This blog has become something far more serious and political than I ever envisaged. With that in mind I want to lighten things a little. My real passion over 60 years has been Derby County and I tell you what that is a test of loyalty.
We now have American owners and to be honest they do not seem to have the wealth of other American owners in the big league. Derby County are because of their amazing support and their facilities amongst the top twelve clubs in the country. The supporters are paramount. They spend vast sums supporting their club and they are the heartbeat of Derby County.
We have welcomed into the club 'son of Brian' Nigel Clough and he obviously has very strong ideas about the direction of the club. Despite some of the best support in the country Derby are not in the game of big prices. Nigel obviously believes that there are players in the lower leagues who can advance. He is signing players from the lower reaches but one has to ask are they the people who will take us into the Premiership? His Dad did it because he discovered Roy McFarland, Archie Gemmill, John McGovern and Roger Davies. Can his son do it? Only time will tell.