‘Brimming with pride’, ‘We are not dead yet’ – Plenty of Derby County fans react after key Stoke City win
Derby County had the threat of a points deduction hanging over their heads after their failure to correctly file their financial reports and to pay playing staff on time.
Derby County saw that suspended until next season dependent on certain deadlines being met. However, a decision last night to seek administration threw a whole different light on matters at Pride Park.
That decision could see the Rams deducted up to 21 points in a move that would mark them out as clear favourites for relegation. Today against Stoke City was vital for Wayne Rooney’s side – the 2-1 win a Godsend.
A worst-case scenario where 21 points were deducted would see Derby bottom on -11 points. From a position like that they’d need to perform 18 points better than current 21st side Swansea to escape the drop.
Every game from now on in will be vital and Derby County fans will know that it will be a case of not dropping points that will see them stay up whatever the deduction is to be.
However, for now it was all about the 2-1 win at Pride Park against Stoke City. Here is how some Rams fans responded to the welcome three points.
Brimming with pride for being a derby fan, the fight, the passion, WE CAN DO THIS #DCFC
— Josh (@JoshWarden_ms) September 18, 2021
— James Collins (@James_collins90) September 18, 2021
The emotion at full time was incredible. I love this club. No excuse for an owner can change that ❤️ #DCFC
— Jake Barker (@JakeBarker1212) September 18, 2021
Players and fans phenomenal, huge win that 👏🏻@dcfcofficial
— Ollie (@Wileman_Oliver) September 18, 2021
— Andy Allen (@ajallen75) September 18, 2021
The passion from the fans & players this season is incredible. 18 years of having a season ticket & I’ve never seen anything like it #dcfc 🖤🤍
— Holly💁🏼♀️ (@hollydb1806) September 18, 2021
I know it’ll be short lived but when were we last in the Top Half? #DCFC
— David ‘Rutger’ Walton (@ramsfan0285) September 18, 2021