Prospective Derby County owner Chris Kirchner praised the “pure grit” shown by the Rams in their 3-2 win over Bournemouth yesterday, which has caused a stir among fans of the East Midlands club.
Tom Lawrence’s brace turned the game around in the second half after goals from Jaidon Anthony and Dominic Solanke had helped the Cherries to a 2-1 lead at the break despite Jason Knight’s opener.
Less than a week after being handed a second points deduction, Wayne Rooney’s side ended Bournemouth’s unbeaten run away from home in 2021/22 and Kirchner was certainly impressed, as his message after the final whistle indicates.
Pure grit there! 🐏
— Chris Kirchner (@cskirchner) November 21, 2021
The American businessman looks like the frontrunner to become Derby’s next owner and confirmed via Twitter last week that he was still keen to complete his takeover deal despite the second points deduction, which makes it very likely the Rams will be playing in League One next season.
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His message after yesterday’s game has certainly caught the attention of the club fanbase, with many supporters taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Read their reaction here:
It’s what you’ll get Chris. The fans and the players will never stop fighting!!
— DCFCHub (@DcfcHub) November 21, 2021
Just buy the club and let’s move on. Great team and fans to be connected with.
— Mark Towlson (@ChildrenOfSkaro) November 21, 2021
This is what you can have mate. They really not giving in. Stick with us and get us brought 🐏🐏
— karl donnelly (@bango_don) November 21, 2021
If or hopefully WHEN you take the club over please make getting Wayne Rooney tied down to a long contract one of your first priorities. He grew up on the streets and is a street fighter, never say never. Derby fans are salt of the earth, we love the never say die for Rooney.
— John Hare (@jdhareimages) November 21, 2021
Tip of the iceberg on what this club and team can achieve Chris!🐏🐏
— Tim Dolman (@timbo_dolman) November 21, 2021
Chris we need help your my choice! I’m praying you take over 🐏🐏🇺🇸🇺🇸💰✈️✈️
— paul (@storm16540959) November 21, 2021
Pull ya wallet out and get the club brought
— derbylad (@Sinfinderby) November 21, 2021
— Mr Slater (@77SlaterIlson) November 21, 2021