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RIMBAUD

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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from OohMartWright in U23s v Leicester City   
    Sunderland lost
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    RIMBAUD reacted to Lambchop in "I've really not enjoyed this season"   
    I think for me also, with hindsight, it’s been a steady process of disillusionment since 2014. That’s the backdrop to the current point of near indifference, and it seems to be because the whole ethos has changed. Rowett is merely the final embodiment of this attempt to put the cart before the horse, to buy success for its own sake rather than achieve it as a byproduct of developing a team that plays the right way. 
    I concur with what others have said, in that I would happily take a few seasons of lower mid table to get back to the sort of team I could enjoy and be proud of. Will this happen under Morris, does he have the patience for that, or the nouse to employ the right people to bring it about? I don’t know. I was apprehensive when he bought out GSE, and his tenure has been a comedy of errors so far; is this what inevitably happens when business contaminates sport?
    I realised yesterday that I won’t be going again until things have changed; not because I’m entitled, or a half fan, or even because it’s a waste of money paying for something you don’t enjoy, but because I don’t actually want to lend my support to the club’s current direction. If people voting with their feet is what it takes, then so be it. 
    Maybe the appointment of Rowett was made with a better intention; to support a young manager in developing his vision and rebuilding the team. It was a stupid appointment given Rowetts negative style, and unfortunate in that he has proved incapable of fulfilling his promises, but maybe there’s a small hope that if Morris can make the right appointment in the summer we can start again next season. If Rowett remains in charge, however, I fear we will just be digging deeper and deeper into the hole. 
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from CHCDerby in Vydra and Palmer   
    Is Palmer that good?
    vydra looks like he’s thrown the towel in.
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from NottsRam77 in Honestly...   
    I went into the season with no expectation whatsoever. This was based on some rather dispiriting performances last season and an acknowledgement that we are in a transitional phase of our development. 
    The league position we have attained has been excellent at times but it’s where we finish that is important. 
    I really want us to be successful but I really don’t enjoy the way we play.  
    Recent performances have made some people angry.  I am merely overwhelmed with utter apathy. 
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from NottsRam77 in Honestly...   
    I went into the season with no expectation whatsoever. This was based on some rather dispiriting performances last season and an acknowledgement that we are in a transitional phase of our development. 
    The league position we have attained has been excellent at times but it’s where we finish that is important. 
    I really want us to be successful but I really don’t enjoy the way we play.  
    Recent performances have made some people angry.  I am merely overwhelmed with utter apathy. 
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from CHCDerby in Vydra and Palmer   
    Is Palmer that good?
    vydra looks like he’s thrown the towel in.
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from 1967Ram in Nigel Pearson......   
    Not defending either manager. I am thankful that we don’t have Pearson.  And I don’t rate Rowett either. Both have served up dreadful football
    at least Rowett has won some games. (And some impressive wins at that - particularly away from home. )
     
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from NottsRam77 in Honestly...   
    I went into the season with no expectation whatsoever. This was based on some rather dispiriting performances last season and an acknowledgement that we are in a transitional phase of our development. 
    The league position we have attained has been excellent at times but it’s where we finish that is important. 
    I really want us to be successful but I really don’t enjoy the way we play.  
    Recent performances have made some people angry.  I am merely overwhelmed with utter apathy. 
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from Zag zig in Derbyshire cricket 2018   
    Bishop was fairly brisk at times.
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from NottsRam77 in Honestly...   
    I went into the season with no expectation whatsoever. This was based on some rather dispiriting performances last season and an acknowledgement that we are in a transitional phase of our development. 
    The league position we have attained has been excellent at times but it’s where we finish that is important. 
    I really want us to be successful but I really don’t enjoy the way we play.  
    Recent performances have made some people angry.  I am merely overwhelmed with utter apathy. 
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from rammieib in The Ref Bashing Thread.   
    Then you are no judge of football.  We were second best all over the pitch. 
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from ram93 in The Ref Bashing Thread.   
    No they weren’t. We lost to a better team and were poor in doing so 
    the score line flattered us. 
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from CHCDerby in Vydra and Palmer   
    Is Palmer that good?
    vydra looks like he’s thrown the towel in.
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from CHCDerby in Vydra and Palmer   
    Is Palmer that good?
    vydra looks like he’s thrown the towel in.
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from CHCDerby in Vydra and Palmer   
    Is Palmer that good?
    vydra looks like he’s thrown the towel in.
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    RIMBAUD reacted to reveldevil in Nigel Pearson......   
    I think there's something seriously wrong behind the scenes, although I don't think it is anything to with the players.
    We have allegations that our ex CEO was behind dodgy deals expressly to the detriment of the club, even although the finance director who must have signed off on those deals is still in position. If he didn't sign off on those deals he should at least noticed that something wasn't right quicker.
    We have the son of the academy director breaking FA rules by acting both for ourselves and an outside agency, who's been held responsible for that, if anyone?
    We have Faye Nixon leaving the club last season, and when I asked why, someone posted she'd been offered a job at WBA, and couldn't get out the door quick enough due to the unprofessional way the club was being run behind the scenes.
    Fast forward a few months and she's back in a different role!
    We have a chairman/CEO/owner, a set up that would be frowned upon and downright discouraged in any other large employer, indeed we used to laugh at Forest and the incompetent Fawaz when they followed that model, yet barely a peep now we have adopted it.
    We announce plans for the Academy to put us amongst the top 10 in Europe, nice but hardly essential to our promotion hopes, Burnley used school playing fields and portacabins to change in, then invested in the training ground once up.
    We seem to switch focus from one week to the next, chuck money at stupid things like concourse heating, judo rooms and grand plazas that may never be built. All signs that direction is being taken on the hoof, with no clear plan in place.
    One season a passing manager, next a rookie, next a nasty *******, sugar we've made a mistake let's get the footballing one back, look at that bugger laughing while we lose, get a younger version of the nasty *******, back him with oldies then turn the funding tap off if it fails.
    What next? 
    It would be so easy if we'd set a concrete plan, we'd know what's next, another manager cut from the same cloth, but hopefully better.
    Instead we stumble from one disappointment to another, getting further and further away from a goal we were so close to, and Mel has spent a fortune to take us backwards in the only way that really matters, on the pitch.
    All the money in the world won't bring success unless we appoint the people to help us spend it wisely, and I've no faith that we have them in any key position at the club.
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from CHCDerby in Vydra and Palmer   
    Is Palmer that good?
    vydra looks like he’s thrown the towel in.
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from CHCDerby in Vydra and Palmer   
    Is Palmer that good?
    vydra looks like he’s thrown the towel in.
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    RIMBAUD reacted to BramcoteRam84 in Nigel Pearson......   
    I was just saying the reason Pearson wasn’t given time was because it looked like it would be a relegation battle. 
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from CHCDerby in Vydra and Palmer   
    Is Palmer that good?
    vydra looks like he’s thrown the towel in.
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from ram93 in The Ref Bashing Thread.   
    No they weren’t. We lost to a better team and were poor in doing so 
    the score line flattered us. 
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from welshram1 in Rowett is staying so...   
    Complete the clear out.  Get some energy into the squad. (Younger players?) Get some players who can play a bit (not just runners) 
    and think more more about scoring rather than conceding.
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from welshram1 in Rowett is staying so...   
    Complete the clear out.  Get some energy into the squad. (Younger players?) Get some players who can play a bit (not just runners) 
    and think more more about scoring rather than conceding.
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from welshram1 in Rowett is staying so...   
    Complete the clear out.  Get some energy into the squad. (Younger players?) Get some players who can play a bit (not just runners) 
    and think more more about scoring rather than conceding.
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    RIMBAUD got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Tin Hat On   
    Feels like the squad has run out of steam both mentally and physically. 
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