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End of the line?

WOTS (word on the street) tells us at Vital Pompey Towers the following: 'Cotterill has had informal discussions (with Forest) only at this time. CSI awaiting formal approach before making a final decision on allowing formal contact.

'It is not known what this means in reality, could be that they are giving Cotterill the chance to make a decision - is feeling the pressure?'

It does seem an odd one at the moment. With some form of 'stand off' seemingly happening?

Either way, speaking personally, I am not sure how much gas is left in the tank as far as the Cotterill and PFC engine goes...

I could be way off mind!

But put it this way if Cotterill is willing to talk to other clubs this suggests that he would move on - is this because he, as WOTS puts it 'feels under pressure' or maybe thinks he has done all he can at PFC. Then again he may view Forest as a better 'long-term' option?

Forest have a tradition as one of England's finest so, as much as we have history and tradition ourselves, they are a massive club so you could see the appeal, right?

Then we have CSI to take into account.

If they are willing to let him talk to other clubs then they are willing to let him leave - is this because they are unsure how much more he can offer, do they have someone else in mind or, and this is unlikely, are they really unwilling to 'stand in his way' of another option?

I retain my thoughts, that I have all along, that I cannot see Forest paying us compensation. So, if this is a factor it is a no-go from the off!

I guess - and this is pure speculation - that a lot would depend on mutual agreements between all parties on this issue for him to potentially leave and take over at The City Ground.

Whatever happens now though, and again these are just my thoughts, I am not sure that there is much way back for him and I am not convinced that he will be our manager for too much longer come what may.

Although all in all, as I often say 'time will tell'...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 11 2011

Time: 7:28PM

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A close friend of mine who has strong links with Forest board confirmed a conversation has taken place.
bluedr
Can we swap him for Lewis McGugan?
moley2
A couple of crap results and Cotts would be on his way out of here with a large boot imprinted on his behind anyway, so can't blame him for being interested in the Forest job. Good shout on a trade for McGugan :)
Tantona
So long as SC takes Kitson with him I'm happy
PompNut
How about Zola for his replacement?
frattonbex
Cheers Tantona, got me thinking though what the compensation for Cotterill would be??? Any takers at 50? lol
moley2
Not sure how Zola would do at this level though Bex, could be a good shout but he's a bit unproven so far in his managerial career. Would you prefer him to Cotts?
moley2
Kitson's been "ill" though hasn't he NUT? Bit unfair, lol. It does annoy me though seeing what Kitson did for Reading and how he plays now. Or is that just how he's managed??
moley2
he must know by now the clocks ticking, its interesting to note CSI haven't come out and said hands off...
nobby1954
Paulo Di Canio would be an interesting shout!!!!
storagematt
Martin O'Neil please, but cant see him accepting a team low in the championship.
Ihatemidweektvgames
The word on the streets now is that Frank Clark is going back to Forest as manager after sixteen years.
eastneydave
i thought that was a director of football role dave with cotterill as the manager?
pompeyrug
To be fair moley2, Kitson's goals scored tally generally doesn't alter much whether he plays or not does it? It may well be he needs balls in from the flanks to feed off, rather than hopeful punts up to him with his back to goal. Perhaps a new face in the manager's seat could see that and alter the formation a little? I can't believe that any credible replacement couldn't get more out of this bunch of players. The talent is undoubtedly there, just not organised properly!
Emsworthianblue
well frank clark has gone back to forest, but as chairman so the managers role is still available - will cotts fill it tho?
pompeyrug
 

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