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    archram got a reaction from ramit in u19's v Borussia Dortmund U19 (H)   
    Just watched the interviews with Eiran Cashin and Louie Sibley. They just can’t stop grinning ! They’ve done a fantastic job so far, and long may it continue.
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    archram reacted to robglosta in I’m buzzing we’re not looking like being relegated   
    Say what you like about ‘being too good’ or ‘never looking likely’ to be relegated, I don’t buy it. Not that long ago we were in danger and with bottom 3 away form were only a glance away from home form slipping and real danger. 

    Prior to Charlton at home we couldn’t buy a win and subsequently since the turn of Christmas our form is automatic places level. 
    We should be buzzing - much bigger teams than us have had more rapid falls from grace and Cocu has worked miracles with the tools (and luck) at his disposal. 
    We are in for a much better ride next season! 
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    archram reacted to zaragozaram in u19's v Borussia Dortmund U19 (H)   
    Really enjoyed that although COLD. Ebosele the stand out for me although all had a good game. Snuggled up now at the hotel, ready for my daughter’s Uni interview tomorrow and then back to Spain to thaw out!
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    archram reacted to rynny in Academy Thread 19/20   
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    archram reacted to Coconut in Is Cocu improving Tom Lawrence   
    http://www.dai-sport.com/tom-lawrence-sends-message-ryan-giggs-earns-backing-Derby-boss-phillip-cocu/
    "In the last couple of games Tom has returned to the form he had earlier in the season,” said Dutchman Cocu.
    “He has a great ability to take shots. He can hit a curved shot from outside to inside and his shots today were the ones that are really difficult for a goalkeeper to catch it, even if they reach it.
    “He is improving his first touch. It’s so important for a striker or winger, that first touch. If you need another touch to move the ball, then the chance can be over.
    “This is an aspect of the game he has worked on and I’m happy to see that the end product is helping the team.”
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    archram got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Is Cocu improving Tom Lawrence   
    It feels to me that he’s less likely to return to his old ways with Rooney on the pitch. Wayne seems to be mentoring players during games and pointing out ways for them to improve and I imagine chats to them after games and during training. It may give Lawrence a bit more security to try things that may not work exactly because he’ll get advice on how to make it work.
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    archram got a reaction from The Orange Pimpernel in Is Cocu improving Tom Lawrence   
    It feels to me that he’s less likely to return to his old ways with Rooney on the pitch. Wayne seems to be mentoring players during games and pointing out ways for them to improve and I imagine chats to them after games and during training. It may give Lawrence a bit more security to try things that may not work exactly because he’ll get advice on how to make it work.
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    archram reacted to Steve How Hard? in v Bristol City (A) - Matchday Thread   
    We won an extremely pivotal game here last season. My blind faith leads me to believe we can do it again. 
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    archram got a reaction from Alpha in Is Cocu improving Tom Lawrence   
    It feels to me that he’s less likely to return to his old ways with Rooney on the pitch. Wayne seems to be mentoring players during games and pointing out ways for them to improve and I imagine chats to them after games and during training. It may give Lawrence a bit more security to try things that may not work exactly because he’ll get advice on how to make it work.
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    archram reacted to TramRam in Tom Lawrence appreciation thread   
    Just got back from ASDA, I bought the last piece of humble pie, Gonna eat it later and hope it doesn't stick in my throat...Well done Tom, You've set yourself a standard you should keep.
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    archram reacted to Inverurie Ram in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    (A-win away,  a-win away, a-win away, a-win away)
    (A-win away,  a-win away, a-win away, a-win away) 
    (A-win away,  a-win away, a-win away, a-win away)
    (A-win away,  a-win away, a-win away, a-win away)
    In the jungle, the mighty jungle
    The Welsh One sleeps tonight
    In the jungle, the quiet jungle
    The Welsh One sleeps tonight
    (A-win away,  a-win away, a-win away, a-win away) 
    (A-win away,  a-win away, a-win away, a-win away)
    (A-win away,  a-win away, a-win away, a-win away)
    (A-win away,  a-win away, a-win away, a-win away) 

    Near the village, the peaceful village
    The Welsh One sleeps tonight
    Near the village, the quiet village
    The Welsh One sleeps tonight
     
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    archram reacted to Coconut in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    tbf Cocu is a quite similar to Hughton just not as experienced in English football and more focussed on developing the young players. 
    Hughton knows exactly what it takes to win Championship games and how to adapt his team's approach to the game in order to do so. Exactly what Cocu gets criticised for with the whole "sets up to oppose the opposition'" thing, but it isn't actually a negative, defensive strategy that never changes, it's about how to exploit the opposition's weaknesses. Hughton gets praised for it.
    Cocu is learning that with the help of a Hughton protege in Rosenior.
    I'd rather be where we are with Cocu than where we could have been with Hughton though.
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    archram reacted to Marriot Ram99 in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Was so pleased when Lawrence got the winner and what a goal that was, last few games he  has started to put in some improved performances. Now looking forward to the Bristol game with some optimism, we are truly in the playoff hunt if we beat them, they are off the back of a poor result and are poor at home so we have a chance if everyone is on top of their game.  After Bristol we play Huddersfield at home which is a game we would expect to win given our home form, would be so nice to make a late push for the top 6, don't think we will quite make it as a combination of our leaky defence and dodgy keepers will mean it will be slightly too much to ask, but a even if we finish top 10 I will be pleased given the circumstances and feel positive for next season.
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    archram reacted to Carl Sagan in v Bristol City (A) - Matchday Thread   
    The win at Brizzle City last season made me think we might actually go up. When the chips were down we showed our true strength and won 0-2. I thought I'd remind myself of that game at the end of April: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47994358

    Wow! Less that 10 months later we are playing with an entirely different team. At this point I'd say there are only 2 guaranteed starters from that last game in Lawrence and Waghorn. Bogle might make it 3. Roos and Malone could take it up to 5. Of the 18 unless Josefzoon is brought in from the cold or Tom Huddlestone springs up off his injury bed, only Jack Marriott will add to those numbers. Just 6 out of 18 players - that is the nature of the revolution being wrought at Derby.
    Shinnie and Davies apparently had a good impact on the Swansea win (if the matchthread is to be believed). Do they stay in? After all, Martin had made a big impact in the prior games but was dropped. It's good that Max Bird is seizing his chance and playing well. Lowe's suspension is over. Is Fozzy capable of three games in a week? Will Marriott have a run? Will Sibley become a regular, at least on the bench, before the season's out? Ben Hamer is shortly to drop out because he can't play against his Huddersfield team on Saturday anyway. Does he make way for this, on a ground where Roos kept a clean sheet last season? I was surprised by Cocu today. For Wednesday I think we'll see:
    Roos
    Bogle     Wisdom     Clarke     Lowe
    Bird       Shinnie
    Holmes     Rooney     Lawrence
    Waghorn
    Subs:  Hamer Davies Forsyth Knight Sibley Martin Marriott
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    archram reacted to IslandExile in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Thanks - as always - @SaintRam and everyone for their contributions.
    COYR 🐏 Come on Cocu 🐏
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    archram reacted to Mucker1884 in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    My biggest smile today is reserved for @angieram.
    I can only presume she is having an absolutely cracking weekend... and thoroughly deserved after her travels throughout the season.   🐏
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    archram reacted to OohMartWright in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Some serious humble pie to be consumed by those who slagged off Cocu’s team selection and “negative substitutions”.
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    archram reacted to Ghost of Clough in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Lawrence has had a fantastic game. Game saver and match winner today
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    archram reacted to Van der MoodHoover in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Mummy camp, daddy camp and baby Lee camp? 🤣
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    archram reacted to brady1993 in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    Quiet reminder that Martin might not be able to physically play 3 games in a week before we start reaching for pitchforks.
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    archram reacted to nottingram in v Swansea (A) - Matchday Thread   
    So strange that a man with well documented health issues can’t play three games in a week
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    archram reacted to Carl Sagan in Cocu nominated for January Manager of the Month   
    You wonder what a manager and his coaches actually do. What I've found interesting in the talk around Cocu and his staff is that they do a lot more individual work with players than other managers. I like this in that, in terms of the stats, there's actually very little between a weak player and a strong player in a division and if Cocu can take the hand he's been dealt and, over time, turn them into better players, that's a massive boost for the team.
    Is that what we're seeing the benefit of recently? Maybe, but I also think the arrival of Rooney has had massive impact. But as has been said by our resident cephalopod, our Phil definitely deserves something to go his way.
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    archram reacted to Squid in Cocu nominated for January Manager of the Month   
    we are so lucky to have ol’ Phil as our manager.
    All the poo thats happened this season, from lampostgate, to the EFL charge, losing his captain, and many more issues, he’s been dealt an awful hand since he’s come in and he has dealt with it with class, professionalism, and loyalty.
    I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.
    Phil deserves recognition for everything he has had to deal with and has dealt with correctly, although the curse of the manager of the month means I don’t want him to get this, he deserves something!
     
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    archram reacted to TramRam in v Man Utd FA Cup 5th Rnd   
    I'll be done eatin by half time.
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    archram reacted to Archied in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    Jeez ,,,alongside investing in and improving our academy ,revenue streams and profile  mel Morris took a punt on pumping money into a team that was close to promotion as can often happen in football the gamble just did not produce the hoped for promotion,,,,
    the clue here is in mels response to the gamble not paying off , he’s not thrown his toys out the pram and just walked away leaving the club in dire financial straits he is working his socks and bank accounts off to keep the club moving forward all be it with a change of tactic needed ,the Morris slaters just bore me senseless 
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