Derby County captain Richard Keogh involved in alleged scuffle with Nottingham Forest groundsman

28 Aug

Nottingham Forest and Derby County will reportedly discuss possible disciplinary action after a scuffle between Derby’s Richard Keogh and a Forest groundsman.

Keogh and other Derby players were warming down on the pitch at the City Ground following their 3-0 defeat in the Carabao Cup when the incident occurred.

Richard Keogh was involved in an incident with a Nottingham Forest groundsman
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Groundstaff from Forest were also working on the pitch when the altercation took place that is believed to have left Keogh with scratch marks on his neck.

The two men involved had to be separated by their colleagues and team-mates. It is not clear if the groundsman involved was injured in the incident.

talkSPORT commentator Sam Matterface was at the match and tweeted about the incident.

He said that Keogh and the Derby players came off the pitch swearing and clearly unhappy about what had happened.

Sky Sports News report the two clubs will discuss potential disciplinary action but no official statement has been made.

Forest beat their bitter rivals Derby 3-0 in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

Albert Adomah and Joe Lolley scored first half goals to put the home side ahead before Joao Carvalho added a third late on.

Derby County home kit 2019/20: Umbro unveil new Championship strip and fans are divided

7 Jun

Derby County have released their new home kit for the 2019/20 season.

And it is fair to say Umbro’s design for the Rams has divided supporters due to the bold patterns featured on the arms.

The new Derby County kit has divided supporters

Inspired by the kit from the promotion-winning season of 1995/96, the kit has managed to reinvent a new intricate graphic that also showcases the iconic stanchions that adorn the skyline of Pride Park.

The unique design feature is placed on the sleeve to offer a different focal point of the home shirt, which also features the wording “EST 1884” in the club’s personal Baseball Ground typeface wording on the back of the neck.

Jonathan McCourt, Umbro’s UK Marketing Manager, said: “We’re really excited about Derby County’s new home kit.

With its 1990’s graphical feel, and referencing the 1995/96 season shirt which the fans will know so well, we hope that the new strip will be one the supporters can identify with given its roots whilst also creating new and lasting memories on and off the pitch.”

Richard Keogh’ acting skills were put to the test in the video

Featuring the unique acting talents of skipper Richard Keogh, Derby will be hoping this kit can inspire them to finally get out of the Championship.

Check out what fans had to say below!

Swansea City 1-1 Derby County: Frank Lampard’s side held as race for final Championship play-off place goes to final match of season

1 May

Derby County missed out on a chance to all but seal a place in the Championship‘s top six as they were held by Swansea City.

They drew 1-1 at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday and go into the final day needing a result against West Brom.

Wayne Routledge scored for Swansea

Richard Keogh opened the scoring for Frank Lampard‘s side when he headed home a Harry Wilson corner in the 22nd minute.

Wayne Routledge equalised for Swansea 20 minutes after half-time when he tapped in from close range.

The visitors could not find a winning goal and it means there is still all to play for going into the last game of the season.

A win would have all but confirmed their place in the top six but just a point gives Middlesbrough and Bristol City a glimmer of hope.

Lampard’s side hold the upper hand, though, and know a win on the final day will secure a play-off place.

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Richard Keogh: Derby County defender prepared to play with broken hand for Republic of Ireland in Euro 2020 qualifiers

19 Mar

Richard Keogh is willing to play with a broken hand as the Republic of Ireland are set to begin their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

The Derby County defender broke a bone in his right hand on Wednesday during their Championship stalemate against Stoke City.

Richard Keogh broke his hand while playing for Derby

The 32-year-old chose not to have surgery as that would have ruled him out for the matches against Gibraltar and Georgia.

Keogh said: “I went for the X-ray and at first they were talking about surgery.

“This was before I spoke to the hand surgeon and I didn’t particularly want to do that, I wanted to get his opinion first before I did anything.


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“When I spoke to him, I just said, ‘Listen, if there’s a chance of me playing, I just want to carry on playing if that’s at all possible. I don’t want to have surgery’. I’d rather just take the risk, I suppose, and just crack on.

“He saw the X-ray and said, ‘I think we can do that’. If it hadn’t been the middle of my finger where it’s protected by the other two, I think I might have had to have surgery and been out for bit.

“But fingers crossed, with this now, I can just resume training, playing and carry on, so it worked out well in the end.”

If selected, Keogh will wear a protective cast, insisting he has not taken any risks by declaring himself available.

He said: “I had a good conversation with him [the hand surgeon], and he said he’s seen this injury a few times and people have played with it.”

Southampton 2-2 Derby County (3-5 on penalties): Premier League side out of the FA Cup on penalties after thrilling draw at St Mary’s

16 Jan

Championship side Derby County won 5-3 on penalties to knock Premier League Southampton out of the FA Cup.

Redmond was the only player to miss in the shootout, firing high and wide to give Derby the advantage at St Mary’s after a thrilling 2-2 draw.

The Derby players celebrate with their fans

It was Rams skipper Richard Keogh who scored the winning penalty to send Lampard’s side through to a fourth round clash with Accrington Stanley.

Derby thought they had taken the lead in the 38th minute as Craig Bryson slotted in after Martyn Waghorn’s lay-off.

Southampton scored two goals in as many minutes to seize control of the tie.

The hosts took the lead in the 67th minute through Stuart Armstrong’s header, the Scotland international nodding in from close range after Shane Long’s header was blocked on the line by Scott Malone.

Redmond fired his spot kick wide

And Nathan Redmond was played through just a minute later and calmly lifted the ball over keeper Kelle Roos to score Southampton’s second.

But the goal was checked by the VAR and Waghorn was adjudged to have been just offside as the ball was played into him and the goal was ruled out.

But Derby snatched a goal back just six minutes later. Harry Wilson whipped a free-kick in and, despite Waghorn’s attempt to get a head on the ball, it appeared to evade everyone and nestled in the far corner.

The goal was once again checked by the VAR, but was allowed to stand.

Keogh celebrates slamming his winning penalty home

And the comeback was complete with fewer than ten minutes remaining when Wilson turned provider as his cross found Waghorn unmarked in the box to head home.

Both teams had chances to win it late on – Tom Lawrence heading over from close range for Derby and Elyounoussi going close for Southampton.

Redmond wasted a golden opportunity to restore Saints’ lead in the 111th minute, firing straight at Roos after being slipped in by Oriol Romeu, before his off-target spot-kick in the shoot-out proved decisive.