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    Animal is a Ram reacted to Wolfie20 in Ferdi Kalioglu   
    That'll be Ramage banjaxed so a good enough reason in itself to sign him
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from Ted McMinn Football Genius in Morris turns down 50m for Derby   
    He mentioned at the last fans' forum (with Lampard as manager).
    Can't remember his exact words, but it was along the lines of it being right for the club (obvious statement) and that he would like to still be involved, if not necessarily as owner or chairman. Seems obvious enough, given that he (his company) rather than DCFC owns the stadium.
    I think its important he does stay involved.
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from Van Cone De Head in Morris turns down 50m for Derby   
    He mentioned at the last fans' forum (with Lampard as manager).
    Can't remember his exact words, but it was along the lines of it being right for the club (obvious statement) and that he would like to still be involved, if not necessarily as owner or chairman. Seems obvious enough, given that he (his company) rather than DCFC owns the stadium.
    I think its important he does stay involved.
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from Anag Ram in Barnsley (A) Match Thread   
    Same team. Lets have some consistency.
    Not even Bogle - give him another sub appearance to continue his recovery.
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from archram in Barnsley (A) Match Thread   
    Same team. Lets have some consistency.
    Not even Bogle - give him another sub appearance to continue his recovery.
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from SKRam in Barnsley (A) Match Thread   
    Same team. Lets have some consistency.
    Not even Bogle - give him another sub appearance to continue his recovery.
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from jono in Barnsley (A) Match Thread   
    Same team. Lets have some consistency.
    Not even Bogle - give him another sub appearance to continue his recovery.
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    Animal is a Ram reacted to Carl Sagan in Max Hunt - Aldershot on loan   
    Max looks to have really come on in the last few months and I hope this is purely an opportunistic temporary move to get him some first team men's football while the first-choice Aldershot centre halves are injured. His distribution is getting loads better and he's always been an imposing physical presence.
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    Animal is a Ram reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Relax, we're in a good place!   
    OK – the controversial stuff first; while it’s perhaps understandable that folk are annoyed that we’ve let a winning position slip, some of the criticism of Waghorn and Lowe is unwarranted IMO. Starting with Wagger’s missed pen, it wasn’t good but it wasn’t awful either. Chris Martin missed a few I seem to recall as do most at this level, so perhaps it’s not the foregone conclusion that many seem to think. Consider if you will the England team’s penalty shoot-out record for further confirmation of this point and these being the top players in the country. If we have to play the blame game then it's Phil's fault for insisting a striker take them when really it should be whoever takes them best. I think he’s been brilliant thus far though so he gets a pass from me. I loved Lampard but Cocu is in a different league IMO.
    As for Lowe, some comments are embarrassing. Sorry, they just are! He's been our standout player, Bogle aside, but remains a young and relatively inexperienced one at this level. Maybe he should have stayed on his feet, ok, but if you have to lambaste someone then the cheaty. diving **** and the ref seem much fairer targets. The fact is Lowe didn’t give away a penalty, the ref got conned. Why the vitriol? He’s a kid and has struggled with his confidence before now so let’s cut him some slack, shall we?
    Moving on to the game, overall, yes, it’s disappointing that we've let a winning position slip but to my mind, West Brom are the best team we've played this season and I'd be pretty sure they'll be in the play-offs again at very least yet we were worth a point at least. A draw then, is no disgrace, surely, and was probably a fair reflection of the game anyway. I actually thought we looked pretty polished at times, even in midfield so there are plenty of positives to take forward and our luck, or lack of it, will most likely balance out across the season.
    Looking forwards, Bielik is approaching full match fitness / sharpness as is Jack. We have Jayden and Duwayne to return and a certain Wayne Rooney waiting in the wings. These guys along with Keogh are the most important in our squad and we’ve yet to see them all play together, even once. Cocu and his team will also be getting to grips with what is required in this league so unlike many teams in the div, it can be sensibly argued that we have huge scope for improvement. With even an ounce of luck we could be sitting pretty on 10 points right now chaps, above the likes of Fulham at time of writing, who added £100 million of talent to their squad last season. This after the massively disruptive Lampard debacle, a truncated pre-season, some significant players being out injured and the loss of Wilson, Mount and Tomori. Perhaps then, we overestimate the quality of other teams in the div while judging our own performances rather too harshly? 
    While my detractors will doubtless write my reasoning off as rose-tinted, happy-clapperesque, or my personal favourite, utterly deluded, I genuinely feel much more confident about this season than any since 2015. We'll challenge this season, mark my words. The 'marathon not a sprint' maxim is something of a cliché but it's very true of this league nonetheless and there's a danger of overemphasising the importance of early season form anyway. With most of our players beginning the year a tad undercooked, some significantly so, they'll be a deal fresher than many at the business end. I'd rather this than the Bielsa method of having your squad trained to the minute for game one, but flagging in the last half dozen.  I’m pretty certain we will improve steadily through to mid-season and then finish strongly, injuries notwithstanding, so I’ll not be panicking any time soon.
    So..... My advice to all Rams fans and especially those focusing on the negatives right now is grab a beer, head to the garden to catch some of this beautiful weather, be happy or at least content and dare to dream. All that stress will kill you!
    COYR
     
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in v Bristol City (H) Match Thread   
    There's an utter gobsite a few rows behind me. Every player was a ****, but mostly Josefzoon. Even Twan Scheepers got it just for walking on with the subs at half time. Wish someone would turn around and say if you think its that bad, just go. What's the point in turning up if that's all you're going to do? People can have an opinion, but he just had nothing positive to say.
    Other than that, thought the atmosphere was okay last night.
    We weren't even that bad, there were plenty worse performances last season. Bristol City took the two chances they got, then the back 5 did the rest. Shame we couldn't do the same but for a majestic finish from Marriott, so pleased to hear he might be fit to start Saturday.
    The formation in the second half looks like it might have some promise. When we have the players back, I'd go
                                 Roos

                     Keogh Bielik Clarke
    Bogle                                             Lowe
                        Dowell    Holmes
                              Lawrence
                       Waghorn   Marriott
     
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from EnigmaRam in v Bristol City (H) Match Thread   
    Suspect this may have been aimed at the referee - thought he was awful.
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from IslandExile in v Bristol City (H) Match Thread   
    There's an utter gobsite a few rows behind me. Every player was a ****, but mostly Josefzoon. Even Twan Scheepers got it just for walking on with the subs at half time. Wish someone would turn around and say if you think its that bad, just go. What's the point in turning up if that's all you're going to do? People can have an opinion, but he just had nothing positive to say.
    Other than that, thought the atmosphere was okay last night.
    We weren't even that bad, there were plenty worse performances last season. Bristol City took the two chances they got, then the back 5 did the rest. Shame we couldn't do the same but for a majestic finish from Marriott, so pleased to hear he might be fit to start Saturday.
    The formation in the second half looks like it might have some promise. When we have the players back, I'd go
                                 Roos

                     Keogh Bielik Clarke
    Bogle                                             Lowe
                        Dowell    Holmes
                              Lawrence
                       Waghorn   Marriott
     
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from The Orange Pimpernel in v Bristol City (H) Match Thread   
    There's an utter gobsite a few rows behind me. Every player was a ****, but mostly Josefzoon. Even Twan Scheepers got it just for walking on with the subs at half time. Wish someone would turn around and say if you think its that bad, just go. What's the point in turning up if that's all you're going to do? People can have an opinion, but he just had nothing positive to say.
    Other than that, thought the atmosphere was okay last night.
    We weren't even that bad, there were plenty worse performances last season. Bristol City took the two chances they got, then the back 5 did the rest. Shame we couldn't do the same but for a majestic finish from Marriott, so pleased to hear he might be fit to start Saturday.
    The formation in the second half looks like it might have some promise. When we have the players back, I'd go
                                 Roos

                     Keogh Bielik Clarke
    Bogle                                             Lowe
                        Dowell    Holmes
                              Lawrence
                       Waghorn   Marriott
     
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    Animal is a Ram reacted to Alpha in Lawrence up to 30 minutes in a game   
    On a serious note, was really proud of Lawrence at Huddersfield. His second half performance was just as match winning as his first. I wonder if he realises that? 
    I don't get why he goes from this mature, grafter that can beat his man to the kid in the playground trying tricks on his own. And it happens within 90 minutes!! It's not just from game to game but within 1 match he can go from selfless to selfish and back again. 
    It's frustrating because imagine where he would be if he knew when to keep it simple and when to burst into life. 
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    Animal is a Ram reacted to Alpha in Lawrence up to 30 minutes in a game   
    You want to do what to him at half time? 
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from angieram in George Thorne - joined Oxford on loan   
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from R@M in Jahmal Hector-Ingram   
    Remember that trialist from the pre-season?
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Jahmal Hector-Ingram   
    Remember that trialist from the pre-season?
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from Dordogne-Ram in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    The reason the phrase 'good feet for a big man' exists. We just aren't used to big units like Clarke and Bielik to be any cop with the ball at their feet. It's almost too good to be true that we have 2 CBs and a DM now with real composure and skill on the ball.
    I've only seen the highlights so far, waiting for the full game to come up, but Knight looks like the next academy lad to be pushing through. I've been impressed with him at u18s/23s levels, real mature performances. Love the look of Buchanan, he really handled the Girona preseason game with aplomb, and a stunning goal here. Bielik looks like he could be worth a lot of money, excited to see him in midfield.
    The goal really was good. Don't care that it was 'only' Scunthorpe. Knight and Lowe do really well to retain possession, Evans with a great ball, then sublime touches and finish from Buchanan. 
    Must do wonders for the mentality of the academy when you have so many players being given great opportunities to showcase themselves.
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from RoyMac5 in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    He's a striker. He wants the ball, and he will more than likely believe he's in a better position to shoot from what he can see. Mountain out of a mole hill there.
    If his attitude is bad, why would he celebrate when Buchanan slots?
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from cosmic in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    Also, shout out for that incredible save from Hamer. Looks for all the world like that should be going in.
    That's why you don't write off signings.
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from Alpha in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    Also, shout out for that incredible save from Hamer. Looks for all the world like that should be going in.
    That's why you don't write off signings.
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from KCG in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    He's a striker. He wants the ball, and he will more than likely believe he's in a better position to shoot from what he can see. Mountain out of a mole hill there.
    If his attitude is bad, why would he celebrate when Buchanan slots?
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from Premier ram in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    Also, shout out for that incredible save from Hamer. Looks for all the world like that should be going in.
    That's why you don't write off signings.
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    Animal is a Ram got a reaction from Carl Sagan in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    He's a striker. He wants the ball, and he will more than likely believe he's in a better position to shoot from what he can see. Mountain out of a mole hill there.
    If his attitude is bad, why would he celebrate when Buchanan slots?
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