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    Joe Ledley

    How about a quick move for Joe Ledley on a years contract. Should be a no brainer for me. That's if he's still a free agent.

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    Spot on Mano'. As a 'no brainier' we should be well qualified to make it happen. Probably wait till another club comes in at the last second and then...guess what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramAnag View Post
    Spot on Mano'. As a 'no brainier' we should be well qualified to make it happen. Probably wait till another club comes in at the last second and then...guess what?
    You seem rather negative about the club at the moment RA? There must be a reason Ledley is still a free gent, perhaps he wants to much in wages? perhaps he is injury prone? perhaps he is no longer the player he was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteram View Post
    You seem rather negative about the club at the moment RA? There must be a reason Ledley is still a free gent, perhaps he wants to much in wages? perhaps he is injury prone? perhaps he is no longer the player he was?
    You're right WR...I was untypically disillusioned by the Kieftenbeld failure. We seem to have been linked with so many players lately only for them to go elsewhere.
    Looking more objectively, your points about Ledley are all fair.
    Suppose the questions remain...have we all been pacified by Friday evenings result and is this a sign of things to come or another false dawn where we struggle along for the next four months without the vital ingredient - a ball winning midfield battler - that we have been missing for so long?
    I certainly didn't see Friday's performance coming and if we can remain in touch until the next window and then strengthen in the area described then there may be grounds for optimism. In the meantime Rowett himself has suggested looking at the uncontracted players market and while I would never wish to appear fickle...this is the 'roller coaster' that is Derby County, so who knows what awaits around the next bend?
    Last edited by ramAnag; 10-09-2017 at 08:17 AM.

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    Friday was welcome but it remains to be seen whether we can get some form of consistency going forward, much also depends upon injuries as well. But there is at least signs that we can be challenging for a top 6 place and as a fan thats what you want a team to be doing. I would also like a good couple of cup runs.


    I am wary of signing "name" players who have been good in the past, it depends of course but there must be a reason ledley hasn't been snapped up by a club.

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    Friday was welcome but it remains to be seen whether we can get some form of consistency going forward, much also depends upon injuries as well. But there is at least signs that we can be challenging for a top 6 place and as a fan thats what you want a team to be doing. I would also like a good couple of cup runs.


    I am wary of signing "name" players who have been good in the past, it depends of course but there must be a reason ledley hasn't been snapped up by a club.

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    Rowett keeping tabs on Joe Ledley to slightly ease the midfield problems.

    http://m.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/tra...ail/story.html

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    What we don't want to do as a club is panick in bringing in players like Ledley cause we are tight for midfield cover and just bring in another inconsistent player to our cause. Ledley has had injury problems in the past and his fitness levels will need to be put up to scratch and will take time for him to gel with the team and get the feel of 1st team football again after leaving Crystal Palace.

    Our youth system could get the chance that they have been waiting for to really show what they are made of and Rowett could give them the spark that these youngsters need to get their careers off to a really good start.

    Our team average age is just over 28 and the team that lost 4-1 against Bristol City on Saturday were 30 or over.

    The club could do with narrowing down the team average age and balance the books a bit to give the squad more life, hunger and freshness it needs to turn this club on the knife edge.

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    Ledley set for Derby talks.....

    We really are desperate actions stations here we come, we will see how this one plans out and he adds anything new to the team in what we already got.

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41334032

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    Joe Ledley to officially sign for Derby County today.

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/f...ounty-13649196

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    I do hope we get this one done. We have a surfeit of attackers and plenty of cover in central defence but are woefully weak in midfield especially after the Kieftenbeld cock up.
    I know there are reservations about Ledley's fitness and why he has been unable to find a club but, on the plus side, he is only 30, is probably a shorter term signing and does have something to prove in terms of re-establishing himself within the Welsh World Cup squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramAnag View Post
    I do hope we get this one done. We have a surfeit of attackers and plenty of cover in central defence but are woefully weak in midfield especially after the Kieftenbeld cock up.
    I know there are reservations about Ledley's fitness and why he has been unable to find a club but, on the plus side, he is only 30, is probably a shorter term signing and does have something to prove in terms of re-establishing himself within the Welsh World Cup squad.
    Time will tell if he will help ease our midfield problems and our inconsistency because us signing players in tight situations isn’t a sight to look back upon.

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    I dont mind this one, we need another midfielder and hes a free agent so wont cost a fee. Big wages no doubt but a short term contract and if he plays well and stays fit he could earn a longer contract.

    Its much better than the renewels of bent and baird, they were brainless decisions

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCFCArmy View Post
    I dont mind this one, we need another midfielder and hes a free agent so wont cost a fee. Big wages no doubt but a short term contract and if he plays well and stays fit he could earn a longer contract.

    Its much better than the renewels of bent and baird, they were brainless decisions
    That's your opinion. Most people recognise that we had no choice with Bent and that Baird provides good reliable cover for the whole of the back four.

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    Derby County officially sign Joe Ledley until January.

    Welcome to the Rams Ledley....

    https://www.dcfc.co.uk/news/2017/09/...es-rams-switch

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    It will be a month i'd say before he is fit enough to make a meaningful contribution, but could this be a pivotal signing which changes Derby's fortunes or a gamble that fails?

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    Anyone that has played 70+ times for his country by 30 doesn't/shouldn't become a bad player overnight.

    We are short in midfield for sure and free agents were the only option. Wonder where this puts the Kiftenbeld deal in Jan or might that depend on who's in charge at Brum?

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    Kieftenbeld move depends on who the new manager is going to be and what he wants to do with him and he is in their plans for the foreseeable future.

    Ledley is a waiting game to see if he is another player on the books like the rest of the players we got in our squad or a player who will give us something entirely different to what we have got.

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    Getting a bit worried about this squad .high average age and not convinced there is a long term plan in building a squad for the future hopefully in the premier

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    High average age might look bad on paper right now but once we balanced the squad with talent from the academy and experience from the old guard that will be an issue no longer need ratifying.

    This club is not a finish product by a long shot we have a long way to go, there are problems that we need to clarify and once we solve those problems, this club will then have a clear plan on what their long term plan is for the foreseeable future.

    We are in this for the long haul we just got to wait for the results and hope that they pay off.

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