I am calling all of Derby players to show passion in the shirt but most of all send him to old bbg in the sky above with a win and performance he would be pround of you. I am call the stands to hold scaves flags and everyone chanting bald eagle barmy army. Let him know that we all loved him and he will be missed.
So come on lads do it for jim smith and win promation for him.
Cloughie, Jim and Arthur they were the real three amigos. TBE knew how to build a winning, entertaining side, and I’ll never forget the Palace game and promotion.
RIP mate, I wish you were in charge now.
Always gutting to lose a club legend, wish we’d made more of our love for him whilst he was alive. Was saddened to hear his quality of life wasn’t what he deserved over the last couple of years. Hopefully he past away without pain or fear, and with a smile and the knowledge of how highly he’s regarded.
Sad news toss up between him and Arthur for my fav manager after BC. First class gentleman met him a few times and he always had time for a chat. Really enjoyable football for a few years under JS. RIP Bald Eagle
For what it's worth. I don't want Cocu out. But I do struggle to defend him sometimes. Some decisions are baffling.
To me we seem like a team of individuals.
But Cocu has overseen our worst away record since that disastrous Premier League season.
Every away game is the same. We don't create, we don't shoot. It's absolutely pathetic. We don't seem to go into away games to win. Just trying to stop the opposition.
Our team is utterly utterly pathetic. I have no affiliation with any player. Infact it's the most detached I've felt from the club in some time.
Looking at our squad. We need a keeper. Hamer is number one now. But he's not ours.
Our current centre half pairing isn't what we want. If someone said we would have Davies and Forsyth as our centre halves at the start of the season nobody would have been happy.
I love Davies, he seems to be the only one that cares. But he's not really the answer now.
Waghorn is a typical Derby signing. Has a good season at Championship level and we spunk stupid amounts on what essentially is a bang average striker. Doesn't hold the ball up. Can't play on his own. Can't play in a two. Not really good on the wing. Misses chances.
Lawrence is a disgrace. Has a good game. Then disappears for the next 7/8 games. Absolute luxury who most of the time doesn't look interested. Sooner he's gone the better. Been the same for 3 years. Get rid.
Holmes hasn't got an end product. Got everything before that. Doesn't assist doesn't score.
Marriott starts last week. Gets no service at all then a week later is dropped.
Martin is the only player we have that can bring others into play. We played him and Marriott up top against Boro and it looked promising. But rather than stick with that and give it time to develop. We haven't seen it since.
We need so much work it's frightening.
Only reason I'll stand by Cocu is this isn't his squad. It's 3 different managers squads.
Personally I'd give him January and the summer transfer windows. If we get to October/November and we're still around this mark in the table he's gone.
Apart from seeming to be a lovely chap in the Roy cropper mould,I am struggling to find many positives since Preston.
(I genuinely thought he had finally got it at that game,it was marvelous and fluid and slick but every selection and decision since then has made me doubt that)
I want to be like Leicester - their club is the envy of a lot of clubs right now.
In fact, I even watch them wanting them to win right now. Remakable the way they've rose to fame in the last 5 years and the way they dealt with and had to deal with what happened to their chairman as a club was unbelieveable.
No rivalry from here, just admiration.