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VulcanRam

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  1. What @cheron85 said up there. ^^^^ It's the tired old argument that just because they get paid well they must automatically be amazing all the time. The only inexcusable element is if they're not trying, and I don't think that's the case at all. Holmes isn't playing to his potential because he's coming back after injury. Dowell isn't for reasons Cocu needs to suss out because he's surely better than what we've seen. Clarke isn't because he probably needs a run of games to settle in. As much as he looked nervous on the ball, I really liked what I saw on Friday though when he made his charges forward and Bielik just slotted in (same with Keogh). Marriott I don't think is playing to his full potential because we're not giving him the necessary service where he can best be used. Lots of reasons other than money.... Oh, and in answer to you post, it doesn't make me feel sick or cheated re their wages. They've got this far to make it to an elite level that very few players do. Good luck to them I say.
  2. Problem most whingeing Derby fans have is they all say in the summer they are happy for a season of transition, for a manager to come in, take time to build properly and create a team capable of getting promotion, but when it actually shows signs of happening they jump off a cliff and we end up with threads like this. I'm very happy with Cocu, I'm very happy with Rooney. The squad could be better but there are players there who are not yet playing to their potential for a number of reasons. We've shown we can compete with the best teams in the division. It's a slow start, that's all.
  3. I think totally the opposite. It's not Derby that are driving coverage of the ground sale or anything to do with FFP, its the moaning of other clubs and the media's need to fill 24 hours of coverage online/broadcast. If you look, Derby have not actually been commenting on any of the last week's stuff or the Daily Mail's anti-Rooney agenda, which is the right tack to take. So you can hardly say they are addicted to coverage. Quite the opposite. They are keeping their head down. Rooney in my opinion is a brilliant piece of business for the club, both commercially and on the playing side. Don't tell me he isn't better than anyone we have in midfield, or that he won't get bums on seats. It's only because there's an international break so there's not much to talk about, added to the fact its been a slow start. Cheer up!
  4. This is The Sun you're talking about. It took them about a quarter of a century to apologise for Hillsborough so you've got no chance with this. Regards the club's comments, it's an interesting one. I think Mel had to say what he said simply because all the questions being asked of him involved how can we afford it within FFP. The answer? It makes more than it costs. It's a fair point imo.
  5. Absolutely they should because they are matters of fact and in the public interest given his profile. These sorts of stories thought are very different.
  6. Really? So you genuinely can't see the difference between a sportsman willingly signing a contract that's been thrashed out by agents, lawyers and club officials and a newspaper trying to destroy his marriage and personal life by printing lies about him?
  7. Couldn’t give two figs about this game. Hope cocu gives some fringe players some decent game time and doesnt treat it as something important. As for the result, not bothered either way. A good opportunity for people to get some football heir legs, but all eyes on the league atm, nothing else.
  8. I'll offer a another point of view. It didn't really work against Stoke at all, we looked chaotic at the back, let in a poor (but well taken) goal by being pulled apart by a simple long ball, and we were fortunate that we were up against a side which lacked confidence and which after we equalised were sitting back aiming for a point. We didn't win the game but it was a decent point. On Tuesday did it work? Bristol City were already 2-0 and showed little intention to attack in the second half. You could argue it worked because we didn't let in a goal, equally you could argue it didn't because we lost and therefore the benefit of the switch did not bear out. I don't mind 3 at the back by the way, we might have the players best suited to that, especially when Marriott and Holmes are fit. Secondly we will never get anywhere with Josefzoon in the team. It's not his fault, he just isn't good enough. Against Stoke he was lazy as much as he was poor, and on Tuesday night had loads of the ball and regularly mishit his cross, didn't beat the first man or just abdicated responsibility by passing five yards back to Keogh. How many times did he put it into a dangerous area for the strikers to attack? Yes he did pass to Marriott from which Marriott scored. But if his sole contribution after all that play is a simple five yard pass - and to a player with his back to goal so he hardly laid the goal on - then it's not enough. I'd really like to see him do well, but nothing we saw last season or so far this suggests he is up to scratch for a regular spot in a team aiming for promotion. And if we're playing with wing backs, they become a really important part of the set up. Until we can improve in that area I'd prefer Bennett, at least with him you get guts, strength and a positive attitude.
  9. Thought GSE and Glick ran the business well, picking up a real mess and and creating a sustainable platform for growth. Much like Mel, the punt was always that it all comes good with promotion.
  10. Ok I must have misunderstood. Yes, he is better on the left as that's his position, but he's doing a decent job on the right. Not perfect, but decent.
  11. So ditch Lowe and play Josefzoon? Ok. I'm out.
  12. If I was Malone I'd give plenty back to the fans. The ones who constantly whinge and moan at every slight error (or even a perfectly reasonable pass) deserve it. The only difference is I'd do it with a smirk on my face, knowing any of them would give their left, right or both arms to swap places. Then I'd lose the ball on purpose, just to pee them off.
  13. That's a tad over the top. It wasn't as bad as that by any stretch of the imagination. It was at least a 4.
  14. Sorry mate, I was just mucking about. I refer you to @Alpha answer above. Anyway I'm watching Preston 3 - 0 Stoke. Stoke's isn't a 5 out of 10 performance, I can at least tell you that.
  15. Therefore 5 seems about right! Anyway, I didn't even say it was a 5 out of 10 performance. I just joined in to be facetious.
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