Simply, elegantly, with dignity, and almost un-noticed, the Club Flag was flying at half-mast over yesterday's game.
"This statement is false."
I think it was for the Watford game too.
I will let you into a little secret, after the first few days of the fund went so well I set a personal target of 5k to raise (inc gift aid). As its been a good few days with no more donations, I have decided that I will close the donation page by midnight tomorrow and it will be at 5k by the time it closes. Would be fantastic if any of you could find a few pennies to push it to that figure but we are only £81 short so I will make up whatever is missing.
Thanks to everyone who has donated. I'm sure Mr Doughty is smiling somewhere up there.
I just received a lovely letter from the NSPCC thanking us all for our contributions.
They say they will also write to the club so I'm hoping we may see a thank you in the program or on the OS.
Did you recontact the club?
Talk to me, Goose.
Yep, they gave me the cold shoulder in the nicest way possible.
Any fine that is imposed on Derby for last night's disgraceful actions should go straight to one of his favorite charities and not in The Football League coffers. I'm in no way saying that they should use our JustGiving page but it seemed an appropriate place to write my feelings.
It'd be nice if they felt sufficiently contrite to make a modest donation off their own bat......
I would have thought that this is exactly the kind of good publicity the club should be using in their favour.