I agree that that performance left much to be desired and I agree we should be doing far better against such teams - as we have said in every away game against similar teams. Everyone on the pitch was just worse than usual. Some more than others, but everyone was worse.
But we weren't hanging on. It was all Derby at the end and we'd have won if any one of the great chances we created hadn't fallen to Nugent, who's the most out of form player I think I've ever seen. When it's nigh impossible to miss, he falls onto the ball so he can't take the shot.
I really find it hard to imagine him playing his way out of this form. It's gone on for a while now. Hopefully Marriott and Waghorn stay healthy for the rest of the season.
I disagree with the whole wrong team selection. That starting 11 on paper was good but just didnt work. Frank should have bought Huddlestone on at half time to try and get some control of the game.
Not Franks fault though that the players lacked desire fo the most part amd their basic pass & control was poor. He and we all expected so much more from Lawrence, Holmes and Wilson
Nugent simply isnt good enough no more, still stand by my opinion that we should have kept Jerome over him.
Keep it quiet though, 6 unbeaten and in the dreaded Feb we are still unbeaten!