Category Archives: Player Profiles

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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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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