Category Archives: Player Profiles

The Return of Plan B(ent)

I’ve heard some negativity about the decision to re-sign Darren Bent.  Bent, it’s been said, is the wrong fit for Derby, because you don’t get the best out of him in a 4-3-3.  When the team is built around Chris … Continue reading

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The Rock of Eibar (pt2) – Blizzard writer Will Unwin on Derby County’s new defender Raúl Albentosa

The latest issue of The Blizzard contains a great article about Eibar, the ultimate footballing underdogs – go buy it to find out more about their fascinating tale.  I was cheeky enough to ask the author of that piece, Will … Continue reading

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The Rock of Eibar – Spanish football writer Chris Moar on Derby County’s new signing Raúl Albentosa

Chris Moar covers Spanish football for various outlets, including @BeInSports and @MailSport.  He was good enough to answer a few questions on big Albentosa for us – welcome, Raúl! DCB: The Albentosa story was a surprise to us all here in … Continue reading

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Eustace v “Newstace” – George Thorne’s impact analysed

Much has been written about the impact of Steve McClaren’s four key signings this season. Patrick Bamford’s has been the most spectacular – it’s a shame that his sublime strike against Sheffield Wednesday didn’t at least make the top three … 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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