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FC Kaiserslautern 0 Derby County 2

I enjoyed this.  This was good. Gary Rowett had been at pains to stress that we shouldn’t read too much into his team selection for this game and that shirts were still up for grabs, but in reality, on this showing, … Continue reading

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Doncaster Rovers 1 Derby County 1

The trouble with the new RamsTV service is that, having endured a few weeks with no Rams, I’m now so over-excited by the Return of Football and this new and rather slick service that I feel compelled to review every pre-season of … Continue reading

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Macclesfield Town 0 Derby County 2, plus! Tom Huddlestone signs

Derby’s preparations for another gruelling Championship campaign continued, with two separate XIs fulfilling an unremarkable friendly at Macclesfield Town of the National League.  Macclesfield is a pleasant town to visit, with plenty of decent pubs on offer and easily accessible from Manchester (which may … Continue reading

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Derby County squad review 2016/7: Goalkeeper and defence

Throughout the season, Derby maintained a decent defensive record, which was unfortunately undermined by their difficulties with defending set plays.  This was in part down to having a relatively small, slight midfield and frontline who struggled to mark bigger opponents. About one … Continue reading

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Derby County squad review 2016/7: The midfield

This is part two of a three-part series.  Part one covered the attackers.  Here’s an explanatory note on the radar graphs.   Will Hughes (22) It hasn’t been a great campaign for young William, by his own high standards. Nevertheless, flashes of … Continue reading

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