Tag Archives: Tom Carroll

Carroll the derailer?

Spurs blogger Chris Miller asked me to jot down a few thoughts on our half-season loanee Tom Carroll, at the end of what was, unfortunately, an unsuccessful spell at Derby County for the 19-year old… *** Tom Carroll joined Derby … 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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Tom Carroll

Spurs analyst http://windycoys.com/ asked me for some first impressions on Tom Carroll, for a loanee round-up he was putting together.  Here’s what I submitted. Tom Carroll joined Derby in unusual circumstances.  He was signed on a half-season loan to replace … Continue reading

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When 4-4-2 F***ed up: Barnsley 3 Derby County 2

Some days, your luck’s out.  Some days, you don’t get what you deserve.  On other days – and these have been in mercifully short supply this season – you play cretinously badly and get whupped.  For 45 minutes at Oakwell, … Continue reading

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Transfer Window Special – January 2012

Derby County went into this transfer window with their priorities firmly set and consistently stated in the media.  They intended to move out several surplus players, cut the wage bill and consolidate the squad.  Maybe there would be a couple … Continue reading

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