Category Archives: History

Clough looks back in anger as Mac builds on firm foundations

“One day, the axe just fell…” – Bob Dylan After an unspectacular start to his fifth full season in charge at Derby County, Nigel Clough returned to the City Ground, to face Billy Davies – no love lost there – … Continue reading

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Patrick Bamford – the second public schoolboy in Derby County’s squad

I very much doubt that many Football League squads contain more than one former public schoolboy, but with Patrick Bamford joining Repton School product Will Hughes at Derby County, the Rams are now bucking the trend. Bamford is, like me, … Continue reading

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Eight out of ten ain’t bad! McClaren’s fast start reviewed

Steve McClaren’s record as DCFC manager P10 W8 D1 L1 F24 A9 GD +15 Pts 25 Unbelievable, sensational, ridiculous.  I keep looking at the numbers and thinking ‘I must have written them down wrong.’  Plenty of Derby fans will have … Continue reading

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Derby County Memorabilia magazine

Rams fan Steve Kitson was kind enough to send me the first two issues of his fanzine-sized, quarterly Derby County Memorabilia publication, which I’m happy to recommend to anyone with an interest in the history of our great club. Kitson … Continue reading

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Points per Game breakdown – the season so far, compared to 2012/3

Over the summer, I produced the following graph, which looked at Derby’s points per game in the 2012/3 Championship, broken down by where the opponent finished in the league table: – I think the graph demonstrates very clearly why we … Continue reading

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