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Robbie Savage: Your views
Some fans have reacted furiously at Paul Jewell's decision to sign the much maligned Robbie Savage - but others think he's just what the Rams need. Where do you stand?
Robbie Savage has always been a divisive figure in English football - not least with Derby County fans.
His work rate and commitment have always made him popular with his own fans but the Welshman also possesses an uncanny ability to wind up the opposition.
Just ask former Rams midfielder Craig Burley, who famously squared up to Savage over his joyous celebrations after earning Leicester a late penalty in a 3-2 win over the Rams in September 2001.
Or former Derby striker Deon Burton, sent off for an alleged head-butt on Savage in the dying moments of a 2-0 win over Leicester in April 2000.
So he's never been the most popular figure with Rams supporters - one of whom has already called us at BBC Radio Derby promising to rip up his season ticket if Paul Jewell completes the signing of the 33-year-old.
But with Derby County adrift at the bottom of the Premier League and praying for a semi-miracle to avoid relegation, is the signing a gamble worth taking?
Could Savage's passion and experience, twinned with extra flair from additional signings, give the Rams an outside chance of surviving the drop into the Championship?
Let us know what you think using the form below...
last updated: 09/01/2008 at 15:37
Have Your Say
What do you think about the signing of Robbie Savage?
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