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    BaaLocks reacted to Paul71 in Bulgaria vs England   
    Still. No doubt FIFa take acceptability seriously and have awarded the next world cup to somewhere where all people no matter what their background or sexuality will feel safe and welcome.
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    BaaLocks reacted to TigerTedd in Amazon echo   
    I do tend to call Siri a stupid bitch sometimes. 
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Mucker1884 in As A Derby Fan What Are You Most Bitter About?   
    In terms of all time performance we are 16th if you take this format
    https://www.worldfootball.net/alltime_table/eng-premier-league/
    And 11th in two points for a win
    https://www.worldfootball.net/alltime_table/eng-premier-league/
    Yet for Premier League we are 36th, showing our performance since the EPL was started has been way below that in the rest of our history
    https://www.statbunker.com/alltimestats/AllTimeLeagueTable?comp_code=EPL
    To answer the question, I just wanted to highlight (and I know the grass is always greener, many Pompey fans would swop with us in a heartbeat) that many other clubs of similar size as us have achieved levels of success that we have not matched. We've had our Bald Eagle days, we all roared when Trevor Christie scored against Rotherham but I am saying that I don't think we have done the things since 1976 that have matched the following:
    Leicester: League Cup win under O'Neill, can't think of anything else
    Stoke: FA Cup final
    Norwich: League Cup win, victory against Bayern Munoch
    Forest: FA Cup final, League Cup final, would have been nice if they'd ever done anything in Europe
    Portsmouth: FA Cup
    Middlebourough: UEFA Cup Final, League Cup, FA Cup final
    Ipswich: UEFA Cup, FA Cup
    Wolves: League Cup, Europa League
    Southampton: FA Cup final
    Watford: Two FA Cup finals
    Wigan: FA Cup win
    Coventry: FA Cup win
    Hull: FA Cup final
    I'm not saying I wanted to get tonked 6-0 at Wembley off Man City but the point is they got there. I'm not even thinking about teams like Bournemouth or Swansea that have established themselves for long periods in the top flight.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from mozza in As A Derby Fan What Are You Most Bitter About?   
    It wasn't the winner, it was the equaliser and - to ths day - I have no clue what Jossie Williams was doing on the line to not clear it. Don't forget Harkes missed an absolute sitter to win it (Johnson had also missed a even easier one in in the first half). To be fair, we only had ourselves to blame in that one.
    I'm bitter about two things - one that Forest built a team that won two European Cups with our players at the core. O'Hare, McGovern, Gemmill were the beating heart of that side. No club of our resepctive size will ever do that again and it could have been us. I actually don't hate Forest for it, I think any football fan would appreciate the act, but I do despise the fates for conspiring to make sure it wasn't us.
    Second, it's not one season but I am bitter that we have underperformed in the way we have for most of my lifetime. I was fortunate enough - just - to see the glory years but since then we have been pretty poor more often than not. A club of our size, with our support, should have spent more time at the top table and I don't say we deserve it but I do say that when I compare our success to Leicester, Stoke, Norwich, Forest, Portsmouth, Middlebourough, Ipswich, Wolves, Southampton, Watford  even the likes of QPR or Wigan I would argue strongly we have seriously underperformed against where we should be. I can count the cup runs on one hand in my lifetime - it's a really poor return on investment and I hope we balance it up a bit in the next half of my life supporting them.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in As A Derby Fan What Are You Most Bitter About?   
    It wasn't the winner, it was the equaliser and - to ths day - I have no clue what Jossie Williams was doing on the line to not clear it. Don't forget Harkes missed an absolute sitter to win it (Johnson had also missed a even easier one in in the first half). To be fair, we only had ourselves to blame in that one.
    I'm bitter about two things - one that Forest built a team that won two European Cups with our players at the core. O'Hare, McGovern, Gemmill were the beating heart of that side. No club of our resepctive size will ever do that again and it could have been us. I actually don't hate Forest for it, I think any football fan would appreciate the act, but I do despise the fates for conspiring to make sure it wasn't us.
    Second, it's not one season but I am bitter that we have underperformed in the way we have for most of my lifetime. I was fortunate enough - just - to see the glory years but since then we have been pretty poor more often than not. A club of our size, with our support, should have spent more time at the top table and I don't say we deserve it but I do say that when I compare our success to Leicester, Stoke, Norwich, Forest, Portsmouth, Middlebourough, Ipswich, Wolves, Southampton, Watford  even the likes of QPR or Wigan I would argue strongly we have seriously underperformed against where we should be. I can count the cup runs on one hand in my lifetime - it's a really poor return on investment and I hope we balance it up a bit in the next half of my life supporting them.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from europia in Graeme Shinnie   
    So weird how you can bring a player in and he can seem utterly left out yet one performance can turn that all around.
    As it was for Chris Martin so shall it be for Shinniesta (as they called him at Aberdeen).
    It was under our noses all the time....
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Ramarena in Graeme Shinnie   
    So weird how you can bring a player in and he can seem utterly left out yet one performance can turn that all around.
    As it was for Chris Martin so shall it be for Shinniesta (as they called him at Aberdeen).
    It was under our noses all the time....
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Raich Van Carter in bye   
    I've been through Clough resigning, Tommy Doc, Maxwell, Peter Taylor as manager, 3WM, 2008, Gadsby, Tom Glick. I've watched Forest win the European Cup twice with half our old side, I've seen us lose to Leicester at Wembley, I've seen us lose away at Hartlepool in the FA Cup, I've even seen a video of our manager sweating as he bangs some old trollop on the bonnet of his car.
    Drink driving is terrible and whoever does it should face the full force of the law but it will take a lot, lot more than us playing two players who have been found guilty of it to cause me to stop watching Derby. 
    And as for you moving on - I'm not sure which one of your 214 messages you think will cause us all to remember you most but all the best with the new, post forum, life. You won't miss us that much and we won't miss you either and it will have not one gnats fart of impact to Derby County.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from ariotofmyown in bye   
    I've been through Clough resigning, Tommy Doc, Maxwell, Peter Taylor as manager, 3WM, 2008, Gadsby, Tom Glick. I've watched Forest win the European Cup twice with half our old side, I've seen us lose to Leicester at Wembley, I've seen us lose away at Hartlepool in the FA Cup, I've even seen a video of our manager sweating as he bangs some old trollop on the bonnet of his car.
    Drink driving is terrible and whoever does it should face the full force of the law but it will take a lot, lot more than us playing two players who have been found guilty of it to cause me to stop watching Derby. 
    And as for you moving on - I'm not sure which one of your 214 messages you think will cause us all to remember you most but all the best with the new, post forum, life. You won't miss us that much and we won't miss you either and it will have not one gnats fart of impact to Derby County.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from bcnram in bye   
    I've been through Clough resigning, Tommy Doc, Maxwell, Peter Taylor as manager, 3WM, 2008, Gadsby, Tom Glick. I've watched Forest win the European Cup twice with half our old side, I've seen us lose to Leicester at Wembley, I've seen us lose away at Hartlepool in the FA Cup, I've even seen a video of our manager sweating as he bangs some old trollop on the bonnet of his car.
    Drink driving is terrible and whoever does it should face the full force of the law but it will take a lot, lot more than us playing two players who have been found guilty of it to cause me to stop watching Derby. 
    And as for you moving on - I'm not sure which one of your 214 messages you think will cause us all to remember you most but all the best with the new, post forum, life. You won't miss us that much and we won't miss you either and it will have not one gnats fart of impact to Derby County.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Cocu_Doodle_Do in bye   
    I've been through Clough resigning, Tommy Doc, Maxwell, Peter Taylor as manager, 3WM, 2008, Gadsby, Tom Glick. I've watched Forest win the European Cup twice with half our old side, I've seen us lose to Leicester at Wembley, I've seen us lose away at Hartlepool in the FA Cup, I've even seen a video of our manager sweating as he bangs some old trollop on the bonnet of his car.
    Drink driving is terrible and whoever does it should face the full force of the law but it will take a lot, lot more than us playing two players who have been found guilty of it to cause me to stop watching Derby. 
    And as for you moving on - I'm not sure which one of your 214 messages you think will cause us all to remember you most but all the best with the new, post forum, life. You won't miss us that much and we won't miss you either and it will have not one gnats fart of impact to Derby County.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from richinspain in bye   
    I've been through Clough resigning, Tommy Doc, Maxwell, Peter Taylor as manager, 3WM, 2008, Gadsby, Tom Glick. I've watched Forest win the European Cup twice with half our old side, I've seen us lose to Leicester at Wembley, I've seen us lose away at Hartlepool in the FA Cup, I've even seen a video of our manager sweating as he bangs some old trollop on the bonnet of his car.
    Drink driving is terrible and whoever does it should face the full force of the law but it will take a lot, lot more than us playing two players who have been found guilty of it to cause me to stop watching Derby. 
    And as for you moving on - I'm not sure which one of your 214 messages you think will cause us all to remember you most but all the best with the new, post forum, life. You won't miss us that much and we won't miss you either and it will have not one gnats fart of impact to Derby County.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Rammy03 in bye   
    I've been through Clough resigning, Tommy Doc, Maxwell, Peter Taylor as manager, 3WM, 2008, Gadsby, Tom Glick. I've watched Forest win the European Cup twice with half our old side, I've seen us lose to Leicester at Wembley, I've seen us lose away at Hartlepool in the FA Cup, I've even seen a video of our manager sweating as he bangs some old trollop on the bonnet of his car.
    Drink driving is terrible and whoever does it should face the full force of the law but it will take a lot, lot more than us playing two players who have been found guilty of it to cause me to stop watching Derby. 
    And as for you moving on - I'm not sure which one of your 214 messages you think will cause us all to remember you most but all the best with the new, post forum, life. You won't miss us that much and we won't miss you either and it will have not one gnats fart of impact to Derby County.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Abu Derby in bye   
    I've been through Clough resigning, Tommy Doc, Maxwell, Peter Taylor as manager, 3WM, 2008, Gadsby, Tom Glick. I've watched Forest win the European Cup twice with half our old side, I've seen us lose to Leicester at Wembley, I've seen us lose away at Hartlepool in the FA Cup, I've even seen a video of our manager sweating as he bangs some old trollop on the bonnet of his car.
    Drink driving is terrible and whoever does it should face the full force of the law but it will take a lot, lot more than us playing two players who have been found guilty of it to cause me to stop watching Derby. 
    And as for you moving on - I'm not sure which one of your 214 messages you think will cause us all to remember you most but all the best with the new, post forum, life. You won't miss us that much and we won't miss you either and it will have not one gnats fart of impact to Derby County.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from BathRam72 in Morris has bought shame on himself tonight   
    There have been times in my Derby watching days that I have suspected some of being guilty of drink playing.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Paul71 in One Thing You Wish You Had Seen   
    I don't suppose you can
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    BaaLocks reacted to cannable in If Lawrence and Bennett play......?   
    Marlon King had signed for them six months prior to the outrage which is the thing that made me laugh. Not a peep then. 
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Anon in If Lawrence and Bennett play......?   
    Couple of points:
    1: If they are tried by a court, serve their sentence and rehabilitate themselves then they should be allowed to return to their place of work, with their current employer, like anyone else
    2: That said, if Bennett and/or Lawrence are the answer then we're asking the wrong question. Both are average squad players at best, both have had more than enough time to prove themselves, outside of isolated moments both have failed.
    3: Maybe not for Derby, but there have been far worse crimes committed by footballers that get instantly forgiven the moment that first goal goes in. Marlon King, Nile Ranger, Lee Hughes and many, many more all were suddenly forgiven as soon as they score.
    4: Pack mentality is a sour human characteristic. Take Ched Evens, you had Jessica Ennis Hill and others saying they wouldn't go see Sheffield Utd again if he played for them. Five years later, his conviction quashed and £800k of compensation paid to him by his legal firm, his career is a shadow of what it was, and he is playing at Fleetwood. Well done to all those terrace barristers - seems you didn't know it all after all.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from SKRam in If Lawrence and Bennett play......?   
    Couple of points:
    1: If they are tried by a court, serve their sentence and rehabilitate themselves then they should be allowed to return to their place of work, with their current employer, like anyone else
    2: That said, if Bennett and/or Lawrence are the answer then we're asking the wrong question. Both are average squad players at best, both have had more than enough time to prove themselves, outside of isolated moments both have failed.
    3: Maybe not for Derby, but there have been far worse crimes committed by footballers that get instantly forgiven the moment that first goal goes in. Marlon King, Nile Ranger, Lee Hughes and many, many more all were suddenly forgiven as soon as they score.
    4: Pack mentality is a sour human characteristic. Take Ched Evens, you had Jessica Ennis Hill and others saying they wouldn't go see Sheffield Utd again if he played for them. Five years later, his conviction quashed and £800k of compensation paid to him by his legal firm, his career is a shadow of what it was, and he is playing at Fleetwood. Well done to all those terrace barristers - seems you didn't know it all after all.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Dimmu in If Lawrence and Bennett play......?   
    Couple of points:
    1: If they are tried by a court, serve their sentence and rehabilitate themselves then they should be allowed to return to their place of work, with their current employer, like anyone else
    2: That said, if Bennett and/or Lawrence are the answer then we're asking the wrong question. Both are average squad players at best, both have had more than enough time to prove themselves, outside of isolated moments both have failed.
    3: Maybe not for Derby, but there have been far worse crimes committed by footballers that get instantly forgiven the moment that first goal goes in. Marlon King, Nile Ranger, Lee Hughes and many, many more all were suddenly forgiven as soon as they score.
    4: Pack mentality is a sour human characteristic. Take Ched Evens, you had Jessica Ennis Hill and others saying they wouldn't go see Sheffield Utd again if he played for them. Five years later, his conviction quashed and £800k of compensation paid to him by his legal firm, his career is a shadow of what it was, and he is playing at Fleetwood. Well done to all those terrace barristers - seems you didn't know it all after all.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from ramit in If Lawrence and Bennett play......?   
    Couple of points:
    1: If they are tried by a court, serve their sentence and rehabilitate themselves then they should be allowed to return to their place of work, with their current employer, like anyone else
    2: That said, if Bennett and/or Lawrence are the answer then we're asking the wrong question. Both are average squad players at best, both have had more than enough time to prove themselves, outside of isolated moments both have failed.
    3: Maybe not for Derby, but there have been far worse crimes committed by footballers that get instantly forgiven the moment that first goal goes in. Marlon King, Nile Ranger, Lee Hughes and many, many more all were suddenly forgiven as soon as they score.
    4: Pack mentality is a sour human characteristic. Take Ched Evens, you had Jessica Ennis Hill and others saying they wouldn't go see Sheffield Utd again if he played for them. Five years later, his conviction quashed and £800k of compensation paid to him by his legal firm, his career is a shadow of what it was, and he is playing at Fleetwood. Well done to all those terrace barristers - seems you didn't know it all after all.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in Just a small tear in my eye for that Chris Martin sub   
    We can give him another four year one and this cycle can start all over again....
    FWIW - I've not been a Martin fan all along. Even when he was scoring I didn't take to his eternnal whining and falling over. But even I can't deny his impact and the through ball yesterday to Waghorn was worth a big slice of humble pie alone. Right, where's that knife and fork....
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from RamontheMoor in The Derby County Documentary   
    God help us if we win - I don't think the internet is ready for a three fold barage of 'tol you so' from all the Lawrence, Keogh and Bennett haters. If Chris Martin scores again the internet will break.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Highgate in The Politics Thread 2019   
    The present system puts socialism before knowledge? How exactly?
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from I know nothing in The Politics Thread 2019   
    And comments like these are exactly why I worry most. It's a clear statement, from the Bank Of England, stating the impact Brexit will have on our economy on top of other factors. Yet it doesn't fit your narrative so you write it off as Remaniacs scaring us all with falsehoods.
    Wake up, this is our future they are playing with and when you sit back in ten years time saying 'but this isn't what I thought I was getting' remember you had a chance to do something about it but didn't.
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