ariotofmyown reacted to Casio in Wassall lost Respect of the fan
Hope we've all got our best boo's ready for the next game we lose at home!
At least Wassall recognises we need to be positive rather than wanting to throw ourselves off the roof every time things don't go our way! He may not be Sir Alex, but he at least understands what the club needs. Which clearly, the majority of people on here don't.
ariotofmyown reacted to rynny in Wassall lost Respect of the fan
This is my feelings too.
Wass hasn't lost my respect, yet, he has come in under circumstances that are not as straight forward as we think, imo, and I think @Mostyn6 is trying to say not everyone has lost respect for him, and some did not even give him a chance and used it as a stick to bet Mel with. You have people moaning about the football under PC then moan when MM sacks PC because the football, that they had been moaning about, is not good enough. You have people moaning about having too many players then moaning that we are making the squad more manageable, we have people moaning cos we changed the starting line up and then moaning cos certain players are starting. There is only 1 thing that has been constant and that is certain people moaning. It gets tiresome and boring.
ariotofmyown reacted to Van der MoodHoover in Wassall lost Respect of the fan
I am increasingly of the view that Darren Wassall is simply trying to divert attention from players he is quietly recommending to the club are moved on at seasons end.
He's therefore being the club's loyal lieutenant. He gets a sort of managerial apprenticeship out of the deal.
At the end of the season a new first team manager will be announced and very soon after a number of player departures.
He gains nothing by deriding the players beforehand hence the overly positive post match interviews. I'd be astonished if he believes what he's saying - it's just deflection.
Of course this is pure speculation and I have not a jot nor scintilla of evidence for any of this but I don't buy into a number of the conspiracy theories on here.
For Mel the short term fan rage is worthwhile to get the longer term right. It's win-win for him if wassall had simply clicked and we stormed the league. That looks increasingly unlikely now and was probably regarded as a long shot by the club in any case.
ariotofmyown reacted to G STAR RAM in Echte Liebe
At the expense of me being ripped to pieces by some, I'm going to put my head on the chopping block and say that on the whole our support is an embarrassment.
18 months of us telling everyone out great our team is, then as soon as anything went wrong the knives were out.
We've seen our chairman, our ceo, our manager, our interim manager, our players, even our players families vilified.
With that obviously not being enough, we have now even started booing substitutions and emptying the ground when winning.
The sight of a winning DCFC being clapped of by about 10,000 fans is a complete embarrassment.
For anyone demanding more from the chairman, manager, players have a think about whether you are actually contributing to the cause or not.
ariotofmyown reacted to Duracell in Derby County v Huddersfield Town
Yeah m8 totally.
So assuming "bang average" of League One is 12th, then Swindon Town is his level. He should be playing for them.
But oh no - that's not what you said. You said Jeff Hendrick is bang average League One standard at best. So Swindon Town isn't actually his level, is it? It's actually the best he can hope for - his standard when he's on form. So we need to look below the mid-table of League One to find Jeff Hendrick's true level.
So when we sell him in the summer, we can expect any of the following clubs to sign him: Fleetwood, Shrewsbury, Doncaster, Oldham, Blackpool, Crewe and Colchester. The current League One strugglers.
Although I would imagine that some of the teams coming up from League 2 might also be having a sniff. I'm totally with you McLovin, I can see Hendrick turning out for Plymouth Argyle next season.
The 24 year-old ROI international with 17 senior caps and near-200 appearances for Derby County will probably have the European Championships on his mind when the summer comes. But I tell you what, with that kind of pedigree, Hendrick would be a bit of a marquee signing for Accrington Stanley if they convert their current 4th place in League Two into promotion into League One. But then again, would Hendrick actually be that good of a signing for Accrington Stanley? Wouldn't really show much ambition from them if they were signing players who were merely average League One quality at their best.
Good post, keep them coming.
ariotofmyown reacted to duncanjwitham in bang average/ opportunity blown
No doubt there were multiple reasons for the prem disaster season, but the style of play was a big part of it IMO. You can't go up nicking 1-0 wins - when you hit the higher level, those clean sheets disappear against the better players, and those 1-0s become 1-1s and 1-2s. So you're faced with either having to upgrade your squad to the extent that you can grind out 1-0s at prem level, or you try and completely reinvent your playing style over the summer. Neither of which are realistically going to happen. Watford may have bought a lot of new players in, but the overall style of play and philosophy didn't change, they just improved what they had enough to be competitive at a higher level.
The thing that's really pissing me off, is that we had all of this stuff in place. We had a style of play, a club philosophy, in place. We were playing good football and winning with it, the core of the squad was good, the team spirit was great, the academy lads were making it through to the first team and so on. And over the course of 8 months we've demolished almost all of it.
ariotofmyown reacted to Alpha in bang average/ opportunity blown
If you drive safely then you'll get where you're going and the chances of killing someone will be low?
If you just try not to kill someone then you still allow yourself to drive like a dick and one day, maybe not entirely your fault, you'll hurt someone?
Did I pass?
Annoys me this "we don't want promotion" *****.
Never. Been. Said.
He spent twenty five million pounds!!! on football players for a team that has been in the play offs for most of the last 2 years. I think he might want promotion!!!
I don't like everything he's done. But his philosophy is spot on in this.
Performance first results follow. Don't look past performances. Because when results slip you're left with nothing. Results always slip. More so if you can't perform.
ariotofmyown reacted to Alpha in bang average/ opportunity blown
The classic "we don't want promotion" quote appears in another thread.
If I said I was coaching your kids and the objective was to make them better footballers. To understand their own roles and positions and then to learn the roles and positions of all other players so they can understand how they can effect how another player might perform. To learn how to play in tight situations. To never 'get rid' of the ball. Because the aim isn't to win today. The aim is to improve. Constantly learn and improve and be super confident and unfazed by errors. So that winning is easier and natural in the future.
If I said that was what I was teaching young kids what would you say?
I'll tell you what you'd say.
"That guy doesn't want my lad to win"
Because you couldn't see the point if I was poking you in the eye with it.
Same applies with Derby.
Billy Davies Barmy Army!!
ariotofmyown reacted to CornwallRam in bang average/ opportunity blown
I would argue that the division this season is a particularly difficult one to get out of. I believe that the most important man at any club is the manager. So many other teams have managers with a proven track record of this division - which is peculiarly physical and cutthroat. Premier League and top flight overseas experiences counts for little. What matters is experience of keeping a side in the top six of the Championship, although getting a team promoted from League 1 or even making the playoffs also seems to help.
Look at the other eight teams with a realistic chance of promotion.
Hull - Steve Bruce. Has been promoted to the Premier League more than any other manager, plus parachute payments
Burnley - Sean Dyche. Promoted with Burnley, plus parachute payments
Middlesbrough - Aitor Karanka. Playoffs last season, plus a fantastic and wealthy owner
Brighton - Chris Hughton. Playoffs with Birmingham and promotion with Newcastle plus wealthy owners
Sheffield Wednesday - Carlos Carvalhal. There's an exception to every rule, although he has been promoted twice in Portugal, plus ambitious and very wealthy owners
Cardiff - Russell Slade. A bit of a journeyman, but several lower league play-offs, plus a wealthy insane owner
Birmingham - Gary Rowett. Exciting young manager with a track record of making the League 1 playoffs, plus criminal owner with no money
Ipswich - Mick McCarthy. Wiley old goat with two promotions and a couple of play-off finishes behind him, plus a wealthy owner
So, although the division looks a bit unspectacular, it is brimming with money and successful managers.
I think it will be easier next season Burnley and Hull will go up, probably with Brighton in the playoffs. That takes three top managers out of the equation. Villa are in absolute turmoil. They won't be any sort of threat next season, especially as Lerner has lost all interest in them. They will be more concerned with not getting a second relegation than anything else next season. Newcastle will have a new manager who will have to reshape the squad. Hopefully they'll make the wrong choice again.Allardyce will see Sunderland safe, meaning that Norwich will come back down. If they're sensible and Keep Alex Neil they'll be very tough opponents next season. Overall though, I reckon the division is very tough this season as there are so many specialist managers around and it will be less so next.
ariotofmyown reacted to jagerbob in Only 1 real bad mistake
You are right, since PC went, and even when he was here, for some reason rams fans this season have turned into posisonous, vindictive, inpatient, and down right angry b@stards, i find myself disagreeing with every twitter post I read, or have read out to me by Mr Bradley on radio derby. Because almost every one is an overreaction.
The hatred towards Wassall is unbelievable, considering he is one of our own and he will probably go back to our Academy at some stage. I also found it ironic his celebrating with the fans at Brentford, when he must know 90% seem to be against him. The atttude of these rams fans cannot help the players, we need to support them, not hate them for everything. If I was a player, and I read any twitter stuff, you'd hardly be singing the fans praises at this point, as the overall opinion would definately affect you.
Under Wassall, we have improved, from some of those PC performances just before he was sacked. Martin does look involved and useful again, we are playing the posession based football we saw under MacClaren. Its on the whole better to watch. But it takes time for the new players and indeed the current first XI to adapt.
I totally understand the need to get a way of playing and a system which is maintainable in the premier league. If all rams fans want is top 2, then find out we are Billy davies side MkII with a horrible premier league season, then we will have gone backwards!
But for rams fans, competiting for top 2 is all that matters, to the point, that they will sing our praises like we won the league against brentford, and go back to bag stabbing, eye gouging with a narrow defeat against Wolves.
Its pathetic how much the opinions change between winning narrowly, and losing narrowly.