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    Zag zig reacted to Roymac in Best Derby game you've ever been to?   
    My first ever game:  Derby 8 - Spurs 2 1976
     
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    Zag zig reacted to TramRam in Holiday plans 2020   
    Offer is appreciated 😉...But my plans once this virus is over is hopefully to move, 64 years Born and Bred in Derby, Now circumstanes say I can move to what I've been looking for for 5 years, This place is on the market, 10min drive from the Lake District and 15min drive from the Irish sea, In a place that I think I could see out my remaining years on my own, And surrounded by SPACE ☺️.
    Just hope it's still there...if and when things look up 👍


    And maybe get myself one of these.

     
     
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    Zag zig reacted to Tamworthram in Holiday plans 2020   
    Maybe so but it makes flights with the wife a bit more bearable 
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    Zag zig reacted to Paul71 in Holiday plans 2020   
    we were due to travel to Maldives for 25th anniversary at the end of the month. kuoni have rebooked for exactly 1 year later for same price
    26th anniversary I guess 
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    Zag zig reacted to Ellafella in My favourite game: Derbys V Northants.   
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/may/07/my-favourite-game-derbyshire-v-northants-1981-natwest-trophy-final-cricket
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    Zag zig got a reaction from angieram in Horan v Maddison   
    Guess who won
    Few can’t see the joke here, few can with a bit of banter
    https://www.foxestalk.co.uk/topic/122673-james-maddison-in-a-Derby-shirt/#comments

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    Zag zig reacted to Gee SCREAMER !! in Tommy Smith   
    As I remember he went back to Watford believing they had a better chance of promotion.  It was probably a viable decision at that the time , but not such a good choice at the end of the season. I hoped we might re sign when we got promoted, but breathed a sigh of relief when we got Eddie Lewis instead.
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    Zag zig reacted to IslandExile in BBC Sport vote for best play off game   
    It can be argued that any game in which Derby beat Leeds is the best game of football anywhere ever, let alone play offs, let alone this country, let alone anything else.
    But especially that one. The lead up, the deficit, the goal down. It had everything.
    Best game ever, certainly on this planet 🐏
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    Zag zig got a reaction from Dale The Ram in Clough to step down   
    I’d say his loyalty was definitely is greatest quality and some of those players tried their hearts out for him, look how Bradford and Bucks have followed him around; you don’t do that without commanding respect.
    I’d still say his stubbornness was his biggest weakness, trying to find a system for Coutts, Hendrick, Hughes and Bryso to fit was one example that although dream teamish, never seemed to gel too often with a best 11 in my opinion. Shame he never did better here.
    What he’s done for Burton should be beyond criticism, only delusional fans of the Brewers, can’t see that 2 seasons in the championship is a major achievement over and above expectations.
    That he’s gone from Burton, is testament to his relationship with Ben Robinson to no doubt do the right thing for the club; again full credit to him. 
    Good luck to Bucko, he’ll need it because the Brewers will be on a shoestring, maybe some of our academy lads could gain good experience; Max Hunt for one.
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    Zag zig got a reaction from I know nothing in Clough to step down   
    I’d say his loyalty was definitely is greatest quality and some of those players tried their hearts out for him, look how Bradford and Bucks have followed him around; you don’t do that without commanding respect.
    I’d still say his stubbornness was his biggest weakness, trying to find a system for Coutts, Hendrick, Hughes and Bryso to fit was one example that although dream teamish, never seemed to gel too often with a best 11 in my opinion. Shame he never did better here.
    What he’s done for Burton should be beyond criticism, only delusional fans of the Brewers, can’t see that 2 seasons in the championship is a major achievement over and above expectations.
    That he’s gone from Burton, is testament to his relationship with Ben Robinson to no doubt do the right thing for the club; again full credit to him. 
    Good luck to Bucko, he’ll need it because the Brewers will be on a shoestring, maybe some of our academy lads could gain good experience; Max Hunt for one.
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    Zag zig reacted to MuespachRam in Clough to step down   
    If Nigel shares any of his fathers political views (which I am sure he does) then I would suggest that he has done exactly that.
    He doesn't need the money and stepping aside and saving Burton Albion thousands of pounds a week might just be what keeps them afloat...
    Top man in my book.
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    Zag zig reacted to DarkFruitsRam7 in Harry on Mel and Frank appointment   
    The last-gasp winner at Reading; beating United at Old Trafford; coming within inches of taking Chelsea to penalties at Stamford Bridge; the comeback at Norwich; a trip to Accrington Stanley; knocking Premier League Southampton out of the FA Cup; the huge wins against QPR, Bristol and West Brom at the end of the season; the greatest night in my Derby-supporting life at Elland Road and a day out at Wembley.
    I don't regret MM's decision one bit.
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    Zag zig got a reaction from uttoxram75 in Wage cap   
    Like Leicester winning, totally disrupted the elite teams, 1 less champions league spot, can’t possibly have that.
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    Zag zig reacted to uttoxram75 in Wage cap   
    The whole point is to stop clubs from gatecrashing the top table. Man City put the fear of god into them and they have made sure no one else can do it.
    Too many clubs for too few Champions league places is competition the big boys don't want.
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    Zag zig reacted to Andicis in Wage cap   
    This is just going to make the gap between Premier League and Championship even bigger. What the EFL should be doing is negotiating a proper TV deal so the Championship can help close the divide, but that would be too sensible. 
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    Zag zig got a reaction from Coolascustard in Clough to step down   
    I’d say his loyalty was definitely is greatest quality and some of those players tried their hearts out for him, look how Bradford and Bucks have followed him around; you don’t do that without commanding respect.
    I’d still say his stubbornness was his biggest weakness, trying to find a system for Coutts, Hendrick, Hughes and Bryso to fit was one example that although dream teamish, never seemed to gel too often with a best 11 in my opinion. Shame he never did better here.
    What he’s done for Burton should be beyond criticism, only delusional fans of the Brewers, can’t see that 2 seasons in the championship is a major achievement over and above expectations.
    That he’s gone from Burton, is testament to his relationship with Ben Robinson to no doubt do the right thing for the club; again full credit to him. 
    Good luck to Bucko, he’ll need it because the Brewers will be on a shoestring, maybe some of our academy lads could gain good experience; Max Hunt for one.
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    Zag zig reacted to Duracell in Could nigel clough come back to Derby scoting team   
    Moxey, Brayford (didn't play), Hughes and Hendrick you could argue.
    Wouldn't say it was always true that players had their best years behind them, rather than most had their best years at Derby. Ben Davies, Tom Naylor, Jake Buxton, Theo Robinson - even bigger signings like Martin, Bryson and Keogh - had their best years at Derby and a number of them were regulars at a level clearly above them. He was very good at getting the best out of below average players.
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    Zag zig reacted to Alpha in Clough to step down   
    Yep. 
    I like the bloke but he's his own worst enemy more often than not. His temper and stubbornness have not always worked for him. 
    The things he values are all the things that we want to see. Nice football, hard graft, a real desire to get results, honesty etc
    But these things are sometimes a contradiction. Jim Smith had to put up with some egos that Nigel would have binned. TBE created a mix of characters so bizarre and interesting that we still hold them dear to our hearts today even though some of them haven't actually played many games for us. It was just a crazy group that Jim must have had to battle with. Showed himself to be a good man manager. 
    Nigel though could never do that. If somebody goes against the grain then your days are numbered. Sometimes he seems to do something purely because so many people are saying it's not working. 
    He's loyal to his players. 
    I just think he wants to pretend that football doesn't have egos, mercenaries, talented lazy bar stewards etc. He seems to believe that if you work hard then you get what you deserve. But you don't. Some footballers are so talented and gifted that you have to kind of go with it. Even in the lower divisions 
    He actually seemed to accept Kris Commons as one of those players. He picked him whenever fit? 
    But mostly he was all about the basics. 
    The Cywka thing never bothered me. I don't think it bothered Cywka. But there is an example of what Nigel wants. He doesn't want Cywka expressing himself. He wants him to kick the ball into the corner and see the points in the bag.
    That's the team that we often saw. A team on a leash. 
    A shame because when there was no pressure on him and Derby then you could see that he was onto something. Too often he squashed it.
    Luke Moore > Shefki Kuqi. Why? Because Moore was his idea to bring in and Kuqi wasn't? Because people told him Moore was poo and he dug his heels in? 
    Moore was fecking poo. Even worse than Sammon imo because Sammon looked hopeless. Moore could apparently play football a bit but turned up here and looked like a big ego half arsed player without ever earning the right. Donkey
     
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    Zag zig reacted to Anna in Clough to step down   
    An excellent excuse to remind everyone of this picture 😁

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    Zag zig reacted to ramsbottom in Clough to step down   
    Gotta say, the fact he’s stepped down so others can keep their jobs, shows you what a good man he is. 
     
    Not to open old arguments but it does occasionally annoy thinking that if he’d just taken the shackles off more, and had a better coaching team, he could’ve done so much better for us...
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    Zag zig reacted to Curtains in What are we missing most about Derby County   
    Mate hows things !   
     
    Hope Chris doesn’t leave he’s Mr Derby County. 
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    Zag zig reacted to uttoxram75 in One year ago today....   
    Leeds fan at work still hasn't got over it.
     
    I do manage to slip it into the conversation most weeks though......
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    Zag zig reacted to loweman2 in One year ago today....   
    Oh what a night !





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    Zag zig reacted to angieram in One year ago today....   
    Not a very spectacular photo, but what followed was my best Derby County night ever! 
     

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    Zag zig reacted to Andicis in One year ago today....   
    The best Derby game I've ever seen

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