Category Archives: Match Previews

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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“FC Mendes” v Derby County preview

In the build-up to this game, Gary Rowett has repeatedly spoken about “controlling games without the ball”, something which José Mourinho also talks about.  When Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford despite having been outshot 14-5 and commanded only … Continue reading

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Derby County v Bolton Wanderers preview

If you read my post-Sunderland article, you’ll know that how shocked I was at the performance and entirely deserved 4-1 defeat.  It wasn’t a nice thing to write and I made the point after publishing it that I took no … Continue reading

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Nottingham Forest v Derby County preview

This is the last game that will mean anything for Forest this season, because the Brian Clough Trophy aside, they’re done.  Before today’s games, they had somehow managed to position themselves 14 points short of the play-offs and 14 points … Continue reading

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