Jump to content

Gisby

Member
  • Content Count

    271
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Clap
    Gisby 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.
     
  2. Haha
    Gisby reacted to Norman in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    I've drank that much my mrs could be Kelly Brook and there still wouldn't be the slightest of twitches today.
  3. Clap
    Gisby reacted to Van der MoodHoover in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    We all thought that the first 6 games looked tough. To be unbeaten after half of those is not bad at all👍
  4. Clap
    Gisby reacted to Carl Sagan in Open Letter to Derby Fans   
    Am only replying to yet another thread on this ridiculous topic because it's already at the top of the forum so I'm not bumping it back up. No one outside Derby is talking about this anymore and nor should we. It's a TOTAL non issue. No one really cares - the media stirred it up on a quiet news day and the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chair of Ramstrust(!) felt compelled to stick their oars in. As well as opposition fans who wanted to stoke it to try to obtain an advantage over the Rams. Don't let them.
    The reality is that all of football is financed by betting companies. We play in the SkyBet Championship. If people don't like that, then tough. I wish all the threads had been amalgamated and then disappeared into obscurity. Come January if there's nothing else for the media to feel outraged about, they'll re-raise this issue again. But until then, can we just leave it be and move on and enjoy the football? And the idea of England's record goalscorer joining us in the next window.
  5. Like
    Gisby reacted to richinspain in Best forward line you've seen play for Derby   
    Hector, O'Hare and Hinton have to be the best I have seen, but really all of the successful partnerships have their own special place in my memories. George and Lee were sublime. Davison and Gee terrorised third and second division defences, but never really reached the same heights in the first division. Saunders and Goddard were an absolutely fantastic partnership, they had everything. Saunders was lightning quick and excellent in the air considering his height. Goddard had the touch of the Gods. He could control the ball at any height and pace, and his vision was truly fantastic. Sturridge, Gabbiadini and Willems again were fantastic in the second division. Sturridge, Wanchope and Biano had pace and skill against the best defenders in the Prem. As I said, Hector, O'Hare and Hinton were probably the best, but Saunders and Goddard supported by Callaghan, McMinn and Micklewhite were probably my favourites because I could appreciate them more as I was older. Still proud to be able to say that I remember the very best though and Hector was and always will be my all time favourite player. He wasn't called the King for nothing.
  6. Haha
    Gisby reacted to Mucker1884 in Rooney Change Number   
    No it's not.  It's merely his squad number.  Nothing to do with advertising.  If it was advertising, we would get done, as it's too big and would break the rules.  "32Red" would be advertising... but we have that on the front, where it's allowed.  The "32" on the back is to identify the player within our squad... The fact that it happens to be the highest paid player in the clubs history is mere coincidence, as is the percieved reference to our official shirt sponsor.
    Nope... not advertising... you are wrong!
     

  7. Haha
    Gisby reacted to Owd miner in Cocu - the new Bobby Robson   
    Couldn't sleep last neet as I'm worried all the good stuff of coco and Rooney coming is gonna go t*** up and that means scabs darn road will be laughing at us.... mi and Hilda are reet nervous abart it all. Any road Cocu needs time ...it wa clear that last year the team wont good enough.... there wa sum horrendous performances.. hopefully he is building a team I and I personally  don't care about promotion I just wont us to be a stable club...any road of to light mi parkray fire .. hilda is struggling ta get sheets dry as her mangel has broke plus all rain has got in mi bunker of coal and I'm struggling to get fire lit ....
  8. Clap
    Gisby reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in v Swansea City (H) Match Thread   
    Few folk seem quite despondent but I think we're in a good place. Frustrating to have a pen saved but that aside, Swansea were not interested in playing any football today and executed their plan well but we were the only side that was going to win the game today we just rather lucked out. We're averaging 2 points a game currently in any case and there'll be easier games to come as well a good few approaching full fitness and possibly starts against Stoke. Today's 11 is a long way from our strongest team I'd suggest and we have Rooney to look forward to too.I can't see him having any trouble picking the lock of teams like Swansea. Also, the players seem to settling into their roles under Cocu quite quickly and I'd expect significant improvement as they do.
    As regards personnel, if at all possible, I'd be looking to give Holmes a start against Scunny. We possibly lacked a little creativity in midfield today and he can help address that. I'd also like to see Bielik and Marriott getting game-time as we'll be a very different proposition once they are fit and firing. Most of all, I'd like to see Max Lowe get a run of games. For me, he has almost Bogle-like potential and I'd be confident that he'd improve past Malone this season. Not a dig at Malone, just a firm belief that Max is going to be a very good player. His time at Aberdeen seems to have done him well.
    Lastly, it's a real shame that some fans decided to get on Malone's back today. What do they think it will accomplish? Malone's been pretty steady for us since signing, without tearing up any trees and certainly ought to have enough 'credit in the bank' as a result to excuse him one poor display without being heckled by his own 'supporters'. Doubtless it was only a small minority but I do despair of the mindset anyway.
     
  9. Like
    Gisby reacted to Millenniumram in Cocu - the new Bobby Robson   
    Difficult to tell so far, but he certainly seems a very calm and reserved bloke. Seen a few today moaning about him not giving enough to the fans- personally I don’t mind that at all. No problem with a manager avoiding the sideshow and just putting his full attention on the match at hand and getting the result in whichever way is needed- after all, that’s his job. Sure you might lose a bit of fan-coaching staff unity, which was a big thing last season in all fairness, but I can’t say it bothers me if the manager just wants to get on with the tactics on the pitch.
    He certainly seems like a very focused, intelligent bloke. A proper student of the game, seems to analyse everything in detail, which should bode well to us once he gets a grip on our teams strengths and weaknesses. Certainly seems to have the foundations of a successful ideology on the pitch anyway. Certainly more than some of the dinosaurs of the past. Just hope we’ve not left him short of the personnel he needs in attack to make us a proper team
  10. Like
    Gisby reacted to RamNut in Cocu - the new Bobby Robson   
    Thats who he reminds me of so far.
    looks like a decent chap but with a steely determination. Former international player. Calm. Enthusiastic. Respectful of senior pros and enthusiastic about young player development. Quite technical as a coach. Doesn't look like he'd take any poo. 
    bobby robson was Derby's first choice to replace Brian Clough, but he was far too sensible to leave Ipswich for the circus of trying to step into Brian Cloughs shoes. And also probably was respectful of Cloughie and his position. He patiently built a great team, winning the f a cup and finishing runners up in the league.
    this is light years ahead of phil brown, paul jewell, and some of the roosters we've appointed.
    hopefully he gets his first home win and its another good day.
    nice one melvyn.....
  11. Clap
    Gisby reacted to Animal is a Ram in Our Summer Business   
    I'm happy with this window.
    We've shipped out a large chunk of 'deadwood'. Chunky wages saved. Leaner squad. Better chance of youngsters coming through.
    Sure, the quality has taken a drop -  we were always going to struggle to 'replace' Mount/Wilson/Tomori - but I think we've addressed the right areas. Would have loved a top drawer winger, which is something I feel like I say every damn season.
    We've also kept hold of our key players in Waggy, Marriott, Lawrence and Bogle.
    Hamer - wages saved. Useful back up to have. Roos clearly first choice, which I don't mind.
    Paterson - jury's out. Will wait to see what he can do, but looks like an upgrade on Josefzoon and Bennett at the least.
    Clarke - signing of the season for me. Much needed physicality AND can play it out from the back? Only negative is that he's not our player. Shame we couldn't have pinched him before Brighton did, but who's to say we didn't try?
    Bielik - again, much needed physicality. One hell of an investment and looks like a proper defensive mid.
    Rooney - doesn't need saying does it? Will probably make us money without spending a minute on the pitch. Can he hack the Championship? Where will he play?
    Shinnie - not sure. Looked like a Bryson replacement. May be a victim of change of manager? Sure he'll have a role to play though
    Dowell - as close to a Mount replacement as you could expect - hope he isn't unfairly benchmarked against the aforementioned - looks like he could be important once he starts to strike up and understanding with Lawrence/Waggy/Marriott.
     
  12. Clap
    Gisby reacted to jono in Damned   
    When the churches get round to a bit more self condemnation about abuse of children, Unmarried mothers, along with the general mayhem and slaughter in gods name over the last 2000 years then I might be prepared to listen 
  13. Clap
    Gisby reacted to MK-Ram in Martyn Waghorn on depression whilst at Rangers   
    Waggy always strikes me as one of the most outgoing, cheerful, and playful members of the squad.  Whilst that isn't necessarily untrue, this article goes to show just how easy it is for there to be things going on behind the scenes.
     
    Massive amounts of respect for him.  I hope he has found a way to manage it and is doing a lot better.
  14. Clap
    Gisby reacted to uttoxram75 in Current Squad   
    I'm definitely a happy clapper with the current squad.
    I'm interested to see how the midfield evolves. It looks on paper a decent blend to me.
    Dowell, Bielik, Holmes, Shinnie, Sibley, Knight .......youth, skill, bit of bite, potential there for a mobile, interchangeable group, perhaps a bit more  tougher for teams to get through than in recent seasons. Hudds maybe will have to settle for cameo appearances?
    In defence, Clarke looks a good un to partner Keogh, proper cb, thought he was decent at Huddersfield.
    I grew up watching the great Dutch team of the 70's whose fullbacks were often wingers, Total football they called it, every player was comfortable on the ball and capable of fluidly covering the ones who broke forward and vice versa. The dutch copied the Derby team if you ask me, Nish and Webster were as good as Neeskens, Krol etc!
    Bogle and Lowe could well provide the width if the system allows them to bomb forward.
    There are goals between Waggy, Tom, Jack and Mason if the midfield and wing backs are doing there stuff.
    I believe we are very lucky to have Phillip Cocu as our manager. He really should be in the Prem or at a top European club. I think he will organise the players available to him to play some good exciting football. We saw glimpses Monday night, a free role for Lawrence, Huddersfield couldn't mark him first half....that's tactical nous from the Dutch masters.
    A long season in front of us, always difficult to get out of this League, but we have a serious management team who, I believe, will adapt and out think their opponents and install a winning mentality into the players.
     
    Genuinely excited, and that's before Rooney arrives.
     
    COYR🐏
  15. Like
    Gisby reacted to jono in Ben Hamer - Signed on season long loan   
    Hi Ben, welcome to Derby.
    i’m sure You are half decent, so i’m not worried, and in any case, if you have an off day we’re going score so many at the other end it won’t be too much of an issue.
     
  16. Cheers
    Gisby reacted to Begley in Where will Rooney play?   
    Villa fan in peace.
    i comment a few times in the lead up to our game in May. It’s tough losing a playoff final, we did it 12 months previously. Since then you have also lost your manager which is also a bit rough. However, u have got Cocu in to replace Frank. Imo a far better manager than Frank will ever be, he was my first choice when we got Smith. You played some cracking football against a team just relegated from the PL and now you have pulled off the Championship transfer of the season in getting Rooney. He will be brilliant for you guys and will bring a great lift to the club in Jan for your final push to the auto promotion spots. Well done to Mel and Cocu for pulling that out of the bag.
    Good luck this season and I hope you get promoted, I am just hoping we don’t pass you on the way back down next summer
     
  17. COYR
    Gisby reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Where will Rooney play?   
    He'll sit in the middle of the park spraying 50 yard crossfielders all game. Oppo's will triple up on him creating wide open psaces for the rest of the team to exploit. Chris Martin will be drafted back in to fall over a lot and win us 5 -10 free-kicks a game, half of which Wazza will bury in one top corner or the other. Bielik will snap the spine of anyone attempting to roughhouse Wazza, the Stud will find inspiration, lose a stone and net 30 goals this season, half the current United 'faithful' will defect and become lifelong Rams and Uncle Phil will lead us to CL glory in 2021 with us smashing Citeh 6-1 in a the one-sided final ever seen.
    What a time to be alive.
  18. Cheers
    Gisby got a reaction from jono in So what do we expect this season   
    Agree, I’m always a glass half full guy when it comes to DCFC and was fully on board with the FLDCFC train, perhaps too much so, as I was disappointed how it played out in the end and with hindsight felt I got caught up in the euphoria. This time around it feels somewhat different and rather than the massive hype like this time last year this time I like what I see in regards of the cool, calm & calculated way PC is going about his business. Very proficient, very studious and smacks of him having a plan both short term & long term. I look upon him as ‘the professor’ not too down when things don’t quite go right but not too euphoric when they do. I’m hoping that this time we have someone here for the long term, with a plan for the short, medium & long term and someone who is given, and is willing, to stick around for a long enough period of time to put each plan into action. COYR. 
  19. Like
    Gisby reacted to cheron85 in So what do we expect this season   
    Agreed
    If we can build the right style of play, bring through some of the younguns to learn from the likes of Keogh, Davies, Huddlestone, Martin etc and finish 8th with the ambition of smashing everyone the season after I'm fine with that
  20. Clap
    Gisby reacted to Nuwtfly in So what do we expect this season   
    PC: "The ambition has to be playing in the play-offs again. So this is what we're going to work hard for but, like we said in the presentation, it's not only this one goal we're setting. We want to develop the style of play we have in the team, develop the young players who join the team: this is as important as the objective we have with the first team."
    Please remember this quote, ladies and gents. This season is not just about points and a league finish. It's about our progression and evolution as a football club. It's about developing our own brand of football and getting bloody good at it. Building a team that won't get promotion off the back of a good run, but will at some point dominate the league. This is, for me, the right attitude to approach this division with and is something to get really excited about. 

  21. Haha
    Gisby reacted to ck- in Scott Carson - Signed for Man City on loan   
    Forest's keeper might be available on a free transfer 😂
  22. Like
    Gisby got a reaction from 1967Ram in So what do we expect this season   
    Agree, I’m always a glass half full guy when it comes to DCFC and was fully on board with the FLDCFC train, perhaps too much so, as I was disappointed how it played out in the end and with hindsight felt I got caught up in the euphoria. This time around it feels somewhat different and rather than the massive hype like this time last year this time I like what I see in regards of the cool, calm & calculated way PC is going about his business. Very proficient, very studious and smacks of him having a plan both short term & long term. I look upon him as ‘the professor’ not too down when things don’t quite go right but not too euphoric when they do. I’m hoping that this time we have someone here for the long term, with a plan for the short, medium & long term and someone who is given, and is willing, to stick around for a long enough period of time to put each plan into action. COYR. 
  23. Like
    Gisby got a reaction from i-Ram in So what do we expect this season   
    Agree, I’m always a glass half full guy when it comes to DCFC and was fully on board with the FLDCFC train, perhaps too much so, as I was disappointed how it played out in the end and with hindsight felt I got caught up in the euphoria. This time around it feels somewhat different and rather than the massive hype like this time last year this time I like what I see in regards of the cool, calm & calculated way PC is going about his business. Very proficient, very studious and smacks of him having a plan both short term & long term. I look upon him as ‘the professor’ not too down when things don’t quite go right but not too euphoric when they do. I’m hoping that this time we have someone here for the long term, with a plan for the short, medium & long term and someone who is given, and is willing, to stick around for a long enough period of time to put each plan into action. COYR. 
  24. Like
    Gisby got a reaction from archram in So what do we expect this season   
    Agree, I’m always a glass half full guy when it comes to DCFC and was fully on board with the FLDCFC train, perhaps too much so, as I was disappointed how it played out in the end and with hindsight felt I got caught up in the euphoria. This time around it feels somewhat different and rather than the massive hype like this time last year this time I like what I see in regards of the cool, calm & calculated way PC is going about his business. Very proficient, very studious and smacks of him having a plan both short term & long term. I look upon him as ‘the professor’ not too down when things don’t quite go right but not too euphoric when they do. I’m hoping that this time we have someone here for the long term, with a plan for the short, medium & long term and someone who is given, and is willing, to stick around for a long enough period of time to put each plan into action. COYR. 
  25. Cheers
    Gisby got a reaction from papa_lazarou in So what do we expect this season   
    Agree, I’m always a glass half full guy when it comes to DCFC and was fully on board with the FLDCFC train, perhaps too much so, as I was disappointed how it played out in the end and with hindsight felt I got caught up in the euphoria. This time around it feels somewhat different and rather than the massive hype like this time last year this time I like what I see in regards of the cool, calm & calculated way PC is going about his business. Very proficient, very studious and smacks of him having a plan both short term & long term. I look upon him as ‘the professor’ not too down when things don’t quite go right but not too euphoric when they do. I’m hoping that this time we have someone here for the long term, with a plan for the short, medium & long term and someone who is given, and is willing, to stick around for a long enough period of time to put each plan into action. COYR. 
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.