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Cam the Ram

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  1. That was crap. Hamer 6 - a copy and paste of Roos. Decent shot stopper but really struggles dealing with crosses. Wisdom 7 - probably the best of a bad bunch. Very good defensively but doesn't offer much going forward. Davies 6 - puts in some good tackles and blocks, but he seems to gift the opposition at least one good chance a game through sloppy passing. Forsyth 7 - really glad to see him back. He's doing so well that I'd be half tempted to pair him with Clarke when he's back because he's outperformed Davies since returning. Malone 4 - he infuriates me. He rarely mixes up his attacking play, just looks for the early cross from deep which 9 times out of 10 is either over-hit or straight to the first man. And he really struggled defensively as well today against Samuel. Evans 4 - didn't help out much defensively and seemed to hide when the centre backs were looking for a midfielder to pass to. Holmes 7 - one of the few willing to take risks and put a foot in. Bogle 6 - sometimes took too long on the ball and lost it, but of the front four that started he was probably the most threatening. Lawrence 5 - worked hard in the first half but wasn't his usual self on the ball and he created very little. Waghorn 5 - scored a lovely goal and then gifted them a penalty, that's about all he did today. Marriott 4 - useless today. Our home form is the only thing keeping us going at the minute so to see that against a team who've picked up just 2 points from their past 18 is a little worrying. The injuries don't help, but Lawrence, Marriott and Waghorn should be more than capable to cause QPR problems between them but they looked like a trio who had never played together before. I think it's about time some of those youngsters got some more game time to see what they can offer .... not all in one go, but I'd at least like to see one or two of them start in the near future to see if they can improve us.
  2. There's never anyone there to go for the second ball. We'll put a cross in or try a ball over the top, QPR will win the header and it'll just drop to their player on the edge of the box with no one challenging him.
  3. Similar to Roos at the minute. Made a couple of decent saves but struggling with crosses. They've put a good 2 or 3 corners right under the crossbar and Hamer hasn't been able to claim them.
  4. The injuries are really starting to take their toll, but I'd still expect better than that against a QPR team in awful form. Our team is just all over the place at the minute. Hamer made a couple of decent saves but similarly to Roos likes to punch the ball and doesn't really fill the defence with confidence. Wisdom is good defensively but every time he's received the ball he's turned backwards and played it to Davies. Davies and Forsyth haven't got any options coming short from midfield so have either had to pass between themselves or go long. Malone has been woeful ... he's struggling against Samuel and he's offered barely anything going forward. Holmes has had a few nice turns and little runs here and there but has lost possession a fair few times (but at least he's willing to take a few risks to create something). Evans has barely been involved. Bogle has tried to cause them problems out wide but often tried a little too much and lost the ball. Lawrence has worked his socks off but not offered much threat going forward. Waghorn scored a good goal but hasn't done much else apart from gift them a penalty. Marriott has offered absolutely nothing.
  5. Feel like we've been saying that for the past 2-3 months now and he's still not got as near to the first team as Knight or Bird. I understand not wanting to rush him, but it's infuriating that he doesn't even get the chance to at least impress off the bench in a team that lacks a real creative midfielder.
  6. We've won just one away game all season and that came on the opening day against a Huddersfield team in a mess ... you'll be fine
  7. "As we have said from the outset, the club will not tolerate any of its players or staff behaving in a manner which puts themselves, their colleagues, and members of the general public at risk of injury or worse, or which brings the club into disrepute." Unless we can make some money from them, in which case they'll get a slap on the wrist.
  8. Keogh is costing the club money through the insurance they won't receive and so they're trying to get him to reduce his wages for the duration of his contract. Haven't Bennett and Lawrence cost the club money through other ways as well though? Their market value will surely have dropped as I'm sure if there ever comes a time we're trying to sell them, this incident will probably be used as a means to lower their cost. And we don't know, but this incident may have put off potential investors and sponsors. It's obviously just me speculating, but I'd imagine those types of losses would outweigh the loss on Keogh's wages. All 3 are likely to be costing the club money, but 2 of them can still (just about) kick a ball about so probably won't receive the same sort of offer Keogh has now.
  9. What more do I need to explain? In an ideal world, the club's finances wouldn't be a key factor in the decision making and I think they should all suffer the same punishment from the club (or Bennett and Lawrence more). I've explained why it is morally wrong multiple times. 4 people were involved, 2 of them the main culprits, but the level of punishment differs on 3 levels (6 week wages fine + community service for 2, a pay cut for 1 and seemingly no punishment for the 4th member). Now, unless I've misunderstood what morally means, I think that's more than enough explanation needed from me. I'll say once more, I understand why the club has made the decision it has and know that their situations are different, but for me, morally, it's just wrong to altar the level of punishment for people who were all involved in the same mistake because of the outcome of it. I think we should leave our conversation there for now @GenBR. I've posted 6 or 7 times in here and you've said I've not explained anything, what I'm saying is absolutely baffling or just used the laughing emoji on my posts. If that's as far as we've got then it's probably best if we leave it there and agree to disagree. Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening mate πŸ‘
  10. But he also can't play because of Tom Lawrence's actions. As I've said, I completely understand the club's decisions and I know they're the best form of action for the club. It just doesn't sit well with me that the others are getting off (in comparison to Keogh's punishment) lightly. 1 week we're seeing articles from Curtis Davies about the club doing all they can to integrate Lawrence and Bennett back into the team so they don't feel ostracised and the next we're seeing that Keogh must take a pay cut or be sacked. The funny part about it is that the Keogh offer is obviously because as @SaintRamsaid, he'll be unavailable for a huge part of his remaining contract (66% I think you said?) ..... Bennett has probably been unavailable for around that amount of time in all of his previous contracts through injuries (although most/all occurred via football activities) πŸ˜‚
  11. I don't understand why you're having so much trouble understanding my point? I don't care about how 1 can't contribute and isn't worth anything and the others are .... I completely understand why the club are doing what they're doing. I'm looking at the situation purely out of my own morals and I don't think it is fair that 1 person is suffering more severe consequences than the other 3 involved. That's it, there's nothing more to it. You, SaintRam and others can keep repeating stuff about the financial consequences and why the club is making the right choice which is fine and I agree with, but I just don't believe it to be morally correct, that's all. As for the press stuff, the stadium sale and Rooney signing come to mind. Sure they're both legal and haven't gone against any rules (unless the EFL change their mind), but even the most biased Derby fans can surely see selling a stadium to yourself to avoid FFP punishment and having a betting company heavily involved in a player's arrival isn't a great look.
  12. Oh there absolutely is a moral issue here. 4 people were involved in the incident. 2 people were driving their cars whilst drunk and 2 people were passengers. The 1 individual who has already suffered the most from the incident via his injuries, is now also suffering the most severe punishment of the 4. How on earth is that not a moral issue?
  13. If the others involved were offered the same as Keogh and refused, do you believe they'd be sacked too? I don't. Everyone can keep banging on about the club doing what's best for itself because Bennett and Lawrence can still contribute and have resale value etc. but to me it's just another morally wrong decision by a football club who've been in the press for all sorts of morally wrong reasons over the past few years.
  14. You not read the article? It says if he declines their offer him being sacked cannot be ruled out.
  15. I might be in the minority, but it doesn't sit right with me that 3 people were involved in the incident and 1 of them (the 1 who didn't actually commit a crime) is facing the sack whilst the others aren't. Sure the other 2 can play and still contribute, but that shouldn't exempt them from the same punishment as Keogh.
  16. So the 2 main culprits have been given a fine and are already back in the team and playing like nothing happened, but the passenger who's already suffered the most is now being threatened with being sacked? Sure he's the captain and should know better, but if you're exploring the possibility of sacking him then you should have probably done that with the other 2 as well.
  17. And just like Lampard did with Mount, Tomori and Wilson after he arrived, I think a lot of us had hoped Cocu would delve into his contacts to bring in some top loans. Instead, we got Paterson, Dowell and Hamer.
  18. If he didn't have much to do with any of the summer window's signings, what suddenly makes you think he'll have the power to make his own signings in the future?
  19. Judging by his signings so far, I'd be really worried in giving him time to bring in his own players.
  20. Why on earth would Rowett be the go-to manager?
  21. "We all don’t know the story behind it, and until the court and club make the decisions we wont." Exactly! That's why most people expected him and Mason to remain out of the team until it was all sorted with the courts. If he is indeed suffering with mental health issues he needs to remain as far away from what will now be a very hostile environment (the football pitch) until that's sorted. We know he lost his Mum and the fans gave him a lot of support through those tough times, but that certainly doesn't excuse his actions. I'm just really, really disappointed with the club today.
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