Tag Archives: James Bailey

‘More with Less’ – Why Clough’s Derby County squad gets ever smaller, younger and more versatile

Dear Prudence From what we understand, Nigel Clough was not provided with a transfer kitty this season, instead being told that he could only spend whatever he could generate through sales. The big question is, will he be faced with … Continue reading

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Tactical Traumas and the Death of a Season

One of the most notable features of the current barren run is that Nigel Clough has been obliged to alter his starting formation in three of the recent defeats.  In two of them, however, the damage had already been done. … Continue reading

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Transfer Window Special – January 2012

Derby County went into this transfer window with their priorities firmly set and consistently stated in the media.  They intended to move out several surplus players, cut the wage bill and consolidate the squad.  Maybe there would be a couple … Continue reading

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Rip It Up and Start Again

OK, so Kris Commons is history, blah blah blah. For all that he’s done exceptionally well this season, I am genuinely not arsed.  In the modern era, it’s dangerous to get overly attached to players, when they aren’t tied to … Continue reading

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Sky blog, post Forest (H), posted 24/1/11

The Forest game was a clear marker for where we are at the moment. For all their best efforts, our players simply didn’t look quick, sharp or confident enough to create enough chances against one of the most expensively-assembled squads … Continue reading

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