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Nottingham Forest v Derby County – a preview (of sorts)

REM – Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars) Well, here we go again.  Yet another carnival, of sorts.  Another East Midlands Derby for the Brian Clough Trophy, with all the tension, the butterflies, the fear, the shouts, the screams, the rage, the … Continue reading

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Theo, Theo, Theo

With Steve Davies off the pitch, there didn’t seem to be an obvious candidate to take the penalty after Anthony Gardner jabbed an arm at Ben Davies’ cross, preventing Callum Ball from getting a header on goal.  Set piece specialist Ben … 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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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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