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  1. Mason Bennett

    When you consider that he's scored 45 League Goals in just 120 League starts, then that's pretty damn good. Add in 7 goals from 21 FA Cup/League Cup starts, and that's even better. http://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=45922 LEAGUE FA CUP LGE CUP OTHER APPS GLS APPS GLS APPS GLS APPS GLS 120(97) 45 10(5) 3 11(1) 4 1(1) 0 Nick Blackman is the same as any other player - give him a consistent run of games in a settled side, and you'll get the best out of him. He got his move to Reading after just half a season at Sheff. Utd where he scored 14 goals in 32 League and Cup starts, in just five and a half months. In his first two and a half seasons at Reading, he only had 28 starts, against 50 substitute appearances, and only scored 7 times. When he started consistently, in the 2015/16 season he netted 11 times from 23 starts, before his move to Derby. But why should we give him a chance? That's not 'the Derby Way' is it. Let's BOO him instead.
  2. Disillusionment

    Brian Clough sold Phil Boyer to York City for £3,000 (three thousand) without giving him a single first team start. It irked me greatly at the time, and still does to this day. Having seen him play for the reserve team, I couldn't wait to see what he could do in tandem with King Kevin, but we never got the chance to find out. Boyer was subsequently sold for transfer fees of £20k, £145k, £120k, £220k, and went on to gain a full England cap ( just the one ). Clough made many good, even great, transfer calls in his time here, but selling Boyer, without giving him a chance, was a shocker. Boyer went on to haunt Clough when he was at Forest, and also Derby County. From Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Boyer :- "His most memorable game for Southampton came as they gained revenge against Nottingham Forest on 10 November 1979. Forest, then reigning European champions, were unable to cope with Boyer and Mick Channon up front and suffered their worst defeat since Brian Clough took charge four years earlier. They had a chance of winning a point when Garry Birtles brought them back into the match at 2–1 in the 56th minute, but Boyer struck twice in seven minutes to complete a memorable 4–1 victory. Boyer's second goal completed a five-man, six-touch move and the shot left goalkeeper Peter Shilton stranded from a Channon cross. In the 1979–80 season he collected the fine return of 23 goals from 42 games (again ever-present) to finish as Division One's leading scorer. This tally included hat-tricks against Derby County, Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion." . . . . . Selling Hughes for somewhere between £4m - £10m, depending on who you believe, or what you want to believe, doesn't bother me at all. We've seen him play for over five years now, and, for me, he hasn't progressed at all in that time. The move gives him the chance to kick-on with his career, in a higher Division.
  3. Damn it! I remembered another ex-Ram, albeit a short-term loanee - Danny Dichio Andrey Arshavin Victor Valdes Phil Parkes Steve Sidwell Alun Armstrong Adam Armstrong Paul Parker Michael McIndoe (there must be loads more M. Mc or M. Macs) Michael Mifsud
  4. Signed: Andre Wisdom 4 year deal

    I can confirm that he has indeed been in Derby today. Unfortunately, he now has World Mapping on his SatNav, and he ended up here :- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby,_Vermont
  5. Malky Mackay David Dunn Chris Cohen Mike Mulligan Derek Dooley Derek Dougan Scott Sellars Mick McCarthy Billy Bonds (christened William Bonds but universally known as Billy) Barry Bridges Chris Catlin Colin Cooper Ronnie Rosenthal Mick McGuire Mel Machin Tommy Taylor Billy Bremner (christened William) Mick McGiven There must be hundreds more, but I'm getting bored now, so I'll end with the Good, and the Bad, of Derby County Senior Management :- Mel Morris - put loads ands loads and loads of money into the Club. Murdo Mackay - suffice to say, he was no Mel Morris.
  6. 2 ex Rams for the oldies on here :- Barry Butlin Derek Draper
  7. Official: Will Hughes joins Watford

    No it isn't. You said :- "If a player doesn't request a transfer, the selling club is legally obliged to pay up the remainder of his current contract before he leaves." The selling club does NOT have to pay up the remainder of his contract. By agreeing to the transfer to a new club, the player is agreeing to the cancellation of his existing contract, without compensation.
  8. Official: Will Hughes joins Watford

    No player can be forced to transfer to another club. He can only be sold if he agrees to the contract terms being offered by the new club. By agreeing to transfer to a new club, an outgoing player is also agreeing to the termination of his existing contract, thus no compensation has to be paid. A quick google search threw up this :- https://www.quora.com/What-happens-to-a-football-players-contract-when-he-is-transferred "In case of a permanent sale, the contract with the owner is purchased by the new team that intends to purchase the player. Depending on the amount of time remaining on the current contract, a price is decided. The player is then registered as a player for the new team with its football association and approvals from the continental governing bodies. So in short, the transfer fee you read about is the price the new team pays for purchasing and nullifying the existing contract so that they can agree to their own contract with the player."
  9. Transfers between Rams and Blades the most popular

    Carlisle sold him for £40k to Sheffield United. Sheffield United sold him for £63k to Derby County.
  10. Transfers between Rams and Blades the most popular

    Willie Carlin by far the best of our signings from the Blades.
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