Teams: Derby County, Burton Albion
Some info on the new board members...
Mr Horton has an impressive track record in sports management and international industry. His proven style of leadership and his energy resulted in a reversal of fortunes for Derbyshire County Cricket Club. Mr Horton will be the club's Vice-Chairman and Managing Director with a day-to-day role that will encompass football matters. Mr Horton and myself (Peter Gadsby) will work to identify and recommend the next manager.
JOHN KIRKLAND OBE
Mr Kirkland was previously Derby County's longest-serving Director and his family links with the club stretch back many decades - his father was also on the club's Board. He has a wealth of footballing experience.
The Chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Mr Amott is a Derbyshire businessman who has an excellent track record in the leisure industry. He adds valuable experience with an excellent business track record. Has enjoyed considerable experience in football, steering Burton Albion to success in recent years.
Mrs Marples is an accountant with a number of business interests and is Derby County's first female Director. We will be utilising her proven talents in corporate hospitality. Mrs Marples will also be Company Secretary.
Mr Morris has developed a brand-leading Internet business and has 25 years' experience in the IT industry. He will add immense value to our online operation and the development of the club's worldwide brand. His background is invaluable as we look to develop opportunities in the area of new technology. Mr Morris will be a Non-Executive Director.
No stranger to the Derby County boardroom, the businessman was vice chairman of the club for seven years
Mr Gadsby, along with former chairman John Kirkland, parted company on the eve of the Rams' match with Liverpool in April 2002, the 2-0 defeat which followed guaranteed relegation from the Premiership.
The 55-year-old bought construction company Birch, in 1987. In 12 years, the firm carried out more than £200m of development, including Heatherton Village, office developments in Sir Frank Whittle Road and Stuart Street and another major housing development at Chellaston.
While he was on the board at the club he helped build Pride Park by purchasing the 10 acres of land required and the stadium was opened by the Queen in 1997.
In 2000, the father-of-one sold Birch to Miller Homes for an undisclosed fee. He took some time off before starting up his present company in 2002 - Ark Capital, the holding company for Cedar House Investments, Miller Birch, Priordawn and latterly Radleigh Homes.
The group of business turned over £50m last year. Cedar House Investments also secured a joint deal to buy the former Bombardier site for a £50m development on Pride Park - the last plot on the development.
There are also plans for a £30m office development alongside the sixth-form college and Pride Park III - a 168-acre business park south of Sinfin for aerospace and rail industries.
In December, Cedar Investments got the green light to carry out a multi-million-pound redevelopment on the old Nestle factory in Ashbourne.
Plans for the 36-acre site include 80 homes, offices, shops, a hotel and petrol station and a 20-acre area earmarked for community use.
Originally Posted by Nico
I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!
Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
Forest 2-5 Yeovil aet
Brian Clough - Legend!