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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to Carl Sagan in Brighton and Hove Albion vs Derby County Match thread   
    Lampard may agree that Waghorn is a better centre forward than Nugent but still think that the team is better with Waghorn in a wide position and Nugent up front. Or Lamps may think that if only Nuge can grab a goal he will be infused with renewed confidence and be a better centre forward than Waghorn. Despite Nugent's cheery demeanour, he knows better than anyone on this site that he needs a goal and must be absolutely desperate to score.
    I'd rather have our prospects of promotion in Lampard's hands than yours or a forum vote. I agree he's not perfect and agree he's generally done a good job. I suspect Frank is his own biggest critic. In football that's likely rare, and makes me more willing to give him my trust and support.
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to RamNut in Title Race   
    Its slightly depressing to read a series of posts that basically reach the same consensus of opinion - an opinion that i agree with and have done for some time.
    any hopes of automatics faded and died at bramall lane and elland road. Portman road just confirmed what we already knew. 
    We now have to show a period of sustained good form in order to secure one of the remaining play off spots. we can do that but not if we keep under performing as we are at present. We needed a lift in january. Someone who could come into the side and grab this team by the scruff of the neck. We need more leadership out there. Someone who will drive us forwards, not sideways and backwards. We need ashley cole and andy king to have a big impact on the younger players around them. 
    Its been a bit of a strange season. A welcome change of direction, and some memorable moments but a slightly confusing series of transfers and an awful lot of rotation. We have never looked like finding our best eleven. The better players have been the loanees which only serves to highlight some of the shortcomings in our squad. A few of the major buys have failed to establish themselves and the bits of the jigsaw don't yet quite seem to fit together. There have been some positives in terms of the rebuild. Bogle, holmes, marriott, and roos. But overall we have a team that looks slightly wrong. Full backs over committing, passes going astray, a tendency to go sideways and backwards, and the ball bouncing around like a pinball machine when we attack.
    but there are grounds for optimism. Marriott and mount are returning; Ambrose, Cole and king have arrived; Roos is playing well; and we have Mitchell-Lawson up our sleeve.
    lets start by absolutely smashing Millwall on wednesday.
     
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to CHCDerby in Title Race   
    I’d rather be in our position than 17 other teams in this league. 
    Players coming back in, 5 games at home between now and the end of March, the likes of Bristol City now coming into their ‘tough’ period. We have a great chance of cementing play offs between now and the beginning of April. 
    Many negative comments need to vanish and support the team. 
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to Derby blood in Brighton and Hove Albion vs Derby County Match thread   
    Wow, you are way off the mark, Frank and Jody for myself, and many other right minded fans are doing a good job, you are so over the top, last 4 league games we have taken 8 points, beat Millwall on Wednesday and we are in the top 6, we have important players returning like Marriott and Mount, we have just added two quality players to the squad in King and Cole, we have a very exciting last 15 cup finals to look forward to, so stop your over the top negativity and get behind your club. I think you could end up eating your own words, Derby are in a good place right now.
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to G STAR RAM in Mason Mount back in training Monday   
    Holmes has been poor in the last 2 matches
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to Derby blood in Brighton and Hove Albion vs Derby County Match thread   
    Poor today no excuses from myself, We all know it was poor me, you and Frank, felt sorry today for all those 1000s who travelled down at stupid oh clock, or who have paid to stay in a hotel, but that's football for you, dust ourselves down and get a very important 3 points on Wednesday night v Millwall, which I think we will do. P.S for those of you who went down today great support , could hear you all second half driving the boys on, you where a credit again today, as our away support usually is.
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to alexxxxx in Brighton and Hove Albion vs Derby County Match thread   
    Outrageous claims there
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to cosmic in Brighton and Hove Albion vs Derby County Match thread   
    Funny, everyone wanted Huddlestone to start. 🤔
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to Paul71 in Brighton and Hove Albion vs Derby County Match thread   
    Breaking News: established premier league team playing better at home against lower league opposition.
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to i-Ram in Brighton and Hove Albion vs Derby County Match thread   
    Usual suspects out dissing the team or individuals before a ball is kicked. For all those fully supportive I hope we get a welcome victory. You Rams 🐑 
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to Millenniumram in Brighton and Hove Albion vs Derby County Match thread   
    Nugent starts, duck me, barn door with a banjo comes to mind. Bennett injured? Would much rather have seen him start and leave Waghorn where he was doing well. Don’t get that.
    Least the hudd starts tho, I’ll keep my riot gear away for now. Hope duanes in midfield and Wilson’s wide like against hull.
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to Parsnip in Rams with and without Huddlestone starting   
    Yeah exactly what @SaintRam just said.
    If we weren't capable of beating the worst team in the league because one player is missing then we'd be nowhere near the playoffs.
    If Frank feels that our best chance of beating Brighton in the cup is to have Bryson & Hudds fresh, then it's a perfectly reasonable decision to use the squad. The team he put out against Ipswich was still a full strength side, it's not as if he put Anya up front.
    Frank probably fancies the play-offs and a cup semi final. So do I!
     
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to David in Rams with and without Huddlestone starting   
    Older players you have to manage game time more, it’s possible Huddlestone simply can’t play 3 games in a week without running him into the ground.
    Lampard right or wrongly probably saw last night as being the better game to reset his legs ready for Saturday.
    Had we won last night with Huddlestone, benched him Saturday and played Johnson or/and King, knocked out the cup, he would also come under fire for playing a weaker team. 
    Always said team selections are easier on the internet where we assume every player is 100% fit and ready for 90 minutes.
    We don’t have a like for like replacement Tom, as you say it’s a shame he’s not younger. Definitely a position that will need to be addressed in the summer.
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel got a reaction from Wolfie20 in Ipswich Town vs Derby County Match Thread   
    A disappointing performance. First 75mins very disjointed and weak. Not going to blame any players.... No point. On to the next match full of optimism as usual. 
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to angieram in Title Race   
    This is how I feel.  I can't get my head around all the various permutations and predictions at this stage of the season. 
    We all know this is the Championship and unexpected results will happen.
    I'm really enjoying this season and talk of must wins or easy games take away a little bit of that for me. 
    I will just get behind the team each game and see where it takes us.
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to eddie in Ipswich Town vs Derby County Match Thread   
    These things happen - and the same people become hysterical every time. Rather pathetic really.
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel got a reaction from Wolfie20 in Ipswich Town vs Derby County Match Thread   
    A disappointing performance. First 75mins very disjointed and weak. Not going to blame any players.... No point. On to the next match full of optimism as usual. 
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel reacted to ossieram in Ipswich Town vs Derby County Match Thread   
    Disapointing tonight but still could have nicked it in the end.
    The only thing I am positive about tonight is that this thread will be a hell of a lot busier after a poor showing than the Hull Matchday thread was after a decent performance.
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel got a reaction from Wolfie20 in Ipswich Town vs Derby County Match Thread   
    A disappointing performance. First 75mins very disjointed and weak. Not going to blame any players.... No point. On to the next match full of optimism as usual. 
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel got a reaction from Tamworthram in Ipswich Town vs Derby County Match Thread   
    Moaners out in force already. Why not keep your powder dry until something has gone wrong? 
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel got a reaction from Tamworthram in Ipswich Town vs Derby County Match Thread   
    Moaners out in force already. Why not keep your powder dry until something has gone wrong? 
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel got a reaction from Tamworthram in Ipswich Town vs Derby County Match Thread   
    Moaners out in force already. Why not keep your powder dry until something has gone wrong? 
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel got a reaction from TobyWanKenobi in Ipswich Town vs Derby County Match Thread   
    Bradders was superb against Man U
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel got a reaction from Tamworthram in Ipswich Town vs Derby County Match Thread   
    Moaners out in force already. Why not keep your powder dry until something has gone wrong? 
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel got a reaction from TobyWanKenobi in Ipswich Town vs Derby County Match Thread   
    Bradders was superb against Man U
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