NEALE Cooper has revealed that he refrained from entering the Hartlepool United dressing room at half-time with his side trailing 4-0 at Crewe Alexandra.
Instead, the Pools boss waited outside in the hope of hearing an angry, internal inquest among his men.
But the Scot – a fiery and passionate character in his playing days – was left disappointed.
“I went in at half-time and I didn’t go in the changing room straight away, I wanted to hear what was being said,” Cooper told SportMail following the 5-0 defeat.
“Because if I was playing in that game I’d be getting right into my back four – ‘what the hell was that?’.
“One or two started afterwards, but I’ve been in dressing rooms where I’ve been pinned to the wall if I hadn’t done my job.
“They are too nice a lot of them.
“I want to see them having a go at each other and asking ‘what is going on?’.
“I’ve got to see more than what I did on Saturday.
“I’m not a happy person and I’m so apologetic to the supporters who travelled down there to back us.”