Young footballers are now provided all manner of help and support from a veritable army of fitness coaches, nutritionists, councillors, financial advisors etc.
You may recall a while ago there was a small craze of ‘where are they now’ type articles around ex Rams players (Malcolm Christie selling cars etc). Bringing these two things together, Ramspace has discovered that ex Rams defender Youl Mawene has forged himself a nice career as a Love Doctor for the impressionable Academy youngster. Check it out. Read the rest of this entry
Although you may call me out for cheating, there seems little or no point doing a random post about the Rams the day after a game.
Thus here’s my thoughts on yesterdays win over Swansea. Read the rest of this entry
Behind the first window of our calendar today, I’ve actually switched up my plan and gone with a topical one in the form of Derby’s Number 1, Super Scott Carson.
The current player of the year has been almost flawless for the last three seasons. But now, for the first time since joining The Rams, Scotty finds himself a little bit under the microscope. Read the rest of this entry
Due to work commitments, the general deluge of quality Rams content on the web and my involvement in the DCFC Podcast and now the Derby County Blogcast, updates to Ramspace this year have been sporadic.
So what better way to end the year than the return of the Ramspace Advent Calender and 24 back to back posts. Read the rest of this entry
Every time there is an international break, I always think this is the perfect time to do a Barometer, with no games or major Rams goings on to make your points redundant before you’ve started.
For various reasons this never quite works out, but this time it has, so check out the latest Ramspace DCFC Barometer below. Read the rest of this entry
After a fantastic few weeks of glorious football and largely positive results, this tough run of fixtures for Derby County ended in disappointing fashion with a, in the end, comprehensive defeat to Villa yesterday.
However, having woken up this morning and checked, more positive news is that The Rams remain 3 points off the automatic promotion spots, Villa have not been crowned champions and George Thorne is still nowhere near the first team squad. Read the rest of this entry
A policy I have always adopted over the years for gigs and football is “if in doubt, get a ticket”.
I would say this policy serves me well 85% of the time, however I doubt it will ever deliver more spectacularly than with last night’s epic victory at Old Trafford. Read the rest of this entry
After what seemed like a very long international break, I think all Derby fans were chomping at the bit for yesterday’s trip to Rotherham.
A relatively local and winnable fixture, The Rams in fine fettle, a sold out away end and the Lampard effect in full motion. Not even a flash train strike could spoil the anticipation.
What could possibly go wrong? Read the rest of this entry
From day one, Frank Lampard had made no secret of his desire to provide opportunity for academy players in the Derby first team and has certainly walked the talk providing game time, contracts and high praise to Max Lowe, Jayden Bogle, Mason Bennett and Luke Thomas.
What does not seem to have received so much attention is the brutal axing of many of the aforementioned players peers, many of whom were well established members of the Derby U23 team. Read the rest of this entry