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  1. CornwallRam

    A question for Derby fans...

    I was going to post something similar. Thinking about it though, there was no announcement made of Simon being appointed. I think members of the old DET forum got wind of it and a journalist asked Nigel and he confirmed it. I seem to remember him saying that he and Simon learned their footballing philosophy from their Dad, so shared almost identical ideas of what football was supposed to be like. Consequently, Simon was more likely than anyone to find the players that fitted with whet Nigel was trying to build. From that it follows that the previous chief scout must have either left or been demoted, and that Nigel didn't share his views on players/tactics etc. If that scout was producing reports that Nigel thought were rubbish, why wouldn't he ignore them? Going back to the OP, I don't think that there is a single formula for successfully managing a club. In absolute terms, Nigel, Rowett and McClaren have all failed using a variety of methodological approaches. Clement employed an army of analysts - who knows if he would have achieved promotion if he'd have not been sacked. His subsequent performances would indicate not. I suspect that Jody Morris is the technical guy now, and I doubt he'd have been allowed to coach the kids at Chelsea without using the most modern analytical methods - but we're not in the top 2...yet. Maybe this will work, and great. But if it doesn't and our next manager doesn't bother with analysts and opposition scouting, but gets us up as Champions - will any of us care? What I'm trying to say is that it is pointless judging a single aspect of management. You can only judge on results, but that has to be contextualised with where the club was when they took over, how long in tenure and resources available.
  2. CornwallRam

    Craig Forsyth

    Terrible news for Fozzy. Devastated for him. Not brilliant for Mason Bennett either. He'll struggle to get back in this season.
  3. CornwallRam

    Craig Forsyth

    Anyone heard anything about Fozzy's injury?
  4. CornwallRam


    Until Apple deliberately nobble it when they want you to buy the iPhone 11
  5. CornwallRam

    Johnny Russell in the MLS

    It's a health and safety thing. There's only so much sunlight that a ginger Scotsman can stand exposure to.
  6. CornwallRam

    Championship clubs breakaway league

    Before he had the opp it was Melanie
  7. CornwallRam

    Suzy lamplugh

    You are ridiculously argumentative. I think I might be starting to develop a crush😍
  8. CornwallRam

    Christmas Present

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    Nine month old 40kg Labrador. Eats walls and humps anything - animal, vegetable or mineral. Kills all footballs within half a mile. Loves swimming so much that he's dragged my Mrs into the Derwent, the Trent, the lake a Shipley Park and the sea. Has been thrown out of dog training for knocking down the instructor to get to the treats in his pocket. Strangely into trampolining. I watched Marley and Me recently and longed for a dog which was that well behaved
  10. CornwallRam

    Poor Sports - The FA

    I was sure that this thread was going to be about 'poor sports' like golf or American football.🤖
  11. CornwallRam

    FM 2019

    Have you tried running it on proper computer rather than a piece of Scottish fruit?
  12. CornwallRam

    Do you think Frank is here for the long run?

    He'd be off to Chelsea in a heartbeat, but that's at least a year away. Where it will get interesting is if West Ham are looking for a manager any time soon.
  13. CornwallRam

    Jack Marriott

    OK, put it like this. We could play Christiano Ronaldo as our lone striker and he'd be very good, but that doesn't mean that lone striker is his best position or that Harry Kane wouldn't be a better option there.
  14. CornwallRam

    Jack Marriott

    I don't think that he does. Or at least our style doesn't fully suit Marriott. The thing is though, Marriott is a superb player, so even being played in a role which isn't naturally his own, he's shining, and that ability is making DCFC look good. If we had more of a target man in that position, but one with Marriott's quality, we'd be doing even better. If we played with two strikers instead of one, Marriott would be doing even better.
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    Jack Marriott

    I don't think he'll be with us for long enough to be Derby legend - sadly I think he'll be Man U/Chelsea/Man C/Liverpool one, but the £30m will come in handy.

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