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Derby County – Our Plan For Progress

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

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I Still Believe In Alchemy

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

Pre Match Thoughts for Boro Away

Tomorrow I, along with 2899 other Rams fans, will be venturing up to Middlesbrough to see the top two teams in the Championship lock horns in what should be a cracking day out and a top game.

With some of the utter pish that Sky have shown from the Championship in the last month, quite how this isn’t on TV is anyone’s guess, but that’s their problem. Read the rest of this entry

23rd – George Thorne

Today, the 23rd of December is my son’s birthday, so it seems fitting that today’s piece is focused on his favourite player, mercurial Rams CDM, holding midfielder, quarter back, deep lying midfielder, “number 4” (choose your favourite) – George Thorne. 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

“I Blame Keogh……”

Derby County’s season is over and we have not been promoted to the premier league. In the end we couldn’t even make the play offs. Thus if that was the minimum requirement (as has been stated by everyone many times) then the season has been an abject failure.

However, as all Rams fans know, the statement of the facts only tells a very small part of the story.   Read the rest of this entry

Heroes to Zeros

Updates on Ramspace have been sparse over the last 6 weeks or so. Some of this is because I’ve been busy with work, some of it is because you don’t need me to tell you in a smart arse way what you can see for yourself, but mostly it’s because I’ve been so gutted after almost every game recently I just didn’t fancy writing about it.

With the last chance of automatic promotion disappearing on Friday night with yet another example of the Rams having no idea how to win a game, it’s time to ask some questions. Read the rest of this entry

Derby County Barometer – January 2015

I think it’s fair to say it’s been a rollercoaster few weeks for the Super Rams. I’ve had loads of articles in mind good to go but it seems there’s been stuff happening almost daily and the general mood has swung more than Paul Jewell on a night out with Billy Davies!

Coming to the conclusion there’s never a right time to post about DCFC, here’s a Rams Barometer which from 9.30pm on 28th January to when Steve Nic fires up his laptop tomorrow morning is about as relevant as I can make it.  Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry

Derby County – The Home Straight

After yesterdays draw with Norwich there was some frankly ludicrous negativity online and on the radio. Yes we had a bad week, but we are still very much in the leading pack with the Xmas period and transfer window imminent.

One of Steve’s Mantra’s is that he doesn’t look at the table until the last 10 games. His theory being that you just make sure you are in contention at that point and that’s where the season starts. Apparently that was how Fergie approached every season at United.

On that basis I recently took a look at scheduled run in to the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry

From Russia With Not So Much Love

Sam Rush has said many times that one of the key reasons Derby can attract such top youngsters is that our Head Coach is viewed by Elite managers/coaches as being one of their club.

No doubt there will be lots of mutual appreciation going on between Mourinho and Steve next week (unless of course we happen to beat them, then it will get awkward quite quick!) and Brendan Rogers also speaks well of us.

This guy though maybe needs some advice from Steve, more than we need him.

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