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Great expectations – the Championship challenge ahead for Derby County

“Happiness is when your expectations are exceeded” – Mel Morris, at the March Fans Forum It’s a great quote, when you think about it.  And the question it puts to us as supporters is what we expect for our club … Continue reading

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Too little, too late – Derby County 1 Aston Villa 2

Somebody has to grab a game of this magnitude, take it by the horns and wrestle it into submission.  At least, that’s an easy platitude to reach for.  In this case, however, nobody ever really did. Instead, Villa profited from … Continue reading

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We’re the famous Derby County and we’re going to Wembley – Promotion play-off final preview podcast

Well. We’re going to Wembley. I thought the next podcast might end up being a season wrap-up job – as it turned out, it was a play-off final special. Chris was on board, of course and this time round, we … Continue reading

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Leeds United 2 Derby County 4 – The Rams are going to Wembley

Cards on the table – I didn’t give us a prayer.  I kept my mouth shut after the first leg, because in honesty, I had nothing positive to say.  We had been managed so comprehensively, so easily, at Pride Park … Continue reading

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All you need is love – Derby County v Leeds United play-off preview

Truth be told, I didn’t expect us to get this far.  Certainly not when I realised at the end of March that to reach 73 points – the long-term average tally for sixth place – Derby required two points per … Continue reading

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