Derby refute Neil Warnock ‘shame’ and ‘scandalous’ claim over decision to postpone match with Cardiff

DERBY COUNTY have hit again at Cardiff Metropolis boss Neil Warnock’s claims they used Sunday’s chilly snap to intentionally name off their stay Sky TV conflict on Saturday.

The Bluebirds boss was raging concerning the eight.30am name off and described it as "a shame," and "scandalous."

 Neil Warnock and Cardiff first team coach Ronnie Jepson sum up the situation early on Saturday morning

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Neil Warnock and Cardiff first staff coach Ronnie Jepson sum up the state of affairs early on Saturday morning

"I’m not overly stunned,” claimed Warnock on the weekend.

“Once I heard Gary’s [Rowett] remarks earlier within the week about if we will get over this weekend’s damage disaster with recreation then they need to be alright after the break.

"I feel it’s a shame fairly frankly. You take a look at their recreation towards Fulham two weeks in the past, when you look on the web site, all the Derby followers have been saying it was 10 occasions worse two weeks in the past.

"That they had snow ploughs in all places.”

 This was the wintry scene outside the stadium

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This was the wintry scene outdoors the stadium
 But Warnock was still very annoyed the game was called off

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However Warnock was nonetheless very irritated the sport was referred to as off

Though the EFL ratified the Rams’ decision the thriller took a brand new twist on Monday when Derbyshire Police claimed that they had not been behind the decision to postpone the Championship match.

They Tweeted on their official website: “For readability, Derby County Football Membership took the decision to postpone the match due to the climate circumstances and the well being and security of individuals travelling to the bottom.

“The membership made this decision independently. It was not made by Derbyshire Constabulary.”

However Derby responded and issued a press release claiming they did nothing mistaken and stood by their unique decision to name the match off following set up EFL protocols.

 Warnock had the grace to have his picture taken with a travelling fan

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Warnock had the grace to have his image taken with a travelling fan
 But he did not cut a happy figure as he boarded the Cardiff coach

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However he didn’t minimize a cheerful determine as he boarded the Cardiff coach

The Rams hit again and the membership’s chief public relations officer Paul Tyrrell said: "We absolutely complied with all of the matchday operational laws surrounding the postponement of the sport.

 

"The decision was absolutely supported by the unbiased Security Advisory Group, who’re liable for making certain that the membership complies with the phrases and circumstances of our Security Certificates."

An EFL spokesman stated: “We’re conscious of the feedback which were made all through the course of today in regard to yesterday’s postponement between Derby County and Cardiff Metropolis…

"Having requested each golf equipment for his or her observations on the matter on Sunday, won’t be making any additional remark till the complete responses are acquired.”

 

DERBY COUNTY have hit again at Cardiff Metropolis boss Neil Warnock’s claims they used Sunday’s chilly snap to intentionally name off their reside Sky TV conflict on Saturday.

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