Category Archives: Match Reports

Derby County 3 Reading 2

This was not a game which Derby won through footballing excellence.  It was a game they won through hard work. We knew exactly what Reading were going to try to do.  Under Jaap Stam, they play the Dutch passing game, … Continue reading

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How I learned to stop worrying and enjoy the ride on Mad Mel’s Crazy Bonkers Derby County Train

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! I spent hours on a piece analysing where Derby were up to under Nigel Pearson and within hours of me posting it, … Continue reading

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The strange death of Derby County – Rams 1 Blackburn f**ing Rovers 2

“Goals are over-rated.”  So wrote The Blizzard‘s Jonathan Wilson, a phrase so intriguing that it’s since been turned into a t-shirt. I think he meant that the last thing we want is for football to be tilted too far in … Continue reading

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SL Benfica 4 Derby County 0 – Plenty to ponder for Pearson

Arranging articles into fun, bite-sized, ‘five reasons why…’ chunks is all the rage these days, so here you go – a bumper crop of NINE bullet points, after the first friendly game of the Nigel Pearson era ended in comprehensive defeat at … Continue reading

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Hull City 0 (3) Derby County 2 (2) Gallant Also-Rams miss out again

It was a stirring effort and it left Hull City badly shaken, but it was not enough to redeem the embarrassment of Saturday.  Derby, who were so inexplicably feeble in the first leg of this semi-final, made it look as … Continue reading

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