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  1. 4 points
    Fair point, i'll rein it in from now on.
  2. 4 points
    I'd prefer you kept posting, you and everyone who are good enough to share info they've been given. There are posters on here who basically expect it from SG himself or they throw hissy fits. I realise that say - Jacanovic could say on a Wed he's definitely coming and signing Friday, you could share this info then come Friday he changes his mind, that's doesn't mean your info was rubbish but shows how business, human beings and other cogs in the wheel can completely change day to day. I hope you and other people with info keep posting, it's better than reading the "why I don't like Woodgate" for the thousandth time.
  3. 3 points
    Reckon teams are looking at the likes of Norwich and Sheff Utd and realising you don't need a 'big rep' name like Bielsa, Slutsky or Pulis to make the grade. Moreso than ever, it's become obvious that getting the best out of your squad is more important than high reputation or big money signings at this level. Clubs like West Brom, Swansea and us have to get it right this time...
  4. 3 points
    Sense of relief will ultimately be decided on who is appointed out of the names been touted I’d be most happy with Jokanovic and least happy with Woody. Thats not to say I would be unhappy with JW as I believe every manager/player deserves my support and optimism until they give me reason not too
  5. 3 points
    I hope to *** that all your ITKers are wrong and that Stendel gets the job. ? Not that I don't appreciate the info and it being able to be discussed. Absolutely golden to have that on the forum. Just, in this instance, no thanks lads... ?
  6. 2 points
    The Pro-Stuani Clique is still strong...
  7. 2 points
    I reckon woodgate can do the job and get promotion the players really like him if you look on his instagram they are really supportive for him one thing that stands in his way are his own people us boro fans he needs to try win them over by playing bright attacking football which i think he can.
  8. 2 points
    No, he stopped posting on here because he has this expectation that as he claims to be ITK then people will accept everything he says as the truth and when they didn't he got the hump about it.
  9. 2 points
    Are you back at school tomorrow?
  10. 2 points
    Christ lads, all the misery here and not a thing has changed since last week. Hang in there and wait and see what actually happens. No one had a clue about karanka until the day before.
  11. 2 points
    I'm against his appointment for a number of reasons, and I would welcome a challenge to anyone to change my mind. 1- he has 0 managerial experience of a first team in competitive action. I think it's too much of a big risk for my battered and bruised Boro. 2- I have no idea what his philosophy or playing style is. This is then making the decision less appealing as I cant picture a boro squad under him or what formation or what brand of football he will play. With Jokanovic I can. 3- rumours of him failing his coaching badges have now all seem to be forgotten? I'm sorry but a month ago he failed his exams. He is the definition of a rookie manager but that's okay because he loves the club.. 4- I personally believe he will have a hard time winning over the senior members in the squad. Will he have their respect? 5- Woodgate has had stories about him speaking out against other members of the managerial staff, Karanka and Pulis. That doesn't seem like someone who is a good fit. Seems a bit back stabby for my liking. If I was a player in the dressing room, those thoughts would certainly cross my mind. 6- for me, it also signifies Gibsons white flag for a couple of seasons. It feels like hes fobbed the fans off with *** football with Pulis, we've sold our best players and now we are being punished with a cheap option. 7 - if he gets the job no matter what he does, he will always be compared to a "if only we got Jokanovic". Typical Boro, he will go to West Brom and get them promoted probably. 8- personal problems off the pitch and his reputation. 9- there are plenty of other managers out there. I thought this was a "plum job". For the sake of the club, I hope he works out. But it just has a feeling of Southgate mk 2 and that set us back and it seems that history will repeat itself. *rant over*
  12. 1 point
  13. 1 point
    Let's not forget that it was the Echo that set the entire Reiziger ball rolling. I don't believe they have any idea at all, just writing rubbish to fill column inches.
  14. 1 point
    I'm fairly confident that if Steve Gibson wants to give Woodgate the job, a reference from Southgate wouldn't really be necessary.
  15. 1 point
    This week could be providing some of the vital building blocks for our season. Be excited to see what happens, as the famous song says, Qué Sera Sera. I won't be overly happy with Woody, but he'll get my backing for sure. Giving the way Gibson was saying we're wanting to build our squad through youth and cheap signings, I'm unsure whether Woodgate will be that man, but I've heard he's popular with the Youth Squad. On a side note, at least this forum allows for good discussion, I post sometimes on FMTTM, but that place is cliquey, and just a bit bitter tbf. Again thank you for the warm welcome.
  16. 1 point
    I believe the Echo because i’d prefer it if they were right
  17. 1 point
    Lol yeah I was asking if they played for any of our first team during that season really, so that's a fair enough answer lol. I didn't phrase the question amazingly!
  18. 1 point
    Do you think it's possible that if you know you aren't going to be getting a game even when you're brilliant in training, as Pulis says he has been, that you end up being lackadaisical sometimes? I don't think Pulis is suggesting he's lazy there tbh and certainly not in the way you seem to be suggesting he is. Tavernier never had a decent run of games so you're completely wrong to suggest that he did. At the start of the season he came off the bench 3 times in the first 4 games for 31 mins at Millwall (where he scored), 13 mins at home against Birmingham and 3 mins away at Bristol City. He wasn't even in the squad for a league game between the Bristol City game on the 18th August and the Stoke City away game on the 3rd November when he was on the bench and got 25 mins. He wasn't in the squad for the following game but started the next one at Brentford where he scored and got 90 mins. He was back on the bench again at Preston but came off the bench and scored again and then started the home game against Villa where we got battered. After that he didn't start a game again and alternated between being on the bench and getting a bit of time here and there, being on the bench but not getting on and not being in the squad at all. So unless Pulis held him responsible for the defeat against Villa then I'm not sure what he'd done to deserve being overlooked other than scoring 2 goals in 3 games. In total he had 482 mins of league football spread across the season. That's bugger all and doesn't represent a decent run of anything. He actually got some game time in the League Cup where he started the first 4 games and scored a goal with an assist but was then dropped for the quarter final against Burton. I have no idea whether Tavernier is a good player or not or a potentially good player or not because I don't think he's had enough time to show it either way but I do know he was *** over last season by Pulis. People forget now that Wing also disappeared from trace at the same time as Tavernier did and also came back into the side at the exact same time as Tavernier did. So were they both lazy or was it just a manager who has a terrible track record with younger players and who quite clearly has a preference for older experienced players in his sides? I know what my money is on.
  19. 1 point
    Don't forget the throw in king Barragan
  20. 1 point
    Cant we get Valdes, Negredo, Ramirez, De Roon and Bamford too?
  21. 1 point
    I promised the person who told me I wouldn’t. It’s not me waiting to say I knew that was going to happen it’s just I said I wouldn’t share. Keep checking on here to see if there’s any mention of it.
  22. 1 point
    If the club are restructuring I suppose they will give the coach the level of autonomy they will be comfortable with, knowing there is a possibility they will have to rip it up again in a year or 2. It will be interesting to see how that develops.
  23. 1 point
    Woodgate would pick his own assistant and coaching staff, surely? I was under the impression that a DoF oversaw transfer stuff?
  24. 1 point
    Grayson is an experienced head, always done alright, apart from Sunderland which was a poisoned chalice from the start. I'm not a fan of his, but, if you want someone to just get things organised, he's probably a fine choice. If that allows Woodgate to coach the side and not have to deal with things outside of his comfort, it's fine.
  25. 1 point
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    Did you get my DM?
  28. 1 point
    Care to share what you have heard?
  29. 1 point
    My gut instinct says all the names being leaked to people are just to keep the rumour mill going. My guess would be that like AK, Gibson knew who he wanted and has been working on getting it done. I think Woodgate will be assistant manager. i don’t mind Grayson as DoF as before Sunderland he’d done OK.
  30. 1 point
    Keep transfers to the transfer thread mate. This is managers (and possible DOF) it helps keep the conversations together and prevents duplication and thread derailment ?
  31. 1 point
    From everything that's been said and from reading the statement that Gibson made, it seems fairly likely that Gibson wanted to keep him on regardless of how the fans felt about him.
  32. 1 point
    Schteve McClaren is available. He fits the Dutch market we are trying to tap into.
  33. 1 point
    As I said in my post last night, I don’t mean to offend any of the ITK’ers as their contributions cause serious debate and give everyone things to talk about. So on behalf of everyone I can say that we all appreciate any information that get posted. My point was a lot of it has been wide of the mark so far this summer but that doesn’t mean to say anyone should stop posting or get upset about it. Once again, any information is appreciated in this or the transfer thread.
  34. 1 point
    ? Just put us out of our misery and announce Woodgate the cheap and uninspiring option.
  35. 1 point
    I honestly don't blame you. Hopefully see you posting again soon!
  36. 1 point
    His name has only really popped up in the last 24 hours don’t see the Gazette ruling anyone out on a Sunday give it until tomorrow morning once they’ve put the question to Gibson.
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    I recall someone mentioned Xabi Alonso as a potential option a while back. He has just been appointed Head Coach of Real Sociadad B. Apologies if its already been mentioned, too much garbage to delve through on this thread.
  39. 1 point
    Middlesbrough are keen on making Barnsley’s Daniel Stendel their new manager following the departure of Tony Pulis. From the daily star And we also want Dwight Gayle? https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/782839/Newcastle-United-transfer-news-Dwight-Gayle-Middlesbrough-latest-news Don't believe that.
  40. 1 point
    @D.Z. The thing is Lurker, SDS or Raf don't goad about stuff, they put it on and let the debate happen. You come on and we appricate the info you have heard but what I don't appricate is the crap you have spouted in the last few posts. That is where you are viewed differently to the other ITK people. Are you a WUM? You wanna be right so you can goad us all who doubted you, it's bad taste for me. If it turns out your info is right then fair enough, just don't be a tool about it.
  41. 1 point
    Yeah, I didn't mean that the interviews were a smokescreen, just that Gibson went into them with Woodgate in mind, instead of going in with a more open mind. Either way, we'll soon find out. If Woodgate gets the job, he might go on to do well and I really hope he does. On the face of it just seems like a (potential) appointment that lacks ambition and adventure.
  42. 1 point
    I'm not sure I buy the 'smokescreen' theory, but I definitely buy that Jokanovic is out of our budget. I think we're making a mistake if we go with Woodgate, I'm certain that there are better options in our price range. I really hope if he does get the job, it's because he actually did well in the interview and has a clear plan of what to do with the club, and not just because he's a Teessider and won't cost that much.
  43. 1 point
    That's why he became a Middlesbrough fan in the first place. He just kept getting Boro updates every time he searched for MFC, and eventually just caved in.
  44. 1 point
    Without wanting to cause any offence, I don’t think I’m yet to see a bit of ITK information that has turned out to be true. We’ve heard it’s Jokanovic’s, then there was no chance it was Woodgate’s, then it was Grayson's, Arteta was apparently shown around Rockliffe and Gibson was doing interviews with three different candidates despite not evening being in the country and now it’s apparently Woodgate's again. I for one do think it will be Woodgate that gets the job and it will likely be revealed next week but as for people who have accepted its Woodgate based on a few posts, I wouldn’t get so upset just yet. At the moment, personally I don’t anyone has a clue what’s going on and we’ve seen before with Karanka that appointments can come from absolutely nowhere. One way or another I think we will found out next week, so fingers crossed it’s a pleasant surprise.
  45. 1 point
    Let’s be honest the writing has pretty much been on the wall from the very beginning that Woodgate was getting the managerial job. The season hadn’t even reached its climax yet there were already strong rumours that Woodgate was going to take over from Pulis. It does feel like the Gareth Southgate appointment all over again with the way it has all panned out should it be confirmed.
  46. 1 point
    Missed your chance to "shine"
  47. 1 point
    Will SG have time to announce a new manager at the concert? i suppose “it only takes a minute girl” ?
  48. 1 point
    Shotton isnt a right back though. Has any manager apart from pulis played him there in his career? Hes a centre back who, apart from a few games at the start of last season, has always looked uncomfortable out there. He was woeful when he came back from injury. And itll only get worse if we try to play him there in a new attacking style. Every good attacking team in any division needs full backs who can do a defensive job but also join in with attacks, shotton isnt our man.
  49. 0 points
    dwight and britt up front
  50. 0 points
    Excitement was short lived ?

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