Here we are on the 21st December, and Derby are 2nd in the league, Yehhh thats right 2nd!!!!
After a summer of much needed change at Derby County, with a new board taking control, a new manager bought in with Billy Davies people would obviosly expect a season of consilidation, and mid table mederiocty, perhaps finishing in the top half of the league... But what has happened in the first half is nothing short of an unbelieveble turnaround
Firstly the board must take some credit, as they have stablised the club, so we are not a selling club anymore and can finance our deals to suit the club and not some creditors sitting in the Canary Islands or whereever?.. Also appointing Billy Davies, was a master stroke by the board because it looked liked Preston would be reluctant to let him go but once Preston had failed again to gain promotion, Davies obviously wanted a new challenge and a move away from the club
What Billy Davies has done, is just simply tremendous, he has completley changed the playing staff, with only a few players remaining here from last years squad. The signings Davies has made have payed off for us in the whole, you could argue from Camara but all managers can't make good signings all the time can they. Davies has also instilled a winning confidence into the team, which has been evident in many games this season.. Especially at Sheffield Wednesday away at Hillsborough ( which had the had best atmosphere I have ever been in ) 1-0 down, with Giles Barnes being sent off, realli no chance of getting a result from the game....... last minute Howard scores the winning goal, I mean just tremendous
I would argue, that we have derserved our 2nd place as well, not many teams have outplayed us this season at all but on the other hand, we havn't really punished many teams either, hopefully this will change next year!!
my words of wisdom, is hope the form keeps going!!!!!!!!, don't stop now lads, this is a golden opportunity to get back to the Promise Land aka The Premiership