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    Founder of the Clone Duane Holmes Initiative
  • Birthday 09/02/1997

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  1. Nah surely the bloke with ‘King Billy Walks on Water’ isn’t a wum??
  2. Leicester Ram

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    New F1 documentary series on Netflix is excellent. I’m a big fan of sports documentaries and this is definitely one of the best, captures some really genuine behind the scenes moments. Not even a massive F1 fan, just a really good watch.
  3. NFL Free Agency is officially the best transfer window of any sport. Would honestly feel sick if I was a Giants fan, Landon Collins and now Odell... Stocking up on picks to trade with us for #1 and Kyler Murray, you’d think? I guess Kyler and Saquon is a bit of a disgusting, game breaking, smash your controller on Madden combination.
  4. Sounds like a Football Manager regen of Ian Rush
  5. Thinking more of the manner in which we approached that away leg. Conceding possession, time and space to Fulham while offering little attacking threat ourselves was criminal. It was like we were asking to lose 3-0. After Villa on Saturday, I’m not going to belittle a conservative approach because we could have bloody done with one but I was embarrassed to watch that away leg with a couple mates who weren’t Derby fans.
  6. Carson Bogle Keogh Tomori Forsyth Huddlestone Mount Holmes Wilson Waghorn Lawrence It goes without saying that injuries have really skewed how we set up our starting 11. We don’t have many like for likes, so it hard to just put in Wilson/Holmes for Mount and play the same way. I think the midfield desperately needs help, it needs an extra body dropping in and picking the ball up off them. Unfortunately, despite being probably in our 11 best players I don’t think Marriott fits into our best starting 11 right now. Next season, I think if we improve midfield and hone the system, he will. But right now, would rather have Waghorn as the lone striker. If you have him playing with our most talented pass and movers in Holmes/Mount, we’ll look a lot better and be able to play down the middle better. We play way too much football around the centre circle and down the wing. Need to get the ball to the edge of the box faster, I think Waghorn is our best way to do that.
  7. First time I’ve ever left a game at half-time. Feel kind of blessed that Grealish scored just before half-time because I’d have stayed and wasted my afternoon otherwise. Dont really need to even analyse the game because that wasn’t Derby County out there. We’ll never see that midfield/attack together again. You know when players compliment each other and make each other better? Well yesterday’s team did the absolute opposite, it was insulting how bad they were. Clearly never played together before and weren’t ready for a team like Villa at Villa Park. Doubt I will ever forget that game but I honestly don’t care about it. It’s an anomaly to me.
  8. Big problem with the Stoke job was managing expectations. Their fans have spent too much time getting comfortable in the PL, after a while it’s very cushy and easy to just write off the championship as below you. Stoke really thought they were the big boys and as the article says, could bounce back up ‘easily’. You’re setting yourself up for failure if immediate promotion is the floor of your expectations. Despite *hating* Rowett and wanting him out, from an outsiders perspective I do think he was hard done by to be sacked so early. But, the reality is, he’s been a championship manager for a while now, he should have known to manage expectations and not sell Stoke on the idea they were going to bully the rest of the division. Part of the reason I really detested Rowett was because he was so arrogant and he’s not really got any option other than to accept a large amount of responsibility for getting himself sacked. He thinks he’s some championship guru with an amazing track record when really he’s only made the play-off’s once and embarrassed himself when he got there. AS IF he thought he was going to walk the league with that team when he’s never been promoted, only made the play-offs once and ducking lost embarrassingly at that. And it’s not your fault you got sacked? Give me a break. I think it says a lot about Rowett that the more time he spends as a manager, the further his stock drops. He probably did his best work at Burton, second best job at Birmingham, had Derby about where you’d expect them to be and then flunked it at Stoke.
  9. Lampard’s a first season manager, we’ll have games like last night where we don’t play it right. Playing away against a desperate team is always tricky and Ipswich looked way more up for it than we did. Probably not the best game to have Johnson and King starting their first game for a while. He’ll learn for it and luckily we’re still in a very decent position. Frustrating night though, should have buried them early.
  10. Bone headed move, their wague bill is high enough as it is.
  11. We don’t need someone to completely revolutionise our midfield, we just need someone to do a job next to Mount and let him shine a bit. I don’t think you could find two more talented midfielders in this division than Huddlestone and Mount but they havent played to their potential this season because they’ve never really had anyone up to standard next to them. Bryson has games where he steps up but he’s spent most of this season looking his age. He’s not cut out for playing twice a week at this point. Don’t need a playmaker or a magician, just need a solid option to do Mount’s dirty work and King completely fits the bill.
  12. Doesn’t seem overly happy here to me. I hate to be the ‘reads into celebrations guy’ but in the past month or so we’ve had some cupping/covering of the ears to the fans (see end of season Jacob Butterfield, 16/17) and a startling snub after he scored his penalty against Southampton. Not so much as a fist pump to the away fans, he just walked straight back to the halfway line. Struggled to bond with the fans throughout really. Isn’t the sort of player who endears himself as he tends to be wasteful, came with a fairly big price tag and hasn’t really kicked on under Frank the way you’d hope he would. I know a lot of the people around me in the South Stand don’t like him. If we sell him I’d be slightly disappointed because he’s felt close to taking that next step at points this season, easy to forget he’s only really played a couple of full seasons in his career. Still holding out hope that his shots will start finding the back of the net instead of Ryan in South Lower’s face.
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