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  1. Bris Vegas

    Plan B needed or not?

    We did have different options under Mac. Dawkins played certain games when there was more emphasis in keeping the ball in the final third. The rotation of Hendrick, Bryson and Hughes often to suit who we were playing, needing more physicality, guile or legs. The switch to 4-2-4 when chasing a goal. People just came out with this ridiculous plan B notion everytime we lost. In the Championship, you lose games... It’s natural. If plan A works to a sufficient degree, then you don’t need a plan B. And what do people expect? Throw a tall CB upfront and go longball for the last 10 mins - is that a plan B? If you want a team capable of playing possession football, counterattacking football and hoofball to the 6ft 5inch giants on a week-by-week basis then you need a squad of 60 players with different coaches for each - NFL style.
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    Florian Jozefzoon - Signed on a 3 year deal

    There appears to be a deal in place for Vydra. Selling him is our only option if we plan to buy this summer. I’m personally happy about this deal. I rate the player. Weimann out, Jozefzoon in for a total net spend of say £750,000 plus less wages is a darn good deal.
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    Is this season a write-off already?

    Derby certainly did overachieve last season. Didn’t you watch us play? I lost count of the amount of times we walked away from the game thinking ‘how did we pull that off?’ Our strikers were at their most clinical last season. Way above the average in terms of goals vs chances created. Defensively we were very solid, largely aided by the way we set up. If we play more open this season, we’re going to be exposed more and teams will have more space when attacking. Carson had arguably his best season ever, while there were loads of times where the opposition missed a sitter which would have changed the game completely. I don’t remember many games at all where we walked away looking like the better team. Every game seemed to be a huge battle and effort. From February onwards we went on midtable form, with some of our wins like Preston away being nothing short of daylight robbery.
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    Is this season a write-off already?

    Wednesday were a mess last season due to their injuries. Once they got their better players back, like Kieran Lee, Bannan and Forestieri, they went on promotion form for the last 10 games of the season and looked really good. I think they already have a top six squad, they just suffered from so many injuries last season which cost Carvalhal his job and then it took a little while for them to adjust to Luhukay and his preferred formation of a back three. Forest improved immensely from a defensive point of view. They just lacked creativity with Tomlin their only outlet and a goal scorer, relying on Brereton who reminds me of Callum Ball. Forest have bought 5 new attacking players this summer, one of those a Championship goal scorer in Grabban and three others being top Portugal U21 internationals. They will challenge. Derby overachieved last season. How many times did we fall behind in a game and we all thought, well that's that? We don't have the nous or creativity to get back into it because we're a counterattacking team. Now Lampard wants us to move into a team who looks to dominate the ball. So why do people suddenly expect us to start breaking teams down when it was painfully obvious we couldn't do it last season. If Lampard gets us in the top six playing a decent brand of football with our current squad is seems far more suited to deep defensive block Rowetball then he's frankly (no pun intended) a genius and should be managing a CL club.
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    Is this season a write-off already?

    Unfortunately, Forest have moulded a potent Championship squad this summer which is set up for Karanka's style of play. They lacked goals and creativity big time last season, Only four teams kept more clean sheets than Forest in the last quarter of the season. Karanka certainly shored up their defence. And now they've added creativity and goals this summer with the likes of Grabban, Soudani, Carvalho, Goncalves and Gil Dias. Not to mention signing Pantilimon and Figueirido on perm deals. I'll be amazed if they don't finish top six, or if Derby finish above them.
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    Is this season a write-off already?

    I'd easily swap our squad for Swansea, West Brom, Stoke, Forest, Boro, Sheff Wed, Norwich and Brentford. While some be lacking individually, they each have a team more suited to their manager's style of play and they'll strengthen further as the window goes on.
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    Florian Jozefzoon - Signed on a 3 year deal

    Reportedly is your key word.
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    Unpopular opinions: Football but not DCFC

    Football was invented by the Aztecs and Mayans hundreds of years ago. The only thing that has changed over time is the rules and professional set up.
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    Florian Jozefzoon - Signed on a 3 year deal

    West Brom are after him. Wolves are also taking a look. We have no chance of signing him if there is a fee over £2.5 million involved. We're cash-strapped until we sell Vydra.
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    Is this season a write-off already?

    Do you honestly believe that? Rowett has always overachieved with what he has at his disposal. That’s exactly why Stoke wanted him, because he did a superb job at Brum and Derby with the team at his disposal. Rowett’s football was horrible to watch, but it got the best out of several players. Let’s not pretend that Vydra is a better player in another system, he isn’t. Likewise the horrible defensive non-possession football we played under Rowett didn’t expose the likes of Hudds, Ledley or Bradders for the oil tankers that they are. Football isn’t played on paper, I’m sure you know that you seem like a knowledgeable guy. It’s easy to look at individuals, but we need to mould them into a functioning team. Will Curtis Davies or Keogh be as solid in an attack-minded team when they’re likely to be exposed more to one vs one situations. Which of our current wide players look capable of taking the ball in, moving it on and intelligently run into space off the balll? If we’re going to play an entertaining style which looks to build attacks from the back, then we need half a dozen new players at the very least. And as for the strikers. Jerome looked useful charging down long punts and pressuring the defenders. He looks like bambi on ice when tasking him with pass and move, instigating attacks.
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    Is this season a write-off already?

    Why are people comparing our loan signings to that of Fulham, Wolves and Watford? Take out the loan signings and those 3 still had miles better squads than what we have. I’d much rather sell Vydra and start the rebuild with permanent signings ie. signing young players who will be here under Lampard for the next four years. You’re deluding yourselves if you think the two loanees are going to sign with us while were still stuck in the Championship, which is a foregone conclusion for the next 2 years because our squad is crap. I’m glad we’ve signed the duo on loan. They’re a hell of a lot better than say Butterfield and Weimann. But they’re not going to push us towards a promotion challenge, they’re not world beaters. The squad is still a horrible mess and we can’t rectify that until summer. But at the very least I was hopeful of putting a few building blocks in place this summer, but a failure to sell Vydra has prevented that.
  12. Bris Vegas

    Is this season a write-off already?

    If we had just signed Mount and Wilson on permanent deals then I may start warming to the idea that this season isn’t a write-off already. We would have two excellent young players to build around and have them as the building blocks in Lampard’s new regime, style and philosophy. But, the truth is, we’ve just signed two players who are plugging gaps and won’t be with us beyond this season.
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    At the club now

    I’m afraid I don’t even think we have a top 10 squad. Rowett pulled off a minor miracle getting this lot into the top 6. His style of horrible defensive hoofball actually suited a lot of our players. Assuming Lampard wants to play an entertaining freeflowing style then we’re miles off. Our fullbacks are really poor going forward. We’ve got a solid defence which can repell attacks, that’s about it. In midfield we’re still lumped with a bunch of ageing cloggers. All well and good for those that just sit infront of the back four in a deep block and hoof it into the channels. But with a change in style, if players like Hendrick struggled at the freeflowing stuff and off the ball movement, what do you reckon to Bradders, Hudds, Ledley, Butters and Thorne. They’re all painfully slow and have zero movement and zero attacking threat. And as for the wide players. Lawrence is crap. Bennett is worse. We’re seemingly now pinning our hopes on two loan players and youths. That’s not enough. We could have just signed Mbappe and Modric on loan and we still wouldn’t have a promotion squad.
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    Geriatric Floresta

    Forest will easily make the playoffs this season. Derby I'm afraid will be fortunate to finish in the top 10.
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    Boxing Thread

    Wilder has played a blinder in all of this. He has made himself relevant going off Joshua’s name where before he was still deemed a nobody. Wilder brings very little to the table. One belt and about 10% of the PPV buys, therefore he doesn’t deserve anywhere near half the split. But for Wilder, he can still make a comfortable living without AJ. He’s picking up $3m for easy winnable fights in the US and he isn’t receiving any damage. If he genuinely doesn’t believe he can beat AJ and the moment he loses to him he loses all leverage and those $3m easy paydays are over, then he’s smart to steer well clear. What I don’t understand though is why certain belts are forcing AJ to fight mandatorys like Povetkin but Wilder hasn’t been forced to fight Dillian Whyte who has been no.1 in the WBC for ages now.

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