Tag Archives: Stephen Pearson

Derby County 1 Crystal Palace 0

Palace virtually conceded this third round FA Cup tie, saving their best players’ legs for the League Cup semi-final against Cardiff City on Tuesday and you can see why they would do that – it might be the best chance … Continue reading

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Guest Post on Stephen Pearson for The Exiled Robin

Stephen Pearson was brought to Derby from Celtic in January 2007, as the club surged towards promotion under Billy Davies. Pearson commanded relatively big wages and Davies claimed that his energy in midfield would make him a huge asset.  And … 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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Clough and Metgod look to World Cup winners Spain for formation inspiration

In an interview on the official Derby County website on Thursday, Nigel Clough revealed that the Dutch first-team coach Johnny Metgod is a strong supporter of the modern 4-2-3-1 formation, which both The Netherlands and their conquerors Spain favour.  Germany … Continue reading

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