Steve Bloomer's Washing is a Derby County podcast which was created in January 2017. Produced by three life-long Rams fans, SBW offers a fortnightly dose of Derby analysis, opinion, trivia and nostalgia. The podcast regularly features interviews with former players, expert opinion from opposing fans and national journalists, and has established itself as a leading independent voice on Derby County. See more of our content over at stevebloomerswashing.com or follow us on Twitter (@SteveBloomerPod), Facebook and Instagram.
SBW Season Review 2020/21
What a season, eh? After an infuriating, relentless but ultimately relief-filled campaign, Chris, Anton, Tom and Richard look back on Derby County's woeful 20/21 struggles in the hope we never have to endure a season like this again.
Was this year as bad as 07/08... if not worse? Who did we select for our Player of the Year and Goal of the Season? We also discuss what went wrong for Phillip Cocu (and Wayne Rooney), and brace ourselves for next year as we wonder what sort of points deduction the Rams can get away with... if they're still a Championship club.
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Thanks for listening this season! Chris, Tom, Richard and Anton.
SBW 111: Survival
It's over! After a chaotic shambles of a season, Derby County have stayed in the Championship by the skin of their teeth. A jubilant Chris, Richard and Tom give a collective, 'Thank god that's over' as we discuss the incredible six-goal final day rollercoaster and assess whether Derby's escape merely papers over the cracks of the Rams' long term problems.
There's also your Five Word Reviews, and a chat with Rams fan Jimmy Gregory, one of dozens who followed the game from outside Pride Park before celebrating with the players on full time.
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SBW 110: League One looms
With Derby County's irreversible slump in form leaving them just four points above the bottom three and relegation looming, Chris, Richard and Anton discuss whether the Rams really are doomed to the third tier for the first time in 35 years.
There's also inevitable chat on 'Rooney Out' - whether Derby's inexperienced manager should swallow his pride and walk away (or be sacked) if the Rams are still to survive.
Also: 'Win, Lose or Schnoor'.
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SBW 109: Takeover take two
Chris, Cutch and Tom review the Rams' narrow defeat to Norwich and assess Derby's survival prospects. They also debate the known pros and cons of Erik Alonso's pending takeover of Derby County and what the future might have in store.
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SBW Meets: Branko Strupar
Signed by Jim Smith in December 1999, Branko Strupar was a European top goalscorer who arrived in England as 'The Belgian Beckham' due to his freekick prowess, with Rams fans hoping he'd rejuvenate a side struggling to score.
However, despite a formidable goals-per-minutes record when he was fit, Strupar's time at Derby was ravaged by injury and he remains a 'What if?' player in the eyes of fans to this day.
Chris and Richard spoke to Branko, who told us candidly about the mistakes he made in rushing himself back from injury, his sadness at not playing more games, and his hopes to one day return to England.
* CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE *
SBW 107: Wayne's winless woe
Remember when football was fun....? As Derby slip to a seventh game without a win, leaving relegation a distinct possibility, Chris, Richard and Anton look back on the lifeless loss at Stoke, along with the credible point at Brentford and where it leaves the Rams' survival chances.
We also catch up with the Daily Telegraph's John Percy, who filled us in on the BZI takeover collapse, the EFL appeal... and Richard Keogh.
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Always excellent. Great content.
Up The Rams
Cracking pod chaps. Great #dcfc chat and very knowledgable.
Best out there!
DCFC related podcasts don’t get any better then this. Chris Parsons and the lads offer great entertainment, fantastic laughs and I always look forward to the interviews with players, both old and new. Can’t wait for the next series. Well done, lads.