Contrast this season to when Nigel Clough first arrived and the loan stats have swung massively. Not only were we reluctant to bring anyone in this year but we also used the system to get players out. Did you realise that the Rams loaned 12 players out (unless I’ve missed someone) across the season? Who’d have thought our squad could afford such a luxury?
For the senior players, this was generally for one of two reasons – 1) to get some games and prove something or 2) because they were “not part of the plans”. Unfortunately, several players moved from the former to the latter category as success varied from “didn’t work out” to “outright disaster”. Here we look at our very own dirty dozen… Read the rest of this entry
It’s been ages since we’ve done one of these, so a new Barometer is well overdue.
Thus before we get into the summer and the transfer rumour mill winds back up into gear, here’s my view of what currently hot and what’s currently not in the world of Derby County. Read the rest of this entry
The Rams players left the pitch on Tuesday to a standing ovation; despite “only” drawing 1-1 at home to Barnsley, each player had given every ounce of energy in a great effort that saw the Rams have 26 attempts on goal. The following day, a couple of Rams fans felt the urge to tweet Theo Robinson to tell him how rubbish he was. Not only is this the worst possible way of “supporting” a club and a completely crap thing to do by any standards; it was in my view wholly unjustified. However, although there’s no doubt that Theo is amongst one of the hardest working players we’ve had in recent years, it is fair to say that he does divide opinion.