SBW writer Ryan Burton (@RyanBurton92) looks back on the first half of 18/19 and gives his school grades assessment of every Rams player. Scott Carson B- An early struggle to adapt to Lampard’s pass-from-the back policy saw Carson endure an inconsistent start by his standards. His shot-stopping has never been in doubt, but an inability…… Continue reading Half-way report: Every Derby player rated after 23 games
Merry Christmas! In our festive special, Chris, Richard and Tom face off in a DCFC trivia battle over five rounds. Who knows the exact capacity of Pride Park, or Danny Dichio’s previous clubs? All will be revealed…
A tense East Midland Derby draw sees the Rams consolidate their top six place – Chris, Richard and Tom review the clash with the neighbours and also analyse the gritty away win at Wigan. With the half-way point of 18/19 nearly upon us, we each make a case for Derby’s player of the season so…… Continue reading SBW 39: Forest & Wigan
SBW salutes Harry Wilson as the Welsh wizard helps Derby keep pace with the playoffs. Is the Liverpool loanee now outshining Mason Mount? There’s also discussion on Bradley Johnson, Scott Carson and Derby’s defensive woes. Oh, and as asked if you’ve ever seen a Derby player out shopping. You delivered.
The last month, wrapped around the final international break of 2018, was a stop-start four weeks for Derby, with performances fluctuating between scintillating and infuriating. A second-half blitz swept aside in-form Birmingham, but just a week later city neighbours Aston Villa punished a Rams side who were sloppy in possession, turning us over at home…… Continue reading SBW Monthly: Stop-start November poses more questions than answers
SBW sat down with BBC legend John Motson for a fascinating chat about his 50 years as a commentator, covering Derby’s greatest era, sparring with Brian Clough, the Baseball Ground and more. We also heard from Motty’s son Fred – a lifelong Ram and Derby season ticket holder – about the family’s connection to the…… Continue reading SBW Meets: John Motson
Lampard’s Rams hit their stride as an impressive win over Birmingham starts November as October finished. There was the Chelsea cup tie too, where Derby went down fighting, leaving the mood in the Rams camp very rosy. Can we maintain this form in the chaotic Championship? We also hear from Jamie Thrasivolou, the man behind…… Continue reading SBW 36: Brum & Chelsea