A new season is upon us again and what a summer it’s been for Derby County.
Starting with the shock departure of Gary Rowett and pronouncements of extreme austerity measures to offset imminent financial meltdown, we begin the season with Frank Lampard as our gaffer and The Super Rams all over the transfer market like its 2015 all over again!
What better way to pull together the madness, than the traditional new season Ramspace Derby County Barometer. Read the rest of this entry
Yesterday I went to see The Rams at Notts County in the first pre season friendly of 2018/2019 season and, of course, the first of the Frank Lampard era.
The sun was shining, 4000 Rams fans were in good voice and you will know the team won 4-1. Whilst its clearly stupidly early days, here’s a few thoughts on yesterday’s proceedings. 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
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 the window today is DCFC hero midfielder Craig Bryson.
With this week’s news of further injury troubles and the transfer window about to re-open, this season is starting to look like another one of frustration for Bryso. Thus we thought it only right to remind everyone what an absolute legend he is. Read the rest of this entry
This afternoon I went to my first game of this season, attending the 3-1 victory over Notts County at Meadow Lane.
What ended up being a comfortable victory, nicely rounded off a good few weeks for the Rams prior to the players leaving fro Austria on Sunday. Here’s a few thoughts on today’s game followed by a few more general comments around the state of the DCFC nation.
After writing last week about the calm before the storm, I had a very similar feeling of ambivalence before yesterday’s game against Watford. Albeit slightly different in terms of it being the last league home game of the season and also feeling a bit hung over from watching The Rifles at Rock City the night before.
However after a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon I felt compelled to drop down a few lines about our fantastic team and their dismantling of Watford. Read the rest of this entry
A win’s a win’s a win and, by crikey, did the Super Rams need that one yesterday!
Herewith my thoughts on yesterdays ‘save our season’ win over Brizzle City. Read the rest of this entry
So here we go again for another season of thrills and spills as we all, once again, throw our personal happiness and general well-being at the mercy of Derby County F.C.
As all regular readers will know a new season wouldn’t be a new season without a Ramspace Barometer so here’s one I wrote in the Cyprus sunshine last week.