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Thread: Predictions: Brian Clough Trophy Match 11.03.2018

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    Predictions: Brian Clough Trophy Match 11.03.2018

    This will be the 23rd BC Trophy Match. Derby have won it outright 11x. Forest 6x. With 5 draws also going Derby's way as the holders, so a total win of 16-6.

    With automatic promotion surely beyond them, Derby's primary focus in the last 10 games is to retain a play-off place. 4 points separate them from 7th and 8th places, a further 6 to Sheff Utd (game in hand).
    For sure Derby are due a win and the best possible way to reignite their season is by winning at their rivals.
    Forest have all but guaranteed safety and mid-table is where they'll finish. Unbeaten in 5 and this the one game, they'll hope to put in a performance for their long suffering fans.

    Lee Tomlin could be the man to decide this fixture, he sat out the goalless draw against Norwich, but should be back against Derby. A tough match to call, with red cards and penalties figuring prominently. Will both teams finish with 11 men? A fiery encounter is likely given Derby's need for points and Forest's determination to stop them.

    A caveat for this week's predictions: Derby fans can only predict victory or draw. The correct score winner gets ' a grand tour of Essexred's work place.' However should Forest win, expect Essexred to be on here like a rash. And without sanction.

    This will be the 101st fixture between the clubs in major competitions. Forest hold a 39-38 lead on wins with 23 draws. Overall this is the 126th fixture between the clubs, Derby leads 50-46 with 29 draws.

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    1-1

    No confidence whatsoever and tbh I could care less, not even a little nervous about this game, if forest win we just get out the playoff places a little quicker that's all. it says something when fans are no longer bothered about the big one, such is our current pathetic meltdown again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCFCArmy View Post
    1-1

    No confidence whatsoever and tbh I could care less, not even a little nervous about this game, if forest win we just get out the playoff places a little quicker that's all. it says something when fans are no longer bothered about the big one, such is our current pathetic meltdown again.
    I don't think you'll be out of the play-offs, just yet. 4 points. Still overall I think you'll still finish in the top 6. Bristol City is the team you need to beat.

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    Not predicting a score but I have one of those 'comeback from a position of adversity' feelings coming on, maybe after Johnson gets sent off for lamping one of yours (sorry I don't know any names) and we go one down. Much as I love your presence round here Rom I do NOT like Forest at all and can't countenance anything but a victory for the Rams.

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    This fixture is overdue a draw.

    1-1

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    As much as I want Derby to make the playoffs or promotion, I want the BC Trophy back in Nottingham and a draw won't see that occur, so it has to be a home win. 2-1 Forest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanis View Post
    As much as I want Derby to make the playoffs or promotion, I want the BC Trophy back in Nottingham and a draw won't see that occur, so it has to be a home win. 2-1 Forest
    Rom...you’re a Forest fan who’s discovered a ‘soft spot’ for Derby, you don’t need to make excuses.
    Can’t pretend I’m not bothered, I am but the momentum is temporarily with you lot and I anticipate an embarrassing defeat and at least one red card.

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    Well the one thing in your favour is that we have only won once at home since Karanka took over. And you seem to play better away.
    A draw looks the obvious given both club's recent form.

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    1-2. End their 5 game unbeaten run.

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    I reckon our recent blistering form will come to a end with 2-2 draw

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewyman633 View Post
    I reckon our recent blistering form will come to a end with 2-2 draw
    Agree with 2-2. For those that like a flutter both teams to score is a shoe in I reckon.

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    Now that's an interesting one rA, who do we want to have the red card??? I go for Johnson, 2 games out sounds ok to me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by macstheman View Post
    Now that's an interesting one rA, who do we want to have the red card??? I go for Johnson, 2 games out sounds ok to me!!
    I've already fingered Johnson for the 'crime'. Just collateral damage if it comes to pass

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    Conundrum for Carson....he gathers the ball in his area does he..
    A) hump the ball downfield and hope by some miracle the wind blows it into the net , or
    give it to Johnson????

    Answers to GR!!

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    DCFC have released a special video on Twitter for the Derby.

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFFCvDCFC?src=hash

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    Bad defeat red card for BJ Rowett will keep his job

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistaram View Post
    Bad defeat red card for BJ Rowett will keep his job
    The BJ red is gaining momentum I may visit bet 365 this eve

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistaram View Post
    Bad defeat and BJ from Rowett will keep his job
    ... if Mel feels generous spirited. I fear we will continue to downward drift and suffer a humiliation at the cowshed. That said a 1-0 would be a humiliation. So it (the season) begins with a blessing, but it ends with a curse: making life easy but making it worse. Why why why are we sleeping?

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    If you remember the season didn't exactly start with a blessing. Rush is no longer here so Rowett will keep his job

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    If we canít beat this shower of Shyte we have real problems! 1-3 Rams

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