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Stoke City v Derby County preview

Like his spiritual father Tony Pulis, Gary Rowett sees himself as a pragmatist.  His reactive brand of football may not be very popular, but Pulis and Rowett argue that it’s necessary to play less-than-scintillating football sometimes to get results.  The … Continue reading

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Derby County v Sheffield United preview, with Blades Analytics

I have a sneaky, horrible feeling about how the season has gone so far. I don’t like to be a pessimist and my glass isn’t always half empty, but the four defeats and the nature of them have left me … Continue reading

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Derby County BlogCast, Episode #3 – September reviewed

September was nuts, wasn’t it?  From the soaring high of deserved victory at Old Trafford, plus a 6-1 aggregate romp at Hull and putting much-fancied Brentford to the sword at Pride Park, to the gutting lows of dreadful 1-0 defeats … Continue reading

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Frank Lampard starts the bounce at Derby County

Six games in and the international break has provided a respite from the frantic Championship season, giving us all the chance to reflect on how Derby County and their rookie manager Frank Lampard have started their 2018/9 campaign. The headline … Continue reading

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Leeds United 1 Derby County 2

Brothers and sisters, that was immense.   It started to flow in the second half of a game which could have got away from Derby, who were not punished for a lacklustre first 45 – too slow, wanting too many touches … Continue reading

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