According to The Times, Derby could face sanctions regarding the sale of their Pride Park stadium.
“In Derby’s case, the owner and chairman Mel Morris used a separate company to purchase the ground for £80 million — with a deal to then lease it back to the club — when it was listed as an asset on the club’s books with a value of only £41 million,” states the report in The Times.
It has been reported that the Football League are looking at possible breaches of financial regulations regarding the Pride Park Stadium sale issue, and that Derby could face sanctions.
Leeds and Derby have emerged fierce rivals in the Championship following the ‘Spygate’ controversy last season, and fans of the West Yorkshire outfit have given their take on the situation at the Rams.
Below are some of the best comments:
Kick them out of the league— neil (@theleedsboy) September 4, 2019
Hope they have 9 points deducted just as Rooney signs— Tim Powner (@lufc662) September 4, 2019
About time they were investigated. Can the EFL look at how Rooney's salary is being paid from January onwards while they're at it!— Simon Forster (@SAForster) September 4, 2019
A 1pt deduction wont affect them— michael atkinson (@mikeleeds1967) September 5, 2019
Nought will happen because it's not Leeds United:— Stuart (@StuartofLeeds) September 4, 2019
Bet nothing happens— paul lufc crooks (@pcrooks94) September 4, 2019
Both Leeds and Derby are aiming to finish in the top six of the Championship table this season and stand a chance of clinching promotion to the Premier League.
While the Whites are third in the Championship table at the moment with 13 points from six matches, the Rams currently find themselves 19th in the standings with six points from as many matches.
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