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  1. Yeah, he was a pundit for Sky Sports
  2. A player can have a poor game and still score a goal...... I did think Britt had a decent game against Wigan though, had a couple of decent chances, runs and seemed to have a higher work rate than he has been guilty of in the past. He 100% is the best we have and there should be no question he starts as the main striker every week due to this.
  3. Brilliant 3 episodes that and you can't help but really get drawn into the story, feel anger/emotion for them. Did you watch the Oprah Winfrey show afterwards with the real men on it.... it's heartbreaking about half way through.
  4. He is yeah, left Luton to join Stoke and played high press, fast pace, attacking full backs style last season. I watched his interview and tbf I first thought the dig was at the media questions annoying him about Butland rather than Butland himself.
  5. I genuinely couldn't work out if it was 'Boooo' or 'Ruuuu' lol
  6. Great OP! Was dropping Dijksteel harsh? I think so yeah, he is still getting up to speed and I thought he has had some decent game time, minus obv the penalty challenge. What’s the most impressive wall you’ve ever seen? Belfast peace line wall was impressive more importantly the art-work. Will Millwall’s direct style make us come unstuck? I don't think so, I think similar to us they lack a bit of quality and they are without the suspended Wallace. Would you make any changes? Yes. I'd still be tempted to bring Dijksteel back in and if Fry is fit enough he starts for me. I also would still like to see Friend start alongside Ayala or Fry as a L sided CB. Think him and the LB could alternate going forward, bringing the ball out and covering. Think Bola is likely to start though with us being without Coulson and I imagine Friend will be benched for cover. Johnson or Browne for me as they have both had good and poor spells. Score predictions? 2-0 Boro and start building the confidence
  7. Not like I want to get involved in another Boo debate.... But it was just embarrassing the amount of booing when Gestede came off in the Crewe game. I don't boo myself but equally don't hate it when it's been aimed at the full team if it's been a very poor display. As for the OP, I sit in the SW stand and can understand the opinion a little. When we started there was a nervous tension that grew as the players more and more gave the ball away through sloppy passes probably the biggest grown coming from when Shotton booted it out wide instead of playing a simple pass. You could argue that the growns created the nervousness and thus the mistakes but I feel it was just simply a poor start from us. The atmosphere from the South stand soon got much better once they actually had something a bit more to cheer for i.e. stringing some decent passes together just before the goal and obv the goal itself. To note I actually thought the RF were brilliant in the final minutes of the game especially in stoppage time to help spur on the team to hang onto the win. Probably only negative in the 2nd half was the amount of grief for Randolph kicking it out while Wigan had a player down to the extent that he even held his hand to appologise to the stand. Like others I'm of the belief that hopefully as expectations lower a little, as we start to look more like a team that knows what we are doing etc. etc. the atmosphere will very much return, it doesn't take much positivity from the pitch for the RF to start raising their voices but understandably they still need something to be happening.
  8. Woodgate Press conference decent today... I feel still doing with the media: Comments: Crewe - First half was negative, 2nd half was a lot better when Britt, Fletcher, McNair came on and that's the positive he took from it. The game didn't give him much to think about for Blackburn selection. He expected the 'different' starting 11 to be knocking his door down to get a place in the League team and thinks that didn't happen at all. The team is simple to pick now. Blackburn - Still got beliefs how he want's us to play, it's a working progress and plans to keep going. Praises Friend and Howson massively and says these are the go to players how they are like everyday - Others should be following these leaders. Booing - Not bothered/not worried, understands why and laughed it off. Happy that people were cheering more at the end of the game and expects it due to a small section of the fans not wanting him at the start, and wont give him much time. Fans - appreciates how good the majority have been so far.
  9. 100% this. I was at the game and constantly all game you would have Friend or Clayton trying to bring the ball out of defense with all our players stood in a line right at the top of the pitch it was so clear to see. They put men in midfield and we resorted to constant long balls that we didn't win. When either of the FB showed themselves, we opted to go inside and again more often than not chose a long ball. It was far to easy for them but I just couldn't understand why they weren't being told.
  10. Not sure if it's been mentioned (sorry if it has) but just seen that Huddersfield have actually been charged by the FA for the Paddy Power sponsor stunt. It's due to them wearing the shirt for the pre-season game and breaching sponsorship size rules. ? https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/championship/fa-charges-huddersfield-over-kit-stunt/ar-AAFzDPC
  11. The biggest contrast to Sunderland is Short just decided that he wasn't putting anymore funds in and the club were *** straight away with no possible survival due to who they had on their books etc. If indeed Gibson is planning on selling, I at least appreciate he is still putting day-to-day money into the club to allows us to compete in the Championship, while also transitioning us to a more sustainable/attractive prospect from a selling pov.
  12. The tickets at the weekend were using a QR code I believe rather than a barcode like last year. So the scanners must be capable now just simply can't fit the phone in the slot... *Edit - Yep just checked the one I got for my Uncle and it was a QR Code.
  13. Going for 3-1 Leeds for this.... Bamford first to score.
  14. Not really though... he has made 34 appearances for Oxford on loan and non for West Ham. That’s like saying Kalas was signed from Chelsea ....
  15. Watford's new Ismaila Sarr has been given the number 10 shirt which was Isaac Success. Defo be heading out somewhere.... if only ! #wishfulthinking
  16. https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/championship-interest-in-watford-player-gathering/
  17. You would have thought loan fees to some extent would have been initially discussed prior to any serious interest/showing around the club. I think we had the funds for 1 decent loan singing it's just our first choices have gone elsewhere and we aren't (for once & good reason) prepared to panic and get someone else in.
  18. The 2 Full-backs will give us much more width this season than we have had previously and Wing, Tav, Browne, Fletcher will play much more direct. I'd still say it's a vast improvement from last season starting team in my opinion.
  19. He said you don't set out for mid-table, you 'play to win'. Keane said he wouldn't have come to Boro if it wasn't try and be near the top of the table.
  20. Dont think we will see him starting.... Browne and Fletcher will probably be the starters either side of Britt ...... Leaving Gestede as the sub ?
  21. I think it's been a decent/positive window with the players we have got out the door, youth bought and brought through, and essentially not selling any of our key players...... I just can't help but feel disappointed that we are likely 1 attacking winger and 1 CB away from a strong side that could have finished anywhere decent (Top 6). Yes ano, the target for this season is a 'transition one', but as Woody said in his Manger evening, you don't set out to finish mid table, got to aim to win it! With the couple of players we are short, it's looking less likely imo.
  22. Thought read a few pages ago that Woodgate had Browne's name in his presentation?
  23. Coulson can play either side I think (but not 100% sure) and Howson as a back-up isn't the worst position to be in IMO. Rather a CB if a defender was coming in but much more preference is on the 1 more attacking player which could be huge for us.
  24. So really that only leaves Gestede who is a must to get off the books and his contract runs out at the end of this season.... Not bad at all. Probably 1 too many with Saville, Wing, Tav, Howson, Mcnair but done good business this window to get rid of high-earners that we dont need! Overall happy with that. Now please just finish it off with our much anticipated AM/ST ?
  25. Fingers crossed.... A decent attacking player in and Shotton off the books would be a good end to the window
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