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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from Tamworthram in Penalty Duties   
    Having re watched Waghorns penalty at Stoke, I was quite shocked at how poor it was and it very nearly hit Butlands feet.
    Im not inspired with confidence. Should the Job go to someone else or am I just being paranoid?
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Penalty Duties   
    He does have 100% record
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from RoyMac5 in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Few players bullied off the ball today, we need to sort this out as if teams  know this is all that takes to win the battle of midfield we will be bullied and beat by poorer opposition.  Bad day for hudds , all his weaknesses on show without any of his strengths. Have to stand by my view on Zoon, did you see his interview being asked about Cocu? Something doesn’t add up. I don’t understand a winger who can’t beat a man with speed or skill and when Lowe came forward he placed himself in a completely unusable position almost every time🤷‍♂️ and when Lowe was overloaded or went forward and the move broke down he’s nowhere to be seen.
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from Danelaw Rams in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Few players bullied off the ball today, we need to sort this out as if teams  know this is all that takes to win the battle of midfield we will be bullied and beat by poorer opposition.  Bad day for hudds , all his weaknesses on show without any of his strengths. Have to stand by my view on Zoon, did you see his interview being asked about Cocu? Something doesn’t add up. I don’t understand a winger who can’t beat a man with speed or skill and when Lowe came forward he placed himself in a completely unusable position almost every time🤷‍♂️ and when Lowe was overloaded or went forward and the move broke down he’s nowhere to be seen.
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to DavesaRam in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Game on it is then: as others have mentioned, there were numerous off-the-ball fouls which took a forward running player out of the build up which went un-notice, and it was the same Stoke [p;layers doing it. Lawrence was pulled back early on with an arm around the throat, but nothing given, yet Stoke were able to dive and get free-kicks. He booked Malone for his first offence, although it was rather a silly thing to do, but didn't bat an eyelid when a Stoke man kicked the ball away, and so it went on. He wasn't good, but made a number of errors in our favour as well. The peno was soft, but having given it, should have carded the Stoke man, who was already on a yellow. And the fracas: Josefzoon went in for the tackle and the two players tangled. He went to the Stoke man and held his hand out, but as he did, Joe Allen (him again!) shoved him in the back making him clatter into his opponent, hence the blow up. Lawrence leapt in as he is wont to do. He was rightly booked, but so was Josefzoon, even though the orginal tackle wasn't  foul, but suffered a push in the back from Allen, who should have been booked but wasn't. He was the one who provoked Bradley Johnson's biting incident, running half the pitch to shove him, and then bit Bradley first - there was a clear bite mark on Johnson's shoulder. But got away with it, although why Johnson, and DCFC themselves, didn't make anything of the bite on Johnson's shoulder beats me. So Allen has form, and should have been cautioned today. But yet again, Josefzoon was carded for his first offence, which is a bit rich given it was him that kept being clattered to the ground for much of the match without so much as a free-kick. 
    Sorry Mafiabob, the reffing was poor, but what should we expect, the football season has started. We clearly have very different views on match officaldom, and long may it continue. We both have a heart for our wonderful football club which, after all the opinions have disappeared into the ether, is all that matters.
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to Xlor in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Calm down grandads.
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to Andicis in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Huddlestone and Evans in midfield is too slow and immobile. We were getting overrun in midfield as those two couldn't get close enough to the ball before it was moved past them. 
    We looked much better with Marriott. An absolute must that he starts on Tuesday.
    Knight looked bright when he came on.
    Max Lowe was terrific. Filling in admirably at right back. 
    It's not often you give stick to a striker who scored 2 goals, but I didn't think Waggy was brilliant. Missed a sitter, and wasn't great in all round play.
    Dowell looks promising, but it just isn't quite coming off for him yet. 
    What does Flo offer? Genuinely. I don't see it. 
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to bigbadbob in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    I thought the ref had a decent game today
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to Simo in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Ref and linesman giving Stoke everything
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from Carl Sagan in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    COYR!!!!!

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    Ruda Harliss reacted to Alpha in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    They're called Derby fans. 
    And the reason they like him is because he's scored about 60 - 70 goals for the club. 
    Some people appreciate that.
    Others have pathetic comments born from bitterness. Not often I call anyone's comments pathetic but imo if you can't appreciate a player that's done well for the club or respect that others held him in high regard then that nastiness. The kind of spite shown in your post above is pathetic. The kind of stuff Ninos the clown would post. 
    Chris Martin goals have given Derby fans some great days out. 
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from jono in v Swansea City (H) Match Thread   
    A few things dissed me off today. Although his hold up play was great at times waghorn has had 3-4 strikers bread and butter including a penalty in the last few games.  He needs to convert these, this is something that can change tho.That  out the way i can really moan 😂
    I’m not Malones biggest fan, but when the crowd gets on his back and they did today, to the point he turned and reacted, YOU ARE NOT HELPING PEOPLE!!!
    it didn’t help TL last season did it?
    last one ... announcing TL as SUPER TOM LAURENCE . It is a team game , one great game and we are creating division before kick off!!
     
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in v Swansea City (H) Match Thread   
    Few folk seem quite despondent but I think we're in a good place. Frustrating to have a pen saved but that aside, Swansea were not interested in playing any football today and executed their plan well but we were the only side that was going to win the game today we just rather lucked out. We're averaging 2 points a game currently in any case and there'll be easier games to come as well a good few approaching full fitness and possibly starts against Stoke. Today's 11 is a long way from our strongest team I'd suggest and we have Rooney to look forward to too.I can't see him having any trouble picking the lock of teams like Swansea. Also, the players seem to settling into their roles under Cocu quite quickly and I'd expect significant improvement as they do.
    As regards personnel, if at all possible, I'd be looking to give Holmes a start against Scunny. We possibly lacked a little creativity in midfield today and he can help address that. I'd also like to see Bielik and Marriott getting game-time as we'll be a very different proposition once they are fit and firing. Most of all, I'd like to see Max Lowe get a run of games. For me, he has almost Bogle-like potential and I'd be confident that he'd improve past Malone this season. Not a dig at Malone, just a firm belief that Max is going to be a very good player. His time at Aberdeen seems to have done him well.
    Lastly, it's a real shame that some fans decided to get on Malone's back today. What do they think it will accomplish? Malone's been pretty steady for us since signing, without tearing up any trees and certainly ought to have enough 'credit in the bank' as a result to excuse him one poor display without being heckled by his own 'supporters'. Doubtless it was only a small minority but I do despair of the mindset anyway.
     
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to GenBr in Parking for todays game   
    A52 from Derby is fine as Mucker says - on a non matchday if you want to go to the Wyvern from nottingham direction you need to go all the way dow nto the island and then turn around and come back up the a52. However the council likes to randomly close one lane on the Nottingham bound side for no reason every now and again, which creates tailbacks. I would also add that the traffic lights for the one way system they have in place on Wyvern island do not change for a long time - if there are a lot of cars arriving for the match then I expect the road past Sainsburys will very quickly get congested - I imagine it could start tailing back all the way to the a52.
    I'd also add that if anyone would usually go through Spondon to get into the city they should find another route. There is curently a one way system in place at the mini roundabout near the White Swan pub, which is causing major traffic problems there.
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to Mucker1884 in Parking for todays game   
    No, that side is ok... in theory...
     
    Slip Roads on and off the No**ingham-bound side (Leaving Derby from Pentagon Island/City Centre) are up and running, as I believe they have been throughout the summer.
    On the Derby-bound side, slip road from A52 to Wyvern/Pride Park is due to re-open 9th Sept.  Slip Road to get back on to the A52 to head for The Pentagon is not due to open until Summer 2020.
    Anyone coming in from M1/J25 & Spondon etc will need to go down to Pentagon then come back up to get onto PP by going along the back of Sainsburys etc (Or go via City/Station Approach and come in towards the West side of the stadium.
    Add in the fact that all around the Burger King/Costco Roundabout is a 3 way traffic light system, one direction at a time, and I assume that the Derwent Parade bridge will be closed after the game for pedestrians to flood away (as per every game previous) and it's going to get messy along the back of Sainsburys etc.    
     
      
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from Igorwasking in OK, so who's buying a shirt before January?   
    My Lad always gets a shirt, has the home one already and I think he wants the away but won’t break into the wad of money a 14 yr old gets for their birthday these days.
    like someone else has said, I’ve never worn one but am considering to this season. Not cause of Rooney, just like the design. May even get one today ( it’s my birthday) no one is about so maybe their hiding about to jump out to shout SUPRISE and shower me in gifts. I fear will be just another day but with 3 cards from one stop to open later when they all get up 🙄
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from CHCDerby in OK, so who's buying a shirt before January?   
    My Lad always gets a shirt, has the home one already and I think he wants the away but won’t break into the wad of money a 14 yr old gets for their birthday these days.
    like someone else has said, I’ve never worn one but am considering to this season. Not cause of Rooney, just like the design. May even get one today ( it’s my birthday) no one is about so maybe their hiding about to jump out to shout SUPRISE and shower me in gifts. I fear will be just another day but with 3 cards from one stop to open later when they all get up 🙄
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in OK, so who's buying a shirt before January?   
    My Lad always gets a shirt, has the home one already and I think he wants the away but won’t break into the wad of money a 14 yr old gets for their birthday these days.
    like someone else has said, I’ve never worn one but am considering to this season. Not cause of Rooney, just like the design. May even get one today ( it’s my birthday) no one is about so maybe their hiding about to jump out to shout SUPRISE and shower me in gifts. I fear will be just another day but with 3 cards from one stop to open later when they all get up 🙄
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to angieram in OK, so who's buying a shirt before January?   
    Happy birthday! I hope you are celebrating with a win. 
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to IslandExile in Now the dust has settled... some football?   
    After the disappointment of Frank leaving - come on, last season was great fun - I was thrilled that Mel continued the progression and appointed Cocu.
    I thoroughly bought into the idea of building something sustainable and long term by bringing the youngsters through the academy - even if it meant no promotion for yet another year. At least there was a strategy and we'd be entertained along the way.
    But I've not enjoyed the frenzy of the past few days.
    Rooney, to me, is the best English player of the past decade. I still think he has it in him to contribute big time on the pitch as a championship midfielder.
    But, maybe because we've been starved of success for so long, I'm surprised by the over-excitement on here. Like Shilton, Ravenelli and, dare I say Kinkadze, he is past his best.
    So, too was Dave Mackay, but he helped the club achieve what it did by installing a winning mentality.
    I think Rooney can do the same. I think Ashley Cole did it to an extent last year.
    I also think he'll be a great inspiration, especially to the academy kids, the parents of prospects deciding on a club and, as I say, even to the first team.
    The great thing to me is, despite his success, Rooney seems humble, no ego and - like Gazza before him - just loves football. You can imagine either of them joining in kickabouts on the rec.
    What I dread though, from January on, is the media frenzy. I understand that is the price of having high profile names (and the route to sponsorship) but I cannot help feel - as it did this week - that it is a distraction to what Cocu and his staff are starting to build here.
    I want Derby to be in the news because of their style of free flowing football. Not because of the media circus that will turn up when there are no Premier League games.
    After Rooney, of course, any other signings in the transfer window would inevitably be an anticlimax. They were.
    Paterson may be what we need and I can forgive his ill thought out Superbowl comment. But he didn't come over very well in his interview. Ok, so he's a footballer and not a TV personality but "yeah, playing for Derby, it's just how it is, I suppose" isn't too enthusiastic.
    Compare that with Ben Hamer who came over really well.
    Maybe time with Waggy and Wazza will have a positive effect on young Jamie.
    But, anyhow, my point was that I really enjoyed the game against Huddersfield and looked forward to the addition of Marriott, Holmes and Bielik. So, again, I think some of today's reaction to not bringing in star players has been a bit OTT.
    Let's now get back to football.
    Come on you Rams.
    (Thanks for listening to my rant)
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to Andicis in Four new signings before the window closes   
    What is there to be pessimistic about? We broke our transfer record and signed Rooney. We won a tough opening fixture away at a newly relegated side. We're not short of quality. 
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to TibshelfRam in v Huddersfield Town (A) Match Thread   
    So, my post-match thoughts:
    Huddersfield away was always going to be tough, if not a little unknown: They still have some very talented players in their squad: Mooy, Pritchard, Bacuna. They have made a couple of shrewd additions: Elphick. They have a good fanbase. They were also going to be desperate to get that first win to right the wrongs of last season - having not done that, they could hit the sliders.
    It was always going to be tough for us: Fairly poor and disjointed pre-season. A new manager and new style only a month old. Our three best players season gone and new additions either not brought in yet, not up to speed or not had much time to settle in. Also a couple of key players out injured.
    Picking up 3 points was massive. The performance was massive, too. I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised.
    First half - outstanding. Played some great football and remained solid at the back. Lawrence looked a threat, Waghorn caused problems, Bogle's width was a massive factor, Dowell had a few nice touches.
    Second half - outstanding in a different way (and in a way that we will need in this division). Huddersfield were always going to come at us, how we coped was the important thing. And I never truly felt that we were uncomfortable - they never looked all that much like scoring, apart from a couple of silly individual errors on our part. We kept our shape and our organisation in an exemplary way and seemed happy to soak up the pressure knowing that we'd be alright.
    Looked so much better defending crosses.
    Looked really strong on the counter attack.
    Played some nice, intricate pieces of football.
    Malone and Bogle looked to understand the defensive aspect of their game more.
    Really pleasing all round - I felt it was the best all round performance I've seen in a while in terms of being able to do both things well.
    Our organisation will only get stronger as the players get to grips with Cocu's tactics. Plus, Bielik will add solidity in midfield.
    Clarke was brilliant. Dominant, calm, positionally outstanding, allowed us to defend crosses and set pieces far better and excellent playing out. Could be a good partnership between him and Keogh. For all the talk that we needed Tomori's pace (I thought the same) - it is evident that Cocu is looking for us to defend a little deeper so it may not be as much of an issue.
    Our ability to dominate games and control things will only get better as things click more (and that's the area where I think we'll see more improvement as the games go on). The midfield, forward line will link up better with time and we will start to see some more expansive stuff.
    Bielik will give us a better base to start attacks. I think his introduction will allow us to only play the 1 CDM who can be defensively solid and a little more expansive.
    Holmes is still to come back and I feel that he is exactly the player we are missing - a box to box livewire in the middle. His comeback could be massive.
    Lawrence will thrive in this system, I feel. Cocu got the best out of Depay (another streaky player) in allowing him a free role to play as a 10/11. That suits Lawrence down to the ground.
    All very encouraging and gives me excitement for what's ahead. We now need to turn the potential into a little run - put together 3/4 wins early on and we could be up there. But 3 points this early on is massive.
    What we need:
    Would like to see us invest in a commanding goalkeeper. Roos isn't bad but I still think we need someone who will dominate more.
    Could do with another creative midfielder. Dowell had some nice touches and alongside Bielik and Holmes, could be a talent - but I'd like another creator in there, somebody not quite as lightweight. Ideally, a Mason Mount player, but not sure who. Cocu suggests that we're still after an 'attacking midfielder' so could be.
    I didn't think Jozefzoon as as bad as others make out - I think he can be a threat down the right. But we are short of options. And if we had the opportunity to bring in an Ibe or someone similar, of course we should look to get someone in, I don't feel confident that Zoon is consistent enough.
    Rooney
    The only criticism I had watching the game was that I think we miss someone like Hernandez at Leeds - someone who can dictate play constantly. Even despite his age, he has the energy, experience, calmness, vision and excitement to dominate. I never really feel that we dominate teams enough, especially half decent teams. I think when Rooney comes, he could do that - playing in the middle I think he could be exactly what we need.
    In conclusion - promising start, really well rounded and excellent performance and an important 3 points. I dreaded the feel good factor just seeping out had we lost. I feel a manager like Cocu, new to the league, needed a decent start or else things might snowballing. Still lots that I think we will improve on but lots to be encouraged by. And I think that things will get better as we move forwards - hopefully, anyway. I like it.
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to Underground Ram in v Huddersfield Town (A) Match Thread   
    That the play off cobwebs blown totally away. Y9u can just feel this is going to be a great season. Most solid we’ve looked in a long time. 
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    Ruda Harliss got a reaction from whiteroseram in v Huddersfield Town (A) Match Thread   
    Big 10 mins for knight 
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    Ruda Harliss reacted to JuanFloEvraTheCocu'sNesta in v Huddersfield Town (A) Match Thread   
    Reet. Seen enough. Shinnie on for Hudds please, we need some legs in the middle of the park.
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