Registered On: October 17, 2015
The football on the whole this season has been turgid, and there’s no getting away from that, however you have to put the season into context.
Cox inherited the most disjointed and poorly assembled team I’ve seen in my time watching the Iron, I honestly thought we’d had it as a football league club. There’s no overstating how shit we were.
Over time he’s organised the players, got them working hard consistently, set up a mean defensive unit ( when they’re fit) and created a positive atmosphere of ‘togetherness’ which has been mentioned by the players. He’s managed to get a tune out of Loft who was dismissed almost instantly by most of us, and allowed some of the younger players such as Rowe, O’Malley to break into the first team.
Howe aside, nearly everyone signing since his appointment has had a positive influence on the team: Howard, Brown, Taft, Karacan have all contributed.
There were people, including some on here, calling for his head before the Grimsby game; if Swann proceeded to swing the axe I’m convinced we’d be sitting somewhere between Barrow/Grimsby/Southend.
When fans are back next year there will have to be an improvement in performances. At the minute we are a poor attacking outlet and cannot break teams down, Cox will know, and needs to address this during the summer. Languishing in the lower reaches of league 2 will also not be acceptable.
However, I see Cox as a long term project and hopefully he feels the same about us. We’ve had a lot instability during the last few years and it will be a breath of fresh air to see the same manager in the dugout for another season.
I hope he’s given time to prove his worth.