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    Carnero got a reaction from Van der MoodHoover in Realistically ,New transfers in January????   
    That's the one 😂
    Young Nige could spot a player.
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    Carnero reacted to Gee SCREAMER !! in Abu Derby County   
    That makes literally no sense.  Basically at 1 million a season there covering his wages if that articles to believed.  Why not just say give us 500k and then Man City pay his wages.  The clubs 500 k up.  How in gods name would the failure to sell him now jeopardise his career as a player.  Sitting on Man Citys bench and not playing for 2 years is doing that regardless anyway.
    This is the worst paper in the world.😄
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    Carnero reacted to angieram in U23s vs Manchester City (H)   
    I think this has been our problem. We have lost all our lovely wing play. Our midfield is less strong at the moment too. But we have had a lot of injuries to contend with too.
    For all the stick that Wassall gets, he's a very solid defender and we miss him. 
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    Carnero reacted to Ghost of Clough in U23s vs Manchester City (H)   
    I'm yet to see why we recruited Sykes-Kenworthy. 3 games played and 12 conceded.
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    Carnero reacted to angieram in U23s vs Manchester City (H)   
    Not pleasant watching someone we have trained since a kid running rings round us.
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    Carnero reacted to Ramarena in Abu Derby County   
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    Carnero got a reaction from RoyMac5 in U23s vs Manchester City (H)   
    He did, I thought Delap was sure to get the shot off.
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    Carnero reacted to RoyMac5 in U23s vs Manchester City (H)   
    Did well, made it look easy.
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    Carnero reacted to Coconut in U23s vs Manchester City (H)   
    Is it bad that I've already taken a dislike to Delap for celebrating that? Show some respect you (big) little sod, you were here 10 years.
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    Carnero got a reaction from RoyMac5 in U23s vs Manchester City (H)   
    Looked like Solomon to me 
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    Carnero reacted to Steve Buckley’s Dog in U23s vs Manchester City (H)   
    Noticed C.Doyle in the City line up. Always nice to see a former fans favourite showing us what we are missing. 
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    Carnero reacted to Mick Harford in Abu Derby County   
    I sat in Lionels reception room with my gaffer, a recently retired Police detective, a short while into the 3 Amigos tenure. He essentially wanted to know what had happened with the take over as he thought he had been shafted.
    We started the investigation, even colleagues were saying that we wouldn't find anything as they (3 Amigos) were 'too clever'. We kept plugging away and an investigation over several months using his contacts from Scotland Yard fraud squad, the police and my Military contacts. It took in amongst other things:
    A Chip shop owner from Wolverhampton who invested thousands withMurdo.
    David Buust and his missing testimonial money, MM was his agent.
    Terry Butcher MM was in a business venture with him
    The Military, MM used to claim he was ex -SBS and had connections with loyalist Paramilitary Groups
    Various Mercedes cars that were billed to the club but used by family members of the 3 A's
    Norweigan football clubs
    The ABC Corporation (Panama)
    An early iteration of 3rd party ownership of players
    Expenses s for the ACN that had same dates as stays at Breadsall Priory, Club Sec was ordered to pay em.
    What is usually described as asset stripping
    Murdo asking around as to who my gaffer was as he wanted to 'sort him out'
    Counter surveillance and anti- Electronic Surveillance measures
    How MM was brought into teh club to investigate leaks regarding the Yakubu transfer under John Gregory
    Actions of certain Co-Op Bank employees
    We ended up with a pretty decent file on the activities, gaffer passed it onto Derbyshire Police Fraud Squad who took it on (the stuff gained by I think, the Rams Trust was also invaluable here) and obv we all know that they were found guilty.
    The Co-Op bank also took on board what had been discovered with regard to their employees and Lionel got rather a lot of money back.
    Best bit was we then had to go and repossess their club cars, Jeremy Keith in his dressing gown giving it the big un before realising that he no leg to stand on was a particular highlight.
    Peter Gadsby was also very influential in the investigations and there is no doubt in my mind that had Lionel, Him and the Rams Trust not prodded and poked around then we wouldn't have a football club to support anymore.
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    Carnero reacted to Ramarena in Abu Derby County   
    Hmmmmm it wouldn’t surprise me if Kirkland and/or Gadsby were waiting in the wings. 
    I think they are relatively genuine regards their wanting to keep the club out of serious trouble.
    I doubt they would want to run the club long term. They’d be more interested in bailing it out in the short term and then trying to find someone else to move the club forward in the longer term.
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    Carnero reacted to Millenniumram in Abu Derby County   
    Heard from someone the other day that Gadsby was back in the frame, so I assume that’s him. Good to know there’s people out there that are willing to save us from this mess. If I were Mel I’d be seriously considering whatever off he’s willing to put forward, especially if he’s got some decent investors behind him. BZI simply aren’t going to pay up, so we’re wasting precious time at the moment.
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    Carnero reacted to Gaspode in Abu Derby County   
    That would be tha same Keiran Maguire that allegedly grassed us up to the EFL regarding our accoutning practices and the same bloke that turns up repeatedly on Radio Derby stirring but having no answers? I'm sure I'll believe everything he tells me.....
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    Carnero reacted to 86 Hair Islands in Kaide Gordon   
    What on God's green earth has the Bellingham deal got to do with Kaide? One's a transfer fee, for a player who'd had a whole season of senior squad football, the other is compensation for a player whose not even signed a pro contract yet, hasn't started a single senior match and apparently doesn't want to sign for Derby anyway! Cheers Kaide by the way!
    How can you possibly compare the two? There is literally nothing we can do about it.
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    Carnero reacted to Mckram in Abu Derby County   
    I don’t doubt that Mel has made mistakes over the years but it’s easy to look with hindsight and see the worst in everything.
    You’ve only got to look back to Wembley under Lampard. We win that game and everyone would be applauding Mel as a genius and Derby hero. 
    There’s a fine line in football between a master stroke and a big mistake. You can just run a steady ship and never leave any decisions open for question or you can take risks going for the big time.
    I’m not going to pretend at the time I wasn’t pleased we went for big transfers and spent money. I’m also not going to slate Mel for spending money which turned out poor decisions.
    You could argue the players coming through the academy right now are all down to Mel.
    I have no question if I had Mel’s money then I’d have probably done most of what he did as I’d want to try and push Derby to the next level, so for that reason I’ll never have any issues with Mel, he 100% has Derby’s interests in mind.
    Will whoever we get next want the best for us, time will tell. 
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    Carnero reacted to BramcoteRam84 in Derby County vs Rotherham (in theory)   
    You worry for me? I’m truly honoured. Not sure why. Just because we have different perspectives on things doesn’t mean either of us is wrong, or delusional.
    Lets take the rookie argument, you ignore the fact that despite the points dropped you highlighted that before today we were picking up the required points per game to finish on 54 points and survive. In that period we’ve seen a drastic improvement in performances including outplaying a promotion contender. Wycombe, Cov, Stoke, Sheff Weds we should have had more points but continue those performances we will win the games we need. You don’t always get what you deserve in football but do the right things the results will come. If you play badly you might fluke some results here or there but it will catch up. So consistent level of performance is an important barometer in getting enough results to survive. Always has, always will.  In this period of improved performances, We went from being on the verge of being cut adrift of the whole league to being in touch with safety. Even after today we are only 1 point adrift. So the rookie has done ok, he’s improved us but we’re still in trouble due to the first 13 games. But not the time to say we’re doomed. Far from it. 
    Today is a setback no doubt, we will now have to see how Rooney and the squad respond. If that level of performance was to continue we will go down, no question.  But it’s a setback only. The positives of the previous 9 games can’t be ignored just to fit your narrative. Look at the season in its entirety and we’re in the bottom 3 with 19 points from 23 games, we’re in the poo, anyone can see that, but with 6 points after 13 games before Rooney took sole charge the best we could hope for at this stage is to be in touch which we are.
    I have no problem with people being glass half empty but it frustrates the hell out of me when with some people, every defeat it’s immediately this team isn’t good enough we’re doomed, the comments from some individuals after the Sheff Wed game i found particularly irksome because we were excellent in that game for long periods and it was one of the rare occasions where you have to say on balance, we were just bloody unlucky to lose. 
    Last time I was really concerned about relegation was 03/04. We had a team that truly wasn’t good enough. We would have gone down if it wasnt for late transfer business. That lack of quality was later proved with the fact that the majority of that team ended up playing most of their careers in the lower leagues. With 2 Scotland internationals, an Ireland International, 2 polish internationals, a welsh international combined with significant championship experience this team does have the quality and has been underperforming until Rooney took charge. With moving Holmes Marriott and Te Weirik on we are light on options in a couple of positions so ideally we need a couple in. For that we need to have clarity on the takeover quickly either way. But I still think Rooney has the tools to get this done and keep us in the division. 
    So forgive me for being glass half full that’s my opinion. As for bed wetters, that’s reserved for people that automatically leap to the worst possible conclusion for no logical reason - like assuming if the takeover doesn’t happen we’re going to be in administration based on nothing but speculation.

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    Carnero reacted to RoyMac5 in Can we beat the relegation?   
    TBH Lawrence missing so many matches is already costing us.
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    Carnero reacted to Eatonram in Abu Derby County   
    You know I'm not sure supporting a football club is for you. This is what it is like for most clubs at some stage in the cycle of ups and downs. We are currently on a down....it's painful I know, I've seen enough of them. However, blaming the current owner for everything is a bit harsh IMO. Less than two years ago we were at Wembley, now we are in a relegation battle. at some stage in the future it will be better again.
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    Carnero reacted to Boycie in Abu Derby County   
    Because your response is such a knee jerk reaction. Look at the other reasons we lost. 
    Not trained for 13 days not played for 15 days.  Awful pitch.
    As for Mel’s arrogance? Really?  He’s invited more supporters into the club and moor farm and had q&a’s at outside venues than any other chairman of Derby I ever knew, never ducking questions.
    Apparently he’s not well, how unwell is he? I don’t know, do you?
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    Carnero reacted to roboto in Derby County vs Rotherham (in theory)   
    Knight captain. 7 out of 9 subs from the academy!
    shame Marshall is ill, but Roos had some good matches earlier in the season and will hopefully perform well.
    Harsh on Sibley to lose his place to the returning Waggy, but I guess we need some strength and experience in the team.
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    Carnero reacted to JuanFloEvraTheCocu'sNesta in Derby County vs Rotherham (in theory)   
    Knight captain! 
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    Carnero reacted to uttoxram75 in When the crowds are back, Rooney bounce?   
    Missed the first line off (typing on me phone at work) now settled at home with a glass of wine looking forward to another chapter of the never-ending story.
    COYR 🐏
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    Carnero reacted to Ellafella in When the crowds are back, Rooney bounce?   
    Indeed @Boycie. The quotes today are the first time I’ve heard him speak glowingly about the Club’s history and it was great to hear. I really hope we get to celebrate things with him. I must say I do like his touch line presence. He watches the game intently and is still and focused and then his little mannerisms of quiet, smiling contemplation when there’s a good passage of play or a goal is lovely. He really knows how to conduct himself; and I love his post-match march across to the ref when there’s been a poor decision and how he leans in and holds the referee to account. He doesn’t shout or berate but gently lets the ref know a mistake has been made, just enough to raise a couple of butterflies in the pit of the ref’s tummy. Nice. 
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