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    Default The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    The saviour of Nottingham Forest has certainly made an impressive start this season. He continues to make SO'D look a bit daft in the process...


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    PS - I guess the original Cotters thread was eaten by the monsters.


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    Thanks Steve.


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    Clearly the tactic of "hoof it long to the big lad" has worked better than trying to assemble a team that actually plays football.

    Well, at least in the short term anyway.


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    With the same players Cotterill was better than SOD maybe SOD's man management is just worse.


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by EmmersonForest4 View Post
    With the same players Cotterill was better than SOD maybe SOD's man management is just worse.

    Or maybe SOD's methods are too complex for div 3 players to execute.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Or maybe SOD's methods are too complex for div 3 players to execute.
    You have to adapt regardless, the best managers are adaptable and then are able to change a philosophy.


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by EmmersonForest4 View Post
    You have to adapt regardless, the best managers are adaptable and then are able to change a philosophy.

    Fair call, I think SOD's biggest problem is he gives footballers far too much credit. Thinking for themselves and taking responsibility are not qualities often associated to them.
    I'm a big admirer of Sean, his methods, his enthusiasm and integrity. I always felt that he would have left us in a better position than when he found us without breaking the bank, but I accept that he would probably have not been the best man to spend big money.


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    For sure.....


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    I like the SOD, and I'm glad he's looking after the England u19s now (I'm sure I read this in one of the papers only the other day). If England's going anywhere in the future we need more fellas like Sean around the set up.


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    I thought we had put the dark days of Cotternil behind us. After all we only had to score one more.........

    Lichaj of the Tigar, you have re-opened counselling needs for thousands. Do you work for a claim company?


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    Hes a winner


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    He got us promoted and ended the dark League 1 days.


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    TOTL


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    The future of Bristol City.

    Thank the Lord not the future of Nottingham Forest.


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    He got a lot of unwarranted grief but he's better than SOD although saying that , i believe that SOD & Cotterill together would have been fantastic as a managerial duo. Cotterill do have an eye for players. He's an old school manager but i thought his man management was good.
    After that 1-0 defeat against derby during that season , he saw that his players were tired and needed a rest. Megson would have gotten the squad to come back the next day for extra training after a defeat but Cotterill did not , he gave the squad off until sunday before coming back for training for tuesday match against Leeds.
    We all saw how the team responded to that - came back renewed and gave Warnock and Leeds a 7-3 walloping.


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    A lot of unwarranted grief? The guy was clueless. Had no idea how to manage a team.
    It was only when SOD came in that things picked up.


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    Can see how clueless some people are and can only focused on the result. Cotterill was left with such a huge mess left by ND & McClaren. It was only after Cotterill was able to pick up some loans (including SOD to help him out) due to the Bamford & Wes sale that the team stabilised.

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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    At a time when we needed creativity and goals, he confined Radi to staying at home and never picked Bamford. The team under him were a mess (regardless of what went on previously) they never gelled and nobody had any respect for the guy. Thankfully Portsmouth were deducted points otherwise we would have gone down.


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    Have to disagree with some of that, firstly due to our final league position Portsmouth had no bearing on our league status.

    We were near the bottom of the league, quite rightly the needing goals and guile to improve the situation. would you have tried an untested youngster? albeit highly rated? He had to bring in players who at this level would do a job, Higginbotham, Elokobi, Pep, etc..

    I was never a fan of Cotterill, but he did what was asked, for that we shouldn't be too harsh on him. it sure wasn't pretty was it!
    I have said to my Bristol City fan mates that he would get them up, but they would be foolish to keep him afterwards. Would also require a neck brace most of the time!


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    Oh smashing, the should have played a kid who still hasn't established himself in the championship argument again.


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    I'm not a Bamford fan, mainly because I never saw him play. But when we had nothing up front for like 10 games surely it's time to try something else.


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    My Brizzle mate likes him, says they are playing decent Football (I know by their standards that means nothing) and is confident on promotion.
    He liked SOD but the results obviously weren't there.


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by FBS View Post
    I'm not a Bamford fan, mainly because I never saw him play. But when we had nothing up front for like 10 games surely it's time to try something else.

    That's a valid point, but it gets talked about as though Cotters had left Messi out.


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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    Would've been nice to have tried something though....anything.... After being without a goal for almost 6 years (felt like it anyway) I thought it might be time to 'mix it up a bit' regarding forward selection. Didn't care who, just anyone different.


 

 

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