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Community Level 1tsjolder

tsjolder

Derby County, Branko Strupar's team

Advantagesgood extra striker: ravanelli

Disadvantagesstill maybe not enough quality

"...finally got his transfer to Derby County. In the mean while Branko received the Belgian nationality. As the Croatian coach never selected him and he felt really at home in Belgium, Branko Strupar got the Belgian nationality in 1999. Almost immedeately Strupar was an international. Probably his best match ever he played in the friendly match against the Netherlands (5-5) in which he scored 2 wonderful goals. Last season Branko Strupar started ..." Read review
03.08.2001

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Community Level 1anndcfc

anndcfc

Derby should not be overlooked!

AdvantagesSuper stadium, super football

DisadvantagesFreezing in the middle of winter!

"My love of Derby County started back in the early 1970's. As I live in Derby, I decided to give the local football team. Well. that was it, from that moment on I was in love with Derby County Football Club. I now have a season ticket and go to as many away games as I can. Believe me, Derby are a different team this season. Craig Burley, although injured at the moment, is pivotal in our rise up the table. Bjørn Otto Bragstad, Youl Mawene ..." Read review
29.08.2000

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Community Level 2jembie

jembie

We have the ability

AdvantagesWe can only improve on kast season's performance

DisadvantagesKinkladze is out for the first month already

"We have the ability to stay up this year and even push for Europe. In our first couple of seasons, we out-did anyone's expectations and shocked a lot of people who thought we would go straight back down. Last season was terrible and a lot of Forest fans were probably rubbing their hands. There wasn't really any logical reason for how bad we were. We do have the players to do the job. When you look at the class we have in the side i.e..Burley; ..." Read review
31.07.2000

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Community Level 2NickyC

NickyC

Staying Up For SUre

AdvantagesA great club, brilliant fans

DisadvantagesThe manager is 'old school' , stck in the past

"Everybody this season is tipping Derby County Football Club for relegation. But i ask this question, why? If you take out last seasons disastre Derby have finished 16th, 12th and 8th respectivly since gaining promotion from division one and moving from the Baseball ground to Pride Parl. When Derby finished 8th their squad was significantly weaker than it is now, so i think that this season derby will be staying up for for and i see no reason why derby ..." Read review
16.08.2000

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Community Level 2andybain

andybain

Hopes for the season

AdvantagesKinkladze if fit

DisadvantagesNot enough quality

"A couple of years everybody was amazed at Derby’s Premiership campaign however, last year ended up with a less than expected 16th place. This time round I believe that they will survive the campaign and improve slightly to 15th place. This may all change though depending on how Georgi Kinkladze recovers from his hernia operation. A couple of seasons ago, Kinkladze set the Premiership alight with Manchester City and he was destined for the top clubs. ..." Read review
14.07.2000

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Community Level 2A1H1

A1H1

Going Down

AdvantagesStaduim

DisadvantagesNo money

"when Derby first got into the Premiership I though where did they come from? They replaced Nottingham Forest in a sense, and now will, unevitably go the same way as them. They had a great player in Paulo Wanchope, but still have some greats like Strupar and Poom, but i don't think they'll survive this season. They haven't made any really important signings, and although narrowly escaping relagation last season - thanks to some decent performances ..." Read review
29.08.2000

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Community Level 2Alan_Perci...

Alan_Percival

no stars, no skill

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"Derby didn't show much skill last season as they stuggled for relegation. They aren't atracting the players they need to make an sort of an assult on the big boys at the top. It may be time for Jim Smith to let someone younger take over at Pride Park. I expect them only to beat the likes of Southampton and Charlton and will probably go down with them. With little up front and little in defence they will do well not to finish 20th. I predict Derby ..." Read review
08.07.2000

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Community Level 1Cozmic

Cozmic

A bit of Kinky Class!

AdvantagesQuality midfield

DisadvantagesDodgy defence

"Ok, so Derby County may no longer be a major force in the top flight of football but the good times are about to come rolling back. The club does not have the money of other top teams but with astute buying from Smithy, the 2000-2001 season is sure to be a success, most notably for the performances on the field of the one and only Giorgi Kinkladze. If you could only see what he can do with the ball. Each time he recieves it, you move to the edge ..." Read review
29.07.2000

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Community Level 1anthonydow...

anthonydowsett

not a good start.

Advantageskinkladze when fit some good young talent.

Disadvantagesneed to get more consistant.

"For a Derby fan it is very hard sometimes because we arnt going to win the league and we are a mid table club. But then when you hear that your top players are missing for the opening day of the season you start to wonder if there will every be any luck for Derby. When we signed Kinkladze on loan he missed alot of games because of the flu, and now we have him injured for the the opening day along with 3 other first team players. Craig Burley and Stefam ..." Read review
20.07.2000

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Community Level 1anthonydow...

anthonydowsett

the futures bright.

Advantagesgood young talent

Disadvantagesthey arnt consistant

"Derby they will stay up after all, and I know they did struggle last season, but no one can fault what they achieved in the past three seasons with two finishes in the top half of the table. Now with the new season coming fast and furious its time to look a head to the future and think big. Because with the lesson of nearly being relegated last season and with new players I think that these will both combine together and set Derby up nicely for the ..." Read review
02.08.2000

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Community Level 1dacrasha

dacrasha

Will the REAL derby Fans - PLEASE stand up!

AdvantagesGood team!

DisadvantagesFans from other clubs dont like little teams like derby

"...Fed up of "part time" derby fans slagging off the team - We are Premiership and we are STAYING that way! ive been following Derby County Football club for a number of Years, And I remember standing in the rain on a cold winters night at the Baseball ground, watching the likes of Macro Gabiadini Derby County football club has come a long way in such a small space of time…. Thanks to names like Wanchope, Asanovic, and Stimac, such quality international ..." Read review
03.08.2000

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Community Level 3D1A1UK

D1A1UK

Poor and down

AdvantagesJim Smith and good stadium

DisadvantagesPoor team and certain demise

"...the last word that a Derby Fan will want to hear as they know that their team will be relegated this season. Derby were never favorites to win anything this year escept maybe for the record of most draws and most dull football in the premiership. Derby have an experienced manager in Jim smith but I reckon he is losing it a bit. To be fair they have lost only once so far this year but they havn't won yet - 4 draws to date and plenty more to come!!! ..." Read review
17.11.2000

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Community Level 3paulloney

paulloney

The draw specialists

AdvantagesScoring loads of goals

Disadvantagesconceding one or two many goals

"So far this season derby have given the opposition a head start and come back to force a draw on three different occasions, with five draws and two defeats this has put derby second from bottom in the league. Conceding more goals than any other team must tell them there is something wrong in their defence, they will have to tighten things up if they want to remain in the premiership. Only Manchester united have scored more goals than derby so far ..." Read review
30.09.2000

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Community Level 2robertjake

robertjake

Time to sack Jim Smith?

AdvantagesPride Park

DisadvantagesLack of team spirit

"Derby County have really been a yo-yo team in recent times, and it is only in the last couple of years that they have looked like maintaining their top division status for any length of time. However, recent performances have put them in jeopardy once again. Having seen the rams play at St James Park I can confirm this, and they definitely lack the ability to penetrate defences and gain victories. I think Derby will suffer in the league this year, ..." Read review
30.09.2000

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Community Level 2rwsweet

rwsweet

Quiet fans

AdvantagesGood attack

DisadvantagesPoor defense. Inconsistent

"...of their first three matches Derby clawed back draws after being two nil down. Will this be a trend in the season ahead? There's no doubting that the Rams have some good players (the likes of Strupar will score plenty of goals) but often they tend to operate as eleven individuals rather than a football team. The defence will be the first place that Jim Smith will look to sort out, and if he can do that Derby will look to finish in the top half of ..." Read review
31.08.2000

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