Last night I went to the latest Derby County Fans Forum in Alvaston. You all know the drill with these by now whereby Mel, the Manager (currently Frank) & someone from the Operational side (currently CEO Stephen Pearce), talk to and answer questions from a room of season ticket holders. All hosted by Colin Gibson.
You will have seen & heard the headlines of the event and you can even watch it in its entirety on RamsTV. However here’s my thoughts on the main discussion and also a few other bits I got from chats afterwards. Read the rest of this entry
Behind todays window we have Derby County CEO, Stephen Pearce.
Who? I hear you cry. You know the guy who used to sit on the fans forums with Rowett and Mel. No not John Vickers, the other one, didn’t say much. Yes him. Read the rest of this entry
Its Monday morning and exactly one week until Forest. So here’s a nice easy user friendly post for you to ease into the week and read whilst using the bathroom, waiting for public transport or queueing at the McDonalds drive through.
Its the Derby County Mel Morris era summed up using the medium of The Playlist. Read the rest of this entry
From the final whistle of the 2014 play off final up to to the appointment of Frank Lampard, the recruitment at Derby County has been widely criticised and could be described as “generally woeful”. Our work in January is normally particularly season shattering.
With only a month to the re-opening of this years window. We thought we’d review the ghosts of windows past. Thus here’s part 1 of Mel’s ‘worst’ 11 – with subs and a manager and a youth team! Read the rest of this entry
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
Not more than a month ago, the Rams were 45 minutes from a date at Wembley and another golden shot at the Premier League.
Fast forward 4 weeks and the Championship looks like a 6 season Football manager save, with crazy stuff happening all over the place and DCFC, as you would expect, being right in the eye of this bonkers storm. 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
Last year Mel Morris spoke about re-writing his plan for Derby County and publishing as much of this as possible to the public domain. To date this plan has never materialised.
When Steve McClaren was first appointed and the Rams were winning regularly, nobody cared about Mel’s plan. However, with the team & the club once again rudderless, the topic of “the plan” has started to be raised again.
Whilst Mel gathers his thoughts, we’ve put together our own plan, which the club can have on us, with our compliments. Some are big issues, some minor, some serious, some not so much. Let us know your thoughts. Read the rest of this entry
Derby County under the stewardship of Mel Morris is a football club that has, sadly, become only too familiar to change and general turbulence. However, even by the rollercoaster standards of the last 17 months, this last 6 weeks or so has seen new levels of mayhem at our club – only to inexplicably end up exactly where we started, with Stevie Mac at the helm trying to make like its 2013 all over again. Read the rest of this entry
In the month of December I wrote a series of articles for this blog as part of the Ramspace advent calendar feature.
Although the topics and people covered were varied, there was a common thread of positivity, underpinned by a clear conviction that the Rams, along with Middleborough, were in the process of storming their way into the Premier league.
This was a very different Rams team and head coach and there was no way we would fall away again, as in previous years.
Six weeks later, Paul Clement is consigned to DCFC history and the Rams are arguably in the biggest state of turmoil we have seen since the horror days of Phil Brown and the 3 Amigos. Read the rest of this entry