Category Archives: History

Derby’s Day: Derby County 2 Nottingham Forest 0

It panned out as expected, in some ways.  Forest had more of the ball and tried to pull us apart through quick passing and clever movement.  Derby had to endure spells where they couldn’t break up the opponents’ flow and … Continue reading

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Derby County v Nottingham Forest preview

At the start of last week, I had an instinctive favoured starting XI for this game, which, for what it’s worth, is as follows:- Carson Wisdom Keogh Davies Forsyth Huddlestone Ledley Russell Vydra Lawrence Martin I think that’s our best … Continue reading

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Derby County squad review 2016/7: Goalkeeper and defence

Throughout the season, Derby maintained a decent defensive record, which was unfortunately undermined by their difficulties with defending set plays.  This was in part down to having a relatively small, slight midfield and frontline who struggled to mark bigger opponents. About one … Continue reading

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Derby County v Queens Park Rangers – preview Q & A for Loft For Words

I’m sure I’m not the only Derby fan who sees this tie as a sort of quasi-derby match these days.  Beating QPR will never erase the memory of what happened, but it doesn’t harm anything either and I’m always looking … Continue reading

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Derby blow lead at Forest to reach ‘Peak Derby’

And so the afternoon after the afternoon before, myself and ‘three wise men’ – Joel, Jonathan and Chris – gathered to pick the bones out of a result and performance which, I sincerely hope, means that ‘Peak Derby’ has finally … Continue reading

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