It has been reported that Rick Parry, the chairman of the EFL, said that he doesn’t see any reason why the EFL would prevent Mel Morris’s offer for Middlesbrough and Wycombe Wanders to take their claims to the High Court against Mel personally. We have contacted the EFL to clarify if this report is correct.
If that route out of the current deadlock is not possible, Plan B seems to be arbitration by the EFL on the validity of claims by other clubs against Derby County. We have also written concerning whether this is the EFL’s view and on the timescale of this approach.
Jim Wheeler, the Chair, has written on behalf of the RamsTrust Board to the EFL, and including the Derby County administrators (Quantuma) and MPs in the correspondence:
“Please can you update Derby County supporters on progress since Mel Morris offered to take on the claims from Middlesbrough and Wycombe last week?
Can you confirm whether this offer has been accepted, and therefore removes the impasse on progressing with the takeover?
While this offer is considered, in the meantime can you update supporters on progress with the original arbitration process – which was reported as being ‘fast-tracked’ nearly 2 weeks ago?
It is now less than 3 weeks until the EFL deadline for Derby to prove funding for the season – so we need to know what progress has been made.”
All supporters groups and individual fans are continuing to come together to bring us through this existential crisis in our great history. Wayne Rooney, his coaching team and the players are inspiring us all by their performances.
We will report further information as soon as available.