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    The Derry City thread - Derry sign first four players

    More bad news, not surprised though, everyone needs to cut back

    http://www.derrycityfc.net/cityweb/L...er-hutton.html
    Statement From Peter Hutton

    Peter Hutton would like to make the following statement on behalf of the Derry City players
    We, the players of Derry City FC are presently involved in ongoing discussions with the Board in an attempt to resolve matters regarding players receiving 25% of this months wages, plus the imminent arrival of wage cuts. Both parties are endeavouring to bring about a resolution to which all will find amicable

    These last few days have been a distressing time for all players and their families as football is for most, the sole means of income. Players are not immune from the pressures of daily life such as providing for a family, mortgage/rent & car repayments etc... so it's a worrying time for all involved. The players also acknowledge and value the efforts of all those working tirelessly behind the scences in helping to ensure we have a competitive team on the field of play and consequently we too are aware of our own responsibilities within the current situation

    The players of Derry City FC are fully united in our commitment to finishing the season strongly and we recognise European qualification is essential if our club wishes to move forward through this difficult period. In a week that can have a significant bearing upon us achieving this goal, the players would like to appeal to all our supporters to demonstrate their support for our club by attending the upcomming games and being as vociferous and passionate as possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Hutton
    The players also acknowledge and value the efforts of all those working tirelessly behind the scences
    Schoolboy spelling error there, he clearly meant "séances".
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    Do you have a source for that, btid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by superfrank View Post
    Do you have a source for that, btid?
    http://www.derrycityfc.net/cityweb/L...er-hutton.html
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    Bad news, though not entirely unexpected. At the moment it's the players I feel sorry for, only receiving 25% of your expected wages is a huge blow to anyone's plans and finances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheridan View Post
    Schoolboy spelling error there, he clearly meant "séances".
    Why? He doesn't want to commune with dublin city!

    While I feel sorry for the players; it is, as Candystripe has said, not unexpected. It is my fervent wish Derry City finish 4th, behind Cork City (preferably on goal difference, but they have even more problems scoring than us); St Pat's win the cup (though anyone except Bohs or Rovers will do) and that no sanctions - at least none that would preclude them from competing in Europe - are imposed on clubs finishing in the top three. This set of circumstances would, hopefully, induce some long term thinking. Or sense, if you will.

    I predict - a similar thread about this time next year.

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    As others have noted, not the news that you want to hear but zero suprise....

    But apparently, those of us who predicted this are in the "Told you so brigade".
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    no sanctions - at least none that would preclude them from competing in Europe - are imposed on clubs finishing in the top three. This set of circumstances would, hopefully, induce some long term thinking. Or sense, if you will.

    I predict - a similar thread about this time next year.
    No, I think missing out on European football would be a better way of inducing those clubs who continue to make a mockery of our league to get their acts together .If a club cant pay their players then they are not fit to represent the league in European competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoversHead View Post
    No, I think missing out on European football would be a better way of inducing those clubs who continue to make a mockery of our league to get their acts together.
    Didn't work for Cork this year.

    75% is a massive cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Didn't work for Cork this year.

    75% is a massive cut.
    How clubs react to sanctions is up to them but a no sanctions situation is not good and could allow a club thats run properly to be relegated in the same season in which another club which is run disgracefully is rewarded with prize money to dolly up thier accounts along with a Euro spot.

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    Absolutely sanction them. But Cork showed this year that it doesn't necessarily make any impact.

    (BTW, on MariborKev's point, I wonder where all the Derry fans are who suggested that it was common policy to not pay transfer fees for six months, or where dcfcsteve is who noted that Derry weren't fussed with such trifling amounts as E30k...? Interesting to hear from them today (for all the good it'll do))

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    Not sure why there is a "now" in the thread title.

    Its been mentioned on here repeatedly over the last 6 months that we were in trouble.

    I'd thank Kenny for the memories and give him his marching orders and cut half of the professional players and give the young lads a run for the rest of the season.

    What annoys me isn't the fact we ran into financial trouble, after all, most clubs have in some way or other in the last 12 months, but its the fact our Board buried their head in the sand and tried to spend their way out of it. In a real business I've seen similar situations end up in a charge of reckless trading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Absolutely sanction them. But Cork showed this year that it doesn't necessarily make any impact.

    (BTW, on MariborKev's point, I wonder where all the Derry fans are who suggested that it was common policy to not pay transfer fees for six months, or where dcfcsteve is who noted that Derry weren't fussed with such trifling amounts as E30k...? Interesting to hear from them today (for all the good it'll do))
    I think you're playing somewhat fast and loose with the definition of "all the Derry fans".

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    I meant "all the Derry fans who". I accept not all the Derry fans were like that; I'm wondering about the entire of those who were like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoversHead View Post
    How clubs react to sanctions is up to them but a no sanctions situation is not good and could allow a club thats run properly to be relegated in the same season in which another club which is run disgracefully is rewarded with prize money to dolly up thier accounts along with a Euro spot.
    And breathe!

    Go back, read what I've written. Perhaps take a moment or two to think about what such a situation would mean for my club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    I meant "all the Derry fans who". I accept not all the Derry fans were like that; I'm wondering about the entire of those who were like that.
    They'll wait for the board statement and then repeat it ad nauseum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A N Mouse View Post
    And breathe!

    Go back, read what I've written. Perhaps take a moment or two to think about what such a situation would mean for my club.
    Why should I when your board cant be botherd?...There is a solution ,organise and take your club back from these arse wipes .If ever another club could be taken over and run successfully by fans its DCFC yis used to love a bit of revelution up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoversHead View Post
    No, I think missing out on European football would be a better way of inducing those clubs who continue to make a mockery of our league to get their acts together .If a club cant pay their players then they are not fit to represent the league in European competition.
    Spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneRedArmy View Post
    What annoys me isn't the fact we ran into financial trouble, after all, most clubs have in some way or other in the last 12 months, but its the fact our Board buried their head in the sand and tried to spend their way out of it. In a real business I've seen similar situations end up in a charge of reckless trading.
    I think you have got to the core of the most pertinent reason for justifably anger for many fans.

    Setting overly optimistic budgets which subsequently prove unsustainable may be folly or irresponsible (Derry, Cork, Bohs, Dundalk, and others), but the paralysis that prevents any timely corrective action in the majority of cases sticks in the craw.

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