Robram reacted to Mucker1884 in Who feeling ripped off
Top post fella.
Yes, your recent rants can be a bit annoying at times, but I for one understand your frustration, and your apology is more than accepted, if at all needed.
You rant away, buddy. Don't let that steam build up. We need to keep you in tip top condition, for when we are allowed back in. The Mighty Rams will need your support more than ever.
Stay strong, my friend.
Robram reacted to 86 Hair Islands in Kamil Jóźwiak - Signed 4 year deal
I've just had a word with the ITK colossus that is Bazza Walsh and he's adamant that this is a done deal but apparently Kamil is still musing over the most suitable patio set for his new gaff. Once that's sorted it's all systems go.
Robram reacted to LeedsRam1999 in Kamil Jóźwiak - Signed 4 year deal
I would argue 90% of online journalism is about clicks now. Papers will be a thing of the past in 20 years. Media is changing and I feel that the DT are doing anything they can to stay alive. I like Steve and always have. He’s one of us now and should be treated so.
Robram reacted to Asheville Ram in Derby in advanced talks with American billionaire Michael Dell over major financial injection
Mel has owned the ground since he took over and purchased the club, so I fail to see your point.
Salary's were 2 days late, hardly a situation that does not look good.
Robram reacted to Owen87ITK in Rams TV, the verdict
Thanks for all the comments on Saturday’s broadcast. We’re all thrilled that the vast majority seemed to have enjoyed it so much (though I’m sure the result/Louie Sibley were the biggest reasons for that!).
The RamsTV crew have been working incredibly hard to get things up to this standard. Huge shout-out to the IT team at Pride Park too who made sure the technical issues were kept to a minimum. We’re so far ahead of the pack on the production side of things, as iFollow’s issues as the weekend showed.
Touch wood, we won’t have any issues going forward!
To respond to a couple of specifics that have been mentioned;
- The crowd noise on Saturday was something we didn’t have any control over, as it was being played in-bowl at the Den, We’ll see how it goes elsewhere the rest of the season.
- Shane & I are commentating “off-tube”, watching monitors at Pride Park. That’s how we cover all away games. Shinner is an absolute dream to work with, by the way.
- I had done bits & bobs of football commentary before joining RamsTV, but not much. I’d probably done five or six Derby matches for BBC Radio Derby (that was a major frustration, actually), plus some Burton Albion & Mansfield Town fixtures. I’d certainly not done any TV commentary before, and it’s a very different beast to radio. I think (and hope) I’m improving but I’ve got a lot of work to do.
- Since I have taken over first-team commentary duties at the start of the season we haven’t gone back in-vision post-game, and have always pushed the interviews in to Added Time on Facebook. It’s partly a logistical thing, and partly so as many fans as possible can see the interviews.
Happy to answer any more questions people have as best I can. Thanks again for all the kind words. Credit really goes to Mel and the RamsTV team behind the scenes – we’re all pleased people are finally getting a chance to see what we do!
Hope I haven’t cursed us now !
Robram got a reaction from 48 hours in What is best away grounds been to past and present
Peterborough away is always good . Nice old town and good pubs . Terracing last time which was Will Hughes debut and good atmosphere singing all through half time nonstop
Robram got a reaction from superzak in What is best away grounds been to past and present
Thats brought the memories back . Newport away new years day and it was peeing it down. Mark Wallington walking up and down the goal line pretending to hold an umbrella like in Singing in the Rain .
Robram reacted to TramRam in What make you a Derby Fan
As a 10 year old growing up in Chadd i'd heard of DCFC but more interested in climbing trees and falling out of them, Then one Saturday in 1966 I decided to walk into town down Nottingham Road and through the old Cattle Market and mooch around Cockpit Hill open market, I saw all these men(not too many Women in 1966 went)walking down Siddles road(was it Siddles road?) where the paint works was, Pavement was red and yellow...lol, Well I followed and followed not a clue where I was heading, Until I saw a football ground, This was quite an experience for me as i'd never seen one, Well I walked around and asked what was happening , A man said this is the home of Derby County.
Now as a nosey kid, I wanted to know how to get in but had no loot so asked the local kids(around my age)they said the gates open(kids pen)about 4-30pm, So we played around the streets, Heard noises that i'd never heard before...come on Derby, Cheers and kick it then groans(yes groans even in them days)4-30 came and as I was told the gates opened and around 6-8 of us walked in, I had to move to the front as I wasn't that tall but I could see the players, The keeper was either Reg Mathews or Ken Oxford, We played PNE and lost 2-0 or 2-1 not sure...I was hooked.
The next season I went to around 10-12 games, The season after I did the lot, Then came along a brash and young man called Brian Clough, WOW did DCFC change 2nd division champions, 1st division champions, European games, We beat all and sundry at the BBG, Being squashed in the "A" Stand Paddock when beating Spurs 5-0, Being in the Ossie End when again beating Sours 8-2, Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Und, Leeds Utd, Real Madrid, Benfica, Juventus, Forest(4-1...lol)all new how horrible playing at the BBG and being an arms length from us was like, Players refusing to take corners or throw ins, The Fulham game where a Fulham player was kicked, Franny Lee and Norman Hunter having fun on the pitch, I've been clumped by OB, Squashed by OBs horses, Abused by OB, Kept in railway stations against my will by OB, Thumped by away supporters, Been fed absolute crap at some away grounds, Been treated as a leaper by those who never understood what a football supporter is about, Queued up in freezing temparatures at stupid o'clock for Leaague cup tickets against Chelsea and Everton in the late 60s, Fell out with the wife when pinching money out of her purse when going to away games, Been chucked out at Orient, Leicester(when we played Arsenal there)arrested and charged for being a football hooligan, Fighing left right and centre when away fans wanted to take the Popside.
Derby County was my life just like it is for some on here, I loved them so much that nothing else counted...even family at times.
In my mid 60s now, Life has changed along with Soccer(sorry football...lol)Seating, Lack of atmosphere, Not being able to have a pop at those on the pitch who we're not bothered about the shirt...Mick Coop remember him, Sky TV, BT TV(I have both what a hypocrite I am)i'm making a big choice in the next few weeks as to whether I re new or not, My love for DCFC has waned this last few years, The constant changing of games from Saturday to appease Sky and BT makes me want to say...bugger!!
There comes a time when you fall out of Love with something, Your Girlfriend, Your Wife, Your Job and yes even your Football Club.
Football, It makes you laugh and Cry.
Robram reacted to uttoxram75 in Derby County Shirt Collection
Between us, me and my lad have had almost every shirt since the 70's, all got worn that much that they ended up as painting or gardening shirts, worn during training sessions for Sunday/Saturday leagues, school matches, 5 a sides etc...all knackered and worn out now (and the shirts)......living over the border in Staffs it is the law to wear Derby shirts at every given opportunity so every iconic item we ever owned got wasted.
Ive still got a drawer full of old shirts that I wear for mowing the lawn, cutting the hedge, going to the tip, annoying Stokies.
Robram reacted to RIMBAUD in v Stoke (H) - Matchday thread
My favourite contribution:
'We were completely outplayed by fat, out of shape granny shagger, who made us like a bunch of disorganized, clueless, school kids. Rooney never broke sweat, sprayed the ball around for fun and scored a great goal.'
Robram reacted to uttoxram75 in v Stoke (H) - Matchday thread
Dear Phil, Wazzer & co,
Due to unforeseen circumstances, ie, Germany invading Poland in 1939, my fathers family were forced to leave the metropolis of California and head west along Uttoxeter New Road to pastures new. Despite having sheepshagging blood I found myself growing up in the neighbouring county of Staffordshire, tantalisingly close to the verdant lushness of Derbyshire, within sight of the verdure leafage of Doveridge and beyond to be precise.
While winning against the gumps is always No.1, followed by the dirties of course, I have a special plea to your good selves on this damp, miserable, last day of European fraternity, to deliver a veritable tonic to a few hardy souls who have braved the gobby, clayheaded, chipeateng hordes for many a year. For some reason, the aforementioned forces of darkness seem to think they are invincible due to winning a couple of games which has led to an out break of hysteria only matched by the epidemic currently engulfing the city of Wuhan in China.
Therefore, dear Phil and Wazzer, to ensure I can walk into work, nay, sashay into work, on Monday morning, may I implore you to play like demons tonight culminating with a splendid volley from your good self Wayne, to send the utch Rams back along the A50 pointing and laughing at the feral beasts from the concrete canyons.
Robram got a reaction from ThePrisoner in New: Manager or not
Think the DET might be onto something here.....
It is not on our agenda that he will leave the club in January."
Cocu was on the substitutes' bench again in the Boxing Day fixture at Wigan.
He replaced Chris Martin on the hour and made a difference to Derby's attacking threat in the 1-1 draw.