Derby County have players who relish the big games and occasions, according to manager Gary Rowett. And there is a big game tonight as the Rams look to book a place at Wembley and keep alive hopes of reaching the Premier League. Derby are eyeing promotion, but first they must negotiate a testing clash against Fulham at Craven Cottage. The Rams take a 1-0 lead from Friday's Championship play-off semi-final first leg into tonight's second leg and Rowett feels experience could prove crucial. He points to Curtis Davies, Tom Huddlestone, Cameron Jerome, Bradley Johnson and Matej Vydra. "Cameron has played in big games, Bradley Johnson loves the big occasions and the big games, and Matej Vydra always revels in the big occasions in terms of the quality he shows. I think he scored two goals in a semi-final for Watford. Read More Derby County 1-0 Fulham "We have got lots of players like that." When asked about the expierence in the squad, Rowett said: "We spoke about that earlier in the … [Read more...] about Rams have players who relish the big games says boss Rowett
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by Sean Wallace 14/03/2018, 8:23 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Aberdeen’s bid to win the Scottish Cup for the first time since 1990 continued due to true grit and the heroics of keeper Freddie Woodman. The Reds were a goal down in extra-time and staring into the abyss in a game that was make or break for their season. Facing a cup exit on the back of a four-game winless slump the pressure was intense – but the Reds refused to buckle. This was a blood and thunder tie and they would not lie down – they dug deep to book a semi-final slot against Motherwell at Hampden on April 14. Seasons swing on games like these and this result can provide the propulsion to get the bid to finish second in the Premiership back on track. High pressure situations call for big players – step up on-loan Newcastle United stopper Woodman. Who better for a high stakes shoot-out than a keeper who saved a spot-kick in a … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: Woodman saved U20s World Cup final pen … but Scottish Cup shoot-out with Killie shows he can do it in the big games, too!
Scouting for Girls are headlining the Big Game 10 at Twickenham Stadium next month. The trio will perform at the 10th anniversary of the games on Saturday (December 30). The show will coincide with their debut album's UK anniversary tour, which visited venues across the country. Released in 2007 it became a triple platinum number one record and features hits 'She's So Lovely' and 'Elvis Ain't Dead'. Steps announce outdoor summer UK tour - here's how to get tickets They say: "The last 10 years have been a bit of a blur for Scouting For Girls, it's been the most amazing rollercoaster ride. The game itself will see Harlequins play Northampton Saints and kicks off at 4pm. £1 of every Big Game 10 ticket sold will be donated to the Harlequins Foundation to help projects such as METTLE, a flagship mental health initiative, and Switch, Harlequins’ Women and Girls programme. Where can I buy tickets? They are now available from Ticketmaster here. How much are they? Tickets are … [Read more...] about Scouting for Girls announced as Big Game 10 headliners
THE win over Aberdeen on Wednesday night was another really impressive result for Rangers and Graeme Murty’s record in the ‘big’ games against the top teams in the Premiership certainly makes for encouraging reading. But he has to get results in every match, not just against the likes of Celtic and Aberdeen, if Rangers are to make real progress and he is to remain as manager beyond the end of the season. It is no use turning in a good performance against Aberdeen and then dropping points away to Ross County. That is what Rangers must avoid in what is going to be a really hard game for them on Sunday. As a player, it is easy to get yourself up for the games against your rivals in the league and it is great when you get the praise and the plaudits after a win. But when you are at Rangers every game is a big game and every game is a must-win. Look at some of the results we have had at Ibrox this season and the points that have been dropped to the likes of … [Read more...] about Derek Johnstone: Graeme Murty’s big game record will count for nothing if Rangers don’t find some consistency in the Premiership
0 Have your say Nervous and excited - that’s how fans on both sides of the Steel City divide described their emotions as the countdown to kick-off continues. The Blades and the Owls will battle it out under the lights at Bramall Lane on Friday night, with United looking to secure their first derby double over Wednesday since 2006.Wednesdayite Kev Woods, landlord of the New Barrack Tavern, is hoping to make use of his pub’s 2am licence by celebrating a win over his team’s arch-rivals.And lifelong Blade Trevor Payling said he was confident United would secure a second victory over their cross-city rivals at Bramall Lane in four months.Kev, who has run the Penistone Road pub just yards from Hillsborough for the last 15 years, said: “I’m not very confident about the match at all but it’s going to be a busy night for us.“It’s a bit different to the game at Hillsborough because it’s on TV so we’re going to benefit from it … [Read more...] about Steel City derby: Fans on both sides of Sheffield’s football divide gear up for the big game