on 13 December 2013
This is a brand-new 2013 remaster of the classic 108-minute account of that whirlwind season (1995/96) when the Rams romped to promotion in Jim Smith's very first year in charge at the Baseball Ground.
He gathered some canny squad acquisitions (van der Laan, Willems, Stimac), promoted Dean Sturridge from loaned-out 6th-choice striker to first-choice - and Daniel Sturridge's uncle repaid Jim with 20 goals as Derby returned to the big time, and then moved to Pride Park Stadium.
Prior to that, Smith appointed a promising young coach from his Oxford United backroom, Steve McClaren - later a 'triple-winner' at Old Trafford with Sir Alex and currently revitalising Derby County and awakening their potential to challenge in the 2014 Championship promotion shake-up.
The DVD is diarised game-by-game as the season unfolded and gained impetus, with insightful interviews throughout from Jim Smith and captain van der Laan.
This DVD belongs on your football shelves right next to the VSI classic 'Match of the Seventies', which captures Derby's glory days as League Champions, first under Brian Clough in 1972 and then with Dave Mackay.