Category Archives: Give The Lad a Chance

Frank Lampard joins Derby County

The club had been left in the lurch. The chairman was sick of being criticised all the time, fed up of the limelight.  No obvious candidates to replace Gary Rowett were waiting in the wings, because, just for once, it … Continue reading

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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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