Tag Archives: Jeff Hendrick

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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Ten games in – the season is starting to take shape

The ten game mark is a sensible time to start thinking about how the season is panning out.  Remember riotous opening unbeaten salvos in the last two years from Blackpool and Forest that had long faded away before the bleak midwinter. … Continue reading

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Three into two won’t go

The final whistle may only have been blown on Saturday afternoon, but Derby’s recruitment plans for next season are clearly already well advanced.  They probably would have been even more so, had mathematical safety not taken so long to achieve … 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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