A whole host of Derby County fans are buzzing on Twitter to see their club launch an appeal against their 12-point deduction.
The Rams entered administration before the international break, which saw them handed a hefty punishment and slipping to the foot of the Championship table, however, Wayne Rooney has managed to navigate his side out of negative points and they now find themselves seven behind Hull City and safety.
Can Derby beat the drop?
There has still not been any news of a formal offer coming in from a potential buyer to take the club on and get them sorted financially, although reports have suggested that former Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is interested. For now, the administrators are still at the club and have lodged an appeal against the EFL concerning the 12-point deduction they were handed last month.
A lot of Derby fans on Twitter are happy to see this appeal being made.
What have these Derby fans been saying?
“Up the rams”
“Tin hats ready”
“We may have another 9 points incoming, therefore reducing this by half could be enough for both penalties to be served and we stay in the Championship!”
“THE RAMS ARE GOING UP”
“Worth a roll of the dice. The main priority is securing a reputable new owner to stabilise the club after Mel Morris’ train crash time at the helm. However, with other penalties possible, a reduction of this particular points deduction would be a huge help.”
“Absolute scenes if they pull this off. Living rent free in every club in England’s head Muhahahahah”
It’s all been going on at Derby in 2021, which has seen them rely on a final-day 3-3 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday to remain in the Championship last season and ultimately relegate their opponents and now, despite those heroics, their fate could be destined for League One at the end of this campaign.
Even though Rooney appears to be getting a great tune out of his current crop of players, reports have claimed that the Rams could face a further nine-point deduction, and if that was to occur, it would be an almighty task to not finish in the relegation zone with 21 points taken off the board.