Yeah some of our fans didn’t like him because we took a few pastings under him but that was because he was trying out different teams and formations to figure out his best team while we were already safe that season.Out of all our managers I liked Bignot, thought he made some decent signings and we were steady away with him. Hiring Slade really fucked things up
Isn’t he the Maldon & Tiptree manager?!
It’s a bit further than that, he voted BNP in 2010. That was never deemed acceptable nothing to do with modern sensibilities.I'm hearing there might be a problem with Brown at Colchester.
Rumours of previous behaviour not considered conducive to modern sensibilities.
Is there anything to this?
We're expected to name an interim manager tomorrow - My guess would be it will be Danny Senda, the club will assess how he does and if he does well he will get the job pernamently.
Cowley only suffered one defeat at TNL and that was when manager of Braintree Town.This is a corker from the Orient forum on the Cowley's. Where do these people come from?
"There is no way on earth we can afford these two.
Not totally convinced it’s a gamble worth taking.
Yes they did alright with Lincoln.
They had one of the largest fan base and budgets in the Conference and in L2.
In L1 they struggled and when they left they were in the bottom two.
Like most managers they don’t outperform their budget.
They were out of their depth at Huddlesfield and that was no surprise."
1) Correct, probably can't afford them.
2) If the Cowley's are seen as a gamble then you'll end up never appointing anyone.
3) '...did alright' is a bit of an understatement.
4) We were mid-table in terms of budgets and attendances at the start of the NL season, it wasn't until the money spinning January/March FA Cup ties that we increased the budget
5) We were in the L1 PO's when the left us, not bottom two
6) They've outperformed their budget everywhere they've been bar Huddersfield but they'd just dropped out the PL so their wages will have been skewed.
7) They had a mid-table PPG at Huddersfield.
In some ways, better for the Orient hierarchy to nip it in the bud, both by this statement initially and then giving the role to McAnuff, rather than leave the fans to speculate unrealistically. Some of ours did, believing the Cowleys or Paul Cook might rock up at Prenton Park, which made life more difficult for Keith Hill initially. Agree with both Luke Imp and FGR Stroud on their critique of the rest of that statement; only the financial one rings true.Cowley only suffered one defeat at TNL and that was when manager of Braintree Town.
He was a serial winner.
I checked his CV on Wikipedia and read that Concord Rangers had three promotions while he was manager
While with Braintree he managed them to their highest position is history
Okay we all know how successful Cowley was at Lincoln with two promotions and winners EFL Cup.
So that's 5 promotions in 11 years.
And let's be fair to him that during his time at Lincoln he attracted back thousands of Imp supporters to cheer on their team.
But the BIG question mark over his managerial career is that he and his teams always adopted the dark arts. His teams have not always been the most attractive to watch.
I would never want to swap him with Mark Cooper.
But Cowley would be a good catch for an ambitious mid-table team.
Pennock has long gone. But agree his teams were aggressive. Seemed like FGR used to have a player sent off every other game.Allowed myself a wry smile at FGR Stroud's remark about the dark arts though. In most of our games v FGR, when they were managed by Pennock and then Cooper, there was a good selection from the dark side on offer from their teams. A spot of pot calling out the kettle here...
Their Braintree team which won 1-2 on the Wirral was one of the best footballing sides to play us during our NL stint. Even Lincoln weren’t too bad aside from the choreographed goalkeeping ‘injury’ every game for a breather/tactical update.Vaguely remember a statistic from when the Cowley’s managed Braintree was that the match ball spent more time in touch than on the field of play. The Cowley’s have more than proved their teams can compete and play attractive football though.