It’s not much fun being a County fan at the moment. The Rams were a laughing stock in the Premier League last season, winning just one match all term. Things have not gone much better this campaign, despite manager Paul Jewell spending plenty of cash to try and bounce back into the top flight at the first time of asking. It now appears as though their players are trying to get away from the club as fast as they can!
The BBC report that Tyrone Mears, one of the better players at Pride Park, has made like a tree and left Derbyshire for the warmer climes of Marseille. However, it appears the left-back did this without the approval of the Championship club and he won’t be looking forward to explaining this one away when he returns!
However, Rams chairman of football Adam Pearson told BBC Radio Derby there was no deal and Mears would be punished.
“To take off without being given permission and go on trial beggars belief,” he said.
“There is little doubt he will be disciplined in the most severe way possible.
“We are prepared to sell him but the price will have to be right. He is a proven player with a transfer value.”
What do you think ‘in the most severe way possible’ means? Will he be hung, drawn and quartered by Pearson, or perhaps there will be a bit of Chinese water torture for the former West Ham defender. Either way, Derby will be keen to get some of the £1 million they forked out for him last year.