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    dabber reacted to Anag Ram in Derby County Administration (with the slight possibility of Liquidation still there)   
    Just mates from his GCSE maths retake class.
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    dabber reacted to Seaside Ram in SuffolkRam breaks silence over DET’s headlines   
    I loved the Ted Moult Everest window adverts , with the Feather and the Helicopter 🚁 !! 
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    dabber reacted to IslandExile in Derby County Administration (with the slight possibility of Liquidation still there)   
    For now.....
    Surely the first thing that any new owner would do is restore the team to its successful colours of white shirts, navy shorts, red numbers and coats for goalposts, yes indeed....
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    dabber reacted to brady1993 in Building from the back   
    It's tough to say because I think there is an argument that the system is largely working in that we are creating good chances, just not taking them. The system we've built is essentially designed so that two wide attacking players can come narrow into a whole pile of space in front of the back 4 and that the full backs can push aggressively high and wide. The main issue with this is the players that are being provided the levels of freedom to exploit aren't really making the most of it. For example Lawrence has had enough opportunities in the last 3 games that he should have at least bagged a couple goals and therein lies the issue if the system is set up to get the most out of Lawrence but he's not providing is it the right system ?
    Truth be told I do think there are tweaks we can make in terms of personnel in order to get significantly more out of the system from an attacking perspective.
    Byrne -> Ebosele
    The system is designed to give the fullbacks an aggressive amount of license to get forwards and so we need players there who make the most of it. This might be a controversial suggestion but I think this an area we might gain quite a significant amount from with one simple change; drop Byrne. Byrne is good at gaining half a yard on a player and floating a ball into the box but the problem with such a delivery is it's generally easy to defend, especially if you lack players good in the air. This means that a big chunk of his attacking output is just wasted possession. He doesn't really have the pace, physicality or dribbling ability to properly beat his man to get closer to the box to drill the ball in. I don't think it's a coincidence that we looked sharper in attack in the cup with Ebosele or Mcdonald playing there. 
    It might seem an aggressive choice but Ebosele carries significantly more threat in similar positions that will lead to a higher creation of chances as well especially as teams will have to start to compensate opening more space elsewhere.
    Shinnie -> Knight -> Bielik
    Shinnie is a fan favourite but he causes a fair few issues in our ability to play out through midfield especially as it means the midfield is imbalanced because teams know he's not comfortable. Switching in Knight there gives somebody who is more comfortable on the ball so there is a better balance and somebody who's good at really driving forwards with the ball which I think you need a little of in a 4231 to help break a team's shape. With that it means we have a better chance of pulling a team out of position and therefore creating chances.
    (The later switch to a fit Bielik I don't think requires explaining).
    The Front 3
    This one of the elements that I think we are still striving for the right balance. Strangely to some I think it's noticeable that we miss Jozwiak when he isn't playing because he has the best linkup play and the ball sticks far better to him than that it does our other forward options. Sibley I really rate but if a defender gets touch tight to him he's a little easy to bump off the ball right now. Lawrence can score from nowhere but can also be pretty wasteful. Baldock has good movement but his finishing is lacking. Stretton I like the look of and wouldn't mind getting a run but it's hard to say for sure whether it will click.
    Personally I think our attack looked the most fluid and dangerous against Forest and I think that's where I'd probably start with option of bringing on Stretton.
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    dabber reacted to Mucker1884 in Operation Fill the Ground v Swansea   
    Yes. 
    He's not allowed to take his wand in on matchdays, as he could use it as a weapon.
    He's also banned from casting spells whilst on licensed premises.
    ... and if he bores us all with his "I remember when King Arthur once said to me..." just once more, I swear I'll kick his bloody 4r5e!  
     
    You are very welcome, my friend.  🍻🐏
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    dabber reacted to Zag zig in Rams vs Reading Matchday Thread   
    Come away from the ground bursting with pride. Son came all the way from Reading with a few mates, he’s staying over a night so we can have a beer and boy will we celebrate and toast Wayne Rooney.
    Rooney is the best thing for us right now, he’s pulling us together and everyone is going the extra mile. So ducking proud we are fighting and not going down with a whimper feeling sorry for ourselves.
    Up the Rams 🐑 
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    dabber reacted to Topram in Derby County Administration (with the slight possibility of Liquidation still there)   
    They’ve spoke to 2 credible parties today over Zoom 2 more tomorrow 
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    dabber reacted to Ted McMinn Football Genius in Whacking a ball round a field   
    Westwood the Forest ###ker is letting the whole side down. He’s playing like he won a raffle to get his place on the team.
    After his tweet following our administration I can’t help but feel that KARMA is taking a bite out of him. 💩👜
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    dabber reacted to Anon in Whacking a ball round a field   
    The Ryder Cup seems a bit unfair to me since Spain apparently have to try and beat the USA all on their own. Maybe we could get the rest of Europe involved to make it more balanced?
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    dabber got a reaction from RoyMac5 in Player Ratings #9 : vs Sheff Utd (a)   
    Roos 5.5
    Byrne 6
    Buchanan 6.5
    Jagielka 7
    Davies 4
    Shinnie 6
    Bird 7
    Morrison 4
    Sibley 5
    Lawrence 6
    Baldock 5
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    dabber reacted to Rev in So what would you do with £111 million ?   
    I'd buy every spare ticket in the stadium until admin is over, and distribute them to school kids and the unemployed.
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    dabber reacted to Mucker1884 in So what would you do with £111 million ?   
    Nice!
     
     
     

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    dabber reacted to Bob The Badger in New joke thread   
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    dabber reacted to ColonelBlimp in Derby County Administration (with the slight possibility of Liquidation still there)   
    A better manager than Nigel Clough would have helped.
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    dabber reacted to Carnero in Derby County Administration (with the slight possibility of Liquidation still there)   
    As I understand it the 366 Group / GSE Europe introduce potential investors in football clubs to football clubs looking for new investors. 
    The BBC are probably adding 2+2 and making 5.
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    dabber got a reaction from r_wilcockson in Derby County Administration (with the slight possibility of Liquidation still there)   
    Geesh in that bbc article our old friend Mr Rush is mentioned....
    "Two of the six potential buyers are "substantial entities" who were previously in touch with Morris, who had been looking to sell the club since 2019, with four new interested parties.
    The six are understood to include former Derby County owner Andy Appleby and chief executive Sam Rush, who are both part of the 366 Group"
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    dabber reacted to uttoxram75 in Wayne Rooney press conference   
    So not Rooney himself, just his PR team?
    Come on fella, give the bloke a break. He's acted with tremendous dignity throughout all this while giving his all to keep the players motivated. 
     
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    dabber got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in Derby County Administration (with the slight possibility of Liquidation still there)   
    Geesh in that bbc article our old friend Mr Rush is mentioned....
    "Two of the six potential buyers are "substantial entities" who were previously in touch with Morris, who had been looking to sell the club since 2019, with four new interested parties.
    The six are understood to include former Derby County owner Andy Appleby and chief executive Sam Rush, who are both part of the 366 Group"
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    dabber reacted to Ghost of Clough in Derby County Administration (with the slight possibility of Liquidation still there)   
    Why did I think they were still in the Championship?😅😂
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    dabber reacted to ollycutts1982 in Derby County Administration (with the slight possibility of Liquidation still there)   
    Radio Derby has now come away from the press conference. 
     
    Sorry if my posts were abit scatter gun’ish. Was trying to share as much info as possible. 
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    dabber reacted to Truckle in Derby County Administration (with the slight possibility of Liquidation still there)   
    Can these guys stay and run our club?
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    dabber reacted to Sufferingfool in Signs you know you're getting too old too quickly   
    Uncontrolled Farting when bending over/walking/laughing/etc…on the plus side loss of sense of smell😁
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    dabber got a reaction from angieram in Academy Thread 21/22   
    Stretton makes it 2 after nice play by Cybulski and Plange? Lovely touch high fiving the ball boys!!
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    dabber got a reaction from Tamworthram in A Supporters Trust   
    Cloud cuckoo land I know, but If Ryan Reynolds could get involved at Wrexham then surely Niall Horan, Jack O'Connell (Hollywood connections) et al could get involved at Derby?
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    dabber got a reaction from r_wilcockson in A Supporters Trust   
    Cloud cuckoo land I know, but If Ryan Reynolds could get involved at Wrexham then surely Niall Horan, Jack O'Connell (Hollywood connections) et al could get involved at Derby?
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