Category Archives: Post Match Thoughts
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.
The Rams dismal recent run of results continued last night with an entertaining but monumentally frustrating defeat to a bang average Crystal Palace.
Herewith my thoughts on the Rams latest ‘unlucky’ defeat. Read the rest of this entry
It’s job swap month at Ramspace, so following SSpaceram’s recent barometer herewith my thoughts on tonight’s 3-2 win over Ipswich in the FA Youth Cup at a bitterly cold Pride Park.
If you want a match report, you can get that from the DET or the official site, but here are some general thoughts. Read the rest of this entry
“Bad day at the office” is phrase often used in football, but it doesn’t even come close to describing the events at London Road yesterday. Maybe turning up to work feeling good and accidentally burning the place down might be a better analogy.
Similar to Huddersfield, the Rams arrived feeling confident and with a big support behind them only to self destruct against enthusiastic but inferior opposition. Here’s my thoughts on yesterday’s fiasco. Read the rest of this entry
Last night, along with just over 1000 other Rams fans, a few of us went up to Mansfield for the first friendly of the season.
Whilst the game was clearly a ‘loosener’, with Clough subbing the whole team at half time, herewith a few points of note from last nights action. Read the rest of this entry
Over the last “few” years my dad has developed a catch phrase to sum up most of the away trips we do which generally goes “it was a superb day out, apart from the 90 minutes in the middle”.
This weekend I spent a cracking couple of days down on the south coast with friends and family for the Portsmouth game and it’s got to be a sign of genuine progress that, for the second away trip in succession, the match was again the high point as opposed to a downer on the day. Herewith some thoughts on the day’s events. Read the rest of this entry
We’ve had a bit of an in joke amongst our gang over the last few weeks of “Bucko time” or “Bucko o’clock”. This was in reference to Clough’s recent liking for regularly bringing Jake on around the 80 minute mark to see out games.
There’s no doubt that, after the outright glory of his winner last night, “Bucko time” will never be the same again! Here’s my thoughts on last nights proceedings. Read the rest of this entry