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The strange death of Derby County – Rams 1 Blackburn f**ing Rovers 2

“Goals are over-rated.”  So wrote The Blizzard‘s Jonathan Wilson, a phrase so intriguing that it’s since been turned into a t-shirt. I think he meant that the last thing we want is for football to be tilted too far in … Continue reading

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Ipswich ‘mugging’ hints at better things to come for Derby County

I was in Barcelona this week and we took a trip to the Camp Nou to watch the blaugrana, in what everybody assumed would be a standard thrashing of Deportivo Alavés. What an arena.  Imposing and quite beautiful, with our views from the … Continue reading

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Championship season preview, 2016/7

2016/7 will be Derby County’s ninth successive season in the Championship.  Of the 24 clubs in this year’s second division, only Ipswich Town have been stuck at this level for longer. Hanging around in the Championship for almost a decade … Continue reading

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Thinking the unthinkable – Derby County players who could be set for life on the bench under Pearson

Over the past couple of seasons, it’s fair to say that certain players have come to be considered as automatic picks.  That’s fine – every squad has its star players – until it becomes a matter of near panic when … Continue reading

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Nigel Pearson will do it his way – not ‘the Derby Way’

Nigel Pearson has signalled a major change in emphasis at Derby County by rejecting Mel Morris’ claim that performances are more important that results. Speaking to Steve Nicholson this week, Pearson was clear that winning is the only thing that matters – directly … Continue reading

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