Dan Abrahams: Derby’s former psychologist on why teams fall apart in February

Dan Abrahams worked as a consultant psychologist for Derby County in 2016 and 2017 after being hired by Mel Morris to assist Darren Wassall. SBW spoke to him to find out how he found working for Derby County, and the psychological reasons why teams fall away in the second half of the season. Below is…… Continue reading Dan Abrahams: Derby’s former psychologist on why teams fall apart in February

Paul Peschisolido on coffee cups, ‘perfect’ Billy Davies and one ‘arrogant’ teammate

Paul Peschisolido arrived at Derby County in 2003, and quickly established himself as a fan favourite during a four year spell which featured two relegation battles and two promotion campaigns. The Canadian played nearly 100 times for the Rams, scoring crucial goals along the way. SBW met ‘Pesch’ in Episode 20. Part of the transcript…… Continue reading Paul Peschisolido on coffee cups, ‘perfect’ Billy Davies and one ‘arrogant’ teammate

‘I couldn’t watch football for three years’: Malcolm Christie on his injury nightmare and going from supermarkets to stardom

Malcolm Christie was a non-league player who stacked supermarket shelves before he joined Derby County in 1998. The Lincolnshire-born striker transferred from Nuneaton Borough to Derby for just £50,000, but went on to score in the Premier League, make more than 100 appearances for the Rams and even score the winner against Manchester United. We…… Continue reading ‘I couldn’t watch football for three years’: Malcolm Christie on his injury nightmare and going from supermarkets to stardom

Darryl Powell on Jim Smith’s foreign revolution, battling Vieira and Keane and playing at France ’98

Darryl Powell was a key part of Jim Smith’s 1990s Derby County revolution which saw the Rams promoted to the top flight. SBW caught up with the former Jamaican international to reflect on his seven years at the club. Below is a part of the transcript from SBW Episode 7 – you can listen to…… Continue reading Darryl Powell on Jim Smith’s foreign revolution, battling Vieira and Keane and playing at France ’98