Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Rams boss puts rumours to bed

Rams boss puts rumours to bed


'Read my lips - there has been no fall out with Peter Gadsby or anyone else at Derby County.' That was the blunt message from Rams boss Billy Davies as he fronted his first media conference since a national tabloid published the 'bust up' claims.

The Rams board have taken the unusual steps of banning the tabloid newspaper involved from press conferences until further notice, and the article is now the subject of litigation.

Davies added: "It's no surprise to me. We had the same situation this time last year, but I am happy to confirm what my legal adviser told media yesterday - there ain't no fall out with Peter Gadsby or Trevor Birch."

Davies who has had to endure the gutter press reports over the past week let fly at the media conference and finally but the rumours to bed.

He said: 'I have had a fantastic relationship with the Chairman from the day I came here. I have signed a new contract and was delighted to do that. We all know the nature of this business - when you don't win a number of games there are always questions asked, but I'm very comfortable. I'm very much looking forward to the remainder of my contract and the huge challenge ahead.

'The Board came to me - I didn't go to them and we were both delighted to sign that contract and we are hopefully looking forward to a long relationship together, end of story."

The Scotsman knew the season would be difficult but he will roll up his sleeves and get on with the job. He added: 'These reports are par for the course and come with the territory. A lot of hard work has been achieved at this club and we are a couple of years ahead of schedule. We knew the start would be very difficult and that's why most pundits recognised we were in for a difficult season."

When the questions about his so called problems finished he was delighted to talk about the squad he had assembled at Pride Park, and he was asked if he got the squad he wanted.

Davies said: "Every manager would say 'no' to that question. Ideally we would have liked more firepower but we know the position and the money we have to spend and we will do the best we can with what we have got. Whatever the situation, I will always do the best with the people I have available."



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Peter Simcox
Date:Thursday September 13 2007
Time: 9:23AM

Comments

0
Sack him or back him. Whatever the Prem is the worst place to be if you ain't ready for it. Sadly you ain't.
storagematt
15/09/2007 09:52:00
0
unfortunately you have us next away, I will sorry for you guys if we put more than a couple past you but we need the goal difference so no hard feelings. I will wish you all the best for the rest of the season, but only after next Saturday.
michael105uk
16/09/2007 21:18:00
0
Haha beating Newcastle will shut em up - for now LOL! Well done!!!!!
Pardew is Sexy
17/09/2007 23:58:00
0
Your team will be very welcome at the home of beautiful football on Saturday. I wish you all well in your Premiership campaign (except on Saturday and 26th April 2008). Dick as many of the others that you can. As an aside, was huddlestone always a**** of the highest order whe playing for your team??
bseymour
18/09/2007 05:53:00
0
Gutter press? is that right?
platos
18/09/2007 23:50:00
0
Got to give him time but thats one thig the managers dont get these days so i think he will be sacked!!
will it ever happen
14/01/2008 13:45:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew Lets Rip at Haye

Recent Derby County Articles

Keogh Set To Miss Blackburn Trip

Richard Keogh is set to miss tomorrow`s trip to Ewood Park to take on Blackburn Rovers with the Ireland international having undergone a scan on his injured calf.

Vital MotM v. Leicester City - Jason Shackell

Jason Shackell was voted Man of the Match by Vital Derby readers as The Rams went out of the FA Cup to Leicester City in extra-time.

Officials - Blackburn v Derby (28/2/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Blackburn Rovers and Derby County this Tuesday.

Chester Goal Downs Rams

Jack Chester`s header was enough to give Aston Villa a 1-0 victory over Derby County at Villa Park for their first win of the calendar year. Neither side created any clear openings in the early stages

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v. Villa?
Suggested By: MikeC
Carson51%
Christie0%
Keogh0%
Pearce0%
Lowe0%
Hughes0%
de Sart0%
Butterfield0%
Ince16%
Bent0%
Russell0%
Baird0%
Nugent0%
Bennett33%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 33 21 8 4 71 31
2 Newcastle 33 22 4 7 70 37
3 Huddersfield 33 20 5 8 65 8
4 Leeds Utd 34 19 4 11 61 12
5 Reading 34 18 6 10 60 2
6 Sheff Wed 34 17 7 10 58 9
7 Fulham 33 14 11 8 53 17
8 Norwich 34 15 7 12 52 11
9 Preston 34 14 10 10 52 5
10 Barnsley 34 14 8 12 50 4
11 Derby County 33 13 9 11 48 6
12 Cardiff 34 13 7 14 46 -2
13 Brentford 33 12 7 14 43 2
14 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
15 Ipswich 34 10 12 12 42 -7
16 Q.P.R. 34 11 7 16 40 -11
17 Aston Villa 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Forest 34 10 7 17 37 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 33 9 6 18 33 -6
22 Wigan 34 7 10 17 31 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 34 4 5 25 17 -45
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 10 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 1:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 31 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League