Once decribed by a former Liverpool defender as "the Faggott of English football" ... Robbie Savage has always stirred the shit ... then ran away. When the going gets tough ... Savage get's going ... as far away from the action as possible. At the start of the season he had an amazing rant about Newcastle United, telling us all we were doomed for relegation. He said: "I played against Newcastle twice last season and they were average. In fact I'd even go as far as to say they were very poor, and they won't last the pace in the Premier League. They are my tip for relegation". Then, being a man with his 'finger on the pulse', tipped Derby County to storm the Championship. Well ... what a bugger, eh? Derby are not doing as well as he predicted. Today's news from the Midlands - Nigel Clough denied rumours he had either resigned or been sacked after his Derby side's poor form continued with a 2-0 home defeat against Leicester. The Rams have now lost five of their last six games in all competitions and are just seven points above the relegation zone after this latest setback. The Rams boss said: "There are a lot of rumours around at the moment. "I haven't resigned and I haven't spoken to anybody but the players and the good gentlemen from the media in the past 35 or 40 minutes so if it has been done I haven't been told about it. "We are trying, (to bring players in), we have been close for a few weeks, there have been one or two times when we have been promised players and it's not quite materialised. "We will keep trying, it's not a financial issue at the moment, there is money there to bring players in. It's just getting clubs to agree to it. "We think we can survive, we've got enough in the dressing room and we are not done yet, we will let you know when we are rather than the rumours."