Category Archives: Derby County Advent Calendar 2014

Merry Christmas from Ramspace

So that’s it people. Twenty Four days of Derby County Advent postings done – I hope you enjoyed it!

Apart from the obvious, its been a great year for Derby so lets hope we can take things forward again in 2015. Read the rest of this entry

Happy Birthday to You

Selfish one today friend’s as its my son’s Birthday.

Not a lot else to say aside from Happy Birthday mate! Hope you have a great day. Read the rest of this entry

Derby County – Where are they now?

I follow a really good account on Twitter @finishedplayers where they tweet where are they now pictures of ex players and their current jobs and/or status in life (have a look for Sasa Curcic).

They’ve recently posted a couple of belters on Kevin Francis and Malcolm Christie which I’ve reproduced here. However, inspired, I took to the internet and looked up a few more ex Rams to go with them. Fire in anymore you know. Read the rest of this entry

Derby County – The Home Straight

After yesterdays draw with Norwich there was some frankly ludicrous negativity online and on the radio. Yes we had a bad week, but we are still very much in the leading pack with the Xmas period and transfer window imminent.

One of Steve’s Mantra’s is that he doesn’t look at the table until the last 10 games. His theory being that you just make sure you are in contention at that point and that’s where the season starts. Apparently that was how Fergie approached every season at United.

On that basis I recently took a look at scheduled run in to the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry

Derby’s Number Nine

Today the Rams take on Norwich in what has now become a really big game. As I said after Chelsea, Steve talks about performances but today we need 3 points end of.

Today’s game is also a big one for our centre forward who I have no doubt has been counting the days to get amongst the Canaries.
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Five Awful Rams Strikers

Last week, when I posted the Boys from Espana post, I made the comment that DCFC had not had many Spanish players but the one’s we’d had, had all been great.

This sweeping statement led one smart alec (that’s you indiepop Rob) to quickly remind me of Manel. In fairness both SSpaceram and I both recall him doing a job at a time of need. That said we soon thought of a few other strikers who certainly didn’t come up to scratch. Read this list and weep. Read the rest of this entry

Rams in Scotland

The Rams Scottish contingent has had plenty of press this season but it’s not all one-way traffic you know.

As a regular viewer of Sportscene, I’ve noted almost a full team of ex-Rams (and one current Ram) plying their trade north of the border. I can think of 9 straight away: 3 at Motherwell, 2 at St. Mirren and one each at Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen and St. Johnstone. See how many you get can without checking Wikipedia.
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Post Match Bullets – Chelsea

For the most part last night, I really enjoyed the game and thought The Rams gave a more than good account of themselves.

It was an absolute travesty that, at the exact point we had them wobbling, the officials took it away from us. Anyway here’s a few quick thoughts on the proceedings. Read the rest of this entry

Derby County Big Heads

A fair few years ago in the days BC (before children) I went through a period of collecting Corinthian football figures (sometimes known as Big Head figures), which have recently since been re-launched as Soccer Starz.

As great fun as it was buying obscure Ajax players online, what I really wanted was some DCFC figures.

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The Baseball Ground……and Friends

For those who had the pleasure of regularly attending games at The Baseball Ground, you don’t need me to tell you what a magical place it was.

Everyone has their own memories of particular games, where they parked (Rolls Royce for us then a stroll down the minefield that what dogshit Alley), the pubs, the Ramtique etc. It seems now an entirely different world to that in which we watch Derby County today. Read the rest of this entry