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It's grim, I know some people who work for Derby County, and they're going through a very tough time.

This isn't really a subject that I deem to be accepted for criticism or banter, obviously I mean from the fans' perspective. Yet something has gone horribly wrong, and I do feel Mel Morris has attempted to do similar things to Alan Hardy in my opinion.

By bringing in a glamorous manager, try to force promotion and throw money into the win.

I know some people are blaming Sam Rush for this, yet the buck stops with the chairman. He clearly got in above his own head, now he's selling assets off and resorted to thinking only about himself in my opinion.

This type of thing shouldn't happen in football, but it's occurring too often now, and it just proves the Football League/FA are a joke when it comes to holding people accountable.

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@Chris on this note, there's a few people making the point as to why some teams like Burnley and Norwich don't spend big when they reach the Premier League. 

I understand it. Sometimes clubs spend beyond their means and it comes back to haunt them. 

However the one thing I will say is that the punishment given to Derby might be by the rules and some can argue it should have come last season but anyone outside the Premier League or "Big 6" faces punishment they can't cope with hence some teams that enter administration and go downhill or liquidate. Meanwhile the big 6 no matter how much they break rules aren't punished to the full extent they should and when they are it's a nothing punishment to them that it might be to others. 

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I think people will call Wayne Rooney, but I admire him for standing by Derby County. I have read things about him buying items for the club to use out of his own pocket, he doesn't have to do this.

I wish Derby all the best, it's a grim time for them.

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6 minutes ago, RetroPie said:

What are your thoughts and feelings on this situation @super_ram?

Its awful for any club but Derby should be able to turn the corner, if the right admin people are appointed it should ease a sale when it happens.

I'm still in shock and trying to catch up on all Rams related news which I've missed due to @GrannyPie's recent hospitalisation.I will though say Wayne Rooney has really gone way up in my estimation while Mel Morris,although I'm grateful for past support,comes out of this in similar light to another Ex chaiman you and all pie fans are familiar with

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