Category Archives: Transfer Talk

Thoughts on actual and potential DCFC ins and outs.

Departure Lounge – Cyrus Christie

Back into cattle class after processing a few high rollers through our doors, it’s time to bid farewell to Cyrus Christie, who yesterday completed his move to Championship rivals Middlesbrough in a £2.5m deal.

Christie leaving Derby is no surprise and the reality is that this move has been on the cards for a few weeks. Read the rest of this entry

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Exec Departure Lounge – Tom Ince

It’s all kicking off in Departures today. Earlier we had this skinny French African guy who has been in passport control for two weeks (we found him by the side of the road a while back but, being honest, we banged him up and forgot he was there) finally bundled onto a plane back to France.

Today there’s all manner of argy bargy at the entrance to the Will Hughes Exec Departure Lounge area. Security have been scuffling with an individual known as “The Guvnor” demanding access for his client. Management can’t be arsed with his moaning anymore so, resplendent in his full box fresh salmon Nike jogging suit, we’ve allowed entry to master Thomas Ince. Read the rest of this entry

Exec Departure Lounge – Will Hughes

When John Percy broke the story that Will Hughes was on the verge of joining (fucking) Watford a week or so ago, my immediate reaction was surely not. However, when John breaks DCFC stories they invariably come to pass, so I feared the worst.

Kevin Philips all but confirmed the deal was done on Friday and it was formally confirmed yesterday, leading to a predictable and understandable outpouring of emotion from Rams fans. Read the rest of this entry

New Boys – Curtis Davies

Gary Rowett’s first signing for DCFC is in the can and seems to have met with widespread approval from the Rams massive. Certainly £500k seems a good deal for a player of Curtis Davies pedigree and a potential new skipper for Derby.

Here’s a few words on what we can expect from Curtis from known associate of SSpaceram, Richard Cromwell, A.K.A. “The Hull Fan At Work”. Read the rest of this entry

Nasty Boys

Happy new year to all Rams fans and especially those of you who continue to read our stuff. Apologies updates have been thin for the last few weeks due to technology issues, but these have now been sorted.

For as long as I can remember, it has been a common mantra of Rams fans that we are “too nice”.  With the first round of the January transfer window having us linked with two, in my view, unsavoury characters, this could soon change.

Here’s our view on the Lansbury & Martin situations. Read the rest of this entry

Departure Lounge – Chris Martin

Since Wolves first bid for Chris Martin some weeks ago, debate has raged amongst Rams fans as to whether we should take the opportunity to sell him and freshen up our attacking options.

With Chris now on loan at Fulham for the rest of the season and highly unlikely to wear a Derby shirt again (certainly not under Pearson), Rams fan still seem divided as to whether this was a good move or not. Read the rest of this entry

New Boys -Ikechi Anya

Hot on the heels of his fantastic piece on Matej Vydra, Rams fan and self confessed Watford sympathiser Jon Rodgers gives us the lowdown on our second arrival from Vicarage Road this summer, Ikechi Anya.

Take it away Jon. Read the rest of this entry

Departure Lounge – Jeff Hendrick

The transfer window just closed saw probably the two most high profile departures from Derby County for many years in the shape of Jeff Hendrick’s club record move to Burnley and Chris Martin’s controversial loan to Fulham.

Although both these departures have been done to death, it is tradition on Ramspace to bid farewell to our departing heroes. I also thought that if I’ve given up an hour of my life to review Ryan Shotton’s time at DCFC, then its only right that we put something together for these two. So tonight let’s start with Jeff Hendrick. Read the rest of this entry

New Boys – Matej Vydra

We have for some years now greeted most new signings at Derby with an intro piece knocked together by a fan of the club they have just left.

So with Derby’s recent double swoop on Watford for Vydra and Anya, who better to give us the lowdown than long term Ramspace supporter, regular DCFC Podcast panelist and regular Watford viewer Jon Rodgers.

Here Jon introduces Matej Vydra to the Rams faithful, part 2 on Ikeshi Anya will follow later this week. Read the rest of this entry

Departure Lounge – Raul Albentosa

Following on from the last post on Ryan Shotton, herewith our Departure Lounge for Raul Albentosa.

For the sharper eyed of you, you will recognise the majority of this from a post I did on him at Christmas for the advent calendar, which was pretty much a departure lounge piece even 6 months ago. Read the rest of this entry