Tag Archives: Will Hughes

Diminished Derby County cash in on Will Hughes

In a few short weeks, Derby County will run out to kick off their tenth consecutive season in the Championship, at Sunderland.  It is highly unlikely that any academy products will be in the starting line-up.  Max Lowe probably won’t … Continue reading

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Thinking the unthinkable – Derby County players who could be set for life on the bench under Pearson

Over the past couple of seasons, it’s fair to say that certain players have come to be considered as automatic picks.  That’s fine – every squad has its star players – until it becomes a matter of near panic when … Continue reading

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The complete performance? Will Hughes v Leeds United, December 8 2012

By the time Leeds came to town last December, the 17 year-old Will Hughes had already established himself in our first team.  After initially using Hughes as a nominal left midfielder with license to drift infield – more to shoehorn … Continue reading

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Clough’s Wingless Wonders?

I’ve been pondering more on the topic that prompted me to write my last tactics article, after reading Steve Nicholson’s season wrap-up piece, in which Nigel Clough talked about the “dilemma” of trying to fit the three central midfielders Bryson, Hendrick … Continue reading

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Three into two won’t go

The final whistle may only have been blown on Saturday afternoon, but Derby’s recruitment plans for next season are clearly already well advanced.  They probably would have been even more so, had mathematical safety not taken so long to achieve … Continue reading

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