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    EnzaRam reacted to Ellafella in Pre Season Friendly v Rangers (A)   
    I think we have to be realistic. Last season Lampard applied a sticking plaster in the form of Mount, Wilson and Tomori. They’re all gone. For good.
    So we’re in a rebuild / transition scenario. We won’t have any loans in place for maybe a week or so and will be a work in progress. 
    We’ve got Holmes and Marriott to come back so they’ll be some added competition. So,let’s get behind the new management. They know what they’re about. 
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    EnzaRam reacted to TommyPowel in Pre Season Friendly v Rangers (A)   
    Well said.A poster who always offers a considered  and informative view
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    EnzaRam reacted to CornwallRam in Phillip Cocu, Chris Van der Weerden & Twan Scheepers   
    I reckon his first act will be to order a drugs test for that one with the mad eyes and to try to find out what likeusay means.
    When meeting the players he'll be modest enough to tell Duayne Holmes that there's no need to kneel.
    After that he'll have a laugh with Chris Martin about his comedy 'running through treacle' routine, but say it's now time to for him to start running at full speed.
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    EnzaRam reacted to David in What a great forum!   
    Feel free to plant one on my other cheek, plenty of room don’t be shy now 
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    EnzaRam reacted to Mick Brolly in What a great forum!   
    Kiss arse 😄
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    EnzaRam reacted to Half fan in What a great forum!   
    Whatever happens with Frank and the Dutch, this forum has made a fantastic contribution to the saga.
    How could we have coped without the news, thinking, insights, humour and emotions displayed on here?
    At various times recently I have attempted to read the Chelsea fans' forum. Like many other forums, it's not a patch on ours for structure, layout or content.
    This Forum must be World Class!
    Thanks moderators and fellow Rams.
    And Mel for representing our interests so impressively.
    COYR
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    EnzaRam got a reaction from taffyram in It's in your DNA, youth   
    In the middle of the Frank storm, I could do with a break.
    DCFC wasn't in my DNA, but it's in my heart. I was born in Warrington to a dad that was a rugby league 'pro', and arrived in Derby aged 5.
    I grew up in Ripley, got interested in football and ended up with a step dad that started taking me to the baseball ground at age 9.  And the deal was sealed. I've only had 12 season tickets in my 47 years because work and family stuff dictate.
    I still follow the Wire, but DCFC became my life from late teens onwards, and I'm nearly 50 FFS. 
    I met my better half on a train back from London in 97 after Chelsea bummed us in the midday kick off the day before. She's a Sheffield Wednesday fan and her and my eldest have season tickets up there.
    Daughter 2 followed me down the right path, and she's my Pride Park company. Daughter 3 the youngest, ride's horses scarily well and we had a lad who got cancer at 7 and we lost him when he was 10, it was awful.
    Football at Derby and Wednesday has been a glue that has held us together as a family and still does. I think my girls think I'm one of the most over protective dad's there could be, and I can't tell them why.
    So if you were just born into the club or it became your club, I wouldn't mind hearing why?
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    EnzaRam reacted to BobdeBilder in It's in your DNA, youth   
    Born a ten minute walk from the BBG. Father and older brother supported the Rams and my brother took me to my first Game, Middlesbrough, home 1959. Stood on the Pop Side and watched us get tanned 1-7 😪 Clough and Taylor played and Cloughy didn't score, but must have made some sort of impression on me as I have supported them ever since.
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    EnzaRam reacted to Jourdan in It's in your DNA, youth   
    After moving from Jamaica, my grandparents lived on Molineux Street for the remainder of their lives, so I guess in many ways, the Rams and I were always on a collision course.
    They weren’t really interested in football whatsoever, but football has always been a big part of my dad’s life. He doesn’t open up very much but I would imagine taking me to the Baseball Ground is one of his proudest days as a father. It is comfortably one of my best childhood memories. The Baseball Ground is such a distinctive and soulful place. If there was ever a place to make you fall in love with football, this was it. The sights, the sounds, the smells. They stay with you.
    And from there, football was a constant. My brother and I were out on the park playing football from as early an age as possible, wearing the latest kits and playing with kids 4-5 years older than us. We’d go to Willows on a Saturday and play five-a-side too, trying to sneak our potato fritters on board the bus back. We shared a room, and we had our very own table football table, a PlayStation with every edition of FIFA, and we’d even use our bunk bed as a goal frame and have penalty shootouts before bed. We didn’t go to many games back then, because my dad was always working, so every game felt special.
    In 2001, we got our first season tickets at Pride Park. I was 11 and my brother a few years younger. It was a different time back then. My brother and I could go unaccompanied, and we’d take the 38 bus to the Spot and then walk to PP and back again. Can you imagine that happening now?
    One of my earliest memories of Pride Park is Ravanelli scoring a free kick to beat Blackburn. I remember it well because my brother and I would stealthily move seats at half time to the other end of the ground and in this case, we got a perfect view of the goal! When we got relegated, my brother stopped going. He was a United fan at heart. I remember celebrating Christie’s third goal - the one that was but wasn’t - pretty wildly.
    Season after season, I continued going and would wear my shirt with pride, even during THAT season. It has always felt special being a Derby fan, because you weren’t like the rest. So the people that were just like you really stood out.
    My psychology teacher in college was a Ram and his face would always light up when I walked in wearing my shirt. I’d stay behind after class and chat about the Rams, or he’d pass me in the corridor whistling the tune to the Stevie Howard song.
    My best friend from school is a Derby fan and since the age of 15, we have been up and down the country watching the boys together.
    Reading 5-0 Derby, Coventry 6-1 Derby, Liverpool 6-0 Derby - these were the nights that turned us from boys to men. Forest 5-2 Derby, Norwich 3-2 Derby, Coventry 2-0 Derby - these were the nights that turned us from men to masochists!
    I gave up my season ticket when I moved away for the first time but 11 years later, the passion is still going strong - so much so that I flew back twice to take in this year’s play-off adventure despite living in Porto, and will probably be strutting around Malaga later this week in my 1970s retro shirt despite the fact it’s starting to look like a crop top (I can still own the look, trust me!).
    It is a special feeling being a Derby fan and not something everyone quite understands. Case in point: Derby 0-0 Preston, May 2005, we’ve crashed out of the play offs. I am in floods in tears all the way home, finally get home, run up to my room still in tears and my mum comes in and says ‘J, it’s only a game!’
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    EnzaRam reacted to Stagtime in It's in your DNA, youth   
    My side Canberra Raiders has four English players this season with another one coming next year. Our co captain is from HKR with one from Bradford and two and the one next year from Wigan. Hard men.
    And how good are Leeds Rhinos going this year🤣
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    EnzaRam reacted to rsmini in It's in your DNA, youth   
    What a great thread. 
     
    I was was born in a council house in Littleover, Derby in 1961. The ambulance couldn’t get through a very heavy snow storm but somehow the midwife got through and I was born in the front bedroom. 
     
    My late mum and dad were both Derby through and through and I can trace my Derby roots back at least 120 years. My family have always bled black and white. I can not recall any family member supporting any other team. 
     
    I recentky posted this this on twitter on the same subject “My grandad died when my dad was 3. He was brought up on Ossie Park Road and often sent to live with his aunt as his mum couldn’t cope, still went to the BBG. some question why #DCFC say “it’s in your DNA youth” well this is why 🐑🐑” 
    i used to walk from Littleover to the BBG via the Cavendish just before the glory days. That was a brilliant time to be a supporter. 8-2 against Spurs. Roger Davies 5 against Luton, European nights at the BBG were something to behold. My daughter and nephews are all Derby fans. It’s brilliant to see the DNA continue. 
    The poem read out last season before every game really got to my emotions as I  everything about Derby and it’s heritage is just so important to me. That might sound daft but Derby is firmly entrenched in my DNA 
    My wife was born in Goole and her family are from Aberdeen  They settled in Derby in the mid 60’s after her late father left the RAF and got a teaching job at Wilmorton Tech  They all tend to keep up with what’s going on with Derby 
     
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    EnzaRam reacted to ram59 in It's in your DNA, youth   
    I'm born and bred in the shadow of Birmingham Airport and my parents showed no interest in football when I was a youngster. My elder cousin, who we saw most days, was a Spurs fan and so my brother and I became Spurs fans. This continued until I was 10 years old when a kid from London moved up to Brum and soon became the 'gang leader'. Everyone in our class became Spurs fans and our class football kit was the Spurs colours of white shirts and navy shorts. I decided to rebel and turned away from Spurs and the logical choice was Derby because the kit was same in 1970 and the legendary Dave Mackay had gone there also. It was easy to stay a Derby fan in those days with all that success and I got my first season ticket in the 73/74 season which meant I had to work on away Saturdays to pay for my train tickets for the home Saturdays.
    Fast forward to the first season a PP and I also bought 1 ST between my 3 young sons, each one taking it in turn every 3 games. It soon became clear that my eldest had no interest in watching football (ie at 3.05pm, he wanted to go down and wait for the concourse shop to open for some chocolate at half time). The twins became hooked and I soon purchased another ST, so they could both go. They kept their tickets through university and the early years of work, but because of living and working in London and Ipswich, have now admitted defeat and only go to a few games over the last couple of years.
    At 60 years old, I'm still friends with that "gang leader' and I sometimes wonder if I would have still been following Spurs if he hadn't come to our class.
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    EnzaRam reacted to Van Cone De Head in It's in your DNA, youth   
    Born in Derby,lived 32 years in Sheffield.
    Wendies are my nemesis but I want them to go up.(but not beat us).
    All my lads are born in Sheffield,but wouldn’t entertain a team except Derby.
    Nothing I can say about losing your lad,well done for keeping going.
    Going to watch Derby has kept us going too.
    All the best mate.
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    EnzaRam reacted to Igorwasking in It's in your DNA, youth   
    I’m a southern lad. Mum and dad split when I was a toddler. I was a Liverpool fan - but step mother asked me to reconsider so me and my dad has something in common. Did just that aged 10. Dad got me a mascot gig in 1986 - and the rest was history.
    Dad passed away 7 years ago. Buried in Mapperley Village cemetery. I always tell him how the seasons have gone - probably not cheering him up too much - but maybe next season?!
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    EnzaRam reacted to Zag zig in It's in your DNA, youth   
    Born in Burton, (but escaped quickly to South Derbyshire). My Dad was a Rams season ticket holder, my Grandad was, my Uncles were, my Dads uncles were, my cousins still are and pretty much like I had any choice, my kids are too.
    Not going to go on but it pretty much is in our family DNA. Two generations have passed, 2 generations are still going and a third is being inducted.
    Keeping it simple but some things in life you have no choice and amongst our kin, supporting Derby is pretty much one of them. 
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    EnzaRam got a reaction from loweman2 in It's in your DNA, youth   
    In the middle of the Frank storm, I could do with a break.
    DCFC wasn't in my DNA, but it's in my heart. I was born in Warrington to a dad that was a rugby league 'pro', and arrived in Derby aged 5.
    I grew up in Ripley, got interested in football and ended up with a step dad that started taking me to the baseball ground at age 9.  And the deal was sealed. I've only had 12 season tickets in my 47 years because work and family stuff dictate.
    I still follow the Wire, but DCFC became my life from late teens onwards, and I'm nearly 50 FFS. 
    I met my better half on a train back from London in 97 after Chelsea bummed us in the midday kick off the day before. She's a Sheffield Wednesday fan and her and my eldest have season tickets up there.
    Daughter 2 followed me down the right path, and she's my Pride Park company. Daughter 3 the youngest, ride's horses scarily well and we had a lad who got cancer at 7 and we lost him when he was 10, it was awful.
    Football at Derby and Wednesday has been a glue that has held us together as a family and still does. I think my girls think I'm one of the most over protective dad's there could be, and I can't tell them why.
    So if you were just born into the club or it became your club, I wouldn't mind hearing why?
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    EnzaRam got a reaction from The Orange Pimpernel in It's in your DNA, youth   
    In the middle of the Frank storm, I could do with a break.
    DCFC wasn't in my DNA, but it's in my heart. I was born in Warrington to a dad that was a rugby league 'pro', and arrived in Derby aged 5.
    I grew up in Ripley, got interested in football and ended up with a step dad that started taking me to the baseball ground at age 9.  And the deal was sealed. I've only had 12 season tickets in my 47 years because work and family stuff dictate.
    I still follow the Wire, but DCFC became my life from late teens onwards, and I'm nearly 50 FFS. 
    I met my better half on a train back from London in 97 after Chelsea bummed us in the midday kick off the day before. She's a Sheffield Wednesday fan and her and my eldest have season tickets up there.
    Daughter 2 followed me down the right path, and she's my Pride Park company. Daughter 3 the youngest, ride's horses scarily well and we had a lad who got cancer at 7 and we lost him when he was 10, it was awful.
    Football at Derby and Wednesday has been a glue that has held us together as a family and still does. I think my girls think I'm one of the most over protective dad's there could be, and I can't tell them why.
    So if you were just born into the club or it became your club, I wouldn't mind hearing why?
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    EnzaRam got a reaction from I know nothing in It's in your DNA, youth   
    In the middle of the Frank storm, I could do with a break.
    DCFC wasn't in my DNA, but it's in my heart. I was born in Warrington to a dad that was a rugby league 'pro', and arrived in Derby aged 5.
    I grew up in Ripley, got interested in football and ended up with a step dad that started taking me to the baseball ground at age 9.  And the deal was sealed. I've only had 12 season tickets in my 47 years because work and family stuff dictate.
    I still follow the Wire, but DCFC became my life from late teens onwards, and I'm nearly 50 FFS. 
    I met my better half on a train back from London in 97 after Chelsea bummed us in the midday kick off the day before. She's a Sheffield Wednesday fan and her and my eldest have season tickets up there.
    Daughter 2 followed me down the right path, and she's my Pride Park company. Daughter 3 the youngest, ride's horses scarily well and we had a lad who got cancer at 7 and we lost him when he was 10, it was awful.
    Football at Derby and Wednesday has been a glue that has held us together as a family and still does. I think my girls think I'm one of the most over protective dad's there could be, and I can't tell them why.
    So if you were just born into the club or it became your club, I wouldn't mind hearing why?
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    EnzaRam got a reaction from archram in It's in your DNA, youth   
    In the middle of the Frank storm, I could do with a break.
    DCFC wasn't in my DNA, but it's in my heart. I was born in Warrington to a dad that was a rugby league 'pro', and arrived in Derby aged 5.
    I grew up in Ripley, got interested in football and ended up with a step dad that started taking me to the baseball ground at age 9.  And the deal was sealed. I've only had 12 season tickets in my 47 years because work and family stuff dictate.
    I still follow the Wire, but DCFC became my life from late teens onwards, and I'm nearly 50 FFS. 
    I met my better half on a train back from London in 97 after Chelsea bummed us in the midday kick off the day before. She's a Sheffield Wednesday fan and her and my eldest have season tickets up there.
    Daughter 2 followed me down the right path, and she's my Pride Park company. Daughter 3 the youngest, ride's horses scarily well and we had a lad who got cancer at 7 and we lost him when he was 10, it was awful.
    Football at Derby and Wednesday has been a glue that has held us together as a family and still does. I think my girls think I'm one of the most over protective dad's there could be, and I can't tell them why.
    So if you were just born into the club or it became your club, I wouldn't mind hearing why?
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    EnzaRam reacted to Ramos in Lampard and the Chelsea job   
    I agree, by the middle of this week it has to be sorted one way or another. No other manager would have been given this much time and understanding to make a decision about leaving the club but because of who he is, it’s afforded him time. I actually don’t think there’s been anything like this that I can remember, usually once a club grants permission you see the manager join said club within 48 hours. Fingers crossed after this week we can move forward as a club. 
     
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    EnzaRam got a reaction from 1967Ram in It's in your DNA, youth   
    In the middle of the Frank storm, I could do with a break.
    DCFC wasn't in my DNA, but it's in my heart. I was born in Warrington to a dad that was a rugby league 'pro', and arrived in Derby aged 5.
    I grew up in Ripley, got interested in football and ended up with a step dad that started taking me to the baseball ground at age 9.  And the deal was sealed. I've only had 12 season tickets in my 47 years because work and family stuff dictate.
    I still follow the Wire, but DCFC became my life from late teens onwards, and I'm nearly 50 FFS. 
    I met my better half on a train back from London in 97 after Chelsea bummed us in the midday kick off the day before. She's a Sheffield Wednesday fan and her and my eldest have season tickets up there.
    Daughter 2 followed me down the right path, and she's my Pride Park company. Daughter 3 the youngest, ride's horses scarily well and we had a lad who got cancer at 7 and we lost him when he was 10, it was awful.
    Football at Derby and Wednesday has been a glue that has held us together as a family and still does. I think my girls think I'm one of the most over protective dad's there could be, and I can't tell them why.
    So if you were just born into the club or it became your club, I wouldn't mind hearing why?
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    EnzaRam reacted to Donnyram in Suggestions for the next Derby manager   
    Excited by this if true....... seems to fit Mel’s profile perfectly.  Hope it’s not just a lazy link because of that
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    EnzaRam reacted to Arsene Titman in Suggestions for the next Derby manager   
    I’m not sure if this has been posted but this is part of The Times article that explains why Cocu did badly at Fenerbache.
    ”Cocu, who was No 2 to Bert Van Marwijk when Holland reached the 2010 World Cup final, has been out of work since being dismissed by Fenerbahce last October just four months into an ill-fated stint in Turkey. However the Istanbul club were operating within budget constraints and attempting to refashion their squad using young players, in an effort to comply with Uefa Financial Fair Play Rules.”
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    EnzaRam got a reaction from The Key Club King in It's in your DNA, youth   
    In the middle of the Frank storm, I could do with a break.
    DCFC wasn't in my DNA, but it's in my heart. I was born in Warrington to a dad that was a rugby league 'pro', and arrived in Derby aged 5.
    I grew up in Ripley, got interested in football and ended up with a step dad that started taking me to the baseball ground at age 9.  And the deal was sealed. I've only had 12 season tickets in my 47 years because work and family stuff dictate.
    I still follow the Wire, but DCFC became my life from late teens onwards, and I'm nearly 50 FFS. 
    I met my better half on a train back from London in 97 after Chelsea bummed us in the midday kick off the day before. She's a Sheffield Wednesday fan and her and my eldest have season tickets up there.
    Daughter 2 followed me down the right path, and she's my Pride Park company. Daughter 3 the youngest, ride's horses scarily well and we had a lad who got cancer at 7 and we lost him when he was 10, it was awful.
    Football at Derby and Wednesday has been a glue that has held us together as a family and still does. I think my girls think I'm one of the most over protective dad's there could be, and I can't tell them why.
    So if you were just born into the club or it became your club, I wouldn't mind hearing why?
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    EnzaRam got a reaction from Zag zig in It's in your DNA, youth   
    In the middle of the Frank storm, I could do with a break.
    DCFC wasn't in my DNA, but it's in my heart. I was born in Warrington to a dad that was a rugby league 'pro', and arrived in Derby aged 5.
    I grew up in Ripley, got interested in football and ended up with a step dad that started taking me to the baseball ground at age 9.  And the deal was sealed. I've only had 12 season tickets in my 47 years because work and family stuff dictate.
    I still follow the Wire, but DCFC became my life from late teens onwards, and I'm nearly 50 FFS. 
    I met my better half on a train back from London in 97 after Chelsea bummed us in the midday kick off the day before. She's a Sheffield Wednesday fan and her and my eldest have season tickets up there.
    Daughter 2 followed me down the right path, and she's my Pride Park company. Daughter 3 the youngest, ride's horses scarily well and we had a lad who got cancer at 7 and we lost him when he was 10, it was awful.
    Football at Derby and Wednesday has been a glue that has held us together as a family and still does. I think my girls think I'm one of the most over protective dad's there could be, and I can't tell them why.
    So if you were just born into the club or it became your club, I wouldn't mind hearing why?
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