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Hello Derby fans😊

Last season i decided it would be interesting to go around some of our league rival forums for a chat😀

Then i post it on our forum and anyone who fancies a read can. 

Just to get your view on a few things regarding your club.

New signings, new manager, thoughts on your 1st game and the Leeds game coming up and finally where you think you will end the season.

Understand there is a history between our two clubs,  not here to troll or wind anyone up and if it helps please feel free to have at it with the anti Leeds stuff🤗

More interested in the here and now though.

Any replies greatly appreciated.

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I expect us, alongside you lot will finish in and around the top 6. You've made some good signings, Barry Douglas stands out as one. In all honesty, we were very poor in the first half vs Reading, we were slightly better in the second half. It'll be interesting to see how we match up against you, we have comparable styles of play, both teams will want to press and dominate the midfield battle. I suspect the game will finish in a draw.

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10 minutes ago, Andicis said:

I expect us, alongside you lot will finish in and around the top 6. You've made some good signings, Barry Douglas stands out as one. In all honesty, we were very poor in the first half vs Reading, we were slightly better in the second half. It'll be interesting to see how we much up against you, we have comparable styles of play, both teams will want to press and dominate the midfield battle. I suspect the game will finish in a draw.

Didnt see the 1st half tbf, caught what the pundits said, sounded like you were poor and a bit fortunate.

2nd half you were better, the header was class. 

Be interesting for sure, wily old manager vs up and coming ex international. 

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8 minutes ago, philmycock said:

Seth Johnson’s got a nice house

Has he invested in some fish and a nice tank?

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19 minutes ago, Cjay said:

New signings, new manager, thoughts on your 1st game and the Leeds game coming up and finally where you think you will end the season.

Well CJ our season usually ends in January/February and no amount of Chelsea loanees are going to change that. But between now and then i expect us to get better and better as we ride the Frankie wave of positivity... 3-2 to us on Saturday.

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18 minutes ago, Cjay said:

New signings, new manager, thoughts on your 1st game and the Leeds game coming up and finally where you think you will end the season.

I think the general consensus so far is that we are very impressed with Lampard. He's obviously still unknown in terms of managerial ability, but his reputation and the buzz that created around the club, as well as the attention it brought from the national media created more excitement than Rowett ever would have no matter what he did this summer.

The signings Frank has made have been very refreshing. His stature in the game has already benefited us by attracting highly talented youngsters like Harry Wilson, but more so, Mason Mount. Mount looks like a quality player and really could take the division by storm this season if he gets anywhere near the hype that surrounds him. On top of that we've managed to beat other good, strong sides in this division to signings. For example Waghorn was on his way to Boro, and Jozefzoon was on his way to yourselves (literally travelling there), before Lampard called and they changed their minds. Players respect him and want to play for him and that's a huge benefit to us.

Our first game started poorly. Very slow and disjointed and we looked nervous. It was a surprise as we put in some excellent pre-season performances, and we were perhaps lucky we faced Reading who were equally poor, as we could have been taken apart by a more confident side. We improved in the second half, and a draw was probably fair but a moment of real quality snatched it. There's much, much more to come from this side, so hopefully it's just a couple days away. 

I think with the squad we now have, and the style we'll be looking to play, we should be comfortably top six, and I'd be disappointed with anything below that to be honest. But I want Lampard to be here long-term and build something here, so if we look to play good football but narrowly fall short, I won't be up in arms calling for his departure.

The game on Saturday has the potential to be a cracker with the ability and styles of both sides. I have a good feeling about it and I think we'll edge it, but I'm sure you're confident too.

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9 minutes ago, Parsnip said:

Well CJ our season usually ends in January/February and no amount of Chelsea loanees are going to change that. But between now and then i expect us to get better and better as we ride the Frankie wave of positivity... 3-2 to us on Saturday.

Know a lot about seasons ending before everyone else😂

Does seem to be a lot of positivity around Derby because of Frank from reading here and stuff.

Not concerned by his lack of experience? Then again he has a lot of experience to call on for advice if needed i suppose. 

Great players not often making great managers etc.

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Signings for us are pleasing after a year of Rowett signing 30+ players on big wages. We had a fans forum tonight and Mel Morris reassured any concerns about FFP by saying all our signings were covered by the sales and we're likely to have more leave on loan with a view to a permanent soon, or even be sold to teams abroad like Blackman appears to be close to. 

We were really poor in our first game. We'd had a pre-season of some great football and outplaying a couple of Prem teams playing pretty much their strongest 11 (I know, it's only pre-season but still encouraging) and then it just was so slow and lethargic against Reading. I was very impressed with Leeds and very happy to see you lot put some early pressure on Rowett. I reckon we'll both be in and around the top 6, but the experience with each manager might be the difference in us missing out on the play offs and you making them/automatic promotion.

For the game at the weekend I'll feel a lot more confident/worried when I see the starting 11. I'm hoping Waghorn or Marriott start up front, but I've got a feeling he'll go with Nugent again or even young Bennett. I've seen that on your forums there's a lot of confidence that you'll smash us and there's a lot of animosity towards Lampard because he's talked about a lot in the media, as if that's his fault. I'm sure some of our fans do the same, but it seems quite silly to me that some Leeds fans get all excited over their manager and how he's perceived to be such a tactical genius, but then it annoys them when Lampard is talked about a lot due to his popularity. And then the anger about the Vydra deal is a bit strange as well. Vydra has said himself Derby tried pushing him to complete the move to Leeds, but he didn't want to and so held out for a Prem team, but some Leeds fans have directed their anger towards Derby like they did it on purpose.

Anyway, best of luck for the game, should be a good un'  👍

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Thought Leeds looked excellent at weekend.

Air of positivity around our club for the first time in a while, which is weird as we have consistently been challenging for top 6 every season for a few seasons.

Injection of youth has been great to see, although we obviously have a few fans writing players off after one league appearance.

Just too young for Leeds rivalry, think first time I saw you was when we clinched promotion at the BBG back in 87, more concerned with seeing our neighbours and Stoke faltering for my schadenfreude this season.

Was also once managed by Norman Hunter, top top bloke and got a lot of time for your current bloke.

Quite concerned for Saturday as as previously mentioned you looked rather sharp, but given the past year just giving it a go and watching a decent game of football will be enough for me.

End the season: God knows, could be anywhere between 1st and 16th, just as long as the journey there is fun though.

Lastly, like how you do kits as well plain classic home and more adventurous with the change.

 

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