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Takeover

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Erik Alonso has agreed to buy Derby County, with the EFL now needing to approve the deal before it is finalised.

It’s no secret that Rams owner Mel Morris has been looking to bring fresh investment into the club, and it had seemed that Sheikh Khaled was set to purchase the Championship outfit, but after months of talks, that was finally called off last month.

Therefore, the door was open for any other interested parties to come forward, which Alonso did.

It was revealed in March that the Spanish businessman was in ‘advanced negotiations’ with Morris, and further developments have arrived today, with The Athletic confirming that an agreement has been reached.

Now, the EFL will conduct its Owners and Directors Test, and providing that is passed, Alonso will become the new owner of the football club.

In a statement to The Athletic, the prospective owner praised Morris for the way he handled the talks, and revealed he was ‘looking forward to working with Wayne Rooney’.

The Rams are currently 18th in the Championship, but they are importantly eight points clear of the relegation zone.
This is a significant step for Derby, although the fans may not get too excited until it’s finally confirmed given everything that has gone on recently!

Clearly, Morris has been keen to sell the club for some time, so this is a positive in that sense, but only time will tell whether Alonso is the right man to take the club forward.

For Rooney, this should allow him to plan for the summer window, but his only focus right now will be to get the few more points that are needed to keep Derby in the Championship








posted 6 days, 1 hour ago

I don't think we should prejudge anything or anyone tbh. Lets give the bloke a chance. I don't care what his politics are as long as he does right by us.....we've been swimming against the tide for far too long......UTR
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posted 6 days ago

Terry, you don't put your hand in a box with a poisonous snake and expect it not to bite you.

comment by Loafer (U21825)

posted 5 days, 23 hours ago

Have a laugh

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-9444997/amp/Meet-Derby-Countys-new-owner-29-year-old-Spanish-businessman-Erik-Alonso-agrees-deal-buy-club.html

posted 5 days, 23 hours ago

comment by Spart-Derby really are the best says red dog. (U4603)
posted 3 hours, 59 minutes ago
Maxwell, the Three Amigos and now the guy who advised Sheffield Wednesday. I don't suppose anyone noticed that Sheffield Wednesday have had a points deduction. Sounds like he offered good advice.

Football club ownership seems to attract the most dishonest people on the planet. Probably because it run by incompetent amateurs or people equally dishonest.
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Wouldn't disagree but those that seek to run Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) are running a close second

posted 5 days, 21 hours ago

comment by ViewFromCroxteth (U1581)
posted 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
comment by Spart-Derby really are the best says red dog. (U4603)
posted 3 hours, 59 minutes ago
Maxwell, the Three Amigos and now the guy who advised Sheffield Wednesday. I don't suppose anyone noticed that Sheffield Wednesday have had a points deduction. Sounds like he offered good advice.

Football club ownership seems to attract the most dishonest people on the planet. Probably because it run by incompetent amateurs or people equally dishonest.
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Wouldn't disagree but those that seek to run Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) are running a close second
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3rd, you forgot test & trace.

posted 5 days, 20 hours ago

I don't think he can take any blame for Sheff Wednesday's points deduction. The reports of the fall-out between him and the Wednesday owner were supposedly because he recommended Paul Cook as manager when the owner was insistent on Pulis. Maybe if they had taken his advice they would be in better shape.

posted 5 days, 18 hours ago

In other news - well done to Derbyshire County Cricket , the only team to be bowled out on Day 1.

comment by Scouse (U9675)

posted 5 days, 17 hours ago

comment by 🏁 AnglianRam 🏁 (U17428)
posted 3 hours, 32 minutes ago
comment by ViewFromCroxteth (U1581)
posted 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
comment by Spart-Derby really are the best says red dog. (U4603)
posted 3 hours, 59 minutes ago
Maxwell, the Three Amigos and now the guy who advised Sheffield Wednesday. I don't suppose anyone noticed that Sheffield Wednesday have had a points deduction. Sounds like he offered good advice.

Football club ownership seems to attract the most dishonest people on the planet. Probably because it run by incompetent amateurs or people equally dishonest.
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Wouldn't disagree but those that seek to run Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) are running a close second
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3rd, you forgot test & trace.
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You mean Test and not Trace?

comment by Scouse (U9675)

posted 5 days, 17 hours ago

comment by Desicafu (U8481)
posted 39 minutes ago
In other news - well done to Derbyshire County Cricket , the only team to be bowled out on Day 1.


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189 all out after being 7-3 is somewhat of a recovery job for Derbyshire. 😄

posted 5 days, 14 hours ago

comment by Scouse (U9675)
posted 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
comment by Desicafu (U8481)
posted 39 minutes ago
In other news - well done to Derbyshire County Cricket , the only team to be bowled out on Day 1.


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189 all out after being 7-3 is somewhat of a recovery job for Derbyshire. 😄
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The Derbyshire Way?

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