How to prevent a Derby day hangover
Nov10

How to prevent a Derby day hangover

The Rams lost their impressive unbeaten run on Friday night in front of the TV cameras. However, this wasn’t any old game, as they lost in disappointing style to their closest and most bitter rivals from the other end of the A52. For any fan in football, a local derby presents passion, joy, tears, tribulations and pain. It is also in the most part consistently their most important game of the season. Yes, a game of football was...

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The importance of being Chris Martin
Oct27

The importance of being Chris Martin

This past week has yet again underlined the vital importance of Derby County’s talismanic front man – Chris Martin. Is there a better striker in the Championship at the moment than the Rams’ acting captain? With eight goals already this season and no sign that he is going to stop scoring any time soon he is the most valuable player by far. That is high praise indeed when you take into account the strength in the spine of...

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How do Derby rate after 10 Championship matches?
Oct13

How do Derby rate after 10 Championship matches?

Ten games into the new season and we have reached one of the season’s milestones, where we always check on how we think our club is doing. So with almost a quarter of the campaign completed, how has Paul Clement fared in his debut season as a head coach? Here’s my take. Defence Probably the biggest and most noticeable change from the last two seasons is our defence. Last season it was inconsistent at best, showing signs of being...

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Derby fans’ boos won’t help the team
Sep29

Derby fans’ boos won’t help the team

To the neutral, a 3-1 victory on Saturday over MK Dons looked to be another easy away win for the ‘Big Spending’ Derby County. However, to the Rams faithful you could say that the result was almost the only positive thing to come out of their trip to Stadium MK. While most of the football watching population were having their pre-match meal, the Rams were beginning their latest instalment of their current campaign....

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A tale of two keepers for Derby
Sep15

A tale of two keepers for Derby

At last a win for the Rams on Saturday at the seventh time of asking this season. But it seems that head coach Paul Clement may soon be getting the label of “tinker-man” as he made a number of changes this weekend. Yes, all the plaudits will go to Chris Martin for his two excellent strikes in the first half of a game they thoroughly deserved to win. But this week’s social media meltdown came at 2pm when the team was...

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What price Derby will pay for a win? (About £10m, I guess?)
Sep04

What price Derby will pay for a win? (About £10m, I guess?)

So five matches in and the Rams are still looking for that elusive first win. Time to panic yet? The Championship is certainly not the place for weak minds and the faint-hearted, especially where a manager is concerned. When Paul Clement was announced as the new head coach in June I don’t think he would have envisaged this start to his managerial career. He has definitely not had luck on his side at all yet. To lose one of his...

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