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    Orphanram got a reaction from HorsforthRam in Ian Holloway Article   
    The reaction to articles such as Holloway’s always reminds me how powerful the media can be. In the immediate aftermath of the Brentford game there were a lot of angry opinions predominantly about the performance and a proportion about Cocu. In the following days the majority of comments that started appearing were in the it’s a disappointing start but he needs time mould. Sure, as with anything there are fans who already think Cocu is a failure but it’s ever thus with any manager in football or any other industry. As for the reaction of the fans in the stands after the game, Cocu actually referred to the fans booing and that it was to be expected to reinforce his own view that the performance wasn’t acceptable. Keogh made similar comments in the press on Monday. Holloway has been caught out a couple of times while doing punditry for being factually incorrect and it would be interesting to know what Cocu thinks about his interpretation of how IH has presented their discussion in the press. From the previous comments in this thread it shows how these stories can shift perception in an instant and there seems to be an underlying acceptance that there is a core of our fans vilifying Cocu and that he’s already under pressure from a large section of the fans, which I simply don’t think is the case. 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Tom Huddlestone - Cocu's Favourite Player?   
    The Huddlestone debate has been reoccurring ever since his return. Plays a couple of games looks decent, plays a few more and games pass him by, plays a few more and is a liability and fans call for him to be dropped. Team play a few more games without Huddlestone and are as equally inconsistent. Fans call for him to be reinstated to the team  immediately.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Van Cone De Head in Tom Huddlestone - Cocu's Favourite Player?   
    The Huddlestone debate has been reoccurring ever since his return. Plays a couple of games looks decent, plays a few more and games pass him by, plays a few more and is a liability and fans call for him to be dropped. Team play a few more games without Huddlestone and are as equally inconsistent. Fans call for him to be reinstated to the team  immediately.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Dordogne-Ram in Team Spirit   
    It’s been a very strange start to the season when you compare the Swansea and WBA games to the first 20 minutes of the Bristol City game and the 1st half yesterday. Swansea are one of the form teams since the turn of the year and are currently top of the league and I thought we looked a marginally better team in that game with a slight lack of cutting edge. I think if you look at the amount of changes Cocu has made to the team (some enforced, some not) then the consistency is hardly surprising. What he can’t account for is the high cost errors experienced players in his team have made. The Waghorn penalty misses, the Malone errors and both Lawerence and Huddlestone yesterday. It goes without saying players will make mistakes that cost goals through the course of a season but worryingly these have all occurred in the first few games of the season. For all the talk of the squad being  weaker (which it is) and the young players coming in this has nothing to do with the fact that it’s mainly experienced players have cost us the points this season. Buchanan did struggle yesterday but the bottom line is that neither of the first two goals would have gone if TL and TH hadn’t made those errors and left him on the back foot. 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from archram in Team Spirit   
    It’s been a very strange start to the season when you compare the Swansea and WBA games to the first 20 minutes of the Bristol City game and the 1st half yesterday. Swansea are one of the form teams since the turn of the year and are currently top of the league and I thought we looked a marginally better team in that game with a slight lack of cutting edge. I think if you look at the amount of changes Cocu has made to the team (some enforced, some not) then the consistency is hardly surprising. What he can’t account for is the high cost errors experienced players in his team have made. The Waghorn penalty misses, the Malone errors and both Lawerence and Huddlestone yesterday. It goes without saying players will make mistakes that cost goals through the course of a season but worryingly these have all occurred in the first few games of the season. For all the talk of the squad being  weaker (which it is) and the young players coming in this has nothing to do with the fact that it’s mainly experienced players have cost us the points this season. Buchanan did struggle yesterday but the bottom line is that neither of the first two goals would have gone if TL and TH hadn’t made those errors and left him on the back foot. 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Marriot Ram99 in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Good luck to Knight and Buchanan, great to see our academy lads (as well as Lowe) getting a chance in a big game. Let’s get behind them.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Carl Sagan in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Good luck to Knight and Buchanan, great to see our academy lads (as well as Lowe) getting a chance in a big game. Let’s get behind them.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from ariotofmyown in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Good luck to Knight and Buchanan, great to see our academy lads (as well as Lowe) getting a chance in a big game. Let’s get behind them.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Good luck to Knight and Buchanan, great to see our academy lads (as well as Lowe) getting a chance in a big game. Let’s get behind them.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Andicis in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Good luck to Knight and Buchanan, great to see our academy lads (as well as Lowe) getting a chance in a big game. Let’s get behind them.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from 1967Ram in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Good luck to Knight and Buchanan, great to see our academy lads (as well as Lowe) getting a chance in a big game. Let’s get behind them.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from SuperDerbySuperRams in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Good luck to Knight and Buchanan, great to see our academy lads (as well as Lowe) getting a chance in a big game. Let’s get behind them.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Chester40 in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Good luck to Knight and Buchanan, great to see our academy lads (as well as Lowe) getting a chance in a big game. Let’s get behind them.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from ilkleyram in Tonight's moan in   
    I wasn’t singling you or anybody else out and I didn’t exclude myself from the generalised view I gave of a forum poster (perhaps you’ve taken the beard stroking comment more literally than intended). It was more of a general observation of this thread and numerous others over the years that take a similar view of whoever the incumbent RD broadcasters are. Anyway it’s easy enough to start a podcast these days so perhaps there is room for someone to corner the market with a Radio 4 style rams review. I’m glad you read books.
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Jayram in Tonight's moan in   
    I get where the OP is coming from in regards to Eric Steele as when I’ve heard him he is very good. However if Eric Steele was on every week and forming and describing views developed more consistently over a period of time it would inevitably lead to someone creating an article on here saying Eric Steele doesn’t know what he’s on about, his voice is annoying, all he goes on about is him and Steve Mc blah blah blah. I agree with the sentiments about people not getting to hung up about what is in reality a pretty good service provided by local radio. The more thoughtful, strokey beard type of football fan that are more likely to frequent fans forums also expect a higher brow of broadcasting standards, which is fair enough. Realistically though that is unlikey to ever be produced on a consistent basis on local radio. The Ramage bashing is what I’m against most. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting he is brilliant at what he does but sometimes I find their is a underlying intellectual snobbery trying to do him down. It has a bit of a - we the book reading, real ale drinking, armchair/keyboard football theorists sneering at lager drinking, local thick lad lucky to have made it as a footballer vibe going on about it. 
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    Orphanram reacted to Mostyn6 in Tonight's moan in   
    This gets me every time!
    People should be grateful for what they've got, and whilst there's always room for improvement, be careful what you wish for. 
    I recommend listening to some of the other local coverage around the country, it's abysmal.
     
    We have been blessed at Derby to have really good presenters and summarisers, and there will always be those you prefer. I used to love Ian Hall and thought his analysis was brilliant, and given the time he'd been out of the game, his insight was spot on and it was very hard to find any mistake he made. As a double act, his knowledge covered Graham Richards bluster and eccentricity, but I can recall listeners criticising him!
    I remember Ted McMinn and Ross Fletcher, which, knowing Ted, I couldn't believe he never swore on air!!! Ross was a great professional.
    Colin Bloomfield was almost bullied, criticised for his "camp" voice live on radio! Think he worked with both Dean Sturridge and Gary Rowett. Studge was slated for being negative, even though we were dismal as a team.
    Roger Davies was the one I didn't want to listen to, as he said one thing on the radio and a different thing in private (off-air) which made me feel he was highly disingenuous!
    As for Ramage, I think he's great. His vocabulary is limited, but that isn't enough to hang him! He describes what he sees pretty well IMO and he is honest and will say what he thinks. It annoys me that it's not what I want to hear, but that's because I want Derby County to be better than what we are and have been. Dawes in my opinion is the one that might need to raise his professionalism. Whilst I think the ploy is to be "lads" and relate to the lads that are listening, sometimes it's a bit churlish and not funny, others it does make me laugh. IN commentary and punditry terms, the current set up is very good. 
    I find it amusing though that people are held by different standards. "I'm allowed to be negative and call Derby rubbish, but you're not!"
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Carnero in Tonight's moan in   
    I get where the OP is coming from in regards to Eric Steele as when I’ve heard him he is very good. However if Eric Steele was on every week and forming and describing views developed more consistently over a period of time it would inevitably lead to someone creating an article on here saying Eric Steele doesn’t know what he’s on about, his voice is annoying, all he goes on about is him and Steve Mc blah blah blah. I agree with the sentiments about people not getting to hung up about what is in reality a pretty good service provided by local radio. The more thoughtful, strokey beard type of football fan that are more likely to frequent fans forums also expect a higher brow of broadcasting standards, which is fair enough. Realistically though that is unlikey to ever be produced on a consistent basis on local radio. The Ramage bashing is what I’m against most. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting he is brilliant at what he does but sometimes I find their is a underlying intellectual snobbery trying to do him down. It has a bit of a - we the book reading, real ale drinking, armchair/keyboard football theorists sneering at lager drinking, local thick lad lucky to have made it as a footballer vibe going on about it. 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Archied in Tonight's moan in   
    I get where the OP is coming from in regards to Eric Steele as when I’ve heard him he is very good. However if Eric Steele was on every week and forming and describing views developed more consistently over a period of time it would inevitably lead to someone creating an article on here saying Eric Steele doesn’t know what he’s on about, his voice is annoying, all he goes on about is him and Steve Mc blah blah blah. I agree with the sentiments about people not getting to hung up about what is in reality a pretty good service provided by local radio. The more thoughtful, strokey beard type of football fan that are more likely to frequent fans forums also expect a higher brow of broadcasting standards, which is fair enough. Realistically though that is unlikey to ever be produced on a consistent basis on local radio. The Ramage bashing is what I’m against most. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting he is brilliant at what he does but sometimes I find their is a underlying intellectual snobbery trying to do him down. It has a bit of a - we the book reading, real ale drinking, armchair/keyboard football theorists sneering at lager drinking, local thick lad lucky to have made it as a footballer vibe going on about it. 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from IronRam 140.6 in Tonight's moan in   
    I get where the OP is coming from in regards to Eric Steele as when I’ve heard him he is very good. However if Eric Steele was on every week and forming and describing views developed more consistently over a period of time it would inevitably lead to someone creating an article on here saying Eric Steele doesn’t know what he’s on about, his voice is annoying, all he goes on about is him and Steve Mc blah blah blah. I agree with the sentiments about people not getting to hung up about what is in reality a pretty good service provided by local radio. The more thoughtful, strokey beard type of football fan that are more likely to frequent fans forums also expect a higher brow of broadcasting standards, which is fair enough. Realistically though that is unlikey to ever be produced on a consistent basis on local radio. The Ramage bashing is what I’m against most. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting he is brilliant at what he does but sometimes I find their is a underlying intellectual snobbery trying to do him down. It has a bit of a - we the book reading, real ale drinking, armchair/keyboard football theorists sneering at lager drinking, local thick lad lucky to have made it as a footballer vibe going on about it. 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Colm in Tonight's moan in   
    I get where the OP is coming from in regards to Eric Steele as when I’ve heard him he is very good. However if Eric Steele was on every week and forming and describing views developed more consistently over a period of time it would inevitably lead to someone creating an article on here saying Eric Steele doesn’t know what he’s on about, his voice is annoying, all he goes on about is him and Steve Mc blah blah blah. I agree with the sentiments about people not getting to hung up about what is in reality a pretty good service provided by local radio. The more thoughtful, strokey beard type of football fan that are more likely to frequent fans forums also expect a higher brow of broadcasting standards, which is fair enough. Realistically though that is unlikey to ever be produced on a consistent basis on local radio. The Ramage bashing is what I’m against most. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting he is brilliant at what he does but sometimes I find their is a underlying intellectual snobbery trying to do him down. It has a bit of a - we the book reading, real ale drinking, armchair/keyboard football theorists sneering at lager drinking, local thick lad lucky to have made it as a footballer vibe going on about it. 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Strider in Tonight's moan in   
    I get where the OP is coming from in regards to Eric Steele as when I’ve heard him he is very good. However if Eric Steele was on every week and forming and describing views developed more consistently over a period of time it would inevitably lead to someone creating an article on here saying Eric Steele doesn’t know what he’s on about, his voice is annoying, all he goes on about is him and Steve Mc blah blah blah. I agree with the sentiments about people not getting to hung up about what is in reality a pretty good service provided by local radio. The more thoughtful, strokey beard type of football fan that are more likely to frequent fans forums also expect a higher brow of broadcasting standards, which is fair enough. Realistically though that is unlikey to ever be produced on a consistent basis on local radio. The Ramage bashing is what I’m against most. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting he is brilliant at what he does but sometimes I find their is a underlying intellectual snobbery trying to do him down. It has a bit of a - we the book reading, real ale drinking, armchair/keyboard football theorists sneering at lager drinking, local thick lad lucky to have made it as a footballer vibe going on about it. 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Mick Brolly in Tonight's moan in   
    I get where the OP is coming from in regards to Eric Steele as when I’ve heard him he is very good. However if Eric Steele was on every week and forming and describing views developed more consistently over a period of time it would inevitably lead to someone creating an article on here saying Eric Steele doesn’t know what he’s on about, his voice is annoying, all he goes on about is him and Steve Mc blah blah blah. I agree with the sentiments about people not getting to hung up about what is in reality a pretty good service provided by local radio. The more thoughtful, strokey beard type of football fan that are more likely to frequent fans forums also expect a higher brow of broadcasting standards, which is fair enough. Realistically though that is unlikey to ever be produced on a consistent basis on local radio. The Ramage bashing is what I’m against most. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting he is brilliant at what he does but sometimes I find their is a underlying intellectual snobbery trying to do him down. It has a bit of a - we the book reading, real ale drinking, armchair/keyboard football theorists sneering at lager drinking, local thick lad lucky to have made it as a footballer vibe going on about it. 
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    Orphanram reacted to Andicis in What a Manager we have!   
    May I remind you, last season we struggled quite badly against the poo teams at the bottom. 
    Lack creativity? We gave Waghorn an absolutely golden chance to win the game. 
    Why does it have to be either? There is some middle ground. This over sensationalising of things is what gives fans ridiculous expectations. 
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    Orphanram got a reaction from Sexydadbod in Four new signings before the window closes   
    @Carl Saganhttps://images.app.goo.gl/SNxZPma4wziRJHtEA
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    Orphanram reacted to maxjam in v Huddersfield Town (A) Match Thread   
    Lawrence takes MOTM but this guy ran him a close second. 
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