100% Official Unofficial Cornish Boro Match Day Thread
Boro Vs Cardiff Cardiff Cardiff
20th January 2015
'Olright again me beauties...
So back to winning ways with a professional performance against a resilient Huddersfield Town. We were accomplished in possession and should have scored more than the 2 goals Tomlin provided for us. We also showed that we can handle heavy bouts of pressure, justified in the final 5 minutes with the onslaught by Hudds. Brilliant goalkeeping and a calm and confident defence has stopped us shipping goals we would have shipped under previous regimes and would have ended up with only a point from that game.
We now move onto Vincent Tans Cardiff City Dragons, who we welcome to the Riverside on Tuesday night. A tie that is a lot trickier then form suggests. Before we analyse... Here's what happened in the reverse fixture...
A Kike goal - following 2 superb balls from Clayton and Adomah bought home all 3 points from a visit to Wales. Although it does need to be said this was under Ole's reign. Slade's Cardiff will be a different proposition altogether.
Middlesbrough 2 -0 Huddersfield Town
2 Tomlin goals provided us with the win following a dominant display against Huddersfield. Having Clayton back in the side completely changes the teams dynamic.
Norwich 3 - 2 Cardiff
Cardiff showed a fighting spirit pulling 2 goals back from 3-0 at half-time against Norwich. Although could not find that killer instinct to find an equaliser.
What we were talking about last time?:
The view from the other side
Does Tomlin retain his place? The concensus from the Huddersfiled game is that despite his 2 goals, he dwindled in and out of the game. There of course "Twittergate". Were Tomlins comments a reflection of personal issues or aimed at the team as a whole? Will Karanka choose to have words?
How do we approach the game? We tend to very often go for the early goal. Cardiff recently seem to struggle early on. Do we go for the kill from the off? If so, do we need Bamford starting?
Is it too early for Muzzy?
Over to you me 'ansums. Normal talking points please.