SWINDON TOWN: Cooper confirmed as assistant manager

This Is Swindon Town FC: Cooper confirmed as assistant manager Cooper confirmed as assistant manager

MARK Cooper has been officially confirmed as the next assistant manager of Swindon Town.

As reported by the Advertiser this morning, Cooper will join as number two to new boss Kevin MacDonald.

More to follow.

 

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11:07am Fri 1 Mar 13

Bonehead1965 says...

all sounds good ,i would of liked ian wright. but im sure kevin will do an equally good job,what amuses me there was not a mention about this in the press or the bookies now lets get back to winning ways at coventry come on lads do the bizzzzzz!
all sounds good ,i would of liked ian wright. but im sure kevin will do an equally good job,what amuses me there was not a mention about this in the press or the bookies now lets get back to winning ways at coventry come on lads do the bizzzzzz! Bonehead1965
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11:13am Fri 1 Mar 13

old town robin says...

well that's one of my questions answered, Mark Nicholas Cooper (born 18 December 1968) is an English former association football player and manager. He was a midfielder as a player. He currently is the manager of Conference club AFC Telford United.

Cooper followed his father Terry into the sport, starting his career with Bristol City in 1987. During a 22-year playing career he was at 17 clubs, including three on loan and two spells at Exeter City. He played 457 league games, during which he scored 115 goals, with his five-year spell at non-league Tamworth being his longest at any club. At two of his final three clubs, he also combined the role with being manager. He has also had a short spell in league management with Peterborough United.
Terry Coopers son and a bit of Brizzie history says he likes the west country.

.the next question is what loanees does he plan to bring in
well that's one of my questions answered, Mark Nicholas Cooper (born 18 December 1968) is an English former association football player and manager. He was a midfielder as a player. He currently is the manager of Conference club AFC Telford United. Cooper followed his father Terry into the sport, starting his career with Bristol City in 1987. During a 22-year playing career he was at 17 clubs, including three on loan and two spells at Exeter City. He played 457 league games, during which he scored 115 goals, with his five-year spell at non-league Tamworth being his longest at any club. At two of his final three clubs, he also combined the role with being manager. He has also had a short spell in league management with Peterborough United. Terry Coopers son and a bit of Brizzie history says he likes the west country. .the next question is what loanees does he plan to bring in old town robin
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11:13am Fri 1 Mar 13

London Red says...

Not sure of his connection to MacDonald?
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Has expereice as Gaffer at Posh - so hopefully knows this league
Not sure of his connection to MacDonald? . Has expereice as Gaffer at Posh - so hopefully knows this league London Red
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11:33am Fri 1 Mar 13

International Robin2 says...

Glad we got MacDonald instead of Ian Wright. Ian Wright has no where near the experience needed (as of yet) to cope with what we expect from this season. MacDonald has more contacts, experience and knowledge and couldn't be happier with the appointment all things considered!

Du du du DU duuuuu I'm lovin' it!
Glad we got MacDonald instead of Ian Wright. Ian Wright has no where near the experience needed (as of yet) to cope with what we expect from this season. MacDonald has more contacts, experience and knowledge and couldn't be happier with the appointment all things considered! Du du du DU duuuuu I'm lovin' it! International Robin2
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11:42am Fri 1 Mar 13

the wizard says...

Always thought his dad to be a very good player so I hope he has followed that. All the pieces slowly now coming together. Shame they are a bit late to have too much influence over tomorrow but, we go on, and the club has proven itself to be bigger than one man.
Always thought his dad to be a very good player so I hope he has followed that. All the pieces slowly now coming together. Shame they are a bit late to have too much influence over tomorrow but, we go on, and the club has proven itself to be bigger than one man. the wizard
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11:46am Fri 1 Mar 13

mallorca says...

Good choice recall seeing him as a player.
If anything like his Dad he will cntribute well.Nice choice do wish him well
Good choice recall seeing him as a player. If anything like his Dad he will cntribute well.Nice choice do wish him well mallorca
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11:46am Fri 1 Mar 13

mallorca says...

Good choice recall seeing him as a player.
If anything like his Dad he will cntribute well.Nice choice do wish him well
Good choice recall seeing him as a player. If anything like his Dad he will cntribute well.Nice choice do wish him well mallorca
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11:46am Fri 1 Mar 13

mallorca says...

Good choice recall seeing him as a player.
If anything like his Dad he will cntribute well.Nice choice do wish him well
Good choice recall seeing him as a player. If anything like his Dad he will cntribute well.Nice choice do wish him well mallorca
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11:53am Fri 1 Mar 13

MarksDad says...

the wizard wrote:
Always thought his dad to be a very good player so I hope he has followed that. All the pieces slowly now coming together. Shame they are a bit late to have too much influence over tomorrow but, we go on, and the club has proven itself to be bigger than one man.
Late! They only took over last week.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Always thought his dad to be a very good player so I hope he has followed that. All the pieces slowly now coming together. Shame they are a bit late to have too much influence over tomorrow but, we go on, and the club has proven itself to be bigger than one man.[/p][/quote]Late! They only took over last week. MarksDad
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12:05pm Fri 1 Mar 13

old town robin says...

London Red wrote:
Not sure of his connection to MacDonald?
.
Has expereice as Gaffer at Posh - so hopefully knows this league
But only won 1 in 13 games LR, which would suggest he may have struggled at Championship level or was not given the support from his Irish chairman
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Not sure of his connection to MacDonald? . Has expereice as Gaffer at Posh - so hopefully knows this league[/p][/quote]But only won 1 in 13 games LR, which would suggest he may have struggled at Championship level or was not given the support from his Irish chairman old town robin
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12:16pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Bassett Hound says...

old town robin wrote:
London Red wrote:
Not sure of his connection to MacDonald?
.
Has expereice as Gaffer at Posh - so hopefully knows this league
But only won 1 in 13 games LR, which would suggest he may have struggled at Championship level or was not given the support from his Irish chairman
PDC's start was not very special but the club backed him and now he want's to sue us
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Not sure of his connection to MacDonald? . Has expereice as Gaffer at Posh - so hopefully knows this league[/p][/quote]But only won 1 in 13 games LR, which would suggest he may have struggled at Championship level or was not given the support from his Irish chairman[/p][/quote]PDC's start was not very special but the club backed him and now he want's to sue us Bassett Hound
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12:32pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Wilesy says...

Sounds a big improvement on our previous number 2, whose matchday contribution appeared to be sitting down quietly having a finger pointed at him all game
Sounds a big improvement on our previous number 2, whose matchday contribution appeared to be sitting down quietly having a finger pointed at him all game Wilesy
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12:43pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Park North Red says...

K Mac is the thinking man's Swindon Town manager. I am sure he will soon stamp his mark on the team
K Mac is the thinking man's Swindon Town manager. I am sure he will soon stamp his mark on the team Park North Red
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3:51pm Fri 1 Mar 13

jason900 says...

old town robin wrote:
well that's one of my questions answered, Mark Nicholas Cooper (born 18 December 1968) is an English former association football player and manager. He was a midfielder as a player. He currently is the manager of Conference club AFC Telford United.

Cooper followed his father Terry into the sport, starting his career with Bristol City in 1987. During a 22-year playing career he was at 17 clubs, including three on loan and two spells at Exeter City. He played 457 league games, during which he scored 115 goals, with his five-year spell at non-league Tamworth being his longest at any club. At two of his final three clubs, he also combined the role with being manager. He has also had a short spell in league management with Peterborough United.
Terry Coopers son and a bit of Brizzie history says he likes the west country.

.the next question is what loanees does he plan to bring in
How pleased am i? I went to school Mark Cooper - free tickets for me!!!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: well that's one of my questions answered, Mark Nicholas Cooper (born 18 December 1968) is an English former association football player and manager. He was a midfielder as a player. He currently is the manager of Conference club AFC Telford United. Cooper followed his father Terry into the sport, starting his career with Bristol City in 1987. During a 22-year playing career he was at 17 clubs, including three on loan and two spells at Exeter City. He played 457 league games, during which he scored 115 goals, with his five-year spell at non-league Tamworth being his longest at any club. At two of his final three clubs, he also combined the role with being manager. He has also had a short spell in league management with Peterborough United. Terry Coopers son and a bit of Brizzie history says he likes the west country. .the next question is what loanees does he plan to bring in[/p][/quote]How pleased am i? I went to school Mark Cooper - free tickets for me!!! jason900
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5:41pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

Mark Cooper seems to me a very good choice of Assistant Manager by our new chief Kevin MacDonald.
This is very important because history shows that very often Assistant Managers eventually become the Club Manager in the event that the Manager gets sacked or moves on to better things.
For the time being I am more than happy with both Kevin and Mark, following the departure of the loyal Paolo Di Canio.
Mark Cooper seems to me a very good choice of Assistant Manager by our new chief Kevin MacDonald. This is very important because history shows that very often Assistant Managers eventually become the Club Manager in the event that the Manager gets sacked or moves on to better things. For the time being I am more than happy with both Kevin and Mark, following the departure of the loyal Paolo Di Canio. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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6:15pm Fri 1 Mar 13

donaldslovechild says...

I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please.
I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more. donaldslovechild
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8:44pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Gl6hamptonred says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
Mark Cooper seems to me a very good choice of Assistant Manager by our new chief Kevin MacDonald.
This is very important because history shows that very often Assistant Managers eventually become the Club Manager in the event that the Manager gets sacked or moves on to better things.
For the time being I am more than happy with both Kevin and Mark, following the departure of the loyal Paolo Di Canio.
At least give them a chance!Kev mac has loads of experience-17 years coaching a premier club speaks for itself
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: Mark Cooper seems to me a very good choice of Assistant Manager by our new chief Kevin MacDonald. This is very important because history shows that very often Assistant Managers eventually become the Club Manager in the event that the Manager gets sacked or moves on to better things. For the time being I am more than happy with both Kevin and Mark, following the departure of the loyal Paolo Di Canio.[/p][/quote]At least give them a chance!Kev mac has loads of experience-17 years coaching a premier club speaks for itself Gl6hamptonred
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9:19pm Fri 1 Mar 13

BuryTown 63 says...

No one knows the guy around here. Trust is the name of the game for both appointments.

I wish them well they will not be giving less than 100%.

This is a new era. The passion has gone but so has the uncertainty.

Hopefully no more fall outs with players or chairmen. No more tantrums, name calling, public humiliations or unfairness.

Time will tell if the appointments go well, we've had a great 18 months.

Lets just support the Club no one is bigger !
No one knows the guy around here. Trust is the name of the game for both appointments. I wish them well they will not be giving less than 100%. This is a new era. The passion has gone but so has the uncertainty. Hopefully no more fall outs with players or chairmen. No more tantrums, name calling, public humiliations or unfairness. Time will tell if the appointments go well, we've had a great 18 months. Lets just support the Club no one is bigger ! BuryTown 63
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10:25pm Fri 1 Mar 13

SimonPrice351 says...

Donald,

Give them a chance - they deserve that at least.
Donald, Give them a chance - they deserve that at least. SimonPrice351
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11:16pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Di kanny oh says...

donaldslovechild wrote:
I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please.
I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.
Di Canio was in that position and had no experience so what is different. Why does it all have to come down to someones name, that proves nothing look at Roy Keane, big name but nothing on the management front.Martin Allen has been sacked in management but doing a fine job at Gillingham so there is absolutely no guarantee for success at various clubs especially our level the old third division.
[quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: I am not an ambitious person, but, during the last 18 months, I have glimpsed the promised land. We had a, admittedly imperfect, visionary with a desire to drag STFC out of the trough of mediocrity that had become the norm and all things seemed possible. The Paolo era is over, I accept that, but I am staggered at the way the vast majority of people on this site seem content, even excited, by the new appointments. Kevin who? A 52 year old with no track record of success and never managed a club. Mark Cooper 'A very good choice as assistant'. WHY? on what basis, what have either of them done that merits this ridiculous optimism? Tell me, please. I want to be wrong and will never give up supporting my club, but this is an appointment that makes my heart sink. I fear it says much about the new board and their ability to move the club forward and I can see the County Ground becoming a footballing desert once more.[/p][/quote]Di Canio was in that position and had no experience so what is different. Why does it all have to come down to someones name, that proves nothing look at Roy Keane, big name but nothing on the management front.Martin Allen has been sacked in management but doing a fine job at Gillingham so there is absolutely no guarantee for success at various clubs especially our level the old third division. Di kanny oh
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12:20am Sat 2 Mar 13

mancrobin says...

Wilesy wrote:
Sounds a big improvement on our previous number 2, whose matchday contribution appeared to be sitting down quietly having a finger pointed at him all game
But he Did alright at Tranmere on his own!

Sometimes people absorb the out pouring of gob sh*tes and then blossom on their own.

And sometimes they don't. Brian Kidd springs to mind.

Let's give both of them a chance.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: Sounds a big improvement on our previous number 2, whose matchday contribution appeared to be sitting down quietly having a finger pointed at him all game[/p][/quote]But he Did alright at Tranmere on his own! Sometimes people absorb the out pouring of gob sh*tes and then blossom on their own. And sometimes they don't. Brian Kidd springs to mind. Let's give both of them a chance. mancrobin
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