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richinspain

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    richinspain reacted to Van der MoodHoover in El DerbyCo   
    Of course he is. How dare he post footage of MoodHoover Towers claiming it as his own! 
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    richinspain reacted to Coneheadjohn in The faces coneheadjohn is going to pull tomorrow   
    It’s made it even more entertaining for me because they’re all.

    And I’m.

     
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    richinspain got a reaction from Coneheadjohn in The faces coneheadjohn is going to pull tomorrow   
    When he goes in to work and the EFL have relegated us

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    richinspain got a reaction from GangwayD in Summer 2021 Transfer Window - Suggestion Thread   
    I've not liked the idea of signing recently relegated players ever since we signed Claude from Sheffield Utd. They come with baggage. Marshall came with a very good reputation but in my opinion was no more than on a par with Roos. Byrne I have to admit has done very well for us. Whoever we sign has to be better than what we currently have available. No more back up players please. If they don't improve the team don't sign them.
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    richinspain got a reaction from Inverurie Ram in Show of support at Pride Park - Saturday 10am   
    Serious question, how old are you? For those of us of a certain age, although football is very important, it's just a game. It makes us happy. It makes us sad. It makes us bloody depressed. With Derby County the emotions just keep jumping from one extreme to the other. I am not happy with how the season has gone. However we will be playing next season in the championship. We are at the moment joint first in the league. Hopefully we'll be there on our own in 46 games time. I'm celebrating (very subdued, without a drink and with no one close to me who gives a flying duck) being in that position. As @uttoxram75 said, we were celebrating a very similar situation all those years back. It got even worse the next year, so have a drink and a nice big smile on your face. There's plenty other things to worry about.
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    richinspain reacted to Boycie in EFL appeal   
    I wonder where all these ITK rumours are coming from.
    Certain posters were ITK when we had a certain person high up at the club, but lost it when he left.
    Now, rumours are that he wants back in at the club, and the ITK’ers have chirped up again?
    Hmmmmm.
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    richinspain got a reaction from Dimmu in Summer 2021 Transfer Window - Suggestion Thread   
    I've not liked the idea of signing recently relegated players ever since we signed Claude from Sheffield Utd. They come with baggage. Marshall came with a very good reputation but in my opinion was no more than on a par with Roos. Byrne I have to admit has done very well for us. Whoever we sign has to be better than what we currently have available. No more back up players please. If they don't improve the team don't sign them.
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    richinspain got a reaction from ck- in A message from the top   
    Is it possible to drive to the Premier League?
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    richinspain got a reaction from ck- in A message from the top   
    Typical negative Derby fans. We're going up as champions!
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    richinspain got a reaction from Ellafella in The Faces I’ve pulled today.   
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    richinspain got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in The Rotherham Appreciation Thread   
    But he knew that Rotherham had been relegated when they didn't win.
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    richinspain reacted to i-Ram in Unpopular opinion   
    I really think Rooney doesn’t rate McClaren. Manager of England when we had the golden generation and failed to get to the Euro’s in 2008. 
    Phelan would be a good shout, or any other gnarled number 2 with c15/20 years under their belt.
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    richinspain got a reaction from i-Ram in Unpopular opinion   
    Thanks for the reply. As I said, although I don't always agree with your stance you do put across a very good argument for your beliefs. I am pretty firmly on the fence with regards Rooney continuing. There are so many things in the negative box, but I also agree with everything you put in his favour. I really wouldn't be too upset whether he stays or he gets the boot, but am probably swaying towards giving him the chance with his own players.
    The one thing that I am convinced about though is that I agree with half of your last sentence. He needs desperately experienced help, whether it be someone who has been a manager (I do think that Mac as his official number 2 would work if it was a mutual decision, but fear that Rooney's recent tetchyness when questioned about Mac being excluded suggests that it would be impossible) or an experienced number 2. Someone like Mike Phelan for example. The rumours about Scholes (was it?) would definitely worry me as as far as I'm aware he hasn't got any experience either. Please don't let it be a job for a mate. Rooney's managerial future depends on his next job, be that at Derby or elsewhere. Nigel Clough got battered because he stuck with a back room staff that many felt weren't up to it. I think that most successful managers have a good number 2 by their side.
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    richinspain reacted to i-Ram in Unpopular opinion   
    Because Rosenior, whilst a nice guy, is something of a wimp. He had a chance to make his case late last year, but was happy that Rooney should take the reins and he would gain more experience as a No. 2. He has no great profile either.  Rooney will attract by transfer, and be offered by loan, better players than would come the way of Rosenior. No brainer really out of the two. Not sure badges are overly important anyway, other than meeting FA rules. I think Rooney needs to learn a few more words rather than get himself a badge.
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    richinspain got a reaction from i-Ram in Unpopular opinion   
    Got to confess you've surprised me @i-Ram, I thought that you would be in the out camp. Probably because you're generally "outspoken" but even when I don't agree with you I do appreciate your arguments. Personally I wouldn't be disappointed with either route, stay or sent packing. As has been said by both camps, there are so many negatives but also mitigating circumstances. I would add though that I would like to see some changes in his back room staff if he stays. They may all be more than capable but I would just like some experience there to help out.
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    richinspain reacted to i-Ram in Unpopular opinion   
    I would suggest I am not shy of stating my opinion, rather than ‘outspoken’. 😂
    Rooney should never have been signed as a player. Another lousy Morris ‘profile’ arrangement. Anyone who saw him perform in the MLS could see he was still skilful, but had the legs of Devon Lock. His signing immediately put Cocu in difficulty, and made hits position pretty untenable. Cocu’s vulnerability was further fuelled by Rooney, his agent and his mates. We would have finished higher this season in my opinion if Cocu had stayed, and been able to use Bielik and Kaz, and make a few more (loan) signings in January. Cocu had too many coaches foisted upon him with Rooney and Rosenior. He should have been allowed to rely on his usual 2 mates - the quiet one with the dark hair, and the curly haired one who smiled and hugged a lot.
    Anyway, Rooney got the management gig, and was not allowed to select his own support team. Meddling Mel thinking initially that management by committee was a great thing, and also that some bloke who is keen on Newcastle might help lurking iat the back of the stand. Rooney however committed himself fully to the task, and dealt reasonably well with the cards dealt to him, and the setbacks of losing Curt, Bielik, and many others during the last 6 months. His loan signings were all pretty ok in January, but again his luck wasn’t in with injuries. Obviously a bit tactically naive, but he gave opportunities to a lot of our youth, and at the end of the day kept us in the league, when a great many in November/December were convinced we were going down. He did so with players demotivated by not being paid, all the off pitch drama, and and with many senior pros at the end of their contract and not likely to get any renewal with the financing uncertainty.
    Rooney hasn’t as yet evidenced that he has his own preferred style, but he has very good contacts which hopefully will mean he will secure that players in the next few month he wants, to play the way he wants. In my book he has just about done enough to justify another season to see if he can use those contacts, and also put into practice the knowledge he would have gained from hist time under Fergusson, Jose, Van Gaal, etc. I would push Rosenior out (nice bloke, deserves his own management job in the first or second division), etc., and get a decent experienced number two, and not one who has hair issues and likes to use an umbrella to keep himself dry. 
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    richinspain got a reaction from Jourdan in The Faces I’ve pulled today.   
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    richinspain got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in The Faces I’ve pulled today.   
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    richinspain reacted to Dethorn in Craig Forsyth   
    I think he was pushed in the back for the first goal - free kick to us
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    richinspain reacted to Boycie in Owen Bradley & RamsTV Love-in   
    I’d love @Owen87ITKto post that there’s no trip to your favourite toilets next season.👌🏻
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    richinspain reacted to angieram in Summer 2021 Transfer Window - Suggestion Thread   
    I also have a worry about signing players who have been good elsewhere for a long time. Barry Bannan is 31 years old, his best days are probably behind him, we would be his last gig. This goes right back into the category of signings people are saying we should avoid.
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