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  1. 1 minute ago, boro-unger said:

    I can't find it in the email they send me with my renewal. It would be sensible of them to extend it. Not many going to be renewing at the minute (even with the positive performance against FC Basel last night). 


    I also want to know what happens with this year's ST if the games get played behind closed doors. Do we get a partial refund? 

    Well I'm thinking if the Early discount is after the 4th April that will be good as they will have to issue something once this first delay gets extended. Until it's confirmed no football will be played after the 3rd April I guess we might not hear too much. 

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    Team News / Injury Update:

    Manager - A lot is being said that Woody is playing out his last few days as Middlesbrough manager. Could a not too horrendous display against Leeds and a win against Forest actually salvage his job - Majority of fans hope not! Crowd watch on the West Stand for any noticeable 'defensive' figures.  

    Tav - Outcry to put Tavernier back into the starting team from fans following the last 3 games didn't amount too much against Leeds, as he didn't put in the best of displays on the night - A subject up for debate

    Friend - George looks injured following the Leeds game, a player we certainly respect but believe he shouldn't be getting a start so probably for the best. 

    Fletcher - Another player who will now likely be injured for this fixture. This will see a few changes hopefully for the better against Forest. 

    Roberts Update - Looking like end of March for his return which can't come soon enough

    Ayala - Returning soon with us expected to see him probably for the next vital Boro home game against Swansea on 14th March. 


    View from the other side:

    A detailed opening post on the fans forum - http://www.forestforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=48611 


    1)  Prediction?

    2) Do you see a draw as any point is good at the minute, or a win a must due to the current standings

    3) Expecting Britt to start, can he actually have a decent game for once against his former team?

    4)  Putting aside our circumstance, if Leeds & Forest are promoted, will you actually be more or less interested in PL next season? I.e. watching occasions with these teams rather than teams we are less inclined about such as Watford, Bournemouth, Southampton etc. (Hope that makes sense)

    "Back Stronger"  😉


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  3. 3 hours ago, wilsoncgp said:

    I don't even think Friend wants to be a coach? I thought he wanted to work in media/journalism after he retires?

    Yeah he has some sort of media / journalism degree and said in an interview last year he would like to pick that up when he retires from football. 

  4. Words from Leo last night .... Certainly very passionate.... I like the comments enforcing he is assistant coach not GK coach and that he always shows good discipline 😄


    "After I watched the interview with Mr Clotet, the, Birmingham City manager, after the game; I noticed he mentioned my person, with a misinformation. I feel wronged to have anything untrue said about me.

    Let me be clear, I didn’t even raise one hand.

    This is why I want to express my thoughts.

    You can say anything you want, that is a human right, and I respect that. However, when questioned in the interview about your own goalkeeper shouting for help, a response was given that the goalkeeper was not being watched.

    Surely, given our bench, and the Birmingham city keeper himself was shouting for help, somebody must have noticed. If not, I apologise.

    I was trying to protect my player, as is always my number one priority.

    After Tavernier got a head injury, players of both teams called with urgency for the team doctor and for first aid. The game was still in play, and our team doctor and physiotherapist were running into the field to give the necessary assistance, as is common practice with a head injury.

    The referee blew his whistle before the goal was scored - therefore the opposition team scored a disallowed goal. Mr Clotet went over the throw-in line to celebrate the winning goal, when Tavernier is still getting first aid assistance.

    Then is when I reacted, coming to telling Birmingham manager; "Respect, stop the celebration, look how bad is him on the field"

    I want to make this very clear; in 14 years as a staff member in my career, this my first red card.

    My good discipline teaches me how to behave with challenging situations when I think I am not met with the same respect. Even if I was spat at, there’s no reaction.

    I didn't throw any punches as was said.
    Also I'm not the goalkeeping coach of Middlesbrough, I’m assistant coach, and as coaches, we have to be aware of what is happening on the entire field, and not only where the ball is. Player safety of both teams is always of utmost importance.

    I will be making no further comment on this matter, and I welcome Birmingham staff at any time and wish them well for the remainder of the season.

    I hope you understand why I needed to put my side of the story.

    Because at the end of the day, life will always come before football passion."



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  5. 19 minutes ago, RiseAgainst said:

    All about opinions, but I'd hate to see replays abolished as they have been in the League Cup. I also can't agree with the comment about the FA Cup becoming a reserve competition. Bigger clubs who make lots of changes generally lose (unless they're Liverpool), which gives the underdogs a better chance.

    If you don't support one of the privileged elite, a cup run represents one of the few possible paths to glory, and clubs have entered folklore on the back of a great result or good run. I can still remember hearing Bradford had beaten Chelsea in 2015, on the same day we beat Man City. That was a magical match, and Kike's face when he scored remains one of my fondest memories as a Boro fan.

    Plus, if replays didn't exist, there'd be no away day next week where our fans get to see Tottenham's swish new stadium. And we wouldn't be live on BBC One.

    I agree, or if it was the other way and we drew at Spurs, it would have been a good home replay for the fans to look forward to instead. The buzz of the FA cup is a big one for a lot of clubs and as you state majority of fans away from the PL top 6 would be overjoyed to get to the final let alone win the FA cup in their lifetime. 

    I think from the 5th round the replay has actually been abolished this year to free up league fixtures which was brought forward from it's proposal of starting next year instead. 

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  6. 28 minutes ago, HoyteForLeftBack said:

    Is that actually true? Just reading this on the bbc website....

    “Rooney's entire wages will count towards the club's Financial Fair Play (FFP) calculations despite him moving to Pride Park as a player-coach, as there is no 50% split on wages for such dual roles at that level - unlike in League One and League Two.”



    Not sure how much that will matter against FFP if they are receiving his full wage as extra revenue from the sponsorship anyway. I presume it just cancels it out?

  7. I'm going for 2-2 for this game (yes we will score 2!). Just think both teams have struggles but it's a Friday night home game so hopefully that spurs us on. I think Britt & Fletcher starting upfront is likely as he was nearing fitness last week. 

    Can see the 5th minute support for Leo being an emotional one for him and is a nice touch on his horrendous anniversary... Let's reward him with a goal in the same minute 😥

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  8. Thought this was interesting..... Championship table at the start of the decade. 

    I can't believe where some of these teams are now! Also that it was that long ago we got relegated alongside Newcastle and West Brom with them bouncing straight back-up with Blackpool 😮. Ironically forgot that in 2009, while we were being relegated from the PL, Norwich and Southampton dropped into League 1.  


  9. 4 minutes ago, wilsoncgp said:

    I just saw the replay of the penalty award. Was it even a penalty? Looked like a tight call between a free-kick and a penalty.

    I've just watched it back as well and think it definitely looks like a penalty... Plus reading the Forest forum they believe it was awarded correctly mostly blaming Robinson for a very poor challenge. Credit to McNair as both the defense splitting pass and penalty are spot on! 

  10. Match-day Thread - Nottingham Forest V's Middlesbrough 



    Sorry but the superstitious side of me insisted I must proceed with the newspaper format once again 🙂


    View from the other side:

    Forest Banter - http://www.forestforum.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=6&s=eaaf59d3d33b909aea2fee8234d5c5a4 

    Vital Forest - https://forums.vitalfootball.co.uk/threads/prediction-league-game-23-forest-v-middlesboro.100669/ (Prediction's)


    1) Match Result?

    2) With Britt seeing leaving on crutches after the Charlton game - Do we keep the same formation and if so, does Gestede or Walker start?

    3) Adomah back facing the Boro in a Forest shirt. Money aside, would you have him back in January?

    4) Best debut you have seen?


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  11. Really pleased to get a win as the match day author, seems it’s in privileged supply so far this season 😁

    Main points from the game for me:

    • As already said Wing Backs made such a difference today! Offered an outlet continuously and provided decent width, attacking and deference play. Yes it wasn’t perfect 100% of the time but Coulson and Spence both did very well and offered a good balance to the team. 

    •Personally feel Clayton did ok.... Numerous times both him and Ayala seemed very vocal organising the team. 

    •To go ahead so early and hold onto that lead for 90 minutes isn’t easy! Yes we should have sealed it with the 2nd but still a positive. 

    •Space and interlink between Fletcher and Britt is so much better now. They don’t run into the same lines anymore giving each other clear space. Think it was 30-35 minutes on the counterattack they split perfectly as they ran forward to receive the ball. 

    Lots of positives for me. 

    I’ll get the Forest Match day thread up ASAP. 

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  12. Match-day Thread - Middlesbrough V's Charlton



    This is my 2nd match-day thread and I currently hold a 100% win record after we got a win against Reading. Let's hope for a bit more luck 😉

    View from the other side:

    Into The Valley - http://intothevalley.proboards.com/thread/24300/middlesborough-charlton-match-thread-reaction 

    General Charlton - https://forum.charltonlife.com/categories/general-charlton  (Match-day thread not started yet) 


    1) Match Result?

    2) Should Clayton be starting more games with our current injury crisis?

    3) Was it a mistake to sell downing after he makes the Championship team of the Month? 

    4) Do any of the U-23 team step-up after winning against Palace 5-1 midweek?


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  13. 14 hours ago, Blanco said:

    I think that you might be on to something there Dan. I also thought that we may be trying to grow the identity through the youth set up and are playing functional football in order to stay in the championship with the players we currently have on contract. When the vast majority are out of contract it should be interesting to see what happens with incomings.

    Yeah I agree with this. Set the U-23 team up how we want to play long term to look at potential players who suit that system. That should give a better indication who might be ready for the step into the 1st team when we want to revert back to playing how we intended. Also gives them a better idea on key areas we are limited in to strengthen what's missing from both the 1st team and youth teams. 

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