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    leightonrleightonr
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    Assuming Peter Swann has watched last nights game – it was a perfect example of Cox’s poor management and tactical nous. His actions turned a winnable position into hanging on and narrowly avoiding defeat. Everything looked to be going ok then following his changes, Barrow scored, missed a penalty, hit the woodwork and were generally thwarted by Watson being man of the match. If he escapes the sack after that then he is Teflon man and will be around until the end of the season (and our existence as a football league club)

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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    You would have thought he couldn’t survive the Harrogate debacle but…….

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    I suspect its the cost to get rid that is keeping him in a job. While there is hope we might turn the corner he will survive as it will conserve cash, and the last two games have shown slight improvement although lose on Saturday and surely he has to go.
    If he’s here at the end of the season we are doomed.

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    #216108
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Swann & Cox. Not so much the dream team as the makes you scream team!

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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Swann & Cox. Not so much the dream team as the makes you scream team!

    Well it is almost Halloween. 👿

    #216114
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    Certainly not the cost that’s keeping Cox in a job, the attendances would go up if we had a manager who played attacking football, would more than pay Cox’s wages,

    #216117
    fans6464
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    The worst squad in the league gets a draw away from home and this is sackable?
    I,d Knight him for that.
    I can understand why some might want him to go due to many poor results but for this one is hysteria
    I’ll wait until I get invited in for a cosy cuppa before I swallow my principles and let the real culprit off with the head of another sacrificial lamb/manager

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    I don’t think it’s a one off and that’s the problem. This is a representation of longer term errors by Cox.

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    Could it be?

    Bruce leaves by mutual agreement, on his way to save Scunny.😂

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    Could it be?

    Bruce leaves by mutual agreement, on his way to save Scunny.😂

    Na, he will go back to Hull when Grant McCann gets sacked after tonight’s game.

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    The worst squad in the league gets a draw away from home and this is sackable?
    I,d Knight him for that.
    I can understand why some might want him to go due to many poor results but for this one is hysteria

    It’s possible that there could be *two* problems with the club….

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    I can’t afford to answer that

    #216135
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    “The worst squad in the league gets a draw away from home and this is sackable?”

    It’s sackable because it has happened so many times before in the rare events when we are in a winning position.

    There is a massive difference between keeping things tight and trying to hang on with all out defence for the final 40 minutes.

    It is sackable because his defensive tactics fail over and over again because the defenders and midfielder are not good at it.

    It is sackable because he substitutes players who are playing well and could score a goal to improve a winning position.

    It is sackable because he is always happy with a point. Draws and losses mean relegation. It’s 3 points for a win and we desperately need wins or else we will stay where we are, rock bottom!!

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    It is sackable because his defensive tactics fail over and over again because the defenders and midfielder are not good at it.

    Very few would be at this level playing like that.

    What complete utter moron takes their best performing striker off when you’re in control of a match “other team not even really offering a threat” and goes ultra defensive when they’re not even under any pressure to do so giving the opposition all the ball and space to play in ?

    All he had to do was keep it the same and just change like for like.

    This is how stupid it’s gotten under him now.

    Yes, throwing a game away through sheer ineptness is a sackable offence. That was a new low against Barrow. That in some ways was even worse than Harrogate, we were woeful and got pumped in that game but last night we were playing pretty well, in the driving seat but had an idiot manager in charge who through it away of his own accord.

    If that wasn’t a further example on way he should be sacked, I don’t know what Swann’s waiting for. Fans are most annoyed over Swann not sacking somebody who everybody knows is no good, everybody can bloody see it.

    All last night was in my eyes was a great big useless manager rubber stamp.

    Get him gone for crying out loud !

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    The worst squad in the league gets a draw away from home and this is sackable?
    I,d Knight him for that.
    I can understand why some might want him to go due to many poor results but for this one is hysteria
    I’ll wait until I get invited in for a cosy cuppa before I swallow my principles and let the real culprit off with the head of another sacrificial lamb/manager

    2 wins in 32 and you reckon this is Hysteria?

    It probably is the worst squad in the league, but that’s no excuse for complete tactical ineptitude costing us 3 points against Sutton, Carlisle and Barrow whilst in leading positions

    If anything the supporters have been too soft, with neil being a local lad and the focus being on Swann.

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    #216152
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    It’s not the worst squad in the league, Swann said we’re good enough to stay up. He never tells porkies.

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    #216153
    bartonscorpionbartonscorpion
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    I suspect its the cost to get rid that is keeping him in a job. While there is hope we might turn the corner he will survive as it will conserve cash, and the last two games have shown slight improvement although lose on Saturday and surely he has to go.
    If he’s here at the end of the season we are doomed.

    How many more times do people say (if, if if he fails next game), this has been said for months, the old chestnut was (he is a very nice man), well how nice is he if he is spoiling the enjoyment and entertainment of 4,000 fans every week by his systems that do not produce results.

    He is costing the club tens of thousands of pounds by supporters not attending matches, so he is not coserving the clubs cash, it would be peanuts in money to bladder Cox, Lillis and Mussa and get a manager that has the slightest knowledge on how to operate a football league team, compared with what these clowns are costing, and there is no possible way that these three will survive the club sadly dropping into non-league football, and possibly the end of SUFC.

    ingSwann must know this, he has made so many errors whilst at Scunthorpe, but keeping a management team like this, with one win in the last 26 matches, how can fans keep saying if we lose next week, or are they saying the past 60 games with Cox in charge can be overlooked???

    Enough is enough, in fact more than a bloody enough.

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    I suspect its the cost to get rid that is keeping him in a job. While there is hope we might turn the corner he will survive as it will conserve cash, and the last two games have shown slight improvement although lose on Saturday and surely he has to go.
    If he’s here at the end of the season we are doomed.

    How many more times do people say (if, if if he fails next game), this has been said for months, the old chestnut was (he is a very nice man), well how nice is he if he is spoiling the enjoyment and entertainment of 4,000 fans every week by his systems that do not produce results.

    He is costing the club tens of thousands of pounds by supporters not attending matches, so he is not coserving the clubs cash, it would be peanuts in money to bladder Cox, Lillis and Mussa and get a manager that has the slightest knowledge on how to operate a football league team, compared with what these clowns are costing, and there is no possible way that these three will survive the club sadly dropping into non-league football, and possibly the end of SUFC.
    Swann must know this, he has made so many errors whilst at Scunthorpe, but keeping a management team like this, with one win in the last 26 matches, how can fans keep saying if we lose next week, or are they saying the past 60 games with Cox in charge can be overlooked???

    Enough is enough, in fact more than a bloody enough.

    #216157
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    I agree and think Cox should be gone but I also think Swann is persisting for the reasons I quoted and is hoping for a Robbins/Sir Alex moment, even though this just won’t happen.

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    Fansy thinking Cox should be knighted for drawing against Barrow really does bring home where we are at the moment.

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    The issue with Cox is not that we “only” got a point at Barrow. In the grand scheme of things points away are great if you win most of your home games (we don’t win very many home games by the way Fansy).

    The issue is how and why we only got a point.

    We marked their men and put in challenges all over the pitch in the first half. We scored one and should have scored 2. We had a couple of other half decent chances. They were reduced to aimless passes across their back 3 occasionally popping it into midfield and getting it back again. They created hardly any chances and looked a fairly poor League 2 outfit.

    For the majority of the second half we surrendered two thirds of the pitch, stood off their players and allowed a poor team to play attack against defence. This was exactly what the 2 iron fans on Humberside at half time predicted. I expect the 86 brave souls that travelled to Barrow and everyone else watching on iFollow predicted as well.

    That is the problem. I don’t believe for a minute all 10 outfield players suddenly just decided to do that. Even if they did the coaches should have been screaming at them for 45 minutes to get back to doing what they did in the first half.

    This is not a new manager still trying to get his ideas across. This is a man who has been in charge for 60 odd games and still thinks this tactic will get him results.

    We got a point because Rory had a great game, Barrow were shite and Cox got lucky.

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