Been quiet on here for a while cos football has been a bit shit recently and work is killing me. Would like to get to the footy drinking session (without driving) if it’s still going ahead though.
Re: Derby drinkers. There’s obviously a lot of stuff that hasn’t been published and a lot of rumours flying about. I believe Keogh was sacked for gross misconduct as he couldn’t fulfil his contractual obligations as a player due to an injury that wasn’t in the line of duty and was avoidable had he thought about his actions. The statements and leaking of information about the dismissal seem to be coming from his camp which leads me to believe he’s not getting good advice. I think I’d be willing to take a severe pay cut (to just £thousands per week) and get some top quality healthcare and rehab if it meant keeping my long term job. Sure it would sting a bit compared to my regular take home salary, but it’s better than what he’s now getting. Nothing.
The club has punished the other two named players the most they can within their contracts without firing them. I believe it’s an 8 week fine and more community service on top of what the court dished out. I’m not sure what punishments the other players may have received, the only other one I’ve heard involved was one our brightest academy prospects and he’s not been involved in the first team squad since it all happened. Mason Bennett is also now playing for the U23 team (who are coincidentally top of the U23 Premier League at the moment).
Anyway, it was nice to beat a really shit Boro team today and glad that Saville finally saw a red card after several shit challenges against us over the years.