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
SBW caught up with former Derby midfielder Darryl Powell, who played more than 200 times for the Rams between 1995 and 2002, and experienced both promotion and relegation at the club. The ex-Jamaica international – who also played at the France ’98 World Cup – lifts the lid on life at Derby during their six-year…… Continue reading SBW #7: Darryl Powell
A forgettable fortnight for Derby saw a disappointing return from Brentford, Birmingham City and Bristol City. What do the Rams need to do against table-topping Cardiff to take anything from the game? The SBW gang speculate about Johnny Russell, decide who should play up front, and read out your tweets after the draw at Griffin…… Continue reading SBW #6: Brentford, Brum and Bristol
A rollercoaster week for Derby County saw the Rams dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Barnsley, having hit five past Hull City just days earlier. The SBW trio reflect on missing the chance to visit Wembley, the Kieftenbeld transfer saga, potential replacements, and everything in between. ** SUBSCRIBE on iTunes or FOLLOW on Soundcloud to…… Continue reading SBW #5: Barnsley and Hull
Chris, Richard and Tom pick the bones from a disastrous Derby County day in Sheffield, where blunders aplenty saw the Rams sunk 3-1. Were there any positives? How do Derby improve on the road? Was Russell’s own goal the most ridiculous ever? There’s also some cheerier chat about our favourite ‘oggies’, the Derby County ‘Fans’…… Continue reading SBW #4: Sheff Utd / Fans’ Forum
As two wins from four give Derby a solid start to the 17/18 campaign, the SBW gang discuss back-to-back wins over Preston and Bolton, as well as assessing the future of benchwarming Chris Martin. Also features a ‘Who Ram I’ so obscure there’s literally 10 seconds+ of silence.
Derby County kicked off their season with a draw at Sunderland. The SBW trio discuss how the Rams performed, as well as Gary Rowett’s potential transfer targets, who should come in for Grimsby, and what on earth to make of Wolves.
In our first ever podcast, the Steve Bloomer’s Washing trio of Chris, Richard and Tom discuss all things pre-season ahead of Derby’s 2017/18 campaign. The summer transfer window, Sunderland, formations and our somewhat daft guessing game, ‘Who Ram I?’ all feature.
It’s late July, the 2017/18 season is barely a week away, so it’s as good a time as any to introduce ‘Steve Bloomer’s Washing’, a new independent Derby County podcast. SBW will feature fortnightly episodes, discussing the Rams’ latest performances and previewing upcoming matches. We’ll chat to opposition fans, play the odd daft Derby trivia…… Continue reading New season, new podcast!