Liverpool won the Champions League this season, beating Tottenham Hotspur in the final after a titanic comeback from a 3-0 deficit and battering at the hands of Barcelona in the semi-final. For Derby County, their 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship campaign ended in a Wembley final defeat.
Like Liverpool in their Barcelona comeback, the Rams battered Leeds United 4-2 at Elland road in a second-half blitz that left the West Yorkshire club bewildered and their fans dumbfounded. However, a defeat to Aston Villa meant that a climb to the Premier League was beyond them.
With that opportunity gone for a season, it is rebuild and recharge for Derby County and it is something they’ll have to do without last season’s manager Frank Lampard. Lampard has jumped ship for the hot-seat at former club Chelsea. However, that hasn’t stopped the club winning their first piece of silverware this season:
This post from the Rams official Twitter account shows club captain Richard Keogh holding the Bass Charity Vase after a 5-2 victory over neighbours Burton Albion. It is the first piece of silverware for new manager Philip Cocu, who will be looking to build on the solid foundations left to him by Lampard.
The Bass Charity Vase is a friendly competition with the express aim of raising funds for medical and hospital charities. It was founded in 1889 and the inaugural competition was won by Derby in 1890 with a 3-1 victory over Stoke City at Peel Croft, Burton Swifts’ ground.
With this year’s victory, Derby County extends their record as the tournament’s most successful side with 18 victories, opponents Burton Albion next in line on 14 wins. Whilst the Rams are celebrating this victory with the above Twitter post, there are many comments lining up pelters to throw at them.
Derby celebrate Bass Charity Vase win – football fans line up pelters
Cant stop laughing @keech7 the gift 🎁 that’s can’t stop giving, just when they couldn’t get anymore tinpot 😭😂
— Ritchie Turner (@Ritchie_Turner) July 20, 2019
— Alex Havill (@alex_havill) July 21, 2019
Stop being weird
— Samuel Rigley (@SamuelRigley) July 20, 2019
Tin pot cup tin pot club. Well in rams always a laughing stock. Great work. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— barry (@bashheish) July 20, 2019
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) July 20, 2019
Please don’t embarrass the club
— Luke. (@_LG2791) July 20, 2019
Huge congratulations to all involved
— Oooops&Downs (@UpsDowns8) July 20, 2019
Omg how embarrassing beating Burton albion then celebrating with a fruit bowl what a tinpot club 😂😂😂😂😂
— leon daubney todd (@earnshaw10) July 20, 2019
just waiting for “we dedicate winning this trophy to Frank Lampard, we would not have achieved this trophy without his guidance, we still feel is prescience in the dressing room! ” , ” we did a boing boing at the end in his memory. “
— qualitylufc (@glennlowe19) July 20, 2019