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uncle_rico

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According to their message boards yes they have, they've also been trying to get their local tory MPs to push for answers.

I bet they are having an absolute melt down and claiming that EFL statement is utter lies. When in reality those meetings will be minuted, Bauser as I said the other day would have to recuse from it. Ultimately this is all Morris's cowardly actions. I mean the guy signed up to these rules, Gibson warned him he would sue, the entitled idiot thought he would get away with it, then threw his toys out the pram when it didn't work.

Morris is possibly the worst chairman in recent history, and there are plenty of bad examples out there.
Great couple of posts Mart. You only have to look at the pages and pages on the Derby forums. There isn’t one mention of Mel Morris. Says it all really. I’d like to think that if our chairman had acted in a way that Morris did, then our fans would want to at least hold them to account.
 

Facefuzz

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Remember the "We're Derby County, we'll do what we want" chants? .. I think a nice loud rendition of "We are The Boro, we sue who we want" aimed at them next month should be in order ..
I’d rather Your derby county, and your going down.
 

BoroMart

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I'd be very disappointed in him @uncle_rico if he did, he has a responsibility to us fans, he is the custodian of our club that existed before him and will exist beyond him.

The difference between Gibson and Morris is that Gibsons knows and understands this. It's why three times in the last decade we have gone on massive cost cutting measures. Under Southgate, then Mogga, then Pulis/Southgate/Warnock. He knew the rules, he knew the risks....it wasn't worth it
 

indeedido

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Agree completely. Gibson might want compensation (and might get it) but I don’t feel it is the main aim.

9 point penalty is laughable. Derby didn’t just break FFP through bad luck. They blatantly cheated. People knew it was happening and Gibson was the only person who challenged it.

If we don’t get promoted this season, what’s to stop us throwing £100m on players in the summer? It will probably get us promoted next season. If not, we would still almost certainly survive with a 9 point deduction. So any number of clubs could try this if they have a rich enough owner. The potential benefits outweigh the punishment.

Only my gut feel, but I don’t think for a minute that Gibson wants to liquidate Derby. He will probably take it to the wire and then walk away, maybe with a small settlement. He probably wants the EFL to have harsher penalties in future. Plus he wants to discourage other clubs cheating in future.
If Gibson gets compensation good on him.
If it costs Ashley more to get control of Derby then good on him.
If it gets better more timely punishment for blatant FFP cheating then good on him.

The penalties are paltry, late and no deterrent. It needs complete overhaul and connectivity with PL.
A cheating club who goes up (Bournemouth, Villa, Wolves, Fulham) should have an EFL penalty imposed on relegation.
 

rbmfc1985

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Great couple of posts Mart. You only have to look at the pages and pages on the Derby forums. There isn’t one mention of Mel Morris. Says it all really. I’d like to think that if our chairman had acted in a way that Morris did, then our fans would want to at least hold them to account.
Probably don't want to annoy their current landlord too much 😂.

I’d rather Your derby county, and your going down.
I'm thinking a good old "same old Derby, always cheating" the first time a Derby player dives or tries something a little naughty would be pretty funny.
 
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