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  1. I swear this is my first time logging in to this forum since they changed to the new look. A bit lost at first in finding this legendary thread but I must say I'm quite pleasantly surprise that this thread is not dead. I may not be active in the forum but I do play and made tactics changes in the game setup. I'm really pleased with the performance of my club Derby County especially in the second half of the season which saw us climb up to respectable 6th place in Division 1. Even though I'm not really active in the transfer market, the squad looks really have improved over the past few months with some players' rating shoot up to be considered as first team such as Jose Luis Gaya, Grzgorz Krychowiak, Aissa Mandi, Dennis Praet and Shinji Okazaki. As the season coming to an end, I do plan to clear some of the dead woods including Sebastian Giovinco. As for now, I'll focus on finishing the season as close to the top of the league. Good luck to everyone for the remaining of the season.
  2. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Derby County are currently top of Division 1 after 1-0 victory against West Ham United. Okazaki scored the winning goal late in the game. If I win Division 1, that could be the best achievement ever playing SM before I leave this game for good at the end of the season.
  3. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Derby County lost 2-3 to Darlington last Thursday but got back to winning ways in the 4-0 win over Liverpool. Son, Holtby, Huntelaar and Tadic got themselves in the scoresheet.
  4. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Derby County continue their surprise start of the season with their third win in the 3-2 victory against Manchester City. Ja-Cheol Koo, Huntelaar and Giovinco found the net.
  5. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Derby County came up as a surprise winner in the convincing 5-0 rout against Chelsea. Son and Giovinco got off with a brace each while Capel bagged another. #topofDivision1
  6. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Started Division 1 brilliantly with a good three points at Crewe Alexandra. Tadic and Son scored to win 2-1.
  7. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Couldn't ask for more. Lead Derby County to their third consecutive promotions. From Division 4 in Season 19 to getting automatic promotion in this season. This is also Derby's first time in Division 1 throughout this setup history.
  8. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread It was nerve breaking in the final quarter of the season but Derby stayed on the automatic promotion till the last final whistle of the season. Derby won 1-0 at Nottingham Forest to secure the promotion. This is definitely my biggest achievement having a back-to-back promotion from Division 4 two seasons ago. DIVISION 2 HERE I COME! ?
  9. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Derby hammered Portsmouth 5-0. Heung-Min Son scored a brace with Huntelaar, Okazaki and Wakaso scored the other goals. It looks like we are still in the hunt for the top spot. Derby are just 1 point behind Portsmouth with 8 more games to go.
  10. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Derby won 1-0 over Shorpe United. Huntelaar scored from the spot to earn the points. We are now 2nd in Division 3. Current leaders Portsmouth lost their match which means we are now only 1 point below them. Still 11 games to go but I suspect it will be a close one by the end of the season.
  11. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread It's been quite some time since I update my club here. Been busy with new job. So far it has been very impressive run of form despite the fact that I don't regularly set tactics. 9 wins in the last 11 league games. We are currently on top of Division 3 on a same points with Portsmouth. I'm also delighted to announce our latest big name signing; Dusan Tadic from FC Twente for 23 million plus 2 fringe players. (There's a way of offering more than your chairman value but won't disclose it ).
  12. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Derby County won 5-1 at West Ham United. Adam Maher scored the opener for the home side as early as 4th minute but Derby fought back with 5 goals by Keisuke Honda, Mubarak Wakaso, Lewis Holtby, Shinji Okazaki and Bruno Zuculini.
  13. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Derby County won 3-0 over Bristol Rovers. Huntelaar scored a brace. Son was also in the scoresheet.
  14. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Won 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion. Huntelaar got the winning goal.
  15. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Welcome to EC106! Good to see you here.
  16. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Mlapa silence his former club with the winning goal. Derby lost 0-1 to Oxford United.
  17. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Derby County Transfers News Derby County striker Martin Pedro could be sold to Atletico Madrid, sources have told The Soccer Manager Times, with the Spanish keen to bolster to increase their chances for SMFA Champions Cup knockout stage.Martin, 22, has been linked with a Derby exit for some time after struggling to break through to the first team upon arriving at the club from Chesterfield in Season 16. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Derby County defender/coach Jorge Luis Martinez has announced he will retire at the end of the season. "The decision has already been made," he told The Soccer Manager Times. "At my age, I don't think I can continue playing after this season." Speaking after his full debut in the 1-1 draw at Shorpe United, Martinez, 40, revealed that i"t has been already agreed upon with the club in his contract that he will continue his career at Derby as a coach for another two seasons. "We have agreed about it when I signed for Derby. It is just that it has not been revealed before." ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dean Bryant has refused to rule out a departure for Aly Cissokho, who is reported to be interesting Ipwich Town. The Rams defender is under contract until the end of the season, but it appears talks over an extension have reached a dead end. It is believed that Derby had initially rejected a 5.5 million pound offer from Ipwich but are willing to negotiate for another deal for the Frenchman rather than letting the player go for free in May. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Derby County are planning to bring in more young talents after reports revealed they are close in signing Branco Van Den Boomen, Janik Jesgarzewski and Markel Etxeberria from Ajax, FC Twente and Athletic Club respectively. They are also closed in agreeing terms with Callum Robinson, who is currently without a club, after impressing a trial with the youth academy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Derby County have reportedly made an offer for Middlesbrough striker Mario Mandzukic. The deal is expected to include another player after Boro manager Adriano hinted that they are only interested in negotiating a deal with another player.
  18. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Glandford Park (22,533) Shorpe United 1 - 1 Derby County Flavio Ferreira (39') ------------- Gotoku Sakai (78')- Sakai rescues point for Rams Sakai celebrates his equaliser Gotoku Sakai rescued a point for Derby County at Shorpe United to keep them level with their opponent and West Ham United at Division 3 play-off spots, but a thrilling match might easily have gone either way. The Irons, fresh from downing Sheffield Wednesday in the English Shield two days ago, had ample opportunity to extend their winning streak after Flavio Ferreira smashed a 20-yard strike into the net in the 39th minute. But it was Derby who ended the game in the hunt for the points after Sakai headed home from Lewis Holtby's free kick. Had Heung-Min Son been anywhere close to his best he would have settled the issue and put Derby up to third place by finishing a clear cut chance teed up by Holtby late in the game. Shorpe began the match positively, Roman Eremenko combining well with Bruno Fernandes but only to see Eremenko shot saved by Diego Lopez. Derby gradually took control of the midfield, Riccardo Montolivo, Lewis Holtby and Keisuke Honda proving an effective triple act in the central area. Montolivo and Jan-Klaas Huntelaar both had a chance for the opener but Maarten Stekelenburg did brilliantly to cancel off their efforts. Shorpe were not given much of the ball but their tight defence looked secured for at least a goalless draw before the break. Their risilient play paid off six minutes before half time. Eremenko hold the ball well to provide some space for Flavio Ferreira just outside the box and the Portugese made no mistake with a low shot into the bottom corner. The second half began explosively, with both sides created chances from distance. The Rams went first, Cristian Zapata played the ball forward after a quick restart from the keeper. Holtby produced a sublime piece of control and hit an ambitious effort from 20 yards but Stekelenburg showed strong hands to save it. Moments later Shorpe advanced, with Benetti Ramiro's lay-off finding Marouane Fellaini 25 yards out only for Lopez's safe hands to spare Derby. The pace barely slowed before another effort from long range by Honda was well saved by Stekelenburg. They were level after 78 minutes, with Sakai the scorer. Holtby's free kick found Son but the Korean selflessly nod the ball into the path of Sakai, who made no mistake to head home the equaliser. Derby were buoyed and probably should have taken the lead when Holtby's one-touch pass sat up for Son with a clear chance from 10 yards. He snatched at the shot that flew straight to Stekelenburg who easily push the ball clear from the danger. Shorpe United and Derby County remained in sixth and fifth in Division 3 respectively with fourteen points each.
  19. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Derby won 3-2 over Reading. Heung-Min Son, Lewis Holtby and Cristian Zapata scored the goals for the Rams.
  20. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Lost 0-1 to Rotherham United. Unaware I didn't change tactics from the cup. Derby have confirmed the signings of Iker Undabarrena, Nahuel Leiva and Jorge Luis Martinez. Does anyone know about Jorge Luis Martinez? Does he even exist in real life football?? 40-year-old Argentine and rated 90!!
  21. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Good news everybody! Derby County are in pole position to sign promising starlets Iker Undabarrena and Nahuel Leiva.
  22. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Derby got through to the next round of English Cup after winning the first round in the 5-2 victory at Yeovil Town. Okazaki got a hat trick. Ji-Sung Park and Huntelaar scored the other two goals. At the moment, Brighton and Hove Albion is on job offer. Ipswich Town manager is on the verge of getting fired after failing to report to work for 29 days. Keep an eye on these two.
  23. Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... Emboaba Oscar or Francisco Isco?
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