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Derby County (A) - Sunday 8th March [3pm KO]

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1 minute ago, OldEwoodBlue said:

Can only see the Reading game where we will get another point this season.

Thank God we've got 53 in the bank already. I can see this end of season slide going into next season unless Mowbray wakes up and smells the coffee.

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1 minute ago, sabino said:

BIG BIG decision to come tomorrow.

Could be rest of season behind closed doors.

Here's hoping, or I have 4 home plus Wigan to suffer.

Come on Boris, do something for the North like you promised!!

Gallagher is going to play right wing from home.

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24 minutes ago, Yoogo said:

Somebody on here said they feel sorry for Paul Lambert. I feel sorry for the 1.5K or-so Rovers SUPPORTERS who paid £30 plus booking fee and expenses to witness that.

There's a pattern. When we dominate the first 15 minutes, we don't win. When will we start to play for 90 minutes instead of being "brilliant for the first quarter"? When will we have a good game after a relative period of rest?

Bennett was at fault for the penalty, although the wider blame for today's catastrophe falls well and truly at Mowbray's door. Our lack of recruitment in January is now costing us. Must do better this summer.

Even more so when the likes of Holtby who’s out can’t be arssed watching the lads and instead is in Dubai on a jolly. Whilst his team mates threw the towel in he was on the beach. 

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We are truly a team in our managers own image dull, predictable and without much ability. 3 points from the play offs (a testament to how shite this division is) but might as well be 30 for the bottle jobs. 
 

Roll on next season for more of the same. Defenders are coming, we have a European scouting network, tough to do business, we go again, let’s see where we are in October, injuries have been unkind, no need to panic not unless people are panic buying choccy biccies then it’s panic stations. 

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Not for the first time this season with the playoffs in sight we have again produced a feeble performances which once again show that where a top half finish the glass ceiling for the group of players and manager. 

Walton- Made a couple of decent saves but has to push to ball wide for the second goal, he made exactly the same mistake at Middlesbrough.

Bennett- Abysmal. How many more pathetic performances at full back until the manager realises that he is simply not up to it. We have one of the best right backs in the league but because the manager has fallen out with Mulgrew he has is playing centre back.

Nyambe- About the only one to emerge with any credit. 

Tosin- No way near as good as he thinks he is. He's an average at best Championship defender who is made to look better by Lenihan. If he thinks he's going to make it at Man City then he is dreaming. 

Bell- Just not good enough. The manager knows that hence why he signed Cunningham yet in January he failed to address the left back position.

Downing- Some decent crosses but he simply didn't have the legs against a young Derby midfield.

Travis- Very poor performance today got himself needlessly booked after getting a let off early on and was missing in action from then until he was subbed.

Rothwell- After a great end to last season, this season has still hasn't started. In fact he seems to be getting worse by the performance. Flattered to deceive would sum his Rovers career up.

Gallagher- Useless again. First half Downing got some decent crosses into the box and he was nowhere to been seen. Got into a good goal scoring position in the first half but his touch was awful. Also like Rothwell he offers no width.

Armstrong- To be honest I forgot that he was playing he was so non existent. Although it's noticeable how his and indeed the teams performances have dropped since Gallagher's return to the side.

Brereton- Oh dear. 
 

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2 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

I think Brereton actually has a bit about him. He has good feet. Just feel he needs to be braver 

Really ????????????

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Posted (edited)

A nose bleed yet again but the truth is we're far from good enough from top to bottom.

Mowbray's selections and tactics simply compound the issue.

Edited by darrenrover

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22 minutes ago, Bbrovers2288 said:

Yes because he wouldn’t be playing at right back or the team in general 

I’d get him to run our Twitter 

I think he's a bit too sensitive to be a Social Media Manager.

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5 minutes ago, perthblue02 said:

"I'm not sure the balance was right" says Mowbray, who felt #Rovers had one too many attack-minded players on the pitch as Derby exploited spaces in the middle of the pitch

https://t.co/34hr3dPKEI?amp=1  (Lancashire Telegraph)

Build up oppo  

Casually remind people of our injuries

Blames ref

But if I’m not mistaken he’s taken some personal accountability. Wonders never cease he’s slipping. 

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8 minutes ago, RevidgeBlue said:

Need to reply to a post from Mashed Potatoes that was deleted.

He accused certain posters of posting once when we win and 15-20 times when we lose.

Absolutely correct. I probably come into that category at the moment. The reason is that Mowbray is NOT the man for the job and  a one or two streaky results doesn't change that. Yet some people still can't see it.

Form is temporary, class is permanent and all that.

Yes that would be me too- as Iv said in the past it’s always going to be a bigger post when frustration and opinions are to be expected in a loss rather than a happy yes we won post. 
 

mowbray isn’t the man for me, Iv been very consistent with it for years 

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Just to add a little counterbalance to the prevailing view on here, I still like Tony, I trust him and think that broadly we're moving in the right direction. 

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9 minutes ago, perthblue02 said:

"I'm not sure the balance was right" says Mowbray, who felt #Rovers had one too many attack-minded players on the pitch as Derby exploited spaces in the middle of the pitch

https://t.co/34hr3dPKEI?amp=1  (Lancashire Telegraph)

The balance was wrong, no subs till an hour 

Care to explain the thought process behind that one?

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9 minutes ago, alcd said:

Really ????????????

Ya, he needs to look at Graham. Please read my other posts 

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55 minutes ago, perthblue02 said:

 

Regarding Bennet, would people be happy if he had told ToMo to F off when asked to play out of position at right back and just collect a wage for not playing for a season?

Yes, I would be absolutely delighted. 

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1 hour ago, Tugay-is-God said:

I'd say Walton was at fault for the second, relatively soft shot and he palmed it right into the path of their man. 

Who would you like next season, Man City’s goalie!!

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35 minutes ago, Tom said:

The balance was wrong, no subs till an hour 

Care to explain the thought process behind that one?

It took him an hour to work out that the balance was wrong.

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4 minutes ago, MarkBRFC said:

It took him an hour to work out that the balance was wrong.

Whilst I agree,, I do think we were better second half because we pressed higher and that resulted in their midfield runners having less room and we didn’t back off as much.

That said it was a woeful performance all round.

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Lets put the blame on TM not Gallagher  he's  a young lad and needs to be played has a forward and Bennett  snaked his way back into the team so frustrating . If Venkys had any idea about football they would thank TM in the summer and get a new manager in

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Worst performance of the season on a day when we needed something.

Worrying TM can the these players motivated to win a game with so much on the line.

so frustrating. 

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1 hour ago, alcd said:

Thank God we've got 53 in the bank already. I can see this end of season slide going into next season unless Mowbray wakes up and smells the coffee.

He knows exactly what he's doing

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Three goals concede. Nyambe’s inexperience and lack of positional sense stood out for me, but that’s hardly his fault. Midfield outmanouvered all afternoon.  Derby midfield just doing the easy, simple things (Roghwell take note).

however, having said that, for me the main reason for this defeat was up front. Gallagher, Brereton are never ever going to be strikers. The ball didn’t stick up front at all, it just bounced back time after time. Any defence would be stretched under those circumstances. Armstrong looked like he had no idea how to play with those two.

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6 minutes ago, den said:

Armstrong looked like he had no idea how to play with those two.

I was worried as soon as I saw Armstrong, Gallagher, Rothwell and Brereton all in the same line up. It should be a cause for excitement and optimism but I just felt dread as I couldn't see them working well together - and unfortunately that is how it went. We would have been better off with Johnson in CM and Downing playing with Armstrong and two of Gallagher/Graham/Brereton/Rothwell up top. Starting with four young, largely inconsistent attackers who have barely played together as a unit was asking for trouble.

I've been annoyed with Tony in the past for taking the safe option too often, but today his attacking choice was the opposite. A total risk that backfired massively when his big signings once again failed to deliver. The only consistency we got from TM was Bennett coming in at RB, and predictably the poor lad was targeted and made to look horrendous in that position for the hundredth time. 

Isn't it time someone at the LT asked what the situation is with Mulgrew? Or is that on a list of banned topics? 

Edited by DE.

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