After finally achieving some daylight with back to back home wins, the Rams were dragged right back into the pack this week with a pair of crushing away defeats to struggling Fulham and Brighton.
Were it not for Norwich’s inexplicable defeat to UKip Athletic on Wednesday we would have been out the top two completely with no games in hand.
We all know the championship is a tough league where anyone can beat anyone, but 2 points and 9 goals shipped in the last 4 away games (3 of which were against struggling sides) is a worrying trend. Read the rest of this entry
Last night I went to Rotherham. With Bournemouth’s slip at the weekend this was a great opportunity, in front of a massive away support, to get ourselves ahead of them for the first time in months.
Unfortunately it didn’t quite go to plan. Here’s my thoughts. Read the rest of this entry
I think it’s fair to say it’s been a rollercoaster few weeks for the Super Rams. I’ve had loads of articles in mind good to go but it seems there’s been stuff happening almost daily and the general mood has swung more than Paul Jewell on a night out with Billy Davies!
Coming to the conclusion there’s never a right time to post about DCFC, here’s a Rams Barometer which from 9.30pm on 28th January to when Steve Nic fires up his laptop tomorrow morning is about as relevant as I can make it. Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry
With the January window only open for 2 days, the Rams have copied last year’s blueprint and flown out the traps with 3 new signings (of different types admittedly) already.
As expected, Shots £500k move from Stoke is confirmed (significantly freeing up a loan space), Darren Bent arrives from Villa and ex Chelsea youngster and Swedish youth international Isak Ssewankambo arrives on trial with the U-21 squad. Clearly the recruitment department didn’t choose to “have the extra day” as many companies have done this year.
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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
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
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
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
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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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