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  1. Tavernier will walk into the side when he's back to full fitness.
    10 points
  2. "We've had a few big earners who could learn a lot from Uche" You can say that again Neil!
    9 points
  3. Why are people even wanting Hall dropped? He’s been perfectly fine for us nearly every game he’s played. He gave away one free kick the other day but Jesus, what defender doesn’t? Him and Fry are fine, and so are Dijksteel and Bola. We just need to stop doing this man marking *** as it just confuses our players and leaves huge gaps along the defensive line. Also I don’t think McNair should be in the starting 11 that being in midfield or defence, however, he’s the type of player we need on the bench if we want to make the playoffs. Just because he isn’t making the first 11 doesn’t mean we sh
    7 points
  4. When Tavernier and Watmore come back then it will be interesting to see how Warnock re-jigs our midfield as both ordinarily walk in to the first team. It's going to be impossible to justify dropping Jones. The most logical way of keeping all three in is to keep Jones at LW, Watmore at RW and Tavernier at CM alongside Crooks. Morsy in for Howson at DM. Tavernier in CM with Morsy behind him would help us get a far better control of the ball in midfield than we had against QPR. We just can't be caught on the transition so easily in the middle third.
    7 points
  5. Agreement reached with Heerenveen, just personal terms with Van Bergen to agree on. Deal could reach 2 mil euros if clauses are met.
    6 points
  6. https://lc.nl/sport/Mitchell-van-Bergen-vindt-Middlesbrough-een-interessante-club-maar-zit-nog-in-de-wachtkamer-26999295.html Van bergen speaks: Middlesbrough is an interesting club. It is clear that something is going on," Van Bergen answered when asked about the interest of the English. “But a few things are still unclear to me. I have to wait. For the time being I am still a player of Heerenveen. And as long as I am, I will do my best for this club.” Sounds very close
    6 points
  7. Boro's trainer confirms Šporar. Despite what was reported this morning by Record, Neil Warnock (Boro coach) confirmed that Šporar has already signed for the club after having passed medical examinations and that he would still not be called up for the next match. @Mercado1906 on twitter
    6 points
  8. The standard of refereeing in the Championship is abysmal. I've lost track of the amount of games that have been ruined by bad decisions. But on this specific game... I actually give the ref credit for giving that penalty to us. Players get away with crap like that every week in this league. I also thought he fairly dished out yellows to QPR players for niggling fouls, and the fourth official had the balls to give an appropriate amount of stoppage time for persistent time wasting. Having said that, we should have had another pen and Austin should have got a straight red. Both off the
    5 points
  9. He fits in at CB in place of Hall who isn't good enough if we want to be chasing the top 6.
    5 points
  10. I’d go Lumley Dijksteel Hall Fry Bola Morsey Tavernier. Crooks Watmore. Ikpeazu. Jones
    5 points
  11. It's because they don't have a permanent downer on the team solely because they don't like the manager.
    4 points
  12. https://www.mfc.co.uk/news/watch-toyosi-olusanyas-first-boro-interview Brilliant interview from him.
    4 points
  13. It would be nice if we gave Lumley a chance too
    4 points
  14. So even if we end up paying the maximum hes costing us 0.66 Marvin Johnsons!
    4 points
  15. Or he wants to move McNair back into defence? Fry McNair Hall Bamba, leaving Wood to go out on loan
    3 points
  16. It was definitely down to the defence being broken up that we fell away, yeah, we started to concede for fun with daft goals. But we also scored more goals in the first half of the season before we signed Kebano or Bolasie. We scored 28 goals in the first 23 games. We scored 27 in the second 23 games. Bolasie and Kebano were only here for the final 20 games, so it was actually 30 in 26 before them and 25 in 20 with them. Very similar goal returns, which would make it seem like not having them isn't that huge a blow. Especially considering Bolasie played almost eve
    3 points
  17. I don't constantly expect the worst though, I think we'll be fairly comfortable 8th-12th this season again and we'll see some good performances and some bad ones! Just don't expect us to make it to the play offs with the squad and manager we currently have, that's hardly expecting the worst. I've said numerous times that I'm looking forward to seeing how our players develop this season and how we shake things up next summer and that I'm feeling a lot more positive about boros future than any time since monk, yet the second I say something I deem realism I get jumped on every time. It's ju
    3 points
  18. Ah but that's only because you forgot the match was being played and went out for a Guiness or two😁
    3 points
  19. Uche has been immense but if he can’t play more than 60 minutes I’d be starting Sporar and bringing Uche off the bench, a fresh Ikpeazu against tiring defenders he’ll batter them from pillar to post
    3 points
  20. I do think Had we kept Karanka we would be in a better position now than we are, that monk/pulis disaster would never have happened. On the other hand though he had to go, I sit behind the bench and the further we got through that season the more and more players/staff were sat next to me having been banished from the bench. I knew he’d lost it when friend and the physio ended up sat there lol.
    3 points
  21. With Morsy? I think he's the only one who is disciplined enough to sit while Crooks pushes forward. I would say Howson could as well, but I think suggesting he ever starts a football match again is a banable offence on here now.
    3 points
  22. Gazette said it was a left-back. Don't know but Tooting & Mitcham have produced some good little players in the past. Best known will be Antonio at West Ham. Wished we'd got him when he was back in the Championship.
    3 points
  23. It's a total "hold the ship together" season. We will finish between 15th-8th in the table, knick a few decent results, beat a few struggling teams, but we are a complete class below the top quality teams in the league. The only reason I'm fine with it is that it's pretty nailed on Warnock won't be here next year. Just got to grit your teeth and get through it. Pray nightly for the gegenpressing madman German coach to come in summer.
    3 points
  24. @sambaDTR Didn't Dijk' convert to RB from DCM at Charlton
    3 points
  25. The mighty Boro will travel to Derby and hopefully restore som faith and respect from the fans, after that pathetic meltdown at home to the Rangers. What do we want? What do we NOT want? Then we would Questions: Team and formation? New signings in before? Could you eat pasta with baked beans? Why not? Could you stomach a loss v those awful cheaters? I couldn't, so we really have to come out swinging, hitting hard and be victorious! UTB. 👍😬
    2 points
  26. If its true, I hope they: "Treat him nice, treat him good, treat him like they really should because they don't have a Wood in Hearts."
    2 points
  27. He made some terrible mistakes last season when defending! This might not be a popular but i think its time to move McNair on! He was part of a very poor Sundeerland when they were relegated, hes not a very good defender and hes not a good midfielder........Whilst this might no be something that I expect everyone to agree with, I say take what we can for him while he still holds some value.
    2 points
  28. Haven't caught up in this thread today but happy to see the lad Olusanya in, he seems a bright kid and watching his interview, I have high hopes for the lad. I hope he has a right crack at it and is a success here. There's no doubt he's very talented but being realistic this is a massive step up and it is going to take some time for him to get in the side, as long as he does well on the training pitch and the punt pays off .. NW is surely the best guy for him to be working with to give him the best chance of success. Still needing more bodies in, though and hope the rest we are looking a
    2 points
  29. Got my fingers crossed and crossed again that we knick that Everton song for Sporar. He's quick! He's game! We can't pronounce his name! Slavic lad, Slavic lad!
    2 points
  30. 2 points
  31. Kebano and Bolasie came in half way through the season though, and we might well still end up bringing Bolasie back anyway (I doubt it though). As much as I liked Kebano, Jones only needs to score 1 goal now to equal his contributions and he's played 3 games compared to Kebano's 18.
    2 points
  32. Physical attributes only make up a portion of the overall player, its important but gone are the days where every team has to be based on a bunch of brutes. I know NW like his players to be physical and tall etc. but it shouldn't be what makes a player in my opinion. Jones has been unreal so far.
    2 points
  33. I think Van Bergen could be a good acquisition. He is definitely quick and as @Smogzilla pointed out above he does appear comfortable using either foot. The pace of him and Jones either side of Ikpeazu or Sporar could cause havoc for the opposition defenders
    2 points
  34. Questions: Team and formation? Mostly a tried and tested lineup (Derby played their home game against Huddersfield with a 4-2-3-1 formation). Would be tempted to give Daniels a go in goal. New signings in before? No idea - might as well try and predict the lottery when it comes to Boro and transfers. Could you eat pasta with baked beans? Why not? What?!?! Is this some weird Viking culinary abomination? Pasta needs a strong, rich tomato or cheese sauce to cancel out its inherent blandness. Baked beans have a light sweet / sugary sa
    2 points
  35. I knew I'd saved this for a reason:
    2 points
  36. I agree completely. Warnock being here this season gives Scott 9/10 months to nail down every aspect of his plan to move forwards. I wouldn't want him coming in and having to pick a manager straight away, or worse like you say already be burdened with a manager on a long contract.
    2 points
  37. He’s got one hell of an engine on him….so I don’t think he’s beyond playing as an 8. You could well be right but that’s why I’m intrigued. I think he has the attributes to play both roles. Personally speaking I was quite unsure about whether he would hack it playing as far forward as he has. He’s proved me wrong so far. As Tom said I’d want him playing with Morsey so he could have a bit of freedom to push on, carry the ball or join the attack.
    2 points
  38. Been a big window for the club. Hopefully probes to be a successful one
    2 points
  39. I still maintain the only reason Brexit won was because a lot of people genuinely didn't know what they were voting for, either through sheer ignorance, or by being outright lied to by the likes of Farage and Boris. And the Remain party largely failed to adequately explain why we should, well, remain. I got all my info from reputable websites and the broadsheets, which were able to explain the situation better than any politician attempted to.
    2 points
  40. Well there are people that think its fun to beat up opposition fans, just trying to make their way home with their kids, so frankly nothing surprises me anymore. Some people are racists...others are just ***... Actually, given how stupid some people can be (e.g. anti vaxxers and other assorted conspiracy theory nutjobs) I can quite believe some of the people booing genuinely think taking the knee is a symbol of some kind of Marxist / New World Order revolution. Remember these kind of people aren't interested in facts, only garbage that supports their own warped world view. 🤷‍♂️
    2 points
  41. Just to add. I believe the Marxist argument is *** and lazy too
    2 points
  42. There is definitely a tactics war in the club. Wing and Payero are the main victims. Also on age as well. QPR are everything Warnock hates. Their football was brilliant and we were like statutes. Our academy lads play the same way and Warnock has told them it isn't on after matches they have played Either part way through this season or next I think we will see a complete change in style and type of player. The transfers now are an example I think. There are those being brought in my the recruitment team and those 'do not care about stats' ones that Warnock wants.
    2 points


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