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Derby Going Down?

windydcfc

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Looks like American Billionaire Chris Kirchner is going make a formal bid to buy Derby. He’s just tweeted 3 🐏🐏🐏on his Twitter timeline Woop woop 🙌 COYR🐏
He’s also sent an open letter to the fans. But I don’t know how to post it on here
 
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Arnold Snitchitt

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Looks like American Billionaire Chris Kirchner is going make a formal bid to buy Derby. He’s just tweeted 3 🐏🐏🐏on his Twitter timeline Woop woop 🙌 COYR🐏
He’s also sent an open letter to the fans. But I don’t know how to post it on here

"We don’t know each other yet, but we have two things in common: our love for the game of football and our desire to rebuild Derby County back into the proud club everyone deserves.
"My name is Chris Kirchner and I hope to see many of you soon - as this is my official announcement of my intention to work with the administrators to take Derby County Football Club out of administration.
"Derby County is a club with a rich history and one of the best groups of supporters in all of England. While the club is currently going through a really tough time, it is the supporters and everyone associated with the club that have stayed loyal which provide the foundation to rebuild again. I want to be a part of that rebuild and support that effort.
"As an entrepreneur, I am committed to building companies and I want to apply that experience towards rebuilding this proud and storied club.
"This challenge is one I don’t take lightly but is something I am
looking forward to - and I know we can prove successful at - if we work together.
"Football (or soccer as I knew it growing up but have learned to correct that over time) has been a part of my life since I could walk. My father introduced the game to me (futbol as he called it growing up in South America) at a very early age and I spent most of my life playing the sport.
"My love for football hasn’t changed over the years, and I have been involved as a fan throughout my adult life.
"Being in the fortunate position to purchase such a prestigious club as Derby County is a childhood dream come true.
"In business I believe in transparency, trust, humility and respecting authority. Those are qualities I have grown up with.
"At this point in time, the administration process is complex, but I have informed the administrators that I’m willing to work through these complexities.
"I understand and acknowledge that there are a number of interested parties in the club, but I wanted to go on the record at the start of the process and be upfront.
"I’ve also taken it upon myself to advise my team to simultaneously work on the EFL’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test process. If I’m successful in these processes then I believe it will enable us all to move forward together and put the past behind us.
"Clearly, I am at the beginning of procedures that must take place with the administrators and the EFL. I am respectful of these mechanisms.
"Nonetheless, my team and I have already been in conversation with all parties to discuss where to start. I had the privilege of attending a match last week at Pride Park and was really impressed with the facilities of the club as well as all of the people I was lucky enough to meet. I was particularly impressed with the attitude of manager Wayne Rooney, his coaching staff and the players.
"Recent performances and results demonstrate their clear, unwavering commitment to the club.
"The best stories in life often start after a setback and the best years of Derby County FC are without a doubt in front of us.
"Hopefully, we will have the chance to be better than ever before and together write our own chapters in the illustrious history of DCFC!
"Up the Rams! Sincerely, Chris Kirchner."
 

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“As an entrepreneur…” suggests he thinks there might be some money to be made out of this venture.
But, after years of financial mis-management, someone that runs the club as a business might not be a bad thing. Whether he actually makes a return on the investment, is another matter (& largely contingent on Derby reaching the PL).
 

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“As an entrepreneur…” suggests he thinks there might be some money to be made out of this venture.
But, after years of financial mis-management, someone that runs the club as a business might not be a bad thing. Whether he actually makes a return on the investment, is another matter (& largely contingent on Derby reaching the PL).
Wycombe are now suing Derby for loss of income over their relegation and the fact that they think we should’ve gone down instead
 

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Seems a well-intentioned capitalist but "..the best years of Derby County FC are without a doubt in front of us." shows his naivety and cluelessnes of the situation he's possibly getting into. Are Derby fans to expect 2 League titles in a span of a few years and relevance in European competitions?!?
 

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Seems a well-intentioned capitalist but "..the best years of Derby County FC are without a doubt in front of us." shows his naivety and cluelessnes of the situation he's possibly getting into. Are Derby fans to expect 2 League titles in a span of a few years and relevance in European competitions?!?
It’d take some doing, to match Clough’s achievements in the 1972/3 European Cup. With a controversial defeat to Juve in the semis. We aren’t going to ever match their glory years from the 1970’s. The money pouring into the wealthiest clubs, in England and the continent. Just makes it impossible to compete with them.
 

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“As an entrepreneur…” suggests he thinks there might be some money to be made out of this venture.
But, after years of financial mis-management, someone that runs the club as a business might not be a bad thing. Whether he actually makes a return on the investment, is another matter (& largely contingent on Derby reaching the PL).
Think most Rams fans feel the same, breaking even be good right now
 

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It’d take some doing, to match Clough’s achievements in the 1972/3 European Cup. With a controversial defeat to Juve in the semis. We aren’t going to ever match their glory years from the 1970’s. The money pouring into the wealthiest clubs, in England and the continent. Just makes it impossible to compete with them.
You're right of course but we did reach a European Cup final, well OK Anglo- Italian Cup final.
I'm counting it as a tick
 

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You're right of course but we did reach a European Cup final, well OK Anglo- Italian Cup final.
I'm counting it as a tick
I was there too and Carlos Kickaball Valderrama controlled the whole match. But as you say, it’s a tick ✅
 

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You're right of course but we did reach a European Cup final, well OK Anglo- Italian Cup final.
I'm counting it as a tick
I do remember the day well, Cremonese fans kicked off a little but main trouble was hooray Henry's from Henley Regatta, we ended up in Baker St, bouncer said ' No football fans,
I said ' It's alright, Derby fans, so doesn't count' he let us in
 

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Derby’s fruitless appeal against the 12 point deduction has been delayed.

No word yet on the other potential points deductions for breaking financial regulations.
 

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Derby’s fruitless appeal against the 12 point deduction has been delayed.

No word yet on the other potential points deductions for breaking financial regulations.
Rumour has it they are going to drop the appeal against the 12 point deduction in exchage for getting a mere 3 points for FFP and being free to sell in time for Kirchner to invest in the January window!
 

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John Percy has just tweeted that Derby have reluctantly agreed to another 9 points deduction(-21 in total). So announce relegation and bring on Lincoln City😔
 

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In the long-run it will be better to have this sorted and provide clarity to the new owners. Having uncertainty is never good when trying to sell.
 

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Further 9 point deduction now confirmed
 

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