Tag Archives: John Brayford

Nigel Clough’s five best signings as Derby County manager

With Shackell sold and no word yet of who the replacement will be, Derby County fans are pretty unhappy at the moment – to put it mildly.  So it seemed like a good time to try to cheer a few … Continue reading

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4-4-2 v “4-5-1” – the stats for Derby County in 2011/12 so far

An irate Derby fan – let’s call him ‘Mr Angry’ – caught my attention on Twitter recently by castigating ‘clueless’ Nigel Clough for his supposedly negative tactics.  He made the somewhat puzzling claim that had Clough not persisted with “4-5-1”, … Continue reading

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Derby County’s Player of the Year vote is on

My vote has gone to Shaun Barker. A recent poll I ran on www.facebook.com/derbycountyblog showed that fans are split between Barker and John Brayford. Brayford is a worthy contender, having played every match, looked assured at right back and slotted … 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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