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    Match-day Thread - Middlesbrough V's Reading View from the other side: Match day Thread not open yet but the Prediction Page for this game is active - https://hobnob.royals.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=186266 Questions: 1) Result? 2) Preferred back 4 to start this game? 3) Do you consider Reading to be relegation candidates this year? 4) Favourite Royal?
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    They play each of their divisional rivals home and away. So for example the Steelers will play the Ravens, the Browns and the Bengals twice each for a total of 6 divisional games. They then play 4 games against all of the teams from the one of the other 3 divisions in their conference and a further 4 games against all of the teams from one of the 4 divisions in the other conference. A total of 14 games so far. They then have 2 games against teams from the same conference as them that finished the last season in the same place in their division as them. If that hasn’t cleared it up this might help: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/how-nfl-schedule-created-formula-2018-4
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    Paddy Reading should at least be on the bench ? Nice OP! My favourite royal is a Classic
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    Think we might do em 2-1 Dijksteele-Ayala-Fry-Bola No, think they will be 5th-12th Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - The Royal Society
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    Of course we will SD. We are not silly enough to waste all our goals in one game. Put Ireland down for a 1-0 win ?
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    Is selling one of our best potential players at an offer relatively lower than that we've received for the other 2 lads in his same position the kind of progress we want to see? And what benefit does selling Wood for £9m now have over waiting 2-3 years before thinking about accepting an offer for him? Does raising money to buy new attackers this season seem like a lot of sense right now? Those glaring holes you mention, are we in desperate need of filling them? Given the front 3 we have right now has been relatively effective too. I thought a lot of us had accepted that promotion was a bit of a pipe dream and unless we come to January in a great position, there's very little point in making any rash transfer decisions. Selling someone we don't need to sell to raise money for anything is a hugely rash decision, more rash than say, selling Britt because we don't think we'll be able to afford his wages after next summer.
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    Think I am still recovering from my meltdown week 1! Just need one brilliant week to catapult you up the table, as @Raf smog proved
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    Just read a crazy story from a Danish player who was at a Turkish club last season. After they were relegated the club president wanted the player out, but when the player didn't want to be pressured out as he'd only been there for 6 months the president threatened him with a huge salary reduction and said he couldn't guarantee the players safety. When the player replied that he'd manage to live with it the president continued by saying he couldn't guarantee the safety of his young son who they provided kindergarten service for. The most bizarre thing was, that when the player found a new club in Norway the president said that he was certain they would win promotion next season and that he would call the player as soon as they were back in the top flight? I can never understand the foreign players that go to small Turkish clubs. There never seem to be anything but trouble with payment of salary etc. Exactly like you often hear in Greece too.

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    • In the newspaper report  for this game the Boro team is given as:   Williams, Woodham, Jones, Stiles. Spraggon, Boam, Downing, Mills, Hickton, Vincent, Laidlaw.  Subs - Gates, McMordie, Stone. Williams and Woodham mean nothing to me. I assume that Williams is a misprint and that it was actually Whigham (especially as David Mills is also referred to as Hills) but does anyone remember Woodham?   Hibs' team was - Price, Brownlie, McKewan, Stanton, Black. Blackley, Stevenson, Hamilton, Baker, Cropley, Duncan.  Subs - Pringle, O'Rourke, Graham. A future Boro player in there!
    • (Apologies to Erimus for referencing matches he's previously referred to - we haven't played on 7 August very often!) August 7th 1971 Boro 4 Hibernian 2  (Yes, Erimus - Hibs again!) Boro looked in fine fettle a week ahead of the 1971/72 season as they swept aside Hibernian more comfortably than the scoreline suggests. New signings Stuart Boam and Nobby Stiles appeared to be settling in well. Boam bought more presence to the defence, albeit looking hesitant at times, while Stiles used his experience to control the game from the middle of the park before coming off at half time. He said that he had done so partly to give someone else a run out and partly to have a look at the team from a trainer's perspective and that having done so he had a feeling that it wouldn't be too long before he was playing at Old Trafford again. As it turned out, he was right, but only because Boro drew Manchester United in the FA Cup later in the season. Against Hibs, Boro were 4-0 up by the interval as Hibs' young goalkeeper, who was only playing because their new first choice keeper's international clearance papers hadn't arrived, was regularly left stranded by his statuesque defence. John Hickton helped himself to a hat trick and Joe Laidlaw chipped in with another. Hickton got the first after just two minutes with a glancing header from a free kick from wide on the left. It was 2-0 after five minutes after a goalmouth mix up allowed Laidlaw to score off the post. Laidlaw turned provider after 20 minutes, crossing from the right for Hickton to head home, and Big John completed his hat trick on 35 minutes with another simple header. Boro relaxed in the second half, allowing Hibs to make the score more respectable with two quick headed goals of their own. The first came from Joe Baker after 52 minutes, with second half substitute Hazel adding the second on 58 minutes. All in all though, a good performance by Boro. They now had a midweek friendly with Benfica to look forward to (which famously brought back together Stiles and Eusebio) and then it was all set for the opening league fixture at Portsmouth. (This is Boro we're talking about - you know what happened next).   In the news - 2800 shipyard workers at Swan Hunter voted by just 45 votes to remain on strike after the latest pay offer fell 25p a week below their demands, two brothers were rescued off the North Sea coast after cutting the roof off their van and paddling out to sea on it (yes, really), the crew of Apollo 15 splashed down safely in the Pacific and three soldiers were shot during rioting in Belfast. Top of the charts - Get it On by T Rex.
    • No my friend you have voluteered and your name is on the list, I appreciated the efforts made last time out
    • Downsouth, only if you run out of volunteers 👍
    • So I guess that must mean we will win the Carling Cup and get to the final of the FA Cup as well! Big dreams Sonni, can I have what you are on?
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