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    LeedsCityRam got a reaction from sage in Plucky Derby v Norwich Match Ratings   
    Marshall 6 - not much to do really. Obviously stood no chance with their goal
    McDonald 6 - really ropey first half hour with the ball going over his head time & time again. He then seemed to drop a little deeper which started to nullify their threat down that side. Thereafter, very solid. Didn't offer that much going forward but perhaps not surprising against a team that strong. Decent effort overall
    Forsyth 5 - really poor in possession in the first half & hauled down their lad for the free kick winner. Also struggled with the movement of Aarons & Buendia and needed Jozwiak to help out repeatedly. Got involved second half going forward as we gained territorial ascendancy but quality was a bit variable
    Wisdom 7 MOM - thought Andre played well today. Positionally very good, decent on the ball & on hand to mop up Mengi's periodic errors. Pukki barely got a kick all game which tells its own story.
    Mengi 5 - did some good things including a superb last man tackle late on & a good effort on target second half. Overall very weak positionally though & very anonymous in aerial contests. Lost his man a few times and curiously seemed to head for the goal line when delivery came in - his job is to attack the ball. At the minute I don't believe he is strong enough to be a starting Championship CB.
    Roberts 7 - really like this lad & think he's got so much more to offer. The way he moves with the ball is fantastic (bit too much crabbing at times though) & he was always looking to get involved and beat men. There were a couple of occasions where he had virtually beaten 3 defenders to get through on goal but ball ricocheted away from him unluckily.
    Bird 6 - solid from Max today. Lots of good defensive work including a couple of shuddering challenges to stop them coming down the centre. Did a good job recycling possession & keeping us front foot throughout the second half. Bit disappointed with a couple of his through balls - can think of 2 in particular where it opened up for him but he put too much on the ball
    Shinnie 6 - struggled badly that first 30 mins & couldn't get close to their movement. He was also constantly losing possession & part of the reason the ball kept coming back at us. Second half, his pressing started to win us the ball higher up the park & his passing was excellent - especially the superb ball for Kazim's chance. Missed an absolute sitter late on which really should have been on target (bobble or not)
    Jozwiak 6 - worked incredibly hard to protect Forsyth (who badly needed it) & held the ball well up the park when we were under the cosh first half. Unfortunately a few instances of poor decision making/poor quality at the crucial moment. Quieter than Lawrence & Roberts second half
    Lawrence 6 - work rate was first class, numerous occasions where he put in a great challenge to win the ball back in midfield. Still think his first touch could be a bit better & is the reason he struggles for space. Delivery was also a bit varied although liked the way he got involved in play second half moving the ball around with purpose
    Kazim 6 - ball just wouldn't break for him first half & got little help from a pretty terrible ref. Second half he was better, great save from Krul to deny him with his best chance & fantastic closing down to set up Shinnie's late chance. Worked hard as part of the press in general second half
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to loweman2 in Derby County Shirt Collection   
    This was our offering for 1974/75
     




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    LeedsCityRam reacted to loweman2 in Derby County Shirt Collection   
    Had a couple of shirts made up using standard Umbro team apparel to mark the achievements of Clough & Taylor and also Dave Mackay, mainly to add a chapter into the book the colours of the Rams if the club and Umbro don’t do something.
    we used the basic template matching the 1971/72 shirt and the style of the charity shield shirt badge, on the second shirt we went for the blue and white and the Umbro tapes on the cuffs, both finished off with the blood red no 10 as a nod to the king, also used the Derby County font for the wording.
    the cost of these shirts from Umbro was £11.
    we then added our design, can’t sell them due obviously to copyright infringement but would be nice if the club could do something similar.






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    LeedsCityRam reacted to IslandExile in Rooney’s Style of Play/Identity   
    Results:
    Under Cocu - it's all the manager's fault.
    Under Rooney - it's injuries and the quality of the squad.
    I think the phrase "double standards" springs to mind.
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to DCFClks in Rooney’s Style of Play/Identity   
    Lawrence, Sibley and Jozwiak have more natural ability than most players in this division, Marshall and Byrne are above average Championship players, Clarke is one of the best CB's in the league, Knight's been linked with PL teams a few times. Even players like Gregory have proven they are at least mid table quality in the past. 
    Many of the games when we've played CKR, Waghorn's been available. Player's don't just turn bad overnight, he's proved he's a decent player before. He didn't play because you can't just hoof the ball up to him like with CKR, he's a more technical player where you need more intricate tactical knowledge to get the best out of him, which our coaches don't seem to have.
    I'm not saying we have have the quality to win the league, I'm saying they have enough to not be in a relegation battle.
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to Coneheadjohn in El DerbyCo   
    Cardiff need to move on from it.
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    LeedsCityRam got a reaction from Rammy03 in Stifling players   
    Dowell is a good player but he's only going to thrive when he has plenty of the ball & minimal defensive duties. He has that at Norwich with Skipp & McLean sitting in and allowing the 3 behind Pukki to express themselves.
    When he played for us first half of last season, we were struggling to establish any control in midfield & someone like Dowell was a bit of a luxury.. Bielik didnt play DM until about November, Bird hadn't emerged, Shinnie was struggling & even Evans was having to play in there. 
    As to the general point about players, @angieram is definitely right about fan expectation not helping. The bigger problem I believe though is the constant change in managers (and therefore style) & recruitment often ill-suited to the existing side. Players like Bennett, Evans & Pearce can thrive somewhere like Millwall because Rowett has a set team structure & players fill specific roles. At Derby, I sense we sign players on talent alone & then work out how the team adapts to them. Its why we have a lot of talent (yes, even now) but often poor team cohesion & understanding.
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to Brammie Steve in Home v Norwich Matchday Thread   
    Speaking as someone who has totally self isolated since March last year with a Mrs who has been housebound and regularly contacts friends, family, church, organisations and charities all over the world, I can say, to quote Sergeant Windsor Davies..
    "I've never heard such a load of drivel in my whole life sir!"
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to ShoreRam in Home v Norwich Matchday Thread   
    Do you mean other than staying in touch with friends and family, some of them you'll never see because of distance etc. Sharing among groups with common interests, being entertained, keeping up to date with news etc etc - Social media has its very real and big problems but the world isn't binary, you can take the good out of something and avoid the bad. There are a lot of positives.
    All that said, one of the big big issues with Twitter in particular is that people place themselves in to echo chambers, in short, they don't tend to follow people they disagree with. It normalises their behaviour and this is where we're at.
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    LeedsCityRam got a reaction from angieram in Stifling players   
    Dowell is a good player but he's only going to thrive when he has plenty of the ball & minimal defensive duties. He has that at Norwich with Skipp & McLean sitting in and allowing the 3 behind Pukki to express themselves.
    When he played for us first half of last season, we were struggling to establish any control in midfield & someone like Dowell was a bit of a luxury.. Bielik didnt play DM until about November, Bird hadn't emerged, Shinnie was struggling & even Evans was having to play in there. 
    As to the general point about players, @angieram is definitely right about fan expectation not helping. The bigger problem I believe though is the constant change in managers (and therefore style) & recruitment often ill-suited to the existing side. Players like Bennett, Evans & Pearce can thrive somewhere like Millwall because Rowett has a set team structure & players fill specific roles. At Derby, I sense we sign players on talent alone & then work out how the team adapts to them. Its why we have a lot of talent (yes, even now) but often poor team cohesion & understanding.
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to Olton Ram in Phil Brown   
    Pitch is looking a lot better 
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to mozza in mo55y's Prediction League updates, 2020/21 season.   
    Derby County v Norwich City
     
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    Derby County 0 Norwich City 1, '0' = FRGS (surprisingly)
     
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to DCFClks in Rooney’s Style of Play/Identity   
    Most those injuries have only just happened in the last 2 games. I've tried to explain in my last 5 replies to you where I think the quality is. I don't know what else I can say 😆
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Relegation watch   
    My view is that we have enough quality in our attack to survive but the coaching and management isn't bringing out the best of that talent.
    The drop in goals isn't purely down to individual dips,it's illogical for them all to have suddenly become so unprolific at the same time without there being a central external cause.
    The problem us that it's sadly too late to positively change anything to alter it this season.
     
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to Warwick Ram in Relegation watch   
    Rotherham play five games in 11 days. Two of those are Coventry and Birmingham. If anyone thinks they have a big enough squad to play a game every two days and the players will be full of energy and injury free then you are seriously optimistic.
    There other three games are QPR, Boro and Barnsley. Both Boro and Barnsley are pushing for the play offs so they won’t give them easy games.
     
    Oh and then on the 27th they go to Brentford.
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    LeedsCityRam got a reaction from S8TY in Rooney’s Style of Play/Identity   
    Pretty much proved everything I said in my initial post.
    Clearly you're choosing to ignore the circumstances of his first pre-season, the soft embargo in Jan & reputed extension into last June/July, as it seriously weakens your point. 
    Cocu got this squad to 10th so clearly had some understanding of the division.
    Not sure how you can accuse Cocu of over-complicating whilst Rooney changes formation, half the team & style of play on a game by game basis.
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    LeedsCityRam got a reaction from S8TY in Rooney’s Style of Play/Identity   
    I think you must believe people have forgotten how dismissive you were of context when Cocu was struggling here.
    Injuries no excuse, no pre-season not an excuse, soft transfer embargo no excuse, losing core of team with loan players from 18/19 leaving & Keogh sacked not an excuse. Often remember you saying Cocu's job was to work with what he had. Well, same applies to Rooney.
    Simply because you've fallen head over heels for his celeb status, doesnt exempt him from football just as boring as your fave Gary Rowett.
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to BramcoteRam84 in Relegation watch   
    It all comes down to the next 3 games for us. If we pick up 5 points then we should be ok, 6 should do it and we can relax for the last two games, regardless of what Rotherham and Wednesday do. Anything less then it will probably go to the last day of the season.
    Im encouraged because we’ve put three good performances together in a row now and been unlucky in our last two games against good teams. We’ve created chances, the games before the international break we weren’t creating anything. There is absolutely no reason why we can’t win the next three games, bring this level of performance im confident we’ll get what we need. Return to the performances like against Stoke and Cov then I will be worried.
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to Tyler Durden in Relegation watch   
    If Rooney sends us down then the first thing the new owners need to do is sack him.
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to Ramarena in El DerbyCo   
    Excuse me?
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to RadioactiveWaste in El DerbyCo   
    You're quite right,I was just working on speculation around £20m because Alonso said he'd pay £20m for the right player.
    There are going to be bargain players out there.
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to kevinhectoring in El DerbyCo   
    How much did Byrne cost?  There are lots of clubs who are totally strapped, plenty of good players will be cheap. If we can just scout them well.  And Rooney’s team selection indicates some of our youngsters will be on the move (if not on loan). Don’t think P&S allows us to spend the amounts you mention 
    Think it’s as much  about good decisions as dosh 
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to i-Ram in Match Thread - Blackburn Rovers v Derby County - Saturday 17 April   
    It needs an old head to steer us to safety now.
    A 6 game unbeaten run with a good number of ugly draws is planned. 8 points will do it.
    First up Blackburn.  We might actually score here, but a 0 - 0 will do.
    Not worth a tenner (or even an overseas discount) to watch this one on Rams TV. Depending on the TBA kick off time I would suggest you watch the build-up to, or the post-ceremony analysis, of the Royal Funeral. Much more excitement.
    Hope Gregory and Clarke are available. Too early for Markle though.
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    LeedsCityRam got a reaction from I know nothing in Who shall we buy then?   
    Pretty depressing prospect. Reading Rob Dorsett's tweets yesterday & his article on skysports com, they suggested Alonso wanted to focus on bringing young, hungry & good value players to the club and expand our foreign scouting network a la Brentford. Started to feel enthusiastic as that was exactly the direction we needed to take.
    Now Alonso has apparently come out with these remarks, fans will be disappointed with anything less than a big spending regime. That will bring pressure particularly with fans due back at PP from August. Spectacular lack of judgement from a young guy obviously wanting to impress.
    He needs wise heads around him & to stop giving clickbait interviews.
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    LeedsCityRam reacted to Woodley Ram in Who shall we buy then?   
    I hope that we don’t do any thing stupid. For every Wolves, there is are a dozen that fail with a quick fix.  Brentford who have also been mentioned have bought cheap and sold for profit but have also taken the time to build a team. 
     
    I think challenging for a play off place next season is realistic, we should aim for the same the next year but billed as promotion. 
     
    lets try to do a bigger version of Brentford rather than a cheaper version of Wolves.
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