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Ellafella

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    Ellafella reacted to JfR in Bart Ramselaar   
    Hopefully the subliminal messages on Eredivisie footballs will work and he'll become a "Derby Star"
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    Ellafella reacted to dcfc the 1 4me in Updated Bag Policies   
    The only ground I have visited that have taken drinks off us before entering was Old Trafford, only 3 of other grounds have taken our bottle tops, Leeds and Forest , with Leeds providing plastic cups to empty them into. It might seem “tight” to some people but with kids in tow , season tickets for 2 adults and 2 kids, travel etc we always take a drink each , some treats and definitely flasks in the colder days . I always have my smallish bag checked as I go in which is fine by me, for security reasons I have no objections. If prices for things in the ground were the same as normal pricing it would be ok , (obviously the queueing problem would have to be addressed else there would be no one watching the match!) they are usually ridiculously overpriced and I won’t buy them on principle. I buy a programme every match which contributes a little but if this policy is put into force I will never buy refreshments at the ground , I’ll just go without but I won’t be happy about it. Don’t make our club like the money grabbing Man Utd please. 
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    Ellafella got a reaction from jono in Updated Bag Policies   
    This is an own goal. It stinks of corporate bullying. Football is nothing without the fans. Derby County’s own strapline:
    “ Nothing without u”.
     I see families of Rams’ fans attending games, all with shirts & season tickets and as a father of 3 grown up children who I now no longer have to pay for, who are now off the family payroll, I wonder “how do they {young parents with young children} afford the match day?”. 
    I paid £12 for 2 sausage rolls at Wembley...let’s not go there. This needs revising...& quickly. 
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    Ellafella reacted to Ambitious in Updated Bag Policies   
    I don't think this is at all a club driven decision, in fact I believe they hire the catering out to a third party. I would suggest the likelihood is that the catering company have recently had a contract renewal and this has been one of their sticking points. If I'm wrong, I am also too very disappointed with the decision. It will increase matchday income slightly, but I think the overall feeling of frustration will ultimately hurt the 'matchday experience' and lead to people voting with their feet. 
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    Ellafella reacted to angieram in U23s v Alfreton Town   
    @DarkFruitsRam7, that is very true. It looked a real patched up side and some very young players in there up against a very physical Alfreton team. Literally boys against men and I thought they stood up to the test fairly well.  
    We were sat right next to the dug out. Max Hunt came off with what looked like a real shiner to his eye.
    Kellan Gordon was involved in a right battle with their number 17 and gave as good as he got. I would have sent their player off though! 
    Darren Wassall was constantly giving Gordon grief from the touchline to get forward, get back and his language at times is x-rated but it was quite amusing! 
    The number 9 trialist showed some deft touches and lay offs as well as winning the penalty (not a soft one this time!) Connor Dixon played very well second half after a quiet first half. I think we looked better after half time when Babos came on and that probably helped Dixon. Wassall also played better than Hunt, who surprisingly got roughed up and misplaced a few routine passes. 
    I'm sure the under 23s will look better briefly when Cocu's squad is settled. I say briefly as some of the older players will undoubtedly be out on loan soon afterwards.
    I am sure playing these sort of games is more beneficial than the under 23s league where the football is lovely but they learn little about the physical side of things.  Good workout yesterday.
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    Ellafella reacted to angieram in U23s v Alfreton Town   
    We're losing 1- 0 at half time. We have had more of the ball but not done a lot with it. Tyree Wilson looks bright. 
    Their goal was a great shot from Alfreton fullback; none of our players near him! 
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    Ellafella reacted to B4ev6is in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    I am looking forward going on thursday only down side coming stright from work and pain I am going to be through the roof but I do anything for mighty Derby county.
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    Ellafella reacted to Kinder in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Having seen the post-match interviews, one of Phil’s biggest problems will be managing his Barnett when we hit autumn / winter.  It’s already looking wind swept and it’s only July.  Short back and sides pal, no messing about.
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    Ellafella reacted to HiltonoRama in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    It was a very enjoyable game today. Great going forward but the defending was shocking at times. This is where I'd bring players in if I  could. Certainly if we can get a better goalkeeper we should but they don't grow on trees, and we also need cover at centre back, Keogh surely can't never get injured can he? As a team they need to work on stopping crosses coming in..
    As it is it might be like watching Newcastle under Keegan and that would make for an entertaining season wouldn't it? 
    Still pre season and early days but it's looking like it could be a good season.. 
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    Ellafella reacted to Key clubber in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Take it you didn’t go to Bristol city last season. Absolutely immense , won everything in the air ( which Tomori never did) was calm on the ball and certainly wouldn’t have any problem with him starting in that position. 
     
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    Ellafella got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Is Mel Morris Derby County’s best ever Chairman / Owner.   
    I could eulogise at length about Mel Morris. I think he is a great visionary and knows where he wants Derby County to be. He has also shown huge resilience and drive to keep his focus in light of setbacks. He totally understands the huge part that the football club plays in the life of Derby and Derbyshire and his vision encompasses every strata of the Derbyshire folk - cf Golden Rams. Down the years  Derbyshire has had some outstanding industrial philanthropists who drove the County forward and it is not an exaggeration to put MM in that bracket. 
    I firmly believe that MM is putting down foundations that will eventually return Derby County to the very heights of English football. It doesn’t happen overnight and it’s already been a hard slog but the model that MM is advocating is about reaching the top and being sustainable. Sure he’s had to learn components along the way but who doesn’t? Imagine that “togetherness” of last season, allied to a more robust Cocu team and promotion this year or next. When we do go up {it’s just when not if} we will do so with a tremendous amount of momentum and finesse and critical mass that will propel Derby County to a very bright future. 
    We all need to buy into this and transmit our belief to Cocu, his staff and his team. If we do that, success will surely follow. 
    Is MM the best owner we’ve had? I would say emphatically yes. 
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    Ellafella reacted to Paul71 in Who's going to be our unexpected success this season?   
    George Thorne..Pleaseeeeeee.
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    Ellafella reacted to Shuff264 in Who's going to be our unexpected success this season?   
    Jason Knight
    Was on the periphery last season, more than Sibley, and sounds like he is Cocu's type of player
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    Ellafella reacted to Millenniumram in Who's going to be our unexpected success this season?   
    Think Marriott will be pivotal this year and establish himself in that forward slot and potentially break the 20 goal mark, becoming our most important attacker. That wouldn’t be so much of a surprise mind. Think sibley will break through as the season progresses and end it as a first choice CM, providing the spark that mount has left with.
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    Ellafella reacted to Derby blood in Who's going to be our unexpected success this season?   
    Shinnie wil replace Brysons energy all over the pitch, expect him to be a crowd favourite by October, a injury free Craig Bryson, think Shinnie could surprise a few how good he is, has a great engine, and plays with his heart on his sleeve, will get a few important goals as well.
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    Ellafella got a reaction from eccles the ram in Is Mel Morris Derby County’s best ever Chairman / Owner.   
    I could eulogise at length about Mel Morris. I think he is a great visionary and knows where he wants Derby County to be. He has also shown huge resilience and drive to keep his focus in light of setbacks. He totally understands the huge part that the football club plays in the life of Derby and Derbyshire and his vision encompasses every strata of the Derbyshire folk - cf Golden Rams. Down the years  Derbyshire has had some outstanding industrial philanthropists who drove the County forward and it is not an exaggeration to put MM in that bracket. 
    I firmly believe that MM is putting down foundations that will eventually return Derby County to the very heights of English football. It doesn’t happen overnight and it’s already been a hard slog but the model that MM is advocating is about reaching the top and being sustainable. Sure he’s had to learn components along the way but who doesn’t? Imagine that “togetherness” of last season, allied to a more robust Cocu team and promotion this year or next. When we do go up {it’s just when not if} we will do so with a tremendous amount of momentum and finesse and critical mass that will propel Derby County to a very bright future. 
    We all need to buy into this and transmit our belief to Cocu, his staff and his team. If we do that, success will surely follow. 
    Is MM the best owner we’ve had? I would say emphatically yes. 
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    Ellafella got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Is Mel Morris Derby County’s best ever Chairman / Owner.   
    I could eulogise at length about Mel Morris. I think he is a great visionary and knows where he wants Derby County to be. He has also shown huge resilience and drive to keep his focus in light of setbacks. He totally understands the huge part that the football club plays in the life of Derby and Derbyshire and his vision encompasses every strata of the Derbyshire folk - cf Golden Rams. Down the years  Derbyshire has had some outstanding industrial philanthropists who drove the County forward and it is not an exaggeration to put MM in that bracket. 
    I firmly believe that MM is putting down foundations that will eventually return Derby County to the very heights of English football. It doesn’t happen overnight and it’s already been a hard slog but the model that MM is advocating is about reaching the top and being sustainable. Sure he’s had to learn components along the way but who doesn’t? Imagine that “togetherness” of last season, allied to a more robust Cocu team and promotion this year or next. When we do go up {it’s just when not if} we will do so with a tremendous amount of momentum and finesse and critical mass that will propel Derby County to a very bright future. 
    We all need to buy into this and transmit our belief to Cocu, his staff and his team. If we do that, success will surely follow. 
    Is MM the best owner we’ve had? I would say emphatically yes. 
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    Ellafella got a reaction from Ewe Ram in Is Mel Morris Derby County’s best ever Chairman / Owner.   
    I could eulogise at length about Mel Morris. I think he is a great visionary and knows where he wants Derby County to be. He has also shown huge resilience and drive to keep his focus in light of setbacks. He totally understands the huge part that the football club plays in the life of Derby and Derbyshire and his vision encompasses every strata of the Derbyshire folk - cf Golden Rams. Down the years  Derbyshire has had some outstanding industrial philanthropists who drove the County forward and it is not an exaggeration to put MM in that bracket. 
    I firmly believe that MM is putting down foundations that will eventually return Derby County to the very heights of English football. It doesn’t happen overnight and it’s already been a hard slog but the model that MM is advocating is about reaching the top and being sustainable. Sure he’s had to learn components along the way but who doesn’t? Imagine that “togetherness” of last season, allied to a more robust Cocu team and promotion this year or next. When we do go up {it’s just when not if} we will do so with a tremendous amount of momentum and finesse and critical mass that will propel Derby County to a very bright future. 
    We all need to buy into this and transmit our belief to Cocu, his staff and his team. If we do that, success will surely follow. 
    Is MM the best owner we’ve had? I would say emphatically yes. 
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    Ellafella got a reaction from The Orange Pimpernel in Is Mel Morris Derby County’s best ever Chairman / Owner.   
    I could eulogise at length about Mel Morris. I think he is a great visionary and knows where he wants Derby County to be. He has also shown huge resilience and drive to keep his focus in light of setbacks. He totally understands the huge part that the football club plays in the life of Derby and Derbyshire and his vision encompasses every strata of the Derbyshire folk - cf Golden Rams. Down the years  Derbyshire has had some outstanding industrial philanthropists who drove the County forward and it is not an exaggeration to put MM in that bracket. 
    I firmly believe that MM is putting down foundations that will eventually return Derby County to the very heights of English football. It doesn’t happen overnight and it’s already been a hard slog but the model that MM is advocating is about reaching the top and being sustainable. Sure he’s had to learn components along the way but who doesn’t? Imagine that “togetherness” of last season, allied to a more robust Cocu team and promotion this year or next. When we do go up {it’s just when not if} we will do so with a tremendous amount of momentum and finesse and critical mass that will propel Derby County to a very bright future. 
    We all need to buy into this and transmit our belief to Cocu, his staff and his team. If we do that, success will surely follow. 
    Is MM the best owner we’ve had? I would say emphatically yes. 
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    Ellafella reacted to Van Cone De Head in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    My glass is always half full mate,I like what I see👍
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    Ellafella reacted to lukedcfc in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    I Watched the game on Rams Tv, I like how our players are moving into space off the ball a lot more. A lot of positives to take from the game, The team looked fit and ready to go, all of them looked interested. Not many negatives other than burton got behind our back line quite abit. I thought Dowell and Evans looked good, Huddlestone ran the game and looked half a yard quicker. Sibley and knight will make it here, I have high hopes for Sibley especially. I don't get why previous managers haven't picked Anya, he looked excellent when he came on. I can't wait for the season to start, we are two or three players off a top 6 squad imo.
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    Ellafella reacted to Van Cone De Head in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    I’ve got over excited haven’t I !
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    Ellafella got a reaction from Ramarena in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    That said...Burton have been a real problem for us last 3 seasons and have usually made us look frumpy & ordinary. 
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    Ellafella got a reaction from KCG in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    That said...Burton have been a real problem for us last 3 seasons and have usually made us look frumpy & ordinary. 
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