+ Visit Derby County FC Mad for Latest News, Transfer Gossip, Fixtures and Match Results

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Jim smith

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    469

    Jim smith

    The bald eagle has flown to the great football ground in the sky
    RIP thanks for the memories

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    5,931
    Well said lewyman. Fond memories.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    1,340
    RIP

    Go and join Brian Clough and Peter Taylor

    That era was fantastic, Eranio, Bainio, Stimac, Wanchope.... who can forget that team.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3,945
    So sad, it really doesn't seem so long ago that he was leading us. Amazing memories

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    1,604
    A true football man. Thanks for some great times Jim, you will be always be a Derby legend.
    Condolences to his family.
    RIP, give our best to Old Big Head and Pete.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    8,950
    When I first heard Jim Smith had taken over as Derby County manager I was really disappointed, as a person he always seemed a decent bloke but being manager of Derby really disappointed me. I was expecting poor displays and relegation battles, it just goes to show how wrong someone can be about a person, the great times he gave me and many other Rams fans over the period he was here has to be some of the best. Jim Smith and Dave Mackay are my all time greatest managers of Derby. Both now passed away. RIP Jim you will be sadly missed.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2,759
    RIP TBE.

    Jim was 79. Let's have a minute's applause in the 79th minute this evening.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    5,931
    Quote Originally Posted by MadAmster View Post
    RIP TBE.

    Jim was 79. Let's have a minute's applause in the 79th minute this evening.
    Good idea Amster. He grew up as a Wednesday fan too, before spending a little while on the Blades’ books, so should go down well all round.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3,097
    Quote Originally Posted by Manofpride View Post
    When I first heard Jim Smith had taken over as Derby County manager I was really disappointed, as a person he always seemed a decent bloke but being manager of Derby really disappointed me. I was expecting poor displays and relegation battles, it just goes to show how wrong someone can be about a person, the great times he gave me and many other Rams fans over the period he was here has to be some of the best. Jim Smith and Dave Mackay are my all time greatest managers of Derby. Both now passed away. RIP Jim you will be sadly missed.
    I felt the same. There was a particular photo in the telegraph after the Tranmere defeat which caught some of our shorter players framed with their taller ones and the caption ‘men against boys’ and I’d have been quite happy if he’d been given the push at that point. Thank God others had more faith. Of course it all clicked the following Saturday and that fantastic 5 month Unbeaten run is one of my happiest footballing memories, especially going top on Christmas Eve. RIP Jim and thank you.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •