Boro fans views needed
Hi everyone, apologies for interrupting the boro talk,
I'm a final year student in the research stage of my dissertation project. The project is based around the under-representation of ethnic minorities in football, my research will mostly be carried out by using the views of football fans of all ethnicity
and will be collected via online survey, which can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/fansviews
If you could possibly spare 10 minutes of your time to do the survey it will be really useful
End of Season Points Tally
So how many points do you think we will finish with at the end of the season (taking into account our current form) and do you think we'll have enough points for top 2?
Millwall (H) -3 points
Forest (A) -1 point
Ipswich (H) - 3 points
Derby (A) - 0 points
Bournemouth (A) - 1 point
Wigan (H) - 3 points
Watford (A) - 0 point
Rotherham (H) - 3 points
Wolves (H) - 3 points
Norwich (A) - 0 points
Fulham (A) - 1 point
Brighton (H) - 3 points
That's 21 points from our last 12 games which would give us 84 points. I think that'll mean we will finish just outside the top 2 but definitely in the play offs. What do you all reckon?
AK indicating he can not understand the concerns of the fans so is he correct?
To be fair I can understand why the interview came out in this context as it does remind us as to where we were to where we are now but why make the comment in the first place?
How is he aware of fans concerns or is this just an appeasement and try to calm down aimed at the fans publication?
As a fan and obviously following Boro for years I know that THE only place to be is the PL (otherwise what are expectations and hopes for?) and as it feels we have our best chance since relegation then I have reason to be concerned due to recent performances.
Now I realise that this article may well divide opinions on here but hey I respect everyones opinion even if I feel they are wrong
Boro V Millwall (H)
Middlesbrough V Millwall
This will be without doubt one of the most dull games you will find this season. Millwall come into the game in really poor form, they look to be heading for relegation. If only their manager had known jose mourinho for 5 minutes ey.............
Last time out
Another awful performance from Boro, only this time the opposition actually had some quality and punished us. Boro were never in the game minus a few half chances. Too many changes was always going to make it tough
Another defeat against relegation rivals rotherham looks to have left olly on the brink of the sack
Unfortunately Ayala will still be out for this one, with a bit of luck so will Reach. carayol is likely to play some part in his first game for almost a year. Dont have a clue who is injured for them, ill update it later
View from the Opposition
Jelle Vossen. That is all
So many players need to be dropped I dont even know where to begin. Would love start with this
Need to go back to the 4-2-3-1 and never go three at the back again. wildschut was the only bright spark from the sheff wed game for me, would love to see him play again, ideal game for carayol to return in too
Sadly we will probably start with the most negative formation we can and hoof the ball at Kike for 90 minutes
Will do a proper thread when I have fully recovered from the disappointment of yesterday. Dont really fancy discussing football at the moment
Cov fan in peace
It's looking very likely that Tony Mowbray will be announced as our new manager tomorrow, seeing as he's legend in Teeside I thought I best get your opinions on him.
With what we have witnessed recently would anyone welcome loan players being brought into the team at this late stage and if so what areas?
Grant Leadbitter Interview Update
Having had further communication from the club the proposed interview with Grant Leadbitter will be taking place fairly shortly now and only date and time to be confirmed.
With that in mind and on behalf of the whole forum both Humpty and BoroTom have been asked to represent us on this first occasion and hopefully allowing other opportunities at a later time.
Mathew (Humpty) will be searching the previous threads for a selection of proposed questions which we will be submitting to the club prior to the interview for approval purposes and also so that Grant himself is prepared to a degree.
So if there are any suggestions and I mean sensible suggestions as to other questions that could be considered please declare them now thus allowing him time to include the questions as and when the meeting at Hurworth goes ahead.
As stated it is a forum involvement so Mathew will ensure that he will state which member is asking the question during the interview.
BoroTom will obviously be recording the interview for our podcast broadcast section which has recently been introduced and I hope that Boro themselves might allow a complete tour of Hurworth for future member interest purposes.
Now I know a lot of you will find it somewhat amusing that Humpty has been asked to do this especially as he has made his feelings on Grant plainly obvious so he accepts that there will be some banter aimed at him (in the best possible taste)
I have no doubt that both Mathew and Tom will represent us to the highest of degree and I wish them all the best in our first endeavour and as a note I have had a comment from MFC that we should be proud of our forum.
Once it is all done the guys will be working with Southern Smog in the final production of the podcast showing and hopefully we will be able to announce fairly shortly the viewing date
Good luck to you both!
Promotion Rivals Watch
As the table remains very tight and looks likely to stay that way up to the final fixtures. I think this should be a separate thread now, instead of our rivals lumped in on Non- Boro Football.
Another anxious week, with the Norwich v Ipswich derby looking very tasty on Sunday.
Well done Dimi
1 year contract, Great attitude and hard work has paid off for him, nice one.