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    Andicis got a reaction from ck- in I would drive dowell back up to Everton myself!   
    Sure, in my opinion. But that's the point of the forum. To give views on a players performance. Is any post on a forum productive? If people are happy to praise for good performances, giving some stick should be expected on bad ones, for the sake of balance in my opinion. I'm not talking about going overboard, but saying someone played a bit rubbish is entirely fair, in my view.
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    Andicis got a reaction from Chester40 in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    One of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen on this forum. We're less than a month in, he's not had time to properly build his squad, he didn't have a proper preseason, Marriott and Holmes were injured and are only just starting to come into the fold, but yes, Cocu is definitely just stealing a living. 
    3 time winner of the Eredivisie as a manager is a fraud I suppose. 
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    Andicis reacted to Nuwtfly in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    This season has started pretty much exactly as I expected.
    Slow improvement in performances. Players roles becoming clearer and more defined. Youth getting their chance steadily and staking a claim for the match XI.
    We are a project that is right in its infancy. I really think that second half of this season, or even next season, we are going to be a force in this division: Norwich-style.
    Glad to see so many people seeing the same things. Back Cocu. Back Mel. Back the club. Back the future!
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    Andicis got a reaction from Ramarena in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    One of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen on this forum. We're less than a month in, he's not had time to properly build his squad, he didn't have a proper preseason, Marriott and Holmes were injured and are only just starting to come into the fold, but yes, Cocu is definitely just stealing a living. 
    3 time winner of the Eredivisie as a manager is a fraud I suppose. 
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    Andicis reacted to angieram in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    There's quite a lot of negativity today. Strangely, I thought we were a bit better. It helped that WBA had come to give it a go, helped create a fairly exciting match and the backing from our fans was much louder today.
    I was pleased to see the inclusion of two more youngsters as they brought effort and legs to the team. Although initially disappointed to see Huddlestone in there again I thought he had a better game, as did Dowell in patches but I wish he'd be there for the full 90 minutes - hopefully that will come. My pick of the three midfielders would be Knight - he's going to be a star for us.
    Waghorn was much more involved in the game on the right. I know about his penalties but he won the first one by driving in to the area (Lawrence please take note! ) and I thought he interacted well with Lowe. 
    Watching Marriott today you can see the thankless task that any centre forward has in our system but I thought he worked really hard and am pleased he lasted 70 minutes. I  said when Bennett replaced him, watch the one golden chance fall to his replacement and it did. Jack would have buried that for the win. 
    We are creating so few chances now we do need to be taking them. 
    I've left Lowe until last because he deserves most praise. Such an improvement since last season. Playing on the wrong side he still has the composure on the ball and now mostly in the tackle well beyond his years. So sad that the penalty was given against him (wrongly as it happened ) but I trust him to learn from that.
    When Bogle and Holmes are back we should be more of a threat - looking forward to it. 
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    Andicis reacted to Derby blood in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Are you drunk mate, how the hell can you judge Cocu on 5 games, you my friend need to get some perspective on the game, judge the club on the whole, exciting youngsters coming through, signing younger players with something to prove Marriott, Bielik, Holmes and Evans, trying to play the game in the right way, today's starting eleven had a average age of 24, this season will get better, after watching the game for 40 years you can see we are not far off a good team, a few tweaks here and there and we will be in a positive place come May time. In Cocu we 
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    Andicis got a reaction from BarrowRam in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    One of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen on this forum. We're less than a month in, he's not had time to properly build his squad, he didn't have a proper preseason, Marriott and Holmes were injured and are only just starting to come into the fold, but yes, Cocu is definitely just stealing a living. 
    3 time winner of the Eredivisie as a manager is a fraud I suppose. 
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    Andicis got a reaction from Kinder in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    One of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen on this forum. We're less than a month in, he's not had time to properly build his squad, he didn't have a proper preseason, Marriott and Holmes were injured and are only just starting to come into the fold, but yes, Cocu is definitely just stealing a living. 
    3 time winner of the Eredivisie as a manager is a fraud I suppose. 
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    Andicis reacted to ColonelBlimp in Jason Knight   
    Yeah but will Cocu give him a run in the side?
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    Andicis got a reaction from angieram in Jason Knight   
    Really rate him. He deserves a run in the side now to prove his worth, and I think Cocu will give him one. Was in my opinion our best midfielder today, did a wonderful tackle when he was tracking back, got around the pitch, put himself about, showed and was available for the ball. Great full league debut.
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    Andicis got a reaction from therealhantsram in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    One of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen on this forum. We're less than a month in, he's not had time to properly build his squad, he didn't have a proper preseason, Marriott and Holmes were injured and are only just starting to come into the fold, but yes, Cocu is definitely just stealing a living. 
    3 time winner of the Eredivisie as a manager is a fraud I suppose. 
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    Andicis got a reaction from archram in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    One of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen on this forum. We're less than a month in, he's not had time to properly build his squad, he didn't have a proper preseason, Marriott and Holmes were injured and are only just starting to come into the fold, but yes, Cocu is definitely just stealing a living. 
    3 time winner of the Eredivisie as a manager is a fraud I suppose. 
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    Andicis got a reaction from Mark of Ayrshire in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    One of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen on this forum. We're less than a month in, he's not had time to properly build his squad, he didn't have a proper preseason, Marriott and Holmes were injured and are only just starting to come into the fold, but yes, Cocu is definitely just stealing a living. 
    3 time winner of the Eredivisie as a manager is a fraud I suppose. 
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    Andicis got a reaction from Ruda Harliss in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    One of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen on this forum. We're less than a month in, he's not had time to properly build his squad, he didn't have a proper preseason, Marriott and Holmes were injured and are only just starting to come into the fold, but yes, Cocu is definitely just stealing a living. 
    3 time winner of the Eredivisie as a manager is a fraud I suppose. 
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    Andicis got a reaction from Carnero in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    One of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen on this forum. We're less than a month in, he's not had time to properly build his squad, he didn't have a proper preseason, Marriott and Holmes were injured and are only just starting to come into the fold, but yes, Cocu is definitely just stealing a living. 
    3 time winner of the Eredivisie as a manager is a fraud I suppose. 
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    Andicis got a reaction from Wolfie20 in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    One of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen on this forum. We're less than a month in, he's not had time to properly build his squad, he didn't have a proper preseason, Marriott and Holmes were injured and are only just starting to come into the fold, but yes, Cocu is definitely just stealing a living. 
    3 time winner of the Eredivisie as a manager is a fraud I suppose. 
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    Andicis reacted to Alpha in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Yes. Yes we are. And so are the teams we are playing. 
    And Everton play Premier League teams. Because they're a Premier League team. They have however not won the Premier League. Are Everton poor?
    Man City play Champions League teams.... see how it works? You play teams on your level. Guess what Man City haven't won. Poor team. Give up Pep, you fraud
    You talk like someone who has either never tried and never failed or you have been a huge success in whatever you put your mind to. 
    Next time your kids or Grandkids lose at sports day just remember to tell them they were poor. That school level is a really low level of athletics and that is where they will be forever
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    Andicis got a reaction from Alpha in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    One of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen on this forum. We're less than a month in, he's not had time to properly build his squad, he didn't have a proper preseason, Marriott and Holmes were injured and are only just starting to come into the fold, but yes, Cocu is definitely just stealing a living. 
    3 time winner of the Eredivisie as a manager is a fraud I suppose. 
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    Andicis reacted to superzak in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Then why are we still in the championship...simple we are not good enough..cocu is just another stealing a living
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    Andicis reacted to Alpha in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    So everybody in the Championship is poor? What's league 1 then? League 2? Have Derby been poor all their entire history except 2 seasons of course
    Cocu is stealing a living. That is probably the most stupid thing I've read on here in a long time. 
    You know he's won multiple trophies as a manager? 
    Let me just dig deeper into how your mind finds these conclusions. Do you have kids or Grandkids? 
    Do they compete in anything? 
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    Andicis reacted to ivo_knoflicek in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Now I’m no happy clapper, but I think it’s a bit tough to criticise Clarke’s lack of effectiveness today...
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    Andicis reacted to kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in v WBA (H) Match Thread   
    Ultimately a very frustrating game despite a bright start 
    The last few matches seem very reminiscent of Clements time here which I presume is how the continental game is....huge amounts of sideways passing resulting in everyone and their dog having to constantly run up and down and sideways just to keep up with the ball...after twenty minutes it starts to look very predictable and it left waghorn and Marriott in particular looking shattered.I really don't think that is marriots game and neither are balls being lobbed into him that he would need to be 6'7" to reach...it doesn't help if the defender covering him is a foot taller than little jack either.
    Waghorn drives me mad .he's mega enthusiastic,like an over excited puppy,I appreciate that, but his penalties have been awful,including the ones he has scored.
    I was expecting him to hold up the ball and distribute to Marriott in this game as that seemed to be the dream scenario of them playing together but instead,we had lots of running about again with none of that sort of service for jack....I think he should be taken off penalties as he clearly isn't a natural at taking them at all...surely Marriott or Lawrence should be taking over?
    As everyone knows I would prefer another player to Waggers to work on partnership with jack and indeed Bennett as I think they would all thrive on his service but I'm clearly wrong on that one as no manager since 2016 agrees with me and they know best...would have like to have at least given it a go tho as it might be the secret to unlocking our attacking woes.
    Lawrence is another mystery to me...he can be absolutely unplayable or he can look a bit off and fed up like today...he needs a quick goal to get his confidence at the start of a game otherwise he seems to drift away.He is just sooo inconsistent.
    The new academy boys did ok,I like knight in particular....not sure if playing then from the start against one of the championships better teams was entirely wise though and they struggled a little with the physicality of West brom.
    Lowe looked better today than on Tuesday even though he was on his wrong side again....he's growing into the squad well.
    Hudders was also better than Tuesday I thought and pinged the ball around nicely and hassled their players well surprisingly.
    The rest of the boys were pretty much ok I thought...dowell and Clarke looked a little more ineffective today i.m.o,as if they are comfortable with this system yet...in spite of that our defence looks pretty solid,certainly the most coherent of recent years.
    No,it's the attacking end of the squad that concerns me most...it just isn't working properly and it needs resolving and fast.
     
     
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    Andicis reacted to Alpha in I would drive dowell back up to Everton myself!   
    "People moaned about Mount last season" - I bet not many? But even so that would have been about his impact. You could see from day 1 that his touch, balance and strength were unusual. Dowell has nothing on Mount like that. His touch and balance isn't even close. 
    "We were spoilt by Mount" - yeah true. But there's a big gap between Mount and Dowell and it's the players in that gap that would do a better job. 
    If anything, following in Mount's shoes is helping him because people realise how lucky we were to get Mount and so Dowell is able to put in these performances that are pretty much the standard of Paul Coutts and "well we were used to Mount" line of thought to excuse it.
    Mount had already proven his class in Holland's top flight
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    Andicis reacted to deanoakaram4life in Jason Knight   
    Was class today. Needs to be a regular starter for me. Ran his heart out and battled in the centre of the park. Buchanan and Lowe were also excellent. If your not aiming for the top two spots then blooding young players and sticking to a philosophy will get you there sooner rather than later. Up the Rams! 
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    Andicis reacted to Sexydadbod in I would drive dowell back up to Everton myself!   
    Yeah, just me trying to find somewhere to put him on the pitch, which I imagine we will have to because Everton would have put in a clause saying he needs to play a certain amount of game I imagine. He’s like a championship version of Ozil at his very worst. He doesn’t really have a proper position  on the pitch. He doesn’t get enough goals or assists to play as a number 10, he’s too weak and slow to play as a winger, he doesn’t have enough workrate to play centrally in midfield 
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