rss1969 wrote:Martin Samuel is a cunt and missing the point completely. He must have needed some column inches to fill having to drop into the lower leagues to pen some shite for ten minutes.
Derby got to the play off final with Mount, Wilson & Tomori on loan on huge fees and wages that they could not afford to pay. Morris knew that they were fucked if they did not go up that season, just as Villa knew they were fucked. Whoever lost that final were getting done on FFP.
Derby had been doing this for years culminating in them selling the ground to themselves for a ridiculous 82m to hide the loss that had built up.
Forest, Boro and ourselves had all contacted the EFL stating their dismay as to why they were not being called to account and Boro's claim goes back well over a year so this is not something new.
We had to sell Roofe, Clarke & Jansson to claw back our losses and compete within the rules, they sold no fucker. Their fans were then baiting everyone stating that Morris had us all on strings.
The Wycombe claim is totally valid imo. Morris admitted in an interview that once the EFL ordered Derby to put in new accounts with proper player amortization figures that they would be getting a points deduction off the back of those figures.
The EFL gave them a deadline of June (prior to the fixtures coming out for the next season) to put the accounts in........Derby stated they could not fulfil that deadline so the EFL gave them until beginning of August.........they missed that deadline again meaning that the season kicked off with no points deduction and Derby were in the Championship making it too late to penalise them for the season just gone.
Wycombe are stating that had Derby complied with the EFL's request, the 9 points would have been taken off them there and then meaning Wycombe would have stayed up and Derby would have been relegated.
So even after everything else, Morris held the amended accounts back for one last fiddle and then put the club into administration one month later.
The Derby fans still wont admit that the club is wrong, it is the EFL, Bro and Wycombe's fault (they even throw Leeds, Forest & Villa into the blame pot) that they are in this mess.
Fuck them, they can start in lower divisions again like others have had to.
It's also a massive shame we didn't win the playoffs that year so we could also watch Villa go through this.
For the final fiddle, the EFL really needed to give the deduction last season and push the onus onto Derby to prove the EFL wrong by June. The delaying tactics really shouldn't have been allowed to work in Derby's favour.