Tag Archives: Scott Carson

“FC Mendes” v Derby County preview

In the build-up to this game, Gary Rowett has repeatedly spoken about “controlling games without the ball”, something which José Mourinho also talks about.  When Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford despite having been outshot 14-5 and commanded only … Continue reading

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The search for synergy – Rowettism, part 2

Part one looked at the overall tactical shape of the team under Rowett and went into a bit more detail about the Rams’ attacking performance.  As promised, here is part two… Goals conceded 1. Cardiff – 14 2. Wolves – … Continue reading

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Three and easy – Barnsley 0 Derby County 3

For 40 minutes, it was a non-event, but Barnsley evaporated as soon as Derby made the breakthrough.  After the swift 1-2 to the gut that the Rams landed just before half-time, the only way Derby could have failed to win … Continue reading

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Derby’s Day: Derby County 2 Nottingham Forest 0

It panned out as expected, in some ways.  Forest had more of the ball and tried to pull us apart through quick passing and clever movement.  Derby had to endure spells where they couldn’t break up the opponents’ flow and … Continue reading

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Derby County squad review 2016/7: Goalkeeper and defence

Throughout the season, Derby maintained a decent defensive record, which was unfortunately undermined by their difficulties with defending set plays.  This was in part down to having a relatively small, slight midfield and frontline who struggled to mark bigger opponents. About one … Continue reading

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