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Wolfie20

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    Wolfie20 reacted to LazloW in Krystian Bielik bad knee injury   
    It’s amazing isn’t it.  Within a minute of it happening the injury had been diagnosed as an ACL, he would be out for anywhere between a day and a season and a half, the recruitment team had been lined up against a wall (again... presumably for the crime of not being clairvoyant) and the world was about to end.  All of this will probably come to pass, but the eagerness to ring the bell of doom never ceases to amaze.
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from G STAR RAM in v Middlesbrough (A) - Matchday Thread   
    The only fact from the list you've given was that Wing scored. The rest are opinions - some probably correct but none of them facts!
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from LeedsRam1999 in v Hull City (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Definitely Wisdom in at RB - i could see Grosicki giving Bogle a bit of a chasing down Hulls' left.
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from TomG in Jack Clarke   
    Doubt he'd be a regular starter with them
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from Tamworthram in Jack Marriott   
    How can we class him as an asset if he's hardly ever available? The 3 years before joining us he averaged more than 40 league games a season - he's got the Derby curse!
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from Will Hughes Hair in Billy Sharp   
    Are you seriously wanting Huddlestone to pick up more Injuries?
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in The Championship 19/20   
    FTFY
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    Wolfie20 reacted to reverendo de duivel in January 2020 transfer window   
    Multiple sad face responses, yet hasn't got the stones to actually post on here.
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from SKRam in v Middlesbrough (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Wrist-slashers still out in force I see
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    Wolfie20 reacted to Ram8 in v Middlesbrough (A) - Matchday Thread   
    I agree with RoyMac5 that Cocu is primarily reactive rather than proactive, and this is due entirely to his increasing propensity to pick the wrong players, the wrong team, and indeed regularly chop and change the starting line-up when it’s not necessary. 
    Possibly the most glaringly obvious example of this is his rejection of the ‘combination’ that won us the cup tie at Crystal Palace; the triumvirate of our three most talented players, Rooney, Huddlestone and Martin, who ‘pooled’ their game management and talent to run the game, possibly the most promising sign this season that we had discovered the nucleus of a winning, and intelligently attractive, team (The Derby Way?). 
    So, what does our ‘esteemed’ manager do ? He drops two of them (Martin and Huddlestone) plus Sibley, who also made a positive contribution to the Palace win; the most obvious error being replacing Martin up front with the woeful and ineffective Martyn Waghorn, a player whose first touch (in stark contrast to that of Chris Martin) is so poor that it virtually guarantees that 90% of our attacks founder on the rocks of his ineptitude. And those who defend him on the basis that he ‘works hard’, ‘runs his **** off’ etc. need to be reminded of David Nugent, another ineffective centre forward who was equally popular with those who only see value in a player who runs around imitating a headless chicken ! 
    And what level of footballing knowledge is at play when Cocu, once again, continues to impede our progress towards a settled and competent team capable of promotion, by the inclusion of a player who has failed to impress, to shine, to integrate, into every system that every manager in recent times has chosen to utilise ? I refer of course to Tom Lawrence, a player who barely merits the description of ‘professional footballer’, and offers nothing whatsoever as either a winger or a number 10 ! 
    How disappointing this is, after the apparent ‘green shoots’ of the last three games, for our manager to deliberately choose two steps backwards after the promising one step forward we had apparently achieved .. 
     
     
     
     
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from Nuwtfly in Billy Sharp   
    Not particularly keen on the Cosgrove rumour but for me, providing it's nowhere near the £4m being suggested, given our league position and the likelihood we'll still be in the Championship next season, it's a risk I'd prefer to take rather than pay Sharps' wages for the next 5 months.
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from RoyMac5 in v Middlesbrough (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Ah - then we've more in common than i thought   😁
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from SKRam in v Hull City (H) - Matchday Thread   
    You'll be lucky - but definitely not East Stand. 
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    Wolfie20 reacted to ossieram in v Middlesbrough (A) - Matchday Thread   
    So you'd love Cocu to have the same mind-set as Klopp and Guardiola! Would you also like him to have the same budget and the same time to buld a team that fits in with that mind-set, or just sack him now because he can't get Waghorn, Lawrence and Marriott playing like the Liverpool front 3?
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    Wolfie20 reacted to Tyler Durden in January 2020 transfer window   
    Crass comment. A lot of championship sides would take him, the crux of the issue is they wouldn't take him for the transfer free which we paid for him nor likely the wages he is on.
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from SKRam in LIVE Football 19/20   
    Bournemouth are dreadful - look devoid of quality and spirit. Injuries have been a factor but surprised if Howe turns this one around.
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    Wolfie20 reacted to Rosythram in January 2020 transfer window   
    Lawrence would struggle to get a game with any other championship side, in fairness I don’t believe many 1st division sides would take a punt either.
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from IslandExile in v Middlesbrough (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Wrist-slashers still out in force I see
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    Wolfie20 reacted to dcfc4ever in v Middlesbrough (A) - Matchday Thread   
    As the song goes “always look on the bright side of life”
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from Mistaram in v Middlesbrough (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Line up where you want - I don't give a fig
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from dcfc4ever in v Middlesbrough (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Wrist-slashers still out in force I see
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from RoyMac5 in v Middlesbrough (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Wrist-slashers still out in force I see
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    Wolfie20 got a reaction from i-Ram in Billy Sharp   
    Do you really think Cocu would accept having no involvement in the Clubs' transfer policy? His reputation depends on the success of whichever club he's managing so for him not to influence the type of players being recruited just doesn't make sense.
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    Wolfie20 reacted to Mafiabob in Billy Sharp   
    It’s just my thoughts, I maybe completely bat poo wrong 
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    Wolfie20 reacted to LazloW in v Middlesbrough (A) - Matchday Thread   
    To some, when we lose or play badly it is only ever the manager’s fault.  It never has anything to do with the players not doing what they were told, having a bad game, the opposition playing well, the opposition actually wanting to win (heaven forbid), referees having stinkers, bad luck or anything else.  
    To those same people, when we win, or play well, it often seems that the manager had nothing to do with it.  It’s mostly that the opposition were rubbish, or their players weren’t playing well, or we wanted it more or we had some luck.  
    Some seem to see it as a negative that when the manager sees it isn’t going well, that they change things to fix the problem.  They only see it as a negative when our manager does it, mind.  Other managers will be seen as tactical geniuses for doing the same.
    To me, it is a good sign when your manager identified a problem and does Something about it.  To others, it means they got it wrong in the first place and should be roundly criticised for this (again, not reflecting on the fact that all plans go out of the window once the match starts; the game being played in the real world, with human beings rather than on paper by bots).
    It really does seem that once some minds are made up about something, they find it impossible to move an inch from that position.
    Cocu hasn’t done enough for me to be a strong advocate for him as yet.  But having considered the context we are in, I see no reason to believe he has done anything to be considered ‘clueless‘.   Yesterday would tend to point to the opposite of cluelessness (and I can say that while not entirely agreeing with his team selection!)
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