1st – Sam Rush
The first door on our DCFC Advent Calendar belongs to Rams CEO Sam Rush.
To my mind, the day he walked into Derby County was the day we stopped being also-rans and began to believe and compete again.
I’ve written before that, astonishingly, I still know more than a few Rams fans who don’t like Sam and are not comfortable with his overt commercialism. Sometimes viewing his incessant, positive, public persona as a bit false.
I don’t subscribe to that at all and I’m not sure Mel Morris would even be here without the fantastic job Sam did in his first year or so at the club. There is no doubt that to have someone of this calibre, committed to our club (he’s a regular at U21 games in addition to everything else) and fighting our corner is a great thing.
Aside from being amazing at his job, if you ever speak to him, he’s also a really nice chap.