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    Jack Marriott

    If the WBA interest is serious I fear it will have to be a Herculean effort from Derby/Frank to get this one over the line. Hope I'm wrong though...
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    Harry Redknapp - TalkSport

    Are we to assume then that one of the signings Redknapp was hinting at was probably Jozefzoon (as his interview was prior to the confirmation) and the other is likely to be Marriot?
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    'Disgustingly expensive'

    As other's have said, it is a case of supply and demand. Man Utd's global fan base is so vast they will easily sell enough to make a handsome profit. Don't get me wrong, it is extortionate, but the super clubs' (those challenging for Champions League every year) approach typifies the modern 'supporter as/is consumer' ethos. They are world wide commercial brands and have with more in common with Coca Cola and McDonalds than Derby County or most other clubs outside the top European leagues. If one person doesn't want to fork out there is someone behind him that will (same, more or less, for ticket pricing...)
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    Cardiff fan here..

    To be honest I think some of the responses you have had have been a little OTT and unnecessarily confrontational. I quite like getting some input from opposition fans on the forum as long as they are considered and civil which yours was!?! Anyway, all the best for the remainder of the season! (Unless we play each other in the Play Offs and even if you do have Warnock for a manager!)
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    v Wolves (A) - Predictions

    Wolves 2 Derby 1 Vydra first goal scorer
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    v Bolton (H) - Predictions

    Derby 2 Bolton 0 Vydra first goal scorer
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    Some thoughts about restructuring squad if we don't go up

    I fear that Vydra would be the only player we have that would fetch decent money. If Morris is no longer willing or unable to put more money in then I think Vydra is likely to go to raise funds. Under those circumstances I'd go for a quality No. 10 and another 'winger'. Ideally a new left back if the money stretched that far.
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    I can't remember where I heard it but I believe someone mentioned a while ago that he had been carrying a back injury for most of the season and that this was affecting his mobility and ability to train. I might explain a few things if true...
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    Southampton - Mark Hughes

    Not a comment or judgement on Hughes per se but I wonder if this signals a move away from the model/building process adopted successfully three or four years ago when they brought through a good crop of players and were flirting with the top four to six. There have been a lot of changes behind the scenes at Southampton recently and I just wonder if this appointment demontrates a change in ethos moving forward. I suppose there is only so long you can tolerate all your best first teamers being plundered by Spurs and Liverpool...
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    v QPR (A) - Predictions

    QPR 1 Derby 2 Palmer first goal scorer
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    Derby County vs Fulham

    Just to chip in, I sit in the North East and while I wouldn't go so far as to say I heard booing, there was an audible collective groan...
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    Derby County vs Fulham

    We were below par today, no doubt. I have to say, however, that I didn't think Fulham were anything special. Decent, yes, but not as good as I expected. I've seen much better at Pride Park this season. We had the better of the first twenty five minutes and actually looked good going forward at that time, an odd thing to say given that they scored two goals, but that was through individual errors on our part. Had we continued to press them with the same purpose and intensity throughout the game as in that period they wouldn't have been able to dominate the midfield and we probably would have gotten something out of it. We just seem to loose all confidence and composure at the moment when we go behind. This leads to panic and silly mistakes which other teams are capitalising on. Just my thoughts.
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    George Thorne

    I thought he played OK today. Granted not at his best but surely not as bad as many are suggesting. Certainly no worse than anybody else. There have been a few references in passing to a back problem. This could be affecting his ability to train and perform at a hundred percent.
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    v Fulham (H) - Predictions

    Derby 2 Fulham 2 Vydra first goal scorer.
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    v Reading (A) - Predictions

    Reading 0 Derby 2 Vydra first goal scorer.

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