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  1. Stadium atmosphere

    I'm at back of South Stand near SW corner. Singing starts at the other side of the South Stand and a few of us join in fairly early to try and expand it into our side. Doesn't always work though. What would improve things... No pensioner or kid discount season tickets in South Stand. Be prepared to join in, even if you feel a fool - it's amazing how a handful of folks joining in can get others around them involved. I wonder if everybody is waiting for somebody else to join in. Sometimes we're too darned English. Call out the moaners/abusers if safe to do so. I'm right near the back so I can shout out to those 4 or 5 rows in front of me - one guy kept calling Ince a lazy c-word last season - I shouted "give the lad some encouragement" and he shut up. I was only brave cos' he was quite a few rows in front so wouldn't know who had said this - for all he knew I could have been a hard-nut (instead of the shandy-drinking 10-stone southerner that I really am). Plus, of course, the abusers are cowards aren't they? Tell BJ to his face that he can't pass? No chance. Shout it out from the safety of a crowd? Yeah, sure.
  2. Forest's Greek Tragedy

    Earlier this week BBC East Midlands News pointed out that forest have 1 point less than at this point last season. And last season was a bit of a nail-biter I seem to recall!
  3. Surprised. Embarrassed. Frustrated.

    Honestly, this post needs to be prominently displayed on dcfcfans so it can be clearly seen every time people moan about GR selling or loaning out players.
  4. Would it be better to go up in playoffs.

    Why's that?
  5. Derby County F.C. v Norwich City F.C.

    You're right about Baird. Great footballing brain and his corners and crosses are better than Lawrence's or Wisdom's.
  6. GReat manager?

    Early season, I thought florist had the better manager in Warburton; boy - am I pleased to be proved wrong. IMO what Gary has achieved is the best team spirit and the best work ethic I've seen at the club for a very long time.
  7. Jason Shackell - Joined Millwall on Loan

    And Baird can play anywhere in the back four.
  8. Jason Shackell - Joined Millwall on Loan

    I'd have agreed with this a few years' ago, but Harris seems like a top guy and he's got them playing good football including some terrific goals - see their performances against Sheffield United, Boro and Leeds. Harris seems to have instilled a great team spirit. Even their fans don't seem quite as nasty as they used to.
  9. Positive things

    Work rate and (it looks like) team spirit are best they've been for a while.
  10. Zak Brunt - Academy kid

    The Daily Telegraph article makes it clear that Derby (and other clubs) have invested heavily in the kid, and also that Derby will not expect a lower league team to pay the £80,000 - more likely to agree a sell-on fee if he turns out to be a wunderkid. Clearly if he went on to play for Chelsea or whatever then Derby should get back some of their investment - who can argue with that? He walked out on the club because he wasn't prepared to commit 100% (ie the Futsal distraction). Why his dad is still flogging this as news is beyond me - it just labels him as trouble. He's playing at Matlock - says it all, surely?
  11. 17/18 Loan Watch

    A few years ago they had a mid-week game at Sunderland - 400 miles each way - and they took 750 fans!! Pretty sure they lost 5:1. The Sunderland fans gave them a standing ovation. Would love to see them back in the Championship one day. And Pompey. Anyway I'm waffling now - but I'm ready when somebody starts a "who would you like to see back in the Championship" thread.
  12. 17/18 Loan Watch

    Great to hear he was so appreciated by the fans. Got a lot of respect for Plymouth fans - some of the best there are - always put in a great showing at Derby despite the huge journey.
  13. Derby County F.C. v Millwall F.C.

    The most play-acting I've ever seen. After the game Bucko described the Millwall players as fairies!
  14. Don't think either him or Wills are Villa ST holders, so they may have to sneak in amongst the home fans. Cameron should be easy to spot as he'll be the only fan wearing a West Ham scarf.
  15. Joe Ledley - Signed

    We'll improve the chance of him signing for us if he knows we appreciate him - best way to do that is to give him a song - this one - with "Joe Ledley is a Derby Ram" instead of "A Celtic Tiger." C'mon - let's give it a go!!

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