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How much ⌚

PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:38 pm
by montyc
What would be your guess on how much time our Chairman will give MC to turn our season around and guarantee League Football next season. My guess end of January.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:08 pm
by greenstripe
It's already too late for that. If MC was to have been replaced, then the desisive time was around 10-12 games in when it was obvious things had gone horribly wrong. Their would have been time for a new man to reorganise and plan for the Jan transfer window.

Bring in someone now and that time to plan has already gone.

So our best bet is to stick, and hope we bring in a few quality players. Judging by the preseason recruitment that may prove very difficult.

3 points at Exeter would improve our prospects. Here's hoping.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:41 pm
by dursleydog
End of feb if we're looking adrift. Got to let the new signings try and make an impact first, we're a win or 2 away from looking in a good position

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:59 pm
by GETCARTER
Not too sure here. We are not too far off relative safety with a couple of wins, so could keep MC. Must really strengthen squad in Jan window, no more loan kids who we will develop for the future.I hate to admit this but we need strong experienced league players who we will have to pay to come here ( the tag of mercenary and money-grabbers will apply ), but if it means survival that will do for me,....... you never know they might want to stay beyond May. Good results against Exeter and Wycombe would ease our predicament in the short-term. Keep the faith.......Im still confident we will stay up.

Re: How much ⌚

PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:14 pm
by Robert+89
December 30 he will get sacked if he loses the next 2 games.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:32 pm
by GETCARTER
My pint of cider is half-full !!!!.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:01 pm
by 20yrs and counting
If we lose first match in Feb after amassing no more than 8 points in Jan. Could be the tipping point.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:11 pm
by The Cumbrian
If he gets the players he wants and it's still looking bad at end of February he should go. There's a good chance the right man could pull us out of the quag. After all not many seasons ago it was a relegation battle to the end of the season and sometimes beyond every time.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:11 pm
by NewForestRover
Robert+89 wrote:December 30 he will get sacked if he loses the next 2 games.


Really? After all he's done for us?
I don't think so.

I also don't think he'll be sacked until at least Feb and only if Jan transfers don't work out.

I'm sure they will and we'll all live happily ever after.

Remember what happened after Newport?!!

:)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:59 pm
by michael
I forget exactly-but wasn't it something like a great 5-0 win away at newport ;and then it steadily went downhill for the rest of the season ?

not too sure how that reminder restores a smile to my face ,but never mind

Re: How much ⌚

PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:48 pm
by The Game Within
After Newport in October we went away on the tonight and won at Coventry.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:27 am
by NewForestRover
Newport was when we lost 4-0 at home and everyone was suicidal and wanted MC gone because of a few poor results.

We came back, won next three and only lost two of the next six.

So we can do it again starting with. a win tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:49 am
by tommyd
not long hopefully. He's not a nice guy. I didn't like him from last season when he turned and had a go at my brother (who's a ref) for sticking up for the officials when we were losing a game and cooper was wrongly doing his usual thing of heranging the officials. He's arrogant and stubborn and he's taking us down...

Re: How much ⌚

PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:31 am
by michael
NewForestRover wrote:Newport was when we lost 4-0 at home and everyone was suicidal and wanted MC gone because of a few poor results.

We came back, won next three and only lost two of the next six.

So we can do it again starting with. a win tomorrow.


Sorry-i thought FGR won 5-0 at newport ,everyone got excited and then results fell off a cliff.
must have been dreaming

Re: How much ⌚

PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:48 am
by NewForestRover
michael wrote:
NewForestRover wrote:Newport was when we lost 4-0 at home and everyone was suicidal and wanted MC gone because of a few poor results.

We came back, won next three and only lost two of the next six.

So we can do it again starting with. a win tomorrow.


Sorry-i thought FGR won 5-0 at newport ,everyone got excited and then results fell off a cliff.
must have been dreaming


Maybe. Before my time though.
My time started last summer.
But we all have to start somewhere.
Better late than never!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:34 am
by camel
The fact we have announced Grubb and are going to announce three more on Jan 2nd suggests Cooper will have plenty of time.

Whilst we need to add some more players I don't think that will solve the problem on its own.

Our defensive problems have existed for 18 months and many, many defensive line ups. Our game out from the back is too slow and allows teams to settle in to defensive formations. Our first thought should be 'forward', just as the best exponents of possession football do. So we need to change and improve this just as much as we need new players.

Finally, Cooper needs to put more effort in to getting fans behind him. Even a few weeks ago when the South Stand sang his name as he walked out from half time he didn't turn to acknowledge them. In a hole and fighting relegation he would do well to get everyone united.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:09 pm
by Tomiswalking
camel wrote:Cooper needs to put more effort in to getting fans behind him.
in my humble opinion, based on my experience of working with other people, there are two ways to do this, 1. win all the time. 2. when you get things wrong although it hurts stop protecting your ego, learn and try not to be an absolute **** to the players, fans and refs because you feel upset.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:09 pm
by king giraffe III
NewForestRover wrote:
Robert+89 wrote:December 30 he will get sacked if he loses the next 2 games.


Really? After all he's done for us?
I don't think so.

I also don't think he'll be sacked until at least Feb and only if Jan transfers don't work out.

I'm sure they will and we'll all live happily ever after.

Remember what happened after Newport?!!

:)


Thing with DV is that you can't predict when he'll wield the axe. Adie Pennock was sacked on the eve of the playoffs.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:50 pm
by Timb
One hour ten minutes.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:34 pm
by andymac26
If little improvement after the transfer window, and we lose at home to Stevenage on 13th Feb, I'd say around 10pm that night.