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Derby County FC - No More Ramifications

Started on 30 August 2013 by Toon
Latest Reply on 2 September 2013 by wellsy1498
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Full Name - Derby County F.C.
Nickname(s) - The Rams
Founded - 5 February 1884
Ground - Pride Park Stadium
Chairman - Andrew Appleby
Manager - N/A
League - The Championship

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Good luck Toon. I come from a family full of Derby fans and they have a place in my heart. :D
c'mon you rams
2013-08-30 14:19#132346 SuperToddHD : c'mon you rams
Also as a Derby fan your name makes me think of Colin Todd :P
Good luck Toon! Bennett and Hughes will be defo important
Had a Derby save as my first save of FM13 and I really enjoyed it. Good luck!

Johnson Swaps Blues Coach Role For Derby Helm


Ex-Derby player and Jamaican international, Michael Johnson, has left behind his role in the backroom staff of Birmingham City to take on the role of manager for Derby County F.C. This will be Johnson's first full management position, before now only having the title of 'coach' and 'caretaker manager.

Johnson, born and bred in Birmingham, has spent the last year of his post-player career working at his beloved Birmingham City, but has since explained that he is ready to move on, hence his switch to the Rams.

"I love Birmingham, and when I was offered the role of coach I was very happy," Johnson explained. "I think that I'm now ready to move on to management. I've had offers in the past, but now, I truly believe I am a capable manager."

Andrew Appleby, current chairman of Derby, released a statement on Johnson's appointment. "Some may consider him a risk, but if you look at his qualifications, it's all there. He was once Derby's captain, now he is the manager. I think he can take Derby back up."

Johnson will join a Derby team that finished 12th in the Championship last season- almost smack bang in the middle. Fans and players alike, however, have set their sights on a comfortable top half finish and it seems Johnson does too.
This is marvellous. I love the way that you used the times .
Great stuff Toon! Waiting for moree!

Igor Martinez On His Way To Derby


22 year old Igor Martinez has signed a four year contract with Derby County after his contract with Athletic Bilbao expired at the end of last season. The Attacking Midfielder was linked with several Segunda División outfits, but eventually made a move to the East Midlands.

"I am exited to play in England," Martinez admitted after joining the Rams. "Derby is the perfect club for me, because I have time to prove myself, and, I think I can help take them in the Premier League- It would be fantastic to play in the Premier League."

Martinez has caps for the Spanish U-19s, and Derby manager, Michael Johnson, hopes that he can help Martinez get back on the radar. "I think he has the potential to make it, internationally," the Jamaican manager told press. "I want him to get noticed by the Spanish coach."

Martinez is Johnson's first official signing in management, and many Derby fans speculate that he will play in the first team. The playmaker made 13 league appearances for Athletic Bilbao in his spell at the Basque club.
Nice update :) Interesting choice of manager too.
Nice signing, given the team :D Hope he does well for you!

County Enlist Yasuda As Ward Departs


Derby County have confirmed their second signing of the Summer transfer window, capturing ex-Vitesse right back, Michihiro Yasuda, on a free agent after his contract expired at the end of last season. The full-back has already obtained 8 caps for Japan.

"Michihiro will impress in the Championship," Jamaican manager, Michael Johnson promised Derby fans. "If we get promoted and he is in the team, he will impress in the Premier League, too. He is only 25, and, if everything goes smoothly, he'll be at Derby for his best years."

Meanwhile, the Rams have sold star striker, Jamie Ward, to Hull for an undisclosed fee that is estimated to be around £3,000,000. "Jamie and I agreed that his career lies elsewhere," Johnson admitted. "So, he's moved on, and we now have money to develop the team."

Yasuda arrived in the UK after a holiday in his homeland of Japan, but he was eager to tell press his opinion on the move. "Derby has the potential to be a big club, so I am exited. I always wanted to play in the Premier League, and now I have my chance with Derby."

After the capture of Igor Martinez, Yasuda has become the second player to join Johnson's derby team this season- both signings are young, 22 and 25 respectively, and highly rated, provoking many positive reactions from fans and pundits alike.
Some really nice signings :D

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