Derby County’s cult hero Costa Rican joined us for a nostalgic chat in our latest interview special. Wanchope, who scored 28 Rams goals in all competitions, explained how he nearly became a pro basketball player before coming to England, his fiery relationship with Jim Smith, his favourite Derby teammate, and ofcourse *that* Old Trafford debut…… Continue reading SBW Meets: Paulo Wanchope
Did that really happen? A disastrous London away day sees Derby’s second 3-0 defeat in less than a week – the first time they’ve lost consecutive games by three goals since the end of Paul Clement’s reign in 2016. What on earth went wrong at Brentford – and was it a freak result or a…… Continue reading SBW 60: Brentford battering
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
Phillip Cocu tastes competitive defeat for the first time as Derby manager… and it wasn’t pretty. Chris and Tom wince over some calamitous defending and wonder if three at the back is the long-term solution for the Rams. There’s also a preview of Derby’s fixtures against promotion favourites West Brom, and Nottingham Forest. Are our…… Continue reading SBW 59: Bristol City & Stoke
Derby County are off and running for the 19/20 campaign, as Chris, Tom and Anton look back on the Rams’ unbeaten start against Huddersfield and Swansea. There’s also analysis of Derby’s new signing, Wayne Rooney (!), as we ask where he’ll fit into the side and chat to MLS reporter Steven Goff from the Washington…… Continue reading SBW 58: Wayne’s World
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
The Rams are back! Chris, Richard, Tom and Anton embrace the upcoming 2019/20 Derby County season and with it, Derby’s first ever non-British manager Phillip Cocu. Is Phillip Cocu an upgrade on Frank Lampard? There’s analysis from Dutch football expert Stefan Coerts, a look at the new signings and the Rams’ promotion rivals.