I don't understand. They're such a model, well-run club? Mel Morris is such a prudent, honourable businessman and owner?Is this what sh*t sounds like when it hits a fan?
Couldnt agree more. All you hear in the media is how great MM is and "the Derby way"I don't understand. They're such a model, well-run club? Mel Morris is such a prudent, honourable businessman and owner?
Screw 'em. Hope they land in league 2.
Most sale contracts will have a clause to protect the buyer from this type of shenanigans ie. the ultimate cash price paid is reduced by any abnormal increase in creditors (which players/staff owed wages will be) between the time the sale is agreed and the actual completion.That's exactly what it is, owner is looking to sell and doesn't want to pay any more than he needs to. Now that the transfer is delaying longer than expected, he just won't pay up as there is zero return for that money.
It's become an in-joke on The Price of Football podcast that Derby are mentioned at least once every week. It's not hard to see why!
January pay must be due about now.Move along, folks, nothing to see here....
Derby County players have received their outstanding wages for December, reports BBC Radio Derby.
A delay in the club's takeover by the Derventio Holdings Group - still yet to go through - meant player wages were not able to be paid on time.
After Saturday's win at QPR, Rams boss Wayne Rooney asked for "answers" about why the takeover is being delayed and why players had not been paid in full.
Rooney is keen to strengthen his squad before Monday's transfer deadline.
Derby players receive December wages
That is what was reported when he first signed. Wasn't it supposed to be paid by some external source and wasn't part of the FFP budget. Not sure but I think I read that. Might well have just been a rumour though.
Well i reckon you would be surprised. I believe there are external sources funding a % of it, but i bet its not far off that. If we are paying players £30k plus a week, whats to say Derby wont be paying Englands all time top scorer 90K?
I read that when he first signed, half his wages were as a player, with the other half as a "coach (despite his never having coached a day in his life).
Must have been close to that figure. I bet he was on that if not more in the states.I read that when he first signed, half his wages were as a player, with the other half as a "coach (despite his never having coached a day in his life).
Apparently this was to get round FFP rules, since only player wages count towards that. Though whether it all added up to £90k pw I couldn't say, but it probably isn't impossible if linked to a sponsorship deal from 32 Red:
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