Jump to content
oneBoro Forum

Boro vs. QPR (A) 3-0 (Ayala, Friend, Traore)


Recommended Posts

I agree with that Duvel. I was going to write something similar. I think what's for certain is we're no longer a possession based team which i think was the aim under Karanka and Monk. Traore's resurgence has helped with the direct nature of Pulis' game, along with long throws and utilisation of Gestede. In the Championship i don't think that's the worst thing in the world/

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 298
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

There's more than one type of long ball though isnt there, people talk about Pulis as if he's John Beck at Cambridge punting aimless balls into the corners.

 

I agree we get the ball forward quicker under Pulis than we did under Monk or Karanka I don't need stats to tell me that. I also don't need stats to tell me that we're not a long ball team with no other option, we mix things up and I've seen lots of good football with the likes of Downing and Traore coming inside and joining in with the play.

 

I posted on this topic this morning to refute the suggestion that he'd be anti-Juninho, it's either a windup or complete stupidity.

 

I know there is more than one type and I certainly wouldn't liken him to John Beck!  He'd have loved Juninho as he was a proper little hatchet man when he felt like it or he'd have sold Juninho as soon as he could and replaced him with Brian Deane - well we did that anyway, sort of  ;)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is leadbitter passed it

I had half an hour so I watched the game again upto our first goal but kept a close eye on leadbitter

I was at the game and I thought he played well but as so many are claiming he didn’t and is finished I thought I’d rewatch him in case I had the rose tinted ones on

Based on the first half an hour I now think he played better than I first thought. He is the pivot in our team. He was the one player always available and restricted the space for qpr to play in. He stopped numerous breaks and attacks and kept us ticking over

The one part where he was worse than I thought was that he did give the ball away more than I remembered however he only gave the ball away when he went forward and long .

So for those claiming he gives the ball away a lot and only plays sideways and backwards. Well only one of those can be correct as non of his sideways and backwards passes led to him giving the ball away

Based on what I’ve just watched there’s a good chance we may not have won without him

Link to post
Share on other sites

Imagine Pulis being Boro manager in the 90's Juninho would be out on his ear.

 

He loves traore but wouldn’t like Juninho  I don’t get that

 

I think he means because Juninho was 5'5"... Adama is 5'10"

Correct sir, a little too small for Pulis me thinks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is leadbitter passed it

I had half an hour so I watched the game again upto our first goal but kept a close eye on leadbitter

I was at the game and I thought he played well but as so many are claiming he didn’t and is finished I thought I’d rewatch him in case I had the rose tinted ones on

Based on the first half an hour I now think he played better than I first thought.   He is the pivot in our team. He was the one player always available and restricted the space for qpr to play in.  He stopped numerous breaks and attacks and kept us ticking over

The one part where he was worse than I thought was that he did give the ball away more than I remembered however he only gave the ball away when he went forward and long .

So for those claiming he gives the ball away a lot and only plays sideways and backwards. Well only one of those can be correct as non of his sideways and backwards passes led to him giving the ball away

Based on what I’ve just watched there’s a good chance we may not have won without him

 

I'm like 99% sure he made at least one really ***ty 5 yard square pass deep inside our half that lead to a QPR break, and I'm pretty sure it was in the first half too - at some point I'm sure I'll find it, but watching ~15 minutes of a game doesn't exactly tell you how well he played for the whole game does it.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is leadbitter passed it

I had half an hour so I watched the game again upto our first goal but kept a close eye on leadbitter

I was at the game and I thought he played well but as so many are claiming he didn’t and is finished I thought I’d rewatch him in case I had the rose tinted ones on

Based on the first half an hour I now think he played better than I first thought.   He is the pivot in our team. He was the one player always available and restricted the space for qpr to play in.  He stopped numerous breaks and attacks and kept us ticking over

The one part where he was worse than I thought was that he did give the ball away more than I remembered however he only gave the ball away when he went forward and long .

So for those claiming he gives the ball away a lot and only plays sideways and backwards. Well only one of those can be correct as non of his sideways and backwards passes led to him giving the ball away

Based on what I’ve just watched there’s a good chance we may not have won without him

 

I'm like 99% sure he made at least one really ***ty 5 yard square pass deep inside our half that lead to a QPR break, and I'm pretty sure it was in the first half too - at some point I'm sure I'll find it, but watching ~15 minutes of a game doesn't exactly tell you how well he played for the whole game does it.

 

There’s 30 min in half an hour :)

Just saying that watching it again more or less reinforced my original view

Link to post
Share on other sites

I assume that most be a joke about Pulis not liking someone like Juninho.

Juninho does not fit the type of player Pulis prefers despite how superb he was, prefers a lot more physical and taller player which is the total opposite of Juninho.

 

Yeah you're probably right, I think he'd hate Pele as well.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I assume that most be a joke about Pulis not liking someone like Juninho.

Juninho does not fit the type of player Pulis prefers despite how superb he was, prefers a lot more physical and taller player which is the total opposite of Juninho.

 

Yeah you're probably right, I think he'd hate Pele as well.

 

He’d have put maradona in the ressies

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is leadbitter passed it

I had half an hour so I watched the game again upto our first goal but kept a close eye on leadbitter

I was at the game and I thought he played well but as so many are claiming he didn’t and is finished I thought I’d rewatch him in case I had the rose tinted ones on

Based on the first half an hour I now think he played better than I first thought.   He is the pivot in our team. He was the one player always available and restricted the space for qpr to play in.  He stopped numerous breaks and attacks and kept us ticking over

The one part where he was worse than I thought was that he did give the ball away more than I remembered however he only gave the ball away when he went forward and long .

So for those claiming he gives the ball away a lot and only plays sideways and backwards. Well only one of those can be correct as non of his sideways and backwards passes led to him giving the ball away

Based on what I’ve just watched there’s a good chance we may not have won without him

 

I'm like 99% sure he made at least one really ***ty 5 yard square pass deep inside our half that lead to a QPR break, and I'm pretty sure it was in the first half too - at some point I'm sure I'll find it, but watching ~15 minutes of a game doesn't exactly tell you how well he played for the whole game does it.

 

There’s 30 min in half an hour :)

Just saying that watching it again more or less reinforced my original view

 

Oh my mistake, I read your first sentence saying up to our first goal, thought it was 10 minutes earlier than it was.

 

Still, 24 minutes (if you did only watch up to the first goal) seems a little pointless.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is leadbitter passed it

I had half an hour so I watched the game again upto our first goal but kept a close eye on leadbitter

I was at the game and I thought he played well but as so many are claiming he didn’t and is finished I thought I’d rewatch him in case I had the rose tinted ones on

Based on the first half an hour I now think he played better than I first thought.   He is the pivot in our team. He was the one player always available and restricted the space for qpr to play in.  He stopped numerous breaks and attacks and kept us ticking over

The one part where he was worse than I thought was that he did give the ball away more than I remembered however he only gave the ball away when he went forward and long .

So for those claiming he gives the ball away a lot and only plays sideways and backwards. Well only one of those can be correct as non of his sideways and backwards passes led to him giving the ball away

Based on what I’ve just watched there’s a good chance we may not have won without him

 

I'm like 99% sure he made at least one really ***ty 5 yard square pass deep inside our half that lead to a QPR break, and I'm pretty sure it was in the first half too - at some point I'm sure I'll find it, but watching ~15 minutes of a game doesn't exactly tell you how well he played for the whole game does it.

 

There’s 30 min in half an hour :)

Just saying that watching it again more or less reinforced my original view

 

Oh my mistake, I read your first sentence saying up to our first goal, thought it was 10 minutes earlier than it was.

 

Still, 24 minutes (if you did only watch up to the first goal) seems a little pointless.

 

Pointless ? Watching half an hour of a game doesn’t give an idea how people are playing. Especially when I’ve already watched the game. So it just reinforced my thoughts.

Try watching half an hour yourself and let me know what you think

Link to post
Share on other sites

How much knowledge does 30 mins of watching on TV/stream actually equate to when watching it live though? Is it like for like so 30 mins equals 30 mins or perhaps it should be less so maybe a 3:1 ratio meaning 30 mins of TV/stream knowledge equals 10 mins of watching it live knowledge? Can somebody please let me know as this sort of stuff fascinates me.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Latest Posts

    • Thanks for this I do have an interest in Railways and I guess I was a bit of an anorak in my youth🤪
    • as far as I know, it is still "under consideration"..  which usually means nobody wants to invest the money required ..  would certainly help even if only open on match days, but I fear it will go the way of the wind turbine and unless people start to kick up a fuss, the Transporter ..  
    • Sorry my bad meant Middlehaven, so has the old Cargo Fleet Station opened now?
    • 01/12/1900 - 1st fixture between both clubs,  Boro 2 Blackpool 0  Biggest win 9-2 as mentioned below  Hattricks & more in one game v Blackpool  10th December 1938, Wilf Mannion bagged 4 goals at home to Blackpool in the 9-2 thrashing, one more than Micky Fenton Wilf became the 9th different Boro player to score 4 goals in one 1st team game & the 17th in total 7th September 1925 - James McCelland scored all 3 in a 3-2 win at Bloomfield park, in a 2nd division fixture, it was James 1st Boro HT our 5th away HT & 39TH in total James became the 16th different Boro player to score a 1st team HT 10TH December 1938 - Micky Fenton scored 3 when the mighty Boro thrashed Blackpool 9-2 at Ayresome Park in 1st division fixture, it was Micky Fenton’s 5th Boro HT,  our 49th home HT & 65TH in total Micky became the 23rd different Boro player to score a 1st team HT 25th November 1950 - Alex McCrae scored 3 goals in a 4-3 home win,  it was Alex’s 3rd Boro HT our 62nd home HT & 80TH in total Alex became the 29th different Boro player to score a 1st team HT 15th November 1986 - Bernie Slaven was the 1st Boro player to score a HT after coming out of voluntarily liquidation & the 1st FAC HT v Blackpool It was Bernies 1st Boro HT our 85th home HT & 118TH in total Bernie became the 44th different Boro player to score a 1st team HT It was also our 15th FAC hattrick, of which 11 were at home    Record of Boro v Blackpool  Won 22 Drew  7 Lost 5 Goals scored – 74 Goals against -  40   Did you know:-  1973-74 - Blackpool were one of 2 teams we failed to beat in our  2nd division championship & the only team we failed to score past that season  One of the 1986 legends Gary Parkinson, between 1986-1993 played 243 games for the Boro, scoring 7 goals, in 2001 for one season he signed for Blackpool, his last league club, where he played 24 games One of the 4 famous Carr bothers who played for the mighty Boro John, played 449  goals scoring 81 goals signed for Blackpool in 1930, playing 14 games, scoring 2 goals Micky Burns who John Neal signed in 1978 started out for Blackpool but didn’t play a 1st game for them   
    • It's an abandoned proposal from the early 2010s, sadly.

×
×
  • Create New...