NLD no matter which side of the divide you stand is the fixture we all seek out when the season lists get released. If you are Bright and a decent human being you are on the Lilywhite side and if you are of a lower IQ see Footlocker as a long term career and still live at home with your Mummy then of course you are a Goon. Years and years we've argued over who's patch it is and during the premier league era to say we've not faired well is an understatement. But that has changed of late, the tide has slowly been turning in our favour and for the first time since I was a teen we finished above the Scum last season. This has been down to 2 things our improvements and their regression. So today was a good chance to go to town on them, let them know that last year was not a one off and that it was just a taster of things to come. Player for player our 1st team/squad in majority of people's minds (neutrals) is currently better than Arsenals barring maybe 1 or 2 they field. So the stage was set for us to go there make it difficult and then break them. But from the off there was only 1 team that looked like that they were playing in a huge derby, only 1 team was fighting and wanted it. I can forgive losing , I can't forgive not trying. Yes Scum got their customary assists from the officials but on the balance of things it was they that were deserving of any fortune. We looked flat, leggy, void of shape or any tactics. At 70 minutes you'd think with it being such a big game you'd expect the team to be rallying, the big players getting involved and doing their best to get something back but it was pitiful. Poch once again on an occasion when things aren't going to plan seemed to settle in comfortably with the loss. Did absolutely nothing to try and alter what was happening and unfolding in front of him, couldn't see what wasn't working and couldn't alter it. We needed pace, we needed to get our foot on the ball and play, we needed some positive decisive movement and when all else fails surely it's a DERBY you get stuck in and throw the kitchen sink at them in the last 15/20 minutes!!!! There were far too many players that seemed totally at ease with seeing the game out at a nil 2 loss for me today like it was no biggie. Unacceptable !