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    crammy yickcrammy yick
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    Its been commented on and you can clearly see on the rare occasion that we score, that the team go over to the bench and celebrate, and players have commented in the press erc that they are all playing for the manager.. but what does that mean exactly ? Is it because rather than giving them a bollocking or home truths,he just pats them on the back and says “never mind, this is an unforgiving league” or some other twaddle, hence they dont see any repercussions of playing shite at times? Seems that Cook is “One of the lads”, maybe its about time he started acting like a manager and reminded one or two.. or three or four, that their week in week out performances are simply not acceptable and drop them to the reserves…

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    jrfatfanjrfatfan
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    Or, they could do it to show how much they care and understand the pressure that’s on their manager.
    To assume that Cook doesn’t give them a bollocking when needed is unfounded. To be a football manager at any level you need to have a mean streak, there are tough decisions to make every day.
    So sorry, I for one don’t buy into that theory.

    From Matlock to ManU
    What a journey!

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    MR BrownbillMR Brownbill
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    Hope they play for him today…….in a line up that gives us a chance. Live in hope of an away win which is certainly achievable but goals win games and we don’t score…..so he has to start Garner or Moore (if fit)….or both with Geldhardt……..as I type Luton lead at Millwall so no one around us is going to make life easy…….0 -2 to Wigan……

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    Super Stuart BarlowSuper Stuart Barlow
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    Played well for weeks and in some cases haven’t got what we deserved. Hope we kick on now.

    #183634
    grumpygrumpy
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    Shocking game of football and the worse we’ve played in a long time but who gives a flying hoot.

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    Any win at this stage of the game is a good win. We’ve played far better of late and got nothing so to play under par and a bit of luck for 2 of the 3 goals I’ll take all day.

    My only fear is, what happens when Moore’s back fit ?, I just hope it’s not back to the “long ball to the big lad” tactics

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    The EggThe Egg
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    We have to play the same way and if that means that Moore is used as a sub that we throw on when we need to go direct if we behind last 10 then so be it.

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    bluelaticbluelatic
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    Not even close to our previous performances but ground out the win. Scrappy game. 3 pts and our away form monkey off our back.
    Resisted the temptation to do a last substitution with 10 minutes to go.
    Much better when we dont do the long ball stuff. Onwards and upwards.

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    vincehillvinceHill
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    best performance of the season in my view in all that is required to get results at this level.
    Battled hard throughout the 95 minutes and also managed to see the game out resulting in avoiding the last minutes cock ups seen previously.
    Windass had one of his better games in the shirt and good to see us have the required luck for once.
    Positive stuff to start the New Year and long overdue!!!

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    Great news, we will need to catch someone like Charlton, as I can’t see Stoke staying down there. Fingers crossed it is a turning point. Cup on Saturday irrelevant, think he needs to give that line up a good rest

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    runcornfan1978runcornfan1978
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    Cup on Saturday irrelevant, think he needs to give that line up a good rest

    Hey who knows! We might get to see Gelhardt for a full 90.

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    donnys pageDonnys Page
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    Cup on Saturday irrelevant, think he needs to give that line up a good rest

    Hey who knows! We might get to see Gelhardt for a full 90.[/quote]
    Of the starting eleven on Saturday the only ones that could possibly be the slightest bit knackered and ready for resting are Robinson, Morsy and Lowe and in Lowe’s case he just needs dropping. The rest have had plenty rests through injury and swapping and changing.

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    The EggThe Egg
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    We’ve played the same team for the last 5 games haven’t we?

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    crammy yickcrammy yick
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    I think he has rotated jakobs and massey and brought back in joe but yes apart from that its been a settled side

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    donnys pageDonnys Page
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    We’ve played the same team for the last 5 games haven’t we?

    Surely playing five games of football as a pro can not wipe players out to warrant resting apart from the ones I mentioned the others should be chomping at the bit to start and continue working and playing together to improve unless Cook has got a little trip away to the sun on the piss planned.

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