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Jourdan

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    Jourdan reacted to Van Cone De Head in Relegation?   
    We’re going to need to improve on defending set pieces if we’re going into League 1.
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    Jourdan reacted to RamNut in Chasing the playoffs   
    Who is his preferred right back?
    who is his preferred left back?
    who is his preferred no9?
    Is Waghorn preferred as a striker or a midfielder?
    Why is Marriott suddenly the preferred option to lead the attack?
    the only constant seems to be change.
     
     
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    Jourdan reacted to RamNut in Chasing the playoffs   
    I don’t really see why some people think we are bound to be chasing automatic promotion next season. The team is an ill assorted bag of mashings. We seem no closer at game 35 to knowing our best eleven, than we did at game 5.
     
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    Jourdan got a reaction from goldstar in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    Thank you for this post. I appreciate it.
    For what it’s worth, I think we are all just frustrated.
    And to be honest, I think this forum is full of decent people who can sometimes say something amiss. We are all guilty of it.
    No hard feelings towards anyone.
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    Jourdan got a reaction from angieram in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    In fairness though, I don’t usually ignore people’s comments. But on some threads, if you have a certain view, you can be quoted by 5-6 people or more at one time and it can be very time consuming to explain yourself to so many people.
    I think you‘re right in saying that my comments on Cocu are no different to any other’s.
    I actually think Cocu is a good manager and was surprised he came here. I also think he’d be more suited to managing in La Liga or Ligue 1. He seems to be a good guy too. 
    The thing is I like him. I’d like him even more if he got results. Isn’t that true of all managers?
    And well no I am not whiter than white. But again I am giving my opinion like hundreds of others and trying to see the good but why should I ignore the bad? When you win just 2 from 17 away from home, you are there to be shot at.
    Personally for me, moving away from Wisdom and Clarke at centre back, putting Shinnie in midfield rather than Knight or Sibley, dropping Bogle and Martin was a clear move to try to be more solid when probably for us, attack is the best form of defence.
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    Jourdan got a reaction from Emson in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    Here we go again. It’s what I say to myself every time we play away from home.
    And just as much, I’ll be poised to praise Cocu when something goes our way - which I did plenty of during our good run from the end of December to early February.
    Trust me, if we win on Saturday, I’ll be the one of the first on here to give Cocu credit and point out all of the positives.
    You and many others get all worked up trying to frame certain posters as negative and incessant.
    People are just calling it as they see it. Just because some people think Cocu gets it right and others think he gets it wrong, it doesn’t change the fact that everyone wants the team and Cocu to do well.
    It’s just sad the way some posters go after other posters because of their differing opinions.
    I could understand it if I was unpleasant. But I have been pretty respectful to everyone in my time on the forum, with the exception of perhaps one poster.
    Let’s just live and let live. Hopefully Cocu can get back to what was working well for us just a few short weeks ago - disregarding the opposition, being positive and just playing to our strengths.
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    Jourdan got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    Thank you for this post. I appreciate it.
    For what it’s worth, I think we are all just frustrated.
    And to be honest, I think this forum is full of decent people who can sometimes say something amiss. We are all guilty of it.
    No hard feelings towards anyone.
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    Jourdan got a reaction from Archied in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    The thing is Cocu has moved away from what was serving the team well.
    Having a go at teams and being positive.
    Obviously Holmes is a big miss. But clearly in the past four games, Cocu has let his negative approach creep back out.
    Personally I’d rather win 4-3 than draw 1-1.
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    Jourdan reacted to Carnero in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    I agree.
    The principle of playing out from the back I can get on board with.
    Watching the Hamer to Davies to Clarke, to Davies, to Hamer axis I can't.
    In fact I dread us having a goal kick these days, I'd rather the opposition had a corner 🤣
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    Jourdan reacted to nottingram in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    Now I love Bucko as much as anyone, but one could argue that if he knew when to get rid then Derby County’s last 6 years would have been very, very different
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    Jourdan reacted to DRBee in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    If Cocu gets the credit for our excellent home performances it seems a tad inconsistent that he should take no responsibility for
    our repeated shocking away results.
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    Jourdan reacted to Van der MoodHoover in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    you missed the most important bit......
     
    ....how did you get on in the vestibule?😂
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    Jourdan got a reaction from mozza in v QPR (A) - Predictions   
    QPR 2-1 Derby
    Waghorn FRGS
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    Jourdan got a reaction from Squid in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    Here we go again. It’s what I say to myself every time we play away from home.
    And just as much, I’ll be poised to praise Cocu when something goes our way - which I did plenty of during our good run from the end of December to early February.
    Trust me, if we win on Saturday, I’ll be the one of the first on here to give Cocu credit and point out all of the positives.
    You and many others get all worked up trying to frame certain posters as negative and incessant.
    People are just calling it as they see it. Just because some people think Cocu gets it right and others think he gets it wrong, it doesn’t change the fact that everyone wants the team and Cocu to do well.
    It’s just sad the way some posters go after other posters because of their differing opinions.
    I could understand it if I was unpleasant. But I have been pretty respectful to everyone in my time on the forum, with the exception of perhaps one poster.
    Let’s just live and let live. Hopefully Cocu can get back to what was working well for us just a few short weeks ago - disregarding the opposition, being positive and just playing to our strengths.
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    Jourdan got a reaction from G STAR RAM in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    Cocu makes the same mistakes, are you surprised it leads to the same frustrations from supporters?
    No-one is seeking attention. We all want the same thing at the end of the day. No need for comments like that.
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    Jourdan got a reaction from Justa in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    Here we go again. It’s what I say to myself every time we play away from home.
    And just as much, I’ll be poised to praise Cocu when something goes our way - which I did plenty of during our good run from the end of December to early February.
    Trust me, if we win on Saturday, I’ll be the one of the first on here to give Cocu credit and point out all of the positives.
    You and many others get all worked up trying to frame certain posters as negative and incessant.
    People are just calling it as they see it. Just because some people think Cocu gets it right and others think he gets it wrong, it doesn’t change the fact that everyone wants the team and Cocu to do well.
    It’s just sad the way some posters go after other posters because of their differing opinions.
    I could understand it if I was unpleasant. But I have been pretty respectful to everyone in my time on the forum, with the exception of perhaps one poster.
    Let’s just live and let live. Hopefully Cocu can get back to what was working well for us just a few short weeks ago - disregarding the opposition, being positive and just playing to our strengths.
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    Jourdan got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    Here we go again. It’s what I say to myself every time we play away from home.
    And just as much, I’ll be poised to praise Cocu when something goes our way - which I did plenty of during our good run from the end of December to early February.
    Trust me, if we win on Saturday, I’ll be the one of the first on here to give Cocu credit and point out all of the positives.
    You and many others get all worked up trying to frame certain posters as negative and incessant.
    People are just calling it as they see it. Just because some people think Cocu gets it right and others think he gets it wrong, it doesn’t change the fact that everyone wants the team and Cocu to do well.
    It’s just sad the way some posters go after other posters because of their differing opinions.
    I could understand it if I was unpleasant. But I have been pretty respectful to everyone in my time on the forum, with the exception of perhaps one poster.
    Let’s just live and let live. Hopefully Cocu can get back to what was working well for us just a few short weeks ago - disregarding the opposition, being positive and just playing to our strengths.
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    Jourdan got a reaction from reverendo de duivel in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    Here we go again. It’s what I say to myself every time we play away from home.
    And just as much, I’ll be poised to praise Cocu when something goes our way - which I did plenty of during our good run from the end of December to early February.
    Trust me, if we win on Saturday, I’ll be the one of the first on here to give Cocu credit and point out all of the positives.
    You and many others get all worked up trying to frame certain posters as negative and incessant.
    People are just calling it as they see it. Just because some people think Cocu gets it right and others think he gets it wrong, it doesn’t change the fact that everyone wants the team and Cocu to do well.
    It’s just sad the way some posters go after other posters because of their differing opinions.
    I could understand it if I was unpleasant. But I have been pretty respectful to everyone in my time on the forum, with the exception of perhaps one poster.
    Let’s just live and let live. Hopefully Cocu can get back to what was working well for us just a few short weeks ago - disregarding the opposition, being positive and just playing to our strengths.
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    Jourdan got a reaction from goldstar in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    Here we go again. It’s what I say to myself every time we play away from home.
    And just as much, I’ll be poised to praise Cocu when something goes our way - which I did plenty of during our good run from the end of December to early February.
    Trust me, if we win on Saturday, I’ll be the one of the first on here to give Cocu credit and point out all of the positives.
    You and many others get all worked up trying to frame certain posters as negative and incessant.
    People are just calling it as they see it. Just because some people think Cocu gets it right and others think he gets it wrong, it doesn’t change the fact that everyone wants the team and Cocu to do well.
    It’s just sad the way some posters go after other posters because of their differing opinions.
    I could understand it if I was unpleasant. But I have been pretty respectful to everyone in my time on the forum, with the exception of perhaps one poster.
    Let’s just live and let live. Hopefully Cocu can get back to what was working well for us just a few short weeks ago - disregarding the opposition, being positive and just playing to our strengths.
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    Jourdan reacted to RamNut in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    we simply cannot keep a clean sheet - Two clean sheets in 18 games - means that we have to score 2 or 3 just to get a point.  
    Our away record  with just 2 wins and 10 defeats is only slightly better than barnsley's  W2 D3 L11, 9 pts. 
     
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    Jourdan reacted to angieram in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    What a frustrating evening in Shepherd's Bush that was.
    It's really difficult to see the strange mix of sublime one touch football and schoolboy errors in the same 90. One minute we look supreme, the next we are shaky and slow, devoid of ideas.
    It's easy to pick a team with hindsight, but the concerns about QPR'S pace that brought a return for Lowe might also have prompted a similar recall for Bogle? Davies clearly can't play twice in three days - he must have been shattered from the almost perfect close marshalling job he did on Mitrovic on Saturday -  and the QPR forwards were relying on pace rather than heading ability so I think Wisdom would have been fine in the centre back position tonight.
    We miss Holmes's running yet we have brought In Shinnie to replace him and pushed Rooney further forward. I'm not sure why when we have both Knight and particularly Sibley who can run at defences. Rooney playing deep with Bird is when we look our best and we surely have to use this season to try these things out with our younger players. 
    Up front I think we should have started Martin and brought Marriott on, not the other way round - or even moved Waghorn to centre when Martin tired and bring Whittaker on. I am less convinced about Marriott every time I see him. He doesn't fit our team, whether he's a good player or not. 
    Waghorn and Lawrence must play  - their work-rate was tremendous, and even though Waghorn's finishing was awful tonight he still scored because he gets in positions to score. Lawrence put in a good defensive shift and won back a lot of balls despite not having much in the way of openings further forward.
    That leaves our goalkeeper - I am in the small minority of fans who would ignore the boo boys and start Roos every game. If we are going to persist with playing out from the back he is far better at it than Hamer, and when he does go long he is more accurate than Hamer, too. He also happens to be a very good shot-stopper, which might just have prevented their second goal. I'd take a little uncertainty around catching v punching over the slow decision making and general lassitude of Hamer's play. Yes, he made one very smart low save tonight but other than that I was quite disappointed with his contribution and the way his indecision slows the game down.
    As for our general performance,  yes, we could have won it with better finishing  and without the defensive mistakes but we didn't and Cocu keeps saying after matches we could have won it and we played well but for the defensive mistakes and it's getting a little tiresome. I want him to be braver and try to go out and win games from the start because we look a lot better when we are on the front foot. If he doesn't feel he has the right experienced players to do this  try some of the youngsters because I would rather lose with a few more of them in the side than lose with players who I can't see being here for the long term.
    Final frustrations? Their first goal coming from a corner that clearly wasn't (although it was in play long enough for us to have dealt with it and we didn't); Waghorn getting booked for something the referee clearly didn't see but just taking their players' words for; then inexplicably completely ignoring a foul on Waghorn by a player who had already been booked which he did see and awarding a corner instead when if there was no foul it should have been a goal kick. Just a few reminders that lady luck had certainly deserted Derby County this season, on and off the field! 
    PS - still not home, it took an age to get out of London and the M1 has its usual mish-mash of overnight lane closures. 
    Current feeling: grumpy. 😉🙈
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    Jourdan got a reaction from sunnyhill60 in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    Here we go again. It’s what I say to myself every time we play away from home.
    And just as much, I’ll be poised to praise Cocu when something goes our way - which I did plenty of during our good run from the end of December to early February.
    Trust me, if we win on Saturday, I’ll be the one of the first on here to give Cocu credit and point out all of the positives.
    You and many others get all worked up trying to frame certain posters as negative and incessant.
    People are just calling it as they see it. Just because some people think Cocu gets it right and others think he gets it wrong, it doesn’t change the fact that everyone wants the team and Cocu to do well.
    It’s just sad the way some posters go after other posters because of their differing opinions.
    I could understand it if I was unpleasant. But I have been pretty respectful to everyone in my time on the forum, with the exception of perhaps one poster.
    Let’s just live and let live. Hopefully Cocu can get back to what was working well for us just a few short weeks ago - disregarding the opposition, being positive and just playing to our strengths.
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    Jourdan reacted to Yani P in Chasing the playoffs   
    I want to see the manager his staff and team start to show that they have some ideas on how to win football matches away from Pride Park.. Without that next season will be no better. 
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    Jourdan got a reaction from angieram in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    The thing is Cocu has moved away from what was serving the team well.
    Having a go at teams and being positive.
    Obviously Holmes is a big miss. But clearly in the past four games, Cocu has let his negative approach creep back out.
    Personally I’d rather win 4-3 than draw 1-1.
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    Jourdan got a reaction from Finch in v QPR (a) - Matchday Thread   
    Cocu makes the same mistakes, are you surprised it leads to the same frustrations from supporters?
    No-one is seeking attention. We all want the same thing at the end of the day. No need for comments like that.
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