Championship side Derby County officially entered administration this morning according to the Daily Mail, with the club formally announcing administrators had been appointed a short while ago.
The East Midlands side, who have been in existence since 1884 and have enjoyed a rich 137-year history, were first reported to be going into administration on Friday night after falling into turbulent times in recent months.
Wayne Rooney’s side were operating under a transfer embargo for the entirety of the summer transfer window after having multiple charges against them by the EFL, most notably their failure to submit accounts and default in payments to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
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With this, they were only able to make five signings but despite this, they started the 2021/22 season in a promising fashion and went unbeaten in six of their opening eight league matches.
This left them in 12th place on ten points after their 2-1 victory over Stoke City at the weekend, although their fall into administration means they are to receive an automatic 12-point deduction, with further points at risk if they fail to pay their players and staff this month.
The 12-point deduction alone will leave the Rams at the bottom of the table with -2 points, six points adrift of arch-rivals and current bottom side Nottingham Forest, although this is only likely to be the start of a tough road for the second-tier side who will be hoping to find a buyer as soon as possible.
After this sad news, we have a look at how a select of Derby County supporters have reacted on Twitter.
3 years ago we had what was arguably the best team of my life time with players that now play in the champions league , premier league and the serie a. now our club 3 years down the line is in administration, hope our club can be saved #dcfc #dcfcfans https://t.co/WkyMKsXU6n
— Jack O’Brien (@__JackOBrien) September 22, 2021
— Benjamin Fearn (@bjlfearn) September 22, 2021
Fans, players, management and staff, because one thing is for sure – Together, we are Stronger.
Up the Rams! 🐏 https://t.co/wAUH1VFWuO
— Sam Walters (@SamWal) September 22, 2021
Here we go… that time has come for everyone to rally behind the club and try to get through this period as best as possible. Hopefully we'll get some new owners 🤞 https://t.co/F3geaZPOX9
— David | Lucent Nemesis (@Fowkesey92) September 22, 2021
Love my club forever, regardless of what happens next https://t.co/ipkhCiEXwj
— Reece (@reecewardd_) September 22, 2021
A sad day.
We’ll come back from this tho 👊🏼🐏 https://t.co/BHR6rMCNOo
— Dan (@SimplyDanW) September 22, 2021
Times may be tough right now but we will bounce back in our own time. One thing is certain though, I will always be a proud rams fan 🐏❤️ https://t.co/Gznd5GhpLw
— Caroline Marie (@Caroline_Mariee) September 22, 2021
Absolutely heartbroken 💔 https://t.co/btZNKlyFnH
— Emma Wilson 🐏🏎 🏴🇬🇧 (@EmmaW1977) September 22, 2021