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  1. Derby Snow - Game called off

    How do you know he was talking about you?
  2. Derby Snow - Game called off

    Blimey - some right tin foil hat merchants on here (and some others who just oddly find gratification in finding negatives about the club - really odd). Trying to compare and contrast every sporting event in the country and wondering how they did/didn't manage to get their games on is an irrelevance. I would have thought that the biggest determining factors in today's match were the distance Cardiff fans were coming and not wanting them to get too far before calling the game off (3.5 hours notice isn't bad); the limited amount of time before the kick-off to let things thaw, the state of the roads in areas approaching Derby (I know many can't believe that some people outside Derby might want to go to the match), the state of the Pride Park area itself and the forecast (which seems to change every five minutes). Really easy for everybody sitting at home to make the decision to keep the match on (particularly those who don't live in the county or even the country) but I would imagine for those whose decision it actually was, it wouldn't have been easy. I don't suppose they all had up to the minute weather or road reports from every postcode where fans might be coming from or were on the phone checking with Wigan to see if they were OK. I imagine they don't make such decisions on the basis that my mate Dave found it easy to get here from Lapland, so it must be OK then. I would imagine that they were faced with some reports coming in that parts of Derbyshire were very dodgy, that the police were suggesting people don't travel, that - it being a Sunday - there might be fewer people out and about clearing the roads 'naturally' and they really didn't want a situation where keeping the match on might have led to people travelling quite a long way and having unforeseen difficulties. This is just guesswork on my part as I wasn't there, but rather than jump to conclusions about the club being underhand, or the decision being a disgrace or a shambles, I prefer to think that perhaps - just perhaps - some people had to make a very difficult decision and aired on the side of caution. God forbid.
  3. Derby Snow - Game called off

    Sooo, the conspiracy theories begin and we are taking our ITK info from Colin and Cardiff fans. Hmm. Here’s a thought. Why don’t we take the decision at face value, recognise that it was probably very finely balanced and that some poor sod had to make a judgement call based on what was in front of them at the time. I can’t believe that the game could be called off without good reason... again, hindsight might turn out to be a great thing. Edit: Just to add, this must be a dream for those ‘fans’ who seem to take inordinate pleasure in anything which might paint the club in a poor light. So happy to jump on the negative bandwagon and slate the club. Unreal really.
  4. Derby Snow - Game called off

    Now it might look embarrassing, but they had to make the decision a while ago. Things change rapidly (although they might have anticipated that too to be fair). This could be a classic ‘in hindsight’ situation, where we can all look back and say it could’ve and should’ve gone ahead. However, I’m sure the decision was made in good faith at the time...!? I ask again though, from those in the know, was it the club or ref who called it off?
  5. Derby Snow - Game called off

    I thought the only person who could postpone a match is the referee (presumably advised by the clubs, police, met office, highways england etc)? I would have to be leaving about now and must say it looks a lot better than it did. However, I suppose they have to think about risks, distances to travel etc etc
  6. Derby Snow - Game called off

    Can't say I'm surprised (or that disappointed... which says a lot!). Pretty bad up in t'north of the County (guess not as much time as usual to sort it out either). Oh well, no excuse for not getting my work done now.
  7. v Cardiff (H) - Predictions

    Derby 2 Cardiff 1 frgs Palmer
  8. Rowett

    I like Rowett, the man. Quite articulate, seems genuinely passionate about the club, doesn't mind winding up Forest (can't be a bad thing) and seems intelligent. I also think Rowett will have a very good managerial career. He'll be sought after by struggling clubs. Get into a team, make them more solid, hard(er) to break down and so on... but it won't be pretty. That is, if he doesn't change of course. I really really hope that he can find a way to inject some positivity, flair and a bit of abandon into how we play. Not fussed about whether its bringing kids through (seems to be the 'stick of the week' from Rowett and Mel haters to beat them with) or just changing a mindset, but for a season where we have - and still are - challenging for promotion, it has been oddly dull for me. I hate seeing us concede possession, I hate letting other teams pass it around while we keep our shape, I hate not seeing midfielders get beyond the strikers. I don't mind the odd longer ball, it doesn't have to be tippy-tappy, but I want to see us on the front foot, taking the game to people and playing with tempo. We do it now and again; we don't do it often enough. Obviously, I wouldn't sack him or anything so daft. He is young, relatively inexperienced and learning his craft. We could have a real gem... but, for me, only if he can just tweak his mindset a bit and start thinking about the 25,000 who want to see us 'play', not just get a result. As a registered happy clapper, thats about as negative as you're gojng to get from me. I don't want this to be interpreted as mindless GR hating or harking back to the good old days of Mac1... but where I do agree with those that do, is that what I consider to be attritional and pragmatic football only takes you - or a manager - so far. We need to mix it up. I expect many will disagree... fair enough. Its only a game!
  9. v Forest (A) - Predictions

    Forest 2 Derby 1 frgs Palmer
  10. Derby County vs Fulham

    Booing is a nonsense. Always has been, always will be. Helps nobody. If anybody thinks the players and staff didn't know the performance on Saturday (particularly first half) wasn't anywhere near good enough then they are mad. Having said that, booing doesn't lose you matches (although some pros might argue a positive crowd might facilitate a win or two). What lost us the game on Saturday, was Fulham being better than us, having two holding midfielders being overrun and - in the main - being too deep, having too big a gap between midfield and strikers (has a midfielder got beyond a striker all season?), being too willing to concede possession in order to demosntrate our now legendry 'solid' defence and shape, not getting close enough to their players, not tackling enough or hard enough (took far too long to put Cairney on the floor) and not being able to hold the ball when we had it. I'm sure there are other reasons too, but as stupid as I find booing, it probably had very little effect.
  11. Will it be on?

    That was my point, yes (but you made it better and more succinctly)
  12. Will it be on?

    The country could make sure it was able to cope with these unusual and extreme weather conditions. All it would need is millions and millions in investment in people and machinary across the country. Simple. Of course, that it would sit idle for the vast majority of the time and cost taxpayers millions in maintenance, storage, wages and so on is a small price to pay to ensure that peope who live in countries where this type of weather is a way of life and the norm can't feel superior when the country comes to a halt when such weather hits here.
  13. Will it be on?

    I'm sure it happened before a 'Boro game a while back too, but my memory might be playing tricks on me. I don't fancy having to walk 18 miles, so if my Close stays as it is, then I'll be giving it a miss.
  14. v Fulham (H) - Predictions

    Derby 2 Fulham 1 frgs Vydra
  15. Reading v Derby County

    Well, this is ending well. Reading = bogey.

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