Category Archives: Player Profiles

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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My vote for Player of the Year

A mate of mine has a good method of picking the Player of the Year, which I’ll share in full:- If you’ve had a good season – vote for your wonder striker If you’ve had a mid-table season – vote … Continue reading

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The return of Craig Bryson

Think back to May 2014 – but not the Wembley bit, if you can help it. At the time, it’s possible to make a case that nobody was more important to Derby County’s team than Craig Bryson. According to my … Continue reading

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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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