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    John Terry

    Post by bramhallram on Sat 29 Apr 2017, 8:52 am

    Way back in the mists of time an ambitious young football manager correctly identified that one of the key things his team needed if it was to be successful was a strong, experienced leader on the pitch. A few names were discussed and one player stood out above all the rest. The problem was he was so famous no-one believed it would be possible to entice him away from the bright lights of London to end his career playing in a lower division in the 'sticks'.

    Well almost no-one.

    The ambitious young manager backed himself to do the impossible, met the famous player and sold him on the role he had in mind for him. The rest is history and the next few years were a fabulously successful time for all concerned with the football club.

    OK, I accept that John Terry is no Dave Mackay and times are very different now, but can you imagine the impact it would have if we woke up to hear that GR had managed to do a deal to bring him to Derby ?

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    Re: John Terry

    Post by purpleram on Sat 29 Apr 2017, 9:32 am

    It would be an amazing signing but I think his options will be so varied, I can't imagine even OBE reincarnated could persuade him to come to us.
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    Re: John Terry

    Post by Stockport Ram on Sat 29 Apr 2017, 10:40 am

    Brilliant post BR. The thought had crossed my mind.

    Exactly where we need to start.
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    Re: John Terry

    Post by SawleyRam on Sat 29 Apr 2017, 11:18 am

    Stockport Ram wrote:Brilliant post BR.  The thought had crossed my mind.

    Exactly where we need to start.

    What, another CB with no pace and is well known for stirring up the dressing room (England team as well)?
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    Re: John Terry

    Post by bramhallram on Sat 29 Apr 2017, 12:11 pm

    SawleyRam wrote:
    Stockport Ram wrote:Brilliant post BR.  The thought had crossed my mind.

    Exactly where we need to start.

    What, another CB with no pace and is well known for stirring up the dressing room (England team as well)?

    I don't recall Mackay having much pace. As for 'stirring up the dressing room', I saw him shake his fist in John Robson's face during a game for making a poor tackle but applaud him minutes later when Robbo nearly cut his winger in half.

    Real leaders know how to get the best out of their colleagues.

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    Re: John Terry

    Post by rjrules71 on Sat 29 Apr 2017, 1:25 pm

    Not for me

    I loved Mackay and all his generation stood for, but a modern CB has to be in the Stimac mould IMHO.





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    Re: John Terry

    Post by SawleyRam on Sat 29 Apr 2017, 1:28 pm

    bramhallram wrote:
    SawleyRam wrote:
    Stockport Ram wrote:Brilliant post BR.  The thought had crossed my mind.

    Exactly where we need to start.

    What, another CB with no pace and is well known for stirring up the dressing room (England team as well)?

    I don't recall Mackay having much pace. As for 'stirring up the dressing room', I saw him shake his fist in John Robson's face during a game for making a poor tackle but applaud him minutes later when Robbo nearly cut his winger in half.

    Real leaders know how to get the best out of their colleagues.

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    But Mackay had a youngsters called Roy Mcfarland and Colin Todd to do his running for him!
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    Re: John Terry

    Post by Stockport Ram on Sat 29 Apr 2017, 1:51 pm

    SawleyRam wrote:
    bramhallram wrote:
    SawleyRam wrote:
    Stockport Ram wrote:Brilliant post BR.  The thought had crossed my mind.

    Exactly where we need to start.

    What, another CB with no pace and is well known for stirring up the dressing room (England team as well)?

    I don't recall Mackay having much pace. As for 'stirring up the dressing room', I saw him shake his fist in John Robson's face during a game for making a poor tackle but applaud him minutes later when Robbo nearly cut his winger in half.

    Real leaders know how to get the best out of their colleagues.

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    But Mackay had a youngsters called Roy Mcfarland and Colin Todd to do his running for him!

    I don't think anyone was suggesting that he would be a panacea - we already need three defenders, no matter how good any one of them is.  I'm sure the other two could do his running for him. What we need more than anything is a leader, and he's still one of the best around at that.

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