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How I learned to stop worrying and enjoy the ride on Mad Mel’s Crazy Bonkers Derby County Train

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! I spent hours on a piece analysing where Derby were up to under Nigel Pearson and within hours of me posting it, … Continue reading

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What the hell is wrong with Derby County?

Understatement – things are not going to plan.  So much so that the pre-season expectations of promotion have now been officially replaced in the club’s communications by a rather desperate repetition of the word ‘transition‘ (a transition, on the face of it, from good to … Continue reading

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Ipswich ‘mugging’ hints at better things to come for Derby County

I was in Barcelona this week and we took a trip to the Camp Nou to watch the blaugrana, in what everybody assumed would be a standard thrashing of Deportivo Alavés. What an arena.  Imposing and quite beautiful, with our views from the … Continue reading

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Thinking the unthinkable – Derby County players who could be set for life on the bench under Pearson

Over the past couple of seasons, it’s fair to say that certain players have come to be considered as automatic picks.  That’s fine – every squad has its star players – until it becomes a matter of near panic when … Continue reading

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Nigel Pearson will do it his way – not ‘the Derby Way’

Nigel Pearson has signalled a major change in emphasis at Derby County by rejecting Mel Morris’ claim that performances are more important that results. Speaking to Steve Nicholson this week, Pearson was clear that winning is the only thing that matters – directly … Continue reading

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