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  1. Derby(shire) - sights, sounds and stuff

    Not somewhere I've ever been - will have to check it out. Thanks!
  2. Derby(shire) - sights, sounds and stuff

    Yeah, I'm sure the link will tell you more than I can, but it's a kind of up-market food court. There are 6 or so food outlets, doing a variety of food (around £10 a pop roughly), a pizza place, a tapas-esque place and a vegan place from memory. Then there are 3 bars, one doing just ale, one doing all the standard stuff and one doing cocktails, and there's a place that does a pretty good hot chocolate and the like (even do tipples of rum etc with them). Worth a look I would say.
  3. Derby(shire) - sights, sounds and stuff

    Evening all, I often travel away from Derby for extended periods of time and so find myself somewhat out of the loop when I return. I thought maybe we could have a topic where people posted recommendations of events, their favourite spots, good pubs/bars, restaurants and the like (any other weirder suggestions also welcome!). Would be appreciative of any suggestions as coming back to Derby is usually my down time and it would be great to have some ideas of things I can do to make the most of the time I am home, and hopefully the topic will help others in search of something to do in Derby also. To get the ball rolling, I recently visited The Post House Derby and thought that it was a pretty nice place for an evening/afternoon with a different vibe to much of the City Centre.
  4. Is it unrealistic for Gary to improve what he inherited?

    100% think it's reasonable to expect any manager to get more out of this group of players than has been seen in the past year or so. When you look at the plethora of attacking talent available in Martin, Nugent, Vydra, Weimann, Russell, Bennett, Anya, Bent and Blackman, all of those players have the ability to give more than they did last season. All have performed at this level in the past (not Bennett, but he has potential) and only Bent and maybe Nugent are pushing past their prime. Unless we are going to bring someone in who is significantly better than what we have (which seems unlikely with players like Jota etc seemingly out of our reach) then surely the plan has to be to look at the attributes of the players we have, pick a system and try and maximise their output. For example, when Gary first came in we played Vydra in behind Nugent for a few games and he looked really dangerous, not quite sure why we chose to deviate from that (seemed to happen during/after the Fulham game last year). I want to see Gary give a system a go for a few months and try and bring the best form out of these undoubtedly talented players.
  5. Steve McClaren - End Of An Era (With Video)

    Sort of puts things in perspective a little. He has orchestrated the best and most enjoyable football I have seen at Derby. Still torn on the sacking and I guess I'll only know how I feel in hindsight, not convinced he had the answers at this moment and with this group of players. Never the less, Steve will always be a hero in my eyes and I hope he remembers us as fondly as I will him.

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