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  1. reading 1- 1 Derby with Martin being the rgs
  2. Anyone who wants Cocu out now needs their head looking at quite honestly. First, who on earth would we get in to replace him? We're hardly an attractive proposition atm. Second, at what point do we stick with a manager for more than a single season? It's been what 5 years since we've started the next season with the same manager that started the previous one? Chopping and changing has not led to success, it has led to an unbalanced squad which lacks an identity and a lot of money thrown down the drain. Our years of extreme indecision of sticking to a style and an identity has finally caught up with us. Cocu is the best option we have. As I said earlier this season unless we're in danger of relegation we have to stick with him. Yes, this season will be trying and difficult. We will not have a playoff push or a wembley day out at the end of it. However, in the long run he's the best man to lead us to promotion by using a mixture of youth and experience to forge an identity which will hopefully stick with us for a few years at least.
  3. loved the interview and there is definitely something sad about the last of that generation of players leaving the club now. I'm actually amazed we haven't achieved promotion given the talent we've had around. The one bit i'd disagree with Bryson on is Pearson the guy was a calamity from beginning to end and i'm not convinced we'd have finished above 19th with him in charge. I still remember in horror a lot of those home games.
  4. People can still support their team while showing their frustration with results and/or the way the club is run. When we were run by both a very bad administration on the 3 amigos and also a frustrating (although nowhere near the same scale) under GSE fan protests gathered each time to show their discontent. That is not showing a lack of support it is often in fact the deepest show of support by demanding better than what was going on. I think a fan is often more seen as fairweather than a supporter who is in it for a longer haul and it runs more deeply in someone's identity in their core.
  5. I'm a very happy Derby fan and it would have been a travesty if we hadn't won today. We showed both sides of the game today with silky football cutting preston open but also grit and determination to keep them at bay when necessary. This year won't be the year we go up but next year we'll be a formidable opponent who i think could run rampant if we keep everything together. I was worried about the shift in formations but we looked well drilled and competent with different shapes and styles of play which can only be a good thing. I thought the referee generally had a solid game but i'm still wondering how bogle didn't win a pen (was shoved off the ball anywhere else was a pen) or how holmes didn't get a freekick. I thought in the first half our quick passing and tempo put Preston to shame at times and if we'd been a bit better with our finishing we'd have been out of sight. We might need to get a goalscorer in if rooney doesn't perform how we hope. Defensively we looked comfortable up until we had to defend set pieces where we always looked shaky. Personally, I want to see Roos sold in January and bring someone else in. I know it's contentious but i've never rated him and see him as a complete liability who wouldn't look out of place in a division or two below. Preston remind me of our 2006 team a lot, they could definitely challenge but you can smell a distinct lack of talent in the squad and a reliance upon a team ethos. Except i think they actually have even less talent than our team from that period.. we had lupoli, david jones, leacock, howard etc. they won't be in the playoffs by the end of the season.
  6. I don't want to sound harsh but the guy is absolutely abject as a goalkeeper. I honestly don't know what he bring besides good distribution which is supposed to be a bonus of a goalkeeper not the first thing. I've never been convinced by his shot stopping, his command of the area, handling, dealing with crosses or his composure in certain games. The guy needs to be replaced ASAP. I honestly am struggling to remember the last time i was less assured with a goalkeeper than with him.. maybe Andy Oakes
  7. As exciting as it is having him here (I still remember watching him play for england at old trafford a fair few times when he was immense) I do think the move is littered with potential problems
  8. It is extremely exciting having rooney at the club. He was an amazing player and even though he's past his peak he should be more than adequate for us. He's had a really good time in the MLS which is probably equivalent to the championship in general. I don't think he'll be as good as some people think he will and i definitely don't want him sitting in cm. I also think if Cocu does end up going in the next 18 months we cannot be tempted to give rooney the gig it'd be an unmitigated disaster.
  9. I like a lot of people aren't feeling as excied as previous years. It could be that not having been a season ticket holder for so many years is finally starting to take its toll on my enthusiasm. Then again I think for me it's because i don't think this will be the season but it feels like a run up for next season when everything is in place for another run at promotion. It could also be that last season was a lot of fun in so many ways and there was such a connection with the team. This year it hasn't clicked in the same way.
  10. I'd say why would he go back to Holland at a smaller club than PSV but I also said there was no way Lampard would go to chelsea and look how that turned out...
  11. watched the game on sky and i think we're showing definite signs of improvement. It's not perfect and it's not where we want it to be but it's certainly getting better. Forest didn't really seem to have much of a sniff at our goal except from a couple of shots outside the area and one corner. On another day we'll win that game 1 or 2-0. We're developing as a side and it's starting to come together. This season i think is a write off, the squad isn't quite good enough and we'll still need a fair few games to really master this new style we're implementing.
  12. Same, god knows how we stuck it out this long
  13. Nah Leeds and Millwall definitely top the 'hate' chart of other fans.
  14. I find it amazing that we've fired the guy who was in the passenger seat.... If it's about his behaviour then unless something has been completely misreported in the press the club don't have a leg to stand on. If it's about his potential contribution to the team then Bennett should have been immediately sacked and Lawrence should have had his wages cut down to about 500 quid a week. I don't like the way we've treated him in this episode given that he's played in almost every game for the past 8-9 years. Yes he made an idiotic mistake and yes there should be some form of punishment but we shouldn't have fired him unless we were willing to let all of them go.
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