October was an important month for Derby. Two seemingly winnable games against Norwich and QPR, followed by three arguably tougher games against promotion rivals. The Carabao Cup tie at Chelsea on Halloween would be an interesting way to end the month – a free hit if ever there was one but also an opportunity to…… Continue reading SBW Monthly: Clear progress and fun times with Frank
Lampard’s swashbuckling young Rams put Sheffield Utd and West Brom to the sword with two superb wins… was the latter Derby’s best away performance against a promotion rival? Chris, Richard and Tom also discuss the Rams’ highly effective high press, wax lyrical about Tom Huddlestone, and look forward to trips to Middlesbrough and Chelsea.
Our very own Richard Cutcher reveals all about his one season, nine years ago, spent as Derby County’s beloved mascot. What’s it like inside that giant costume? Did he get on with Derby’s players? How does it feel leading out your boyhood team in front of 33,000 people?
Derby’s form stutters after three winless league games following the triumphant night at Old Trafford. Chris and Tom discuss the daunting upcoming fixture list, whether the Rams should have picked up more than two points from their last three games, and salute Mason Mount’s England call up.
In August, ‘Flexible’ Frank Lampard reworked his strategy after early setbacks to produce Derby’s best start in seven years. We hoped more settled selections would see Derby hit their stride – but two months in, the Rams’ results are that pet-hate phrase of fans everywhere… ‘consistently inconsistent’. September started with a smash-and-grab away win, and…… Continue reading SBW Monthly: Magical memories… but reality bites
Derby’s best football for years? The Rams see off Brentford with a scintillating first half display as Mason Mount continues to run the show. Chris, Richard and Tom celebrate Derby’s young loanees and look back on another topsy-turvy fortnight at Pride Park.
SBW sat down with one of Derby’s greatest recent goalscorers. Dean Sturridge told us how he became a 20-goal-a-season striker, his relationship with Baiano and Wanchope, the Baseball Ground, and much more. ‘Deano’ also discusses his failed move to Arsenal, breaking through from the Derby youth team, and his thoughts on the current Rams set-up…… Continue reading SBW 31: Dean Sturridge