Category Archives: Player Profiles

Welcome to Derby County – Adam Smith

There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth in Derbycountyblog land on Thursday, because that was the day when news broke that John Brayford had been sold to the Redbirds of Cardiff.  Alas and indeed alack. These ill-tidings put a … Continue reading

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The complete performance? Will Hughes v Leeds United, December 8 2012

By the time Leeds came to town last December, the 17 year-old Will Hughes had already established himself in our first team.  After initially using Hughes as a nominal left midfielder with license to drift infield – more to shoehorn … Continue reading

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Three into two won’t go

The final whistle may only have been blown on Saturday afternoon, but Derby’s recruitment plans for next season are clearly already well advanced.  They probably would have been even more so, had mathematical safety not taken so long to achieve … Continue reading

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Why is Conor Doyle a target for the boo-boys?

Wilco – Ashes of American Flags At the Huddersfield Town game, it was surprising to see young Conor Doyle lining up in the starting XI – although to be fair, I’ve been surprised to see him included in the 18 … Continue reading

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Just how good is Will Hughes?

A year ago, Will Hughes was a 16 year-old kid signing for Derby County as a first-year scholar.  Before that, he was a Repton schoolboy, playing for Mickleover Jubilee. Much has happened since then.  He starred in the Rams’ FA … Continue reading

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