Tag Archives: Nigel Clough

Five years on, how far have we come? (Part 1 of 2)

“Derby under Nigel Clough: 18th, 14th, 19th, 12th.  Currently 13th #specialone” – Mark Douglas, chief sports writer at The Journal It was an off-hand tweet from a North East-based journalist who admitted, when I challenged him on it, that he … Continue reading

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Possession stats

“The biggest crime in football is to give the ball to the opposition” – A sign from the Baseball Ground dressing room There are many dreams I have as a fan of Derby County.  On a sliding scale of plausibility, … Continue reading

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Commons sense in cutting costs?

When Kris Commons left Derby County in January 2011, there was much wailing, gnashing of teeth and lamentation.  In a blaze of form that season, he had scored 13 goals in 25 league games by the time he signed for Glasgow … Continue reading

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Paul Jewell and Nigel Clough – a tale of two managers

It may not be very kind, but I couldn’t help but enjoy the fact that the axe fell on Paul Jewell at Ipswich Town after a home defeat by Derby County, almost four years after a home defeat at the hands … 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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