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  • RamsTrust meets Robin Van der Laan – part 2
    In Part 1 of our interview, Robin recalled the 1995/1996 promotion season, that iconic goal, and his role as captain. The Premiership…and Wolves The close season after promotion and the start of the 1996-1997 season were exciting times for Rams supporters who were looking forward to seeing top-class players like Alan Shearer, Eric Cantona, and Dennis Bergkamp grace the Baseball Ground pitch. However, the season did not start well for Robin Van der Laan. “In that close season West Bromwich Albion…

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  • Memories of Leighton James (16 February 1953 – 19 April 2024)
    By Jim Coyle, Vice-Chair of RamsTrust I was 19 years old and it was the spring of 1975. Derby County had just been crowned Champions of England for the second time in three years. I was living in what felt like a perfect world. My Rams were fulfilling my dreams for me. Cloud 9 was real. Even in a time that seemed perfect, dreams of improvement always encroach into the mind of a football fan. We always hope for more…

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  • RamsTrust Derby County Player of the Season 2023-2024 announced
    RamsTrust members have voted Curtis Nelson as the inaugural winner of RamsTrust Player of the Season 2023-2024. Eiran Cashin was second in the vote, and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing was third. Curtis’s performances at the heart of the defence have been consistently high since he joined Derby from Blackpool in June 2023, ensuring that the Rams have conceded a joint lowest 37 goals in League One so far this season, and keeping 20 clean sheets on the way. Curtis is one of…

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  • RamsTrust meets Robin Van der Laan – part 1
    “I don’t think I have ever dreamt about that goal!” laughs former Derby County midfielder and captain Robin Van der Laan. Most Rams supporters older than their mid-30s will instantly know what is being referred to – when the flying Dutchman leapt unchallenged at the back post to head the winning goal from a corner in a 2-1 win at home to Crystal Palace in April 1996. The importance of the game was clear to everyone at the Baseball Ground…

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  • Pride Park Stadium renewed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV)
    Derby City Council have renewed Pride Park Stadium as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) for the next five years following a nomination by RamsTrust. The nomination was supported by Derby County Football Club. This means that Pride Park Stadium is recognised by Derby City Council, Derby County FC, and the local community as a valued asset that should be protected. The award of ACV status means that Pride Park Stadium cannot be sold without community groups being informed and given an opportunity…

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  • Derby County Supporters’ Charter Group meeting – 20 March 2024
    The latest Derby County Supporters’ Charter Group meeting was held this week at Pride Park Stadium. Click this link to view the minutes.
  • International Rams supporters’ group feature: Alan West, Czech Republic branch
    Location: Outside of Prague. Members here: Only myself that I know of (I am listed as the contact for CZ with the DCFC International Supporters Group). Day Job: Retired How I became a Ram: My Mother and Aunt used to go together to all the home matches and occasionally away (my Aunt and Granddad were at the 1946 FA Cup Final incidentally). My Dad was in the Special Police Force and was always on traffic duty before and after games….

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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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