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    Zag zig got a reaction from Rampage in U23s thread   
    Form and under 23’s boosted at the start of the season when Thorne, Butterfield, Pearce, Anya regular turned out as we sought to put them in the shop window. As well as returning first teamers looking for match fitness or coming back from injury; the latter could still apply but can’t think of many that have turned out.
    We also have a fair few out on loan and odd ones stepping up to match day squads near first team games. So in a nutshell, more under 18’s also stepping up. Bound to have an impact on form.
    For me, so long as they do enough to stay in Prem2, as a good standard to learn, results don’t matter as much; it’s all about younger kids getting experience and testing themselves ready ultimately for the first team.
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    Zag zig reacted to RamNut in U23s thread   
    I take your point, but its a steep decline. There are still quite a few in that team who could be considered as first team hopers.
    Next season i'd like to see....
    ravas, gordon, lowe or macdonald, bateman, hunt, elsnik, bird, sibley, mitchell-lawson, bennett, thomas 
     
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    Zag zig got a reaction from philmycock in U23s thread   
    Form and under 23’s boosted at the start of the season when Thorne, Butterfield, Pearce, Anya regular turned out as we sought to put them in the shop window. As well as returning first teamers looking for match fitness or coming back from injury; the latter could still apply but can’t think of many that have turned out.
    We also have a fair few out on loan and odd ones stepping up to match day squads near first team games. So in a nutshell, more under 18’s also stepping up. Bound to have an impact on form.
    For me, so long as they do enough to stay in Prem2, as a good standard to learn, results don’t matter as much; it’s all about younger kids getting experience and testing themselves ready ultimately for the first team.
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    Zag zig reacted to Ghost of Clough in DCFC Awards Night 18/19   
    Players’ Player of the Season - Richard Keogh (CB)
     
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    Zag zig reacted to Srg in The most surreal match day experience.   
    So you found American Ram?
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    Zag zig reacted to Smyth_18 in The most surreal match day experience.   
    It all started around 7:30am when I got a phone call from my brother asking if an American visitor at his work can come with us to the game.
    A few family duties followed then I was dropped off at my brother's work place. While my brother was locking up I was chatting away with the American bloke and heard a bit of a bang thinking nothing of it. The American then spotted smoke coming from behind the opposite building so I ran to check it out. Could immediately see it was going to turn into a major issue when we saw more gas canisters. Being the only people around, we rang the fire service. More explosions followed. Sirens everywhere. All the local scags turn up on bikes. Just mad. My brother and the American move their car around the back and off we pop in a taxi to the game. Looking back at the smoke from pride park was pretty surreal. Go for a pint in the yard and everybody is talking about it.
    We then go into the club shop and the American guy buys about 5 shirts! Onto the match. Despite it being absolutely terrible, the American was absolutely in awe. His words after 'your fans, WOW!'. He'd never seen anything like it. The togetherness, the tribalism. Amazing.
    Never felt so proud to be a Ram. We've got something special between us here.
    Anyway, didn't get home til late. Police wouldn't let us have the cars back. My brother got to work this morning to a ticket on his car issued around 10pm. He got a message around 2am to say the cordon had been lifted and his car is free now!
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    Zag zig reacted to ThePrisoner in View from the outside   
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    Zag zig reacted to Steve How Hard? in Waghorn or Marriott?   
    That was my sentiments exactly at the time. I thought Waghorn was having his best spell of the game when he got subbed. He'd had a couple of decent exchanges with Mount which looked like unlocking the door for us. However I bow to Franks superior knowledge as we ultimately went on to win the game. I still think Waghorn and Marriott as two would be a real handful for any defence in this league.
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    Zag zig got a reaction from McLovin in Waghorn or Marriott?   
    You know, I was actually a bit disappointed when Waghorn came off, I’d have loved to have seen Marriott playing off him. Whether Wilson moved in, Lawrence goes off whatever. 
    In the end it all worked out well but unless Waghorn was tiring badly, I just thought it a shame we ended with Nugent and Marriott playing up top together, when it could have been the other combination; just to see if they could play off each other.
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    Zag zig got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Waghorn or Marriott?   
    You know, I was actually a bit disappointed when Waghorn came off, I’d have loved to have seen Marriott playing off him. Whether Wilson moved in, Lawrence goes off whatever. 
    In the end it all worked out well but unless Waghorn was tiring badly, I just thought it a shame we ended with Nugent and Marriott playing up top together, when it could have been the other combination; just to see if they could play off each other.
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    Zag zig reacted to RamNut in Picture where you and your knee are now   
    admiring the wife's bush
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    Zag zig reacted to 86 points in Derby County vs QPR   
    Spare a thought for the Forest fans. 3-0 up in their best performance of the season and watching Derby falling at the last, only to realise we've scored in the 100th minute (LampyTime) and they've sent us back into the play-off slots. Cue much wringing of 6 fingered hands.
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    Zag zig reacted to Carl Sagan in Derby County vs QPR   
    For those who want the stats, we dominated those even if we left ourselves a bit open on the counter, in search of the goals we needed. 

    Win the next two and we're in the playoffs with a game to spare. But we all know it's not going to be quite so straightforward! 
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    Zag zig reacted to KCG in Derby County vs QPR   
    I didn't think they outplayed us at any time. I thought they were very poor and their tactics, especially the time-wasting, which started in the first half, were anti-football. Thankfully the ref punished the time-wasting!
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    Zag zig reacted to angieram in Derby County vs QPR   
    I haven't read it yet as only just got in but I bet this matchday thread is a classic! 
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    Zag zig reacted to SKRam in Derby County vs QPR   
    Had to head straight out from watching on Rams TV at an eventual final whistle. Thought I’d rewind on here to read the emotions of the fans, now knowing the result it’s very enjoyable!  
    Never seen time wasting go so unpunished like that before...... until that beautiful 9 flashed up. Fully justified too, need to see that more in games. Still can’t understand why time isn’t taken out of refs hands as in Rugby League. 
    Well now, what a build up to next Sat, praying my work doesn’t take me past KO time. Have we sold out now? What an atmos there’s going to be, and indeed it looks like dirty are going to finish third...... oh football football, what a finale. Do try and enjoy it Rams, I for one think we are doing better than many thought with our new manager. SSA! 
     
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    Zag zig reacted to ivo_knoflicek in Derby County vs QPR   
    Ok, so blood pressure is now back down to a couple of numbers that add up to less than 300, which is something at least...
    Well I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon out. There’s not much better than a winner in injury time, but to then get another on the break, AND do it against a team which played loathsome negative football throughout was quite something. I have missed that kind of atmosphere.
    Yes we weren’t great, but I think that there are posters on here who believe that other teams in the top eight are winning week in week out with faultless, flowing, total football. They are not. They do it sometimes, and other times they just do whatever it takes to get over the line.
    Tomori stood out again, Bogle too, and all three subs deserve plaudits as they changed the game. Bennett may not have done much on the floor but it made such a pleasant change to see him winning balls in the air.
    Huge respect for Harry Wilson. He has been kicked black and blue for weeks now with no protection from refs, but he just seems to dust himself off and carry on. His 36 yard free kick (six mowed lines at 6 yards each by my reckoning) so nearly went in. As for the penno - balls of steel to just wait for the histrionics to subside and then slot it in so coolly. 
    One sad thought is that the last time we see Craig Bryson in a Rams shirt might have been him hobbling off today. He has played his part this season for sure.
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    Zag zig reacted to Derby blood in Derby County vs QPR   
    Just got in after the game my thoughts on the game, my best 9 minutes in life for a very long time, wow that was a great ending , today was a must win game and we did it, well done to Harry who was very average at best for 90 minutes, but credit where it is due a great peno, and a calm finish for the second, loved the atmosphere at the end, with Frank getting the whole of pp bouncing, imagine getting 40000 rams fans bouncing at the end of the Wembley final, now that would be a dream come true.
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    Zag zig reacted to KBB in Derby County vs QPR   
    Think a few I told you so posts have had to be put on the back burner for another week....
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    Zag zig reacted to Gritters in Derby County vs QPR   
    I thought I’d give it the full 90 minutes today. What a boring 0-0 draw. Glad I didn’t wait for any Fergie time just to prolong the agony just a good job Bristol and Boro ducked up.
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    Zag zig reacted to RiddingsRam in Derby County vs QPR   
    I've not felt "that feeling" that special feeling about football in such long a time , with the risk of sounding like a soppy poo . I explained to my lad (6) how much the penalty meant as we were awarded it . The look in his eyes when that raw went up as Wilson scored was something else , I said to him "this is what footballs all about" . Bloody brilliant , sorry if I bored you there just needed to share it with people who could possibly relate . 
    Regarding the game , the first half was poor , no real flow. They came to do a job and stuck to it. Thought we learnt more the second half , upped the tempo and kept withing the play . Thought Bennett had a huge impact when he came on , offered that physical presence out wide that was missing. Marriott and Nuge changed the dimension drastically aswell when coming on . 3 points Saturday now Derby 
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    Zag zig got a reaction from angieram in Bristol City fan here with the local info for trip to Bristol   
    Both teams playing away, according to their website.....you made me check Angie 😂
    http://www.beddingtoncc.co.uk/calendar/4590554190
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    Zag zig reacted to angieram in Bristol City fan here with the local info for trip to Bristol   
    We all go to the cricket club - as many Derby fans there as City fans. Very friendly too. 
    Silly question, but won't they be playing cricket this late in the season, though? 
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    Zag zig got a reaction from angieram in Bristol City fan here with the local info for trip to Bristol   
    About 10 minutes, it’s a doddle to get back on the M5, just one turn from memory.
    Think it’s actually known as Beddington Cricket Club, Park there every time I go. The club is kid friendly too if taking youngsters.
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    Zag zig reacted to BurtonRam7 in Race for the Play Offs   
    The moment that changed everything?

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