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Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:00 am
by pauljoannou
Reports have emerged that Mark Cooper is being considered by Brentford. We hope to get more on this later today.

https://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/ ... d-vacancy/

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:03 am
by Kentstripe
The original reports come from HITC apparently, hardly known for being the most accurate when it comes to facts but you never know. Here’s the article - https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.hitc ... ss-cooper/

At 33-1 it doesn’t exactly appear that he’s a front runner at this point.

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:36 am
by Norton Boy
Cowleys have been linked as well, just the usual guess work from the press.

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:32 am
by pauljoannou
Cooper says it's nice to be linked but insists he's focused on Forest Green
https://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/ ... brentford/

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:33 pm
by tommyd
You’d like to think he would see more of a future at FGR. We are a club on the way up and with a bright future and have a chairman who has shown him loyalty and a willingness to back him financially when many others wouldn’t or couldn’t have. Would be a shame all round as it seems his hard work and vision has just begun to pay off.

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:05 pm
by Foggy
Brentford are a well run club, possibly exceeding expectations and with a new ground on the horizon. You could argue that there are parallels with our situation. I think MC knows that his Chairman is not prone to knee-jerk reactions when things aren't going our way, that probably counts for a lot in a career where losing your job is an occupational hazard. I wouldn't blame him if he had ambitions to move higher but suspect he may not, just yet.

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:54 pm
by voodoobluesman
Move along, please. nothing to see here.

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:14 pm
by Chrisgump11
Come on guys there is nothing in this. Just idle speculation designed to provoke more speculation. Personally I think Ady Pennock is a shoe in for Brentford

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:30 pm
by michael
I would think that the Brentford job is one of the most coveted in football.

superbly run club

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:18 pm
by GETCARTER
Sure MC could fulfill all his ambitions with us.

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:05 am
by Jamal Lacoste
Football management is for the most part a pretty fickle and short lifespan. I'd want MC to stay but let's not pretend this is a better situation for him.

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:33 am
by Tommo
I agree with comments that MC won’t go to Brentford - for the reasons given. The Cowleys were listed in the odds list I saw but that is also unlikely I think given their potential at Lincoln.

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:00 am
by Chrisgump11
Cowleys at Brentford Tommo? Brentford are envied for their style of play and quality of young footballers. Don't think the Cowleys' brand of intimidation and iron fist is what they are after?

Undoubtedly, Coops' mantra is what Brentford would espouse but a Championship side with Premiership ambitions would surely look for a CV with upper echelon promotions?

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:41 am
by Foggy
Latest betting has MC as third favourite on 5/1 with Skybet and 10/1 with Bet Victor, behind Robbie DiMatteo and someone called Thomas Frank. To be fair I think that some of the names with longer odds are more likely, with odds quoted for the likes of Aidy Boothroyd and Nathan Jones. Danny Cowley is quoted, but I would go with the above comment about him not fitting in with what the club are trying to do.

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:29 pm
by Jamal Lacoste
Thomas Frank was Smith's assistant and the current caretaker.

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:34 pm
by Tommo
Yes I see that MC is quoted by some firms. This is the list I saw on TalkSport:

Thomas Frank – 1/2
Roberto Di Matteo – 7/2
Nathan Jones – 9/1
Danny Cowley – 16/1
Michael Appleton – 16/1
Carlos Carvalhal – 18/1
Rui Faria – 18/1
David Moyes – 20/1
Mark Warburton – 20/1

But I guess MC is also in the mix. Good for him to be thought of in that company. Frank is the current No2 at Brentford I believe.

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:14 pm
by NewForestRover
I would be gutted if he left for Brentford or anywhere else. :cry:

Why?

Because he was our manager when I started supporting so as far as I'm concerned, he's been our only manager.

Since then?

Not many had faith in him last season.

I did.

Apart from KS, can't remember who else did but DV definitely did and that's the most important thing.
This season everyone has faith in him because we've been doing so well.

I just hope he resists temptation and stays where he belongs.

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:44 am
by Tommo
Paddy Power now shows Thomas Frank as 1/6. Betting on MC suspended. I presume that’s a good thing

Re: Mark Cooper linked with Brentford

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:13 pm
by stroud green
Thomas Frank has been installed as the permanent Brentford manager.