bristolram reacted to loweman2 in The colours of 1884 (please read)
After years of work and research here it is !
The Derby County shirt worn in the inaugural season of 1884 by the pioneers of our club, Cambridge Blue, Amber and Chocolate Brown the first colours of the Rams, it was thought that the early colours were blue but it was a shade of blue called Cambridge Blue which is actually more of a green. The badge was the badge of the Derbyshire FA that a player was permitted to wear if they had been selected to represent the Derbyshire FA.
we have had two made by a local tailor after we sourced the correct colours and the materials, the embroidery was done separately, even down to mother of Pearl buttons, it is to add further integrity to the book but moreover to show where the club evolved from, the team that wore these colours set the precedent for all those that have followed, the shirts will be on display at our Rams Heritage roadshows later in the year.
brought to life after 137 years by Phil Lowe & Jason Shardlow.
bristolram reacted to Leeds Ram in Tom Huddlestone
It does and it doesn't. Huddlestone's phrasing it a bit ambiguous by saying 'wayne has to play' and cocu had a 'remit' to continue to develop and push Bird on. I'm not sure if that means that's Cocu's priorities for the team or if there is some form of direction specifically with selecting younger or more high profile players that was a top down direction. Combining that with the accusation made by Huddlestone that training and game performances wouldn't be what he'd be picking the team on and it makes for a pretty damaging interview.
bristolram reacted to David in Please don’t blame Morris and Pearce.
For an organisation to approve and sign off on accounts for 3 seasons, to then turn round and say hold up, you know how we approved those accounts? Yeah, we don’t anymore and decided we want to retrospectively punish you by relegating you.
Whatever your thoughts on Mel, the signings, appointments the colour of his shoes, this is just insanity, it honestly is and it’s vindictive insanity even taking club bias out.
This case should worry every single owner, manager and fan of clubs under the shambolic EFL pyramid.
Including that Championship club where the owner owns another club over in Greece, transferring players between each other to circumvent FFP restrictions without even trying to hide it and the EFL are blind to it.
Our real crime here let’s be honest is being better than Middlesbrough one season, that’s the big issue here.
We’ve upset this little bloke up North sat in his half empty stadium so much he’s had his lawyers out to shake the EFL suits up.
Then you have that Karen Maguire over on Twitter sticking his great big spoon into the mix as it gives him a hard on and appearances on rogue radio stations and podcasts.
Nobody from the EFL will read this, but if somehow you do, fine yourself, fine yourself for being an inept organisation and if you’re serious about looking out for the best interests of the member clubs, sell up, hand the leagues over as you have shown time after time you are incapable of running them, you’re an embarrassment.
bristolram reacted to Curtains in Please don’t blame Morris and Pearce.
Noticed some people having a go .
We are Derby fans and we should stick together and back the Club
Its easy to be derogatory about the owners in this situation but the real enemy is the EFL
They are an absolute joke of an institution and don’t get me started on Steve Gibson and Wycombe Wanderers
bristolram reacted to hintonsboots in Melvyn Morris fan club
A life long Rams fan, who made himself a fortune with his entrepreneurial skills, doing what we all dream of, buying the club they love.
He has invested a large part of his wealth into our club and until this season has maintained us as a stable Championship club capable of challenging for the top 6, personally I will always be grateful to Mel for that.
The sad part for me is how his ownership is ending, with the failure of the AbuDerby takeover, being a major catalyst in our journey towards league 1. If the takeover had completed the January window alone would have put us in mid table.
Mel’s biggest mistake though is on manager recruitment, where he has almost experimented, and chopped and changed , with some bizarre rookie managers and coaches who are not suited to building a squad to get promoted.
I may be unpopular with this view, but if an experienced manager like Warnock, had been appointed early in his ownership, we would now be an established Premier League side and flourishing. It maybe that Colin would have been replaced once promoted.
I really hope we stay up, and Mel can then sit back and watch us storm the league next season........dream on.
bristolram got a reaction from kevinhectoring in 11 points
"Schalke and Sheffield United are the only sides in Europe's top five divisions yet to win this season, with the Royal Blues requiring a first league win in 358 days against 13th-placed Hoffenheim on Saturday to steer clear of Tasmania's record.
Failure to do so would mean they could go on to equal the record winless run in Europe's top five leagues - the 32 set by Derby County in the Premier League in 2007-08 - when they face Eintracht Frankfurt on 17 January, a full year on from their last league victory."
bristolram reacted to Pearl Ram in WILL WE SURVIVE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP?
First I was afraid,
I was petrified,
How did Lawrence keep his place
In our side
Then Wayne Rooney came along
And said the bench is where you belong
And we won, oh yes we won,
We will survive, we will survive
As long as Lawrence’s out the side
Our hopes are half alive
We will survive, we will survive
We will survive.
bristolram reacted to EulogyForEvolution in v Millwall (A) - Matchday Thread
WISDOM DAVIES CLARKE FORSYTH
We played brilliantly the other day, so it might be silly to change it. I just think some solid aerial ability and experience would be great to start this one.
Sibley for Rooney and Lawrence for Knight if fitness is an issue, or as subs for energy if it all goes to poo.
bristolram reacted to G-Ram in Morris has bought shame on himself tonight
Not really Morris' fault they played. In the press conference after the incident didnt cocu say it was his decision if they play?
Mel cant win. Backs the manager lets them play as its ultimately the managers decision & gets accused of disgracing himself. If he tells cocu he cant play them then he is interfering with team selections
The whole situation is a mess. I was well annoyed last week but i think we all need to quietly move on and forget about it. Its been done & nobody can change it. Pointless keep going on about it
bristolram reacted to Ghost of Clough in Football chants 2019/2020 season!
He's Dutch, he's Dutch, he's Dutch,
And he likes his tulips, his tulips, his tulips,
He dances round in clogs, in clogs, in clogs,
And that's the way he likes it, he likes it, he likes it,
His name is Phil Cocu, His name is Phil Cocu.
bristolram reacted to Bob The Badger in Let's Respect Mel
I have been really disappointed with the way this whole situation *appears* to have been handled.
But, appears is the operative word because none of us know what was truly happening between Frank and Mel and the two clubs.
If Mel is prepared to come out and say Frank has done no wrong and he wishes him well, then I can get onboard with that.
When I see Derby fans claiming on Twitter that Frank threw the final and that his heart was never in the club it really irks me.
Why on earth would he do the former? And the dressing room scenes alone after the Leeds game alone should have demonstrated his emotional investment.
When we inevitable draw Chelsea in a cup competition I'd like him to get a good reception and not be hearing boos ringing around PP.
I'm still not convinced he'll be a great manager and we may breath a collective sigh of relief as we pass Chelsea coming down as we go up under the mighty Cocu next May - but he did give us the most exciting season of football in a very long time.
In Mel I trust.