Reading – Pre Match Preview with Info-graphic !

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!

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Derby County Barometer – March 2014

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.

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As One Window Closes…..

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

Kelle makes it 7up!

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?

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New Boys – Patrick Bamford

The background of new DCFC recruit Patrick Bamford has been well reported. However what hasn’t been so well reported is what type of player we can expect and is he actually any good.

Worry no more and check out this glowing reference from MK Dons Supporters Association’s Julian Griffiths. Read the rest of this entry

Stick or Twist ?

As 2013 comes to an end, Derby County find themselves sitting in an automatic promotion spot at the exact half way point of the Championship season.

The appointment of Steve McClaren couldn’t feasibly have gone any better and as we enter 2014 and the January Transfer window, the infamous “Derby County ownership group” are facing a whole new scruple to deal with. Read the rest of this entry

Derby County Pantomime Villains

Back in the day before our website became a blog, we used to mainly publish comedy articles as opposed to the opinion pieces we generally write today.

With everyone writing good stuff about the current run of form we are enjoying, here’s a bit of Christmas fun as we ask you to consider who is your most hated DCFC Pantomime villain. Read the rest of this entry

Half-term report

The Guardian approached us for a half-term report for their website. It probably won’t be on until next week but here’s the unabridged version of what we wrote… Read the rest of this entry

Post Match Bullets – Wigan Youth Team

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

A Shift Up Through The Gears

It’s a well worn phrase to say “a week’s a long time in football”. Indeed with the soap opera nature of modern football, a week can sometimes seem like a heartbeat as clubs make multi million pound decisions on a whim (normally off the back of a bad defeat, a player/manager fallout or a bit of fan abuse) and one win later all is forgotten, until the next time.

With Nigel Clough at the helm for the last five years and the fact we have never had a foreign “sugar daddy” throwing his millions around, Derby County have been somewhat shielded from that. However in all of my time as a Rams fan, I can’t recall such a shift in gear as we have seen in the last 6 weeks since Clough left. Read the rest of this entry

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