From the Boro forum matchday thread:
derby are a beautiful team to watch
Flint and Ayala are getting outjumped by Tomori and Keogh and our midfield's getting outpressed only one way this game's heading so far.
Pulis is being shown up by a rookie manager.
disgraceful first 20 mins completely outclassed,
think the main reason that goal happens is because of how much control Derby had.
Gosh we miss Shotton
63 mins played and Carson has yet to touch the ball aside from goal kicks.
Tomomi's MOTM here he's dominated our whole team from CBs to strikers he's just been a monster for them.
I'll take a point now, absolute daylight robbery if we come out of this with any result.
Well a very undeserved point in a game where we should have been battered. 0-4 wouldn’t have been wrong
We were comfortably outplayed and very lucky to get away with a point
I’ve got to admit though, I was sitting their today watching Derby spray the ball around with their young, dynamic team and I was thinking I’d rather have that and Frank sitting in our dugout.
Whether it lasts for them or not we’ll wait and see, but he seems to be building something good there.
Tom summed it up well in Twitter, when saying that what Lampards doing at Derby is similar to what Monk was trying to do at Boro last year. The main difference is Franks stuck with his style and tactics, whereas Monk panicked and just ended up trying anything that would work
think a draw was about a fair result from that. Derby were the better footballing team, but they did make some clangers at the back, particularly Carson. He looked nervous as anything.
Derby looked lightyears ahead. Lampard going there reminds me of Robson coming here. They have players wanting to play... Motivated, excited.. Our lot look short of ideas, scared of the ball. Never a forward pass, a run beyond the ball.