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    Peter Marples and Mel Morris

    If there is any criminal or suspicious activity going on at PP, Marples will solve the case
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    Greatest stroke of managerial genius by a Rams manager

    Gary Rowett jumping from a sinking ship after receiving some advice from his mentor Kenny Burns
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    Official: It’s Frank, 3 year deal

    Thanks 👍🏻
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    Official: It’s Frank, 3 year deal

    Is there anywhere you can watch the whole press conference again?
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    Stadium Naming Rights

    The ‘If it’s Frank’ Stadium
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    If it’s Frank

    Beat me to it!
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    If it’s Frank

    I’ve just had a premonition of JT in the full Derby kit charging round Pride Park with the Brian Clough trophy
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    If it’s Frank

    Bloody hell, Mel needs to take the threat of this FFP stuff more seriously. I mean getting the board in on a Bank Holiday Monday when they will all be grabbing on time and a half is just being frivolous.
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    Fulham F.C. v Derby County F.C.

    Good point this. A number of posts were made post transfer window slump and you only have to look at mitrovich going to them in January to see what happens when you get it right. The future does look a bit cloudy, Is it likely Huddlestone and Davies will have as good a season (I’m speaking realitvley to our own team) next season? Vydra has been top scorer but isn’t first choice? Jerome has had a decent run of late but how likely is it that he’s going to be a top six striker given he is 31? Does Lawerence look like he is committed to developing into a top championship player or does he have an air that he thinks he is already above that? Is this one too many failed seasons for Keogh, especially at his age? After two seasons of mostly downs is Bradley Johnson likely to be a driving force in a side pushing for promotion? Do any of our academy prospects look likely to cement a first team place? Will there be suitors of newly promoted clubs sniffing around Carson? Whtever the answers to those questions the real concern for me there is so many questions to answer and given Mel’s comments comments earlier in the season that we won’t be adding too much to the squad this summer as there is a belief that we have a strong foundation in place, I think were in for some challenging seasons ahead. Hope I’m wrong.
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    Fulham F.C. v Derby County F.C.

    The better team did win but given the investment over the last few years, all the managerial changes, the changes in style of football etc... it’s hard to know where we are going. Part of me understands the oh weren’t we valiant against a really impressive Fulham side and another part of me is why the hell are we playing second fiddle to Fulham in the second tier of English football . Maybe that’s just misguided entitlement but we have been big hitters in terms of transfer fees and wages but in some way it doesn’t feel like the team is progressing towards a more likely promotion. This isn’t a Rowett out post but my hope for us being a team pushing onwards and upwards feels a little bit extinguished. Then again it’s football, who knows what will happen...
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    Will Hughes Article

    I know there is a Will Hughes watch thread in football talk but this is an interesting article in the Mail which refers to him leaving Derby and not being a Rowett type of player, which maybe worthy of debate outside of that thread. The comments about the improvements he has made through the coaching he is getting at Watford also make for interesting reading. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5665221/Will-Hughes-not-wonderkid-anymore-cultured-midfielder-impressing-Watford.html
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    Sam Rush

    What has Mikel Beck got to do with any of this?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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