to be fair
theyve done it the proper way.
got relegated to league one,had to endure a few years of crap football, had a ruddy good clear out of the chaff, and are now seeing the fruits of their hard work.
Calderwood for all his faults did them a lot of favours, firstly got them playing good football again, which when your succeeding gary megson and jo kinnear is no mean feat.
Derby on the other hand, baring there brief surge to the premiership which was a recognised disaster have been in a relegation fight for 9 of the last 10 seasonsbe it in premiership or championship, the club needs a massive massive sort out from the accademy throught to the top,
Nigel is laying the foundantions and while he has been horendously hampered by injuries (16 first team at one point) the things he is doing make sense.
The crippling wage bill has been slashed by loosing the likes of tito villa,mile Sterjoski,Andy todd, claude davis, nathan ellington,Roy carroll,Premislav Kasmichek, all brought in by previous management on big wages.
its going to be a long process but im hoping if anybody will be given the sufficient time to do it , it will be nigel,
the fans deserve it, last year we hardly moved out of the bottom 6 all season and got the highest ave attendences in the league and 12th in the country, this years the same league situation and attendence wise only Newcastle are higher!