Forest and Derby fined for brawl

11 March 2010 01:21
Derby and Nottingham Forest have been fined £35,000 each by the Football Association for failing to control their players at Pride Park last month.The brawl broke out at the end of Derby's 1-0 win on 30 January. [LNB]Each side will also pay £10,000, which was suspended from another skirmish between the East Midlands rivals earlier in the season. [LNB]Players and coaching staff from both sides scuffled after an initial clash between Jay McEveley and Chris Gunter. [LNB]Forest boss Billy Davies refused to shake hands with Rams counterpart Clough at full-time. [LNB]After the incident, Davies lodged a complaint with the FA and the League Managers Association against Clough. [LNB]Davies says Clough kneed him in the back of the leg, but the Derby boss insisted: "It was purely accidental." [LNB]"The matter is now in the hands of my lawyers, who are dealing with that," added Forest boss Davies.[LNB] [LNB][LNB]Clough plays down 'accidental' clash with Davies[LNB]Derby won the game 1-0 after a late header from Rob Hulse. [LNB]Davies is a former Derby manager and took the club to the Premier League in 2007 - and he continued: "I have great memories of Derby County and great friends at the club still. [LNB]"If the three points helps them avoid relegation then I am delighted for them. [LNB]"We did not perform on the day in the way we can because we got caught up in the stop-start nonsense of the rivalry between Forest and Derby." [LNB]Earlier this season both sides were fined following a skirmish, Forest £25,000 and Derby £20,000, with £10,000 each of the fines suspended.

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