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    Kelle Roos

    Thought Kelle did well today and looks like he is growing in confidence. Looks calm, good on crosses Keogh in particular looks a lot happier with a keeper who is prepared to come and catch a cross
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    Played in the No9 role today and guess what - scores 2 goals and puts in a MoM performance. I thought he was immense today, held the ball up, brought others into the play, chased defenders down and put the ball in the back of the net twice. All in all one of the best all round centre forward displays I have seen in a Derby shirt for a while. Clearly he prefers the CF position judging by his post match interview. I really think he could be the difference....
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    Preston North End vs Derby County Matchday Thread

    Think you have got to fit little Duane in there somewhere - he’s our best footballer imo. 🙂
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    Waghorn got MoM today playing wide. I thought that when Marriott went off Waghorn would play through the middle with Mason going wide but MB seemed to go central. Soon after Nugent came on to play through the middle with MB out left and MW out right. Looks like Frank doesn’t see Waghorn as his centre forward.
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    Playing 433 we need someone to hold the ball up else it just keeps coming back. He seems to be capable of doing just that and his 16 goals last season show that he knows how to score goals. I think he could be a big plus for the 2nd half of the season if he stays fit.
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    I am surprised that more hasn’t been said about Waghorn’s performance last night. I thought he was excellent and we looked much better when he played through the middle, he’s solid, good in the air, and can hold the ball up. In a 433 he looks a better option than Marriott who seems to prefer running in behind, perhaps Frank will now give him a bit more game time... Thoughts anyone?
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    V Swansea (h) match thread

    Just my opinion based upon Thorne’s showing on Monday night. He seemed to be moving and turning well and looked half a yard quicker having watched the game live (played just down the road from me). He has the ability to control a game and to keep the ball and dictate the pace all of the things that we were lacking on Wednesday night. Don’t get me wrong I like Tom, he just lacks a lot of mobility, the opposition just seem to run past him at times. On the other hand George looks fitter than I have seen him since he broke his leg. I would have thought he has both the fitness and the ability but perhaps Frank and Jody disagree...
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    V Swansea (h) match thread

    We really miss a fit and functioning George Thorne, he would have made a massive difference against Stoke IMO. I saw him playing for the U23’s on Monday night and thought that he looked fit and mobile, he really did control the game until he was sent off. George Evans on the other hand looked very average. Huddlestone - not mobile enough, Evans - not fit enough, Johnson - not good enough. Thorne is the obvious choice at CDM for me, maybe there are financial implications, perhaps Thorne has fallen out with the management team but this is costing us ATM.
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    Derby County v Aston Villa Match Thread

    Having just watched the highlights, Grealish and McGinn both very influential. Would love McGinn in our midfield, thought he looked really good. Not sure if anyone has commented on this but i was really surprised that Holmes was taken off, I thought he was our best player. Instead Lawrence went to play just off Marriott. Not a Lawrence hater but we were playing with ten men with him still on the pitch.
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    In a Nutshell: Rams V Aston Villa

    In a nutshell Grealish and McGinn ran the game, we had no answer.
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    Happy Birthday Kevin Hector

    That isn’t the pop side!
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    V QPR (A) Match Thread

    Would have preferred Waghorn for Marriott because he can hold the ball up top.
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    Scott Malone

    Malone would probably fit a 3-5-2 system very well. Bogle & Malone as wingbacks Keogh, Davies and Forsyth as a back 3 Usual 3 centre mids - Jonno, Bryson & Mount Waghorn & Marriott up top Has possibilities....
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    V Norwich (H) Match Thread

    My thoughts on last nights game fwiw... As been said on here Norwich are a good side, their manager has them playing some good football, lots of short quick passing and a touch of the cynical about them. They looked better than us and scored from one of many corners and I thought we were a little lucky to get a point. We looked edgy with Tomori in particular making a number of clumsy mistakes early on. Bennett sadly had a poor game and seemed afraid to make a mistake before he was pulled off, I thought the change should have been made at half time. Waghorn did well when he came on and was instrumental in our equaliser. I would like to see him in for a tired looking Nugent at the weekend. I find it strange that a striker who can hold the ball up and scored 16 goals last season with lots of assists, can’t get in the team. Malone looked quite good in possession, not sure about his defensive qualities but i though he did well as did Keogh, Carson and Johnson. Overall a very uninspiring performance with the front three not really affecting the game at all. Lawrence, Waghorn and Jozefzoon would be my front 3 against QPR. Onwards and upwards 👍
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    Academy Thread 2018/19

    Went to the game last night and really enjoyed it. From what I saw Sibley looks talented but needs to calm down a little as he could easily have been sent off in the second half. George looked much more mobile than he was towards the end of last season, I thought he did well and should be in contention along with Huddlestone for 1st team holding role. McAllister look decent when he came on in the 2nd half but in truth we never really looked like scoring against a physical LCFC side.

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