Category Archives: Match Previews

Derby County v Sheffield United preview, with Blades Analytics

I have a sneaky, horrible feeling about how the season has gone so far. I don’t like to be a pessimist and my glass isn’t always half empty, but the four defeats and the nature of them have left me … Continue reading

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Frank Lampard’s defensive dilemma

Derby County’s unexpectedly busy summer transfer window has left Frank Lampard with selection decisions to make all over the pitch, so long as everyone is fit.  He is certainly not short of forwards, to the extent that after the 1-1 … Continue reading

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¡Viva España! ¡Viva la Shithouse! – Derby County 1 Fulham 0 (half-time)

After the Cardiff game, I felt like I needed to take a break from blogging about them bloody Rams, choosing not to continue with my series of game-by-game preview pieces, which I’d originally intended to carry on until the end of … Continue reading

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Burton Albion recap, plus Middlesbrough preview

Not so long ago – although it doesn’t feel that way – Derby County were second in the league and the fans were singing “We’ve got (boom boom) Gary Rowett” to the tune of “Glad All Over”.  Simpler, happier times. … Continue reading

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Wolves recap plus Burton Albion preview

As I mentioned in my match preview  – which irritated Wolves fans in a way that Derby County utterly failed to do on the pitch – Wolves are on a different level to everyone else on the Championship.  In next … Continue reading

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