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    Hanny reacted to Carl Sagan in The Bookies aren't always right   
    Finally the bookies are offering odds on Derby for the drop, and we are odds-on for relegation.

    I'm happy that I'm not tempted to bet against us. Anything above 3 to 1 and I'd have considered it.
    Let's hope we can surprise a lot of people. We have two internationals to come back in over the season in Knight and Bielik. Will Ebosele be our Traore? Will Sibley dance his way through opposition defences? 
    Everyone starts level (unless we also get a points deduction!!!). It will be a tough ask but I really want the squad to be able to step up and all be heroes and give us all something to smile about.
    Come on you Rams!
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    Hanny got a reaction from San Fran Van Rams in v Salford City - Pre Season Friendly   
    Seems to me, when you can only sign four. You better make sure those four will add some type of value. Only way to sort that is by giving them game time. Giving game time in a meaningless friendly (as far as the regular season is concerned). Seems perfect. 
     
    Yes, Sibbo’s better. Everybody is getting plenty of minutes this championship season. 
     
    I’d rather find out early on who of the only four we can sign will help us along the way too. 
     
    coyr!
     
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    Hanny reacted to 86 Hair Islands in Max Lowe Racial Stereotyping   
    I agree that Ramage can't be categorised as overtly racist based on this single outburst, but we know what was said, we know the targets of his little diatribe were upset, we know his employer deemed it a sackable offence, we know the club wanted action taken and we also know that Ramage himself has apologised.
    We also know that his demise is entirely of his own making. Nobody else was involved nor was he in any way coerced or encouraged to make the comments in question. Quite what the relevance of his 'intent' is or how you suppose we are meant to surmise the rationale behind his words, is far from clear to me. I'm also uncertain as to why Ramage would be afforded any greater rights than anyone else foolish enough to speak in similar terms in the course of their work.
    In so much, while I think what has happened is regrettable, I've no more sympathy for Ramage than I would for anyone else who conducts themselves in this manner. Frankly, I think Jayden and Max rather more worthy of sympathy than Ramage as I doubt this is the first time in their lives, or that it will be the last time for that matter, that they will be made to feel the way they have today.
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    Hanny reacted to Wolfie20 in Max Lowe Racial Stereotyping   
    Pity you don't show the same level of sympathy towards Bogle and Lowe
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    Hanny reacted to Saffy van der Ram in Max Lowe Racial Stereotyping   
    He wasn’t criticising Bird’s attitude or stance or saying he needed pulling down a peg or too. It was when he moved onto that that he mentioned colour.
    I cannot comprehend how some people can’t see what he said was totally wrong.
     
     
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    Hanny reacted to 86 Hair Islands in Max Lowe Racial Stereotyping   
    Absolute garbage. We have a whole thread where Max and Jayden have been singled out for criticism (and praise) right here on this forum and not a single accusation of racism has been made. Your comment is utterly ridiculous.
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    Hanny reacted to mwram1973 in Max Lowe Racial Stereotyping   
    Not the first time they've covered stuff up though is it....
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    Hanny reacted to ossieram in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    But you made it sound like a negative that Bogle came off for Curtis and it shouldn't have happened. In reality Curtis replaced Wisdom as CB and Wisdom replaced Bogle and we are playing with the same formation with less chance of a red card.
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    Hanny reacted to Coconut in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Swansea have a ton of pace, going too attacking or pushing our players too far up the pitch would be suicide.
    We've had chances, played some good stuff going forwards. The balance / tactics today aren't really an issue.
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    Hanny reacted to Nuwtfly in What is our best side ?   
    I've seen the "he doesn't know his best side" thrown around a lot recently, in regards to Cocu, but if we look closely, we'd see that it's unfair.
    We actually don't have a good enough starting XI to play any one system to the best of its ability.
    Not enough width for a 4-3-3. No wingers for it.
    Not enough creativity in midfield for the 4-2-3-1.
    Not enough pace down the flanks for the 4-4-2.
    Not got comfortable enough defenders to play with three at the back.
    The reality here is that our years of chopping and changing managers, and allowing them to recruit for a number of different styles, has left us with a squad with no balance, shape, rhyme or reason. The club has done this to itself. Jumping from one style (McClaren) to another (Pearson) and then back again (McClaren) and then off in another direction (Rowett) stinks of directionless leadership.
    And here we are.
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    Hanny got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in What's Changed?   
    I think this post(and it’s question in general) is actually a pretty big topic in sport/life at large. From my observations(at events as well as online), I feel I’ve noticed a significant shift in the aim of supporters. Of course this doesn’t apply to everyone...but I do think it is a shift in the general approach from more and more folks.
    Supporters today want to be seen as a supporter, as opposed to being a supporter of the team for themselves. It’s subtle, but a significant difference in mindset when applying it to a struggling side.
    We can certainly point to marketing, the money in today’s game, exposure to larger supporter bases with easier access to games(ramsTV, etc). But for what ever the cause(and I’m sure it’s many small things as opposed to one big thing)...supporters are less apt to back a team that’s struggling. 
    I love this club. As all of you do, in your way. I do wish for a stronger supporting base...and I don’t mean flag waving, singing, merch purchasing, etc.  All of that is great and makes it fun being a supporter...but it’s always fun when your side is up 2/nil at half. 
    I wish for a base that thinks about how damn difficult it is to have all cylinders firing for a club these days. If we as a base become more thoughtful in our approach to the club- we become less focused on the short term chaos and find calm in the storm.
    coyr!!!
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    Hanny got a reaction from Half fan in What's Changed?   
    I think this post(and it’s question in general) is actually a pretty big topic in sport/life at large. From my observations(at events as well as online), I feel I’ve noticed a significant shift in the aim of supporters. Of course this doesn’t apply to everyone...but I do think it is a shift in the general approach from more and more folks.
    Supporters today want to be seen as a supporter, as opposed to being a supporter of the team for themselves. It’s subtle, but a significant difference in mindset when applying it to a struggling side.
    We can certainly point to marketing, the money in today’s game, exposure to larger supporter bases with easier access to games(ramsTV, etc). But for what ever the cause(and I’m sure it’s many small things as opposed to one big thing)...supporters are less apt to back a team that’s struggling. 
    I love this club. As all of you do, in your way. I do wish for a stronger supporting base...and I don’t mean flag waving, singing, merch purchasing, etc.  All of that is great and makes it fun being a supporter...but it’s always fun when your side is up 2/nil at half. 
    I wish for a base that thinks about how damn difficult it is to have all cylinders firing for a club these days. If we as a base become more thoughtful in our approach to the club- we become less focused on the short term chaos and find calm in the storm.
    coyr!!!
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    Hanny got a reaction from Rammy03 in What's Changed?   
    I think this post(and it’s question in general) is actually a pretty big topic in sport/life at large. From my observations(at events as well as online), I feel I’ve noticed a significant shift in the aim of supporters. Of course this doesn’t apply to everyone...but I do think it is a shift in the general approach from more and more folks.
    Supporters today want to be seen as a supporter, as opposed to being a supporter of the team for themselves. It’s subtle, but a significant difference in mindset when applying it to a struggling side.
    We can certainly point to marketing, the money in today’s game, exposure to larger supporter bases with easier access to games(ramsTV, etc). But for what ever the cause(and I’m sure it’s many small things as opposed to one big thing)...supporters are less apt to back a team that’s struggling. 
    I love this club. As all of you do, in your way. I do wish for a stronger supporting base...and I don’t mean flag waving, singing, merch purchasing, etc.  All of that is great and makes it fun being a supporter...but it’s always fun when your side is up 2/nil at half. 
    I wish for a base that thinks about how damn difficult it is to have all cylinders firing for a club these days. If we as a base become more thoughtful in our approach to the club- we become less focused on the short term chaos and find calm in the storm.
    coyr!!!
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    Hanny got a reaction from NottsRam77 in v QPR (H) Match Thread   
    Thanks. And I think I'm hearing what you are saying as well. 
    It is frustrating to watch a system work one match and either not work the next, or get changed. Especially if the result or performance is poor. 
    I agree with you that results are a measure of short term success. Performance a measure of long term success. Which is why I am so enthralled with this season. 
    I was taught years ago; Players, not Plays. Meaning, you can scheme, plot, change, etc. But if you don't have the consistency of performance from the Players...none of it really matters, as then it becomes a guessing game, and hope/prayer/luck. 
    I think Cocu's approach is emulating Players, not Plays...and that's why I seem to be navigating the emotions of this season so well. But that's just me. I understand everybody may have a different approach. I just hope Cocu is as good as I think he his. Because if he is, then to paraphrase you...This could be a beautiful thing for the club. 
    coyr
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    Hanny got a reaction from SKRam in v QPR (H) Match Thread   
    Thanks. And I think I'm hearing what you are saying as well. 
    It is frustrating to watch a system work one match and either not work the next, or get changed. Especially if the result or performance is poor. 
    I agree with you that results are a measure of short term success. Performance a measure of long term success. Which is why I am so enthralled with this season. 
    I was taught years ago; Players, not Plays. Meaning, you can scheme, plot, change, etc. But if you don't have the consistency of performance from the Players...none of it really matters, as then it becomes a guessing game, and hope/prayer/luck. 
    I think Cocu's approach is emulating Players, not Plays...and that's why I seem to be navigating the emotions of this season so well. But that's just me. I understand everybody may have a different approach. I just hope Cocu is as good as I think he his. Because if he is, then to paraphrase you...This could be a beautiful thing for the club. 
    coyr
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    Hanny got a reaction from jono in v QPR (H) Match Thread   
    Thanks. And I think I'm hearing what you are saying as well. 
    It is frustrating to watch a system work one match and either not work the next, or get changed. Especially if the result or performance is poor. 
    I agree with you that results are a measure of short term success. Performance a measure of long term success. Which is why I am so enthralled with this season. 
    I was taught years ago; Players, not Plays. Meaning, you can scheme, plot, change, etc. But if you don't have the consistency of performance from the Players...none of it really matters, as then it becomes a guessing game, and hope/prayer/luck. 
    I think Cocu's approach is emulating Players, not Plays...and that's why I seem to be navigating the emotions of this season so well. But that's just me. I understand everybody may have a different approach. I just hope Cocu is as good as I think he his. Because if he is, then to paraphrase you...This could be a beautiful thing for the club. 
    coyr
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    Hanny got a reaction from Will Hughes Hair in v QPR (H) Match Thread   
    I guess I understand some supporters are feeling a bit raw at the team being mid table. As such I see a few of you questioning Cocu as if he’s failing? 
    Cocu is not failing...this team is not more then mid-table. That’s it. You ask what Cocus doing? Why he hasn’t settled in a formation or best 11? To me it’s fairly straight forward:
    This team has no best 11. Cocu is trying to figure who will be able to kick on longer term. He’s doing exactly what he, Mel, and everyone interviewed from the management team has said. 
    This is about building something long term. Not about hope and a prayer to rush promotion.
    Its damn refreshing actually. This is going to be a completely different team by end of year. One that will start showing a nucleus’s to build on. 
    To everyone that’s going to jump on me...yes, I want a Derby promotion, and will hope for victory every match day. But I am so very happy with what I am seeing from Cocu and crew. Youth coming through, attempts at finding best fit for the mess of players we have on our he list(Fozzy at CB? Fantastic!). 
    This is going to be an up/down season...but for the first time in a decade, it feels like Derby are actually trying to put something in place. Exciting times ahead lads! 
    coyr
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    Hanny got a reaction from Ramarena in v QPR (H) Match Thread   
    I guess my point of view is: just because Derby won, doesn’t mean Cocu found the right setup. It’s a win(and that’s good), but that can’t be the only metric in deciding a path forward. We saw a few wins last year that certainly shouldn't have been. Luck will always play a role in football...it just shouldn’t be the main goal.  
    I think Cocu is the first Manager in awhile willing to take chances in order to get some answers on the team. Folks may see that as tinkering or clueless(I guess). I see that as approaching this game with a plan. Hence, I’m excited to see where Cocus plan leads the team.
    Ive said it in other threads- I’ll be happy with a mid table finish this year, if it means Derby has found answers to build long term. To me that’s exciting. 
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    Hanny got a reaction from Richard Dastard Lee in v QPR (H) Match Thread   
    I guess I understand some supporters are feeling a bit raw at the team being mid table. As such I see a few of you questioning Cocu as if he’s failing? 
    Cocu is not failing...this team is not more then mid-table. That’s it. You ask what Cocus doing? Why he hasn’t settled in a formation or best 11? To me it’s fairly straight forward:
    This team has no best 11. Cocu is trying to figure who will be able to kick on longer term. He’s doing exactly what he, Mel, and everyone interviewed from the management team has said. 
    This is about building something long term. Not about hope and a prayer to rush promotion.
    Its damn refreshing actually. This is going to be a completely different team by end of year. One that will start showing a nucleus’s to build on. 
    To everyone that’s going to jump on me...yes, I want a Derby promotion, and will hope for victory every match day. But I am so very happy with what I am seeing from Cocu and crew. Youth coming through, attempts at finding best fit for the mess of players we have on our he list(Fozzy at CB? Fantastic!). 
    This is going to be an up/down season...but for the first time in a decade, it feels like Derby are actually trying to put something in place. Exciting times ahead lads! 
    coyr
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    Hanny got a reaction from Sasha in v QPR (H) Match Thread   
    I guess I understand some supporters are feeling a bit raw at the team being mid table. As such I see a few of you questioning Cocu as if he’s failing? 
    Cocu is not failing...this team is not more then mid-table. That’s it. You ask what Cocus doing? Why he hasn’t settled in a formation or best 11? To me it’s fairly straight forward:
    This team has no best 11. Cocu is trying to figure who will be able to kick on longer term. He’s doing exactly what he, Mel, and everyone interviewed from the management team has said. 
    This is about building something long term. Not about hope and a prayer to rush promotion.
    Its damn refreshing actually. This is going to be a completely different team by end of year. One that will start showing a nucleus’s to build on. 
    To everyone that’s going to jump on me...yes, I want a Derby promotion, and will hope for victory every match day. But I am so very happy with what I am seeing from Cocu and crew. Youth coming through, attempts at finding best fit for the mess of players we have on our he list(Fozzy at CB? Fantastic!). 
    This is going to be an up/down season...but for the first time in a decade, it feels like Derby are actually trying to put something in place. Exciting times ahead lads! 
    coyr
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    Hanny got a reaction from 48 hours in v QPR (H) Match Thread   
    I guess I understand some supporters are feeling a bit raw at the team being mid table. As such I see a few of you questioning Cocu as if he’s failing? 
    Cocu is not failing...this team is not more then mid-table. That’s it. You ask what Cocus doing? Why he hasn’t settled in a formation or best 11? To me it’s fairly straight forward:
    This team has no best 11. Cocu is trying to figure who will be able to kick on longer term. He’s doing exactly what he, Mel, and everyone interviewed from the management team has said. 
    This is about building something long term. Not about hope and a prayer to rush promotion.
    Its damn refreshing actually. This is going to be a completely different team by end of year. One that will start showing a nucleus’s to build on. 
    To everyone that’s going to jump on me...yes, I want a Derby promotion, and will hope for victory every match day. But I am so very happy with what I am seeing from Cocu and crew. Youth coming through, attempts at finding best fit for the mess of players we have on our he list(Fozzy at CB? Fantastic!). 
    This is going to be an up/down season...but for the first time in a decade, it feels like Derby are actually trying to put something in place. Exciting times ahead lads! 
    coyr
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    Hanny got a reaction from ColonelBlimp in v QPR (H) Match Thread   
    I guess I understand some supporters are feeling a bit raw at the team being mid table. As such I see a few of you questioning Cocu as if he’s failing? 
    Cocu is not failing...this team is not more then mid-table. That’s it. You ask what Cocus doing? Why he hasn’t settled in a formation or best 11? To me it’s fairly straight forward:
    This team has no best 11. Cocu is trying to figure who will be able to kick on longer term. He’s doing exactly what he, Mel, and everyone interviewed from the management team has said. 
    This is about building something long term. Not about hope and a prayer to rush promotion.
    Its damn refreshing actually. This is going to be a completely different team by end of year. One that will start showing a nucleus’s to build on. 
    To everyone that’s going to jump on me...yes, I want a Derby promotion, and will hope for victory every match day. But I am so very happy with what I am seeing from Cocu and crew. Youth coming through, attempts at finding best fit for the mess of players we have on our he list(Fozzy at CB? Fantastic!). 
    This is going to be an up/down season...but for the first time in a decade, it feels like Derby are actually trying to put something in place. Exciting times ahead lads! 
    coyr
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    Hanny got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in v QPR (H) Match Thread   
    I guess I understand some supporters are feeling a bit raw at the team being mid table. As such I see a few of you questioning Cocu as if he’s failing? 
    Cocu is not failing...this team is not more then mid-table. That’s it. You ask what Cocus doing? Why he hasn’t settled in a formation or best 11? To me it’s fairly straight forward:
    This team has no best 11. Cocu is trying to figure who will be able to kick on longer term. He’s doing exactly what he, Mel, and everyone interviewed from the management team has said. 
    This is about building something long term. Not about hope and a prayer to rush promotion.
    Its damn refreshing actually. This is going to be a completely different team by end of year. One that will start showing a nucleus’s to build on. 
    To everyone that’s going to jump on me...yes, I want a Derby promotion, and will hope for victory every match day. But I am so very happy with what I am seeing from Cocu and crew. Youth coming through, attempts at finding best fit for the mess of players we have on our he list(Fozzy at CB? Fantastic!). 
    This is going to be an up/down season...but for the first time in a decade, it feels like Derby are actually trying to put something in place. Exciting times ahead lads! 
    coyr
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    Hanny got a reaction from Mr. P in v QPR (H) Match Thread   
    I guess I understand some supporters are feeling a bit raw at the team being mid table. As such I see a few of you questioning Cocu as if he’s failing? 
    Cocu is not failing...this team is not more then mid-table. That’s it. You ask what Cocus doing? Why he hasn’t settled in a formation or best 11? To me it’s fairly straight forward:
    This team has no best 11. Cocu is trying to figure who will be able to kick on longer term. He’s doing exactly what he, Mel, and everyone interviewed from the management team has said. 
    This is about building something long term. Not about hope and a prayer to rush promotion.
    Its damn refreshing actually. This is going to be a completely different team by end of year. One that will start showing a nucleus’s to build on. 
    To everyone that’s going to jump on me...yes, I want a Derby promotion, and will hope for victory every match day. But I am so very happy with what I am seeing from Cocu and crew. Youth coming through, attempts at finding best fit for the mess of players we have on our he list(Fozzy at CB? Fantastic!). 
    This is going to be an up/down season...but for the first time in a decade, it feels like Derby are actually trying to put something in place. Exciting times ahead lads! 
    coyr
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    Hanny got a reaction from SKRam in v QPR (H) Match Thread   
    I guess I understand some supporters are feeling a bit raw at the team being mid table. As such I see a few of you questioning Cocu as if he’s failing? 
    Cocu is not failing...this team is not more then mid-table. That’s it. You ask what Cocus doing? Why he hasn’t settled in a formation or best 11? To me it’s fairly straight forward:
    This team has no best 11. Cocu is trying to figure who will be able to kick on longer term. He’s doing exactly what he, Mel, and everyone interviewed from the management team has said. 
    This is about building something long term. Not about hope and a prayer to rush promotion.
    Its damn refreshing actually. This is going to be a completely different team by end of year. One that will start showing a nucleus’s to build on. 
    To everyone that’s going to jump on me...yes, I want a Derby promotion, and will hope for victory every match day. But I am so very happy with what I am seeing from Cocu and crew. Youth coming through, attempts at finding best fit for the mess of players we have on our he list(Fozzy at CB? Fantastic!). 
    This is going to be an up/down season...but for the first time in a decade, it feels like Derby are actually trying to put something in place. Exciting times ahead lads! 
    coyr
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