Gareth Davis is a former member of Derby County's media department, initially as website editor and later as programme editor, covering the George Burley to Nigel Clough years and incorporating promotion to the Premier League in 2007. A lifelong Rams fan, he is an experienced football journalist and writer who has also worked for the Matlock Mercury during his professional career and has contributed to countless other outlets including the Derby Telegraph, the Manchester Evening News and the official website of the Football League. Gareth has previously written Derby County's 2007 Season Review book and is currently a columnist on all things Rams in the local weekly newspapers. Phil Matthews was the voice of Derby County for many years on Ram FM, providing the lead commentary and match updates from games up and down the country to the radio station's listeners. As a professional sports writer and broadcaster who has supported Derby since childhood, he has worked on radio and TV for ITV, Setanta and the BBC covering the Rams' two spells in the Premier League, international football and many other big occasions in the sport, while also having written two previous books on Derby County.
Derby County v Nottingham Forest is a rivalry steeped in history, controversy, success, failure, and pretty much anything else football can throw at you. This book delves deep into the historic rivalry between Derby County and Nottingham Forest, to investigate just why it is so special to everyone involved - from players to managers to supporters.