The Case For The Defence

It’s been an exciting start to the summer for Rams fans with a new head coach and new signings flying in left right and centre.

With the promise of more new faces, a topic that is regularly starting to crop up is how the team will shape up under Clement. With two new centre halves signed already, a bid rejected for Shacks and links to a couple of right backs (Lowton and Jaz Richards), the defence is of particular interest to me. Read the rest of this entry

London to Paris to Madrid to Derby

A month ago I wrote that I felt Steve McClaren’s position as head coach of Derby County was untenable. Although it took a little longer than we all thought, Steve is now history and we await the formal introduction of Paul Clement on Thursday.

In the last few years, chopping managers became unfashionable with the word “stability” thrown around a lot. However I think what you now see is a new culture where the “stability” required is more outside the football department and the Head Coach/Manager get a shorter contract and are more dispensable than ever. Read the rest of this entry

“I Blame Keogh……”

Derby County’s season is over and we have not been promoted to the premier league. In the end we couldn’t even make the play offs. Thus if that was the minimum requirement (as has been stated by everyone many times) then the season has been an abject failure.

However, as all Rams fans know, the statement of the facts only tells a very small part of the story.   Read the rest of this entry

Heroes to Zeros

Updates on Ramspace have been sparse over the last 6 weeks or so. Some of this is because I’ve been busy with work, some of it is because you don’t need me to tell you in a smart arse way what you can see for yourself, but mostly it’s because I’ve been so gutted after almost every game recently I just didn’t fancy writing about it.

With the last chance of automatic promotion disappearing on Friday night with yet another example of the Rams having no idea how to win a game, it’s time to ask some questions. Read the rest of this entry

Its Tough At The Top

After finally achieving some daylight with back to back home wins, the Rams were dragged right back into the pack this week with a pair of crushing away defeats to struggling Fulham and Brighton.

Were it not for Norwich’s inexplicable  defeat to UKip Athletic on Wednesday we would have been out the top two completely with no games in hand.

We all know the championship is a tough league where anyone can beat anyone, but 2 points and 9 goals shipped in the last 4 away games (3 of which were against struggling sides) is a worrying trend. Read the rest of this entry

Post Match Bullets – Rotherham

Last night I went to Rotherham. With Bournemouth’s slip at the weekend this was a great opportunity, in front of a massive away support, to get ourselves ahead of them for the first time in months.

Unfortunately it didn’t quite go to plan. Here’s my thoughts. Read the rest of this entry

Derby County Barometer – January 2015

I think it’s fair to say it’s been a rollercoaster few weeks for the Super Rams. I’ve had loads of articles in mind good to go but it seems there’s been stuff happening almost daily and the general mood has swung more than Paul Jewell on a night out with Billy Davies!

Coming to the conclusion there’s never a right time to post about DCFC, here’s a Rams Barometer which from 9.30pm on 28th January to when Steve Nic fires up his laptop tomorrow morning is about as relevant as I can make it.  Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry

Derby County January Window

With the January window only open for 2 days, the Rams have copied last year’s blueprint and flown out the traps with 3 new signings (of different types admittedly) already.

As expected, Shots £500k move from Stoke is confirmed (significantly freeing up a loan space), Darren Bent arrives from Villa and ex Chelsea youngster and Swedish youth international Isak Ssewankambo arrives on trial with the U-21 squad. Clearly the recruitment department didn’t choose to “have the extra day” as many companies have done this year.
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Merry Christmas from Ramspace

So that’s it people. Twenty Four days of Derby County Advent postings done – I hope you enjoyed it!

Apart from the obvious, its been a great year for Derby so lets hope we can take things forward again in 2015. Read the rest of this entry

Happy Birthday to You

Selfish one today friend’s as its my son’s Birthday.

Not a lot else to say aside from Happy Birthday mate! Hope you have a great day. Read the rest of this entry

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