I think Johnson has generally been one of our better players this season. Fans don't like him because he hadn't done well here previously. The timing of his red card was unfortunate because it turned fans against him again just as they had been starting to accept him a little bit more, and it's fashionable to hate him again.
I don't think pace is everything, also even when we have a pacey side out we never seem to really exploit it.
Times like this you do need some experienced heads in the team. It does look like the team I predicted apart from I had Coulson and Tav in instead of Johnson and Wing.
Hopefully see a good game from ravel today. Im going 2 nil to boro today UTB
Okay, I can see we disagree on that game. I think he just lucked into a setup that worked.
If he was a good enough coach to examine the opposition and set Boro up to counter their play, to attack and to win a game against one of the best teams in the league, through his ability as a manager, then I'd suggest he should be able to against Luton. Or a 10 man Wigan. Or any of the other hugely disappointing games we've played this season.
There's 30 odd games this season that suggest he can't do that. So yeah, the one time it really works is a fluke.
EDIT: And today's line up is another random one. No consensus here as to what that's supposed to be, though, like you I'd say it looks like Howson and Johnson as WBs.