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About sawley_ram

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  • Birthday 13/01/1991

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    Sawley, Derbyshire

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    Geriatric Floresta

    I had to check myself! I saw it was 2003/04 on the stats website and immediately thought "that was the Coca Cola Championship around that time", but when I checked it out that was the very last season using that format. It's confusing because of the separate re-naming of the top flight to the "Premier League" in '93. I'm getting all warm and fuzzy now remembering James Alexander Gordon announcing the scores at Saturday tea time!
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    Favourite Derby shirts

    As said it's a retro shirt but based largely on the original one. My dad has a special print done in the 1972 Derby Telegraph (I think) and in it there is a picture of John O'Hare in the short-sleeved shirt. Too poor a picture to compare the Ram though. I'm only 28 though -- just trying to keep a golden area for us alive. My dad is 67 so that era was his prime time in life.
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    Geriatric Floresta

    Well done, you might come close to matching our attendance figures. The last time you had more fans at your games that us was in the 2003 - 04 old First Division!
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    Favourite Derby shirts

    Not my era, but the 1971-72 shirt. Obviously it's special to us as it was during one of the great eras but it's smart, looks good and keeps it simple. I'll wear new shirts, but much prefer to wear this when I'm out rather than having "JUST EAT" emblazoned across my front.
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    Forest at home moved to the Monday

    Not sure what happened with the prices, but the £46 was definitely a price I saw. £43 is still pricey and must drive so many people away. As I say though I'll still be there moan over 😃
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    Forest at home moved to the Monday

    I am going on my own for this one, which is what it is 😂 I'm not a moaning fan but -- I don't remember prices for non-season ticket holders being very expensive for this fixture last season? Checked this morning and seats in the East stand, several blocks away from the travelling fans were £47 with booking fee. Friends of mine simply can't afford it before Christmas. Return train into Derby from Sawley about £4.90, plus £15-20 on drinks, plus £47 total ticket price meant it would be costing over £60.
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    Jim Smith Recognition

    Well I was only rolling around in my dungarees in that year! I vaguely remember the Promotion celebrations of 1996. Brian Clough passed after we'd be relegated back to Division 1 but he has a statue.
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    Christmas Dinner

    As it's always been since I was 14... men in the pub for 12:00, 4 or 5 pints before dinner then running back home 20 minutes after we were told to be back for dinner. Haven't lived at home for years but even now it's still the same routine.
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    Jim Smith Recognition

    My grandmother met him on a cruise at some point in the summer of 1998 or '99 and got his signature and a message to me. Apparently he was a really likable bloke and asked about me and my brother and how long we'd supported Derby. He got us back into the top flight and took us through 5 seasons, most of which were in the top half which is an achievement. Derby (the city) is becoming a less and less unique place these days, there needs to be recognition to him somewhere as believe it or not Derby/Derbyshire does attracts around 40 million people a year. He is part of our footballing history.
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    Watching Black and White

    Isn't this a pub talk thread? To wade in though, my great grandmother in Long Eaton still has a black and white TV and still uses an outside toilet in the yard! Her whole house is like a time capsule, even the microwave was made in the '80s and there are decorative plates she put up for the 1977 Silver Jubilee still on the walls.
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    Forest at home moved to the Monday

    Sky slowly making another sport less accessible for people, just like they did with Cricket. I'm only in Sawley/Long Eaton but even I won't have time to get home from work in Beeston and then back out again... Will have to get changed at work into my Derby shirt, avoid getting spat at, then pick up the train from Beeston to Derby. Really feel for the fans further out who make the unwavering effort to support the Rams. Those are the ones truly shafted by Murdoch.
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    v Brum (H) - Predictions

    I'm going to wear my lucky pants for this and I think it'll be a 2-0 victory to the Rams. One goal in each half, with a few close calls as Birmingum push forward. FRGS Marriott.
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    Match Thread V Chelsea (A)

    Beautiful display of real football and a show of what we're made of to the rest of the league. Totally happy with this game. Onwards to Saturday. Come on you RAMS!!
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    Match Thread V Chelsea (A)

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    Match Thread V Chelsea (A)

    I can't cope with the tension and clenching while watching this!

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