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Kneegate or Tysongate Take Two

Back in August, the post match scenes at the City Ground following our dramatic win over arch rivals Derby County were dubbed 'Tysongate.' This second encounter at the Sheepdip, is likely to be dubbed 'Kneegate' after Reds' boss Billy Davies accused his Rams counterpart Nigel Clough of assaulting him.

The 3-2 City Ground victory in August, ended with the players and coaching staff of Derby County, throwing every toy out of the pram. This was due to Nathan Tyson's corner flag antics in front of the travelling Sheep support. It was a storm in a tea cup, but resulted in both teams having their wrists slapped and having to pay a fine.

This latest incident of handbags at ten paces involving the teams, will also come under scrutiny from the authorities, because of claims by Billy Davies, that Nigel Clough actually kicked him in the back of the leg during the touchline melee.

Davies runs the risk of being seen as a sore loser in this one, even if video evidence does show he may have a case. Nigel Clough did himself no favours in the first game after his outbursts and Davies risks the same here.

At the end of the day, it's a derby and a fiercely contested one at that. Passions run high amongst both sets of supporters and seemingly the players as well. I say long may that continue, it all makes for a better rivalry in my opinion. No one was killed, no one was injured and no one has come out of it looking good. The FA will no doubt come down hard on both clubs, but they might want to see what actually happened first, before making a kneejerk decision.

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Date:Monday February 1 2010

Time: 9:45PM

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One thing it emphasized was The main reason we didn´t score was man of the match Barker,who Billy saw and wanted,and while the team were still in Portugal the Pathetic Panel let him go to the sheep !!
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01/02/2010 23:55:00

Nigel Clough has become a shadow of his former self, there must be something in the atmospere of that grubby town, something so dark, it can turn a white knight into a baseless coward, a hero into a sniping, jealous pitiful creature, one last seen clutching the BC ttrophey mumbling, the Precious, the Prescious, gullom gullom
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02/02/2010 00:37:00

To be fair, we played into their hands by not playing Tyson....I'm not saying he would have been a match winner, but dropping him from the squad did them more favours than us!
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02/02/2010 12:34:00

I'm surprised you say that Billy did himself no favours Guinless. By all accounts it's obvious that Nigel intentionally took a shot at Billy, why wouldn't he complain about it? I think Nigel's the one who did himself no favours, in his response to Billy's allegation. He doesn't actually deny anything, he just says IF he did it, it wasn't intentional, which we all know is obviously b*ll#cks, and immensely transparent.
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02/02/2010 15:50:00

Nigel Clough is nothing like his Father! If Brian Clough had been alive today then i would think he would have been disgusted in Nigels behaviour! Our run had to end sometime and it was just a shame it had to be to Derby! In the end we could have played better but i suppose we cant win them all! Davies is right in saying as long as we get promoted who cares who we win or lose to get there! Promotion is our main aim now1
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05/02/2010 14:53:00


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