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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to David in We Are Derby.   
    Just another thought tonight, spare a thought for all the staff at the club tonight, there is a lot of good people in that are not only staff but supporters and care just as much as we do about this club and will be in bits tonight worried about their futures as well as the club.
    Would be good if we can come together and support them through a gofundme or something, not sure how that can be organised, if anyone has experience of these things hit me up, better use of our energy right now. 
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to Angry Ram in Notice to appoint administrators   
    What can I say… So disappointed in the hierarchy at DCFC. 
    As people have said, some of my best days following this club have been in the old 3rd tier.. Different times I know but still great away days.  There are some BIG clubs in League 2, it could be good for us fans.
    We are in a mess, we’ve been in a mes before.. Hopefully we can survive and put Morris well behind us.. No more, he’s local, he’s one of our own bollx.. Means nothing, absolutely nothing.. 
    Ive said before, my love for football is declining quickly. Not just because of our situation but the PL, Champions League, money oriented bull poo. It’s not about us anymore, it’s about money. I suppose that is the world nowadays but to be honest, you can keep it.. Players kiss the badge, owners show up when time are good and disappear when it gets tough.. No honesty in pro football now.. It’s all false and I hate it..
    I read this forum and feel for those who are starting out, those who it still means a lot to.. Even David, who runs a great forum but still has to make a living from it.. I see the DCFC adds have gone now, I hope it’s not too much of a hit for him. B4, absolutely gutted for him. It’s not the end mate, just a new chapter.. I know you will keep the faith but this is going to hit him hard. It’s not so much the EFLs fault fella (although they have stuck the knife in), it’s Morris, end of. 
    60 years old and been through most things with this club. I wish I could say I’m numb, I have been through most of his reign but to be honest… I’m absolutely gutted for the staff, the fans, the creditors and anyone else who truly love this poxy club.. 
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to drgoodspeak in Notice to appoint administrators   
    Ramstrust are mobilising…

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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to LittleEatonRam in Notice to appoint administrators   
    Loopholes for which he was lauded and applauded by our fanbase.
    Selling the ground to himself? Nothing to see here. "Lol! It's wound up Steve Gibson"
    Players not being payed on time? It's just a technical glitch! Happens all the time.
    Loan taken out against the training facilities? Stop panicking - it's just for a bit of extra cash to fund another signing!
    Our fans - including this forum - have been up to their necks in denial ever since MM first opened his chequebook.
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to ScubaRam in Protest against the right people   
    Personally I don't see what the EFL has done wrong. It has been Derby who decided to do their accounts different to all of the other clubs. It is a situation that we have brought upon ourselves through trying to be too clever. 

    Where we are at currently, again, I'm not sure what the EFL can do differently. They want Derby to agree a punishment so neither of them has to go through the courts again which will take even longer. We are in conversation with them rather than flat out denying there should be any punishment, so were guilty of something. With the business plan, I'm of the view that the EFL actually have our interests at heart. We have a football club that is haemorrhaging money with a owner who wants out. EFL want to a plan created where we don't go down the toilet, I guess they can't take Mel at his word. 

    Like everyone I want this over as quickly as possible, but I'm of the view that we've brought this upon ourselves. I'd quite like a club in the football league to take my kid to next season when hes old enough. 
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to i-Ram in Protest against the right people   
    Utter drivel. He might have fans supporting him if he allowed them to have something like the full information. Has RamsTrust had any response yet to their letter, of what, 2 weeks ago? Some of our supporter groups know something from the meeting a month ago, but probably only greatly sanitised information, but they are not even able to speak about that. The EFL might be our enemy, but Morris is doing very little to engender any fan loyalty or support in my book.
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to Red Ram in Protest against the right people   
    Yeah the EFL have a vendetta against us. Just like they did against Birmingham and Sheffield Wednesday. Nothing to do with the fact we've tried every trick in the book of course.
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to DCFC27 in Protest against the right people   
    Whichever way we dress it up we broke the rules... he bent over backwards to avoid FFP so is it a massive surprise they want us punished... We had to work out an accounting process to work around the rules and sell our stadium so that we could make the signings we have. Ultimately he tried to cheat and he's embarrassed the club and the fans. We'll probably go into league one on the back of his ownership so ultimately I don't blame fans if they want Mel out. Whilst I don't doubt his intentions and commitment to Derby County he has monumentally failed! 
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to kevinhectoring in Time to walk away Wayne   
    Brexit? Trump? Our last election? The predictions about Derby would carry more weight if anyone knew who we’ll have on the pitch in January 
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to Sussex Ram in Embargo.   
    Often I get better/quicker news from this forum than some of the main media outlets- so I check in on this thread quite regularly, in the hope (but not expectation) that something of note has actually happened, or has been confirmed, around the embargo.
    All that’s happened is we’ve racked up 100 pages of (mostly) opinion, guesswork, rumour and hearsay. As frustrating as that is, I don’t have an issue with it- people are entitled to write what they want, and can disagree with each other, and I know all are doing so because they care about the club.
    But given how long this has gone on- do you think we’ll ever know the truth? I understand the need for confidentiality right now, but what do we think the chances are of ever getting the actual, truthful details of the conversations behind closed doors??
    In my imagination, I’m hoping for a “spill the beans” interview from Mel Morris, in X months/years after he’s sold the club. Or maybe some kind of leak from the EFL when it’s done and dusted. Again, that’s more hope than expectation!
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to angieram in Keeping fans safe at EFL matches   
    This was meant to be a thread discussing the particular requirements at Pride Park. 
    I think it's turned into another coronavirus thread now so if you wish to continue the discussion, please do so over there. 
    Here's the link:
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to Angry Ram in Keeping fans safe at EFL matches   
    2 Coronavirus threads.. Welcome to hell 😁
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to Crewton in Keeping fans safe at EFL matches   
    I've looked at the stats - infections have gone up in South Derbyshire (like I said) to the highest level since the November figures that caused Christmas to be cancelled. The 7-day average is down approx 20% nationally in the last week, but schools have only just gone back and most Universities don't start until the end of September. Don't hold your breath. Or, rather, do, because that might help to reduce infections 😉
    The mask stuff from folk like you is getting tedious. No-one ever pushed masks as a panacea against infection. They're part of a number of measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of infection and, since it's been long established now that this virus spreads principally and most effectively via airborne droplets from an infected person, wearing a mask in crowded or stuffy places is still recommended as a measure for reducing the risk of transferring your infection TO ANOTHER PERSON.
    The tinfoil hat stuff you also posted belongs on "other" forums, not here, because it's paranoid nonsense.
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to Crewton in Keeping fans safe at EFL matches   
    Cases are spiking again in South Derbyshire, haven't checked other areas. 
    The first part of your post is best described as "tosh". 
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong got a reaction from Tyler Durden in Keeping fans safe at EFL matches   
    Quite happy to too in the circumstances.
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to Steve Bloomer's Washing in NEW podcast: Jamie Ward on the 'Ten Men' game, ten years on   
    Morning all,

    We've got a new podcast out - as Jamie Ward joined us to relive the glorious 'Ten men' victory over Forest, which took place ten years ago today.

    A decade ago today, the Rams pulled off one of their most memorable wins at the City Ground from a goal down... after playing almost the entire game a man down. The famous 2011 win at arch rivals Forest, now known as 'The Ten Men game', will live long in the memory for Derby fans - so we decided to relive that glorious 2-1 win.

    Goalscorer Jamie Ward joins Chris and Richard to talk about his controversial equaliser, giving stick to the Forest fans in celebration, how it ranks in career highlights, and what it felt like when Jeff Hendrick curled in the winner. 

    This podcast is out now on our Patreon site, which you can sign up to here:


    Here's a video taster:
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to Jourdan in Time to walk away Wayne   
    Good coaching? An eye for talent? Tactical prowess? An ability to manage in difficult situations?
    Does all of that count for nothing? Or can attractive, winning football only be achieved in optimal settings?
    Now I totally agree with you that the club is in a far from healthy position, but we won’t be the first nor the last club in the Championship to face adversity, turmoil, and be disadvantaged in some respects.
    Of course the working conditions for both managers have been far from ideal, but that is part and parcel of football.
    Aside from Marco Silva at Fulham, I doubt there is a single manager in the Championship who is content with what they have, nor a single manager who doesn’t have problems to contend with.
    The point is, good managers can find a way to make the best of a difficult situation and succeed in spite of their circumstances. Look at what Burley did here in 2004-05, as a prime example.
    Clearly we have let our standards diminish when 7 points from 7 games is deemed a promising start and there is a widely held belief that this is the best we can hope for.
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to Jourdan in Time to walk away Wayne   
    I imagine the same was said in 2013 before McClaren took over from Clough.
    It is pure assumption to say that Rooney is getting the absolute maximum out of the players.
    Truth is you just never know what another manager could do. 

    I just don’t see the point in getting worked up defending two managers who won’t live long in the memory where this club is concerned. Not in a positive sense, at least.
    PS. Winning tends to elicit smiles, doesn’t it?
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to Spanish in Embargo.   
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to Eddie in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    So, basically, COVID is almost 50 times more likely to kill the unvaccinated, as compared to the double-vaccinated.
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to ramit in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    The 3 that have died here recently were all double jabbed.  Clinically vulnerable eh, well that's a vague concept right there.  All those who had Covid and died, officially died from Covid, no matter their clinical vulnerability, but the double jabbed one's who died from Covid died because of their clinical vulnerability.  Is anyone seeing through this?
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to Bris Vegas in Time to walk away Wayne   
    Phillip Cocu is the only manager during Mel Morris's reign that actually followed the club vision. You know, playing the youth, improving the youth and looking to add value to the team.
    The likes of Lampard, Rowett and even McClaren had no interest in doing so. They wanted promotion first and foremost at Derby to enhance their own reputation, and they were willing to leave a trainwreck behind to then move on to better pastures.
    What Rowett did in particular was unforgivable. He sold Hughes and signed Davies, Huddlestone, Ledley, Jerome etc. He was responsible for a 20% hike on our wage bill to £40 million+. He did all that to have one shot at promotion, and the playoff finish enhanced his reputation, then he ditched us the moment a better opportunity came along.
    Phillip Cocu, on the other hand, was here for the long haul. He was willing to sacrifice his own reputation (Forest away in the cup) to play the youth players as that benefited the club. He publically backed Tom Lawrence after the crash, and played him to an extent that he retained his value despite many wanting TL sacked. To the benefit of the club. He wanted to provide a pathway for the younger players to either break in to the first team, or be sold for a profit, to the benefit of the club.
    He was undermined following Wayne Rooney's arrival. He was dealt with a ridiculous set of circumstances including the Keogh fiasco, Krystian Bielik's injury and Chris Martin leaving. We failed to sign a striker replacement, and saw our better players leave. And after all that, he reduced his compensation fee after his sacking, to the benefit of the club... 
    Most in his position would have told Mel to do one.
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong reacted to Jimbo Ram in Embargo.   
    Well it's one win in seven games so far, wins are hard to come by in this league.....
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong got a reaction from jono in Embargo.   
    We are back to making it up and speculating as if it's fact,which is completely pointless.
    We are still in the position of having zero information to work with.....nothing has changed from last week/month/48 hours.
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    kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong got a reaction from i-Ram in Embargo.   
    We are back to making it up and speculating as if it's fact,which is completely pointless.
    We are still in the position of having zero information to work with.....nothing has changed from last week/month/48 hours.
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