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    brady1993 got a reaction from Rammy03 in 20/21 Pre-Signings Expectations   
    I think it's too hard to call right now so I'll outline a few scenarios
    1) We receive no charges, make 4 good signings through a combination of freebies, loans and maybe one decent fee and keep hold of our youngsters: Firmly top 6 and I think pushing for automatics. Our form since January wasn't a fluke, you can expect the young players to kick on and bolstered by key signings I really think we will be right in the hunt for promotion.
    2) Some smallish restriction from the EFL (I.e. a soft embargo or a 3 pts deduction), make a few decent signings, have to sell to buy a bit but overall the squad moves forward: 8th - 5th depending on who's sold and who is bought.
    3) Heavy restrictions from the EFL, have to sell some of the younger players and can't reinvest all of the money or we just don't make any signings but don't really have to sell: 14th - 10th if Cocu stays. If he decides this isn't what he signed up for we could really end up in trouble and might be just keeping our head above water.
    I think somewhere between 1 and 2 is where we end up but I wouldn't put the house on it.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Max Bird - Players' Player of the Season   
    To add onto this I think it's fairly clear the rest of the team rates him given how often they feel comfortable in giving him the ball in really tricky situations. They just trust that he won't get caught out.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from David in Max Bird - Players' Player of the Season   
    To add onto this I think it's fairly clear the rest of the team rates him given how often they feel comfortable in giving him the ball in really tricky situations. They just trust that he won't get caught out.
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    brady1993 reacted to Srg in Max Bird - Players' Player of the Season   
    This shows he’s not just got a lot of ability. He’s clearly a good lad in the dressing room and great for team morale. Will be permanent captain sooner rather than later. 
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    brady1993 reacted to David in Max Bird - Players' Player of the Season   
    As Owen Bradley tweeted, this is the one that means more, recognition from your team mates is some going for the lad. One of the first names on the team sheet now 
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    brady1993 reacted to Ambitious in Max Bird - Players' Player of the Season   
    Not just 'one day' but next year:
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ghost of Clough in 2019-20 season assessment.   
    Yeah I've used whoscored before but actually didn't realise it had break downs per section of game before which is interesting.
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    brady1993 reacted to Ghost of Clough in 2019-20 season assessment.   
    Most of the stats I use can be found on Whoscored. Some need a little bit of digging on other sites to find.
    In this instance... Championship > Team Statistics > Detailed
    Category changed to 'fouls', accumulation to 'total', and toggled the minutes to a specific period.

     
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    brady1993 reacted to Ghost of Clough in 2019-20 season assessment.   
    One metric to measure discipline is the number of cards received. Obviously, we're one of the worst.
    However, another measurement is the number of fouls committed, putting us 9th overall. We committed just under 10% more than the best team in the league, yet nearly 30% less than the worst team. Maybe not actually that ill-disciplined?
    In fact, taking the first half of games into isolation, we're only 9 fouls worse than 2nd placed Bristol. As games go on, we're more likely to foul - in the final 15 we're only 9 fouls better than 3rd worst Cardiff. This seems to coincide with us pushing late on for a goal, getting hit on the counter, then taking tactical yellows as a result.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Max Bird YPOTY   
    Think I missed that one 😂.
    I seriously think some people literally do not pay attention and just regurgitate trite opinions in situations they don't apply.
    Young player -> Not an absolute physical machine -> loan to league to toughen up.
    Like how can you legitimately, unironically suggest sending out Bird on loan with the half season that's he had. My honest view is that he had almost as large an effect in our turn around in form as Rooney (on the pitch - can't really comment as to Rooney's affect off it).
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Will Hughes Hair in Max Bird YPOTY   
    Think I missed that one 😂.
    I seriously think some people literally do not pay attention and just regurgitate trite opinions in situations they don't apply.
    Young player -> Not an absolute physical machine -> loan to league to toughen up.
    Like how can you legitimately, unironically suggest sending out Bird on loan with the half season that's he had. My honest view is that he had almost as large an effect in our turn around in form as Rooney (on the pitch - can't really comment as to Rooney's affect off it).
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Which 5 past Derby players would get us up...   
    I often think it's people conflating issues with a dash his face not fitting. The times where Ince was good for us often coincided with times the side was unbalanced; 2nd half of 14/15, Clement's tenure, Mac's 2nd stint. But the problems with balance actually lay elsewhere (thinking about it in all three cases it was quite a bit down to midfield balance).
    There is an argument that if you have Martin up top then you want players like Russell who are just going to look to run off him all the time but whilst you do need some of that I don't entirely buy it and we aren't as laser focused on Martin as we were then (he might not even be here).
    We lack raw individual skill and talent in wide attacking areas, we clearly want the wide attackers to come narrow when we have the  ball and we need more goals in the team. Ince ticks all those boxes.
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    brady1993 reacted to cannable in Which 5 past Derby players would get us up...   
    I never understand the ‘Ince ruined the balance of the whole side’ argument. 
    Bamford had even more freedom than Ince and nobody raised that as an issue. 
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    brady1993 reacted to cannable in Which 5 past Derby players would get us up...   
    I rate Grant over Carson. 
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    brady1993 reacted to Andicis in Which 5 past Derby players would get us up...   
    Lee Grant - Best keeper I've seen for us, in 13/14 he was amazing.
    Tomori - My favourite loanee ever. Fast, incredible footballing ability. Still miss him. 
    George Thorne - In 13/14, he's the best player (during their time at Derby i.e. excluding Rooney from Man Utd) that I've seen in a Derby shirt. Had everything to his game. 
    Johnny Russell - For a few seasons offered a huge amount. Was quick, had a good shot on him.
    Jamie Ward - We really do miss an attacker like him. Great player for us. 
    Was tempted to throw Bamford in for the bites, but decided not to.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Andicis in Which 5 past Derby players would get us up...   
    Of the keepers (admittedly not a huge list) I've seen Grant is certainly up there and the only one who fits the bill for what Cocu wants a keeper to do.
    Grant from 13/14 would improve us quite a bit right now.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Which 5 past Derby players would get us up...   
    This might be controversial but I don't think he'd suit even there and I think Sibley might be a better player. Whenever Vydra played # 10 I always thought he primarily looked like a poacher who just started from a deeper position and never really showed for the ball or looked like linking or creating. With how we are developing I just don't think  he would suit as we can't really afford a player who isn't going to look to get on the ball in midfield.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from sage in Which 5 past Derby players would get us up...   
    This might be controversial but I don't think he'd suit even there and I think Sibley might be a better player. Whenever Vydra played # 10 I always thought he primarily looked like a poacher who just started from a deeper position and never really showed for the ball or looked like linking or creating. With how we are developing I just don't think  he would suit as we can't really afford a player who isn't going to look to get on the ball in midfield.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Coconut in Which 5 past Derby players would get us up...   
    GK: Grant - Would fit exactly how Cocu wants to play.
    CB: Tomori - Tricky this one but I'm assuming Te Wierik is the replacement for Keogh and a right sided CB. Therefore I've gone for Tomori due to being more comfortable there.
    CM: Hughes - Would fit in like he never left. Was mulling him over against Mount but whilst I think Mount is probably a better player, I think Hughes as a player who can drift easily between lines and play slightly deeper is probably more what we miss. There is also a major element of nostalgia admittedly.
    RW: Ince - Pretty straight forward one this one. 
    LW: Ibe - Pace, power and directness is something we could really use.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from angieram in Whittaker   
    Couldn't agree more but a couple points I'd like to tag on:
    1) His main issue right now as you and others have mentioned is he looks like he needs to bulk up a bit and get stronger. Those are issues almost entirely solved away from the pitch, in the gym and honestly just with time. 
    2) On these matters in particular I think the decision Cocu makes on him is almost likely to be for the best. His track record of bringing through players is astounding. Although if I was to guess I think it's likely he keeps him close and eases him in like he did with Knight, Bird and Sibley and I don't think it will be surprising if some amount of pre-season game time is used to help this along.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ghost of Clough in Whittaker   
    Couldn't agree more but a couple points I'd like to tag on:
    1) His main issue right now as you and others have mentioned is he looks like he needs to bulk up a bit and get stronger. Those are issues almost entirely solved away from the pitch, in the gym and honestly just with time. 
    2) On these matters in particular I think the decision Cocu makes on him is almost likely to be for the best. His track record of bringing through players is astounding. Although if I was to guess I think it's likely he keeps him close and eases him in like he did with Knight, Bird and Sibley and I don't think it will be surprising if some amount of pre-season game time is used to help this along.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Gisby in LouiE Sibley   
    Normally I tend to brush off rumours around attitude and I've never seen anything from him when he's played to suggest he's not trying. With that said Lampard made several particularly pointed comments seemingly in his direction that are hard to ignore. I hadn't heard about the Bournemouth stuff to be honest.
    Personally I do hope he manages to pull it round going into next season. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Will Hughes Hair in Whittaker   
    Couldn't agree more but a couple points I'd like to tag on:
    1) His main issue right now as you and others have mentioned is he looks like he needs to bulk up a bit and get stronger. Those are issues almost entirely solved away from the pitch, in the gym and honestly just with time. 
    2) On these matters in particular I think the decision Cocu makes on him is almost likely to be for the best. His track record of bringing through players is astounding. Although if I was to guess I think it's likely he keeps him close and eases him in like he did with Knight, Bird and Sibley and I don't think it will be surprising if some amount of pre-season game time is used to help this along.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in LouiE Sibley   
    Normally I tend to brush off rumours around attitude and I've never seen anything from him when he's played to suggest he's not trying. With that said Lampard made several particularly pointed comments seemingly in his direction that are hard to ignore. I hadn't heard about the Bournemouth stuff to be honest.
    Personally I do hope he manages to pull it round going into next season. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Whittaker   
    Couldn't agree more but a couple points I'd like to tag on:
    1) His main issue right now as you and others have mentioned is he looks like he needs to bulk up a bit and get stronger. Those are issues almost entirely solved away from the pitch, in the gym and honestly just with time. 
    2) On these matters in particular I think the decision Cocu makes on him is almost likely to be for the best. His track record of bringing through players is astounding. Although if I was to guess I think it's likely he keeps him close and eases him in like he did with Knight, Bird and Sibley and I don't think it will be surprising if some amount of pre-season game time is used to help this along.
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