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Pride: The Inside Story of Derby County in the 21st Century

Ryan Hills

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From the publisher:

Pride: The Inside Story of Derby County in the 21st Century is the fascinating story of one of Britain's most tumultuous football teams, as told by the people at the heart of the club. Ryan Hills gained exclusive access to almost 50 former players, managers and board members to bring you the Rams' modern history. The move to Pride Park in 1997 was supposed to mark an exciting new chapter for the club.

But despite initial success, things started to go wrong. Relegation from the Premier League caused huge financial strife, leading to the arrest of three board members. On the pitch, a single promotion brought the worst season in Derby's history and a 362-day wait for a win.

Since that fateful season, the club have been on a cyclical and so far fruitless mission to return to the Premier League, while dressing-room turmoil, car crashes and a man named Bobby have stood in their way. Pride gives you the inside track on a football club that refuses to accept obscurity, as revealed by those who know it best.

The author:

Ryan Hills grew up hearing tales of the glory days of Derby County. His first game, a disappointing 2-2 draw against Charlton in 2000, was an appropriate introduction. Ryan is a sports journalism graduate with a background in content writing and production, having written for magazines, websites and for large audiences on social media. He is currently working for the International Paralympic Committee in Germany as part of the Tokyo 2020 team.


Pitch Publishing
24 x 16 cm
384 pages
Includes colour plate section
October 2020