As Premier League legend Frank Lampard becomes Derby County’s new manager, Ryan Burton looks back on the midfielder’s glittering playing career and picks out Lampard’s defining moments. 1999: West Ham’s highest Premier League finish It can be easy to forget that there was a time before Frank Lampard and Chelsea. After breaking through the West…… Continue reading From Bolton to Barcelona: Frank Lampard’s career-defining moments
Goodbye Gary – Derby are left searching for their seventh managerial appointment in less than five years after Rowett departs for Stoke City. Chris, Richard and Tom discuss whether Rams fans should feel let down, look back on how Rowett’s reign will be remembered, and analyse the leading candidates for the Pride Park hot seat.
We analyse some of the leading candidates for the Pride Park hotseat.
The Rams are halfway to Wembley thanks to a gritty 1-0 first leg play-off win over Fulham – but the hard work has only just begun. Can Derby grind out the away leg in West London to reach the final? Who should start Derby’s biggest 90 minutes of the season? Chris, Richard and Tom salute…… Continue reading SBW 24: Advantage Derby
As Derby County cruise into the play-offs with a 4-1 win over Barnsley, the SBW trio look back on the Rams’ comfortable final day. There’s also ex-Fulham and Derby man Paul Peschisolido on the phone, and a semi-final chat with our podcast friends at Fulhamish to preview this weekend’s clash.
Derby County’s rollercoaster run-in continues, with the Rams now just one point away from finishing in the top six. What changed between Boro and Cardiff? If Derby do make the play-offs, should it be the Bluebirds or Fulham in the semi-finals? We also look back at the Aston Villa draw and Gary Rowett’s new 3-4-2-1…… Continue reading SBW 22: Villa and Cardiff
A disastrous away day in Burton severely damages Derby’s promotion hopes, with the Rams tumbling out of the top six as a result. Chris, Richard and Tom provide the Pirelli inquest and wonder what’s happened to a defence which was so solid before Christmas. Can Derby still make the playoffs? We also assess the run-ins…… Continue reading SBW 21: Burton balls-up
SBW sat down with Canadian fans’ favourite Paul Peschisolido to look back on his four seasons with Derby County. Pesch, who scored 20 goals in 90 appearances for the Rams, talks coffee cups, promotion, dressing room jokers, and Billy Davies during our in-depth chat. Pesch also talked at length about Derby’s current manager, Gary Rowett,…… Continue reading SBW 20: Paul Peschisolido
Derby County’s winless run continues. Was the City Ground stalemate a point gained or two dropped? And with injuries and suspensions kicking in, who plays in midfield against Cardiff? There’s also a fascinating chat with former Derby County psychologist Dan Abrahams, who lifts the lid on working at Pride Park and tells us why teams…… Continue reading SBW 19: Forest & QPR
Nothing worth having ever came easy, right? Chris, Richard and Tom discuss the Rams goal-filled recent draws against Reading and Leeds and ask, what exactly’s going wrong at the back? There’s also a preview of Derby’s crunch clash with Fulham as we chat to the Fulhamish podcast.
Derby County move down to third in the Championship after their 12-match unbeaten run ended at Hillsborough. Chris and Richard discuss what went wrong at Wednesday, what should should change against Leeds, and give reasons to be cheerful. There’s also a more in-depth look at Aston Villa, Derby’s automatic promotion rivals, with the help of…… Continue reading SBW 17: Owls, Canaries, Bees
Derby County cling on to second spot in the Championship – for now, but have the chasing pack closing in. Chris, Richard and Tom analyse the south London stalemate at Millwall and try not to panic. Elsewhere, as the January transfer window closes, the SBW gang say farewell (for now) to Johnny Russell, Chris Martin,…… Continue reading SBW #16: Millwall and Deadline Day
The Rowett Revolution continues at Derby County, as despite being knocked out the FA Cup, more superb form on the road sees the Rams still very much in automatic promotion contention. Richard, Chris and Tom analyse the seventh away league win of the season at Birmingham, try to find a suitable verb for Matej Vydra’s…… Continue reading SBW #15: Brum blitzed
It’s our first podcast of 2018… but could it also be ‘The Year of the Ram’? Derby County have stormed up to second in the Championship, so as we all try not to get carried away, we’ll reflect on our festive haul of 8 points from 4 games and look at the chasing pack. There’s…… Continue reading SBW #14: Rams hit top two
So this is Christmas. The Rams sit fourth in the Championship, and things are looking up. A steely defence combined with resilience and game management has put the Rams firmly in playoff contention. Chris, Richard and Tom look back on the fantastic win over top six rivals Aston Villa, and cast our eye over Millwall,…… Continue reading SBW #13: Villa Xmas special
Derby consolidate their place in the Championship top six (for now), with wins over Middlesbrough and Burton, either side of a somewhat inevitable home defeat to Ipswich. Do the Rams have the squad depth to maintain their position? Elsewhere, we’re off to Manchester in January for an FA Cup tie at Old Trafford. Do Derby…… Continue reading SBW #12: Burton, Ipswich and Boro
The Rams remain in play-off contention in the fledging Championship table, putting the Reading horror show behind them to take four points from Fulham and QPR. Chris, Richard and Tom talk ‘Wonder Weimann’, whether Derby are genuine play-off contenders, and how on earth we’ll get anything from a ground where we haven’t won in 17…… Continue reading SBW #11: QPR & Fulham
It’s the international break, so to get you through the two-week lull, we caught up with another former Rams favourite. Malcolm Christie joined Derby from non-league Nuneaton in 1998 for just £50,000, going on to score more than 20 Premiership goals and represent England Under-21s. Chris, Richard and Tom spoke to Malcolm about his most…… Continue reading SBW #10: Malcolm Christie
The Rams go 5th after four straight wins! (*Disclaimer: We recorded during Villa’s win over Preston and realise we’re now 6th) The SBW gang discuss Rowett’s resilience, Nugent’s Norwich pearler, the tale of two penalties at Elland Road, and which strike duo should start next for Derby. There’s also a new feature involving YOU the…… Continue reading SBW #9: Leeds and Norwich
The Brian Clough Trophy stays in Derby, as Vydra and Nugent help Derby County put Nottingham Forest to the sword. Who were the Rams’ best performers against their local rivals? Can Matej Vydra really become ‘one of the best No. 10s in the league’? Chris, Richard and Tom also look forward to Derby’s next four…… Continue reading SBW #8: Forest floored