Tag Archives: Curtis Davies

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 BlogCast #4 – October reviewed

The latest BlogCast is, unsurprisingly, the most positive yet, given the exciting way that Derby played in October and the start they’ve made to November.   This month, Chris and I were joined by BBC Radio Derby’s Blake Fallows to … Continue reading

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Frank Lampard’s defensive dilemma

Derby County’s unexpectedly busy summer transfer window has left Frank Lampard with selection decisions to make all over the pitch, so long as everyone is fit.  He is certainly not short of forwards, to the extent that after the 1-1 … Continue reading

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¡Viva España! ¡Viva la Shithouse! – Derby County 1 Fulham 0 (half-time)

After the Cardiff game, I felt like I needed to take a break from blogging about them bloody Rams, choosing not to continue with my series of game-by-game preview pieces, which I’d originally intended to carry on until the end of … Continue reading

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“FC Mendes” v Derby County preview

In the build-up to this game, Gary Rowett has repeatedly spoken about “controlling games without the ball”, something which José Mourinho also talks about.  When Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford despite having been outshot 14-5 and commanded only … Continue reading

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