When the season started my only hope was that Derby went down with us. How things have changed. Nice to see the Shaggers relegated. There are a lot of big clubs in League One, so there is no certainty they will be back soon.
Rams tax debt up to £36m Meanwhile, joint administrators at Derby, Quantuma, have revealed that HM Revenue and Customs' total claim for unpaid taxes has risen to £36m from £28m.
Quantuma also accumulated costs of £2.1m in the first six months of administration.
Figures in the administrators' latest progress report, published on Companies House, also show that more than £950,000 has been spent on legal fees. Quantuma say the sum is "higher than anticipated" because of "protracted sale negotiations" and an appeal against the club's points deduction.
Derby were also lent £3.5m in November by finance company MSD to allow them to fulfil their fixtures this season, taking the total amount owed to the American firm to £24m.
Over the period in question, Derby had a £2.76m trading deficit, although this would have been worse without money received from MSD. Wages during that time were £5.95m.
Who in their right mind would want to buy this club?
I might be in the minority here but it gives me no pleasure to see Derby go down. The atmosphere at our matches with them is always special and our season will be only poorer for not playing them. Real Madrid wouldn't be the same without Barcelona and we won't be quite the same without Derby.