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  1. Which presumably means that we are more likely to win the argument than SWFC are. I would like the club to come out with a strongly worded statement, sooner rather than later.
  2. I hope that MM is going to come out fighting with all guns blazing over this seemingly ridiculous EFL charge. FWIW ppl may be interested in the following copied from the BBC website (apologies if already posted). Sheffield Wednesday have issued a claim against the English Football League for allegedly "acting unlawfully" by charging the club over the sale of their ground to owner Dejphon Chansiri. The Owls sold Hillsborough for about £60m, helping them post a pre-tax profit of £2.5m in 2017-18.
  3. Reminded me of the abuse James Maddisson got at PP when he was with Norwich. Similar type of player could be a good/excellent signing.
  4. The assist for the 2nd goal was excellent, not just the cross but the fact that he had the composure to look up before crossing. Makes me think he is good enough!
  5. Really? The option would be to stick with Cocu and his boring negative approach which is driving fans away in droves. Even my Mrs doesn't want to go atm. Also would Mel be prepared to trust him with transfer funds in January? Unlikely given our current form and situation.
  6. Lose this one and we are really in the poo. Would think that Mel's axe might fall.
  7. I suppose it depends on how far and for how long you follow the downward spiral...
  8. Hang on, are you seriously comparing us with Bury and Macclesfield. I would go with Coventry, Bolton, Sunderland, Portsmouth and others who have found themselves in a downward spiral.
  9. We are not improving, we are getting worse with each game. Perhaps Rooney will make a difference, perhaps he won’t. League 1 is a possibility and for me and many other Derby fans L1 is oblivion...
  10. The problem may be competence or lack of it. No matter what the job is or the industry you are in an incompetent manager is your worst nightmare as an owner. So what do you do just carry on regardless and watch your business disappear into oblivion or do you take action. Perhaps you just sit tight and hope for an improvement in which case it’s squeaky bum time...
  11. All this talk of new players in January. How many of us would give Cocu a penny if it was their own money. I wouldn’t trust him with a penny. Mel is in a difficult position, does he stick or twist. He’s given PC a 4 year deal so it would be very expensive to sack him. He could give him money to spend on new players but will he get the best out of them with some very negative possession based football. He could invest nothing and risk relegation which is now becoming a very real possibility. FWIW I do not think the current squad is that bad, we should be at least upper/mid table even allowing for injuries.
  12. The next 3 games all against struggling teams are going to be crucial for Cocu. We have Reading then Wigan, both away with the last game of the year against Charlton at home. 9 points = panic over 6 points = well done 3 points = still in a job 0 points = bye bye Cocu
  13. Cocu appears to be clueless. Listening to his post match interviews doesn't inspire confidence. We seem to be getting worse instead of better and most of the players seem to lack any confidence in their own abilities. Relegation is a real possibility however a 4 year deal would be expensive to terminate. Mel will have a decision to make if we get nothing out of the next two away games.
  14. Did my medial earlier this year and attempted to play too early after 8 weeks because I was missing playing so much. I ended up out for 12 weeks, however I am old and I didn’t have the benefit of professional treatment. He may well be out 6 to 8 weeks depending on the severity.
  15. This may have already been covered but:- Goals scored = 18 only 2 more than bottom of the table Barnsley. Goals conceded = 21 only 4 more than the top 2 teams (17) who have both scored around 30 goals so far. Those stats don’t lie, we are painfully short of goals 18 in 16 games is poor in any division. Against the gumps we had 4 or 5 good opportunities but couldn’t put them away. This must be a concern, if it continues over the season we could be in trouble. Who and where are our 20 goal a season strikers?
  16. I was there stood on the pop-side with some school mates, what an atmosphere, what a night! Early Clough/Taylor days and still in 2nd division we came from behind to be 1st division Chelsea 3-1 playing some great football. It was at that point I knew, and my mates knew that we were going places...
  17. I had to do the same but was easy to find. Kevin Hector was my all time favourite player by the way, he seemed to glide over a very muddy BBG pitch. Lovely fella too.
  18. Bloody hell, I thought I was a long time fan! Can you remember your first match Kev? I have hazy recollections about watching Rams v Posh in a much postponed FA Cup 3rd round game circa 1963. We were let under the turnstiles at the boys end by a kindly gate man who must have felt sorry for a couple of scruffy kids. Am pretty sure we won on a frozen BBG, was hooked from that day on. Different game now though, it’s not just the fact we are older. Sky changed the game immensely, lots more money and more pressure on managers and players to perform and achieve results at any cost. Cheating is now the accepted norm, I still don’t understand why shirt pulling is not a bookable offence! I still love the game of football and DCFC in particular but the culture within football has changed.
  19. A poor game between two poor sides. We could have easily lost 2-0 but managed to win it 1-0 with a moment of quality. My thoughts on individual performances FWIW... Roos, The crowd were on his back for failing to catch the ball, but he kept us in the game in the 2nd half with two good saves. Bogle easing his way back, will come good. Davies led by example, great block in the 2nd half. Clarke, should be good as a left footed LCB, but isn’t yet, needs time to settle. Malone, awful crossing - would play Lowe next game. Beilik, still not sure about his best position, again needs time to settle Shinnie, scored a quality winning goal, steady game otherwise. Holmes, see Bogle Paterson, quiet game, looked knackered. Lawrence, looked good at times, looked awful at other times. Lacking in end product Waghorn, had a mare... Subs: Martin seemed to make a difference, great lay-off for the goal. Lowe, not much time but did okay Marriott, thought he did okay out wide but needs to play more central possibly with Martin coming short to link up play. In Summary: Work in Progress.
  20. May be a bit harsh but having watched the replay, all 3 goals against could have been prevented by a confident and dominant keeper. Ben Hamer may not be any better than Roos but now is the time to find out.
  21. Hadn’t realised what a short arsed team we were. Only a couple of players over 5ft 8in!
  22. We had 62% possession ffs! Only 2 shots on target but 7 for the opposition. Of course the stat that counts is goals is goals for and against, no contest on that one. This speaks volumes for the effectiveness of our possession based football. In theory if we have the ball the opposition can’t score, but hey guess what... it seems they can - multiple times. Rapidly getting very pissed off with this season and I feel that time is fast running out for Cocu. Please prove me wrong Mr C.
  23. I could be wrong but the club may be able to cancel a players contract while retaining the players registration.
  24. A poor decision from the club in all honesty, the club needed to suspend the two players pending the outcome of the court proceedings. Mel has totally misread the mood of the majority of the fans, especially those who have been affected directly or indirectly by drink driving. A massive own goal IMO.
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