Category Archives: Match Previews

Derby County v Manchester United FA Cup fourth round – preview

Fifth in the Championship hosts fifth in the Premier League – and fifth, for both teams, is not an happy place to be. Derby County didn’t spend £25m to settle for a play-off berth and Manchester United didn’t spend £250m … Continue reading

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Derby County v Reading preview, with The Tilehurst End

DCB: First off, we have to talk about Nick, of course…  Judging from the articles on your site and it seems that, even now, opinion is split on Blackman, with not everybody all that sad to see him go.  He’s … Continue reading

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The Machine Gun and the Wardrobe: Nick Blackman and Chris Martin, different kinds of threat

I want to say something about scapegoating, which I have realised over time is one of the worst things about football fans.  We’ve all been guilty of it at one time or another – had a go at a player, … Continue reading

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Derby County v Brighton & Hove Albion – preview, with infographic

According to the numbers, Brighton are marginal favourites for Saturday – but not so much that I would predict an away win.  A draw looks the most likely outcome on paper and Jason Thackeray of the Brighton @ Home blog … Continue reading

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Hull City v Derby County – Preview infographic

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