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So who is this ‘big technically limited striker’ we’ve signed? Or are you wrong assuming that’s what kind of player Akpom is?

Look if you’re gonna try and be all cocky and ‘know it all’ at least read my post in full. Honestly I can’t stand *** posts like yours sometimes, arrogantly talking to people as if you have some kind of superior football knowledge. Get over yourself.

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1 hour ago, mendieta420 said:

What so you think we've signed a big technically limited forward to play on the left wing? When its Tavs best position and Fletcher can play there as well? Where do people come up with this stuff from?

Since when has Tav's best position been left wing?

Since when has Fletcher been good at left wing?

Since when is Akpom 'a big technically limited forward'?

Where do people come up with this stuff?

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3 minutes ago, LinoJo3 said:

So who is this ‘big technically limited striker’ we’ve signed? Or are you wrong assuming that’s what kind of player Akpom is?

Look if you’re gonna try and be all cocky and ‘know it all’ at least read my post in full. Honestly I can’t stand *** idiots like you sometimes, arrogantly talking to people as if you have some kind of superior football knowledge. Get over yourself.

I'm not sure how Warnock will use Akpom but I must admit I never saw him as the big physical fulcrum of the attack. I think we are still waiting for that signing. Pacy, strong and direct seems to describe Akpom when I've watched the videos. 

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3 minutes ago, wilsoncgp said:

Since when has Tav's best position been left wing?

Since when has Fletcher been good at left wing?

Since when is Akpom 'a big technically limited forward'?

Where do people come up with this stuff?

All of this. There is no way Tavs best position is left wing or that fletcher is anything close to a winger. 

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When Spence was subbed off for Fry against Bournemouth what were the positions McNair, Dijksteel and Fry moved into? Would give us a clue as to who is the second choice RWB.

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3 hours ago, mendieta420 said:

so remind me whos trying to sign mcnair and for how much? stoke took obi mikel over him..

Whilst I agree McNair wont be leaving, hes not a DMF so why would it be him or Mikel?

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54 minutes ago, Changing Times said:

So if we don't re-sign the player who isn't good enough then we'll be left with the other two players who aren't good enough?  There isn't a voice somewhere saying "why don't we sign someone who is good enough then?".  We're wasting money on a player who isn't good enough, and doing that at the expense of actually fixing a problem area in the squad, which will still be a problem area in a year's time, when we still have the other problems to sort out as well, cos really we haven't sorted any of them so far.

I was referencing them not being good enough as left backs, as per the discussion previous. They're competent at wing back which was my point.

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10 minutes ago, wilsoncgp said:

Since when has Tav's best position been left wing?

Since when has Fletcher been good at left wing?

Since when is Akpom 'a big technically limited forward'?

Where do people come up with this stuff?

Hes literally stated the opposite of what Akpom offers

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20 minutes ago, Brunners said:

Lets calm down @LinoJo3 no need to start heading towards personal insults.

Sorry, I edited

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28 minutes ago, LinoJo3 said:

So who is this ‘big technically limited striker’ we’ve signed? Or are you wrong assuming that’s what kind of player Akpom is?

Look if you’re gonna try and be all cocky and ‘know it all’ at least read my post in full. Honestly I can’t stand *** posts like yours sometimes, arrogantly talking to people as if you have some kind of superior football knowledge. Get over yourself.

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11 minutes ago, Humpty said:

I was referencing them not being good enough as left backs, as per the discussion previous. They're competent at wing back which was my point.

But they are playing wingback now and don't appear to be competent so what are we basing this competence on?  Johnson has been terrible this season and let's be honest he wasn't good last season either.  Or the season before that.  Or the season before that one.  In fact, you couldn't really say he's been up to it at any point that he's been a Boro player (4th year and counting now, yay!).  Considering he's actually an attacker really, his attacking play as a wingback is dreadful, so unless we're saying that his strength is in his defending then let's all try and reach the point where we can accept that he isn't much good eh?

We need a left back, now, last year, next year, and forever, until we sign one.  The really stupid thing is that because we haven't signed one then we need to sign a central defender to play on that side while we are still playing a player at wingback who isn't good enough.  Just sign a left back and you can fix two problems at once, you don't need a left sided central defender and you don't play someone who isn't up to it at wingback.

 

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He was given a new contract by Warnock on the basis of his performances towards the back end of last season. Between him and Coulson i think we're covered at left wing back. Bola is there as a third choice. Alongside Spence and Djikesteel on the right hand side, we have a compliment of wing backs that are capable of allowing us to play this formation. We don't have any full backs in the squad that are competent. We also don't have a glut of money to go out and buy the 3 or 4 full backs we'd need, to able to play a back 4 with any kind of conviction.

Maybe Spence, Djiksteel and Coulson develop their defensive capabilities over the course of the season, maybe they don't. At the minute I wouldn't fancy playing 4 at the back with the options we currently have.

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2 hours ago, Duvel said:

I feel like I post this same post every few weeks.

Far too much gets made of formations from fans, 5 at the back doesn't have to be negative and neither does 1 up front. You can play 3 up front and still be defensively sound. 

Its all about having the right balance of players and the right attitude. Good teams don't have players stuck in rigid positions they are fluid and blend between formations throughout a game. 

We could play 343 and still be solid at the back. 

I think it's because people don't want to listen to a part-timer, glory supporter, mate.  I still read your posts anyway though, just to be nice 👍

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4 minutes ago, Changing Times said:

But they are playing wingback now and don't appear to be competent so what are we basing this competence on?  Johnson has been terrible this season and let's be honest he wasn't good last season either.  Or the season before that.  Or the season before that one.  In fact, you couldn't really say he's been up to it at any point that he's been a Boro player (4th year and counting now, yay!).  Considering he's actually an attacker really, his attacking play as a wingback is dreadful, so unless we're saying that his strength is in his defending then let's all try and reach the point where we can accept that he isn't much good eh?

We need a left back, now, last year, next year, and forever, until we sign one.  The really stupid thing is that because we haven't signed one then we need to sign a central defender to play on that side while we are still playing a player at wingback who isn't good enough.  Just sign a left back and you can fix two problems at once, you don't need a left sided central defender and you don't play someone who isn't up to it at wingback.

 

Have to agree about Johnson, he’s just become a symbol of our sheer ineptitude to sign any kind of capable wide player. Friend, adomah, Nsue, Traore and Roberts are our only hits since Johnson left in 2010. We couldn’t even do it with premiership money, not only offering Johnson a new contract as the saviour of our left side but also celebrating him signing it was just the icing on the cake. 
Id rather just put Coulson there, at least he has potential not only to be better than Johnson but to get us a big transfer fee if he has a good season or 2.

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