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  1. 7 points
    The 'spend more money' thing is weaponized by people like Vickers and the club it's just a popular generalization used by alot of Boro fans the past 5 years that they love to face imo, going forward the best way to voice the dissent needs to be done without giving them that particular straw man we watched Karanka build a decent side on a 5 million a summer budget Woodgate got 3 league 1 players he himself identified as crucial to his project Karanka piecemealed a side with Chelsea loans, couple of frees and a couple of 1-2 mill signings that spend more stuff is almost irrelevant they use that as a get out 'well we spent money on Saville last summer' it's a merry-go-round with them there's 10s of other issues of mismanagement from Woodgate/Gibson I can point to before we get to finances. Bare in mind the club made conscious deliberate decisions in the summer to keep Britt/McNair/Randolph we'll be lucky to get 5-7 million for Britt now and these reckless financial decisions will get a throwaway 'things are easier with hindsight' in the Gazette apologia piece when this debacle's over it's infuriating.
  2. 6 points
    I would like to see an interview with Britt.. Where he talk us through a video with hiss missed chances this season.. Then he should be electrocuted each time he grinned... That would be good tv
  3. 6 points
    Boro fans: He should have walked home, he should have walked home, Richard Keogh, he should have walked home
  4. 5 points
    What more is there to say. It's absolutely miserable being a Boro fan right now. We're abject and appalling, and all the signs suggest it's going to stay that way for some time. Gibson spent so much time chasing the EFL and our opponents today over FFP matters it seeks like he's forgotten he runs a football club. Fans still sing his name, and say how much of a king he is, yet the disdain shown to the fans is miserable. As for Woodgate, what improvements are there? We don't score, we don't defend we don't do anything. We've got a back room full of inexperience, and a circus clown for good measure. We're so tactically inept it's unreal. The fans of Derby will be taking great pleasure in tonights result that's for sure. So so horrible given how far eve managed to sink from the promotion season
  5. 4 points
    I hate them excuses and cliches they come out with, ‘you can’t just pick strikers off the shelf’, ‘nobody wants to play in the north east’. well when we got relegated we had bamford already at the club, did fans demand Gibson splash another £20m on strikers? No we didn’t, even the fans knew we needed wide players and a better midfield and full backs. As for players not wanting to come here did we not have vossen, stuani, kalas, nsue, adomah? All internationals, all putting their all in for us, maybe I just imagined it. Its almost as if when you employ a good manager these players DO want to come here. Yes we might have to pay more in wages but surely there is a sensible way of doing it? Burnley have showed us how it’s done. To many excuses, we aren’t in this position due to circumstance but absolutely awful incompetence, there’s no other way of putting it.
  6. 4 points
    I would rather have the 3 points especially in the state where in at the moment but 4 cans and a family tandoori gratis will soften the blow 😉
  7. 4 points
    Sorry but there's no circumstances in which i'd ever put money on my team losing. That's just scummy as ***.
  8. 4 points
    Yep but he's still better than the striker's we have left
  9. 4 points
    they arent terrible players though they nearly made the playoffs last season. His man management is nothing short of terrible.
  10. 4 points
    I’d be straight in for Stendel whilst he is still jobless
  11. 4 points
    Apart from the most important part of the game, we've had another strong start...
  12. 3 points
    4 cans? What would that do for you? Forget about feeding the family and get yourself 12 cans man 😜
  13. 3 points
    On my way home from Pride Park. We did ok first half, but seemed to give up second half.. ..god knows what Woody said at half time. Pears saved us from a battering second half. Our manager is clueless, again playing our most dynamic midfielder in a back three, but apparently he hates Geordies so that's ok 😂. Assombalonga should never play for us again, offers nothing holding up the ball and misses sitter after sitter!
  14. 3 points
    Well here is a positive of sort, at least we will not suffer our usual Xmas period slump this season
  15. 3 points
    This is where I'll now have to agree with you. I made a post at the time about how I couldn't be arsed being cynical about the state of our club anymore. I wanted to believe the changes we stated we wanted to make were genuine, and that the club would pursue them to the best of their ability. Our stingy dealings in the transfer market highlighted to me that getting Woodgate in was simply the cheap option, our declaration of a new direction a hollow promise. As the season has progressed, that sentiment has only gotten stronger. In hindsight, getting Woodgate in the first place probably told me all I needed to know but I wanted to feel good about the club again. Feel like a fool for the confidence I had in the club.
  16. 3 points
    Hope you all made a few quid 👍
  17. 3 points
    I think most people were of the opinion that they did not want Woodgate, but once he got the job they got behind him because it was counterproductive to do anything else. Despite all evidence indicating he was not the man for the job, once he got it what else can a fan do but try support it? That's how I felt and that was the impression I got from other people supporting Woodgate/ Keane etc.
  18. 3 points
    Lots of people on here seemed to be quite happy with the coaching staff we put together in the summer.
  19. 3 points
    I can't see any point in prolonging this. Woodgate is completely out of his depth. We can't score and can't defend.
  20. 3 points
    i said this the other week to my old man. Just play youth. Its a catastrophic season anyway
  21. 3 points
    Stop Brunners you are giving out our team for when we play Fleetwood!
  22. 3 points
    I don't even think a change of manager would help us, this crop of players are absolutely ***.
  23. 3 points
    Have you thought The Fans might, just might be the problem,If they moan all the time(bit like the Mrs) they're going to be reluctant to go for that killer pass,well go for it lads,lets show the Country we're back in business C'mon Boro
  24. 3 points
    Are people now pointing the finger at players spending the big wages they're on? How dare Ryan Shotton spend tons on a wedding and a new car. Unbelievable. If Gibson starts pointing fingers at them for not falling in line with the new financial structure, some of you will lap it right up. Also, if Gibson is cutting the wages of people who need it most to accommodate the wages of those who need it least then at least I can understand why he fell into bed with Simon Clarke.
  25. 2 points
    That he hasn't got the knowledge to be making football decisions, his intervening when it's not wanted ie bringing stewy back when karanka didn't really want him, and how the club's being going downhill since kenyon stopped being involved. There was more to it than that but it was a couple of hours ago and my memory's not what it was. It was good though because he actually gave reasons why fans aren't happy about the direction the club's been going in and they were well made, so it couldn't just be lazily dismissed as a "why can't he sell us to the arabs" rant like usual
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    I always wondered how big clubs like Man City, Southampton and Sheffield Utd ended up in the third tier of English football. This season has resolved the mystery. All it takes is a spell of bad management from top to bottom - from owner to recruitment to first team. Eventually it catches up with you. It's caught up with us. Without rapid and radical surgery, we will be playing Sunderland next season. And it's what we'll deserve.
  28. 2 points
    Yeah just now, Leo and Robbie Keane have gone as well. Danny Coyne has been given the head coaching role and his staff will be Anth Ormerod, Matty Bates and Boro legend Kevin Thomson. Chris Freestone is being brought in to work with the strikers 👍
  29. 2 points
    Right Chris, we’ve got no money, in the relegation zone and the entire squad is up for sale still interested?
  30. 2 points
    A problem with the idea he'll be sacked, this presumes competent club leadership for a start aha, is Gibson knows sacking his buddy Woody who he moved heaven and earth to sign from Madrid and gave him a sweetheart retirement contract well sacking him ends Woodgate's management career anywhere near this level and because we're ran on a chairman's sentiment and feelings we wont see Woodgate gone unless we're cut badly adrift. 'The league table lies' sums up the gutless cowards we have running this club reality's an inconvenience, financial realities only matter if it's Downing everything else we cant take a penny less than what we demand good luck getting 7 million for Britt at this point the whole hierarchy are responsible it's reprehensible the decisions and justifications they've made in the past 5 months.
  31. 2 points
    Oh Mr Woodgate you can score against ten men!
  32. 2 points
    Maybe Woody should ask the players where they would prefer to play, give it a go and see what happens. We could end up with Britt and Fletcher in defence and 8 strikers all clamouring to score a goal
  33. 2 points
    Derby aren't very good either, we've dropped points to some rubbish teams this season.
  34. 2 points
    If he was my boss and I had *** up.. I would for sure not take it personally.. I would try to do better
  35. 2 points
    I think Fergie had just enough experience to command respect. You know, what with winning all those trophies.
  36. 2 points
    If the players lost respect from that.. Then they are spoiled brats... If you suck, you should not feel Hurt cause the gaffer points it out... As aplayer you must look in, and try to do better... Not feel sorry for one self.. Losers
  37. 2 points
    I genuinely don’t think the players really care. Pride has gone and they are just going through the motions.
  38. 2 points
  39. 2 points
    @nunthorpered I’m really curious to know more about what you said earlier. Something you can elaborate on? PM maybe 😀
  40. 2 points
    Not so much wants Joe but maybe accepting of our current situation. Lack of action in both Manager and transfer window will go a long way in showing us his planning
  41. 2 points
    I don’t advocate sitting tight and doing nothing when there is something fundamentally wrong. Woody needs replacing, fact.
  42. 2 points
    Plenty of time to turn the season around with a new manager. I don't buy it's all down to the players.
  43. 2 points
    Here is Britt's big chance from earlier...
  44. 2 points
    He just needs a goal but how, when and where is anyone's guess
  45. 2 points
    He probably is concerned about the performances, results and the club's position...but he's not going to say that publicly...and very few managers would. The problems will be dealt with (hopefully) in private. Fans are notoriously fickle anyway... 😉
  46. 2 points
    Why? Should he go around with a scared attitude? He has to feel confident, to get the players to feel confident .. If he believes that what he sees on the training pitch will eventually take us out of the bottom fight, then that should his carrot to aim for.. Not fear of fans opinions..
  47. 2 points
    GAME DAY Come on Boro! #UTFB #BEATTHEDIRTYRAMS #ILOVEDARRENRANDOLPH
  48. 1 point
    Look at it this way the only players he's made look better are Coulson/Johnson who we never really saw play before and McNair he's somehow managed to send every other players development/form backwards from a Pulis baseline it is shocking.
  49. 1 point
    Didn't look a hard stop really.
  50. 1 point
    Because he's *** ***. (flipping dogturds.)

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