Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Rams fans mourn 'death' of club

Rams fans mourn 'death' of club

Derby County supporters again held demonstrations over the future of the club after their 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday afternoon. Despite the freezing wind and a hint of snow in the air 400 Rams fans gathered outside the main entrance of Pride Park to call for the removal of the current board and the investiture of Peter Gadsby, the head of the local investment group, as Chairman.

The Rams Protest Group (RPG), who have organised the previous demonstrations, had a wreath made of black and white flowers that said on it ‘Derby County Football Club R.I.P.' to show how they thought the club would die in the hands of the current directors. The RPG had also distributed balloons and ‘Board Out' banners before the match, and had ‘goodbye' cards signed by supporters for giving to the current board members.

The vocal crowed formed up almost immediately after the final whistle and were chanting ‘sack the board' and ‘there's only one Peter Gadsby' as well as displaying a range of ‘board out' signs. Founder of the RPG Greg Lake was joined by Katie Richards; standing at the front of the noisy crowd they held the wreath. Whilst press and people in the protest took photographs.

Mr Lake then made a short speech in which he outlined Derby supporters concerns; “The people here at today's protest have invested more money into Derby County than the current board” speaking through a loud hailer he added “(this current board) must allow Peter Gadsby to take charge and give this club back to the fans”

They both then walked through the crowd and laid the wreath in the middle of the island outside Pride Park Stadium, some supporters hummed the death march others sang ‘Derby till I die'. There was then an immaculately observed minutes silence in which supporters bowed their heads and also held up their ‘board out' signs.

Speaking to vitalfootball.co.uk after the protest Mr Lake said “This protest couldn't have gone better, a 3-0 win; the fans supporting the team on the pitch then coming here afterwards to protest, superb” he added “there have been positive signs this week, but the protest is by no means over, the fans deserve more than they are getting” fellow RPG member Gaz Willis added “we need to get local men in who are fans of the club, rather than others like SISU or the current group of directors”

There may well have been progress made on the ownership of Derby County this week, but it seems that we are only at the beginning of the end.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Saturday March 11 2006
Time: 7:01PM

Comments

0
Good luck Derby fans in your effort to control your own club. Its happened at Stockport and things there are changing - there is a real connection with the fans now. Hope you get a similar result!
cropped
11/03/2006 20:20:00
0
The way you crushed the Clarets yesterday and the way the Clarets fans are feeling at the moment, it might not be too long before we start having our own protests outside Turf Moor. Our only saving grace is that our Chairman is also a Claret fan himself and as such would not sell the club down the pan but lack of funds are ensuring that we can become a great club for only half a season each year!
turfmanphil
12/03/2006 11:14:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Derby County Articles

Bryson Gets The Call

After the disappointment of the play-off defeat there was some good news on a personal level for one of Derby County`s midfielders...

Rams Release Duo

Derby County released their retained list at the back end of last week with no real surprises from the first team squad as two were released.

Derby - FL Dates 2016/17 (23/5/16)

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

MotM v. Hull City (2nd leg) - Will Hughes

Will Hughes ran the game from midfield for Derby County as they pushed Hull City all the way in the play-off semi-final 2nd leg....

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Player of the Season?
Suggested By: MikeC
Carson5%
Christie5%
Keogh20%
Shackell5%
Olsson0%
Thorne5%
Butterfield0%
Johnson0%
Bryson20%
Hendrick5%
Martin5%
Weimann0%
Russell30%
Ince0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.diddyram4
2.Kevd_yahoo1
3.ForestMad1