Very disappointing outcome all round.
A crowd of 18000 for the Derby is really bad . Even if 5,000 might have stayed home due to the weather the total would still have been miserable.
Refereeing was as bad as what we are used to. Bad calls and lack of consistency but would not be able to blame them for the result...this was self inflicted.
The positive was the first twenty minutes. We were all over then and should have been at least two up. We were hungry and didn't give them time on the ball, the tackles and steals (in the 20 min) was something very rare and a pleasure to see.
Then came the Vedran moment of madness. As soon as that happened everything changed, the heads all went down....hard to blame them, the saw Nizic coming in and the best player being sacrificed.
Technically sacrificing AB might be the correct decision but it also killed the moral of the remaining players....not looking forward to next week.
The RBB once again proved they are the best. Other might try and the cove sure did last night...from chanting "who do we sing for " and a few other things chants to throwing a smokie (sure we won't here about that) but they are still nothing compared to the RBB