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    RiddingsRam reacted to Half fan in What a Manager we have!   
    Sir Cocu's calm and precise analysis of the Stoke match surely shows a master at work.
    He's unhappy at four points lost, despite a far from ideal and rather short pre-season. This shows the high winning standard he has set for the squad. No talk of the last 12 games being the key to promotion - every game is the key to promotion from August onwards.
    He explains how he saw the first half today and why he made what some saw as baffling changes. He then describes succintly the resulting improvement whilst calmly listing the failings which need to be eliminated.
    He doesn't talk about Plans A or B, he analyses what's happening in the match and changes formations, tactics and players as soon as the need is evident.
    Our captain who's had more than his fair share of club and international managers, says training is an eye-opener. Gradually, we can see why.
    Sir Cocu is taking our club to a higher level than I can recall in many decades. No banal generalities, no superficial banter with the interviewer. The players ere expected to work hard mentally as well as physically.
    It seems to me that Frank relied on a team formula of hard work, energy, and pressing whilst he motivated the players with his personality, humour and winning determination. Frustratingy it didn't always work, especially away to inferior teams. In contrast, our new management is more cerebral and concentrates on developing each player's technical and positioning and adaptability skills, as well as the team performance. So those players of any age who want to improve themselves and be stretched will relish the fabulous opportunity. Those that don't or can't will fall by the wayside, if the steely glint in the manager's eye is anything to go by.
    Of course there will be setbacks and disappointments. But there's some real building work going on here and it's a privilege to see it unfold.
    Thanks DCFC for the astute and synergistic investment in facilities and management.
     
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    RiddingsRam reacted to Ghost of Clough in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    It was still 433 to me. Whittaker RW and Paterson LW (very narrow though)
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from Dordogne-Ram in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    Did ok tonight didn't we ? 
    *Dominated the game /possession 
    *Just need to be more clinic in that final third , it'll come 
    *Bielik is a monster , if he was only 75% fit tonight I can't wait to see him at full speed 
    *Knights special and I think we're going to see a lot of him this season 
    Finally were on holiday for Forest I'm building up the courage to tell the young Riddings 🙈
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from Will Hughes Hair in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    Did ok tonight didn't we ? 
    *Dominated the game /possession 
    *Just need to be more clinic in that final third , it'll come 
    *Bielik is a monster , if he was only 75% fit tonight I can't wait to see him at full speed 
    *Knights special and I think we're going to see a lot of him this season 
    Finally were on holiday for Forest I'm building up the courage to tell the young Riddings 🙈
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from Ramzabac in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    Did ok tonight didn't we ? 
    *Dominated the game /possession 
    *Just need to be more clinic in that final third , it'll come 
    *Bielik is a monster , if he was only 75% fit tonight I can't wait to see him at full speed 
    *Knights special and I think we're going to see a lot of him this season 
    Finally were on holiday for Forest I'm building up the courage to tell the young Riddings 🙈
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from Ghost of Clough in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    Did ok tonight didn't we ? 
    *Dominated the game /possession 
    *Just need to be more clinic in that final third , it'll come 
    *Bielik is a monster , if he was only 75% fit tonight I can't wait to see him at full speed 
    *Knights special and I think we're going to see a lot of him this season 
    Finally were on holiday for Forest I'm building up the courage to tell the young Riddings 🙈
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from Rampage in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    Did ok tonight didn't we ? 
    *Dominated the game /possession 
    *Just need to be more clinic in that final third , it'll come 
    *Bielik is a monster , if he was only 75% fit tonight I can't wait to see him at full speed 
    *Knights special and I think we're going to see a lot of him this season 
    Finally were on holiday for Forest I'm building up the courage to tell the young Riddings 🙈
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    RiddingsRam reacted to DarkFruitsRam7 in Life is good!   
    Just thought I’d share this. I’m a few beers down, but I’ve been feeling great recently anyway. The odds of you having a shot at life are so slim, so make the most of it. Appreciate being alive. It’s bloody great. 
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from jono in v Swansea City (H) Match Thread   
    It was ok today , did a lot right and moved the ball well at times but to many players had mad days at the office . We will click when big Phil works out his best 11 , you can see what we are trying to create , it won't happen overnight too .  
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    RiddingsRam reacted to Alpha in Cocu - the new Bobby Robson   
    Same amount of people who always look to be angry about something because they live frustrated lives with a negative mindset.
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    RiddingsRam reacted to Anon in Cocu - the new Bobby Robson   
    I would support Cocu, but it turns out I'm a snowflake who doesn't feel personally validated unless a manager waves at me on request.
    The absolute state of some of the people who text into Radio Derby...
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    RiddingsRam reacted to RamNut in Cocu - the new Bobby Robson   
    Thats who he reminds me of so far.
    looks like a decent chap but with a steely determination. Former international player. Calm. Enthusiastic. Respectful of senior pros and enthusiastic about young player development. Quite technical as a coach. Doesn't look like he'd take any poo. 
    bobby robson was Derby's first choice to replace Brian Clough, but he was far too sensible to leave Ipswich for the circus of trying to step into Brian Cloughs shoes. And also probably was respectful of Cloughie and his position. He patiently built a great team, winning the f a cup and finishing runners up in the league.
    this is light years ahead of phil brown, paul jewell, and some of the roosters we've appointed.
    hopefully he gets his first home win and its another good day.
    nice one melvyn.....
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from Rampage in v Swansea City (H) Match Thread   
    It was ok today , did a lot right and moved the ball well at times but to many players had mad days at the office . We will click when big Phil works out his best 11 , you can see what we are trying to create , it won't happen overnight too .  
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    RiddingsRam reacted to ColonelBlimp in v Swansea City (H) Match Thread   
    Well, if you were in East stand upper, row R seats 425/426 right behind me then please step forward so i can put you on my block list. 
    Moaned the whole 97 minutes and even ht.
    I know you can say what you like when you pay your money but it was really depressing and negative, no encouragement whatsoever.
    I cant be doing with that.
     
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from TigerTedd in De Rossi to Boca   
    Why even bother replying with such an idiotic comment ? Nothing in my post indicated that "I know him". Simply writing facts about articles I've read online . 
    And for your information Bob I will be supporting the Rams and not searching the depths of internet forums for people to troll online . 
     
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from Pastinaak in De Rossi to Boca   
    Why even bother replying with such an idiotic comment ? Nothing in my post indicated that "I know him". Simply writing facts about articles I've read online . 
    And for your information Bob I will be supporting the Rams and not searching the depths of internet forums for people to troll online . 
     
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from EtoileSportiveDeDerby in De Rossi to Boca   
    Why even bother replying with such an idiotic comment ? Nothing in my post indicated that "I know him". Simply writing facts about articles I've read online . 
    And for your information Bob I will be supporting the Rams and not searching the depths of internet forums for people to troll online . 
     
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from EtoileSportiveDeDerby in De Rossi to Boca   
    One for the football purist's , in a world where Bale is about to join some pub league side for mega money in China , players joining MLS sides for an early retirement in the sunshine . Daniele De Rossi has full filled his life long dream and has moved to a club because he wants to . Not for money , not for fame but because he actually wants to . 
    https://www.goal.com/en/amp/news/daniele-de-rossi-fulfilling-dream-by-joining-boca-juniors/t5m0ktdjew3o1hl51s180moqm?__twitter_impression=true
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Jamie Paterson - Signed on season long loan   
    If he's good for Cocu he's good for me 👍
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from Mick Harford in Jamie Paterson - Signed on season long loan   
    If he's good for Cocu he's good for me 👍
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from archram in Jamie Paterson - Signed on season long loan   
    If he's good for Cocu he's good for me 👍
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from The Orange Pimpernel in Jamie Paterson - Signed on season long loan   
    If he's good for Cocu he's good for me 👍
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from Ellafella in Liquid football   
    There's nothing false about our Martyn 😂
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    RiddingsRam got a reaction from jono in Liquid football   
    Just to add against Huddersfield also saw the attacking wide players swap flanks , the full backs swap with the attacking wide players and the wide players swap with the centre forward . 
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    RiddingsRam reacted to LB_DCFC in Scott Carson - Signed for Man City on loan   
    #ITK 😂 Fair play lad
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