Following the back to back disasters of the Bristol City and Cardiff games, Steve McClaren appealed to Rams fans not to over react and pointed to the great turnaround in form since his arrival.
Whilst Steve has undoubtedly pulled up trees to even get the Rams in the mix at all, this same group of players are again having the same collapse in form at the same time of year.
At the time of writing, Derby sit 11 points outside the play offs (which looks a lot of ground to make up when you consider the teams above them) so thoughts are inevitably turning to next season.
I think most Derby fans would agree that something now must give with this group of players who on their day are great, but simply do not have the X factor required to get us out this league. Thus in the first of a series of articles this week, we consider who stays and who goes, starting with the goalkeepers and defenders. Read the rest of this entry
I went to West Brom yesterday with little or no expectation, knowing that I was going to have a few beers, a top laugh with family and friends and hopeful that my team could put up a fight, maybe score a goal and anything else was a bonus. A bit like going to watch Derbyshire Cricket if you get involved in that.
What happened was a new entry into the top 5 away days that I have been to ever. Here’s my thoughts on an absolutely tremendous day for DCFC and all involved. Read the rest of this entry
After yesterday fantastic battling win at Ipswich, its another topical post; this time focusing on biblical Rams centre half, Richard Keogh.
You all know Keogh’s story and I am not going to tell you anything new here. However the renaissance of the man and the player is just so epic, I decided it would be criminal not to include Richard in this series of articles………like you say. Read the rest of this entry
Although the Rams would surely have hoped and expected to score 3 points from Charlton Athletic at home, the general consensus after yesterday’s draw was that there was a lot to be encouraged by in the Rams display.
Here’s my thoughts. Read the rest of this entry
Santa has officially branded X-Factor Buffoon Stevi Ritchie a “Knob”.
Writing on his blog, the Father of Christmas wrote “people think that being bad or naughty gets you on my shit list, which of course it does. However, in my view, being an utter twat makes you equally undeserving of receiving any festive cheer from me. Some folks clearly can’t help this; however if you are willing to act like a knob for the entertainment of others, then you can get to fuck as far as Rudolph and I are concerned”.
News of this harsh line immediately set off alarm bells in the Keogh household. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve just checked the date and can’t believe my last post on Ramspace was 8th August! I think that’s comfortably my longest run without so much as a quick comedy image based post for over 10 years (BBF inclusive for old skool readers).
Anyway, for those who don’t follow me on twitter, I went to Mexico for 2 weeks the day after my last post and then on the day we got back, my wife went down the stairs like Andy Reid on roller skates and broke her leg in several places. Add that to me changing job after 11 years and investing in my own business and it’s been a bit busy at Ramspace HQ.
As ever, it’s also been busy in the world of DCFC.
Without doubt the strangest move of last summers trading was the sale of Jason Shackell to Burnley.
On paper, selling our most valuable player to fund multiple improvements to the team made sense as people like Jacobs and Coutts started to arrive. However to then replace Shacks (who had not done a lot wrong on the pitch) with a more expensive centre half seemed to completely contradict the plan. Read the rest of this entry
Following on from yesterday, herewith the second part of Boab’s view of DCFC.
This time he’s moving onto the off field management of our club. Read the rest of this entry
Rather than do a direct post match thoughts (Nathan, our lawyers will be in touch) from yesterdays frustrating defeat to Burnley, with eight games gone (including Scunthorpe), I thought it would be more interesting to discuss some general early thoughts on the Rams prospects of success this year. Read the rest of this entry
So the summer breaks over and normal life resumes again with the visit of Sheffield Wednesday this weekend. If the Scunthorpe games any sort of pointer we are set for another rollercoaster season, but then would you expect anything else with the Rams?
However before we get into the real action, herewith our usual Barometer of what’s been Good & Bad (&Ugly) in the world of DCFC this summer. Read the rest of this entry