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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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Bye bye, Bucko – Jake Buxton leaves Derby County for Wigan

According to himself, Zlatan Ibrahimović arrived at PSG ‘like a king and left a legend’. Jake Fred Buxton, on the other hand, arrived at Derby County with a plastic bag slung over one shoulder and leaves, if not quite a legend, … Continue reading

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SL Benfica 4 Derby County 0 – Plenty to ponder for Pearson

Arranging articles into fun, bite-sized, ‘five reasons why…’ chunks is all the rage these days, so here you go – a bumper crop of NINE bullet points, after the first friendly game of the Nigel Pearson era ended in comprehensive defeat at … Continue reading

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