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    Wistaston Ram reacted to David in El DerbyCo   
    Football club ownership is a lose/lose situation, doesn’t matter what they do, you’ve done it wrong.
    They will be asked to sit in the corner, be quiet, just sign the cheques, but wait, why are they so quiet, we demand answers.
    Cut back spending, be sensible, wait a minute we still want that £10m striker and £5m defender, and a £8m keeper....oh and don’t forget that £7m midfielder....but don’t you dare take us close to that FFP limit, no football club should be losing money.
    Bored now, we need a new owner, anyone just get rid...wait not him, we don’t want him Jesus, but get rid asap.
    Hold on, why’s this guy wanting to buy a second tier football club, I smell something fishy, what’s his intentions, why us, why not one of those football clubs that actually make money like erm...errrrrm....
    Honestly, I could be the richest man in the world, sat in trillions in the bank account and I would never touch a football club, even Derby. 
    I could turn us into the next Man City and some would still have something to complain about, winning leagues, competing in Europe but yeah that David bloke what a @#%! for killing the atmosphere and turning us into a tourist fan club, all those fake fans over in Asia. I want to see us lose games, can’t remember the last time I saw us get a classic Derby tonking.
    Now imagine football clubs owned by football fans, oh my, a group of Newcastle fans are looking to buy a stake in their club. Can already see the fall out there, desperate to get rid of Ashley they donate all they can, then Ant and Dec disagree over firing the manager, Cheryl Cole storms off wanting her £5.68 back as she thought one of the fans would be appointed manager.
    Would not touch with a barge pole.
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    Wistaston Ram got a reaction from sage in Derby v Luton Match Ratings, deadline noon Saturday   
    Marshall 7
    Byrne 7
    Wisdom 7
    Clarke 7
    Forsyth 8
    Sibley 8
    Bird 7
    Shinnie 8
    Lawrence 7
    Waghorn 8
    Gregory 7
    CKR 6
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    Wistaston Ram got a reaction from I know nothing in v Luton (h) Matchday Thread   
    Really happy with that and a beer in the sun awaits. Good to see it out reasonably comfortably and one more win might be enough. Be great to pick something up from Reading on Monday. Enjoy the long weekend and UTR!!
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    Wistaston Ram got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in v Luton (h) Matchday Thread   
    Really happy with that and a beer in the sun awaits. Good to see it out reasonably comfortably and one more win might be enough. Be great to pick something up from Reading on Monday. Enjoy the long weekend and UTR!!
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    Wistaston Ram reacted to LeedsCityRam in Derby v Luton Match Ratings, deadline noon Saturday   
    Marshall 8 - one fantastic save first half followed by another good one. Sound on crosses & good distribution throughout
    Byrne 7 - got caught out positionally a few times but generally solid defensively. Linked up well with Sibley & involved in lot of our good build play first half.
    Wisdom 5 - generally OK but struggled with Adebayo and some poor marking/weak cover at times
    Clarke 6 - very ordinary by his standards. First half missed a couple of headers & slip at vital time in build up to Luton's best chance. Better second half & unlucky not to score/assist late on
    Forsyth 7 - very solid defensively & in contrast to Byrne, good positionally & aerially. Unlike Byrne, didnt offer that much going forward
    Sibley 8 MOM - excellent display particularly first half. Loads of movement, good touches, saw plenty of the ball & caused havoc down the right side early on. Sent over cross for Waghorn to set up first goal, couple of other snapshots & did a decent job helping Byrne out also
    Bird 7 - quietly effective. Lots of vital interceptions & good press in key areas but also plenty of composure on the ball. Some good passing through the lines & drifted forward on occasion (would have scored from Clarke's great touch second half had their lad not hacked away)
    Shinnie 7 - usual high energy display, harrying for possession, covering FBs & simple use of the ball. Good penalty & set pieces also
    Lawrence 7 - should have got on the end of a couple of chances first half & quieter than Sibley. Second half got on the ball more bought the penalty & another good chance created from nothing shortly after.
    Waghorn 8 - really good display. Worked well in tandem with Gregory esp for the goal but stayed central & kept Luton CBs busy. Worked incredibly hard too. Shame he had to come off 
    Gregory 7 - good movement for easy finish and worked well with Waghorn switching from furthest man to slightly deeper.
    Kazim 7 - usual quality touches to hold the ball up & excellent passes to release players into space. Lot of defensive work in final 3rd too
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    Wistaston Ram reacted to Rampage in v Luton (h) Matchday Thread   
    A very Good Friday.
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    Wistaston Ram got a reaction from cstand in v Luton (h) Matchday Thread   
    Finally a game worth the tenner! 
    Looked so positive in the first half hour and should really have bagged another goal, but happy to be ahead after Luton squandered some good chances. Hopefully we get on the front foot again second half and try not to defend a 1.0 from the outset.
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    Wistaston Ram got a reaction from Inverurie Ram in v Luton (h) Matchday Thread   
    Finally a game worth the tenner! 
    Looked so positive in the first half hour and should really have bagged another goal, but happy to be ahead after Luton squandered some good chances. Hopefully we get on the front foot again second half and try not to defend a 1.0 from the outset.
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    Wistaston Ram got a reaction from cstand in Random stuff that people do that annoy me   
    BBC weather forecasts where they show the temperatures for the next five days in Glasgow, London, Cardiff and Belfast and about half the UKs population don't live within 200 miles of these places. Not sure why it bothers me so much, but it does!
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    Wistaston Ram reacted to DavesaRam in Coventry v Derby Match Day Thread   
    A Forest fan on a Derby-Forest Banter Group on Facebook said that Derby were in for a right spanking today. But all it took was for Coventry to vaguely waft a feather duster somewhere in the vicinity of our team, and it was game over.
    Yet again we have proved that resting half the squad results in incredible levels of lethargy in the next match. I don't know how many times we've tried it,. but the result is always the same. But this particular time around we have ended up worsening our goal difference by 5! By golly we may well need goal difference to come to our rescue, but what we have done is knicked his horse so he can't come riding in over the horizon to rescue us!
    Apart from team selection and formation, (I'm beginning to sound like the start of a Monty Python sketch here) the major difference is that as soon as we got the ball, Coventry were in on the press, and virtually always with great intensity. But when Coventry were in possession we simply stood back and watched the play, admiring it from a distance. So yet again the opposition had the freedom of the pitch to play in. No wonder they could run straight through us, while we struggled to pass to a team-mate. It wasn't all down t  our incompetence, no matter how hard we tried. We have also lost Shinnie biting into tackles to win the ball back. No doubt the EFL vendetta to card us for the temerity of being on the same pitch as the opposition has had its effect, and Wayne has probably had a word with our Graham to try and keep the card count down. For the Scotsman this means not going in for the tackle.
    Talking of cards, Clarke got a yellow for his first offence. It was probably justified, but Roberts was taken out 5 times before a yellow was issued. And both Knight and Buchanan were carded for very mild challenges, and again it was Buchanan's first. And what happened when both Roberts and Gregory were kicked in the head, at head height, right on front of the ref? And CKRs card - he was penalised for actually making no contact at all, as were most of the fouls given against him. Was his card for actually querying what the ref was up to? 
    And yes, I'm back on "slag the ref off", because he was awful. We haven't done too badly of late, but bad reffing was back with a vengeance today. Perhaps he was aware that there was an award for being absolutely crap, and went for it. Sorry mate - this is Derby County you are up against. You didn't stand a chance - that award is ours.
    I was groaing before kcik-off, because yet again Waghorn gets a start. We have for the last few matches got a team which has found it increasingly difficult to score, difficult to pass to our team mates, difficult to stay onside, difficult to control the ball. And Waghorn is the answer? Come on Wayne. What's he got on you that he keeps getting game time? Jimbo ~~Ram said that we  struggled because we didn't have anyone who would run at the opposition and take their man on. Actually we did. It wasn't Waggy. It was the three guys sat on the bench, ie Sibley, Watson and Joswiack!
    And guess what? As soon as Joswiack and Watson came on we started to look at least a little threatening. Well, we frowned at them a bit, anyway! But yet again, we ended up a the end of the match with the team which should have started it. Until Joswaick and Watson came on, the only player who could hold his head up was Max bird, who constantly looked to turn the play into a positive. he rest were firmly "mehhhhh"!
    What is the solution? Well all I can do is keep driving my HGV to the best of my ability, I don't set off driving at a snail's pace because there's bound to be a caravan, tractor or some breadhead in a Fiat 500 sized car in the way slowing everyone down. It is time Wayne stopped constantly meddling with the team to counter what the other lot my be doing. He needs to find out where each player is best suited and then play them there. So stop putting knight out on the wing, stop playing Sibley on the bench, stop playing two DMs, and put Sibley at number 10 playing of CKR, who will suddenly have someone he can lay the ball off to, with knight playing deeper in the middle, keeping Bird further forwards.
    And secondly, play a high press, high tempo game. We have proven time and time again that it works, and that when we do it, we make the opposition look very ordinary. And as soon as we stop, we look distinctly ordinary.
    Shall I bother for the Barnsley mauling? It isn't looking to likely, but I will probably punishing myself come kick-off time.
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    Wistaston Ram reacted to QuitYourJibbaJivin in Coventry v Derby Match Day Thread   
    I was really worried when Beilik got injured, he was the lynchpin to our team. We somehow manage to bundle a few wins and I thought we’d be ok. My fears are coming to fruition now, we have midfielders that have zero control of the game and a manger who wants to change formation every game. Sooner this season is over the better, another Saturday afternoon pissed off, some times I really do wish I could turn off being a football fan but know for a fact il be getting the laptop back out Wednesday night. Sigh.
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    Wistaston Ram got a reaction from Ramarena in Coventry v Derby Match Day Thread   
    I bet Coventry did not expect it to be so comfortable, barely troubled their centre halves. We just do not seem to be learning anything from these types of games. The January loans have added very little to the team and we seemed better with the limited options we had before.
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    Wistaston Ram got a reaction from Rampage in Coventry v Derby Match Day Thread   
    I bet Coventry did not expect it to be so comfortable, barely troubled their centre halves. We just do not seem to be learning anything from these types of games. The January loans have added very little to the team and we seemed better with the limited options we had before.
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    Wistaston Ram reacted to Chris_Martin in Coventry v Derby Match Day Thread   
    Unfortunately it's been this way for about 10 games now. The constant changing formations doesn't help why can't we go back to the 4-3-3 that was working so well and just stick with it. Please stop the 'Cocu style' worrying about the opponents and focus on ourselves instead.
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    Wistaston Ram got a reaction from derby8 in Derby County on this day   
    Thought this was the game I missed because of massive traffic problems on the A38, but after research it was actually the game the following October where Shinnie scored an injury time wonder goal.
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    Wistaston Ram reacted to David in Breakfast with Mel and no Bacon or Sausages!   
    Great day this was. Triggered years of not being able to have an opinion, cries of where was my invite like we took thousands down and they were the only one to miss out. "You're all mates, in a clique, bought by a sausage"
    Truth was, at the time I was suffering with crippling anxiety, those who were there would remember me walking outside for 5 minutes, taking several toilet breaks for some space to compose myself. I didn't eat a thing that day, nor did I when I was invited to the night at Pride Park served with plates of sausages.
    Classic case of nobody really knowing what goes on behind a monitor. On the way down we stopped the car several times, almost turned back, made an excuse as to why I couldn't go, car broke down, sorry Mel. Was the missus who pushed me on, theres a lot of people relying on you back on the website.
    She didn't know that it wasn't public knowledge at the time, like most things I kept them close to myself.
    This isn't an X factor sob story, it's just how it was, and what followed was hard to deal with on top of everything else, to this day still irritates me and I won't take any crap despite being a lot better mentally having been on anxiety medication for the last year.
    Do I regret going? Yeah a little, only because of what followed, there was and still us a lot of ungrateful fans on this forum who believe they should have gone and would have done a better job interrogating Mel.
    The idea was pitched to me as a meet the owner, clear the air, let us know where they stand, was never intended to be an interrogation and I'm kinda glad nobody went that did turn it into one. 
    Was good to put some faces to some names, met quite a few members be it in person or Zoom calls now, some decent people on here.
    A lot has happened in the last 5 years, things were probably said at the time that has changed, went tits up, different directions. Not entirely sure what the purpose of this bump was, but then I don't really understand a lot of what has happened following this.  
    Fan forums which have nothing to do with us have similar reactions to be fair, PR spin this and that, how come I didn't go, even Radio Derby phone ins get criticised. I would bet the louder voices are ones that never applied for tickets for the fan forums or pick up the phone to Radio Derby, much easier just to sit here and pick fault with others anonymously from behind a screen.
    Anyhow, that's me done, off to find a topic can find some enjoyment in, what this forum was created for.
     
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    Wistaston Ram got a reaction from angieram in Rams v Red Dogs (Notts Forest) Match day Thread.   
    and good to be grabbing a few points in the last few minutes, goes a little way to compensating for the many points squandered in the last 10 mins earlier in the season.
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    Wistaston Ram got a reaction from Van der MoodHoover in Rams v Red Dogs (Notts Forest) Match day Thread.   
    and good to be grabbing a few points in the last few minutes, goes a little way to compensating for the many points squandered in the last 10 mins earlier in the season.
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    Wistaston Ram got a reaction from uttoxram75 in Rams v Red Dogs (Notts Forest) Match day Thread.   
    and good to be grabbing a few points in the last few minutes, goes a little way to compensating for the many points squandered in the last 10 mins earlier in the season.
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    Wistaston Ram reacted to Mucker1884 in Rams v Red Dogs (Notts Forest) Match day Thread.   
    I'm no expert, but I'm thinking whoever is in black and white will find tonight a piece of p155!
     
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    Wistaston Ram reacted to DesertRam in Rams v Red Dogs (Notts Forest) Match day Thread.   
    Black and White ,  christ....
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    Wistaston Ram got a reaction from DesertRam in Rams v Red Dogs (Notts Forest) Match day Thread.   
    What colour is the dog, red setter?
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    Wistaston Ram reacted to angieram in Under 23s v West Ham (A)   
    Don't suppose it will get much attention this evening,  but under 23s team for this evening is here.
    7pm ko.
     
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