Category Archives: Player Profiles

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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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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