West Bromwich Albion fans can find all kinds of ways to be entertained on a Saturday - but so far their team are failing all the X-Factor auditions.
One of the reasons why Tony Mowbray was appointed Albion manager was because he encouraged open, attacking football at his previous club Hibernian.
He knew that the Edinburgh-based side were never going to overcome the grip that Glasgow giants Rangers and Celtic had on the Scottish Premier League.
So he threw caution to the wind, adopting a fresh and entertaining approach to the game that won him friends and admirers.
But reaction on radio phone-ins to this defeat will tell Mowbray that he is not obtaining the same reaction in the West Midlands.
Albion fans are already fed up with what is being offered by Mowbray, even though the no-nonsense manager is trying to have Albion promoted with style while building a side that is capable of competing in the top flight.
Not even a convincing derby win over Wolverhampton Wanderers is buying Mowbray an extended honeymoon period.
Since then, Albion have dominated three games but wasted a host of chances while conceding seven goals and failing to register a single victory.
Two weeks ago, Steve Bruce, the Birmingham City manager, was coming under pressure because Albion, among other clubs, were pulling clear of them. Blues are four points ahead of Albion in the Championship.
Mowbray is not fearing for his job after only three weeks in charge but he will want to see results going his way sooner rather than later.
His football philosophy is based on attack being the best form of defence. The only problem comes when the team create chance after chance but convert only a small percentage of them.
The longer Albion fail to stamp their authority on the game, the more pressure their defenders come under.
That has been the story of Albion's week and their visit to Derby summed up what can only be described as a f rustrating period for Mowbray.
Mowbray may have to wait to reach his own version of Utopia. But his post-match reaction to the defeat told one everything you needed to know.
No, he is not about to change the way he tells teams to play the game, preferring to take the positives away from each match and work on the faults. Who knows, in a few weeks' time, we may all laugh about this early, faltering start to Mowbray's Albion reign.
In the meantime, patience is running thin as supporters wait on Mowbray to deliver on his promise of a winning team that are also nice to watch.
For an hour of this match, there was no doubt who the better side were. Albion almost toyed with a Derby side so lacking in ideas that it is little wonder their manager Bily Davies worked himself up into such a frenzy that he had to be treated for a second-half dizzy spell.
Two Jaffa Cakes later and Davies was back on the touch-line to witness his side fight back to win with two goals in three minutes. cancelling out Richard Chaplow's first League goal for the club when he latched on to a mistake by defender Dean Leacock.
But it is all very well Mowbray building a team that creates opportunities, they also have to take them. This match should have been decided well before Matt Oakley's spectacular long-range
effort left recalled goalkeeper Russell Hoult standing. Before Albion could regroup, the momentum, fuelled by a stirred-up crowd, resulted in Giles Barnes bundling in a cross from close range.
Albion tried to equalise but still the ball would not go in with Rams goalkeeper Stephen Bywater turning in an excellent display. It summed up Albion's day and left Mowbray wondering why he is struggling for victories when virtually everything else is in place.
He could do with more steel in midfield. The always creative Jason Koumas had Derby on the back foot all day but when Derby did actually put pressure on Albion there was little resistance.
Mowbray looked suitably aggrieved after the game, saying: "We will have a lot of good days and have to believe we're doing things right.
"We missed a lot of opportunities and the dressing-room is disappointed because we didn't get what we deserved. But I sound like I'm putting the same old record on after every game.
"I can't knock the strikers but we need to take a percentage of the chances we're making. There's 30 games to go and no need to get concerned yet.
"You look at the best teams in the country, Manchester United won nine out of 15 Premiership titles because they had great players.
"Arsenal have had a few bad results this season but does that mean they're going to change their beliefs or their philosophies? I know things need tinkering with, we were a bit naive at times. But I've been three weeks in this job and the signs are good and positive."