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    RamNut got a reaction from bcnram in Most surprising signing   
    Charlie george.
    didn't see that one coming at all.
     
    Quite a few managers were surprising - arthur cox was a big surprise?
    similarly frank, and cocu. 
     
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    RamNut got a reaction from Inverurie Ram in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Should have been a straight red. Amazed that the ref let it go.
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    RamNut got a reaction from SKRam in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Should have been a straight red. Amazed that the ref let it go.
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    RamNut reacted to Rampage in Worst football decision   
    I used to watch Willie Carlin at Carlisle, United, my home City and I was delighted to see him come to Derby where I had moved to live. Happy days.
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    RamNut got a reaction from DesertRam in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Should have been a straight red. Amazed that the ref let it go.
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    RamNut got a reaction from Van Gritters in Holiday Plans 2019   
    Three beautiful days on Sark. Heading home tomorrow.

     

     
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    RamNut got a reaction from wixman1884 in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Should have been a straight red. Amazed that the ref let it go.
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    RamNut got a reaction from PrivateDerby in Phillip Cocu Black & White Adidas Boot Ram   
    Needs a haircut, and to get rid of that fringe / side parting thing. 
    Can't see us getting promoted with that.
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    RamNut got a reaction from sheeponacid in Holiday Plans 2019   
    Three beautiful days on Sark. Heading home tomorrow.

     

     
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    RamNut got a reaction from Carnero in Roos, Carson or a new senior keeper   
    There is no point talking about developing players, and understanding that they will make errors, if they are then ditched after the first balls up.
    give roos a season to see what he can do.
    same opportunity that bogle got.
     
     
     
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    RamNut got a reaction from leamram in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Should have been a straight red. Amazed that the ref let it go.
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    RamNut got a reaction from Saffy van der Ram in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Should have been a straight red. Amazed that the ref let it go.
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    RamNut got a reaction from Rampage in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Should have been a straight red. Amazed that the ref let it go.
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    RamNut reacted to The Orange Pimpernel in Pre Season Friendly v Burton Albion (A)   
    Nonsense. He made a reaction save on the line then tried to push away the ball. No flapping.
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    RamNut got a reaction from I know nothing in Is Mel Morris Derby County’s best ever Chairman / Owner.   
    football is so changed thats its hard to make comparisons with previous owners
    go back and clubs were cash rich. Many owners invested very little in the facilities, but the football might have been fantastic.
    Now, championship clubs are unsustainable without significant financial injections from billionaire owners. Its a sorry state of affairs. As an owner, he has invested millions of his own money but is that good, bad, or just the way it is? Some of that input is strategic. Some of it is a consequence of poor decision making in the recent past. Ultimately there must surely come a time when we scramble our way to a promotion, and he is able to recover some of that dosh. 
    He seems to be very ambitious and very hands on in comparion to others who have gone before. He has a desire to see the club develop homegrown talent. This is not new, but he seems to have made every effort to put the necessary infastructure in place. Its not a cheap option either. He gets personally involved in many things. At times he has looked somewhat naive but he has probably been the most committed owner i can remember.
    Unfortunately at times supporting a championship  football club does rather feel like a fairly meaningless and pointless exercise; like watching billionaires playing with their expensive toys . this big toy carries the colours of the club which i continue to support - not because i have been won over by the many worthy actions of the current owner - but because its the continuation of a love affair that started fifty years ago. That bond is now somewhat tempered by a slightly quesy feeling of revulsion at what has happened to a game that is awash with cash in the upper echelons. The 'annual investment'  is therefore both something to be celebrated but is also a symptom of something that has got gone ever so slightly wrong.
     
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    RamNut got a reaction from I know nothing in Metal DCFC Ram Sign   
    £30, a hedge trimmer and a wheelbarrow
     
    (look, i've got a shed to empty)
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    RamNut got a reaction from Alpha in Roos, Carson or a new senior keeper   
    There is no point talking about developing players, and understanding that they will make errors, if they are then ditched after the first balls up.
    give roos a season to see what he can do.
    same opportunity that bogle got.
     
     
     
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    RamNut reacted to BaaLocks in Is Mel Morris Derby County’s best ever Chairman / Owner.   
    So by that logic you must also be a fan of Mike Ashley and the Glazers?
    I would completely disagree that wealthy people are destined to be those who learn from their mistakes - in my experience many get it right / lucky once and then think that means they have the answer to everything. It's a story written many times in the annals (yes, two n's) of business, with a rather large chapter dedicated to football club owners.
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    RamNut got a reaction from reverendo de duivel in Is Mel Morris Derby County’s best ever Chairman / Owner.   
    football is so changed thats its hard to make comparisons with previous owners
    go back and clubs were cash rich. Many owners invested very little in the facilities, but the football might have been fantastic.
    Now, championship clubs are unsustainable without significant financial injections from billionaire owners. Its a sorry state of affairs. As an owner, he has invested millions of his own money but is that good, bad, or just the way it is? Some of that input is strategic. Some of it is a consequence of poor decision making in the recent past. Ultimately there must surely come a time when we scramble our way to a promotion, and he is able to recover some of that dosh. 
    He seems to be very ambitious and very hands on in comparion to others who have gone before. He has a desire to see the club develop homegrown talent. This is not new, but he seems to have made every effort to put the necessary infastructure in place. Its not a cheap option either. He gets personally involved in many things. At times he has looked somewhat naive but he has probably been the most committed owner i can remember.
    Unfortunately at times supporting a championship  football club does rather feel like a fairly meaningless and pointless exercise; like watching billionaires playing with their expensive toys . this big toy carries the colours of the club which i continue to support - not because i have been won over by the many worthy actions of the current owner - but because its the continuation of a love affair that started fifty years ago. That bond is now somewhat tempered by a slightly quesy feeling of revulsion at what has happened to a game that is awash with cash in the upper echelons. The 'annual investment'  is therefore both something to be celebrated but is also a symptom of something that has got gone ever so slightly wrong.
     
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    RamNut got a reaction from angieram in Roos, Carson or a new senior keeper   
    There is no point talking about developing players, and understanding that they will make errors, if they are then ditched after the first balls up.
    give roos a season to see what he can do.
    same opportunity that bogle got.
     
     
     
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    RamNut reacted to ossieram in Is Mel Morris Derby County’s best ever Chairman / Owner.   
    Lionel went through a very difficult time in his personal life which affected his ability to run the club and certain sections of the fanbase turned against him in a way which really stunk.
    I think it was the co-op bank that took the club away from him and sold us to the 3 crooks and Ramstrust also had a part to play in it when they turned against him.
    I reckon we are probably in the safest hands we have been in for years and I really hope Mel gets the success he deserves and can eventually overtake Lionel and Sam Longson by getting us to where we all want to be.
     
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    RamNut reacted to Papahet in Is Mel Morris Derby County’s best ever Chairman / Owner.   
    What did Lionel Pickering do so wrong in his time here just out of curiosity? Barely any mention of the bloke, despite him being the owner in one of our most successful periods since the 70's.
    He invested millions in the early 90's to get us out division one , got us the move to PP (although should have gone a longwith the BBG extension), moved us from the dump at Raynesway into Moor Farm, brought Jim Smith in and got us to the Premier, signing the like Stimac, Poom, Baiano, Eranio..
    I know he sold us to the amigo's, but that period from 95-99 was absolutely amazing being a kid witnessing promotion, a stadium being built, top signings and pushing for European football
     
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    RamNut reacted to maydrakin in Worst football decision   
    Deciding Will Hughes wasn’t “our kind of player” 😡
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    RamNut reacted to uttoxram75 in Apollo 11   
    Watched it with me Dad a week short of me 10th birthday on a tiny black and white telly.
    Awesome memory.
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    RamNut reacted to Pearl Ram in Apollo 11   
    I had just turned 10 and collected coins like these above that were given away when my parents used a Shell petrol station, anybody remember that campaign?
     
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