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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ramarena in vs Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    That's the totality of it though. We look like we've worked on set pieces a bit, I'll concede that but even then we aren't scoring from them really. But we don't look like we have a plan of progressing the ball, creating space creating chances or any combination play. 
     
    I mean now you are just exaggerating, this squad isn't great but we've had worse. Similarly we've had worse attacking players on paper and done more them. If players were performing at a level they'd shown previously I'd perhaps buy it was the squad but they've played better almost universally.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from nottingram in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    Interesting interview if anyone is bored. He talks a lot about how he got Barrow playing football in a league where the ball spends more time in the air and is overall philosophy.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ramarena in vs Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Whilst they aren't coached not to move they are coached to do it. Usually you see teams have little triggered moves along with other bits of movement that appears instinctive but has been drilled to death in training so it becomes instinctive. We, under Rooney don't really have that. Players often don't look like they know what to do and often will stand stationary marking themselves out of the game. I suspect the frequent rotation hasn't helped that but honestly we look really undercoached at times.
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    Interesting interview if anyone is bored. He talks a lot about how he got Barrow playing football in a league where the ball spends more time in the air and is overall philosophy.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Jourdan in vs Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    That's the totality of it though. We look like we've worked on set pieces a bit, I'll concede that but even then we aren't scoring from them really. But we don't look like we have a plan of progressing the ball, creating space creating chances or any combination play. 
     
    I mean now you are just exaggerating, this squad isn't great but we've had worse. Similarly we've had worse attacking players on paper and done more them. If players were performing at a level they'd shown previously I'd perhaps buy it was the squad but they've played better almost universally.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from SKRam in The Pessimism Thread (no positivity allowed)   
    The following scenario I think is very possible
    Rooney stays in post till end of season We pick up somwhere between 0-2 points with our remaining games We go down Rooney walks at season end All of the academy-grown talent currently in and around the first team gets picked off cheaply along with some of the vaguely better first team players The takeover drags on through the summer and whilst it's taking place the three remaining coaches are in temporary charge The above means we are slow to non-existant in the market Takeover either falls through or drags on too long and we start the season thread bare with no new manager in place We start badly in league 1, quite possibly languishing towards the bottom The damage caused by the above means it's another 2-3 years before getting back to the championship and another 2-3 past that before we establish ourselves in the league  
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    brady1993 got a reaction from SKRam in vs Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    That's the totality of it though. We look like we've worked on set pieces a bit, I'll concede that but even then we aren't scoring from them really. But we don't look like we have a plan of progressing the ball, creating space creating chances or any combination play. 
     
    I mean now you are just exaggerating, this squad isn't great but we've had worse. Similarly we've had worse attacking players on paper and done more them. If players were performing at a level they'd shown previously I'd perhaps buy it was the squad but they've played better almost universally.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in McClaren update   
    It was brief, I suspect we got there by accident more than design and we didn't stick to or take any lessons from doing it. 
    We were soon back to putting Knight at 10......
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in vs Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    The first thing to recognise is that in terms of player ability the championship is a relatively flat division. I'd wager there is a bigger difference in skill level between 1st and 8th in the premier league than there is between 1st and 24th. Players also in this division tend to come in two broad categories; "Very good at a few things and bad at a few others" or "Pretty average across the board" What this means is good coaching, a clear plan to get the most out of the players you have and cover their weakness, consistency, fitness, confidence and momentum all can make massive impacts in a club's position. There are countless examples in this division of a team looking like get relegated at one moment only for a few factors to tip their way and suddenly be surging up the table with almost 0 changes in squad. And the reverse of it is very true in that a few factors going against you can very quickly spiral; there has been more than one talented squads get threatened by relegation (or relegated) in this division.
    This squad in my opinion is a midtable squad. It's one where I could see the right coach coming in and getting more out of it to push for a top 6 finish. Alternatively bad coaching, questionable tactics, tactical and selection inconsistency, low confidence alongside injuries to key players at key times makes it not hard to envision how we get where we are. Typically how you get out of such a rut is a change in management and it's very rare to see a manager to turn something like the run we've been around into something successful.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from rynny in vs Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    That's the totality of it though. We look like we've worked on set pieces a bit, I'll concede that but even then we aren't scoring from them really. But we don't look like we have a plan of progressing the ball, creating space creating chances or any combination play. 
     
    I mean now you are just exaggerating, this squad isn't great but we've had worse. Similarly we've had worse attacking players on paper and done more them. If players were performing at a level they'd shown previously I'd perhaps buy it was the squad but they've played better almost universally.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Jimbo Ram in McClaren update   
    Thing settng up to stop the opponent was pretty much Rooney's MO from the off. Even the switch to a 433 from a 4231 was to counter Swansea and we quickly dropped.
    The only thing that happened is the changes got bigger and more exagerated over time, which I strongly suspect had a destabilising effect. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Rammy03 in McClaren update   
    Thing settng up to stop the opponent was pretty much Rooney's MO from the off. Even the switch to a 433 from a 4231 was to counter Swansea and we quickly dropped.
    The only thing that happened is the changes got bigger and more exagerated over time, which I strongly suspect had a destabilising effect. 
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    brady1993 reacted to kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in McClaren update   
    To be fair,I had really forgot about that early period of 4-3-3 with sibbers and bielik and yes you are right,it did look much better but it seemed to be a brief patch sadly as we went away from that embryonic system (which I perhaps put down to Macs early influence and advice to wayne) and it all became a bit if a mess.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Duracell in McClaren update   
    I kinda agree and disagree. I'm critical of Rooney and I don't think he should be in a job anymore but there was a small run from the Swansea game to the Sheffield Wednesday game where we switched to more of a true 433 and started to look pretty good, especially when Sibley was introduced into the attack. But that's it, we never built on it and I think there was a bit of evidence to suggest teams had worked out how to shut us down with Bielik after that run anyway. I suspect even if Bielik had remained fit we'd have seen a down turn in results anyway just not as drastic.
    The brief run of decent results was primarily down to a fully fit Bielik with secondary factors being Wisdom being fit (and picking a consistent back 4), CKR being fully fit and not having to play Rooney. I've seen little encouraging about the coaching, tactical nous and man management from the current coaching set up and lot that is quite discouraging. Being frank the only reason Rooney is still manager is because of a combination of his name and the transition of ownership. No matter what happens in this last 2 games* we should look to move on in the summer and do it quickly.  
    *I guess if we went out and battered Swansea and Sheff W and looked to have fixed the myriad of issues we have been showing tactically that might be enough to give me pause. But only a reckless gambler would take that bet.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in McClaren update   
    I kinda agree and disagree. I'm critical of Rooney and I don't think he should be in a job anymore but there was a small run from the Swansea game to the Sheffield Wednesday game where we switched to more of a true 433 and started to look pretty good, especially when Sibley was introduced into the attack. But that's it, we never built on it and I think there was a bit of evidence to suggest teams had worked out how to shut us down with Bielik after that run anyway. I suspect even if Bielik had remained fit we'd have seen a down turn in results anyway just not as drastic.
    The brief run of decent results was primarily down to a fully fit Bielik with secondary factors being Wisdom being fit (and picking a consistent back 4), CKR being fully fit and not having to play Rooney. I've seen little encouraging about the coaching, tactical nous and man management from the current coaching set up and lot that is quite discouraging. Being frank the only reason Rooney is still manager is because of a combination of his name and the transition of ownership. No matter what happens in this last 2 games* we should look to move on in the summer and do it quickly.  
    *I guess if we went out and battered Swansea and Sheff W and looked to have fixed the myriad of issues we have been showing tactically that might be enough to give me pause. But only a reckless gambler would take that bet.
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    brady1993 reacted to Jayram in Who do you want promoted from the playoffs ?   
    Brentford for me. A well run club that consistently do the right things in playing style, recruitment etc. They thoroughly deserve the opportunity to give the Prem a go. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from JustOneBiblicalKazim in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    The more I hear of Evatt, from Evatt and see how his teams play I can't help but feel he's really worth taking a shot on and ticks a lot of boxes. All of the following seems true about:
    Wants to play attractive attacking football and is doing it at a level notoriously which is not that Young, upcoming manager but has experience Has taken or looks like taking up both teams he's been in charge of  (Going off the rams interview) seems to recognise the value of a good academy Comes across as somebody who carries themselves with integrity  Seems to genuinely want to come here It's hard to not look at him as somebody who would be a cracking fit.
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Andrew3000 in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    Completely agree with everything you've said, just wanted to tack something on to the highlighted. I'd say that not only have we had the mindset you've said we've done it with zero thought as to why they've been successful or how that can be adapted to the club. They are the obvious example but if you look at how Brentford operate it's completely within this purview; they catch players and managers on the rise who fit how the club plays and then sell them on, using the funds to progress. It's why they've been steadily rising it up the league, year after year despite every year selling off a top player or two or losing their manager.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ramarena in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    The more I hear of Evatt, from Evatt and see how his teams play I can't help but feel he's really worth taking a shot on and ticks a lot of boxes. All of the following seems true about:
    Wants to play attractive attacking football and is doing it at a level notoriously which is not that Young, upcoming manager but has experience Has taken or looks like taking up both teams he's been in charge of  (Going off the rams interview) seems to recognise the value of a good academy Comes across as somebody who carries themselves with integrity  Seems to genuinely want to come here It's hard to not look at him as somebody who would be a cracking fit.
     
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    brady1993 reacted to LeedsCityRam in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    Looking at his track record to date, his playing ethos, his honest style & his connections to our club, Evatt strikes me very much as a Derby version of Chris Wilder. Before Sheffield Utd hired him (in League One at the time), Wilder had been developing a very good reputation at Halifax, Oxford & then Northampton - experience which he used to great effect at his boyhood club.
    I'm also a big believer in catching talent on the way up - whether they be players or managers. Find it really lazy just looking at big names/someone who has had success in the top 2 divisions & automatically assuming that success will translate well here at Derby. Hiring Evatt would mark a substantial change in mindset from 'lets see who has been successful & try and copy that' to 'who is the next big managerial talent' - it would be the smart call.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Arsene Titman in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    The more I hear of Evatt, from Evatt and see how his teams play I can't help but feel he's really worth taking a shot on and ticks a lot of boxes. All of the following seems true about:
    Wants to play attractive attacking football and is doing it at a level notoriously which is not that Young, upcoming manager but has experience Has taken or looks like taking up both teams he's been in charge of  (Going off the rams interview) seems to recognise the value of a good academy Comes across as somebody who carries themselves with integrity  Seems to genuinely want to come here It's hard to not look at him as somebody who would be a cracking fit.
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Premier ram in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    The more I hear of Evatt, from Evatt and see how his teams play I can't help but feel he's really worth taking a shot on and ticks a lot of boxes. All of the following seems true about:
    Wants to play attractive attacking football and is doing it at a level notoriously which is not that Young, upcoming manager but has experience Has taken or looks like taking up both teams he's been in charge of  (Going off the rams interview) seems to recognise the value of a good academy Comes across as somebody who carries themselves with integrity  Seems to genuinely want to come here It's hard to not look at him as somebody who would be a cracking fit.
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Malagaram in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    The more I hear of Evatt, from Evatt and see how his teams play I can't help but feel he's really worth taking a shot on and ticks a lot of boxes. All of the following seems true about:
    Wants to play attractive attacking football and is doing it at a level notoriously which is not that Young, upcoming manager but has experience Has taken or looks like taking up both teams he's been in charge of  (Going off the rams interview) seems to recognise the value of a good academy Comes across as somebody who carries themselves with integrity  Seems to genuinely want to come here It's hard to not look at him as somebody who would be a cracking fit.
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from r_wilcockson in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    The more I hear of Evatt, from Evatt and see how his teams play I can't help but feel he's really worth taking a shot on and ticks a lot of boxes. All of the following seems true about:
    Wants to play attractive attacking football and is doing it at a level notoriously which is not that Young, upcoming manager but has experience Has taken or looks like taking up both teams he's been in charge of  (Going off the rams interview) seems to recognise the value of a good academy Comes across as somebody who carries themselves with integrity  Seems to genuinely want to come here It's hard to not look at him as somebody who would be a cracking fit.
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Carnero in Realistic Manager Alternatives   
    The more I hear of Evatt, from Evatt and see how his teams play I can't help but feel he's really worth taking a shot on and ticks a lot of boxes. All of the following seems true about:
    Wants to play attractive attacking football and is doing it at a level notoriously which is not that Young, upcoming manager but has experience Has taken or looks like taking up both teams he's been in charge of  (Going off the rams interview) seems to recognise the value of a good academy Comes across as somebody who carries themselves with integrity  Seems to genuinely want to come here It's hard to not look at him as somebody who would be a cracking fit.
     
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