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The Hokey-Cokey Is Frustrated

The Hokey-Cokey Is Frustrated

Oh dear, not sure how this will go down with Martin O'Neill. The last player to have a moan was Thomas Sorensen and we all know what happened to him!

Nigel Hokey-Cokey has told Sky Sports that he is happy to be doing a job for the team but admits he is frustrated at being a jack of all trades after being moved about recently as a utility player.

The former West Ham captain, it appears, wants a settled position.

'I am doing a job for the team. Whether I am at right-back, a holding midfielder or in a more roaming midfield role, I will do whatever is asked of me. It can be frustrating as I cannot always get consistency into my game - I have played a lot of positions. It is slightly frustrating, but I am happy to make sacrifices for the good of the team. I always enjoy playing and making the fans happy.'

He added, 'It is a learning curve - a good learning curve - but the way I see it, we are looking at an exceptional situation and we want to finish as high up the league as possible.'

Actually seems fair enough but I always think comments like that are better in the managers office than the press?

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday April 9 2008
Time: 4:16PM


trade him for mcann
09/04/2008 16:30:00
isnt hokey cokey a dance for the over 60s
09/04/2008 16:40:00
i thought his name was reo coker??
09/04/2008 16:41:00
Get rid of him he's a waste of skin. Can't pass, can't tackle, needs an age on the ball. Then tells the other players what to do. Without doubt one of the worst players i have ever seen in a Villa shirt. Crap player.
09/04/2008 16:43:00
Crikes Jinksy, tell it as it is! I have to agree though, I've yet to see any magic from the Hoke. And if he's gonna start moaning, give someone else a chance.
09/04/2008 17:02:00
So having payed in two positions all season, DM and once at RB, he is suddenly a utility player that can't settle, " It can be frustrating as I cannot always get consistency into my game - I have played a lot of positions." What a waste of space he really is. As I have said many times before, put Barry DM and get a box-to-box midfielder or a creative midfielder along-side him. Coker can be back-up for barry and/or RB.
Villain Of The North
09/04/2008 17:07:00
Sorry but our bad run came when Barry wasn't playing well & without Barry we havn't got a midfield. Coker is a rubbish player & i can't believe MON still picks him.
09/04/2008 17:08:00
He picks him as he has few other options, if Barrry is not playing DM, Maloney is too attack minded to have a secure MF. As we all know, Petrov has been shockingly bad most of the season. The only other senior player we have is Coker so he gets picked by default. It might not be a bad idea to swap him and Gardener around though as Gardener is a much better box-to-box player than Coker and Coker can tackle, is faily quick and has bags of energy which are important attributes for a RB. Sad that he can't trap a ball or pass though but hey, we have no RB so I guess beggers can't be choosers.
Villain Of The North
09/04/2008 17:24:00
He should be left back....on the team bus.
09/04/2008 17:36:00
Agree about Gardners a top player. This season has been wasted for him & that a shame. Hopefully the penny will drop & Coker will be on his bike.
09/04/2008 17:39:00
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