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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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Derby County squad review 2016/7: The attack

Tom Ince (25) Thank God for Ince.  He was head and shoulders above everyone else in terms of attacking contribution and without him, this disappointing season would have been even worse.  He got my vote as Player of the Year ahead of … Continue reading

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Derby County v Bristol City preview, with the Exiled Robin (and infographic)

Now that the Leicester sideshow is out of the way, it’s down to the real business, which is the play-off challenge.  There’s no place like home and Derby are looking forward to three games on the spin at Pride Park, all against sides … Continue reading

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Championship season preview, 2016/7

2016/7 will be Derby County’s ninth successive season in the Championship.  Of the 24 clubs in this year’s second division, only Ipswich Town have been stuck at this level for longer. Hanging around in the Championship for almost a decade … Continue reading

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