Category Archives: Match Previews

2015/6 Championship – The runners and riders

The challengers BRENTFORD Consecutive Championship seasons – 1 (5th) Easily the most interesting club in the division, thanks to maverick owner Matthew Benham,who made a fortune out of sports betting and is so faithful to statistical analysis that he parted company … Continue reading

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Watford FC preview with Facing Two Ways blogger Jonathan Rodgers

When I wrote my season preview / predictions piece back in August, I tipped Derby to finish in the top six.  So, I think, did nearly all other Rams fans, so I’m not claiming to be some sort of visionary … Continue reading

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Derby County v Middlesbrough preview, with Boro journalist Anthony Vickers

Middlesbrough are a fine side and are, I think it’s fair to say, the only team who’ve really dismantled Derby this season.  We were shockingly poor at the Riverside, but it was Boro’s incessant pressure and refusal to let us … Continue reading

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Run-in analysis: Derby County’s promotion push will go down to the wire

I love statto.com – their breakdown tables have enabled me to do the following predictions for the run-in period. Maths, in many cases, makes it all better – but not today.  My analysis of the main candidates’ respective run-ins underlines … Continue reading

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Derby County v Bolton Wanderers preview with Lion of Vienna Suite

When Dougie Freedman was fired by Bolton Wanderers in early October, they had collected only five points from ten league games, leaving the Trotters rock bottom of the table. Somehow, they had contrived to be even worse than Blackpool – … Continue reading

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