Category Archives: Player Profiles

Diminished Derby County cash in on Will Hughes

In a few short weeks, Derby County will run out to kick off their tenth consecutive season in the Championship, at Sunderland.  It is highly unlikely that any academy products will be in the starting line-up.  Max Lowe probably won’t … Continue reading

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Derby County squad review 2016/7: Goalkeeper and defence

Throughout the season, Derby maintained a decent defensive record, which was unfortunately undermined by their difficulties with defending set plays.  This was in part down to having a relatively small, slight midfield and frontline who struggled to mark bigger opponents. About one … Continue reading

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Derby County squad review 2016/7: The attack

Tom Ince (25) Thank God for Ince.  He was head and shoulders above everyone else in terms of attacking contribution and without him, this disappointing season would have been even worse.  He got my vote as Player of the Year ahead of … Continue reading

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Radar graphs – an explanatory note

Some of you may follow Ted Knutson on Twitter and have noticed his player radars.  These struck me as a brilliant way of visualising a player’s impact in games, so I decided to start working on them for Derby’s players. What I … Continue reading

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Bye bye, Bucko – Jake Buxton leaves Derby County for Wigan

According to himself, Zlatan Ibrahimović arrived at PSG ‘like a king and left a legend’. Jake Fred Buxton, on the other hand, arrived at Derby County with a plastic bag slung over one shoulder and leaves, if not quite a legend, … Continue reading

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