Derby County Football Club is a professional association football club based in Derby, Derbyshire, England. The club competes in the Championship, the second tier of English football. Derby has played its home matches at Pride Park Stadium since 1997.

Derby were promoted to the Premier League by beating WBA 1-0 in the 2007 playoff final. Their first game of 2007-08 was a 2-2 draw with FA Cup winners Portsmouth. This gave Derby optimism for the forthcoming season in the Premiership.

After failing to win any of their opening five matches of the season (one draw and four consecutive defeats), Derby scored their first victory with a 1–0 win over Newcastle, where Kenny Miller scored the only goal of the game.

After a poor start to the season, manager Billy Davies left by mutual consent in November. He was succeeded by Paul Jewell, who failed to save the club as Derby suffered the Premier League's earliest ever relegation, in March, and recorded the Premier League's lowest-ever points total of 11 points.

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