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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from Adslegend in Patrick Bamford   
    Once got him out in u13 cricket, not sure if my 12 year old former self gave him any verbals - but I hope I did. Here I am, once again getting the better of him. Victory is sweet
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from DarkFruitsRam7 in Patrick Bamford   
    Once got him out in u13 cricket, not sure if my 12 year old former self gave him any verbals - but I hope I did. Here I am, once again getting the better of him. Victory is sweet
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from Carnero in Patrick Bamford   
    Once got him out in u13 cricket, not sure if my 12 year old former self gave him any verbals - but I hope I did. Here I am, once again getting the better of him. Victory is sweet
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    loughboroughRAM reacted to Mostyn6 in Most underrated band of all time   
    going to give you a more recent band, FOALS. Absolutely brilliant musicians, consistent with a good sound, excellent songs for the background of anything you're doing. I'm never not in the mood to listen to them. They're not my favourite band, and none of their songs are particularly my favourite songs, but as a band, they haven't recorded a bad song in my opinion, whereas my favourites have.
     
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    loughboroughRAM reacted to Cam the Ram in What it’s like being a Rams fan in one sentence   
    It's the hope that kills you.
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    loughboroughRAM reacted to David in Rowett   
    What I liked the most was him reminding their fans how many European Cups they had won, it's easy to forget given how long ago it was.

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    loughboroughRAM reacted to Andicis in Notts Forest F.C. v Derby County F.C.   
    Really despise Lee Tomlin. He is the new Andy Reid, fat git.
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from TuffLuff in Notts Forest F.C. v Derby County F.C.   
    Agree with a lot of this, especially regarding Johnson. He's not our most talented player but in my opinion he offers something through being more of a physical, combative presence - he comes across as more aggressive than our other midfielders .
    I'm interested to see how Hanson will do if given a go in the side, never really done a lot wrong in my eyes and theoretically will fit in nicely to our deep lying CM role. 
    Remember a couple of times vs Man Utd Lawrence looking a threat coming through the middle and on a couple of other occasions, I do think he is better suited to that role. 
    Be interesting to see what 11 GR goes with v Cardiff - will Vydra be fit? Would quite like to see Palmer given a chance, he plays with a lot more energy and verve and gives us something different but is maybe more effective off the bench?

    Either way, there's enough positives to take from today IMO, although Huddlestones ban is going to be potentially very costly, he's been our best player lately
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from EnigmaRam in Derby County vs Fulham   
    Another frustrating result today, don't think we deserved to lose in all honesty. Yes we looked frail at the back and conceded two sloppy goals but but I think over 90 minutes the balance of play was fairly even. People forget that Fulham are the form team in the league and recently beat Villa and Wolves and did to us today what we have done to a lot of teams this season. 

    My only criticism is that the midfield doesn't provide enough protection to the defence, being too slow and are outnumbered and overrun too often which leaves the defence exposed. On the ball Huddlestone and Thorne have undeniable quality but its off the ball where they tend to struggle and that has been evident in recent weeks. Mitrovic put in a superb display today and totally bullied Keogh and Davies and that was the main difference between the two sides - we couldn't keep possession in their defensive third. 

    For me no one today had a real 'stinker' of a game but conversely, no one played above a 6 or 7 - although Palmer did look bright in a slightly deeper role and showed good intent. Ultimately we are in a rut and came up against an in form team who were more clinical than us, we had a number of opportunities which didn't quite go our way but there was enough in that performance to suggest we can stay in the playoffs. People who disagree with me are welcome to do so, but those who are being overly critical and negative are overreacting at this stage - there's enough time for us to halt this run and go into the playoffs in some good form. 

    If at the start of the season you'd been offered 5th at the start of March, how many would have turned that down?
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from angieram in Derby County vs Fulham   
    Another frustrating result today, don't think we deserved to lose in all honesty. Yes we looked frail at the back and conceded two sloppy goals but but I think over 90 minutes the balance of play was fairly even. People forget that Fulham are the form team in the league and recently beat Villa and Wolves and did to us today what we have done to a lot of teams this season. 

    My only criticism is that the midfield doesn't provide enough protection to the defence, being too slow and are outnumbered and overrun too often which leaves the defence exposed. On the ball Huddlestone and Thorne have undeniable quality but its off the ball where they tend to struggle and that has been evident in recent weeks. Mitrovic put in a superb display today and totally bullied Keogh and Davies and that was the main difference between the two sides - we couldn't keep possession in their defensive third. 

    For me no one today had a real 'stinker' of a game but conversely, no one played above a 6 or 7 - although Palmer did look bright in a slightly deeper role and showed good intent. Ultimately we are in a rut and came up against an in form team who were more clinical than us, we had a number of opportunities which didn't quite go our way but there was enough in that performance to suggest we can stay in the playoffs. People who disagree with me are welcome to do so, but those who are being overly critical and negative are overreacting at this stage - there's enough time for us to halt this run and go into the playoffs in some good form. 

    If at the start of the season you'd been offered 5th at the start of March, how many would have turned that down?
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from reverendo de duivel in Derby County vs Fulham   
    Another frustrating result today, don't think we deserved to lose in all honesty. Yes we looked frail at the back and conceded two sloppy goals but but I think over 90 minutes the balance of play was fairly even. People forget that Fulham are the form team in the league and recently beat Villa and Wolves and did to us today what we have done to a lot of teams this season. 

    My only criticism is that the midfield doesn't provide enough protection to the defence, being too slow and are outnumbered and overrun too often which leaves the defence exposed. On the ball Huddlestone and Thorne have undeniable quality but its off the ball where they tend to struggle and that has been evident in recent weeks. Mitrovic put in a superb display today and totally bullied Keogh and Davies and that was the main difference between the two sides - we couldn't keep possession in their defensive third. 

    For me no one today had a real 'stinker' of a game but conversely, no one played above a 6 or 7 - although Palmer did look bright in a slightly deeper role and showed good intent. Ultimately we are in a rut and came up against an in form team who were more clinical than us, we had a number of opportunities which didn't quite go our way but there was enough in that performance to suggest we can stay in the playoffs. People who disagree with me are welcome to do so, but those who are being overly critical and negative are overreacting at this stage - there's enough time for us to halt this run and go into the playoffs in some good form. 

    If at the start of the season you'd been offered 5th at the start of March, how many would have turned that down?
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from Carnero in Derby County vs Fulham   
    Another frustrating result today, don't think we deserved to lose in all honesty. Yes we looked frail at the back and conceded two sloppy goals but but I think over 90 minutes the balance of play was fairly even. People forget that Fulham are the form team in the league and recently beat Villa and Wolves and did to us today what we have done to a lot of teams this season. 

    My only criticism is that the midfield doesn't provide enough protection to the defence, being too slow and are outnumbered and overrun too often which leaves the defence exposed. On the ball Huddlestone and Thorne have undeniable quality but its off the ball where they tend to struggle and that has been evident in recent weeks. Mitrovic put in a superb display today and totally bullied Keogh and Davies and that was the main difference between the two sides - we couldn't keep possession in their defensive third. 

    For me no one today had a real 'stinker' of a game but conversely, no one played above a 6 or 7 - although Palmer did look bright in a slightly deeper role and showed good intent. Ultimately we are in a rut and came up against an in form team who were more clinical than us, we had a number of opportunities which didn't quite go our way but there was enough in that performance to suggest we can stay in the playoffs. People who disagree with me are welcome to do so, but those who are being overly critical and negative are overreacting at this stage - there's enough time for us to halt this run and go into the playoffs in some good form. 

    If at the start of the season you'd been offered 5th at the start of March, how many would have turned that down?
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from Carnero in Derby County vs Fulham   
    Our form before December was no different to what it is now. We went on an amazing run of form and got into a position that maybe wasn't a true reflection of where we should have been. I agree it's frustrating but everything needs to be put into perspective - we were never going to maintain that form until May, all the teams around us have experienced troughs in form so I don't know why our fans expect any different....
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in Derby County vs Fulham   
    Another frustrating result today, don't think we deserved to lose in all honesty. Yes we looked frail at the back and conceded two sloppy goals but but I think over 90 minutes the balance of play was fairly even. People forget that Fulham are the form team in the league and recently beat Villa and Wolves and did to us today what we have done to a lot of teams this season. 

    My only criticism is that the midfield doesn't provide enough protection to the defence, being too slow and are outnumbered and overrun too often which leaves the defence exposed. On the ball Huddlestone and Thorne have undeniable quality but its off the ball where they tend to struggle and that has been evident in recent weeks. Mitrovic put in a superb display today and totally bullied Keogh and Davies and that was the main difference between the two sides - we couldn't keep possession in their defensive third. 

    For me no one today had a real 'stinker' of a game but conversely, no one played above a 6 or 7 - although Palmer did look bright in a slightly deeper role and showed good intent. Ultimately we are in a rut and came up against an in form team who were more clinical than us, we had a number of opportunities which didn't quite go our way but there was enough in that performance to suggest we can stay in the playoffs. People who disagree with me are welcome to do so, but those who are being overly critical and negative are overreacting at this stage - there's enough time for us to halt this run and go into the playoffs in some good form. 

    If at the start of the season you'd been offered 5th at the start of March, how many would have turned that down?
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from r_wilcockson in Derby County vs Fulham   
    Another frustrating result today, don't think we deserved to lose in all honesty. Yes we looked frail at the back and conceded two sloppy goals but but I think over 90 minutes the balance of play was fairly even. People forget that Fulham are the form team in the league and recently beat Villa and Wolves and did to us today what we have done to a lot of teams this season. 

    My only criticism is that the midfield doesn't provide enough protection to the defence, being too slow and are outnumbered and overrun too often which leaves the defence exposed. On the ball Huddlestone and Thorne have undeniable quality but its off the ball where they tend to struggle and that has been evident in recent weeks. Mitrovic put in a superb display today and totally bullied Keogh and Davies and that was the main difference between the two sides - we couldn't keep possession in their defensive third. 

    For me no one today had a real 'stinker' of a game but conversely, no one played above a 6 or 7 - although Palmer did look bright in a slightly deeper role and showed good intent. Ultimately we are in a rut and came up against an in form team who were more clinical than us, we had a number of opportunities which didn't quite go our way but there was enough in that performance to suggest we can stay in the playoffs. People who disagree with me are welcome to do so, but those who are being overly critical and negative are overreacting at this stage - there's enough time for us to halt this run and go into the playoffs in some good form. 

    If at the start of the season you'd been offered 5th at the start of March, how many would have turned that down?
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from Alpha in Depression, anxiety, stress and other related issues   
    Been a while since I last posted in here but have kept an eye on posts from others. Anyone who is familiar with my story will be glad to hear I'm back having another crack at my final year at uni and so far, so good (on the whole). Got a really interesting project i'm working on and even managed to make the uni cricket squad for the first time! That said there's still bad days, living by yourself can take it's toll on your mind at times and only yesterday things got on top of me and I just broke down. I'm in a much better place now luckily having had some good fortune this past 10 months as well as amazing support from my family and friends. I even took the plunge on World Mental Health day and spoke out on Facebook about it all and the response was overwhelming and it was something I never expected I would have been able to do since I rarely post much on there. Part of the reason I felt empowered was having been able to open up about it on here, so to anyone who has been a part of this thread, thanks! 

    For anyone interested, the post is below:
     
    Just under a year ago, I was diagnosed with having depression. It was something that had been going on for a lot longer than I was prepared to admit and it was only when things started to boil over that I decided to do something. At first, I was afraid to confront the issue, scared of what people might think. I kept my issues a secret for a while, suppressing my feelings in the hope that they would simply go away and that everything would blow over. It became increasingly difficult to hide what was going on beneath the surface and, having taking the decision to drop out of university, I slowly started to confront my fears and tell my friends. Even typing it now, it seems ridiculous that something as simple as talking about these things can be so difficult. Despite my initial fears, I can honestly say that speaking about and sharing something as important as suffering from depression has been utterly liberating. The amount of love and support I have received has been overwhelming and has made the struggle that little bit easier knowing there is always someone willing to listen.
    It’s incredibly hard to put into words the effects that something like depression can do to you, not only mentally but also physically. I guess my greatest fear when trying to explain my depression, was the perceived lack of understanding that surrounds the issues of mental health, and attitudes towards it. Having taken the plunge and telling people, it has become increasingly obvious how prevalent an issue it really is, and that I was certainly not alone. I guess this is the point that I’m trying to make – depression can literally hit anyone, even the people you’d least expect it to and that there are far more people out there suffering in silence than you may realise. Like me, you may find it hard to convey your feelings to those around you, you feel like whatever you might say is pathetic but I assure you it is not. There is ALWAYS someone who is there to listen to you, and that you mean a whole lot to them.
    My mum once told me - “A problem shared, is a problem halved.” I never really believed how true this would prove to be.

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    loughboroughRAM reacted to Kernow in Johnny Russell - Signed for Sporting Kansas City   
    It’s certainly a surprise but it does kind of make sense. He’s a decent enough player but he’s not a regular starter for us in the Championship. If we don’t go up, he still won’t be a starter, if we do go up I doubt he’ll make our squad very often.
    He’s not got in a look in for his country so his realistic choices are spend the rest of his career in the Championship, go back to the Scottish Prem and play for somebody who isn’t Celtic, or move abroad.
    Better weather (dependent on the side), a good wage, a nice lifestyle for him and his family and he’ll be one of the star players. Bradley Wright Phillips is a standout player over there so it tells you what you need to know.
    I am a bit surprised in the sense that I doubt many would have predicted this, but I can understand why JR would have the desire to do so.
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    loughboroughRAM reacted to Nuwtfly in James McClean   
    Would be an excellent signing. He'd perform very well at this level. 
    To those who have instantly chundered into their coffees over this: please read some of the very articulate, measured things James McClean has said on his reasons for not wearing the poppy. Politics should play no part in football, but for those who insist on making it so, you should warrant yourself some balance by hearing both sides of what is an extremely complex story. 
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    loughboroughRAM reacted to KBB in Depression, anxiety, stress and other related issues   
    Struggling again. Anxiety taking over. Self confidence at an all time low. Strange isn't it how people can tell you every day how valued you are and how good you are, but I just can't take it as praise. Have to turn it into a negative.
    Feeling I have to hide it from SLT at work is horrible too.
    Teaching is hard enough, without having this mental monkey on my back every minute. So very tiring.
    Just when you think its gone it comes back bigger than ever.
    Shakes, nerves, nausea, headaches. Just getting to the end of the day, end of the week, end of the term, end of the year.
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from jono in what is the point of Lawrence   
    I think we're yet to see the best from Lawrence, remember last year and Vydra when everyone thought he was tosh? Some players take time to bed in and I think TL is no different - that said he has made 6 assists (most in the league is 9) so although he is frustrating at times he is still statistically one of our most creative players. I know you can't base a whole argument on stats alone but I think it at least points to him being more effective than he gets credit for. You also have to remember he is trying to fill the void left by Ince who was one of the best players in the league so it was always going to be hard for him to live up to those standards, and he is probably aware Ince's contribution to the team hence his determination to try the spectacular. I agree his performances haven't always been what they should be and he is frustrating at times, but give him time and I think we will see a similar situation to the one with Vydra, after all, his form last year proves he is capable.
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from angieram in what is the point of Lawrence   
    I think we're yet to see the best from Lawrence, remember last year and Vydra when everyone thought he was tosh? Some players take time to bed in and I think TL is no different - that said he has made 6 assists (most in the league is 9) so although he is frustrating at times he is still statistically one of our most creative players. I know you can't base a whole argument on stats alone but I think it at least points to him being more effective than he gets credit for. You also have to remember he is trying to fill the void left by Ince who was one of the best players in the league so it was always going to be hard for him to live up to those standards, and he is probably aware Ince's contribution to the team hence his determination to try the spectacular. I agree his performances haven't always been what they should be and he is frustrating at times, but give him time and I think we will see a similar situation to the one with Vydra, after all, his form last year proves he is capable.
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in what is the point of Lawrence   
    I think we're yet to see the best from Lawrence, remember last year and Vydra when everyone thought he was tosh? Some players take time to bed in and I think TL is no different - that said he has made 6 assists (most in the league is 9) so although he is frustrating at times he is still statistically one of our most creative players. I know you can't base a whole argument on stats alone but I think it at least points to him being more effective than he gets credit for. You also have to remember he is trying to fill the void left by Ince who was one of the best players in the league so it was always going to be hard for him to live up to those standards, and he is probably aware Ince's contribution to the team hence his determination to try the spectacular. I agree his performances haven't always been what they should be and he is frustrating at times, but give him time and I think we will see a similar situation to the one with Vydra, after all, his form last year proves he is capable.
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    loughboroughRAM reacted to Minneapolis American ITFC in Depression, anxiety, stress and other related issues   
    May have responded to this before but as having had depression issues (and for a time suicidal tendencies) now and in the past, it's a comfort to know there are similar sufferers out there and interesting to read other perspectives and stories.
    There's no 'best way' to combat these anxieties, each individual will find their own way to get through the days and weeks ahead : but being involved with others (not talking on-line, but in person - face to face etc) and being part of group activities can help a deteriorating or unstable situation.
    I see day by day people less fortunate than myself in ways that don't really require elaboration, and it offers a simple but effective perspective.     Bottom line, realize you're better off than a good many others and don't forget to count your blessings.
    Life is hard, it's unfair and at times seems without mercy - for a time I was almost oblivious to it but got hit hard - very hard - when things started to fall apart.     A few years on, it's no pleasure park out there, but coping all the same.
     
     
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from Van Cone De Head in Depression, anxiety, stress and other related issues   
    Cheers mate, so long as Matty V keeps banging them on I reckon It'll make things a lot easier!
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    loughboroughRAM got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Depression, anxiety, stress and other related issues   
    Been a while since I last posted in here but have kept an eye on posts from others. Anyone who is familiar with my story will be glad to hear I'm back having another crack at my final year at uni and so far, so good (on the whole). Got a really interesting project i'm working on and even managed to make the uni cricket squad for the first time! That said there's still bad days, living by yourself can take it's toll on your mind at times and only yesterday things got on top of me and I just broke down. I'm in a much better place now luckily having had some good fortune this past 10 months as well as amazing support from my family and friends. I even took the plunge on World Mental Health day and spoke out on Facebook about it all and the response was overwhelming and it was something I never expected I would have been able to do since I rarely post much on there. Part of the reason I felt empowered was having been able to open up about it on here, so to anyone who has been a part of this thread, thanks! 

    For anyone interested, the post is below:
     
    Just under a year ago, I was diagnosed with having depression. It was something that had been going on for a lot longer than I was prepared to admit and it was only when things started to boil over that I decided to do something. At first, I was afraid to confront the issue, scared of what people might think. I kept my issues a secret for a while, suppressing my feelings in the hope that they would simply go away and that everything would blow over. It became increasingly difficult to hide what was going on beneath the surface and, having taking the decision to drop out of university, I slowly started to confront my fears and tell my friends. Even typing it now, it seems ridiculous that something as simple as talking about these things can be so difficult. Despite my initial fears, I can honestly say that speaking about and sharing something as important as suffering from depression has been utterly liberating. The amount of love and support I have received has been overwhelming and has made the struggle that little bit easier knowing there is always someone willing to listen.
    It’s incredibly hard to put into words the effects that something like depression can do to you, not only mentally but also physically. I guess my greatest fear when trying to explain my depression, was the perceived lack of understanding that surrounds the issues of mental health, and attitudes towards it. Having taken the plunge and telling people, it has become increasingly obvious how prevalent an issue it really is, and that I was certainly not alone. I guess this is the point that I’m trying to make – depression can literally hit anyone, even the people you’d least expect it to and that there are far more people out there suffering in silence than you may realise. Like me, you may find it hard to convey your feelings to those around you, you feel like whatever you might say is pathetic but I assure you it is not. There is ALWAYS someone who is there to listen to you, and that you mean a whole lot to them.
    My mum once told me - “A problem shared, is a problem halved.” I never really believed how true this would prove to be.

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