MUSIC: January (again)

Inevitably I missed last week’s edition of this. It was always bound to happen. I think I went to the pub instead. Priorities and all that. Anyway, it’s been a…

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January 26, 2018 - Joel Clyne

MUSIC: January 2018 So Far

So I’ve skipped the first week of January because sod all is released in the first week so this is sort of a combination from mid-December through to 11th January.…

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January 11, 2018 - Joel Clyne

Podcast Eleven

A look back at Derby’s excellent 2-0 victory against Aston Villa and how that has changed the seasons expectations. Is…

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December 18, 2017 - Joel Clyne

MUSIC: Tracks Of The Year 2017

It’s end of year list time and below is a play list of my favourite 50 tracks from the past 365 days. The list is predominantly dominated by women, especially…

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December 18, 2017 - Joel Clyne

MUSIC: Best of November

The best music news this month came when Tame Impala released some new stuff. Sort of. They’re essentially b-sides and remixes but we’ve never heard them before and let’s be…

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December 06, 2017 - Joel Clyne

MUSIC: An Album a Day

It’s the time of the year when the press release their end of year lists and we all disagree with one another about what actually is the best album. Anyway,…

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December 06, 2017 - Joel Clyne

A Few Thoughts: Stadium Expansion

I was delighted to see the club announce plans to expand the stadium and create a “vibrant destination” at the ground. Ignore the PR bullshit for a moment and the plans are genuinely really good. Pride Park has looked dated for ages now. Admittedly, it’s in much better condition than a lot of football league grounds and whilst they maintain elements of their character they are, well, a bit shit really. I’ve been fortunate enough to go to modern football grounds and sporting arenas. The Allianz Arena in Munich is…

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November 24, 2017 - Joel Clyne

Lack of Performance. Lack of optimism.

At the end of Tuesday evening Derby were sat within the Play Off places yet the optimism that usually surrounds a team sitting towards the top of their division wasn’t evident. A modern day crisis club to a wider audience, it’s safe to assume that fans aren’t too willing to get too far ahead of themselves but in a division which is at its most average in a number of years, there’s an opportunity to be seized by someone. Derby are a team in transition however and since his arrival,…

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November 23, 2017 - Joel Clyne

Podcast Ten

Discussion on a shambolic performance against Reading along with chat about the struggling Academy and a look ahead to the…

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November 05, 2017 - Joel Clyne

Derby Are Ticking Along Nicely

Come the end of the season, the game against Sheffield Wednesday will be quickly forgotten. For two weeks running Derby took an early lead yet both times made victory far more difficult than it had to be. That is what happens when teams are in transition though and Derby, whilst taking nine points from the last 15, are frustrating to watch. They seem to be a side that struggle to manage a game when ahead. Never quite sure whether to stick or twist. When at home, against ten men surrounded…

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October 21, 2017 - Joel Clyne