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Derby County Football Club was founded in 1884 and is notable as being one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. It is a professional football club based at Pride Park Stadium in Derby, England.
Following relegation from the Premier League in the 2007/08 season, Derby County is expected to compete in the Football League Championship in the 2008/2009 season.
Derby County Football Club is one of only eleven clubs to have appeared in all 109 seasons of the football league since its inception. The franchise?s competitive history includes two spells as English League Champions, one FA Cup title and an appearance in the European Cup semi-finals.
The club is nicknamed The Rams. Formed as an offshoot of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, the team initially played at the Racecourse Ground.
Derby County entered the FA Cup besides competing in a number of friendly matches and informal competitions. In 1895 the club moved to a new stadium, The Baseball Ground.
The Ground remained their home for around 102 years, and adopted their traditional colors of black and white. On 16 April 1898, they appeared in their first FA Cup final at Crystal Palace.
Unfortunately, they lost it 3-1. Derby were losing finalists again in 1899 and 1903. Derby were relegated to the Football League?s Second Division for the first time in 1907 but regained their First Division place in 1911.
In 1914 the team was relegated again, but instantly won the Second Division to get promoted. With high finishes, the club became a formidable force from the late 1920s and all through the 1930s.
In the January 2008, Jewell sold several players and brought eight new players in, namely Everton defender Alan Stubbs; Argentine striker Emanuel Villa; ex-England international defender Danny Mills on loan from Manchester City; Blackburn midfielder Robbie Savage; French winger Laurent Robert; Tottenham?s Egyptian midfielder Hossam Ghaly on loan; Genclerbirligi's Mile Sterjovski and Rangers goalkeeper Roy Carroll.
On January 28, 2008, it was announced that Derby had been sold to American group General Sports and Entertainment. Tom Glick would take the role of new President and Chief Executive.
Derby?s relegation was confirmed on March 29, 2008, the first time a club had been relegated from the division before April. It sealed the club?s first immediate relegation following promotion in its history.
Poor results continued: a 6-0 home defeat at the hands of Aston Villa on 12 April 2008 is the biggest defeat at Pride Park. By the season?s end, the team had recorded the Premier League?s lowest points total.
Derby leveled Loughborough?s 108-year Football League record of going through an entire season with only one win. Following the final day of the season, Jewell announced drastic changes.
Within four weeks of the close of the season, Derby confirmed five new signings, namely Paul Connolly, Paul Green, Jordan Stewart and Kris Commons.
The first game of the new Championship season saw 9 of Jewell?s summer signings making their debuts, but lost 1-0 to Doncaster.
This stretched the club?s winless run to 33 matches. Jewell finally got his first win as Derby beat Lincoln 3-1 in the League Cup first round.