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    Squid reacted to Bristol City in v Bristol City (H) Match Thread   
    Hope you play with wingers for a change. We have CB Wright injured & LB Dasilva injured too so have had to resort to playing 352 with Rowe, a CM, at LWB who had a bit of a stinker on Saturday (although you can't really blame him).  I think your natural game plan will suit our patched up one better. 
    We haven't had the best start to the season, 1-1-1, and we haven't really clicked yet, with 6-8 new starters in every game you can understand why. Afobe looks good & we hope he can recapture his Wolves form, our new wonderkid from Monaco looks very good, although lightweight as you'd expect (he's just turned 18). I think the middle of the park will win it or lose it tomorrow, with 3 CMs I hope that we can take control of the game but with our new CDM coming off injured at HT on Saturday that isn't something I'm too confident of.
    Here's hoping to an enjoyable game with 2 sides trying to play the game the right way. You reds.
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    Squid 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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    Squid reacted to i-Ram in If Kieran Dowell is the answer, what is the question?   
    Three league games. Bit harsh to already judge a new player, particularly in a team that is getting used to a new Manager’s tactical requirements.  Tough crowd.
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    Squid reacted to Van Cone De Head in If Kieran Dowell is the answer, what is the question?   
    Which player doesn’t stand a chance of living up to the expectations of following Mason Mount?
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    Squid reacted to Jayram in Tonight's moan in   
    Bloody hell, talk about a first world problem! I love Craig Ramage; yes he is excitable and yes his analysis is a bit rough round the edges but so what? He’s a local lad who lived the dream and played for the Rams so you get an honest opinion warts and all. I’d rather that than listen to some relentlessly anodyne ‘Rams TV’ type crap. 
    If you don’t like it, don’t listen. 
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    Squid reacted to goldstar in Tonight's moan in   
    Personally, I love Ramage, I think he's a nice guy, down to earth and is more relatable than Ed Dawes. Yes he struggles to get his point out eloquently  but the passions there and he wants us to do well as a football club so i can forgive negativity when it stems from concern.
    Sometimes I think he's a good contrast to Ed when he's parroting on about a train in the distance or being snarky to him. He sounds like a straight up honest bloke who used to play for us and that draws in the listeners, needs to be a good mix. 
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    Squid got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Promising signs   
    Too right mate. we have such a strong blend of youth coming into the squad and its promising, Knight, Sibley, Lowe, Buchanan all seem promising and cannot wait to see more of them.
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    Squid reacted to dcfc4ever in Lawrence up to 30 minutes in a game   
    Another let’s have a pop at Lawrence thread.
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    Squid reacted to Alpha in Lawrence up to 30 minutes in a game   
    You want to do what to him at half time? 
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    Squid reacted to Van der MoodHoover in Gary Rowett on Quest   
    We were first match on tonight.
    snakey was analysing in the studio and it was a bizarre performance.
    firstly, calling out stoke for “playing so poorly last season just after they’d come down”. Er - you mean under you Gaz?
    secondly for faintly praising Cocu “seems to be trying to build a philosophy at Derby. I was speaking to Mel Morris and some of the staff recently and they’ve been trying to play the same way throughout the club”. You mean he’s doing what Mel has been talking about for yonks and which you completely failed to do.
    honestly does he live in some parallel universe? 😂
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    Squid reacted to Half fan in What a Manager we have!   
    Sir Cocu's calm and precise analysis of the Stoke match surely shows a master at work.
    He's unhappy at four points lost, despite a far from ideal and rather short pre-season. This shows the high winning standard he has set for the squad. No talk of the last 12 games being the key to promotion - every game is the key to promotion from August onwards.
    He explains how he saw the first half today and why he made what some saw as baffling changes. He then describes succintly the resulting improvement whilst calmly listing the failings which need to be eliminated.
    He doesn't talk about Plans A or B, he analyses what's happening in the match and changes formations, tactics and players as soon as the need is evident.
    Our captain who's had more than his fair share of club and international managers, says training is an eye-opener. Gradually, we can see why.
    Sir Cocu is taking our club to a higher level than I can recall in many decades. No banal generalities, no superficial banter with the interviewer. The players ere expected to work hard mentally as well as physically.
    It seems to me that Frank relied on a team formula of hard work, energy, and pressing whilst he motivated the players with his personality, humour and winning determination. Frustratingy it didn't always work, especially away to inferior teams. In contrast, our new management is more cerebral and concentrates on developing each player's technical and positioning and adaptability skills, as well as the team performance. So those players of any age who want to improve themselves and be stretched will relish the fabulous opportunity. Those that don't or can't will fall by the wayside, if the steely glint in the manager's eye is anything to go by.
    Of course there will be setbacks and disappointments. But there's some real building work going on here and it's a privilege to see it unfold.
    Thanks DCFC for the astute and synergistic investment in facilities and management.
     
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    Squid 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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    Squid got a reaction from Van der MoodHoover in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Sir Krystian Bielik OBE - For shizhousing Derby County to the promised land...
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    Squid reacted to Rampage in Red Dogs Away   
    Keep our best defence and Marriott, let the young guns have a go for 45 mins then make three changes at half time. 
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    Squid reacted to Ghost of Clough in ticket prices   
    The cheapest ST costs about £450 meaning the average price per game is about £19.50 for 23 games.
    Buy home membership for £40 and get 20% off tickets and no booking fees, and 1 free game. For the same £450, You could get to 19 games.
    Without any form of membership, for the same £450 you could get to 15 games.
    So in saying matchday tickets should be cheaper, you're saying ST holders and home membership holders should attend more games to get their value for money, or the club should lose even more money by reducing the cost of a ST or membership. For football in this country, the pricing is roughly on par with the level of football being offered
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    Squid reacted to Van der MoodHoover in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    OBE for services to midfield? 😂
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    Squid reacted to rynny in Best forward line you've seen play for Derby   
    Baiano, Wanchope and Sturridge
    Martin, Ward and Russell (backed up by Dawkins and Bamford).
    Rasiak, Smith and Tudgay (backed up by Bisgaard and Rwich)
    Howard, Barnes and Stead (Lupoli) 
    Hulse and Commons. 
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    Squid got a reaction from jono in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    I feel like this is a game where Bogle's absence will show to be a huge factor in the final result. On our right hand side I feel as if we will be vulnerable. Max Lowe is good but its not his primary position.
    I think Tom Ince will be a massive threat as per and they are gonna put their arses on the line for this. At home, for their first win of the season.
    Lets prove to them we're not a pushover. COYR
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    Squid got a reaction from taffyram in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    I feel like this is a game where Bogle's absence will show to be a huge factor in the final result. On our right hand side I feel as if we will be vulnerable. Max Lowe is good but its not his primary position.
    I think Tom Ince will be a massive threat as per and they are gonna put their arses on the line for this. At home, for their first win of the season.
    Lets prove to them we're not a pushover. COYR
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    Squid reacted to RamLad1884 in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    Don't know what you're talking about, we all want to see Billock, Duwell and Knught play together. 
    Bring on Hubblerock for Billock if he gets tired 👍
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    Squid got a reaction from cosmic in Turn off that Engine!   
    I mean, when they have to travel all the way home after a defeat, they are at least entitled to some refrigerated crisps.
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    Squid got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Turn off that Engine!   
    I mean, when they have to travel all the way home after a defeat, they are at least entitled to some refrigerated crisps.
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    Squid got a reaction from Pastinaak in v Stoke City (A) Match thread   
    I feel like this is a game where Bogle's absence will show to be a huge factor in the final result. On our right hand side I feel as if we will be vulnerable. Max Lowe is good but its not his primary position.
    I think Tom Ince will be a massive threat as per and they are gonna put their arses on the line for this. At home, for their first win of the season.
    Lets prove to them we're not a pushover. COYR
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    Squid reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Red Dogs Away   
    Nearly passed out reading that. 🤣
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    Squid reacted to RadioactiveWaste in Leeds Documentary   
    "Home" that leeds was thrown out of, told never to come back and the divorce papers are on t'way with 2nd class postage cos we're still yorkshire.
    followed by "squatting" in the championship in between bouts of "vulnerable yorkshire football team shelter" in league 1 going round telling other residents (like sheffield clubs) that "i was champion of europe, i mean I didn't actually win, but I just am, and i lived in a big house and had a beautifull yorkshireman for a wife and everyone turned against me, to keep me down because they're all jealous of my yorkshireness.
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