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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Registered On: June 21, 2017
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    Good point Cliff, a repeat from the next 11 games will see us on 59 points, not too shabby for a first season manager plauged with injuries to senior players and struggling to find a shape for a load of inexperienced younger players. I’ll take it.

    #203595
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    On reflection I was probably a bit harsh on Cox, he was dealt a bad hand with injuries and some indifferent signings but he has done enough to keep us up, which given the circumstances is something of an achievement. It has been his first significant management post so let’s hope he has gained some experience from it and we move on next season to see some inspiring attacking football.

    #203600
    BigLeftToeBigLeftToe
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    As long as Cox continues to improve I’m happy. We’ve accumulated more points than we did last season having played 3 games less and with a much lower budget, so we’re definitely moving in the right direction.

    That being said, if this is the pinnacle of what’s to come going forwards and into next season then I’d be happy to see him gone.

    #203602
    FerriteFerrite
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    I think Cox has worked wonders, getting us comfortably into lower midtable with such a poor squad, credit to him. I also think this is the sort of progress Hurst was showing (with a better square) before he was sacked. Cox has sorted out the defence – remember when we were conceding penalties every week? As I said on another thread, the only thing we can ask from Cox now is some more exciting football because we really struggle to score goals.

    #203644
    Lord KitchenerLord Kitchener
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    I’m actually convinced that The Iron will finish in the top 12 this season, which given the circumstances will be a good job for our rookie manager.

    I’d love to see some more home grown talent breaking into the first team.

    UTI

    #203645
    FerriteFerrite
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    I’d love to see some more home grown talent breaking into the first team.

    I think a lot of us would but it’s been a while since anyone came through the youth team to become a regular, or even semi-regular, first teamer. Who would be the last one? Hakeeb?

    #203650
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    If they’re as good as O’Malley then bring it on!

    #203653
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    Sutton and So Wootton ferrite?

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    #203655
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    Sutton and So Wootton ferrite?

    To an extent, yes, though neither really became a first-choice selection unless other players were injured. Same as Jai Rowe at the moment too.

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    Interesting though Sutton has been a first choice in a resurgent team since going to Bradford and Wooton is doing very well at a level only slightly below ours.

    Both seem highly raTed at their new clubs.

    Young players that we bring in do seem to get a better chance to establish themselves despite poor early performances – I’m thinking the likes of Loft, Green and Hippolyte all had some stinkers but got enough chances to settle in and improve.

    I think all fans (and I include myself in this) could be a bit more supportive of our own young players.

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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Well said MK young players need and should get plenty of backing from the fans, completely agree about some jumping on their backs when things don’t go great some of the time. Wooton has bagged a nice amount of goals since going to Notts County and I’m delighted for the lad, hope he goes on to have a long successful career, as for Sutton, he’s back next week with Bradford and he’s been playing really well for them, we shall see what he does to us. Haven’t seen Novak in their squads lately after he started well for them, guess he’s injured.

    #203663
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    I think our fans are really harsh on our own young players. Look at the way McCombe was treated for a great example. We’re far too quick to get on their back during games and then to demand new, more expensive signings to replace them.

    I’m sorry to say, I think that some of the hosts of the Iron Bru podcast are guilty of this. Just listening to the recent one, they were arguing in favour of picking someone called Teddy Howe (who apparently is on loan from Blackpool – who knew?) over Jai Rowe. Why would it make any sense to select a loanee over a youth prospect at this stage of the season, now we’re safe?

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    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Why would it make sense to bring in a loanee anyway? And once you had, not play them?

    Unless Cox realised Clarke’s deficiencies at FB and always intended to move him to CB if injuries necessitated it. In which case Howe’s loan to cover Jai Rowe is a sensible move, and Cox is more savvy than we think!

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    cliffbyrnesrightpegCliff Byrne’s Right Peg
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    Although not technically our Players, I’ve been impressed during the last year with the Calibre of player coming through the u23 system. We’ve had Rowe, Green, Mcatee, Beestin and O’Malley all breakthrough recently. Hopefully some of the u18’s get the opportunity to progress through the ranks aswell as it’s certainly a more sustainable way of operating.

    I guess the key thing is making sure we have an experienced, solid spine to the team and not throwing them all in at once which seemed to happen earlier in the season.

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    Well this post was started in December last year and as I’m writing Exeter have just gone four goals to nil up at glanford park. How much more if this rubish are we meant to put up with? My patience with Cox and Swann has just expired. No more visits to Glanny or payments to ifollow. Never thought this day would come. Go now both of you before you finally kill my club off.

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    johnboyj charles
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    Well those of you who said last seasons squad was not the the worse team in our history are now correct.

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