Sixer’s Sevens: Singing in the Rain as Depression hits Derby.

Jake: ‘it’s not always pretty’

John McCormick writes: I watched the opening game of the season at a pub in the Lakes and thought we did OK. I watched this at home, courtesy of Will’s Sky-linked tablet. As the match opened I thought we didn’t look as good as we did in August and that Derby were well organised, which only goes to show that I need to get out more.

Pete Sixsmith does that and is consequently in a much better position to judge. His report on this game won’t be here until Sunday as he’s groundhopping on his way home, so we’ll have to do with his instant seven word reaction for now.

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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Ground: Derby County, the Baseball Ground and Pride Park

Pete Sixsmith

John McCormick writes: as I’ve edited and posted the trips Pete has written about for this series I have often wondered if I was there. More rarely, I’ve known I was. But not this time. I don’t think  am certain I’ve (n)ever been to Derby, never mind watched a game of football there.

Pete Sixsmith, of course, has been there.  Not only has he been there, he’s been there more than once, and he’s been to more than one ground:

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