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.
Derby County’s first season under Frank Lampard didn’t end how we’d hoped, but still produced magical memories. The Rams’ new boss had to dip into his squad and would use 29 players in all competitions in 18/19. Here, Ryan Burton ranks every Derby first teamer* based on their performances over the season. Mason Mount -…… Continue reading Season Review: Derby’s 18/19 squad ranked from best to worst
The promotion dream is over for Derby County as Frank Lampard’s men fall at the last hurdle in the Championship Play-off Final. Was Wembley a bad end to an otherwise positive season? Chris, Richard and Tom look back on the 18/19 campaign – the highs, lows, players and goals of the season, and salute Frank…… Continue reading SBW 56: Season Review
Wembley here we come! Frank Lampard’s play-off heroes secure an improbable two leg win after an astonishing 4-2 second leg victory at Elland Road. Was the Leeds triumph the best moment of our Derby supporting lives? Chris, Richard and Tom relive every kick of a memorable night and hail the colossal team performance which got…… Continue reading SBW 55: Wembley beckons!