With the season starting a week early I ended up being on holiday for the big kick off. Albeit I did manage to catch the Blackburn game in a bar whilst in Tenerife.
However, better late than never, herewith our new season barometer for 2013/2014.
John Eustace is a player who has already spent some time with The Rams and been constantly linked with us over the last few years.
Without checking, we’ve certainly done at least one article on him if not more, courtesy of our friends from Watford’s Blind, Stupid and Desperate massive. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve been a subscriber to World Soccer magazine now for as long as I can remember. It’s a great read and never seems to lose its quality.
Over the last few years I’ve been asked to answer some questions about Derby for World Soccer’s guide to the new season in England. The nature of the beast is these are short and sweet but herewith my contribution to their 2013-14 guide. Read the rest of this entry
Following the glory of 30 days of ramspace, we were taking, what I thought, was a well deserved rest. However some of you lot have clearly been missing your ramspace fix!
Thus, with a few Rams snippets floating around, I thought it was time to get back involved. Here’s a few thoughts on the current rams news doing the rounds.
Ok everyone, I thought it was this weekend, but after triple checking, today is day 30 and the last day of 30 days of Ramspace.
At one point I was thinking I should have made it 10 or 20 days and then when we were about half through and flying there was some crazy talk of extending it! Read the rest of this entry
Since Nigel Clough was first appointed, the stated aim has always been year on year progress. Although this hasn’t been completely linear, this seasons 10th finish was the best yet – even though our points tally wasn’t high as 2011/12. Difficult to get your head around? Take a look at our handy graph to get an idea of how we’ve done since Nigel took the reins. The graph begins with Nigel’s first half season.
With the signing of Jonny Russell seemingly progressing to a positive conclusion, Rams fans should be blessed with all manner of striking options to enjoy next season.
Subsequently it was with some surprise that I saw in my inbox an article submitted by Ramspace reader, Shaun Dowey, asking if we really needed a new striker. Check out Shaun’s thoughts here and see if you agree. Read the rest of this entry
One of the traits of Nigel Clough’s management of DCFC has been his clear and explicit dislike of foreign players.
Indeed in the cases of Cwyka & Albrechtsen some of his very public comments did well to stay the right side of what you can and what you can’t say about people not from these shores. Read the rest of this entry
One amusing sideshow of the last few years has been the general catastrophic mis-management of transfer dealings and contract renewals at our dear neighbours Notts Forest.
Consistently within the last 5 years Forest have lost key players on Bosman’s, with Lewis McGugan being this years million pound transfer fee going down the toilet. Read the rest of this entry
Without doubt the strangest move of last summers trading was the sale of Jason Shackell to Burnley.
On paper, selling our most valuable player to fund multiple improvements to the team made sense as people like Jacobs and Coutts started to arrive. However to then replace Shacks (who had not done a lot wrong on the pitch) with a more expensive centre half seemed to completely contradict the plan. Read the rest of this entry