Derby’s worst first half performance in years sees an embarrassing 4-0 capitulation at Aston Villa. Richard, Tom and Chris attempt to dissect an abysmal showing and analyse where the Rams’ natural position is in the Championship. There’s also debate on Frank Lampard’s ‘negativity’ comments – is it ever justified to boo your own team?
When February rolls around, the shudders from Derby fans can be picked up on the Richter scale. The Rams undoing several times in recent seasons, the dreaded second month has once again left us wobbling. Derby may be seventh, but the familiar February fear has crept back in. For neutrals, to hold such emotions when…… Continue reading SBW Monthly: Forgettable February could derail play-off push
February eh? Richard and Tom relocated to the pub for the latest East Midlands derby in our first pod recorded directly before and after a Rams game. Forest have the local derby spoils – but how concerned should we be long-term about Derby’s slump in form? There’s also input from other Rams fans in the…… Continue reading SBW 46: Forest post-match special
Derby’s cup dreams are over following a tame last 16 FA Cup defeat to Brighton. The result followed a disappointing draw against bottom club Ipswich, leaving Chris and Richard to wonder if teams are starting to work Frank Lampard’s side out. There’s also a chat with Club 84, the Rams supporters group who want to…… Continue reading SBW 45: Seagulls slump
By Chris Parsons January is a testing month. You’re cold, skint and guilt-tripped into cutting out the booze – and that’s before any football. The first month of the year hasn’t always been kind to Derby either. Three years ago a winless January cost Paul Clement his job, and in transfer windows since there have…… Continue reading SBW Monthly: Playoff credentials tested as Cup magic continues
Derby drop out of the top six with a frustrating goalless draw at Deepdale, but progress continues in the FA Cup. There’s the case for the defence after consecutive clean sheets, and we also ask who should fill the Rams midfield with Mason Mount likely to miss the whole of February. We’ve also spoken to…… Continue reading SBW 44: Accrington & Preston
By Ryan Burton Ashley Cole ‘won over every single fan’ at LA Galaxy during his three seasons in America, according to an MLS expert. Cole, who signed for the Rams until the end of the season, has spent the last three seasons in the States – making 86 appearances during a fruitful spell across the…… Continue reading ‘He’ll coaching whether he’s playing or not’: MLS expert on the experience Ashley Cole brings to Derby