The Football League 19/20


Drink responsibly. Don't spill it.
Jul 12, 2005
How're things going at Derby County...

"Derby County captain Richard Keogh has been ruled out until the end of the season due to a knee injury sustained in a crash that led to two of his team-mates being arrested."

"Keogh, 33, suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury and a suspected fractured wrist, after it emerged he was a passenger in the back seat of (Tom) Lawrence's Range Rover Sport which crashed into a lamppost just before midnight."

Crashed into a lamppost? Should have gone with rammed into a lamppost.


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Jun 8, 2009
What a bunch of idiots...

Full statement from Derby County:

"The players were out as part of a scheduled team-building dinner with staff and while the majority of them acted responsibly and left at around 8pm and were not involved, a small group, including the team captain Richard Keogh, continued drinking into the night. They should have known when to stop and also ignored the opportunity to be driven home using cars laid on by the club, and chose to stay out.

As a result of an alcohol-related incident, Richard Keogh has sustained a serious knee injury that will prevent him from playing until the end of the season.

The players involved in the incident on Tuesday evening will be subject to a rigorous internal investigation under the club’s code of conduct and disciplinary procedures, but over and above any punishment they receive we will be expecting them to become involved with the excellent work the Community Trust does helping the communities we serve.

We have been very clear about our attitude towards alcohol and the players know that at certain and specific times of the season they are permitted a drink together as a group in a controlled environment.

Those involved in Tuesday’s incident know they will pay a heavy price for their actions, but also that we will support them with their rehabilitation back into the squad and team.

We fully support the work of our partners at Drinkaware and the unsanctioned actions of this small group of players is totally at odds the stance that both Drinkaware and Derby County Football Club take regards alcohol. We will be using this situation to redouble our efforts in highlighting the dangers posed by alcohol.

We would also like to thank the emergency services for their swift help."


Well-Known Member
May 16, 2004
Did anyone see that smarmy idiot on Football Focus. She looked desperate to make an example of a team and she did. Probably never seen a game of football in her life.