Derby County Announce New Deals for Max Bird and Louie Sibley

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Following opening day defeat at the hands of Reading, Derby County have given their fans some much-needed good news by announcing new deals for academy graduates Max Bird and Louie Sibley. Both players put pen to paper on contracts until 2024 to secure their futures with the club. Bird, 20, and Sibley, 19, could prove […] READ MORE


John Obi Mikel Makes Shock Stoke City Switch

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Chelsea legend John Obi Mikel has completed possibly the most unexpected transfer of the summer. The Nigerian has officially joined Championship side Stoke City in one final hurrah. The 33-year-old will certainly add much-needed experience to a Stoke City side who finished mid-table last season. The former Chelsea man stated in his first interview at […] READ MORE


Wayne Rooney Gives Derby County the Edge in Gutsy Win

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A Wayne Rooney free-kick was enough to give Derby County all three points against Preston North End. The 1-0 win for the visitors sees the Lancashire side’s dismal form continue. Both sides came into the match at Deepdale just a few points off the top six but in completely different veins of form. Derby continued […] READ MORE


Derby County Beat Reading to Keep Play-Off Dream Alive

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Wayne Rooney’s spot-kick helped Derby County to beat Reading and keep their play-off hopes alive in a 2-1 victory. The win sees them move up to 8th place in the EFL Championship and within touching distance of the play-offs. Tom Lawrence put the Rams ahead on 44 minutes with a curled effort before Rooney dispatched […] READ MORE


Harry Kane Aiming for 200 Premier League Goals

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says he wants to reach 200 goals in the Premier League. The England captain scored his 137th in just 203 appearances last night as Spurs eased past relegation-threatened West Ham United. At just 26-years-old, it’s a remarkable statistic that shows just how valuable Kane is to Spurs. Harry Kane Wants […] READ MORE


Team of the Decade: England

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s team of the decade series, with England as  today’s side. England experienced the usual ups and downs over the past decade. They started the decade with promise, reaching the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. But it was the familiar foe Germany who eliminated Fabio Capello’s […] READ MORE


Team of the Decade: Manchester United

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In the latest of Last Word on Football’s new series, we look at the players and manager who have made it into the Manchester United Team of the Decade. READ MORE




Wayne Rooney ‘Can’t Wait’ for FA Cup Tie vs Manchester United

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Wayne Rooney‘s Derby County face Manchester United on Thursday night in the FA Cup 5th round. It’ll be the third time Rooney has played against the Reds since departing in 2017. The United record goalscorer has lost on the other two occasions with Everton. Wayne Rooney ‘Can’t Wait’ for FA Cup Tie vs Manchester United […] READ MORE