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Jake Cooper joins Conference high flyers Hartlepool United on Loan

“Coops” ready for his next challenge…

DDG is pleased to confirm that we have negotiated the terms of a new loan deal for Jake Cooper, the highly rated Rotherham United centre-back.

Jake will join Conference high-flyers Hartlepool United as the push for promotion back into the EFL.

Twenty year-old Jake has already played fifty loan games for the Conference North side Gateshead FC, and the move to third placed Pools will be an exciting new challenge for him.

Steve Harrison of DDG concluded the terms on Thursday evening, and Jake was headed down to Devon hours later on Friday morning for today’s top-of-the-table clash against Torquay United.

The team held a training session on Friday afternoon at the Bristol City training ground for an afternoon session. A great opportunity for Jake to meet his new team-mates.

Jake has posted “delighted to be on board, cant wait to get started” on his on Twitter page.

He is available for selection immediately.

Good Luck Jake… Onwards and Upwards!

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Chloe Peplow Returns to WSL Action

Chloe Peplow the Spurs and England Lioness

It was wonderful to see Chloe Peplow back on the grass at the weekend as Tottenham Hotspur played Everton in the WSL.

So unlucky five-months ago picking up an injury after a challenge in the North London Derby against Arsenal, Chloe has been disciplined and stealth like in her return which has seen a change of manager at the Spurs in Rehanne Skinner.

We hope that Chloe see’s more minutes against her old club Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend.

Welcome Back and Good Luck from Team DDG!

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Classic House Anthem reissue from Doves guitarist Jez Williams…

Jez Williams recorded for Dead Dead Good in the 1990’s

We are thrilled to re-issue the classic dance track from the Manchester Hacienda era from Jez Williams, guitarist with the Manchester band Doves.

The recording was a one-off under the guise of Deviation and the catalogue number was GOOD12.

The single was released was on both 12″ and CD.

Jez recorded the track at Fon Studios in Sheffield, and we have recently seen white label copies selling for over £100 in the collectors marketplace. The 12″ issue regular sells for upwards of £25.

Jez would also release dance records under the moniker of Sub Sub with bandmates from Doves, on Robs Records, the label of Rob Gretton the former Joy Division and New Order manager, and good pal of our very own Steve Harrison.

Great memories of releasing the record in a busy period for the record label, and wonderful to make the track available again for fans of Jez and the band.

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Terrific Feature on Claudia in the latest edition of “She Kicks” magazine, as she prepares for tonight’s ‘Second City’ WSL Derby

Walker delivered the winning goal in the last Villa v Blues Derby…

A really impressive interview in the latest edition of the leading women’s football publication “She Kicks” for Claudia.

A mention on the front cover with the headline ‘Goal-Wizard’ as reference to her huge interest in all things ‘Harry Potter‘.

“Striker Claudia Walker has embodied the rejuvenation of Birmingham City in the first half of this season, scoring reels of match-winning goals’ – I think we will take that as a positive…

Claudia Walker – the leading English born goal scorer in the WSL

Tonight see’s the second ever WSL ‘Second City’ derby and this time on home-turf with great expectations for the in-form Blues and moreover the deadly striker Walker.

Such a shame that the punters cannot attend as it would have been a big draw at St Andrew’s under normal circumstances.

Talk of a full England call-up and European interest in the summer does not phase the Tamworth born, former Liverpool and Everton Lioness… as the Blues tag say she and the team ‘Keep Right On’.

Thanks to the fabulous She Kicks for all your support

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DDG Merchandise

T.Shirts – Hoodies – Poster Art – Slipmats for Christmas!

Please take a look at the Merchandise Pages which span across the Dead Dead Good Record label and Management company as well as some of the individual artists, Omega Records, and Transworld Records

BUY: www.customslipmats.co.uk/store/DDG

T-Shirt Designs

BUY at Ebay – Item Number 293877281247

Stunning Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Art Print

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Record Turntable Slipmats – Superb Quality

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George enjoying life at the Rams…

Derby County Training Session 23/11/20

George Sykes-Kenworthy is certainly enjoying the challenge that comes with the increased intensity at PL2 level with Derby County following his summer move from Bradford City

GSK “GK Union”

Recent game time has included appearances for the U23s against Burnley, England U19 at St Georges Park and Birmingham City where George kept an all-important clean-sheet

Derby currently sit at the top of the PL2 League One ahead of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool with a return to action following the international break on Friday 27th November evening away against Arsenal

Derby County Training Session 23/11/20

Thanks for the continued support from AB1 Gloves and Umbro Boots and Livvi at DCFC for the official photographs…

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A terrific in-depth article here with Amber Barrett the DDG, FC Koln and Republic of Ireland Striker

A fantastic article here with all kinds of insights into one of the leading scorers on the German Frauen Bundesliga this season..

https://fc.de/en/fc-info/news/detailpage/details/amber-barrett-i-feel-at-home-in-koeln/

Amber studied at Maynooth University whilst progressing her football with Peamont United where she was the WNL leading goal-scorer and Player-of-the-Year in her final season.

Amber continues along the same pathway with 4 goals in 4 Bundesliga games this season…

Former Ireland coach Colin Bell assisted with her progression from the GAA into WNL football to the Irish national side and then to the Bundesliga

Amber has progressed well with her understanding of the German language, since arriving in Cologne

After a recent break in the league due to the pandemic… Amber returns to international football for the Republic of Ireland against Germany on 1st December with FC Koln returning to action against TSG Hoffenheim on 6th December…

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JJ loving his International Experience with Ireland

The Joshua Kayode positive trajectory continues as his substitution on Sunday made an immediate and positive impact for the Ireland U21 team at the weekend against Iceland back in Ireland.

The squad has now traveled to Luxembourg, and Team DDG is keen to hear the team selection for this afternoons fixture.

When asked about his call-up to the national team JJ made comment “every kid wants to play for their country whether its underage or senior level and I’m just happy to have done it”

Typical considered and humble response from the talented Rotherham United Striker.

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Congratulations JJ!

2nd Republic of Ireland U21 Call-Up for JJ!

We are thrilled for Rotherham United Striker Joshua Kayode, who gets his second Republic of Ireland call-up for the Euro Qualifiers this month against Iceland and Luxembourg.

‘JJ’ is presently in the form of his life, and only last week secured no less than three EFL ‘Team of the Week’ selections which are based on actual performance statistics from his appearances on loan at Carlisle United FC.

Wonderful Work JJ!

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Forced break in the German Bundesliga suits Amber!

Success in the Cup for Amber!

Amber showing brilliant positivity in-spite of the Bundesliga forced lockdown in Germany… a case of doing the business ahead of the enforced break.

She heads back to Ireland today with one of the most impressive strike rates this season. A Goal in each game, placing unbeaten FC Cologne in the top slot, and a winning Goal in yesterday’s important Cup win v Bayer Leverkusen!

Doing what is says on the “Striker Tin” and some… surely one of the most in-form strikers in the game just now.

Less we forget, an entire bagful of pre-season goals which set Amber up perfectly for this all-important season…

No wonder the interest is building surrounding her future!

Amber remains and outstanding prospect in the European game.

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