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  1. Rams TV Interview with Bobby Davison

    Bobby was a great player for the rams but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that this interview was not very good.
  2. Reading v Derby County

    I usually agree when fans get called out for being wrist slashers when they vent their spleen straight after such a result but I think the vast majority of the criticism is fair enough. Im still very supportive of Rowett but he needs to reflect on some of his recent decisions. For me the comments on the fullback changes are spot on. Another issue is the personal we have at our disposal after the ins/outs following the recent window and how this is impacting our pressing game. Weimann seems to be the only player fit enough to keep pressing for any prolonged period of time. For all of his faults Russell had that 90 minute energy. Nugent was doing it earlier in the season but doesn’t look to have a full season of playing that type of game for a full season in his legs. Lawerence lacks tactical discipline off the ball. Palmer and Jerome haven’t got many games under their belt. Winnalls injury looks like it maybe season defining and has massively impacted our options to press with high intensity. Not all of that is GR’s or anybody else’s fault but at the start of the season much was made about the fitness and resilience of the team and how it had improved. The transfer window should have looked to have reinforced that but clearly has not. Throw that in with some poor selection decisions and it’s not difficult to see why were producing the current results and not looking like the fit, strong, resilient and relentless team we were earlier in the season.
  3. Steve McClaren trying to buy a football club

    I guess without knowing the full ins and outs of the guys stumping up the cash it’s hard to know how much merit to give this. If it was the club I supported I would have concerns, the main one being is how is Steve Mac well informed enough to assess whether these backers are fit for purpose. In my opinion situations like these have the potential to be a bit 3 amigoish and he could end up being the hapless fool staring at the coal face when it all goes t1ts.
  4. Derby County F.C. v Norwich City F.C.

    I’m a big George Thorne fan but the game has passed him by today, you’ve got to think Ledley will get a start next game
  5. Kamil Grosicki

    Got a touch of the Steve Bloomers about him. Kamil Grosicki’s Watching Kamil Grosicki is out here tonight making there fullback look really Sh 1 te All teams who come here will run and will hide when they see his pasty face and big wide eyes
  6. Middlesbrough v Derby County match day thread.

    Somebody mentioned earler about Ledley going to Sunderland and we might do better with a more energetic type like Kiftenbield. One thing I will say for Ledley and very much like Eustace, running around like a whirling dervish in that posistion is not the be all and end all. What I recgonise with players of their ilk is that they just seem to know where to stand and are then able amble to a part of the pitch its neccesary for them to be occuyping. The athleticism of the modern game has many attributes but I think there is still a place for insticntive readers of the game.
  7. Sign Joe Ledley

    Eustace got injured though in the 13/14 season in the Jan at Norwich if i remember (probably wrong) I think if he stayed fit we would have been promoted Also seem to remember that Thorne came into the team in the march and results picked back up again, so a midfield option of hudd, thorne or ledley could be the ingridient
  8. Sign Joe Ledley

    The new Eustace
  9. Middlesbrough v Derby County match day thread.

    I think it’s interesting how Rowett seems to build platforms for a series of results. I think the Cardiff result will prove to be a pivotal game we look back on at the end of the season and the draw at Fulham seems to have set up this mini run.
  10. Middlesbrough v Derby County match day thread.

    Let’s hope Tim Ram doesnt get the Shilts after his curry tonight
  11. Derby County V Notts Forest

    Great result today and makes the Cardiff result look even better. There’s definitely a platform that Rowett can build on and if some individual performances improve than we can go on a decent run. I don’t fall out with the assessment of Huddlestone not having a good game and thought Ledley had to balance that off with simple effective play and good positioning. Going forward I think it will be straight choice between Thorne and Huddlestone with maybe Rowett rotating them between key games and home/away fixtures.
  12. View from the outside

    I think it’s unrealistic to hold managers against every statement they make. Our reality over the last 30 odd years is that we’re predominantly a second tier club that has on three occasions got into the top division. Cox, Smith and Davies managed it whilst the rest have failed in that quest. Some of those failures spent more money, some probably had better ‘footballing’ teams (thinking of Mac1 and Burley, of course the the Smith prem team was probably the best of these). This reality is sometimes unbalanced against the size of our fan base and our facilities etc.. which gives an expectation we should be a prem club but the number of fans you have or training grounds don’t earn you promotion. Who knows what GR can do with the team but he needs at least 3 transfer windows in my opinion. When the football is dull it can be difficult for fans but I think the team and GR need a bit more support and patience from us fans.
  13. Rowett didn't bounce.

    I think that what did for Clement was the expectation of the fans that we needed champagne football as the 13/14 season was still fresh in the mind. Effective winning football was not on the agenda at the time and that was a lot of grumbles about style of play even when we were winning. I think this got to Mel and when we got a few poor results the trigger got pulled and the whole Derby Way spin was created which was probably half truth and half excuse for the trigger happy approach. I don't feel there's much difference between Rowett and Clements style but Clement probably had a better squad.

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