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    Orphanram reacted to ThePrisoner in El DerbyCo   
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    Orphanram reacted to TigerTedd in Derby vs Sheff W (H) Matchday Thread   
    I could only read the thread today. Paid for a now tv day pass and spent most of the match pretending not to watch. 
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    Orphanram reacted to Remy the hare in Derby vs Sheff W (H) Matchday Thread   
    And Marlon pack. A threesome 😏
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    Orphanram reacted to B4ev6is in Derby vs Sheff W (H) Matchday Thread   
    Yesss yessss yessss
    We are staying up
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    Orphanram reacted to S8TY in Derby vs Sheff W (H) Matchday Thread   
    Waggy has had his critics but today he was brilliant 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from GboroRam in El DerbyCo   
    Steady on Erik old chap! No need for all that shouting!
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    Orphanram got a reaction from David Graham Brown in El DerbyCo   
    I’ve tried to retain a balanced view of Mel’s intentions with regard to the sale of the club in the last year. The club has clearly become a burden he wants to free himself from and that’s understandable but I’ve always been on the side of those that believe he wants the best for the club and wouldn’t sell us to a wrong un. My opinion is shifting as it’s looking increasingly like he wants to cut and run. He might have just got to the point where that many people are slating him already that he has made peace with himself about leaving us in the cart and will just get him sen over to his his timeshare in Benidorm when the travel restrictions are lifted 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from angieram in El DerbyCo   
    I’ve tried to retain a balanced view of Mel’s intentions with regard to the sale of the club in the last year. The club has clearly become a burden he wants to free himself from and that’s understandable but I’ve always been on the side of those that believe he wants the best for the club and wouldn’t sell us to a wrong un. My opinion is shifting as it’s looking increasingly like he wants to cut and run. He might have just got to the point where that many people are slating him already that he has made peace with himself about leaving us in the cart and will just get him sen over to his his timeshare in Benidorm when the travel restrictions are lifted 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Heisenberg in El DerbyCo   
    That he has declined to comment on this but finds time to tweet about results related to our predicament might tell you something.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from GboroRam in El DerbyCo   
    That he has declined to comment on this but finds time to tweet about results related to our predicament might tell you something.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Andicis in El DerbyCo   
    That he has declined to comment on this but finds time to tweet about results related to our predicament might tell you something.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Nuwtfly in El DerbyCo   
    That he has declined to comment on this but finds time to tweet about results related to our predicament might tell you something.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Old Sawley Popside in Wayne Rooney   
    I think you can say that it’s been a bad decision for both Rooney and the club to appoint him. An experienced manager with pedigree would have had a tough job keeping us up this season but probably would have by sticking with a consistent back to basics approach ( 3 or 4 more draws would have probably seen us safe). WR’s lack of experience caused him to run before he could walk and change the approach from staying solid to playing with a ‘style’ he wanted to see because he arrogantly assumed we were safe. That he wasn’t able to read the signs and see that our football club is the last place to be starting your career in football management is also quite telling. 
    I don’t think anybody in their right mind will take a punt on him for a while and he will need to go back to being part of somebody else’s coaching set up. I can’t think of any examples when somebody has had such a catastrophic start to a management career and gone on to do well (I’m sure somebody can and will prove that wrong). 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Ramarena in Wayne Rooney   
    I think you can say that it’s been a bad decision for both Rooney and the club to appoint him. An experienced manager with pedigree would have had a tough job keeping us up this season but probably would have by sticking with a consistent back to basics approach ( 3 or 4 more draws would have probably seen us safe). WR’s lack of experience caused him to run before he could walk and change the approach from staying solid to playing with a ‘style’ he wanted to see because he arrogantly assumed we were safe. That he wasn’t able to read the signs and see that our football club is the last place to be starting your career in football management is also quite telling. 
    I don’t think anybody in their right mind will take a punt on him for a while and he will need to go back to being part of somebody else’s coaching set up. I can’t think of any examples when somebody has had such a catastrophic start to a management career and gone on to do well (I’m sure somebody can and will prove that wrong). 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Deej in Wayne Rooney   
    I think you can say that it’s been a bad decision for both Rooney and the club to appoint him. An experienced manager with pedigree would have had a tough job keeping us up this season but probably would have by sticking with a consistent back to basics approach ( 3 or 4 more draws would have probably seen us safe). WR’s lack of experience caused him to run before he could walk and change the approach from staying solid to playing with a ‘style’ he wanted to see because he arrogantly assumed we were safe. That he wasn’t able to read the signs and see that our football club is the last place to be starting your career in football management is also quite telling. 
    I don’t think anybody in their right mind will take a punt on him for a while and he will need to go back to being part of somebody else’s coaching set up. I can’t think of any examples when somebody has had such a catastrophic start to a management career and gone on to do well (I’m sure somebody can and will prove that wrong). 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from jimtastic56 in Wayne Rooney   
    I think you can say that it’s been a bad decision for both Rooney and the club to appoint him. An experienced manager with pedigree would have had a tough job keeping us up this season but probably would have by sticking with a consistent back to basics approach ( 3 or 4 more draws would have probably seen us safe). WR’s lack of experience caused him to run before he could walk and change the approach from staying solid to playing with a ‘style’ he wanted to see because he arrogantly assumed we were safe. That he wasn’t able to read the signs and see that our football club is the last place to be starting your career in football management is also quite telling. 
    I don’t think anybody in their right mind will take a punt on him for a while and he will need to go back to being part of somebody else’s coaching set up. I can’t think of any examples when somebody has had such a catastrophic start to a management career and gone on to do well (I’m sure somebody can and will prove that wrong). 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from IslandExile in Who is actually in overall charge at Derby at the moment .   
    McClaren could well be distancing himself from the football side of things. Whose to say he hasn’t looked at the squad and decided to keep well away from a poor group of players and not tarnish his record at Derby? My own view has changed across the season. When Cocu went I thought that for whatever reason he and his team were not getting the best out of a average group of players. As he came under more pressure, poor selections & tactical decisions exacerbated this. We’ve ultimately seen exactly the same with Rooney. This isn’t an average group of players at all, they are poor. Bowyers assessment that he got his ball players on to play through us says it all as that’s the reaction of a manager who knows that he’s got better players than what he’s up against. Bird & Sibely came on and made zero impact I think they both touched the ball twice.
    Our experienced players aren’t good enough and however unpopular a comment neither are our academy players currently. They may well go on a become to the players we all hope for but if one of Bird, Buchanan, Knight and Sibley made it to lower prem that we be an exceptional outcome at this stage. Other impacting factors for me has been how poor Marshall has been. For whatever reason he has escaped the level of criticism other keepers have faced at Derby for some of his performances. Byrne has looked pretty good but I do wonder if he flatters to deceive. Is it any coincidence that both he and Marshall have been in consecutive relegation battles? Wisdom is bang average and Clarke looks great when he’s doing good things but does he have too many switch off moments? Fozzy gives it his all but is two injuries past his sell by date and Buchanan has gone from playing for England within a year ( Frankly embarrassing remark from Rooney) to looking very much like many young players trying to find a foothold in his career. In midfield the endeavour of Knight and Shinnie is without question and nobody can accuse those two of not giving their all, but for me ability wise they have simply not been good enough. Bird has ability but lacks the athletic robustness to make it count enough of the time. In tough games or if you go behind he lacks the physicality to place himself at the centre of the game to give his ability a platform to control a game on a consistent basis. This has nothing to do with size either as lots of slender  midfield schemers develop that toughness. His defensive off the ball game is also lacking but that could and should be coached. Lawerence has just been Lawerence. In a better team his frailties are not as exposed and everybody knows across the game his problem is between his ears. Opposition managers will just say show him outside and if he cuts in get in the block. Jozwiak has been disappointing, from goals and points perspective  he has provided virtually nothing as a return. Sibley is a bit of an Enigma. I was genuinely excited about his talent when he broke through but if we’re being honest he has looked every inch an academy level player aside from the goal vs Bournemouth. I could be wrong but they’re seems to be more to the whole Sibley thing than meets the eye. CKR is one of the few players who has over achieved coming from a low base of expectation. Lastly Bielik who is certainly one of the best players to pull on a Derby shirt this century in my opinion. The gulf between his level and the rest of our team is staggering and potentially one of the reasons he looked so good. If he hadn’t been injured 1st or 2nd time there isn’t a cat in hells chance we’d be where we are now, Cocu might still be in the Job if his 1st injury didn’t happen. Rooney would be being lauded if the 2nd injury didn’t happen. It’s an absolute crime that this guy could potentially be returning to full fitness as a league 1 player. 
    If Rooney got his marching orders would McClaren be mad to take this group of players on? Probably 
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    Orphanram reacted to bcnram in Who is actually in overall charge at Derby at the moment .   
    Totally (almost) agree, I would add that Byrne is not a good defender, he is all over the place. 
    We have some very talented academy players but they need to be brought into a team where the senior players have they right mental strength, our senior players simply have not. 
    poor recruitment, we have a total mismatch of players. 
    That is the starting point. Much work to be done and if it means selling a couple of youngsters that is fine. 
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    Orphanram reacted to Jimbo Ram in Who is actually in overall charge at Derby at the moment .   
    Crikey, read the first half of the post, will have a little rest and then read the second half đŸ€Ł
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    Orphanram got a reaction from G-Ram in Safe Next Weekend   
    đŸ‘đŸ» Thanks for the correction. Although I was rubbish with my facts the general view on how bad Wednesday are highlights how awful we’ve been. Don’t get me wrong If we stay up I won’t care a jot.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from JJs dms in Who is actually in overall charge at Derby at the moment .   
    McClaren could well be distancing himself from the football side of things. Whose to say he hasn’t looked at the squad and decided to keep well away from a poor group of players and not tarnish his record at Derby? My own view has changed across the season. When Cocu went I thought that for whatever reason he and his team were not getting the best out of a average group of players. As he came under more pressure, poor selections & tactical decisions exacerbated this. We’ve ultimately seen exactly the same with Rooney. This isn’t an average group of players at all, they are poor. Bowyers assessment that he got his ball players on to play through us says it all as that’s the reaction of a manager who knows that he’s got better players than what he’s up against. Bird & Sibely came on and made zero impact I think they both touched the ball twice.
    Our experienced players aren’t good enough and however unpopular a comment neither are our academy players currently. They may well go on a become to the players we all hope for but if one of Bird, Buchanan, Knight and Sibley made it to lower prem that we be an exceptional outcome at this stage. Other impacting factors for me has been how poor Marshall has been. For whatever reason he has escaped the level of criticism other keepers have faced at Derby for some of his performances. Byrne has looked pretty good but I do wonder if he flatters to deceive. Is it any coincidence that both he and Marshall have been in consecutive relegation battles? Wisdom is bang average and Clarke looks great when he’s doing good things but does he have too many switch off moments? Fozzy gives it his all but is two injuries past his sell by date and Buchanan has gone from playing for England within a year ( Frankly embarrassing remark from Rooney) to looking very much like many young players trying to find a foothold in his career. In midfield the endeavour of Knight and Shinnie is without question and nobody can accuse those two of not giving their all, but for me ability wise they have simply not been good enough. Bird has ability but lacks the athletic robustness to make it count enough of the time. In tough games or if you go behind he lacks the physicality to place himself at the centre of the game to give his ability a platform to control a game on a consistent basis. This has nothing to do with size either as lots of slender  midfield schemers develop that toughness. His defensive off the ball game is also lacking but that could and should be coached. Lawerence has just been Lawerence. In a better team his frailties are not as exposed and everybody knows across the game his problem is between his ears. Opposition managers will just say show him outside and if he cuts in get in the block. Jozwiak has been disappointing, from goals and points perspective  he has provided virtually nothing as a return. Sibley is a bit of an Enigma. I was genuinely excited about his talent when he broke through but if we’re being honest he has looked every inch an academy level player aside from the goal vs Bournemouth. I could be wrong but they’re seems to be more to the whole Sibley thing than meets the eye. CKR is one of the few players who has over achieved coming from a low base of expectation. Lastly Bielik who is certainly one of the best players to pull on a Derby shirt this century in my opinion. The gulf between his level and the rest of our team is staggering and potentially one of the reasons he looked so good. If he hadn’t been injured 1st or 2nd time there isn’t a cat in hells chance we’d be where we are now, Cocu might still be in the Job if his 1st injury didn’t happen. Rooney would be being lauded if the 2nd injury didn’t happen. It’s an absolute crime that this guy could potentially be returning to full fitness as a league 1 player. 
    If Rooney got his marching orders would McClaren be mad to take this group of players on? Probably 
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    Orphanram reacted to Chester40 in El DerbyCo   
    I hope they re-advertise his job because I'm bloody amazing at drinking tea, watching football and being ignored. 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from silhillian in Who is actually in overall charge at Derby at the moment .   
    McClaren could well be distancing himself from the football side of things. Whose to say he hasn’t looked at the squad and decided to keep well away from a poor group of players and not tarnish his record at Derby? My own view has changed across the season. When Cocu went I thought that for whatever reason he and his team were not getting the best out of a average group of players. As he came under more pressure, poor selections & tactical decisions exacerbated this. We’ve ultimately seen exactly the same with Rooney. This isn’t an average group of players at all, they are poor. Bowyers assessment that he got his ball players on to play through us says it all as that’s the reaction of a manager who knows that he’s got better players than what he’s up against. Bird & Sibely came on and made zero impact I think they both touched the ball twice.
    Our experienced players aren’t good enough and however unpopular a comment neither are our academy players currently. They may well go on a become to the players we all hope for but if one of Bird, Buchanan, Knight and Sibley made it to lower prem that we be an exceptional outcome at this stage. Other impacting factors for me has been how poor Marshall has been. For whatever reason he has escaped the level of criticism other keepers have faced at Derby for some of his performances. Byrne has looked pretty good but I do wonder if he flatters to deceive. Is it any coincidence that both he and Marshall have been in consecutive relegation battles? Wisdom is bang average and Clarke looks great when he’s doing good things but does he have too many switch off moments? Fozzy gives it his all but is two injuries past his sell by date and Buchanan has gone from playing for England within a year ( Frankly embarrassing remark from Rooney) to looking very much like many young players trying to find a foothold in his career. In midfield the endeavour of Knight and Shinnie is without question and nobody can accuse those two of not giving their all, but for me ability wise they have simply not been good enough. Bird has ability but lacks the athletic robustness to make it count enough of the time. In tough games or if you go behind he lacks the physicality to place himself at the centre of the game to give his ability a platform to control a game on a consistent basis. This has nothing to do with size either as lots of slender  midfield schemers develop that toughness. His defensive off the ball game is also lacking but that could and should be coached. Lawerence has just been Lawerence. In a better team his frailties are not as exposed and everybody knows across the game his problem is between his ears. Opposition managers will just say show him outside and if he cuts in get in the block. Jozwiak has been disappointing, from goals and points perspective  he has provided virtually nothing as a return. Sibley is a bit of an Enigma. I was genuinely excited about his talent when he broke through but if we’re being honest he has looked every inch an academy level player aside from the goal vs Bournemouth. I could be wrong but they’re seems to be more to the whole Sibley thing than meets the eye. CKR is one of the few players who has over achieved coming from a low base of expectation. Lastly Bielik who is certainly one of the best players to pull on a Derby shirt this century in my opinion. The gulf between his level and the rest of our team is staggering and potentially one of the reasons he looked so good. If he hadn’t been injured 1st or 2nd time there isn’t a cat in hells chance we’d be where we are now, Cocu might still be in the Job if his 1st injury didn’t happen. Rooney would be being lauded if the 2nd injury didn’t happen. It’s an absolute crime that this guy could potentially be returning to full fitness as a league 1 player. 
    If Rooney got his marching orders would McClaren be mad to take this group of players on? Probably 
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    Orphanram reacted to SillyBilly in Who is actually in overall charge at Derby at the moment .   
    Agree with all that. On the academy players, there is probably a good reason why clubs tend to try and blend only 1 (or certainly very few) into a team at any moment. Simple fact is the squad is so trash it hasn't even been a choice, the academy players are our first teamers, forget development when you are throwing them into crunch games like Wednesday final day for the club to survive...
    Years of arguably the most abysmal recruitment in the football league relative to club size:spending ratio has left us here. I don't think the rest of the Championship will miss us if the worst happens, having tried to do it the way we did and to have failed so spectacularly there will be a lot looking forward to the egg on our faces. I am also not in the view that gong down will have ANY benefit to our club either, if a reorganisation needs to be done (and certainly looks that way) it can be done in the Championship for a club that ultimately aspires to be a Premier League club. Ever the pessimist here but I'd fear we'd re-create our Championship troubles the league under, could easily spend 15 years+ trying to get out of that league. It is not a given.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Seaside Ram in Who is actually in overall charge at Derby at the moment .   
    McClaren could well be distancing himself from the football side of things. Whose to say he hasn’t looked at the squad and decided to keep well away from a poor group of players and not tarnish his record at Derby? My own view has changed across the season. When Cocu went I thought that for whatever reason he and his team were not getting the best out of a average group of players. As he came under more pressure, poor selections & tactical decisions exacerbated this. We’ve ultimately seen exactly the same with Rooney. This isn’t an average group of players at all, they are poor. Bowyers assessment that he got his ball players on to play through us says it all as that’s the reaction of a manager who knows that he’s got better players than what he’s up against. Bird & Sibely came on and made zero impact I think they both touched the ball twice.
    Our experienced players aren’t good enough and however unpopular a comment neither are our academy players currently. They may well go on a become to the players we all hope for but if one of Bird, Buchanan, Knight and Sibley made it to lower prem that we be an exceptional outcome at this stage. Other impacting factors for me has been how poor Marshall has been. For whatever reason he has escaped the level of criticism other keepers have faced at Derby for some of his performances. Byrne has looked pretty good but I do wonder if he flatters to deceive. Is it any coincidence that both he and Marshall have been in consecutive relegation battles? Wisdom is bang average and Clarke looks great when he’s doing good things but does he have too many switch off moments? Fozzy gives it his all but is two injuries past his sell by date and Buchanan has gone from playing for England within a year ( Frankly embarrassing remark from Rooney) to looking very much like many young players trying to find a foothold in his career. In midfield the endeavour of Knight and Shinnie is without question and nobody can accuse those two of not giving their all, but for me ability wise they have simply not been good enough. Bird has ability but lacks the athletic robustness to make it count enough of the time. In tough games or if you go behind he lacks the physicality to place himself at the centre of the game to give his ability a platform to control a game on a consistent basis. This has nothing to do with size either as lots of slender  midfield schemers develop that toughness. His defensive off the ball game is also lacking but that could and should be coached. Lawerence has just been Lawerence. In a better team his frailties are not as exposed and everybody knows across the game his problem is between his ears. Opposition managers will just say show him outside and if he cuts in get in the block. Jozwiak has been disappointing, from goals and points perspective  he has provided virtually nothing as a return. Sibley is a bit of an Enigma. I was genuinely excited about his talent when he broke through but if we’re being honest he has looked every inch an academy level player aside from the goal vs Bournemouth. I could be wrong but they’re seems to be more to the whole Sibley thing than meets the eye. CKR is one of the few players who has over achieved coming from a low base of expectation. Lastly Bielik who is certainly one of the best players to pull on a Derby shirt this century in my opinion. The gulf between his level and the rest of our team is staggering and potentially one of the reasons he looked so good. If he hadn’t been injured 1st or 2nd time there isn’t a cat in hells chance we’d be where we are now, Cocu might still be in the Job if his 1st injury didn’t happen. Rooney would be being lauded if the 2nd injury didn’t happen. It’s an absolute crime that this guy could potentially be returning to full fitness as a league 1 player. 
    If Rooney got his marching orders would McClaren be mad to take this group of players on? Probably 
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