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    IslandExile got a reaction from Andicis in v Bristol City (H) Match Thread   
    Let's shake it up...
                Roos
    Keogh Bielik  Clarke  Lowe
                   Evans
            Knight      Shinnie
                    Lawrence
             Waghorn    Marriott
    I'd actually prefer Bielik in midfield so you could move him to DM and Evans to RB, Keogh back in the middle.
    Only temporary until Bogle, Wisdom or Anya are fit again.
    Lawrence better as No.10.
    Marriott has to play. But so, too, does Waggy. It works having them together. The three of them can interchange, drift wide etc.
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    IslandExile reacted to Andicis in v Bristol City (H) Match Thread   
    For me, Knight absolutely has to start. Really liked what I saw today, loved what I saw away at Scunthorpe. I think the most balanced midfield we can put out is one of Bielik, Knight and Dowell. 
    Marriott looks ready to me now. Looked sharp when he came on, made a huge difference. Hope we unleash him from the start, I think I'd put Waghorn on the right wing, Lawrence on the left with Marriott leading the line. 
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    IslandExile reacted to Pastinaak in v Bristol City (H) Match Thread   
    How about this one...
               Rooney
    Waghorn      Marriott
    Still can't get my head around that!
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    IslandExile reacted to Pastinaak in v Bristol City (H) Match Thread   
    I see what you're saying but we can't move Keogh out of his position. We need to get this little triangle together asap and keep them together...
                 Keogh   Clarke
                        Bielik
    Lowe has done really well at RB and Malone is fine at LB.
    That triangle is key.
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    IslandExile reacted to ramit in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Top man @SaintRam keeping us updated on the action
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    IslandExile reacted to PhilGeeWasMyIdol in Best forward line you've seen play for Derby   
    Slightly peeved at the lack of love for the Gee/Davison combo, I'll grant you it was lower league and a while back but those boys could destroy defences and paint sheds for fun. Anyone else got some love for these two? As a combo there wasn't much better ( other than those suggested but not Hulse)
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    IslandExile reacted to B4ev6is in Promising signs   
    Yes I know only 4 games into the season 3 games unbeaten but young talent coming through speaks for it self. The young lad that scored on tuesday night never put a foot wrong but also max low did a brillient job at right back. Sebley did really well when he came on for Mason Bennett of which I rate highly. I really hope these young players will continue with game time I think 2 of them will be on the bench on saturday incase we need change things up or finnish them off.
    But we need to be careful with these young guns that we dont burn them out to early.
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    IslandExile reacted to Ambitious in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Roos
    Lowe                  Keogh                  Clarke                 Malone
    Bielik
    Knight                 Dowell
    Lawrence
    Waghorn                   Marriott
    Lawrence and Waghorn need to be fluid to create a 4-3-3 at times, but I would get those players in the team for this weekend. 
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    IslandExile reacted to europia in Best forward line you've seen play for Derby   
    George Burley worked miracles when you consider the conditions he was managing under. Some great performances that season. 
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    IslandExile reacted to AndyinLiverpool in Best forward line you've seen play for Derby   
    17 times in the league. By contrast, none of Davies' league starts that season were alongside both George and Lee. He did, however, come on as sub 13 times.
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    IslandExile reacted to Pastinaak in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Is the Bielik/Knight midfield partnership destined to be the beating heart of The Rams for the next few seasons?
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    IslandExile reacted to StockholmRam in Best forward line you've seen play for Derby   
    This by a country mile. I pity the poor fools who didnt get to see it. Close the thread.
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    IslandExile got a reaction from angieram in Best forward line you've seen play for Derby   
    The best in my time (and that includes the 72 side).
    And note: not a winger amongst them, though Zak drifted out wide and Gemmill, from midfield, was everywhere down the left side of the pitch.
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    IslandExile reacted to AndyinLiverpool in Best forward line you've seen play for Derby   
    Lee, George, Hector
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    IslandExile reacted to angieram in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    He wasn't missing. He was in the middle of the away end again! Duane Holmes is a Ram! 
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    IslandExile reacted to Rampage in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    I like Cocu having specific plans and targets for each player
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    IslandExile reacted to SKRam in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    Who we got again? 
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    IslandExile reacted to SaintRam in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    You know these U23 lads who've been near the top of the pile in England for a couple of years; and these U18 lads who were top of the pile last season?
     
    They're pretty good at football, it turns out. 
     
    I'm absolutely ducking ecstatic. 
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    IslandExile reacted to Shang in v Scunthorpe (A) Carabao Cup - Match Thread   
    I genuinely think Knight could offer our first team more than Dowell right now. I've been incredibly impressed any time he plays, never loses the ball, knows when to give and go. A real real player.
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    IslandExile got a reaction from admira in v Swansea City (H) Match Thread   
    Marriott has to get in the team, he's a natural finisher.
    Look how he snaffled the chances last season - when he played!!
    Imagine not playing Hector, Davison or Saunders.
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    IslandExile reacted to Ted McMinn Football Genius in Jamie Paterson   
    Including “Wee” Billy himself
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    IslandExile 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.
     
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    IslandExile got a reaction from Chester40 in v Swansea City (H) Match Thread   
    Marriott has to get in the team, he's a natural finisher.
    Look how he snaffled the chances last season - when he played!!
    Imagine not playing Hector, Davison or Saunders.
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    IslandExile got a reaction from DarkFruitsRam7 in Let's all laugh at Jack Grealish. n/t   
    Aye, true. But football is all about rivalry, part of that is, of course, jealousy.
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    IslandExile got a reaction from goldstar in v Swansea City (H) Match Thread   
    Marriott has to get in the team, he's a natural finisher.
    Look how he snaffled the chances last season - when he played!!
    Imagine not playing Hector, Davison or Saunders.
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