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    cosmic reacted to angieram in Cocu interview - Long term vision for the club   
    Our last three seasons:
    Snog Frank Lampard
    Avoid Gary Rowett
    Marry Phillip Cocu. 
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    cosmic reacted to Needlesh in Cocu interview - Long term vision for the club   
    Loving it. We need to chill on the outrage when we lose a game or two. Let this guy do his work. We'll be pleased we did, I'm sure.
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    cosmic reacted to Pearl Ram in Cocu interview - Long term vision for the club   
    I loved The Derby County Way and look what happened to that. ūüėČ
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    cosmic reacted to G STAR RAM in Pochettino   
    Sorry, being slow this morning!
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    cosmic got a reaction from G STAR RAM in Pochettino   
    Yeah he's won trophies everywhere he's been. Which is why I thought it was funny when I thought you were saying him bringing success wouldn't be a good fit for Spurs...!
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    cosmic reacted to G STAR RAM in Pochettino   
    5 consecutive top 4 finishes.
    Champions League final.
    2 FA Cup semi finals.
    1 League Cup final and 1 semi final.
    I know that isnt winning anything but thats pretty impressive by Tottenham standards and judged on what he spent compared with his rivals.
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    cosmic reacted to angieram in SBW Meets: Craig Bryson   
    Thanks for this interview. It was a great listen and I agree with @therealhantsram that it's so much better that you asked the questions that we as fans would want to know the answers to. I know you probably deliberately avoided using the word legend but we have been very lucky indeed to have Craig Bryson at our club for the last eight years. Went by in a flash!
    Brings home how little I am relating to our current batch of players at the moment relative to previous seasons though and that makes me a little sad until I think of the young prospects we have in the academy. I hope Louie Sibley can be our next Craig Bryson - we certainly need one!
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    cosmic reacted to angieram in Premier League quality Rams?   
    Yes, same things levelled at Harry Wilson last season. But players like him and Hughes should at least get more time and space to showcase their undoubted skills in the Prem because they aren't getting carved up by the opposition week in week out.
    It is a mixture of skills and fit to the style of play and team around them that are the ultimate deciders, though. I used to think Brighton played attractive football in the Championship but they've really changed in their bid for Premiership survival. 
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    cosmic got a reaction from Squid in Premier League quality Rams?   
    Two of them are playing in the Premier League.
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    cosmic reacted to Srg in Premier League quality Rams?   
    That's my point. We had an endless number of people claiming Hughes is too lightweight and Hendrick goes missing every game etc etc. 
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    cosmic got a reaction from Will Hughes Hair in Keogh Sacked   
    ‚ÄúLike You Say‚ÄĚ by Richard Keogh.¬†
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    cosmic got a reaction from taffyram in A Rooney concern I think is unwarranted   
    Is anyone out there really worried he‚Äôs going to be ‚Äútoo good‚ÄĚ?¬†Have a word with yourselves.¬†
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    cosmic got a reaction from Dale The Ram in Keogh Sacked   
    ‚ÄúLike You Say‚ÄĚ by Richard Keogh.¬†
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    cosmic reacted to cheron85 in Grounds for Concern   
    I'm glad you enjoy it and that you essentially support my view that "journalists" these days are more about opinion than actual fact
    Personally I'm not going to read his stuff though as I don't like people who are alleged (for the Mods) racist, homophobic, misogynist, anti-semitic, anti-disabled, islamophobic, women-beating complete and utter Bamfords
    But yeh - He's funny because because being 'woke' is a bad thing right? "Alert to injustice in society, especially racism" - Such a bad thing...
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    cosmic got a reaction from WoollyJumper in A Rooney concern I think is unwarranted   
    Is anyone out there really worried he‚Äôs going to be ‚Äútoo good‚ÄĚ?¬†Have a word with yourselves.¬†
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    cosmic reacted to G STAR RAM in Cocu - His achievements thus far?   
    @Nick_Ram let's flip the question on its head, what were you expecting him to have achieved after 20 games?
    Compare it to any other manager that has achieved anything after 20 games.
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    cosmic got a reaction from Saffy van der Ram in Cocu - His achievements thus far?   
    You're asking us to discuss Cocu's achievements so far, but the majority of your post is focused on signings. Is that your measure of a good manager? 
    You allow a one-line thought on the game itself ("I've not seen anything on the pitch that would suggest to me that we are going places."), and for this I'd have to disagree with you entirely. Yes we've not been pulling up trees, but there are certainly some green shoots. You can absolutely see the philosophy Cocu is trying to instil into the team. We have our failings, it has been drab at times, but we're looking more and more coherent as confidence grows. I mentioned the other week how recently I've seen us being far more creative in the final third than in games under Lampard. A lot of toothless performances last season were papered over with a moment of individual brilliance from one of our loanees. Under Cocu, we're starting to create a variety of different chances. Lots of movement off the ball but just lacking that final bit of quality. It just needs a little polish. As I said, a bit of confidence will do this team wonders.
    Personally I'm willing to give Cocu a free hit this season, and judge him after he's had a chance to do his thing. It's not "his" club yet.
     
     
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    cosmic got a reaction from Van Cone De Head in A Rooney concern I think is unwarranted   
    Is anyone out there really worried he‚Äôs going to be ‚Äútoo good‚ÄĚ?¬†Have a word with yourselves.¬†
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    cosmic got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Cocu - His achievements thus far?   
    You're asking us to discuss Cocu's achievements so far, but the majority of your post is focused on signings. Is that your measure of a good manager? 
    You allow a one-line thought on the game itself ("I've not seen anything on the pitch that would suggest to me that we are going places."), and for this I'd have to disagree with you entirely. Yes we've not been pulling up trees, but there are certainly some green shoots. You can absolutely see the philosophy Cocu is trying to instil into the team. We have our failings, it has been drab at times, but we're looking more and more coherent as confidence grows. I mentioned the other week how recently I've seen us being far more creative in the final third than in games under Lampard. A lot of toothless performances last season were papered over with a moment of individual brilliance from one of our loanees. Under Cocu, we're starting to create a variety of different chances. Lots of movement off the ball but just lacking that final bit of quality. It just needs a little polish. As I said, a bit of confidence will do this team wonders.
    Personally I'm willing to give Cocu a free hit this season, and judge him after he's had a chance to do his thing. It's not "his" club yet.
     
     
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    cosmic got a reaction from richinspain in Cocu - His achievements thus far?   
    You're asking us to discuss Cocu's achievements so far, but the majority of your post is focused on signings. Is that your measure of a good manager? 
    You allow a one-line thought on the game itself ("I've not seen anything on the pitch that would suggest to me that we are going places."), and for this I'd have to disagree with you entirely. Yes we've not been pulling up trees, but there are certainly some green shoots. You can absolutely see the philosophy Cocu is trying to instil into the team. We have our failings, it has been drab at times, but we're looking more and more coherent as confidence grows. I mentioned the other week how recently I've seen us being far more creative in the final third than in games under Lampard. A lot of toothless performances last season were papered over with a moment of individual brilliance from one of our loanees. Under Cocu, we're starting to create a variety of different chances. Lots of movement off the ball but just lacking that final bit of quality. It just needs a little polish. As I said, a bit of confidence will do this team wonders.
    Personally I'm willing to give Cocu a free hit this season, and judge him after he's had a chance to do his thing. It's not "his" club yet.
     
     
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    cosmic got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Cocu - His achievements thus far?   
    You're asking us to discuss Cocu's achievements so far, but the majority of your post is focused on signings. Is that your measure of a good manager? 
    You allow a one-line thought on the game itself ("I've not seen anything on the pitch that would suggest to me that we are going places."), and for this I'd have to disagree with you entirely. Yes we've not been pulling up trees, but there are certainly some green shoots. You can absolutely see the philosophy Cocu is trying to instil into the team. We have our failings, it has been drab at times, but we're looking more and more coherent as confidence grows. I mentioned the other week how recently I've seen us being far more creative in the final third than in games under Lampard. A lot of toothless performances last season were papered over with a moment of individual brilliance from one of our loanees. Under Cocu, we're starting to create a variety of different chances. Lots of movement off the ball but just lacking that final bit of quality. It just needs a little polish. As I said, a bit of confidence will do this team wonders.
    Personally I'm willing to give Cocu a free hit this season, and judge him after he's had a chance to do his thing. It's not "his" club yet.
     
     
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    cosmic reacted to ThePrisoner in Cocu - His achievements thus far?   
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    cosmic got a reaction from IslandExile in Cocu - His achievements thus far?   
    You're asking us to discuss Cocu's achievements so far, but the majority of your post is focused on signings. Is that your measure of a good manager? 
    You allow a one-line thought on the game itself ("I've not seen anything on the pitch that would suggest to me that we are going places."), and for this I'd have to disagree with you entirely. Yes we've not been pulling up trees, but there are certainly some green shoots. You can absolutely see the philosophy Cocu is trying to instil into the team. We have our failings, it has been drab at times, but we're looking more and more coherent as confidence grows. I mentioned the other week how recently I've seen us being far more creative in the final third than in games under Lampard. A lot of toothless performances last season were papered over with a moment of individual brilliance from one of our loanees. Under Cocu, we're starting to create a variety of different chances. Lots of movement off the ball but just lacking that final bit of quality. It just needs a little polish. As I said, a bit of confidence will do this team wonders.
    Personally I'm willing to give Cocu a free hit this season, and judge him after he's had a chance to do his thing. It's not "his" club yet.
     
     
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    cosmic reacted to YorkshireRam in Cocu - His achievements thus far?   
    I despair about some Derby fans' lack of perspective at times. 
    Did anyone expect us to be playing like Barcelona at this point? If you did, you're simply naive. Cocu has a completely different set of tactical ideals to Lampard, along with a different coaching style. Arguably the only similarity is the general 433 shape. Lampard preferred structural rigidity, Cocu wants rotation, short passing preferred to long, completely different midfield set-up, along with Cocu lacking the dynamism Lampard was gifted with 3 PL-quality playmakers... in short, an entirely new system to be put in place. This will take quite a bit longer than 3 months to achieve...
    Time needed for transition aside, I think Cocu has already started to make strides in the right direction for us, from a managerial perspective:
    We were told there would be more focus on youth and blooding academy players; so far he has gifted professional debuts to Jason Knight, Morgan Whittaker, Louie Sibley and Lee Buchanan fulfilling those promises.  Bringing Chris Martin in from the cold. Given his illness last season and complete lack of game-time for the club recently, I suspect many managers would have looked to shift his name from the wage bill. It seems symptomatic of his approach (along with the eventual emergence of Shinnie) that hard work earns reward. We've got a fan favourite back (and classy player) thanks to Phil! Throughout the drink driving incident, I thought he maintained a dignified stance and represented the club well in the face of adversity, even in spite of the tabloid media going on their usual witch-hunt (to me, this was especially impressive in a second language) There have been some lacklustre performances so far, but the players have to take their responsibility for under-performing in those games as well-it is a balance between managerial set-up and player execution. The main criticism tends to be: ''Derby lack identity'' and i'd argue this stems from this balance not being observable yet. New player partnerships and a new footballing system will inevitably take time to gel. Given his success at PSV, I trust Cocu as a tactical manager and given his pedigree as a player, captaining a Barcelona side with Ronaldinho in the team, I trust him as a man manager too. I just think we need to give him time to allow things to fall into place, which was never going to happen instantly.
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    cosmic got a reaction from Squid in Cocu - His achievements thus far?   
    You're asking us to discuss Cocu's achievements so far, but the majority of your post is focused on signings. Is that your measure of a good manager? 
    You allow a one-line thought on the game itself ("I've not seen anything on the pitch that would suggest to me that we are going places."), and for this I'd have to disagree with you entirely. Yes we've not been pulling up trees, but there are certainly some green shoots. You can absolutely see the philosophy Cocu is trying to instil into the team. We have our failings, it has been drab at times, but we're looking more and more coherent as confidence grows. I mentioned the other week how recently I've seen us being far more creative in the final third than in games under Lampard. A lot of toothless performances last season were papered over with a moment of individual brilliance from one of our loanees. Under Cocu, we're starting to create a variety of different chances. Lots of movement off the ball but just lacking that final bit of quality. It just needs a little polish. As I said, a bit of confidence will do this team wonders.
    Personally I'm willing to give Cocu a free hit this season, and judge him after he's had a chance to do his thing. It's not "his" club yet.
     
     
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