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Paint A Vulgar Picture

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

Crisis, Meltdown, Wobble, Blip

Isn’t it great when the big boys fuck up. We’ve all laughed our arse off at Chelsea’s fiasco of a season, drank in the misery of Man Utd’s laughable transfers and tedious losing football and tell me you don’t love it when Man City get ritually humiliated in the Champions league.

Yes it’s great when the big boys get shafted. Unless of course you support the said big boy in question. Read the rest of this entry

Post Match Thoughts – Boro

Yesterday’s game at Boro was ultimately a disappointing afternoon with the two late goals and the subsequent delirium from them a tough one to take.

However I said in my preview piece, whatever the result, there was no need for either euphoria or meltdown and I haven’t changed my mind on that one after the event.

Here’s my thoughts on the game. Read the rest of this entry

22nd – Paul Clement

As we hit the home straight, it’s time to roll out the big guns, so today it’s Derby County Head Coach Paul Clement.

Paul has only been with us a relatively short space of time but already he has created a totally different feel around all first team activities. Read the rest of this entry

Happy Days at Huddersfield

Yesterday at Huddersfield was one of those classic away days that everyone who was there will always recall as a top day to be a Rams fan. As I said on twitter, life doesn’t get much better than someone banging a winning 25 yard screamer in the top bin, in front of 4k Derby away fans.

Here’s my thoughts on the game, with some general Rams commentary thrown in for good measure. Read the rest of this entry

The Case For The Defence

It’s been an exciting start to the summer for Rams fans with a new head coach and new signings flying in left right and centre.

With the promise of more new faces, a topic that is regularly starting to crop up is how the team will shape up under Clement. With two new centre halves signed already, a bid rejected for Shacks and links to a couple of right backs (Lowton and Jaz Richards), the defence is of particular interest to me. Read the rest of this entry

London to Paris to Madrid to Derby

A month ago I wrote that I felt Steve McClaren’s position as head coach of Derby County was untenable. Although it took a little longer than we all thought, Steve is now history and we await the formal introduction of Paul Clement on Thursday.

In the last few years, chopping managers became unfashionable with the word “stability” thrown around a lot. However I think what you now see is a new culture where the “stability” required is more outside the football department and the Head Coach/Manager get a shorter contract and are more dispensable than ever. Read the rest of this entry