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    BarrowRam got a reaction from RamNut in George Thorne - joined Oxford on loan   
    Hope George can get a good run of games at Oxford and get his fitness and confidence back. Would love to see George getting black to somewhere near the player he was. 
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    BarrowRam reacted to jimbobram in George Thorne - joined Oxford on loan   
    Good luck to him. Not sure why he gets so much disrespect of some people for having some really unfortunate injuries. He had potential to be a great player and was so influential before his injury.. 
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    BarrowRam reacted to Duracell in What a Manager we have!   
    Do you think that part of the reason we didn’t recruit in midfield is that the majority of the youth players who could step up play there? Cocu and the club have said that we are reluctant to sign players who block the path to the first team and perhaps we didn’t want to do that when we have a chance to blood Knight, Sibley and Bird in and see if they’re good enough.
     
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    BarrowRam reacted to Andicis in What a Manager we have!   
    I like what Cocu is doing. He isn't rushing and making brash changes like fans would have done ( I would have done) he's sticking with his team, and learning how he wants to utilise the players. Been a very solid start, haven't set the world alight yet, but we're unbeaten after 2 tricky away ties. 
    Cocu is trying to do it in the right way. I feel absolutely positive that we'll get it together, seeing players like Max Lowe play out of position and yet perform absolutely brilliant feels amazing. Not to mention Jason Knight, who looked very good when he came on too. 
    What's paramount is, that we as fans stay patient. It's all been good so far, but we're early days. If it starts getting more tricky, that's when we have to stick by him. I'm convinced he's the man to take us forward, whether it'll be this year, or in two years time. 
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    BarrowRam 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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    BarrowRam reacted to Derbyram1983 in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Any of our previous managers would have lost. Cocu changed the system and got a good draw from a very tough game. We’ve lost about 14 players and the three loanees were our best. It’s a work in progress and I’m happy seeing Knight, Lowe in the team and still picking up points. This season won’t be easy but I think we will progress as a club over the next few. Every other manager eg rowett with older players and Lampard with loans has been looking at the present whereas Cocu is looking at the future and this takes time. The team and the club hasn’t progressed for years but now is the time and sometimes it takes time. 
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    BarrowRam got a reaction from Derby blood in George Evans   
    I like Evans he struggled with a couple of injuries last season. Hopefully he can stay fit and be a big player for us this season.
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    BarrowRam reacted to AndyinLiverpool in Best forward line you've seen play for Derby   
    Lee, George, Hector
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    BarrowRam got a reaction from ramit in Picture where you and your knee are now   
    Daughters wedding on Thursday at the villa Levens near Kendal. Absolutely fabulous day. A very proud dad. Son in law a Man Utd fan. So of course I had to mention the mighty rams beating united last season in my speech.😂

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    BarrowRam got a reaction from Gee SCREAMER !! in Picture where you and your knee are now   
    Daughters wedding on Thursday at the villa Levens near Kendal. Absolutely fabulous day. A very proud dad. Son in law a Man Utd fan. So of course I had to mention the mighty rams beating united last season in my speech.😂

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    BarrowRam reacted to RadioactiveWaste in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    I fear the re-emergence of Derby's "oh they are in terrible form we're bound to beat these... Oh poo.... They beat us" tendency that we've had fir absolutely years.
    A draw would be OK, a win great, a loss can't be ruled out, but won't be the disaster the later stages of this thread might lead you to believe.
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    BarrowRam 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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    BarrowRam reacted to cheron85 in George Thorne - joined Oxford on loan   
    Firstly - Unfortunately (as I have great love for him still) I don't see Thorne playing again for us - Bielik, Hudds, Evans and Shinnie ahead of him plus Bird coming through
    Now, venturing off topic
    Using 13/14 as the Martin benchmark for timing isn't quite right - He was our top scorer that season and the next 2 - Then for some unknown reason he was sent out on a season long loan by a mad-man - Played well for Fulham before screwing himself slightly by trying to come back to us in the January which did for his time at Fulham - Wasn't to do with how well he was playing but the politics of it
    Then Rowett happened and by last season he'd lost his way and a bit of faith from everyone
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    BarrowRam got a reaction from Mrs Cone in My Lads op.   
    The  hopefully the break will do Joel some good. Your family definitely need a break.
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    BarrowRam got a reaction from Ellafella in Bielik: Defender or Midfielder?   
    Hopefully we have found a DM to replace George Thorne. The team is starting to come together. Exciting times to be a ram.
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    BarrowRam got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in George Evans   
    I like Evans he struggled with a couple of injuries last season. Hopefully he can stay fit and be a big player for us this season.
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    BarrowRam reacted to Alpha in George Evans   
    Think he's had a very strong start for Cocu. Played CB well in pre season. Covered Huddlestone's bum at Huddersfield and I thought shielded the defence well last night.
    I thought he made a brilliant tackle last night at the end but the free kick went against him. 
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    BarrowRam reacted to EnigmaRam in George Evans   
    Totally agree. A few people in here seem to give him some stick but I thought he played very well. Battled, won his headers and played good balls
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    BarrowRam reacted to JoeDerby in George Evans   
    Just a little shout out for George Evans - I thought he was magnificent last night, like a new signing! looked comfortable on the ball and broke up play very well. Lots of options in defensive midfield now with Evans, Huddlestone, Shinnie and Bielik.
     
    Still absolutely buzzing with last nights performance, I've never seen a Derby team so well set up!
     
    Up the Rams !
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    BarrowRam reacted to SaintRam in Bielik: Defender or Midfielder?   
    I hope Bielik comes in for Huddz and not Evans, too.
    Evans has been showing of late that he's not far off Huddz' passing range, while being far more mobile and aggressive. I think Bielik + Evans in that area of the pitch could have a good chance of being dominant, to be honest.
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    BarrowRam reacted to TibshelfRam in Bielik: Defender or Midfielder?   
    Think he will be used as a midfielder and certainly hope so.
    Spine of Keogh and Clarke with Bielik in front will make us incredibly solid. It will also give the full backs license to fly forward as he can drop in to form a 3.
    My feeling is that his solidity will also allow us to play two more attacking midfielders in the central 3. No need to play Evans or Huddlestone alongside him - go with 2 from Holmes, Dowell and Knight - and Rooney when he arrives.
    He's the holding midfielder we've needed for some time. Solid, good in the air, defensively sound, big, strong, composed, able to pick a pass, able to hold onto the ball, creative. Got to be DM in a 4-1-2-3 for me.
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    BarrowRam reacted to Marriot Ram99 in Bielik: Defender or Midfielder?   
    Definitely a midfielder primarily, that's where I can see him playing most of his games for us with Clarke and Keogh being such a solid partnership, and Huddlestone being one of the weak links in the team due to his lack of mobility and physical  presence, I can see Bielik playing there on Saturday.
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    BarrowRam got a reaction from Boycie in Picture where you and your knee are now   
    Daughters wedding on Thursday at the villa Levens near Kendal. Absolutely fabulous day. A very proud dad. Son in law a Man Utd fan. So of course I had to mention the mighty rams beating united last season in my speech.😂

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    BarrowRam reacted to angieram in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    He wasn't missing. He was in the middle of the away end again! Duane Holmes is a Ram! 
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    BarrowRam reacted to SuperDerbySuperRams in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    Jason Knight can play.
     
    Think Bielek is going to be huge for us. 
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