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Maringer
January 27, 2021, 10:16pm
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Obviously has some ability as his record shows, but he just didn't look arsed during most of his time with us. I think he admitted after he left that he'd not been fit enough. Perhaps understandable as he was a young lad who moved across to the other side of the country, away from friends and family.
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Obviously has some ability as his record shows, but he just didn't look arsed during most of his time with us. I think he admitted after he left that he'd not been fit enough. Perhaps understandable as he was a young lad who moved across to the other side of the country, away from friends and family.


My recollection was that he was pretty good in his first season but was a 19 year old away from home and probably ate and drank the wrong stuff. But he was always decent, perhaps a bit greedy at times but that’s strikers, and scored a decent amount of goals including the goal at Wembley v Wrexham. Second season not an automatic choice and that’s when he lost a bit of confidence and his attitude appeared to drop. Remember the cup game v Huddersfield when he was outstanding and the next week Hurst left him out again and there was meltdown on here.

His subsequent goals showed the potential he showed whilst with us but since moving to Mansfield his career seems to have gone backwards a little but he’s still got time to come back.
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Cook was on  over 4 grand a week at Mansfield . Same as Kyle Bennett at Bristol Rovers. The worlds gone mad. Have a look at this
https://salarysport.com/football/sky-bet-league-two/grimsby-town/
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Cook was on  over 4 grand a week at Mansfield . Same as Kyle Bennett at Bristol Rovers. The worlds gone mad. Have a look at this
https://salarysport.com/football/sky-bet-league-two/grimsby-town/


If that salary list is accurate I would expect some levels of disharmony amongst the players when things are not going well with the weekly wage for Wright & Pollock being particularly pathetic, how would the club expect to keep Pollock if that’s what they pay him?

As for the higher earners I assume, pray, we don’t pay Bennett’s full salary and I can see where Jolley spent his budget when you look at Waterfall, Hanson & Green. Not saying players should not get paid decent money shame it’s not attracting a better quality of player though!
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My recollection was that he was pretty good in his first season but was a 19 year old away from home and probably ate and drank the wrong stuff. But he was always decent, perhaps a bit greedy at times but that’s strikers, and scored a decent amount of goals including the goal at Wembley v Wrexham. Second season not an automatic choice and that’s when he lost a bit of confidence and his attitude appeared to drop. Remember the cup game v Huddersfield when he was outstanding and the next week Hurst left him out again and there was meltdown on here.

His subsequent goals showed the potential he showed whilst with us but since moving to Mansfield his career seems to have gone backwards a little but he’s still got time to come back.


I liked Andy Cook - Buckley's comment about his second touch always being a tackle (i.e. not a great first touch) notwithstanding.

My (thoroughly unreliable) memory of that second season is that Cook was just starting to look decent, we signed Brodie (spit), and Cook's confidence went awol.

As a general aside, a big forward with a not-so-great first touch can be effective if he wins a fair percentage of the battles for the ball thereafter.
Livo and the early Dion Dublin spring to mind.
Diego Costa too perhaps...but I suspect he deliberately 'miscontrolled' a few to set up a situation where he could, erm...put in a 'forwards tackle' on the defender.


If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
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Cook was on  over 4 grand a week at Mansfield . Same as Kyle Bennett at Bristol Rovers. The worlds gone mad. Have a look at this
https://salarysport.com/football/sky-bet-league-two/grimsby-town/


Gibson is paid zero according to that. And he signed a 3 year deal. Think he should get another agent.
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Gibson is paid zero according to that. And he signed a 3 year deal. Think he should get another agent.


We’re still getting short changed
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I normally pour scorn on figures that are banded about but that looks about what I would expect, with a few expectations.   Maybe not exact with the money but in terms of the hierarchy of high earners.  

Ex-player or not, I'd have taken Andy Cook back in a heartbeat.   I don't think he was Hurst's kind of player though, not the right attitude.  He was awesome at times in that first season though.  What was the game where he came off the bench and grabbed two late goals to win it when we were staring defeat in the face?
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So what’s Greens scoring record?


I'm sorry....what?......Green.....scoring?......


40+ years of black and white striped misery.
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No doubting his ability but the question was always over his attitude. Look at every club he's been at the fans say he couldn't be assed or caused some sort of problem in the squad.
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