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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from Ewe Ram in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    Ah, that all important "Biggest game of the season".  Defining both our history and our future in one afternoon.
    We have them every year, and regardless of the result, the club survives, the next season comes along, and the fans return year after year.  We won't die (if we lose).  We won't become the greatest club in history (if we win).
    That's not to say those of my thinking are right.  That's not to say you and your ilk are wrong.  There is no right or wrong way to look at this.  It's all about age, experience, and perspective.
    I love my club, arguably no more and no less than you, but some of us have been there before.  Some more than others.  We've been "devastated".  We've been "elated".  Many, many times for some.  That's football.  That's Derby County.
    As I said earlier... Let's just see what happens, and take it from there.  UTR.
     
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from 86 points in Derby County v Aston Villa Play Off Final, Wembley May 27 2019   
    One stat I hadn't realised... It's been 7 years since both teams scored in this game.
    Not sure if that means I now want us to score first, or do what we are best at... coming from behind!  LOL!
     
    Some other stats (Courtesy of the beeb), that may just make you sit up and think...
    Aston Villa are the first side to reach back-to-back playoff finals in the second tier since West Ham in 2004 (runners up) and 2005 (winners). The last side to lose consecutive playoff finals at this level was Leicester City in 1992 and 1993.
    Aston Villa have lost five of their last six in all competitions in matches played at Wembley Stadium, with their only victory in this run coming back in April 2015 versus Liverpool in an FA Cup semi-final, with goals from Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph securing a 2-1 win.
    Only Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Sunderland and Swindon Town have ever lost three straight games at Wembley without scoring - Aston Villa have lost 0-4 to Arsenal and 0-1 to Fulham in their last two games there.
    The team finishing sixth in the Championship have been promoted via the play-offs in just one of the last 13 seasons, with Blackpool beating Cardiff City in the 2010 final.
    Should Derby win promotion, their tally of 74 points in the regular season would be the fewest by a side promoted to the Premier League since Crystal Palace in 2012-13 (72 points).
    Excluding the goalless 2017 final between Huddersfield and Reading, 14 of the last 15 occasions a team has scored first in a second-tier play-off final has seen them go on to win promotion, with the exception being Cardiff City against Blackpool in 2010 (lost 2-3).
    The two players to win the most fouls in the Championship this season (including play-offs) are Aston Villa's Jack Grealish (158) and Derby's Harry Wilson (113).
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from Boycie in Picture where you and your knee are now   
  4. COYR
    Mucker1884 reacted to Ramleicester in Boro trying to sue us...   
    Cool bud... it is going to be a very good Monday.... 
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from bigbadbob in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    Ah, that all important "Biggest game of the season".  Defining both our history and our future in one afternoon.
    We have them every year, and regardless of the result, the club survives, the next season comes along, and the fans return year after year.  We won't die (if we lose).  We won't become the greatest club in history (if we win).
    That's not to say those of my thinking are right.  That's not to say you and your ilk are wrong.  There is no right or wrong way to look at this.  It's all about age, experience, and perspective.
    I love my club, arguably no more and no less than you, but some of us have been there before.  Some more than others.  We've been "devastated".  We've been "elated".  Many, many times for some.  That's football.  That's Derby County.
    As I said earlier... Let's just see what happens, and take it from there.  UTR.
     
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from bigbadbob in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    That's just it for me.  A free hit.  Massive bonus.  Unexpected from the start of the season.  Unexpected from two weeks ago!
    Currently feeling far more excited than nervous.  Looking forward to it.  Feeling relaxed, but not in a cocky "we can't possibly lose" kind of way.  Very much a case of que sera, sera!  
    I have to admit, the thought has even crossed my mind if I may have caught that fabled "small club syndrome", as I'm thinking "big day out", "Party atmosphere", "Smiles all round", "Ours to win, theirs to lose".  God forbid, I've even thought "The occasion is bigger than the result"!
    I'm not proud of that, and it's not something I've experienced before, but that's how I feel right now.  
    I love being near the top of the Championship, and I won't be devastated (for long) if we have to go through it all again next season.  But of course, I'll be rooster-a-hoop if we do make it up.  But I'll still see it as a bonus, after what has proved to be a rather topsy-turvey season.
    Just one more game to go... let's just see what happens, and take it from there.
    UTR
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from stejawh in Picture where you and your knee are now   
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from jono in Derby County v Aston Villa Play Off Final, Wembley May 27 2019   
    One stat I hadn't realised... It's been 7 years since both teams scored in this game.
    Not sure if that means I now want us to score first, or do what we are best at... coming from behind!  LOL!
     
    Some other stats (Courtesy of the beeb), that may just make you sit up and think...
    Aston Villa are the first side to reach back-to-back playoff finals in the second tier since West Ham in 2004 (runners up) and 2005 (winners). The last side to lose consecutive playoff finals at this level was Leicester City in 1992 and 1993.
    Aston Villa have lost five of their last six in all competitions in matches played at Wembley Stadium, with their only victory in this run coming back in April 2015 versus Liverpool in an FA Cup semi-final, with goals from Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph securing a 2-1 win.
    Only Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Sunderland and Swindon Town have ever lost three straight games at Wembley without scoring - Aston Villa have lost 0-4 to Arsenal and 0-1 to Fulham in their last two games there.
    The team finishing sixth in the Championship have been promoted via the play-offs in just one of the last 13 seasons, with Blackpool beating Cardiff City in the 2010 final.
    Should Derby win promotion, their tally of 74 points in the regular season would be the fewest by a side promoted to the Premier League since Crystal Palace in 2012-13 (72 points).
    Excluding the goalless 2017 final between Huddersfield and Reading, 14 of the last 15 occasions a team has scored first in a second-tier play-off final has seen them go on to win promotion, with the exception being Cardiff City against Blackpool in 2010 (lost 2-3).
    The two players to win the most fouls in the Championship this season (including play-offs) are Aston Villa's Jack Grealish (158) and Derby's Harry Wilson (113).
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from NewtonRamDE55 in Two spares   
    Can't believe this hasn't come up trumps yet.  And on their wedding anniversary too!  Come on people, get some romance!
    Sometimes our fans can be so bloody selfish!
     
     
    *OH... Happy anniversary, for tomorrow.  :-)
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from Mafiabob in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    That's just it for me.  A free hit.  Massive bonus.  Unexpected from the start of the season.  Unexpected from two weeks ago!
    Currently feeling far more excited than nervous.  Looking forward to it.  Feeling relaxed, but not in a cocky "we can't possibly lose" kind of way.  Very much a case of que sera, sera!  
    I have to admit, the thought has even crossed my mind if I may have caught that fabled "small club syndrome", as I'm thinking "big day out", "Party atmosphere", "Smiles all round", "Ours to win, theirs to lose".  God forbid, I've even thought "The occasion is bigger than the result"!
    I'm not proud of that, and it's not something I've experienced before, but that's how I feel right now.  
    I love being near the top of the Championship, and I won't be devastated (for long) if we have to go through it all again next season.  But of course, I'll be rooster-a-hoop if we do make it up.  But I'll still see it as a bonus, after what has proved to be a rather topsy-turvey season.
    Just one more game to go... let's just see what happens, and take it from there.
    UTR
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from Andicis in The journey starts here - what about you good people?   
    The journey starts today for me... Train just before noon, and afternoon tea in or around Covent Garden, which will almost certainly continue until bedtime (I'm a slow eater!).
    If anyone is around this avvy/this evening, come and say hi.  I'll be wearing a Ram on my breast.  A purple breast today, in honour of our very own forum froot-shooter.
    Here's to each and every one of us coming home with a smile on our face, and joy in our heart.  Here's to a Franktastic weekend.
    COYRs.
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from R@M in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    Ah, that all important "Biggest game of the season".  Defining both our history and our future in one afternoon.
    We have them every year, and regardless of the result, the club survives, the next season comes along, and the fans return year after year.  We won't die (if we lose).  We won't become the greatest club in history (if we win).
    That's not to say those of my thinking are right.  That's not to say you and your ilk are wrong.  There is no right or wrong way to look at this.  It's all about age, experience, and perspective.
    I love my club, arguably no more and no less than you, but some of us have been there before.  Some more than others.  We've been "devastated".  We've been "elated".  Many, many times for some.  That's football.  That's Derby County.
    As I said earlier... Let's just see what happens, and take it from there.  UTR.
     
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from Bontddu Ram in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    Ah, that all important "Biggest game of the season".  Defining both our history and our future in one afternoon.
    We have them every year, and regardless of the result, the club survives, the next season comes along, and the fans return year after year.  We won't die (if we lose).  We won't become the greatest club in history (if we win).
    That's not to say those of my thinking are right.  That's not to say you and your ilk are wrong.  There is no right or wrong way to look at this.  It's all about age, experience, and perspective.
    I love my club, arguably no more and no less than you, but some of us have been there before.  Some more than others.  We've been "devastated".  We've been "elated".  Many, many times for some.  That's football.  That's Derby County.
    As I said earlier... Let's just see what happens, and take it from there.  UTR.
     
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Derby County v Aston Villa Play Off Final, Wembley May 27 2019   
    One stat I hadn't realised... It's been 7 years since both teams scored in this game.
    Not sure if that means I now want us to score first, or do what we are best at... coming from behind!  LOL!
     
    Some other stats (Courtesy of the beeb), that may just make you sit up and think...
    Aston Villa are the first side to reach back-to-back playoff finals in the second tier since West Ham in 2004 (runners up) and 2005 (winners). The last side to lose consecutive playoff finals at this level was Leicester City in 1992 and 1993.
    Aston Villa have lost five of their last six in all competitions in matches played at Wembley Stadium, with their only victory in this run coming back in April 2015 versus Liverpool in an FA Cup semi-final, with goals from Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph securing a 2-1 win.
    Only Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Sunderland and Swindon Town have ever lost three straight games at Wembley without scoring - Aston Villa have lost 0-4 to Arsenal and 0-1 to Fulham in their last two games there.
    The team finishing sixth in the Championship have been promoted via the play-offs in just one of the last 13 seasons, with Blackpool beating Cardiff City in the 2010 final.
    Should Derby win promotion, their tally of 74 points in the regular season would be the fewest by a side promoted to the Premier League since Crystal Palace in 2012-13 (72 points).
    Excluding the goalless 2017 final between Huddersfield and Reading, 14 of the last 15 occasions a team has scored first in a second-tier play-off final has seen them go on to win promotion, with the exception being Cardiff City against Blackpool in 2010 (lost 2-3).
    The two players to win the most fouls in the Championship this season (including play-offs) are Aston Villa's Jack Grealish (158) and Derby's Harry Wilson (113).
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  15. COYR
    Mucker1884 reacted to BurtonRam7 in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    That’s fair enough, but I have seen us suffer from a fair few disappointments in recent years, none more so than that day in 2014. Of course, you and many others have seen worse than just missing out on promotion, but it’s all relative.
    However, I don’t think I’ll ever go into what is essentially a cup final (with untold riches riding on it) without any nerves, no matter how old I am. Click on the link below to see just how huge tomorrow’s game could be:
    Of course, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll end up like Blackpool but it will be very bloody difficult to mount a challenge after another rebuild this summer.
    This is something that I’ve been heavily invested in (emotionally and fincancially) all season, so I’m absolutely desperate to top it off with our first true success in 12 years.
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from LazloW in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    Ah, that all important "Biggest game of the season".  Defining both our history and our future in one afternoon.
    We have them every year, and regardless of the result, the club survives, the next season comes along, and the fans return year after year.  We won't die (if we lose).  We won't become the greatest club in history (if we win).
    That's not to say those of my thinking are right.  That's not to say you and your ilk are wrong.  There is no right or wrong way to look at this.  It's all about age, experience, and perspective.
    I love my club, arguably no more and no less than you, but some of us have been there before.  Some more than others.  We've been "devastated".  We've been "elated".  Many, many times for some.  That's football.  That's Derby County.
    As I said earlier... Let's just see what happens, and take it from there.  UTR.
     
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    Mucker1884 reacted to jono in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    The roar if we make it will be deafening, the fun we are going to have on here over the summer, speculating, hoping, arguing, joking is going to be interesting, fun and incredibly enjoyable. 
    If we don’t, I can see most of us being philosophical and just hopping Frank stays and gives it one more try. We are Derby and will pick ourselves up, we always do
    Beyond the dreams I just hope we put up a fight worthy of the occasion 
    COYR
     
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    Mucker1884 reacted to sage in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    Age gives perspective. That isn't meant to be patronising. It just an accumulation of battle scars.
     
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from Alpha in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    Ah, that all important "Biggest game of the season".  Defining both our history and our future in one afternoon.
    We have them every year, and regardless of the result, the club survives, the next season comes along, and the fans return year after year.  We won't die (if we lose).  We won't become the greatest club in history (if we win).
    That's not to say those of my thinking are right.  That's not to say you and your ilk are wrong.  There is no right or wrong way to look at this.  It's all about age, experience, and perspective.
    I love my club, arguably no more and no less than you, but some of us have been there before.  Some more than others.  We've been "devastated".  We've been "elated".  Many, many times for some.  That's football.  That's Derby County.
    As I said earlier... Let's just see what happens, and take it from there.  UTR.
     
  20. COYR
    Mucker1884 reacted to ThePrisoner in Derby County v Aston Villa Play Off Final, Wembley May 27 2019   
    This tweet will age well once this fella scores the winner...

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    Mucker1884 reacted to zaragozaram in The journey starts here - what about you good people?   
    Work tomorrow, no half term in Spain! Got the afternoon off though so will be sat on the Costa del Sol watching it.
    Safe journey for all that are going.
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from jono in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    That's just it for me.  A free hit.  Massive bonus.  Unexpected from the start of the season.  Unexpected from two weeks ago!
    Currently feeling far more excited than nervous.  Looking forward to it.  Feeling relaxed, but not in a cocky "we can't possibly lose" kind of way.  Very much a case of que sera, sera!  
    I have to admit, the thought has even crossed my mind if I may have caught that fabled "small club syndrome", as I'm thinking "big day out", "Party atmosphere", "Smiles all round", "Ours to win, theirs to lose".  God forbid, I've even thought "The occasion is bigger than the result"!
    I'm not proud of that, and it's not something I've experienced before, but that's how I feel right now.  
    I love being near the top of the Championship, and I won't be devastated (for long) if we have to go through it all again next season.  But of course, I'll be rooster-a-hoop if we do make it up.  But I'll still see it as a bonus, after what has proved to be a rather topsy-turvey season.
    Just one more game to go... let's just see what happens, and take it from there.
    UTR
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from Gladram in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    Ah, that all important "Biggest game of the season".  Defining both our history and our future in one afternoon.
    We have them every year, and regardless of the result, the club survives, the next season comes along, and the fans return year after year.  We won't die (if we lose).  We won't become the greatest club in history (if we win).
    That's not to say those of my thinking are right.  That's not to say you and your ilk are wrong.  There is no right or wrong way to look at this.  It's all about age, experience, and perspective.
    I love my club, arguably no more and no less than you, but some of us have been there before.  Some more than others.  We've been "devastated".  We've been "elated".  Many, many times for some.  That's football.  That's Derby County.
    As I said earlier... Let's just see what happens, and take it from there.  UTR.
     
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from Gisby in All this excitement, and talk and yet.....   
    Ah, that all important "Biggest game of the season".  Defining both our history and our future in one afternoon.
    We have them every year, and regardless of the result, the club survives, the next season comes along, and the fans return year after year.  We won't die (if we lose).  We won't become the greatest club in history (if we win).
    That's not to say those of my thinking are right.  That's not to say you and your ilk are wrong.  There is no right or wrong way to look at this.  It's all about age, experience, and perspective.
    I love my club, arguably no more and no less than you, but some of us have been there before.  Some more than others.  We've been "devastated".  We've been "elated".  Many, many times for some.  That's football.  That's Derby County.
    As I said earlier... Let's just see what happens, and take it from there.  UTR.
     
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    Mucker1884 got a reaction from BurtonRam7 in The journey starts here - what about you good people?   
    The journey starts today for me... Train just before noon, and afternoon tea in or around Covent Garden, which will almost certainly continue until bedtime (I'm a slow eater!).
    If anyone is around this avvy/this evening, come and say hi.  I'll be wearing a Ram on my breast.  A purple breast today, in honour of our very own forum froot-shooter.
    Here's to each and every one of us coming home with a smile on our face, and joy in our heart.  Here's to a Franktastic weekend.
    COYRs.
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