UK time is: 18:21:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cooper - Mediocre Performance

Manager Colin Cooper has slammed the lack of energy and enthusiasm on show from the players in the defeat to Exeter yesterday.

A two nil loss on the final day of the season did not leave the gaffer happy, and he told the Official Site that if players performed like that for him again, they will struggle to get back in his starting XI.

'There were too many out there with an end of season mentality. All the words were said before the game - and not just by me, the players themselves - but the actions just weren't there.'

Cooper says that all season long, even when results haven't gone for us, he has seen energy, desire and urgency to at least try and do something in the match but he didn't see 'any of that' during the game.

'I think it's fair to say that this club has stalled for a number of seasons now and it's my job to try and stop that and find the answers. Next season can't be like this either for the players or me. I enjoy this job immensely but if we finish 19th in League Two next season then I won't be here - I'm aware of that.'

The gaffer goes on to say that he's already told the players this is the most important summer of their careers because he won't be accepting mediocrity when people return for pre season, and if anyone puts in a showing like that again that is so devoid of passion to win he will be making changes and the club will move forward without them.

This site is looking for bloggers, so if a fan can offer us a genuine opinion from someone that supports them we would love to share it with the masses!

To email your own unique article/blog for publishing
***CLICK HERE***

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 4 2014

Time: 8:06PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Hartlepool United Articles

Harrison - Now We Have To Maintain It (Monday January 26 2015)

Moore - Tranmere Set Our Standards (Monday January 26 2015)

Ronnie Wants Moore Of Tshibola (Monday January 26 2015)

League 2 - Tranmere 1-1 Hartlepool (Sunday January 25 2015)

Stats: Tranmere v Hartlepool (Saturday January 24 2015)

Tranmere v Hartlepool - Team News (Friday January 23 2015)

Strikers Been And Gone (Friday January 23 2015)

Wyke Bid Failed (Thursday January 22 2015)

No Striker Talks? (Wednesday January 21 2015)

Woods - Go All Guns Blazing (Tuesday January 20 2015)

Archived Hartlepool United Articles

List All Vital Hartlepool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
 

Vital Members League (view all)

1. billytwodogs 23
2. thepooliedoctor 20
3. PooliePoolie 19
4. WTFDIK 17
5. Bowlsdirect 16
6. Smokin Joe 13
7. Old Poolie 12
8. Owenhpool 12
9. crimdon 11
10. rednblackforever 11

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Portsmouth 26 7 8 11 -5 29
19. York 27 5 13 9 -5 28
20. Mansfield 26 7 7 12 -12 28
21. Carlisle 27 8 3 16 -16 27
22. Dag & Red 26 7 5 14 -11 26
23. Tranmere 25 5 9 11 -5 24
24. Hartlepool 27 4 6 17 -28 18

Breaking League News

Another Point For Adams
Tranmere : 26/01/2015 17:49:00
AA stays!
Portsmouth : 26/01/2015 17:32:00
Westley - We Can Learn From Shrewsbury Loss
Stevenage : 26/01/2015 17:29:00
Brown Praises Spirit After Portsmouth Win
Southend : 26/01/2015 17:03:00
Lawrence - Stevenage Made It Tough
Shrewsbury : 26/01/2015 16:51:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Tranmere MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Flinders 0%
Duckworth 0%
Harrison 50%
Jones 25%
Austin 0%
Tshibola 0%
Bates 0%
Woods 0%
Bingham 0%
Fenwick 25%
Franks 0%
Sub - Harewood 0%