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
As I was getting ready to leave for London yesterday morning, I sent a generic positive pre match “come on you Rams” tweet, looking forward to the day. Ominously, I ended it with ‘I hope it goes better than last time’.
Unfortunately, the game panned out exactly as it did last time as the Rams were again stuffed 3-0, but in many ways this was whole lot more worrying. Read the rest of this entry
With the Rams pre-season in full swing and the transfer market stating to crank up into life, I thought it was high time to pass comment on what has, again, been a summer of massive change at Derby County.
When Gary Rowett left Derby for Stoke last summer, it was unimaginable that he would be replaced by Frank Lampard. Fast forward twelve months and, if that seemed far-fetched, we now have Frank being replaced by Philip Cocu. Absolute madness, but hopefully in a good way. Read the rest of this entry
A belated happy new year to all Rams fans and regular readers of Ramspace.
After doing the full shift and posting everyday in December, I took last month off to re-charge the creative tanks and let the January window play out. With all that nonsense done for another 6 months and a rare week with no midweek Rams fixture, it seems a good time to start the new year with the classic Ramspace Barometer of what’s hot and what’s not in the world of DCFC. Read the rest of this entry
Football inflation has been incredible over the past decade and none more so than in the world of Derby County since the arrival of Mel Morris.
Whilst we have written at length on here around The Rams spectacular failings in the transfer market, the equally harrowing Nigel Clough austerity era is still less than a decade ago. Here are some example of how things have changed in that time. Shout to my brother who came out of retirement to write most of this one. Read the rest of this entry
Behind todays window it’s the Rams mercurial marmite winger, Tom Lawrence.
Over the last few years, I have written consistently that no player divides the opinion of Rams fans like Richard Keogh (and will do so again in the coming days!). However Tom Lawrence is increasingly starting to challenge that statement. Read the rest of this entry
Continuing yesterdays trip down misery lane with the Derby County recruitment team of Transfer windows past, here’s the second part of Mels Worst Eleven. 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