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VulcanRam

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  1. Richard Keogh - always got a mistake in him

    Keogh's been playing well this year, but every so often has moments where he barely looks like a footballer. Two of them came on Saturday when getting completely bamboozled for the penalty and even worse, the final goal, where he either got his angles hopelessly wrong or he gambled on the lad cutting inside, which he didn't. Either way, both very poor, though I feel for him regarding the peno as the City player just tied him up in knots. He's a decent enough Championship defender and should be appreciated. He gets in blocks, tackles and stops the opposition scoring plenty of times. Equally he can play like he played on Saturday. Personally I think we should seek to replace and improve if we can because over the course of a season, he isn't consistently good enough. But I guess you can say that about every single player apart from Carson.
  2. Huddlestone - overhyped?

    Not at all. More a case of him simply not being as good as people expected. I was really pleased when we signed him but then I thought that he would do more in a defensive role in terms of breaking up play. And I didn't realise his pace was quite as lacking as it is. That's not finding a scapegoat or blaming him for a loss. He just hasn't quite lived up to expectations yet. I still like watching him play though.
  3. The decline of Radio Derby (?)

    Radio Derby is fine, for the most part I enjoy it. They could tone down the hysteria a little and the "referee that MUST BE A PENALTY" kind of screeching, but they do what they're there for, which is to bring us the action. I don't think Craig Ramage has the finest analytical mind and he tends to jump from opinion to opinion, contradicting himself. Ed Dawes should describe the action and leave the opinion to the summariser . But overall if it's a choice of having them or not being able to listen to a game, I'd take them every time.
  4. v Bristol C (A) - Predictions

    1-2 Keogh
  5. Barnsley v Derby County

    Thanks for this Curtains, I've given it to my young son as a punctuation exercise; it's more interesting than the ones he gets from school.
  6. EFL agree new 5 season broadcasting deal

    I'm quite happy with Radio Derby for free for the games I can't attend and that aren't on Sky. Happy to watch when Derby are on the telly but streaming at the moment is often one camera, an appalling commentary, and of a quality great on an iPad but not projected onto a larger tv screen, so prefer the radio unless the quality of the live stream experience is drastically improved.
  7. Barnsley v Derby County

    I wouldn't be in any rush to offer him a new contract until he can get a run of games under his belt and the coaches can assess him. If he comes back and all is fine, then we know where we stand and can negotiate. A fit George Thorne will be given a new deal, no doubt,and rightly so. But if he's deemed to be too damaged and incapable of reaching the levels he was once capable of, or if he suffers another long term injury, then we would be better spending what limited money we have one someone who might not be as good, but will play the majority of games in a season. Derby are in no financial situation any more to be paying a lot of money for players who they cannot rely on, harsh as it seems. We've got plenty of time. No-one is going to be in a rush right now to take him so let's just wait and see.
  8. Maikel Kieftenbeld - Never signed.

    Indeed, but that's the gamble. All driven by finances.
  9. Maikel Kieftenbeld - Never signed.

    At the risk of dual posting,but as there are duplicate threads running, I've posted this on the other one just to give a different perspective. You wait until the last minute because you can't move until someone else moves. If they don't move until the last minute, then neither can you and this is what can happen. It's unfortunate that Derby found themselves in a situation where they needed one out before getting someone else in, that earlier targets hadn't worked out and as Gary has said, other offers/deals he expected to be done for players leaving weren't forthcoming. I have some sympathy here. Gary and his team have clearly been working very hard to do deals all summer but we're not where we were two years ago and can set the agenda and bring in who we want. These days we are at the beck and call of others, and that leaves you vulnerable. Derby have gambled and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. On this occasion it hasn't.
  10. Kieftenbeld..... has he really signed?

    You wait until the last minute because you can't move until someone else moves. If they don't move until the last minute, then neither can you and this is what can happen. It's unfortunate that Derby found themselves in a situation where they needed one out before getting someone else in, that earlier targets hadn't worked out and as Gary has said, other offers/deals he expected to be done for players leaving weren't forthcoming. I have some sympathy here. Gary and his team have clearly been working very hard to do deals all summer but we're not where we were two years ago and can set the agenda and bring in who we want. These days we are at the beck and call of others, and that leaves you vulnerable. Derby have gambled and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. On this occasion it hasn't.
  11. Maikel Kieftenbeld - Never signed.

    Dunno, but when you get hold of him can you ask him if he knows where we can find Joe Ledley?
  12. Night game parking

    Also outside DW which is right outside the East Stand but they don't open the car park I don't think until a while after. Don't know if they charge, they never used to, particularly for night games.
  13. Night game parking

    Don't know about the Notts side of the ground as they are digging up the toys r us car park. Fireplace place just off the A52 as you come in from the slip road? On the other side of the ground there's loads of business places within a couple of minutes walk for about 5 six 6 quid. Or if you're having a pint you can park in one of the pubs - Harvester or Merlin. Don't think the Merlin charges. Harvest is a fiver I think. Near the Harvester there's a large gravel car park for again around a fiver (not sure as haven't used it for ages). If you're mobile and don't mind a 15 minute walk, might be best parking in Intu as it's cheaper and means you won't have the queue for ages to get off PP, and you're straight on the A52 back to bandit country. (I presume you're coming that way)
  14. International Break - Boredom Buster

    I think you're on the wrong thread.
  15. Malta v England

    Great post, particularly about the underdog mindset, which we should have but seem to have the entire opposite.
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