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  2. Good post, @BluebirdinExile. We do have a manager who knows how to grind out results, but the players don't seem to be following his instructions lately! This is the sort of game that makes me glad I don't bet on results, because I have no idea what'll actually happen. We're hopelessly inconsistent atm.
  3. Hi all, Cardiff fan in peace always had a soft spot for Boro ever since seeing your support in Cardiff early doors in the FA cup in the 90's. Anyway after reading some comments about it will be a walk in a park for Cardiff, I dont think it will be. We are beginning to look tired, we are not used to the high press we are currently playing at the moment, if the scores are remaining level after 70 mins then I can see you sneaking something. You have a manager who knows how to grind out results in this division, so its not all doom and gloom for you. Anyway i hope we win on Saturday, but after that I hope you at least make the playoffs. All the best to you 👍
  4. What an absolutely stupid, pointless and annoying quiz. (9/22)
  5. As the great Bill Bryson once said: It is not true that the English invented cricket as a way of making all other human endeavours look interesting and lively; that was merely an unintended side-effect. I don't wish to denigrate a sport that is enjoyed by millions, some of them awake and facing the right way, but it is an odd game. It is the only sport that incorporates meal breaks. It is the only sport that shares its name with an insect. It is the only sport in which spectators burn as many calories as players (more if they are moderately restless). It is the only competitive activity of any type, other than perhaps baking, in which you can dress in white from head to toe and be as clean at the end of the day as you were at the beginning. Imagine a form of baseball in which the pitcher, after each delivery, collects the ball from the catcher and walks slowly with it out to centre field; and that there, after a minute's pause to collect himself, he turns and runs full tilt towards the pitcher's mound before hurling the ball at the ankles of a man who stands before him wearing a riding hat, heavy gloves of the sort used to handle radioactive isotopes, and a mattress strapped to each leg. Imagine moreover that if this batsman fails to hit the ball in a way that heartens him sufficiently to waddle sixty feet with mattresses strapped to his legs he is under no formal compulsion to run; he may stand there all day, and, as a rule, does. If by some miracle he is coaxed into making a miss-stroke that leads him to being put out, all the fielders throw up their arms in triumph and have a big hug. Then tea is called and everyone retires happily to a distant pavilion to fortify for the next siege. Now imagine all this going on for so long that by the time the match concludes autumn has crept in and all your library books are overdue. There you have cricket.
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  7. Perversely, I think we might win this one. Warnock seems to be able to say all the right things to the players before games against good teams, and he'll know how to outfox Mick McCarthy. I imagine there are some angry players in our dressing room after that Monk-esque performance against Bristol City, and I could see us coming out of the blocks with a point to prove. However, a win is irrelevant to our promotion chances, because we'll then fall apart against Coventry and get embarrassed again. Rinse, repeat.
  8. Saturday 27th February 3PM Barnsley v Millwall H Birmingham v QPR D Blackburn v Coventry H Brentford v Stoke H Luton v Sheffield Wed D Middlesbrough v Cardiff A Preston v Huddersfield H Rotherham v Reading A Swansea v Bristol City H Wycombe v Norwich A
  9. I don't know anywhere near enough about St Pauli or Bundesliga 2 to really say if it means anything, but I notice Stojanovic has only kept 1 clean sheet in his 8 games there, letting in 13 goals. In the same period Bettinelli has played 10 homes, kept 2 clean sheets, and let in 16. Fairly similar statistically, though I've not actually watched their games and I imagine Stojanovic made more saves in that period.
  10. SmogDane

    Captain

    If we ask Pulis .. Then we know what a fantastic captain and leader Saville should be about now!
  11. 14 Like others have said .. Too many "how many goals" questions!
  12. Our home form has totally collapsed, maybe it’s because we are more vulnerable to counter attacking football at home.
  13. TheJew

    Boro v Cardiff

    5 defeats in 6 at home. Think about it. 5 defeats in 6 at home. Absolutely shambolic in any standard in any league. Gonna keep this one short. We are going to get beat. Probably easily. Defeat, is of course, inevitable.
  14. Totally agree we badly need a Leadbitter character in the squad, even if my Android spell check just changed his name to lead otter. Britt has been a waste of space as a captain, but surely McNair could do a job for us until we recruit a proper leader? He plays in defence or midfield, is a seasoned player and a full international, generally does a good job on the pitch and has physical presence.
  15. Well we need to win to close the gap on Cardiff, so I think we'll probably come out half soaked 1st half, go 2 down before the penny drops and we end up chasing the game, so nope don't fancy us at all, our home form of late is absolutely shocking, so repeat of Tuesday 3-1 defeat.
  16. I use to always tease people by claiming that cricket is not a sport. Anything that takes 5 days to end up in a draw can’t possibly be a sport. I once said that to one of the other dads at my boys football match. How was I supposed to know that it was Pete Trego 🤷‍♂️ (True story)
  17. I honestly wouldn't mind trying NML up front, makes very little difference to me. It really can't be worse than having Britt or Akpom up front right now, individually there's not a lot going on without someone actually winning the ball in the air, Akpom and Britt have shown they can't do it. Christ, we'd be better off putting Grant Hall up front in this system than any of those 3.
  18. Essuuaitch

    Captain

    A fter reading through the replies on this thread im still unable to add any half decent suggestions to the questions raisedin the OP. T he main conmclusion going thru my mindis that its thrown up another importantly needed addition in the summer. no-one in the current squad stands out as a serios contender and my personal take on Britt being given it was to try to give him more reason to involve himself in games but it hsnt happened.
  19. Watmore up front for me with Johnson and Kebano out wide. No doubt we will see Britt huffing and puffing until he is taken off for Akpom to replicate the exact same neutered performance. What I would give to see a mean, hungry, angry Striker with a point to prove. Oh well, keep smiling.
  20. H Birmingham v Bristol City H Bournemouth v Barnsley A Cardiff v Watford H Derby v Millwall H Middlesbrough v Stoke A Nottingham v Reading H QPR v Huddersfield D Rotherham v Coventry A Wycombe v Preston A Sheffield Wed v Norwich
  21. D Barnsley v Birmingham H Brentford v Rotherham H Bristol City v QPR A Coventry v Derby H Millwall v Blackburn H Norwich v Luton H Preston v Bournemouth H Reading v Sheffield Wed H Stoke v Wycombe H Swansea v Middlesbrough
  22. Tuesday 2nd March 7pm H Cardiff v Derby A Coventry v Middlesbrough H Huddersfield v Birmingham D Millwall v Preston H Nottingham v Luton H Reading v Blackburn Wednesday 3rd March 7pm H Norwich v Brentford H QPR v Barnsley H Bristol City v Bournemouth A Sheffield Wed v Rotherham H Watford v Wycombe A Stoke v Swansea
  23. We're great at reversing team's fortunes. Usually for the better, but they can't get much better for Cardiff at the minute. I think we'll win. 2-1
  24. I got 9. Huzzah. Rubbish quiz though apart from a couple of questions.
  25. https://www.sheffieldwednesday.news/opinion/swn-view-owls-confirm-barry-bannan-deal-which-could-save-them-seven-figure-fee-this-summer/ that's my option out the window 😞
  26. TLF10

    Boro v Cardiff

    It was not something i would do but i can see Warnock doing it if Fletcher is not fit.
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    • Good post, @BluebirdinExile. We do have a manager who knows how to grind out results, but the players don't seem to be following his instructions lately! This is the sort of game that makes me glad I don't bet on results, because I have no idea what'll actually happen. We're hopelessly inconsistent atm.
    • Hi all, Cardiff fan in peace always had a soft spot for Boro ever since seeing your support in Cardiff early doors in the FA cup in the 90's.     Anyway after reading some comments about it will be a walk in a park for Cardiff, I dont think it will be.  We are beginning to look tired, we are not used to the high press we are currently playing at the moment, if the scores are remaining level after 70 mins then I can see you sneaking something. You have a manager who knows how to grind out results in this division, so its not all doom and gloom for you.   Anyway i hope we win on Saturday, but after that I hope you at least make the playoffs.    All the best to you 👍
    • What an absolutely stupid, pointless and annoying quiz. (9/22)
    • As the great Bill Bryson once said: It is not true that the English invented cricket as a way of making all other human endeavours look interesting and lively; that was merely an unintended side-effect. I don't wish to denigrate a sport that is enjoyed by millions, some of them awake and facing the right way, but it is an odd game. It is the only sport that incorporates meal breaks. It is the only sport that shares its name with an insect. It is the only sport in which spectators burn as many calories as players (more if they are moderately restless). It is the only competitive activity of any type, other than perhaps baking, in which you can dress in white from head to toe and be as clean at the end of the day as you were at the beginning. Imagine a form of baseball in which the pitcher, after each delivery, collects the ball from the catcher and walks slowly with it out to centre field; and that there, after a minute's pause to collect himself, he turns and runs full tilt towards the pitcher's mound before hurling the ball at the ankles of a man who stands before him wearing a riding hat, heavy gloves of the sort used to handle radioactive isotopes, and a mattress strapped to each leg. Imagine moreover that if this batsman fails to hit the ball in a way that heartens him sufficiently to waddle sixty feet with mattresses strapped to his legs he is under no formal compulsion to run; he may stand there all day, and, as a rule, does. If by some miracle he is coaxed into making a miss-stroke that leads him to being put out, all the fielders throw up their arms in triumph and have a big hug. Then tea is called and everyone retires happily to a distant pavilion to fortify for the next siege. Now imagine all this going on for so long that by the time the match concludes autumn has crept in and all your library books are overdue. There you have cricket.
    • Perversely, I think we might win this one. Warnock seems to be able to say all the right things to the players before games against good teams, and he'll know how to outfox Mick McCarthy. I imagine there are some angry players in our dressing room after that Monk-esque performance against Bristol City, and I could see us coming out of the blocks with a point to prove. However, a win is irrelevant to our promotion chances, because we'll then fall apart against Coventry and get embarrassed again. Rinse, repeat.
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