Tag Archives: Gareth Roberts

Everybody makes mistakes… James O’Connor’s ‘utility role’

Tribulations – LCD Soundsystem As a bit of an anorak, I was very impressed by a recent piece of analytical work done by a chap named Ben Mayhew, who blogs under the name of Experimental 3-6-1.  Ben, who’s obviously very … Continue reading

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Now that the dust has settled…

The overriding emotion was different, this time.  Whereas last year’s ‘ten-men’ win at the City Ground felt miraculous, this one was professional and gritty.  Where the 3-2 FA Cup win in February 2009 was dramatic, this game was unglamorous – trench warfare … Continue reading

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Nottingham Forest 0 Derby County 1 – As it happened

Forest starting XI (4-1-3-2): Camp; Halford, Collins, Ayala, Harding; Gillett; Cohen, McGugan, Reid; Blackstock, Cox Derby starting XI (4-4-2): Fielding; Brayford, Keogh, Buxton, Roberts; Coutts, Bryson, Hendrick, Hughes; Ward, Sammon 2 mins – Keogh puts in the first sliding tackle, … Continue reading

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Just what is going on at the Keepmoat? Doncaster Rovers 1 Derby County 2

Over the last few seasons, Sean O’Driscoll built a Championship team at Doncaster who were able to punch considerably above their weight. They had been promoted from League One via the 2007/8 play-offs (beating Leeds at Wembley – kudos), playing decent football, … Continue reading

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Winning – Derby County 2 West Ham United 1, Hull City 0 Derby County 1

Winning. I can’t believe it.  Having been worried before Christmas that Derby could conceivably lose all three of the tough-looking festive fixtures, I am instead writing about a run of three straight wins, which have carried the Rams back into … Continue reading

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