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  1. Now I remember, Sam Rush was sacked in 2017 for Breach of Fiduciary Duty, or similar. Derby wanted quite a hefty whack of compensation- as well as indemnity for Future Losses yet to crystalise/in case they crystalised. Derby were suing him- yet guess who won the Employment Tribunal? Two separate cases of course. Two separate Sam Rush cases. This case with Keogh wholly separate. I make it a successful penalty kick (for which read failed Derby appeal), now vs 10 men, away from Sacked Employees 2 v Derby County 0, but the final whistle yet to blow on this one. The case against him
  2. Think sacking him might also have helped on the FFP front- could class it or attempt to argue to class it as 'costs of exceptional litigation'- unsure if that bit would still hold but I'll forget FFP for a second. Subject to appeal (on what grounds- who pays legal fees)- it's another creditor to add to the list!
  3. In theory, that's the wage deficit bumped up by a factor of 4! In practice, wonder if it would be paid over time, could be paid over time. Might Keogh be classed a football creditor or a more general one? I believe the former have stronger rights with the rules and when it comes to administration- Football Creditors rule etc, not read up on it for a while...could be classed as exceptional costs of litigation. Might Derby seek to appeal it? Indeed they might based on the article. They're surely bang to rights in fairness!
  4. ...Gibson can distribute from the back too... It all can help though.
  5. Thought was a LB. From the little I've read, Greek international, upgrade on current option at LB. Nice little deal as well. Loan to buy at £6.2m- the latter only kicks in if promoted. Reasonably risk free! No idea how long work permit etc might take, and one upside if he played, lack of experience in English football- something to exploit?
  6. Not 10 points, but 12. I'm still treating with caution the prospects of their imminent financial demise. Fresh loans from MSD, or other sources could help keep the show on the road albeit that £500k overdue is according to the article, only for December. No idea what % of monthly wage bill it might represent. Some on their forum are talking about new signings once player sales done!? That aside, if they do take fresh loans, they surely wouldn't come cheap, especially from Dell.
  7. Just on a side note, not read the article yet but I wonder whether Derby have any creditors in addition to players. Be it employer tax contribution, NI, pension obligations, local small business suppliers- those tend to get shafted quite big whenever a club goes into administration, St John's Ambulance or is that free, I honestly don't know and lastly the basic other costs ie gas, electricity, water and the like. Might also add, IIRC the original deferrals from last year might also be outstanding, unsure if this is still the case.
  8. Brownhill and Webster are certainly the two standouts. However IIRC, we also made a book profit on Magnússon, Szmodics- possibly Djuric and Eisa,though not certain on the two strikers. Did we make an out and out profit on the first two? Any book profits allied with subsequent wage and amortisation savings help certainly. Sure there was someone else too but can't quite recall? Might be Eliasson, how much did he go for in the end. Might have gone for more too if not for Covid- 2nd top assist maker in the League, within a decent age range and a left footer. I think in terms of
  9. Nature of this League for the majority. Walking the FFP tightrope makes this a must.
  10. Glad I stayed up to watch that. India showed as well as no little skill, huge character, both on the day and in the Series post Adelaide, albeit towards the end threw a couple of wickets away. Inexperience may have played a part there. I think they might be a little bit better than FTB's? Two notable statistics too- apologies if already posted. 1) Highest successful run chase at the Gabba. Albeit later in summer might help with batting a bit? 2) That Fortress breached. First Australian loss there since 1988! As well as a host of injuries, they even did it without their
  11. Been dipping in and out of the varied series- for England and beyond. Very good first 2 days in SL, they came back hard on Day 3 and 4- and had Bairstow been run out on the 4th evening, it could have been pretty tricky- SL tough in own conditions but we coped well- did well. They surely aren't the side they were though, SL- think say mid 1990s to late 2000's their golden generation? Jayusiriya, Attapatu, Sangakarra, Jayawardene in the batting alone! Murali, Vaas, Malinga amongst the pick bowling wise. Saw Dilshan play a brilliant Innings at Lords in 2011, but wasn't necessarily a mainstay
  12. LJ never used him correctly IMO. Besides part of the reason for Wells and Henriksen- let's forget Benkovic for a minute- Henriksen less prolific than Brownhill but then you're adding in a 1 in 3 Championship player, should be getting more. I'd suggest his record at Hull had comparables to Brownhill tbh- in terms of total end product. 2019/20 is hard to compare as he was frozen out for 6 months. 2017/18- Hull. 25 starts and 6 subs- 2 goals and 5 assists. 2018/19- Hull, 39 starts, 2 goals and 2 assists. I wonder if we used Weimann entirely right either- by which I mean in a
  13. Spot on- agree with your post entirely too, but I will say our possession and proactivity, you're quite right, declined gradually over these 3 seasons- think there were periods where we had or aimed for shot dominance in 2018/19 and there were games where we still had strong possession, notably in the 15 game run, but yeah declined absolutely.
  14. A little bit of looking around elsewhere- and this has been dated by the 9-10% interest rates on the loans to Southampton but from Off The Pitch last Autumn... Not a subscriber- it's the publicly viewable bit but ooooof!!
  15. Like I say it's a pessimistic take but assuming Covid losses will be excluded from the thing, and you're entirely right about Global Pandemic- my fear is that our costs and ongoing costs in the form of wages and amortisation accelerated last season, our sales fell and given these are split equally over contract length that we are hamstrung- Covid or no Covid, as lost revenues surely could be excluded from the calculations. I know certain clubs are walking the line- maybe we are one.
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