A new year riot kicks off in Derby..

Through the wonders of technology a final post for the year (or possibly a first one of the new year depending on how well it publishes it according to my instructions) to point a childish finger and chuckle down the A5-2 – after all, what better way is there?

Those of you reading, 2010 has been a blast – we’ve had highs and we’ve had lows on the field – but we’ve not lost at home in regular league fixture for one thing – amongst plenty to be pleased about.  Thank you all for your support over the year which sees the site continue its’ upward trajectory in popularity, I really appreciate it.

At the moment this post goes live I’ll be in a drunken circle of people singing Auld Lang Syne, and starting to regret the fact I drank quite so much given our game against Barnsley on New Years Day.

A very Happy New Year to you all, even the Derby fans who might happen upon the site from time to time (so long as that doesn’t extend to your game against Preston of course!).  Cheers!

Derby County’s next manager waiting in the wings..

Simply known as 'Barry from Burton', nobody knows the identity of Clough's heir apparent..

It’s a bit childish, hell, it’s a lot childish.  But it’s funny.  Have a listen to the link below, it’s basically Derby’s equivalent to Matchtalk on their local BBC radio station.  Of course, it’s a completely sadistic and slightly mean spirited thing to sit and listen to them in their darkest hour, trying to understand what just happened to them down the A5-2…

.. but it is really funny, and it’s unveiled Derby’s self-styled successor to Nigel Clough.  Barry from Burton is not only a qualified PE teacher and Sports Psychologist, but he’s also been working on sport reporting for some notable newspaper publications for the last decade or so.  Despite this he thought Nigel Clough (or ‘the number 9’ to his Dad) was a midfielder as a player.

Y’know, that fella who holds the number two spot in the Nottingham Forest all time scoring charts, played for England, up front!  I would urge you all to click on this link and have a listen – if you get impatient listening to Nigel’s moaning then fast forward to 18 minutes or so and listen from there, however, I do think there’s value in the full hour (sad songs aside).

Colin Bloomfield, I salute you for a tremendous show.  Thank you!  Listen while you can, it’ll only be there for a week or so!