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    We Are In Need Of A Leader - The Major Signing for Summer!!

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    We Are In Need Of A Leader - The Major Signing for Summer!!

    Post by casinoram on Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:36 pm

    I was perusing over some old videos from 1997-99 last night from YouTube and apart from the obvious thing that as a team we could actually pass the ball to each other in a fashion that actually saw us "penetrating the oppositions midfield, one thing stood out more than anything......

    WE NEED A LEADER ON THE PITCH Bang head

    WE NEED A NEW IGOR STIMAC.

    His presence and his ability to galvanise and control his teammates was great to see. All we see now are eleven player running around the pitch blaming each other for the mistakes we keep on seeing.

    I believe this Summer we Need that one major signing who can come in as possibly a centre half of midfielder and be the new "STIMAC"
    Who--I don't know--- but he must be out there somewhere. Go forth Gary and find him!!!!


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    Re: We Are In Need Of A Leader - The Major Signing for Summer!!

    Post by RRC on Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:14 pm

    Totally agree, but we need a lot more than that.

    We only have four or five players of the right quality --

    Carson, Davies, Keogh (maybe?), Huddlestone and Vydra

    Sadly our scouting network (if we have one) doesn't identify the type or range
    of players that we need. We just follow the crowd and pay inflated prices.



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    Re: We Are In Need Of A Leader - The Major Signing for Summer!!

    Post by SawleyRam on Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:01 pm

    RRC wrote:Totally agree, but we need a lot more than that.

    We only have four or five players of the right quality --

    Carson, Davies, Keogh (maybe?), Huddlestone and Vydra

    Sadly our scouting network (if we have one) doesn't identify the type or range
    of players that we need. We just follow the crowd and pay inflated prices.

    That was in the Rush era Jo, change will certainly be showing in any recruitment from now on.
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    Re: We Are In Need Of A Leader - The Major Signing for Summer!!

    Post by valakari on Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:32 pm

    Cameron Jerome, Joe Ledley??? Not in Rush era!
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    Post by RRC on Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:36 pm

    SawleyRam wrote:
    RRC wrote:Totally agree, but we need a lot more than that.

    We only have four or five players of the right quality --

    Carson, Davies, Keogh (maybe?), Huddlestone and Vydra

    Sadly our scouting network (if we have one) doesn't identify the type or range
    of players that we need. We just follow the crowd and pay inflated prices.

    That was in the Rush era Jo, change will certainly be showing in any recruitment from now on.

    I stand by what I said - our scouting has been very poor for many years.

    How many relatives and old pals have come and gone as chief scout (or some other title)?
    As with our managers, too often it's not how good they are but who they know or whether
    they had some Derby connection (as if that were more important than ability to do the job).

    I agree that Rush and his connections made the problem worse, especially with the fees paid.



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    Post by SawleyRam on Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:49 pm

    valakari wrote:Cameron Jerome, Joe Ledley??? Not in Rush era!

    Jerome £1.5m and 18 month contract & Ledley on a free, that's a change from the Rush era.

    Ledley has been ok Jerome hasn't really worked out as hoped but a relatively short contract when first signed, no 4-5 year stupidity and they are not connected to the Wasserman agency!
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    Post by terminaator on Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:43 pm

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    Re: We Are In Need Of A Leader - The Major Signing for Summer!!

    Post by Jackal on Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:36 pm

    I think we have plenty of players with enough experience in the squad, and dare I say it, leaders (judging by the fact they have been captains at their previous clubs). What we don't have is any nasty players who are prepared to get stuck in to the opposition and get the crowd pumped-up.
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    Post by RRC on Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:46 pm

    Jackal wrote:I think we have plenty of players with enough experience in the squad, and dare I say it, leaders (judging by the fact they have been captains at their previous clubs). What we don't have is any nasty players who are prepared to get stuck in to the opposition and get the crowd pumped-up.

    Imho we've got enough slow, clumsy and inept tacklers in the squad already.
    They may not mean to be nasty but the effect is the same -- too many silly free
    kicks and free kicks in dangerous areas.

    We need quality --
    -- players who can tackle fairly without giving away free kicks -- or even read the play and intercept
    -- players with the energy and speed to mark opponents effectively
    -- players who pass quickly and accurately
    -- players with the brains move quickly to good positions to receive a pass
    -- players with the vision to create better chances
    -- players who can score goals without wasting most of their chances

    We don't need the core of the squad that has collectively given up for the last four seasons.
    Their experience hasn't saved us from slumps that have become as regular as clockwork.



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    Post by SawleyRam on Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:55 pm

    terminaator wrote:How about selling Luke Thomas first? Who needs quality anyway!

    https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/derby-county-transfer-west-ham-1470280
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    Journalistic nonsense at it's best.
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    Re: We Are In Need Of A Leader - The Major Signing for Summer!!

    Post by bramhallram on Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:05 am

    SawleyRam wrote:
    terminaator wrote:How about selling Luke Thomas first? Who needs quality anyway!

    https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/derby-county-transfer-west-ham-1470280
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    Journalistic nonsense at it's best.

    ..especially when the 'story' originates from something called Gloucestershire Live, not known for having its ear close to ground on Championship matters.

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    Post by Loughborough Ram on Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:37 am

    Not necessarily an ear close to Rams matters but quite possibly an ear close to Luke Thomas matters Bram as we bought him from Cheltenham. Could be nothing but you never know in this crazy football world we now live in.
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    Re: We Are In Need Of A Leader - The Major Signing for Summer!!

    Post by RRC on Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:47 am

    bramhallram wrote:
    SawleyRam wrote:
    terminaator wrote:How about selling Luke Thomas first? Who needs quality anyway!

    https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/derby-county-transfer-west-ham-1470280
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    Journalistic nonsense at it's best.

    ..especially when the 'story' originates from something called Gloucestershire Live, not known for having its ear close to ground on Championship matters.

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    Luke Thomas, who was born in Gloucestershire and played for Gloucester City,
    before DCFC signed him from Cheltenham Town in ... erm ... Gloucestershire.

    The story has also been on West Ham fans websites and elsewhere. That doesn't
    make it true -- rumours are just that -- but it could mean his agent is trying to find
    him a club where he'll have better prospects. Or maybe his family and friends, who
    are still in Gloucestershire, know something we don't.

    I'd never be surprised if any of our more promising youngsters left to join clubs where
    they might have a better chance of first team football. They don't get much of a look in
    at Derby -- it's a token five minute cameo, offloaded for a loan spell and then forgotten.




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