From Russia With Not So Much Love

Sam Rush has said many times that one of the key reasons Derby can attract such top youngsters is that our Head Coach is viewed by Elite managers/coaches as being one of their club.

No doubt there will be lots of mutual appreciation going on between Mourinho and Steve next week (unless of course we happen to beat them, then it will get awkward quite quick!) and Brendan Rogers also speaks well of us.

This guy though maybe needs some advice from Steve, more than we need him.

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The Boys from Espana!

The Rams have not had many players from Spain over the years but the ones we have had have always been top quality. No one needs reminding about how good Inigo Idiakez was, but Alberto Bueno is also worth a shout for producing a fair few bits of magic in an otherwise dismal period.

This year we have two quality Spanish youngsters in the shape of Ivan Calero and Omar Mascarell.

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The Curious Case of Saul Deeney – Part 28

Here’s something you don’t see very often. Ramspace favourite ‘Saul Deeney’ and ‘World Class’ in the same sentence.

deeney tweet

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DCFC Player Issue with Santa

Santa has officially branded X-Factor Buffoon Stevi Ritchie a “Knob”.

Writing on his blog, the Father of Christmas wrote “people think that being bad or naughty gets you on my shit list, which of course it does. However, in my view, being an utter twat makes you equally undeserving of receiving any festive cheer from me. Some folks clearly can’t help this; however if you are willing to act like a knob for the entertainment of others, then you can get to fuck as far as Rudolph and I are concerned”.

News of this harsh line immediately set off alarm bells in the Keogh household. Read the rest of this entry

Post Match Brighton Pre Match Boro

Not really an advent calendar post but we were knocking a few things around yesterday which I thought were worth sharing.

Thus here’s a few thoughts on yesterday’s romp and also some pre match thoughts on what now looks a cracking game at Boro next week. Read the rest of this entry

Since I Was Young

For a long time I’ve wanted to write a piece that sums up the essence of supporting DCFC. I got close to it with the pre Forest piece last season but have never quite cracked it.

Earlier this year I read the book “Richer than God” by David Conn. In short, this essentially charts the journey of supporting Man City from when they were good to when they were really shit to Sheikh Mansour and the associated emotional struggle around the same.

In the book there was a short passage which really struck a chord with me in terms of my life supporting the Rams and, I guess, the essence of the song ‘since I was young’. Thus I’ve reproduced a slightly amended version of David Conn’s words here for you all to enjoy. Read the rest of this entry

High Five, Five Star, Five Alive etc etc

Well its the fifth of December today so what else did you expect me to post?

It’s also Friday so, before you do any work, make yourself a brew, order your breakfast cob off the girl in accounts, take five (sorry) and lap up one of the best day of the year/ever.

Get in you Super Rams! Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry

Good Times – 1988

Most Rams fans who were not around in the Halcyon days of the seventies will mostly agree that these are some of the best times supporting the Super Rams.

Whilst it might feel like it, its not been all complete mediocrity over the last 30 years. Here’s the first of a few “Good Times” (favourite phrase of the spacerams) posts I’ll do in this campaign. Read the rest of this entry

A Partridge Blasted out a Tree

When I’m writing pieces for Ramspace, I often search for photos or images to fit the article I’m writing. However sometimes you stumble across an image and really don’t know what to do with it, as the comedic value is almost too much. Read the rest of this entry

The Essence of Derby County Academy

There is no doubt that one of the biggest success stories at Derby County over recent years has been the tremendous success of our superb Academy.

With the bar raised yet again this season with a focused recruitment drive into our U-21 team, here’s a couple of pictures you might like.  Read the rest of this entry

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