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Nottingham Forest 1 Derby County 0

By the 70th minute, the game was as good as dead. Derby could do nothing to remotely affect Forest, who sat smug on the free gift they’d been handed in the second minute, like Smaug the dragon snoozing on his … Continue reading

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Nottingham Forest v Derby County preview

“Is this a good time?” Gary Rowett called it “bollocks”, Frank Lampard dismissed it with less industrial language, but it’s February and yet again the Rams’ form has  deserted them.  Fatalists and those who read runes or tarot cards probably … Continue reading

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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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