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Derby County Blog’s 2014/5 Championship season predictions

In 2013/4, I went for Reading and Watford to go up automatically – they finished 7th and 13th respectively.  I hedged my bets a bit by picking seven ‘play-off contenders’, which included the four who made it – QPR, Brighton, … Continue reading

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Do you want to be the next manager of Derby County?

…Not in real life, obviously. Last year, Sports Interactive tried to get together a virtual Football Manager Championship season and asked me if I would be up for trying to pilot the Rams to glory. I said I would and … Continue reading

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Guest post: Derby County’s “Your 90 Minutes” night at the iPro Stadium

On Wednesday night, I was invited to attend another of the club’s regular “Your 90 Minutes” sessions.  These are now run monthly and they have 900 fans on the database, from who they choose invitees at random each month.  So … Continue reading

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Derby County installed as second favourites for promotion

With the new season less than three weeks away, it feels fair to say that most Derby fans are currently experiencing more outright optimism about the club’s future than has been the case for many, many years.  Today’s squad is … Continue reading

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Why England’s pain could prove to be Derby County’s gain

It may have escaped your notice, but this summer, England became the European champions.  While the men’s team were hamstrung by Roy Hodgson’s decision to take on the world without a midfield in Brazil, the Under 17s were beating the … Continue reading

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