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Angry Ram

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    Angry Ram reacted to Mostyn6 in POLL: The Greatest debate on the forum   
    don't bring him here, he won't understand the debate. He still does his "whoopsies" in a hole in the ground.
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    Angry Ram reacted to Coconut in POLL: The Greatest debate on the forum   
    I miss those pointy things that used to get awarded to Derby County at the conclusion of a game of football.
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    Angry Ram got a reaction from richinspain in POLL: The Greatest debate on the forum   
    I’m anal about these things.. I miss the Pointy Room as well on here..
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    Angry Ram reacted to AbuDerbyDave in Rooney in or out poll (again)   
    I’m Rooney in for the moment, don’t think anyone can do anything with this team 
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    Angry Ram reacted to TexasRam in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    (If legit) Remind anyone of the BBC, Sky news etc etc.....
     
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    Angry Ram reacted to Wolfie in Am I in a select group?   
    Weren't all the post counts etc reduced when that thread got deleted?.
    I could have sworn that mine did.
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    Angry Ram reacted to maxjam in Am I in a select group?   
    I found that being an active member in the old politics thread was a good method of getting your reputation higher than your post count.
    Fortunately it pays to be infamous on this forum 😛 
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    Angry Ram reacted to Coneheadjohn in What are you eating this morning?   
    Yeah mate,heart attack 4 weeks ago.
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    Angry Ram reacted to Coneheadjohn in What are you eating this morning?   
    I’m good cheers,wasn’t expecting it,that plus the queue at a&e made it a bit too close for comfort.
    Lynne won’t listen,she just keeps quoting Dolph  Lungren from Rocky 4.
     
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    Angry Ram reacted to BaaLocks in POLL: The Greatest debate on the forum   
    My wife prefers A, I'm B all the way. Every time I have a 'sit down' I turn it over, every time she does she turns it back. We have been doing this for over twenty years, we have never discussed it.
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    Angry Ram reacted to Coneheadjohn in POLL: The Greatest debate on the forum   
    Big household full of blokes so just keep a full case next to the bog.
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    Angry Ram reacted to Spanish in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    depends on whether those that thrived were due directly to covid or whether it was good management v lazy half arsed and slow.  Wouldn't want successful businesses punished because they were successful 
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    Angry Ram got a reaction from ariotofmyown in El DerbyCo   
    Agreed but does it ever work like this? I suppose the exception could be the top of the tree but then different pressures come into play and it's easier to buy an international instead of develop.
    The whole academy system is flawed really. Take a championship club, anyone really. They develop a lad from say U8s. Good player but not quite that special. He may go through the system till 16 and then clubs start making decisions on U18 youth contracts. The bigger clubs then cull and those players are picked up by the smaller teams, they then cull and those players might go to semi pro clubs etc. So really, most of the time the academy has a player, someone else might have developed him. 
    Chelsea are just scooping up anything that might be a threat. I don't believe it's about player development but more protectionism with them.  
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    Angry Ram reacted to Curtains in El DerbyCo   
    The playing academy players edict is why we are in the mess we are at the moment .
    I suspect Rowett left because of it. 
     
    Lampard was irritated by it. 
     
    Cocu adhered to it and got sacked 
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    Angry Ram reacted to maxjam in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Oh yeah its not just limited to one news station/political party - everyone does its cos it generates money, power or both.  It is killing society however as we're forever being told the other side is evil.  We're being manipulated and shepherded into boxes and taught to despise people that don't agree with us rather than focus on what we do have in common. 
    As for covid, I think we all agree that the first lockdown was warranted but as time has gone on not only have the goal posts have moved but they continue to move.  IMO politicians, big corp and the media gained a lot of power and money during the initial outbreak and its been in their interests to prolong the pandemic ever since. 
    Does it really matter if a country has been financially ruined for example?  The rich can even make money betting against economies anyway and move to some sunny tax haven to avoid any fallout. 
    What we really need is someone to give us the truth, for politicians to ensure we get our freedoms back and for those that have made millions/billions throughout the pandemic to pay their share.  I'm fairly certain non of that is going to happen though.
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    Angry Ram got a reaction from MuespachRam in El DerbyCo   
    No, not just because of this season, it has more focus this season. I don't believe anyone is saying that is soley the responsibility of the academy are they? The club has been riddled with mistakes for years, poor recruitment, poor financial management, poor everything really. It's always a multitude of things that cause the situation. 
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    Angry Ram reacted to TexasRam in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    The excess deaths per population are less than in 2003. I don’t remember being locked in my house in 2002/2003 due to a deadly virus. So we’re the deaths really excessive ? Statistics don’t show they were when you compare past non pandemic years. And before you say yeah “that’s just one year” so is 2020, so explain to me what 2003 was higher? 
     
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    Angry Ram reacted to maxjam in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    The problem is that we're all being manipulated by the media and politicians.  
    The Guardian article that sparked this conversation was designed for its audience to get clicks, giving it a more balanced approach wouldn't have worked so well - or generated as much income.
    The latest Project Veritas sting is a great example of this.  CNN have basically admitted that they were a propaganda wing of the Democrat party and there sole goal was, by hook or by crook, to get rid of Trump.  They also said (and to keep this on point) that after covid fatigue has died down the next thing they are going to go overboard on is the climate because and I quote 'fear sells'.  
    There are very few balanced articles these days, we are all being shepherded camps and made to despise the opposition for profit and power. 
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    Angry Ram got a reaction from Rammy03 in El DerbyCo   
    No, not just because of this season, it has more focus this season. I don't believe anyone is saying that is soley the responsibility of the academy are they? The club has been riddled with mistakes for years, poor recruitment, poor financial management, poor everything really. It's always a multitude of things that cause the situation. 
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    Angry Ram got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in El DerbyCo   
    No, not just because of this season, it has more focus this season. I don't believe anyone is saying that is soley the responsibility of the academy are they? The club has been riddled with mistakes for years, poor recruitment, poor financial management, poor everything really. It's always a multitude of things that cause the situation. 
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    Angry Ram got a reaction from DarkFruitsRam7 in El DerbyCo   
    Yes of course, any player is an investment and any club would hope to get a return on a player that will inevitably move on. Circle of life. The Brentford scenario could have its own thread and their model is unique ish. Yes they have to have a certain amount of sell to survive but they know where they sit in the general order of things and are well aware that if a big club comes calling, they will struggle. Although they do but young, these purchases are well researched and you could say oven ready. Ours are not even defrosted. 
    However Morris has created the situation we are in now through poor financial management during his tenure. I am sure he was thinking about a balance between academy and experience but those scales have tipped way too far into dependency on the academy. Now we are seeing the results. 
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    Angry Ram reacted to CornwallRam in El DerbyCo   
    The problem is that we haven't had an owner willing to fund the academy without it affecting the first team, so your argument is unsustainable. 
    Mel has stated (paraphrasing) that he wanted managers to utilise the academy. That he needed half the team to be academy graduates because he needed a return on his investment into the academy. He's also said that he avoided signing players to stop the path to the first team being blocked for youngsters. 
    It is this that makes the academy a problem. If Mel was happy for recruits to come through organically and be prepared to write off £5m per season if needed, then the academy wouldn't be a problem. However,  Mel's policy is to force young players through, which is why it weakens the first team.
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    Angry Ram reacted to CornwallRam in El DerbyCo   
    That is a critique of recruitment policy, not evidence that the academy hasn't weakened the first team.
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    Angry Ram got a reaction from Rev in Am I in a select group?   
    Is there an arse kiss emoji? They soon add up.
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    Angry Ram reacted to CornwallRam in El DerbyCo   
    You've pretty much reinforced my points.
    The more minutes the youngsters play, the worse our league position gets.
    Our embargo and poor P&S position are the result of spending too many season in this division. That is, I believe, a direct result of Mel's focus on the academy - managers have been given restrictive instructions. Promotion is the only path to sustainability, and an overly expensive academy makes that less likely.  
    Lowe was not good enough to be first choice left back - he was developing, but his first team appearances were the result of Mel's policy, not the merits of his performances. Just before he left us he had developed to be a decent back up, but then was sold at exactly the point where he could have been a help to the first team. Bogle had a superb first season and a patchy second, but as is inevitable, he had to go to provide cash flow. These sales are bound to happen and ensure that the first team never sees any actual benefit from the academy. By the time the players are good enough, they have to be sold. The process of making them good enough weakens the first team.
    I would argue that Bennett was not worth any game time. He was a squad place blocker preventing a more able striker from coming in. Had (eg) Lee Gregory started at Wembley, we might have seen a different game. It is those fine margins which make the overly large academy a strategic error for a club needing promotion.
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