Category Archives: Post Match Thoughts
Listening to yesterday’s late defeat to Brentford was like a really uncomfortable flashback to the innumerable away defeats to inferior clubs we endured under the Clough years.
The Rams off to a great start, lose the initiative, concede a soft equaliser either side of half time then just as the game is drifting to a draw, from nowhere, we concede a late goal and lose.
I wasn’t at the game but here’s a couple of points. Read the rest of this entry
Since it was first announced that this year’s U-21 games were to be split between Moor Farm, the Ipro and Impact Arena, it was always my intention to attend a good splattering of these fixtures.
It’s taken a little longer than I’d hoped to get off the mark, but tonight I attended my first one, taking in a 1-1 draw against Bolton at the Impact Arena. Here’s my thoughts. Read the rest of this entry
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.
After writing last week about the calm before the storm, I had a very similar feeling of ambivalence before yesterday’s game against Watford. Albeit slightly different in terms of it being the last league home game of the season and also feeling a bit hung over from watching The Rifles at Rock City the night before.
However after a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon I felt compelled to drop down a few lines about our fantastic team and their dismantling of Watford. Read the rest of this entry
What an amazing day it was yesterday with the the Red Dogs and their evil leader vanquished with maximum prejudice by the Super Rams.
I’m sure we will all write and talk about this one for a long time, but here’s a few of my thoughts, the morning after the day before. Read the rest of this entry
Like most Derby fans, I woke up on Sunday full of the joys of DCFC and was all set to write a significant piece on the demolition of Blackpool. However an early trip to visit in laws in London (& the after effects of 8 hours post match celebration) curtailed my plan.
However with a day off work today, there’s no such issues reporting on last nights Youth cup win over Wigan and providing an insight into this years crop of Rams youngsters. Read the rest of this entry
On Saturday, I had a thoroughly enjoyable day down in London culminating in watching the Rams narrow defeat to QPR.
Although we lost and both goals were absolutely avoidable, there were plenty of positives for the Rams. Here are my thoughts on the proceedings at Loftus Road. Read the rest of this entry
The Rams went into yesterday’s game on a tidal wave of positivity on the back of two thumping wins, knowing that another one would have landed us firmly in the top 6 going into the international break.
With no league wins at Pride Park this season and no wins against Burnley anywhere since 2007, even the law of averages suggested a DCFC win. Here’s my thoughts on where it all went belly up. Read the rest of this entry
Yesterday was one of those horrible home defeats you get sometimes in the Championship (think Hull & Ipswich last season) where a team comes with a game plan, puts everyone behind the ball for the majority of the game but DCFC just don’t quite have the quality or get the break to break them down.
Many teams will come to PP intending on stopping us rather than doing anything themselves, so we need to learn quick how to solve this one and get our home form on track. Herewith my thoughts on the game.