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  1. the claims are utter borrocks. As if we didn’t have enough problems to sort without this crap. They are both claiming as debtors under the administration process. Neither have a contractual claim and neither have each taken legal action, never mind winning a legal claim. Hurry up and get your claims in as due to the utter incompetence of the administrators it looks like all the players will be getting sold off. 30k for Shinnie. You missed out there.
  2. I’ve taken my eyes off you guys, and I’m a bit surprised to see what results you’ve been getting. today’s game will be interesting. are Plymouth still as good as they were? A win is vital if you are to keep your hopes alive. I wish you the best of luck.
  3. Nah. leave all that unbridled joy on the playing fields. Scoring a great goal is nothing. what matters now is points deductions, clubs suing clubs, lovely accounts submitted on time, running an academy and then letting Liverpool and Man City just take your best prospects. Enjoy the thrill of seeing Millwall underbid for your players and then watch them complain to the EFL to take action when the bids are rejected. this is great. This is modern football. If only we could replicate this at schoolboy level . Get schools to pinch each other’s pupils. Get Ofsted to send some schools into oblivion for having sold off a playing field or a school house. It’s important that the league pyramid should exist just to maintain the clubs at the top, and that amongst ourselves we squabble as if our roles are in any way significant. p.s. why aren’t you suing is. You’re missing a trick.
  4. the Watney cup final is available on line. It’s a fantastic game. Great saves by Les Green but Derby tearing Man Utd to ribbons. we had a fantastic team built almost entirely by Clough and Taylor. 100% credit to them. there are lots of stories of Cloughy reminiscing about those days, and he is on record as rating his Derby team as better than his Forest teams. I do enjoy reminding them of that. I would have agreed with you at time, that the club scored the greatest own goal in its history. Having read the book about what happened at Brighton, and then the events at Leeds, I’ve come to conclude that brian was unmanageable and hellbent on self-destruction. He was drinking to excess even then. He was impulsive and lacked any self control. We imagined years of success but it might have all been brought crashing down. Unfortunately We’ll never know. But they were great days.
  5. derby didn’t sack Brian Clough. He walked out and resigned due to spats with the chairman. he tried to undo it but it was too late. another one where our chairman knew better than the fans.
  6. i agree. The minimum total debt is about £70m. Kirchner offered £60m which implies the HMRC would need to agree a reduction. I reckon Morris is also holding out and demanding something for the stadium. He had clearly angered kirchner. at least the team are showing tremendous fight.
  7. I thought it was a great game! our youngsters continue to give everyone hope. Jason Knight was superb, and now - with Liam Thompson - we have another one rolling off the production line I think that’s 8 now. Farcical nonsense with goalkicks keeps costing us goals but the team have been great in the last two games. We’ll probably get stuffed by Fulham next, but we are at least giving it a go against all the odds.
  8. It is shock to see both Chesterfield and Notts County in non-league. I guess they’ve had it worse.
  9. Ok. Well then you missed the 75 championship win under Dave Mackay and 18 glorious months of Charlie George.
  10. that was a combination of bonnet-shagger and the poisonous dwarf Nigel Clough came after. we’ve had three decent seasons in the last 13 one season each from George burley, steve mcclaren, and Frank. everything else has been
  11. If anyone can understand the logic of these punishments, please do explain. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59320479
  12. After all that the total overspend to 2019 was just £8.5m thats less than one Bradley Johnson and a Nick Blackman. I’m not defending it, just trying to get my head around it.
  13. Morris took the club into administration in order to force prospective new owners to come forward; to dump the losses on someone else; and to evade having to fund the club from day to day. He is therefore willing to let the club go bust if necessary. I see him as an opportunist who was trying to use the club to get access to the premier league millions. he turned up when we were at the play off final, and left when we were on our arses at the wrong end of the table. By then he had been refusing to take Rooney’s calls for some time, until eventually Rooney tricked him by using the club doctor’s mobile phone. (I reckon Colleen thought that one up).
  14. Quite a bit of hostility towards Derby which disappoints me because if any club can understand the plight of suffering a owner, it is surely Sheff wed. I think the situation may yet see us go under completely. As I have said before the problem is Mel. he thought he knew everything. his word was law. No-one could stand up to him or persuade him not to act like a tw@t. There was no cheating prior to Mel. On the amortisation issue, he thought he was being clever, and in typical MM fashion, he thought he could force the EFL to play by his rules. The EFL let it go for years until Boro kicked off. The disciplinary panel found in the clubs favour - which surprised me. The EFL won on appeal and the club got a £100k fine. The previously approved accounts are now magically unapproved and no doubt the revised accounts will fail to meet FFP for some of those years. I tried to alert our fans to the fact that the accounts revealed huge overspending and accumulation of debt and I was told I was talking crap. But the warnings have come true. The following year he fudged ffp compliance with the secret “sale” of the stadium to himself (and some who have studied the accounts assert that he never actually paid for it). It appalls me that we sold the stadium just to fund stupid wages paid to the likes of Darren Bent. He put himself and his son-in-law in charge of recruitment. Nearly all of the signings came from the Wasserman agency - the previous employers of former CEO Sam Rush. What a mess. for those who think Derby fans delighted in all of this at the time, I would argue that you’re mistaken.myself. (Yes we loved it when we stuffed Leeds away in the play offs - who wouldn’t?). We actually liked the team that we had assembled prior to Mel. The Craig bryson, Will Hughes, Chris Martin brigade. We fell in love with loanee George Thorne, but we never saw the need for much the other dross we subsequently acquired. mel gambled, poo or bust and lost. Having chosen to go into administration it was perverse that the administrators then tried to appeal the points deduction, arguing exceptional circumstances due to Covid. these things are embarrassing but of course the administrators have to deal with Mel as owner, creditor and current landlord. He also appointed them. I’m sure that their appeal against a points deduction was all part of the brinkmanship with the EFL and indicative of his ability to continue to exert influence. whilst we await the final verdict, one prospective buyer has just pulled out. (Eric ‘the real deal’ Alonso has long since gone back to his imaginary house). That leaves two or three interested parties - the current favourite being the formerly unknown Chris Kirchner. The best scenario for Mel is that Derby are valued @20m + 80m for the stadium, minus say 40m of debt settlement = 60m for Mel. The other extreme is 10m for the club + 50m for the stadium minus 60m of debts, all to be paid off in full = nil. I can’t see Mel accepting nil whilst other creditors get paid. the final deal must therefore be somewhere between the two figures, which means a new owner having to shell out @£70m for a league 1 club. Is that really going to happen? The millionaires and fat cats argue over the value of the wreckage but Mel has left an extremely complicated mess to untangle. If a deal can’t be done - and relegation does not help - then the club will fold in this important 50th anniversary year. And maybe it will. I can’t quite believe that an owner can trade so recklessly and walk away virtually Scott-free. It seems that fans of many other clubs now actively dislike Derby County now and enjoy our predicament. i don’t get it . I still see Derby County as the descendants of these guys pictured below ….and if we can no longer aspire to their standards of talent, ability, and fair play, then pet shop it. Let’s wrap it up and would the last man out please turn the lights off.
  15. ….and one of the most thumpable faces in sport.
  16. I hate women commentators and think they should all be executed. I hope that doesn’t come across as sexist.
  17. eddie Howe - too soft - Looks like he could present songs of Praise.
  18. from a distance…isn’t it the exact opposite? He changes formation and system every week?
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