Derby County football books and dvds and a virtual aerial tour of Pride Park. Great books about current and former Derby County players and Derby County managers and the history of Derby County football club.
Top recommended books include Derby County: The Complete Record, The Who's Who of Derby County, The Little Book of Derby County plus many more in the Derby County online bookshop
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Recommended Derby County Books
The Little Book of Derby County
For followers of the legendary Rams no phrase sums up the club more aptly than 'it could only happen at Derby County'. This hugely entertaining collection of strange but true tales shows exactly why. Through over one thousand fascinating nuggets of trivia - humorous, tragic, strange and utterly bizarre in turn - author and lifelong fan, Peter Seddon captures the very essence of the wierd and wonderful world of the incomparable Rams. Discover the awful truth about the severed head found at the Baseball Ground, find out which Rams player was immortalised in a feature film, when bad light stopped play, whose wife wrote racy novels, which Rams striker almost wished death on the entire squad, and why ace-winger Alan Hinton was dropped after the worst televised miss of all time. The entertaining stories and quirky snippets in "The Little Book of Derby County" are sure to amuse all football lovers, but in particular that special breed of fan who supports the redoubtable Rams through thick and thin.
Derby County: The Complete Record
The history of the club is covered in fascinating detail, highlighting particular seasons of interest such as winning promotion or a trophy. Biographies of 100 of Derby's top players of all time are included with a brief summary of the player's career and their impact on the team. Also included are biographies of every manager to take the reins at Derby, with particular emphasis placed on their impact on the team and their legacy in the fans' memories. One section focuses entirely on legendary matches, covering cup finals, key matches that clinched that all important promotion place and games that saved the club from relegation. Also included is the all important season-by-season history section, containing information on every game and every player, the final League table and a 'Did you know?' section containing intriguing facts for that season.
Match of My Life - Derby County (Match of My Life) (Match of My Life)
The list of Rams legends who feature in the book includes Roy McFarland, Ted McMinn, Mart Poom, Marco Gabbiadini, Paul Peschisolido, Colin Todd, Steve Powell, Roger Davies, Reg Harrison, Charlie George, Kevin Hector, Jim Bullions, Steve Cross and Robin van der Laan. Between them they have selected some of the most important and memorable matches from Derby's history, including the fabulous 5-3 win over Spurs in the FA Cup, the 1946 FA Cup triumph, and Robin van der Laan's goal against Crystal Palace which saw the Rams promoted in 1996. Plus Roy McFarland recalls the greatest moment of his career - winning the League Championship and Roger Davies remembers his fabulous five goal performance against Luton. "Match of My Life - Derby County" drips with magical memories and is a superb piece of memorabilia for every Rams fan of any age.
Relics of the Rams: Derby County's Hidden Treasures
Over the years countless items have become connected with the club and its players, grounds and statistics, from rare lead figures of the early 20th century to the first glossy programmes and colourful badges and scarves of the 1970s and 1980s. Andy Ellis, a collector of all things to do with Derby County, has put together an intriguing display of objects that reflect the history of the club that is sure to appeal to any fan. Readers may well have some of these artifacts lurking in the attic! Having been allowed access to the club's archives and trophy room, Andy Ellis's book of Derby County memorabilia contains items that may never have been seen in public before. All the items are thoroughly set in context by the accompanying text and the result is a unique insight into the history of the Rams.
Derby County Match of the Seventies [DVD]
A tribute to the most successful decade in derby County's history including highlights, interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. Derby County Match of the Seventies is a collection of great games from a magnificent era when Brian Clough made the Rams Champions of England for the first time in their history in 1972. Featuring Mackay, McFarland, Rioch, Durban, O'Hare, Hector, Hinton, McGovern, Davies, George, Nish, Lee and many more heroes from the glory days. After taking charge in the late 60s Brian Clough proceeded to make Derby County Champions of England in 1972. It was the start of a superb decade for the Rams and Clough's successor Dave Mackay repeated the feat three years later when he brought the First Division title back to the Baseball Ground.
Bye Bye Baseball Ground - Derby County [DVD]
In May 1997 Derby County played their last ever first team match at their home of over 100 years "THE BASEBALL GROUND". Since then the ground was used for reserve team and youth team matches before finally being demolished in 2004. For the sake of posterity and the long and lingering memories of thousands of Derby County fans; Richard Felix, (of Derby Heritage Centre), was granted permission to record on film a tour of the B.B.G. before it was gone for ever. This video, which also includes archive photographs supplied by the Derby Evening Telegraph, is perfect nostalgia for RAMS fans of all ages; and a lasting record to show future generations of Derby County supporters, where it all began.
The Baseball Ground was first used for baseball as the home of Derby County Baseball Club from 1890 until 1898 and then for football as the home of Derby County F.C. from 1895 until 1997. Derby County moved to the brand new Pride Park Stadium in 1997. In 2003, the Baseball Ground was demolished to make way for housing.