We lost again tonight at home and once again failed to score. This run of poor matches has taken us from 4th in the league to hovering above the relegation zone. In the loan signing window all but the desperate are turning Derby down. At the moment we either sign players from much the lower leagues or players who cannot hold down places with teams that are below us in the league.
Our manager Nigel Clough is casting around desperately hoping for a miracle and in the championship they don't happen. You get what you deserve! He has bought badly probably because of financial constraints and at the time when we should be looking for experience we are signing cast offs from other teams below us in position and stature. It won't work.
Letting Commons and Moxey leave in the transfer window and not replacing them with like for like was disastrous. I feel so sorry for the genuine fans who follow the team around the country. It is not the end of the world; it is not Libya or Christchurch, but when you are passionate about your hobby it is disappointing, particularly when you are shelling out your hard earned hoping that someone will spend it wisely.
The fans have been let down. Next year our attendances will probably nosedive. The club is in disarray and the American board continue to believe that they can operate without spending money. We need investment. We need to be able to compete with our near neighbours but the gulf in the managerial backgrounds of our manager compared with those of Billy Davies at Forest and Ericsson at Leicester is becoming a worrying concern.