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  1. Yeah I'm not saying we have messed it up. I mean that's obvious because it's not finished yet. It's just more to do with that fact that it would be absolutely typical of us to be so close to have a really, really good window and yet falling short in a critical area of the squad. I'm not saying we have yet, I'm just getting a suspicious feeling we might. I know the feeling all too well but there's still nearly 2 weeks until the season starts and over a month intil the window shuts. Things are still well in hand. If Gaston goes through quickly (which it appears to be doing) we've got the time and the resources to find a decent replacement. The dream would be if we already had a signing ready to go but they were stalling as they didn't want to play second fiddle to Gaston. It's a stretch but I'm trying my best to be optimistic... :D :D :D I like this idea
  2. Yeah I'm not saying we have messed it up. I mean that's obvious because it's not finished yet. It's just more to do with that fact that it would be absolutely typical of us to be so close to have a really, really good window and yet falling short in a critical area of the squad. I'm not saying we have yet, I'm just getting a suspicious feeling we might. I know the feeling all too well but there's still nearly 2 weeks until the season starts and over a month intil the window shuts. Things are still well in hand. If Gaston goes through quickly (which it appears to be doing) we've got the time and the resources to find a decent replacement.
  3. Bit early to be throwing in the towel isnt it?
  4. I don't believe for a second that we dont have a replacements in mind for Gaston. Him leaving was surely seen as probable in this window by the club. Plenty of attacking midfielders out there. They will have someone in mind.
  5. Yep we all know who that is. I was watching highlights of jagellonia blahblahwhatever's last match just earlier today I'll have you know :D :D
  6. The club will surely have someone lined up to replace Gaston. They would have expected him to leave
  7. Hope the club releases a statement on this. The silence on this only leaves an empty space for speculation to fill.
  8. his height seems to vary over the interwebs. 6'1 on soccer base, 6'2 on google and 6'3 on wikipedia
  9. I think vickers is great but i could take or leave the rest. The worst is that simon falhalla who has an article every now and then. Good god that mans writing style is atrocious.
  10. I'm not sure it was wise of the gazette to go public with this. Don't think boro would lose much sleep over being less connected with the paper. Can only see one winner here
  11. Them being banned from monks unveiling suggests this comes from above rather than the management team. It's also telling that certain individuals from the gazette have been banned rather than the whole publication. What I find strange is that apparently the club haven't told the gazette why they are banned? If it was some serious form of misconduct surely the club would have made a proper complaint? What a mess
  12. I want to see Connor as first choice this season. Was excellent last season and deserves his chance. We do need a keeper however. Can't go into this season with just 2 keepers
  13. I chatted to vickers whilst shopping once. He seemed a nice guy but was much shorter than I imagined. Tiny man!
  14. I do wish these threads wouldn't get derailed by personal beefs. Leave that to sites like fmttm.
  15. The autocorrect probably just keeping f***ing his name up on the contract. Ass bungalow A sausage longer Asshole bingo And so on..... Ace um bongo
  16. Was just about to post this. Get a few hours of Britt taking a look around the broom cupboards and the loos before a nice pic with bausor and his weird gurnface
  17. I think it's well known Gill has been instrumental in establishing (almost from scratch) alongside Mowbray, in setting up the scouting network. I'm not not sure where you get this idea about "local" boys etc etc. I think that's a load of nonsense. We've recruited experienced Championship players with potential to make the step up to the Premier League. What's not to like? @ Teapot ... Valdes was excellent For the record, I'm not against Gill, and clearly our business so far seems to have been very good. I guess I was just riled up a bit by the "British" players comment, and I suppose thinking long-term I'm a little concerned that Gibson has considered the entire "foreign manager/scouting/players" experiment as an unmitigated disaster and is now going too far the other way with keeping local boys and British as we can. If we want to be a successful Premier League team we'll need to be an multinational club throughout, with a balance. Nothing wrong with that, just requires good man-management - both from the chairman and the manager, the latter of whom was very poor at that last season. I dont think that will happen. We have just splashed 9 mil on a foreign striker\winger whose never played a game in english football so clearly our focus is not restricted to british based players.
  18. Beat me to it. Hopefully he passes it Would be a bit embarrassing if the club do all the pictures of him at Rockliffe like our other signings so far only for him to fail it... I think the deals are already complete before the club starts to posting the pictures. Helps to drum up interest and publicity in the deal. This is correct. The deals all done before they start putting stuff on social media. The tour and medical updates are just a marketing exercise
  19. Tomorrow I imagine either way. Pretty sure his agent is also known to be a little bit of hard work! He is probably waiting to see who comes in for him. His agent is waiting to see who offers biggest wages and his club are waiting to see if anyone offers more money. We are the only ones wanting this done now Could very well be moving on as we speak but probably wouldn't here anything today. It's Sunday evening. All the journos will be away from their desks!
  20. I think it was just an article saying boro SHOULD go do Adrian, rather than an actual link. Here it is http://amp.hitc.com/en-gb/2017/07/13/middlesbrough-should-make-ambitious-attempt-for-adrian-if-west-h/
  21. I think Ojo would get plenty of gametime. Its a long season. Theres gonna be a lot of rotation
  22. Im firmly in the 'keep traore' camp. I want to see what monk and his team can do with him. They managed to get better results from previous underperformers at leeds (wood, doukara to name a couple) and I reckon they might be able to bring something special out of him.
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