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    ilkleyram got a reaction from LB_DCFC in v Forest (A) Carabao Cup Match Thread   
    Well I was there for two and didn't feel much like posting at 130 when I got in. Not sure I do now really, but.
    I didn't feel outraged or insulted or angry at paying good money and travelling a long way - I've spent more money and travelled further for worse than that. I was disappointed that we lost a game of football to our rivals on a day that Bury got chucked out of the league and Bolton may go out of business and follow suit.
    I learnt that our manager has big gonads. He selected pretty much the same team that played at Scunny because, I would guess, that he wanted to see them, especially the young players, in action in a big competitive match. He knew how important the rivalry is because he's said at least twice that he's been told about it but he still went ahead.  Respect Mr Cocu. 
    I also learnt that our some of our younger players need more development and experience. Morgan Whitaker, for example, needs to be physically stronger and more aware. The game passed him by.  He could have come off at half time but probably learnt more by not being hooked until later. Sibley had one good run but otherwise was chasing shadows. But how else do these guys get experience unless we try them. I enjoyed seeing them play. They'll be better for the experience.
    And to the older players. I saw nothing but effort. Not one of them gave up, stopped running and covering even though some, Shinnie for example, was doing the work of two. I thought, but then what do I know, that Paterson did well, put in some dangerous crosses, that Mason battled constantly against two big centre halves, pretty much on his own, that Curtis, Clarke and Shinnie did OK.
    The third goal was a fluke. Forget it. It happens. The first came because Duane lost his man at the back post probably because he has had no football for weeks. The second because Lee Buchanan let his man get the run and jump on him. A more experienced left back would stop that. He'll learn.
    Cocu could have picked our first team with a couple of youngsters - Lowe and Buchanan perhaps. Where would that have got us in terms of the development of our young players; another opportunity to give Curtis and co game time when they might just be needed in the future, would have gone; another opportunity to learn about his squad will have passed Cocu and his team by. And we still might have lost. We're six games into a long season, two of which have been cup matches. Winning, or losing, against that lot does not a season make.
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from archram in v Forest (A) Carabao Cup Match Thread   
    Well I was there for two and didn't feel much like posting at 130 when I got in. Not sure I do now really, but.
    I didn't feel outraged or insulted or angry at paying good money and travelling a long way - I've spent more money and travelled further for worse than that. I was disappointed that we lost a game of football to our rivals on a day that Bury got chucked out of the league and Bolton may go out of business and follow suit.
    I learnt that our manager has big gonads. He selected pretty much the same team that played at Scunny because, I would guess, that he wanted to see them, especially the young players, in action in a big competitive match. He knew how important the rivalry is because he's said at least twice that he's been told about it but he still went ahead.  Respect Mr Cocu. 
    I also learnt that our some of our younger players need more development and experience. Morgan Whitaker, for example, needs to be physically stronger and more aware. The game passed him by.  He could have come off at half time but probably learnt more by not being hooked until later. Sibley had one good run but otherwise was chasing shadows. But how else do these guys get experience unless we try them. I enjoyed seeing them play. They'll be better for the experience.
    And to the older players. I saw nothing but effort. Not one of them gave up, stopped running and covering even though some, Shinnie for example, was doing the work of two. I thought, but then what do I know, that Paterson did well, put in some dangerous crosses, that Mason battled constantly against two big centre halves, pretty much on his own, that Curtis, Clarke and Shinnie did OK.
    The third goal was a fluke. Forget it. It happens. The first came because Duane lost his man at the back post probably because he has had no football for weeks. The second because Lee Buchanan let his man get the run and jump on him. A more experienced left back would stop that. He'll learn.
    Cocu could have picked our first team with a couple of youngsters - Lowe and Buchanan perhaps. Where would that have got us in terms of the development of our young players; another opportunity to give Curtis and co game time when they might just be needed in the future, would have gone; another opportunity to learn about his squad will have passed Cocu and his team by. And we still might have lost. We're six games into a long season, two of which have been cup matches. Winning, or losing, against that lot does not a season make.
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Carl Sagan in Next home game Neil Warnock   
    Will it be on?
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in U23s v Spurs   
    No Shinnie or Martin. Wonder if that's a sign for tomorrow?
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    ilkleyram reacted to Mrs Cone in My Lads op.   
    Thank you so much for all your lovely words of support. Home safe and sound and can honestly say it's done him (and the rest of us)the world of good. The sun on his face and relaxed atmosphere  Hes never looked so well! 
    His glands on his left side are swollen which is usually a sign of an infection so me and @Van Cone De Head are gonna get on to hospital and get checked out but the holiday was a raging success!
    Now what you done with the sunshine?? X🌞🌞
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Premier ram in U23s v Spurs   
    No Shinnie or Martin. Wonder if that's a sign for tomorrow?
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from goldstar in U23s v Spurs   
    No Shinnie or Martin. Wonder if that's a sign for tomorrow?
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from TigerTedd in Best Guitarist Ever   
    You have to admit that if he is miming then he's miming very very well and whoever he's miming to was very very good 
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from SchtivePesley in Best Guitarist Ever   
    You have to admit that if he is miming then he's miming very very well and whoever he's miming to was very very good 
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Carl Sagan in U23s v Spurs   
    No Shinnie or Martin. Wonder if that's a sign for tomorrow?
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    ilkleyram reacted to RedSox in Radio Draby: Eric Steele   
    Very insightful and on the money comments from Eric.  Love listening to him.  
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    ilkleyram reacted to Boycie in Radio Draby: Eric Steele   
    Steele knows more about football in his little finger than Ramage.
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    ilkleyram reacted to Zag zig in Radio Draby: Eric Steele   
    He pretty much restrains Dawes with his common sense.
    Dawes and Ramma just feed off each other’s hysterical over reactions and negativity. Eric analyses the game from high, sees things and explains them with the wisdom of a man that clearly has been a top coach and can eloquently convey his thoughts; precisely why he was a top coach imo.
    Would be so good to hear him every week.
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    ilkleyram reacted to EtoileSportiveDeDerby in Radio Draby: Eric Steele   
    Listened to him pre and post match and he was excellent. Because he knows so many in the game he has some interesting stories to tell. I wish he was on more often.
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    ilkleyram reacted to philmycocu in Radio Draby: Eric Steele   
    Listening when Eric is on makes BBC Radio Derby Sport sound professional and knowledgeable, with Ramage it just sounds like an amateur laddish podcast.
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    ilkleyram reacted to Nuwtfly in Radio Draby: Eric Steele   
    Totally agree. Wish he was on every week. Might talk some sense into Dawes, too 😉 
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    ilkleyram reacted to DCFC Ram in Radio Draby: Eric Steele   
    just 'What he said.'
    I didn't listen to him pre-match or during it. I listened to him post-match.
    What a refreshing change it was to listen to an ex-player (or player for that matter) speaking complete sense about a match that he had watched. He was mature, calm, measured and precise in his points. No laddish banter, no mangled words, no contradictory rants, no showing off about himself and his past exploits, no pointless aggression - just wise words.
    It is a shame that we haven't had the benefit of Eric's wisdom over the past few years as things have unravelled after Christmas. I'm sure that his wisdom would have been helpful when we needed it.
    Long may it continue. Thanks Eric.
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    ilkleyram reacted to Orphanram in Tonight's moan in   
    I wasn’t singling you or anybody else out and I didn’t exclude myself from the generalised view I gave of a forum poster (perhaps you’ve taken the beard stroking comment more literally than intended). It was more of a general observation of this thread and numerous others over the years that take a similar view of whoever the incumbent RD broadcasters are. Anyway it’s easy enough to start a podcast these days so perhaps there is room for someone to corner the market with a Radio 4 style rams review. I’m glad you read books.
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Sly in Tonight's moan in   
    I watched both Eric Steele and Craig Ramage play for us and there is no doubt that Craig had the greater natural footballing talent in his own position.
    Listening to the moan in tonight and you can only conclude that Eric has not only overtaken Craig but left him behind 30 years ago, in the position of football pundit and analyst. Tonight was a genuinely interesting listen, because Eric was there, unlike the usual puerile nonsense. Even the Chris Coles sounded like a proper broadcaster
    Craig lad, stay in Skegness if that's really where you are. Radio Derby - bust whatever bank you have and replace him with Eric Steele.
     
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from KCG in Tonight's moan in   
    I don't have a beard to stroke, nor do I drink real ale or theorise about football on fan forums (read my posts for confirmation of that if you would like a good nights sleep), my family would collapse in laughter at the thought of anyone describing me as an intellectual and I've never before been accused of being a snob.  Otherwise Orphanram, your description of me is pretty nailed on. I do read books.
    Those defending Ramage on Radio Derby, have all used similar expressions - "I'm not suggesting he's brilliant at what he does....."; he's a Derby lad; he has passion; he's not very eloquent.   I've no idea whether he's thick or not as you suggest.  
    I'm a Derby lad too. I have also lived and worked for some years in Watford. I'm passionate about our team. That doesn't make me a candidate for the role of football pundit and analyst on Radio Derby. I would have thought that eloquence is pretty high up on the list of qualities on the job spec for such a role (if it's not it should be) and I just think that Radio Derby can do better or should help him to do better.  Chris Coles was better last night; Ed Dawes might be better too without Ramage's natural approach to broadcasting. What's wrong with wanting 'brilliant'?
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from KCG in Tonight's moan in   
    I watched both Eric Steele and Craig Ramage play for us and there is no doubt that Craig had the greater natural footballing talent in his own position.
    Listening to the moan in tonight and you can only conclude that Eric has not only overtaken Craig but left him behind 30 years ago, in the position of football pundit and analyst. Tonight was a genuinely interesting listen, because Eric was there, unlike the usual puerile nonsense. Even the Chris Coles sounded like a proper broadcaster
    Craig lad, stay in Skegness if that's really where you are. Radio Derby - bust whatever bank you have and replace him with Eric Steele.
     
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from LazloW in Tonight's moan in   
    I don't have a beard to stroke, nor do I drink real ale or theorise about football on fan forums (read my posts for confirmation of that if you would like a good nights sleep), my family would collapse in laughter at the thought of anyone describing me as an intellectual and I've never before been accused of being a snob.  Otherwise Orphanram, your description of me is pretty nailed on. I do read books.
    Those defending Ramage on Radio Derby, have all used similar expressions - "I'm not suggesting he's brilliant at what he does....."; he's a Derby lad; he has passion; he's not very eloquent.   I've no idea whether he's thick or not as you suggest.  
    I'm a Derby lad too. I have also lived and worked for some years in Watford. I'm passionate about our team. That doesn't make me a candidate for the role of football pundit and analyst on Radio Derby. I would have thought that eloquence is pretty high up on the list of qualities on the job spec for such a role (if it's not it should be) and I just think that Radio Derby can do better or should help him to do better.  Chris Coles was better last night; Ed Dawes might be better too without Ramage's natural approach to broadcasting. What's wrong with wanting 'brilliant'?
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from Stuartsays in Tonight's moan in   
    The point I was clumsily making was that when Ramage is on Chris Coles gets too wrapped up in the jokey tooing and froing, most of which isn't amusing and, worse, contributes nothing.  When he's with Eric then he's altogether better because he stops trying to be funny and asks proper questions. Ramage has become a bad influence on him.
    For what it's worth I do think that Radio Derby is generally pretty good. Ramage though lets the rest of them down. Someone at Producer level needs to talk to them and, if necessary, find someone else as analyst/pundit so it is better.  Having Eric on tonight shows how good it could be every week and the paucity of Ramage's contributions. 
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from nogbad van 50 in Tonight's moan in   
    I watched both Eric Steele and Craig Ramage play for us and there is no doubt that Craig had the greater natural footballing talent in his own position.
    Listening to the moan in tonight and you can only conclude that Eric has not only overtaken Craig but left him behind 30 years ago, in the position of football pundit and analyst. Tonight was a genuinely interesting listen, because Eric was there, unlike the usual puerile nonsense. Even the Chris Coles sounded like a proper broadcaster
    Craig lad, stay in Skegness if that's really where you are. Radio Derby - bust whatever bank you have and replace him with Eric Steele.
     
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    ilkleyram got a reaction from SFox1993 in Tonight's moan in   
    I watched both Eric Steele and Craig Ramage play for us and there is no doubt that Craig had the greater natural footballing talent in his own position.
    Listening to the moan in tonight and you can only conclude that Eric has not only overtaken Craig but left him behind 30 years ago, in the position of football pundit and analyst. Tonight was a genuinely interesting listen, because Eric was there, unlike the usual puerile nonsense. Even the Chris Coles sounded like a proper broadcaster
    Craig lad, stay in Skegness if that's really where you are. Radio Derby - bust whatever bank you have and replace him with Eric Steele.
     
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