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Everything posted by marvin

  1. I’ll reiterate my earlier comment that if we’d had the opposition keeper and they had Bettinelli, we’d have won the game. I don’t get the hoofball comments. Paddy could have hoofed it up, but instead he tried to keep it and slipped over. And multiple other times in games I see us press and win the ball back then try to keep it. It’s the keeper that hoofs it when it goes back to him. For me, we lose when we let the opposition have a few shots on target, because Bettinelli is really that bad.
  2. This is another game where I’m thinking that if we swap their keeper for ours, we’d win this...
  3. Dimi was 1000 times better than Bettinelli
  4. What a surprise, a shot on target beats Bettinelli...
  5. I want all the teams from the north of England to be in the Premiership: From York, head north and have all the teams at the top. Even Sunderland and Newcastle. I check the scores every week and hope they’ve won.
  6. That’s what happens when I don’t read the OP properly 🤦‍♂️... sorry about that...
  7. I think I'd have to say Mark Schwarzer. He made a massive difference when he arrived and gave the defence a lot more confidence than Gary Walsh did if i remember rightly. At the age he came in and the length of time he stayed - that scenario now would be massive for this squad. Especially replacing Bettinelli. I kind of feel like losing Randoph was almost as massive as losing Schwarzer. However, where as Schwarzer was always one of the best keepers in the Premier League when we were there, Randolph clearly isn't...
  8. I don't think that's a bite. More a push in the back but surely there would've been a reaction if Britt's teeth had got anywhere near him! Anyway, the game I thought was spot on apart from conceding the late goal. A complete contrast to the performance against Brum. It was like a different team, the whole mentality and attitude was spot on. We really frustrated them and despite what some people think, I actually find our style of play quite entertaining to watch. A lot of pressure without the ball and trying to retain it and move up the pitch with it.
  9. Signing this Jordan Archer fella leaves me scratching my head... would we not have been better just giving one of the keepers from a local team a contract until the end of the season? He looks utter garbage!
  10. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/55522133 Did anyone see this goal? It’s one of the best goals I’ve ever seen! Totally unbelievable skill. I think the ref should’ve just blown for full time after that and the scorer should have a statue outside the stadium erected immediately.
  11. I don’t know much about Wycombe Wanderers other than Martin O’Neil managed there as an up and coming manager in the 90’s before he worked wonders with Leicester and made a real name for himself. He was the manger that beat us in the cup final replay at Hillsborough in 97. Also in the 90’s, Wycombe had a player called Steve Guppy (he was lightning fast on an old computer game I had) who followed O’Niell to Leicester, then to Celtic and even played for England once. After Wycombe beating Cardiff on Tuesday and our defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, I’d say this one is tougher to call than I’
  12. A disappointing way to end my MDT run. Felt like Bettinelli could’ve done better with their goals but so could McNair, especially for the second. But, it just didn’t happen for us tonight. Bring on the next game and the next 3 points. UTB
  13. I really can’t see us getting less than 3 points here now. They’re in absolute turmoil on and off the pitch and this might just be to tipping point that sends them into a complete nosedive. Incidentally, the first team coach Neil Thompson who has stepped up to replace Pulis for this game, was managed by Warnock at Scarborough from 86-88.
  14. The Owls v The Boro 29th December 2020 Kick Off: 19:00 Location: Hillsborough "The game which sees us face one extremely unpopular former manger, when we thought we might've been facing another" Tuesday night being Boro's next fixture means that we will not be having a Boxing Day game at all this year. Had we played on Monday, we could've pretended it was Boxing Day as the Bank Holiday aspect falls then. But no. It's not to be. No Boxing day fixture this year, which seems to follow a pattern of occurring every 5 years: 2020, 2015, 2010 (@DanFromDownSouth did some fixture li
  15. Ah pants. I’ll get the Sheff Wed MDT up on Boxing Day when we know the other results of the day. Unless people want it up sooner?
  16. Its up! Took a while as today the house has had leaks and all sorts! Plus it's my Christmas Day with my kids tomorrow so the excitement dial has been turned up to 11...
  17. The Boro v The Millers 26th December 2020 Kick Off: 15:00 Location: FORTRESS ERIMUS (aka The Riverside) "Neil Warnock to the rescue!" Will it or won't it? That is the question. Boro's Boxing Day Bonanza might be curtailed due to the Rotherham United team suffering from a bout of the old COVID-19. Their last match versus Derby County was cancelled 90 minutes before kick off, with Wayne Rooney's Rams not even allowed to exit the bus to stretch their legs before being turned away. I'd held off on posting anything for this match, thinking that it was a cert to be cancelled
  18. @Downsouth will I put up the Rotherham thread when it’s done or wait to see if it’s cancelled? If it is cancelled do I do Sheff Wed or does the thread move on to the next person? Cheers
  19. Brum v The Boro 19th December 2020 Kick Off: 15.00 Location: St Andrew's Stadium "Oh, Aitor Karanka..." This Saturday afternoon, the mighty Middlesbrough take a trip 177 miles down the road to meet Aitor Karanka's Birmingham City. At the start of the season, some of us watched with jealousy as our hero of a former manager took the helm at Brum. I presumed he'd instantly mould a team to challenge for the promotion places and I'd be watching Birmingham keeping it tight at the back, winning by fine margins with the occasional out classing of opponents. I thought I would be jea
  20. The Boro v The Hatters 16th December 2020 Kick Off: 19.00 Location: Fortress Riverside "A repeat of the final game at Awesome Park" Wednesday evening sees Middlesbrough host hat obsessed Luton Town at the Cellnet Riverside Stadium. The teams meet on the back of 3-0 victories with Middlesbrough having dispatched the Lions of Millwall, racing to victory with a trio of goals scored in the fastest time since netting 3 in 16 minutes against Bolton Wanderers in 1965. The Boro went on to win 5-2 that day. Saturday's game saw us swiftly tame and then toy with the Lions throughout t
  21. Middlesbrough V Millwall 12th December 2020 Kick off: 15:00 Location: The Cellnet "The great battle of the teams with a Lion on the badge" This Saturday sees the Neil Warnock's Warriors return home following a sorry defeat on the road at Deepdale. Preston made Warnock's Warriors look lame. Less said about that the better I think. Millwall visit the Cellnet on a 9 match winless run which includes three losses and an impressive November where they either drew 1-1 or 0-0. Fingers crossed we can make that a 10 game winless streak for them and rediscover some of the fight
  22. No problem. Sorry, thought I did accept pm’s. Will have a look at settings...
  23. Cracking OP! I’m saying the ball is K3. Judging by the keepers face, there’s three balls in that square... Don’t know why, but I predicted 0-3 to us on the super6... The more I think about it, the less optimistic I get. So I’ve stopped thinking about it. UTB
  24. I’d quite like to give it a go if you’re still wanting volunteers?
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