Category Archives: Player Profiles

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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In praise of Chris Martin

On the walk up to the DW Stadium, I got chatting to a Wigan fan about the upcoming game and how our respective teams had been doing.  You won’t be surprised to learn that he was pretty unhappy about how … Continue reading

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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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