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1 minute ago, nottingram said:

can’t remember, he may even have won players player

Yes he did win players' player of the year.

Yes had a quiet season this season, a common occurrence for a young player (hence the term "2nd season syndrome") especially when playing in a struggling team, but he still shows touches of class at times. If there is no movement up front, who is he supposed to thread a pass to?

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3 minutes ago, nottingram said:

My opinion on Bird is that he won’t make a bad team good but he will make a good team better.

He showed too much last season to be written off this season. We’re a crap team but I know that last season he impressed Cocu enough to give him the #8 shirt and speak of him as a future captain, Rooney enough to speak of him as future England material and if I remember correctly Holmes said he was his vote for players player (can’t remember, he may even have won players player). 

He was very good with Wazza in midfield until Wazza’s legs had gone...

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52 minutes ago, SFox1993 said:

Think i must be the only fan that can't see the fuss with Bird. Personally I think he is awful, but obviously hope he will continue to improve.

I don't think he's awful. He's just a floppy haired kid in a league of hairy-arsed grunts and he doesn't look like he enjoys the challenge. 

He's not alone in that. He has team mates who are much longer in the tooth that don't look like they fancy it. 

If he can adapt and develop physically and mentally to the rigours of championship football he has the passing range to be a success. 

Oh, and he needs to learn how to flippin' shoot! 

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18 minutes ago, AutoWindscreens said:

Sorry, but that is baalocks.

We'll have to wait some time to find out won't we. He's done next to nothing for some time. On the bench for the last match and did little when he came on.

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3 hours ago, Jimbo Ram said:

Bird for Knight plus toss up between Fozzy and Buchanan and then good to go...

Fozzy maybe but Swansea’s strength has been their attacking full backs so push them back whilst with Bird he is fine if we are two goals in front which we hardly ever are and we need to score goals and he doesn’t exactly create chances.

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1 hour ago, RoyMac5 said:

We'll have to wait some time to find out won't we. He's done next to nothing for some time. On the bench for the last match and did little when he came on.

Next season maybe! Let's see when confidence returns. But to say emperor's new clothes implies that he has nothing about him, which is not a fair judgment, is it?

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8 minutes ago, Sparkle said:

Fozzy maybe but Swansea’s strength has been their attacking full backs so push them back whilst with Bird he is fine if we are two goals in front which we hardly ever are and we need to score goals and he doesn’t exactly create chances.

Knight doesn’t score goals either and is totally out of form...

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18 minutes ago, Jimbo Ram said:

Knight doesn’t score goals either and is totally out of form...

He scores a few (3 this season) which probably makes him our leading midfield goal scorer from open play but yes he has been struggling like many but I would be playing him against Swansea 

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1 hour ago, AutoWindscreens said:

Next season maybe! Let's see when confidence returns. But to say emperor's new clothes implies that he has nothing about him, which is not a fair judgment, is it?

I remain to be convinced that he has much more than other of our U23's who showed promise but faded away.

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Have just seen that Darren Bond is to referee the match. The last game he reffed for us was PNE at home on Boxing Day where key decisions he gave went against us that affected the result, so will be interesting to see how this one goes.

In the game Jozwiak was through on goal and a foul was given against him. Sibley was fouled in a move PNE went on to score from in the 96th minute. He played 96+ mins when 5 min added time had been given.

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12 minutes ago, WestKentRam said:

Have just seen that Darren Bond is to referee the match. The last game he reffed for us was PNE at home on Boxing Day where key decisions he gave went against us that affected the result, so will be interesting to see how this one goes.

In the game Jozwiak was through on goal and a foul was given against him. Sibley was fouled in a move PNE went on to score from in the 96th minute. He played 96+ mins when 5 min added time had been given.

Obviously he wants the away side to win on his wife’s sisters accumulated betting odds   

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12 hours ago, chewbacca said:

Sorry if a bit 'off piste' but not sure where to ask the question... Anyone have any idea if any of the Derby pubs/bars now open show SKY TV in the outside seating areas? Thanks

Bess of Hardwick ( old Warwick )

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3 hours ago, WestKentRam said:

Have just seen that Darren Bond is to referee the match. The last game he reffed for us was PNE at home on Boxing Day where key decisions he gave went against us that affected the result, so will be interesting to see how this one goes.

In the game Jozwiak was through on goal and a foul was given against him. Sibley was fouled in a move PNE went on to score from in the 96th minute. He played 96+ mins when 5 min added time had been given.

The time added on is a minimum not a maximum. So If the Ref decides to add another 30/40 sec or even a minute for what ever (time wasting or whatever) it is his prerogative 

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4 hours ago, WestKentRam said:

Have just seen that Darren Bond is to referee the match. The last game he reffed for us was PNE at home on Boxing Day where key decisions he gave went against us that affected the result, so will be interesting to see how this one goes.

In the game Jozwiak was through on goal and a foul was given against him. Sibley was fouled in a move PNE went on to score from in the 96th minute. He played 96+ mins when 5 min added time had been given.

Add him to those who hate DCFC on separate thread 🤣🤣🤣

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