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I'm nervous now before games, during games and after games.

 

I just think we need to play our best side if they're all fit.

 

Dimi, Friend, Gibson, Ayala, Nsue, Clayton, Leadbitter, Adomah, Downing, Ramirez and Rhodes.

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I'm nervous now before games, during games and after games.

 

I just think we need to play our best side if they're all fit.

 

Dimi, Friend, Gibson, Ayala, Nsue, Clayton, Leadbitter, Adomah, Downing, Ramirez and Rhodes.

Totally agree, spot on.

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I'm nervous now before games, during games and after games.

 

I just think we need to play our best side if they're all fit.

 

Dimi, Friend, Gibson, Ayala, Nsue, Clayton, Leadbitter, Adomah, Downing, Ramirez and Rhodes.

 

100% agree.

 

Anything other than this and I will be disappointed.

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I just think we need to play our best side if they're all fit.

 

Dimi, Friend, Gibson, Ayala, Nsue, Clayton, Leadbitter, Adomah, Downing, Ramirez and Rhodes.

 

I agree with that line up too.

 

I'm sure I'm not alone in finding that Downing's positional play is so odd this season - the way he occasionally just starts playing on the right hand side.

 

He and Ashley Young did that at Aston Villa behind Bent to good effect, but they 'swapped' roles - I don't remember them ever 'doubling up' on the same side. It's really odd to see at times Downing/Adomah/Nsue all working the right channel, with Ramirez just inside that and a huge space on the left.

 

And Downing's so very cautious with his passes/dribbling, which I wasn't expecting this season. He's been almost Reach like, but I thought Reach/Friend combined better together than Downing/Friend.

 

I'd have Downing in the team every match, but I'd ask him to be more direct with his play and stay on the left - or at least work out in training how to effectively swap roles with Adomah.

 

Hopefully the front 4 will hit peak form in the last 6 games, and if we do that, automatic promotion will surely follow.

 

Interesting to think that West Ham arguably replaced Downing with Antonio, who's now holding down a first team place. Who got the better deal?

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I'm nervous now before games, during games and after games.

 

I just think we need to play our best side if they're all fit.

 

Dimi, Friend, Gibson, Ayala, Nsue, Clayton, Leadbitter, Adomah, Downing, Ramirez and Rhodes.

 

100% agree.

 

Anything other than this and I will be disappointed.

 

I won't be, if we win.

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http://hobnob.royals.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=132395

 

Take from the other side, particularly liked DixieRoyals post

 

I like reading other fan forums. The fans generally seem quite down beat about their chances against Boro. Unlike how I feel - usually a bit concerned!

 

Hopefully Rhodes and Nugent will have watched a Ramirez video of how to go around a keeper. They've both missed too many 1-on-1s in the last few weeks.

 

A win tomorrow night would be brilliant. (And any other result against a misfiring Reading side will be disappointing).

 

COME ON BORO!!

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You're not wrong. Having two strikers who seem to struggle at one-on-ones is very frustrating, seeing as we seem able to carve out at least one per game.

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James Husband is back and some players are tired

 

 

“The players are really tired. I need to think about them a lot. It is not to think if one player needs a rest, it is because I don’t want to take a risk with one injury.

 

“Some players have played a lot of games and one injury can be dangerous because we won’t have time to recover. I need to speak with the doctors and physios and pick the best team for tomorrow.”

 

 

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/14419237.Aitor_Karanka_happy_to_have_defender_back_and_reports_some_Boro_players_are_tired/

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As one or two have said, I think we will go back to our best 11, barring Ayala. Reading AK's comments about "players who haven't played for a few months but are now playing can get an injury," I think we might see Kalas back in. I'm sure Rhodes and Downing will be back, Reading are a decent side so I'd like to see our strongest 11 and then makes changes for the Bolton game.

 

------------Dimi----------------

Nsue--Kalas--Gibbo--Gorgeous

------Clayts---Grant---------

Albert---Gaston---Stewy

---------Rhodes-------------

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