Blog Archives

19th – Derby County Then and Now

Football inflation has been incredible over the past decade and none more so than in the world of Derby County since the arrival of Mel Morris.

Whilst we have written at length on here around The Rams spectacular failings in the transfer market, the equally harrowing Nigel Clough austerity era is still less than a decade ago. Here are some example of how things have changed in that time. Shout to my brother who came out of retirement to write most of this one. Read the rest of this entry

What Went Down – Grimsby Away

Today I had a thoroughly enjoyable family day out at the Seaside wrapped around The Rams first public game of season 2015/2016 (and the first of the Paul Clement era) at Grimsby.

You can read a match report on the official site, DET and a few other blogs, but here’s my key observations on the days proceedings. Read the rest of this entry

World Soccer Pre Season Review 2013

I’ve been a subscriber to World Soccer magazine now for as long as  I can remember. It’s a great read and never seems to lose its quality.

Over the last few years I’ve been asked to answer some questions about Derby for World Soccer’s guide to the new season in England. The nature of the beast is these are short and sweet but herewith my contribution to their 2013-14 guide. Read the rest of this entry

Ramspace Readers Poll(s)

Unbelievably its day 16 of “30 days of Ramspace”. Thanks everyone for all the comments and tweets; they’re all appreciated and definitely make the site more interesting. Next weeks articles are already in the can, so don’t worry about any let up from us!

A bit of Friday fun here for you in the form of a series of Rams related polls. Make your vote and log back later to see how the results are building up. Read the rest of this entry

Ramspace Video Broadcast

Heres a first – A Ramspace Video broadcast.

In fairness this was pretty much a trial run to test the technology, thus the concept is massively superior to the content. However i’ve spent so many 69p’s on video apps for my daughter, I thought I might as well get some value.

The next one will be better – if there is a next one – Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry

Barometer – Easter 2013

I was hoping to post this in the international break but didn’t quite get to it amongst work and sorting out my forthcoming birthday celebrations.

However, better late than never, herewith our latest barometer of the latest happenings aboard the good ship Derby County. Read the rest of this entry

Post Match Bullets – Crystal Palace

The Rams dismal recent run of results continued last night with an entertaining but monumentally frustrating defeat to a bang average Crystal Palace.

Herewith my thoughts on the Rams latest ‘unlucky’ defeat. Read the rest of this entry

Season Crossroads

After Saturdays spirit crushing surrender to Blackburn in the FA Cup, it’s no surprise to hear many Rams fans again questioning Clough and where exactly out team and club are heading.

We are now out of both cups. Realistically, we can’t go up, we can’t go down and we’ve even concluded our business with the Red Dogs for another season, so I can’t be the only Rams fan who, right now, is looking forward more to watching Chanderpaul lead Derbyshire’s division 1 campaign than I am Huddersfield at home on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry

The Price of Fish

For a couple of seasons now it’s been a common thread in all Derby County related discussion that “we just need that £1m striker”. So in August this year when we finally got one, hopes were high that Conor Sammon was the final piece in the jigsaw. A barnstorming home debut, a cracking goal and a 5-1 tonking of Watford did nothing to quell anyone’s enthusiasm.

However just 19 games into his Derby career, its fair to say that Conor is a player that splits opinion amongst the DCFC massive. Read the rest of this entry

Moving Forward or More of the Same?

Rather than do a direct post match thoughts (Nathan, our lawyers will be in touch) from yesterdays frustrating defeat to Burnley, with eight games gone (including Scunthorpe), I thought it would be more interesting to discuss some general early thoughts on the Rams prospects of success this year. Read the rest of this entry