HARTLEPOOL United fans have been quick to give their reaction to Colin Cooper’s dramatic resignation.
The Pools manager handed in his notice within minutes of the final whistle following his side’s 3-0 defeat to Carlisle United at Victoria Park in Sky Bet League Two.
The heavy defeat left Pools bottom of the Football League and Pools fans have had their say on social media.
SportMail has been inundated with reaction from supporters using the #TerraceTweets while fans have also had their say on the Mail’s website.
Some say he had no choice but to go, while others have expressed their disappointment and say the blame lies elsewhere.
Pete Stephenson @petestephenson2
@RichMennearJP don’t blame him for going, current owners have killed a bright young manager with their lack of investment! #TerraceTweets
Mark Goodman @markHUFC
@RichMennearJP good. Rubbish players. Rubbish tactics. Rubbish subs. #TerraceTweets
Christopher Byers @mrb2001
@RichMennearJP he wasn’t up to the task, but was on a hiding to nothing with no funds #terracetweets
@RichMennearJP @HPoolMail gutted
NEARLY BIG G @llewellyn1_g
@RichMennearJP At last...we wouldn’t keep going like this
Matty Fleetham @mfleetham
@RichMennearJP just couldn’t get the best out of the players consistently enough and hasn’t had the backing from the board #TerraceTweetts
@RichMennearJP nice bloke but not good enough at this level#terracetweets
Liam Reid @ltreidy67
@RichMennearJP After today, his position was untenable.
todd hall @toddhall85
@RichMennearJP not up to is, not proactive & poor tactics but not backed by the the board at all and they sold the best players #iorout
Paul Keay @paulkeay
@RichMennearJP #terracetweets Cooper, lovely bloke but out of his depth. Poor signings and tactics. Bigger problem remains though, Hodcroft.
David Minton @davidminton88 Protected Tweets
@RichMennearJP Cooper has done the right thing by walking. IOR need to invest or go. Conference bound with this squad. #TerraceTweets
michael lewis @pooliemike07
@RichMennearJP @HPoolMail #TerraceTweets shockingly poor a clueless, Cooper has done the right thing a left, he had no choice
Meanwhile, on the Mail’s website supporters have also been having their say.
Dalemomer wrote: “Think how close we were to beating Sheffield wed at Cardiff. Hartlepool football team means so much to a lot of people.
“After last season I am amazed how many people bought season tickets.
“Come let’s all get behind pools, but get a decent manager who can leads us out of this.
“Pools are too good to be in conference.”
King Houchen added: “I don’t think IOR have backed him with money but he has brought in worse players than he has let go and his transfer priority of stacking the squad with full backs as opposed to the spine.
“Sad day but Brian Laws, Richie Barker or Dean Saunders would be my shouts!”