Here we go as these Championship games are coming thick & fast & we can put our latest, unfortunate defeat behind us, move on & put another unbeaten run together, Neil Warnock wont let any of the player feel sorry for themselves after Saturdays defeat
And what better way to respond than to have a consecutive home game, they maybe struggling at the foot of the table but if we treat them with anything but respect they’ll turn us over
We’ve had some cracking games with Derby over the years at home, beating them 6-1, 5-1 even reaching our 1st ever FAC SF after winning at the baseball ground but its league points we’re after to achieve our goal of forcing our way in to the playoffs
Our 1st meeting between both teams on Teesside was back in 1903, our last season & penultimate game at Linthorpe road when the mighty Boro won 3-1, which included the final penalty taken on that ground
Since then we’ve met 147 times in total, Boro winning 64, drawing 34 & losing 50
Did you know we have scored 3 hattrick against Derby County
George Camsell in 1929
John O’Rourke in 1967
Ravanelli in 1997
Represented for both teams
Sir Bruce Rioch
Malcolm Christie who scored the only goal & very, very late goal at home to Brighton to start our carling cup run
You say that mate but he has perfectly good winger in Roberts sitting on the bench while he plays a young right back there. If he is expecting the likes of Bolasie and Grosicki to do the hard graft that I'm assuming he doesn't play Roberts for then I think he'll be in for a shock.
It was only ever good because of the chemistry between Jeff and the pundits. A football show without any football had no right to be so entertaining.
They weren't the most insightful pundits around but that was part of the fun. You could tell they were enjoying themselves and all genuinely loved the game.