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  1. Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go So make the best of this test and don't ask why It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right I hope you had the time of your life So take the photographs and still frames in your mind Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial For what it's worth it was worth all the while It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right I hope you had the time of your life It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right I hope you had the time of your life It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right I hope you had the time of your life
  2. I haven't read back through the full thread but I agree with the more recent comments on this page. It was a good result last night and a much needed 3 points, but in terms of a spectacle it wasn't much different to the Pulis football. I thought we played a bit of decent football in spells but I was surprised that we actually sat quite deep at times and I didn't really see much evidence of a high press. Overall I thought both teams looked like midtable/ bottom half teams. If Woodgate is tempering his style for short term results then I won't criticise him for that but I don't think last night needs to be dressed up for something that it's not either.
  3. After watching about 20 mins of the Luton game I thought we might have been more suited to 5-3-2. Howson and Coulson could play as wing backs and press high up the pitch and both of them look better going forward than backwards.
  4. I'm not doubting SDS here but I don't buy it either, it sounds like a convenient excuse to leak out of the club. I don't know if anyone else has noticed but we have a habit of blaming previous managers for the present state we usually find ourselves in, it's usually the Gazette that do the clubs dirty work though. There's one common denominator and that's the man that hired all of them.
  5. Probably somewhere around January if we are near the bottom 3 and not showing any signs of improvement. .....Unless the fans turn on Gibson, then it could be sooner than that.
  6. Duvel

    'Other Boro stuff'

    Can we swap you for the commentator on BBC Tees? 😂
  7. Any changes to the team that lost against Blackburn? Give Browne a start to see how he does. Whats the most annoying thing you've ever been bitten by? Green ants - aggressive little buggers they are. What will the score be? 0-1 after Shotton concedes a late penalty, the team are booed off and Woodgate beats up Anthony Vickers in the press conference. Is promotion still the goal this season? No, I don't think it ever has been a realistic goal. Is there any chance that we're relegated this season?  Yes if we are unlucky with injuries.
  8. I said at the start of the season that its easy to sit there and talk the talk, any of us could sit in a press conference and say how we want to play and how much better things are going to be. The hard thing is to actually deliver the things that you are proposing. I don't mind Woodgate refusing to be drawn on yesterday's performance, like he says we'll move onto Tuesday but it really needs to be better in the next 2 home games. His words mean very little to me, he can deliver the best sound bites in the world but if the team are rubbish then its pointless.
  9. I love George Friend but as a full back his legs had gone 2 years ago. If we can see it from the stands then surely Woodgate can see the same. That makes me think that Bola is nowhere near being ready to play at this level otherwise he'd have being playing. I don't think there's a lack of leadership or fight we just have a very average set of players and a manager who is basically learning on the job. Hopefully he can start getting results otherwise him and the chairman will be under a bit of pressure.
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    Steve Gibson

    I thought it was just a general discussion about the chairman rather than a debate about whether we want rid of him. I don't think many have said they want him out. I agree with the point above, I'd rather he got some help on the football side of things than sell up. Maybe you're right and that will never happen, it's his choice but at the moment we look more likely to become a League 1 team than a Premier league team. If everyone is ok with that then fine.
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    Steve Gibson

    Who's trying to push Gibson out?
  12. Duvel

    Steve Gibson

    I bet we blew Burnley out of the water with our wage bill though.
  13. Duvel

    Steve Gibson

    The frustrating thing for me is that Gibson doesn't seem to want to get a director of football involved. Some of his managerial appointments have been awful and we seem to lurch from one extreme style of play to another every time we change managers. I know we all think we know best and I'm sure he's the same but if I was looking back at so many bad decisions that I'd made, and how much of my own money I'd wasted I'd want to get some help.
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