Category Archives: General Rams Comment
This afternoon I went to my first game of this season, attending the 3-1 victory over Notts County at Meadow Lane.
What ended up being a comfortable victory, nicely rounded off a good few weeks for the Rams prior to the players leaving fro Austria on Sunday. Here’s a few thoughts on today’s game followed by a few more general comments around the state of the DCFC nation.
For the last few years, we’ve been asked the write the Derby County piece for the World Soccer season preview special they release each year.
The format is that they send a generic set of questions to each club and you simply send in the answers. Here’s our submission for this years publication, which by the way is a brilliant sunbed read.
Tomorrow the Derby County players report back for their first pre season fitness tests, the new seasons fixtures are in hand and England’s World Cup campaign is over almost before it even started.
Normally this is a time of great excitement and anticipation, yet with the crushing nature of our defeat to QPR, still fresh in the mind, I’m definitely currently looking at the new season with mixed emotions.
This time next week we will know whether Derby County will be playing their football next season in, the self-styled (with a bit of help from Sky TV), ‘greatest league in the word’ or limbering up for another marathon slog through the Championship.
Rams fans who have attended our last two appearances in the play off final will know this is no ‘good day out’ scenario and appreciate the absolute death or glory nature of the fixture. Read the rest of this entry
Prior to last weekends game against Huddersfield I had a strange feeling of apathy towards the days proceedings. It wasn’t the fact I wasn’t looking forward to the game, but more the fact that win lose or draw, there was no jeopardy or glory in the outcome.
On Saturday the Rams entertain our neighbours and local rivals Nottingham Forest at the Ipro Stadium.
With both clubs (at the time of writing) sitting in the top 6 of the Championship with 10 games to play, local rivalry aside, the fixture has not had as much genuine significance for years.
With the DCFC blogosphere chock full of quality folks doing decent stuff on a very regular basis, pre match previews aren’t really our thing. However when a nice lady from SkyBet sent me a half decent (but very pretty) Info-graphic previewing the Reading game, i thought it would be rude not to use it!
Friends, it’s been a while. February was a fantastic month for DCFC but a quiet one for Ramspace.
There’s enough folks doing pre and post match game stuff now, so here we go back with a bang and the old Skool classic that is the Ramspace barometer.
As the January transfer window 2014 closes, the Rams sit nicely in 4th spot in the Championship, well entrenched in the play off zone and within shooting distance of the second automatic promotion slot.
Whilst all readers will be well aware of the small margins which change draws to wins and wins to draws in the Championship, things would have looked a whole lot healthier were it not for the inexplicable surrender of the maximum points on Saturday at Birmingham. Read the rest of this entry
This weeks surprise signing of young Dutch goalkeeper Kelle Roos now means that The Rams have seven professional ‘keepers (i.e. not including youth teamers) on the books. Amazing when you consider Lee Grant is probably the first name on the team sheet and Legzdins is under little or no pressure for his no.2 spot. How did we get here and what are they all up to?