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    v Millwall (A) - Predictions

    First prediction of the season: Milwall 1-3 Rams FRGS Bryson
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    Walk Out Music

    Yeh I’m struggling there. I’m not prepared to see the Rams come out to the sound of The Wurzels...
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    Walk Out Music

    Or maybe REM’s The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight...
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    Walk Out Music

    This. I’ve always wondered why we’ve never adopted it. And maybe Two Tribes v Forest. And something dark and disturbing when we play Stoke - possibly The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen.
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    v Oldham (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread

    Makes it look like the rumours of Luke Thomas going out on loan are correct then. Not involved last night, or tonight.
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    U23s v Blackburn @ Pride Park 13/8, Free Entry

    Thorne, Martin and Butterfield all start. My head says they are all in the shop window. My heart says that the first two might just play themselves into the manager’s plans still.
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    v Leeds Utd (H) Match Thread

    Some random thoughts with the help of beer, pizza and perspective: Tomori looks like a star. However, I think it was a mistake to play him ahead of Pearce today. There was clearly no understanding between the two CBs and that contributed to our shambolic defending early doors. Max Lowe is arguably among our most technically gifted players. It’s such a shame he didn’t get much game time at Shrewsbury. He needs to learn to defend. At the moment he is perfectly suited to pre season friendlies, which is not what we need. Playing Mount and Wilson in the same team isn’t ok at the moment. They are both kids, albeit very talented ones, and we will get overrun by strong sides while we are still gelling. By October / November, when we are top 4 and bossing games, it will be fine again. Waghorn will be great. I’m not worried about him at all. Ledley isn’t right for the holding role. Huddlestone will be better but is he mobile enough for this system? It’s crying out for an April 2014-model George Thorne. Finally - Leeds look like a decent side. Took their chances. But I hate them as much as I always have. One specific example: whenever Derby got a free kick, their players ran to the ball and stood directly in front of it. Every time. They must have been coached to do it. It stinks. Hate it. Hope we do them in the playoff final. 44 games to go - it’s quite possible.
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    Martyn Waghorny - Signed on a 3 year deal

    Ok, confession time. I’ve been a bit doubtful of this one, mainly on the basis that he seems to have been around for donkey’s years without ever achieving much. Turns out I was confusing him with Nigel Gleghorn. Now I have my facts straight, and realise they are two completely different people (almost 30 years apart in age!) I feel much better about the whole thing. Quality signing.
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    Joe Bryan - Joined Fulham

    Not sure where I saw it, but I’m sure I read Leicester were interested in him...
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    v Reading (A) Match Thread

    A few thoughts after last night’s game: 1) We clearly lacked a “passer” at the back. We need one in the team, either at CDM (Hudds / a fit Thorne) or in the shape of a new, expensive CH. I say expensive because they would have to be quite something to be as good defensively as either of the current incumbents yet also good on the ball. Mark Wright, or Igor, would be ideal. 2) Mason Mount is an amazing signing. He will be superb this season, I’m sure. From the limited amount I have seen, he’s not actually as technically gifted as Will Hughes was at the same age, but (and it’s a big but) there is an eye for goal that Will never had. 3) Bryson was great, especially second half. I have seen some say that he slowed things down, and that’s probably true early on as he and Ledley didn’t seem to know who was doing what, butnour best play after the break all had him at the heart. I think his assist for Mount’s goal has gone under the radar. It was instant, aimed forward and found the man perfectly. Welcome back. 4) A top quality, confident, in form striker will score a hatful in this team. I say that despite there being very few clear chances yesterday. Sometimes we’ll need a Marriott-esque poacher. Other times it may be a target man (Martin?) to hold it up and bring others into the play. Horses for courses. 5) Lampard - what’s not to like? Humble, honest and already seems proud to be a Ram. The way our bench exploded at the end was a real, genuine, joy to behold. There is a moment where Frank catches the eye of Alex Pearce and they look as delighted as one another. You could argue that Pearce will again be no more than a bit part player this year, but he and the other subs plus Lamps, Morris and co looked like they had been working together for years. Think I am going to enjoy this season more than any for quite a while.
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    v Reading (A) Match Thread

    Easy this management lark. Play first. Win. Go top. Stay top.
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    v Reading (A) Match Thread

    Get in youth.....
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    v Reading (A) Match Thread

    So does bias.
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    v Reading (A) Match Thread

    Good to know that, despite the Lampard-worship, Sky are still devoutly anti-Derby. They love it when we aren’t playing well, and favour the opposition whenever they analyse a refereeing decision. It’s a relief. I’m not good with change.
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    v Reading (A) Match Thread

    Would be interested to know how much market penetration RamsTV has achieved in East Timor, Vatican City and the Faroes. That said, I bet those subscribers collectively make more noise on a match day than the bit of West Upper where I sit...

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