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VulcanRam

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    VulcanRam got a reaction from RoyMac5 in Has the lockdown(s) made you care more about Derby?   
    I'll tell you after tonight. No idea how it will feel being back in a (small) crowd. 
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    VulcanRam reacted to richinspain in Bobby Duncan   
    He and Ibe were definitely worth the risk. Their wages in football terms would have been low, with a possible jackpot if successful.
    Cheers, Richinspain from Spain (weirdly)
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    VulcanRam reacted to loweman2 in The colours of 1884 (please read)   
    After years of work and research here it is !
    The Derby County shirt worn in the inaugural season of 1884 by the pioneers of our club, Cambridge Blue, Amber and Chocolate Brown the first colours of the Rams, it was thought that the early colours were blue but it was a shade of blue called Cambridge Blue which is actually more of a green. The badge was the badge of the Derbyshire FA that a player was permitted to wear if they had been selected to represent the Derbyshire FA.
    we have had two made by a local tailor after we sourced the correct colours and the materials, the embroidery was done separately, even down to mother of Pearl buttons, it is to add further integrity to the book but moreover to show where the club evolved from, the team that wore these colours set the precedent for all those that have followed, the shirts will be on display at our Rams Heritage roadshows later in the year.
    brought to life after 137 years by Phil Lowe & Jason Shardlow.






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    VulcanRam got a reaction from tombomb in Bobby Duncan   
    He's not really an option though is he? He couldn't get into the U23s so he's got no chance at 1st team level. Just someone taking up a wage and adding no value. Good luck to him, and people at the club may or may not feel it was worth a try, but I'm glad to see we're not messing around with shipping players out who show no signs of contributing. 
    I know we look like a benevolence home for football's waifs and strays, and needs must and all that, but there can't and shouldn't be room for sentiment. 
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    VulcanRam reacted to JfR in Wayne Rooney   
    Reminds me of the former baseball player Lenny Dykstra suing a former teammate for defamation for writing that Dykstra had racially abused an opposition player during his career. The judge pointed to Dykstra's many convictions and other arrests and allegations levelled against him, including but not limited to bankruptcy fraud, grand theft auto, drug possession, indecent exposure, sexual harassment, sexual assault, credit card fraud, steroid abuse, embezzlement, obstruction of justice, concealment of assets, money laundering, identity theft and making terroristic threats, and ruled that Dykstra's reputation was so poor that it was legally impossible to libel him as his reputation couldn't get any worse.
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from Rammy03 in Wayne Rooney   
    I like the bit where it says this sort of behaviour damages the club's reputation. Almost as if it hadn't already been dragged through the mud constantly for nearly two years. 
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in Wayne Rooney   
    I like the bit where it says this sort of behaviour damages the club's reputation. Almost as if it hadn't already been dragged through the mud constantly for nearly two years. 
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from San Fran Van Rams in v Salford City - Pre Season Friendly   
    I think the main point from the game is there is no evidence at all so far that things are any different from last season. Slow, ponderous, lots of playing between centre halves and defenders, lots of sideways and backwards. No intensity out of possession, no quick transition when winning the ball back. Didn't ever really stretch or get behind them. 
    When Salford sat off us first half we looked ok but much like last season, we offered very little in the final third. Couple of outside the box shots and our best chance fell to Baldock, who inexplicably when one on one with the keeper tried to pass square to a marked Morrison and the danger passed.
    I'd said last season my biggest concern was going into this season with Rosenior and Walker as the coaching team behind Rooney, and that he needed some experience and improvement around him. It hasn't happened and I'm afraid the status quo off the pitch is being reflected as a status quo on it. 
     
     
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from Premier ram in Come on Derby get our season tickets out   
    If you want to strike a note of optimism (I know, I know), I think only 11,000 turned up for Jim Smith's first game in charge, a 0-0 draw against Port Vale, it was all doom and gloom in those days as well, and look what happened out of the blue that season!! Even then, crowds were around 15-17k mark. I think it was only when we've been in the Prem that we suddenly began attracting north of £27k regularly. 
    The fact we've managed to sustain above 25k in the last few years of Championship football is a miracle. Perhaps we are about to see the settle back into a more "natural" level of attendance. 
     
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from MikeS in It's not 5 it's 4! Choose again.   
    Two centre halves and two strikers, midfield looks sufficient and full backs we're strong. We won't get sufficient goals from Lawrence or Joswiak, which only leaves CKR. Without more goals in the team we'll be in the same position as we were last season, or worse. 
     
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from Derby blood in It's not 5 it's 4! Choose again.   
    Two centre halves and two strikers, midfield looks sufficient and full backs we're strong. We won't get sufficient goals from Lawrence or Joswiak, which only leaves CKR. Without more goals in the team we'll be in the same position as we were last season, or worse. 
     
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from angieram in Come on Derby get our season tickets out   
    If you want to strike a note of optimism (I know, I know), I think only 11,000 turned up for Jim Smith's first game in charge, a 0-0 draw against Port Vale, it was all doom and gloom in those days as well, and look what happened out of the blue that season!! Even then, crowds were around 15-17k mark. I think it was only when we've been in the Prem that we suddenly began attracting north of £27k regularly. 
    The fact we've managed to sustain above 25k in the last few years of Championship football is a miracle. Perhaps we are about to see the settle back into a more "natural" level of attendance. 
     
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from Tamworthram in Come on Derby get our season tickets out   
    Indeed, I'm just interested to tally up all costs of what a ST would have cost against going to every game on a MbM basis, not that it matters as it's a moot argument. We won't know until ticket prices are released, but I'd budgeted for STs so it's helpful to make a comparison (to me anyway!)
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from Tyler Durden in Come on Derby get our season tickets out   
    Yes, that's the number who bought STs for last season. 
    And I agree, nervousness, holidays and a poor start could see a sticky August and Sept. 
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from Ruud Aralliss in Come on Derby get our season tickets out   
    Put simply, yes to all! Every single supporter has to order and print off their ticket (or have it on a mobile I presume). It's just that 20/21 don't pay anything whereas 19/20 and everyone else when it comes to general sale does. As I understand there will be three levels of ticket price depending on the nature of the fixture, as is usual. So games against Forest, West Brom, that sort, will be more expensive.
    The club has said you can't use the old ST card as the chip has expired. And it will cost more to print, calibrate and administer more cards than it will to get people to do the hard work themselves. 
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from r_wilcockson in It's not 5 it's 4! Choose again.   
    Two centre halves and two strikers, midfield looks sufficient and full backs we're strong. We won't get sufficient goals from Lawrence or Joswiak, which only leaves CKR. Without more goals in the team we'll be in the same position as we were last season, or worse. 
     
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from jono in It's not 5 it's 4! Choose again.   
    Two centre halves and two strikers, midfield looks sufficient and full backs we're strong. We won't get sufficient goals from Lawrence or Joswiak, which only leaves CKR. Without more goals in the team we'll be in the same position as we were last season, or worse. 
     
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from RoyMac5 in It's not 5 it's 4! Choose again.   
    Two centre halves and two strikers, midfield looks sufficient and full backs we're strong. We won't get sufficient goals from Lawrence or Joswiak, which only leaves CKR. Without more goals in the team we'll be in the same position as we were last season, or worse. 
     
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from Rammy03 in It's not 5 it's 4! Choose again.   
    Two centre halves and two strikers, midfield looks sufficient and full backs we're strong. We won't get sufficient goals from Lawrence or Joswiak, which only leaves CKR. Without more goals in the team we'll be in the same position as we were last season, or worse. 
     
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from Carl Sagan in Has the transfer embargo been lifted?   
    I had a chat with someone I know who works in the ticket office the other day, and they said the only reason they weren't selling STs was the risk of another lockdown - they have only just cleared the refunds for this season and as your accountant friend said, it has created an administrative nightmare. If I'm honest, I'm not sure how or why it's so hard administratively but there you go.
    Anyway, he said the club really didn't want to go down that road again. They might well be considering half STs should all go well up until Christmas. Match by match allows them greater flexibility - the risk of course is that if crowds drop off should the team not be performing, they could lose considerable revenue.
     
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from Ramos in Has the transfer embargo been lifted?   
    I had a chat with someone I know who works in the ticket office the other day, and they said the only reason they weren't selling STs was the risk of another lockdown - they have only just cleared the refunds for this season and as your accountant friend said, it has created an administrative nightmare. If I'm honest, I'm not sure how or why it's so hard administratively but there you go.
    Anyway, he said the club really didn't want to go down that road again. They might well be considering half STs should all go well up until Christmas. Match by match allows them greater flexibility - the risk of course is that if crowds drop off should the team not be performing, they could lose considerable revenue.
     
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from Carnero in Has the transfer embargo been lifted?   
    I had a chat with someone I know who works in the ticket office the other day, and they said the only reason they weren't selling STs was the risk of another lockdown - they have only just cleared the refunds for this season and as your accountant friend said, it has created an administrative nightmare. If I'm honest, I'm not sure how or why it's so hard administratively but there you go.
    Anyway, he said the club really didn't want to go down that road again. They might well be considering half STs should all go well up until Christmas. Match by match allows them greater flexibility - the risk of course is that if crowds drop off should the team not be performing, they could lose considerable revenue.
     
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from Tamworthram in Man Utd Preseason, the return of the fan   
    c8500 renewed and capacity for Sunday is c8000, so if everyone who had a ST last year got in free they would be running it at a loss. 
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from Derbados in Ravel Morrison   
    I cannot believe anyone might think this is a good idea. Have we learnt not learned anything from Jordon Ibe?
    Are we really that desperate? 
    When I see things like this it just underlines how far we have fallen.
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    VulcanRam got a reaction from i-Ram in Ravel Morrison   
    I cannot believe anyone might think this is a good idea. Have we learnt not learned anything from Jordon Ibe?
    Are we really that desperate? 
    When I see things like this it just underlines how far we have fallen.
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