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Derby County: Keith Andrews tears into the ownership of the club after a tough season

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Keith Andrews has been speaking on the latest edition of Sky Sports’ EFL Podcast about Derby County’s season and other news from the Championship, League One, and League Two.

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The Rams are in awful form, having lost six games in a row and head into the final game of the season against Sheffield Wednesday, knowing that they could be relegated.

Derby have had one proposed takeover from BZG collapse.

There is another one fronted by Eric Alonso awaiting EFL approval; however, Andrews thinks that the current owner Mel Morris has caused problems for the club.

He said: (6:48) “The run that they’ve been on now has been terrible. It really has, six points from the last 42 available.

(7:42) “This has been a problem that’s been coming for a good few years because of the way the football club has been run.

“I’ve said it on numerous occasions on this podcast when I’m in the studio, when I’m at games; I detest football clubs that aren’t run in a proper fashion. Unfortunately, it’s down to the owners.

(8:10) “This problem hasn’t just arrived in the last few weeks. You look at the recruitment; you look at the money that has been misspent at Derby County Football Club; it was only going to go one way.”

Do you agree with Andrews?

No, the players are at fault

No, the players are at fault

Yes, the ownership is the problem

Yes, the ownership is the problem

TIF Thoughts on Derby and their problems…

If you look at how Derby have tried to generate more money in the past, then you can see why Andrews thinks that they haven’t been wise with their funds.

The club sold off the stadium and agreed to bring Wayne Rooney to Pride Park by using their shirt sponsors to fund his wages.

You could argue this was clever from Morris, but now he is desperate to sell, and the club are clearly in trouble.

We hope that the Rams do stay up and then get new owners.

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