Category Archives: General Rams Comment

Everything You’ve Come To Not Expect

Friends, it’s been a while. Nothing sinister outside of being busy with work, having no enthusiasm to write about DCFC  and finding it hard to think of anything to say that everyone else wasn’t already saying and thinking.

That said, a Rams brain dump is long overdue so here goes a quick stream of DCFC consciousness. Read the rest of this entry

Close To The Edge

One of the main criticisms of this blog over the years is that it is too positive and looks at all things DCFC through a black and white coloured Kaleidoscope of awesomeness.

Let me say right now, I would like nothing better than to be writing a piece about how we are nailed on for promotion, a comedy piece relating Rams players to Shed 7 B-sides or even a classic Barometer (don’t currently have 5 positives). However with the current situation at our club getting more farcical by the day and impending disaster at Rotherham and, god forbid, the next home game entirely possible, I need to get some things out there. Read the rest of this entry

Paint A Vulgar Picture

In the month of December I wrote a series of articles for this blog as part of the Ramspace advent calendar feature.

Although the topics and people covered were varied, there was a common thread of positivity, underpinned by a clear conviction that the Rams, along with Middleborough, were in the process of storming their way into the Premier league.

This was a very different Rams team and head coach and there was no way we would fall away again, as in previous years.

Six weeks later, Paul Clement is consigned to DCFC history and the Rams are arguably in the biggest state of turmoil we have seen since the horror days of Phil Brown and the 3 Amigos. Read the rest of this entry

Shaun Barker – More than a Footballer

Last week I was asked to write a piece on Shaun Barker for possible future publication elsewhere.

The piece may or may not appear and will almost certainly be edited. However as a welcome break from the troubles of the current Rams, herewith our tribute to Barks. Read the rest of this entry

Crisis, Meltdown, Wobble, Blip

Isn’t it great when the big boys fuck up. We’ve all laughed our arse off at Chelsea’s fiasco of a season, drank in the misery of Man Utd’s laughable transfers and tedious losing football and tell me you don’t love it when Man City get ritually humiliated in the Champions league.

Yes it’s great when the big boys get shafted. Unless of course you support the said big boy in question. Read the rest of this entry

Pre Match Thoughts for Boro Away

Tomorrow I, along with 2899 other Rams fans, will be venturing up to Middlesbrough to see the top two teams in the Championship lock horns in what should be a cracking day out and a top game.

With some of the utter pish that Sky have shown from the Championship in the last month, quite how this isn’t on TV is anyone’s guess, but that’s their problem. Read the rest of this entry

2nd – Cyrus Christie

The second door on the Calendar is the Rams all action, man of the moment, right back Cyrus Christie.

After starting the season outside the match-day squad and seemingly heading for the departure lounge, he is now well established as the Rams first choice right back and one of our star performers of the season so far. Read the rest of this entry

Derby County Nextgen Update

On Monday night I went to watch the U21’s score a win out of nowhere with two late goals to beat Swansea. This was the second time I’ve seen the 21’s this season following the previous home game against Villa.

On the back of Mel Morris recent statement of his hopes for more home-grown players in the first team, I thought an update on the progress of some of our youngsters would be timely. Read the rest of this entry

Summer Spending Should Be Met With Euphoria and Heavy Drinking

Following the signing of Jason Shackell, I wrote a reasoned piece (Shacks to Riches) arguing the positives of DCFC’s new found financial muscle. This was  following direct criticism from Shaun Dyche and general scepticism amongst some Rams fans who were not comfortable with our spending.

Following Derby’s spectacular activity on transfer deadline day and Mel Morris subsequent outright purchase of the club, I’m reading another round of articles “urging caution”, asking what’s happened to our recruitment team (I’ll tell you in a minute), questioning the Butterfield fee and warning Mel Morris that soon everyone might hate him.

What the actual Fuck? Read the rest of this entry

Shacks to Riches

This week’s glorious re-signing of Jason Shackell and the subsequent bitter attack on the Rams transfer policy by Shaun Dyche has thrown up an interesting debate among some Derby fans.

Whilst the words of the flame haired, gravel voiced, legoman were heavily laced with bitterness, there is no doubt that the Rams are leading their peers in the transfer market to a level not seen since Lionel Pickering first took over the Rams in the early nineties.

With ticket sales, optimism and general positivity around the state of the club off the charts, what’s not to like? Yet there is definitely a certain genre of Derby fan to whom the current spending spree does not sit comfortably. Read the rest of this entry

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