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Offline LA-Don

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« on: August 05, 2019, 10:41:47 PM »
Shinnie and Lowe both unused subs in Derby’s first league game. Wonder if Shinnie will have peaked with us and while make some money disappear like his brother??



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Re: Derby County
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 07:25:36 AM »
Shinnie and Lowe both unused subs in Derby’s first league game. Wonder if Shinnie will have peaked with us and while make some money disappear like his brother??

Andrew Shinnie playing at Luton in Championship so hardly disappeared.

As for Graeme Shinnie I cannot see him fitting into Cocu’s style of play and he could well end up back up the road in January on loan to another Scottish club.

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Re: Derby County
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 10:07:20 AM »
It's not a case of "not fitting" into a style of play. It's more to do with the fact he's not a very good footballer.

The easiest way to determine a player's technical ability is to hit firm passes at close range to them and just observe. This exposes both their speed of mind (reactions) and their speed of feet (ability to control). On both counts, Graeme Shinnie would be found wanting. He was a good left back who should never have been shoehorned into midfield. He's got great heart and that made him adequate in a shite league but he can't compete with proper footballers. He's too thick and doesn't have the basic skill set to make it at that level.
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Re: Derby County
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 10:14:31 AM »
I watched a bit of the Huddersfield Derby match last night, more out of interest to see how Derby would perform post-"Lamps", plus I'd seen Huddersfield last season and thought they were hard done by in an absolute thrashing (and I liked their fans). Derby were slick, quick in mind, fit as fuck and very good at getting it under instant control. There's no room in there for the likes of Shinnie who ticks none of these boxes.
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Re: Derby County
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 10:28:14 AM »
Their Left Back, Malone, was breathing out of his arse after the hour mark, he looked reliable enough, but lacked the same energy as Lowe, but that could be down to the fact he was injured a lot last season, and is still playing catch up.

With regards to Shinnie, they were on the back foot, defending their lead, and they opted to put on a 16 year old centre mid instead of Shinnie, was rather surprised at that.
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Re: Derby County
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2019, 10:30:08 AM »

As for Graeme Shinnie I cannot see him fitting into Cocu’s style of play and he could well end up back up the road in January on loan to another Scottish club.

Absolutely what I think will happen. Sevco would be the obvious destination but unless they manage to shed 3 or 4 players by the end of this transfer window, it's doubtful they could afford to. We would no doubt also be interested but if Ojo and Bryson stay fit, the only person he could usurp for a place would be Ferguson and personally I'd rather have Ferguson now anyway.

So I think he'll end up at Hibs.

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Re: Derby County
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2019, 12:03:29 PM »
With regards to Shinnie, they were on the back foot, defending their lead, and they opted to put on a 16 year old centre mid instead of Shinnie, was rather surprised at that.

I saw the first half but was working during the second so only looked up intermittently, usually when the commentator got excited.

Cocu played at the highest level and has already been successful in his managerial career. He will be wondering why the fuck Lampard signed this dud, and it may well have been Max raving about him wot swung it for the inexperienced first-year manager. I'm not surprised he put on a 16 year old. That's good management, to encourage youth and throw them in the deep end. He will have seen more in the kid than he has with the barely average Shinnie.
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Re: Derby County
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2019, 12:08:27 PM »
The reason Shinnie picked up a stupid amount of yellows wasn't because he's a dirty player. It wasn't even that he was so committed, his only redeeming quality (in midfield). His disciplinary record was shocking because his timing and his football brain is considerably below average. He couldn't match his passion with the same skill level.
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Re: Derby County
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2019, 01:22:03 PM »
The reason Shinnie picked up a stupid amount of yellows wasn't because he's a dirty player. It wasn't even that he was so committed, his only redeeming quality (in midfield). His disciplinary record was shocking because his timing and his football brain is considerably below average. He couldn't match his passion with the same skill level.
Excellent points and totally agree, you can see the difference in our midfield already with the signing of two proper footballers in Hedges and Ojo.
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Re: Derby County
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2019, 02:24:03 PM »
1. Excellent points and totally agree,

2. you can see the difference in our midfield already with the signing of two proper footballers in Hedges and Ojo.

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2. That was an interesting addition however. Not being qualified to comment - not having seen either - I'm pleased to hear that AFC might have FINALLY stopped trying to fit square pegs into round holes.
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Re: Derby County
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2019, 03:49:10 PM »
Excellent points and totally agree, you can see the difference in our midfield already with the signing of two proper footballers in Hedges and Ojo.

Whilst I agree that Shinnie very much had his limitations I think it's premature to hail Ojo as the vastly superior replacement in the way that you are. So far he's put in a couple of promising performances with the odd booking for a rash/poorly timed challenge thrown in. Sound familiar? They could easily have been Shinnie. I'm not saying Ojo won't turn out to be better either. Just that from what we've seen we can't possibly know. But then again I don't have an agenda even if he was overrated and quite clearly a knob. He never hid that at all.

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Re: Derby County
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2019, 07:47:37 PM »
Whilst I agree that Shinnie very much had his limitations I think it's premature to hail Ojo as the vastly superior replacement in the way that you are. So far he's put in a couple of promising performances with the odd booking for a rash/poorly timed challenge thrown in. Sound familiar? They could easily have been Shinnie. I'm not saying Ojo won't turn out to be better either. Just that from what we've seen we can't possibly know. But then again I don't have an agenda even if he was overrated and quite clearly a knob. He never hid that at all.
Ojo is a totally different player from Shinnie, he can actually pass a ball and dictate a game, SHinnie couldn't do that, my point still stands Ojo looks like more of a footballer than Shinnie ever did as a midfielder.
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Re: Derby County
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2019, 07:56:07 PM »
From what I see Ojo is a legit central midfielder. Shinnie was our left back who initially filled in when we were short of bodies in midfield if I recall. He ended up staying there, mainly due to poor signings and a lack of alternatives. He, from what I understand, enjoyed the initial spell in midfield and decided he was a midfielder at that point. Wonder if he'd be a top notch left back at present had DM/the club done their job(s) and signed proper midfielders. I still valued Shinnie in the team though, think some of you are being a little harsh. However, our style of play has been shit the last two years and much more direct, and you could argue we went more route one because of our weaknesses in our Shinnie led midfield. So far this season it's much more enjoyable to watch and coincides with the arrival of Ojo and Hedges, even Gallagher in midfield.

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Re: Derby County
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2019, 08:55:08 AM »
Ojo is a totally different player from Shinnie, he can actually pass a ball and dictate a game, SHinnie couldn't do that, my point still stands Ojo looks like more of a footballer than Shinnie ever did as a midfielder.

How long until everyone else sees this side of Ojo that you clearly have? So far he looks like Shinnie in disguise.

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Re: Derby County
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2019, 08:58:16 AM »
How long until everyone else sees this side of Ojo that you clearly have? So far he looks like Shinnie in disguise.

But without the energy

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Re: Derby County
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2019, 05:15:23 PM »
How long until everyone else sees this side of Ojo that you clearly have? So far he looks like Shinnie in disguise.

Shinnie worked his fucking arse off in every game he played in and ensured that those around him did the same. He led by example. Some obvious limitations as a player, but a very good player for us.

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Re: Derby County
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2019, 06:02:29 PM »
Shinnie worked his fucking arse off in every game he played in and ensured that those around him did the same. He led by example. Some obvious limitations as a player, but a very good player for us.

That’s the way I see it, did very well for us. Didn’t make the 18 for derby today, no clue if he’s fit or injured.

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Re: Derby County
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2019, 09:34:45 AM »
Don't think he's injured just the new manager there doesn't rate him.


I think he will be out on loan come January. Sevco or Hibs is my prediction

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Re: Derby County
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2019, 10:27:06 AM »
Don't think he's injured just the new manager there doesn't rate him.


I think he will be out on loan come January. Sevco or Hibs is my prediction

If Ojo keeps performing like he did on Thursday we might even be interested.

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Re: Derby County
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2019, 02:54:51 PM »
No Offence to shinnie,

all the players up here need to take a long good hard look at the players who went south chasing the £££ only to find they cant play first team footie. But they will gladly turn up for their wages.

should be left to rot on the youth team at derby