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Shang

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    Shang got a reaction from Ellafella in Cardiff v Derby County match day thread init.   
    I'm thinking it's this. I'm not sure how Cardiff play but it looks like Rooney is worried about losing the midfield battle. We know he likes his wingbacks to play as basically wingers, so they'll be that high up.  I think he's played Sibley and Joz as two "10s" (similar to Gerrards Rangers) running into spaces left by Gregory runs to stretch their defenders.
    3 defenders to stay back and take no risks and to manage the high long balls.

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    Shang got a reaction from Inverurie Ram in Cardiff v Derby County match day thread init.   
    I'm thinking it's this. I'm not sure how Cardiff play but it looks like Rooney is worried about losing the midfield battle. We know he likes his wingbacks to play as basically wingers, so they'll be that high up.  I think he's played Sibley and Joz as two "10s" (similar to Gerrards Rangers) running into spaces left by Gregory runs to stretch their defenders.
    3 defenders to stay back and take no risks and to manage the high long balls.

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    Shang got a reaction from QuitYourJibbaJivin in Cardiff v Derby County match day thread init.   
    I'm thinking it's this. I'm not sure how Cardiff play but it looks like Rooney is worried about losing the midfield battle. We know he likes his wingbacks to play as basically wingers, so they'll be that high up.  I think he's played Sibley and Joz as two "10s" (similar to Gerrards Rangers) running into spaces left by Gregory runs to stretch their defenders.
    3 defenders to stay back and take no risks and to manage the high long balls.

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    Shang reacted to Rammy03 in Rams v Red Dogs (Notts Forest) Match day Thread.   
    We actually created the best clear cut chances in the game. Knight and Gregory should score. That being said, we weren't good over the 90 minutes and you have to say a draw is a fair result.
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    Shang got a reaction from Chester40 in Rams v Red Dogs (Notts Forest) Match day Thread.   
    CKRs wonder goal won't hide how poor this game has been, but man what a player.
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    Shang got a reaction from jimtastic56 in Rams v Red Dogs (Notts Forest) Match day Thread.   
    CKRs wonder goal won't hide how poor this game has been, but man what a player.
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    Shang got a reaction from Andicis in Rams v Red Dogs (Notts Forest) Match day Thread.   
    CKRs wonder goal won't hide how poor this game has been, but man what a player.
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    Shang got a reaction from Kenavo in Rams v Red Dogs (Notts Forest) Match day Thread.   
    I think the game might actually be high scoring. Both teams are in good form going into the game and it might be a game where both sets of players decide to let loose at the fury of both the managers.
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    Shang got a reaction from SKRam in Kazim-Richards new contract till 2022   
    Yeah, it's easy to forget but in his first games playing for us under Rooney/Rosenior, CKR couldn't manage a whole 90 mins, especially two games in a row. 
    This is great news, he's been incredible on and off the pitch and seems to have added a much needed character and grit into the team. You can tell the other players love and respect him.
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    Shang got a reaction from Curtains in Kazim-Richards new contract till 2022   
    Yeah, it's easy to forget but in his first games playing for us under Rooney/Rosenior, CKR couldn't manage a whole 90 mins, especially two games in a row. 
    This is great news, he's been incredible on and off the pitch and seems to have added a much needed character and grit into the team. You can tell the other players love and respect him.
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    Shang reacted to Andicis in Kazim-Richards new contract till 2022   
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    Shang got a reaction from ramsbottom in Colin Kazim-Richards Fan Club   
    I agree, we should be trying to win free kicks and fouls at the moment when our set plays are proving to be extremely productive. Jason Knight and Waggy last night ended up with a ton of grass on their shirts, relieving the pressure and providing an opportunity for us to put the ball into a dangerous area.
    It's amazing how much better we've become at set plays, over the past few years we've been useless.
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    Shang reacted to G STAR RAM in Rooney the Boss   
    No, you don't have to watch. 
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    Shang got a reaction from 1967Ram in Wycombe v Derby, Tuesday 16th February   
    Was a terrible game to watch, looked like a non league match with the amount of long balls and tired clearances up the pitch.
    Extremely happy we managed to get a win out of that, but also happy to hear that Rooney was furious about the game and not willing accept the quality of play.
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    Shang got a reaction from Ellafella in Wycombe v Derby, Tuesday 16th February   
    Was a terrible game to watch, looked like a non league match with the amount of long balls and tired clearances up the pitch.
    Extremely happy we managed to get a win out of that, but also happy to hear that Rooney was furious about the game and not willing accept the quality of play.
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    Shang reacted to NottsRam77 in The Mel Morris Interview   
    Truly hope he’s ok 
    whatever some think about his handling of the club he’s only ever done it with the best of intentions and trying to fulfill ours and his dream of seeing Derby sustaining themselves in the top flight 
    it hasn’t happened but it’s not through lack of trying and huge amounts of his money and time 
    When he does leave his foundations he’s laid down in the academy and training ground will see us right for years and years to come 
    Thankyou Mel 
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    Shang got a reaction from SKRam in Derby v Middlesbrough, Saturday 13th Feb   
    Great win, a massive aerial bombardment at the end of that but we were well organised and reassured. Maybe slightly too keen to put our laces through it, but happy with the result. Both goals were fantastic.
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    Shang got a reaction from Old Sawley Popside in Derby v Middlesbrough, Saturday 13th Feb   
    Great win, a massive aerial bombardment at the end of that but we were well organised and reassured. Maybe slightly too keen to put our laces through it, but happy with the result. Both goals were fantastic.
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    Shang reacted to Will Hughes Hair in Morgan Whittaker   
    Delighted for Morgan, gutted for us.
    700k is peanuts for a player of his pedigree and potential. If he’d come to us for that money we’d be raving over him. Over the next couple of year’s he’s going to blossom into something special. His next move will be for an 8 figure sum.
    How do I know? Because he has a good first touch, can carry the ball at pace, has lovely balance and knows where the net is. And I’ve been saying the same for a good couple of years now.
    And let’s not forget that the Derby sales team let Emil Rys Jakobson go for free when a year later he’s being sold for 1.2m. Whittaker will make that pearl look like a world class bit of business.
    The story in a nutshell? Sold at a ridiculously low bargain price to free up a space because we’re under a soft embargo.
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    Shang reacted to angieram in Morgan Whittaker   
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    Shang got a reaction from SKRam in Fikayo Tomori   
    I've been reading some of the Chelsea forums still trying to figure out why he wasn't being played ahead of Christensen and Rudiger. There's claims of "bullying" in the dressing room with a lot of older heads in there creating discontent that Mason Mount, Tomori and James were being played ahead of them. I think Frank decided to pick and choose his battles and decided that Mount and James were winnable but Tomori unfortunately had to be sacrificed so he could still play those two.
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    Shang got a reaction from Rammy03 in Louie Sibley   
    Sibley and Knight are similar players, they're both dynamic box-to-box ball carriers (as in they prefer to dribble and carry the ball towards goal) but the key difference is that he's a naturally selfish player, which isn't a negative thing.
    He's more inclined to work to play himself into a position to shoot, and run off players to get into a scoring position. Knight on the other hand is more likely to bring others into play.
    Sibley would run past CKR more, which would leave gaps in our midfield when defending a counter attack. This used to happen quite a lot when he was getting regular games.f Knight tends to be slightly behind the forwards.
    I personally think that Rooney will either bring Beni into midfield to partner up with Shinnie and move Knight up, or drop Waghorn in favour or a more productive player (Sibley or Roberts). I don't think Rooney trusts Sibley to defend in midfield.
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    Shang got a reaction from Kinder in Incommmming!   
    So this is the state of the squad at the moment (not counting for long term injuries). We seem to be in a solid place, only issue is if Bird gets injured them Knight / Sibley / Watson / Brown would have to drop in.
    We've massively improved our strength in depth and have experienced like-for-like players competing for every spot. It looks like Rooney trusts McDonald to do well enough to cover Byrne, or it could be he'll move Wisdom over and bring another CB to cover him.
    It's looking very promising.

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    Shang got a reaction from Indyram in Max Bird   
    Fantastic performance this, he's a player who's always two steps ahead. Makes the right decisions to either give him space and time on the ball or to progress the play. 
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    Shang reacted to angieram in Max Bird   
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