MFC Statement

Cousin_of_Fabio

Active member
That all seems reasonable to me, reading between the lines I think it's a case of Derby County trying to run and hide until it goes away and more so than likely the legal proceedings have been delayed due to covid.
 

Caesium137

Well-known member
This below mirrored my thoughts, but Adi was 100% adamant it would fail and he seemed pretty switched on about the ins and outs of it.

Be interesting to see what comes of this.

The EFL and Derby seem to be cementing their stance and are waiting for Derby to respond with some sort of offer.

"It is said the claim has no prospect of success so why continue?
Given that the claim is confidential, MFC does not understand how people can assert it has no prospect of success. MFC is a commercial organisation and would not pursue frivolous litigation at huge costs unless it had been advised that there is a good prospect of success. The claim is not limited merely to the amortisation issue in respect of which a Disciplinary Panel have already found Derby County to have breached the P&S Rules. Without breaking the confidentiality of the proceedings, in simple terms, MFC allege Derby County and its directors systematically cheated under the P&S Rules and that such cheating affects the integrity of the competition. At least two clubs, namely Middlesbrough and Wycombe, were directly affected by the cheating, albeit in different seasons. In simple terms so far as MFC is concerned, had Derby County not cheated, MFC would have been in the play-offs. However, Derby County did cheat and, as a result, MFC lost the opportunities that arise as result of that."
 

BoroMart

Well-known member
That all seems reasonable to me, reading between the lines I think it's a case of Derby County trying to run and hide until it goes away and more so than likely the legal proceedings have been delayed due to covid.
I think the administrators were hoping that the EFL would allow them to complete a sale and expunge our claim as non-footballing. But that is seeming more and more unlikely.

If that tactic fails then Quantima have created a rod for their own back and will need to come to the table with all the time pressure on them.
 

DrummerMan

Well-known member
Is it safe to say that when Derby survive all of this (which I believe they will).... we're going to be BITTER rivals ain't we?

Well they will see us as bitter rivals
 

FatCat

Well-known member
Would have let the speculation go on - can only see that we will be criticised for making the statement.
 
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