Category Archives: Departure Lounge

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

Departure Lounge – Ryan Shotton

It is widely acknowledged that this summer’s Rams transfer activity may initially need to be more focused on outs than ins.

The current squad contains a significant amount of debris from various misguided recruitment drives and I am sure Pearson will also want to make some space for a few of his own additions.

This week has seen the start of the process with the departure of defenders Ryan Shotton and Raul Albentosa. I don’t think either will be getting a “legends” plaque made anytime soon, but here we firstly review Shots’ (replace vowel to taste) time at DCFC.   Read the rest of this entry

Departure Lounge – Gareth Roberts

As was widely predicted, Gareth Roberts will leave Derby when his contract expires this summer.

Clough has outlined his reasons whilst also stating that Robbo has been one of the most consistent left backs in the Championship over the last few seasons. From a fans perspective, Robbo has been regularly slated this season but then got a great send off at the Millwall game. Read the rest of this entry

Departure Lounge – Miles Addison

Miles Addison’s Rams career reached its predictable and anti-climatic end yesterday, with a low key “undisclosed” move to Bournemouth. He was the Rams longest serving player, popular with the fans and a former England Under 21 international. However, injuries took their toll and unfortunately, it just wasn’t to be. Read the rest of this entry

Departure Lounge – Paul Green

The ginger haired midfielder had a mixed Rams career, not helped by injury. He never quite scored or provided as many goals as promised and after beginning as a dynamic central midfielder, he ended filling a wide role, not his preferred position. Despite being an international and being linked with top flight clubs, he finally left for nothing to join a mediocre Championship side after a deceptively long stay. But enough about Stephen Pearson, here’s Paul Green’s Departure Lounge… Read the rest of this entry

Chris Maguire – A Case for the Defence

Last week Chris Maguire finally completed his widely predicted move away from Derby to Sheffield Wednesday. With little or no significant show of feeling from the Rams fanbase, the transfer, like his short Derby career ending up being a bit of a non event.

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The Curious Case of Luke Varney

The transfer of Luke Varney to Portsmouth last week concluded one of the strangest tenure’s any player has had at Derby County in some time.  With no shortage of competition for that mantle,  here’s what I mean by that statement.

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Miles Addison – Departure Lounge

Herewith a nice piece I wrote on Miles Addison for Barnsley FC Blog | On The Ponty End .

As Rams fans you’ll know most of it, but hopefully it’s a good read nonetheless. Click here to check it out.



Departure Lounge – Ben Pringle

On leaving The Rams to join Rotherham on a 2 year deal. Ben Pringle concluded “for whatever reason, it hasn’t worked out”. An odd conclusion in some ways from a man who joined the Rams fresh from the Northern Premier League and went on to make 23 appearances. At the time of writing, more than Croft, Varney or Martin – all players who would have a better claim to their Rams careers “not working out”.  Read the rest of this entry

Departure Lounge – Kris Commons

At the beginning of the week, I had a text exchange with my brother which basically said “Rangers offering £500k for Commons, if they nudge it up a bit, I’ll be happy with that” the reply suggested we should hold out for more. It seems Rangers did offer £500k plus add-on’s but the eventual fee we’ll receive is widely quoted as somewhere around £300k. A fraction of what most fans thought he was worth but did we have a choice?

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