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 Post subject: Derby Delight
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:23 pm 
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Nigel Clough denied rumours he had either resigned or been sacked after his Derby side's poor form continued with a 2-0 home defeat against Leicester.

The Rams have now lost five of their last six games in all competitions and are just seven points above the relegation zone after this latest setback.

Goals from Ayegbeni Yakubu and Andy King continued Leicester's impressive form and left Clough to answer questions about his future.

The Rams boss said: "There are a lot of rumours around at the moment.

"I haven't resigned and I haven't spoken to anybody but the players and the good gentlemen from the media in the past 35 or 40 minutes so if it has been done I haven't been told about it.

"We are trying, (to bring players in), we have been close for a few weeks, there have been one or two times when we have been promised players and it's not quite materialised.

"We will keep trying, it's not a financial issue at the moment, there is money there to bring players in. It's just getting clubs to agree to it.

"We think we can survive, we've got enough in the dressing room and we are not done yet, we will let you know when we are rather than the rumours."

On the defeat he said: "We will probably take responsibility for that, we set up in a certain way to try and stop Leicester and it turned out we were far too negative and tentative. Probably the formation combined with a bit of tension and nervousness around the place at the moment wasn't the best way to go today.

"I think the timing of the second goal really did knock the stuffing out of us, we had too much to do in the second half . If we could have got through to half time at 1-0 anything could have happened in the second half but two quality finishes were enough for them.

"When we put a few balls forward earlier we had a bit of joy but we can't play like that for 20 minutes or half an hour, we have to be like that from the first minute. We did a bit of work yesterday on trying to stop them but we forget about the important think which is the ball.

"It's very hard to break the downward spiral.

"When you are losing games it's very hard, we have to grind out a win in the next two or three games. We all know the situation but it's no excuse. we haven't won enough games, and that's our job, if we can't win them we certainly shouldn't be losing as many."

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 Post subject: Re: Clough Denies Derby Exit
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:38 pm 
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Nathan Tyson's free transfer from Nottingham Forest to Derby was confirmed this morning, which is hardly a surprise, but his reception at Pride Park might be interesting.

For a couple of years ago Tyson got into some pretty hot water after 'doing a Souness' - celebrating a win over Derby by grabbing a Forest flag and parading it in front of some already pretty irked Rams fans.

"What happened at the end is nothing short of a disgrace," said Robbie Savage at the time.

"The kid [Tyson] has never even played in the Premier League and he is giving it all that."

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 Post subject: Re: The Rams
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Nigel Clough has signed a new contract to remain as Derby manager until the summer of 2015.

Clough was joined by his backroom staff of Gary Crosby, Johnny Metgod, Martin Taylor and Andy Garner, in signing new deals with the npower Championship club.

The Rams are off to a strong start this season, sitting fourth in the Championship after 11 matches.

"We are all delighted that our futures have been sorted out and that we have the opportunity to continue the work of the last two-and-a-half years of trying to improve this club," Clough told the club's website.

"From day one we knew this was going to be a long-term project and it is still very much a work in progress."This new deal is not about any individual, it is about a collective effort from a group of people who have worked extremely hard to change the culture and mentality of the football side from top to bottom."

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 Post subject: Re: The Rams
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Steve Cotterill slammed a section of Derby fans who sung distasteful songs about former Nottingham Forest owner Nigel Doughty on Tuesday night.

Tohe post-match talk was dominated by shocking chants about Doughty, who was found dead at his home at the age of 54 last month.

The Rams will issue a formal apology to their nearest rivals after chants of "where's your chairman gone?" and "you're going down with your chairman" from a small section of the home support.

Cotterill paid tribute to Doughty, a life-long Forest fan who invested so much money in the club and hit out at the mindless minority of Rams fans.

The Forest boss said: "Nigel [Clough] will probably be embarrassed by that tonight, I would imagine.

"Nigel is a good man, I get on very well with Nigel. I'm sure he would be very disappointed with that tonight. And most people who have chanted that, they need to be ashamed of themselves."

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 Post subject: Re: The Rams
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Steve McLaren sacked

Blew promotion this season not evening making playoffs was ridiculous.


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 Post subject: Re: The Rams
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Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement is set to replace Steve McClaren as Derby County head coach, BBC Derby Sport reports.

McClaren was sacked on Monday following constant speculation about taking over at Newcastle, and Derby's failure to make the Championship play-offs.

Clement, 43, has been number two to Carlo Ancelotti at Real since 2013 but the Italian was sacked on Monday.

And Clement is now expected to take up his first managerial role this week.

He began his coaching career with Chelsea in the 1990s and returned to the club in 2007.

Clement started working with the first team under Guus Hiddink in 2009 and then became a prominent figure working with Ancelotti at Chelsea, Paris St-German and Real.

Derby were leading the Championship in late February but won only two out of their last 13 league games and missed out on a play-off place on the final day of the season.

Real won the Spanish Cup and 10th European Cup in the club's history in the 2013-14 season, but this campaign saw the Spanish giants knocked out of the Champions League semi-finals by Juventus and finish as runners-up to Barcelona in La Liga.

Clement, the son of former QPR defender Dave Clement and brother of ex-Chelsea and West Brom defender Neil, was linked with the QPR manager's job when Harry Redknapp left the club in February.


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 Post subject: Re: The Rams
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Derby County will have to break their record transfer fee to sign Hull City's Tom Ince, BBC Radio Derby reports.

Ince, 23, scored 11 goals in 18 games on loan at the Rams last season and has a year to run on his Hull contract.

But the loan agreement is understood to have included an option to buy.

The Rams' record signing, Wales striker Robert Earnshaw, cost £3.5m from Norwich City in 2007, but Ince is expected to cost less than the £6m which has been reported.

Former Derby head coach Steve McClaren confirmed the club wanted the ex-England U-21 international to return to the iPro Stadium in May.

And the appointment of new manager Paul Clement has not changed their stance, with new signings Darren Bent and Alex Pearce also having been identified before Clement took over.


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 Post subject: Re: The Rams
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Clement sacked. WOW!

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 Post subject: Re: The Rams
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For 'not doing things the Derby way'

Paddy Power been quite mocking of them and wondering what exactly is the Derby way.

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 Post subject: Re: The Rams
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Apparently the fans felt his football was too conservative not what they'd been used to under McLaren even though it appears to get the same sort of results where the team falls just short of promotion.

Guess this is a problem when you hire a manager who's never managed you don't really know what his style is going to be as he's not been calling the shots if the fans don't want him why bother sticking with it would be my assessment. We're sort of in a similar position with our manager


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 Post subject: Re: The Rams
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Derby County have appointed Nigel Pearson as their manager. The 52-year-old, out of work since he left Leicester City last June, has signed a three-year contract.

Pearson takes over from Darren Wassall, who stepped up from his role as academy director in February after Paul Clement was sacked. Wassall will return to his previous position, with the former Derby defender Chris Powell brought in as Pearson’s assistant.

Pearson told Derby’s website: “I am honoured to be named as the Manager of Derby County, which is one of the biggest clubs in the country, a club in excellent shape and one with strong ambitions. It is firmly focused on achieving Premier League football.

“I will give absolutely everything I have to this role and do all I can to bring exciting, entertaining and winning football which our supporters can be proud of.”

Derby finished fifth this season, losing to Hull City in the play-offs. Pearson took Leicester into the Premier League as champions in 2014 and kept the club in the top flight against all odds the following season before being sacked.

“We are delighted to welcome Nigel to the club,” said Derby’s chairman, Mel Morris. “He is a proven winner, a highly experienced manager who has track record of success in the Championship and has also coached successfully in the Premier League.”

Pearson was recently interviewed by Aston Villa over the vacancy there but they look increasingly likely to appoint Roberto Di Matteo after further talks with the Italian.


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 Post subject: Re: Derby Delight
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Nigel Pearson is expected to be sacked as Derby County manager after a furious argument with Mel Morris, the Championship club’s owner, led to him being suspended before the game at Cardiff City on Tuesday night. Pearson met with Morris at Derby’s training ground on Monday to discuss in part the club’s poor start to the season and it is understood that the conversation became extremely heated.

Morris also had other concerns about Pearson’s general approach and the club have now opened an internal investigation in the wake of Monday’s incident.

It seems highly unlikely that the former Leicester City manager, who has gone six league games without a win, will return to his post, leaving the door open for Steve McClaren to potentially return to Derby. The former England manager is currently out of work and is likely to be interested in returning, although it is unclear whether Morris would be prepared to go down that path again. Steve Bruce, another manager not in a job at the moment, would also be in the frame.

Chris Powell, the assistant manager, has been asked to take charge of the team in the interim, although that situation will not continue for long, with Derby expected to make a decision about the manager swiftly. Pearson would appear to have no future with the Rams, his row with Morris at the club’s Moor Farm training ground alleged to be so acrimonious that the two men nearly came to blows.

With speculation rife that Pearson had been suspended, Derby issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon confirming that was the case and stating that the 53-year-old would not be carrying out his normal duties with the team in south Wales.

Pearson was appointed in May because of his proven track record of winning promotion from the Championship, but Derby have won only one of their nine league games under him. The east Midlands club are still looking for their first win at the iPro Stadium, where they have scored just one goal. Following Saturday’s defeat at home against Blackburn Rovers, Pearson said that his players were “paralysed by fear”.

The news about Pearson’s predicament at Derby came on the eve of Leicester’s first ever Champions League home game. Pearson was sacked as Leicester manager in June last year, after a fall out with the club’s Thai owners. He had masterminded Leicester’s great escape at the end of the 2014-15 season, when they won seven out of their last nine league games to survive, but there were a number of controversial incidents during that campaign.

He appeared to be sacked not once but twice at Leicester, surviving one reported dismissal following his bizarre on-field altercation with Crystal Palace’s James McArthur before eventually being undermined by his son’s role in the sex-tape furore that offended the club’s owners. In between Pearson attracted a certain amount of attention in a routine press conference by referring to a journalist as “an ostrich”. He later apologised for his comments.


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