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  1. I feel like the individual quality of our players should be able to sustain this level of performance. I'm not trying to say it's a high level or anything just that it would pick us up enough points for comfortable safety. Just out of interest, would you say that Woodgate is improving as a manager?
  2. Can I blame you for it then? 🤠
  3. If we continue to show the levels we have the past few games we should edge away from the relegation zone over the season. It does feel like luck hasn't been with us in a lot of these matches.
  4. Could be a bit of needle in this one, always is an extra bit when an old manager comes to town... Going for a 2-0 win in this, Britt and McNair to score!
  5. I think it's just smart play from Britt, he reads the situation well and sniffs out the possibility of the defender either heading it back to the keeper or mishitting it. He's nowhere near the defender and doesn't challenge for the ball so I can't see how it's offside, lets say the defender didn't go for it, the offside would only be called when Britt makes a play for it, if they were both to leave the ball in that situation then no offside would be called. Think the officials got it spot on.
  6. Going to be a tough one but I think we'll eek out a surprise win, 2-1 in this.
  7. Seemed like towards the end of the first half there was no willing from our players to get into a space to receive the ball. Felt like when we were a bit under the cosh our heads dropped.
  8. The questions are optional to be fair ? I do think the decision on Dijksteel was justified simply for the performance that Howson put in at RB.
  9. I mean Kompany's career ended at precisely that moment anyway, I don't know why people are still going on about him tbh...
  10. I mean that was a pretty special volley with his weak foot no less... the best part of his game and that of any top goalscorer is arriving in the positions to score so surely the sheer amount of opportunities he puts away in the 18 yard box is a plus? Players are going to score less against top teams, that's just the way football works especially in a Pulis team where he'll play 2 attacking players against top teams. The reality is he matches most strikers conversion rate in the division. You can't hang that he's a £15m striker over his head, it's not his fault he was bought at twice his value, he's the best striker at the club and we'd really struggle to replace his goals if we were to sell him. You can point to Paddy, but his wages were even higher and he was the only one people were actually going to buy for a decent fee even though I would've preferred to keep him.
  11. Oh believe me, just because we wear adult diapers on this forum there can still be some leakage in the night!
  12. 3-5-2 was my preferred formation to start the season as I think it fits us the best, but I think at this stage we've got to give the team a bit of time to settle into the 4-3-3. If we were to switch Dijksteel has also played CB before and wonder whether him and Friend could flank Ayala as ball playing CBs in a 3 at the back system until Fry returns. Coulson and Bola certainly seem like attacking wingbacks and I think the role suits Howson more than a fullback role. Which also means Fletcher can play in his best role as a striker. --------Dijksteel Ayala Friend----- Howson----McNair----Wing------Bola ---------------------Browne----------------- -----Assombalonga-----Fletcher---
  13. Fans aren't known to be very patient to be fair, just look at the "fans" calling for Woody's head on social media.
  14. Middlesbrough vs Millwall (H) *Crash* *Bang* *Whallop* Woody has burst through his first hurdle with a thoroughly convincing *cough* win against Wigan Athletic! Now can he crash through the Mill-Wall and get a real head of steam going for the season? Match Information: 3pm at the riverside, Middlesbrough take on Millwall… in the battle of the cartoon lions who will take the spoils? After a run of mediocre and downright bad results Boro recorded their first win of the season and will be looking to pull a run of results together, could we see the confidence return and a reappearance of the exciting play on show for the first 135 minutes of the campaign? Millwall started the season in the opposite manner with some decent results at first but come to this fixture on the back of a 4-0 trouncing by Fulham. This Fixture Last Time Out: The last time we welcomed Millwall to the Riverside we stole a 1-1 draw in the most unconvincing fashion. Injury News: Coulson is still out for a couple of weeks at least. Friend failed to make the bench at Wigan after rumblings of an injury. This could be the first fixture of the season for Fry, there’s a lot of anticipation but he will need to be given time and patience as he’s not had a full preseason. Millwall have Wallace unavailable due to suspension and lost Jiri Skalak to injury against Fulham. View From The Opposition: Nothing up on the Boro game as of yet. But if you visit: https://millwall-forum.vitalfootball.co.uk/forums/north-stand-banter.6/ you can find some angry people slagging their team and manager off, just like any forum I suppose… Questions: Was dropping Dijksteel harsh? What’s the most impressive wall you’ve ever seen? Will Millwall’s direct style make us come unstuck? Would you make any changes? Score predictions?
  15. Because he will have been instructed not to so we can pass it out from the back. I personally don't like making keepers that aren't comfortable do it, think they've gotta be naturals to make it work.
  16. Think he'll struggle to play football in jeans mate... I'll show myself out...
  17. I think it was 95% JW but we were just putting our feelers on the off chance someone put their name forward with reasonable demands. I don't believe we did it for absolutely no reason because it would've been better for the fans to swallow if it had just come out straight away rather than have Jokanovic dangled in front of us.
  18. Unfortunately I don't think he will be an instant fix, is he even really a ball playing centre back or is he just that compared to the donkey's we currently have ?
  19. But most people are expecting mid table this season rather than promotion. My preference has always been results over style so I think I stomached Pulisball a lot longer than most until it became obvious that he needed to go. But I do see the merit in trying to play a more modern brand of football if we're going to finish outside of the playoffs either way. We've added some (promising) league one players for buttons but lost an (old) Prem player, a Danish international and a seasoned Championship CB so the quality is going to be worse. What we saw last night was a team desperate to get a result by hook or by crook. Hopefully that can boost the players confidence a bit and we can start to see some football like the first 135 minutes of the season!
  20. First win of the season, first clean sheet of the season and more importantly first win on a match day thread I've done, the curse is lifted!
  21. Maybe he can just breath underwater? Show off ?
  22. I have a feeling Gestede's injury problems are down to Pulis stretching him on the rack to make him even taller and create "the perfect striker".
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