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  • RamsTrust meets Stuart Webb – Part 2
    In Part 1 of our interview, Stuart gave his views on ‘building a club, not a team’, how he saved Derby County from extinction in 1984, an independent regulator, and Supporters’ Boards. Football innovators As well as saving Derby County from going out of business at the High Court in 1984, Stuart is also remembered for his creativity in securing commercial sponsorship for the Rams at a time when crowds at the Baseball Ground were half that of bigger clubs…

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  • RamsTrust meets Stuart Webb – Part 1
    “You build the club, not the team.” That was the message that clearly came through when RamsTrust spoke to Stuart Webb, RamsTrust External Director, from his Marbella home on a January weekend. “If the foundations are there, it will help build to get the club back on the road and get promotion again. It’s all about people and building relationships between owners and managers. Gary Neville and Salford have had more managers than hot dinners in recent years and you…

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  • Coming Home – interview with author Ollie Wright
    Coming Home is the third book from Derby County Blogger, and RamsTrust Board member, Ollie Wright. Read our review of Coming Home here. Below, Ollie gives an insight into the writing of Coming Home. When did you first have the idea for writing Coming Home? After ‘Clowesure’ ensured the club’s rescue from the brink of liquidation, I had it in mind that I wanted to put something out that covered the period of administration and the build-up to it. The title…

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  • Coming Home by Ollie Wright – book review
    Following Tens and Nervous: Derby County in the 2010s Volume One (2010-2015), and Tens and Nervous: Volume Two (2015-2020 – Mel’s Way), Coming Home is the third book authored by Derby County Blogger and RamsTrust Board member Ollie Wright. Coming Home takes a different approach to documenting the many significant events that affected Derby County Football Club off the pitch throughout the 2021-2022 season – and by association also affecting tens of thousands of Rams fans. Written while travelling to…

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  • Pride Before the Fall by Ryan Conway – book review
    The history of most British football clubs will document many periods of success as well as times of trouble. For Derby County, the three years between May 2019 – July 2022 contained enough significant events that, for some clubs, would cover at least half a century. In Pride Before the Fall: How Derby County went from Play-Off Final to Near Extinction, author Ryan Conway, who reported on Derby County for two years as a full-time journalist for The Athletic, charts…

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  • Reverse Advent Calendar campaign
    RamsTrust is supporting the Derby County Community Trust and Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance Reverse Advent Calendar campaign in the run up to Christmas. The aim is to collect an item of tinned or dried food every day for 25 days to make up a food parcel which will be distributed in the community before Christmas. The items to collect can be found in the graphic below. We are encouraging RamsTrust members to collect 25 items by Thursday 7 December….

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  • Derby County Remembrance event
    Paying our respects today at Pride Park…..for the players, staff and fans who made the ultimate sacrifice.
  • Independent regulator for football
    The King’s Speech today confirms there will be a plan for an independent regulator for football. RamsTrust welcomes this announcement after campaigning for many years alongside supporters’ trusts across the country for this change. Led by the Football Supporters’ Association, trusts and their members have responded to the Tracey Crouch enquiry and taken part in consultations that have resulted in the Football Governance Bill. The Bill proposes: ·        The establishment of a new, independent regulator ·        Strengthened owners’ and directors’ tests ·        Minimum standards…

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  • Pride Before the Fall – interview with author Ryan Conway
    ‘The book is a retelling of the story over three years. It was never intended to lay bare grievances and is not a scandal for legal reasons!’ laughs Ryan Conway, author of Pride Before the Fall: How Derby County went from Play-Off Final to Near Extinction. Ryan experienced many of the events that surrounded Derby County Football Club first-hand as a full-time journalist for The Athletic from summer 2019 to summer 2021. ‘The lightbulb moment for writing the book came…

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  • Supporters Board – update
    At the last Derby County Supporters Charter Group meeting, it was decided that the process of implementing a new Supporters Board for the club will continue. Welcoming this announcement, RamsTrust Chair, Hilary Leam, said: “A Supporters Board will enable greater dialogue and constructive challenge on governance issues at Derby County, supporting David Clowes and any future owners to ensure that the club is run in the long-term interests of its fans. “A Supporters Board will help to safeguard the future…

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