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    Jimbo Ram reacted to Geriatram in Suggestions for the next Derby manager   
    In my time of being a Rams supporter, from Jack Barker in 1955 to Frank there has been 33 different managers,some good some bad, but thinking about  it i'm not sure Frank would get in my top 10. there will be better managers out there somewhere. UTR
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    Jimbo Ram reacted to MK-Ram in Suggestions for the next Derby manager   
    To be fair, Simpson’s record was heavily skewed by a series of terrible luck and injuries for a number of teams.  I always thought he was the brains behind Mac I’s success (with Steele of course).
     
    That being said, 10 years away from the top job is a long time and I’d want to see him back in the hot seat at a lower level before offering him the chance.
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    Jimbo Ram reacted to bimmerman in Suggestions for the next Derby manager   
    It's gotta be Chris Hughton
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    Jimbo Ram reacted to LeedsRam1999 in Suggestions for the next Derby manager   
    Has to be Hughton. 
    Proven, his teams can score goals and be solid and if we went up he would keep us there. 
    No other contender even comes close imo.
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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from Premier ram in Suggestions for the next Derby manager   
    Hughton all day long for me....
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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from SuperDerbySuperRams in Suggestions for the next Derby manager   
    Hughton all day long for me....
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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from Derbados in Suggestions for the next Derby manager   
    Hughton all day long for me....
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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from R@M in Max Lowe   
    Celtic, during their decent run in the Champions League a few years ago had just more revenue than the relegated teams playing in the Championship who had parachute payments. The likes of Rangers and Aberdeen have considerably less revenue, but it is when you get to the bottom 6 teams of the SPL, the minnows such as Livingstone, St Mirren, St Johnstone etc, the financial figures are staggering. Haven't got a pot to pi*s in as they say. You can argue that it isn't all down to money but it is in reality. Why do Celtic and Rangers win the league every year? Why can you just about name the top 6 teams in the English premiership before the season starts? It unfortunately is based on money and who has most of it. That is why taking Celtic out of the equation, the SPL is such a poor quality league that just can't compete and is slowly dying a death. Celtic would be no more than a bottom 6 prem team/top 6 championship team, Rangers and Aberdeen bottom 6 championship/top 6 League 1, Hibs and Hearts mid table League 1 and then the remainder League 1/National League teams.....based on resources....Consequently any top 10 Championship team would be competing with Celtic to win the SPL each year, including the Rams.....
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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from hintonsboots in Lampard and the Chelsea job   
    Millennium is the man for that...….
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    Jimbo Ram reacted to IlsonDerby in Max Lowe   
    Celtic’s squad under Rodgers would have been top ten in the premier league. Without a crystal ball I can’t judge how they’ll be with Lennon but probably not as good. 
    If Celtic had Villas money they’d be even better...
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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from LeedsRam1999 in Max Lowe   
    He looked awful here and has looked decent in a sub standard league, 2 or 3 levels below the Championship. I would be quite happy to sell for 500-750k, not sure we will get much more than that. We need better if we want to push on and get out of this league....
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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from bigbadbob in Suggestions for the next Derby manager   
    Why do you want Gerrard? You say you can't see why he would take a Championship job when he has already taken a job in a league at least a couple of levels lower. That doesn't make sense....
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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from therealhantsram in Max Lowe   
    In the latest research on the finances of SPL teams conducted by Liverpool University, 5 SPL teams did not earn enough revenue to even have to submit accounts, does that put things in perspective? Hamilton, Livingstone and St Johnstone averaged under 4,000 in attendances, all less than Leyton Orient, Wrexham and Chesterfield in the National League. The disparity between Rangers and Celtic and the rest is staggering in terms of finances and is why overall the League is so very very poor. Add to this there is no real sponsorship and hardly any tv revenue going to the bottom 6 sides speaks for itself......fitted quite a bit on the back of my postage stamp.....
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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from rcarso1 in Max Lowe   
    He looked awful here and has looked decent in a sub standard league, 2 or 3 levels below the Championship. I would be quite happy to sell for 500-750k, not sure we will get much more than that. We need better if we want to push on and get out of this league....
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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from Abu Dhabi Ram in Max Lowe   
    He looked awful here and has looked decent in a sub standard league, 2 or 3 levels below the Championship. I would be quite happy to sell for 500-750k, not sure we will get much more than that. We need better if we want to push on and get out of this league....
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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from Andicis in Max Lowe   
    Time will tell Andicis...out of interest do you help out with thickies like me, you know, reading lessons, grammar etc? If so how much do you charge? Always looking to improve myself.....
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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from Andicis in Max Lowe   
    He looked awful here and has looked decent in a sub standard league, 2 or 3 levels below the Championship. I would be quite happy to sell for 500-750k, not sure we will get much more than that. We need better if we want to push on and get out of this league....
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    Jimbo Ram reacted to deanoakaram4life in Max Lowe - joined Aberdeen on loan, now back at PP but back to Aberdeen   
    He impressed on loan, we brought him back for a couple of games and found out he was out of his depth so sent him back on loan and signed Ashley Cole, I think the says it all. If we can get a fee from Gers then happy days. 
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    Jimbo Ram reacted to DCFC Ram in Lampard and the Chelsea job   
    It's about time that this was sorted out now.  It's almost getting a bit Billy Davies after the playoffs and another McClaren spring.  
    We could do without another late start to pre season and an autumn of excuses / truths about how badly prepared we were for the new season.
    Like our poor form in February, the 'Yes but we did not have a full pre-season' is wearing a bit thin to those of use who fork out good money for season tickets year after year.
    It's now time to sort the manager situation and then the squad.
     
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    Jimbo Ram reacted to EnzaRam in Lampard and the Chelsea job   
    I'm more annoyed that the current media circus regarding Frank is losing us valuable Chris Martin thread opportunities ......
     
     

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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from RoyMac5 in Lampard and the Chelsea job   
    Agree but the uncertainty can't drag on for much longer. What happens if Lampard is in negotiations with a player who is attracted to the move largely because he will play under Frank? Does he ask Frank if he plans to stay? Surely within the next couple of weeks we need to start making signings don't we?
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    Jimbo Ram reacted to jimbo jones in Derbyshire Cricket 2019   
    Definitely. I saw a short interview he did talking about how he’s ‘getting used’ to the different conditions over here. The conditions recently would have been tough for anyone, but coming from South Africa and probably not used to it, I’m sure it was a learning curve for him.
     In the one day stuff though I’m hopeful of some good stuff from him straight away judging from this game and what he did in the one day cup.
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    Jimbo Ram reacted to doheochai in Suggestions for the next Derby manager   
    Just posting my tuppence worth -
    Chris Hughton is a very under-rated manager (just as he was a player). 
    He was coveted as a first team coach when at Spurs and after he was let go when Spurs decided on a clear-out when they sacked Jol. He did a terrific job at Newcastle first as coach and then as manager taking them from the Championship to the PL and then got sacked when they were in the top 10 because Ashley wanted a 'world-class' manager - hiring Alan Pardew. 
    It is rumoured that Hughton had more than a dozen job offers as assistant manager in the PL after he was sacked by Newcastle. Instead he took his time and became Birmingham manager - with no money and in the Championship - he got the team to the group stages of the Europa League and 4th in the Championship. 
    He was then appointed manager of Norwich and in his first season they finished 11th in the PL. The following season Norwich struggled. In April the Norwich board panicked after a defeat to WBA and sacked Hughton when Norwich were five points above relegation with five games to play. Norwich got 1 point from the last five games and were relegated. Hughton was adamant that he would have kept Norwich up,
    He took over at Brighton in December 2015 when they were 22nd in the Championship. The following season he led them to 3rd and then a year later to 2nd and automatic promotion. Brighton finished 15th in the PL and then 17th last season as well as an FA cup semi-final (Brighton were in a worse situation than Norwich last season and Hughton got them out of it).
    In five seasons in the PL Hughton has not been relegated as manager - in five (full or part) seasons in the Championship he has saved a club from relegation and finished 1st (with 102 points), 4th, 3rd and 2nd, winning two automatic promotions.
    The step up from Championship to PL is massive - it takes years for a promoted club to build a squad capable of sustaining PL status - Bournemouth, Burnley and Watford have taken years (with a few hiccups and relegations along the way). These days a promoted club needs to spend up to £100million a year on transfers just to stand still and hope to consolidate. Like all promoted teams - Brighton struggled for want of a striker - you cannot rely on a 35 year old to score enough goals. But Brighton did not buy well last off-season and Hughton did not have control over player transfers - the Brighton brain-trust using Bloom's gambling metrics invested in players they thought could develop and sell-on for big money. Hughton did what he had to do to prevent relegation - and he succeeded.
    The average lifespan for a PL manager since 1992 is 91 games (and this figure is grossly distorted by Ferguson, Wenger and Redknapp). Hughton has managed for 164 PL games. More than 60% of all PL managers only ever manage one club in the PL - Hughton has managed 3 clubs in the PL.
    There is an utter misconception that Hughton is a defensively minded coach who parks the bus - this is false - a look at his teams at Newcastle and his teams in the Championship who have all played attacking free-flowing football. Hughton was able to do this in the PL with Newcastle because he had the players at his disposal. But, as I said, the step-up from the Championship is massive - and getting bigger every season. Hughton's job was to get Brighton promoted and to keep them there - he succeeded in doing so for two full seasons. 
    Often owners and fans develop unrealistic expectations about their club when they get promoted - not realising that it is a massive job just to stand still and avoid relegation. This has happened at Brighton - the assumption that you can make incremental progress in the second season in the PL (when it is actually a very dangerous season for promoted clubs) and thereafter - and that you can play expansive attacking football. To survive you need speed and you need at least one goalscorer who can net 15+ goals and a second one that can get 10. I think Brighton made a massive blunder in sacking Hughton. Potter might work out for them - but in my view he has an inflated reputation (particularly from his time in Sweden). If Potter attempts to play the football he played at Swansea then Brighton will get destroyed in the PL next season - then it comes down to whether Potter knows how to grind out results. 
    Hughton is probably the top available option for Derby and Derby should gab him if they get the chance - the real question is whether he would want the job. He's 60 now and spent 4 1/2 years getting Brighton to the PL and keeping them there. Would he want to go through that process again only for an owner to get an inflated view of where the club is at and sack him. It is likely that 2-3 manager will be sacked during the next PL season and all of the clubs will probably give Hughton a call knowing that he can grind out results and keep teams from being relegated. He would then get another shot at a full season in the PL with PL standard players in the squad and money to buy players.
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    Jimbo Ram reacted to Parsnip in Suggestions for the next Derby manager   
    So you think the rumours of us buying Wilson for £21m are wide of the mark?
    Damn. Just had a shirt printed with Wilsom 21. I was going to take it back anyway tbh. 
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    Jimbo Ram got a reaction from EnigmaRam in Suggestions for the next Derby manager   
    Brizzle have rich owners, a decent squad..not sure he would see the Rams as much of a step up....
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