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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from therealhantsram in Gary Rowett - opinions   
    Positives:
    He's a good talker so from the off there will probably be a good sense of togetherness between the club and fans. Can get wins regularly when not playing particularly well. He's quite good at setting his teams up when playing away. Under him we only lost 5 away all season in the league, which was the joint fewest with Wolves and Preston. He got a striker who'd scored 5 goals the previous season to be the top scorer in the league playing in more of a #10 like role, which is very impressive. Negatives:
    He doesn't appear to be a fan of the more technical players, which doesn't bode well for someone like Bannan. Rowett told a key player and fan favourite; Will Hughes, that he, "isn't his type of player," and we ended up selling him for what most fans think is well under his value. He signed Palmer on loan in January, another technical player and he regularly came off the bench and looked our best player, but Rowett restricted him to just 2 starts. No faith in youth. He signed a couple of younger players in Lawrence and Wisdom, but he also signed Davies (32), Huddlestone (30), Jerome (31) and Ledley (30) on what you'd assume would be big contracts to add to an already old and high paid squad.  He made a big point about how Derby was the job he'd been waiting for and he was so happy to finally get it. Midway through the season Stoke were in a relegation battle in the Prem and wanted him, but he signed an improve contract here and rejected them. 6 months later after failing to take us up, he jumps ship to them when they're in the same league as us and just 6 months into his nice new contract.  Questionable decisions at times. He allowed Russell to leave midway through the season and didn't sign a replacement. We then hit a poor run of form and he randomly brought in Anya to play who hadn't been seen in months. And towards the end of the season he regularly left our top scorer Vydra on the bench (including during the 2nd leg of the play off). I reckon he'll do well for you and as @Davidmentioned, his football isn't really a hit long and hope .... it's more of a counter attacking style. Let the opposition have the ball and wait for them to make a mistake, then hit them on the counter. It probably won't suit people like Bannan and Forestieri, but it might re-ignite someone like Winnall who did well here under Rowett, or Rhodes. 
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from Alpha in Gary Rowett - opinions   
    Positives:
    He's a good talker so from the off there will probably be a good sense of togetherness between the club and fans. Can get wins regularly when not playing particularly well. He's quite good at setting his teams up when playing away. Under him we only lost 5 away all season in the league, which was the joint fewest with Wolves and Preston. He got a striker who'd scored 5 goals the previous season to be the top scorer in the league playing in more of a #10 like role, which is very impressive. Negatives:
    He doesn't appear to be a fan of the more technical players, which doesn't bode well for someone like Bannan. Rowett told a key player and fan favourite; Will Hughes, that he, "isn't his type of player," and we ended up selling him for what most fans think is well under his value. He signed Palmer on loan in January, another technical player and he regularly came off the bench and looked our best player, but Rowett restricted him to just 2 starts. No faith in youth. He signed a couple of younger players in Lawrence and Wisdom, but he also signed Davies (32), Huddlestone (30), Jerome (31) and Ledley (30) on what you'd assume would be big contracts to add to an already old and high paid squad.  He made a big point about how Derby was the job he'd been waiting for and he was so happy to finally get it. Midway through the season Stoke were in a relegation battle in the Prem and wanted him, but he signed an improve contract here and rejected them. 6 months later after failing to take us up, he jumps ship to them when they're in the same league as us and just 6 months into his nice new contract.  Questionable decisions at times. He allowed Russell to leave midway through the season and didn't sign a replacement. We then hit a poor run of form and he randomly brought in Anya to play who hadn't been seen in months. And towards the end of the season he regularly left our top scorer Vydra on the bench (including during the 2nd leg of the play off). I reckon he'll do well for you and as @Davidmentioned, his football isn't really a hit long and hope .... it's more of a counter attacking style. Let the opposition have the ball and wait for them to make a mistake, then hit them on the counter. It probably won't suit people like Bannan and Forestieri, but it might re-ignite someone like Winnall who did well here under Rowett, or Rhodes. 
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    Cam the Ram reacted to angieram in 19/20 Summer Transfer Suggestion Thread   
    I thought of you when I read today's Q and A summary!
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from Sharpe1884 in 19/20 Summer Transfer Suggestion Thread   
    The weekly Q&A from Nicholson is about to start and there's a few transfer stories that'll probably be mentioned judging by his tweet:
    These Q&A's are usually really predictable and we never find out much we didn't already know. Just usually the same old maybe it will, maybe it won't answers to any questions presented. Anyway, here's my guesses to what he'll come up with today:
    Investment latest - Mel has said multiple times he is looking for investment and Cocu's appointment can only improve the chances that he gets his wish.
    Transfer latest - I am told the club are working towards completing a couple of deals, most likely loans. The season starts in two weeks and they will definitely be aiming to have a new signing or two in before then.
    Chris Martin - He has been given a chance in pre-season and it is always good to have different options for each position. He offers something different to Marriott and Waghorn which could be a useful asset for Cocu.
    Wilson - He has played quite a lot during pre-season for Liverpool so it appears Klopp is wanting to take a look at him. Other media outlets have reported he could leave on loan or permanently and I'm sure Derby would be one of a number of clubs interested.
    Tomori - It has been reported that Chelsea are willing to loan him out once again and I'm sure Derby will be one of many clubs interested.
    Carson - He only has a year left on his contract and so may be sold or loaned out if Cocu feels Roos is a capable number one. There's reports Millwall are interested and their manager has stated he is looking to bring in another goalkeeper.
    Marriott - He was injured and missed training. We believe he may be returning to training soon and will hope to feature in the game against Rangers.
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    Cam the Ram reacted to SaintRam in 19/20 Summer Transfer Suggestion Thread   
    Those Q&As are always just a baalocks list of non-answers.
    Although that answer regarding the Marriott injury is the closest we've got to an actual answer to any question in about 10 Q&As.
     
    Gibbo interviewed SN at Burton in the buildup to the game on RamsTV, and he managed to talk for 5 minutes about Derby/Cocu without providing any insight whatsoever, just regurgitation of generic lines. DET is dead 😄 
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from angieram in 19/20 Summer Transfer Suggestion Thread   
    The weekly Q&A from Nicholson is about to start and there's a few transfer stories that'll probably be mentioned judging by his tweet:
    These Q&A's are usually really predictable and we never find out much we didn't already know. Just usually the same old maybe it will, maybe it won't answers to any questions presented. Anyway, here's my guesses to what he'll come up with today:
    Investment latest - Mel has said multiple times he is looking for investment and Cocu's appointment can only improve the chances that he gets his wish.
    Transfer latest - I am told the club are working towards completing a couple of deals, most likely loans. The season starts in two weeks and they will definitely be aiming to have a new signing or two in before then.
    Chris Martin - He has been given a chance in pre-season and it is always good to have different options for each position. He offers something different to Marriott and Waghorn which could be a useful asset for Cocu.
    Wilson - He has played quite a lot during pre-season for Liverpool so it appears Klopp is wanting to take a look at him. Other media outlets have reported he could leave on loan or permanently and I'm sure Derby would be one of a number of clubs interested.
    Tomori - It has been reported that Chelsea are willing to loan him out once again and I'm sure Derby will be one of many clubs interested.
    Carson - He only has a year left on his contract and so may be sold or loaned out if Cocu feels Roos is a capable number one. There's reports Millwall are interested and their manager has stated he is looking to bring in another goalkeeper.
    Marriott - He was injured and missed training. We believe he may be returning to training soon and will hope to feature in the game against Rangers.
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from Dimmu in 19/20 Summer Transfer Suggestion Thread   
    The weekly Q&A from Nicholson is about to start and there's a few transfer stories that'll probably be mentioned judging by his tweet:
    These Q&A's are usually really predictable and we never find out much we didn't already know. Just usually the same old maybe it will, maybe it won't answers to any questions presented. Anyway, here's my guesses to what he'll come up with today:
    Investment latest - Mel has said multiple times he is looking for investment and Cocu's appointment can only improve the chances that he gets his wish.
    Transfer latest - I am told the club are working towards completing a couple of deals, most likely loans. The season starts in two weeks and they will definitely be aiming to have a new signing or two in before then.
    Chris Martin - He has been given a chance in pre-season and it is always good to have different options for each position. He offers something different to Marriott and Waghorn which could be a useful asset for Cocu.
    Wilson - He has played quite a lot during pre-season for Liverpool so it appears Klopp is wanting to take a look at him. Other media outlets have reported he could leave on loan or permanently and I'm sure Derby would be one of a number of clubs interested.
    Tomori - It has been reported that Chelsea are willing to loan him out once again and I'm sure Derby will be one of many clubs interested.
    Carson - He only has a year left on his contract and so may be sold or loaned out if Cocu feels Roos is a capable number one. There's reports Millwall are interested and their manager has stated he is looking to bring in another goalkeeper.
    Marriott - He was injured and missed training. We believe he may be returning to training soon and will hope to feature in the game against Rangers.
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from Carnero in 19/20 Summer Transfer Suggestion Thread   
    The weekly Q&A from Nicholson is about to start and there's a few transfer stories that'll probably be mentioned judging by his tweet:
    These Q&A's are usually really predictable and we never find out much we didn't already know. Just usually the same old maybe it will, maybe it won't answers to any questions presented. Anyway, here's my guesses to what he'll come up with today:
    Investment latest - Mel has said multiple times he is looking for investment and Cocu's appointment can only improve the chances that he gets his wish.
    Transfer latest - I am told the club are working towards completing a couple of deals, most likely loans. The season starts in two weeks and they will definitely be aiming to have a new signing or two in before then.
    Chris Martin - He has been given a chance in pre-season and it is always good to have different options for each position. He offers something different to Marriott and Waghorn which could be a useful asset for Cocu.
    Wilson - He has played quite a lot during pre-season for Liverpool so it appears Klopp is wanting to take a look at him. Other media outlets have reported he could leave on loan or permanently and I'm sure Derby would be one of a number of clubs interested.
    Tomori - It has been reported that Chelsea are willing to loan him out once again and I'm sure Derby will be one of many clubs interested.
    Carson - He only has a year left on his contract and so may be sold or loaned out if Cocu feels Roos is a capable number one. There's reports Millwall are interested and their manager has stated he is looking to bring in another goalkeeper.
    Marriott - He was injured and missed training. We believe he may be returning to training soon and will hope to feature in the game against Rangers.
  9. Haha
    Cam the Ram got a reaction from Heisenberg in 19/20 Summer Transfer Suggestion Thread   
    The weekly Q&A from Nicholson is about to start and there's a few transfer stories that'll probably be mentioned judging by his tweet:
    These Q&A's are usually really predictable and we never find out much we didn't already know. Just usually the same old maybe it will, maybe it won't answers to any questions presented. Anyway, here's my guesses to what he'll come up with today:
    Investment latest - Mel has said multiple times he is looking for investment and Cocu's appointment can only improve the chances that he gets his wish.
    Transfer latest - I am told the club are working towards completing a couple of deals, most likely loans. The season starts in two weeks and they will definitely be aiming to have a new signing or two in before then.
    Chris Martin - He has been given a chance in pre-season and it is always good to have different options for each position. He offers something different to Marriott and Waghorn which could be a useful asset for Cocu.
    Wilson - He has played quite a lot during pre-season for Liverpool so it appears Klopp is wanting to take a look at him. Other media outlets have reported he could leave on loan or permanently and I'm sure Derby would be one of a number of clubs interested.
    Tomori - It has been reported that Chelsea are willing to loan him out once again and I'm sure Derby will be one of many clubs interested.
    Carson - He only has a year left on his contract and so may be sold or loaned out if Cocu feels Roos is a capable number one. There's reports Millwall are interested and their manager has stated he is looking to bring in another goalkeeper.
    Marriott - He was injured and missed training. We believe he may be returning to training soon and will hope to feature in the game against Rangers.
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    Cam the Ram reacted to IlsonDerby in 19/20 Summer Transfer Suggestion Thread   
    Considering the transfer window closes before the season begins you'd certainly hope so! ha
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in The Olympiacos B Antiques Roadshow Thread.   
    Going well .....
    And by the sounds of it, their new keeper from Man City - Muric, is having a bit of a stinker 
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from Millenniumram in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Can't agree with the Huddlestone part. I think he's been the key man in this whole system so far and there's no one in the squad who can do the job as well as him. Sure there's question marks surrounding his mobility, especially when defending, but no one can match his ability to get us going forward with a quick pass around the corner whilst under pressure, which has led to many of our attacks starting today
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from Ramarena in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    This passing out from the back is very risky and against better teams they could probably force us into more mistakes than Burton have managed, but my goodness it's bloody brilliant to watch when it works. They start slow and encourage Burton to press high and then just one or two quick (and risky) passes out from the back and we're on the attack against a Burton team that is all over the place with players out of position. Then everyone bar the centre backs and Huddlestone just charge forward at pace
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from TommyPowel in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Can't agree with the Huddlestone part. I think he's been the key man in this whole system so far and there's no one in the squad who can do the job as well as him. Sure there's question marks surrounding his mobility, especially when defending, but no one can match his ability to get us going forward with a quick pass around the corner whilst under pressure, which has led to many of our attacks starting today
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from Rampage in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Can't agree with the Huddlestone part. I think he's been the key man in this whole system so far and there's no one in the squad who can do the job as well as him. Sure there's question marks surrounding his mobility, especially when defending, but no one can match his ability to get us going forward with a quick pass around the corner whilst under pressure, which has led to many of our attacks starting today
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    Cam the Ram reacted to Nuwtfly in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Seeing as I'm only questioning his mobility, it looks like we actually do agree!
    I don't doubt his ability to get us going forward. In fact I agree with you. 
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from Ellafella in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Can't agree with the Huddlestone part. I think he's been the key man in this whole system so far and there's no one in the squad who can do the job as well as him. Sure there's question marks surrounding his mobility, especially when defending, but no one can match his ability to get us going forward with a quick pass around the corner whilst under pressure, which has led to many of our attacks starting today
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    Cam the Ram reacted to SaintRam in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Yeah.
    I assume because Jozefzoon's a "proper" winger, and isn't as interested in cutting inside. If Bogle goes down the right touchline he's invading Jozefzoon's preferred space.
    But if Malone doesn't go down the left, there's no-one in the space vacated by Lawrence/Bennett cutting inside. I like the asymmetry of it personally.
     
    What it suggests to me, is that Jozefzoon has been earmarked as a starter, currently. Which I'm quite pleased about.
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from Andicis in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    The right side is playing completely differently to the left as well which is quite interesting. Bogle is coming to the centre quite often to get involved in the attacks and Jozefzoon is sticking out wide. Meanwhile on the left Malone is staying as wide as possible and Lawrence and Bennett are both playing more centrally. And they're interchanging with each other but neither has really done the same with Jozefzoon
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    Cam the Ram reacted to Andicis in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Carson wouldn't have been able to play that way in the first half, regardless of shot stopping, Roos was good in his passing, he received the ball to his feet a lot and was passing it around often. 
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from Van Cone De Head in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    That was some horrendous finishing, but once again the passing out from the back was fantastic. Keogh and Bogle in the corner with 4 men around them, managed to do a few quick passes and then find Huddlestone in space. A few seconds later we're in Burton's box with 3 men queuing up to score 
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    Cam the Ram reacted to SaintRam in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Evans has had a brilliant game as well.

    Jozefzoon and Evans our best players this half. Waghorn obviously with the important numbers though. Dowell's been excellent too.
    HT 1-3
     
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from Ellafella in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    That was some horrendous finishing, but once again the passing out from the back was fantastic. Keogh and Bogle in the corner with 4 men around them, managed to do a few quick passes and then find Huddlestone in space. A few seconds later we're in Burton's box with 3 men queuing up to score 
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    Cam the Ram got a reaction from cosmic in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Huddlestone is so, so good at this. Just coming short with a man behind him, then finding a pass to someone with space to run into. The worry is that Huddlestone won't manage to play all season and there's no one currently at the club who are as good (or as confident) at playing that role as he is
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    Cam the Ram reacted to SaintRam in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    I think Huddlestone could do this role all season to be honest.
    He's barely moved from a 10 yard square area. The energy in our attacking players tracking back has really limited the amount he's had to run. Reminds me of Pirlo never leaving the centre circle some games for Italy 😄 
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