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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to DRBee in Cardiff City (H) Match Thread   
    but you wouldn't have been able to say this at this stage last season -- premature writing off of Cocu  is unfair  and
    counterproductive.
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    RandomAccessMemory got a reaction from GenBr in Middlesbrough to sue the EFL over Derby's Stadium Purchase   
    I'm not an accountant either, but the £80m figure is misleading, it wasn't £80m profit, you have to take off the net book value from that to get the profit.
    Approximate figures of £80m - £41m = £39m profit on the sale, profit on the accounts = £14.6m so £14.6m - £39m = -£24.4m. So if I've got that right the loss without the sale would have been circa £24.4m?
    I'm not sure if the club accounts still include the youth, community etc expenditure, if they do then you remove the allowable figures for that from the £24.4m to get the FFP loss?
    I remember a post from ramblur after the 2016/17 accounts were released where they thought the club accounts were consolidating the other accounts, if that was and is still the case then I don't think the FFP loss would have been £24.4m as you've got the other companies figures included in that.
    Sure they normally say it's something like £5m (could be more if you run it to a higher level than required) for running a Category One academy? If that was included in those figures then that's not included for FFP.
    BBC article has our losses for 2015/16 and 2016/17 as £14.7m and £7.9m respectively, if they included things that could be excluded for FFP like the youth expenditure then we should have been well under the £26m allowed for those 2 seasons combined (in the £39m 3 year cycle), meaning in theory we could lose more in 2017/18, although you wouldn't want to go too far over the £13m because it limits you for future seasons when the prior ones are knocked off. If there's circa £5m per season to be knocked off those figures then we should have been under the £39m even if the £24.4m didn't include anything we could knock off for FFP?
    I think? 🤷‍♀️
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    RandomAccessMemory got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Cardiff City (H) Match Thread   
    Not necessarily you from the comment I've quoted, but I've seen quite a few mention Lampard's relationship with the players and fans, I feel most are judging that from the end of last season though, where it had grown during the season through different experiences and situations, not at the same point where I can't remember it being too different to now.
    Also let us not forget in our 7th game last season we'd just lost to Rotherham. We've had (on paper - I know Stoke and Huddersfield are at the bottom, but I'm not sure anyone would have predicted that pre season when every team starts with a clean slate believing they're going to have a great season?) a much more difficult start this season and had our side decimated by the loans going back and the injuries we've had, I'm really not surprised we've had a slow start, but I agree with the people saying they're seeing the green shoots of what's to come.
    I thought Holmes was fantastic, we've really missed his directness and putting him in the middle meant he could put them under pressure with it a lot, so glad he's back.
    I'm another that finds Lawrence's performances frustrating at times, but I really like him, and that's reason I find them frustrating, because I know there's a really good player in there, we've seen it at times, but we don't see it often enough. I don't think it's a lack of trying, I actually think it's the opposite, I think he's trying to force it, maybe that's why he gets himself booked so often for daft things as he's getting frustrated when things aren't coming off and he's wondering what more he has to do? Could be why he had such a good first game of the season, new season, everyone has a clean slate and it felt like the pressure was off, so it let him play his natural game and he played really well, then it comes to the next game and everyone expects him to do it again, so there's pressure on him and when it doesn't go his way he starts forcing it which makes the situation worse?
    I thought Clarke looked a little shaky in the first half, but much improved in the second, and it was a great clearance off the line! This time last season I seem to remember Tomori looked a little shaky too, and look how brilliant he was later on, so I'm not at all concerned, hopefully the partnership with Keogh will continue to gel with more games.
    It looked like having Bielik (what a great signing he looks by the way!) by his side let Huddlestone play with a little more freedom, I thought he was much more involved in the play than he has been. Will be interesting to see if it's something we continue to do, or if it was a tactic due to the very specific way Cardiff play, which Cocu alluded to in the pre match press conference.
    Malone was everywhere, looked like he had a point to prove and some fire in his belly, it was great to see that.
    I like Waghorn out on the right and also like that by doing that it means we can get Marriott on the pitch at the same time, think he's been very involved whilst he's been out there too, our best performer in that position so far this season for me.
    Great to see Martin get some game time, sounds like Cocu likes him but felt he wasn't ready fitness wise until now, interesting to see if he continues to be involved when Bennett gets back, if we continue with Waghorn out wide I'd feel there's certainly space for both Bennett as a Waghorn alternative out on the right and Martin as a Marriott alternative in the middle.
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    RandomAccessMemory got a reaction from 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in Cardiff City (H) Match Thread   
    Not necessarily you from the comment I've quoted, but I've seen quite a few mention Lampard's relationship with the players and fans, I feel most are judging that from the end of last season though, where it had grown during the season through different experiences and situations, not at the same point where I can't remember it being too different to now.
    Also let us not forget in our 7th game last season we'd just lost to Rotherham. We've had (on paper - I know Stoke and Huddersfield are at the bottom, but I'm not sure anyone would have predicted that pre season when every team starts with a clean slate believing they're going to have a great season?) a much more difficult start this season and had our side decimated by the loans going back and the injuries we've had, I'm really not surprised we've had a slow start, but I agree with the people saying they're seeing the green shoots of what's to come.
    I thought Holmes was fantastic, we've really missed his directness and putting him in the middle meant he could put them under pressure with it a lot, so glad he's back.
    I'm another that finds Lawrence's performances frustrating at times, but I really like him, and that's reason I find them frustrating, because I know there's a really good player in there, we've seen it at times, but we don't see it often enough. I don't think it's a lack of trying, I actually think it's the opposite, I think he's trying to force it, maybe that's why he gets himself booked so often for daft things as he's getting frustrated when things aren't coming off and he's wondering what more he has to do? Could be why he had such a good first game of the season, new season, everyone has a clean slate and it felt like the pressure was off, so it let him play his natural game and he played really well, then it comes to the next game and everyone expects him to do it again, so there's pressure on him and when it doesn't go his way he starts forcing it which makes the situation worse?
    I thought Clarke looked a little shaky in the first half, but much improved in the second, and it was a great clearance off the line! This time last season I seem to remember Tomori looked a little shaky too, and look how brilliant he was later on, so I'm not at all concerned, hopefully the partnership with Keogh will continue to gel with more games.
    It looked like having Bielik (what a great signing he looks by the way!) by his side let Huddlestone play with a little more freedom, I thought he was much more involved in the play than he has been. Will be interesting to see if it's something we continue to do, or if it was a tactic due to the very specific way Cardiff play, which Cocu alluded to in the pre match press conference.
    Malone was everywhere, looked like he had a point to prove and some fire in his belly, it was great to see that.
    I like Waghorn out on the right and also like that by doing that it means we can get Marriott on the pitch at the same time, think he's been very involved whilst he's been out there too, our best performer in that position so far this season for me.
    Great to see Martin get some game time, sounds like Cocu likes him but felt he wasn't ready fitness wise until now, interesting to see if he continues to be involved when Bennett gets back, if we continue with Waghorn out wide I'd feel there's certainly space for both Bennett as a Waghorn alternative out on the right and Martin as a Marriott alternative in the middle.
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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to Paul71 in Cardiff City (H) Match Thread   
    I think the thing that annoys us so called happy clappers is not the genuine opinions but those massive knee jerk comments about being the biggest waste of money or worst player ever and the delight at a booking to miss a game.
    For me criticism is fine but you don't read the forum enough if you don't believe it can become obsessive.
    The threads on keogh were enough to prove this with silence for weeks but almost jubilation if a ball was misplaced or a mistake led to a goal. Seriously in the old thread someone who was a well known critic of keogh stated him scoring a goal was worthy of criticism because his job is being a defender.
    Thankfully keogh shut most people up. I don't know if its at the worst point yet for tom but i genuinely believe that with some players a certain set of fans take a dislike and will over analyse the players game looking for points to be critical about. If i felt the same about Waghorn,  which i dont,  i could easily make a case that his errors or lack of accuracy have cost us more points than any other player this season, yet you hardly hear a word said.
    Im not aiming this at you, its just a reaction to what i think has been an overreaction from certain fans this season and particularly this weekend.
     
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    RandomAccessMemory got a reaction from Indyram in Cardiff City (H) Match Thread   
    Not necessarily you from the comment I've quoted, but I've seen quite a few mention Lampard's relationship with the players and fans, I feel most are judging that from the end of last season though, where it had grown during the season through different experiences and situations, not at the same point where I can't remember it being too different to now.
    Also let us not forget in our 7th game last season we'd just lost to Rotherham. We've had (on paper - I know Stoke and Huddersfield are at the bottom, but I'm not sure anyone would have predicted that pre season when every team starts with a clean slate believing they're going to have a great season?) a much more difficult start this season and had our side decimated by the loans going back and the injuries we've had, I'm really not surprised we've had a slow start, but I agree with the people saying they're seeing the green shoots of what's to come.
    I thought Holmes was fantastic, we've really missed his directness and putting him in the middle meant he could put them under pressure with it a lot, so glad he's back.
    I'm another that finds Lawrence's performances frustrating at times, but I really like him, and that's reason I find them frustrating, because I know there's a really good player in there, we've seen it at times, but we don't see it often enough. I don't think it's a lack of trying, I actually think it's the opposite, I think he's trying to force it, maybe that's why he gets himself booked so often for daft things as he's getting frustrated when things aren't coming off and he's wondering what more he has to do? Could be why he had such a good first game of the season, new season, everyone has a clean slate and it felt like the pressure was off, so it let him play his natural game and he played really well, then it comes to the next game and everyone expects him to do it again, so there's pressure on him and when it doesn't go his way he starts forcing it which makes the situation worse?
    I thought Clarke looked a little shaky in the first half, but much improved in the second, and it was a great clearance off the line! This time last season I seem to remember Tomori looked a little shaky too, and look how brilliant he was later on, so I'm not at all concerned, hopefully the partnership with Keogh will continue to gel with more games.
    It looked like having Bielik (what a great signing he looks by the way!) by his side let Huddlestone play with a little more freedom, I thought he was much more involved in the play than he has been. Will be interesting to see if it's something we continue to do, or if it was a tactic due to the very specific way Cardiff play, which Cocu alluded to in the pre match press conference.
    Malone was everywhere, looked like he had a point to prove and some fire in his belly, it was great to see that.
    I like Waghorn out on the right and also like that by doing that it means we can get Marriott on the pitch at the same time, think he's been very involved whilst he's been out there too, our best performer in that position so far this season for me.
    Great to see Martin get some game time, sounds like Cocu likes him but felt he wasn't ready fitness wise until now, interesting to see if he continues to be involved when Bennett gets back, if we continue with Waghorn out wide I'd feel there's certainly space for both Bennett as a Waghorn alternative out on the right and Martin as a Marriott alternative in the middle.
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    RandomAccessMemory got a reaction from angieram in Middlesbrough to sue the EFL over Derby's Stadium Purchase   
    Yep, I messed the last post up! 🙈
    I'll try again, it's one of them days. *Sigh*
    Every other club knew the rules too, they're on the EFL's website, but that doesn't stop them complaining about what we did it does it?
    We didn't circumnavigate the rules as they used to specifically disallow profits from the sale of tangible fixed assets, they don't any longer, so that means as they used to specifically disallow it and they now don't that means it's now allowed, right?
    It's not like the rules have never said anything about this situation and if they didn't want it to say that then they shouldn't have removed that part.
    Quote below is from the old rules (up to 2015/16) which excludes it -
    This quote is from the new rules (2016/17 onwards) which no longer excludes it -
    The club have repeatedly said we got an independent valuation, the only way we can get the 'Fair Market Value' when it's a related party transaction, what else can they do?
    Rock - Club - Hard Place
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    RandomAccessMemory got a reaction from angieram in Cardiff City (H) Match Thread   
    Not necessarily you from the comment I've quoted, but I've seen quite a few mention Lampard's relationship with the players and fans, I feel most are judging that from the end of last season though, where it had grown during the season through different experiences and situations, not at the same point where I can't remember it being too different to now.
    Also let us not forget in our 7th game last season we'd just lost to Rotherham. We've had (on paper - I know Stoke and Huddersfield are at the bottom, but I'm not sure anyone would have predicted that pre season when every team starts with a clean slate believing they're going to have a great season?) a much more difficult start this season and had our side decimated by the loans going back and the injuries we've had, I'm really not surprised we've had a slow start, but I agree with the people saying they're seeing the green shoots of what's to come.
    I thought Holmes was fantastic, we've really missed his directness and putting him in the middle meant he could put them under pressure with it a lot, so glad he's back.
    I'm another that finds Lawrence's performances frustrating at times, but I really like him, and that's reason I find them frustrating, because I know there's a really good player in there, we've seen it at times, but we don't see it often enough. I don't think it's a lack of trying, I actually think it's the opposite, I think he's trying to force it, maybe that's why he gets himself booked so often for daft things as he's getting frustrated when things aren't coming off and he's wondering what more he has to do? Could be why he had such a good first game of the season, new season, everyone has a clean slate and it felt like the pressure was off, so it let him play his natural game and he played really well, then it comes to the next game and everyone expects him to do it again, so there's pressure on him and when it doesn't go his way he starts forcing it which makes the situation worse?
    I thought Clarke looked a little shaky in the first half, but much improved in the second, and it was a great clearance off the line! This time last season I seem to remember Tomori looked a little shaky too, and look how brilliant he was later on, so I'm not at all concerned, hopefully the partnership with Keogh will continue to gel with more games.
    It looked like having Bielik (what a great signing he looks by the way!) by his side let Huddlestone play with a little more freedom, I thought he was much more involved in the play than he has been. Will be interesting to see if it's something we continue to do, or if it was a tactic due to the very specific way Cardiff play, which Cocu alluded to in the pre match press conference.
    Malone was everywhere, looked like he had a point to prove and some fire in his belly, it was great to see that.
    I like Waghorn out on the right and also like that by doing that it means we can get Marriott on the pitch at the same time, think he's been very involved whilst he's been out there too, our best performer in that position so far this season for me.
    Great to see Martin get some game time, sounds like Cocu likes him but felt he wasn't ready fitness wise until now, interesting to see if he continues to be involved when Bennett gets back, if we continue with Waghorn out wide I'd feel there's certainly space for both Bennett as a Waghorn alternative out on the right and Martin as a Marriott alternative in the middle.
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    RandomAccessMemory got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in Cardiff City (H) Match Thread   
    Not necessarily you from the comment I've quoted, but I've seen quite a few mention Lampard's relationship with the players and fans, I feel most are judging that from the end of last season though, where it had grown during the season through different experiences and situations, not at the same point where I can't remember it being too different to now.
    Also let us not forget in our 7th game last season we'd just lost to Rotherham. We've had (on paper - I know Stoke and Huddersfield are at the bottom, but I'm not sure anyone would have predicted that pre season when every team starts with a clean slate believing they're going to have a great season?) a much more difficult start this season and had our side decimated by the loans going back and the injuries we've had, I'm really not surprised we've had a slow start, but I agree with the people saying they're seeing the green shoots of what's to come.
    I thought Holmes was fantastic, we've really missed his directness and putting him in the middle meant he could put them under pressure with it a lot, so glad he's back.
    I'm another that finds Lawrence's performances frustrating at times, but I really like him, and that's reason I find them frustrating, because I know there's a really good player in there, we've seen it at times, but we don't see it often enough. I don't think it's a lack of trying, I actually think it's the opposite, I think he's trying to force it, maybe that's why he gets himself booked so often for daft things as he's getting frustrated when things aren't coming off and he's wondering what more he has to do? Could be why he had such a good first game of the season, new season, everyone has a clean slate and it felt like the pressure was off, so it let him play his natural game and he played really well, then it comes to the next game and everyone expects him to do it again, so there's pressure on him and when it doesn't go his way he starts forcing it which makes the situation worse?
    I thought Clarke looked a little shaky in the first half, but much improved in the second, and it was a great clearance off the line! This time last season I seem to remember Tomori looked a little shaky too, and look how brilliant he was later on, so I'm not at all concerned, hopefully the partnership with Keogh will continue to gel with more games.
    It looked like having Bielik (what a great signing he looks by the way!) by his side let Huddlestone play with a little more freedom, I thought he was much more involved in the play than he has been. Will be interesting to see if it's something we continue to do, or if it was a tactic due to the very specific way Cardiff play, which Cocu alluded to in the pre match press conference.
    Malone was everywhere, looked like he had a point to prove and some fire in his belly, it was great to see that.
    I like Waghorn out on the right and also like that by doing that it means we can get Marriott on the pitch at the same time, think he's been very involved whilst he's been out there too, our best performer in that position so far this season for me.
    Great to see Martin get some game time, sounds like Cocu likes him but felt he wasn't ready fitness wise until now, interesting to see if he continues to be involved when Bennett gets back, if we continue with Waghorn out wide I'd feel there's certainly space for both Bennett as a Waghorn alternative out on the right and Martin as a Marriott alternative in the middle.
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    RandomAccessMemory got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in Cardiff City (H) Match Thread   
    Not necessarily you from the comment I've quoted, but I've seen quite a few mention Lampard's relationship with the players and fans, I feel most are judging that from the end of last season though, where it had grown during the season through different experiences and situations, not at the same point where I can't remember it being too different to now.
    Also let us not forget in our 7th game last season we'd just lost to Rotherham. We've had (on paper - I know Stoke and Huddersfield are at the bottom, but I'm not sure anyone would have predicted that pre season when every team starts with a clean slate believing they're going to have a great season?) a much more difficult start this season and had our side decimated by the loans going back and the injuries we've had, I'm really not surprised we've had a slow start, but I agree with the people saying they're seeing the green shoots of what's to come.
    I thought Holmes was fantastic, we've really missed his directness and putting him in the middle meant he could put them under pressure with it a lot, so glad he's back.
    I'm another that finds Lawrence's performances frustrating at times, but I really like him, and that's reason I find them frustrating, because I know there's a really good player in there, we've seen it at times, but we don't see it often enough. I don't think it's a lack of trying, I actually think it's the opposite, I think he's trying to force it, maybe that's why he gets himself booked so often for daft things as he's getting frustrated when things aren't coming off and he's wondering what more he has to do? Could be why he had such a good first game of the season, new season, everyone has a clean slate and it felt like the pressure was off, so it let him play his natural game and he played really well, then it comes to the next game and everyone expects him to do it again, so there's pressure on him and when it doesn't go his way he starts forcing it which makes the situation worse?
    I thought Clarke looked a little shaky in the first half, but much improved in the second, and it was a great clearance off the line! This time last season I seem to remember Tomori looked a little shaky too, and look how brilliant he was later on, so I'm not at all concerned, hopefully the partnership with Keogh will continue to gel with more games.
    It looked like having Bielik (what a great signing he looks by the way!) by his side let Huddlestone play with a little more freedom, I thought he was much more involved in the play than he has been. Will be interesting to see if it's something we continue to do, or if it was a tactic due to the very specific way Cardiff play, which Cocu alluded to in the pre match press conference.
    Malone was everywhere, looked like he had a point to prove and some fire in his belly, it was great to see that.
    I like Waghorn out on the right and also like that by doing that it means we can get Marriott on the pitch at the same time, think he's been very involved whilst he's been out there too, our best performer in that position so far this season for me.
    Great to see Martin get some game time, sounds like Cocu likes him but felt he wasn't ready fitness wise until now, interesting to see if he continues to be involved when Bennett gets back, if we continue with Waghorn out wide I'd feel there's certainly space for both Bennett as a Waghorn alternative out on the right and Martin as a Marriott alternative in the middle.
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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to Birdyabroad in Cardiff City (H) Match Thread   
    It’s really interesting how polysemic football games can be.
    I confess that, living in Devon, I don’t go to many games. I have, therefore, to rely on the old, cough, cough, VPN to watch them.
    But, from my computer screen, I actually thought the following about Fridays game:
    - Thought we were the much better team. I think Cocu is definitely the right man but has been dogged by some early season bad luck, I.e., the ref not awarding a pen for the foul on Waghorn. 2-0 up and we’ve probably won the game
    - I enjoyed last year but anyone who thinks we’ve downgraded in the managerial dept since the departure of Lampard is looking through rose tinted glasses. I can’t say I fully knew our identity under Lamps and we were most definitely propped-up by three quality loans, all of whom probably wouldn’t have returned this year even if Lamps has stayed.
    - Under Cocu, I thinking I’m seeing the green shoots of a ‘footballing side’ take shape, he just hasn’t got the right personnel, YET
    - I actually thought Lawrence did okay. People on here question his football brain, but it looked to me that he was trying to do the right thing and did play some nice lay-offs in attacking positions
    - I also (Tin hat time) thought the ref had a good game. He was letting play continue, for both sides, and wasn’t blowing the whistle every 30 seconds. This is football and not basketball, I like that he was allowing some sturdier challenges 
    So, like I say, everyone reads a game differently, but I actually think we’re in a good place. I turned the game off thinking that I’d much rather be Derby than Cardiff, parachute payments and all.
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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to SchtivePesley in EFL order independent valuation of Pride Park   
    Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but to me it just looks looks like a box-ticking exercise designed to
    1) shut up the likes of Boro & Leeds who have complained
    2) make it clear to other clubs going forward that anyone pulling this move in future will be subject to the same scrutiny so don't even think about having your independent valuation done by Shonky & Brown Envelope Real Estate Surveyors Ltd
    I don't think we need to worry
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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to Wolfie20 in EFL order independent valuation of Pride Park   
    Mel said that the sale of the ground was made based on an independent valuation and there is nothing to suggest that wasn't the case. Another independent valuation carried out by EFL may well be different but still doesn't mean the original was incorrect. Get 2 estate agent to value your house and they could quite conceivably be substantially different.
    At the moment the EFL must be highly sensitive to any criticism for their handling of the Bury situation so must feel they need to be seen, at the very least, to be investigating the PP sale if one of their members have logged a formal complaint. If there was a loophole which existed at the time and Derby benefited from it then more fool the EFL for their lack of foresight.
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    RandomAccessMemory got a reaction from Carl Sagan in EFL order independent valuation of Pride Park   
    I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed, but in the 2008 accounts (under Tangible fixed assets) the stadium was valued at £55m - on 11 December 2007 by King Sturge LLP.
    With the work done since then, is the sale price over 10 years later that hard to believe?
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    RandomAccessMemory got a reaction from GenBr in EFL order independent valuation of Pride Park   
    Given the club openly said they got an independent valuation (and as such presumably have proof) themselves when they made the sale I can't see anyone being too concerned about this.
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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to reverendo de duivel in EFL order independent valuation of Pride Park   
    £130k a week seems fair for 'Wayne fookin Rooney'.
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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to angieram in EFL order independent valuation of Pride Park   
    It does mention Wednesday and Reading in the small print but the article is definitely written as a swipe at Derby. 
    I don’t know who that guy is but I notice another £15k per week has been added to Rooney's salary from the quite preposterous amounts being quoted in the Rooney thread. Next time we read about it he'll be on £115k per week.
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    RandomAccessMemory got a reaction from TigerTedd in EFL order independent valuation of Pride Park   
    Given the club openly said they got an independent valuation (and as such presumably have proof) themselves when they made the sale I can't see anyone being too concerned about this.
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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to Nuwtfly in Hold Your Nerve   
    I reckon that's probably a bit of an exaggeration, especially if you take the first four games in to account. We didn't look like we were going in the opposite direction against Huddersfield, or Swansea, or West Brom. We looked like we were improving and playing some nice stuff.
    The last two games have been really poor, for differing reasons. I'm not arguing that at all. The Brentford game especially. But what I'm saying is that these types of games, from Huddersfield to West Brom to Brentford, are indicative of a team going through a transition. Of a team changing something, or trying to.
    Before the season started, everybody fully expected this. Some even welcomed it. Yet some are reacting like this has come as a total shock. I even saw one poster on here suggest we are "relegation fodder." This sort of stuff is just so ridiculous. It's the kind of stuff you laugh at when other club's fans do it. 
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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to Rammy03 in Hold Your Nerve   
    You're not wrong. First 6 games included a win, two draws and three losses. May I also mention one of those defeats was a 3-0 trouncing away to wolves. Sound familiar? 
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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to Nuwtfly in Hold Your Nerve   
    Where did I say it was the fans fault?
    I'm not preaching. I'm trying to push back against the really tiresome mass-hysteria that you are often part of. 
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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to cheron85 in Hold Your Nerve   
    Fully agreed - We've played two sides tipped to be title challengers (West Brom, Brentford) a team who's had a flying start (Swansea) a team we know should be playoff contenders (Brizzle) and two teams with some PL experience in them
    Plus - We've missed 2 penalties - If we'd scored those we'd be level on points with 6th place
    The Brentford game is the only one we've been embarrassed in - I thought we were better than Swansea and West Brom (and definitely were better than Huddersfield) and deserve more points than we have so far this season
    I have to admit I was pro his attitude towards the game - However I do admit that it's not endeared himself to a section of the support and has probably put a little unnecessary pressure on himself 
    Still - Two week break and then we just have to play a team who was in the Premier League last year and then the team who took us apart in the league twice last season and are one of the favourites for the title
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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to falconram in Hold Your Nerve   
    The guy came in late on, players gone, loans not of his choice, this season always difficult.
    This season will be a slog , end of this season more players gone with contracts up.
    He was given 4 years this season was to get us through blood the accadamy lads see were we are.
    I've been going since 1977 and seen some dross , this isn't that bad 
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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to CWC1983 in Hold Your Nerve   
    @Nuwtfly
    Good post. I said it a few weeks ago, but the Bielik signing and Rooney announcement probably moved the fanbase expectation from a season of transition to playoffs. The Bielik signing was one of the biggest in the league I think. 
    In todays world, I dont think managers are given the time to build something while they languish in the bottom half of the table. Especially when the fanbase and owner are desperate for the Premier league. 
    If results continue the sound of discontent from the stands will become louder to the board. 
    The big unknown is the Rooney impact in January. Hopefully it brings a positive impact and the club kicks on. He will definitely improve the squad. 
    I honestly believe fans would settle for a transition season if the football on the park was entertaining and exciting. Id hope Cocu at least tries to get the team playing this way. 
     
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    RandomAccessMemory reacted to alexxxxx in Hold Your Nerve   
    Next couple of weeks will be vital to get gel the team together until the next international break. 
    Unfortunately some members of our squad will be absent when we could do with them at Moor Farm but I'm sure the rest of them will be working hard together to get us back on track for the next block of games. 
    This is a good time for a reset and a chance to lift the spirits of the players. 
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