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    Sparkle got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Thank you Chris Martin   
    I hope Cocu has actually seen the highlights package of Chris Martin for Derby county ( he might ask where them Hughes Hendrick Bryson chaps are)
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    Sparkle got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Birmingham City (H) Match Thread   
    Roos
    bogle keogh Davies Malone 
    waghon Knight Shinnie lowe 
            Marriott Martin 
    lets have some midfield please and players who can run 
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    Sparkle got a reaction from Dordogne-Ram in Thank you Chris Martin   
    I hope Cocu has actually seen the highlights package of Chris Martin for Derby county ( he might ask where them Hughes Hendrick Bryson chaps are)
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    Sparkle reacted to angieram in Leeds United (A) Match Thread   
    Well, I didn't expect to come on here at the end of such a topsy turvy performance to find someone trolling everyone with a diatribe against Keogh! Supporting Derby gets more bizarre by the minute. 😄
    Onto the game. I went to Elland Road with zero expectation so to travel back down the M1 with a precious point grabbed in the fashion it was by 'our' Chris Martin was just magical.
    I don't care that we didn't deserve it (how often have we said that about away sides at Pride Park?) but I do care about how shockingly unbalanced we looked for 60 minutes of the game. 
    I knew Leeds were going to have the majority of the ball so I presume that was Cocu's thinking in again playing two defensive midfielders but when we still look so abject defensively it is clearly not working. Huddlestone and Bielik were so close together at times in that first half that they were almost tripping over each other while the Leeds midfielders waltzed through us at will. Add in the fact that Waghorn spent most of the half just in front of Lowe and there really was no get out ball for our beleaguered defence.
    Given those circumstances, I actually think the defence came out with some credit. Yes, Leeds were wasteful, but Keogh, Lowe and Malone all played well and kept battling throughout. I felt sorry for Lowe scoring the own goal from a set piece that wasn't a foul in the first place, a cross from a player that was offside (how come Don Goodman has this special category of 'marginally' offside to defend poor officiating in favour of his preferred team?) and an unfortunate ricochet. 
    The second half started as the first with Leeds hitting the post and then the penalty. Klich's miss was a huge let-off that seemed to wake up both the Derby players and Cocu.
    Bringing Martin and Knight on gave Derby some much needed control on the ball. That in turn gave other players like Huddlestone, Malone and Lowe particularly the encouragement to push forward. I think it helped that Leeds were tiring too. I thought even so it was going to be too little too late but we kept plugging away and the equaliser, when it came, was oh so sweet.
    I loved the fact that Martin himself started the move in his own half with a deft touch out to Lowe, Knight involved in the move that sent Lowe down the right while Martin himself steamed forward at maximum Martin-pace into the area. Paterson deserves huge credit for digging out Lowe's cross and just got enough on the pass to allow Martin to hit it first time. What a celebration! 
    Ok, it wasn't a win and overall we were clearly second - or even third - best but we shared some passion and togetherness at the end of the game really for the first time this season.
    Small green shoots but if Phillip can learn just a little from today and maybe encourage some enterprise from the get-go by playing only one defensive midfielder and a man up front who can hold up the ball and bring others into play in the next few games that painful first half watch will have been worth it.
    Come on you Rams - you know you have it in you! 
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    Sparkle got a reaction from Saffy van der Ram in Leeds United (A) Match Thread   
    Well I will keep it honest - that was horrendous!
    roos - ok I suppose 
    lowe - did his best at right back and made the one run forward in the game for us
    keogh - did more right than wrong 
    Clarke - dreadful frightened rabbit from league 1 - Davies has to play?
    malone - not massively dreadful but does disappear from his position 
    huddlestone - improved immensely once Belick got out of his way but as always far to slow
    belick - sorry I thought he was extremely poor
    holmes - never a central midfielder but had no help from anyone 
    Waghorn - again very little to work with 
    jafoozon- no worse than anyone else and I don’t think he gives us more than 10 mins a game
    marriott - nothing to work with but can’t get hold of the ball and hold it anyway
    subs - Paterson- one short lay off for Martin 
    knight - actually played in the midfield for the short period of time he was on the pitch
    martin - hero worship - well actually he played centre forward you know won free kicks challenges centre half’s lays short balls off to Derby players and doesn’t panic and puts the ball on target - goal - good for you son
    well Cocu needs to realise Martin and Marriott will be successful together and we absolutely have to play in midfield rather than having 2 defensive midfielders contributing nothing and Curtis Davies is actually a very good defender ! 
    Rant over 
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    Sparkle got a reaction from Saffy van der Ram in Thank you Chris Martin   
    I hope Cocu has actually seen the highlights package of Chris Martin for Derby county ( he might ask where them Hughes Hendrick Bryson chaps are)
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    Sparkle got a reaction from 1967Ram in Leeds United (A) Match Thread   
    Well I will keep it honest - that was horrendous!
    roos - ok I suppose 
    lowe - did his best at right back and made the one run forward in the game for us
    keogh - did more right than wrong 
    Clarke - dreadful frightened rabbit from league 1 - Davies has to play?
    malone - not massively dreadful but does disappear from his position 
    huddlestone - improved immensely once Belick got out of his way but as always far to slow
    belick - sorry I thought he was extremely poor
    holmes - never a central midfielder but had no help from anyone 
    Waghorn - again very little to work with 
    jafoozon- no worse than anyone else and I don’t think he gives us more than 10 mins a game
    marriott - nothing to work with but can’t get hold of the ball and hold it anyway
    subs - Paterson- one short lay off for Martin 
    knight - actually played in the midfield for the short period of time he was on the pitch
    martin - hero worship - well actually he played centre forward you know won free kicks challenges centre half’s lays short balls off to Derby players and doesn’t panic and puts the ball on target - goal - good for you son
    well Cocu needs to realise Martin and Marriott will be successful together and we absolutely have to play in midfield rather than having 2 defensive midfielders contributing nothing and Curtis Davies is actually a very good defender ! 
    Rant over 
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    Sparkle got a reaction from DavesaRam in Leeds United (A) Match Thread   
    Well I will keep it honest - that was horrendous!
    roos - ok I suppose 
    lowe - did his best at right back and made the one run forward in the game for us
    keogh - did more right than wrong 
    Clarke - dreadful frightened rabbit from league 1 - Davies has to play?
    malone - not massively dreadful but does disappear from his position 
    huddlestone - improved immensely once Belick got out of his way but as always far to slow
    belick - sorry I thought he was extremely poor
    holmes - never a central midfielder but had no help from anyone 
    Waghorn - again very little to work with 
    jafoozon- no worse than anyone else and I don’t think he gives us more than 10 mins a game
    marriott - nothing to work with but can’t get hold of the ball and hold it anyway
    subs - Paterson- one short lay off for Martin 
    knight - actually played in the midfield for the short period of time he was on the pitch
    martin - hero worship - well actually he played centre forward you know won free kicks challenges centre half’s lays short balls off to Derby players and doesn’t panic and puts the ball on target - goal - good for you son
    well Cocu needs to realise Martin and Marriott will be successful together and we absolutely have to play in midfield rather than having 2 defensive midfielders contributing nothing and Curtis Davies is actually a very good defender ! 
    Rant over 
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    Sparkle got a reaction from RoyMac5 in Thank you Chris Martin   
    I hope Cocu has actually seen the highlights package of Chris Martin for Derby county ( he might ask where them Hughes Hendrick Bryson chaps are)
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    Sparkle got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Leeds United (A) Match Thread   
    Well I will keep it honest - that was horrendous!
    roos - ok I suppose 
    lowe - did his best at right back and made the one run forward in the game for us
    keogh - did more right than wrong 
    Clarke - dreadful frightened rabbit from league 1 - Davies has to play?
    malone - not massively dreadful but does disappear from his position 
    huddlestone - improved immensely once Belick got out of his way but as always far to slow
    belick - sorry I thought he was extremely poor
    holmes - never a central midfielder but had no help from anyone 
    Waghorn - again very little to work with 
    jafoozon- no worse than anyone else and I don’t think he gives us more than 10 mins a game
    marriott - nothing to work with but can’t get hold of the ball and hold it anyway
    subs - Paterson- one short lay off for Martin 
    knight - actually played in the midfield for the short period of time he was on the pitch
    martin - hero worship - well actually he played centre forward you know won free kicks challenges centre half’s lays short balls off to Derby players and doesn’t panic and puts the ball on target - goal - good for you son
    well Cocu needs to realise Martin and Marriott will be successful together and we absolutely have to play in midfield rather than having 2 defensive midfielders contributing nothing and Curtis Davies is actually a very good defender ! 
    Rant over 
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    Sparkle reacted to richinspain in Just a small tear in my eye for that Chris Martin sub   
    I was wondering the same. How can you hate one of your own players for not being as good as they once were? If you say that you hate someone who has been awful in their entire spell with the club, I couldn't possibly agree but could understand, but for someone as successful as Martin was to warrant hate is strange. I for one am hoping that Chris will have an Indian Summer in his career with the club. He was brilliant for us for 3 or 4 years, and a mixture of poor management, poor form and ill health did nothing for him or the club. His attitude has always seemed spot on. He deserves a change in fortune.
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    Sparkle reacted to DazaDunn in Just a small tear in my eye for that Chris Martin sub   
    Serious question... How could you hate him? 60 goals in 3 seasons only to be binned by a manager who got EVERYTHING wrong (NP)?
    Maybe he was binned off because of his illness but the fact he can come back into the team so quickly and play like that gives me great hope for his future here. 
     
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    Sparkle reacted to Premier ram in Leeds United (A) Match Thread   
    Went to the game today , Chris Martin i love you , how we got a point i dont know , but we did and how the leeds fans wailed   again, and for the big brave soul that spat on our windscreen as we left then hid behind his mate when we got out to confront him , you bottled it just like your team , big shout out for Keogh and Lowe both immense and for those giving Roos stick , dont forget he made a couple of decent saves to keep us in it , this could be a turning point in our season , fingers crossed , COYR
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    Sparkle got a reaction from ramit in Leeds United (A) Match Thread   
    Far too much negativity on here I have taken a rams win at 7-1 with my free £5 bet 
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    Sparkle got a reaction from Andicis in Leeds United (A) Match Thread   
    Far too much negativity on here I have taken a rams win at 7-1 with my free £5 bet 
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    Sparkle got a reaction from Anag Ram in Leeds United (A) Match Thread   
    Far too much negativity on here I have taken a rams win at 7-1 with my free £5 bet 
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    Sparkle got a reaction from ariotofmyown in Leeds United (A) Match Thread   
    Far too much negativity on here I have taken a rams win at 7-1 with my free £5 bet 
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    Sparkle got a reaction from Remy the hare in Leeds United (A) Match Thread   
    Far too much negativity on here I have taken a rams win at 7-1 with my free £5 bet 
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    Sparkle got a reaction from Van Cone De Head in Leeds United (A) Match Thread   
    Far too much negativity on here I have taken a rams win at 7-1 with my free £5 bet 
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    Sparkle got a reaction from Carl Sagan in Middlesbrough to sue the EFL over Derby's Stadium Purchase   
    I don’t see a need to make any statement by DCFC 
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    Sparkle reacted to Mucker1884 in Middlesbrough to sue the EFL over Derby's Stadium Purchase   
    That was my first thought, if I'm honest.  It's not really our place to be making statements about matters between two other bodies.
    If it affects us, we can make a club statement when the EFL make known their findings and/or take action (Which DCFC now seem to be implying cannot happen).
    If the EFL effectively "clear us", then again, no statement should be forthcoming from DCFC, as the matter is between Gibson/MFC and The EFL.
    For now, our stance should have remained "No comment"!
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    Sparkle got a reaction from GenBr in Middlesbrough to sue the EFL over Derby's Stadium Purchase   
    I don’t see a need to make any statement by DCFC 
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    Sparkle got a reaction from KCG in Just a small tear in my eye for that Chris Martin sub   
    I might have missed it but I haven’t seen anybody play Marriott through on goal yet this season and he has been looking for scraps and opposition mistakes which haven’t been made yet 
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    Sparkle got a reaction from Mistaram in Just a small tear in my eye for that Chris Martin sub   
    Nope Waghorn whilst not an actual centre forward is more than good enough to play on the right hand side and he has the best delivery from a dead ball in the whole team 
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    Sparkle reacted to angieram in Just a small tear in my eye for that Chris Martin sub   
    Exactly.  So why not try an option that might rectify that? 
    I was a bit disappointed that the substitution was Marriott for Martin, as for me Marriott is the player who would most benefit from Martin's craft.
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