11 Mar 2018 18:34:11
Difficult to say which set of supporters will be feeling more disgruntled tonight as from my perspective we had the opportunity to beat what I consider to bne as poor a Derby side as we have come up against for a while.

The Derfby fans may consider they had the best of the chances to nick it but a point and as importantly to them a performance like that will be cold comfort in their play off/[romotion aspirations.

The bottom line to me is that there appeared to be no real attacking threat from either side and no real quality either.

I thought the back four ( Fox was my man of match ) looked solid again and the midfield more than held its own.

The down side I suppose is that now the defense and midfield are performing more consistently the spotlight will inevitably fall on our attacking threat which at the moment is frankly alittle light.

At 18 yrs of age I don't feel Brererton is able or capable of leading the line and quite frankly nor should he be expected to do so.

Vellios continues to be , as Churchill said a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma (one for the teenagers again) the ins and outs of which we may never know but there would APPEAR to be an agenda somewhere.

Debate continues over Murphys age/fitness etc but again I do not see him for all his ability to hold the ball up as a potent attacking threat and along with Brererton wins very little in the air.

Clearly this is a situation which will HAVE to be addressed in the summer with the addition of hopefully two decent strikers at the club which I assume in the light of recent financial announcements will be possible.

Until then I think things will carry on in much the same way for the remainder of the season which if you cast your mind back 12 months is a much nicer place to be.

AS always .


1.) 11 Mar 2018
11 Mar 2018 19:00:25
Brilliant post creepy, very poor Derby side - derby fans that I know aren’t convinced either once you get under the bravado

2.) 11 Mar 2018
11 Mar 2018 19:10:14
Put Messi or Ronaldo up there alone they would look bad.
Defensively it's good, attacking wise it's non existent

3.) 11 Mar 2018
11 Mar 2018 19:24:26
ff 79 I would be prepared I suppose if pushed possibly perhaps maybe to give either of them a pop. :)

4.) 11 Mar 2018
11 Mar 2018 19:29:28
Well creepy unless we find one in the summer expect more of the same.a few clean sheets but no goals?

5.) 11 Mar 2018
11 Mar 2018 19:40:37
As I said FF it is a situation that has got to be sorted come the summer as a priority and it will be no easy task I am sure

6.) 11 Mar 2018
11 Mar 2018 20:30:25
Our attacking threat was nullified because Direby targeted Tomlin who set a Championship record this season for the most fouled player in a game. With a more experienced centre forward we would have carved out some better chances.
For the first time in many seasons we now have a team that will not be bullied out of any game so I think the progress under AK is excellent and long may the unbeaten run continue!

7.) 11 Mar 2018
11 Mar 2018 21:59:57
Rubbish red try watching it again.
If tomlin was fit he's have hurt them proper instead of looking for fouls which some weren't.
Ref was on his side if anything.
It's a defensive side sent out to do a defensive job and try and get lucky and Nick one.
Your prediction of 4/1 was and won't happen playing like this unless it's QPR every week.
Shocking game to watch especially after watching villa wolves.

8.) 12 Mar 2018
12 Mar 2018 00:18:00
Villa Wolves 😭 2 teams with slightly different budgets to ours. JT earns more in a week than our whole back 4! Unrealistic expectations of our club,new owners ,new manager and new team given what's gone on over the last 5 years.Grow some patience 79.

9.) 12 Mar 2018
12 Mar 2018 06:33:23
Is ff a derby fan or Rowetts brother.jesus Christ,next you will tell us Lawrence didn’t dive and that huddlestone shouldn’t of been sent off.tomlin was very professional yesterday.he realises he was going to be targeted and drew the fouls.if he was fit?he ran round all over the place for 80mins,after being kicked all game what more do you want from him?
I thought you had got over warbo being sacked now your starting on karankas players!

10.) 12 Mar 2018
12 Mar 2018 07:35:48
Sutton if you like watching that sort of football then good for you.
I don't and never have.
Like I said two boring managers with boring tactics.
Downt Up ten men,bring on another striker and finish them off.
But he has no plan B your mate vellios must think what do I have to do to get on the pitch?
Not a single attempt on goal,the sheep could have played without a keeper he didn't have anything to do and were the home side?
Awful game to watch,but as long as your happy.watching rubbish tactical performances the everything's ok?