Category Archives: History

How I learned to stop worrying and enjoy the ride on Mad Mel’s Crazy Bonkers Derby County Train

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! I spent hours on a piece analysing where Derby were up to under Nigel Pearson and within hours of me posting it, … 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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A few thoughts on the Derby County Podcast pre-season special

I was really pleased that Joel Clyne asked me to take part in a season preview Derby County Podcast, alongside Chris Smith (Ramspace) and Jonathan Rodgers (@popsider). The discussion was good, but as is always the way with these things, … Continue reading

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My vote for Player of the Year

A mate of mine has a good method of picking the Player of the Year, which I’ll share in full:- If you’ve had a good season – vote for your wonder striker If you’ve had a mid-table season – vote … Continue reading

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Who is the right manager for Derby County, part two – What about Wassall?

I took a friend who follows Liverpool to the Valley on Saturday.  The game must have felt like a bit of a kickabout in the park to him, after the drama of Thursday night’s victory over Dortmund, but he enjoyed … Continue reading

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