Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Stars Line Up For Benefit Match

Stars Line Up For Benefit Match

Stars from the past are to turn out in a benefit match for former player Ted McMinn who has had part of his right leg amputated.

Kevin Hector, Peter Shilton, Mark Wright and Roger Davies have already confirmed they will appear and the side, which will also include guest players, will be managed by former Rams boss Arthur Cox.

The opposition will be Glasgow Rangers team featuring the likes of Ally McCoist, Brian Laudrup, Richard Gough, Andy Goram and Mark Hately.

The match is set for Bank Holiday Monday, May 1 and will kick off at 3pm.

Ted, who played for Rangers, made 153 appearances for Derby between 1988 and 1993 had to have part of his right foot removed in August when he was struck by a mystery illness. The 43 year old has since had his leg removed just below the knee.

'I've been touched by the messages of support I have received over the past few months and humbled that such an event is taking place.

'I was proud to play for the Rams and the club continues to play a big part in my life so I am honoured that Derby County is willing to help stage this game.

'Due to my operation, it is unlikely that I will be able to take on any kind of full-time work in the near future so the planning of this event will give me something to focus on over the coming months.'

Rams chairman John Sleightholme said the club is delighted to host the match.

'Such a game has widespread support from fans and within the club but we felt it appropriate only to progress such an idea after we had sat down to discuss it with Ted. We were mindful that a period of recovery was required after Ted's operation and we needed to ensure he was supportive of the idea before arrangements were made.'

Tickets for the match will be priced £10 for adults and £5 for supporters aged 16 and under, and those 60 and over.

Writer:
Date:Thursday October 27 2005
Time: 10:26AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Derby County Articles

Technology For The Championship In 2017/18

On Thursday the Football League confirmed that there was now an agreement in principle for the introduction of goal-line technology from the start of the 2017/18 season.

Rams Throw Away Points After Strong Start

Derby County let a two goal lead slip as they ended up losing 4-3 to Cardiff City at Pride Park in another topsy-turvy game. Julien de Sart and Darren Bent but The Rams 2-0 up inside the seventeen mi

Stats: Derby County v Cardiff City

All the stats from Derby County (3) vs (4) Cardiff City, Pride Park, 14/02/17 19:45 Att: 26, 541

Vital MotM v. Newcastle United - Scott Carson

Scott Carson was Man-of-the-Match according to Vital Derby readers as The Rams went down 1-0 at Newcastle United earlier this month.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v. Cardiff?
Suggested By: MikeC
Carson0%
Baird0%
Keogh0%
Pearce0%
Olsson0%
Hughes0%
de Sart0%
Butterfield0%
Ince0%
Bent50%
Anya0%
Russell0%
Nugent0%
Blackman50%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 31 19 4 8 61 7
4 Reading 32 18 6 8 60 6
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 32 17 7 8 58 11
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 31 13 8 10 47 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
15 Brentford 31 10 7 14 37 -1
16 Q.P.R. 32 10 7 15 37 -11
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 32 9 7 16 34 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 32 7 9 16 30 -9
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Feb 21 2017 7:45PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 10 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League