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86 Hair Islands

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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from I know nothing in 20/21 Notts Bottlers Thread   
    Swansea Forest match report conveyed through the medium of Gif

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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Dimmu in Kaide Gordon   
    As and when there's anything to indicate that that is the case, I shall. In the meantime, when Rooney himself openly states he does not want to sell any of our young talents, I'll just assume he's part of the conspiracy in future 🙄
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to RamNut in Surreal   
    I genuinely hope that WR establishes his managerial credentials. The first baby steps are good. He has reprogrammed the team to stop the negative passing and has achieved a fantastic defensive record. He discovered a hidden gem hidden in plain sight in CKR. Results have improved.
    he sullied his reputation by being poor as a player; by seeming to have a guaranteed place in the team; by showing a poor attitude on the pitch and by seeming to be disloyal to cocu. now he has stopped playing that addresses items 1 to 3 and item 4 is already of little concern because by the end Phillip had little or no credibility left.
    I genuinely couldn’t care less if he was THE Wayne Rooney or a bloke who came from non-league. What Wayne Rooney achieved as a player for Manchester United is totally and utterly irrelevant. All that matters is what this person achieves as manager of Derby. Anyone who takes Derby on in the current circumstances deserves some respect because the club is in such a state. He faces a much tougher job than Frank. He will not have the financial support or the benefit of his own hand-picked coaching team around him.
    I like the fact that he is quite dour. He is not bouncing around. He isn’t talking gibberish like some people close to him. I really hope he becomes a Harry Storer type of manager who dispenses pithy home truths and simple advice.
    i am not sure that we can hold onto any decent manager in the current circumstances. Especially if we start selling the Crown Jewels. How are we going to support him? What are his plans? How are we going to re-establish ourselves as a top team in this division. We know very little about his assessment or his plans. And those tame interviews with Colin Gibson are unlikely to shed much light on the matter. So he can only be judged on events and results and that’s fine.
    It means that the whole Wayne Rooney circus counts for nothing, which is probably just how he would like it.
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to Ellafella in Surreal   
    Where’s your evidence for your opinion?
    I didn’t say your opinion is less valid than mine - you did.
    I also believe you are being hugely disrespectful to Mel Morris who is the architect of a great many of the very positive things about Derby County. I wince when I read statements like yours and wonder what MM must think when he is so unjustafiably berated on here. Don’t confuse gutter press hyperbole for facts. The reality is far more complex.
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to Beetroot in Surreal   
    “And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me, no, nor women neither. Nor women neither.”

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    86 Hair Islands reacted to blackNwhites in Kaide Gordon   
    I'm gonna stick my neck out a bit here and suggest differently. We might not be scoring tons of goals, but we're a team loaded with young lads given a chance in the first team that have come from our very own academy. It's not a new phenomenon, we've been doing it more progressively for years now. 
    We don't play unattractive football either, particularly since Rooney has taken over. We've had a way of playing since the end of Clough's tenure, in various different forms but the stamp has been there, also for years. Let's forget the Rowett year.
    Sure, we've had a terrible start to the season but the last twelve games haven't been terrible. They've actually been quite positive, plenty to feel good about in a footballing sense, and that's all a young player should be concerned about. Getting a chance for first team football.
    I'd hope any young player showing promise has good advisers around him, we've got to be one of the most attractive looking clubs for any youngster wanting to play first team football. Especially one from our own academy. Only thing is, so are Liverpool, and they're a massive club that gives youth a chance.
    I wouldn't blame him for wanting to go to Liverpool, but with him being on the fringes of the first team here he must be tempted to stay and take the chance he's been given.
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to DazzaRam in Kaide Gordon   
    Kaide Gordon is still at school and not on a Pro contract. All we get is compensation. Just like with Liam Delap. Just like Swindon with Bogle. 
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to hintonsboots in Kaide Gordon   
    Thanks for explaining Mrs Gordon.
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Deej in Kaide Gordon   
    Well firstly, that's your opinion and others are entitled to theirs. Secondly, I've not mentioned his parents in any other context than him not being of legal age and therefore the ones most likely to decide whether a 16 year old boy moves to a different city or not. And thirdly, the point I made in the first place was that it was disappointing he'd not decided to stay at the club that helped nurture his talent. I haven't labelled him at all just said I understand others being miffed. Not sure what it is in that opinion that warrants your holier than thou sermon to be honest, nor having received it do I very much care. While you may not care a jot who comes or goes, others very much do, as is their prerogative.
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Deej in Kaide Gordon   
    Thanks for the reply, intoned with the same sarcasm as your own.
    I've not stated anywhere that is was selfish, only (and I'll say this one last time politely) that I find it disappointing when young players like Delap and Kaide fly the coop before spending a single season playing for the senior squad of the club that nurtured them.
    You can project all you like in order to satisfy your urge to sermonise, but if you can't even discern the sense of the posts you berating, then nothing I can say will change YOUR mind either.
    The post accusing his parents of being more interested in paying their mortgage that you cited in your first reply isn't even one of mine, but that's not stopped you quoting me in your response. I think to date that I've always been respectful in my interactions with you, so it's disappointing that you don't feel the need to reciprocate. I'm going to leave it there now in any case.
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Ramslad1992 in Kaide Gordon   
    Ahem....

    Who posted this then? You seem to be more ITK on all things academy related by a stretch than anyone else on the forum and I'd say your November post is pretty unequivocal, yet if anyone else suggests the same you're all over it like a rash 🤷‍♀️ 
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from norwichram in Is this Rooney's team or McClaren?   
    Hard to crab Wazza's tenure really, but I think some folk still can't discern the difference between being a 'Rooney hater' or any of the other hysterical terms being lobbed about and having reservations about him being the best candidate we could have hired and the way that he got the job in the first place. 
    He's very much won me over, oddly because of the honesty of his interviews as much as the gradual improvement in form. It's become very clear that he won't be papering over the cracks and I have to admit I find his approach quite endearing. That said, it's also fair to say that the succession of sneering, 'I told you so' posts from some quarters only serves to widen the chasm rather than close it. 🤷‍♀️
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from derbydaz22 in Is this Rooney's team or McClaren?   
    Hard to crab Wazza's tenure really, but I think some folk still can't discern the difference between being a 'Rooney hater' or any of the other hysterical terms being lobbed about and having reservations about him being the best candidate we could have hired and the way that he got the job in the first place. 
    He's very much won me over, oddly because of the honesty of his interviews as much as the gradual improvement in form. It's become very clear that he won't be papering over the cracks and I have to admit I find his approach quite endearing. That said, it's also fair to say that the succession of sneering, 'I told you so' posts from some quarters only serves to widen the chasm rather than close it. 🤷‍♀️
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to JoetheRam in Coronavirus   
    Supermarkets, offices, nurseries, shops, raves, weddings, funerals, people arriving from abroad...
    We have some restrictions on personal freedoms but lockdown it ain't.
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to TexasRam in Coronavirus   
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Mick Brolly in 20/21 Notts Bottlers Thread   
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Footymum2017 in Kaide Gordon   
    As and when there's anything to indicate that that is the case, I shall. In the meantime, when Rooney himself openly states he does not want to sell any of our young talents, I'll just assume he's part of the conspiracy in future 🙄
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Nuwtfly in Is this Rooney's team or McClaren?   
    Hard to crab Wazza's tenure really, but I think some folk still can't discern the difference between being a 'Rooney hater' or any of the other hysterical terms being lobbed about and having reservations about him being the best candidate we could have hired and the way that he got the job in the first place. 
    He's very much won me over, oddly because of the honesty of his interviews as much as the gradual improvement in form. It's become very clear that he won't be papering over the cracks and I have to admit I find his approach quite endearing. That said, it's also fair to say that the succession of sneering, 'I told you so' posts from some quarters only serves to widen the chasm rather than close it. 🤷‍♀️
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to Rev in Derby Vs Bristol City 30/1/21 3pm - Matchday thread.   
    Shinnie has the momentum, and today showed again what he can offer going forward.
    I've seen some say it was a simple run and pass to release Kamil, but the fact he could make it after spending all game fighting midfield fires makes him first on the teamsheet, for me at least.
    I've been guilty myself of thinking he's not good enough going forward, yet he's building a body of work that suggests opposite, he gives us a base to work from no other midfielder in the squad can offer.
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    86 Hair Islands reacted to LeedsCityRam in Is this Rooney's team or McClaren?   
    Yes, I've been surprised by this & also the hostile tone to any alternative opinions in the past week.
    I won't name the two posters who have been most antagonistic but suffice to say one likes a managerial witch hunt (and has already called for Rooney to go & then changed his mind 😄) and another one who is generally very reasonable but seemed affronted by a caveat in a post I did earlier today praising Rooney's proactivity in the game yesterday.
    Its unnecessary polarisation & shows a lack of tolerance of other views. I'm probably not far off your viewpoint on Rooney (which is a massive sea change to where I was 2 months ago) but like a couple of others, I make decisions based on a wider range of games & in turn, am much slower to turn on the manager when things go bad - i.e. they've earnt my trust so we'll ride out the bad form. 
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from Carnero in Is this Rooney's team or McClaren?   
    I think what seals the deal for me is that I unfairly expected him to be all about himself, based on little to no evidence at all. As it is, he's not complained, he's not made excuses, he's been open about the need for fresh recruits but is also clearly prepared to soldier on whatever happens. To me that's kinda classy.
    For my part, eventually I'll stop thinking about how he came to be manager, as will 99% of folks on here, because at the end of the day, all we want to see is the club prosper. If the ends justify the means and early signs suggest they just might, I think the vast majority who had doubts initially will soon forget them. Having it rubbed in their faces every 5 minutes though, is hardly going to expedite that process , not that it will deter some, I fear.
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from RoyMac5 in Kaide Gordon   
    As and when there's anything to indicate that that is the case, I shall. In the meantime, when Rooney himself openly states he does not want to sell any of our young talents, I'll just assume he's part of the conspiracy in future 🙄
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from archram in Kaide Gordon   
    I can understand people being frustrated when young players we've nurtured and brought though the ranks nick off at the first available opportunity, to be honest. Given Wazza has had him in the senior squad recently, the onward path is pretty clear if he stays, after all. He's signed as a scholar until he's 18, but we're told he's been offered a pre-contract which he's not signed. You'd like to see young players (under the guidance of their parents), sticking around for at least a single season at the club that is, in a major regard, responsible for their development, but it seems that is not the way it works these days. For me, that's a shame. I'd have dearly loved to see him stay but no doubt the big fish are offering to throw comparatively huge money at him and his parents and we clearly can't compete with that. 
    For all of that, I hope Kaide prospers at Liverpool for several reasons; firstly, he seems to be a good kid and a likeable one at that. Secondly, we could always use the sell-on / add-on fees. And lastly, as a further testament to the excellence of our Academy set-up and another reminder that there are aspects of Mel Morris' tenure that some less gracious fans might appreciate a little more than they clearly do.
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    86 Hair Islands got a reaction from AndyinLiverpool in Kaide Gordon   
    Fair enough Andy. Typically when my own post is cited I tend to assume that any following comments relate to it, so I'll say thank you for your response again, this time with no sarcasm implied. 
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