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This is Voetbal, Young Man

Saturdays draw at Bournemouth was, on paper, a cracking result for Derby. Indeed coming out of this last weeks games against Forest Cardiff and Bournemouth unbeaten deserves immense credit to the players and coaching staff.

Only bagging 3 points from these games when we really should have had 9, maybe not so much.

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Derby County Barometer – New Season 20/21

As incredible as it may seem, we are now well into pre-season after only 3 weeks or so since the last season finished. The lads are back in, friendlies have started and, I kid you not, we have actually signed someone in the shape of Scotland’s number 1, David Marshall.

Whilst our EFL charge verdict remains outstanding, the whole outlook for the imminent season 20/21 could change immediately at any time. However right here, right now, here’s our traditional new season barometer. Read the rest of this entry

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction – End of Season 19/20

Friends it’s been a while. I hope you and yours are safe and doing well in these strange times.

With the natural break in proceedings during lockdown and the associated, unnatural, disengagement with The Rams during that period, I’ve not had the urge to write for a while. However with Derby’s season now officially done, I thought it was time to get my finger round the keyboard again! Read the rest of this entry

Derby County Barometer – February 2020

As the Rams enter a new decade, the ever present drama off the pitch shows no signs of subsiding anytime soon. Thankfully, matters on the pitch have taken a definite turn for the better with Rams currently in fine fettle and scoring goals all over the place.

Check out whats hot and whats not at the Derby County fun factory with our first Barometer of 2020. Read the rest of this entry

Post Match Thoughts – Stoke Away

Yesterday, I went to my first live Rams game this season and witnessed a lively 2-2 draw with Stoke at the Bet365 Stadium.

This was a game that both teams will feel they could have won, but equally both could have lost and a draw was probably about right in the end.

A point away from home is never to be sniffed at and there were certainly plenty of points to ponder for Rams fans. Here’s my thoughts on what went down. Read the rest of this entry

Fun in the Sun, Rain, Wind and Hail – Post Match Bristol City

Billed by many as a play off quarter final, yesterday at Bristol was one of those away games you never forget. A massive game, big away support, wall to wall action and a glorious victory for the Super Rams.

Here’s my thoughts on what went down. Read the rest of this entry

24th – Frank Lampard

So today is the last of this campaign of articles and there is only one person who could be sitting behind those big double doors marked 24.

Yes, its Derby County Manager, Super Frankie Lampard. Read the rest of this entry

22nd – Jack Marriott

With the possible exception of Craig Bryson, Derby County have not had any hero players for some time. Sure we’ve had Chris Martin, Tom Ince and going back a little further maybe Stevie Howard. But we’ve not had an Igor, a Dean Saunders, a Mark Wright or a Bobby Davison for ages. A player universally and unconditionally loved by all Rams fans.

Whilst it remains early days, the signs are that Jack Marriott may be about to break that mould. Read the rest of this entry

21st – Derby County January Sale

If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet, then I would suggest you better get a shift on. However, as you scrape around for your last few stocking fillers, stores on the high street and online alike are preparing their January Sales.

Derby County are no different and here’s a leaked sales brochure that is due to be emailed out on Boxing day. Read the rest of this entry

20th – Ramtique & Derby County Archive

At my Dads house I have a massive box which contains all manner of Rams nostalgia from my youth.

As you would expect there are lots of tickets, roadrider stubs and posters. However there are also lots of old one off brochures, weird club shop items, top trumps, magazine cuttings etc etc, You name it, I’ve got it.

Here’s a few of them, which I bet the majority of you in our demographic have got too. Read the rest of this entry