Derby County have bought in players this summer in an attempt to drag themselves away from the Championship and point themselves towards the Premier League.
Players who have graced the Premier League such as Curtis Davies (£570,000) and Tom Huddlestone (£2.2 million) have been brought in from Hull City, joining right-back Andre Wisdom (£2.3 million) from Liverpool and striker Tom Lawrence (£5.5 million) as the other arrivals this summer.
Up front the Rams are a formidable side, with Lawrence vying for a place at the spearhead of the Derby attack alongside the likes of Matej Vydra, Chris Martin, David Nugent and Darren Bent. In fact there is class all through the ranks at Derby County, class enough to blow away sides on their day.
Today wasn’t one of those days, well not for Derby County. It was Derby themselves who were put to the sword by Bristol City. It was 11th vs 12th today as Derby travelled to Ashton Gate for a game that, whilst they were physically there, they didn’t really turn up to.
It was actually Derby, through Vydra (27′ P) that took the lead, but it was a second-half to forget for Derby fans who saw their side ship four goals in the final 40 minutes of the game. The rout was started by Cauley Woodrow (50′), before a quickfire second goal from Bobby Reid (55′ P) put the Robins in front.
That’s the way that it stayed until neat the end before another brace of goals from Jamie Paterson (83′) and Famara Diedhiou (90+1) rounded off a miserable afternoon for a Derby side whose fans expect more.
Derby fans comment and react to Bristol City defeat
Quite philosophical from this fan.
Quite analogous from this fan.
— Val Morrell (@val6289) September 16, 2017
Simply honest from this fan.
Derby were shocking today keogh had a bad game no scrap that they all did #dcfcfans
— ⚽GemDCFC⚽ (@svengem2011) September 16, 2017
One player coming in for a lot of the pelters is Derby captain Richard Keogh. Here’s a selection of things that fans have to say about his performance today.
Must admit looking at the highlights Keogh has had an absolute mare today #dcfcfans
— Jim Marston™ (@Jimmers7) September 16, 2017
I always defend Keogh but his trip for the penalty today was real Sunday morning stuff. Amateur, embarrassing, weak #dcfcfans
— Derby Dazzler (@Derby_Dazzler) September 16, 2017
Some fans aren’t exactly hopeful that the rot will stop soon.
— Cameron Storer (@BigPapiCam) September 16, 2017
Oh and until we find some kind of consistency we will never go up. #dcfcfans one week brilliant, one week dog shit
— ⚽️AD⚽️ (@InkedAD) September 16, 2017
Crushing analysis and dismissal of midfield options here.
— Wayne (@WayneT70) September 16, 2017
A change hinted at perhaps?
I am Rowett fan but I am really starting to question what he has done to change this team. We are getting worse and I hate to say it #dcfc
— Matthew Bailey (@Bayas_23) September 16, 2017