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    brady1993 got a reaction from Wolfie in Mel Morris fan club   
    That's pretty much my take with what is going off here and in his own way I think he might be doing because he thinks it the best for the club because the "reward" here is actually potentially pretty high in terms of our relative position. Theoretically it could force a buyer to the table ASAP to essentially get in ahead of going into adminstration, if that happens they could choose to wipe out the debts entirely solving the financial issues, with new owners at the helm it probably leads to an easing of tensions with the EFL with us perhaps getting off lighter than under MM and if that happens our position in the championship looks more stable.
    I think that's the gamble; he's bet the club on an outcome where we become a financially stable club in the championship with issues with the EFL settled.
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    brady1993 reacted to Spanish in Mel Morris fan club   
    trouble is Morris history of gambling on our club's future is very poor
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    brady1993 reacted to Alpha in Mel Morris fan club   
    I mean in the interview to my ears he made it sound as if admin is a good thing for Derby since it will somehow force a buyer to move and then we can go again
    That is literally the most positive way you could view going into admin and the knock on effect it has on people's jobs, businesses and lives. 
    Going into admin doesn't help him sell the club to anyone decent. It puts the vultures on alert. 
    What are we hoping here that Robin Hood thinks I need to pump tens of millions into that club because lifelong Derby fan doesn't want to? 
    Sounds unlikely. 
    What's the best outcome for us? That the EFL relax the fit and proper persons rules and allow Alonso and his shady mates in? Great. 
    Or that out of all the people in the world that have tens and tens of millions in the bank one takes pity on us? 
    It's possible I'm being thick in my conclusion but for a man who gambled a chunk of his personal wealth and lost it seems he's not learned and is now gambling again. But this time the club is on the line. 
    Now I've helped ruin the positives thread ffs
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Hector was the best in Sheffield United v Derby County match day thread   
    I think our strongest 11 right now is probably
    Roos
    Byrne* Jagielka Davies Buchanan
    Knight Bird
    Sibley Morrison Jozwiak
    Lawrence
    *Think there is an argument we might be better off with Ebosele
    But I think going unchanged is probably the right call as keeping up moral and team spirit right now is vitally important.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from S8TY in My admiration for Rooney has shot up   
    I think this is a tad cyncical as a slant given that the only awareness we have of him contributing to away costs is a forum insider passing it along. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Wolfie20 in Sheffield United v Derby County match day thread   
    I disagree with this part, I actually think a lot of his good work is very very noticeable and often the type of stuff that from a metric aggregator standpoint racks up points. Big thundering tackles, lung bursting runs and ratting around the pitch are all his strengths and all the stuff that fans are drawn to by in large. What tends to go unnoticed is the stuff such his positioning not being the best (more so from an in possesion stand point), his tendancy to shy away from getting on the ball, his first touch not being great and his tendancy to be overly deliberate on the ball.
    Also for what it's worth I suspect a big reason why he made the team of the week there has a lot to do with picking up 2 assists on paper.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from sage in My admiration for Rooney has shot up   
    I think this is a tad cyncical as a slant given that the only awareness we have of him contributing to away costs is a forum insider passing it along. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from CBRammette in My admiration for Rooney has shot up   
    I think this is a tad cyncical as a slant given that the only awareness we have of him contributing to away costs is a forum insider passing it along. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from DarkFruitsRam7 in My admiration for Rooney has shot up   
    I think this is a tad cyncical as a slant given that the only awareness we have of him contributing to away costs is a forum insider passing it along. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from r_wilcockson in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    This is the bit I'm still left scratching my head about. If we were so close to the wire why didn't we sell somebody; Lawrence being the most obvious because of the fee he would command, the wages we'd save and that we could likely cover him. 
    The only thing I can think of is taking the viewpoint that I think you can view a lot of MM's decision through "What would a reckless fan do ?" In this case it's a gamble on not selling off players because a takeover looked immenint so no need to take precautions. TBH it's the one major impression that was reinforced by the interview to me, the premium example being about how we shifted the money we had payed for a manager to mostly pay the wages of the next one. 
    Even now I somewhat think this is a last gasp roll of the dice. Whilst I think this is extremely unlikely to happen the following I believe is hypothetically possible; we get taken over before going into adminstration, the new owners clear the debt and with MM out of the picture and with some reassurances from the new owners the EFL ease off their approach towards us. The ultimate result being we get hit with a penalty ranging from a fine to a small points deduction, the embargo gets lifted and all before we are forced to asset strip.
    Now I think the above scenario is a bit "magical christmas land" but as I've seen @jono mention a couple times MM just smacks of a gambler and I do think there is a logic of this being his last bet. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Carl Sagan in Sheffield United v Derby County match day thread   
    I disagree with this part, I actually think a lot of his good work is very very noticeable and often the type of stuff that from a metric aggregator standpoint racks up points. Big thundering tackles, lung bursting runs and ratting around the pitch are all his strengths and all the stuff that fans are drawn to by in large. What tends to go unnoticed is the stuff such his positioning not being the best (more so from an in possesion stand point), his tendancy to shy away from getting on the ball, his first touch not being great and his tendancy to be overly deliberate on the ball.
    Also for what it's worth I suspect a big reason why he made the team of the week there has a lot to do with picking up 2 assists on paper.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from jono in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    This is the bit I'm still left scratching my head about. If we were so close to the wire why didn't we sell somebody; Lawrence being the most obvious because of the fee he would command, the wages we'd save and that we could likely cover him. 
    The only thing I can think of is taking the viewpoint that I think you can view a lot of MM's decision through "What would a reckless fan do ?" In this case it's a gamble on not selling off players because a takeover looked immenint so no need to take precautions. TBH it's the one major impression that was reinforced by the interview to me, the premium example being about how we shifted the money we had payed for a manager to mostly pay the wages of the next one. 
    Even now I somewhat think this is a last gasp roll of the dice. Whilst I think this is extremely unlikely to happen the following I believe is hypothetically possible; we get taken over before going into adminstration, the new owners clear the debt and with MM out of the picture and with some reassurances from the new owners the EFL ease off their approach towards us. The ultimate result being we get hit with a penalty ranging from a fine to a small points deduction, the embargo gets lifted and all before we are forced to asset strip.
    Now I think the above scenario is a bit "magical christmas land" but as I've seen @jono mention a couple times MM just smacks of a gambler and I do think there is a logic of this being his last bet. 
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    brady1993 reacted to Carl Sagan in Sheffield United v Derby County match day thread   
    And this is interesting because, as I said in the Stoke thread, Shinnie was our first player all season to make it into the FotMob/72 Team of the Week. He does a lot of good work that goes unnoticed. If Rooney is still the manager and we still have all our first team squad, selection is gradually becoming harder. Which has to be a good thing.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Premier ram in Wayne Rooney   
    In a weird way the harder the job has become the better he seems to have done. The way he's gone about his business is truly commendable and he deserves a hell of a lot of respect for it.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from angieram in 100 days to Save Our Soul   
    I get your point and you are right but isn't there something utterly demoralising at the same time with that ? How selling of the likes Bird, Sibley, Knight and Buchanan on the cheap and taking a hatchet to the academy probably occurs in a lot of the "better" scenarios? 
    One of the main reasons I've found myself more engaged again this last couple of years is seeing these players come through the academy with the promise of more to follow and if that gets dismantled it will feel like such a waste and I'll find it harder to care. Might be that I'm viewing this all wrong and it might be I'm lying to myself about how my interest will wax and wane. There are certainly more important things right now like you allude to but it will represent something of a dream dying to me and a part of what makes football interesting tome will just crumble. Felt the same way when we sold Hughes.
    It won't matter if it comes down to it but I do think if there is a chance we bounce back relatively quickly from all this then I do think it relies on the academy mostly being intact. Spending is going to be tight for a good while and we are going to be under an embargo for a lot of it, what the academy provides is arguably talent that we wouldn't otherwise be able to acquire as well as (down the road) assets that can command a good fee to fuel further progress. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Carl Sagan in Sheffield United v Derby County match day thread   
    I think our strongest 11 right now is probably
    Roos
    Byrne* Jagielka Davies Buchanan
    Knight Bird
    Sibley Morrison Jozwiak
    Lawrence
    *Think there is an argument we might be better off with Ebosele
    But I think going unchanged is probably the right call as keeping up moral and team spirit right now is vitally important.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ghost of Clough in Sheffield United v Derby County match day thread   
    I think our strongest 11 right now is probably
    Roos
    Byrne* Jagielka Davies Buchanan
    Knight Bird
    Sibley Morrison Jozwiak
    Lawrence
    *Think there is an argument we might be better off with Ebosele
    But I think going unchanged is probably the right call as keeping up moral and team spirit right now is vitally important.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from OohMartWright in Sheffield United v Derby County match day thread   
    I think our strongest 11 right now is probably
    Roos
    Byrne* Jagielka Davies Buchanan
    Knight Bird
    Sibley Morrison Jozwiak
    Lawrence
    *Think there is an argument we might be better off with Ebosele
    But I think going unchanged is probably the right call as keeping up moral and team spirit right now is vitally important.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from r_wilcockson in Sheffield United v Derby County match day thread   
    I think our strongest 11 right now is probably
    Roos
    Byrne* Jagielka Davies Buchanan
    Knight Bird
    Sibley Morrison Jozwiak
    Lawrence
    *Think there is an argument we might be better off with Ebosele
    But I think going unchanged is probably the right call as keeping up moral and team spirit right now is vitally important.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Kathcairns in Wayne Rooney   
    In a weird way the harder the job has become the better he seems to have done. The way he's gone about his business is truly commendable and he deserves a hell of a lot of respect for it.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Carnero in Wayne Rooney   
    In a weird way the harder the job has become the better he seems to have done. The way he's gone about his business is truly commendable and he deserves a hell of a lot of respect for it.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Andicis in Wayne Rooney   
    In a weird way the harder the job has become the better he seems to have done. The way he's gone about his business is truly commendable and he deserves a hell of a lot of respect for it.
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    brady1993 reacted to Ghost of Clough in Time to walk away Wayne   
    Over recent seasons, 3rd bottom has finished with between 40 points (15/16) and 51 points (16/17)
    The average over 20 years being 45.5, but the general trend is that figure decreasing (44.4 over the last 10 years).
    Using the 20 year average and adding 12 points on, means 57.5 points over the season... which is currently exactly what our ppg is currently.
    Knight only just returning to the squad, Kazim and Bielik still to come back. A young squad improving and gaining confidence as the season progresses... I see no reason we we couldn't stay up.
    16 points (as hinted at by Mel) would be moving into the realm of being tricky but not impossible. Anything more than that and it becomes a task of ensuring the admin points are applied to this one, rather than next season in L1.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Alpha in Wayne Rooney   
    In a weird way the harder the job has become the better he seems to have done. The way he's gone about his business is truly commendable and he deserves a hell of a lot of respect for it.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ted McMinn Football Genius in Wayne Rooney   
    In a weird way the harder the job has become the better he seems to have done. The way he's gone about his business is truly commendable and he deserves a hell of a lot of respect for it.
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