Category Archives: Give The Lad a Chance

Archive project: “Homegrown” players who started league games for Derby County, each season since 2002/3

In their seminal book “Who’s Pereplotkins?“, my friends the Spacerams did a great piece of research which listed the players who had emerged from Derby’s academy to feature in a league game, each season from 2002 to 2009. As I’m … Continue reading

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Time for special measures? A mid-term report for Derby County’s academy

In the last Derby County Podcast, we discussed the current state of the Rams’ academy.  I wanted to talk more with Chris about it after reading his recent post, which pointed out that for all the cash lavished on facilities … Continue reading

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What happens next at Pride Park?

At the time of writing, the home howlers against Bristol City and Cardiff have the feeling of a period which defines this as another season of underachievement – the week when Derby fluffed their lines again. The disastrous events of last week have left … 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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Theo, Theo, Theo

With Steve Davies off the pitch, there didn’t seem to be an obvious candidate to take the penalty after Anthony Gardner jabbed an arm at Ben Davies’ cross, preventing Callum Ball from getting a header on goal.  Set piece specialist Ben … Continue reading

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