SWINDON TOWN: Cooper praises Town's display at Crewe

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper

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MARK Cooper branded Swindon Town’s performance in their 1-1 draw with Crewe Alexandra this afternoon as “one of the best” of their season so far.

Vadaine Oliver’s wonder-strike with 14 minutes remaining earned Alex a point at Gresty Road after Town dominated much of the match, going ahead through Ryan Harley’s thunderbolt three minutes after half-time.

In his post-match interviews, Cooper cut a frustrated figure, lamenting his team’s profligacy up front, where Michael Smith and Nathan Thompson both squandered good chances.

“It’s very, very frustrating. I thought it was maybe one of our best performances. I thought we totally dominated the game for 80 minutes and we gave them a little bit of a lift and they finished a little bit stronger, but the game should have been dead,” he said.

“It should have been over. You can’t have that much play in and around the final third and still be only winning 1-0. That’s something we had to get right but the forward players are still young lads and they’re still learning their trade.”

Compared to Tuesday night’s lethargic display in the draw with Crawley Town, this was a reinvigorated Swindon display.

The diamond midfield quarter of Harley, Massimo Luongo, Yaser Kasim and Louis Thompson controlled long spells of the game, as Crewe were left chasing shadows, but Town still struggled to find a killer touch in front of goal.

The Robins were slightly fortunate not to have ended up losing the tie, as Chuks Aneke missed a first-half penalty for Alex, though Cooper rightly chose to focus on the positives.

“The difference was the possession was there on Tuesday but not much there in the final third,” he said.

“I thought our movement and our passing was more incisive today, we got runners in behind and you’re not talking about half chances – you’re talking about balls being rolled across the six-yard box for a tap-in and people missing it, people going through one on one.

“The law of averages says it can’t happen but that’s football and that’s why it’s such an interesting game.

“We’ve got Michael Smith and Jacob Murphy that are young lads and they have to learn if they get that many chances and that much possession in the final third; they have to make it count.”

Of Oliver’s equaliser for Crewe, Cooper said: “I think the goalie should save it. I think it’s straight at him from 30 yards and it’s gone over his head. I’d be disappointed with our goalie for letting that in. He’s done really well today, Ty (Belford), but I felt he should have saved the goal.”

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2:50am Sun 2 Mar 14

mancrobin says...

Fair comments from MC apart from his criticism of Belford. I'll watch it again on tv but seeing it live it was a screamer and didn't look to me that Belford had much chance.
Fair comments from MC apart from his criticism of Belford. I'll watch it again on tv but seeing it live it was a screamer and didn't look to me that Belford had much chance. mancrobin
  • Score: 2

7:20am Sun 2 Mar 14

Swindon1984 says...

Decent result, sounded like a decent performance but strange comments from Cooper again re. the strikers - too young to score a tap in from six yards out?
Decent result, sounded like a decent performance but strange comments from Cooper again re. the strikers - too young to score a tap in from six yards out? Swindon1984
  • Score: 4

8:38am Sun 2 Mar 14

whitety says...

The goal keeper is very young with very good prospects, not very helpful mr cooper saying he should have saved the shot, i doubt many keepers in the premiership would have saved it, over all a good performance as regard to the strikers they are just not good enough for this division, but i see our player Paul Benson got number 14 for the season yesterday food for thought a poor decision by who ever not to keep him at the club this season.
The goal keeper is very young with very good prospects, not very helpful mr cooper saying he should have saved the shot, i doubt many keepers in the premiership would have saved it, over all a good performance as regard to the strikers they are just not good enough for this division, but i see our player Paul Benson got number 14 for the season yesterday food for thought a poor decision by who ever not to keep him at the club this season. whitety
  • Score: 8

9:11am Sun 2 Mar 14

The Jockster says...

Cooper sometimes talks out of his arse " the young forwards are still learning their trade" same old same old - yes they are but that's no excuse for missing easy tap in's like 84 said & ffs Cooperman, I was there & Wes wouldn't have saved their rocket shot and neither would any other keeper in the Prem or any other league!
Cooper sometimes talks out of his arse " the young forwards are still learning their trade" same old same old - yes they are but that's no excuse for missing easy tap in's like 84 said & ffs Cooperman, I was there & Wes wouldn't have saved their rocket shot and neither would any other keeper in the Prem or any other league! The Jockster
  • Score: 1

9:15am Sun 2 Mar 14

The Jockster says...

As a ps I do agree with his comments re Smith & Murphy who squandered good chances Smith in particular was guilty of a one on one miss with the keeper and only had to take it around him and slot it in.
As a ps I do agree with his comments re Smith & Murphy who squandered good chances Smith in particular was guilty of a one on one miss with the keeper and only had to take it around him and slot it in. The Jockster
  • Score: 0

9:16am Sun 2 Mar 14

LionelHutz says...

"The Robins were slightly fortunate not to have ended up losing the tie" No Sam, that's a poor comment. Crewe were fortunate to have snatched a draw, the first half penalty was completely against the run of play.
"The Robins were slightly fortunate not to have ended up losing the tie" No Sam, that's a poor comment. Crewe were fortunate to have snatched a draw, the first half penalty was completely against the run of play. LionelHutz
  • Score: 1

9:18am Sun 2 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.
I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo. Wilesy
  • Score: 1

10:50am Sun 2 Mar 14

alchafreds says...

Wilesy wrote:
I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.
hes an arrogant tw4t imo
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.[/p][/quote]hes an arrogant tw4t imo alchafreds
  • Score: -2

11:12am Sun 2 Mar 14

sagadude says...

alchafreds wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.
hes an arrogant tw4t imo
Just like his dad.

Clueless
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.[/p][/quote]hes an arrogant tw4t imo[/p][/quote]Just like his dad. Clueless sagadude
  • Score: -3

11:20am Sun 2 Mar 14

sagadude says...

Miles Storey should be up for it today against his old club Cov.

I can see us losing the next 4 games :-(
Miles Storey should be up for it today against his old club Cov. I can see us losing the next 4 games :-( sagadude
  • Score: -2

12:23pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Cleuso says...

alchafreds wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.
hes an arrogant tw4t imo
Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal.

On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place...
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.[/p][/quote]hes an arrogant tw4t imo[/p][/quote]Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal. On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place... Cleuso
  • Score: 4

12:48pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

Cleuso wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.
hes an arrogant tw4t imo
Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal.

On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place...
The questions were not stupid obvious questions,

Take the one about the formation.

Mark can you explain the formation you were playing today

What do you think?

Well Jay (co-commentator) thought it was 4-4-2 diamond

He's right

Cooper then goes on to explain really well the thinking behind it with Mass getting in behind their midfield, but no need for the rude response to start with surely?
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.[/p][/quote]hes an arrogant tw4t imo[/p][/quote]Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal. On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place...[/p][/quote]The questions were not stupid obvious questions, Take the one about the formation. Mark can you explain the formation you were playing today What do you think? Well Jay (co-commentator) thought it was 4-4-2 diamond He's right Cooper then goes on to explain really well the thinking behind it with Mass getting in behind their midfield, but no need for the rude response to start with surely? Wilesy
  • Score: 1

1:39pm Sun 2 Mar 14

London Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
Cooper sometimes talks out of his arse " the young forwards are still learning their trade" same old same old - yes they are but that's no excuse for missing easy tap in's like 84 said & ffs Cooperman, I was there & Wes wouldn't have saved their rocket shot and neither would any other keeper in the Prem or any other league!
I've seen it on TV and how Cooper thinks Belford is at fault is beyond me
.
If anyone needs the finger pointed at it would be Kasim's flick on to him!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Cooper sometimes talks out of his arse " the young forwards are still learning their trade" same old same old - yes they are but that's no excuse for missing easy tap in's like 84 said & ffs Cooperman, I was there & Wes wouldn't have saved their rocket shot and neither would any other keeper in the Prem or any other league![/p][/quote]I've seen it on TV and how Cooper thinks Belford is at fault is beyond me . If anyone needs the finger pointed at it would be Kasim's flick on to him! London Red
  • Score: 2

1:42pm Sun 2 Mar 14

London Red says...

whitety wrote:
The goal keeper is very young with very good prospects, not very helpful mr cooper saying he should have saved the shot, i doubt many keepers in the premiership would have saved it, over all a good performance as regard to the strikers they are just not good enough for this division, but i see our player Paul Benson got number 14 for the season yesterday food for thought a poor decision by who ever not to keep him at the club this season.
Why do some still harp on about Benson!
.
He is playing in the conference - some 2 divisions lower for the best team by a country mile who are scoring goals for fun
.
Yet he is not their top scorer and in fact not that close to the top of the top scorers chart - stick Ranger there and he would have close to 30!
.
N'Guessan would have more than 14 playing for Luton!
.
Yes there is a goal scorer at Luton we should look at but that is Gray not Benson
[quote][p][bold]whitety[/bold] wrote: The goal keeper is very young with very good prospects, not very helpful mr cooper saying he should have saved the shot, i doubt many keepers in the premiership would have saved it, over all a good performance as regard to the strikers they are just not good enough for this division, but i see our player Paul Benson got number 14 for the season yesterday food for thought a poor decision by who ever not to keep him at the club this season.[/p][/quote]Why do some still harp on about Benson! . He is playing in the conference - some 2 divisions lower for the best team by a country mile who are scoring goals for fun . Yet he is not their top scorer and in fact not that close to the top of the top scorers chart - stick Ranger there and he would have close to 30! . N'Guessan would have more than 14 playing for Luton! . Yes there is a goal scorer at Luton we should look at but that is Gray not Benson London Red
  • Score: 3

2:02pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Cleuso says...

Wilesy wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.
hes an arrogant tw4t imo
Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal.

On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place...
The questions were not stupid obvious questions,

Take the one about the formation.

Mark can you explain the formation you were playing today

What do you think?

Well Jay (co-commentator) thought it was 4-4-2 diamond

He's right

Cooper then goes on to explain really well the thinking behind it with Mass getting in behind their midfield, but no need for the rude response to start with surely?
It was a diamond formation.. Asking a question on something so blinkin obvious or it should have been to all observers including a seasoned pundits is bound to irritate.

The question should have been something along the lines of " as you opted for a diamond formation today Mark what was your thinking behind that ? Then Cooper could have happily explained the reasoning rather than being asked a stupidly obvious question.... far more intelligent way of approaching the conversation and also showing a degree of knowledge on behalf of the the individual asking the questions,
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.[/p][/quote]hes an arrogant tw4t imo[/p][/quote]Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal. On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place...[/p][/quote]The questions were not stupid obvious questions, Take the one about the formation. Mark can you explain the formation you were playing today What do you think? Well Jay (co-commentator) thought it was 4-4-2 diamond He's right Cooper then goes on to explain really well the thinking behind it with Mass getting in behind their midfield, but no need for the rude response to start with surely?[/p][/quote]It was a diamond formation.. Asking a question on something so blinkin obvious or it should have been to all observers including a seasoned pundits is bound to irritate. The question should have been something along the lines of " as you opted for a diamond formation today Mark what was your thinking behind that ? Then Cooper could have happily explained the reasoning rather than being asked a stupidly obvious question.... far more intelligent way of approaching the conversation and also showing a degree of knowledge on behalf of the the individual asking the questions, Cleuso
  • Score: 4

3:22pm Sun 2 Mar 14

jillyh says...

London Red wrote:
whitety wrote:
The goal keeper is very young with very good prospects, not very helpful mr cooper saying he should have saved the shot, i doubt many keepers in the premiership would have saved it, over all a good performance as regard to the strikers they are just not good enough for this division, but i see our player Paul Benson got number 14 for the season yesterday food for thought a poor decision by who ever not to keep him at the club this season.
Why do some still harp on about Benson!
.
He is playing in the conference - some 2 divisions lower for the best team by a country mile who are scoring goals for fun
.
Yet he is not their top scorer and in fact not that close to the top of the top scorers chart - stick Ranger there and he would have close to 30!
.
N'Guessan would have more than 14 playing for Luton!
.
Yes there is a goal scorer at Luton we should look at but that is Gray not Benson
That's because he's a Swindon player and our strikers can't score
Both he and Miles should be with us
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whitety[/bold] wrote: The goal keeper is very young with very good prospects, not very helpful mr cooper saying he should have saved the shot, i doubt many keepers in the premiership would have saved it, over all a good performance as regard to the strikers they are just not good enough for this division, but i see our player Paul Benson got number 14 for the season yesterday food for thought a poor decision by who ever not to keep him at the club this season.[/p][/quote]Why do some still harp on about Benson! . He is playing in the conference - some 2 divisions lower for the best team by a country mile who are scoring goals for fun . Yet he is not their top scorer and in fact not that close to the top of the top scorers chart - stick Ranger there and he would have close to 30! . N'Guessan would have more than 14 playing for Luton! . Yes there is a goal scorer at Luton we should look at but that is Gray not Benson[/p][/quote]That's because he's a Swindon player and our strikers can't score Both he and Miles should be with us jillyh
  • Score: -1

4:00pm Sun 2 Mar 14

MARK TITCOMBE says...

alchafreds wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.
hes an arrogant tw4t imo
He's an arrogant useless **** in mine!!
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.[/p][/quote]hes an arrogant tw4t imo[/p][/quote]He's an arrogant useless **** in mine!! MARK TITCOMBE
  • Score: -4

4:35pm Sun 2 Mar 14

House with no name says...

vcfv
vcfv House with no name
  • Score: -2

4:51pm Sun 2 Mar 14

House with no name says...

Why bother posting comments - The season has already finished for Swindon Town Football Club with prices already announced for next season's relegation to Division 2.

It is generally accepted the manager is performing a few divisions above his ability and the owner is satisfied with that set of circumstances because there are no financial losses - Where is the ambition ?

How often do supporters of this football team have to be reminded that you need ambition & financial clout to succeed and that is connected to high profile sponsorship and star names.

Swindon Town Football Club was, is (and always will be) just an average Division 2 / Conference Club.

Now prove me wrong - You can't do it !
Why bother posting comments - The season has already finished for Swindon Town Football Club with prices already announced for next season's relegation to Division 2. It is generally accepted the manager is performing a few divisions above his ability and the owner is satisfied with that set of circumstances because there are no financial losses - Where is the ambition ? How often do supporters of this football team have to be reminded that you need ambition & financial clout to succeed and that is connected to high profile sponsorship and star names. Swindon Town Football Club was, is (and always will be) just an average Division 2 / Conference Club. Now prove me wrong - You can't do it ! House with no name
  • Score: -3

4:53pm Sun 2 Mar 14

House with no name says...

........... and by the way they have just managed a draw against a team facing relegation.
........... and by the way they have just managed a draw against a team facing relegation. House with no name
  • Score: -1

7:47pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Swindon1984 says...

London Red wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Cooper sometimes talks out of his arse " the young forwards are still learning their trade" same old same old - yes they are but that's no excuse for missing easy tap in's like 84 said & ffs Cooperman, I was there & Wes wouldn't have saved their rocket shot and neither would any other keeper in the Prem or any other league!
I've seen it on TV and how Cooper thinks Belford is at fault is beyond me
.
If anyone needs the finger pointed at it would be Kasim's flick on to him!
Totally agree, great strike and Kasim set their player up perfectly. But decent result nonetheless, chances wasted but equally they could have scored from the spot.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Cooper sometimes talks out of his arse " the young forwards are still learning their trade" same old same old - yes they are but that's no excuse for missing easy tap in's like 84 said & ffs Cooperman, I was there & Wes wouldn't have saved their rocket shot and neither would any other keeper in the Prem or any other league![/p][/quote]I've seen it on TV and how Cooper thinks Belford is at fault is beyond me . If anyone needs the finger pointed at it would be Kasim's flick on to him![/p][/quote]Totally agree, great strike and Kasim set their player up perfectly. But decent result nonetheless, chances wasted but equally they could have scored from the spot. Swindon1984
  • Score: 2

7:49pm Sun 2 Mar 14

mancrobin says...

i suggest Mark looks at the Crewe goal again. If Belford had saved that, Bank's save against Brazil would have to be reassessed as decidedly average.
i suggest Mark looks at the Crewe goal again. If Belford had saved that, Bank's save against Brazil would have to be reassessed as decidedly average. mancrobin
  • Score: 2

8:22pm Sun 2 Mar 14

mancrobin says...

mancrobin wrote:
i suggest Mark looks at the Crewe goal again. If Belford had saved that, Bank's save against Brazil would have to be reassessed as decidedly average.
I would also add that Ty played very well and pulled off one cracking save at the near post in the second half when a Crewe striker was clean through.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: i suggest Mark looks at the Crewe goal again. If Belford had saved that, Bank's save against Brazil would have to be reassessed as decidedly average.[/p][/quote]I would also add that Ty played very well and pulled off one cracking save at the near post in the second half when a Crewe striker was clean through. mancrobin
  • Score: 1

8:23pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

Cleuso wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.
hes an arrogant tw4t imo
Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal.

On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place...
The questions were not stupid obvious questions,

Take the one about the formation.

Mark can you explain the formation you were playing today

What do you think?

Well Jay (co-commentator) thought it was 4-4-2 diamond

He's right

Cooper then goes on to explain really well the thinking behind it with Mass getting in behind their midfield, but no need for the rude response to start with surely?
It was a diamond formation.. Asking a question on something so blinkin obvious or it should have been to all observers including a seasoned pundits is bound to irritate.

The question should have been something along the lines of " as you opted for a diamond formation today Mark what was your thinking behind that ? Then Cooper could have happily explained the reasoning rather than being asked a stupidly obvious question.... far more intelligent way of approaching the conversation and also showing a degree of knowledge on behalf of the the individual asking the questions,
Well regardless of the merits of the question or the expertise of the interviewer he should be able to overcome his irritation and answer in a civil manner.

On the Friday phone a few weeks back he was excellent with Joe Public answering some embarrassingly obvious questions very courteously.

Maybe it's the timing of the interview straight after the game that's the problem....
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.[/p][/quote]hes an arrogant tw4t imo[/p][/quote]Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal. On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place...[/p][/quote]The questions were not stupid obvious questions, Take the one about the formation. Mark can you explain the formation you were playing today What do you think? Well Jay (co-commentator) thought it was 4-4-2 diamond He's right Cooper then goes on to explain really well the thinking behind it with Mass getting in behind their midfield, but no need for the rude response to start with surely?[/p][/quote]It was a diamond formation.. Asking a question on something so blinkin obvious or it should have been to all observers including a seasoned pundits is bound to irritate. The question should have been something along the lines of " as you opted for a diamond formation today Mark what was your thinking behind that ? Then Cooper could have happily explained the reasoning rather than being asked a stupidly obvious question.... far more intelligent way of approaching the conversation and also showing a degree of knowledge on behalf of the the individual asking the questions,[/p][/quote]Well regardless of the merits of the question or the expertise of the interviewer he should be able to overcome his irritation and answer in a civil manner. On the Friday phone a few weeks back he was excellent with Joe Public answering some embarrassingly obvious questions very courteously. Maybe it's the timing of the interview straight after the game that's the problem.... Wilesy
  • Score: 1

9:05pm Sun 2 Mar 14

alchafreds says...

Cleuso wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.
hes an arrogant tw4t imo
Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal.

On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place...
and your point is
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.[/p][/quote]hes an arrogant tw4t imo[/p][/quote]Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal. On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place...[/p][/quote]and your point is alchafreds
  • Score: -1

9:25pm Sun 2 Mar 14

jayden says...

London Red wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Cooper sometimes talks out of his arse " the young forwards are still learning their trade" same old same old - yes they are but that's no excuse for missing easy tap in's like 84 said & ffs Cooperman, I was there & Wes wouldn't have saved their rocket shot and neither would any other keeper in the Prem or any other league!
I've seen it on TV and how Cooper thinks Belford is at fault is beyond me
.
If anyone needs the finger pointed at it would be Kasim's flick on to him!
Agree with that and have said so on the match day post.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Cooper sometimes talks out of his arse " the young forwards are still learning their trade" same old same old - yes they are but that's no excuse for missing easy tap in's like 84 said & ffs Cooperman, I was there & Wes wouldn't have saved their rocket shot and neither would any other keeper in the Prem or any other league![/p][/quote]I've seen it on TV and how Cooper thinks Belford is at fault is beyond me . If anyone needs the finger pointed at it would be Kasim's flick on to him![/p][/quote]Agree with that and have said so on the match day post. jayden
  • Score: 1

9:26pm Sun 2 Mar 14

alchafreds says...

Cleuso wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.
hes an arrogant tw4t imo
Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal.

On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place...
The questions were not stupid obvious questions,

Take the one about the formation.

Mark can you explain the formation you were playing today

What do you think?

Well Jay (co-commentator) thought it was 4-4-2 diamond

He's right

Cooper then goes on to explain really well the thinking behind it with Mass getting in behind their midfield, but no need for the rude response to start with surely?
It was a diamond formation.. Asking a question on something so blinkin obvious or it should have been to all observers including a seasoned pundits is bound to irritate.

The question should have been something along the lines of " as you opted for a diamond formation today Mark what was your thinking behind that ? Then Cooper could have happily explained the reasoning rather than being asked a stupidly obvious question.... far more intelligent way of approaching the conversation and also showing a degree of knowledge on behalf of the the individual asking the questions,
dick ed
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.[/p][/quote]hes an arrogant tw4t imo[/p][/quote]Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal. On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place...[/p][/quote]The questions were not stupid obvious questions, Take the one about the formation. Mark can you explain the formation you were playing today What do you think? Well Jay (co-commentator) thought it was 4-4-2 diamond He's right Cooper then goes on to explain really well the thinking behind it with Mass getting in behind their midfield, but no need for the rude response to start with surely?[/p][/quote]It was a diamond formation.. Asking a question on something so blinkin obvious or it should have been to all observers including a seasoned pundits is bound to irritate. The question should have been something along the lines of " as you opted for a diamond formation today Mark what was your thinking behind that ? Then Cooper could have happily explained the reasoning rather than being asked a stupidly obvious question.... far more intelligent way of approaching the conversation and also showing a degree of knowledge on behalf of the the individual asking the questions,[/p][/quote]dick ed alchafreds
  • Score: -2

10:00pm Sun 2 Mar 14

joey butler says...

London Red wrote:
whitety wrote:
The goal keeper is very young with very good prospects, not very helpful mr cooper saying he should have saved the shot, i doubt many keepers in the premiership would have saved it, over all a good performance as regard to the strikers they are just not good enough for this division, but i see our player Paul Benson got number 14 for the season yesterday food for thought a poor decision by who ever not to keep him at the club this season.
Why do some still harp on about Benson!
.
He is playing in the conference - some 2 divisions lower for the best team by a country mile who are scoring goals for fun
.
Yet he is not their top scorer and in fact not that close to the top of the top scorers chart - stick Ranger there and he would have close to 30!
.
N'Guessan would have more than 14 playing for Luton!
.
Yes there is a goal scorer at Luton we should look at but that is Gray not Benson
London Red,

You are yet again wrong and a dick of the very highest order on here, but in the very unlikely event you ever look down your pants, I think there would only be the usual vacant gap, as previously!!

By the way, Benson has scored 16 goals, not 14 and it would be great if you could get your facts right, before you post your usual vitriolic comments!!
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whitety[/bold] wrote: The goal keeper is very young with very good prospects, not very helpful mr cooper saying he should have saved the shot, i doubt many keepers in the premiership would have saved it, over all a good performance as regard to the strikers they are just not good enough for this division, but i see our player Paul Benson got number 14 for the season yesterday food for thought a poor decision by who ever not to keep him at the club this season.[/p][/quote]Why do some still harp on about Benson! . He is playing in the conference - some 2 divisions lower for the best team by a country mile who are scoring goals for fun . Yet he is not their top scorer and in fact not that close to the top of the top scorers chart - stick Ranger there and he would have close to 30! . N'Guessan would have more than 14 playing for Luton! . Yes there is a goal scorer at Luton we should look at but that is Gray not Benson[/p][/quote]London Red, You are yet again wrong and a dick of the very highest order on here, but in the very unlikely event you ever look down your pants, I think there would only be the usual vacant gap, as previously!! By the way, Benson has scored 16 goals, not 14 and it would be great if you could get your facts right, before you post your usual vitriolic comments!! joey butler
  • Score: 0

10:22pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Cleuso says...

alchafreds wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.
hes an arrogant tw4t imo
Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal.

On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place...
and your point is
Clearly it's lost on you, didn't take much did it.....
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: I don't like Coopers interview style, when he chooses to answer a question properly he speaks well but on several questions he came across like Paul Hart just answering straight forward questions with very abrupt defensive questions. At least 2 questions asked for his views on the performance and the and the formation and the replies were pretty rude imo.[/p][/quote]hes an arrogant tw4t imo[/p][/quote]Really....ask stupid obvious questions and you are likely to get answers that match them....sensible questions get sensible answers have no problem with that. Rather that than some of the cliche driven twaddle that many managers pedal. On another topic I see some are now predicting play offs for Sheffield United... yet still gloomy about Town's prospects of staying up, talk about pedalling gloom where none exists. A simple look at Sheffields fixtures show they still have to play all the top 7 in their remaining games...I bet they are all quivering in their boots at that prrospect of being denied their play off place...[/p][/quote]and your point is[/p][/quote]Clearly it's lost on you, didn't take much did it..... Cleuso
  • Score: 1

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