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  1. Thanks so much for all your kind messages and your donations to the hospice where Sue and I spent our last 3 weeks together. As you can imagine, I’m absolutely devastated that Sue lost her brave, 2 year battle with cancer. It’s an awful and indiscriminate disease and it took her away at the age of 47. Life is incredibly difficult at the moment, but your kind comments have been cathartic. I’m sure I’ll be back to moan about VAR or Warnock’s tactics at some point, but for now I’ll leave you to argue amongst yourselves.
    13 points
  2. I prefer to deal in facts. And the fact is we are somewhere in the region of 100 times greater in debt than when we went bust back in the 80’s. The value of our entire playing staff is not enough to match this debt. There is no chance of us being attractive to any prospective buyer - even if the club was given away and the buyer inherited the debt. So whilst it is true fans of mature years enjoyed the best of times - with players we could only dream of seeing playing for MFC- this has come at a mighty cost. Namely the debt. We have nearly turned a full circle now with us ha
    9 points
  3. Personally I can’t stand the Gibson bashing. Have you heard of financial fair play. There’s only so much he can do and put into the club. Even if he had multi billions spare lying around he couldn’t say here you go here’s a transfer budget. Even with a takeover they would have the same spend limit so would be no difference.
    9 points
  4. So apparently, the sporting director job role has been massively kept quiet so at this stage unsure if it's true or not, but in regards to Keiran Scott, it's believed he is taking over from Stuart Webber next summer so it would be a massive surprise if he left. Hoillet deal is unfortunately happening, but it's delayed because he's on international duty apparently but he will sign. Like I said previously, Bolasie deal is still way way off and unless his agent demands come down significantly then he won't be signing. Wyke has informed the club that he wants to join the club and th
    9 points
  5. and you just know that somewhere in Dubai, a man dressed as a flowerpot is mumbling "I'll be back" 🙂
    8 points
  6. https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/15322827/middlesbrough-norwich-kieran-scott-teemu-pukki-emi-buendia/
    7 points
  7. Truro, Dorchester, Yeovil, Viking, Forest Green Rovers, Torquay, Ipswich, Rotherham, Barnsley, Wigan is equally unimpressive than Smith's history yet Kieffer Moore has just had a great season and is doing alright at the moment in the Euros. He has scored 107 goals in 314 games to date, 1:3, managing 10 in 36 games for Wigan when they went down. Granted Smiths ratio to date is more like 1:4 but Warnock wanted Moore last season and I don't think any of us were particularly excited by the thought of a big lump from a relegated side, albeit they had points deducted, but Wigan wasn't exactly t
    7 points
  8. Here's a list of 6 candidates I'd like ruled out from when the current manager's contract ends. - Neil Warnock - Anyone like Neil Warnock - Kevin Blackwell - Anyone like Kevin Blackwell - Ronnie Jepson - Anyone like Ronnie Jepson
    7 points
  9. Every England fan last night (Caution industrial language) IMG_1425.MP4
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  10. Funny response this from gibbo, but more just wanted to point out all the incredibly positive things the Norwich fans have to say about him under the replies. Absolutely delighted that he's found a home where he's as loved as he was (and still is) here
    6 points
  11. I can't wait for them to return again. I can't wait for the 10th anniversary, the 20th. They can't live with us but they can't live without us. Their perpetual return will be the first date marked in their calendar every year. Forever sowing the seeds of the inevitable catastrophic destruction they will lay down upon us. He is our Wile E. Coyote and I am so here for it.
    6 points
  12. I’ve been telling you for years. It’s a complete waste of time. 🤷‍♂️
    6 points
  13. Happy Father’s Day to all the Boro lads that are dads, that have dads, that are going to become dads or maybe lost your dad over the years. ❤️
    5 points
  14. If I may indulge in an analogy, when we had lots of money, we spunked it right up the wall. Now we have limited money, we'll spunk it over the carpet instead. Our recruitment policy could be summed up in one word - bukkake. And in the meantime, better-managed clubs with smaller historic budgets continue to outperform us. I'm okay with signing lower-league players if that's all we can afford now. It's just sad that we wasted so many seasons throwing millions at the likes of Flint. We overspent and underperformed. And now we have to struggle along with a bare-bones squad and the prospect of
    5 points
  15. Perhaps Warnock wants to do his own scouting because he doesn't trust Boro's current set-up? If we got someone competent in, maybe he'd be happy to hand over the reins, so he can concentrate on working with the squad?
    5 points
  16. Pickford continues to play well for England though.
    5 points
  17. Now that sounds far too sensible for us!
    5 points
  18. Was I watching England or the Boro there? Southgate got it very, very wrong tactically tonight. Far too defensive and his substitutions were like for like and pointless. Phillips, rice or mount should have been withdrawn for a offensive player/striker. Far too negative against the 3rd worst ranked team in the tournament. Well done on Scotland, who wanted the point far more than us.
    5 points
  19. In an alternate universe somewhere there's a messaging board called twoboro with a Scottish admin called upnorth
    5 points
  20. What you have to remember is that Warnock isn't looking for a prolific striker who plays off the shoulder of the last defender, he's looking for a link up man who can hold up the ball and supply runners from midfield which is the kind of thing Smith could be very good at. He may not score 20+ goals but could very much be involved in 20+ goals with assists and goals
    5 points
  21. I am proud of this team .. If you look at the stats, we could have at least had a draw ... But Belgium only need that few chances to win ... Still proud of the way we played .. and the fight
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  22. Good Evening all, It's with great sadness that I have to inform you that Steve's ( @BillyWoofs_shinpad ) wife Sue unfortunately passed away last month. I spoke to Steve recently and I asked if we (as a forum) could do anything at this difficult time. Steve suggested if (we could) donate to the Hospice that cared for Sue, in place of cards/flowers. I have copied the link that Steve passed to me with the details on how/where to donate. It also has a lovely in memoriam section for Sue too. Steve once again I'm incredibly sorry for your loss and you have my (and the rest of the foru
    5 points
  23. Seems a very apt thing to say Borolad1876 lots of lies about just who you are. Look we know the score we know you like being "King" in some guise or other until that particular ego gets banned from the forum. I gave you enough rope this time to reveal your true nature and why you like to be a WUM I really have not a clue. Clearly you enjoy spending time with others on here but calm it down with the crap because your attention seeking is ott. Now do you want to be involved as a regular poster or do you want to rejoin again under another name? Last warning your majesty
    5 points
  24. Why would Scottish and Irish players be Chilean?
    5 points
  25. I think there is little chance it will be Blackwell as it would make too many people Crosse
    5 points
  26. hmmmm now where have I heard that before 😃
    5 points
  27. I was on the fence about renewing for next season but if there’s even a hint of Blackwell getting the job to replace warnock then I’m done. There’s no point paying to support if even the chairman has given up.
    5 points
  28. See Ashley Barnes has been fined for drink driving. Broken the law? Over 30? Limited technical ability? Nailed on we'll sign him now. 🙃
    5 points
  29. I cannot sleep .. It's just football, but my mind is 95 % on the game tomorrow ... Win it, and Denmark are through to the knock outs. My God I hope we can carry on the great play from the Belgium game! I can't help but feeling a little history repeating here .. In 1984 .. Allan Simonsen broke his leg in the opening game ... But Denmark, not only the players, but the whole nation sent him get well letters ... Hell, All the players even recorded a get well song, which was broadcast on national TV .. Denmark lost the semi final v Spain on pennalties .. Preben Elkjær, missed
    4 points
  30. The Gibson 'bashing' is very little about his actual monetary investment from what I've seen. I know some will always hark back to times when we spent a lot of money in the transfer market and not see that we can't do that any more but that definitely doesn't seem to be the overwhelming anti-Gibson narrative, certainly not on this forum. It's more about Gibson's control and decision making with the money he has and has had. He's not a modern football director but he, Bausor and one or two others at any one time often seem like they try to operate as such. There's a reason in the modern ga
    4 points
  31. Bukakka comes from the Japanese for “Ritual humiliation” which is very apt for what Boro have been serving up under the likes of Monk, Pulis, Woodgate and Warnock as our Saturday 3pm ritual 😳
    4 points
  32. I dont think anyone has ever criticised Gibson for the financial support he continues to give the club. His commitment isn't whats at fault. No amount of money would help if its all being wasted through abysmal decisions and a complete lack of planning and foresight. Its this area that Gibson gets rightfully criticised and something simply has to change in that regard.
    4 points
  33. He's reasonably articulate, he says the right things, and he's inoffensive, that's why he has the job. Got the Boro job for no reason at all really other than being a player here. Somehow found himself in the role of the FA's Head of Elite Development, absolutely no idea why, other than he's reasonably articulate, he says the right things and he's inoffensive. This turned into the England Under 21 job, which ended in tournament failure, and then he walks into the England job after Allardyce got done. The FA like people whose faces fit and Southgate is ideal for that, especially at this mome
    4 points
  34. Good news Eriksen is out of the hospital and he visited his team mates today!
    4 points
  35. Aye. It's an awkward one with him because I know he was never gonna deliver the best he could do in a Pulis team and that was on us for putting Pulis in charge after Monk to begin with. But that doesn't give players the right to down tools whilst still under contract with us, especially on the kind of contract he undoubtedly had. The start of 18/19 showed how little he gave a toss for our cause and how much he played for himself over us. Transfer window open, top class player and goal scorer. Transfer window closed, absolute nobody.
    4 points
  36. Not the Warnock way and with our record of strikers very unlikely, we might as well just get Smith who is good at what he does and have the players who can play off him
    4 points
  37. Michael Smith due for talks over the weekend! Not the type of signing that i personally want to see but sounds like Warnock really wants him. Deidhou wants 30-35k a week apparently. Club offered a contract and it was swiftly rejected by his agent.
    4 points
  38. Just seen this on sky transfer center. Middlesbrough are among several Championship clubs keen on Wycombe striker Uche Ikpeazu. Millwall, Derby and Nottingham Forest also have the 26-year-old old on their summer transfer target lists. He scored six times and setup four more in 31 Championship appearances last season, as Wycombe were relegated. Ikpeazu impressed enough to attract attention from other clubs and he is expected to be an affordable option at Championship level. Ikpeazu joined Wycombe from Hearts last summer and has two years left on his current deal at Adam
    4 points
  39. Eh? We didn't have the players to play Warnock's football but we were forced to watch that *** for a year anyway. Yeah, we could choose a manager who can get the most out of what we have, which clearly wasn't Warnock, was it? Give the job to Blackwell? *** me. Some of you seem to crave mediocrity, it's utterly bizarre 🤦‍♂️
    4 points
  40. This is dedication 💪⚽❤️ I was a sub teacher in 3rd grade today.
    4 points
  41. He's not coming anymore even though he definitely was and in fact we'd signed him and everything. But now he's not
    4 points
  42. Brilliant final paragraph, Anglian. youve really nailed it there. Gibson has been floundering for around 5 years and he needs to look at himself and probably admit to his failings . he needs to do something i strongly suspect that he has grown unacustomed to and not very comfortable with and that is to admit to being incompetent and wrong in decisions. pride must be sacrificed and he needs to hands over the reins to a more experienced and streetwise navigator. theres absolutely and unequively still a major place for him at the head of things but a more astute football brain needs to be brought
    4 points
  43. Yes, Brentford, good for him, Southampton also would be good for him, Burnley a disaster but Dyche is apparently now chasing Collins from Stoke (so maybe Dael has ducked that one) and of course Leeds which would be the most likely if the rumour that he is a home bird is correct. Valuations seem to be from £12m up to £30m with the pandemic being a major influencer in the valuation. That said Gibbo wants to keep him as does Warnock so no doubt money will talk ultimately.
    4 points
  44. I think having three fairly solid centre midfelders (one dedicated to protecting the centre of defence) certainly helped. It shut down a lot of their effort through the middle and stopped Modric getting on the ball in dangerous areas. England ultimately nullified their greatest threat with that set up.
    4 points
  45. No need to jump in Al and maybe my Brexit comment was a tad inflammatory but I am very anti Brexit so that informs my comments on that regard. Perhaps the heat had got to TC24 but as I have relocated to France I have already taken his advice! As for the rest of my post then yes I continue to stand by Gibson as he is the only one putting real money into the club Woodys signings have also generally come good and whilst it is my opinion (admittedly not shared by many) it would have been interesting to see where he would have got us this year. As for Warnocks targets they indic
    4 points
  46. No wonder old regulars who have been part of the forum for years do not come on if this is the way they are responded too! Boro 86 and anyone else do not deserve to be treated this way just for a stance that may be different to others Frankly TC24 I am a little surprised
    4 points
  47. Doesn't mean they're right. More changed than just Johnson being dropped. The strikers downed tools completely, tav, morsy and fry started having injury problems and Warnock seemed to lose the ability to motivate or organise us in any shape or form. Johnson was poor for 90% of his time here, the rest he was average. He got a couple of goals and assists at the start of the season but that's nothing to write home about either. The calls for him to not have been dropped was just typical fans thinking someone who isn't in the side is better than they are.
    3 points
  48. Can't see Scotland getting out of the group now. They won't beat England (even allowing for the derby factor, which motivates both sides, of course), and I think Croatia will have a point to prove in their remaining games after being so flaccid yesterday. Oh well, there's always the World Cup for the Scots to look forward to. In 2042, judging by how infrequently they qualify for major tournaments.
    3 points
  49. Sorry to mention football, but does anyone have any transfer rumours. Don't care if they are from a 12 year-old, self proclaimed expert or from Gibbo himself, as long as it's a rumour.
    3 points


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