‘I couldn’t watch football for three years’: Malcolm Christie on his injury nightmare and going from supermarkets to stardom

Malcolm Christie was a non-league player who stacked supermarket shelves before he joined Derby County in 1998. The Lincolnshire-born striker transferred from Nuneaton Borough to Derby for just £50,000, but went on to score in the Premier League, make more than 100 appearances for the Rams and even score the winner against Manchester United. We…… Continue reading ‘I couldn’t watch football for three years’: Malcolm Christie on his injury nightmare and going from supermarkets to stardom

Darryl Powell on Jim Smith’s foreign revolution, battling Vieira and Keane and playing at France ’98

Darryl Powell was a key part of Jim Smith’s 1990s Derby County revolution which saw the Rams promoted to the top flight. SBW caught up with the former Jamaican international to reflect on his seven years at the club. Below is a part of the transcript from SBW Episode 7 – you can listen to…… Continue reading Darryl Powell on Jim Smith’s foreign revolution, battling Vieira and Keane and playing at France ’98

From Bolton to Barcelona: Frank Lampard’s career-defining moments

As Premier League legend Frank Lampard becomes Derby County’s new manager, Ryan Burton looks back on the midfielder’s glittering playing career and picks out Lampard’s defining moments. 1999: West Ham’s highest Premier League finish It can be easy to forget that there was a time before Frank Lampard and Chelsea. After breaking through the West…… Continue reading From Bolton to Barcelona: Frank Lampard’s career-defining moments

SBW 25: Rowett walks

Goodbye Gary – Derby are left searching for their seventh managerial appointment in less than five years after Rowett departs for Stoke City. Chris, Richard and Tom discuss whether Rams fans should feel let down, look back on how Rowett’s reign will be remembered, and analyse the leading candidates for the Pride Park hot seat.