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    Derby Relegated.

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    Derby's relegation from the Premier League was confirmed as they could only draw at home to struggling Fulham.

    Tito Villa deflected in Dean Leacock's shot to give Derby the lead after 10 minutes, but Diomansy Kamara's header put Fulham level 14 minutes later.

    Fulham went back in front 12 minutes from time when Hameur Bouazza's shot deflected in off the unwitting Leacock.

    Derby at least showed spirit to level two minutes later, Villa heading his second from Mile Sterjovski's cross.

    But, with Birmingham beating Manchester City, Derby's brief stay in the top flight was over.

    Derby knew that after a lingering Premiership demise, they were finally staring relegation in the face - but they received a boost by going ahead after 10 minutes.

    Leacock's 25-yard drive was speculative at best, but it struck Villa inside the area and left Fulham keeper Kasey Keller totally wrong-footed.

    Keller had to be alert to clutch a curling drive from David Jones after 23 minutes - and it proved vital as Fulham levelled seconds later.

    Davies was the provider with the perfect cross from the right, and Kamara stole in to head powerfully past Roy Carroll.

    Keller was in action again shortly after Kamara's goal, racing out to the feet of striker Kenny Miller as he closed in on Jones' pass.

    It was the Scotland star's final meaningful contribution as limped off after 35 minutes to be replaced by Robert Earnshaw.

    Fulham's set piece expert Bullard has wasted two opportunities from free-kicks, but he almost put his side ahead after 53 minutes with a left-foot shot that clipped the bar after he had been fouled by Hossam Ghaly.

    There had been moments of entertainment amid the mediocrity, and Earnshaw almost took advantage of an ill-judged dash out of goal by Keller, but was just off target from an acute angle.

    But Derby's luck was out with 12 minutes left when, after Carroll saved well from Kamara, Bouazza's shot took a wild deflection off Leacock and flew over the Derby keeper.

    Derby's spirit was demonstrated, however, when they equalised two minutes later when Villa rose to head Mile Sterjovski's cross past Keller.

    But there was to be no late reprieve and the Rams must now start planning for next season.

    Well everyone knew it would happen and now its confirmed.

    And also i can see them not even making 15 points this season which is going to please me :D

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    Re: Derby Relegated.

    Are Derby not on 12 or something? A win & a draw from 6 games is easily doable.
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    Re: Derby Relegated.

    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    Are Derby not on 12 or something? A win & a draw from 6 games is easily doable.
    If they still have t play Sunderland they can do that in one game

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    Re: Derby Relegated.

    April
    6 Everton A
    12 Aston Villa H
    19 West Ham A
    28 Arsenal H, 8pm

    May
    3 Blackburn A
    11 Reading H

    The only thing they have left to play for is to advoid being humiliated by setting a new record. That should give them enough motivation to play well. First look at those fixtures you dont see them getting anything. Unless Everton, Villa & Arsenal play the under 5's thats three losses.

    West Ham is drawable while Reading are beatable. If they fail, Blackburn is where it'll come down to. Blackburn should beat them at Home tho.
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    Re: Derby Relegated.

    Derby only have 11 points not 12 so they are going to need a minimum of a win and a draw and i honestly can't see them doing that.

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    Re: Derby Relegated.

    Villa are very beatable at the moment, they are in pretty shoddy form

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    Re: Derby Relegated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crocker View Post
    Villa are very beatable at the moment, they are in pretty shoddy form
    Thats true, afterall we managed to beat them

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    Re: Derby Relegated.

    The pressure is off Derby now, and usually when teams get relegated early they start playing better, since the fear factor of relegation has gone. They'll draw with the Hammers and beat Reading.

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    Re: Derby Relegated.

    Even though i thought they played well they have had a nightmare of a season.

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