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  1. and Valdes, Barragan, Espinosa, Ramirez, Traore, Stuani...... etc etc What about them? Barragan and Espinosa have been slated regularly. Ramirez is virtually hated by our fans. Stuani is a boo boy to lots as well. Traore has been widely criticised on here. Valdes was performing well and showing a good attitude up to the Burnley game, whether he is actually injured or not, I don't know. Not sure how any of them, or Ben Gibson, are relevant to Downing and his attitude and performances... Quite clearly they've all had similarly poor seasons yet Downing has been made the scapegoat. The point is that some fans just have a natural dislike for Downing. It's not entirely new either to be fair. First time around he was constantly slated for "not getting stuck in" or "taking the easy option too often". I don't know how much of this stems from jealousy or a poor understanding of the game, not that i'm levelling that at anyone here because he's had a poor season. Karanka fans have heard a bit of tittle tattle and turned this dislike of Downing as a player/person into a vendetta and a scapegoat situation despite several other prominent players raising their own concerns ie Leadbitter, Gibson and Woodgate at Karanka. I have no problem with people slating his performance this season (i don't think he's been as bad as people make out) but this scapegoat situation is ludicrous in my view. Come on, now.. You picked Ramirez. I picked Downing. In terms of statistics, Ramirez got 2 goals and 3 assists to his name in 1550 minutes. Downing has 1 goal, 3 assist in 2212 minutes. Now, I know we can't base everything off statistics. But we were asked to pick one Villain of the Season. The minute I pick local lad Downing.. lol, screw it. I've given you plenty reasons now. NEW VILLAIN OF THE SEASON: RAMIREZ AND KARANKA. Edit: Also, yes. I realise my new Villain of the Season is stupid.
  2. Him performing poorly on the pitch isn't conjecture, it's my opinion and the opinion of many on here. Same goes for his poor attitude and gutless performances. Backroom politicking is conjecture, but only because it hasn't been said officially, it's as good as fact. Essuaitch has never been overtly pro Karanka from what I remember, definitely hasn't been since his sacking. I didn't overly disagree with his under par performances, but he's hardly alone in that regard and is it enough the label him a villian? No of course it isn't. I'm not quite sure what you're expecting of Downing because much of what you mention was visible from his first spell with the club. i.e. "shirking tackles and not taking huge risks with the ball. Conjecture, sure. But then again, most of what is discussed or written here is conjecture. I am solely basing it on his poor performances, flipping the fans, attitude on the pitch, and most importantly (and to your dislike) his supposed bust up with Karanka. My opinions are rarely noticed, but I have always uttered my support of Karanka. So yes, you are quite right, I am (was) pro-Karanka. But even if this was some hard-working T-SIDER manager, having a bust-up with your manager and trying to rally your teammates into your personal vendetta is just disgusting. Rumours or not, his comments today proves enough for me. "This wasn’t his [Agnew] team and probably not the way he wanted to play. Did some of some of them [players] want to be here? Probably not, these are the kind of things he has had to deal with." Read more at http://www.mfc.co.uk/news/article/2016/stewart-downing-boro-3723759.aspx#QyCE3UQUHD4Ty2C9.99 So yes, he's my villain of the season. I don't really understand what you're saying. You're basing it on his poor performances yet you go on to lambast him for his disgusting bust up with Karanka, which you admit is conjecture? He hasn't had a brilliant season i agree but you could level that accusation at three quarters of the squad. Going by what Leadbitter said in his interview, things weren't going well on the pitch and Karanka did nothing to change it. A number of players spoke out to question whether things needed mixing up. I wonder why Gibson isn't getting the same stick levelled at him. Probably because he's had a good season... Why can't it be both? I saw nothing from Downing suggesting he tried his hardest to succeed under Karanka. But the minute Karanka is gone, he talks about sticking together, trusting Gibson, doing it for the club - and questioning some of his teammates' attitude. Sure, conjecture - But in my head, it adds up nicely. Granted, I want it to, but aren't we all slightly biased and cherry-picking whatever fits our argument? I'm not sure why you are trying to give me stick for this. I've given you plenty reasons for my 'Villain of the Season', I know you are not in an agreement, but we never will be on this one. I can question your pick of Ramirez. He wasn't performing far below others in the team. His attitude might have been poor on the pitch, but can you say Downing's was any better? Ramirez was supposedly injured, but we all wrote that off as *** poor attitude - Conjecture? I'd even argue, in the grand scheme of things, Ramirez has done far more than Downing past 1½ years.
  3. Holy ***, you're right. Now I feel inclined to like Pearson. inb4 pro karanka rants.
  4. Ah, I guess it makes sense with Koeman there. I hope he stays, he's been under the radar for some time. Developed well and even won over many members on here.
  5. I knew a statement like that was coming but it's still like being kicked in the balls. Marten don't leave me! Or, don't leave for less than £15m Didn't we play a top 6 team and he said something along the lines of "hoping to get noticed by them." As in, hoping to eventually play there.
  6. I think I'm missing something.. Rød grød med fløde?
  7. I've heard he's veeery stubborn. He publicly smeared the (new) Inter-owners after he got sacked. He lasted 3 months(?)
  8. 70 miles is pretty local in the scheme of things. In interplanetary terms I guess so. Still isn't local though. I'm a local too now. T-T-TEESIDER Stupid Dane. You forgot an S;) T-T-TEESIDERS Don't worry, I know how to spell Middlesborough
  9. 70 miles is pretty local in the scheme of things. In interplanetary terms I guess so. Still isn't local though. I'm a local too now. T-T-TEESIDER
  10. Him performing poorly on the pitch isn't conjecture, it's my opinion and the opinion of many on here. Same goes for his poor attitude and gutless performances. Backroom politicking is conjecture, but only because it hasn't been said officially, it's as good as fact. Essuaitch has never been overtly pro Karanka from what I remember, definitely hasn't been since his sacking. I didn't overly disagree with his under par performances, but he's hardly alone in that regard and is it enough the label him a villian? No of course it isn't. I'm not quite sure what you're expecting of Downing because much of what you mention was visible from his first spell with the club. i.e. "shirking tackles and not taking huge risks with the ball. Conjecture, sure. But then again, most of what is discussed or written here is conjecture. I am solely basing it on his poor performances, flipping the fans, attitude on the pitch, and most importantly (and to your dislike) his supposed bust up with Karanka. My opinions are rarely noticed, but I have always uttered my support of Karanka. So yes, you are quite right, I am (was) pro-Karanka. But even if this was some hard-working T-SIDER manager, having a bust-up with your manager and trying to rally your teammates into your personal vendetta is just disgusting. Rumours or not, his comments today proves enough for me. "This wasn’t his [Agnew] team and probably not the way he wanted to play. Did some of some of them [players] want to be here? Probably not, these are the kind of things he has had to deal with." Read more at http://www.mfc.co.uk/news/article/2016/stewart-downing-boro-3723759.aspx#QyCE3UQUHD4Ty2C9.99 So yes, he's my villain of the season.
  11. Someone just posted a very interesting post on Reddit. Basically, if we are to cement our position in the Premier League, we should score a ton of goals. It brings a lot of statistical nuances including goal difference, goals scored, top scorers etc. and correlates it to the chance of surviving the Premier League. It's hard to recap, so here it is.
  12. PLAYER OF THE SEASON Ben Gibson. Clayton if we are to pick someone not Gibson. GOAL OF THE SEASON Stuani vs Sunderland. The first one. BEST MATCH 1-2 loss against United. I was massively drunk and surrounded by Man U fans. It was fun bar the last 10 minutes. WORST MATCH 4-2 loss against Hull. BEST SIGNING Traore. Genuinely exciting to see him play. I've become quite the expert handling the lack of end product. The sheer power of his raids got me screaming sounds normally related to female orgasms. WORST SIGNING Guedioura BEST MOMENT OF THE SEASON De Roon's goal v City WORST MOMENT OF THE SEASON 2-2 Leicester. I cracked my phone screen that day. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT Fischer. HERO OF THE SEASON Ben Gibson VILLAIN OF THE SEASON Downing. Always Downing.
  13. Bull***? I thought it was satire reserved for the intellectual and privileged.
  14. I wonder what the club will do with Fischer/Traore considering they didn't feature much under Agnew.
  15. But the lyrics seemed so fitting. Highlight of the season <3
  16. I've been the one shining light for us this season. Just try your best! Try everything you can. And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away. It just takes some time. Little girl CT, you're in the middle of the ride. Everything, everything will be just fine. Everything, everything will be alright. Alright. Hey! You know they're all the same. You know you're doing better on your own, so don't buy in. Live right now! Yeah, just be yourself. It doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else. Just do your best, do everything you can! And don't you worry about what their bitter hearts are gonna say. It just takes some time, little girl CT, you're in the middle of the ride. Everything, everything will be just fine. Everything, everything will be alright. Alright.
  17. Hey! Don't write yourself off yet, it's only in your head you feel left out; or looked down on. I've been the one shining light for us this season. Just try your best! Try everything you can. And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away. It just takes some time. Little girl CT, you're in the middle of the ride. Everything, everything will be just fine. Everything, everything will be alright. Alright. Hey! You know they're all the same. You know you're doing better on your own, so don't buy in. Live right now! Yeah, just be yourself. It doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else.
  18. I also blame you, Jimmy. Hey! Don't write yourself off yet, it's only in your head you feel left out; or looked down on. I've been the one shining light for us this season. Just try your best! Try everything you can. And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away. It just takes some time. Little girl CT, you're in the middle of the ride. Everything, everything will be just fine. Everything, everything will be alright. Alright.
  19. I also blame you, Jimmy. Hey! Don't write yourself off yet, it's only in your head you feel left out; or looked down on. I've been the one shining light for us this season. Just try your best! Try everything you can. And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away.
  20. I also blame you, Jimmy. Hey! Don't write yourself off yet, it's only in your head you feel left out; or looked down on.
  21. Lol. You always manage to tickle my nutsack in unpleasant ways. Clayton has been one of our best this season.
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