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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby Chrisgump11 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:01 am

We have a great Chair & great Manager (sorry, Head Coach). Mark's coaching pervades all levels of the FGR age strata because Dale has given him that freedom in the interests of FGR's long term development

Suddenly that 5 year contract is looking like an early renewal and extension would be good. Who'd have thought that 4 season's ago? Carry on Mark - we are your life's work
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby paulK » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:13 pm

Let's just hope he doesn't suffer from the kiss-of-death effect of a League Manager of the Month then. Great to be nominated tho'
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby michael » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:38 pm

Is the lull of Yorkshire and Barnsley a more likely destination ?
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby Main Stander » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:56 pm

michael wrote:Is the lull of Yorkshire and Barnsley a more likely destination ?


Completely agree and seems more of a better fit all round, the football style, the location. Im certainly more concerned about the Barnsley link than any other.

Just had a look at the SkyBet odds, Coops not even in the betting at the moment, Lots of names in there, Flynn (Newport), Duff (Chelt) but no Cooper again (at the moment!) .
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby Kentstripe » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:51 pm

Yep Barnsley far better fit what with MC's Yorkshire background/connections. More of a footballing side as well.

Hopefully they look elsewhere, would be hard for him to turn down I think.
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby twoguns » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:24 pm

Add Sunderland to the list as Jack Ross dismissed.
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby GETCARTER » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:44 pm

I would like to think that MC would be interested in staying where he is,continuing the excellent work he is doing,and furthering his credibility and experience within the football community.He knows that the majority of us really value his work and really appreciate his presence and want him to continue.There is still a lot to achieve here,and at the moment, he is in pole position to further that work.Keep going - you have my vote.
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby michael » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:08 pm

and then of course there is Reading .

Probably 3 realistic opportunities on the not too distant horizon
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby NewForestRover » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:55 pm

michael wrote:and then of course there is Reading .

Probably 3 realistic opportunities on the not too distant horizon


Realistic opportunities?

More like suicidal temptations.

Managers are lured to new clubs but before long they are found to be out of their depth (because the club is bigger than they are)
They lose the dressing room (because of a few unpopular decisions) and players rule!
They lose the fans (because they don't win every game)

And they get the sack.

Previously they'd had a club they were part of, a chairman who believed in them, a team who played for them and fans who loved them.

And they wish they had stayed where they were.

(hope you're reading this MC!)
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby michael » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:11 am

Probably at least double your salary at a championship club, increase your long term profile/career (maybe even be successful) no regrets that you were not brave enough to give it a go,to be a manager-you must have a bit of an ego

of course you would decline any opportuniy that arose !
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby paulK » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:30 am

It would be folly to think that MC doesn't have career expectations and the confidence to replicate elsewhere, at a higher level, what he has achieved at FGR. I'm sure it's not a question of if but when.

Would be interested who the club have identified as potential replacements but, of course, we're never likely to find out until the when.
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby GETCARTER » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:12 pm

The Special One !.
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby The Old TomCat » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:57 pm

GETCARTER wrote:The Special One !.

I don't think Ady is available. He's working somewhere in the Far East. ;)
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby Timb » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:22 pm

So Michael, you're saying that Mark's salary will be doubled when we get to the championship?
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby michael » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:51 pm

I assume the 'we' is FGR .

Unfortunately, i think 'we' may have to be patient for quite a few years /those stars on the shoulders remain unfulfilled for a while ,and meanwhile MC will have moved on (3.5 years here already -wow ).

that given-if the two do happen in tandem -yes i most definately am -be that £400 per month rising to £800 per month, or £60000 per month rising to £12000 per month
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby cookiemonster » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:10 pm

BBC says three candidates remain in the running for the Millwall job and none of them are called Mark Cooper. Also there is no longer a vacancy at Reading after the Director of Football gave the job to... himself.
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby Norton Boy » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:01 pm

michael wrote:I assume the 'we' is FGR .

Unfortunately, i think 'we' may have to be patient for quite a few years /those stars on the shoulders remain unfulfilled for a while ,and meanwhile MC will have moved on (3.5 years here already -wow ).

that given-if the two do happen in tandem -yes i most definately am -be that £400 per month rising to £800 per month, or £60000 per month rising to £12000 per month



That last one is an 80% pay cut, Michael . :D
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby michael » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:44 pm

whoops.

yep-£60K a month would be a bit special in EFL2 !!

i meant £6K per month (guessing )
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Re: Millwall after Coops

Postby michael » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:56 am

on the basis that michael flynn has been linked with the cardiff job, is it a bit surprising that another manager from a top 7 EFL2 side has not been similarly linked ? (yet ?).

maybe Cardiff as a capital city of a different country will see a need someone higher profile than an EFL 2 side ?
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