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1 hour ago, MATT BCFC said:

We need too many new additions for top 2 but I hope I am proven wrong! Play offs feel like a realistic aim for next season. 

Some of the candidates we have been linked with I would worry we could do down with to be honest. So we could do a lot worse than Cook.

Personally I would take mid table if we were playing good to watch attacking football but think I am very much in the minority there! 

I can never understand this comment when it comes up.  

What would be your ambition for next season actually be then?  

Surely the play-off’s aren’t the ultimate aim, they are a means to try and get a shot at the Prem.  You’re at a massive disadvantage if you scrape into the Premier League through possibly finishing 6th in the Championship, as the chances are, you’ll struggle massively in the Prem, if you could only manage 6th in the Championship the previous year.

I’d rather we had a positive mindset and aimed for top 2, with the play-off’s being a fall back, not the ultimate aim.

I also think we could be surprised at how much better we could perform under the right head coach.  Paul Cook isn’t my first choice, but as many on here like to keep talking about progression.  Well, he seems to have managed that in pretty much every management job he’s had, so he could well have it in him to take us to where we want to go.

Wigan looked good when we played them at the Gate this year and if that’s the type of football we could expect under him, then bring it on!  I’m with you in that minority too Matt and I’d go for mid-table entertainment, over the mid-table yawn fest we suffered this year, any day 👍

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It took till January the 1st for them to win 5 games all season. Their fans were absolutely sick of their dull football. No doubt he has turned things round but is the last 4 months of football  enough to give him the job. 

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6 minutes ago, BCFC Grim said:

It took till January the 1st for them to win 5 games all season. Their fans were absolutely sick of their dull football. No doubt he has turned things round but is the last 4 months of football  enough to give him the job. 

I thought they signed some very good players in the summer and was a bit surprised that it took them so long to get going . 
 

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15 minutes ago, Southport Red said:

Really surprised no one has spotted him taking a leak at Michaelwood yet. 

Unless he has a bladder and an economic car like Domonic Cummings

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Just now, slartibartfast said:

I don't understand, I thought he resigned a week or so ago, why the "big" news?

Last week news broke of his intention to resign. Now it is official. 

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18 minutes ago, slartibartfast said:

I don't understand, I thought he resigned a week or so ago, why the "big" news?

Last week the administrators wanted compensation for him leaving - so they must now have it from somewhere I assume, hence the announcement of his resignation.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, daored said:

Wigan will probably have a new manager in place before us

If ( a bit if I know) Cook is our new manager then it would explain the delay in appointing him.

 

 

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1 hour ago, BrizzleRed said:

I can never understand this comment when it comes up.  

What would be your ambition for next season actually be then?  

Surely the play-off’s aren’t the ultimate aim, they are a means to try and get a shot at the Prem.  You’re at a massive disadvantage if you scrape into the Premier League through possibly finishing 6th in the Championship, as the chances are, you’ll struggle massively in the Prem, if you could only manage 6th in the Championship the previous year.

I’d rather we had a positive mindset and aimed for top 2, with the play-off’s being a fall back, not the ultimate aim.

I also think we could be surprised at how much better we could perform under the right head coach.  Paul Cook isn’t my first choice, but as many on here like to keep talking about progression.  Well, he seems to have managed that in pretty much every management job he’s had, so he could well have it in him to take us to where we want to go.

Wigan looked good when we played them at the Gate this year and if that’s the type of football we could expect under him, then bring it on!  I’m with you in that minority too Matt and I’d go for mid-table entertainment, over the mid-table yawn fest we suffered this year, any day 👍

As the famous quote goes you should ‘Shoot for the Moon, even if you miss you will land amongst the stars’.

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2 hours ago, BrizzleRed said:

I can never understand this comment when it comes up.  

What would be your ambition for next season actually be then?  

Surely the play-off’s aren’t the ultimate aim, they are a means to try and get a shot at the Prem.  You’re at a massive disadvantage if you scrape into the Premier League through possibly finishing 6th in the Championship, as the chances are, you’ll struggle massively in the Prem, if you could only manage 6th in the Championship the previous year.

I’d rather we had a positive mindset and aimed for top 2, with the play-off’s being a fall back, not the ultimate aim.

I also think we could be surprised at how much better we could perform under the right head coach.  Paul Cook isn’t my first choice, but as many on here like to keep talking about progression.  Well, he seems to have managed that in pretty much every management job he’s had, so he could well have it in him to take us to where we want to go.

Wigan looked good when we played them at the Gate this year and if that’s the type of football we could expect under him, then bring it on!  I’m with you in that minority too Matt and I’d go for mid-table entertainment, over the mid-table yawn fest we suffered this year, any day 👍

Don't be so negative. Champions or nothing else will do!

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4 hours ago, bcfc01 said:

Would the administrators allow him to leave with no confirmed compo ?

They would normally try to squeeze every penny from every resource - just seems strange that they appear to be letting him go for nothing while under contract.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Johnny Musicworks said:

Wigan are known to have a huge wage bill, part of their problem. It’s fair to assume that Cook would have been on a nice wedge so the administrators struggling to pay the wages will probably be glad to have him off that. They probably thought that they could collect some compo initially but letting him leave now suggests that there is nothing imminent for him in alternative employment 

It’s all a big unknown, and I think you could swing an argument any which way.  Administrators don’t tend to think like football owners, and in the main are looking to get as much money in / reduce costs to either get new owners or pay as many creditors as possible.  So things like player transfer fees have a tendency to be lower than market value because they want it done quickly.  Whether this applies to Cook, I just don’t know.

2 hours ago, Hampshire reds said:

if it is Paul Cook who are his coaches at wigan does anyone know.

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2 minutes ago, RedNachos said:

Very likely a fake account. Hope I'm correct about this. Hughton > Cook.

 

 

"The latest football news and rumours brought to you by an esteemed group of ex-journalists and reporters."

2k followers..

And they posted it over 2 hours ago with no other outlet picking it up.

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23 minutes ago, RedNachos said:

Very likely a fake account. Hope I'm correct about this. Hughton > Cook.

 

 

Him officially leaving Wigan today would seem to explain the delay and this may not be far off the mark. 

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58 minutes ago, bcfc01 said:

"The latest football news and rumours brought to you by an esteemed group of ex-journalists and reporters."

2k followers..

And they posted it over 2 hours ago with no other outlet picking it up.

Having looked at some of the other stories they are posting I’d have to say the story is premature. I suspect they’ve taken a gamble that it might end up being true.

One of their other post seems to value Tiago, of Bayern Munich, at £50M 😂 

COYR.

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6 minutes ago, Tinmans Love Child said:

Paul Cook has won 104 league games since the start of the 2015-16 season; only Chris Wilder (119), Jurgen Klopp (118) and Pep Guardiola (113) have won more in the English top four tiers in this time.

He has a win ratio of 43.6% as a manager

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26 minutes ago, Tangle Foot said:

So no compensation to pay, if it is Cook, then!

Interesting timing too.

COYR.

It might not be direct compensation but to ‘persuade’ Cook to leave Wigan we may have agreed to pay up his contract?

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