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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old September 26th, 2006, 13:03 Thread Starter
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DERBY v Southend @ PPS (30.09.06)

Still looking for that elusive first win,it needs to come this week, we can't still be looking for it in October, if we do find it here we could be in a very good position, if not we'll be back to looking at the bottom.

Giles Barnes red card has been appealed...though I don't think he will start this game anyway.

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I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!

Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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yeah and that is why Derby won't make the playoffs unless then do a complete turn around, but Southend is a team they should beat
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The season we made the play offs under Burley we hardly won any home games, we we're getting relegated in December of that season

We've only lost 1 of the home games, and we've only played 4. And when your winning your away games like we are it's not so important to be winning every home game.

If i've said it once I've said it a thousand times, mid table is and always has been the aim for this season, then if we're in the top 12 around March time, who knows what can happen.

We won only 10 of the 23 homes games in 04/05, and won 12 games away, drawing alot of games, you don't have to be winning every week in this league, and it looks to be closer than ever this year.

4 wins in a row in April, took us from midtable with a glimmer of hope of the play offs, too comfortably making the play offs, that's the sort of thing you have to do.

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I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!

Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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Giles Barnes is banned for 3 matches

That is shocking, he over ran the ball, stuck his foot and basically tripped a player, and he gets banned for 3 matches

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Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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Lewis Hunt makes his first return to Pride Park on Saturday, having reluctantly left Derby County two years ago to put his career back on track.

Birmingham-born Hunt came up through the system and broke into the first team under John Gregory before his fortunes changed.

Now the 24-year-old is looking to help Southend record their first away win in the Championship against the club which gave him his chance in professional football.

"After winning promotion last season the game at Derby was the first I looked for when the fixtures came out," said Hunt.

"I'm looking forward to going back for the first time.

"Derby is still close to my heart.

They gave me my chance and I'll always be grateful."

Hunt is a centre-back or right-back who can also fill a central midfield role, something he is doing for Southend at the moment.

He made 13 appearances in a Rams shirt, mostly in the 2002-03 campaign.

It would have been more had he not broken an ankle against Portsmouth and torn a thigh muscle at Sheffield United.

George Burley was in charge the following season and named Hunt out of position at right wing-back in the opener at home to Stoke City.

Burley surprisingly went for a system of three centre-backs and named a side with an average age of 22, including 16-year-old Tom Huddlestone who was making his debut.

The selection backfired as Stoke raced into a two-goal lead and eventually ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.

Hunt was substituted after only 32 minutes and never appeared for the first team again.

"That was a strange day, and we played a strange system," Hunt recalls.

"George Burley decided to take me off after half an hour.

"I was suddenly out of the first-team picture and it knocked my confidence.

"I was only 20 at the time and it took me a while to get over the disapppointment but you learn from experiences and I think it has made me stronger."

He joined Southend on loan in October 2003 and the move became permanent in July 2004.

"I felt it was important for me to be playing first team football," said Hunt.

"In an ideal world I wanted my first-team football to be at Derby but I was not featuring under Burley.

"I knew I had to take a step backwards in order to move forwards again. Southend gave me the chance to do that and I'm now back at Championship level and enjoying my football."

Hunt has had his injury troubles at Southend but has also tasted plenty of success. Steve Tilson's side beat Lincoln City in the League Two play-off final in May 2005 and lifted the League One title last season.

They have also played in two LDV Vans Trophy finals, meaning three trips to the Millennium Stadium.

"The club has been on a high in the past few seasons," said Hunt. "The season we went up from League Two through the play-offs everybody had expected us to struggle. They also expected us to struggle in League One last season and we won the title."

Hunt says he keeps in touch with Rams players Lee Grant, Lee Camp and Adam Bolder.

"There have been a few text messages flying about this week," he added.

Lewis Hunt is not the only ex-Derby County player in the Southend United camp.

Spencer Prior and Lee Bradbury are also at Roots Hall.

Prior (35) has been out with a knee injury in recent weeks having started the season in the side.

A solid, experienced defender, he joined Derby from Leicester City in August 1998 for £700,000.

He made 63 appearances for the Rams, 54 in the Premiership, before moving to Manchester City in March 2000.

Prior has played for six clubs during his career but not as many as Bradbury.

Southend are the 31-year-old striker's 10th different club.

He had two loan spells at Derby during the 2003-04 season.


Didn't know Hunt played for Southend, one of the youngsters that just disappeared, though he might have gone the same way as Gary Twigg, good too see him making a career for himslef.

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If there playing Lewis Hunt in Midfield we should beable too boss the game from there, Oakley, Bolder, Seth or Malcolm, whoever plays.

If Bradbury scores I'll cry, it'll be worse than Stern John.

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Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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Confident of a win, 2-1, Howard to make it 5 in a row, Lupoli to score as well.
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We haven't won at home, they haven't won away... all points towards a draw

But I'm confident we can get the win, 2-0 Howard and Lupoli.

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Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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I don't like the way everyone's building this up too be an easy 3 points, it's just like the Colchester game all over again.

People watch them play one game which is on Sky and they play crap, and they think they know everything about the team and that they are a "bag of [email protected]"

Hopefully Davies has the players fully focused.

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Jimbo is spot on with that point at the end, it's often games that team's slip up in because the expectency is to go into Pride Park and crush Southend!!!

It often always bag fire's on the team, I always remmeber in the playoff run in the 2004/2005 season, we played Plymouth at home who were on a terrible run at the moment in time. Expecting to plough our way right through Plymouth, we managed a very very lucky 1-0 win, after they missed a penalty

Sooo in this league, there is no need to take anything for granted!!!
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Yeah, I don't like people picking out "easy games we should be winning" too much, on paper maybe, but this season more than ever, there is absolutely nothing between the teams, for me Southend/Colchester/Plymouth etc... will prove just as tough opposition as the Birminghams and Southampton's.

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Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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I say 2:0 Derby with Howard scoring both, here are the lineups

Grant
Edworthy - Moore - Johnson - Camara
Malcolm - Bisgaard - Oakley - Bolder
Lupoli - Howard

SUBS: Boertein, Jackson, Smith, Johnson, Nyatanga
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1:0! Lupoli scores just before the half
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looking good so far, Michael Johnson scores only three minutes into the second half
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3:0 Lupoli, easy easy easy p
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congrats to Jimbo, two goals closer to 20 pounds p

anyway this was a good win, kind of expected but you never know with Derby County.
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this was also Derby's first home win of the season and with the win Derby move up to 9th! (where is bartle p )

1. Cardiff 10 23
2. Birmingham 10 18
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3. Preston 10 17
4. Crystal Palace 10 17
5. Southampton 10 16
6. West Brom 10 16
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7. Plymouth 10 16
8. Wolves 10 16
9. Derby 10 15
10. Luton 10 15
11. Burnley 9 14
12. Ipswich 10 14
13. Colchester 10 14
14. Sunderland 10 13
15. Coventry 10 13
16. QPR 10 12
17. Norwich 9 11
18. Barnsley 10 11
19. Leicester 10 10
20. Leeds 10 10
21. Stoke 10 9
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22. Southend 10 9
23. Hull 10 8
24. Sheffield Wednesday 10 7

only three points behind Birmingham (Cardiff are running away with it now) and Derby are distancing themselves from the relegation zone
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Great win, best thing about it was it literally seemed easy, never in any trouble, and well I said Lupoli would score the goals, started out wide, but was moved central and scored within minutes, made some great runs as well, and pulling the tricks out towards the end.

Special too Lee Grant who had a great game, made 2 fantastic saves one in each half.

It was a good tram performance, apart from Lupoli of course you couldn't really single anyone out everyone played well

That league table looks nice

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It's a shame there's another of these bloody international breaks, we're on a roll, the last thing we want is a week off

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Great to see Derby win and Lupoli impress

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