Cooper appreciates bring your dad to work week

Town boss Mark Cooper

Town boss Mark Cooper

First published in STFC News by

PARENTAL care has been the order of the day at Swindon Town this week, with Mark Cooper’s dad Terry on hand to offer his son and the Robins’ squad a little advice at training.

Cooper senior, a former England international and vastly experienced manager, has been attending sessions at Liddington and giving Town’s current boss a few pearls of wisdom at timely moments.

Cooper junior has enjoyed having his old man around, saying: “He’s obviously got a vast knowledge of the game, being the player he was and he was a manager as well. He’ll have a quiet word with a player here or there, he won’t go storming into a training session. He’ll have a quiet word in his typical Yorkshire way and tell them where they’re going wrong.

“If somebody’s got that amount of knowledge and that standing in the game then it’s great to have him around.

“When someone’s watching from afar or watching from the stands and standing back they can see some things sometimes that you don’t at times, so it’s good to get a different view on it.

“Of course I speak to him about it and he’ll tell me where I’m going wrong like any dad does to his son.

“He still gives me a thick ear now and again. It’s great to have that knowledge behind you.”

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8:52am Sat 26 Apr 14

Another view says...

Is the rumour true that the Peterborough manager wants this scheme extended to a full season???
Is the rumour true that the Peterborough manager wants this scheme extended to a full season??? Another view
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9:02am Sat 26 Apr 14

Swindonian63 says...

I had the privilege of seeing Terry Cooper play...at Chelsea on the early 70s. He scored in a 5-2 win for Leeds. An awesome full back, the best left back of his era in my view.
I had the privilege of seeing Terry Cooper play...at Chelsea on the early 70s. He scored in a 5-2 win for Leeds. An awesome full back, the best left back of his era in my view. Swindonian63
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9:24am Sat 26 Apr 14

Cleuso says...

Cue the cry from some saying that Cooper senior is now picking the team or saying who should play. lol !
Cue the cry from some saying that Cooper senior is now picking the team or saying who should play. lol ! Cleuso
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9:36am Sat 26 Apr 14

Ossie90 says...

Who was Birmingham manager when we whalloped them 6-4, at St Andrews??
What next?.... Betting tips from Lou Macari??
Who was Birmingham manager when we whalloped them 6-4, at St Andrews?? What next?.... Betting tips from Lou Macari?? Ossie90
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9:47am Sat 26 Apr 14

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

I say give him a shirt and put him in the squad !
I say give him a shirt and put him in the squad ! Old-Stager, Hilperton
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10:02am Sat 26 Apr 14

Red Tuareg says...

A key player in both the England side and that dominant Leeds United of the 60/70's under Don Revie. That and Town's Don Rogers era, great memories.
A key player in both the England side and that dominant Leeds United of the 60/70's under Don Revie. That and Town's Don Rogers era, great memories. Red Tuareg
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10:29am Sat 26 Apr 14

NORTH STAND says...

So now there's two comedians running the show.... if someone can dig up Tommy we can hold a fecking pantomime.....
So now there's two comedians running the show.... if someone can dig up Tommy we can hold a fecking pantomime..... NORTH STAND
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