Now usually I wouldnt do a waffle on, trying to be philopsher on life type of point here, but just point out how I feel the only way of expressin this, is just to write how I feel on the season has gone
To be honest, the season started as soon as the final whistle went at Wembley, with Billy Davies constantly ignoring questions when asking about his future, which people could argue spoiled such a successful day in the club's recent history. Also coupled with his willingness to constantly say how the club wasnt ready for the big step up from the Championship between the Premiership, almost waving the white flag before the season hadnt started, which in heindsight probably turned out to be write, but it is something that should not be stated publicy or to the players, because it make the players doubt about themselves, as well as telling the fans that we are going to be in for a long season.
In pre-season, it always baffled me about how slow and far behind we were in terms of preparation. Now obviously I understand we came via the playoffs, but work for recruiting players etc etc should have started as soon as the final whistle after Wembley, and not after a 2 or 3 week period where most other clubs were doing there wealing and dealing, and to be honest the players that were bought into the club were clearly buy any Derby fan, or for that even any football, not good enough to compete or play in the Premiership.
I mean lets take one example, lets take Rob Earnshaw, now don't get me wrong, this guy an score goals but in the CHAMPIONSHIP, not the premership his record at WBA was hardly anything to shout about, and spend a club record fee of £3.5 million still beggars belief if we are honest. I know people will argue that he wasnt given enough chances to perform or what have you, but you must question his attitude on the training ground. Perhaps as have other people suggested, he believed he is better than what he is, and didnt put in 100% on the training ground, which obviosuly must take into account when he is picking his team.
Another player who seriously got me slightly worried when he signed was the signing of Eddie Lewis, now I know this was slighty after the start of the season, but I mean come on now, lets get serious, he was an average CHAMPIONSHIP winger in the past, who always seem to perform against Derby, however my point is why sign him. The guy is clearly no way Premiership quality, and to be honest I would have not even the spent the money on anybody and saved it, because im sorry Lewis is at best average and in now is his time to move on!!!
I'm getting frustrated writing about it, im gonna write more gradually though, get my voice herd as it were!!!