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New Season Barometer

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.

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The Word on the Street

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.

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Dear John……..

One of the reasons we decided to take on the challenge of “30 days” was that we knew new stories would come up during the period which we could add to our stockpile.

Today Clough has spoken about positive discussions with Bryson about a new deal, but caveated that with the comment that John Brayford “will probably want to have a little look and see what is out there”. No prizes for guessing whats going to happen next. Read the rest of this entry

Time To Shuffle The Pack

Over the last few weeks I’ve been on a fair few festive socials with family and friends. As ever, 80% of the conversation generally revolves around the Rams and the day to day goings on at Pride Park.

Whilst it’s often all too tempting to tweet odd thoughts or a stream of consciousness, here’s a more structured summary of some of the things we’ve been knocking about to move Derby forward again to the elusive “next level”. Read the rest of this entry

Rams Barometer – International Break October 2012

We’ve now reached the second international break of the season and the first 10 games of season 2012/13 are done and dusted.

As everyone’s opinions on this season’s vintage of DCFC become more formulated, it seems like a good time to do our second Barometer of the season. Feel free to continue the current trend of adding your own comments to the piece. Read the rest of this entry

Post Match Thoughts – Portsmouth

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

Post Match Thoughts – Hull City

Yesterday’s game against Hull was the sort of day which has become, unfortunately, only too familiar to Rams fans over the last few years.

A big crowd turn out expecting to see the Rams roll over some average opposition, only for the team not to turn up and make said opposition look like Barcelona, prior to wildly celebrating the most comfortable away day they’ll have all season.

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Post Match Thoughts – Burnley at Home

So the 100% starts gone and there’s no doubt that we missed a great opportunity to go into the break with 5 straight wins. So should we sack Clough? Should we organise a protest against GSE? Should we burn £2m on Martin Waghorn?

Probably Not.

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Things To Learn From Last Season

With only two games gone & so many injuries, we’ll hold fire for the time being on any major comment on the new look Rams.

We’re still very much in positive new season mode, so herewith part 2 of an occasional series snappily entitled “articles I wrote whilst securing sunbeds  in Cyprus” . Herewith some things to learn last season. Read the rest of this entry

Rams End of Season Barometer

So Billy’s fell at the final hurdle yet again and the season is finally over for the Rams.

Before we get too far into the summer and the revolving doors get into full swing, here’s a brief personal summary of this season’s highs and lows.

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