Category Archives: History

Did poor early summer recruitment decisions hamper Derby County this season?

Within a couple of weeks of Paul Clement’s appointment as the new Derby head coach on 1 June last year, five new signings had been unveiled as the Rams looked to move on swiftly from the wreckage of the 2014/5 … Continue reading

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What is the ‘Derby County Way’?

Mel Morris has sacked Paul Clement and invoked something called ‘The Derby County Way’.  He says he explained ‘The Derby County Way’ in the summer.  Whatever it is, clearly he thinks that he understands it and thinks that Clement did … Continue reading

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Derby County v Manchester United FA Cup fourth round – preview

Fifth in the Championship hosts fifth in the Premier League – and fifth, for both teams, is not an happy place to be. Derby County didn’t spend £25m to settle for a play-off berth and Manchester United didn’t spend £250m … Continue reading

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The Rams’ season so far assessed

16 games, only two defeats, fifth in the league, the second tightest defence – the Rams are well placed as we head towards the testing winter period, where fixtures are already coalescing into the time-honoured ‘festive pile-up’ before Sky Sports … Continue reading

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East Midlands Derby analysis

Displaying surely unprecedented levels of chutzpah, Forest blogger David Marples invited me to take part in a post-match Q&A, after the Rams’ piss-poor effort at the City Ground. I decided it might not be such a bad idea to try … Continue reading

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