Enjoyment/Excitement level, Prem v Champ
Hi Guys, I would like your opinions on what your enjoyment/Excitement level is/would be regarding..........
Championship at the moment....We are currently in the top 6 of the championship and two points of the top and I for one am loving the season so far as it looks like we have a strong enough squad to be at least in the top 6 at the end of the season, Its exciting going in to every game knowing we have a chance to win the game, Obviously some games we are going to under perform but in the main we have a brilliant chance to take point/s from games.
With a genuine chance of promotion that just heightens the excitement levels and gives the fans and town a buzz.
Premier League.....Hopefully we get promotion and make no mistake I absolutely want us too just as much as any other Boro fan, But the point I want to make is if we are struggling in the Premier League from the start and all season it looks likely we would get relegated how much Enjoyment/ Excitement would you genuinely get from week to week like we do now challenging to get promotion.
I think there is a genuine debate to be had and its not just yer we are glad just to be in the Premier League even though we get beat most games and probably will get relegated.
I want to reiterate I absolutely want us to get promotion and take our chances in the Premier League, I think Karanka would keep us up.
Boro v Rotherham (A)
Good day to you all and welcome to my first ever match day thread!
This weekend sees us take on newly-promoted Rotherham, and I'm sure we all agree we hope to bounce back to winning ways sooner rather than later.
While doing some research about the forthcoming match I came across a poem written by Lewis Carroll. Not many people realise that not only was Carroll a Boro fan, he also had visions of the future and would often put those visions down in writing. I am reliably informed that the below poem was sent to publishers sometime around 1870, but it was rejected as no-one had a clue what he was on about. Understandably disappointed, Carroll maintained the structure and cadence of the poem but wrote instead about a walrus and a carpenter. Oddly that was viewed to make much more sense (Victorians eh?) and it went on to become one of Carroll's most famous poems. Anyway, I present to you 'Karanka goes to Rotherham':
"The time has come," Karanka said,
"To talk of many things:
A draw with Watford, loss to Wolves;
Of Rotherham and wins--
And whether this year is our year
for promotion as Kings."
"But wait a bit," our rivals cried,
"Before we play our match;
For some of us are not as good,
you make our play look flat!"
"Not likely!" said the Boro boss.
They didn’t much like that.
"Another win," Karanka said,
"Is what we chiefly need;
3 points and goals from all the lads
Are very good indeed--
Now if you're ready, Rotherham,
It’s time we took the lead."
"But not so fast!" the Millers cried,
“You’re too quick off the mark.
"Please let us touch the ball before
you play us off the park!"
"With Clayts and Voss", Karanka said,
"This passing games a lark.”
"It seems unwise," Karanka said,
"To not play our best team,
The Millers are on a good run,
To win we’ll need to scheme!
Exploit the wings to feed Kike
Will surely make Stubbz cream!"
"I envy you," Steve Evans said:
"Your squad is full of skill.
Your Chairman is the best around;
He’ll always foot the bill.”
“With our new squad” Karanka said
“We’ll put you through the mill.”
The season ran its promised course
The games came thick and fast;
The Boro had their ups and downs,
The points they were amassed,
And Teesside spirits rose as their
Opponents were outclassed.
"Oh rivals," said the Boro boss,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we play you all next year?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
We'd beaten every one.
Questions to ponder:
Will Boro get the three points this weekend?
As Rotherham are unbeaten in five would you take a point away from home?
Will Vossen ever score? If yes, is this weekend the weekend he'll do it?
Will Bamford be retained past January?
Which drugs were Carroll on when he wrote about a Walrus and a Carpenter eating a lot of talking oysters?