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    Jram reacted to BaaLocks in What will our punishment be?   
    If Tom Lawrence is driving we might be
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    Jram reacted to JfR in What will our punishment be?   
    Should be noted that Sheffield Wednesday's 6 point (originally 12 point) penalty was for an £18m overspend during the three-year period in question, one that the club was aware of having committed. That would seem a far more serious P&S rule break than what Derby are accused of.
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    Jram reacted to duncanjwitham in What will our punishment be?   
    Given that the LAP basically told the accountants on the DC that they knew nothing about accounting, I reckon they're going to be lenient. £1 fine and permission to live rent-free in Steve Gibson's head for another season.
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    Jram reacted to Mckram in WHY   
    Love it when people’s argument for doing things differently is not signing poor players.
    Imagine being Mel, like actually being Mel and when someone comes to you and says we think this player will be amazing for Derby but it’s £6m you’re going to have to pay out your own pocket for them. Ignore his net worth as a lot of that is tied up money he doesn’t have access to. It’s real cash and will impact him greatly.
    He must have had some ridiculously hard calls to make and it was all to take Derby to the next level and please us fans. I will never slate him because I’m fairly certain if I had the money he did I’d have made a lot more mistakes along the way.
    If he won at Wembley against QPR or Villa then he is a hero to everyone, simple as that. 
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    Jram reacted to LazloW in WHY   
    Everything is easy in hindsight. I’m sure every decision that has been made has been made with the best of intentions and the best interests of the club. It would be hard to conclude that many of those decisions have not turned out to be the best, but it’s easy to be wise after the event.
    A lot of things that have gone wrong are also ‘sporting’ issues, which I refuse to blame the owner for. Backing your manager isn’t a crime. Bringing in managers with decent CVs and footballing pedigree isn’t a crime. There are plenty of examples of teams who underperform out there and it is rarely the owner’s fault. That’s the nature of football I’m afraid. Sometimes other teams are better than you. It happens.
    I think a lot of negative things have happened all at once which has led to a lot of conflating of issues and 2+2 is equaling 5 in a lot of cases. But I’m not angry (I’m not even faux angry) - more than anything I’m just sad that it’s turned out this way and sad for Mel as well. 
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    Jram reacted to Wolfie20 in Lee Buchanan   
    It's about time the young players were cut some slack - Buchanan, Bird and Knight are still only 20 and Sibley 19. You mention Hendrick and Hughes - we knew Will was a special talent, at least at Championship level - but they were 24 and 22 before getting their 'big' moves - who knows what level our youngsters will be at in 4 years time.
    They have just had to endure a fight against relegation which would have tested the most seasoned professionals let alone those with very little experience - what a horrendous season in which to try and be fully integrated into the Clubs'senior squad.
    One of the saving graces about having no fans in the ground is at least, with things going wrong, the boo boys are kept at bay.
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    Jram reacted to rynny in Lee Buchanan   
    I like the look of Archie Brown. 
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    Jram reacted to Josh in What will our punishment be?   
    We all get given season tickets for next season. 
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    Jram reacted to Dean (hick) Saunders in EFL appeal   
    Mother of God, there’s more acronyms than AC12 to decipher..
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    Jram reacted to Cam the Ram in EFL appeal   
    Another season in which the football will play second fiddle to off field events. I can't wait!
     
    Cheers, Mel 👍
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    Jram reacted to GeneralRam in I want Rooney as manager because...   
    Yeah because swapping managers has helped us recently.
    The problem are the players. Not Rooney.
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    Jram reacted to IlsonDerby in EFL appeal   
    It’s exactly this. It’s pure relief and emotion spilling out. We’d be hammering the players for not caring if they just snuck off after the match. 
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    Jram got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in EFL appeal   
    Why does Paul Warne care whether we or Wednesday stay up? 
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    Jram reacted to Ellafella in Day after night before...priorities?   
    Huge relief. 
     
    I arrived at the ground yesterday at 09:30am. I was the first there. The rain gave it a poignancy as I stood by Cloughie & Taylor and the voice of Brian and what he’d say to the team played in my head (“Look! If you can’t go out today and beat these lot, then you want bloody shoe-tin...)” 10 O’clock came and gradually a few other faces appeared. The rain eased. The stewards manned the barricades. A couple of friendly police said “hello”; “ hello, hello, hello!” I replied and they smiled back to themselves. Suddenly the crowd was apparent and the black flag unfurled. A frenzy of photographs and the air lifted; a few chants rippled up (“since I was young...”) and the sound of a drum (a guy was banging the road sign). The sound of some beer cans being opened (hissss!) and suddenly I realised there was quite a crowd and that little fizz of excitement as I read the banner“Just leave everything on the pitch, that’s all we ask” and suddenly Jake Buxton was in front of us and now it kicked of “Jake Bux-ton is a foot-ball genius” and the eyes watered, and cars hooted as they drove by and the singing continued “we love you Derby, we do” and the players got out of their cars, ashen-faced and looked over as black and white smoke filled the air and more cars hooted and Jay-sun Knight, Knight, Knight, and more cars hooted and I choked on the smoke. Football is nothing without the fans.
    A remarkable day. It felt so good to be back amongst real football fans. Passion and that unmistakable chat “ay up, me duck”. 

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    Jram reacted to TomBustler1884 in Day after night before...priorities?   
    Relieved we stayed up.
    Horrified it was because of an 89th min Cardiff goal and a pts deduction.
    Great to see fans and players pre and post match.
    Squad is tiny and not good enough.
    Where are the accounts, are we embargoed?
    If so, how do we improve the squad? If the accounts are bad, do we get a points deduction?
    If there's no money does it mean no new contracts?
    I hope Mel can find a responsible new owner.
    Terrified of Alonso.
    If he can't find an owner by June, what happens to the MSD repayment? Admin? Points deduction? Nervous for DCFC staff.
    Will we be back in the stadium? Will we start on -12? Have we just delayed the inevitable?
    So yeah, a few questions.
     
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    Jram reacted to PodgeyRam in Craig Forsyth   
    He's a cracking fella and a great character to have around. I actually thought he was pretty unlucky for the second goal, couldn't sort his feet out in time, and the third goal should have been given offside I'm willing to forgive him for that. 
    Buchanan should be first choice next season, but I see no issue keeping Fozzy around as back up. We have far more pressing matters to attend to during the transfer window than replacing someone who is set to be our 2nd choice left back next season.
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    Jram got a reaction from Ramslad1992 in Which player made you fall in love with DCFC?   
    Malcolm Christie 👌
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    Jram got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Big Summer   
    I’d be very surprised if Clarke returned, I think he’s absolutely brilliant, too good for Brighton 
    Roberts is probably going to be too much simply because he’s from City
    I would like Edmundson back and I think it’s feasible
    I do wonder if the club will cash in one of our youngsters.. would have said Knight but his value is considerably down since January.. perhaps Buchanan is closest to his peak value of the four (bird and sibley too)
    I think Mengi will be back and maybe another United youngster, no idea who though 
    I think Lawrence is out of contract next summer so the club will surely sell
    Waggy will have to take a cut to get a contract but would offer it if he accepted something affordable. Same for Wis 
     
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    Jram got a reaction from DCFC1388 in Big Summer   
    I’d be very surprised if Clarke returned, I think he’s absolutely brilliant, too good for Brighton 
    Roberts is probably going to be too much simply because he’s from City
    I would like Edmundson back and I think it’s feasible
    I do wonder if the club will cash in one of our youngsters.. would have said Knight but his value is considerably down since January.. perhaps Buchanan is closest to his peak value of the four (bird and sibley too)
    I think Mengi will be back and maybe another United youngster, no idea who though 
    I think Lawrence is out of contract next summer so the club will surely sell
    Waggy will have to take a cut to get a contract but would offer it if he accepted something affordable. Same for Wis 
     
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    Jram reacted to abertawe_ram in Big Summer   
    Thanks 👍
    I think we'll be back in the position of only paying out the occasional "Barker type fee" and to be honest I'm fine with that. It means spending only on the right players.
    Roberts as much as I loved that goal today and he has had moments, I don't he's a player to spend big on. There's a lot in Edmundson I like and I think with an experienced partner and good coaching he could be a good addition. I wouldn't want us breaking the bank for him though.
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    Jram reacted to Coconut in Summer 2021 Transfer Window - Suggestion Thread   
    Well past it, would be Marshall all over again.
    Fitness issues too I believe, only made 20 appearances this season
    17/18 - 18 appearances. 18/19 - 21 appearances. 19/20 - 14 appearances.
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    Jram reacted to Mucker1884 in How you holding up ...   
    Not given it a seconds thought all week!
    Tomorrow, yer say?  Blimey, that's come round quick!  I guess I might put it on in the background.
     

     
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    Jram reacted to Ram Logan Josh in Last season - July 2020. What went wrong?   
    On 1st July 2020 we had 60 points from 40 games, were in 7th place in the Championship and 1 point behind Cardiff in the playoff places.
    We'd just beaten Preston away with the following team:
    Hamer
    Lowe | Clarke | Evans | Bogle
    Bird | Rooney
    Knight | Sibley | Holmes
    Waghorn
    Used subs: Shinnie, Martin, Forsyth, Davies
    Unused subs: Josefzoon, Roos, Whittaker, JHI
    Cocu was coach of course
    The team's changed a bit since then, but there must be more to it than that.  Surely not all those changes worsened the squad? If we started on Saturday with the following team:
    Marshall
    Buchanan| Clarke | Wisdom| Byrne
    Bird | Shinnie
    Knight | Sibley | Jozwiak
    Waghorn
    Would that be such a materially worse line-up on paper?  Personally I'd choose CKE rather than Waghorn, but you get the point.  And I hope we get three points...
    First-time poster, so please be gentle...
    RLJ
     
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    Jram reacted to mike93rh in Always the Marriott, never the Toney   
    This thread became null and void after the first post describing Dean Moxey as a good signing/football player/not a complete and utter fraud. 
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    Jram reacted to vonwright in Always the Marriott, never the Toney   
    During his heyday here I was sure Brayford would end up playing regular Premier League football. Davies too, to some extent. 
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