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    Hanny got a reaction from richinspain in I would drive dowell back up to Everton myself!   
    OP- I’ll go ahead and assume you’ve been drinking or are on the younger side of life. You seem to want folks to dispute your claim that Dowell is not good enough. Fact is, we don’t know yet.  And you’ve not yet presented a strong enough case to prove otherwise.
    In your original post you alluded to it- Be patient. It sucks, it’s not fun,  however, it is the only way forward here (besides a frantic diatribe approach). 
    Hope you’re doing alright. Derby will get through, Cocu will continually assess. We as fans will debate. But a debate has two sides(and to your ask- value). To that end, Dowell has brought sparks of possibility. I view him much like I view Tom L; both can produce beautiful football...but can also go missing. 
    Seems like you’re hoping for consistency from a young, Championship level player. Sorry mate, I can’t really find an example of that existing(unless said player is being snapped up by the Prem, or getting their team promoted). Championship is full of talent...it’s just sporadic. 
    Dowell brings that talent...I think he deserves some time. 
    P.S.  I’m sure my grammar can be slagged...be gentle:) 
    coyr
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    Hanny reacted to DCFC1388 in v Bristol City (H) Match Thread   
    Not sure why people expect Marriott to start, if he & Waghorn start we would have no option on the bench to try & change the game.
    Strong 11 tonight, weak bench though
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    Hanny reacted to Half fan in What a Manager we have!   
    Sir Cocu's calm and precise analysis of the Stoke match surely shows a master at work.
    He's unhappy at four points lost, despite a far from ideal and rather short pre-season. This shows the high winning standard he has set for the squad. No talk of the last 12 games being the key to promotion - every game is the key to promotion from August onwards.
    He explains how he saw the first half today and why he made what some saw as baffling changes. He then describes succintly the resulting improvement whilst calmly listing the failings which need to be eliminated.
    He doesn't talk about Plans A or B, he analyses what's happening in the match and changes formations, tactics and players as soon as the need is evident.
    Our captain who's had more than his fair share of club and international managers, says training is an eye-opener. Gradually, we can see why.
    Sir Cocu is taking our club to a higher level than I can recall in many decades. No banal generalities, no superficial banter with the interviewer. The players ere expected to work hard mentally as well as physically.
    It seems to me that Frank relied on a team formula of hard work, energy, and pressing whilst he motivated the players with his personality, humour and winning determination. Frustratingy it didn't always work, especially away to inferior teams. In contrast, our new management is more cerebral and concentrates on developing each player's technical and positioning and adaptability skills, as well as the team performance. So those players of any age who want to improve themselves and be stretched will relish the fabulous opportunity. Those that don't or can't will fall by the wayside, if the steely glint in the manager's eye is anything to go by.
    Of course there will be setbacks and disappointments. But there's some real building work going on here and it's a privilege to see it unfold.
    Thanks DCFC for the astute and synergistic investment in facilities and management.
     
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    Hanny got a reaction from Archied in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    I too like the choices.
    Not so much because I think it will end up being our best lineup come end of season, but it certainly is our best known lineup right now. 
    We are half way through August. No possible way to even start claiming other players will be a better fit, while claiming the ones currently playing together aren't good enough. Any talk of balance will take time, no matter who the players are. 
    Loving Cocus approach so far. Excited to see which players emerge! 
    coyr
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    Hanny reacted to Yani P in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Just read the first 20 pages - are we 6-0 down ?
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    Hanny got a reaction from reverendo de duivel in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    I too like the choices.
    Not so much because I think it will end up being our best lineup come end of season, but it certainly is our best known lineup right now. 
    We are half way through August. No possible way to even start claiming other players will be a better fit, while claiming the ones currently playing together aren't good enough. Any talk of balance will take time, no matter who the players are. 
    Loving Cocus approach so far. Excited to see which players emerge! 
    coyr
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    Hanny reacted to Alpha in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    I like it. 
    It's important to get that identity set in stone and get a settled team playing exactly how he wants. Then you can introduce players into that and they can show if they offer more or less to the team. 
    Bielik wasn't fit for last week and then played a full game on Tuesday so maybe Saturday came too early. 
    Marriott also, wasn't classed as fully fit when the season started and played the full game. Showed signs of rust (as has Waghorn but he's been fit) 
    Just a sensible safe line up. Dowell needs to settle down. Lowe is the best choice at RB if not an ideal situation for him or us. He's a good player that just needs games 
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    Hanny reacted to Ambitious in Ben Hamer   
    Roos has played 31 games for Derby, conceded 30 and kept 12 clean sheets. It's a decent record. Aside from the PO final, he's done very little to prove that he's not a keeper good enough for our first team spot. 
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    Hanny got a reaction from Coconut in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    I know I should not, but...
    Yes, Lowe is a more natural LB, yes Lowe would be more comfortable at LB, yes, Lowe has better control with his left foot. 
    We have a shortage of healthy RBs at the club. 
    We are playing Scunthorpe.
    What a perfect chance to test a young lad at a spot, that could make us stronger as a team going forward, especially given he’s already played that spot. 
    Lads. I am all for scrutinizing player performance, selection, progress, regression, etc.  But can we please bring some real world information to the debate (of which, we may not have much...and that’s ok.) 
    Let us leave the vitriol at home. When much of the diagnosis seems to have been completed via Sofifa and/or FM, the discourse is rather light.
    coyr
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    Hanny reacted to Jourdan in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    You've got to love Cocu.
    -He makes 11 changes.
    -He starts five players who have come through the Academy.
    -He gives playing time to seven of them in total.
    -One of them scores the winner on his debut.
    -We keep a clean sheet.
    -We avoid a major upset.
    -We remain unbeaten,
    As Rampage would say, Cocu = what a guy!
     
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    Hanny got a reaction from Ghost of Clough in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    I know I should not, but...
    Yes, Lowe is a more natural LB, yes Lowe would be more comfortable at LB, yes, Lowe has better control with his left foot. 
    We have a shortage of healthy RBs at the club. 
    We are playing Scunthorpe.
    What a perfect chance to test a young lad at a spot, that could make us stronger as a team going forward, especially given he’s already played that spot. 
    Lads. I am all for scrutinizing player performance, selection, progress, regression, etc.  But can we please bring some real world information to the debate (of which, we may not have much...and that’s ok.) 
    Let us leave the vitriol at home. When much of the diagnosis seems to have been completed via Sofifa and/or FM, the discourse is rather light.
    coyr
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    Hanny got a reaction from OUTSIDER in How do we measure the success of #WR32?   
    This has been said in some regard, however, my take...cuz...forum:) 
    The question of 'how do we measure success' is really a two part question/answer. And very much an individual experience.
    1. We as fans want 32 to knock in double digit goals, and high single digit assists...job done, great signing. 
    2. The club will want to recoup as much (and then some) money as has been spent, along with raising the profile of the club, along with attracting on-field/off-field/investor talent. 
    Answer: It's not that simple. 
    We can't really quantify  how effective any player has been for the club until years later. That's why I struggle with fans/friends who deal in absolutes... 'if x-player doesn't get x-goals, that means failure/success'. That just doesn't work as a solid measuring stick. 
    Sport is filled with passion, yet we want assurances...that is not how it works 🙂 
    Enjoy Rooney's brilliance that will pop up from time to time...revel in Toms ability to skate through  defenders and bang in a 25 yard screamer, sit in awe of Roos finger-tipping a match tie-ing free kick in the 92'nd minute. Also, sulk when Roos bobbles a cross into the oncoming path of an opposing striker, lament when Tom steps on his own feet when a simple-early-cross would have worked, and head-in-hands when Rooney blazes a match winner past an open net. 
    All of these things happen...it all makes the game so much fun, and so very powerful. 
    How do we measure success of 32? Did you enjoy your time with him at the club? Success. 
    coyr!
     
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    Hanny got a reaction from DesertRam in How do we measure the success of #WR32?   
    This has been said in some regard, however, my take...cuz...forum:) 
    The question of 'how do we measure success' is really a two part question/answer. And very much an individual experience.
    1. We as fans want 32 to knock in double digit goals, and high single digit assists...job done, great signing. 
    2. The club will want to recoup as much (and then some) money as has been spent, along with raising the profile of the club, along with attracting on-field/off-field/investor talent. 
    Answer: It's not that simple. 
    We can't really quantify  how effective any player has been for the club until years later. That's why I struggle with fans/friends who deal in absolutes... 'if x-player doesn't get x-goals, that means failure/success'. That just doesn't work as a solid measuring stick. 
    Sport is filled with passion, yet we want assurances...that is not how it works 🙂 
    Enjoy Rooney's brilliance that will pop up from time to time...revel in Toms ability to skate through  defenders and bang in a 25 yard screamer, sit in awe of Roos finger-tipping a match tie-ing free kick in the 92'nd minute. Also, sulk when Roos bobbles a cross into the oncoming path of an opposing striker, lament when Tom steps on his own feet when a simple-early-cross would have worked, and head-in-hands when Rooney blazes a match winner past an open net. 
    All of these things happen...it all makes the game so much fun, and so very powerful. 
    How do we measure success of 32? Did you enjoy your time with him at the club? Success. 
    coyr!
     
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    Hanny reacted to angieram in How do we measure the success of #WR32?   
    I've been a bit surprised about the varied reactions to this signing. 
    I don't know a lot about Rooney other than his obvious past footballing ability. 
    What I am impressed with is his commitment to seeing out his current season with DC United, and the fact that he will then come home for the benefit of his family. I like that.
    I hope he's still got enough in the locker to produce performances on the pitch but that remains to be seen. But the lift for the players, who will all want to play alongside him in January, will impact right now as they strive to impress.
    The impact on fans will also be a mainly positive one. 
    But by far the biggest impact will be on revenue streams for the club and I can't see how this can be anything other than positive. Unless we opt out of supporting our club, we all at least tolerate the commercial side of the game. To say otherwise is hypocritical. So I applaud Mel Morris and Stephen Pearce for making this possible. Mel's been quoted on tv tonight saying it is already having an impact on sales of season tickets and there will be a big increase in Rams TV subscriptions when he arrives. This is on top of the Bet 32 money. That extra revenue will pay for more than Rooney, it might buy us a better player for next season, or help pay the wages of the players we have already signed. 
    Back to the football. I think Rooney will help to maintain that enthusiasm for the game we generated last year and I am looking forward to it greatly. 
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    Hanny got a reaction from angieram in How do we measure the success of #WR32?   
    This has been said in some regard, however, my take...cuz...forum:) 
    The question of 'how do we measure success' is really a two part question/answer. And very much an individual experience.
    1. We as fans want 32 to knock in double digit goals, and high single digit assists...job done, great signing. 
    2. The club will want to recoup as much (and then some) money as has been spent, along with raising the profile of the club, along with attracting on-field/off-field/investor talent. 
    Answer: It's not that simple. 
    We can't really quantify  how effective any player has been for the club until years later. That's why I struggle with fans/friends who deal in absolutes... 'if x-player doesn't get x-goals, that means failure/success'. That just doesn't work as a solid measuring stick. 
    Sport is filled with passion, yet we want assurances...that is not how it works 🙂 
    Enjoy Rooney's brilliance that will pop up from time to time...revel in Toms ability to skate through  defenders and bang in a 25 yard screamer, sit in awe of Roos finger-tipping a match tie-ing free kick in the 92'nd minute. Also, sulk when Roos bobbles a cross into the oncoming path of an opposing striker, lament when Tom steps on his own feet when a simple-early-cross would have worked, and head-in-hands when Rooney blazes a match winner past an open net. 
    All of these things happen...it all makes the game so much fun, and so very powerful. 
    How do we measure success of 32? Did you enjoy your time with him at the club? Success. 
    coyr!
     
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    Hanny reacted to Mostyn6 in Grady Diangana - joined West Brom   
    we don't need a GK, we need fans to stop reacting as if the goalkeeper we have does things (mistakes) that every other goalkeeper in the history of goalkeeping hasn't done!
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    Hanny reacted to SaintRam in Amazon   
    Prime Park 😉 
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    Hanny reacted to David in Thank you Frank...   
    No Lampard, no Mount, Tomori, Wilson, Cocu.
    No Cocu, no Rooney.
    No Rooney, no record breaking sponsorship deals.
    I honestly believe that, so whilst I understand the frustration over his departure and the time it took, I said it yesterday, we should be incredibly grateful to Frank as it's reignited the club giving us exposure that has taken us to a new level.
    Appointing Lampard was a ballsy move by Mel, but it was also a risk for Frank, he could have quite easily stayed in the background at Chelsea, put the time in and walked into the job without risking his managerial career by starting it at a club in the second tier.
    He did, then took us further than much more experienced managers that have been and gone before him, we have also been left with great memories. That night at Elland Road for one will never be forgotten, not whilst I'm around.
    Not saying we should be fawning over him, licking our TV screens when he's on Sky Sports, just be grateful, so many clubs out there going through rough times right now would give anything to have the year we just had and where we are now.
    Even if you didn't particularly enjoy the year for whatever reason, look at what has followed, be grateful for that.
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    Hanny reacted to BaaLocks in Thank you Frank...   
    Yesterday would not have happened without Frank, whether he was the one who initially tipped off Mel, whether he gave Rooney a glowing reference or whether it was simply that we are now on the radar of people like Rooney (and his agent) after Frank's time with us. Whichever it was, I have no doubt what so ever that Lampard was pivotal in this happening and so I say 'cheers' for being in some way responsible for that getting over the line.
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    Hanny reacted to SaintRam in Wayne Rooney - Signed on a 18 month deal   
    But he'll get a 1.5-2 month break between their season ending and him starting to play with us. 
    Will probably rest for half a month, then join up with us for one month of training (the same timeframes as regular pre-season), ahead of his first game in early January.
    Makes a lot of sense.
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    Hanny reacted to David in Exciting ain't it   
    The unnamed player that text Jim White used the right word, phenomenal.
    Whilst some may not agree with all of his decisions, Mel's ambition since walking through the door cannot be questioned, to pull this off is an incredible coup for the club both on and off the pitch.
    I understand some may not appreciate the "Brand Rooney", but this is football now, you would be mad to ignore the commercial side of the game and the revenue can bring the club. 
    Appointing Lampard last summer was a ballsy move by Mel, without last season I don't see Cocu or Rooney here, so whilst some may still be angry with Frank, I will choose to remember his time more fondly as it could be the start of a new era at the club which is exciting for sure.
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    Hanny reacted to Ghost of Clough in v Huddersfield Town (A) Match Thread   
    It’s not just about being match fit. How quickly can they adapt to the way Cocu wants?
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    Hanny got a reaction from Taribo in ROSENOIR HOPES FOR SIGNINGS   
    1-2 in seems right to me. Cocu and Mel both eluded to seeing what the club has (youth and senior). Plenty of players on the team that need a look-in. Very much agree with this strategy. Will see more movement in Winter and next Summer. Really hope the club doesn't panic-buy someone and sticks with this strategy. Very refreshing, and very much a smart decision to see what players we have. 
    I've said it before; seems some of you want us to magically have youth given a chance, while buying new players to be given a chance, while bringing back old players to be given a chance, while trimming deadwood (or what your take on deadwood happens to be), while selling players for large sums that have not been given a chance. Etc, Etc.
    Slow down folks. Can't all be done at once.
    This is shaping up to be the tidiest pre-season in modern Derby history, at least as far as I can remember. This is going to set the club up nicely going forward. Buzzing about this direction! 
    coyr
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    Hanny got a reaction from MK in ROSENOIR HOPES FOR SIGNINGS   
    1-2 in seems right to me. Cocu and Mel both eluded to seeing what the club has (youth and senior). Plenty of players on the team that need a look-in. Very much agree with this strategy. Will see more movement in Winter and next Summer. Really hope the club doesn't panic-buy someone and sticks with this strategy. Very refreshing, and very much a smart decision to see what players we have. 
    I've said it before; seems some of you want us to magically have youth given a chance, while buying new players to be given a chance, while bringing back old players to be given a chance, while trimming deadwood (or what your take on deadwood happens to be), while selling players for large sums that have not been given a chance. Etc, Etc.
    Slow down folks. Can't all be done at once.
    This is shaping up to be the tidiest pre-season in modern Derby history, at least as far as I can remember. This is going to set the club up nicely going forward. Buzzing about this direction! 
    coyr
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    Hanny got a reaction from TommyPowel in ROSENOIR HOPES FOR SIGNINGS   
    1-2 in seems right to me. Cocu and Mel both eluded to seeing what the club has (youth and senior). Plenty of players on the team that need a look-in. Very much agree with this strategy. Will see more movement in Winter and next Summer. Really hope the club doesn't panic-buy someone and sticks with this strategy. Very refreshing, and very much a smart decision to see what players we have. 
    I've said it before; seems some of you want us to magically have youth given a chance, while buying new players to be given a chance, while bringing back old players to be given a chance, while trimming deadwood (or what your take on deadwood happens to be), while selling players for large sums that have not been given a chance. Etc, Etc.
    Slow down folks. Can't all be done at once.
    This is shaping up to be the tidiest pre-season in modern Derby history, at least as far as I can remember. This is going to set the club up nicely going forward. Buzzing about this direction! 
    coyr
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