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  1. Does entertainment/style of play really matter?

    But I'll remember that season for a very long time due to the entertaining football we played. We were 90 minutes from achieving promotion. The majority of neutrals would've said that we deserved promotion over QPR due to us playing very nice attacking football. On another day we'd have won comfortably. You'll only ever remember a season of ugly football if it manages to win you a title, win you a trophy or gain you promotion. I can't see any of those happening any time soon.
  2. Derby County V Notts Forest

    It was good to get the win today. Getting such an early goal definitely helped. I think we rode our luck a bit at times today and sometimes struggled to get the ball out of defense and ended up putting ourselves under pressure due to sitting deep and not having a real out ball. Very happy for Russell deservedly getting man of the match. He looked up for the game right from the start. Put good work in defensively making several tackles and looked dangerous going forward with the ball forcing their players to foul him to halt his progress. I also feel he was unlucky with the decision when he beat their left back to the ball and the left back went down leaving him in behind. Looked like a shoulder to shoulder challenge and could've easily gotten an assist from that situation had play gone on. Vydra and Nugent did well again too and took their chances. It was great to see Thorne back on the pitch too. I think Martin did well especially considering he only had 10 minutes or so. He held the ball up nicely and played some nice flicks which gave our football some needed tempo in their final third. Overall a nice win and, although our football wasn't the best, in the East Midlands Derby you only ever really care about getting the win rather than the manner in which you get it. But I think a better team would have punished us more so there is still work to do for us
  3. Time to go !

    I'm all for giving the manager time if he's the right man. I'm not sure that Gary has shown that he is the right man so far. He had the remainder of last season to experiment and work out a system as well as the preseason and 10 league matches this season. I haven't seen any real progress or even any signs to show that we might be heading in the right direction so far. The football isn't entertaining at all and when the results are bad too with no sign of improving you need to start asking questions of the people in charge. I feel like Mel will hang on to Rowett longer than previous managers though out of stubbornness with Rowett being his man.
  4. Derby are so average

    I feel like it's from going from managers who play quality, attractive and attacking football to more defensive 💩 💩 football. Even a quality footballer will look bad playing 💩 football (Hughes, Martin, Ince etc.)
  5. Johnny Russell

    Russell has been our most productive winger this season in terms of goals and assists. If this dropping from the squad is about him making a point about this then I've got to say I'm on Russell's side. He's been great for only £700/750k especially compared to the winners we've bought in.
  6. What if McClaren had never been sacked ?

    Pearson has been named OH Leuven manager today so unfortunately won't happen.
  7. Very nice goal. Hope he continues to make good contributions and either earn himself a place in our squad or get himself a decent transfer to another club.
  8. Is Rowett up to the job

    I'm not sure. Obviously I hope that he is and hope that he gets it right. He will need to be given time as would anyone else who took over. From what we've seen since he took charge we've lacked the consistency required to challenge for promotion. I'd have rather the time have been given to McClaren to be completely honest. I think he'd be able to get something extra out of the current squad and also may have been able to keep hold of one of Hughes or Ince. Of course that's all hypothetical and we have to make do with what we have right now.
  9. Chris Martin needs to be dropped

    To get the best from Martin you need to play into his feet. Playing balls in behind to run on to or lofted long balls aren't going to work. The few times we did play into his feet today he did well. His 1 2s brought some needed tempo into our attacking third.
  10. Booed off at half time. Not taken long at all for it to start this season...
  11. The Wardrobe Watch

    Martin was unlucky not to score and get get an assist last night. Great awareness from him to lay off Huddlestone with his chest in the first half. The ball through from Vydra did look like it was slightly behind him which means he has to readjust his body and unfortunately mis-hit the ball. Regardless of the finish it's good to see Martin still getting himself in dangerous positions and hopefully he and Vydra can link up more throughout the season and form a good partnership. It's a shame that fans have to try and twist stats/ performances to fit their narrative of a player being bad.
  12. v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Match Thread

    Nice composed finish there by Vydra.
  13. v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Match Thread

    6 of their starting 11 today started 20 or more games last season and another. 10 of the starting 11 made 14 or more appearances last season for them. The remaining player being Gnabry who made 27 appearances for Werder Bremen scoring 11 goals last season.
  14. v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Match Thread

    Good covering by Keogh there
  15. v Kaiserslautern Match Thread

    Great header from Russell there. Unlucky not to get a goal. Good save from the keeper.

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