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    Millenniumram got a reaction from jimbobram in Tom Lawrence   
    Wouldn’t be adverse to selling Lawrence if it meant we could bring back Ince tbf.... not one id be actively looking to offload even at that price though.
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    Millenniumram reacted to Moist One in Tom Lawrence   
    show me someone who doesn't take crap set pieces and I bet I can find 20 crap set pieces they've taken. He is still learning the game and if he played under Pep at Man City, you'd be excusing him like the comedy apologist you are. He's not poor technically at all, he's just inconsistent and affected by swings in confidence, partially caused by ludicrous level of expectation from unrealistic spectators. Remember he's probably not 150 games into his career yet and never had more than a season at the same club due to loans. 
    Every player needs time to settle in and become part of the setup. I admit he doesn't make the right decisions, but that will come with experience. As for hiding, absolute poppycock pal. He's the most willing person we have to take the ball and try and force something to happen, it's the fact he tries to force it (and fails) that gets him criticised, when real fans would encourage him.
    If yesterday was a league game at home, in front of 30k, he's have been groaned at so much in the first half, he wouldn't have scored the two in the 2nd half.
    You cannot name a player who has NEVER given the ball away through technique or poor decision. Remember we aren't in the champions league, we aren't even in the PL, stop behaving like anyone unworthy of world class status isn't good enough for Derby! It's ignorant, churlish and embarrassing.
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from jimbobram in Tom Lawrence   
    Wouldn’t be adverse to selling Lawrence if it meant we could bring back Ince tbf.... not one id be actively looking to offload even at that price though.
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    Millenniumram reacted to ilkleyram in least funny 'comedian'   
    Water melon. Just watery pap. And seed. 
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    Millenniumram reacted to jake the ram in v Southampton (H) Match Thread   
    ANYONE else get a bad burger in south stand.my 9 year old sick as a dog all night
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from EnigmaRam in Nuge!   
    Personally don’t think he’s good enough anymore to lead the line this season, but you’re dead right he deserves praise. The way he goes about playing football, always with a smile, shows his charectar. Think he’d be more use to keep in this system than Jerome tbf and wouldn’t mind him staying around in the dressing room, as one of 3 strikers.
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from EnigmaRam in Nuge!   
    Personally don’t think he’s good enough anymore to lead the line this season, but you’re dead right he deserves praise. The way he goes about playing football, always with a smile, shows his charectar. Think he’d be more use to keep in this system than Jerome tbf and wouldn’t mind him staying around in the dressing room, as one of 3 strikers.
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    Millenniumram reacted to Cam the Ram in Nuge!   
    Perfect player for the dressing room. The cameras showed him just before today's game started and he was having a bit of a laugh with Mount, just like he did against Notts County with Thomas. Must be great for younger players to have someone like that just to take their mind off the nerves (if they have any)
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from EnigmaRam in Nuge!   
    Personally don’t think he’s good enough anymore to lead the line this season, but you’re dead right he deserves praise. The way he goes about playing football, always with a smile, shows his charectar. Think he’d be more use to keep in this system than Jerome tbf and wouldn’t mind him staying around in the dressing room, as one of 3 strikers.
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from Carnero in Summer Transfer Suggestion Thread 18/19   
    Heard today 5 players will be leaving this week for anyone fearing squad size. Don’t shoot the messager and all that as I’m unsure on source reliability, it was second hand rather than one of mine. Did catch 3 names though- Butterfield, Blackman and Jerome. No surprise there I wouldn’t imagine.
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from McLovin in v Southampton (H) Match Thread   
    Well, that was an absolutely excellent game of football. Some fantastic individual performances as well which were a pleasure to watch. Clearly you can’t get carried away by anything in preseason, just like you couldn’t after the Mansfield game, but there was real promise in that performance. My view on the game FWIW:
    Carson 6- Still some work to be done on distribution as expected, but the odd good save
    Wisdom 6- Some good play, but guilty of going one too far and making mistakes at times with loose passing
    Keogh 7- Did his job as we expect
    Davies 8- Much more like Davies than early pre season, seemed much more assured 
    Lowe 9- Odd mistake apart, an absolutely phenomenal performance, sublime on the ball and won some great challenges too
    Ledley 9- Perfect example of how to play the role, cool and calm
    Mount 7- Little rusty but you can see his quality
    Bryson 9- Another fantastic energetic performance, like Bryson pre 2015 injury
    Wilson 9- This lad is a player, intelligent movement and real quality in the final third
    Nugent 7- Tried his best, good pressing and occasional linkup
    Lawrnece 10 MOM- Best game in a derby shirt, made the right decisions at key times and two well taken goals
    Few things I’ve picked up from that performance that’s worth noting. Still need a CF imo who’s better suited to this system, glaringly obvious today we were often playing around Nugent rather than through him as an outlet, big priority now despite the obviously excellent performance. Lowe remains our best leftback imo as I’ve always said, hope his injury isn’t too bad, would look at loaning someone in to compete either way up. Only other concern for me lies in depth really, especially centre mid, In terms of those who can play this quick possession football system. Need to move quite a lot of the old cloggers on and bring in a few players to compete/rotate imo.
    Other than that it’s all looking positive here, with the style of play getting the best out of our attackers. Always the fear in me that worries how we’ll cope under pressure defensively due to the open style of play but I’ll try me best to put that out my head for now and hope that we don’t do a zola at brum😂. Signs are very positive at the moment, that was a tremendous showing against a prem side. UTR!
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from McLovin in v Southampton (H) Match Thread   
    Well, that was an absolutely excellent game of football. Some fantastic individual performances as well which were a pleasure to watch. Clearly you can’t get carried away by anything in preseason, just like you couldn’t after the Mansfield game, but there was real promise in that performance. My view on the game FWIW:
    Carson 6- Still some work to be done on distribution as expected, but the odd good save
    Wisdom 6- Some good play, but guilty of going one too far and making mistakes at times with loose passing
    Keogh 7- Did his job as we expect
    Davies 8- Much more like Davies than early pre season, seemed much more assured 
    Lowe 9- Odd mistake apart, an absolutely phenomenal performance, sublime on the ball and won some great challenges too
    Ledley 9- Perfect example of how to play the role, cool and calm
    Mount 7- Little rusty but you can see his quality
    Bryson 9- Another fantastic energetic performance, like Bryson pre 2015 injury
    Wilson 9- This lad is a player, intelligent movement and real quality in the final third
    Nugent 7- Tried his best, good pressing and occasional linkup
    Lawrnece 10 MOM- Best game in a derby shirt, made the right decisions at key times and two well taken goals
    Few things I’ve picked up from that performance that’s worth noting. Still need a CF imo who’s better suited to this system, glaringly obvious today we were often playing around Nugent rather than through him as an outlet, big priority now despite the obviously excellent performance. Lowe remains our best leftback imo as I’ve always said, hope his injury isn’t too bad, would look at loaning someone in to compete either way up. Only other concern for me lies in depth really, especially centre mid, In terms of those who can play this quick possession football system. Need to move quite a lot of the old cloggers on and bring in a few players to compete/rotate imo.
    Other than that it’s all looking positive here, with the style of play getting the best out of our attackers. Always the fear in me that worries how we’ll cope under pressure defensively due to the open style of play but I’ll try me best to put that out my head for now and hope that we don’t do a zola at brum😂. Signs are very positive at the moment, that was a tremendous showing against a prem side. UTR!
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from McLovin in v Southampton (H) Match Thread   
    Well, that was an absolutely excellent game of football. Some fantastic individual performances as well which were a pleasure to watch. Clearly you can’t get carried away by anything in preseason, just like you couldn’t after the Mansfield game, but there was real promise in that performance. My view on the game FWIW:
    Carson 6- Still some work to be done on distribution as expected, but the odd good save
    Wisdom 6- Some good play, but guilty of going one too far and making mistakes at times with loose passing
    Keogh 7- Did his job as we expect
    Davies 8- Much more like Davies than early pre season, seemed much more assured 
    Lowe 9- Odd mistake apart, an absolutely phenomenal performance, sublime on the ball and won some great challenges too
    Ledley 9- Perfect example of how to play the role, cool and calm
    Mount 7- Little rusty but you can see his quality
    Bryson 9- Another fantastic energetic performance, like Bryson pre 2015 injury
    Wilson 9- This lad is a player, intelligent movement and real quality in the final third
    Nugent 7- Tried his best, good pressing and occasional linkup
    Lawrnece 10 MOM- Best game in a derby shirt, made the right decisions at key times and two well taken goals
    Few things I’ve picked up from that performance that’s worth noting. Still need a CF imo who’s better suited to this system, glaringly obvious today we were often playing around Nugent rather than through him as an outlet, big priority now despite the obviously excellent performance. Lowe remains our best leftback imo as I’ve always said, hope his injury isn’t too bad, would look at loaning someone in to compete either way up. Only other concern for me lies in depth really, especially centre mid, In terms of those who can play this quick possession football system. Need to move quite a lot of the old cloggers on and bring in a few players to compete/rotate imo.
    Other than that it’s all looking positive here, with the style of play getting the best out of our attackers. Always the fear in me that worries how we’ll cope under pressure defensively due to the open style of play but I’ll try me best to put that out my head for now and hope that we don’t do a zola at brum😂. Signs are very positive at the moment, that was a tremendous showing against a prem side. UTR!
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    Millenniumram reacted to Nuwtfly in Summer Transfer Suggestion Thread 18/19   
    Second hand sauce? I wouldn't touch it. 
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    Millenniumram reacted to Andicis in v Southampton (H) Match Thread   
    Just got back, we were absolutely exceptional.
    Mount took a few minutes, but once he had settled into the game he looked like he had more time on the ball than the players around him, and played through balls with a lovely weight.
    Wilson was quick and lively, played a great pass to Lawrence who probably should have scored. Looked very dangerous.
    Bryson was excellent, ran all day, closed down and played some great passes.
    Max Lowe, my man of the match. Was quick, direct, dangerous and closed down the play in defense so well. Should be our first choice left back.
    Lawrence, two great finishes for his goals. Helped the team press extremely well, was always open for a pass and took it past defenders well, great game for him.
    Overall, we look like we are going to rip teams apart with quick, incisive passing and one touch football and play with a high press that was very effective today. Very impressive.
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from Andicis in v Southampton (H) Match Thread   
    This is where it all rally begins imo. Full team out to start the game and go from there, hopefully we will see positive signs for the season, especially from the new boys.
    Carson
    Wisdom Keogh Davies Lowe
    Huddlestone
    Bryson Mount
    Wilson Nugent Lawrence 
    Thomas, Jozefzoon to come on as subs.
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    Millenniumram reacted to Andicis in TalkSport Best Championship Grounds   
    People don't want to accept it, but old stadiums generally speaking are complete dumps. The new stadiums are a vast improvement on the old dumps they left behind.
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    Millenniumram reacted to cannable in Jack Marriott   
    Anybody else think this’ll be a proper Bradley Johnson signing? 
    The who rather than the what…
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    Millenniumram reacted to Ambitious in Matej Vydra   
    I guess, now, you're going to have to bear with me on this, that Vydra could play in the number 9 role providing he isn't on the last man. A false 9 position, if you will. 
    Carson
    Wisdom    Keogh    Davies     Forsyth
    Huddlestone
    Bryson                  Mount
    Wilson               Vydra          Lawrence
    It just means that we really don't have an outlet. Vydra will ultimately play the same role, but we need the entire team closer together. Wilson, Bryson, Mount & Lawrence will all have to be options to run behind him. 
    In all honesty, I don't see what the difference between this strategy is and what it would have to be if we signed Marriott. We still wouldn't have an outlet. 
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from 86 points in Florian Jozefzoon - Signed on a 3 year deal   
    Ok then, I’ll have to withdrawal my comment saying leeds can have him. Best winger in the league trust me, may as well be signing Ronaldo 
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from Andicis in v Southampton (H) Match Thread   
    This is where it all rally begins imo. Full team out to start the game and go from there, hopefully we will see positive signs for the season, especially from the new boys.
    Carson
    Wisdom Keogh Davies Lowe
    Huddlestone
    Bryson Mount
    Wilson Nugent Lawrence 
    Thomas, Jozefzoon to come on as subs.
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from Lakes in Florian Jozefzoon - Signed on a 3 year deal   
    They’ll demand 3 mil if that’s the case..
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from Lakes in Florian Jozefzoon - Signed on a 3 year deal   
    They’ll demand 3 mil if that’s the case..
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    Millenniumram reacted to KentRam in Ideal starting XI for Reading (A) - Discussion   
    Looks like Frank is going to go with 4-3-3. Its a system that we've used plenty before so we know what we're going to get. However, it does come back to the old problem of not having a consistent approach to managerial appointments - our constant change in styles means that our squad constantly needs rebuilding to suit those styles. So, 12-18 months ago we had a squad suited to 4-3-3, over the last year we slowly dismantled that squad to move it away from that style only now to want to revert to that without really having a squad capable of playing that way! Anyway, rant over... on to more progressive issues.
    There are several keys to playing this way and they are as follows:
    We want to play out from the back so we need defenders comfortable on the ball (FTR, I don't really see this as being a problem as I think we have got capable players in that regard);
    We need TOP QUALITY full backs. The nature of the wingers being inverted means that you have to have full backs who are attack minded and will add that overlapping width. However, the fact that the wingers are so advanced (and almost play as auxiliary forwards), fullbacks will get virtually no protection - so they need to be solid and physically strong. I am not convinced of our options at left back (is Forsyth reliably injury free? Is Lowe proven?) and at right back it will be interesting to see if Frank sees Wisdom at RB or CB.
    The player in front of the defence is key (formerly the "Thorne role"). He starts our play and conducts so much of it. Huddlestone is clearly capable of this but I still have reservations about mobility . Ledley is not good enough on the ball to play there and Johnson does not have the discipline. Thorne is unreliable injury wise. Huddlestone is good enough but will require support.
    The two central midfielders need to be two different players - Lampard knows only too well that there is no point having two of the same (see Steven Gerrard) but it makes the system ineffective. Both players need to be good on the ball but ONE has to be a playmaker (dropping deep and moving forward with the ball in the way Hughes used to or how Modric etc play and playing through them) and ONE needs to be a bomber who gets up in support of the forward and beyond them (how Bryson or Lampard used to).
    Mason Mount is clearly someone who can and probably will do the latter - he will look to make those runs beyond the forward to get into the box and score goals. Bryson could do the same but I fear they can't be used together as having the two means we have nobody who can get on the ball and control a game in possession. Ledley (who played the role last night) is a nightmare in that role and so is Johnson - neither are good enough in possession. The one player who could play that role is Butterfield.
    The two wingers need to be creative and able to take chances but also need to have the appropriate work rate to be able to track back and support the full backs. Need pace to get beyond the striker . I think we have good options here (Lawrence, Wilson, Jozefzoon?) but I'm not sure we're as strong as we were previously and we could still do with someone with a decent left foot (although, I think Wilson does?) in that area to make us more effective.
    The forward - to make this role really effective, needs to be able to play with their back to goal, drop deep and be judged on supporting play as well as finishing opportunities. We need some physicality but, crucially, I would like to see someone with a bit more pace. Martin was brilliant at this role originally but I don't want to get hung up on that debate - and the one criticism was his lack of pace which made him a little one dimensional. Jerome has the pace and power but I do not trust his link up play or his touch, Vydra does not do enough off the ball and does not have the required physicality and I think Martin is not part of Frank's plans. For me, the main option we have is Nugent but I think we need to strengthen.
    It seems strange that we would want to sell our top scorer from last season but, if this is the system we are seeking to play, I don't see how Vydra fits. Selling him would release the fees to add players both in regard to wages and transfer fees.
    My one concern about this system is our being lightweight in the centre of midfield - we effectively have three ball playing players and nobody to do the dirty work. We could be too easy to play against and, particularly with Huddlestone as the deeper player, I worry about us out of possession. But, in my view, the best way to make this system work is as detailed above.
    So, for Reading away, based on what we have now and on the assumption that we want to play this system, I would go with the following (roles where I would look to bring someone in for are highlighted in bold) :
    GK: CARSON
    RB: WISDOM CB: KEOGH CB: DAVIES LB: LOWE
    CDM: HUDDLESTONE
    CM: BUTTERFIELD CM: MOUNT
    RW: WILSON                            LW: LAWRENCE
    ST: NUGENT
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    Millenniumram reacted to SuperDerbySuperRams in Florian Jozefzoon - Signed on a 3 year deal   
    At 2.75m, I wouldn’t say it’s a big risk. He won’t be on mammoth wages & has resale value at 27. Remember, we got 2/2.5m for Weimann and not many people on here rated him. Seems to be the going rate for a wide man in this division 
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