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  1. 29 minutes ago, mendieta420 said:

    Yup, signing players the manager doesn't want is always the key to success.

    What's the point in bringing in a manager with a proven record at getting promoted then changing our mind without even trying?

    Payero and JLS are going to spend the season sat on the bench whilst Paddy, Howson, and Tav play in midfield.

    We brought in Warnock to save us from inevitable relegation under Woodgate. He was a short-term fire-fighting option, and he was kept on because we had no money to spend during Covid and a safe pair of hands was necessary to steer us away from being relegation candidates.

    Anyone who thinks Warnock was brought in to mastermind some sort of promotion effort with this group of players is way wide of the mark, in my opinion. He's a caretaker until Scott brings in the next long term plan.

  2. 54 minutes ago, Hendrie_7 said:

    https://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/sport/football/middlesbrough-fc/exclusive-sam-morsy-opens-up-on-his-middlesbrough-exit-championship-loan-offers-and-ipswich-town-move-3371440

    "When asked if he spoke to Warnock about leaving, Morsy replies: “Basically it was a decision from upstairs really, a decision over him.

    “There is a lot of transition going on at the club at the minute, a new director of football and lots of change really.

    “I was the first casualty of the regime really."

     

    Music to my ears that Scott is able to pull rank on a manager who will be gone at the end of the season (if not sooner).

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  3. Personally going to be pouring out a nice glass of red this weekend in celebration that I will never watch Djed Spence kill the momentum in another attack with his trademark run it out wide, try and do a step over, slow the ball down, get doubled up, fall over and lose it.

    Horrific player who should have been nowhere near our team from the start and we are a much, much better side without him.

    Cheers!

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  4. 2 minutes ago, ManBearPig said:

    I’ll miss Morsy for his ability to break play up and was one of those players who you need to *** house occasionally.  He’s not flashy, forward thinking or a catalyst for attacks, but sometimes you just need to have players like that in the championship. 
     

    Sad to see him leave, but I’d have let him go if it means we get JLS in. A bit of quality and composure on the ball is needed and from what I’ve seen JLS is better than Morsy so it makes sense. 
     

    Im interested to see how Warnock will now utilise this squad. Surely Howson’s days as a regular starter are looking slim? 

    You say he was good at breaking up play but his last action in a Boro shirt was getting sent off.

    He always tried too hard to be a bully. The master of the cynical foul was Adam Clayton - knew how to stop counters and attacks without going too far. Morsy just kicked everyone and left his foot in constantly.

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  5. 2 minutes ago, Smogzilla said:

    It's been quite a departure from Micheal Smith et al only a couple of months ago.

    I'm quietly confident that we agreed the Scott deal mid-way through the transfer window and he's taken 1 look at Warnock's planned window and said "yeah no ta lads".

    Warnock at first was getting exactly what he wanted - Lumley, Ikpeazu, Crooks et al.

    Then all of a sudden we've gone in for all these random Europeans and South Americans and he has hardly seemed delighted by it.

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