Posts Tagged "Derby County"

Match Of The Midweek FA Cup Special: Crawley Town 2-1 Derby County

By on Jan 11, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 16 comments

When the full-time whistle blew at Broadfield Stadium this evening with Steve Evans gesticulating at the referee in the background over the amount of time added on at the end of the match, there was an outpouring of joy and delight that the stadium has probably never seen before. It would probably not, however, be overstating things to say that this joy was only...

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The Grounds That Never Were: Derby County’s Wembley Of The North

By on Jan 6, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 16 comments

In the first of an occasional new series on football grounds that never quite came to be, Ian King takes a look at an ambitious post-war scheme to move Derby County into a then-state of the art stadium that came to nothing. In 1997, Derby County left The Baseball Ground, their home of 102 years, for Pride Park. Cramped and with an often almost unmanageable playing...

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Match Of The Week: Derby County 4-1 Watford

By on Oct 30, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 5 comments

What, one wonders, were the expectations of Derby County supporters upon the appointment of Nigel Clough in December 2008? Easy though it is to try and draw comparisons twixt father and son, Nigel has resolutely been his own man, seeing out a lengthy managerial apprenticeship at Burton Albion (and leaving them in a strong enough position to be go on to win the Blue...

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English Match Of The Week: Coventry City 2-1 Derby County

English Match Of The Week: Coventry City 2-1 Derby County

By on Aug 22, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

In 1959, Coventry City celebrated the inauguration of the Fourth Division of the Football League by getting promoted after seven seasons in football’s basement. Within eight years they were a First Division club and, against all odds, they held onto their status in the top division for almost three and a half decades before slipping through the trapdoor again....

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Two Legs & A Gypsy Curse: The Story Of The 1946 FA Cup

By on Nov 5, 2009 in English League Football, History, Latest | 3 comments

Just as the Second World War had started at the beginning of the football season, it ended – in Britain, at least – at what would have been the end of it. It took, however, many years for the country to recover from the end of the fighting, so perhaps it is unsurprising that the Football League was unable to resume fixtures for the start of the 1945/46...

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