Jump to content
oneBoro Forum
BearSmog

Boro vs Sheffield United 1-0 (Gestede)

Recommended Posts

Big improvement needed all round from the team as a whole and a vast number of individuals. Home games against Sheff United and Burton will give us a great opportunity to get our act together.

 

My team using Monk's formation/approach would be:

 

Randolph

Christie Ayala Gibson Fabio

Howson Clayton Forshaw

Bamford Braithwaite

Assombalonga

 

If we aren't winning games like this at home over the course of the season, we aren't going up automatically. 2 pts a game average needed and this is the bread and butter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have signed up to a SU fans forum awaiting registration, will post their link and their thoughts on the game, also will invite folks to contribute to this forum as I know many of you like opposition thoughts and comments to be shown on our match day threads

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do you think the score will be?

We could do with goals to ease the doubts, I'm going for a 3-0 victory. Perhaps not the best performance still but with no disrespect to Sheffield United, we should be winning this home game comfortably.

 

Formation?

Same as Wolves, Paddy in for Fletcher. So same as Augsburg.

 

Will we sign anyone before the kick off? if yes.. who?

I don't think we will at this rate. I think we're looking at early next week at the earliest.

 

What level of facial hair are you sporting?

A ridiculous excuse, patchy and short.

 

Will I have to do another Matchday thread which will take up the time I should be working/parenting?

Yes. But I thought parenting was as easy as waving a Boro flag around every time the baby cries.

 

Are you scared of North Korea?

Billy Sharp.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

as BWS wouldnt say...this game definately HASNT got 0-0 written all over it. 

genuinely could go one way or the other. 2-0 . 

i,ll be loyal and say our way with Britt fgs   28 mins .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do you think the score will be

A nervy nil nil draw

 

Formation?

433

 

Will we sign anyone before the kick off?

Nope

 

What level of facial hair are you sporting?

castro/Corbyn

 

Will I have to do another Matchday thread which will take up the time I should be working/parenting?

Not unless they change the rules

 

Are you scared of North Korea?

Changing Times.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never like playing the promoted teams in the first month. They often play well above themselves let's hope we click a bit more like the last friendly

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice one Beardy!

 

Forshaw definitely in for want-away De Roon.

Bamford in for Fletcher.

 

-------------------- Randolph --------------------

-- Christie -- Ayala -- Gibson -- Friend --

------ Howson -- Clayton -- Forshaw -----

--- Bamford ----------------- Braithwaite ---

---------------- Assombalonga ----------------

 

3-1 Boro

Assombalonga '31

Braithwaite '44

Sharp '68

Bamford '89

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will spoil the day for a few posters (you know who you are!) but I think it is a nailed on 3-1 win for the Boro with Britt , Braithwaite and Gibbo getting the goals and the obligatory Sharp consolation for them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

10/11 is a fantastic price, worth a lump

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will spoil the day for a few posters (you know who you are!) but I think it is a nailed on 3-1 win for the Boro

 

Why would that spoil anyone's day?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will spoil the day for a few posters (you know who you are!) but I think it is a nailed on 3-1 win for the Boro

 

Why would that spoil anyone's day?

 

Maybe they really don't like Billy Sharp?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

they haven't lost since january.. how many have we won in that period? im going for 2-1 either way..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I want a boro win, I'd be extremely happy if we got the 3 points, but I think it's more likely to be a draw and seeing as Sheffield Utd have a decent defence and we have struggled to put the ball in the net, on the balance of probability I'd say nil nil was a likely score line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


  • Latest Posts

    • (H) Barnsley v Birmingham (H) Brentford v Rotherham (A) Bristol City v QPR (H) Coventry v Derby (D) Millwall v Blackburn (H) Norwich v Luton (H) Preston v Bournemouth (D) Reading v Sheffield Wed (H) Stoke v Wycombe (A) Swansea v Middlesbrough
    • This to me feels very much like the Mowbray era of the type of job he asked to do, get rid of the big wages in players like  Britt for example bring in players who can do the same or better job for less and get competent coaching staff in who know what they are doing. I think personally Gibson trying to replicate the way he got promotion last time by getting someone in to balance the books and then have one big push towards promotion with the next manager.    If i am right, will that work? time will tell. 
    • Yeah,it still goes on,massive money changing hands there, Best of luck trying to drive past one on a narrow road,its like they own the rd & you have no business on it whatsoever, I tried it once and i threw it over a ditch!! Harder than it looks to follow to contours & falls on the rd.
    • As far as planning goes the Golden Thread was going to be how Boro would do things going forwards but the thought, logic and implementation of it was farcical. Gibson may (or may not) have wanted Pulis to stay on but it was impossible for Pulis to stay, there was already a Pulis out banner, social media meltdowns, inflatable dinosaurs and our season card sales were going down faster than Sunderland. That MFC are not very good at planning and that their Woodgate strategy (like Southgate) was flawed and amateurish beyond belief I think is a given. With a distinct lack of personnel changes in senior roles since at the club since (indeed one less) I doubt a new plan would have much more success. It is possibly better to have a wily astute manager who can source his own players via his own contacts etc. and set up a team to do what he believes will garner a promotion bid rather than try again to implement a new dawning under those given constraints and maybe to his credit SG has accepted that. The "personal circumstances" I think was pretty clear, people talk about Steve Gibson's lack of it yet you eloquently proved why he has far more of it than anyone on here. If it was that easy we would all be doing it and so would every Club in the country, I struggle why you failed to grasp that but then I have to admit that I struggle generally with a lot of your thought processes. I guess we are just wired differently. The "future" with any Championship Manager is around twelve months at best (I think the average is actually less) because the demand for instant success doesn't permit for longer. Fans inevitably get restless and want a new one and they want it now, or worse they didn't want him in the first place (Woodgate, Pulis, Monk etc. etc. just with ourselves). A plan with a particular style of football and type of playing personnel etc. is a great ideal and I'm not against it but that brings us back as to who implements the plan and for that and Boro see Woodgate and the Golden Thread. Steve Gibson has made many mistakes, some absolute howlers and his seemingly narcissistic style of control hasn't ingratiated himself very well with those under 45 years old (let alone those of us older) but if you think he is bad then I guess you didn't live through the Charlie Amer era. As Mogga would likely say "it is what it is". As fans we have two choices, get behind the team and make the best of it or walk away and watch Champions League on the telly instead of Championship at the Riverside on a cold wet Tuesday which is a typical Boro trait when times get tough. That's not a dig at anyone, I refused to renew my season card after Pulis and the Club hoped that myself and others would renew just on the basis that Pulis had gone, it worked for some but others held their nerve waiting to see who was the successor. When it was Woodgate I walked away for a multitude of reasons and that as much as anything was another reason why the announcement of his appointment was delayed for fear of losing even more Season card renewals. I have no doubt that some may decide to walk away now and if successful many will come back in time.
    • The Irish Tourist Board have a lot to answer for! Ive never seen a leprechaun, never wore an arran sweater, never said' Top of the morning' & i dont have a pig in the parlour,Then again if the Americans swollow up that rubbish,all the better.To be fair when i was about 8,i got my mam to cut up a bedsheet and sew it on to a Cork Gaa jersey.Hey Presto- The  White Boro Band- The only Boro shirt in Ireland!!  
×
×
  • Create New...