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Carnero

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    Carnero reacted to IlsonDerby in Home v Norwich Matchday Thread   
    No Bielik, against top of the league and they play like that in the second half. 
     
    The performances cannot drop below this. We play like this second half for the last few games and we’re easily safe and looking towards next season. 
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    Carnero reacted to Gritstone Ram in Home v Norwich Matchday Thread   
    I was pleased by our performance if not the result. 
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    Carnero reacted to Tamworthram in Home v Norwich Matchday Thread   
    I think we have been very good in the second half. Just lacked the final touch. So, I don’t know  how you can describe it as a “poor performance overall”.
     
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    Carnero reacted to DarkFruitsRam7 in Home v Norwich Matchday Thread   
    That chance was nowhere near as easy as people are making out, but it was still a shocking attempt.
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    Carnero reacted to TexasRam in El DerbyCo   
    Yeah I guess, especially with the cult of Covid we have in this country not wanting normality ever again. 
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    Carnero got a reaction from Derby4Me in El DerbyCo   
    "Close friend"
    Do we actually know that? Are all friends/associates to be classed as "close friends" for the purposes of highlighting a point?
    He didn't say that on the interview I saw on sky, he merely said that they have money and will spend on the club what is required to be successful without being reckless. "If it takes £20m or if it takes £150m then ok"
    It's always better to listen to an actual interview than go on a headline tweet.
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    Carnero got a reaction from archram in El DerbyCo   
    "Close friend"
    Do we actually know that? Are all friends/associates to be classed as "close friends" for the purposes of highlighting a point?
    He didn't say that on the interview I saw on sky, he merely said that they have money and will spend on the club what is required to be successful without being reckless. "If it takes £20m or if it takes £150m then ok"
    It's always better to listen to an actual interview than go on a headline tweet.
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    Carnero reacted to Long Time Lurker in El DerbyCo   
    Wow...... I've been a DCFC fan for over 50 years, and I've never known till now that I'm obliged to hold people to account if they are failing in their jobs.  I do apologies for this oversight......
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    Carnero reacted to angieram in El DerbyCo   
    I am very pleased you think my posts are ridiculous. My work here is done.
    You carry on with your rights and obligations, you're doing a grand job.
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    Carnero got a reaction from NellyRam in El DerbyCo   
    "Close friend"
    Do we actually know that? Are all friends/associates to be classed as "close friends" for the purposes of highlighting a point?
    He didn't say that on the interview I saw on sky, he merely said that they have money and will spend on the club what is required to be successful without being reckless. "If it takes £20m or if it takes £150m then ok"
    It's always better to listen to an actual interview than go on a headline tweet.
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    Carnero got a reaction from ariotofmyown in El DerbyCo   
    "Close friend"
    Do we actually know that? Are all friends/associates to be classed as "close friends" for the purposes of highlighting a point?
    He didn't say that on the interview I saw on sky, he merely said that they have money and will spend on the club what is required to be successful without being reckless. "If it takes £20m or if it takes £150m then ok"
    It's always better to listen to an actual interview than go on a headline tweet.
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    Carnero reacted to angieram in El DerbyCo   
    Maybe so, but I honestly don't know anything about the guy, never heard of him or this Matt Southall he is mates with (I thought Southall was an ex- Everton goalie!) These days everyone is an amateur detective and a lot of what I see on twitter and here is a feeding frenzy of trying to find out every possible bad thing about him and condemn him for it.
    I don't think football is a democracy, no, in fact if I take a step back I think it is probably run by some people who are pretty corrupt. But I obviously don't care about that enough to boycott it any more than I don't care enough to stop buying stuff off Amazon or watching Sky Sports. So I suck it up and generally keep my mouth shut on this side of the game.
    I don't think the comparison with politicians works well. Politicians are publicly elected officials placed there to represent us, but football club owners? No they are the guys with the money and/or the ambition. Football clubs are private companies accountable to shareholders not to fans, who at best are the ever-woolley "stakeholders". 
    Again, I return to the statement that if you find that morally unacceptable, then walk away from it.
    Or at least wait until there is something to be vocal about. There really isn't yet, is there? 
    You may all be proved right in the long or even the short term, but at least give the guy a chance.
    I am not sure the football club owner exists that would meet the exacting standards of some of our fans.
     
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    Carnero reacted to angieram in El DerbyCo   
    I think there is a big difference between being concerned and some of the vitriolic rubbish I have read on this thread, yes.
    I think the very phrase "holding to account" smacks of an entitlement that I just don't think we as fans have, but if you feel we must  hold him to account, shouldn't we at least wait until he's done something? 
    What is the "standard befitting of football club owners" and how many would actually pass such a test? Would Chelsea's owner?
    I just feel that fans these days get hung up on far too much. Really, if you only want ethical ownership,  maybe professional football is not the sport for you.
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    Carnero reacted to richinspain in El DerbyCo   
    I understand your concerns, I think that we all have some. You're right, we have no choice but to give him a chance. However it looks to me, I could be wrong, that you have already made up your mind.
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    Carnero reacted to Norman in El DerbyCo   
    If I've ever learnt anything from football, it is not to worry too much. Time seems to move quicker in the game than real life. 
    I remember getting back to the car as a 13 year old after another loss at home, worrying about the contracts of players such as Michael Johnson and Peschisolido, the average age of the squad and what the hell we were going to do with no money. 
    All completely wasted energy.
    The funniest part is that we're almost back in exactly the same position 20 years later. Mortgage on the stadium, little investment in the playing squad, potential takeover, thin squad, lots of youth coming through, and hardly any big earners left in the wage bill. 
    All we can do is turn uo and support the lads, and if the ownership is that bad, wave some A4 paper at them. 
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    Carnero reacted to angieram in El DerbyCo   
    Exactly this. There are no guarantees in football and for every ten investors, only two are "succesful" - if success is measured on a scale of only promotion is good enough.
    The other eight aren't all crooks or were rubbish. They just tried and failed. 
    Overall the last seven years have been more enjoyable on the pitch than they haven't and I like others am just sad that it didn't work out for Mel. Have met him a few times I feel he is a decent guy who only ever wanted the best for this club.
    There is no magic formula for success. I have just rewatched the review of the 13/14 season (I know!)
    Leeds were in the High Court, look where they are now. Wigan, alternatively, were riding high. Look how divergent their future paths have been.
    There's nothing guaranteed in football but we journey with hope, that's what we enjoy. 
    For those of you that just enjoy wallowing in the misery, this may well have been your season, but beware, things might get better! 
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    Carnero reacted to DCFC1388 in Home v Norwich Matchday Thread   
    How i think we will line up:
    Marshall - McDonald Wisdom Mengi Fozzy Buchanan - Knight Bird Shinnie - Lawrence - CKR
    5 at the back like Norwich away, Lawrence free role off CKR
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    Carnero reacted to David in Am I in a select group?   
    It’s posts like that which is why you’re such an unpopular member on this forum. 
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    Carnero reacted to DCFC1388 in El DerbyCo   
    Well Alonso is at the gane today, already in the stadium
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    Carnero reacted to JarodyDCFC in El DerbyCo   
    Erik Alonso is at pride park today, just posted on his Instagram. 
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    Carnero reacted to RadioactiveWaste in El DerbyCo   
    I'm inclined to agree. Especially if he has health concerns and no longer the free cash to backroll the club's losses.
    I do feel a bit for Mel, it could've all been so different. The risks he took didn't pay off. I also personnally think we had the Rowett and Lampard seasons on "borrowed time" hence the crashdown of this season. With hindsight, some slow rebuilding after Dazwaz n 'Arry failed in the play offs was probably the right thing to do.
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    Carnero reacted to DCFC1388 in El DerbyCo   
    I know the EFL get rightly ridiculed regards the owners fit & proper test but it is worth pointing out that Trevor Birch took over Jan this year and from what I have read he seems to be someone who actually knows what he is doing and will actually enforce this fit & proper test properly. Also, I believe he is the guy behind the new deal the EFL got for help with Covid which the previous director seemed to make a right balls up of.
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    Carnero reacted to jono in El DerbyCo   
    As you say, none of completely understand Mels motives. I’d guess they are very human. A bit of a gamble, got the club at a reasonable price and a chance of the Prem at that time .. chance being the operative word. Then add in he is a fan without doubt. I think my defence of him is based on the fact that he stuck with it as long as he was able and ploughed money in even when the gamble hadn’t payed off. Decent, honest, professional. 
    I’d be very interested to see how many clubs have been “successful” in the last 10 years .. by this I mean who a) reached the prem and thus guaranteed themselves a pay day and subsequent parachute payments (I.e. financial security and effective freedom from FFP ) or b) established themselves in the prem. There aren’t that many. Burnley Leicester, and then the hand full of yo-yo clubs. Any others I have forgotten ? Then the abject failures like Sunderland. Bottom line is we have been par for the course, ebbed and flowed with the tide. 
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    Carnero got a reaction from Ramos in El DerbyCo   
    "Kim Jong-un will not have a formal role at the club".
    Derby fan interpretation: FFS Kim Jong-un has an informal role at the club!!!  Moan, panic, whinge, moan, panic, whinge.
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    Carnero got a reaction from Donnyram in El DerbyCo   
    "Kim Jong-un will not have a formal role at the club".
    Derby fan interpretation: FFS Kim Jong-un has an informal role at the club!!!  Moan, panic, whinge, moan, panic, whinge.
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