The EFL scheduled season proper has come to a close and Derby have achieved their minimum stated objective of the play offs whilst significantly reducing their net transfer spend.
With a previously all conquering, but now somewhat out of sorts Fulham side due to visit Pride Park on Friday, it’s definitely all to play for in the final sprint. Read the rest of this entry
As another crushingly disappointing season for Derby County comes to a close, we at least have the glimmer of hope that, in Gary Rowett, we may have a manager who understands what the Championship is all about.
With promises of much change in the summer and the football largely irrelevant for the last few weeks, there’s been no shortage of comments in the local press from all levels of DCFC as Directors, Staff and Players try to explain another failure and talk up the future of the club and themselves.
Using our handy Derby County Translate tool, you can read here what these statements really mean. Read the rest of this entry
It wasn’t too long ago that a Derby midfield three made up of Hendrick Hughes and Bryson, in his pomp, was widely regarded as one of the best in the division. When Steve McClaren added George Thorne to the mix it seemed like the final piece of the jigsaw.
A few years, a few managers, some awful injuries and some even more awful recruitment later, our midfield is simply a mess and the number one area for refresh over the close season.
In part 2 of this short series, we pick the bones out of the Rams Midfield and what needs done this summer. Read the rest of this entry
Today was another great day for the resurgent Rams as we despatched a hapless Notts Forest with minimum fuss and, ultimately, without any problem at all.
If you are reading this you were probably at the game or watching it on TV, so you don’t need a match report from me. However, here’s some observations on the days proceedings and this increasingly impressive Derby team. Read the rest of this entry
With the appointment of Nigel Pearson meeting with widespread approval, it’s been a generally positive week for Derby County.
However after watching Hull squat away Sheffield Wednesday with relative ease to take their place back in the Premier League, there’s more than a slight feeling that, before we all get excited about a(nother) new era, that the only team who beat Derby this season was themselves. Read the rest of this entry
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
Behind window 21 we have another guest post. This one is courtesy of our friend Olly Wright from The Derby County Blog, so you know it’s going to be a belter.
Olly has chosen to write about DCFC record signing and midfield enforcer Bradley Johnson. Kick back and enjoy this superb piece of Rams writing! Read the rest of this entry
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