Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to respond to captain Curtis Davies following the defender’s message after the 2-2 draw with Barnsley.
The Rams had to settle for a point at Oakwell after a last-gasp Barnsley equaliser.
The warning signs were there all night. Barnsley’s set-pieces, taken by Alex Mowatt, were causing the Rams numerous problems and the Tykes’ equaliser came from a corner.
Davies lamented on Twitter Derby’s bad luck and struggles from set-pieces. Some fans, however, have seemingly had enough and feel it’s a recurring issue.
Appreciate your honesty however this sounds like a broken record!
Out of order Derby starting ‘the two’, why not wait until the hearing??
— mark johnson (@markymarkjo) October 2, 2019
Set pieces have been an issue for years cap. 🤦♂️
— Will Lawson (@Will88070541) October 2, 2019
Thought we were solid tonight, which is why a draw from sloppy set pieces makes it a frustrating one. Love how we look without the ball as a unit. Great to see you back leading that defence.
— Dale Bruford (@DaleBruford) October 2, 2019
If you defend like that in the 94th min, y’all get what you deserve, you cannot let a player shoot at goal without a player closing him down🤦♂️
— Rams fan (@wazzabaseball) October 2, 2019
Finally! Someone who says it how it is. On to Saturday captain 🐑
— 🐏Scott G⚽ (@ScottGoodpudd) October 2, 2019
Keep your head up and onto the next game. Tough week for all involved with the club. Your actions and words have been immensely impressive.
— mrchipsDCFC #Rams 🐑 (@_mr_chips_) October 2, 2019
We just never learn. Was the same last season. Every single set play you just know whats coming.
— stephen. (@dcfcstephen) October 2, 2019
Derby County’s set-piece struggles:
Derby should have taken all three points. After falling behind, the Rams led at the break 2-1 thanks to in-form striker Chris Martin and Tom Huddlestone’s penalty.
Barnsley threw caution to the wind in the second half and it presented several chances for Derby to kill the game on the break. The final ball, however, was always lacking.
And in the fourth minute of stoppage time, poor defending from a corner allowed Barnsley’s Cauley Woodrow to touch home after Conor Chaplin shot through a raft of bodies.
Derby have now conceded 15 goals in ten Championship games. Incredibly, nine of those goals have come from set-pieces. It’s becoming a common theme for the Rams.
Manager Phillip Cocu must be so frustrated. Derby have plenty of height in their ranks, which makes it all the more puzzling for supporters to understand.
However, it is a problem which dates back to last season and needs amending quickly.