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International Rams supporters’ group feature: Alan West, Czech Republic branch

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

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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Coming Home – interview with author Ollie Wright

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

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

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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