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  1. Boris Johnson Michael McIntyre Both annoying, both need a slap
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    Jack Marriott

    Can't say I disagree with your assessment and clearly Frank thinks our options need bolstering as three bids don't lie. My sense of it is that we should still seek best value and Im yet to be convinced that £6.5M (if that's the number) is the right number. It's all subjective of course but at this point it seems the club don't like that number either. That said, I have a feeling this one will pan out right for Derby. We seemed to have improved the recruitment side of things not just in terms of the player profiles but how we buy and sell and I really welcome that. I'd like to think we'll challenge strongly this year and I would like to see the lad at Derby, but I'm also mindful of a scenario where things might not be plain sailing so checks and balances have to remain in place. The right players for the right money, must be our doctrine.
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    Jack Marriott

    I don't have the same instinctive buzz about this lad that I did with Watkins from Exeter, but the fact we've made multiple bids means Frank does and that's all that matters. If that lad is to come to us then I guess we'd all prefer it to be at closer to £3M than £6.5M. It's a common-sense approach that has been missing in recent times. WIth Vyds, Chris, CamJam and Nooj on the books, it's not like we don't have options.
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    Jack Marriott

    All valid points, well made. It just seems like a shitload of cash. I like @Boycie's idea where we structure a deal against some performance metrics - promotion, 15+ goals and the like. It does seem as if we're not going to be held to ransom in any case and I guess we've got to trust Frank's ability to judge a player's worth. I really like the singings thus far so if this lad joins us it'll be a tip in itself I suppose.
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    I actually thought he'd be the first of the U23's to make the step up. Saw some video of him at Swindon and that linked to a couple of brief cameos for the first team made me think he'd do a decent job. Hopefully he'll get more game time this season. I think we have some pretty promising youngsters if they are given the chance to develop.
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    Jack Marriott

    I'm pretty ambivalent about this signing. Based on admittedly limited evidence, I can't see why this lad is worth £6.5 million. In fact, I think that's a ludicrous value to apply. By way of comparison, Ollie Watkins, whom I was desperate for us to sign, was the EFL Young Player of the Year and and Brentford ultimately signed him for a relatively paltry £1.8 million. Are we really to believe that Marriot is worth going on 4 times as much. I don't think so.
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    Rate the last film you saw partie deux

    Quick bump on this. I've 3 recommendations to offer... 'Hotel Salvation' - An Indian film that is subtitled and probably way to languorous for most peoples' tastes but I absolutely loved it. No Bollywood silliness in sight. A whimsical and beautiful meditation on life and death without being in any way 'heavy'. A wonderful and remarkable film should you wish to see it. 9/10 Asa Asanovic For the sake of balance.... 'Fury' - a bleak, brutal and visceral account of tank battalion deep behind enemy lines towards of the second of world war II. Directed by David Ayer, it's not an easy watch by any stretch but it is as an honest and uncompromising depiction of the horrors of conventional warfare without lapsing into morality tales. 7.5/10 Craig Bryson Lastly, just watched 'The Green Mile' again. I've mostly stopped watching telly as, let's be honest, 90% of everything served up is utter dirge, but this tale of prison guards working death row in a US prison set in the 1930's is a thoroughly compelling movie, if something of an emotional rollercoaster. Suffice to say it gets me every time. If you've not seen it, please do. It's a wonderful story and not one you'll forget in a hurry. 9.5/10 Charlie George
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    Is this season a write-off already?

    It's a fair cop guv. You have me bang to rights 🤣
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    Is this season a write-off already?

    Sorry mate - completely misunderstood the point you were making. Have deleted the post as clearly it's not fair or pertinent.
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    Is this season a write-off already?

    Thanks Paul - thought it made no sense!
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    Is this season a write-off already?

    Deleted - misunderstood post
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    Is this season a write-off already?

    Meh. Attention seeking guff. Let's see how the squad looks in a month. Always helps a tad to know who is here and who's not before making any kind of vaguely worthwhile assessment. The return of Martin, Bryson and a hopefully rejuvenated Butterfield. the emergence of our U23's and the addition of two of the most sought after loanees in the division really ought to bolster a side that made the play-offs last season without any of the above. Suggesting otherwise is pretty lame in my eyes. No guarantees obviously, but on paper we definitely look a more potent unit than last season so I'd be more than hopeful we could repeat the feat.
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    Who looking forward to new season

    I'm looking forward to this season more than any for a long while. A united fan base, a side apparently being built to play passing football, some really useful looking youth coming through and some of the most sought after loan signings now on our books. If none of this your lifts your pulse you're most likely dead or a Gump. Hard to know which is worse really. COYR
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    Mason Mount's First Interview as a Derby Player

    Seems genuinely pleased to be at Derby - also seems like a nice lad and grounded too despite a stellar season in Holland last year. Can't wait to see him play for us. Exciting times ahead.

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