02/03: Preview: Derby County
by Matt Rowson
How did they do?
A bit like a car with a dodgy ignition, wheezed painfully, occasionally threatened to splutter into life, and ultimately gave up the ghost.
How will they do?
John Gregory is psychologically disturbed, but has the starter for 10 of the crowd behind him. Derby have a very decent squad of players by Division One standards, their fate depends largely on how much pruning is deemed necessary... or should they, like the rest of us, find a market full of sellers, how elegantly they ride the financial pressures. Should at least make the play-offs, will be in the running for an automatic spot.
Derby on Big Brother...?
Everybody says hello when they enter the house, but then just sort of forgets that they're there. Voted out in about Week 4, nominations invariably along the lines of "Well I don't really have anything against them, but I just have more in common with everyone else. Oh, and that Silver Fox mascot annoys me for some reason."