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    SEAO reacted to TimRam in Premier League 2?   
    No what should happen is that Chelsea, Liverpool, Man U, Man C, Spurs, Arsenal should just break away and never come back. They have made the Premiership and cup competitions so predictable and the "Champions" league boring.
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    SEAO reacted to SK47 in Same old story   
    This is for the recurring moaning supporters..
    we have seen Clough, Mac (twice), Pearson, Clement, Wassall, Rowett and Lampard...
    We have had the original young team under Mac with the likes of Hendrick, Hughes, Ibe, Lingaard, Martin, Ince etc (Ince came the season after I know)and It was said we were too lightweight/predictable in the end and Mac couldn't stop the rott.
    Since then we have seen many changes in the team, management, where youth was substituted for experience because according to the moaners that's what was needed.. which unfortunately resulted in A slow boring show of Rowett Ball and not the promotion sure team we were thought it could be.
    And here we are with Lampard. A highly thought of individual that so happens to be the highest scoring midfielder in Premier league history. A man with many contacts, great staff, and has reduced the age of last year's team by quite some way to give us the energy we lacked last year and ultimately overall has made football enjoyable again.
    But still yet again, we have the moaners.
    One minute it's "we don't have a 20+ goal striker"
    Then it's "we can't just rely on our 20+ goal striker"
    then we get rid of him and it's "we miss our 20+ goal striker" 😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴
     
    People go on about Mel being the trigger happy chairman but I'm convinced if half of you lot were in his position you would be worse! 
     
    But What I want to know moaners, is what do you think we need this time? And Do you not think we have tried enough changing already? Can we not just enjoy the ride instead?
     
     
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    SEAO reacted to Hathersage Ram in Crazy Keogh hating   
    It's really interesting people's views on Chris Martin and Richard Keogh.
    I have made my views on Chris Martin in the thread on his thread in transfer Rumours.
    However my appreciation for Richard Keogh is high. As I have previously stated.
    If a player (be it Keogh or a. n. other  DCFC player) gives his all, effort and determination wise, then I will always back him. As in life I appreciate hard work and effort above all else. Yes talent and ability are nice, but nothing without the former.
    And in Richard Keogh, all I have ever seen is a guy who would put his body on the line for Derby, a man who gives his complete maximum effort, when he walks off a pitch at the end of the match, you watch him. He has given his all!
    Also other posters on here who are lavish in their praise of CM choose to ignore other successful managers who didn't really rate CM, but they are derided. However, which manager (and we have had plenty) didn't play Keogh? I wonder why.
    Keogh epitomises the strength of character we need, yes he hasn't had the best of starts to the season, he looks rusty, or maybe he is finding building a partnership with the midfield newcomers difficult. I don't know, but hopefully he will find his feet again quickly as we certainly need him, we have a lot of new players and I think we need some stability going forward.
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    SEAO got a reaction from Ghost of Clough in Crazy Keogh hating   
    just watched the full 90 back to see if I was at a different game to the Keogh haters. Apart from a few misplaced passes and perhaps being turned a bit easily for their third he played ok. certainly a lot worse performers around him on the day. 
     
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    SEAO reacted to McLovin in Harry Wilson   
    I don’t know if anyone else feels this way but I’ve been very disappointed with him in the last few games after a good pre season and all the reviews about him by Hull and Liverpool fans. He’s all left foot , seems very weak and fragile and doesn’t seem particularly quick. It seems to be leaving us very unbalanced on the right hand side because Wilson keeps wanting to come inside on his left foot and Wisdom doesn’t provide anything offensively. However, he’s a talented player so I don’t want to give up on him. 
    That leads me onto my next point. I’m watching Arsenal v Man City and a player who is very similar to Harry Wilson in stature and attributes, Bernardo Silva, is playing on the right side of a 3 man midfield and he’s been fantastic. I wonder if it would be worth giving Wilson a try in a similar position and the same position  that Saiz played for Leeds yesterday? Wilson appears to be blessed with his technique and has plenty of workrate. With players like Wilson, you want them influencing the game by being creative and the best way to do this is by playing him in the middle of the pitch rather than isolated on the wing, just like Saiz did for Leeds. If I recall correctly, Wilson played in midfield in one of the pre season games and did a fine job there.
    This would allow us to play Jozefzoon on the right wing and would give the team better balance as his pace would give us an option to run in behind opposition full backs. Wisdom then wouldn’t have to worry about contributing to anything offensively.
    TLDR: I propose playing Wilson in midfield where his creative ability would be put to more use alongside Mount and a defensive midfielder. This would then allow Jozefzoon to play on right wing.
     
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    SEAO reacted to kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Chris Martin   
    Lol.....I know what you mean.
    Made me think tho:
    Is there any reason why so many are clamouring for him to leave when he is seemingly the perfect fit for the hold up striker role in lampards side?....
    It's a role that he has performed perfectly in the past but hasn't yet been given the chance to...why do we think that anyone else would perform the role better?
    Last Friday it wasn't nugents pace that was required it was someone to hold onto the ball up top until the rest of the team caught up.
    I sometimes think in the race to bring in exciting new names into the squad we are liable to throw the baby out with the bathwater. 
     
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    SEAO got a reaction from Rampage in Season Tickets   
    Not the easiest figure to work out as some sections of the ground show a sold out message ( West Stand Upper) and East Stand Upper when you look at the plan of the ground , and these sections are always only half full even when there's 27000+ in so I've chosen to ignore the "sold out" sign and taken it that no seats have been sold at all in those areas.  I wanted to find out the Lampard effect on Season tickets so from the beginning of June I had a count up and have been monitoring the sales over the last few weeks.
    When I started my little experiment I reckon we had sold about 20870 and since then we have risen by another 460 to 21330- so the appointment of the new manager has not had a dramatic effect . These are not bang on accurate but should be close and certainly show the difference between then and now. 
    A bit of a geek I know but I take an interest in these things and as a retired member of society I have the time to do it.
     
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    SEAO got a reaction from Rampage in Season Tickets   
    Not the easiest figure to work out as some sections of the ground show a sold out message ( West Stand Upper) and East Stand Upper when you look at the plan of the ground , and these sections are always only half full even when there's 27000+ in so I've chosen to ignore the "sold out" sign and taken it that no seats have been sold at all in those areas.  I wanted to find out the Lampard effect on Season tickets so from the beginning of June I had a count up and have been monitoring the sales over the last few weeks.
    When I started my little experiment I reckon we had sold about 20870 and since then we have risen by another 460 to 21330- so the appointment of the new manager has not had a dramatic effect . These are not bang on accurate but should be close and certainly show the difference between then and now. 
    A bit of a geek I know but I take an interest in these things and as a retired member of society I have the time to do it.
     
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    SEAO got a reaction from philmycock in Season Tickets   
    artificial grass for the lawn - just a few plants takes 5 minutes - play golf as often as I can.  This retirement lark quite suits me - been at it 13 years now .
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    SEAO got a reaction from philmycock in Season Tickets   
    artificial grass for the lawn - just a few plants takes 5 minutes - play golf as often as I can.  This retirement lark quite suits me - been at it 13 years now .
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    SEAO got a reaction from Rampage in Season Tickets   
    Not the easiest figure to work out as some sections of the ground show a sold out message ( West Stand Upper) and East Stand Upper when you look at the plan of the ground , and these sections are always only half full even when there's 27000+ in so I've chosen to ignore the "sold out" sign and taken it that no seats have been sold at all in those areas.  I wanted to find out the Lampard effect on Season tickets so from the beginning of June I had a count up and have been monitoring the sales over the last few weeks.
    When I started my little experiment I reckon we had sold about 20870 and since then we have risen by another 460 to 21330- so the appointment of the new manager has not had a dramatic effect . These are not bang on accurate but should be close and certainly show the difference between then and now. 
    A bit of a geek I know but I take an interest in these things and as a retired member of society I have the time to do it.
     
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    SEAO got a reaction from Rampage in Season Tickets   
    Not the easiest figure to work out as some sections of the ground show a sold out message ( West Stand Upper) and East Stand Upper when you look at the plan of the ground , and these sections are always only half full even when there's 27000+ in so I've chosen to ignore the "sold out" sign and taken it that no seats have been sold at all in those areas.  I wanted to find out the Lampard effect on Season tickets so from the beginning of June I had a count up and have been monitoring the sales over the last few weeks.
    When I started my little experiment I reckon we had sold about 20870 and since then we have risen by another 460 to 21330- so the appointment of the new manager has not had a dramatic effect . These are not bang on accurate but should be close and certainly show the difference between then and now. 
    A bit of a geek I know but I take an interest in these things and as a retired member of society I have the time to do it.
     
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    SEAO reacted to drgoodspeak in DCFC Website / DET   
    One of my website pet hates is when videos play automatically; but ok, it's not usually a disaster to click once to stop the video on the DCFC website playing. 
    However, when you close the video window and that f music is still playing, irritation levels rise.
    This morning I was trying to watch the Shay Given interview and there was no sound, just that infernal music playing still!
    Come on DCFC. I think I know whether I want to buy a replica shirt or not, and also know that there is a home shirt and and an away shirt. You don't have to keep telling me. Any fans out there that don't know this?
    I visit the official site more now as I binned ever looking at the DET website a couple of months ago and feel wonderfully cleansed. In fact, I check newsnow daily and whenever there's a DET article on DCFC posted, it alerts me to that fact that there is a new article on the official website, as that is all the DET does now, just churn out bite-sized pieces of official news. The arrangement works well!
    Local media is truly dead. I live in Leeds and the Yorkshire Evening Post is as much as a car crash as the DET, if not worse. Can't speak for their sport coverage though, how would I know?
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    SEAO reacted to eddie in John Terry - Appointed assistant manager at Villa   
    Mine too. He mixed up "your" and "you're", which gave me the excuse to post this wonderful little gem...

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    SEAO got a reaction from Gritters in Name that Ram   
    Think that one is Paul Hooks-may be mistaken
     
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    SEAO reacted to loweman2 in The Old Guard   
    Thought I would add this to the thread, been up this morning to see Colin Boulton and thought I would take my lad along, having previously been round to Colin’s house I knew what lovely people both him and his wife are but they made us even more welcome today, things were so relaxed that Jordan even decided to have a swim in Colin’s pool, he gave him a signed Mitre ball and had photos with both of the first division championship medals and the Charity Shield medal.
    Colin is Rams royalty as he was the only player to play in every game of BOTH the championship winning teams.
    its great to see him enjoying life, he spends most of his time looking after his garden and doesn’t have anything to do with modern football, he is a rugby fan and said that he won’t be watching a single minute of the World Cup !
    A really top man.



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    SEAO got a reaction from loweman2 in A long time ago in a not so far away land   
    A couple of things struck me immediately watching that - the first was that there was hardly a back pass worthy of the name in the whole game and the first thought in the players' minds seemed to be was how do I get this forwards while keeping possession. Of course they didn't always get the pass right , but then it was " how do I get it back" as quickly as possible. The second point was that our heroes of yesteryear were just human beings and made mistakes just like today's players. 
    Colin Todd (what a player) gave the ball away on his charges forward Keogh like 3 or 4 times inside 5 minutes. Alan Hinton (the best crosser of a ball I've ever seen ) kept hitting the first man and Roger Davies was struggling to control the ball when it was hit up to him. 
    In those days the only manager that mattered sat in the dugout while the critics shared their opinions with a few mates over a pint unlike today where we have 27000 managers who all have an opinion to share on social media about how poor a particular player is and he should never kick a ball for the club again. 
    I'm not being nostalgic I'm just concerned about the seemingly only way to play modern football  that today's coaches understand (dictated by the fear of losing no doubt) is  to pass sideways, back, sideways and back to the keeper several times a game- there is little or no excitement left in the game to get old timers like me going to the match because we want to rather than through habit which last season certainly was.
    Here's hoping for a bit of excitement next season!
     
     
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    SEAO got a reaction from loweman2 in A long time ago in a not so far away land   
    A couple of things struck me immediately watching that - the first was that there was hardly a back pass worthy of the name in the whole game and the first thought in the players' minds seemed to be was how do I get this forwards while keeping possession. Of course they didn't always get the pass right , but then it was " how do I get it back" as quickly as possible. The second point was that our heroes of yesteryear were just human beings and made mistakes just like today's players. 
    Colin Todd (what a player) gave the ball away on his charges forward Keogh like 3 or 4 times inside 5 minutes. Alan Hinton (the best crosser of a ball I've ever seen ) kept hitting the first man and Roger Davies was struggling to control the ball when it was hit up to him. 
    In those days the only manager that mattered sat in the dugout while the critics shared their opinions with a few mates over a pint unlike today where we have 27000 managers who all have an opinion to share on social media about how poor a particular player is and he should never kick a ball for the club again. 
    I'm not being nostalgic I'm just concerned about the seemingly only way to play modern football  that today's coaches understand (dictated by the fear of losing no doubt) is  to pass sideways, back, sideways and back to the keeper several times a game- there is little or no excitement left in the game to get old timers like me going to the match because we want to rather than through habit which last season certainly was.
    Here's hoping for a bit of excitement next season!
     
     
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    SEAO reacted to Millenniumram in Determine the style of Football at Derby   
    It wasn’t the hoof ball that was the problem, on the whole we didn’t really hoof it imo, that was a bit of a lazy tag. The issue was we never looked to take control of games, we seemed to purposefully put ourselves on the back foot in order to counter. While that worked in some games, it was ultimately heavily reliant on a bit of genius from Huddlestone, and the opposition making mistakes. Long term it cannot be the solution, it will always come unstuck as we saw more than a few times last season.
    We need to take control of games and push onto the opposition. Not everything needs to be done at 100mph, controlled, purposeful buildup and possession is the way to success in the modern game. Rowetts way isn’t.
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    SEAO reacted to 86 points in John Terry - Appointed assistant manager at Villa   
    And so the second-guessing begins. The usual know it alls stating as fact that Terry can't play with Curtis, that Frank is going to renege on his stated aims to promote youth, that the ceiling is about to fall in on our season before a single signing has been made. We don't even know what role JT is taking yet, if any at all, but let's not let that fact stop us opinion-chucking, eh!
    What an entitled rabble we've become. The truth is we know precisely the square root of duck all as to future plans and in any case, it's about time we gave a manager and the team itself some resolute support instead of constantly trying to find reasons to jump on their backs. I thought that maybe Frank's appointment might actually bring some harmony to the fan-base, but really, I must have been dreaming.
    I don't know what the Derby way means to Mel or the club, but I know what it's come to mean to me.  
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    SEAO reacted to TuffLuff in Thorne   
    I think it’s been mentioned before about Thorne, but I think he struggles with his role. On the ball, he’s looked his best when the players in front are constantly moving and creating gaps. This season it’s not really been there and he’s not really had a link up player for him to pass to infront either, so he’s reduced to hopeful hoofs forward or short passes sideways. With that I think he’s lost a bit of confidence (he’s not the only one this has affected. I think Johnson, Forsyth and even the central defenders have struggled at times with this) Off the ball, there’s little protection in front ie he and Huddlestone are the first line of defence and I think he’s struggled positionally with that as well as his pace. 
    Yes individual fitness and form are also factors but I’m not sure he’s settled and playing in a role where he can look his best either. He’s got more class to his game than a workmanlike ‘break down’ attackers type, hence probably why he’s probably looked his best in the ten min no. 10 cameos when he first got back
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    SEAO reacted to NewhallRam71 in Home Advantage   
    I'd say that the terrible atmosphere at Pride Park contributes. Since the Mac 1 collapse and Mel money got splashed in the Clement season I think the level of expectation at homes games has risen to toxic levels. The nervousness around the ground is in the air at the first sign of things not going to plan.
    I'm a (was) third generation season ticket holder since the BBG days but decided not to bother this season. I can't be doing with the melee of seemingly ex-professional coaches, players and pundits that follow the Rams at home who seem to think that because a player cost x or is paid y, then this directly correlates to him having super human footballing skills.
    It seems that long gone are the days when 'supporters' got behind a player who was having a bad time, and 'supported' him and encouraged him in order to help the team.
    Nowadays, its a tirade of abuse at the first misplaced pass or failure to control a 100mph forty yard pass. The things that are shouted and screamed at 'our' players within the first 5 minutes is a complete joke.
    I used to play the game and it was my dream to play for the Rams in front of our fans, but it wouldn't be my dream nowadays. We have fans shouting that players aren't playing for the shirt, and are only picking up their wages, well in works both ways in my view. If all they get mostly is abuse when they are having a bad day then why would they have any interest in us and the club as a whole.
    Take Richard Keogh for example. Probably our most consistent player of the last few years, yet when he does make a mistake (even when it's the third consecutive one as at Wembley) then he is pilloried by his own fans and held up as a scapegoat. He's had another excellent season, yet one bad game (admittedly very bad) and everyone is on his back again. I'll bet he can't wait to get a transfer to another club and simply be appreciated as a very good player, who does a lot more right than wrong!
    Rant Over!
     
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    SEAO reacted to Mafiabob in The Worst Performance   
    Scunthorpe 4-1 and Crawley 2-1 spring to mind..... seeing Alberto Bueno sitting on the bench whilst Ben Pringle started made me realise it was time for Nigel to go.....
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    SEAO got a reaction from Derby4Me in RamsTV Meets Charlie George   
    Apart from the Bobby Davison disappointment I've  enjoyed the interviews with Gibbo with Shane Nicholson's I thought standing out from the rest, but this one with Charlie George made me laugh out loud when he told the story of the nurse and his shirt at Derby Hospital. Great interview and what a memory he has to recall detail to that level- very impressive. Well done Gibbo and well done Charlie , I hope you entertain people with your stories for many years to come.
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    SEAO got a reaction from Derby4Me in RamsTV Meets Charlie George   
    Apart from the Bobby Davison disappointment I've  enjoyed the interviews with Gibbo with Shane Nicholson's I thought standing out from the rest, but this one with Charlie George made me laugh out loud when he told the story of the nurse and his shirt at Derby Hospital. Great interview and what a memory he has to recall detail to that level- very impressive. Well done Gibbo and well done Charlie , I hope you entertain people with your stories for many years to come.
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