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  1. £10m? When we are already short at CB? Pull the other one. Rinse them if they are serious, cant afford to lose our only fit CB, no matter what the price. I'd be asking 15m plus Gibbo plus a large sell on fee. If it's a player we cant afford to lose, we shouldn't be giving him away for market value. We would need to replace him plus cover the wages of the new CB plus we probably need another defender on top anyway
  2. Someone was discussing Augsberg dropping Oxford after one bad game, someone said it would be like us dropping Coulson after yesterday, people have then misinterpreted this as someone wanting Coulson dropped
  3. Middlesbrough v Birmingham Tuesday, 19:45 - The Riverside Stadium "Well, at least I had the Christmas period off......" The Form Middlesbrough last six: LLDDWW Two consecutive defeats on the telebox within the last week sounds ominous, but if we had got started quicker in both games the results could have been oh so different as Boro seemed to grow into both games. A brilliant December results-wise, which saw us pull away from relegation and had the more optimistic of us dreaming of sneaking into the playoffs. As Woodgate struggles through a very congested January while trying to keep players fresh, results are starting to suffer due to rotation (Rudy F'ing Gestede as a lone striker?!?). Hopefully this is just a blip against better teams and not the MotM curse rearing it's ugly head. Birmingham last six: DWWLLD Brum have started to pick up a bit of form - and a couple of red cards - in their last 6 games, with goals aplenty being both scored and conceded, but only 2 losses registered. Former Tony Mowbray signing Lukas Jutkiewicz leads the line for Brum, having scored 9 goals so far this season. Pep Clotet's side currently sit in 18th, 1 point and one place below Boro, having scored 34 and conceded 45 so far this term. The Line-Up It's a shame that this game was moved forward, as Woodgate alluded to in his post match interview it doesn't leave much time for anything but recuperation, and a bit more rest would be nice.... however, Birmingham do have a day less, so every cloud! Hopefully we will see Fletch start up front again after his cameo against Fulham, and maybe Wing on for Clayton. You also have to wonder how long Coulson and Spence can go without a rest, but who would you replace them with at the minute? Woody-Vision *Will be updated after the pre-match press conference* The View From The Other Side *To be updated when I find it*
  4. Ah yeah, I had forgotten about that, was trying to figure out who we had been linked to!
  5. I have tickets to see it next Friday at Cineworld, I cant wait!
  6. May have to load up CM 01/02 and make a legends team
  7. Nobody mentioning Cherno Samba or Tsigalko
  8. If Meijas doesnt make that mistake after 2 mins, we dont instantly lose confidence, which is, in my opinion, why we did so poorly for their seconds, everyone was still a bit in shock. It's probably also the reason we sat back a lot and let them attack us first 60 mins. No Meijas howler = Boro v Saints. That's how I'm looking at it
  9. Marry Pearson as I'd feel safe in the house with him around. Shag Pards as he clearly has the moves. Kill Warnock as he looks least human 😂😂 (I should point out all of this is with a gun to my head)
  10. I think Pedro and Willian were both a bit more established when they joined which may have helped
  11. Just playing Devil's advocate here but 30 isnt old for a defender. Handing a 3 year deal to a centre back is much less risky than handing one to a forward of the same age
  12. I think, similar to Salah, that unfortunately they joined Chelsea at a time when they were buying up stars left right and centre, and they needed regular game time to work out the flaws in their games and become a finished article. When De Bruyne was at Chelsea they had Lampard, Mata, Oscar, Hazard, Malouda, Ramires and Benayoun who could all play in his position ahead of him. Even Van Ginkel got a few games in ahead of him the season when KdB left. Salah got 4 appearances the first year he was there but again had a wealth of talent in front of him and no real hope of playing for the first team at Chelsea. I know they were dominating and wanting to win everything at the time when they had these two but it's a shame they didnt get hit with a ban 5/6 years ago and try to blood their youth properly because with some of the players they have let go they could be unstoppable at the minute
  13. We need a CB at the club definitely DS. Whether Gibbo is what we need at this moment in time or not I don't know, but you can't argue that on his day he is a great defender at this level. I do think getting Ben back is a very Steve Gibson thing to do, especially given that ideally we could rather do with someone who is up to speed.. but I suppose the current CBs (and the CMs who have been playing there) havent been doing a terrible job and could maybe carry on until he had his fitness up a bit. If he can get back into the swing fast enough then he could be invaluable to us in the run in. He will also be a great influence on the younger academy lads I think, having came through it himself, and he is still only 26, so he could have 6-8 good years left in him. As for Randolph, I think he is a terrific keeper but sometimes you need to sacrifice one of your stars for the greater good of your team, and I think that's what his sale would be. So I think I would be a bit disappointed to see him stay, but not overly so
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