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  1. mice_elf

    £10m FFP Bill

    Unless my eyes deceive me, according to that Deloitte Report ( Chart 16 on Page 27), £140 million of that total Championship Club Debt of £1.8 billion was Derby County's. The only Clubs with bigger Net Debt, according to Deloitte, were Newcastle/Brighton/Fulham, and all three of those Teams are now in the Premier League. The fifth biggest Net Debtors, according to Deloitte, were Cardiff, and they too are now in the Premier League. So the financial gamble taken by Newcastle/Brighton/Fulham/Cardiff paid off for them, having reached the Promised Land of the Premier League. Mel's gamble has not yet paid off. Now before you start going off on one again, I am not saying that Derby County's Net Debt in 2017 was £140 million, I am merely pointing out that the Deloitte Report claims that to be the case. Presumably Deloitte have failed to appreciate the subtle financial intricacies of the DCFC/Sevco/ Mel Morris set-up that you have so painstakingly detailed to this Forum.
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    Johnny Russell - Will he sign a new contract?

    Russell's timing is a bit off with this move - he's just missed out on teaming up with a former Ram, one of the poison dwarf's finest stellar Premier League signings from the 'Season of Shame', Benny Feilhaber :- http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article192860119.html "January 03, 2018 07:06 PM Updated January 04, 2018 09:44 AM The tenure of one of the most accomplished midfielders in Sporting Kansas City history came to a sudden end Wednesday. Sporting KC traded midfielder Benny Feilhaber to expansion-side Los Angeles FC in exchange for $400,000 in allocation money. Those funds will be split evenly between general and targeted allocation money. Feilhaber, who turns 33 later this month, totaled 29 goals and 41 assists in five MLS seasons in Kansas City, including a 2015 campaign that thrust him into the league’s most valuable player race." Davies signed Feilhaber for £1,350,000 in July 2007, and he left on a free transfer 12 months later after just 10 appearances - https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/benny-feilhaber/profil/spieler/33118 Feilhaber was the fifth highest earner at Kansas last year, on $600,000 per year. Top earner was ex-Wigan player Roger Espinoza on $850,000 per year. All MLS Player Salaries for 2017 can be seen here :- https://deadspin.com/here-are-the-2017-salaries-for-mls-players-1794648467
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    Darren Bent - joined Burton on loan

    Frank Wignall ?
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    Darren Bent - joined Burton on loan

    I'll see your Mikkel Beck and raise you a Bjorn Otto Bragstad :- Signed for 3 million Euro in July 2000 on the back of some decent performances for Norway at Euro 2000. Left on a Free Transfer in January 2003 after just 12 appearances. Not since the days of Mick Coop have I seen a defender so inept. Mikkel Beck cost £630k from Middlesborough in July 1999, and left for £315k a year later in July 2000 (source Transfermarkt) having scored 2 goals in 18 Premier League appearances, so at least he wasn't a complete write-off.
  5. http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/chris-martin-fulham-sunderland-derby-1118071
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    Johnny Russell - Will he sign a new contract?

    Here you go :- http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/george-thorne-johnny-russell-contracts-1057637
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    Cameron Jerome - Signed 18 month deal

    I had indeed cobbled my figures together from Whoscored and Wiki. However, from Transfermarkt, Darren Bent has 72 second tier goals, not 44. You have missed out Bent's second tier goals for Ipswich in the 2002/3 and 2003/4 seasons. As previously stated, the Championship wasn't so named until 2004. From 1992, when the Premier League was formed, to 2004, the second tier was called the First Division. So Darren Bent's goals in the second tier, from Transfermarkt, are :- 02/03 12 goals for Ipswich in the First Division (ie. second tier) 03/04 16 goals for Ipswich in the First Division (ie. second tier) 04/05 20 goals for Ipswich in the Championship (ie. second tier) 14/15 12 goals for Brighton/Derby in the Championship (ie. second tier) 15/16 2 goals for Derby in the Championship (ie. second tier) 16/17 10 goals for Derby in the Championship (ie. second tier) Total second tier goals = 72
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    Cameron Jerome - Signed 18 month deal

    You are 40 goals out on your CJ total - he has 75 Championship goals in total. You've used Whoscored History stats, but they only go back to season 2009/10, so you have 18 goals for Norwich 2014/15, 16 goals for Norwich 2016/17 and 1 goal for Norwich 2017/18 which does indeed add up to the 35 you've quoted. However, you need to add on 6 goals for Cardiff 2004/5, 18 goals for Cardiff 2005/6, 7 goals for Brum 2006/7, and 9 goals for Brum 2008/9 - so that's another 40 goals to add to your original 35 quote = 75 Championship goals in total. On a quick check you are 33 goals short on Dave Nugent's total as well, with 33 goals for Preston between Jan. 2005 to July 2007. About 32 goals short for Chris Martin as well, for Norwich and Crystal Palace between 2006-2012, which don't show on Whoscored History. Over 40 goals short for Darren Bent as well, for Ipswich between 2002-2005. So your grand total for our 6 Central forwards should be approx. 380, rather than the 235 you've quoted from the Whoscored stats. Note that the Championship wasn't founded until 2004, so some of Bent's goals for Ipswich weren't strictly scored in the Championship but were in the old second-tier First Division. The Premier League was formed in 1992, and the English second-tier League was then called the First Division from 1992 until the formation of the Championship in 2004, at which point the English third-tier League then assumed the title of the First Division. Oh for the good old days when the Football League consisted of Division 1 , Division 2 , Division 3 and Division 4.
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    Cameron Jerome - Signed 18 month deal

    A lot of negativity about the Jerome signing on here. Maybe some can't forgive him for inflicting the first Home defeat for Derby during the "Season of Shame" :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8uuAYsLYFw Not good enough for us, some say. Well he's played in 3 Championship promotion sides, and spent half his career playing in the Premier League (Birmingham/Stoke/Crystal Palace/Norwich). Kevin Phillips played alongside him at Birmingham City for a few seasons (between 2008 to 2011), so I think his judgement on Jerome's ability/suitability carries a bit more weight than anyone else's views on this Forum.

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