then he could well be in contention for a Premiership job. Despite what you read on these threads, expectations here are nothing to what they would be at Leeds. mancrobin
  • Score: 44

5:08pm Tue 2 Sep 14

picolo.pete says...

I agree with Swindon1984, Cooper is donig a Brilliant job for STFC & long may it continue, People ought to remember the big names are not always succesful & want a lot more money for transfers than Mark as at his disposal long may He & Lee Power stay.
Look at the excellent way they have conducted themselves with little funds & excellent signings yesterday.
I agree with Swindon1984, Cooper is donig a Brilliant job for STFC & long may it continue, People ought to remember the big names are not always succesful & want a lot more money for transfers than Mark as at his disposal long may He & Lee Power stay. Look at the excellent way they have conducted themselves with little funds & excellent signings yesterday. picolo.pete
  • Score: 32

5:09pm Tue 2 Sep 14

london paolo says...

'Project'??!! Yuck.

Maybe this Mark Cooper could really be Andre Villas Boas, wearing a latex, Mark Cooper suit?

I think we should be told.
'Project'??!! Yuck. Maybe this Mark Cooper could really be Andre Villas Boas, wearing a latex, Mark Cooper suit? I think we should be told. london paolo
  • Score: -43

5:11pm Tue 2 Sep 14

melnursesear. says...

Perhaps do a Thompson..Let Leeds buy him...Rent Cooper back for three seasons..by that time STFC in Premiership..Leeds in Divn 4..Then he can start rebuilding again..! ..
Perhaps do a Thompson..Let Leeds buy him...Rent Cooper back for three seasons..by that time STFC in Premiership..Leeds in Divn 4..Then he can start rebuilding again..! [Gets coat].. melnursesear.
  • Score: 19

5:19pm Tue 2 Sep 14

eyesrightskinbacktight says...

It amazes me how some on here call him Powers puppet as its Power who pulls the strings yet still slate Coops for doing what I personally think is a great job but they see different. How can Cooper be blamed if according to some he is doing what Power wants therefore it must be Power to blame for wanting to play a passing possession game. Tell me this who else would come here then under those restraints. Mark if you want the Leeds job enough go for it prove over half of town fans wrong because I see an ever improving manager who Is destined for bigger things.
It amazes me how some on here call him Powers puppet as its Power who pulls the strings yet still slate Coops for doing what I personally think is a great job but they see different. How can Cooper be blamed if according to some he is doing what Power wants therefore it must be Power to blame for wanting to play a passing possession game. Tell me this who else would come here then under those restraints. Mark if you want the Leeds job enough go for it prove over half of town fans wrong because I see an ever improving manager who Is destined for bigger things. eyesrightskinbacktight
  • Score: 24

5:27pm Tue 2 Sep 14

tobruk says...

I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !!
I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !! tobruk
  • Score: 11

5:41pm Tue 2 Sep 14

stranglers says...

tobruk wrote:
I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !!
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[quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !![/p][/quote]What???????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???? stranglers
  • Score: -29

5:41pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Longtime Red says...

I have to be honest and say that I was sceptical of Power and his motives when he first became involved in our beloved STFC. I was also one of the people that saw Cooper as the 'cheap option' when he was first appointed. I am pleased to say that I have been proved wrong on both counts. LP seems to know what he is doing with regards to the negotiations of player comings and goings, and Cooper certainly gets them playing. They both also seem to have a good eye for a player. I am beginning to feel very optimistic about the future of STFC, both on and off the pitch and it has certainly been along time since I felt that.
I have to be honest and say that I was sceptical of Power and his motives when he first became involved in our beloved STFC. I was also one of the people that saw Cooper as the 'cheap option' when he was first appointed. I am pleased to say that I have been proved wrong on both counts. LP seems to know what he is doing with regards to the negotiations of player comings and goings, and Cooper certainly gets them playing. They both also seem to have a good eye for a player. I am beginning to feel very optimistic about the future of STFC, both on and off the pitch and it has certainly been along time since I felt that. Longtime Red
  • Score: 33

5:42pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Watchfield 1 says...

It amazes me some people still saying cooper being lee powers puppet they decide as a group what players to sign ie micheal smith was with mark cooper at Darlington so he obviously has input into signings
It amazes me some people still saying cooper being lee powers puppet they decide as a group what players to sign ie micheal smith was with mark cooper at Darlington so he obviously has input into signings Watchfield 1
  • Score: 3

5:44pm Tue 2 Sep 14

LeGod says...

MC is doing a fantastic job at this club and some fans on this site need to realise what a good job he is doing on a limited budget. Although his dad had a fantastic career at Leeds and was a great player making a move there under their current chairman would be a bad move and he is probably right to stay here and finish the job he started. We have every chance of a play off place this season and i feel we have a better squad than last season plus alot of these players have last seasons experience under their belt which will make a big difference.
This club is getting noticed for its football style and MC has to take alot of credit for that and more teams are now trying to play the passing game which is a credit again to MC and his methods as other clubs have seen how effective it is and quite honestly is how football should be played. Coventry last season were a more direct side and on saturday they too were knocking it around and listening to Talk Sport today apparently more teams are now introducing the passing game which is great for the game .
Well done MC we now have a great squad together and im sure more fans have the feel good factor about this season. Some need to support the Town properly though and get down to the CG as they will see some great football and im sure if we go on a good run a few more will come back because i cant think for the life of me why are gates are down they should be getting beeter if anything so lets hope that changes soon. Seems most people who follow football like supporting the premier league teams 75% of which are foreign players but me personally i have no interest in the premier league.
Well done MC for getting recognised by a championship club and im sure there will be many more links before the season is over.
MC is doing a fantastic job at this club and some fans on this site need to realise what a good job he is doing on a limited budget. Although his dad had a fantastic career at Leeds and was a great player making a move there under their current chairman would be a bad move and he is probably right to stay here and finish the job he started. We have every chance of a play off place this season and i feel we have a better squad than last season plus alot of these players have last seasons experience under their belt which will make a big difference. This club is getting noticed for its football style and MC has to take alot of credit for that and more teams are now trying to play the passing game which is a credit again to MC and his methods as other clubs have seen how effective it is and quite honestly is how football should be played. Coventry last season were a more direct side and on saturday they too were knocking it around and listening to Talk Sport today apparently more teams are now introducing the passing game which is great for the game . Well done MC we now have a great squad together and im sure more fans have the feel good factor about this season. Some need to support the Town properly though and get down to the CG as they will see some great football and im sure if we go on a good run a few more will come back because i cant think for the life of me why are gates are down they should be getting beeter if anything so lets hope that changes soon. Seems most people who follow football like supporting the premier league teams 75% of which are foreign players but me personally i have no interest in the premier league. Well done MC for getting recognised by a championship club and im sure there will be many more links before the season is over. LeGod
  • Score: 23

5:57pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Brainy_60 says...

I'm sure he would find it very hard to turn down the job if offered, which would be a shame but, more worrying, and probably jumping the gun a bit, who would he want to take with him next time the transfer window opens?
I'm sure he would find it very hard to turn down the job if offered, which would be a shame but, more worrying, and probably jumping the gun a bit, who would he want to take with him next time the transfer window opens? Brainy_60
  • Score: 0

5:58pm Tue 2 Sep 14

dazzastfc says...

tobruk wrote:
I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !!
Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use...
We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence..
TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go...
BUT he does talk a good game....

AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes...

But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong
[quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !![/p][/quote]Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use... We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence.. TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go... BUT he does talk a good game.... AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes... But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong dazzastfc
  • Score: 0

6:10pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Red Tuareg says...

Personally think he would be mad to join Leeds, it sounds like he would be working for a Paulo Di Canio type character and constantly looking over his shoulder. However the choice is his.
Personally think he would be mad to join Leeds, it sounds like he would be working for a Paulo Di Canio type character and constantly looking over his shoulder. However the choice is his. Red Tuareg
  • Score: 9

6:18pm Tue 2 Sep 14

eyesrightskinbacktight says...

dazzastfc wrote:
tobruk wrote:
I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !!
Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use...
We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence..
TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go...
BUT he does talk a good game....

AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes...

But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong
Daz no sledging from me and I am pro Cooper its all about opinion. Some will always see things differently some would argue black is white. The world and this forum would be boring and mundane if we all agreed. My opinion on Cooper is he's getting better & as for last years 6-4-0 was it barking mad or a stroke of genius? Had it been Fergie or the soecial one I know what the press opinion would be and they wouldn't be calling for the men in white coats
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !![/p][/quote]Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use... We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence.. TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go... BUT he does talk a good game.... AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes... But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong[/p][/quote]Daz no sledging from me and I am pro Cooper its all about opinion. Some will always see things differently some would argue black is white. The world and this forum would be boring and mundane if we all agreed. My opinion on Cooper is he's getting better & as for last years 6-4-0 was it barking mad or a stroke of genius? Had it been Fergie or the soecial one I know what the press opinion would be and they wouldn't be calling for the men in white coats eyesrightskinbacktight
  • Score: 2

6:28pm Tue 2 Sep 14

mollypolly says...

Leeds is a car crash of a football club and has been for some time. They have a habit of making dodgy appointments at board level and a questionable choice of managers. That's their problem though and I certainly won't be shedding a tear for them anytime soon. The appointment of Dave Hockaday was very very strange and he looked doomed before the season had even started. It came as no surprise to anyone within football to see him lose his job after so few games.

Their chairman is a hothead and clearly prone to kneejerk decisions. A lot of managers would be put off by the fact their chairman is the "hire and fire" type. Leeds are a massive club with a huge fanbase but they'll have trouble appointing a top manager because of all the baggage that comes with the job.

Mark Cooper will do well to give it a miss. He continues to do a fantastic job at Swindon on a very tight budget. The wage bill is now a fraction of what it was when PDC was in charge but in my opinion we have a much better squad of players and playing much better football. There is a real cohesion within our team and that is down to Mark Cooper. The players are definitely playing for him and long may it continue. I don't think he's gotten the credit he deserves. He wasn't a big name appointment but the team is getting better and better. I was at Forest Green the night Kevin MacDonald walked away and the club looked in total disarray. Mark Cooper has steadied the ship and helped assemble a young side full of potential. I hope he stays. It's still early days but I'm a lot more optimistic about our chances this season than I was a month ago.
Leeds is a car crash of a football club and has been for some time. They have a habit of making dodgy appointments at board level and a questionable choice of managers. That's their problem though and I certainly won't be shedding a tear for them anytime soon. The appointment of Dave Hockaday was very very strange and he looked doomed before the season had even started. It came as no surprise to anyone within football to see him lose his job after so few games. Their chairman is a hothead and clearly prone to kneejerk decisions. A lot of managers would be put off by the fact their chairman is the "hire and fire" type. Leeds are a massive club with a huge fanbase but they'll have trouble appointing a top manager because of all the baggage that comes with the job. Mark Cooper will do well to give it a miss. He continues to do a fantastic job at Swindon on a very tight budget. The wage bill is now a fraction of what it was when PDC was in charge but in my opinion we have a much better squad of players and playing much better football. There is a real cohesion within our team and that is down to Mark Cooper. The players are definitely playing for him and long may it continue. I don't think he's gotten the credit he deserves. He wasn't a big name appointment but the team is getting better and better. I was at Forest Green the night Kevin MacDonald walked away and the club looked in total disarray. Mark Cooper has steadied the ship and helped assemble a young side full of potential. I hope he stays. It's still early days but I'm a lot more optimistic about our chances this season than I was a month ago. mollypolly
  • Score: 13

6:37pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Cleuso says...

Excellent .... Despite the early doubters, Cooper and his team of coaches have done a fantastic job and are providing quality in the play we haven't seen for years.
Excellent .... Despite the early doubters, Cooper and his team of coaches have done a fantastic job and are providing quality in the play we haven't seen for years. Cleuso
  • Score: 11

6:49pm Tue 2 Sep 14

South Stand says...

stranglers wrote:
tobruk wrote:
I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !!
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Maybe you should save your comments for the Joey Butler, Harley Red column. You may well find that you have something in common.
[quote][p][bold]stranglers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !![/p][/quote]What???????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ????[/p][/quote]Maybe you should save your comments for the Joey Butler, Harley Red column. You may well find that you have something in common. South Stand
  • Score: -23

7:16pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Cleuso says...

dazzastfc wrote:
tobruk wrote:
I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !!
Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use...
We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence..
TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go...
BUT he does talk a good game....

AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes...

But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong
I'll give you a negative as you ask, it goes well alongside every negative view you continue to post.

You comment negatively about everything, the manager the players , the owner , the formation... we could win the world super cup and you would still be finding some reason why things would be better doing it your way.

Hope that spells out my view. Guess your formation would be a rigid 442, whereas our players now pop up every where in a very fluid game plan

Comprendez senor.
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !![/p][/quote]Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use... We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence.. TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go... BUT he does talk a good game.... AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes... But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong[/p][/quote]I'll give you a negative as you ask, it goes well alongside every negative view you continue to post. You comment negatively about everything, the manager the players , the owner , the formation... we could win the world super cup and you would still be finding some reason why things would be better doing it your way. Hope that spells out my view. Guess your formation would be a rigid 442, whereas our players now pop up every where in a very fluid game plan Comprendez senor. Cleuso
  • Score: 4

7:18pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Cleuso says...

South Stand wrote:
stranglers wrote:
tobruk wrote:
I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !!
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Maybe you should save your comments for the Joey Butler, Harley Red column. You may well find that you have something in common.
Good chance he is hardly red, he hasn't been around for a while.
[quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stranglers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !![/p][/quote]What???????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ????[/p][/quote]Maybe you should save your comments for the Joey Butler, Harley Red column. You may well find that you have something in common.[/p][/quote]Good chance he is hardly red, he hasn't been around for a while. Cleuso
  • Score: -25

7:36pm Tue 2 Sep 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Doing a fantastic job.
Cooper in.
Doing a fantastic job. Cooper in. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: -6

7:40pm Tue 2 Sep 14

dazzastfc says...

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dazzastfc wrote:
tobruk wrote:
I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !!
Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use...
We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence..
TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go...
BUT he does talk a good game....

AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes...

But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong
Daz no sledging from me and I am pro Cooper its all about opinion. Some will always see things differently some would argue black is white. The world and this forum would be boring and mundane if we all agreed. My opinion on Cooper is he's getting better & as for last years 6-4-0 was it barking mad or a stroke of genius? Had it been Fergie or the soecial one I know what the press opinion would be and they wouldn't be calling for the men in white coats
Good post...That is why football is a great game and a amazing hobby..
[quote][p][bold]eyesrightskinbacktig ht[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !![/p][/quote]Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use... We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence.. TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go... BUT he does talk a good game.... AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes... But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong[/p][/quote]Daz no sledging from me and I am pro Cooper its all about opinion. Some will always see things differently some would argue black is white. The world and this forum would be boring and mundane if we all agreed. My opinion on Cooper is he's getting better & as for last years 6-4-0 was it barking mad or a stroke of genius? Had it been Fergie or the soecial one I know what the press opinion would be and they wouldn't be calling for the men in white coats[/p][/quote]Good post...That is why football is a great game and a amazing hobby.. dazzastfc
  • Score: 0

7:42pm Tue 2 Sep 14

dazzastfc says...

Cleuso wrote:
South Stand wrote:
stranglers wrote:
tobruk wrote:
I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !!
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Maybe you should save your comments for the Joey Butler, Harley Red column. You may well find that you have something in common.
Good chance he is hardly red, he hasn't been around for a while.
Ha ha STILL A SILLY LITTLE GIRL
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stranglers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !![/p][/quote]What???????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ????[/p][/quote]Maybe you should save your comments for the Joey Butler, Harley Red column. You may well find that you have something in common.[/p][/quote]Good chance he is hardly red, he hasn't been around for a while.[/p][/quote]Ha ha STILL A SILLY LITTLE GIRL dazzastfc
  • Score: 0

8:20pm Tue 2 Sep 14

dazzastfc says...

Cleuso wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
tobruk wrote:
I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !!
Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use...
We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence..
TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go...
BUT he does talk a good game....

AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes...

But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong
I'll give you a negative as you ask, it goes well alongside every negative view you continue to post.

You comment negatively about everything, the manager the players , the owner , the formation... we could win the world super cup and you would still be finding some reason why things would be better doing it your way.

Hope that spells out my view. Guess your formation would be a rigid 442, whereas our players now pop up every where in a very fluid game plan

Comprendez senor.
How could we win the world super cup !!!!!!!!...

SEE I WAS RIGHT YOU WAS A SILLY ARSE DIDN'T I
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !![/p][/quote]Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use... We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence.. TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go... BUT he does talk a good game.... AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes... But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong[/p][/quote]I'll give you a negative as you ask, it goes well alongside every negative view you continue to post. You comment negatively about everything, the manager the players , the owner , the formation... we could win the world super cup and you would still be finding some reason why things would be better doing it your way. Hope that spells out my view. Guess your formation would be a rigid 442, whereas our players now pop up every where in a very fluid game plan Comprendez senor.[/p][/quote]How could we win the world super cup !!!!!!!!... SEE I WAS RIGHT YOU WAS A SILLY ARSE DIDN'T I dazzastfc
  • Score: -9

9:01pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

I think leeds should come and get him. Would make my season... You can all have a love fest with him but I dont like the guy one bit... My oppinion only
I think leeds should come and get him. Would make my season... You can all have a love fest with him but I dont like the guy one bit... My oppinion only Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 4

9:12pm Tue 2 Sep 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
I think leeds should come and get him. Would make my season... You can all have a love fest with him but I dont like the guy one bit... My oppinion only
Sure have an opinion but why ?
Interested.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I think leeds should come and get him. Would make my season... You can all have a love fest with him but I dont like the guy one bit... My oppinion only[/p][/quote]Sure have an opinion but why ? Interested. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 4

9:21pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Cleuso says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
tobruk wrote:
I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !!
Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use...
We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence..
TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go...
BUT he does talk a good game....

AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes...

But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong
I'll give you a negative as you ask, it goes well alongside every negative view you continue to post.

You comment negatively about everything, the manager the players , the owner , the formation... we could win the world super cup and you would still be finding some reason why things would be better doing it your way.

Hope that spells out my view. Guess your formation would be a rigid 442, whereas our players now pop up every where in a very fluid game plan

Comprendez senor.
How could we win the world super cup !!!!!!!!...

SEE I WAS RIGHT YOU WAS A SILLY ARSE DIDN'T I
WUZZ I ?
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !![/p][/quote]Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use... We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence.. TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go... BUT he does talk a good game.... AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes... But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong[/p][/quote]I'll give you a negative as you ask, it goes well alongside every negative view you continue to post. You comment negatively about everything, the manager the players , the owner , the formation... we could win the world super cup and you would still be finding some reason why things would be better doing it your way. Hope that spells out my view. Guess your formation would be a rigid 442, whereas our players now pop up every where in a very fluid game plan Comprendez senor.[/p][/quote]How could we win the world super cup !!!!!!!!... SEE I WAS RIGHT YOU WAS A SILLY ARSE DIDN'T I[/p][/quote]WUZZ I ? Cleuso
  • Score: 6

9:35pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Colwyn Red says...

MC is doing a better job of 3-5-2 than a certain mr Van Gaal.
Good season ahead now some shrewd buisness and good to see Town dipping into the transfer market on the final day. Tumbleweed back in storage until January!
MC is doing a better job of 3-5-2 than a certain mr Van Gaal. Good season ahead now some shrewd buisness and good to see Town dipping into the transfer market on the final day. Tumbleweed back in storage until January! Colwyn Red
  • Score: 1

9:56pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Another view says...

How many managers would have stepped into the mess that Mark Cooper inherited after the Black / Di Canio fiasco, which then reached farcical levels as MacDonald upped sticks and went at the start of a new season?

How many would have quietly got on with the job, despite almost widespread ridicule in the early days?

How many would have kept his temper while attempting to keep Nile Ranger on the straight and narrow?

How many would have kept his head down and simply prepared for a new season, knowing that a protracted court case could have ended the club's professional status?

As far as I know this guy has made no demands of the club, has not threatened to walk, has not talked up his role in the resurgence of our team. He just gets on with his job while the rest of us debate where he's gone wrong and how we would put it right.

Let's enjoy the ride with Mark Cooper. It isn't half as exciting as under Di Canio, but it is a lot more satisfying as he builds a sustainable future for our club. Long may he enjoy his time in charge at the County Ground!
How many managers would have stepped into the mess that Mark Cooper inherited after the Black / Di Canio fiasco, which then reached farcical levels as MacDonald upped sticks and went at the start of a new season? How many would have quietly got on with the job, despite almost widespread ridicule in the early days? How many would have kept his temper while attempting to keep Nile Ranger on the straight and narrow? How many would have kept his head down and simply prepared for a new season, knowing that a protracted court case could have ended the club's professional status? As far as I know this guy has made no demands of the club, has not threatened to walk, has not talked up his role in the resurgence of our team. He just gets on with his job while the rest of us debate where he's gone wrong and how we would put it right. Let's enjoy the ride with Mark Cooper. It isn't half as exciting as under Di Canio, but it is a lot more satisfying as he builds a sustainable future for our club. Long may he enjoy his time in charge at the County Ground! Another view
  • Score: 28

10:02pm Tue 2 Sep 14

london paolo says...

LOLOLOLOLLLLLLL at my -35 thumbs down for my quip about AVB and the ridicule he got for using the word 'project'.

Things must be quite serious in Swindon these days…

For the record, I think Cooper has done a very good job with limited resources, and stuck to his footballing principles.
LOLOLOLOLLLLLLL at my -35 thumbs down for my quip about AVB and the ridicule he got for using the word 'project'. Things must be quite serious in Swindon these days… For the record, I think Cooper has done a very good job with limited resources, and stuck to his footballing principles. london paolo
  • Score: 2

10:10pm Tue 2 Sep 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Another view wrote:
How many managers would have stepped into the mess that Mark Cooper inherited after the Black / Di Canio fiasco, which then reached farcical levels as MacDonald upped sticks and went at the start of a new season?

How many would have quietly got on with the job, despite almost widespread ridicule in the early days?

How many would have kept his temper while attempting to keep Nile Ranger on the straight and narrow?

How many would have kept his head down and simply prepared for a new season, knowing that a protracted court case could have ended the club's professional status?

As far as I know this guy has made no demands of the club, has not threatened to walk, has not talked up his role in the resurgence of our team. He just gets on with his job while the rest of us debate where he's gone wrong and how we would put it right.

Let's enjoy the ride with Mark Cooper. It isn't half as exciting as under Di Canio, but it is a lot more satisfying as he builds a sustainable future for our club. Long may he enjoy his time in charge at the County Ground!
Post of the season.
[quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: How many managers would have stepped into the mess that Mark Cooper inherited after the Black / Di Canio fiasco, which then reached farcical levels as MacDonald upped sticks and went at the start of a new season? How many would have quietly got on with the job, despite almost widespread ridicule in the early days? How many would have kept his temper while attempting to keep Nile Ranger on the straight and narrow? How many would have kept his head down and simply prepared for a new season, knowing that a protracted court case could have ended the club's professional status? As far as I know this guy has made no demands of the club, has not threatened to walk, has not talked up his role in the resurgence of our team. He just gets on with his job while the rest of us debate where he's gone wrong and how we would put it right. Let's enjoy the ride with Mark Cooper. It isn't half as exciting as under Di Canio, but it is a lot more satisfying as he builds a sustainable future for our club. Long may he enjoy his time in charge at the County Ground![/p][/quote]Post of the season. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 13

10:31pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Oxon-Red says...

Colwyn Red wrote:
MC is doing a better job of 3-5-2 than a certain mr Van Gaal.
Good season ahead now some shrewd buisness and good to see Town dipping into the transfer market on the final day. Tumbleweed back in storage until January!
This is an interesting comment as it was discussed last night on the 5Live transfer deadline day programme. The ex-pros (Gary Neville was one I think) were saying it was because the United players had not been coached in different formations as kids.

Another ex-pro said he had always been happy playing the formation as he had come through the Crewe Academy system and they had been coached in many different formations. IMO this brings into perspective the reasons for the Town philosophy of looking for younger players. They will have been coached from a young age to be adaptable.

Dazza, you mention the single 3-5-2 as being the single game plan but haven't the possession and chances created shown it is working. It has been hairy at the back at times there has so far been no need to change and we have missed that killer instinct in front of goal. I feel this squad could easily switch to 4-4-2, 5-3-2, 4-6-0, 4-1-4-1 etc if Mark saw a need to change.

Didn't Man City experiment with formations a season or two back and struggle with it, seasoned pros !

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Colwyn Red[/bold] wrote: MC is doing a better job of 3-5-2 than a certain mr Van Gaal. Good season ahead now some shrewd buisness and good to see Town dipping into the transfer market on the final day. Tumbleweed back in storage until January![/p][/quote]This is an interesting comment as it was discussed last night on the 5Live transfer deadline day programme. The ex-pros (Gary Neville was one I think) were saying it was because the United players had not been coached in different formations as kids. Another ex-pro said he had always been happy playing the formation as he had come through the Crewe Academy system and they had been coached in many different formations. IMO this brings into perspective the reasons for the Town philosophy of looking for younger players. They will have been coached from a young age to be adaptable. Dazza, you mention the single 3-5-2 as being the single game plan but haven't the possession and chances created shown it is working. It has been hairy at the back at times there has so far been no need to change and we have missed that killer instinct in front of goal. I feel this squad could easily switch to 4-4-2, 5-3-2, 4-6-0, 4-1-4-1 etc if Mark saw a need to change. Didn't Man City experiment with formations a season or two back and struggle with it, seasoned pros ! COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 4

10:53pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Cleuso says...

Another view wrote:
How many managers would have stepped into the mess that Mark Cooper inherited after the Black / Di Canio fiasco, which then reached farcical levels as MacDonald upped sticks and went at the start of a new season?

How many would have quietly got on with the job, despite almost widespread ridicule in the early days?

How many would have kept his temper while attempting to keep Nile Ranger on the straight and narrow?

How many would have kept his head down and simply prepared for a new season, knowing that a protracted court case could have ended the club's professional status?

As far as I know this guy has made no demands of the club, has not threatened to walk, has not talked up his role in the resurgence of our team. He just gets on with his job while the rest of us debate where he's gone wrong and how we would put it right.

Let's enjoy the ride with Mark Cooper. It isn't half as exciting as under Di Canio, but it is a lot more satisfying as he builds a sustainable future for our club. Long may he enjoy his time in charge at the County Ground!
Excellent post.
[quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: How many managers would have stepped into the mess that Mark Cooper inherited after the Black / Di Canio fiasco, which then reached farcical levels as MacDonald upped sticks and went at the start of a new season? How many would have quietly got on with the job, despite almost widespread ridicule in the early days? How many would have kept his temper while attempting to keep Nile Ranger on the straight and narrow? How many would have kept his head down and simply prepared for a new season, knowing that a protracted court case could have ended the club's professional status? As far as I know this guy has made no demands of the club, has not threatened to walk, has not talked up his role in the resurgence of our team. He just gets on with his job while the rest of us debate where he's gone wrong and how we would put it right. Let's enjoy the ride with Mark Cooper. It isn't half as exciting as under Di Canio, but it is a lot more satisfying as he builds a sustainable future for our club. Long may he enjoy his time in charge at the County Ground![/p][/quote]Excellent post. Cleuso
  • Score: 2

11:03pm Tue 2 Sep 14

dazzastfc says...

Cleuso wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
tobruk wrote:
I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !!
Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use...
We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence..
TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go...
BUT he does talk a good game....

AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes...

But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong
I'll give you a negative as you ask, it goes well alongside every negative view you continue to post.

You comment negatively about everything, the manager the players , the owner , the formation... we could win the world super cup and you would still be finding some reason why things would be better doing it your way.

Hope that spells out my view. Guess your formation would be a rigid 442, whereas our players now pop up every where in a very fluid game plan

Comprendez senor.
Players pop up every where..
Such a shame they dont pop up evert where in the right place in defence..
Such a shame we dont pop up every where in the final 3rd

As a paying supporter of STFC...
I yes ME and YOU have a right to post on here HOW I or others SEE THINGS at the game..
I would love use to have other formations and tactics but up till now we havent..You are happy im always happt BUT things could be a lot better..but hopefully now we have other options we should or could be more flexible

Why do you think you have the right to TRY and patronize people for posting things that YOU don't agree with...
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !![/p][/quote]Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use... We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence.. TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go... BUT he does talk a good game.... AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes... But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong[/p][/quote]I'll give you a negative as you ask, it goes well alongside every negative view you continue to post. You comment negatively about everything, the manager the players , the owner , the formation... we could win the world super cup and you would still be finding some reason why things would be better doing it your way. Hope that spells out my view. Guess your formation would be a rigid 442, whereas our players now pop up every where in a very fluid game plan Comprendez senor.[/p][/quote]Players pop up every where.. Such a shame they dont pop up evert where in the right place in defence.. Such a shame we dont pop up every where in the final 3rd As a paying supporter of STFC... I yes ME and YOU have a right to post on here HOW I or others SEE THINGS at the game.. I would love use to have other formations and tactics but up till now we havent..You are happy im always happt BUT things could be a lot better..but hopefully now we have other options we should or could be more flexible Why do you think you have the right to TRY and patronize people for posting things that YOU don't agree with... dazzastfc
  • Score: -3

1:03am Wed 3 Sep 14

harley red says...

Cleuso wrote:
Another view wrote:
How many managers would have stepped into the mess that Mark Cooper inherited after the Black / Di Canio fiasco, which then reached farcical levels as MacDonald upped sticks and went at the start of a new season?

How many would have quietly got on with the job, despite almost widespread ridicule in the early days?

How many would have kept his temper while attempting to keep Nile Ranger on the straight and narrow?

How many would have kept his head down and simply prepared for a new season, knowing that a protracted court case could have ended the club's professional status?

As far as I know this guy has made no demands of the club, has not threatened to walk, has not talked up his role in the resurgence of our team. He just gets on with his job while the rest of us debate where he's gone wrong and how we would put it right.

Let's enjoy the ride with Mark Cooper. It isn't half as exciting as under Di Canio, but it is a lot more satisfying as he builds a sustainable future for our club. Long may he enjoy his time in charge at the County Ground!
Excellent post.
IDIOT PDC did a great job i would have him back COOPER IS ****
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: How many managers would have stepped into the mess that Mark Cooper inherited after the Black / Di Canio fiasco, which then reached farcical levels as MacDonald upped sticks and went at the start of a new season? How many would have quietly got on with the job, despite almost widespread ridicule in the early days? How many would have kept his temper while attempting to keep Nile Ranger on the straight and narrow? How many would have kept his head down and simply prepared for a new season, knowing that a protracted court case could have ended the club's professional status? As far as I know this guy has made no demands of the club, has not threatened to walk, has not talked up his role in the resurgence of our team. He just gets on with his job while the rest of us debate where he's gone wrong and how we would put it right. Let's enjoy the ride with Mark Cooper. It isn't half as exciting as under Di Canio, but it is a lot more satisfying as he builds a sustainable future for our club. Long may he enjoy his time in charge at the County Ground![/p][/quote]Excellent post.[/p][/quote]IDIOT PDC did a great job i would have him back COOPER IS **** harley red
  • Score: -12

2:34am Wed 3 Sep 14

smirg kcab says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Another view wrote:
How many managers would have stepped into the mess that Mark Cooper inherited after the Black / Di Canio fiasco, which then reached farcical levels as MacDonald upped sticks and went at the start of a new season?

How many would have quietly got on with the job, despite almost widespread ridicule in the early days?

How many would have kept his temper while attempting to keep Nile Ranger on the straight and narrow?

How many would have kept his head down and simply prepared for a new season, knowing that a protracted court case could have ended the club's professional status?

As far as I know this guy has made no demands of the club, has not threatened to walk, has not talked up his role in the resurgence of our team. He just gets on with his job while the rest of us debate where he's gone wrong and how we would put it right.

Let's enjoy the ride with Mark Cooper. It isn't half as exciting as under Di Canio, but it is a lot more satisfying as he builds a sustainable future for our club. Long may he enjoy his time in charge at the County Ground!
Post of the season.
Anyone awake?
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: How many managers would have stepped into the mess that Mark Cooper inherited after the Black / Di Canio fiasco, which then reached farcical levels as MacDonald upped sticks and went at the start of a new season? How many would have quietly got on with the job, despite almost widespread ridicule in the early days? How many would have kept his temper while attempting to keep Nile Ranger on the straight and narrow? How many would have kept his head down and simply prepared for a new season, knowing that a protracted court case could have ended the club's professional status? As far as I know this guy has made no demands of the club, has not threatened to walk, has not talked up his role in the resurgence of our team. He just gets on with his job while the rest of us debate where he's gone wrong and how we would put it right. Let's enjoy the ride with Mark Cooper. It isn't half as exciting as under Di Canio, but it is a lot more satisfying as he builds a sustainable future for our club. Long may he enjoy his time in charge at the County Ground![/p][/quote]Post of the season.[/p][/quote]Anyone awake? smirg kcab
  • Score: 1

2:37am Wed 3 Sep 14

smirg kcab says...

Still can't believe we have kept fodds,mass,yaz and smudger. And added Stephens.
We must go onto destroying teams now
The futures cooper
Still can't believe we have kept fodds,mass,yaz and smudger. And added Stephens. We must go onto destroying teams now The futures cooper smirg kcab
  • Score: 5

3:46am Wed 3 Sep 14

smirg kcab says...

You call yourself fans?
Your rather be in bed
You call yourself fans? Your rather be in bed smirg kcab
  • Score: -1

6:55am Wed 3 Sep 14

OOO-RU says...

mollypolly wrote:
Leeds is a car crash of a football club and has been for some time. They have a habit of making dodgy appointments at board level and a questionable choice of managers. That's their problem though and I certainly won't be shedding a tear for them anytime soon. The appointment of Dave Hockaday was very very strange and he looked doomed before the season had even started. It came as no surprise to anyone within football to see him lose his job after so few games.

Their chairman is a hothead and clearly prone to kneejerk decisions. A lot of managers would be put off by the fact their chairman is the "hire and fire" type. Leeds are a massive club with a huge fanbase but they'll have trouble appointing a top manager because of all the baggage that comes with the job.

Mark Cooper will do well to give it a miss. He continues to do a fantastic job at Swindon on a very tight budget. The wage bill is now a fraction of what it was when PDC was in charge but in my opinion we have a much better squad of players and playing much better football. There is a real cohesion within our team and that is down to Mark Cooper. The players are definitely playing for him and long may it continue. I don't think he's gotten the credit he deserves. He wasn't a big name appointment but the team is getting better and better. I was at Forest Green the night Kevin MacDonald walked away and the club looked in total disarray. Mark Cooper has steadied the ship and helped assemble a young side full of potential. I hope he stays. It's still early days but I'm a lot more optimistic about our chances this season than I was a month ago.
The reason MC is seen as a favourite for the Leeds job, apart from the family connection, is that it is very similar to the Swindon job in that they also have an owner/manager who chooses the players, system etc. from a distance. That is also the reason that, as with Swindon, no established manager would take the job, hence the Hockaday and, in our case, Cooper appointments.

Fortunately for us, the owner has proved to be a shrewd and prudent operator and Cooper/Williams good coaches so I hope they all stay to continue the 'project'. It is easy to see that Leeds and Cooper might be attracted to each other though and MC would find it hard to turn down an offer.
[quote][p][bold]mollypolly[/bold] wrote: Leeds is a car crash of a football club and has been for some time. They have a habit of making dodgy appointments at board level and a questionable choice of managers. That's their problem though and I certainly won't be shedding a tear for them anytime soon. The appointment of Dave Hockaday was very very strange and he looked doomed before the season had even started. It came as no surprise to anyone within football to see him lose his job after so few games. Their chairman is a hothead and clearly prone to kneejerk decisions. A lot of managers would be put off by the fact their chairman is the "hire and fire" type. Leeds are a massive club with a huge fanbase but they'll have trouble appointing a top manager because of all the baggage that comes with the job. Mark Cooper will do well to give it a miss. He continues to do a fantastic job at Swindon on a very tight budget. The wage bill is now a fraction of what it was when PDC was in charge but in my opinion we have a much better squad of players and playing much better football. There is a real cohesion within our team and that is down to Mark Cooper. The players are definitely playing for him and long may it continue. I don't think he's gotten the credit he deserves. He wasn't a big name appointment but the team is getting better and better. I was at Forest Green the night Kevin MacDonald walked away and the club looked in total disarray. Mark Cooper has steadied the ship and helped assemble a young side full of potential. I hope he stays. It's still early days but I'm a lot more optimistic about our chances this season than I was a month ago.[/p][/quote]The reason MC is seen as a favourite for the Leeds job, apart from the family connection, is that it is very similar to the Swindon job in that they also have an owner/manager who chooses the players, system etc. from a distance. That is also the reason that, as with Swindon, no established manager would take the job, hence the Hockaday and, in our case, Cooper appointments. Fortunately for us, the owner has proved to be a shrewd and prudent operator and Cooper/Williams good coaches so I hope they all stay to continue the 'project'. It is easy to see that Leeds and Cooper might be attracted to each other though and MC would find it hard to turn down an offer. OOO-RU
  • Score: -1

9:07am Wed 3 Sep 14

Cleuso says...

harley red wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
Another view wrote:
How many managers would have stepped into the mess that Mark Cooper inherited after the Black / Di Canio fiasco, which then reached farcical levels as MacDonald upped sticks and went at the start of a new season?

How many would have quietly got on with the job, despite almost widespread ridicule in the early days?

How many would have kept his temper while attempting to keep Nile Ranger on the straight and narrow?

How many would have kept his head down and simply prepared for a new season, knowing that a protracted court case could have ended the club's professional status?

As far as I know this guy has made no demands of the club, has not threatened to walk, has not talked up his role in the resurgence of our team. He just gets on with his job while the rest of us debate where he's gone wrong and how we would put it right.

Let's enjoy the ride with Mark Cooper. It isn't half as exciting as under Di Canio, but it is a lot more satisfying as he builds a sustainable future for our club. Long may he enjoy his time in charge at the County Ground!
Excellent post.
IDIOT PDC did a great job i would have him back COOPER IS ****
Welcome back HARDLY red,been on your holidays ? I see you are still the same stuck record.

PDC despite the PR nearly ruined the club, get a grip man.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: How many managers would have stepped into the mess that Mark Cooper inherited after the Black / Di Canio fiasco, which then reached farcical levels as MacDonald upped sticks and went at the start of a new season? How many would have quietly got on with the job, despite almost widespread ridicule in the early days? How many would have kept his temper while attempting to keep Nile Ranger on the straight and narrow? How many would have kept his head down and simply prepared for a new season, knowing that a protracted court case could have ended the club's professional status? As far as I know this guy has made no demands of the club, has not threatened to walk, has not talked up his role in the resurgence of our team. He just gets on with his job while the rest of us debate where he's gone wrong and how we would put it right. Let's enjoy the ride with Mark Cooper. It isn't half as exciting as under Di Canio, but it is a lot more satisfying as he builds a sustainable future for our club. Long may he enjoy his time in charge at the County Ground![/p][/quote]Excellent post.[/p][/quote]IDIOT PDC did a great job i would have him back COOPER IS ****[/p][/quote]Welcome back HARDLY red,been on your holidays ? I see you are still the same stuck record. PDC despite the PR nearly ruined the club, get a grip man. Cleuso
  • Score: 3

9:29am Wed 3 Sep 14

Cleuso says...

dazzastfc wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
dazzastfc wrote:
tobruk wrote:
I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !!
Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use...
We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence..
TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go...
BUT he does talk a good game....

AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes...

But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong
I'll give you a negative as you ask, it goes well alongside every negative view you continue to post.

You comment negatively about everything, the manager the players , the owner , the formation... we could win the world super cup and you would still be finding some reason why things would be better doing it your way.

Hope that spells out my view. Guess your formation would be a rigid 442, whereas our players now pop up every where in a very fluid game plan

Comprendez senor.
Players pop up every where..
Such a shame they dont pop up evert where in the right place in defence..
Such a shame we dont pop up every where in the final 3rd

As a paying supporter of STFC...
I yes ME and YOU have a right to post on here HOW I or others SEE THINGS at the game..
I would love use to have other formations and tactics but up till now we havent..You are happy im always happt BUT things could be a lot better..but hopefully now we have other options we should or could be more flexible

Why do you think you have the right to TRY and patronize people for posting things that YOU don't agree with...
They could also be a whole lot worse !!

We have a committed team fighting for the cause, don't throw the baby out with the bathwater just because you want to clean the bath.

Over time supporting things with STFC thing have never been entirely perfect. There have been moments when for that fleeting moment all is well in the world of STFC, but those time are relatively rare and you know when reaching that plateau everything will only be one way - down.

It's always important to support what you have in front of you, you never know how long the good times will last and the higher the standards, the further it can fall.

We are now on a rising curve, not quick fix short term unsustainable like under Black/ Dicanio .. I for one will be happy if that curve moves gently forward.

Yes in our imagination, the team or manager can do this or that better, but really it is just imagination .. even those thoughts if acted through may not deliver the result you are hoping for.

I don't believe our team as it is today would stand a chance playing a long ball game it doesn't use their abilities to the full. Formations are only academic and best left to the team sheets on TV and their pundits to roll out the same old cliches.

It's the same debate over zonal or man marking when defending, too strictly applied each can have its disadvantages..

Support the team , the club , the management that way the upward curve will move gently forward, after all and in reality none of us knows more that those running the team, we just think we do..without having to make real time decisions
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tobruk[/bold] wrote: I.M.H.O. Mr. Cooper is the best thing that has happened to the Town for years! He has turned out to be a great manager with very limited resources. He has motivated and managed the team with courage and dignity under heavy constraints. Long may he stay!! COYR !![/p][/quote]Cooper is a good job on a shoestring budget BUT I think he is only as good as his formation tells use... We only have 1 game plan and thats 3.5.2 playing a high line in defence.. TO ME he would be a good midfield coach as for defence and attacking STILL a long way to go... BUT he does talk a good game.... AS I SAID THAT IS HOW I SEE IT so i am expecting loads of cooper loving dislikes... But in defence we NOW have a ANOTHER option so hope he can prove me wrong[/p][/quote]I'll give you a negative as you ask, it goes well alongside every negative view you continue to post. You comment negatively about everything, the manager the players , the owner , the formation... we could win the world super cup and you would still be finding some reason why things would be better doing it your way. Hope that spells out my view. Guess your formation would be a rigid 442, whereas our players now pop up every where in a very fluid game plan Comprendez senor.[/p][/quote]Players pop up every where.. Such a shame they dont pop up evert where in the right place in defence.. Such a shame we dont pop up every where in the final 3rd As a paying supporter of STFC... I yes ME and YOU have a right to post on here HOW I or others SEE THINGS at the game.. I would love use to have other formations and tactics but up till now we havent..You are happy im always happt BUT things could be a lot better..but hopefully now we have other options we should or could be more flexible Why do you think you have the right to TRY and patronize people for posting things that YOU don't agree with...[/p][/quote]They could also be a whole lot worse !! We have a committed team fighting for the cause, don't throw the baby out with the bathwater just because you want to clean the bath. Over time supporting things with STFC thing have never been entirely perfect. There have been moments when for that fleeting moment all is well in the world of STFC, but those time are relatively rare and you know when reaching that plateau everything will only be one way - down. It's always important to support what you have in front of you, you never know how long the good times will last and the higher the standards, the further it can fall. We are now on a rising curve, not quick fix short term unsustainable like under Black/ Dicanio .. I for one will be happy if that curve moves gently forward. Yes in our imagination, the team or manager can do this or that better, but really it is just imagination .. even those thoughts if acted through may not deliver the result you are hoping for. I don't believe our team as it is today would stand a chance playing a long ball game it doesn't use their abilities to the full. Formations are only academic and best left to the team sheets on TV and their pundits to roll out the same old cliches. It's the same debate over zonal or man marking when defending, too strictly applied each can have its disadvantages.. Support the team , the club , the management that way the upward curve will move gently forward, after all and in reality none of us knows more that those running the team, we just think we do..without having to make real time decisions Cleuso
  • Score: 3

9:33am Wed 3 Sep 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

Mark Cooper is the new Messiah. Thank goodness he doesn't have PdC's misplaced egotism and nurtures players rather than destroying them like the Italian. Given the fantastic job Cooper has done here I fail to understand how anyone can knock him. He has been wonderful for our club and it will be a sad day when he goes. Long may we keep him and our team prosper.
Mark Cooper is the new Messiah. Thank goodness he doesn't have PdC's misplaced egotism and nurtures players rather than destroying them like the Italian. Given the fantastic job Cooper has done here I fail to understand how anyone can knock him. He has been wonderful for our club and it will be a sad day when he goes. Long may we keep him and our team prosper. Psychedelic Syd
  • Score: 5

9:34am Wed 3 Sep 14

harley red says...

Please go mr cooper it's a great opportunity for you . We can the. Get a proper manager in . I would like Gary Mcallister !!
Please go mr cooper it's a great opportunity for you . We can the. Get a proper manager in . I would like Gary Mcallister !! harley red
  • Score: -12

9:51am Wed 3 Sep 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

harley red wrote:
Please go mr cooper it's a great opportunity for you . We can the. Get a proper manager in . I would like Gary Mcallister !!
Are you some kind of pantomime villain? Maybe the back end of a pantomime horse speaking out of the wrong orifice?
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: Please go mr cooper it's a great opportunity for you . We can the. Get a proper manager in . I would like Gary Mcallister !![/p][/quote]Are you some kind of pantomime villain? Maybe the back end of a pantomime horse speaking out of the wrong orifice? Psychedelic Syd
  • Score: 6

3:56pm Wed 3 Sep 14

lifelong red says...

I can only echo the views of most of the above - that Cooper/ Williams/ Power are doing a fantastic job - from picking up players on the cheap or for nothing , working on them and improving them , as well as developing our own . Power says to judge him in 5 years - if we continue along the present curve , then by then we should have built a very strong foundation , and one I have not yet witnessed in over 50 years supporting the club . I find that what this club is doing is very refreshing , when you look at the obscenities that's taking place at present in the prem. Very well done to most of you above who are singing their praises .
I can only echo the views of most of the above - that Cooper/ Williams/ Power are doing a fantastic job - from picking up players on the cheap or for nothing , working on them and improving them , as well as developing our own . Power says to judge him in 5 years - if we continue along the present curve , then by then we should have built a very strong foundation , and one I have not yet witnessed in over 50 years supporting the club . I find that what this club is doing is very refreshing , when you look at the obscenities that's taking place at present in the prem. Very well done to most of you above who are singing their praises . lifelong red
  • Score: 3

5:38pm Wed 3 Sep 14

dazzastfc says...

Psychedelic Syd wrote:
Mark Cooper is the new Messiah. Thank goodness he doesn't have PdC's misplaced egotism and nurtures players rather than destroying them like the Italian. Given the fantastic job Cooper has done here I fail to understand how anyone can knock him. He has been wonderful for our club and it will be a sad day when he goes. Long may we keep him and our team prosper.
Even though pdc spent loads and was a nutter i would rather watch his brand of football any day
[quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: Mark Cooper is the new Messiah. Thank goodness he doesn't have PdC's misplaced egotism and nurtures players rather than destroying them like the Italian. Given the fantastic job Cooper has done here I fail to understand how anyone can knock him. He has been wonderful for our club and it will be a sad day when he goes. Long may we keep him and our team prosper.[/p][/quote]Even though pdc spent loads and was a nutter i would rather watch his brand of football any day dazzastfc
  • Score: -1

5:42pm Wed 3 Sep 14

stranglers says...

harley red wrote:
Please go mr cooper it's a great opportunity for you . We can the. Get a proper manager in . I would like Gary Mcallister !!
Hi HR, I see they think you and I are the same person, funny. Certainly not, but I have to say we seem to agree on most things. Not sure about G Mc as a replacement though.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: Please go mr cooper it's a great opportunity for you . We can the. Get a proper manager in . I would like Gary Mcallister !![/p][/quote]Hi HR, I see they think you and I are the same person, funny. Certainly not, but I have to say we seem to agree on most things. Not sure about G Mc as a replacement though. stranglers
  • Score: -2

8:31pm Wed 3 Sep 14

bearwoodred says...

I think Cooper is a great manager and feel sorry for him because of the lack of respect and support from fans. All this nonsense about being Power's stooge etc. is rubbish. Power is hardly ever in the country for one thing!!! The fact that our players are getting better speaks volumes for him and I love the way we play football these days although I except that there still improvements to make but so does he. I would rather see our players on the ball than the opposition!!!

Leeds would be professional suicide and he is bright enough to know that. Cellini had 36 managers in 22yrs at Calgari and he appointed Hockaday after a long chat at a party!!! Plus Leeds are horrible, always have been.

Harley et al have got know guareentee that a replacement would be any good! If McAllister was that good why don't Leeds appoint him?????????????????
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I think Cooper is a great manager and feel sorry for him because of the lack of respect and support from fans. All this nonsense about being Power's stooge etc. is rubbish. Power is hardly ever in the country for one thing!!! The fact that our players are getting better speaks volumes for him and I love the way we play football these days although I except that there still improvements to make but so does he. I would rather see our players on the ball than the opposition!!! Leeds would be professional suicide and he is bright enough to know that. Cellini had 36 managers in 22yrs at Calgari and he appointed Hockaday after a long chat at a party!!! Plus Leeds are horrible, always have been. Harley et al have got know guareentee that a replacement would be any good! If McAllister was that good why don't Leeds appoint him????????????????? ???????????????????? ?????? bearwoodred
  • Score: 4

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