See it as a Derby fan, you've spent shitloads on players to add to quality players you have there, you finished in the playoffs last year and would expect to push on with the money they've spent and be challenging for top two.
As it is, Pearson completely lost the plot there and Schteve is going to need time to sort out the mess. They have hugely underperformed this season. No wonder they are depressed. Wouldn't you be if we were in their position after how we finished last season?