Got to be putting derby to the sword like teams were doing to us last season. Although at least our ex-pro manager last season had done some of his management badges. Sounds like Rooney just has his 1.5 GCSEs (PE and the first half of legal studies - I hear he's helping his wife out). I dont believe you can be an effective manager these days from on the pitch, especially when you're thick as a plank.
It's a shame we won't have fans in the Riverside, I imagine some of the chants aimed at Rooney would have been amusing.
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