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  1. I just mean the tactics were vindicated for that particular match.
  2. So you don’t think we’ll close the 4 point gap if we only drop 2 points from the next 9?
  3. I’m not saying He hasn’t been backed, but your choice of words implied he’d been backed so well that we should expect promotion. Our transfer window wasn’t one where we especially strengthened the squad, we mostly just replaced what we had with players who are by no means too good for this league. I don’t understand why you won’t give him credit for giving Jones his debut. He chose to play him when Ameobi was injured, he could have gone with other options. And besides, whose to say another manager would have got any kind of a tune out of him. We don’t know because so far in his car
  4. Well I agree we’ve improved at CM. I don’t think any other area of the pitch has been significantly improved and some have weakened. we did get a couple of players he wanted upfront t within the wage structure, and lost two other fairy proven Championship strikers. Don’t see how not selling players counts as “backing” as such, it’s certainly not an improvement obviously. I also don’t see how trying to sign certain players but failing should be classed as backing either. Blooding Jones (his choice) and getting him playing is something to commend him for. tim
  5. Without getting angry and/or petty, can you at least try and justify this amazing “backing” you claim he’s had, based on the players who’ve left and come in this summer? At best he has a similar standard of squad at his disposal.
  6. I'm not saying anything other than that 7 points would get us back within a point or two of the play-offs. Do you disagree with that statement?
  7. Really? How many of our players are proven in this division? What's this 'backing' he's had? We lost a lot of established players this summer and we brought in a similar amount, the vast majority of which were freebies on lower wages than the ones who left. Ikpeazu and Crooks didn't cost a lot and no one knows what Payero cost or even how good he is. If he did cost £6m as originally reported then you may have a point but didn't the club categorically deny that?
  8. I don't think anyone would say we shouldn't be hoping for 9 points, but 7 would more than likely be enough mathematically to get us back into the promotion hunt, mathematically, objectively.
  9. 4 points is not an insurmountable gap over 36 games. It really isn't. Yes a play-off place is a lottery but anyone expecting (rather than hoping) for an automatic promotion this season was doing so in an absolutely baseless fashion. No one but newly relegated sides could ever demand that from their club in this league, unless perhaps they'd gone extremely close the season before. Warnock was never going to turn water into wine, but he might have/had a chance of sneaking us up there using his experience via the back door. Best anyone could/should have ever been hoping for from him.
  10. I think 9 from 9 is setting the bar a bit high. 7 from 9 would easily see us back in the conversation.
  11. I have no issue with folk being “cautious” and not getting carried away. But I’m seeing genuine despondence from some posts, as though it’s somehow a bad thing we won because Warnock should be sacked regardless. Let’s see if we can get back in the play-off mix, a 4 point gap is hardly Insurmountable!
  12. Well they were vindicated tonight. If we can sneak 4 points from the next 6 we’ll likely be firmly back in the play-off picture with some momentum. We should be getting behind them not precariously and conservatively celebrating a win because we’re worried it means the manager won’t get sacked.
  13. I have very mixed feelings personally. Indifferent to start with, then it was great for 18 months from August 2014-March 2016, something special was in the air an it was a great time to be a Boro fan (a rarity since 2006). March-December 2016 it was 'functional', then January-March 2017 it was awful. I wouldn't even contemplate having him back, the moment has passed and he has not gone on to prove himself as a particularly good manager, it was a combination of factors that made him our best manager of the last 15 years and us the highlight of his managerial career. Leave the pas
  14. Southgate, Strachan, Mowbray, then Monk a bit later in the December. He's way more likely to act in the next month or so than most other times in the season looking at history. He doesn't really do January sackings and then there's the likes of Karanka/Woodgate who got pedalled with only a handful of games left as a desperate move to avoid relegation. That's not impossible here I suppose. Anyway, an October sacking is hardly unheard of, 3 of the last 7 permanent managers have gone in that same pre-half-term week. Only Pulis has lasted the season of these post-McClaren managers. My po
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