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Derby in crisis as every player is put up for sale - Exclusive

Nigel Clough's woes at Derby are mounting after it emerged the cash-strapped club is up for sale and willing to sell any player.

The Rams hierarchy are desperately trying to attract new investment into the ailing Championship club.

They want to raise £8million by the end of this month to help meet various payments - including to former supremo Adam Pearson, now at Hull.

But the club’s current US owners, General Sports and Entertainment, who acquired the Rams in January 2008, are reluctant to stump up any cash themselves.

And Derby are now actively seeking new investors by giving a series of presentations about the club to potential shareholders.

The Championship club has been put on the market for a reported price of just £30m.

And in the meantime the Rams will listen to offers for any of Clough’s first team squad to generate funds.

The club has been struggling financially since relegation from the Premier League in 2008 with just 11 points and an enormous wage bill.

Now their directors’ salaries are believed to be among the biggest in the Championship.

The uncertainty at Pride Park leaves boss Clough with more worries as Derby are just six points off the relegation zone.

And there is speculation that potential new owners will want to bring in their own, more experienced, manager.

But Clough’s close pal Stuart Pearce insists the Derby boss, in charge 12 months, must be given time after a rough baptism.

England Under-21 boss Pearce said: “If you give someone a job and then cut their legs off by giving them no money to spend, it is very, very difficult in any walk of life, whether it is football or anything else.

“Nigel has slashed the wage bill during that time and it’s important that everyone keeps a steady ship.

“If you bring someone in with that proviso, you have to see it out.

“You can’t just turn around after a year and get someone else in.

“I’ve seen so many football clubs in the country that have a gut reaction, change managers and, all of a sudden, you are no better off in 10 years’ time.â€


This was posted at 11pm on their website!! What i don't get is why are we giving adam pearson money when he left us???

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Something doesn't add up here:

Tom Glick, the president and chief executive of Derby County, is the first of the American owners in English football to put himself forward for a board position on one of the ruling bodies.

Glick is competing with Blackpool’s Karl Oyston and Sheffield Wednesday’s Nick Parker for the Football League director role vacated by Terry Robinson leaving Sheffield United. A vote among Championship clubs will decide.


That was a week ago.

Either one is or true or both aren't.

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i take anything that is in the mirror with a pinch of salt, as i do believe they have failed on every prediction they have ever had involving us

now i know we hardly financially secure, but glick seems motivated to be at this club, and from things Ive read has always been really into the football league comities and such. so don't think that story is rubbish.

i also know hes very pr orientated, but i have met him and he is very focused on taken this club forward (he is a **** though)

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If they are selling the club that means the old doom mongers were right and they're here for a profit. But what profit could they have made from this club in two years if all they've been doing is reducing debt? Unless it was stolen which I doubt as they seem like a legitimate company.

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Look at staurt pearce's "quotes" only one has a " at the end of it. That is a direct quote, the others are words put together from something that was said but not directly by Pearce.

Used to be a Fleet St jorno you see, before I became a spark.

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Strange our we're looking to extend the loan deals of the 3 that are on loan, we have also just signed Anderson. I might be wrong but I would guess that this would cost money?

Bit silly really if we have to raise £8m by the end of the month.

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DERBY County have dismissed a national newspaper report which today claimed that the club was in "crisis".

The report suggested that the Rams had to raise £8m by the end of this month and that the club was up for sale, priced at £30m.

But the club have claimed that the story is "categorically untrue".


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