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FT: DERBY COUNTY V BURNLEY (Saturday 7th September)

From Pride Park Stadium

DERBY COUNTY 1
Bolder 6

BURNLEY 0
Blake 50 (pen)
Barton (og) 54
HT: 1-0

Attendance: 22,343

Two goals in four second-half minutes completely turned this game on its head after the Rams had gone in a goal to the good at half-time. Adam Bolder’s sixth minute strike gave the Rams the advantage as they set the pace in the first-half but Burnley were transformed by the arrival of half-time substitute Glen Little. The tall winger joined Ian Moore and Robbie Blake in a revamped frontline and Derby lost control of the game.

The Rams had looked comfortable in the opening 45 minutes but they were knocked back twice in the early stages of the second-half and never recovered. Firstly, Blake was fouled by Chris Riggott five minutes in and the striker got up to the convert the penalty. As the Rams tried to take in the leveller Burnley poured forward with Andy Oakes getting clattered by Moore before the Clarets went ahead. More good work on the right from Little created space for Blake and Warren Barton deflected his low cross into his own net. Lee Grant replaced the dazed Andy Oakes soon afterwards and he was to be by far the busier of the two goalkeepers as Burnley threatened to add a third goal on the break and held on comfortably for the win

John Gregory’s only change to the side that overcame Stoke City at Pride Park Stadium a week ago was an enforced one with Mart Poom on international duty so Andy Oakes duly returned. Another Ram on international duty was Giorgi Kinkladze and his place on the bench went to Lee Morris who scored for the reserves at the City Ground in midweek.

For Burnley,goalkeeper Marlon Beresford had rejoined the Clarets for a fourth time on Thursday and manager Stan Ternent had no hesitation in replacing Nik Michopolous for the game. Ternent’s men arrived looking for their first away points of the season following a winless start to their campaign and the famous Claret and Blue colours were on view only sparingly in the South Stand.

Morning sunshine gave way to drizzle in time to welcome John Gregory’s men who were looking for back-to-back wins. The home crowd stood to welcome the Rams on to the field with Danny Higginbotham also mostly getting support when his name was announced in John Gregory's side.

Burnley began with Ian Moore isolated in attack and Mark McGregor sweeping behind a five man defence – it’s the first-time this season the Rams have faced a back five and Derby settled their nerves with an early goal as the sun returned to Pride Park.

The Rams first attack in earnest saw Barton running on to Lee’s throughball and crossing well to the far post where a diving Adam Bolder seemed certain to score with a firm header that Beresford somehow clawed away for a corner – Bolder could hardly believe he hadn’t scored but hadn’t time to dwell on the near-miss before putting his name on the scoresheet .

With the first corner cleared and the second blocked away Burnley looked to have avoided the danger but a superb first-time pass by Rob Lee found corner-taker Adam Murray on the right and although his measured cross eluded Chris Riggott it dropped to Bolder on the edge of the box. The midfielder is nothing if not precise in front of goal and as with his winner at Blundell Park; Bolder measured his range and as the defence closed in smashed home an unstoppable effort that crashed in off the post to put the Rams ahead with only six minutes on the clock.

Burnley responded immediately at the other end but Danny Higginbotham put in a fine challenge as Paul Weller’s cross headed towards to Ian Moore and the Clarets got a foothold in the game with a series of set-pieces as they worked hard to get on terms.

The Rob Lee-Warren Barton axis was working well for John Gregory and the two combined with a quarter of an hour gone with Lee’s cross eventually headed goalwards by Adam Murray but Beresford saved with some comfort. The Rams were not yet fluent but Lee continued to control the game in midfield and McGregor was at full stretch to keep out Christie from the former England international’s throughball.

The midpoint of the half was marked with Paul Boertien going into the book for a rash challenge on Weller – the left-sided man could hardly argue and was grateful that Higginbotham shepherded out Ian Moore as the referee played advantage. Derby were still not at their best and with the referee insisting that free-kicks were taken from pinpoint positions the game was not really flowing despite the goal.

Malcolm Christie had been making runs without reward but simple interplay with Barton gave him room to dumbfound Ian Cox with a clever overhead flick and race into the box. As Beresford edged right expecting a cross-shot the 23 year-old frontman hammered the ball against the foot of the near post with the Burnley goalkeeper beaten and the ball raced to safety.

For a side that had yet to win, Stan Ternent’s men were continuing to make an impact on the game without looking likely to score at this stage and Richard Jackson had to be alert as Moore got away from Higginbotham on the edge of the box. The mobile Moore was finding space and along with elusive Weller and classy Robbie Blake, was bringing Burnley into the contest more and more.

The Rams were intent on retaking full control of the game and started to put together some lengthy spells of possession as the game approached the 40 minute mark. After a textbook demonstration of keep-ball Christie released Boertien on the left but as his cross was too deep and Strupar could not direct it goalwards.

A twisting run to Christie came to nothing and as the game became scrappier with a rash of free-kicks the half-time break arrived. The Rams were ahead at the break for the first-time in four home games this season but a arguably this had been the least impressive showing from Gregory’s side who would be looking to improve in the second-half. Having said that not even the most optimistic of Burnley supporters could have predicted the complete change in the pattern of the game in the second-half.

Stan Ternent decided to replace the workmanlike Johnrose with Glen Little at the break and with McGregor moving out to the left the Clarets had a more attacking shape to them for the second period. Robbie Blake moved up alongside Moore and the contest promised to be more open from here on in. Blake proved just that as he slid in to meet a McGregor cross but could not keep his effort on target and the Clarets won a penalty as the game swung their way.

Moore got away from Higginbotham and he could only half-clear as the striker headed to the by-line. The ball fell between Riggott and Blake and as the Rams centre-half stepped in to challenge Blake went down and referee Hall pointed to the spot. Blake picked himself up to fire a penalty low to the right of Andy Oakes to spark joyous celebrations in the away end.

The goal brought Burnley to life and within four minutes they were ahead. The Rams were being pinned back and although Moore was booked for an elbow on Oakes the tide had turned. Again Blake found space on the right as he combined with substitute Glen Little on the edge of the box and as the Rams failed to close Blake down his low cross canoned off Barton and into the roof of the Derby County net.

Astonishingly, the Clarets had scored twice in four minutes without having a shot on target in open play and John Gregory looked to his own attacking options to rescue this game with Lee Morris coming on for Adam Murray just before the hour mark as the Rams tried to regain some attacking momentum.

There was no change initially as Barton did well to block a cross-shot from Weller but Morris then showed real sparkle as he escaped on the right cut inside and hit a fine shot that Beresford was fortunate to parry to safety. Strupar then won a free-kick on the edge of the box but the Belgium international hammered his effort against the Burnley wall.

McGregor was then booked as Burnley steeled themselves to hold out and with a double rainbow arcing across the rear of the East Stand, Lee Grant came on to replace the dizzied Andy Oakes who could not recover from the elbow in the face. Grant’s first task was to collect the ball from behind his goal after Blake hammered a Dean West cutback over the bar.

Morris had been given a free role by John Gregory but the Rams were being closed down well by Burnley who knew they only had twenty minutes to hang on for a first win of the season and Derby were resorting to long balls as they strove anxiously to get into the Burnley half.

Lee Grant made the first save of his career by comfortably gathering Moore’s shot and his quick throw out allowed Bolder to feed Lee but when the former Newcastle United man was brought down Burnley were able to block out the free-kick.

Grant continued to be the busier of the two ‘keepers as the Rams could find no answer. The 19 year-old custodian did well to block out Moore as the Rams’ back-line hesitated when Strupar gave away possession and held on well to hold on to a long-range effort from Blake.

Riggott denied Little and then as time ran out the tireless Moore curled a shot just inches beyond Lee Grant’s post. The Rams launched a last effort through Barton but when his cross was headed down by Strupar it was comfortable for Beresford and at the end of a game two opposite halves Burnley took all three points back to Lancashire and the Rams fell to their second home defeat of the season.

Referee:A.Hall

Attendance: 22,343

Teams:

Derby County: Oakes - (Grant 66); Barton (Captain); Higginbotham; Riggott; Jackson; Boertien; Lee; Bolder; Murray (Morris); Strupar; Christie;

Subs: Grant; Twigg; Evatt; Morris; O’Neil

Burnley: Beresford; West; Briscoe; Grant; Gnohere; Weller; Moore A; McGregor; Commons, Blake, Johnrose(-Little-45)b.

Subs: Michopolous; Moore A; Payton; Little; O’Neill

Booked: Boertien, Ian Moore,

F*ck, F*ck, F*ck, well the season is over, we can't play we are crap. I think the players did derserved to be booed at the end of the game. We were playing a team that only scored 1 goal in 6 games! The first half was great, but once again the scoring chances were few, but out of the few we did get one goal from Adam Bolder. The second half we were crap. It could of been 5-1 Burnley but Lee Grant and Richard Jackson saved alot of those goals. Once again Lee Morris did nothing, he appeared as a sub in the beggining of the 2nd half. The penalty was a right call but i was suprised Chris Riggott did not get a card for the penalty. Really bad game for Derby, our next game is a pointless game against Mansfield on Tuesday, and our next league game is against Liecester at the new Walkers Bowl. We really need to start winning games and only start players that want to play!
COME ON YOU RAMS!!!
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Isn't it just a tad early to say Derby's season is over! The Rams haven't even played 10 games yet!

I hate to quote cliche's but its a marathon not a sprint!

I still think Derby can come good during this season,as every team has a bad run at some stage. Its just Derby's bad run has been early on.

All any club needs is a good run in the last few months of the season, and they are at least in serious playoff contention.

So Don't write your own team off yet!

Just look at Norwich City last season. They had a great start, a bad xmas and new year, but a storming last 8 weeks or so and sneeked into the playoffs and almost got into the prem through the back door!
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Well the attitude in Derby and the fans around the world who support Derby is not good at all. A few fans say they wouldn't be suprised if Derby get demoted to Div.2! I don't think they will be demoted but top 6 is unlikely now. Nobody is confident with this team. Attendence is falling already, fans are booing many players, Higgy wants to leave the team. What else wrong will happen?
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Don't write them off just yet matey,it's still early days.Last season City were 9th in November but went on to win the league by 10 points
Let's just hope the fans don't continue to desert Pride Park and that you can get a decent run together
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Tommorow Derby County will be playing Mansfield for a Worthington Cup game. Even though this game is basically useless i would like Derby to come up with a win, maybe get a little confidence for the game against Leicester on Saturday. Derby did play Mansfield during the pre-season and i think we won 3-0. Mart Poom will play goalie for the Rams, and Kinkladze will probally start at midfield. Ravanelli and Elliot will not be availible for the game on Tuesday.
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No transfer as injured Burton returns to Derby

Portsmouth have confirmed that Deon Burton has returned to Derby County after a broken bone in his right foot put an end to a possible permanent move.
The striker spent the last month on loan at the south coast club, scoring three goals, and Pompey boss Harry Redknapp had hoped to seal a deal to keep him at Fratton Park.

But the injury, sustained in the win at Grimsby but not detected until the Brighton victory, has put paid to any permanent deal being agreed for the 25 year old.

`Burton has gone back to Derby,'' said a club spokesman. `His loan had expired anyway and he's got a broken bone in his foot, so he's returned to Pride Park.'


Well, all i know is that we don't need him we have too many strikers. I hate this guy, he plays in Derby and he can't score a f**king goal, and he is loaned to Portsmouth and Stoke and he basically scored almost every game! Well he has a broken foot, just give this piece of sh*t away for free i don't want him. In other news chairman Lionel Pickering may step out for Derby, so so far this year is not going to well. Do we deserve to go back to the premiership?? :depress:
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3 Luciano Zavagno Knee ligament October

5 Steve Elliott Knee problem Mid Sep

8 Craig Burley Achilles/Calf/Ankle Under analysis

20 Deon Burton Broken bone in foot October

21 Fabrizio Ravanelli Achilles strain Soon

28 Simo Valakari Ankle operation Late Sep

These are the injuries to the team. The months are the time they are expected to return to trianing or the line-up. Good to see Ravanelli is coming back soon, Burley has begun to train but not ready to play yet, Zavagno can become a key member of the team, but he is one of those guys who doesn't want to play for us anymore. Deon Burton we got on a loan return from Portsmouth. Elliot could be in the team on Saturday and Valakari probally won't make the 1st team if he comes back. I just hope Rava can make it back to playing on Saturday, we really need him
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it doesnt look good for the Rams...
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WHEN Craig Burley comes back from injury, I think he will do a good job for the Rams (in Divvy 1 at least!).

When was his last first team appearence?
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Craig Burley's last game was the 3-1 loss to Ispwich at Pride Park last year. The same day Colin Todd got fired. He was injured until the last 2 months of the season. He was availible for the Ram in there final 5-6 games but John Gregory never used him.
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Brian O'Neil gets his first start of the season for the Rams as John Gregory makes three changes to his starting line-up for the game with Mansfield.

Mart Poom returns after international duty in place of Andy Oakes and Lee Morris begins at left-wing with Paul Boertien slotting in at left-back and Richard Jackson dropping out of the side.

Giorgi Kinkladze is also back after international duty and he starts from the bench from where Lewis Hunt will be hoping to make his first appearance for the Rams.

Derby County

Mart Poom
Warren Barton
Chris Riggott
Danny Higginbotham
Paul Boertien
Rob Lee
Brian O’Neil
Branko Strupar
Malcolm Christie
Lee Morris

Subs: Giorgi Kinkladze
Lewis Hunt
Lee Grant
Gary Twigg
Ian Evatt
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FT: MANSFIELD V DERBY COUNTY (Tuesday 10th September)

At Field Mill

MANSFIELD TOWN 1
Williamson s/off 2

Moore 8

DERBY COUNTY 3
Morris 10
Christie 70
Evatt 76
HT: 1-1

Attendance: 5,788

Following an incident-filled opening ten minutes the Rams battled for another hour before two goals in six minutes saw them safely through to the second round of the Worthington Cup.

Despite seeing Lee Williamson dismissed within two minutes Mansfield took the lead through Neil Moore six minutes later. Lee Morris levelled for the Rams in the 10th minute before Mansfield fought hard to stifle the Rams.

Malcolm Christie’s cute finish put Derby 2-1 in front with twenty minutes to go and then Ian Evatt (pictured) – on at centre-forward in place of the injured Branko Strupar – ended the contest with a close-range header in the 76th minute.

Only 90 seconds had elapsed when referee Paul Danson dismissed Mansfield Town’s skipper Lee Williamson. Williamson could have no complaints following a reckless challenge on Adam Bolder in the midfield but Mansfield responded well to the setback and although Brian O’Neil headed over the Stags’ bar shortly afterwards the ten men from the second division went ahead in the 8th minute.

The home side won a pair of corners to shape their chance. Warren Barton cleared the first but the second reached Iyesdon Christie who headed the ball back across the Rams’ six-yard box where it was superbly met by Neil Moore who lifted his shot in off the crossbar to put the Rams behind.

The Rams equalised within 90 seconds as they tore apart the Stags’ defence with a superbly constructed goal. Rob Lee fed Branko Strupar who flicked the ball on to Malcolm Christie. Derby’s leading scorer twisted into space in the Mansfield box and pulled the ball back towards Lee Morris who gleefully thumped home his first goal of the season.

It was time for Derby’s travelling support to take a breath after the frantic start to the game. The Rams had done well to level so quickly after going behind to such a simple goal against ten men. O’Neil, in his first start of the season, and Rob Lee began to pick up possession more in midfield and chances gradually came the way of the Rams as the game took on it’s 21-man shape.

Branko Strupar’s low header forced former Manchester United goalkeeper Kevin Pilkington into a fine save after O’Neil’s cross while Bolder could have done better from a good position as the game headed towards the 20th minute.

The home crowd had not warmed to Mr Danson following Williamson’s dismissal but the referee chose not to use any card when Stuart Reddington caught Branko Strupar from behind to leave the striker clutching an ankle. Strupar received treatment but was visibly struggling with the knock and Ian Evatt was summoned from the bench to provide replace height with height in the Derby frontline.

The injury to Strupar will be a major concern for John Gregory ahead of the trips to Leicester City and Crystal Palace. Fabrizio Ravanelli is making progress with his Achilles injury but Deon Burton is injured and Marvin Robinson has yet to appear for the first-team this season.

Evatt who has already appeared at centre-half this season and originally began his first-team career in midfield was a willing replacement for Strupar at Field Mill and he linked up well with Barton to win a corner from which the Rams could have taken the lead.

There was half-an-hour gone when Boertien swung in a cross that found it’s way to O’Neil the Scottish international curled his effort goalwards but it was somehow blocked on the line before a goalmouth scramble ended with Christie shooting wide. Christie then crossed towards Evatt but goalscorer Moore showed his defensive qualities with a fine clearance for a corner that was cleared.

The Rams were beginning to dominate using the extra-man as the game headed towards the 35 minute mark. Bolder could have done better with a header from Morris’ cross as John Gregory’s side squeezed the Stags into their own half.

As half-time approached Mansfield were improving and although Evatt put a pair of headers wide John Gregory was likely to be asking for a lot more from his side in the second-half.

There were no further changes at half-time as the Rams entered the second period knowing that they needed to improve. Paul Boertien earnt an early booking for a challenge on Lawrence and then Christie fired in a shot that was only just wide.

Malcolm Christie was looking much more threatening in the early stages of the second-half. The England under-21 international almost found Evatt with a speedy cross and then saw Clarke block out his goalbound effort. Bolder fired in a shot as the Rams stepped up the pace and then Evatt was then hauled back by Reddington who was booked.

Adam Bolder again fired in a shot before Giorgi Kinkladze entered the fray to the cheers of the travelling support who broke into song before the Georgian introduced himself to the action with a typically deft touch before the ball ran away from him.

Brian O’Neil ended his pre-season with a goal at Notts County and he continued to try his luck by testing Pilkington who saved well before Kinkladze blazed over after he was picked out by Boertien only ten yards out.

The Rams were dominating possession now and Evatt was denied a penalty as he turned inside the Mansfield box before Iysedon Christie went down under a challenge from Chris Riggott at the other end. The referee waved away the Mansfield protests much to the disgust of Stuart Watkiss on the home team bench.

With extra-time and penalties on the menu the Rams needed to convert possession into chances as the game entered the final quarter all square. Neat play between Christie and Kinkladze on the edge of the box almost created a chance for Evatt but Pilkington was out quickly and then Moore was more alert than Malcolm Christie when the Georgian poked a ball through.

The goalscorer was seemingly ubiquitous as the Rams attacked again and again this time he blocked out Evatt but there was nothing that Moore or any Mansfield player could do as the Rams finally got their second goal with twenty minutes to go.

Paul Boertien fed in a quality low cross that Christie anticipated well, flicking the ball low and hard past Pilkington for his fifth goal of the season to the delight of the Derby fans behind Mart Poom’s goal. Derby and Christie in particular had earnt their goal after a period of sustained pressure and the goal prompted Stuart Watkiss to sacrifice Reddington for White in an attempt to save the game for the home team.

Mansfield won their second corner of the night and the ball fell to McKenzie who fired over the bar but the Rams were to put the game out of reach with a goal from makeshift frontman Ian Evatt. Boertien was again involved and his looping cross reached Evatt whose powerful close-range header was half-stopped by Pilkington before dribbling over the line to the delight of the 21 year-old.

In an unfamiliar role alongside Christie, Evatt had done well for John Gregory and he almost added a second when his low shot from the edge of the box was well saved by Pilkington. Evatt began his first-team career as a substitute for the Rams back in May 2001 and Lewis Hunt followed his example by getting his first appearance in the first-team at right-back in place of Warren Barton who was warmly applauded by the Derby County supporters.

Hunt began well and the Rams might have scored again in the final moments on the break with Christie unable to reach an Evatt cross and Kinkladze couldn’t find the target after mesmerising Mansfield.

Kinkladze will be hoping that his second-half performance will give him the chance to play at the Walkers Stadium on Saturday and give him the chance to Leicester City as he did at Filbert Street last season. The Foxes have won five of their seven games so far this term and will provide a stiffer examination than the Stags did tonight.

* The Worthington Cup second round draw will also be made on Saturday, at 2:30pm and the next round will be played in the first week in October.

Referee: Paul Danson

Attendance: 5,788

Teams:

Mansfield Town:Pilkington; Clarke; Reddington (White 72) MacKenzie; Moore; Clark; Lawrence; Disley; Williamson; Corden (Hurst 89) ; Christie I (Bacon 85

Derby County: Poom; Barton (Captain) (Hunt 85); Higginbotham; Riggott; O’Neil; Boertien; Lee; Bolder- (Kinkladze 55); Strupar -(Evatt 28) ; Christie; Morris;

Subs: Grant; Kinkladze; Evatt; Hunt; Twigg

Booked: Boertien

Sent-Off:Williamson

Good win for us even though we played badly in the 1st half. Can't say too much about this game because i didn't listen to it. All i know O'Niel played his first game and Lee Morris played a very good game, finally!!
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Good news for Derby, Branko Strupar who had to leave early for the game against Mansfield is fully recovered and expected to train for the team today
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League 14.09.02 A Leicester City
League 17.09.02 A Crystal Palace
League 21.09.02 H Preston North End
League 28.09.02 A Ipswich Town
League 05.10.02 H Walsall

These are Derby County's next 5 matches to played played for Div.1. I think these 5 games are gonna be very key to the season. We got the two other relegated teams, and the struggling PNE and Crystal Palace. I'm not too sure on how Walsall is doing. These games will be very tough but i think this is the season right here. Ive been thinking and i have concluded that we need at least 10 points out of a possible 15. This is my prediction, loss to Leicester, win at Crystal Palace, win against PNE, tie at Ipswich and win against Walsall. What do you guys think?
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Striker Fabrizio Ravanelli is continuing to receive treatment on his Achilles injury at Lilleshall and is unlikely to return in time for the Leicester game on Saturday.

It is an injury that has kept the former Lazio man out of action for four games and manager John Gregory is hoping the stint at the world-renowned treatment centre will be of benefit to the Italian.

He said: "As far as I am concerned the injury is not too bad but we have packed him off to Lilleshall and the specialists there are treating him.

"None of the tests we have done have shown any serious damage but we have sent Fabrizio for further checks."

Meanwhile on the injury front, midfielder Simo Valakari and defender Luciano Zavagno are also making progress.

Finnish star Valakari is enjoying a well deserved day off today after progressing well in his rehab from an ankle operation and will step up his recuperation again tomorrow (Friday).

And the sore ligaments behind Zavagno's knee continue to get better. Patience will be the key with his injury but he has stepped up his running and is heading in the right direction

This really sucks, for some reason Strupar and Christie do not work very well together. Malcom Christie has been playing pretty god in the past few games but not as well as i would like to see him play. Strupar has just been awful. I only remember him having one scoring chance and that was when he hit the woodwork on a free-kick against Stoke. Ravanelli and Christie are the best striker pairings for Derby. If i was the manager for the next game i would put Christie and Morris at striker. Even though Morris is not a natural striker he has played a few games there. Where is Marvin Robinson and Gary Twigg?? Thats the only thing i hate about JG, he doesn't play youth up front. And please JG don't ever play Boertein at midfield keep him at left back where he is effective!!
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Derby County have beat Mansfield Town 3-1 in the first round of the Worthington Cup. They will play Oldham United in the next round on October 1st at Pride Park. We lost to Liecester 3-1 at the Walkers Bowl, even though the score looks bad, we played a very good game, one of the best in the season. Today we finally got the 3 ponits against Crystal Palace with a 1-0 win and Georgi Kinkladze scored in the 83rd minutes. Unfourtunetly i did not watch or listen to this match so i don't know how well they played. Our next game is against Preston North End and i would love 3 points not matter what for this game. If we can't win on the road (even though we did today) we have to win every game at home. In injury news, Ravanelli will be out until Sept. 28 and might no play until the Worthington Cup game against Oldham.
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This is the standings of the Nationwide Division 1 as of September 17. There will be 4 games played tommorow.


Team P W D L F A Pts
Portsmouth 9 8 1 0 22 7 25
Leicester City 9 7 1 1 18 10 22
Sheffield Utd 9 5 2 2 13 10 17
Norwich City 8 4 3 1 16 6 15
Rotherham Utd 9 4 3 2 17 11 15
Watford 9 4 2 3 12 14 14
Coventry City 7 4 1 2 10 10 13
Gillingham 8 4 1 3 9 9 13
Derby County 9 4 0 5 12 13 12
Bradford City 8 3 3 2 9 10 12
Wolves 7 3 2 2 16 11 11
Nottm Forest 7 3 1 3 10 7 10
Reading 8 3 1 4 9 9 10
Wimbledon 9 3 1 5 10 15 10
Ipswich Town 6 2 3 1 11 5 9
P.N.E. 8 1 6 1 11 11 9
Crystal Palace 8 2 3 3 9 9 9
Millwall 9 2 3 4 7 14 9
Stoke City 8 2 2 4 9 12 8
Burnley 8 2 2 4 7 14 8
Walsall 9 2 1 6 9 16 7
Sheffield Wed. 7 1 3 3 8 12 6
Brighton 9 1 1 7 8 17 4
Grimsby Town 8 0 2 6 4 14 2

Derby County is only 2 points away from the final 6 and the 6th place team is Watford with 14 points. Considering how Derby has been playing, we are lucky to be in this position! We still have a great chance but we got to pick it up. We need to f**king end this streak of not winning 2 games in a row since Feburary of 2002 when we beat Bolton and Leicester 2 games in a row. Next 3 game PNE, Ipswich, Walsall we need at least 6 points!! I want 7
6 points over Walsall and PNE and a draw against Ipswich a team we can't score against.
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Derby reserves win 2-1 against Tottenham. Gary Twigg scored both goals including one in the 90th minutes. Three first team players played for the team today Strupar, Jackson and Hunt.
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Is the game on Saturday between Derby County and PNE on Sky Sports? Even though i live in america i can still be able to get my friend who lives in Derby to tape it for me and send it to me. Does anybody know if this game will be on Sky?
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