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Giles Coke

Postby oldweststander » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:05 am

Can DF be so desperate for a creative midfielder he is seriously considering Gikes Coke.

Good player when fit but CLEARLY he has not been such for the last couple of seasons.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby adamstag » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:14 am

We won't be signing Coke lol - he's probably just training with us.

(I would be slightly concerned if we did sign him mind)
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby MTFCMusings » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:18 am

How about giving the guy a chance before writing him off.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby Robstag38 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:19 am

If fit, he would be quality at this level.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby Herts Stag » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:23 am

Wouldn't that be a bit too obvious Musings? Nothing like a bit of condemnation. He obviously has talents and perhaps, just perhaps his injury worries are over.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby MutinyOnTheCounty » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:24 am

Possibly, or maybe the club has let Coke just come and train with us till he gets fit. Even so, not like we're in the habit of taking on players who aren't match fit but may have potential like Miller, Hemmings or Kee? ;)

If we are considering him, i guess it depends on if he can get Coke motivated and fit - 6 weeks would go a long way to getting him match sharp. Perhaps it's desperate, or perhaps it's a shrewd buy given our spending budget is still taken up by some of last seasons transfer listed players. He could potentially be a bargain, assuming it all comes good. My only worry is he doesn't seem to have settled in the past 5 years, but i'm sure DF will take that into account


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Re: Giles Coke

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:32 am

I think JR is now very wary about signing players who have a history of being injured.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby yorkstag » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:43 am

I would have thought the position is pretty clear as explained by DF - he hasn’t got a club and asked to train with us

He is probably v talented if fit - DF has said we will look at him. Can’t see much wrong in that

But still the serial whiners whine
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby The One » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:44 am

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Re: Giles Coke

Postby bobbystagsfan » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:02 am

MTFCMusings wrote:How about giving the guy a chance before writing him off.



it just wouldn't be stagsnet if we didn't write off every signing as rubbish before they'd even kicked a ball for us, the famous stagsnet managers
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby Big yella » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:21 am

So let me get this right, for weeks the manager gets stick for giving no information out.

Then a former player asks if (at no cost to us) he can get fit by training with us.

The manager says yes, and the manager let's us know the circumstances, namely that he has asked to get fit with us, and that knowing his pedigree he is going to monitor his progress, attitude etc.

The manager gets stick.

Wonder why he's been so quiet? Could someone help me out.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby kcassellsfootygenius » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:24 am

A fully fit Giles Coke is a no brainer to sign in L2 it is just that simple.

The big IF is the fully fit part. Now you can level many things at our manager but if you are not fully fit it just will not happen. There is no harm in what is happening.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby oldweststander » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:55 am

No stick for DF, I did say a good signing, IF FIT.

Just can't see him being fit at his age having been unfit for tge last two years.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby bux46 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:50 pm

I am getting old and do forget things ...but am i right in thinking the last time coke was with us we nursed him through a broken leg ,got him fit and then he upped and left ..... ???
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby MutinyOnTheCounty » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:55 pm

oldweststander wrote:No stick for DF, I did say a good signing, IF FIT.

Just can't see him being fit at his age having been unfit for tge last two years.



Apologies for the pedantry OWS, but i think your previous comments about DF made the "Can DF be so desperate for a creative midfielder" seem overly cynical? I'm sure it's not, but perhaps you can understand why fans might comment
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby Conker » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:57 pm

Coke has done absolutely nothing for years now, we can do much better.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby MutinyOnTheCounty » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:23 pm

Conker wrote:Coke has done absolutely nothing for years now, we can do much better.



mate, Coke is burnt out
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby STAGS FOR LIFE » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:29 pm

MutinyOnTheCounty wrote:
Conker wrote:Coke has done absolutely nothing for years now, we can do much better.



mate, Coke is burnt out


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Re: Giles Coke

Postby Jimstag » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:43 pm

I’ll echo what many others have said on here, it feels like we’re doing this in the right manner and if it works it works and he’ll sign if not good luck to the guy.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby Amber Andy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:30 pm

Conker wrote:Coke has done absolutely nothing for years now, we can do much better.

So DF should tell him to sling his hook and say I can't have you training with us?

It happens at all clubs. They help unattached players try and regain fitness.

The club havn't announced him as a signing. If it wasn't for a couple of eagle eyed supporters we wouldn't know Coke was in the building.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby Spiritater » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:53 pm

Hope Coke's not going to Portugal if he's not signed. If he wants to get fit he can do some seshs at Brooksby with the YT.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby Conker » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:13 pm

Amber Andy wrote:
Conker wrote:Coke has done absolutely nothing for years now, we can do much better.

So DF should tell him to sling his hook and say I can't have you training with us?

It happens at all clubs. They help unattached players try and regain fitness.

The club havn't announced him as a signing. If it wasn't for a couple of eagle eyed supporters we wouldn't know Coke was in the building.


I’m just saying he should not be signed, stop being so Mardy and making a meal out of nothing.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby Amber Andy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:15 pm

Conker wrote:
Amber Andy wrote:
Conker wrote:Coke has done absolutely nothing for years now, we can do much better.

So DF should tell him to sling his hook and say I can't have you training with us?

It happens at all clubs. They help unattached players try and regain fitness.

The club havn't announced him as a signing. If it wasn't for a couple of eagle eyed supporters we wouldn't know Coke was in the building.


I’m just saying he should not be signed, stop being so Mardy and making a meal out of nothing.


He hasn't been signed. So stop being so picky, and making a mountain out of molehill. :)
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby MTFCMusings » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:18 pm

Amber Andy wrote:
Conker wrote:Coke has done absolutely nothing for years now, we can do much better.

So DF should tell him to sling his hook and say I can't have you training with us?

It happens at all clubs. They help unattached players try and regain fitness.

The club havn't announced him as a signing. If it wasn't for a couple of eagle eyed supporters we wouldn't know Coke was in the building.


It was actually confirmed by Flitcroft at his press conference.
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Re: Giles Coke

Postby Amber Andy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:22 pm

MTFCMusings wrote:
Amber Andy wrote:
Conker wrote:Coke has done absolutely nothing for years now, we can do much better.

So DF should tell him to sling his hook and say I can't have you training with us?

It happens at all clubs. They help unattached players try and regain fitness.

The club havn't announced him as a signing. If it wasn't for a couple of eagle eyed supporters we wouldn't know Coke was in the building.


It was actually confirmed by Flitcroft at his press conference.
Only after Coke had been spotted training.
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