The November edition of The Rampage is set for release this Thursday and is jam-packed full of exclusive interviews and club-centric content.
This month’s edition of Derby County’s new monthly magazine features an in-depth interview world-wide superstar Niall Horan. The popstar discusses his love for the club and the lengths his career has taken him to date.
We also hear from ex-Rams forward and title winning Franny Lee, who looks back on his Derby career, while Owen Bradley picks his ‘Derby County Alternative XI’.
There are also more exclusive interviews and features from right across the club too, including Cult-Hero Bobby Davison and a look into how RamsTV streams matches.
The Rampage also sat down with the Rams’ new striker, Colin Kazim-Richards. The forward discussed his tough childhood in East London, a monumental moment in his teenage years that was the catalyst for his to go on to play professionally in eight different counties and unbelievable stories from his travels.
Here is an extract from the piece you can read exclusively in The Rampage.
“I didn’t even like football at first. We lived on the eighth floor of a tower block. At the bottom we had this pen, it was concrete.
"I don’t even think it would be allowed now! It was literally concrete with concrete walls and a goal about a meter wide. My dad would send me down there with a ball, no friends, and I had to just kick the ball around.
"I would sit on the ball and not enjoy it for ages. I wouldn’t even kick it. I’d slip off, then the ball would roll away and I would run and get it and come back to the position. That’s how I got into football.
“My dad instilled it into me that at that time, 1993 or 1994, it isn’t like it is now where kids have a lot of opportunities to be something else. At that time coming from a mixed-race family it wasn’t so easy.
"That is what my dad saw and how I was going to get out, then I just started to enjoy it, I loved it. Everything I did revolved around football. My punishment was football, I would have to go and do extra laps at the park. Everything was associated with football.
"Not so much my mum, she would be like, ‘alright, that’s enough now’. They balanced each other out. The only time I could stay up past my bedtime was if a football game was on or Match of the Day. That is where I get the dedication to the craft from.”
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