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Anthony Vickers noticed that we were playing for a draw in the closing stages too:

 

"There appeared to be a conscious change in Boro’s game plan in the closing stages that suggested the objective of the game had subtly changed.

 

As news came in of results elsewhere and the bench kept track of the “as it stands” table and the stopwatch, it looked as if a decision had been made to hold what we had – fourth place – and opt for Brentford rather than going flat out for the win that would take Boro back above Norwich and mean they would face Ipswich.

 

Skipper Grant Leadbitter was summoned over to the touchline for a quick conflab with the gaffer and then he relayed the instructions to the team. He quickly laid a long pass back to Dimi Konstantopoulos and issued the universally recognised ‘calm down’ gesture to the centre-backs then soon after directed Emilio Nsue to take his time over a throw.

 

It seemed that the team had been directed from the dug-out to ease off the gas, in itself a feat in a game that was slow so it appeared to be buffering."

 

From his blog:

https://untypicalboro.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/last-day-draw-may-give-boro-a-play-off-edge/#more-2223

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