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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Sibley the best!   
    I think with Clough it's a fair few things but I suspect the biggest factors were time and necessity.
    Clough was at the club for 4.5 years which is substantially longer than most managers we've had in recent-ish history. With a longer period of time the chances that a rare talent comes through become higher and there is more time for the manager to follow the player from a younger age to keep an eye on them and work with them. If I'm honest personally I don't think 3 (although counting Bennett is a stretch because it's only recently that he's started to cement himself as a squad player) is that excellent of a record in that time period, I think any club in our situation at that time would have produced a similar number. Which leads to the next point...
    The secondary factor was necessity and our situation at the time. We were doing as much we could at the time to keep the wages down as much as possible so there is a natural incentive to encourage youth and give them more game time. It's much easier to ride out the dips in performance of a youth player when you have no choice to play them and when promotion or relegation aren't really happening.
    With Cocu I do expect we shall start to see players like Sibley make the break through, his record at PSV was fantastic on this front and I think he's already demonstrated a willingness to put these players in his squad.
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    brady1993 reacted to Srg in Sibley the best!   
    But balance, quick feet, centre of gravity etc etc all go into not being dispossessed. If you're brain is faster than everyone else on the pitch, it goes a damn long way, It's way over-simplification to state that because he's not 6ft and built that he's automatically too lightweight. Half the forum would've been feeding Hughes pies and protein shakes if they had their way.
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    brady1993 reacted to Srg in Sibley the best!   
    Always love the argument about players being too lightweight. I wonder if La Masia have the same archaic debate time after time?
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    brady1993 got a reaction from rammieib in Cocu   
    Having re-read it my original post comes across as unnecessarily confrontational, my apologies.
    Personally I didn't think forest did find that much space in the middle and I thought we did an effective job of limiting them to pot shots from outside the box and until Bogle's mistake I didn't they were going to score.
    I think we were taking the game to them in the first half however every time we built up a bit of steam someone gave the ball away cheaply breaking the momentum. 
    Lawrence drifted into that position because that was clearly the plan for him.
    I don't disagree about Shinnie and I think were I definately think you can argue Cocu went wrong was not taking him off sooner.
    Everything in bold I completely agree with but personally I can completely understand why we didn't play the diamond yesterday as I think we would have gotten torn apart on the wings. 
    Ultimately my view is that we went away from home, created 4 good chances whilst limiting forest to hardly anything apart from the mistake.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Will Hughes Hair in Cocu   
    Having re-read it my original post comes across as unnecessarily confrontational, my apologies.
    Personally I didn't think forest did find that much space in the middle and I thought we did an effective job of limiting them to pot shots from outside the box and until Bogle's mistake I didn't they were going to score.
    I think we were taking the game to them in the first half however every time we built up a bit of steam someone gave the ball away cheaply breaking the momentum. 
    Lawrence drifted into that position because that was clearly the plan for him.
    I don't disagree about Shinnie and I think were I definately think you can argue Cocu went wrong was not taking him off sooner.
    Everything in bold I completely agree with but personally I can completely understand why we didn't play the diamond yesterday as I think we would have gotten torn apart on the wings. 
    Ultimately my view is that we went away from home, created 4 good chances whilst limiting forest to hardly anything apart from the mistake.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from WHAT DO I GET in Cocu   
    Ok so two questions; did you watch the game ? And did you notice both were Forest focused their attacks and were the space to attack them was ? 
    All their play was focused out wide whilst the space was appearing behind their full backs. Playing a 442 made complete sense in that regard as I think there is a good chance that the diamond would have crumbled in this game.
    Besides we weren't dreadful by any means. All that seperate the sides was a mistake and some iffy finishing from us.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ted McMinn Football Genius in Cocu   
    Ok so two questions; did you watch the game ? And did you notice both were Forest focused their attacks and were the space to attack them was ? 
    All their play was focused out wide whilst the space was appearing behind their full backs. Playing a 442 made complete sense in that regard as I think there is a good chance that the diamond would have crumbled in this game.
    Besides we weren't dreadful by any means. All that seperate the sides was a mistake and some iffy finishing from us.
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    brady1993 reacted to SaintRam in Forest (A) Match Thread   
    I can't remember the last time I watched a Forest Derby and thought both teams looked good. Feels like at least one of the teams always failed to turn up. Or at least can't string play together.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LittleEatonRam in Forest (A) Match Thread   
    Even game so far. 
    We aren't transitioning play through midfield as easy with the flat midfield but I completely get why its been chosen as all of Forests play is funneled outwide. Still not playing bad just seem to lack the final touch in the last third at the minute. 
    Game could go either way here.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Phillip Cocu interview with John Percy   
    Hmm I get where you are coming from but I don't think the comparison to Clement and Rowett. Personally thought Clement presented well but without much actual insight, all polish with little substance in his chat. Rowett was similar but with a bit more insight at times. However Rowett in particular had a nasty habit of saying one thing and doing something completely different. In both cases I think they were more conciveved about perception about themselves than providing insight, case in point would be how irritated Rowett would get at the mere mention  of playing style.
    Cocu seems different, he looks like he couldn't care less about impressing and his words have been wholly consistent with his actions and it's very clear that when he talks he's deeply insightful.
    Whether that will translate into eventual performances is another question but I do think that given time and a bit patience that he could really do something impressive here.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from John Doe in Phillip Cocu interview with John Percy   
    Hmm I get where you are coming from but I don't think the comparison to Clement and Rowett. Personally thought Clement presented well but without much actual insight, all polish with little substance in his chat. Rowett was similar but with a bit more insight at times. However Rowett in particular had a nasty habit of saying one thing and doing something completely different. In both cases I think they were more conciveved about perception about themselves than providing insight, case in point would be how irritated Rowett would get at the mere mention  of playing style.
    Cocu seems different, he looks like he couldn't care less about impressing and his words have been wholly consistent with his actions and it's very clear that when he talks he's deeply insightful.
    Whether that will translate into eventual performances is another question but I do think that given time and a bit patience that he could really do something impressive here.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Indyram in Phillip Cocu interview with John Percy   
    Hmm I get where you are coming from but I don't think the comparison to Clement and Rowett. Personally thought Clement presented well but without much actual insight, all polish with little substance in his chat. Rowett was similar but with a bit more insight at times. However Rowett in particular had a nasty habit of saying one thing and doing something completely different. In both cases I think they were more conciveved about perception about themselves than providing insight, case in point would be how irritated Rowett would get at the mere mention  of playing style.
    Cocu seems different, he looks like he couldn't care less about impressing and his words have been wholly consistent with his actions and it's very clear that when he talks he's deeply insightful.
    Whether that will translate into eventual performances is another question but I do think that given time and a bit patience that he could really do something impressive here.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from SKRam in Phillip Cocu interview with John Percy   
    Hmm I get where you are coming from but I don't think the comparison to Clement and Rowett. Personally thought Clement presented well but without much actual insight, all polish with little substance in his chat. Rowett was similar but with a bit more insight at times. However Rowett in particular had a nasty habit of saying one thing and doing something completely different. In both cases I think they were more conciveved about perception about themselves than providing insight, case in point would be how irritated Rowett would get at the mere mention  of playing style.
    Cocu seems different, he looks like he couldn't care less about impressing and his words have been wholly consistent with his actions and it's very clear that when he talks he's deeply insightful.
    Whether that will translate into eventual performances is another question but I do think that given time and a bit patience that he could really do something impressive here.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Phillip Cocu interview with John Percy   
    Hmm I get where you are coming from but I don't think the comparison to Clement and Rowett. Personally thought Clement presented well but without much actual insight, all polish with little substance in his chat. Rowett was similar but with a bit more insight at times. However Rowett in particular had a nasty habit of saying one thing and doing something completely different. In both cases I think they were more conciveved about perception about themselves than providing insight, case in point would be how irritated Rowett would get at the mere mention  of playing style.
    Cocu seems different, he looks like he couldn't care less about impressing and his words have been wholly consistent with his actions and it's very clear that when he talks he's deeply insightful.
    Whether that will translate into eventual performances is another question but I do think that given time and a bit patience that he could really do something impressive here.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from RoyMac5 in Phillip Cocu interview with John Percy   
    Hmm I get where you are coming from but I don't think the comparison to Clement and Rowett. Personally thought Clement presented well but without much actual insight, all polish with little substance in his chat. Rowett was similar but with a bit more insight at times. However Rowett in particular had a nasty habit of saying one thing and doing something completely different. In both cases I think they were more conciveved about perception about themselves than providing insight, case in point would be how irritated Rowett would get at the mere mention  of playing style.
    Cocu seems different, he looks like he couldn't care less about impressing and his words have been wholly consistent with his actions and it's very clear that when he talks he's deeply insightful.
    Whether that will translate into eventual performances is another question but I do think that given time and a bit patience that he could really do something impressive here.
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    brady1993 reacted to Wolfie20 in Phillip Cocu interview with John Percy   
    Not really, they mostly came out with sound bites - Pearson, Clement and Rowett were all quite predictable. All along, Cocu has been measured in his comments and gives the impression of knowing quite clearly the direction he is going in.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Nuwtfly in George Evans   
    Agreed, looked really good when he came on thought he looked a bit better than Bielik (with a huge caveat that he came on for an easier part of the game).
    I definately see where you are coming from with that back 4 with the other option being to move Bielik back there with Evans in the midfield. 
    With Davies it's a bit tricky because he unsurprisingly doesn't look supremely comfortable in the system but aerially he's been super dominant. With Clarke's improving form I feel the need for Davies is becoming less and less and we might be better off with someone like Evans there.
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    brady1993 reacted to DarkFruitsRam7 in Forest (A) Match Thread   
    Reading the ‘Forest tickets’ thread is depressing. People are saying that there’s no point going because we’re crap away from home and Forest are half decent this year.
    Do people not understand football? How many times have teams been written off before coming back to surprise everyone? How many Norwich fans were kicking themselves for not bothering to go to their game against Man City this season, simply because they thought they would get battered? How many Derby fans were kicking themselves for not going to Elland Road last season? I remember one clown on Twitter essentially mocking anyone who thought we had a prayer in that second leg. Of course we had a prayer - we were only 1-0 down for duck’s sake!
    Forest are 4 points above us. Four bloody points. It’s hardly Belper Town travelling to Real Madrid, is it? Plus, we’re off the back of a good win, so optimism should be high. 
    What’s the point in only going when you think we’re going to win? Nothing is better than getting victory when you least expect it, as we showed at Old Trafford, Carrow Road and Elland Road last season. It goes back to what I was saying after Wembley - I really do question the mentality and moral fibre of some people. Don’t down tools at the slightest sign of difficulty (financial considerations aside), but carry on as you were and you might just witness something special.
    I for one can’t wait for Saturday. Let the Forest fans throw bottles, coins and piss at us all they want. It will be all the more sweet if we win.
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    brady1993 reacted to Nuwtfly in George Evans   
    Really solid performance after he came on against Boro.
    Did the defensive side really well but his passing range seems to have improved massively this season.
    Personally, I would consider playing him at the back with Clarke, and taking out Davies. CD is the weak-link in our back four at the minute, in my opinion.
    - - - - - - - - - - Roos - - - - - - - - - -
    Bogle - - Evans - - - Clarke - - Malone
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Alpha in Mr Cocu   
    The counter argument to this is that it's a worse plan long term and it might be more valuable to really embed that ethos in now despite not every player being quite suited to it. 
    For its worth I think Clarke probably is suited to that style of play but has had a few issues with confidence and possibly adapting to the division.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from jono in Mr Cocu   
    The counter argument to this is that it's a worse plan long term and it might be more valuable to really embed that ethos in now despite not every player being quite suited to it. 
    For its worth I think Clarke probably is suited to that style of play but has had a few issues with confidence and possibly adapting to the division.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from KCG in Should Chris Martin’s contract be extended?   
    It's trivially easy to demonstrate that isn't true.
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    brady1993 reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Should Chris Martin’s contract be extended?   
    Not to mention young Bogle who is now looking match fit again. I actually felt sorry for their FB. Jayden had him on toast the whole game. Loved it when towards the end of the game, he literally passed it one side of the FB then ran round the other to collect his own pass. Ouch! 🤣
     
    If Chris keeps playing the way he is, Cocu ain't gonna be going anywhere and there's no way Cocu will unload Martin while he's playing the way he is. We're different gravy with a fit and firing Chris Martin in the side.
     
    Duh! Tammy Abrahams is available mate!!!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    For £75 million 🤷‍♀️
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    brady1993 reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Should Chris Martin’s contract be extended?   
    I was agreeing with you buddy I just didn't phrase it very well 😂
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    brady1993 got a reaction from sage in Boro (H) Match Thread   
    You are both missing the point about why Holmes is playing there.
    The 'wide' centre mids in a diamond need to be high energy players, comfortable in wider positions and ideally comfortable filling in at full back. Replacing him with Paterson or Rooney would leave the diamond lop sided and exploitable. Both are a more natural fit at 10 (Or up front with Rooney) and that's were I think you will see either come in.
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