Category Archives: History

Nottingham Forest v Derby County preview, with David Bowie and In The Top One

Match previews can be a bit formulaic, let’s be honest, so I decided to give this one a bit of an experimental preamble, with the help of David Bowie.  Have a listen to this classic from Hunky Dory and then read … Continue reading

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“Pure anger”: The defining moments of Derby County’s season (part 3)

7 March: Derby County 2 Birmingham City 2 After the Charlton win, the Rams headed on a road trip south for two away games.  It was not supposed to end in double defeat. Fulham had struggled badly even after deposing … Continue reading

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“The best is still to come”: The defining moments of Derby County’s season (part 2)

(Following on from last week’s chapter, “Chaos Reigned“) 13 December: Middlesbrough 2 Derby County 0 Derby had lost four times in their first 20 league games – most gallingly in an appalling performance at Elland Road in November.  The temptation … Continue reading

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“Chaos reigned”: The defining moments of Derby County’s season (Part 1)

22 July: Zenit St Petersburg 2 Derby County 0 Where were you when you heard the news?  We’d been willing the deal over the line ever since Wembley and finally, on 18 July, it was done.  The man who would … Continue reading

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Derby County v Nottingham Forest – preview

Before the last East Midlands Derby in September, five league games had gone and Forest were top of the formative table.  They were bookies’ favourites for promotion and all was right with the world at the wrong end of Brian Clough Way.  Psycho, … Continue reading

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