Category Archives: Statistics

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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Run-in analysis: Derby County’s promotion push will go down to the wire

I love statto.com – their breakdown tables have enabled me to do the following predictions for the run-in period. Maths, in many cases, makes it all better – but not today.  My analysis of the main candidates’ respective run-ins underlines … Continue reading

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The importance of Plan B(ent) for Derby County’s promotion prospects

For much of the earlier part of this season, there was a sense among fans that Derby required a ‘Plan B’, for when ‘Plan A’ – the 4-3-3 system – wasn’t working. The Rams are third-top scorers in the division … Continue reading

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Preview: Nottingham Forest v Derby County – stats and analysis

Previous league results Derby W 1-0 Rotherham United (H) D 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday (A) L 2-3 Charlton Athletic (A) W 5-1 Fulham (H) D 1-1 Ipswich Town (H) Forest W 2-0 Blackpool (H) D 2-2 Bolton Wanderers (A) W 2-1 … Continue reading

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Play-off Final preview: Derby County v Queens Park Rangers

After Brighton were soundly thrashed on a delirious day in Derby, thoughts around the county (and beyond) turned to who we ‘fancied’ in the final.  The consensus seemed to be that Wigan offered more to worry about than ‘Arry Redknapp’s … Continue reading

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