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    cosmic reacted to Nuwtfly in Derby in advanced talks with American billionaire Michael Dell over major financial injection   
    There was a time when the thought of DEL owning this club would have terrified some on here.
    Joke for the long time members, that one. 
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    cosmic reacted to Anon in Worst Rams Manager Ever   
    It's T-Doc. If a manager was as bad as him nowadays, I'd fully expect Mel to take him to court. Having said that, I didn't experience Docherty first hand, so in my experience it's a close race between Porno Paul and Tango man.
    We were in severe financial trouble when Brown came in, but George Burley had left him a decent squad with some very talented attacking players that had just finished in the play offs the previous season. Brown declared that the reason we hadn't been promoted is because we were too nice and had a load of embarrassing photos taken of players like Idiakez and Bisgaard scowling at the camera. People got annoyed with Clough's negativity, but Brown was on another level. On the rare occasion we took the lead he would immediately switch to 11 men behind the ball, regardless of what stage of the game we were at. He had mitigating circumstances in the board selling Rasiak from under him, but in all honesty the opening games of the season had shown that Brown had no idea how to use him anyway. Brown saw a big forward and designated him as a target man, despite the fact that there was so much more to the Pole's game than that. Brown also played 38 year old Dean Holdsworth, who had last turned out for his local pub team and was probably one of the least fit players even for them.
    Jewell had an impossible task when he was appointed. Our performances initially improved and we were unlucky not to take points off Newcastle, Liverpool, and Man United. Then Jewell had his disastrous January transfer window where he shipped out two of our best players (the fact they went to league 1 says everything about the quality of our squad) and purchased a load of has beens and crocks. I'm prepared to write the entire Premiership season off though. Where Jewell really failed was building a squad to be competitive in the Championship. Here are some of the players Jewell invested our parachute payments in, Paul Connolly, Jordan Stewart, Martin Albrechtsen, Liam Dickinson, Ruben Zadkovic, Nathan Ellington, Luke Varney, Darren Powell. Clueless.
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    cosmic reacted to B4ev6is in As there’s no football, let’s make a list of Derby related content to watch   
    No Derby county making me misable sigh stupid goverment.
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    cosmic reacted to ThePrisoner in Matches suspended   
    I see as well as having FFP experts, we now have a few doctors and scientists amongst us!
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    cosmic reacted to Squid in Matches suspended   
    Does this mean we have time to negotiate Chris Martin's new contract.
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    cosmic got a reaction from Will Hughes Hair in Academy Thread 19/20   
    Always saw sending out our youth players on loan as the final nail in the coffin in terms of their career at Derby. But looking at how well Max Lowe did at Aberdeen last season and where he is now, I’m excited to see what happens with JML. 
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    cosmic got a reaction from IslandExile in Academy Thread 19/20   
    Always saw sending out our youth players on loan as the final nail in the coffin in terms of their career at Derby. But looking at how well Max Lowe did at Aberdeen last season and where he is now, I’m excited to see what happens with JML. 
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    cosmic reacted to Ambitious in Most and least improved...   
    I think the majority have improved. We're only 5 points off where we was last season without our four best players: Wilson, Mount, Keogh & Tomori. It's meant players have had to step up and luckily we've shown outstanding progression throughout the season - the calling card of a team going places. Marriott has been the biggest disappointment for most fans, I feel. Martin gradually getting back to his absolute best has been a huge positive. Wisdom, too, was almost a forgotten man under Lampard who bombed him out a few times. Today, he led the team out. He's cemented his place in the starting XI for the time being at CB. It suits him. 
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    cosmic reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Most and least improved...   
    Poor old Waggy. I know he can frustrate but he works his socks off, is definitely a good lad to have around, never let's his head drop and then there's the 13 goals scored so far this season. All of this despite his off the field issues too.
    We're a tough crowd!
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    cosmic got a reaction from Dimmu in Academy Thread 19/20   
    Always saw sending out our youth players on loan as the final nail in the coffin in terms of their career at Derby. But looking at how well Max Lowe did at Aberdeen last season and where he is now, I’m excited to see what happens with JML. 
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    cosmic reacted to Dimmu in Left Hand Free?   
    No, you're not wrong. 
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    cosmic reacted to SaintRam in Left Hand Free?   
    I'm sure there's a forum of historians somewhere talking about the potential of a new contract for Chris Martin.
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    cosmic reacted to SaintRam in Left Hand Free?   
    You are not wrong, sir.
    However it wasn't universal. I believe some castles were built the opposite way because the families who built them were prone to left-handedness. If memory serves I think Ferniehirst castle is an example of one. 
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    cosmic reacted to angieram in Left Hand Free?   
    Only on dcfc fans would you find a discussion on the orientation of castle staircases! 
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    cosmic got a reaction from Dimmu in Left Hand Free?   
    Think you’ve got that half right. I might be wrong, but I always thought the staircases spiralled anti-clockwise down to make it easier for the defending soldiers, as most would have been right-handed and be able to swing their weapons round the corner. If that’s true, then the French king knew this and trained his army, who would have been at an advantage raiding castles and swinging up with their left hand. 
     
    (Obligatory Kenneth Williams GIF for some of the phrasing)
     
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    cosmic reacted to Srg in Left Hand Free?   
    Might be the first time I've ever learnt anything on this forum
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    cosmic reacted to Ellafella in Left Hand Free?   
    Yes; way back in medieval times, left-handedness was associated with being in league with the Devil. Hence it was thought that it was something that had to be "discouraged" hence at school left-handers were forced to write with their right hands. The Latin for left is "sinistralis" which is the derivation of the word "sinister". Meaning wrong or untrustworthy etc. 
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    cosmic reacted to Gisby in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    The thing that strikes me the most is that I don’t think some of us give Cocu the credit he deserves with regards to his intellect & understanding of the game. It’s all too easy to come on here and say he doesn’t know this & he doesn’t know that but I consider him to be a student of the game, a manager who understands & appreciates the nuances of the game that  us supporters on the outside cannot grasp. This is not a criticism of forum members but merely an observation that perhaps we have an intellectual of the game in charge of our club, someone with whom we should place our trust and  simply enjoy the ride. Only time will tell but if I’m correct we are in for one hell of a journey!!!!
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    cosmic reacted to Wolfie20 in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    In the last few weeks we've gone from a 'who on earth can we select' to 'who dare we leave out'. The Millwall team selection is going to be fascinating but I guarantee there will be moans and whingeing before we even kick off no matter who Cocu decides to start with.
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    cosmic reacted to SaintRam in v Millwall (A) - Matchday Thread   
    I expect Sibley to keep his place and Knight to lose his, if Lawrence is fit.
    Also the possibility that if Lawrence isn't fit that Rooney comes in for Knight and Shinnie keeps his spot - while there's a leaning consensus on here that our midfield is of poor balance with Rooney, Shinnie and Bird - I don't think Cocu feels as strongly about it. The more aggressively built midfield might also suit as I don't feel like Knight would see much of the ball against a highly compact Rowett side. 
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    cosmic reacted to B4ev6is in Can Derby make play offs I say yes   
    Thats why I dont like steel
    My says yes they can make and my head says yes we can. I dont what his probleam is with Derby.
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    cosmic reacted to dcfc the 1 4me in Yet another Chris Martin thread.... Yes really   
    He’s even got his Superman curl now 😍
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    cosmic reacted to cheron85 in Yet another Chris Martin thread.... Yes really   
    Said it before and I'll say it again
    3 years @ £30k a week = £4.68m
    Does anyone think we'd get a better number 9 than Martin for that money?
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    cosmic reacted to DazaDunn in Yet another Chris Martin thread.... Yes really   
    The day this man leaves us will be one of our saddest days. An absolute legend at this football club, The only thing that would top it off is if he reached 100 goals and got us to the premier league. This season, the next or even the season after next, his final wave goodbye should have him the biggest round of applause ever!
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