Jump to content
Wanderers Ways. Neil Thompson 1961-2021

Derby


Rudy
 Share

Recommended Posts

26 minutes ago, Rudy said:

Boro & Blackburn 

Not that I want them to Just think they’ll be in trouble 

HTF Blackburn keep rolling on god knows, the venkys must of put in tens of millions, look at Rovers crowds, they can only dream of crowds like ours today, same at PNE, Wigan and even Burnley. Always said it we are far and away the biggest town club in Lancashire. 

Edited by Mounts Kipper
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Site Supporter
5 minutes ago, Mounts Kipper said:

HTF Blackburn keep rolling on god knows, the venkys must of put in tens of millions, look at Rovers crowds, they can only dream of crowds like ours today, same at PNE, Wigan and even Burnley. Always said it we are far and away the biggest town club in Lancashire. 

They’re in at around £160m I think now ncluding £20m last season.

Selling Armstrong might keep it down to only needing a further £10m this season

EDIT just checked, it’s only £140m. Ouch

Edited by Biggish Dave
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
6 minutes ago, Mounts Kipper said:

HTF Blackburn keep rolling on god knows, the venkys must of put in tens of millions, look at Rovers crowds, they can only dream of crowds like ours today, same at PNE, Wigan and even Burnley. Always said it we are far and away the biggest town club in Lancashire. 

Mate of mine lifelong Blackburn thinks they’re are in serious trouble if they don’t get promoted which he doesn’t think will happen

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Site Supporter
2 minutes ago, Rudy said:

Mate of mine lifelong Blackburn thinks they’re are in serious trouble if they don’t get promoted which he doesn’t think will happen

Heard that myself. I was dragged up in Blackburn so many Rovers fans as mates.

Most were fearing a relegation battle too this season.

I hope we send them down next season

Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, Mounts Kipper said:

HTF Blackburn keep rolling on god knows, the venkys must of put in tens of millions, look at Rovers crowds, they can only dream of crowds like ours today, same at PNE, Wigan and even Burnley. Always said it we are far and away the biggest town club in Lancashire. 

They have and continue to yet their supporters still hate them.

I'd have thought they might've looked around other clubs in the north west in recent years and counted their blessing but evidently not.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
10 minutes ago, Biggish Dave said:

Heard that myself. I was dragged up in Blackburn so many Rovers fans as mates.

Most were fearing a relegation battle too this season.

I hope we send them down next season

Hot Fuzz Shame GIF

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Site Supporter
1 hour ago, Mounts Kipper said:

HTF Blackburn keep rolling on god knows, the venkys must of put in tens of millions, look at Rovers crowds, they can only dream of crowds like ours today, same at PNE, Wigan and even Burnley. Always said it we are far and away the biggest town club in Lancashire. 

I’m not having it. Burnley, Blackburn & PNE won’t look at our crowd today with jealousy.  They’ll decide, well done the 12-13 thousand regulars but the rest have almost been given their ticket.

I get that certainly in Blackburn’s and PNE’s cases, they would love to have our normal numbers but let’s not get giddy about folk turning out at £5 & £10 per ticket. The next home game will be the measure, not this one. Especially if we remain unbeaten at Sunderland next week and Charlton a week Tuesday.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Mounts Kipper said:

. Always said it we are far and away the biggest town club in Lancashire. 

I agree, but it's still a bit of a "tallest dwarf" type competition in reality. We do have the larger attendances, but they're still a bit shit generally

Link to comment
Share on other sites

they paid 5mill for jacob butterfield. 

i'm sure theirs others. 

they paid a lot for tom ince, but amazingly doubled their money on him. 

seemed to spend a lot on one season wonders, it not work out, then give them frees when their contracts run down. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wycombe chairman saying he is going to sue Derby / EFL for wrongly avoiding a points deduction last season for 'accounting irregularities' if, as now seems likely, points for this are going to be added to the -12 points for impending Administration. Speculation that this will be a minimum of four points for the irregularities, up to the full nine. Wycombe were relegated by just one point.

As many pointed out at the time it was just unfair that Derby merely had the points deduction commuted to a fine of £100k and deferred to a later date (which now won't be paid as Derby are going into Admin). The whole thing stinks to high heaven and I hope Wycombe get some sort of belated justice, whatever that can be.

One almighty fuck up from EFL as per. The difference in revenue between the Championship and L1 is being quoted at the  £10m mark.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What do they think they stand to gain from litigating against a business that’s in admin? That would be my thought process. 
 

yes it’s shit what’s happened but it seems a futile exercise and I would be amazed if they go through with it. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Escobarp said:

What do they think they stand to gain from litigating against a business that’s in admin? That would be my thought process. 
 

yes it’s shit what’s happened but it seems a futile exercise and I would be amazed if they go through with it. 

You're probably right. Absolutely stinks how the EFL seemed to go out of their way to get Derby to avoid a points deduction though

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Site Supporter
30 minutes ago, Escobarp said:

What do they think they stand to gain from litigating against a business that’s in admin? That would be my thought process. 
 

yes it’s shit what’s happened but it seems a futile exercise and I would be amazed if they go through with it. 

If they're going after the efl though, then a different matter. I suppose the argument is that it is the efl who haven't done their bit at the right time. In that regard it's not Derby's fault.

Whether they have a case though..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
35 minutes ago, Escobarp said:

What do they think they stand to gain from litigating against a business that’s in admin? That would be my thought process. 
 

yes it’s shit what’s happened but it seems a futile exercise and I would be amazed if they go through with it. 

I’d be suing the EFL

Bassini is probably their lawyer on retainer

Link to comment
Share on other sites

29 minutes ago, Rudy said:

I’d be suing the EFL

Bassini is probably their lawyer on retainer

How many times to your knowledge has anyone successfully sued the football league in its varying organizational states? 
 

I said at the time that letting derby stay up last season was a disgrace. We all knew what was coming in terms of a points deduction. 
 

but I can’t see them getting any mileage out of it.  But if you don’t try you don’t win anything I guess 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To loudly agree with all the above the deferment of the punishment last season, getting less of a punishment than Sheff. Wed for the very same offence, the footdragging designed to keep them up & consequently send Wycombe down was an outrageous manipulation by the EFL & I hope Wycombe do sue and win.

But they won't.

Something nasty in the woodshed has gone on there.

It's not just protecting the big club with history coz they did Sheffield well enough.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
3 hours ago, Dr. Feelgood said:

To loudly agree with all the above the deferment of the punishment last season, getting less of a punishment than Sheff. Wed for the very same offence, the footdragging designed to keep them up & consequently send Wycombe down was an outrageous manipulation by the EFL & I hope Wycombe do sue and win.

But they won't.

Something nasty in the woodshed has gone on there.

It's not just protecting the big club with history coz they did Sheffield well enough.

 

It needs a panorama 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 18/09/2021 at 10:20, MickyD said:

I’m not having it. Burnley, Blackburn & PNE won’t look at our crowd today with jealousy.  They’ll decide, well done the 12-13 thousand regulars but the rest have almost been given their ticket.

I get that certainly in Blackburn’s and PNE’s cases, they would love to have our normal numbers but let’s not get giddy about folk turning out at £5 & £10 per ticket. The next home game will be the measure, not this one. Especially if we remain unbeaten at Sunderland next week and Charlton a week Tuesday.

Saturday shows there's the appetite at the right price...

Not everyone can commit to season tickets, for numerous reasons.

Say a couple with two teen kids or two lapsed blokes with a teen kid apiece somehow, inexplicably, got the taste on Saturday and look into Shrewsbury...

£80 for the four on tickets alone.

£15 on the bus or train for the four.

And say the bare minimum of a H/T pint for the adults and pie/soft drink for the teens you've not much change from £20.

So all in £115 quid for a bare bones jaunt to watch a Division Three match on a two adult/two teens basis.

But game by game has to be pro-rata so much more expensive than season tickets because owd buggers will moan 'why bother getting an S/T?' then in the next breath moan about crowds.

Some lapsed fans are never to return, I offered to pay for a ticket, transport and the first couple of rounds on Saturday to one, he wasn't Interested in the slightest.

But I doubt we'll tempt many back who paid £40 max for four tickets on Saturday with a 100% increase back to 'normal' for Shrewsbury.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Next generation..

Anyway, Saturday would have been a bit of a shit atmosphere irrespective of numbers. A disappointment all round. 

Yes its a struggle to remember a game in the last 40 years when we were 2-0 down at half time, never looked like pulling a goal back in the 2nd half, and everyone came off saying "what a cracking atmosphere". 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.