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Nigel Clough’s forgotten XI at Derby County

Since Nigel Clough has been manager of Derby County he has, notably, frozen out some players.

I’ve decided to make an XI of the players who have plummeted down the Clough pecking order at Pride Park. (more…)


Top 10 worst Premier League signings

Over the last 20 years the Premier League has seen the arrival of many players. For every good player we have seen there has been a bad player to even it out.

We have seen some big money spent over the years and some of it has been spent on disastrous transfers. These players are the ones that I think belong in the top 10 worst Premier League signings of all time. (more…)


Is it time for Sunderland fans to worry?

We were all so optimistic. We thought that this season would finally be the one where we kicked on and where we started to dream about Thursday nights in some exotic city in Eastern Europe.

Oh how wrong we were. (more…)


“Tickets for the game, buy or sell, tickets for the game”

How much do you spend when you go to watch football? Traditionally this has been a fairly simple calculation that you can do right at the beginning of the season when ticket prices and bandings are announced.

Depending on who you support, you know in advance whether your ticket will be £20, £30 or £40. But of course money is tight at the moment. (more…)


Paolo Di Canio – managerial genius or nutter?

As a player, Paolo Di Canio scored over 100 league goals, but when he joined Swindon Town to manage and not to play for them in 2011, no one predicted what was going to happen to the club.

Di Canio started well with a 3-0 win over Crewe Alexandra, who also went on to be promoted last season. (more…)


Derby County: Attendances continue to slip at Pride Park

Up and down the country football league clubs are seeing their attendances drop. Derby County is no exception.

When BBC Sport released their ‘Price of football’ survey last month it concluded that attendances are slipping due to high prices, not only of the match ticket (or season ticket) itself but the day out as a whole. (more…)