An egg-straordinary Easter weekend sees Derby climb back into the tops six with a last gasp win over QPR, as Bristol City and Middlesbrough stumble. We analyse how important those four Easter points could be, and preview the massive away encounter with Bristol City which could decide the Rams’ season.
A fortnight of fluctuating fortunes for Derby as a mixed bag of results leaves Lampard’s men clinging on to the top six race. There’s analysis of the six-goal Brentford thriller, the abysmal Blackburn defeat, and the thrashing of beleaguered Bolton Wanderers. We also chat to Scottish football reporter Gareth Law about Graeme Shinnie, the Rams’…… Continue reading SBW 50: Trotters trounced
On paper, the eight points Derby gained in their last five games suggest a solid but unspectacular March. In reality, it was an emotional rollercoaster – even by our bonkers standards. We started by conceding four, and ended by scoring six. Inbetween there were goal of the season contenders, Frank admissions, and palpable relief that…… Continue reading SBW Monthly: From rock bottom to turning the corner
The Millers are mullered! Chris, Richard and Tom revel in Derby’s six-goal pasting of Rotherham United – was it our best attacking display of the season? There’s also analysis of the Fans’ Forum, and a chat with Stuart Forsyth about his new book, ‘Derby County; The turbulent 80s week by week’.
Are Derby back on track? As three unbeaten games suggest the Rams are still in the running for the top six, Chris, Richard and Tom analyse whether five points should’ve been more, single out Bradley Johnson and Jayden Bogle for praise and assess Harry Wilson’s dip in form. There are also predictions for the rest…… Continue reading SBW 48: Latics, Owls & Potters
Derby’s worst first half performance in years sees an embarrassing 4-0 capitulation at Aston Villa. Richard, Tom and Chris attempt to dissect an abysmal showing and analyse where the Rams’ natural position is in the Championship. There’s also debate on Frank Lampard’s ‘negativity’ comments – is it ever justified to boo your own team?
When February rolls around, the shudders from Derby fans can be picked up on the Richter scale. The Rams undoing several times in recent seasons, the dreaded second month has once again left us wobbling. Derby may be seventh, but the familiar February fear has crept back in. For neutrals, to hold such emotions when…… Continue reading SBW Monthly: Forgettable February could derail play-off push