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  1. Thanks SD, I always read here for the latest boro news, for some reason I feel the need to post these days... no idea why...! think it's the feeling of being on a driverless bus heading towards the precipice.. oh lordy.
  2. here's a question; is there some kind of weird advantage to be gained from dropping a division, I mean it seems like gibbo actually WANTS us to go down? the only thing I can think of is losing high earning players, but most of those have contracts ending anyway. someone tell gibbo ffs, not sure he's worked it out. and wooggate shouldn't take the blame for the problems he inherited, does that mean tonpullisball was a waste of time and he streamlined sweet fa in his time here? Jesus wept.
  3. If gibbo did sell then - apart from Red Bull - who is a likely buyer? Would a wealthy investor see Boro as a way of making money, ie a good investment or would they be doing it as a hobby? Probably an investment but what happens if they lost money? their profit margin would be their primary concern so unless they felt they could get us to be successful quickly they would see boro as an asset they could slice up. How much are we worth at the moment, how much would gibbo want to sell for? if he has invested as much cash of his own in there as we are expected to believe it will be very tough for him to let it all go. But the longer he cracks on like he's doing the less we'll be worth. The stadium probably wouldn't even fetch much, especially in div 1. I believe the good will gibbo has enjoyed is rightly coming to an end as he keeps on making the same mistakes andrank bad choices like he obviously appoints rookie managers so he can have their ear and sign players even though it just doesnt chuffing work. we were already still recovering from the relegation with the southgate appointment, another relegation with another rookie manager will take so much to undo; the first thing required is assembling a team who know how to do it - and we now all know for a fact that without more money than everyone else gibbo is unable to do that. he just cannot assemble a good team. sad times for the boro, when you see the smaller teams who are cracking on in the PL there's only one difference between them and us, but its practically impossible for us to do anything about that, even if we did oust gibbo, we may get a chairman who just wants to milk it as much as poss. I am purely speculating - to help me understand the factors involved and to further this interesting debate.
  4. Woodgate is in the middle of a period of intense self reflection if you believe the Gazette, I wonder what this long hard look at himself will reveal. i agree he's been hampered by the transfer policy which is a complete joke, we constantly fail to get good players and misuse the good ones we do manage to sign. it's looking seriously ropey, gibbo seems to not care so much, but why when the investment into the stadium means surely he wants to see it full. perhaps relegation will being clever incentives from the club - school kids free, over 60s free, 10 or 20 pound tickets to at least get a stadium fuller of people who dont feel they are being milked for nothing... but we know that wont happen. if gibbo wants to sell then he is going about diminishing our value at an insane rate. I'm not saying there are any buyers, but he'd need to get out quick before we are worth less than FA. very puzzling times at the boro.
  5. And dont even do a goals/pound comparison!
  6. I hope we make a profit on Randolph, I know we take a hammering in most of our bizniss but surely we have increased the boro black kojak's stock?
  7. on the plus side if it is Woodgate we stand a good chance of securing Downing's future...
  8. I'll bet anyone 1,000,000 euros it's not going to be Woodgate, we are saving him for the development team coach. what I dont get about Jokavitch is if he performs so badly in the PL then it's not really a great future option for us unless we plan to sack him when we go up and appoint another new guy which would be crackers.
  9. To be fair, the only way to snap up the decent free signings is to act quick. Its low risk. Do you think the manager had any say in us signing wing, and look how he turned out Because something is low risk it doesn't equate to a new, coherent and evolved recruitment policy, the kind of thing we need. will the new manager want/like or even use this player? when you are managerless some things have to be left till someone is in the hot seat, at least we should think about it if we want to see real change at the boro imo.
  10. it would be interesting to revisit the poll at the top of this thread to see if the percentages have changed at all. regardless, I hope we get a bit of luck with the next appointment as all options include risk!
  11. why are we signing / trying to sign players before knowing who our new manager will be? surely our woeful recruitment dept need to cool their jets - or is to keep making the same mistakes written into their job descriptions?
  12. Even if Pulis is still the manager? I can definitely see us signing him if Pulis is still here. wages too high I believe. And please let pulis not still be manager anymore.
  13. Hey DS, yeah, I'm always reading these pages but rarely log in to comment as most of what I'd say already gets said and more eloquently!
  14. I've got to say, look at the teams Pulis had a longer term post with, they are in the same division as us. if we want to be here after all of Pulis' ideas have been implemented then fine, but we certainly won't be in the premier league. I agree, Gibson seems to want to meddle too much and always takes big chances with managers. our recruitment has been/is woeful. we are crippled now because of signings like Gestede and Braithwaite remaining and releasing good players like Bamford. Bamford would have put away a ton of the chances we've created and Pulis even said recently we could do with a 0layer like Bamford. shame the doyle sold him! DOF my Harris. think outside the box gibbo, please for the love of the boro.
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