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Millenniumram

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    Millenniumram got a reaction from jagerbob in Derby County V Sheffield Wednesday   
    Is this HITC breaking news? Gary Rowett could change the derby county team for a reason which could be anything?
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from SKRam in Pitch Invader Banned   
    Nah we all obey the rules
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    Millenniumram reacted to Leicester Ram in Vydra Appreciation Thread   
    I really like Vydra at 10, I banged on about how good he'd be there all summer but we've seen us overrun with him playing there.
    It all comes down to the midfield, until we can bring in some players who compliment Huddlestone/Thorne then we'll be overrun in midfield without the ball and have a gaping hole in the middle of the pitch with the ball. We're having success with Vydra at 10 but it isn't consistent or reliable enough for me. There's a reason we've changed system about 4/5 times since Sunderland away, we're not consistent.
    I don't think Vydra's a reliable enough outlet for the two CDM's, we spent so much time pissing about with the ball on the edge of our box on Sunday because we're not particularly good at moving the ball up the pitch or through midfield. We're mainly just bypassing midfield and it isn't particularly reliable, hence teams like Sheff Utd having a lot of possession and joy against us.
    When we're in the final third I think Vydra's our best 10 by a mile but we need to be able to get into the opponents half ore efficiently than we are currently.
    We're still a work in progress but I think we've got someone to build around in Vydra.
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    Millenniumram reacted to uttoxram75 in Derby County V Notts Forest   
    Watching the highlights (sober this time), how good was Nugent's goal? The way Vydra snatched the ball off some hapless gump and raced toward the penalty box, Nuge's excellently timed and intelligent run across the line at just the right angle - completely outwitting the defence -  it gave Vyds the chance to drive into the gap or make the pass - the pass was perfect and the finish sublime.
    Lovely, lovely goal.
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    Millenniumram reacted to Nuwtfly in Extend Joe Ledley’s Contract Please.   
    He's not a flashy player, and arguably never has been, but he does all the simple things right. Passes the ball at the right time, persists in the challenge, moves about considerably well for his age, and is a clearly positive voice/personality on the pitch and, I assume, in the dressing room.
    I'd like to see him stay until at least the end of the season.
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from 1967Ram in Derby County V Notts Forest   
    On another note i still can’t believe that vydra has been dropped for the last few games. Been our best player this season without a doubt imo and was brilliant again today. The intelligence in his running and timing of the ball is brilliant, he provides spark and flair that most of our other players don’t. Best second striker in the league for me, well at least I thought so until Thorne came on there
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from ossieram in Does entertainment/style of play really matter?   
    It’s an interesting arguement this, and from where I’m standing there’s no simple answer. First and foremost the aim in football is to win football matches and reach the highest possible finish you can, no matter how you play. So in that sense at its basic level style of football doesn’t matter. But there’s a caveat there, there’s a difference between a less exciting style of football and a poor style of football. What we played against Brentford was a poor style of football, we would not be successful in the long term playing like that. What we played against hull however was an effective style of play, not Barcelona 2012 admittedly, but we could have success playing like that.
    Personally I’m primarily focused on us getting results, I enjoy good football and as a neutral in other games that’s what I’d look for, but points on the board are most important for my team. If we can play good football and get results then I’m even more happy, but we should never jeopardise results purely to have more possession etc. Suppose you have to ask whether you’d rather be forest on Saturday who had more possession and style but lost or the more clinical team who won. I know which side I’d rather be on.
    All that being said tho, and effective style is very risky, you’re position as manager is certainly under more threat if style AND results are poor- leaves you with no leg to stand on.
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    Millenniumram reacted to Jourdan in Vydra Appreciation Thread   
    This is not some Nick Blackman purple patch. We are seeing why we paid £8 million for him. He is a finisher and a goalscorer.
    I think what has been difficult is finding a place for him in the side, because he is a luxury player and we are so used to playing with one centre forward.
    Under Pearson and McClaren, the decisions were nonsensical. Playing him as a winger or a 'wide forward'? Bad idea. Playing him alongside a carbon copy in Wilson? Bad idea. Asking him to be the focal point and lead the line? Bad idea.
    Playing him as a deep lying forward with Nugent ahead of him is something we've had a degree of success with but playing him alongside Martin still seems the obvious choice to me.
    If the midfield two is well balanced and mobile enough, it can and will work.
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from ossieram in Does entertainment/style of play really matter?   
    It’s an interesting arguement this, and from where I’m standing there’s no simple answer. First and foremost the aim in football is to win football matches and reach the highest possible finish you can, no matter how you play. So in that sense at its basic level style of football doesn’t matter. But there’s a caveat there, there’s a difference between a less exciting style of football and a poor style of football. What we played against Brentford was a poor style of football, we would not be successful in the long term playing like that. What we played against hull however was an effective style of play, not Barcelona 2012 admittedly, but we could have success playing like that.
    Personally I’m primarily focused on us getting results, I enjoy good football and as a neutral in other games that’s what I’d look for, but points on the board are most important for my team. If we can play good football and get results then I’m even more happy, but we should never jeopardise results purely to have more possession etc. Suppose you have to ask whether you’d rather be forest on Saturday who had more possession and style but lost or the more clinical team who won. I know which side I’d rather be on.
    All that being said tho, and effective style is very risky, you’re position as manager is certainly under more threat if style AND results are poor- leaves you with no leg to stand on.
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    Millenniumram reacted to Waffle in Vydra Appreciation Thread   
    It seems not that long ago that many on here had written him off. I think if we continue to get behind him the way we have been this season, he'll be an extremely important player for us in the next few years.
    Cheers Mr. Pearson for the one positive thing you did here.
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    Millenniumram reacted to Kernow in Does entertainment/style of play really matter?   
    Win all day. It would be nice to watch us play exciting football and have other teams revel over our style, but if we can't get out of this division by doing that, then what's the point?
    Promotion will put us in the top 40 richest clubs in the world. That's more important to our club than attractive football. If you're winning games, the people will still come to watch. There's criticism of managers like Pulis and Allardyce who play effective, not attractive football but consistently get results. Fans of teams like WBA may complain at times, but if they sacked Pulis, got in a manager who tried to play fast, attacking football and then got relegated, would they be satisfied that at least attractive football was being played?
    As a football fan, there's no better feeling than winning a game. The feeling you get when the final whistle goes and the three points are secured is a better feeling than losing 2-1 at home to Wigan by trying to play attacking, attractive football.
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from r_wilcockson in Derby County V Notts Forest   
    The other of which won a game of football and went home happy, apart from you clearly...
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Derby County V Notts Forest   
    Yeah but his distribution put us in all sorts of problems. That’s the trouble we have at left back, Forsyth is a good defender but can’t pass, Olsson is a decent passer of the ball who can’t defend. Lowe is the best of both worlds, hope he’s back soon.
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from jono in Derby County V Notts Forest   
    Think Lawrence has huge potential but needs coaching. Was the poorest of our attackers today, needs to learn when to pass the ball and when to try tricks or he ends up conceding possession all the time. We’ve seen what he’s capable of against wolves, two excellent assists there- thought he was going to be a world beater based on that performance. The strike against wales leaves me still hopeful, he’s not technically deficient, it’s all mental for him- perhaps he’s trying to hard to get off the goal mark?
    Russell was excellent today, worked his arse off and linked play with purpose- but he’s had many games like Lawrence had today in the past and many worse, and has rightly had similar criticisms aimed at him. Decision making does seem a recurring theme as an issue with our widemen, but that’s to be expected at championship level. We shouldn’t have sold Ince, but I don’t see many other replacements around that have greater potential than Lawrence if used correctly.
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Derby County V Notts Forest   
    Yeah but his distribution put us in all sorts of problems. That’s the trouble we have at left back, Forsyth is a good defender but can’t pass, Olsson is a decent passer of the ball who can’t defend. Lowe is the best of both worlds, hope he’s back soon.
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Derby County V Notts Forest   
    Yeah but his distribution put us in all sorts of problems. That’s the trouble we have at left back, Forsyth is a good defender but can’t pass, Olsson is a decent passer of the ball who can’t defend. Lowe is the best of both worlds, hope he’s back soon.
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    Millenniumram reacted to Mafiabob in Derby County V Notts Forest   
    That last 20 minutes was the most professional I've seen a Derby side see a game out for a long time. 
    Gary Rowett got everything spot on in that 2nd half, subs, and outshone Warburton tactically.
    Think he deserves a huge drink and a pat on the back today.....
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from brady1993 in Derby County V Notts Forest   
    I’ve seen more movement and energy in a morgue than that midfield 
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    Millenniumram reacted to OwenB87 in Owen Bradley leaving Radio Derby/Joining Rams TV   
    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for all the comments/messages over the last few days. I've genuinely been a bit overwhelmed by it all.
    I obviously think this is a fantastic opportunity for me. I spoke to a number of people in the industry before taking the job, including plenty who aren't BBC employees, and every single one advised me to go for it.
    Sports broadcasting is changing, and I'm really excited about the potential of RamsTV.
    Thanks again,
    Owen
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from Angry Ram in Picture where you are now   
    Will be there myself in a couple of weeks, preparing for quite the emotional day... truly breaks you to think what happened there
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    Millenniumram reacted to Leicester Ram in Rowett type of player   
    Yeah, was that a good idea? We have another striker despite already having three great strikers and couple of academy prospects, including Mason Bennett.
    We've also stopped playing with two strikers and gone back to 3 midfielders, despite only having two fully fit midfielders, one of which is the slowest midfielder in the league and the other loving a yellow card, and two midfielders who didn't have a pre-season, haven't played in ages.
    But at least we have 5 strikers instead of one! Now worries! We'll stick 'em out on the wing, freezing our quickest player, a Scottish international, in a team that's slow because there's a shortage of quick midfielders? 
    So glad Rowett's focus on young athletic players has led us to a midfield of Tom Huddlestone, Joe Ledley and Bradley Johnson at 10!
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from RiddingsRam in Rowett type of player   
    And this is based off of how many games when no one is doing anything around him?! The bloke was brilliant last season for Ipswich and has just scored at international level. He may or may not turn out to be as good as Ince, I’m not 100% convinced myself, but how’s about giving him a chance? Showed enough against wolves to prove his Potential imo.
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from therealhantsram in Owen Bradley leaving Radio Derby/Joining Rams TV   
    Was genuinely quite sad for a bit there, but great news to see him on ramstv! As much as Colin Gibson has done a good job, think this will take it up to a new level,  certainly I’ll be watching some of the features more regulary
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    Millenniumram reacted to David in View from the outside   
    I'm stunned that some fans would accept annual visits to Rotherham than go through the steps of Premier League survival that all promoted clubs must go through before becoming competitive.
    Of course you will lose more than you win, only the top 7 can claim to have won more than they lost last year. It's a tough league, doesn't matter how fancy you play in the Championship, you have to adapt to the challenges that the Premier League offers.
    Who doesn't want a challenge?
    Doesn't make any sense either to say I'd prefer to stay in the Championship as we'll win more. Only the top 9 last year won more than they lost. Derby being 9th. How can you be content with just missing out on the play offs or making the top 6 and losing, great! We can do this all again next year.
    I refuse to believe there was a single Derby fan who was relived when Zamora's goal went in. Don't say that was different because we was playing nice stuff, that would have ended that day as we scrapped and battled to survive the following season.
    I want to see Derby in Europe, not Millwall. 
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    Millenniumram got a reaction from GenBr in England v Slovenia   
    Our only hope scores the goal to send us to the World Cup! Southgate gets another years worth of pay in the process.
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