Monthly Archives: April 2012
A new striker is the Rams top priority for the summer according to fans and Clough alike. We’ve failed to score in way too many games this season (including seven at home) and a few extra goals to convert losses and draws; and draws to wins has been highlighted as one of the main barriers to progress.
Defining the problem is simple enough but what is the answer? Is it just a case of spending £1m+ on a striker? Read the rest of this entry
The results are in for our first readers survey. It’s the first one we’ve done and although the questions could have been a bit better (!), we had a great response with 61 replies. Over the years, we’ve learnt that Ramspace readers are an intelligent bunch and although opinions may differ, the sample is good. Here’s what Ramspace readers think of the 2011/2 season… Read the rest of this entry
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
As regular readers will know, we like to do some of our own tounge-in-cheek awards at around this time of year. However, for the first time, we thought we’d also see what the readers thought of the season.
It’s quick and easy to do, so click below to take part:
We’ll try to publish the results early next week after the Pompey game.
Despite making nine permanent signings in the summer, quite a few fans remained underwhelmed by the acquisition of players “already here” (i.e. had been on loan) or “we’ve never heard of” (e.g. Bryson). The lack of an expensive striker only served to fan the flames. However, it’s only when I planned an “evaluation” style article that I realised quite what good business Clough carried out last summer.
It’s been ages since we’ve done one of these, so a new Barometer is well overdue.
Thus before we get into the summer and the transfer rumour mill winds back up into gear, here’s my view of what currently hot and what’s currently not in the world of Derby County. Read the rest of this entry