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    David got a reaction from Curtains in Supporters Charter Group Apology   
    I just want to apologise for the delay, my absence, my handling of the situation and try to explain what has happened.
    The meeting on Wednesday was scheduled to end at 8.45pm, my last train home was 9.33pm, I slipped out just after 9pm as I didn’t have clothes, medication, toiletries with me as I wasn’t planning on staying overnight.
    When the meeting had finished, an agreement was made where one statement would be written and signed off by all groups, this is the first time anything like this had been agreed, I was under the impression we would be allowed to report back as normal.
    Being completely unaware of this, whilst waiting for my train I saw a conversation take place on my Twitter timeline discussing the meeting minutes, when would they be out.
    I replied, that the meeting minutes were not taken and we would be sharing the information ourselves, which as I say I was under the impression would be allowed, why else attend? I thought I was being helpful.
    Now I can see on reflection I was clearly naive in not appreciating the number of fans waiting online for what was said at the meeting, would see the tweet whilst was part of a conversation, which was also public and could be seen and shared by others. The tweet blew up online having been retweeted, I’m not exaggerating when I say maybe hundred or more replies, some abusive to the point where I had to turn notifications off as my phone was freezing with as I came back into an area with phone signal.
    On the forum I did pre warn members not to expect anything Wednesday evening, the minutes can sometimes take a few days to a couple of weeks before being released. I was going with the intention of asking the club if the minutes could be released within 24 hours or that we could release the information immediately. Obviously once we was told the minutes would not be taken all that went out the window and believed we was free to report back immediately, and that was the plan.
    Again, I was clearly naive to the fact fans on Twitter would not be aware of this, so when I wasn’t replying to all the tweets with thumbs up or down if it’s good news, or are we going to have a club next week the levels of abuse increased, despite my plea for being understanding I wasn’t in the position to do so.
    With my write up, I had no intention of adding any personal opinion, it would be just what was said and allow you all to read and take it as you will.
    As you will be well aware, all fans see things differently and I didn’t want to raise any expectations or disappoint fans, then receive more abuse as it wasn’t what they were expecting.
    I put myself in this situation through naivety, but I don’t accept that the abuse was warranted at all, I have removed the twitter account from my devices and will no longer be active on that account, opting now for a private account as I have no interest in twitter fame.
    I would seriously urge anyone that did send me abusive tweets to have a think how they talk to people online and their demands, if this is this what celebrities have to deal with on a daily basis, I’m glad I’m just a nobody!
    Punjabi Rams, who I honestly can’t thank enough stepped in and put some tweets out from their account to give some information in my defence. You guys are awesome, didn’t need to do that but again, I honestly can’t thank you enough. Quick plug www.punjabirams.co.uk, @PunjabiRams on Twitter, go give them a follow if you are on there.
    On the train home I started to do the write up on my notes app, realising I need to get this out asap, first thing to defuse the situation I felt I had created.
    Thursday morning, as I was consulting my notes and finishing off the write up, there was a few things I wanted to fact check with the club were totally accurate, there has been times where things have been misheard in the past (Boycie ahem) and needed correcting, I didn’t want this to happen. We’re human, mistakes can happen, I believed I had time to ensure there were none.
    I decided, and this was not requested by the club but to send my write up to them, asking if they could read it over and everything I had written was totally accurate, leaving ??? <—— fact checks where I was a little cautious over.
    They agreed and I again naively yet again assumed that this would be back with me in a few hours……despite the previous night listening to just how busy they have been.
    Now whilst I understand and totally agree that this meeting is important, the club staff are as I’m sure you can imagine really busy, now I need to really stress here that this is in no way the fault of the club, this is on me 100%.
    No tweet, no forum post, none of this situation exists.
    Meanwhile The Supporters Charter Group are scratching their heads as to why I’ve gone it alone, I can only apologise to them also, as I say I was under the impression that we would all be reporting back ourselves which I have explained privately with them.
    A single statement isn’t something I would have been personally happy with but that is what was agreed in my absence.
    I haven’t felt comfortable coming back on the forum if I'm honest, ignoring the fact I insinuated what was said at the meeting would be out Thursday on the forum, I feel like I have let you all down and for that I’m sorry.
    Just to add, this apology wasn’t asked for, it's something I feel is owed to you all.
    Should someone have gone that could have stayed all evening? Ideally yes, although Paul (Boycie) was unavailable to attend. Since the formation of 2017 it has only been either myself or Paul that has attended, I didn’t feel it would be right to send someone new which in hindsight was the correct call, they may have also not been able to attend until the end of what I’m led to believe turned out to be almost a 4 hour long meeting, putting themselves unwittingly into a similar situation I have.
    I know you are all frustrated, the accusations of attention seeking, sitting on information, teasing, trying to get more views, followers etc. and even censorship on the forum are simply not true, they come from people that do not know me or how the forum is run at all, which is disappointing hearing it said by members that have been on the forum for a number of years now.
    Finally, I do want to say thank you to those who have sent supportive texts, PM’s, DM’s, tweets you name it over the last few days, despite asking to be given time, it’s you who I put the hours in for, I will learn from this and work on handling things better in the future.
    I would also like to thank the moderators who have been trying their best to keep on top of the situation, without them this forum would have crashed and burned over the last few days so please be respectful to them, even if at times you do not agree with decisions they have made. 
    David
     
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    David got a reaction from Curtains in Supporters Charter Group Apology   
    I like this, removing the anonymity online.
    I understand those that do not wish to and have their reasons for that.
    There is a Zoom call on Wednesday night which have been running through lockdown, we have had several members on there and great to put some faces to name.
    Off the top of my head….
    @angieram @sage @DarkFruitsRam7 @Curtains @Van der MoodHoover @i-Ram @AndyinLiverpool 
    I no longer organise these calls but I’m sure you would all be welcome, I believe it’s Sage who is now running them.
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    David got a reaction from Foreveram in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from Adslegend in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from Kinder in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from DerbySmog in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from Zag zig in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from Abu Derby in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from richinspain in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from TheHospitalier in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from Crewton in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from Foreveram in Derby County Administration (with the slight possibility of Liquidation still there)   
    And I stand by that decision, this forum is a platform for fans opinions which we see a wide range of, my voice holds no more weight than any other member on this forum.
    I would not and will not put my or the forums name on any letter without discussing it first with members, which there was no time for on that occasion.
    I accept you see things differently, however that's where I am on this and made no secret about it, explaining my reasoning at the time the letter was published.
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    David got a reaction from Foreveram in Time to walk away Wayne   
    No I don't.
    I also have no "love in" with Wayne, I just think some people are being incredibly harsh towards him and the job he has had. 
    Thankfully this doesn't extend to inside the stadium as his name has been sang throughout every game this season.
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    David got a reaction from bcnram in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from Colm in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from Wsm-ram in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from Eatonram in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from StockholmRam in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from ANGERMAN1 in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from BarrowRam in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from Hector was the best in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from Ramarena in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from Boycie in Derby County Administration (with the slight possibility of Liquidation still there)   
    And I stand by that decision, this forum is a platform for fans opinions which we see a wide range of, my voice holds no more weight than any other member on this forum.
    I would not and will not put my or the forums name on any letter without discussing it first with members, which there was no time for on that occasion.
    I accept you see things differently, however that's where I am on this and made no secret about it, explaining my reasoning at the time the letter was published.
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    David got a reaction from Phoenix in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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    David got a reaction from Heisenberg in Mel Morris interview on Radio Derby 1pm   
    My personal view for what it's worth is he sounded deflated towards the end of the interview. A beaten man.
    Despite a lack of raw emotion shown on air, I genuinely think Friday would have hurt him massively as this wouldn't have been anywhere in his plans.
    I understand this will not be any comfort to any of the staff that will lose their jobs, or creditors unpaid who my thoughts are with right now as they face an extremely tough week ahead.
    Tomorrow I will be opening a jobs board on the forum, if any of you have a business or hear of vacancies in the local area please post them.
    Also if you know anyone that has/will be lose their job through this process, give them a heads up.
    Saturday showed what an incredible fan base we have when we come together, let's help try and make the impact as minimal as possible. 🐏
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