Status Updates posted by AmericanPie
It must be painful as a Derby fan, to see Leeds [2nd] and Nottingham Forest [5th]. I'm not gloating or trying to wind you up, 17th is unlike the Rams and having read things about their financial state I am hoping Mel Morris hasn't lost interest in the club.
Not the best of seasons @AmericanPie but I didn't expect too much anyway.Lampard did a fair job last season but he ultimately failed(I did enjoy the playoff second leg v Leeds though)but when the loan players (Mount,Tomori and Wilson)left it meant a massive job replacing them. Progress for this season was delayed by Lampard's indecision about taking the Chelsea job,though we all knew what the outcome would be.New manager,Cocu,had little time for preparation for this season meeting up with the players in Florida for Pre-season matches,the first of which was abandoned at half time due to an electrical storm,a portent for the present season.Then in September we had the drink fiasco and lost Keogh(So 4 players from last season gone)Add the injuries here and there throughout the team and Cocu must be wondering what he's signed up for and can things get any worse.Well yes they can.Now we've fell foul off financial fair play regulations with the EFL . I don't think Mel has lost interest.As he has stated he will only do what is in the best interest of Derby County and he would prefer to remain owner and Chairman.Of course almost every word he or anyone else connected with the Rams utters is either taken out of context or twisted round for effect by the press.
It's great to see PON thinking outside of the box, I hope more members join in with posting quirky topics because it does add value. I have added a couple of discussions which I think continues the recent trend of this.