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It was uncomfortable and unfortunate to see Garry Monk appearing in celebratory mood on Channel 5 after we knew he had been sacked. It made his sacking more heartless than it was. From the Chairman’s point of view this week would be perfect timing if he was minded to sack Monk.
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The Chairman, The Manager and Players

It was uncomfortable and unfortunate to see Garry Monk appearing in celebratory mood on Channel 5 after we knew he had been sacked. It made his sacking more heartless than it was. From the Chairman’s point of view this week would be perfect timing if he was minded to sack Monk.
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Where did it go wrong for Monk at Boro?

Last night we were greeted with the shock news that Gary Monk had been relieved of his duties at the Riverside, after a decent win away at Sheffield Wednesday (Carvahal also walking today from his post) I thought it might earn Monk a reprieve of sorts but it wasn't to be.
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Garry Monk sacking: frustrating, disappointing, inevitable

£50m spent, 10 new arrivals in the summer, a whole new coaching team, a disjointed and unbalanced side with no identity or real potential. That is how to best summarise Garry Monk’s brief but disappointing reign with Middlesbrough Football Club.
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Adama Traore - The jet-heeled maverick's time has run out...

There have been many games over the last year and a half when I've cried out for the rapid Adama to come on and change a lacklustre Boro performance either in the Premier League or this season in the Championship, but I'm beginning to question whether his potential is now becoming something of a burden.
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Monk deserves time, but we can't just wait for it to click

Somewhere between fans over exaggerated worry that promotion is impossible to achieve and the unconditionally blinkered belief that it will just click, there’s a truth that the opening quarter of the season simply hasn’t been good enough.
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If I were Garry Monk

Thankfully, football is not predictable or logical, but it does have patterns. Do you remember when in January 2014 under Karanka, Boro went through a series of goalless draws?
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12 games in and what do we know so far?

Well, I'm sure most fans would agree that the start has been somewhat patchy and frustrating. So what are the positives, what's going wrong and what needs to change?
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Monk has work to do, but is it really as bad as it looks

After the way things had gone against Norwich and Brentford, it was fair to say that the international break had come at a good time. Usually there’s frustration when the latest round of international fixtures come about, especially given the general apathy for England right now.
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2Hot! 2Not! The Kids Are Alright!

It has been a resolute and assuring week for Boro fans this last week or so: after a convincing result against Bolton and a ground out draw at Villa Park last week, it would always be intriguing to see how the side progressed from there.
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2Hot! 2Not! You (haven’t) got a Friend in me

Honestly thought that international break would never end! After the disappointing 0-0 draw with Preston at The Riverside, it was important that Boro responded positively against Bolton and Aston Villa.
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