The season then, ok so I thought we would struggle too make the play offs again, I still had high hopes of at least a top half finish, and who knew with a bit of luck maybe scrape in the play offs again.
Things started off ok, unbeaten in the first 5 league games, but the annual cup embarasment too Grimsby seemed to be the start off things going wrong, after that it was 9 games until we won again, lots of draws being the big problem early season.
Looking at things month by month says it all
August - 2 wins, not bad
September - no wins
October - 1 win
November - 1 win
December - 1 win
Then too January, a cracking 5-1 win over Crewe was somewhat of a false dawn, as the following week, was the most depressing day of my life as a Derby County fan, Sat on the train coming home from Coventry, it's hard to say what I felt like, I'd had plenty of beer that day, and was banging on about Brown the Clown, saying we're gonna get relegated with the pratt in charge, and then for about an hour I just sat there sulking
Of course the next week came the 2nd annual cup embarassment, too Colchester and the sacking of Phil Brown.
Terry Westley got us playing better, and looking more solid, but we didn't get that first win until his 6th game in charge.
The 3-0 win over Burnley was the best performance of the season, the 2-1 win over Palace was also a great result. Under Westley it's been pretty good apart from the Reading game, and the last 2, he did well too keep us up, and deserves all the praise for that.
Now Westley's record in charge, Won - 4 Drew - 6 Lost - 6
Not really brilliant, but given the circumstances, and not having a bloody striker for the last 3 games, it's not too bad