ketteringram reacted to NottsRam77 in A massive Thankyou to all
This is hard to write and despite popping on here last few weeks to post on derby related stuff Iv avoided doing this, but it’s something I need to do.
Some of u will remember last sep/Oct I put out a plea for help with funding to help my dad get sirts to help him continue his brave fight against his bowel cancer.
sadly he lost his brave fight against it and passed away Sunday the 16th of December.
what I want to say on behalf of our family is an absolutely massive and unreserved thankyou to everyone that supported us, there were lots of u from here, kind words, messages of support, donations, everything. It was simply overwhelming and It all meant so much in our darkest hour.
we laid him to rest in front of a packed church (he’d have loved the fact it was Sell out crowd) buried in his favourite title winning derby shirt and and rams scarf.
as I said thankyou to all, we really can’t emphasise how much it lifted him seeing such kindness from his fellow rams
a big thankyou too to Dave for letting me put the post up in he first place
god bless u all.x
ketteringram got a reaction from McRainy in Do we have any Guitar Players here?
I've had my Gordon Smith guitar since 1990. Bought new from a shop in Cheltenham. Always assumed these were still made near Manchester, where they started off in the 70s. Turns out they're now just 8 miles away from me, in Higham Ferrers, Northants. I might pop in sometime!
ketteringram reacted to Moist One in Depression, anxiety, stress and other related issues
My foot is better and Christmas is done and dusted. I’m able to exercise frequently and have been for the last three weeks. Whilst I still have isolation and loneliness issues. I don’t feel like jumping in front of a truck right now. Thanks for asking x
ketteringram reacted to angieram in Derby vs Reading Match Thread
Over 26,000. I didn't think that was too bad given the weather and the fact that Reading don't bring many.
An important win today against one of our bogey teams following on very quickly from an arduous midweek cup tie.
That's the double done over Reading, who are improving and will hopefully take points off our rivals.
Now time to rest up properly for our trip to Accrington Stanley.
ketteringram reacted to Parsnip in Southampton vs Derby FA Cup 3rd Round Replay match thread
Keogh is brave AF.
ketteringram reacted to MK in 'suspicious' man outside Derby County's training ground
Bielsa says his staff watched all 51 games Derby played last season. Each game took four hours to analyse. "Why did we do that? Because we think this is professional behaviour. It's to try and avoid being ignorant about the competition we're playing in."
Those poor poor people having to watch all of Rowett's games.
ketteringram got a reaction from Ramathorn in 'suspicious' man outside Derby County's training ground
Can't make my mind up whether he's just nuts or a genius. Probably both.
ketteringram reacted to Alpha in Club 84 - Supporter’s Group
How can seeing the way the 1884 Group was treated not make you give up on Pride Park?
People don't want an atmosphere. They honestly don't.
Those few that do already create one.
That 1884 Group gave every opportunity. They put flags in seats, Derby put scarves, the music was turned down for a few games, they told people where they could find them. They tried to introduce new songs and arranged meets for anyone who wanted a more casual chat.
Pride Park is a dull negative ground.
I find it hilarious when we have a full ground and people start talking about expanding the stadium!! For who? 10,000 glory hunting moaners?
Everyone has tried everything. I wish a new group all the best but I hope you don't spend too much time or money on it.
Derby do have potential but this idea that we have amongst our fans that we always back our team is balls. Our away numbers are not good. Our home numbers are good but the atmosphere is as dead as any of the other grounds you mock.
It's not a Derby problem. It's just football in the UK. But it seems to me that the Derby fan spends to much time thinking they are owed something, that the club let's them down, that the players let them down, that they belong in the PL.
It's all a negative spin. If you can turn the attitude around and ignite some passion and get people to start thinking about how we can be the club we want to be instead of thinking about why we aren't there, then you will succeed. But all the best.
It's just people. They are negative. Like I am in this post.
People just like being pissed off. There's something quite wrong about our society. We like reality tv, Twitter, being thin, healthy, the perfect parent, the perfect partner, the perfect employee, we like getting stuff on finance because why should we wait? We like social media and being fake as duck.
Everybody acts like they're on a stage now. All showing off how mighty we are. No wonder we are all suffering with mental health when we put ourselves under so much pressure and require so much maintenance.
But yeah, people aren't about grouping together and creating something. It's all about what you can do for me.
Create me an atmosphere, bitch! Create one and I will come.
Until then I'm going to complain about the lack of atmosphere. I'll boo the team, spend my money going to watch them and complain that my money puts them players on 100k per week. They don't deserve that. Now I'm bitter about them. I'm going onto social media to abuse them. But they better not saying anything dodgy because I will hold that against them forever.
I blame X Factor and Twitter. Everyone is a diva!!!
ketteringram reacted to BurtonRam7 in Club 84 - Supporter’s Group
I cannot believe that after fans have been moaning on and on for months about the lack of atmosphere, as soon as a group come along to try and change things, they get shot down like this.
Forget self-policing, we’re self-assassinating.
I think it sounds good if you can pull it off. I particularly like the plans you have for away days.
ketteringram reacted to McRainy in 'suspicious' man outside Derby County's training ground
I have no idea, although I believe he does give a lot of money towards training for young kids in Argentina.
I think he's a really interesting character, as well as an incredible manager, and I'm inclined to believe that he genuinely doesn't see this as cheating. You can either try to understand why that is, or just go with the clickbait.
I have no interest in defending Leeds as a club, it has nothing to do with that. I am concerned that we could make ourselves look like hypocrites and bad losers, but that's a separate issue in a way too.
ketteringram reacted to McRainy in Vs Leeds away. (Matchday thread).
How so? Bielsa only arrived in June and their best player is 18.
So disappointing tonight. I was looking forward to an exciting game between two fluid, attacking sides. Instead, we capitulated from the first minute.
I've said it elsewhere and been ridiculed, but again I was struck by the difference in mentality, desire and team spirit. They absolutely play for each other as a unit, and desperately fight to win every ball. We are a bunch of half arsed individuals ghosting through the game.
Most of Leeds' players are not world beaters. It's probably only Clarke and Hernandez who are of above average ability. Even Roofe is wasteful and inconsistent, but he never gives up. They are more than the sum of their parts, and that's down to coaching and attitude.
I completely support Frank, but he's starting to annoy me. It takes more than looking peeved on the touchline whilst making the same mistakes over and over. He needs to start building some consistency around our strengths so that the players know what they're supposed to be doing. At the moment it's like we go back to square one every week.
I suspect this season is as good as over. We're not good enough to go up, and I'd be seriously frightened if we did. Start building now for the changes that need to be made in the summer. I don't want us to make a couple of signings now to shore this team up. We need a long term plan in place, and to identify the correct players to carry it out.
I thought before this game, it would be a measure of our progress since the summer. Unfortunately, it was.
ketteringram reacted to RoyMac5 in Depression, anxiety, stress and other related issues
Just seen this advertised, don't know if it would be of use to anyone on here.
ketteringram reacted to FindernRam in One night soon.
I'm going to go to sleep a man in good health but wake up a decrepit wreck who is unfit to go abroad again I'm going to sleep as a driver with no claims in over 20 years, but wake up a hazard to all other drivers everywhere I won't be able to hire a car My credit rating will plummet overnight what is this terrible event...….?
I'm going to turn 70. And the family want to celebrate!
ketteringram reacted to McRainy in Depression, anxiety, stress and other related issues
I think at the very least it's valid to question the medical model of mental illness, as this tends to frame the way in which people understand their experience.
Fine if that's not what anyone wants to discuss here, but it's good to be aware that there are other, generally more empowering, ways of making sense of life.
ketteringram reacted to StivePesley in Depression, anxiety, stress and other related issues
I think with respect to those that started the thread and have used it for positive means, it's not really the place to start debating that. I'm not even very comfortable with the turn it has taken in the last couple of pages.
Not saying anyone's views are invalid, but I don't feel it's the place to be saying contentious stuff IMO
ketteringram reacted to TomBustler1884 in Crazy Keogh hating
We don't defend as a team at the moment.
It seems to me that we have two halves of the team, a goalkeeper and 4 defenders, with the other half being 5 attack-minded midfielders and a striker.
We have been poor at preventing crosses, Tomori isn't a great header, and our midfield is too far forward to pick up second balls or short clearances.
On top of that, when in possession and playing out from the back, teams are pressing up, closing down space and making it hard for defenders to find a pass. This inevitably leads to mistakes, especially when Keogh is the one who is expected to find that killer pass.
Since May 2014, any mistake he makes is highlighted as being a total calamity, it isn't but he is exposed more than any of the other defenders when in possession.
I'm not making excuses fro Keogh, he tends to have these moments 3-4 times each game, however he also has 10-15 moments each game where he plays an exceptional pass, brings the ball out when nobody in midfield is on, or makes an important tackle/header/clearance/block.
He is not the perfect defender, but he is a good one. He also cares passionately about the team and the club and puts maximum effort in every match. That makes him a better player in my eyes than some wage drain like Jason Shackell who cares about nothing more than his paycheck.
We will miss Keogh when he's gone.
ketteringram got a reaction from BurtonRam7 in Watchable telly
Well it was the first episode of the new series I think 😀
I've not checked to see how many series I've missed. It wasn't the fact that I didn't understand what was going on, it was just the same old formula.
To be fair, I didn't give it a proper go, switching off after 20 or so minutes, but I'm pretty certain it's not something I'd enjoy watching.