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    Duracell got a reaction from Ellafella in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    List of clubs who have been relegated to the third tier, and then have subsequently overtaken us since our relegation from the Premier League in 2007/08:
    - Leicester City
    - Norwich City
    - Leeds United
    - Sheffield United
    - Wolverhampton Wanderers
    - Southampton
    Similar-sized clubs to us. It's not necessarily a death sentence.
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    Duracell got a reaction from europia in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    The decision to spend £10m on one player - out for the season - looks even more misguided on these circumstances.
    We could have not just spent the money and been in exactly the same position in this point.
    Our stint in the second tier is the longest at present. News like this means we're more likely to exit from the bottom than the top.
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    Duracell got a reaction from Alpha in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    What picture do you think they'll use for the official statement? Corner flag? Or is it time to mix it up a bit?
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    Duracell got a reaction from REDCAR in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    What picture do you think they'll use for the official statement? Corner flag? Or is it time to mix it up a bit?
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    Duracell got a reaction from Spacehorse in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    What picture do you think they'll use for the official statement? Corner flag? Or is it time to mix it up a bit?
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    Duracell reacted to Ghost of Clough in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    If they got deducted 9 points for only £10, then we have no chance of staying up with being a million times worse off!
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    Duracell got a reaction from JoeDerby in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    Good point, I guess so?
    Funny how you can spend £30m on Ince, Vydra, Johnson, Weimann, Camara, Anya, Jozefzoon and Butterfield and a.) not get promoted and b.) it come back to bite you on the arse.
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    Duracell got a reaction from David in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    A reminder to post only information which is already in the public domain.
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    Duracell got a reaction from eezzeetiger in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    Good point, I guess so?
    Funny how you can spend £30m on Ince, Vydra, Johnson, Weimann, Camara, Anya, Jozefzoon and Butterfield and a.) not get promoted and b.) it come back to bite you on the arse.
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    Duracell reacted to IronRam 140.6 in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    And thats where the crux of the problem is. Being one division below the Premier makes it hard to not be drawn in with the fiscal lunacy of getting there. Agents of "nearly footballers" jump all over it and secure £20k a week pay rises when the clubs in question get the merest sniff of promotion. I'm thinking Martin, Bryson off the top of my head. Bet they went from £7 - 8k a week to £25k +. 
    But imagine the reaction if we fobbed that off and let them leave or sold them whilst riding high? We'd have had the same level of outcry. All we've done is defer it until now.
    Its a hideous self perpetuating cycle that biggish clubs like ourselves Forest, Leeds, Weds, Boro et al have all been swept up in, in one way or another.
    Agents and Sky TV are doing this. I would love to make every single player negotiate his own contract face to face with the person paying it.
     Just to see how necky these agents are, doubt many second tier journeyman would have the bottle to go much above 15k a week for their services. If they did it tells you all you need to know. 
    I also know there is a Rooney sized elephant in the room whilst typing that. Sums it up really, we should be nowhere near the signing of those sort of players.
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    Duracell got a reaction from Mick Brolly in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    We should plead not guilty and take the 10 point fine - we'd only lose that point defending a set piece away from home anyway.
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    Duracell got a reaction from Mick Brolly in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    I'm angry! Don't let the truth get in the way of a good moan.
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    Duracell got a reaction from BPV in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    Remember that news story when in 13/14, we had one of the bottom 6 wage budgets but were in the top 6?
    6 years later, and the situation is the precise opposite.
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    Duracell got a reaction from David Graham Brown in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    We should plead not guilty and take the 10 point fine - we'd only lose that point defending a set piece away from home anyway.
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    Duracell got a reaction from RamNut in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    We should plead not guilty and take the 10 point fine - we'd only lose that point defending a set piece away from home anyway.
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    Duracell got a reaction from Ramathorn in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    List of clubs who have been relegated to the third tier, and then have subsequently overtaken us since our relegation from the Premier League in 2007/08:
    - Leicester City
    - Norwich City
    - Leeds United
    - Sheffield United
    - Wolverhampton Wanderers
    - Southampton
    Similar-sized clubs to us. It's not necessarily a death sentence.
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    Duracell got a reaction from Zag zig in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    Remember that news story when in 13/14, we had one of the bottom 6 wage budgets but were in the top 6?
    6 years later, and the situation is the precise opposite.
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    Duracell got a reaction from goldstar in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    Remember that news story when in 13/14, we had one of the bottom 6 wage budgets but were in the top 6?
    6 years later, and the situation is the precise opposite.
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    Duracell got a reaction from cosmic in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    Remember that news story when in 13/14, we had one of the bottom 6 wage budgets but were in the top 6?
    6 years later, and the situation is the precise opposite.
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    Duracell got a reaction from nogbad van 50 in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    I'm angry! Don't let the truth get in the way of a good moan.
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    Duracell got a reaction from rynny in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    That didn't happen immediately, even after our 2014 Wembley failure.
    The purse strings were loosened, but still tight. The Thorne saga lasted so long because we were haggling. His replacement after his injury was a loan. Yes, a few players got crazy contract renewals, but it was hardly a spending spree and a sensible enough attempt to keep the team together.
    It's under Clement we started throwing mud at the wall.
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    Duracell got a reaction from Coolascustard in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    That didn't happen immediately, even after our 2014 Wembley failure.
    The purse strings were loosened, but still tight. The Thorne saga lasted so long because we were haggling. His replacement after his injury was a loan. Yes, a few players got crazy contract renewals, but it was hardly a spending spree and a sensible enough attempt to keep the team together.
    It's under Clement we started throwing mud at the wall.
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    Duracell got a reaction from Curtains in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    Good point, I guess so?
    Funny how you can spend £30m on Ince, Vydra, Johnson, Weimann, Camara, Anya, Jozefzoon and Butterfield and a.) not get promoted and b.) it come back to bite you on the arse.
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    Duracell got a reaction from G STAR RAM in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    I'm angry! Don't let the truth get in the way of a good moan.
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    Duracell got a reaction from lukedcfc in EFL charge Derby over ffp   
    Remember that news story when in 13/14, we had one of the bottom 6 wage budgets but were in the top 6?
    6 years later, and the situation is the precise opposite.
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