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Billy Davies will go!

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by TheTrinity (U1688998) 29 May 2007
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I am not a Rams fan although their promotion was thoroughly deserved.

Billy Davies?

Got a great job at Preston on the back of an ex-Scotland boss Craig Brown. As soon as Derby came a calling, off he went. Bigger Club? ... of course Derby are a bigger club. Preston must have been miffed though! gave him a chance and were rewarded with zero loyalty! Now in the Premiership with Derby, he refuses to give any real commitment. Waiting for a bigger (more established) club? ... of course he is! If I was on the Derby board I would already be formulating contingency plans because the guy will show you no loyalty! Derby deserves a manager who will establish them in the Premiership not a guy who haven't got the patience or loyalty.

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comment by U3982344

posted May 30, 2007

We will see, even if he does its only becuase your soft ass board will agree to his wage demands.

You still with the fairy's eh?

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comment by fredyze (U6834874)

posted May 30, 2007

Within 24 hours of Derby County winning the most expensive football game in the world to reclaim Premiership status,elation has turned to deflation at the news that the savior of Derby County,Billy Davies,may not be in charge at the start of next season.After the turmoil that Derby County were in before Billy Davies arrived at Pride Park,when relegation looked a definite certainty,to the many highlights in the season just finished that saw 'The Rams' lead the Championship for so long and then show their 'class' by winning the Playoff Final at Wembley,i am strongly encouraging the board to fulfil any requirements that BD puts before them or else we may lose forever 'the' man who will make DCFC immortal once again, amongst the elite of British football.As a longtime supporter of Derby County,living in New Zealand,it was sheer magic watching the celebrations at the final whistle in the early hours of Tuesday morning,with the thought that next season Derby will be playing Man Yoo,Chelsea etc.I remain hopeful that Billy Davies will still be in full control in August.

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posted May 30, 2007

fredyze, Derby's rejuvenation this season has far more to do with the money that the board spent/gambled, not the manager.

Despite all the money spent, Derby still played some of the more insipid (albeit effective) football in the championship. He won't be a loss.

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posted May 30, 2007

I seem to recall that once upon a time Derby had a manager that was a little bristly around the edges, he and the board didn't see eye to eye and we all know the end result of that one. Times change, and I firmly believe Billy is simply using his current position of strength to broker a deal for the future. He also knows damn well that with the board behind him he has the opportunity to move this club forward to where it should have gone 30 odd years ago. The man can become a Derby legend, that should be enough in itself to decide his future.

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comment by U3982344

posted May 30, 2007

You sound like us a couple of years back!

Anyway's I'm sick of telling you I told you so,

so I'm changing tact,

Up Yours!

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comment by Ramski (U1760539)

posted May 30, 2007

fredyze, Derby's rejuvenation this season has far more to do with the money that the board spent/gambled, not the manager.

Member75, what's your obsession with Derby and how much money we've supposedly spent this season.

It's nowhere near as much as Birmingham & Sunderland have spent(who already had a squad of players from the Prem from the previous season) or West Brom for that matter. Why don't you get on their case as well???

When Billy Davies took over last summer, he inherited a squad which had finished 20th, with ONE striker on the books, a 35-year-old Pesch.

Our rejuvenation is nothing to do with the manager? He's a miracle worker!

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posted May 30, 2007

AND...

Most of the decent players we've signed came because of him.

David Jones form Man Utd didnt want to leave but jumped at the chance of working with Davies.

Stephen Pearson, scorer of the most valuable goal in footballing history, came because of Billy Davies.

Stevie Howard - written off as too long in the tooth came because Billy saw his potential

David Nugent...oh wait, thats next week winkeye

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posted May 30, 2007

He's just taken Derby into the Premiership...

Don't know about you but if i had taken a team to the top of their game and won the playoffs and won a place in the top flight of British football, I wouldn't want to leave!!!

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comment by Coca-ed (U8390090)

posted May 30, 2007

top flidght of 'british football' - N.I League is better

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posted May 30, 2007

"Member75, what's your obsession with Derby and how much money we've supposedly spent this season.

It's nowhere near as much as Birmingham & Sunderland have spent(who already had a squad of players from the Prem from the previous season) or West Brom for that matter. Why don't you get on their case as well???"

You have me wrong! I've got a lot of admiration for the way Derby have gambled by spending money.
This time last year the club was in trouble. The board realised this, made a pro-active decision and fair play to them it has paid off.

What I don't like is how Billy Davies takes all the credit for Derbys transformation, when it is clearly the board who deserve the plaudits.

I reckon that with the resources available any numbers of managers could have taken Derby up this year. And they'd have done it playing football, not scraping 1-0 wins.

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