Category Archives: Transfers

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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The Rock of Eibar (pt2) – Blizzard writer Will Unwin on Derby County’s new defender Raúl Albentosa

The latest issue of The Blizzard contains a great article about Eibar, the ultimate footballing underdogs – go buy it to find out more about their fascinating tale.  I was cheeky enough to ask the author of that piece, Will … Continue reading

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Your Application for a Loan-back has been Refused…

As the transfer window slowly creaks shut, so the speculation around clubs in the Premier League and Championship intensifies.  Some of it will have foundations and it does seem to be the case that Liverpool are seriously interested in our … 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 One Second Rule

I strongly recommend to anybody who enjoys this blog that they subscribe to The Blizzard.  It’s a lovingly crafted, scholarly, occasionally pretentious, but never fusty quarterly world football magazine, which covers everything from historical figures such as Valentín Panenka to the … Continue reading

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