Chris, Richard and Tom pick the bones out of a disappointing display in the play-off semi-final first leg, which leaves the Rams with a mountain to climb if they’re to reach Wembley. There’s discussion of Lampard’s selection, *that* penalty decision, the headbutt, and more. Can Derby County rewrite history and still make the Championship play-off…… Continue reading SBW 54: Leeds play-off reaction
As Frank Lampard secures a Championship play-off spot for Derby County in his first season as a manager, Tom and Richard look back on the superb win over West Brom which extended the Rams’ season. Then there’s the small matter of Leeds United. Can Derby better a team who battered them twice this season? We…… Continue reading SBW 53: Play-off bound
The run-in does funny things to football teams. Just weeks ago, Derby’s season seemed destined to end at 46 games. But in a month where other teams felt the pressure, the Rams found themselves back in pole position for another crack at the play-off gauntlet. And in a month that has seen us rediscover our…… Continue reading SBW Monthly: Rejuvenated Rams roll on as rivals stumble
An egg-straordinary Easter weekend sees Derby climb back into the tops six with a last gasp win over QPR, as Bristol City and Middlesbrough stumble. We analyse how important those four Easter points could be, and preview the massive away encounter with Bristol City which could decide the Rams’ season.
A fortnight of fluctuating fortunes for Derby as a mixed bag of results leaves Lampard’s men clinging on to the top six race. There’s analysis of the six-goal Brentford thriller, the abysmal Blackburn defeat, and the thrashing of beleaguered Bolton Wanderers. We also chat to Scottish football reporter Gareth Law about Graeme Shinnie, the Rams’…… Continue reading SBW 50: Trotters trounced
On paper, the eight points Derby gained in their last five games suggest a solid but unspectacular March. In reality, it was an emotional rollercoaster – even by our bonkers standards. We started by conceding four, and ended by scoring six. Inbetween there were goal of the season contenders, Frank admissions, and palpable relief that…… Continue reading SBW Monthly: From rock bottom to turning the corner
The Millers are mullered! Chris, Richard and Tom revel in Derby’s six-goal pasting of Rotherham United – was it our best attacking display of the season? There’s also analysis of the Fans’ Forum, and a chat with Stuart Forsyth about his new book, ‘Derby County; The turbulent 80s week by week’.