Forest Post Match Barometer
Regular readers of Ramspace will be well aware of our barometer concept whereby we list out some good and not so good things about the world of DCFC.
Thus with everyone writing their views on yesterdays monumental win against Forest, we thought we’d twist our usual post match thoughts piece with a quick-fire barometer. As you’d expect there aren’t many downsides to a result like this. So in no particular order:-
Good Times - Whilst Nigel and the players will rightly dedicate yesterdays win to the fans, Nigel should also take a moment to enjoy the win too. After taking some fearsome stick last season and hanging onto his job by his fingernails, this was surely Clough’s finest hour (so far) as Rams manager. Respect.
Team Spirit - More Clough team bonding and spirit building as he personally leads a chorus of boo’s as Tyson boards the coach pre-match. Then personally leads a group hug on the pitch post match.
Red Dog Cheats - Whilst it’s difficult to argue that it wasn’t a penalty, Frank’s sending off was shocking. Greening, Reid and Cohen immediately surrounding the ref like something from one of the recent el classico games didn’t help. Which leads nicely onto…….
Chris Cohen - that’s Karma, man.
Crystal Ball - Last week on Radio Derby Jamie Ward said ” it would be great to score and give it some in front of their fans and would be also great to put one past Campy”. Enough said.
Tommy Cwyka - After six months of waiting, had to take one for the team without touching the ball. Nice to see Clough with his arm round him after the game, hope he gets another chance soon, purely out of sentiment!
Groundhog Day - Watching McClarens interview afterwards, it was almost identical to Clough’s comments after the 2-5. Humiliated by the game, a man who knows his team simply are not good enough, there’s not a great deal he can do about it and he’s massively in the shite.
Jonathan Greening – that image is ok if you’re a South American in your twenties and a bit of a geezer. When you’re a washed up Championship journeyman, you just look like a smelly tramp.
Andy Reid - Talking of journeymen, on his return to Forest, Andy Reid claimed he was a better player than when he left. So expect a £5m bid from Tottenham any day. About as likely as Reid walking past a Greggs and not getting heavily involved. Fat chance.
Moxey and Sav - Both tweeted #dcfcofficial to praise the lads and celebrate the win. Nice one.
Lee Camp - When he was at Derby, Campy was a cracking confident keeper until he chucked one in at PNE in the play offs and fell apart. With his howler for Ireland, his shocking effort yesterday and widespread red dog talk of him losing his touch, I wonder if Pratley from the half way line and his failed move to Swansea have killed the peacock strut? Couldn’t happen to a nicer bloke.
Jeff Hendrik - What a player, what a miss, what a goal, what a moment. Regardless of anything else he does, Jeff is now a DCFC legend. By the way, what an accent!??!! I’d love to hear him having a ‘technical’ conversation with Metgod.
Posted on September 18, 2011, in Post Match Thoughts and tagged Billy Davies, derby county, forest, Jamie Ward, Lee Camp, Nigel Clough, ramspace, Robbie Savage, the rams, Tomasz Cywka. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.