Monthly Archives: December 2012

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 youth 4 Gateshead 0

I braved the cold tonight to see the Rams youth team record their first win of the season – 4-0 against Gateshead. For those who couldn’t be there, here a few observations. Read the rest of this entry

National service

With Theo Robinson being considered for a Jamaica call-up and Adam Legzdins on the Latvia radar, it struck me that the Rams now have (or will have) quite a few players playing international football at full and under 21 level. Here is the the list as it stands and who could be in the pipeline: Read the rest of this entry

The Price of Fish

For a couple of seasons now it’s been a common thread in all Derby County related discussion that “we just need that £1m striker”. So in August this year when we finally got one, hopes were high that Conor Sammon was the final piece in the jigsaw. A barnstorming home debut, a cracking goal and a 5-1 tonking of Watford did nothing to quell anyone’s enthusiasm.

However just 19 games into his Derby career, its fair to say that Conor is a player that splits opinion amongst the DCFC massive. Read the rest of this entry