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Too Early For Talks With Hokey-Cokey

Too Early For Talks With Hokey-Cokey

Gerard Houllier has said it is still too early for him to sit down with Nigel Reo-Coker and discuss a new contract, but he has been impressed with what he's seen so far.

Speaking to the Sunday Mercury Houllier explained that he has been impressed by Hokey's drive and determination in midfield and he's been happy with his performances so far in terms of protecting the back four, but he still still Hokey needs more of a run in the team before he can say he's 100% match fit.

'He hasn't had many games, so he needs a run of games before he settles in and gets to a good level. He's done well though. I like his competitiveness and fighting energy.'

As for the new contract, Houllier explains he believes it's too early to discuss that just yet, but the delay in itself isn't an indication of a problem. He simply wants more time to assess players for qualities such as consistency.

'It is too early because I've only been here for a month, and we've been away for two weeks. Obviously Nigel's performance sends a message to me.'

Houllier adds again that the first target for Coker is to settle into the team and show the consistency in his performances and well as a little more control given his role in the squad, as he's prone to pushing too far forward during a game. But Houllier knows that will 'come with the games'.

After yesterday's match Hokey would've no doubt improved his chances further, just a shame he couldn't be a proper hero and have buried that little lob in the dying minutes.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Sunday October 17 2010
Time: 5:02PM

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He should be given a £1,000,000 bonus every time he scores a goal. Might make him practice finishing a bit more...:)
Stephen Jay Hawkings
17/10/2010 18:37:00
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Not sure deuce, not really made a point though has he haha.
P.Avfc
17/10/2010 22:43:00
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Good solid performance by NRC but I think Mr Houllier is right to hold on for a while before discussing new contracts. It seems to me though that the new manager has found a new dimension in Stewart Downing's game - improved workrate. Added to his obvious skill levels, I think he will a really good player for us this year.
AVFCinOz
18/10/2010 01:36:00
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it really seems MON was the one holding us back then aye? or is this jus the 1st impress the new manager month what do you reckon lads?
black_villian
18/10/2010 07:10:00
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MON had his place... He did a great job, got us outperforming on some levels, but not enough to finish the job. Only time will tell if Houllier can finish the job.
johnnyuk
18/10/2010 09:29:00
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i would say thats abour right johnnyuk
black_villian
18/10/2010 11:27:00
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We should have buried Chelsea but am still pleased with the performance from the lads. Petrov however has started to disappoint me. Seemed to be a large number of seconds behind the play and when in possession was caught out on at least 3 occasions from what i saw. Whoever the company was who named him man of the match on Sat needs their heads examined.
sonicdeathmonkey
18/10/2010 13:18:00
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since last year i have been saying that petrov doesnt offer us enough but for now he will have to do can downinf play centre mid?
black_villian
18/10/2010 14:10:00
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I had a fiver on Reo-Coker at 20/1 to be the first goal scorer and when he went 1 on 1 with the keeper I was on the edge of my seat then....well, you know. Sack him immediately.
juddy
18/10/2010 14:26:00
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black_villan downing has played in the centre for middlesborough in the past and in my eyes he has all the rihgt attributes to slot in there just like milner did.
P.Avfc
18/10/2010 21:53:00
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