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Premier League
Will Chelsea allow Frank Lampard to promote young talent?
08:30 Sunday 16th June 2019

Barcelona has La Masia. Manchester City has their Elite Development Squad. Ajax has its Youth Academy. None of these clubs has as many young players featuring on loan for other European clubs as Chelsea. Before the 2018/19 campaign finished,…

Championship
Ticket to England waiting at Wembley for Grealish, Mount & others?
12:00 Monday 27th May 2019

Monday’s the day everybody dreads. However, a part of the country will be at their happiest on this particular Monday. As thousands of Derby County and Aston Villa supporters flock into Wembley bubbling with promotion dreams,…

Championship
Derby County leading the way with exemplary loan system use
17:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Derby County's place in the Championship play-off final is secure. The Rams' place in the Premier League is one final hurdle away. Despite stumbling at the last, Frank Lampard's side pulled together and overcame the two-goal deficit…

Youth Scout
Has Frank Lampard coached Mason Mount into the Chelsea XI?
15:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

This season’s Championship play-off final will be a battle royale, not just between two massive clubs, it’ll be a showdown between two of the most promising English midfield talents – Jack Grealish and Mason Mount. The younger…

Championship
EFL Championship Playoff Preview
12:00 Wednesday 8th May 2019

For the majority, the curtain has come down on the 2018/19 Football League season. However, the show goes on for a few select clubs. Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa and Derby County all seek the same ticket to the Premier…

Championship
Leeds United putting automatic promotion at risk with inconsistent form
15:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

That Marcelo Bielsa has stayed at Leeds until the end of the season is commendable given his antecedents. Of course, it has not been without some drama. A spying incident on Frank Lampard's Derby County made the headlines back in January,…

Championship
Promotion pushes at stake as Rams invade Forest
08:00 Monday 25th February 2019

At season's end, two Championship teams will win promotion to the Premier League. Four others will vie to be the third. The money on offer in the top flight is a powerful motivator. With between 12 and 14 games remaining in their seasons,…

Premier League
Is Frank Lampard on his way to the Chelsea dugout?
12:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

After a well-decorated playing career in which he won the Premier League, Champions League and several other trophies, Frank Lampard took his first job as a manager last summer. The decision to take over at Derby County and continue the…

Fa Cup
Does Ashley Cole have enough left in the tank to help Frank Lampard?
08:00 Saturday 26th January 2019

The most common advice for new writers is 'write what you know'. Similarly, retired players embarking on managerial careers often draw on their former clubs for players and good counsel. Sir Alex Ferguson loaned academy and fringe players…

Championship
Why Nottingham Forest can’t afford to see Red in East Midlands derby
08:00 Monday 17th December 2018

We’ll witness a fierce clash between two historic rivals when Derby County hosts Nottingham Forest at Pride Park on Monday night.  After 21 Championship matchdays, playoff contenders are emerging from the early season shadows. Two…

England National Team
Why Mason Mount's England call-up is no surprise
17:00 Tuesday 9th October 2018

Gareth Southgate's latest England squad selection had a more youthful look to it when the news was announced on Thursday. The headlines were dominated by a talented trio earning their first senior call-ups, as Leicester playmaker James…

Championship
Derby County determined to ram way into the Premier League
12:00 Monday 1st October 2018

As Marouane Fellaini connected with Diogo Dalot’s cross to squeeze the ball past Scott Carson for Manchester United's equalizer, every Derby County fan must have feared the worst. Juan Mata's third-minute sucker punch had not…

Premier League
A tale of two Phils - How Jones and Foden epitomise their clubs
10:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

A collective groan rose around Old Trafford Tuesday night when Phil Jones trundled towards the box to take his turn in the League Cup penalty shootout against Derby County. Both teams were perfect to that point. However, perfect isn't a…

Championship
The top 5 signings in the Championship so far in the transfer window
08:00 Sunday 29th July 2018

The upcoming Championship season is shaping up to be among Europe's most competitive divisions. Several clubs forked out big money to land players in this transfer window. The second tier will be the new home to Stoke City, West Bromwich…

Championship
5 Chelsea players Frank Lampard could sign for Derby County
12:00 Friday 8th June 2018

Derby County has entered a new era after appointing Frank Lampard as manager. This season's play-off disappointment will take time to heal, but the former England international's arrival has brought excitement to Pride Park. Rams supporters…