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Everything posted by Raminpeace

  1. The new board look like a couple of real amateurs. I don’t know how ffp will affect their plans to invest but they need a spending plan, a good recruitment team, and a manager who can manage the fans and the players. There should be no reason why they can’t start bringing in some good players. I expect to see them signing players from France. Jonathan David and Gouiri maybe.
  2. I’ve been following them for a few weeks. He is achieving great results and playing exciting high temp football too. He seems to have made some clever signings.
  3. 343 - has he done that yet? Wildsmith hunt Hutchinson iorfa someone else brown Paterson bannan corbeanu or whatever his name is gregory another one
  4. yes. First became aware of him at Orient after he was featured on children’s tv. I was hoping Derby would bid for him as I always liked the flair players, but he went to West Brom. It was at West Brom that he played his best football with Cyrille regis and co. He never recaptured that form in England and his career fizzled out. Last time I saw him he was playing for Leicester reserves v Derby, and he did absolutely nothing. Hard to explain why he lost it. I suspect he had a few off the field issues.
  5. It’s a load of boll…s just embarrassing tbh. The administrators seem to have been appointed by Mel Morris and are dancing to his tune. perhaps they need to be seen to have tried. It’s utter nonsense. cringeworthy.
  6. The golden shoe? sounds like something from Hansel and Gretel.
  7. Terrible comments in this day and age. What has gender got to do with the ability to referee? As long as they can still get dinner on the table for 6.30, I can see nothing wrong with it,
  8. 18 teams is still too many. 12 max. get rid of all the dross. Crystal Palace, watford, Leeds, Southampton, Burnley, Norwich, Newcastle and probably Brentford should all be spat out, wolves, Brighton, West Ham, Leicester and villa can all count themselves lucky to be tolerated. it makes me sick that the top clubs have to mix with this
  9. I think UAE is a softer regime that only kidnaps princesses. Saudi Arabia may have had recent cause to kill a journalist, and may also have inadvertently provided a few nationals to act as hijackers and pilots for 9-11, but they have also bought $110m of weapons from the U.S - so not all bad.
  10. Disappointed that we haven’t had more mentions in this thread. we must be as bad as you. in fact I can see the club’s merging before too long. derby and Sheffield wednesday becoming Duffield Half Day Closing.
  11. 4500 would be very impressive if true. i went to see them once and there was 3k in the ground. then the cowley brothers got them going, and the next time there was 8k and it was rocking. they seem to have a very good set up now. Good recruitment. I’m quite impressed by scully, their striker signed from West Ham.
  12. Maybe if they hadn’t lost six games in a row in March/April of that season they might not have finished one point behind us.
  13. we’ll just get deducted some more points.
  14. The daft bugger doesn’t know when to give up.
  15. I thought villa had massively overspent?
  16. RIP Good bloke Greavsie. I remember him playing for West Ham. @1970 and having a good laugh with the Derby fans in the Ozzo End. he also raved about the Derby team that stuffed Spurs 5-0 the year before. Its rare that you get that sort of sportsmanship and mutual respect now. when I finally caught up with videos of him in his prime you could see he was a superb striker. Great balance and speed. Dare I say it he looked even better than Kevin Hector, but you’ll never get me to admit that. he was very hurt by being left out of the 66 World Cup winning team. I think Alf should have picked him. Not sure if they had subs then, but he would have made a great team even better. After he finished playing he ended up an alcoholic just like cloughie, george best and Gazza, but he battled back and deserves great credit for being so honest. a true great both on and off the pitch.
  17. I’d happily swap with Wycombe now. It just prolongs the agony and is unfair on the players.
  18. agreed but I know that plenty of Derby fans were looking at Wednesday and Birmingham with plenty of empathy, concern, sympathy whatever. We certainly were not gloating at your points deduction. I argued that it was wrong. the fact that some fans breathed a sigh of relief after a 3-3 draw is understandable. I personally wasn’t bothered if we lost. As I said at the time, we had bigger problems to worry about. And here they are. Our problems were totally self-inflicted by one man. We understand that. I wouldn’t even blame Middlesbrough and Gibson or the EFL. I think he had a valid point. the EFL need to think about the impact of ffp, and the challenges facing championship clubs. I hope they also examine their own conduct. They should have challenged our accounting practices at the time. Not years later when forced to act belatedly. Our dubious amortisation calculation method was not a secret. Well documented by Swiss ramble at the time. Similarly I had no problem with Derby being forced to justify the stadium value. The EFL seemed to forget that they had apparently approved it at the time. My objection is that selling the stadium should not be allowed anyway. How can that be good? Does that not already indicate that the owner is unfit and that the club is suffering? The is surely the very thing that ffp should be there to prevent. Whichever club lost the Derby-Villa play off final was going to get shafted, and the winner was going to reap rich rewards. This is the mess that football has become. One crap team selection by Frank later….. We didn’t know what was going on behind the scenes. Only a month before that play off final, Mel Morris and Stephen Pearce claimed that we were compliant and ok with regards to ffp. They concealed the fact that the ground had been sold. They took risks with EFL approval which was totally incompetent and negligent. Hopefully now we can begin the clean up operation.
  19. He was one the useless tvats taking millions out of the club, when it was blatantly apparent that he was a fat wheezing lump who was finished. he should have held his hand up. Admitted he was finished and retired. instead he undermined Cocu to get his job.
  20. Oh well. we’ve finally gone over the edge of the precipice. What can I say? shafted by a total egotist / con man. best scenario: massive points deduction incoming. relegation transfer ban for two years. all the bright young players leaving on the cheap. rooney hopefully walks along with the jibbering-idiot Rosenior. worst case - liquidation.
  21. We’ve been here before. But what i struggle with is how quickly we’ve ended up in this big a mess. Before Mel we were debt free, 3rd in the league, we owned our stadium , and we had Will Hughes. we were losing £7m per annum, which the owners wrote off. for a championship club, that was pretty good, but it’s hardly sustainable long term. the championship is an unhealthy financial place to be.
  22. He’s not telling but the fact that he is taking out loans secured on the stadium (no longer owned by the club) and the training ground, it would suggest he has run out of cash / liquid assets. I suspect that the pandemic loss of income is a big factor.
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