SWINDON TOWN: Smith returns to Liverpool after suffering medial ligament strain

Brad Smith has returned to Liverpool for assessment after suffering a suspected grade one medial ligament strain

Brad Smith has returned to Liverpool for assessment after suffering a suspected grade one medial ligament strain

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BRAD Smith is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a suspected grade one medial ligament strain during Swindon Town’s victory at Luton Town on Tuesday night.

Smith, who only arrived in Wiltshire last week on a youth loan from Liverpool, picked up the knock in the first half of Capital One Cup clash at Kenilworth Road and was substituted at the break.

He was been scanned by Swindon’s medical team and has now returned to his parent club. The injury is expected to keep him out of action for several weeks.

“Brad Smith has gone back to Liverpool for assessment. He probably won’t feature for a few weeks. We think he’s got a grade one medial strain,” Town boss Mark Cooper said.

“He’s tested as though it’s not a tear. It’s a strain. He certainly won’t be able to feature in the next few games.”

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12:49pm Thu 14 Aug 14

swindonjason says...

Hope for a speedy recovery..
Hope for a speedy recovery.. swindonjason
  • Score: 5

12:55pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stigger says...

Bad news he looked really promising, hope its only a few weeks and he is back with us soon
Bad news he looked really promising, hope its only a few weeks and he is back with us soon stigger
  • Score: 5

1:10pm Thu 14 Aug 14

London Red says...

Least they are talking weeks and not months
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Not ideal after working so hard to get him - but at least we have had all pre-season to prepare as if he is not here
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I would stick JB on the left as NB is doing so well on the right we don't want to hinder his form by moving him over
Least they are talking weeks and not months . Not ideal after working so hard to get him - but at least we have had all pre-season to prepare as if he is not here . I would stick JB on the left as NB is doing so well on the right we don't want to hinder his form by moving him over London Red
  • Score: 2

1:14pm Thu 14 Aug 14

London Red says...

Looks like Cooper feels the same as me - this is from the BBC:
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We've got Ben Gladwin who can slot into midfield and Andy Williams who came on and played really well the other night, so we've got a few options
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But with the form Nathan Byrne is in, we're loathed to switch him back to the left side, so we've got a bit of thinking to do
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There is also this bit which sounds interesting
.
We've maybe got the option of bringing a natural left-footer in. I've spoken to the chairman about that so we'll see what happens over the next few hours and next day.
Looks like Cooper feels the same as me - this is from the BBC: . We've got Ben Gladwin who can slot into midfield and Andy Williams who came on and played really well the other night, so we've got a few options . But with the form Nathan Byrne is in, we're loathed to switch him back to the left side, so we've got a bit of thinking to do . There is also this bit which sounds interesting . We've maybe got the option of bringing a natural left-footer in. I've spoken to the chairman about that so we'll see what happens over the next few hours and next day. London Red
  • Score: 0

1:38pm Thu 14 Aug 14

OOO-RU says...

Is JayMc still without a club?
Is JayMc still without a club? OOO-RU
  • Score: 5

1:47pm Thu 14 Aug 14

port de soller says...

Bad news indeed for this young player,do wish him a speedy recovery.
Guess it can happen in any game although games against teams like Luton are physical.
So will be great if he is back within several weeks.Speedy recovery
Bad news indeed for this young player,do wish him a speedy recovery. Guess it can happen in any game although games against teams like Luton are physical. So will be great if he is back within several weeks.Speedy recovery port de soller
  • Score: 1

1:49pm Thu 14 Aug 14

South Stand says...

OOO-RU wrote:
Is JayMc still without a club?
Possible good call. Wiki shows him as still playing for us. How accurate this is I don't know but if that is the case, maybe offer him a 'pay as you play', deal, until he finds another club.
[quote][p][bold]OOO-RU[/bold] wrote: Is JayMc still without a club?[/p][/quote]Possible good call. Wiki shows him as still playing for us. How accurate this is I don't know but if that is the case, maybe offer him a 'pay as you play', deal, until he finds another club. South Stand
  • Score: 1

2:00pm Thu 14 Aug 14

RobinRed says...

Straight swap for me. Play Jack B, he has the quality and could do with the game time. Never let's us down and played with maturity against Luton, showed his metal in a tough/physical game. Was very patient last year and now deserves his chance.
Straight swap for me. Play Jack B, he has the quality and could do with the game time. Never let's us down and played with maturity against Luton, showed his metal in a tough/physical game. Was very patient last year and now deserves his chance. RobinRed
  • Score: 17

2:32pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Since 1950 says...

OOO-RU wrote:
Is JayMc still without a club?
Good shout, but is he anywhere near match fit? Not sure where he's been training. If he was match fit he'd slot in okay. I'd be glad to get him back for sure. However, it was his decision to walk away from the offer the club made him.
[quote][p][bold]OOO-RU[/bold] wrote: Is JayMc still without a club?[/p][/quote]Good shout, but is he anywhere near match fit? Not sure where he's been training. If he was match fit he'd slot in okay. I'd be glad to get him back for sure. However, it was his decision to walk away from the offer the club made him. Since 1950
  • Score: 9

3:07pm Thu 14 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

Sign ched Evans
Sign ched Evans smirg kcab
  • Score: -10

3:39pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

London Red wrote:
Looks like Cooper feels the same as me - this is from the BBC: . We've got Ben Gladwin who can slot into midfield and Andy Williams who came on and played really well the other night, so we've got a few options . But with the form Nathan Byrne is in, we're loathed to switch him back to the left side, so we've got a bit of thinking to do . There is also this bit which sounds interesting . We've maybe got the option of bringing a natural left-footer in. I've spoken to the chairman about that so we'll see what happens over the next few hours and next day.
Exactly what I was thinking - Byrne's been doing great on the right, nowhere near as effective on the left.

Shame for Smith, looked very decent and keen to play. Hopefully this won't put Liverpool off loaning out any other players. Surprised as with Derby they didn't have something written in stopping him from playing - obviously Derby's was for being cup tied in case they want him later in the season, but in the cup, in winter, on poor pitches against bruising players, the premiership youngsters could definitely come a cropper.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Looks like Cooper feels the same as me - this is from the BBC: . We've got Ben Gladwin who can slot into midfield and Andy Williams who came on and played really well the other night, so we've got a few options . But with the form Nathan Byrne is in, we're loathed to switch him back to the left side, so we've got a bit of thinking to do . There is also this bit which sounds interesting . We've maybe got the option of bringing a natural left-footer in. I've spoken to the chairman about that so we'll see what happens over the next few hours and next day.[/p][/quote]Exactly what I was thinking - Byrne's been doing great on the right, nowhere near as effective on the left. Shame for Smith, looked very decent and keen to play. Hopefully this won't put Liverpool off loaning out any other players. Surprised as with Derby they didn't have something written in stopping him from playing - obviously Derby's was for being cup tied in case they want him later in the season, but in the cup, in winter, on poor pitches against bruising players, the premiership youngsters could definitely come a cropper. Swindon1984
  • Score: 2

3:44pm Thu 14 Aug 14

London Red says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
London Red wrote:
Looks like Cooper feels the same as me - this is from the BBC: . We've got Ben Gladwin who can slot into midfield and Andy Williams who came on and played really well the other night, so we've got a few options . But with the form Nathan Byrne is in, we're loathed to switch him back to the left side, so we've got a bit of thinking to do . There is also this bit which sounds interesting . We've maybe got the option of bringing a natural left-footer in. I've spoken to the chairman about that so we'll see what happens over the next few hours and next day.
Exactly what I was thinking - Byrne's been doing great on the right, nowhere near as effective on the left.

Shame for Smith, looked very decent and keen to play. Hopefully this won't put Liverpool off loaning out any other players. Surprised as with Derby they didn't have something written in stopping him from playing - obviously Derby's was for being cup tied in case they want him later in the season, but in the cup, in winter, on poor pitches against bruising players, the premiership youngsters could definitely come a cropper.
You can't blame a club when a player gets injured during a game - that's just football
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Lelan was cup tied as he is only on a month's loan - so if he goes back they want him to either to be able to play for them or another side he may go on loan too - if we extend to a year I'm sure he would be allowed to play against Brighton
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Smith is here until 9 April (unless we extend it by taking him on an emergency loan in March) so was allowed to play as after that the cup is already finished
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Looks like Cooper feels the same as me - this is from the BBC: . We've got Ben Gladwin who can slot into midfield and Andy Williams who came on and played really well the other night, so we've got a few options . But with the form Nathan Byrne is in, we're loathed to switch him back to the left side, so we've got a bit of thinking to do . There is also this bit which sounds interesting . We've maybe got the option of bringing a natural left-footer in. I've spoken to the chairman about that so we'll see what happens over the next few hours and next day.[/p][/quote]Exactly what I was thinking - Byrne's been doing great on the right, nowhere near as effective on the left. Shame for Smith, looked very decent and keen to play. Hopefully this won't put Liverpool off loaning out any other players. Surprised as with Derby they didn't have something written in stopping him from playing - obviously Derby's was for being cup tied in case they want him later in the season, but in the cup, in winter, on poor pitches against bruising players, the premiership youngsters could definitely come a cropper.[/p][/quote]You can't blame a club when a player gets injured during a game - that's just football . Lelan was cup tied as he is only on a month's loan - so if he goes back they want him to either to be able to play for them or another side he may go on loan too - if we extend to a year I'm sure he would be allowed to play against Brighton . Smith is here until 9 April (unless we extend it by taking him on an emergency loan in March) so was allowed to play as after that the cup is already finished London Red
  • Score: 2

4:05pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

RobinRed wrote:
Straight swap for me. Play Jack B, he has the quality and could do with the game time. Never let's us down and played with maturity against Luton, showed his metal in a tough/physical game. Was very patient last year and now deserves his chance.
Absolutely right.
[quote][p][bold]RobinRed[/bold] wrote: Straight swap for me. Play Jack B, he has the quality and could do with the game time. Never let's us down and played with maturity against Luton, showed his metal in a tough/physical game. Was very patient last year and now deserves his chance.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right. Swindon1984
  • Score: 5

4:25pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

London Red wrote:
Swindon1984 wrote:
London Red wrote: Looks like Cooper feels the same as me - this is from the BBC: . We've got Ben Gladwin who can slot into midfield and Andy Williams who came on and played really well the other night, so we've got a few options . But with the form Nathan Byrne is in, we're loathed to switch him back to the left side, so we've got a bit of thinking to do . There is also this bit which sounds interesting . We've maybe got the option of bringing a natural left-footer in. I've spoken to the chairman about that so we'll see what happens over the next few hours and next day.
Exactly what I was thinking - Byrne's been doing great on the right, nowhere near as effective on the left. Shame for Smith, looked very decent and keen to play. Hopefully this won't put Liverpool off loaning out any other players. Surprised as with Derby they didn't have something written in stopping him from playing - obviously Derby's was for being cup tied in case they want him later in the season, but in the cup, in winter, on poor pitches against bruising players, the premiership youngsters could definitely come a cropper.
You can't blame a club when a player gets injured during a game - that's just football . Lelan was cup tied as he is only on a month's loan - so if he goes back they want him to either to be able to play for them or another side he may go on loan too - if we extend to a year I'm sure he would be allowed to play against Brighton . Smith is here until 9 April (unless we extend it by taking him on an emergency loan in March) so was allowed to play as after that the cup is already finished
Yep, that's pretty much what I'd just said - "hopefully" won't put them off, and also that Lelan was pevented from playing in the cup in case he ends up playing back at Derby before the seasons out.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Looks like Cooper feels the same as me - this is from the BBC: . We've got Ben Gladwin who can slot into midfield and Andy Williams who came on and played really well the other night, so we've got a few options . But with the form Nathan Byrne is in, we're loathed to switch him back to the left side, so we've got a bit of thinking to do . There is also this bit which sounds interesting . We've maybe got the option of bringing a natural left-footer in. I've spoken to the chairman about that so we'll see what happens over the next few hours and next day.[/p][/quote]Exactly what I was thinking - Byrne's been doing great on the right, nowhere near as effective on the left. Shame for Smith, looked very decent and keen to play. Hopefully this won't put Liverpool off loaning out any other players. Surprised as with Derby they didn't have something written in stopping him from playing - obviously Derby's was for being cup tied in case they want him later in the season, but in the cup, in winter, on poor pitches against bruising players, the premiership youngsters could definitely come a cropper.[/p][/quote]You can't blame a club when a player gets injured during a game - that's just football . Lelan was cup tied as he is only on a month's loan - so if he goes back they want him to either to be able to play for them or another side he may go on loan too - if we extend to a year I'm sure he would be allowed to play against Brighton . Smith is here until 9 April (unless we extend it by taking him on an emergency loan in March) so was allowed to play as after that the cup is already finished[/p][/quote]Yep, that's pretty much what I'd just said - "hopefully" won't put them off, and also that Lelan was pevented from playing in the cup in case he ends up playing back at Derby before the seasons out. Swindon1984
  • Score: 0

4:26pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Lunchtime Red says...

Saw Brad play for us against Scunny and it looked like he needed a few games to get into the swing of things but he did show some promise.

It is a shame that he has had this setback and hopefully he will recover soon and the break won’t disturb the season long deal that we have in place with Liverpool.

Brad could do great things for us this season.
Saw Brad play for us against Scunny and it looked like he needed a few games to get into the swing of things but he did show some promise. It is a shame that he has had this setback and hopefully he will recover soon and the break won’t disturb the season long deal that we have in place with Liverpool. Brad could do great things for us this season. Lunchtime Red
  • Score: 1

5:02pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

Ideally a new pacy natural left footer for a month would be the best option.

If not possible then Barthram for Brad, Gladwin for Louis and Williams up top with Smith. Surprised we didn't give Alex Smith another year probably low wages and a useful back up for Brad at LWB? I don't think Barthram is a long term answer for the LWB role but he can do a job and Byrne has to stay on the right.

Also I wouldn't call missing a few games a 'lengthy' absence. Troy, Navarro, Ranger, Williams - that's more like a lengthy absence
Ideally a new pacy natural left footer for a month would be the best option. If not possible then Barthram for Brad, Gladwin for Louis and Williams up top with Smith. Surprised we didn't give Alex Smith another year probably low wages and a useful back up for Brad at LWB? I don't think Barthram is a long term answer for the LWB role but he can do a job and Byrne has to stay on the right. Also I wouldn't call missing a few games a 'lengthy' absence. Troy, Navarro, Ranger, Williams - that's more like a lengthy absence Wilesy
  • Score: 5

5:30pm Thu 14 Aug 14

swwindon61uk says...

Barthram for me also, always been impressed when he has played.
Barthram for me also, always been impressed when he has played. swwindon61uk
  • Score: 5

5:57pm Thu 14 Aug 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Saints have signed Florian, come on in Jack....

Den still waiting for your Premiership tie up info that everyone will shoot down!
Saints have signed Florian, come on in Jack.... Den still waiting for your Premiership tie up info that everyone will shoot down! dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 2

6:31pm Thu 14 Aug 14

LeGod says...

Real Pity about Smith's injury lets hope he makes a speedy recovery as he looked really promising second half against Scunthorpe and we can get him back soon.
I suspect a few teams will nobble our players as Luton did the other night as the pace scares them the problem is the refs are so bad they get away with it and it seems we make a tackle and get a booking.
Thompson the other night was so blatantly chopped down and the ref waved played on and it didnt happen once. Socking decision for their penalty you can see clearly it hit him on the chest with the linesman staring straight at him and he actually gave the decision.
Real Pity about Smith's injury lets hope he makes a speedy recovery as he looked really promising second half against Scunthorpe and we can get him back soon. I suspect a few teams will nobble our players as Luton did the other night as the pace scares them the problem is the refs are so bad they get away with it and it seems we make a tackle and get a booking. Thompson the other night was so blatantly chopped down and the ref waved played on and it didnt happen once. Socking decision for their penalty you can see clearly it hit him on the chest with the linesman staring straight at him and he actually gave the decision. LeGod
  • Score: 2

7:07pm Thu 14 Aug 14

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Sad as I reckon will be a quality player.
Hope he gets fit soon.
Sad as I reckon will be a quality player. Hope he gets fit soon. TheDukeOfBanbury
  • Score: 3

8:00pm Thu 14 Aug 14

california andy says...

Just hope it is indeed a sprain, not a tear. The latter is a bad injury. Probably best that he gets treated and rehabbed by the Liverpool medical staff. I'm sure they can afford the very best, and clearly this is a young player that they have high hopes for. Do hope this is no more than a 3-4 week absence, as he sounds most promising. With the thugs in our division, and the miserable refs at this level, I fear this injury won't be the last we see, and with a thin squad that is a concern.
Just hope it is indeed a sprain, not a tear. The latter is a bad injury. Probably best that he gets treated and rehabbed by the Liverpool medical staff. I'm sure they can afford the very best, and clearly this is a young player that they have high hopes for. Do hope this is no more than a 3-4 week absence, as he sounds most promising. With the thugs in our division, and the miserable refs at this level, I fear this injury won't be the last we see, and with a thin squad that is a concern. california andy
  • Score: 2

8:14pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Rednwhitewalrus699 says...

why wasn't the headline; "Brad news for Smith"?
why wasn't the headline; "Brad news for Smith"? Rednwhitewalrus699
  • Score: 4

9:48pm Thu 14 Aug 14

joey butler says...

London Red wrote:
Least they are talking weeks and not months
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Not ideal after working so hard to get him - but at least we have had all pre-season to prepare as if he is not here
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I would stick JB on the left as NB is doing so well on the right we don't want to hinder his form by moving him over
Finally, a compliment from you London Red!!
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Least they are talking weeks and not months . Not ideal after working so hard to get him - but at least we have had all pre-season to prepare as if he is not here . I would stick JB on the left as NB is doing so well on the right we don't want to hinder his form by moving him over[/p][/quote]Finally, a compliment from you London Red!! joey butler
  • Score: -2

10:15pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Steve. Brentford says...

joey butler wrote:
London Red wrote:
Least they are talking weeks and not months
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Not ideal after working so hard to get him - but at least we have had all pre-season to prepare as if he is not here
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I would stick JB on the left as NB is doing so well on the right we don't want to hinder his form by moving him over
Finally, a compliment from you London Red!!
Haha, nearly mates!
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Least they are talking weeks and not months . Not ideal after working so hard to get him - but at least we have had all pre-season to prepare as if he is not here . I would stick JB on the left as NB is doing so well on the right we don't want to hinder his form by moving him over[/p][/quote]Finally, a compliment from you London Red!![/p][/quote]Haha, nearly mates! Steve. Brentford
  • Score: -2

12:13am Fri 15 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver.

It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace?

If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.
Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver. It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace? If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here. mancrobin
  • Score: 8

7:52am Fri 15 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

mancrobin wrote:
Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver.

It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace?

If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.
Get ched evans, before the big clubs do.
A great player who will attract bigger crowds
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver. It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace? If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.[/p][/quote]Get ched evans, before the big clubs do. A great player who will attract bigger crowds smirg kcab
  • Score: -7

8:08am Fri 15 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

Sign ched Evans
Sign ched Evans smirg kcab
  • Score: -6

8:28am Fri 15 Aug 14

Bassett Hound says...

mancrobin wrote:
Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver.

It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace?

If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.
Why would he be at the end of his tether Manc? he is better off than a lot of managers. Fortunately I think think he is made of the right stuff.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver. It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace? If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.[/p][/quote]Why would he be at the end of his tether Manc? he is better off than a lot of managers. Fortunately I think think he is made of the right stuff. Bassett Hound
  • Score: -2

9:37am Fri 15 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver.

It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace?

If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.
Why would he be at the end of his tether Manc? he is better off than a lot of managers. Fortunately I think think he is made of the right stuff.
I understand where you're coming from Manc but to be fair his interview style is very defensive and has been like that for ages so not sure it is anything new.

If his team keeps playing as it is the crowds will return and will be singing his name for sure.

As for the relationship with him and Power then there will always be a case of the manager wanting more. Not sure he can really complain too much, he did well to land the job initially, he has been well backed publicly by Power, he knew we're not cash rich and the concept of sustainability when he joined, and he has a number of highly rated players in his squad that Power hasn't sold.

I would be amazed if he did a Pulis though and walked out, he only has one season of finishing 8th in League 1 to fall back on, compared to a Pulis's long succesful career at higher levels.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver. It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace? If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.[/p][/quote]Why would he be at the end of his tether Manc? he is better off than a lot of managers. Fortunately I think think he is made of the right stuff.[/p][/quote]I understand where you're coming from Manc but to be fair his interview style is very defensive and has been like that for ages so not sure it is anything new. If his team keeps playing as it is the crowds will return and will be singing his name for sure. As for the relationship with him and Power then there will always be a case of the manager wanting more. Not sure he can really complain too much, he did well to land the job initially, he has been well backed publicly by Power, he knew we're not cash rich and the concept of sustainability when he joined, and he has a number of highly rated players in his squad that Power hasn't sold. I would be amazed if he did a Pulis though and walked out, he only has one season of finishing 8th in League 1 to fall back on, compared to a Pulis's long succesful career at higher levels. Wilesy
  • Score: 1

9:40am Fri 15 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver.

It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace?

If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.
Why would he be at the end of his tether Manc? he is better off than a lot of managers. Fortunately I think think he is made of the right stuff.
I might be wrong Bassett but I was listening to his radio interview after the Scunthorpe game and just the tone of his voice seemed to be full of quiet exasperation. Not really surprising as he has had couple of young loanees delivered to bolster a thin squad at the eleventh hour. However, as we've commented previously, Cooper can come across 'glass half empty' yet the man's track record of delivery is excellent.

I suspect from what I've heard and seen that there is a lot of mutual respect between Power and Cooper but the point I was trying to make (with Palace in mind) is that the manager/chairman relationship is crucial. I wonder what Steve Parish is thinking this morning? Probably just blown Palace's chances of staying in the Premier League.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver. It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace? If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.[/p][/quote]Why would he be at the end of his tether Manc? he is better off than a lot of managers. Fortunately I think think he is made of the right stuff.[/p][/quote]I might be wrong Bassett but I was listening to his radio interview after the Scunthorpe game and just the tone of his voice seemed to be full of quiet exasperation. Not really surprising as he has had couple of young loanees delivered to bolster a thin squad at the eleventh hour. However, as we've commented previously, Cooper can come across 'glass half empty' yet the man's track record of delivery is excellent. I suspect from what I've heard and seen that there is a lot of mutual respect between Power and Cooper but the point I was trying to make (with Palace in mind) is that the manager/chairman relationship is crucial. I wonder what Steve Parish is thinking this morning? Probably just blown Palace's chances of staying in the Premier League. mancrobin
  • Score: 2

10:19am Fri 15 Aug 14

Bassett Hound says...

mancrobin wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver.

It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace?

If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.
Why would he be at the end of his tether Manc? he is better off than a lot of managers. Fortunately I think think he is made of the right stuff.
I might be wrong Bassett but I was listening to his radio interview after the Scunthorpe game and just the tone of his voice seemed to be full of quiet exasperation. Not really surprising as he has had couple of young loanees delivered to bolster a thin squad at the eleventh hour. However, as we've commented previously, Cooper can come across 'glass half empty' yet the man's track record of delivery is excellent.

I suspect from what I've heard and seen that there is a lot of mutual respect between Power and Cooper but the point I was trying to make (with Palace in mind) is that the manager/chairman relationship is crucial. I wonder what Steve Parish is thinking this morning? Probably just blown Palace's chances of staying in the Premier League.
I think your right Manc there seems to be mutual respect,It really does seem that they are all fully signed up members of the way forward. Mark C,s demeanour is naturally surly and that's how he comes across. Our management team have something about them and I am looking forward to the rest of the season
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver. It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace? If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.[/p][/quote]Why would he be at the end of his tether Manc? he is better off than a lot of managers. Fortunately I think think he is made of the right stuff.[/p][/quote]I might be wrong Bassett but I was listening to his radio interview after the Scunthorpe game and just the tone of his voice seemed to be full of quiet exasperation. Not really surprising as he has had couple of young loanees delivered to bolster a thin squad at the eleventh hour. However, as we've commented previously, Cooper can come across 'glass half empty' yet the man's track record of delivery is excellent. I suspect from what I've heard and seen that there is a lot of mutual respect between Power and Cooper but the point I was trying to make (with Palace in mind) is that the manager/chairman relationship is crucial. I wonder what Steve Parish is thinking this morning? Probably just blown Palace's chances of staying in the Premier League.[/p][/quote]I think your right Manc there seems to be mutual respect,It really does seem that they are all fully signed up members of the way forward. Mark C,s demeanour is naturally surly and that's how he comes across. Our management team have something about them and I am looking forward to the rest of the season Bassett Hound
  • Score: 2

11:04am Fri 15 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

Wilesy wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver.

It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace?

If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.
Why would he be at the end of his tether Manc? he is better off than a lot of managers. Fortunately I think think he is made of the right stuff.
I understand where you're coming from Manc but to be fair his interview style is very defensive and has been like that for ages so not sure it is anything new.

If his team keeps playing as it is the crowds will return and will be singing his name for sure.

As for the relationship with him and Power then there will always be a case of the manager wanting more. Not sure he can really complain too much, he did well to land the job initially, he has been well backed publicly by Power, he knew we're not cash rich and the concept of sustainability when he joined, and he has a number of highly rated players in his squad that Power hasn't sold.

I would be amazed if he did a Pulis though and walked out, he only has one season of finishing 8th in League 1 to fall back on, compared to a Pulis's long succesful career at higher levels.
Yes, good points Wilesy and hope your right.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver. It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace? If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.[/p][/quote]Why would he be at the end of his tether Manc? he is better off than a lot of managers. Fortunately I think think he is made of the right stuff.[/p][/quote]I understand where you're coming from Manc but to be fair his interview style is very defensive and has been like that for ages so not sure it is anything new. If his team keeps playing as it is the crowds will return and will be singing his name for sure. As for the relationship with him and Power then there will always be a case of the manager wanting more. Not sure he can really complain too much, he did well to land the job initially, he has been well backed publicly by Power, he knew we're not cash rich and the concept of sustainability when he joined, and he has a number of highly rated players in his squad that Power hasn't sold. I would be amazed if he did a Pulis though and walked out, he only has one season of finishing 8th in League 1 to fall back on, compared to a Pulis's long succesful career at higher levels.[/p][/quote]Yes, good points Wilesy and hope your right. mancrobin
  • Score: 0

4:41pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

mancrobin wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver.

It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace?

If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.
Why would he be at the end of his tether Manc? he is better off than a lot of managers. Fortunately I think think he is made of the right stuff.
I understand where you're coming from Manc but to be fair his interview style is very defensive and has been like that for ages so not sure it is anything new.

If his team keeps playing as it is the crowds will return and will be singing his name for sure.

As for the relationship with him and Power then there will always be a case of the manager wanting more. Not sure he can really complain too much, he did well to land the job initially, he has been well backed publicly by Power, he knew we're not cash rich and the concept of sustainability when he joined, and he has a number of highly rated players in his squad that Power hasn't sold.

I would be amazed if he did a Pulis though and walked out, he only has one season of finishing 8th in League 1 to fall back on, compared to a Pulis's long succesful career at higher levels.
Yes, good points Wilesy and hope your right.
Very good discussion there fellas. Cooper certainly has my full support and always has done. I think he has the backing of most other fans too. It's just a pity he doesn't lighten up a bit. Still, if it helps him to focus on the job and deliver the goods, I'd settle for him being the most miserable b@stard on the planet.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: Just a word on MC who gets a lot of unjustified flak from some on here. I have increasingly grown to respect the guy who is often left with either little resources and/or awkward situations and still seems to deliver. It's easy to take people like MC for granted and listening to and reading a few quotes recently, I detect that he may be getting to the end of his tether. Fans and Mr Power beware. Do we want to end up like Crystal Palace? If Mark slung his hook, I would probably join the doom merchants on here.[/p][/quote]Why would he be at the end of his tether Manc? he is better off than a lot of managers. Fortunately I think think he is made of the right stuff.[/p][/quote]I understand where you're coming from Manc but to be fair his interview style is very defensive and has been like that for ages so not sure it is anything new. If his team keeps playing as it is the crowds will return and will be singing his name for sure. As for the relationship with him and Power then there will always be a case of the manager wanting more. Not sure he can really complain too much, he did well to land the job initially, he has been well backed publicly by Power, he knew we're not cash rich and the concept of sustainability when he joined, and he has a number of highly rated players in his squad that Power hasn't sold. I would be amazed if he did a Pulis though and walked out, he only has one season of finishing 8th in League 1 to fall back on, compared to a Pulis's long succesful career at higher levels.[/p][/quote]Yes, good points Wilesy and hope your right.[/p][/quote]Very good discussion there fellas. Cooper certainly has my full support and always has done. I think he has the backing of most other fans too. It's just a pity he doesn't lighten up a bit. Still, if it helps him to focus on the job and deliver the goods, I'd settle for him being the most miserable b@stard on the planet. Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

5:00pm Fri 15 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

No chance Stephens coming the new fella they signed is injured lol
No chance Stephens coming the new fella they signed is injured lol smirg kcab
  • Score: -2

9:07pm Fri 15 Aug 14

old town robin says...

Since 1950 wrote:
OOO-RU wrote:
Is JayMc still without a club?
Good shout, but is he anywhere near match fit? Not sure where he's been training. If he was match fit he'd slot in okay. I'd be glad to get him back for sure. However, it was his decision to walk away from the offer the club made him.
Jay has joined Sheffield Utd today, Funny Sky only has him as an ex-Blackburn player, maybe he never played for us or Barnsley.

Don't know how some of these researchers get their jobs if they can't be bothered to check their information.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OOO-RU[/bold] wrote: Is JayMc still without a club?[/p][/quote]Good shout, but is he anywhere near match fit? Not sure where he's been training. If he was match fit he'd slot in okay. I'd be glad to get him back for sure. However, it was his decision to walk away from the offer the club made him.[/p][/quote]Jay has joined Sheffield Utd today, Funny Sky only has him as an ex-Blackburn player, maybe he never played for us or Barnsley. Don't know how some of these researchers get their jobs if they can't be bothered to check their information. old town robin
  • Score: 1

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