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Derby County v Middlesbrough preview, with Boro journalist Anthony Vickers

Middlesbrough are a fine side and are, I think it’s fair to say, the only team who’ve really dismantled Derby this season.  We were shockingly poor at the Riverside, but it was Boro’s incessant pressure and refusal to let us … Continue reading

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Run-in analysis: Derby County’s promotion push will go down to the wire

I love – their breakdown tables have enabled me to do the following predictions for the run-in period. Maths, in many cases, makes it all better – but not today.  My analysis of the main candidates’ respective run-ins underlines … Continue reading

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Guest post – Robbie Jones reports back from Derby County fans forum ‘Your 90 Minutes’

The Derby-based writer Robbie Jones attended the latest ‘Your 90 Minutes’ event at the iPro and was kind enough to pen the following review for us.  He is much less curmudgeonly than my usual snout (just joshing, Frank….) **** He was suited … Continue reading

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The importance of Plan B(ent) for Derby County’s promotion prospects

For much of the earlier part of this season, there was a sense among fans that Derby required a ‘Plan B’, for when ‘Plan A’ – the 4-3-3 system – wasn’t working. The Rams are third-top scorers in the division … Continue reading

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Derby County v Bolton Wanderers preview with Lion of Vienna Suite

When Dougie Freedman was fired by Bolton Wanderers in early October, they had collected only five points from ten league games, leaving the Trotters rock bottom of the table. Somehow, they had contrived to be even worse than Blackpool – … Continue reading

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