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    LB_DCFC reacted to Ramarena in v Millwall (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Actually looks like your right 
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from 1967Ram in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Boris caught lying in the commons again, and Starmer was immediately ready to call him up on it. People must be held accountable for mistakes.
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from ariotofmyown in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Boris caught lying in the commons again, and Starmer was immediately ready to call him up on it. People must be held accountable for mistakes.
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from Van Wolfie in Coronavirus   
    I suspect it is supposed to mean "R and infections", and not a mathematical equation, because if it is, the government just incentivesed reducing the number of tests (as the number of known infections would therefore decrease). I don't think that's the case, it's just a poorly formatted slide
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    LB_DCFC reacted to i-Ram in Coronavirus   
    The good ol’USA will give us an interesting insight over the next week or two, with some of the States lifting a few restrictions but with the orange Clown effectively encouraging rebellion.  I watched his performance In Q&As last night and I am convinced that the guy must be in the early stages of dementia. 
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    LB_DCFC reacted to OohMartWright in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    I disagree. Throwing on attackers with no thought for the pattern of the game is not a positive response it is a panic response. The positive response is to address the reasons why we were losing.
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    LB_DCFC reacted to LittleEatonRam in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Tactical substitutions aren't always just about throwing on more attackers when you're losing. Sometimes a subtle change in system can have an effect even when you aren't putting outright attacking players on.
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from Will Hughes Hair in v Stoke (H) - Matchday thread   
    Bogle pushed into right wing, 1 minute later he scores an absolute screamer. 
    Phillip Cocu tactical masterclass 😉
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from SKRam in v Stoke (H) - Matchday thread   
    Bogle pushed into right wing, 1 minute later he scores an absolute screamer. 
    Phillip Cocu tactical masterclass 😉
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in v Stoke (H) - Matchday thread   
    Bogle pushed into right wing, 1 minute later he scores an absolute screamer. 
    Phillip Cocu tactical masterclass 😉
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from JuanFloEvraTheCocu'sNesta in v Stoke (H) - Matchday thread   
    Bogle pushed into right wing, 1 minute later he scores an absolute screamer. 
    Phillip Cocu tactical masterclass 😉
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from SaintRam in v Stoke (H) - Matchday thread   
    Bogle pushed into right wing, 1 minute later he scores an absolute screamer. 
    Phillip Cocu tactical masterclass 😉
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from Will Hughes Hair in We need to back Cocu   
    People asking 'what is a Cocu team?', go and watch preston first half again. It was absolutely brilliant and what he wants to achieve consistently with this team. Again, look at the tools at his disposal and tell me which players in this team are consistently top 10 material. Bogle, Lowe, maybe Clarke and Holmes and possibly Rooney. The youngsters look good but aren't consistent as is the nature of youth players, so is it really a surprise to anyone at all that we are where we are, adding on all the context of external matters?
    Things need to change at Derby, but the manager certainly isn't number 1 on that list. In the list of causes for our league position, Cocu isn't high on that list at all for me
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    LB_DCFC reacted to CambridgeRam in We need to be patient   
    I have contemplated starting a thread on the need for patience at various points over the past couple of years. Firstly, when things were dire under Pearson, I felt that we needed to hold our nerve and let him mould the club on and off the field, in a similar way to how he had in his previous jobs. For example, a lot of the sports science now used at Leicester is built upon foundations that he implemented. Under Lampard, I nearly wrote calling for the need to be patient when he took the job as a rookie and again around Christmas time when there was wild chatter of us storming the automatics, aided by some January business.
    However, I think the need for patience is required more now than at any point since our relegation in 2008. The problems the club faces can be distilled down into one issue, the club bet the house on us being promoted before now. The spending spree under Clement was executed in order to propel us to the promised land. Anya's lucrative stay in a Derby Travelodge would be irrelevant if we had been promoted before now. The club's inventive amortisation policy is designed to kick the risk of the short term gambles into a time when they predict that our financial landscape would be transformed by Premier League football. The merits of this gamble is a different issue. Some see Mel as one of us and doing exactly what we all dream of doing, yet some see him as a megalomaniac figure. For what its worth, I fall into the former category rather than the latter. This does not mean that he is absolved from any share of the blame however, but I would say that he has and does act with Derby County's best interest at heart.
    The gamble has backfired spectacularly and this is why we need to be patient. Cocu is the manager  who was in the chair when the music stopped and a different approach has been adopted as result. I know the term 'transition' is a contested one within football, however it is undeniable that we are now in the middle of a period of transition. Look at the promotion of youth and the players that have left and will be leaving over the next 12 months. The approach to transfer windows has (thankfully) changed. I was pleased to see us loan Paterson and Hamer rather than be held to ransom for permanent signings that weren't our first choice, regardless of their on-field performances. January has been a frustrating month, Cocu's reaction to questions about it shows that, but again the club has adopted a more diligent approach of identifying top targets and holding out for quality over quantity. I think Ryan Conway mentioned back in November that work on the upcoming summer window was already well under way. This approach makes much more sense, when you ignore the bright lights of the play-offs or promotion. 
    Despite my anger at last night's capitulation, I can see the green shoots of recovery from the gamble in Holmes, Knight, Lowe, Bogle, Bird, Bielik, Rooney, Whittaker, Sibley, Marriott et al, if Cocu is given the time required to build. Football is incredibly short sighted in the pursuit of glory, but we need to be patient as Derby try to organically create something that in time will hopefully get us to where we all want to be. 
    The difficult times will make the good times even better. Football is cyclical in its nature, as we have to take ecstasy of that night in Leeds, with the sheer frustration of last night.
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from Coolascustard in We need to back Cocu   
    People asking 'what is a Cocu team?', go and watch preston first half again. It was absolutely brilliant and what he wants to achieve consistently with this team. Again, look at the tools at his disposal and tell me which players in this team are consistently top 10 material. Bogle, Lowe, maybe Clarke and Holmes and possibly Rooney. The youngsters look good but aren't consistent as is the nature of youth players, so is it really a surprise to anyone at all that we are where we are, adding on all the context of external matters?
    Things need to change at Derby, but the manager certainly isn't number 1 on that list. In the list of causes for our league position, Cocu isn't high on that list at all for me
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    LB_DCFC reacted to nottingram in We need to back Cocu   
    I don’t understand why it is so binary for people who are Cocu out.
    I try and understand everybody’s viewpoint but how can people not see the quite frankly absurd mitigating circumstances that he is under. We start the season with a pretty poor squad that have had a horrifically organised pre season. A month into the season, we lose our best player to an off field incident which sees two other players arrested. Said player is suing the club and potentially his teammate. We hit January in a decent vein of form, maybe ready to push on with a couple of additions, but are charged with incidences predating Cocu which inhibit this.
    Of course we should be doing better. I don’t think you can really argue that we are playing well or results are good enough. But Jesus Christ how stupid do you have to be to not be able to see the nonsense that Cocu has absolutely no control over. Weaker men would have walked a mile a long time ago. 
    Our most recent two managers have operated on short term agendas and buggered off when they had to sort it out. We finally have a manager who wants to prioritise long term development and you have idiots spoiled by a few seasons of semi success who want him out. Bizarre.
    Thats not to mention the casual xenophobia seen on the match thread tonight, very disappointing.
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from Coconut in v Northampton Town (A) - Matchday Thread   
    The ball is holding up in the pitch so much, can't get any sort of passing game going. It's clever, don't water the pitch and play their long ball game. They're finding a lot of space playing long balls in behind
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from G-Ram in v Northampton Town (A) - Matchday Thread   
    The ball is holding up in the pitch so much, can't get any sort of passing game going. It's clever, don't water the pitch and play their long ball game. They're finding a lot of space playing long balls in behind
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from cstand in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    Well, here we go lads
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from Marriot Ram99 in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    Well, here we go lads
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from Sexydadbod in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    Well, here we go lads
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from cosmic in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    Well, here we go lads
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from Carnero in Players not paid on time   
    Sounds like we expected the investment to be completed by now but it hasn’t. It reassures me that it’s expected to be done by the 2nd, the close proximity to the official pay date makes it seem to me more likely to be an admin error than we’ve run out of money.
    Not exactly a good thing in any circumstance, though.
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Cocu in or out?   
    Yes we have been competing, but in those seasons we had, at various times: Ince, Hughes, Vydra, Hendrick, Bryson, a fit Thorne, Mount, Wilson, Tomori,  even players like Weimann and Russell are a level above what we have in our squad currently (in terms of wingers at least), and the squad composition is very very very different to even 2 years ago, it's incomparable imo
    And I wouldn't suggest It's excuses at all, it is where we are as a squad. I'd say the same for any manager that's here, and I'd suggest it'd be similar if any manager of those years competing was here now.
    Going through the team:
    Hamer is a below average champ goalkeeper
    Bogle is good. Curt cannot pass a ball, and is a level below where he was pre injury. Now a old, below average champ centre half. Forsyth has been out for a year and isnt a centre half. Lowe is good
    I really like knight, but he's currently at best an average champ midfielder who has off days due to his youth. Bielik is good. Holmes i like, he's a good ball carrier, but isn't that incisive in terms of passing and therefore chance creation, so in terms of him carrying the team in terms of creativity, he's average. 
    Waggy is again average, Lawrence is, well, you know and Martin is good when the team is completely clicking, which it isn't at the moment.
    This is probably our best team at the moment, which isn't well balanced, has a huge GK problem, doesn't have any wingers of any quality at all, has a centre half paring that can't pass a ball, no real creative midfielder and has strikers not scoring chances. It's not just the players, it's the combination of the players in the side that contribute to it's lack of quality. 
     
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    LB_DCFC got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Cocu in or out?   
    Of the team that started in that playoff final, only 2 started today, Bogle and Lawrence. That team contained a midfielder and defender now starting in the champions league.
    in the games that Mount didn’t start last season (Where our squad is now, minus Tomori and Wilson, too), our record was W2, D4, L3, 10 points in 9 games, which is, over a season, the exact same number of points we are looking at this (52 points)
    Where is this quality squad? Because without mount, this set of players has never demonstrated quality, and that team last season still had Wilson and Tomori in it. We're bloody starting Forsyth at centre back because he's our best option!
     
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