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13th – Richard Keogh

Has there ever been a player who has divided opinion amongst Derby fans more than Richard Keogh?

Whilst there is no debate at all about his wholehearted playing style and commitment to the cause, some fans love him whilst others can’t stand him and feel he is synonymous with everything that’s gone wrong on the pitch since 2014. Read the rest of this entry

9th – Wigan Away

Todays another ‘cheat day’ in Advent terms as I get a rest from my daily more creative posts and give you the lowdown on yesterdays ‘gritty’ 1-0 win at Wigan.

As you will see there were plenty of things in this game, good and bad, that we have seen before but a wins a wins a win!

Heres what went down. Read the rest of this entry

Man Utd Away – In Your Dreams Mate

A policy I have always adopted over the years for gigs and football is “if in doubt, get a ticket”.

I would say this policy serves me well 85% of the time, however I doubt it will ever deliver more spectacularly than with last night’s epic victory at Old Trafford. Read the rest of this entry

Hull Away Part 2 – This time it’s serious

Yesterday at Hull was what away days were made for. Glorious sunny day, great laugh with friends and family, good beer, nice food and a late Rams winner to round off proceedings.

Here’s my thoughts on Hull away part deux. Read the rest of this entry

Step Up The Morphine

The EFL scheduled season proper has come to a close and Derby have achieved their minimum stated objective of the play offs whilst significantly reducing their net transfer spend.

With a previously all conquering, but now somewhat out of sorts Fulham side due to visit Pride Park on Friday, it’s definitely all to play for in the final sprint. Read the rest of this entry

Rinse, No Repeat – Part 1

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

Post Match Bullets – West Brom

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

20th – Richard Keogh

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

What Went Down – Charlton

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

DCFC Player Issue with Santa

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