Jim Smith: Six games which defined the Bald Eagle’s Derby era

Derby’s 2019/20 season may have left some parts of our fanbase divided, but one era from our past will always remain unblemished. It’s only on reflection when you can appreciate how special some period for were for the Rams. Jim Smith’s six year reign at Derby County was just that. From broken club records and…… Continue reading Jim Smith: Six games which defined the Bald Eagle’s Derby era

‘Jim Smith believed in me’: Dean Sturridge on becoming a Rams goalscoring machine

The below interview is a transcript of our podcast with Dean Sturridge, recorded in June 2018. – Dean it’s a pleasure to see you again – and you’re still working in football? – That’s correct – in another capacity now. I’d love to be out there on the field with the quality of play -…… Continue reading ‘Jim Smith believed in me’: Dean Sturridge on becoming a Rams goalscoring machine

September review: Draws, disgrace… and dodgy keeping

In a month where a minority of Derby’s squad dominated the headlines and took a sledgehammer to the club’s reputation, you could be forgiven for allowing our unbeaten September to go unnoticed. The Tuesday Club, or ‘SeshGate’ as it’s also been labelled, gave Derby County its darkest episode since the ‘Three Amigos’ got their hands…… Continue reading September review: Draws, disgrace… and dodgy keeping

August review: Strong start but shambolic finish asks awkward questions

When Derby’s fixtures were released, there was a collective groan from fans and predictions we’d be relegation fodder by September. Phillip Cocu had been dealt a brutal start, we agreed we’d have to stick together and muddle through the best we could. However by the end of the month, two chaotic 3-0 pastings mean his…… Continue reading August review: Strong start but shambolic finish asks awkward questions

Derby County 2019/20 preview: Phillip Cocu’s five biggest challenges

Another season, another managerial change for Derby County – but the latest Pride Park appointment made history and is seen as a potential Mel Morris masterstroke. Phillip Cocu, Derby’s first ever non-British manager, arrives in England with a stellar playing career and enviable managerial record behind him. The Championship is an unforgiving slog, however -…… Continue reading Derby County 2019/20 preview: Phillip Cocu’s five biggest challenges