ElBeef Posted February 1, 2012 Share Posted February 1, 2012 I was thinking last night how i believe Derby are in a good place at the minute, bear with me and i will explain...... When BD was manager he splashed the cash in the January window to get us up. He brought in what now we see as average players but it did the job, little did he know how much it would hurt us in the long run. Looking at Jewels time here....(Bananas!!) well he put the nail in the coffin that has taken this long to sort out (and hes at it again at Ipswich) With them in mind cast your mind back to Ravenelli and the possible capture of Baggio. Great players in their day but buying Ravenelli at that time really killed us and we are still paying for that mistake (if not still paying him!!) Look at West Ham yesterday. Now they have 12 strikers at the club with internationals not even starting. Baldock must be gutted and you have to ask the question why oh why has Maynard gone there, surely not for football reasons. So back to Derby and the early spring cleaning dust settling. I am happy to see how Nigel and the board are running the club. When the FFP comes in we will be in a great position to compete, hopefully. The main thing is they are running a business with a tight budget and a business model. When we saw the Americans coming in with their history and big bucks we thought they would splash the cash but thank god they didn't. In an early interview with Glick i seem to remember him saying that although the people surounding the club had money they made there american teams succesful by working to a formula and not throwing cash at it. Ok so we are not the Derby of old where we would throw money at the club and then see what happens. I would not like any other Manager or Board at the minute until the time comes when we are in a position to spend £3m on a player. I know that is a long way off but until then we have to be realistic and know this is a long process that will take a few more years to stablise. I am happy with the squad at the minute and would be very happy at finishing in the top 10. Lets not get involved in the silly play off thing, what would we do if we got promoted. Mind you if we did the money would come in handy when we got relegated and im sure we would fair much better, even with this squad. Remember finishing in the 10 ten would be our best league position in what 10 years!!!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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