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  1. January Transfer Window

    Some legs in midfield are an absolute priority. I’m worried about left back, never really rated Olsson and Fozzy is nowhere near the same player he was right now. He’d struggle to get in Burton’s team currently. Hope he can turn it around and get back to his best but he’s a liability at the moment. If Lowe can get fit I’d be happy with him. Depends on who we can ship out though
  2. Derby County v Burton Albion match thread

    Our shooting boots that deserted us tonight will return Saturday. I think we'll get 5!
  3. Give it time

    Plan A didn't work, Plan B with Martin in second half worked better, on another night would have won comfortably.
  4. Joe Ledley signs new 18 month contract

    Great news!
  5. Style v Substance

    We were done by Ipswich tonight, again as has happened for the past 10 years. We probed lots in first half but they gave us no space. Have to give them credit. Second half battered them. Think tonight actually goes down as a good performance without result.
  6. Derby County v Ipswich Town

    Too far away from the Thorne one but Lawrence pen shout was at my end and looked stonewall, and a horrendous decision from the ref. Battered them second half, played some good stuff, only thing we did wrong was concede an early set piece (rare occurrence these days) and we couldn't put the ball in the net. Martin - I'm a huge fan, he frustrated me tonight and I was critical but then i reflected and he was actually involved in most of the moves where we carved them open with some excellent link up play. Definitely one of those nights. Yet another robbery from the Tractor Boys at Pride Park. Need write Ipswich at home off as a defeat now before every season!
  7. GR - stick or twist

    The Championship is about earning the right to play, then exerting some control on the game. The teams are very evenly matched in this division, the teams with creative and clinical match winners who can stay solid rise to the top. Rowett gets that, he's made us solid knowing we have match winners. Wolves aside, there's no one to fear in this league and I think we'll be in the mix and could finish anywhere between 2nd or 8th, need a few more tweaks in January though.
  8. v Ipswich Town (H) - Predictions

    Derby 2 Ipswich 0 Lawrence FGS (61st minute)
  9. Middlesbrough v Derby County match day thread.

    Yes now to Ipswich. How many times have they brought us down to earth and dampened our optimism over the years, especially at Pride Park! Tuesday night will require patience, especially from the fans. Don't be surprised if it's a 0-0 bore fest at half time if we don't score in first 10 mins. However the game is 90 minutes as proved against QPR and yesterday we have quality footballers who, once we have earned the right to play can come through and win us games. This is the championship, that's how you win games. That's what Burnley did and look where they are now. Everyone wants good football and for Derby to win games. I was a massive McClaren fan and I was absolutely gutted it didn't work out for him second time around and I also questioned his sacking. But I will always back a new manager and since day one I've been impressed with Rowett. He gets it, he's focussed on our weaknesses and improved them. Now we need to be a bit more fluid in attack but last 2 games we're showing signs of better football. We are still a work in progress but the signs are really good. This guy will get us promoted this season or next, I'm convinced.
  10. Middlesbrough v Derby County match day thread.

    Unbelievable result! Excellent performance too by the sounds of it. I thought we played really well second half v QPR and seems we have carried some of that football into this game. Its early days, I'm not getting carried away. But I will say the Rowett bashers may have to start looking for that humble pie recipe.
  11. v Boro' (A) - Predictions

    Boro 1 Derby 1 Vydra
  12. Derby County v QPR match day thread.

    Bang on!
  13. Derby County v QPR match day thread.

    That game was like most in the Championship. Had to be patient and take the opportunities when they came. Two good goals - job done. After second goal, good performance especially Huddlestone who looked class after poor first half. Needs to do this more but balance of our team doesn't help him especially against the better sides. Can only beat what's in front of you. Solid win and second half much better in terms of performance. There is still much more to come and think the Jan transfer window will help. As for Rowetts comments about the fans, he needs to rise above it and not get involved. But especially first half, some of our fans were absolutely shocking tonight, negative from the first minute. How is that going to help? Need to get a grip, we're a work in progress due to poor transfer dealings of previous managers and we're 6th in league. Rome wasn't built in a day!
  14. Rising tide of performance?

    That he brought in by having to sell players
  15. Will Hughes Watch

    Delighted for Will, hope he gets a run in the team now. If so could be a dark horse for World Cup selection. Technically one of the most gifted English players out there. And he left because we failed to get promoted and we couldn't hold him back any longer. We got good service out of him, will always watch his career with interest.
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