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    Ruda Harliss reacted to Mark Lucas in If the season really did end now... ST refunds?   
    They can keep every penny and use it to loan back Mason Mount for next season.
     
    Blimey , these tablets are good....
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to superzak in Matches suspended   
    i think it will be a long time before any of us see another match live
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from Archied in v Millwall (A) - Matchday Thread   
    A better problem to have, I think.  We can have midfielders on the bench that can change game plans if things aren’t working out
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from I know nothing in The future is bright....   
    Yeah, have to agree with you.  We don’t have the insight into his chopping and changing but I like to think it is as you say,  to get to know his squad inside out.  Some of the poor results maybe coming from trying different tactics with different players etc. The Cocu out brigade, I think just didn’t factor all this in, after the kind of football we played at Hillsborough and at Pride Park yesterday shows IMO that the potential of a great footballing team may soon be realised.  
    His critics seem to now be in the small minority of die hards but the weight in their arguments are losing momentum.
    Patience for a new manager with a plan, is easily promised but difficult to grant, it seems.  I am also exited to see where this takes us, none of us are immune to disappointment along the way of course,  but watching the difference in class between us and Blackburn’s play off hopefuls made me proud to be a Ram.
     
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from Will Hughes Hair in The future is bright....   
    Yeah, have to agree with you.  We don’t have the insight into his chopping and changing but I like to think it is as you say,  to get to know his squad inside out.  Some of the poor results maybe coming from trying different tactics with different players etc. The Cocu out brigade, I think just didn’t factor all this in, after the kind of football we played at Hillsborough and at Pride Park yesterday shows IMO that the potential of a great footballing team may soon be realised.  
    His critics seem to now be in the small minority of die hards but the weight in their arguments are losing momentum.
    Patience for a new manager with a plan, is easily promised but difficult to grant, it seems.  I am also exited to see where this takes us, none of us are immune to disappointment along the way of course,  but watching the difference in class between us and Blackburn’s play off hopefuls made me proud to be a Ram.
     
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to DarkFruitsRam7 in Can Derby make play offs I say yes   
    6th - Preston: 1 win in 5.
    7th - Bristol City: 0 wins in 5.
    8th - Millwall: 2 wins in 5 (1 in 4). 
    9th - Cardiff: 1 win in 5.
    10th - Blackburn: 1 win in 5.
    11th - Swansea: 1 win in 5.
    12th - Derby: 2 wins in 5 (2 in 2).
     
    THIS LEAGUE IS POO. IF WE CAN BE SLIGHTLY LESS POO THAN THE BLOCKED TOILET THAT IS THE BUNCH ABOVE US, WE HAVE A CHANCE.
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to David in Can Derby make play offs I say yes   
    Of course and you know they are clear favourites, but see no reason to try and dampen B4’s optimism.
    You’ve been here long enough to know he will believe until it’s no longer mathematically possible, let him believe, not doing anyone any harm is it?
    I’d like to think the players and management share his belief going forward. 
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from Saffy van der Ram in The future is bright....   
    Yeah, have to agree with you.  We don’t have the insight into his chopping and changing but I like to think it is as you say,  to get to know his squad inside out.  Some of the poor results maybe coming from trying different tactics with different players etc. The Cocu out brigade, I think just didn’t factor all this in, after the kind of football we played at Hillsborough and at Pride Park yesterday shows IMO that the potential of a great footballing team may soon be realised.  
    His critics seem to now be in the small minority of die hards but the weight in their arguments are losing momentum.
    Patience for a new manager with a plan, is easily promised but difficult to grant, it seems.  I am also exited to see where this takes us, none of us are immune to disappointment along the way of course,  but watching the difference in class between us and Blackburn’s play off hopefuls made me proud to be a Ram.
     
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from SKRam in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Hopefully  we can give the lad a better chant?
     

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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from nfb in The future is bright....   
    Yeah, have to agree with you.  We don’t have the insight into his chopping and changing but I like to think it is as you say,  to get to know his squad inside out.  Some of the poor results maybe coming from trying different tactics with different players etc. The Cocu out brigade, I think just didn’t factor all this in, after the kind of football we played at Hillsborough and at Pride Park yesterday shows IMO that the potential of a great footballing team may soon be realised.  
    His critics seem to now be in the small minority of die hards but the weight in their arguments are losing momentum.
    Patience for a new manager with a plan, is easily promised but difficult to grant, it seems.  I am also exited to see where this takes us, none of us are immune to disappointment along the way of course,  but watching the difference in class between us and Blackburn’s play off hopefuls made me proud to be a Ram.
     
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from Derby4Me in The future is bright....   
    Yeah, have to agree with you.  We don’t have the insight into his chopping and changing but I like to think it is as you say,  to get to know his squad inside out.  Some of the poor results maybe coming from trying different tactics with different players etc. The Cocu out brigade, I think just didn’t factor all this in, after the kind of football we played at Hillsborough and at Pride Park yesterday shows IMO that the potential of a great footballing team may soon be realised.  
    His critics seem to now be in the small minority of die hards but the weight in their arguments are losing momentum.
    Patience for a new manager with a plan, is easily promised but difficult to grant, it seems.  I am also exited to see where this takes us, none of us are immune to disappointment along the way of course,  but watching the difference in class between us and Blackburn’s play off hopefuls made me proud to be a Ram.
     
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from Ted McMinn Football Genius in The future is bright....   
    Yeah, have to agree with you.  We don’t have the insight into his chopping and changing but I like to think it is as you say,  to get to know his squad inside out.  Some of the poor results maybe coming from trying different tactics with different players etc. The Cocu out brigade, I think just didn’t factor all this in, after the kind of football we played at Hillsborough and at Pride Park yesterday shows IMO that the potential of a great footballing team may soon be realised.  
    His critics seem to now be in the small minority of die hards but the weight in their arguments are losing momentum.
    Patience for a new manager with a plan, is easily promised but difficult to grant, it seems.  I am also exited to see where this takes us, none of us are immune to disappointment along the way of course,  but watching the difference in class between us and Blackburn’s play off hopefuls made me proud to be a Ram.
     
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from Raich Van Carter in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Hopefully  we can give the lad a better chant?
     

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    Ruda Harliss reacted to nfb in The future is bright....   
    For what it's worth I think Cocu has had an interesting season, he was or is blighted with injuries, took his time to get to know his  entire squad gave pretty much all of them a chance... some/lots complained about his constant swapping and changing, some of which were forced on him by injuries some were his decision,  but I believe that he is firstly a man with a plan, secondly a technical manager, and he wanted to implant his vision on both the 1st team and the Academy, his tinkerings were part of that process, he and Mel have a shared view I believe about the future, i remember in Mels early days him saying that his view for the future was being in the prem with 2 or 3 home grown players in the squad, i was excited.... under different managers i felt that vision was sidelined to a degree In the push for promotion, but now I feel we are back on track and for me, I'm excited again. In previous seasons I was concerned that should we have got promoted we would have struggled, as while Mel may be wealthy, he isnt premier league wealthy, and lots of supporters would have got quickly disgruntled about losing probably blaming Mel or the manager. Now I feel that things are looking much healthier, Mels early investments in the Academy are beginning to bear  some great fruit, the gap between them and the first team has been reduced meaning a constant supply of talent for years to come, and the fact that kids in the Academy can see that if they do the business the progress to the 1st team is open many will want to join Derby.... Investment looks close, which will surely help should we need to buy that 30 million pound Striker!
    Cocu now knows his entire squad inside out, where he needs to improve, and the type of players he needs to do that, the summer transfers will be intriguing knowing how fickle the market is, but in conclusion, I really cant wait for next season. I know this one isn't over and we have an outside chance of the playoffs but either way, next season and beyond will be an exciting time to be a Derby fan. 😊
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Some thoughts...
    Hamer – Slightly nervy at times but was mostly solid under the ball and made a brilliant reaction save when unsighted and wrongfooted by a deflection. A really important stop at a point in time where Blackburn were threatening to rally.
    Bogle – Has threatened a return to top form in recent games and delivered it in style today. Imperious in defence and threatening in attack. On most other days, that would be a MOTM performance.
    Wisdom – Back from illness and boy, what a shift he put in. This lad is playing his best football in years.
    Clarke – Rested against United and returned fresh with a dominant performance.  Looks more and more accomplished with every game.
    Forsyth – Typically strong in defence but a tad wasteful with the ball. He’ll say himself he’s had better games but played his part in ensuring we not only won, but did so with a clean sheet.
    Bird – Kid’s a Rolls Royce. I’ve literally run out of hyperbole to describe how calm and cultured he is on the ball, even without Rooney at his side. Future Derby skipper, future England international. Nuff said.
    Shinnie – Has come in for a bit of flak recently but having played so little football, he’s been entitled to look rusty. Today he was an absolute machine. I enjoyed some of his tackles as much as the goals. Huge respect as he’s had to wait for his chances. Man of the Match for me on a day where half a dozen had a shout.
    Knight – Another young lad with a huge future. Had to wait for his chance after he was rested for a few games by Cocu but clearly wasn’t bothered by it and he’s another whose improvement is exponential. No doubt at all for me that Jason can play at a higher level than the Championship.
    Sibley – The name that was on everybody’s lips early season, he’s had to work hard, be patient and wait for his chance. Suffice to say, he’s taken it in spectacular fashion. This kid’s got the lot and any initial worries I had over his temperament have long since evaporated. And that goal!!! Another who already has premiership quality written all over him.
    Waghorn – A typically honest day’s work from Waggy. Should probably have had a goal himself and came so close with probably his hardest chance, but this guy has an unbelievable amount of heart and an engine to match. 
    Martin – Seems unreal to me that given his illness, he can turn in performance after performance of the highest quality. He is our heartbeat in the final third and has been at the heart of most of our strong performances this year. Sounds daft to say it, but despite needing time between games, he really does look as good as ever. A new contract is a certainty.
    Subs – Curtis and Jack on as we looked to close out the game. Curtis subject to a horrible challenge from Buckley who immediately saw the red card he deserved. Jack not given too much time to strut his stuff but did in fairness put in a wonderful, slide rule pass to put Jason Knight in on goal.
    The Manager – Folk have written off Cocu at various points this season and I concede that his team selections in the Cup games will have upset a few. That’s understandable. What’s no longer in dispute, surely, is the quality of football his team is producing, the improvement in so many of the players under him and astounding development of our young’uns. Some of the football we are currently playing is nothing short of sublime and with a couple more of his own players and a decent pre-season, who knows what he can achieve.
    Personally, I don’t think he’s given up on the play-offs as yet and while it is still a long shot, what’s certain is that nobody is going to want to play us right now. It’s not just the results we are delivering, but even more so the style in which we are doing it, that will ensure that all those top half teams who still have to play us should be more worried than we are.
    We’ve nothing to lose now, in my mind at least and if the bad results were down to Cocu, then on a day where Rooney sat out the game, all the kudos must surely go to him, Chris and Twan. Total football has come to Derby folks and long may it last.
    COYR
     
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Driving to work 
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from goldstar in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Driving to work 
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from IslandExile in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Driving to work 
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from angieram in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Driving to work 
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from LazloW in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Driving to work 
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from Jourdan in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Driving to work 
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Driving to work 
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from NottsRam77 in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Driving to work 
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to Paul71 in v Blackburn Rovers (H) - Matchday Thread   
    And shergar is better looking 
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to GenBr in v Manchester United (H) - Matchday Thread   
    Judging by the reactions on here I thought we'd just decided to get 11 volunteers from the crowd to start today.
    Nothing wrong with that team selection. Didn't even know Evans was fit again, but still think we'll be alright.
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