Derby County Ladies Football Club

Main Stand Banter Blog

Main Stand Banter Blog - By Nigel Wright

To some of you, Nigel is known as the Club Announcer, and at every home match you will no doubt here him perform chants on the terrace for the Derby County Players.


Spring is in the rather cold air as I write this. It’s the middle of March and a period that is blank for first team home games. So what to do? Weather permitting, we do have the Development and Foundation teams and that is where I have been looking to get my footie fix, with my phone on twitter keeping tabs on the first teams travelling exploits.
This has seen me watching a couple of cup semi finals recently. The development team keeping the clubs 100% record in the Derbyshire County Cup at Draycott, earning them the umpteenth final against the first team we played Woodlands. A repeat of the 8-0 win would be nice!
The Foundations stayed strong, rode their luck a little and missed their luck as they grew into the game to take control of their game in the Derbyshire League Secondary Cup v Ilkeston Town. We delivered the sucker punch on the stroke of half time. It was nice to catch up with old friends in these games.
Sadly the weather prevented me from a mad dash from Pride Park to Belper to see the Foundations again, but if the weather holds I will this week be watching the Development team. I can say that having watched both teams, the future of the playing staff looks very promising.
Off the pitch it appears to be even busier given the WSL application and also the extension of the contract with Mickleover Sports, I’m not sure though that the committee will be able to rest just yet as I’m sure that there’s always something to do.
The renaming of the leagues looks as though I’ll be having to take a deeper breath as the division that we currently in, correct me if I’m wrong, will now be The FA Women’s National League Premier Division North. Does have a ring to it though