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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in v Dirty Leeds (H) - Matchday Thread   
    You felt compelled to comment but, convienently, completely forgot about the January game and first leg antics which sparked everything you're moaning about. We acted how an underdog, who hadn't laid a glove on Leeds in three games, naturally would do after having the binocs, the songs, the arrogance and the results rammed down our throats from your lot in the games previous. We repaid the favour after an unbelievable result in a play-off semi final in your own backyard but we're the bad guys?
    Nothing against Leeds, looking forward to you mixing it up in the PL if I'm honest but you'll look back on the differences in grace between the two teams today in future months/years and realise the classless labels are absolutely appropriate. 
    Good luck in the Prem. 
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from Leeds Ram in v Dirty Leeds (H) - Matchday Thread   
    You felt compelled to comment but, convienently, completely forgot about the January game and first leg antics which sparked everything you're moaning about. We acted how an underdog, who hadn't laid a glove on Leeds in three games, naturally would do after having the binocs, the songs, the arrogance and the results rammed down our throats from your lot in the games previous. We repaid the favour after an unbelievable result in a play-off semi final in your own backyard but we're the bad guys?
    Nothing against Leeds, looking forward to you mixing it up in the PL if I'm honest but you'll look back on the differences in grace between the two teams today in future months/years and realise the classless labels are absolutely appropriate. 
    Good luck in the Prem. 
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from HorsforthRam in v Dirty Leeds (H) - Matchday Thread   
    You felt compelled to comment but, convienently, completely forgot about the January game and first leg antics which sparked everything you're moaning about. We acted how an underdog, who hadn't laid a glove on Leeds in three games, naturally would do after having the binocs, the songs, the arrogance and the results rammed down our throats from your lot in the games previous. We repaid the favour after an unbelievable result in a play-off semi final in your own backyard but we're the bad guys?
    Nothing against Leeds, looking forward to you mixing it up in the PL if I'm honest but you'll look back on the differences in grace between the two teams today in future months/years and realise the classless labels are absolutely appropriate. 
    Good luck in the Prem. 
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    Mr Tibbs reacted to Ambitious in How do we progress?   
    The season is now effectively over, although we do have one more game left. The post-lockdown form has seen a series of highs and lows. Unfortunately, it's ended on a low and we've been seriously outmatched by the top three which has allowed us to see just how far as a football club we are off the pace from competing at the top of this division. It has to be said that this season has been quite weak, with only 22 points separating the bottom three and the top six. In comparison, it had been 34 points in the last two seasons.
    Mel Morris has been extremely adamant in his belief that half the match day squad (9) will be through the academy next season. I would partly put that down to us not necessarily having the funds to strengthen the team with experienced players, even though the academy is providing us with some much required quality at the moment. Cocu, however, is a proven entity and I don't believe he would stick around to be working off scraps so I do think there will have to be something in it for him, other than the bonuses he collects for playing academy players. I would think that there is some professional pride in his work and he will absolutely look to build going into next season something that he believes assembles a league winning side. I understand that the progression of academy players has two major benefits: 1) they're ultimately cheap in comparison to signing a proven player, both in fees and wages. 2) any half-decent academy player (young, particularly homegrown) is immediately a target for Premier League clubs considering their homegrown rules. The fees for these kids is mega when they eventually get sold - look at Bellingham (£25m when all told, with most of that upfront). 
    It begs the question, how do we progress as a club? We're potentially coming off our lowest league finish in nearly a decade (we finished 19th in 10-11, 12th in 11-12 and 10th in 12-13). We could perhaps still finish in 10th, but looks extremely doubtful considering the effort we've seen in the last few games - we've largely just been outworked. I would love to just call it a day now, strike the last game off the record, but we'll have to play it and I doubt we will learn anything more. 
    Let's focus on recruitment: we already have our first major signing in the bag in Mike Te Wierk. How good he is remains to be seen, but at least he's been in England and training for the last few weeks/month. I don't think any of us quite know what to expect with regards to spending budget, if we have any at all. I'd imagine most Championship clubs, certainly the ones with poorer owners, will need to generate some revenue which will lead to the richer teams getting discounted rates. We could well see more clubs go into administration, I guess at this point it's all conjecture. I would err on the side of caution and think that any incoming transfers would largely have to be generated by outgoing players. The outgoing players most likely to leave: Bogle, Lowe, Bird, Sibley and Knight. The squad as it is now looks quite thin already, so I'd imagine there will have to be more players coming in than going out. The biggest area of concerns are, of course, wingers and goalkeepers. We can visibly see the defence isn't good enough, but that's also a team effort and I just don't think we defend particularly great as a team. The amount of central midfielders we have means we HAVE to be happy with our options in that area. I have absolutely no idea why we were considering bringing Huddlestone back considering we have: Bird, Sibley, Knight, Holmes, Rooney, Bielik, Shinnie and Evans. If Martin leaves, we will require a striker, although ideally you would want an upgrade anyway. It just seems likely to me that any serious interest in any of our CMs will result in their departure and us reinvesting their fees within the squad. I guess it would even be sensible considering the financial situation and where we are at as a club. What I mean by that is that if we were to go into next season, we would not be good enough to compete so something has to improve in order to make that achievable. 
    Secondly, the Championship has evolved to a more technical league than it once was and I appreciate that. It used to be the case where you would argue that you get more time in the Premier League than you do in the Championship, now the opposite of that is certainly true. The Premier League has developed into a high tempo, pressing league whereas the Championship has evolved into a more possession-based approach. I think that's partly because teams in the Premier League are now focused more of athletic ability than 10-12 years ago, whereas Championship (lower league) players could climb the leagues by being considerable athletes. Nathan Tyson, Conor Sammon, etc. The Premier League has, obviously, been able to keep the technical ability whilst adding the emphasis on the athletic ability. The Championship, I believe, has simply added more technical ability and now most teams are playing a slightly higher level, more patient brand of football. It helps when older players, who were perennial top-flight players, drop a division and can still contribute a high level of technical ability, even if they can't match the athleticism anymore. I actually believe that as a football team, we have plenty of technically good footballers. The academy lads, all of them who have made the step up, have shown a lot of technical ability in comparison to when Mason Bennett stepped up, who was an extremely impressive athlete. I would however say that we are completely one-paced. We have two players who can get up to speed in Marriott and Bogle, but only Marriott seems to play fast. Bogle is clearly fast, but uses his speed wastefully. This goes hand-in-hand with our need for wingers. We need players who can stretch the field and allow our technically gifted CMs more space in the middle so they aren't easily crowded out at every opportunity. It's something I really think needs addressing this summer, although it shouldn't be too hard to address considering that there's an significant amount of technology and data out there that can be quantified to statistically show how quick players are with or without the ball. 
    Ultimately, Cocu has won titles in the past and will now have the chance to put his own stamp on both recruitment and addressing problems. I really just hope that he's backed by Morris to be able to put his stamp on it. Although, with all this said and done, we could well still face a point deduction going into next season that would ultimately leave us in the lurch.
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from reverendo de duivel in Rocket Santa Ship   
    16. Row nail din ho ? 
     
    Ronaldinho. 
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    Mr Tibbs reacted to Pastinaak in Coronavirus   
    The Mrs sent me panic buying last night. Wanted me to report back how empty the shelves were. 

    I got some funny looks in Sainsbury's while I was pushing hundreds of packs of pasta to one side to set my little scenes up but it was worth it to wind the Mrs up a bit. I still haven't told her the truth. She's gone off foraging in the woods this afternoon bless her.
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    Mr Tibbs reacted to Srg in Sibley,   
    Can’t deny it... I’ve been at full mast since it hit the net. 
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    Mr Tibbs reacted to Andicis in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Martin double figure goal tally for the season, not bad for someone who's finished eh?
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    Mr Tibbs reacted to SaintRam in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    CM to take. 
    Scores. 3-0.
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    Mr Tibbs reacted to cosmic in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Been pleased with Shinnie’s performance today.
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    Mr Tibbs reacted to Bob The Badger in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    I've got shirts older than half the people in this forum, but I'm struggling to remember a time EVER, when we had a group of youngsters this exciting and talented.
    I don't know how any Rams fan cannot be excited about the future.
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from Will the Ram in To all the moaners....   
    All you need is a bit of luck in a game like that. If Sibley's early shot nestles in the bottom corner it's game on. It's the cup, it happens. It happened to us last year at Old Trafford. It happened at Elland Road in a similar type game. Are those not the two best games from last season? Of course they are. We just gave a potential opportunity lip service and went out all smiling, cheering, clapping Rooney and saying 'awww kids did well didn't they'. Balls to that. Love the cup. 
    I don't expect to beat United, it's just annoying when we're not giving ourselves the best chance to. 
    There is no "magic combination" as you put it @Srg but that CB pairing is horsesheet and you know it. George Evans starting in our first 11 in the league would have bemused most, never mind last night. 
    I don't really want to keep banging on about it but holier than thou threads like this can do one. 
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from goldstar in To all the moaners....   
    All you need is a bit of luck in a game like that. If Sibley's early shot nestles in the bottom corner it's game on. It's the cup, it happens. It happened to us last year at Old Trafford. It happened at Elland Road in a similar type game. Are those not the two best games from last season? Of course they are. We just gave a potential opportunity lip service and went out all smiling, cheering, clapping Rooney and saying 'awww kids did well didn't they'. Balls to that. Love the cup. 
    I don't expect to beat United, it's just annoying when we're not giving ourselves the best chance to. 
    There is no "magic combination" as you put it @Srg but that CB pairing is horsesheet and you know it. George Evans starting in our first 11 in the league would have bemused most, never mind last night. 
    I don't really want to keep banging on about it but holier than thou threads like this can do one. 
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from goldstar in To all the moaners....   
    Just wanted a CB tbh. Love the cup. Have been annoyed every time we’ve disrespected the competition, regardless of the manager. 
     
    Nobody is asking for Cocu to get the sack, think 95% of us are more than happy with the direction we’re headed. But if you can’t understand people having a moan when we field a centre back pairing like last night against United in the FA cup then I think your heads lodged up your arris. 
     
     
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from Andicis in To all the moaners....   
    Just wanted a CB tbh. Love the cup. Have been annoyed every time we’ve disrespected the competition, regardless of the manager. 
     
    Nobody is asking for Cocu to get the sack, think 95% of us are more than happy with the direction we’re headed. But if you can’t understand people having a moan when we field a centre back pairing like last night against United in the FA cup then I think your heads lodged up your arris. 
     
     
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from Andicis in To all the moaners....   
    All you need is a bit of luck in a game like that. If Sibley's early shot nestles in the bottom corner it's game on. It's the cup, it happens. It happened to us last year at Old Trafford. It happened at Elland Road in a similar type game. Are those not the two best games from last season? Of course they are. We just gave a potential opportunity lip service and went out all smiling, cheering, clapping Rooney and saying 'awww kids did well didn't they'. Balls to that. Love the cup. 
    I don't expect to beat United, it's just annoying when we're not giving ourselves the best chance to. 
    There is no "magic combination" as you put it @Srg but that CB pairing is horsesheet and you know it. George Evans starting in our first 11 in the league would have bemused most, never mind last night. 
    I don't really want to keep banging on about it but holier than thou threads like this can do one. 
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from Dethorn in To all the moaners....   
    All you need is a bit of luck in a game like that. If Sibley's early shot nestles in the bottom corner it's game on. It's the cup, it happens. It happened to us last year at Old Trafford. It happened at Elland Road in a similar type game. Are those not the two best games from last season? Of course they are. We just gave a potential opportunity lip service and went out all smiling, cheering, clapping Rooney and saying 'awww kids did well didn't they'. Balls to that. Love the cup. 
    I don't expect to beat United, it's just annoying when we're not giving ourselves the best chance to. 
    There is no "magic combination" as you put it @Srg but that CB pairing is horsesheet and you know it. George Evans starting in our first 11 in the league would have bemused most, never mind last night. 
    I don't really want to keep banging on about it but holier than thou threads like this can do one. 
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from CBRammette in To all the moaners....   
    All you need is a bit of luck in a game like that. If Sibley's early shot nestles in the bottom corner it's game on. It's the cup, it happens. It happened to us last year at Old Trafford. It happened at Elland Road in a similar type game. Are those not the two best games from last season? Of course they are. We just gave a potential opportunity lip service and went out all smiling, cheering, clapping Rooney and saying 'awww kids did well didn't they'. Balls to that. Love the cup. 
    I don't expect to beat United, it's just annoying when we're not giving ourselves the best chance to. 
    There is no "magic combination" as you put it @Srg but that CB pairing is horsesheet and you know it. George Evans starting in our first 11 in the league would have bemused most, never mind last night. 
    I don't really want to keep banging on about it but holier than thou threads like this can do one. 
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from CBRammette in To all the moaners....   
    Just wanted a CB tbh. Love the cup. Have been annoyed every time we’ve disrespected the competition, regardless of the manager. 
     
    Nobody is asking for Cocu to get the sack, think 95% of us are more than happy with the direction we’re headed. But if you can’t understand people having a moan when we field a centre back pairing like last night against United in the FA cup then I think your heads lodged up your arris. 
     
     
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from RoyMac5 in To all the moaners....   
    Just wanted a CB tbh. Love the cup. Have been annoyed every time we’ve disrespected the competition, regardless of the manager. 
     
    Nobody is asking for Cocu to get the sack, think 95% of us are more than happy with the direction we’re headed. But if you can’t understand people having a moan when we field a centre back pairing like last night against United in the FA cup then I think your heads lodged up your arris. 
     
     
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from NottsRam77 in To all the moaners....   
    Just wanted a CB tbh. Love the cup. Have been annoyed every time we’ve disrespected the competition, regardless of the manager. 
     
    Nobody is asking for Cocu to get the sack, think 95% of us are more than happy with the direction we’re headed. But if you can’t understand people having a moan when we field a centre back pairing like last night against United in the FA cup then I think your heads lodged up your arris. 
     
     
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from Rammy03 in To all the moaners....   
    Just wanted a CB tbh. Love the cup. Have been annoyed every time we’ve disrespected the competition, regardless of the manager. 
     
    Nobody is asking for Cocu to get the sack, think 95% of us are more than happy with the direction we’re headed. But if you can’t understand people having a moan when we field a centre back pairing like last night against United in the FA cup then I think your heads lodged up your arris. 
     
     
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    Mr Tibbs reacted to Andicis in To all the moaners....   
    You can moan about certain decisions, and still support the manager. I still support Cocu, he gets more right than he gets wrong, but I still think he got certain decisions wrong tonight. 
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    Mr Tibbs got a reaction from RoyMac5 in v Manchester United (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Nah, definitely United. A United side missing some key players too. 
     
    Fully backed Cocu’s chopping and changing but this one has me scratching my head. Where has a Fozzy and Evans CB partnership come from? 
    Why try all three young lads in a midfield against the toughest opposition we’ll play all year? 
     
    Just a bit bemused. Love the FA cup and hate when we throw it. If you’re not arsed fair doo’s. 
     
    Let’s hope they sit off and we can get back in the game. 
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    Mr Tibbs reacted to Bubbles in Jordon Ibe   
    Me thinking we was interested in him...
     

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