Well this time last week we were getting ready for the cup tie v Man Utd. Most people predicted we would lose but realistically we were all concentrating on the league weren’t we? The result wasn’t to bad and the performance was uplifting and gave us some hope as we dream of automatic promotion.
I asked twitter users last week to complete this sentence in 4 words- now we can concentrate….. One correspondent replied: ” On keeping Gary Rowett.”
Now we can concentrate on gaining automatic promotion. Tomorrow’s game is crucial, not so much in terms of the result as such but in keeping our hopes alive that we won’t suffer the Winter dip. The fact that Gary was Manager of the Month and Scott player of the month is not going to help the glass half empty fans amongst us.
What do you think?
Please follow the link below and have your say on tomorrow’s match.
Select the team and predict the score
Unnecessary distraction or a test of our Premiership credentials? Put out the best team or test the squad strength in depth? Could we win or will we get thrashed? Is Gary already concentrating on the league or going for a cup run?
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Note: at time of writing, both Bradley Johnson and Joe Ledley were said to be injury doubts.
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After the game, we will summarise your predictions and compare with the actual result.
COME ON YOU RAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The day started well. 87% of those completing our prediction survey believed that Derby would win. 1 person went for 5-0 (I think they were predicting the Villa score!) and @robbiethomson18 went for 4-0 adding ” think rams will walk through them.”
Even the sun was shining in the backyard of the Brunswick as we supped ale and exchanged Christmas anecdotes, so confident of a win that we did not even discuss the forthcoming game.
But it was a poor performance and ended in drizzle and disappointment.
@roynadinprint may not be so disappointed as they predicted the correct score. 10% of respondents went for a draw-maybe these are the realists amongst us.
79% predicted that Vydra would score – no surprise there.
I don’t think anyone got the correct starting line up though some might say it was Gary that got it wrong!
Still 2nd and nervous- it’s the Derby way. You can see a summary of your predictions by clicking on the link here.
Next up- Manchester United. New survey coming soon!
Your comments on this post and or the match most welcome!
01/01/18 Derby County v Sheffield United
The current Match day prediction survey ahead of this game is currently open!
After the team changes against Ipswich Town and a good result, Gary Rowett has a bit of a selection head-ache. What would you do?
Select your starting line up, score and scorers before 14.00 hrs (uk time) on 01/01/18 in this quick to complete survey. A link to a summary of the results will be published here as soon as possible after it closes.
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