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Some hope, no hope or Bob Hope?

One game in, undefeated. The general mood one of relief at not losing and of a competitive performance after the turmoil of the past week. Fans in good voice and extremely supportive of the manager in particular. Even those who don't want Rooney in our club are sympathetic to what he has had to contend with.

We remain a complete mess. No news on any change of ownership. Unknown whether Morris will continue to finance the club in the interim. Troubling signs everywhere - skeleton staff on duty in all areas, no TV in concourses, no hot water. Evidence that the club is being run on the slenderest of shoestrings. Why? Has Morris run out of money? Has he decided enough is enough? Is he trying to reduce monthly losses to make the club more attractive to a buyer?

On the pitch: papering over huge cracks with the signings of a couple of ancient centre halves on cheap wages, a cheap goalie so that we can sell our best one and a naughty boy who nobody wants. Rooney says there can be no more signings unless something changes. What has to change? What actually is required? Nobody will tell us.

As things stand: we have a competitive team, sort of. Unless we get a single injury at centre half or centre forward that is.

Goalkeeper: assuming Marshall leaves we have Roos and Allsopp. We are OK but not great.

Full backs: Byrne, Buchanan, Mconald, Forsyth. We are fine.

Centre half: Davies and Stearman, Forsyth and Cashin at a pinch. We are desperately short. IF Jagielka and Menghi could be added we ought to be solid enough to avoid being rolled over on a regular basis. Until then we MAY just about manage.

Midfield: Bird, Shinnie, Morrison, Watson, Sibley, Hutchinson. Knight and Bielik to return at some point. We are fine.

Wide: Jozwiak, Lawrence, Ebosele. We are very short of options and threat. Lawrence is now playing centrally and Jozwiak seems incapable of taking on his man or shooting. We look as though we will create very little from wide positions.

Centre forward: yep, it's jut CKR. Doing a man's job, I take off my hat to him. Behind him we have Stretton only. We have had it unless we can strengthen up front. With just CKR and little out wide we will score very few goals.

I reckon we can maybe just keep our heads above water for the immediate future but will certainly go down unless we can make several new signings. At minimum, one and probably two centre halves. Two strikers. One and probably two wide players, perhaps just one if he might be able to do a job centrally as well on occasion. And while Rooney has done a commendable job of getting the players focused on the job in hand, off the field uncertainty will surely filter down to performances and a downward spiral of it all going down the pan.

How does all that sound?

posted on 9/8/21

The problem is, he is no worse than the rest.

posted on 9/8/21

If we'd kept Albentosser he would be just coming good, as long as he'd got his insoles.

Give Te Wieik another year and he will come good.

Jozwiak is totally and utterly useless and don't forget all those Polish pilots who did so well in the Battle of Britain, they had a much more unsettling times.

posted on 9/8/21

comment by 9earchange (U16914)
posted 3 hours, 58 minutes ago
Losing Jozwiak would be a bigger loss than if Lawrence were to be moved on I feel.

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Get rid of both, I wonder how much we'd get?

posted on 9/8/21

I can’t see how Jozwiak can’t say he hasn’t settled in Derby have you seen how many Native Poland shops there are in Derby

posted on 10/8/21

Yes, during the lockdowns he could at least have walked past the closed shops and that would certainly have helped him to settle into the area. Who needs friends and family?

posted on 10/8/21

I think Roos deserves a vote of thanks for sticking with DCFC through thick and thin times (mainly thin). He has never let us down and made some smashing saves and very few mistakes. Well done Kelle, you are appreciated.

posted on 10/8/21

comment by lastapostleofvidal (U1491)
posted 4 hours, 56 minutes ago
Yes, during the lockdowns he could at least have walked past the closed shops and that would certainly have helped him to settle into the area. Who needs friends and family?
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Are you for real? All the polish food shops were open during lockdown

posted on 10/8/21

comment by Let Me inRamdini (U21882)
posted 1 hour, 12 minutes ago
I think Roos deserves a vote of thanks for sticking with DCFC through thick and thin times (mainly thin). He has never let us down and made some smashing saves and very few mistakes. Well done Kelle, you are appreciated.
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He’s still at Derby because nothing better came up for him. He cost us big time at Wembley

posted on 10/8/21

Griff

I hope that you not seriously saying that if you are of Polish heritage then the presence of one or two Polish shops in the area means that you should have no trouble settling in during a global pandemic that means you are separated from family and all of the people that were previously a part of your life. FFS.

comment by Scouse (U9675)

posted on 21/9/21

Which one of your three choices now Vidal?

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