The League Cup Run of 1967/68

The League Cup Run of 1967/68

Derby travel to Boundary Park on Tuesday to play Oldham Athletic in the first round of the Carabao Cup. In this article, Steve McGhee looks back at the Rams’ first real success in this competition. Under its various sponsored guises, the Football League Cup is now a well-established feature of any season but, back in 1960, when it was first played for, the brainwave of then Football League secretary Alan Hardaker was met by a tide of apathy and concern…

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1968/1969 Division 2 Champions – 50 years on

1968/1969 Division 2 Champions – 50 years on

This season marks the 50th anniversary since Derby County became Division Two Champions under the management of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor. It was the beginning of a golden era for the Rams which would see the club win two League Championships, play European football and witness many great games at the Baseball Ground. Before the start of the 1968/69 season, Clough persuaded 33-year old Scotland legend Dave Mackay to sign for £5,000 from Tottenham Hotspur to captain the Rams…

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Biri & the British Olympic X1

Biri & the British Olympic X1

On Monday December 14 1970, the Rams played a friendly match at the Baseball Ground against a British Olympic X1 team preparing for the 1972 Games in Munich. The game was one of a series of matches against professional clubs, with other teams including Oxford United, Watford, Reading, Preston, Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday. The Munich Games were the final Olympic competition entered by Britain’s amateur football team. The four page programme, priced four pence (two new pence), listed Derby as…

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