Jump to content
oneBoro Forum

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, whitey said:

Has Woodgate mentioned anything about selections, ie he’ll pick whoever’s been best in training, on form, best suited to opposition etc?

Hmmm, what he has said has been a kind of... if you're good enough, you're old enough attitude. That would suggest to me he's taking a lot from what goes on in training, certainly right now. Having said that, I don't think he'd like to change a winning team. I think primarily he'll go with the best team to do what we want to do and have any opposition's challenge be dealt with by that team, as opposed to specifically countering it by say... playing Shotton over Dijksteel at right back because we expect a lot of aerial battles or something akin to that kind of thing.

Not to say he won't ever do that but I think in terms of priority, he might put it by something like:

Form
Suitability to Role
Training
Opposition Counter

So if Tav's been playing well but so have 3 other centre-mids, he might shoe-horn Tav in over a forward who isn't having as good a time. If Fry hasn't been playing great but we need ball-player at the back, he'll get in over Shotton even if the latter is training well. If Shotton is better for aerial stuff but isn't training as well as Dijksteel, the latter will make the team.

Or I could be talking ***, I think I know which version a lot would agree with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3-0 tomorrow, Brit two and McNair the other.

Feeling we might role them over.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Woodgate said Dijksteel is his first choice right back both in terms of who he wanted to buy but also in terms of within the squad. So I think he'll play.

I think it's interesting that the logical midfield is 

        Clayton

Wing.          Saville

As Saville is left footed. But he's not doing it. 

I think team will be

Randolph

Coulson

Fry

Ayala

Dijksteel

Clayton

McNair

Wing

Fletcher

Johnson

Assombalonga

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Morning one and all and already up for the momentous day of one little lad aka my grandson Teddy.

Going for my usual morning walk, get the papers for my neighbour, get home then shit and shower time.

Pick up Daniel and Teddy and then leave the area about 0845hrs.

Have a couple of rest breaks along the way and hopefully in Middlesbrough in time for the players arriving and as many obligatory pictures that can be taken, Just hope Teddy can get up and close to Ryan Shotton his fave player, the reasons only a 6 year old knows!

Have no doubt that he will want to visit the club shop.

I know that he is bursting with excitement and this has built up all week, let the result be good for the Boro please because it is a long way home though I am sure his spirits will not be dampened.

If anyone sees me and Daniel and "Teddy" easily recognisable with his name on his shirt do come over and say hello.

 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Downsouth said:

Morning one and all and already up for the monumentus day of one little lad aka my grandson Teddy.

Going for my usual morning walk, get the papers for my neighbour, get home then *** and shower time.

Pick up Daniel and Teddy and then leave the area about 0845hrs.

Have a couple of rest breaks along the way and hopefully in Middlesbrough in time for the players arriving and as many obligatory pictures that can be taken, Just hope Teddy can get up and close to Ryan Shotton his fave player, the reasons only a 6 year old knows!

Have no doubt that he will want to visit the club shop.

I know that he is bursting with excitement and this has built up all week, let the result be good for the Boro please because it is a long way home though I am sure his spirits will not be dampened.

If anyone sees me and Daniel and "Teddy" easily recognisable with his name on his shirt do come over and say hello.

 

Safe journey mate and will keep an eye out for you and say hello if I see you. Hope your Grandson enjoys his day as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Literally like a kid at Christmas this morning!

Cannot wait to get up to Middlesbrough, have a couple of pints and hopefully watch a great game of football! Going for an entertaining 2-1 win with Britt and Wing with the goals!

UTB

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Safe journey Alan. Hope Teddy has a great time at the match.

2-0 to the Boro today.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Downsouth said:

Morning one and all and already up for the momentous day of one little lad aka my grandson Teddy.

Going for my usual morning walk, get the papers for my neighbour, get home then *** and shower time.

Pick up Daniel and Teddy and then leave the area about 0845hrs.

Have a couple of rest breaks along the way and hopefully in Middlesbrough in time for the players arriving and as many obligatory pictures that can be taken, Just hope Teddy can get up and close to Ryan Shotton his fave player, the reasons only a 6 year old knows!

Have no doubt that he will want to visit the club shop.

I know that he is bursting with excitement and this has built up all week, let the result be good for the Boro please because it is a long way home though I am sure his spirits will not be dampened.

If anyone sees me and Daniel and "Teddy" easily recognisable with his name on his shirt do come over and say hello.

 

Have a safe journey up DS, I drove up yesterday and managed to hit all the bloody traffic on the way! Fingers crossed it's clear!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Match day gutted im working away and wont be there still excited tho im going for Boro 2 Brentford 0 with goals from Ayala and Mcnair. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

COME ON BORO! 

4-1 Boro with goals from Britt x2 (one a penalty), Browne and Fletcher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think after Luton the front 3 has to stay the same just because they did what was asked - scored and assisted. You need to send out a message that if you perform, you can keep your place. And by letting them keep their places you get to see whether they are able to replicate those performances rather than just dropping in and out of the side whilst being expected to perform. Yes highlight that more team play is expected but they delivered in their first competitive game

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't be surprised to see a front 3 of Browne, Fletcher and Johnson.  Depends if Britt does have a niggle.  

I think Browne should come in.  He's going to be our most exciting player this season but its hard to drop Fletcher who seems like a confidence player.  Would also be hard to drop Johnson in my opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most excited I've been before going to the Riverside in ages. Get the feeling this will be a cracker!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Currently on a WiFi-less Cross Country train heading to the north east from Lanarkshire. Despite not wanting Woodgate to get the job, I feel quite optimistic today. Mainly because we might actually get to see some entertainment on the pitch today, after the anti-football of the last 18 months. And also cos it'll be great to cheer Leo when he appears. Hope we get to see Browne and Bola, even if they come on as subs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Latest Posts

    • Don't be impressed then, just be happy with a 7-0 win like I said. In the past 18 months England have made it to the World Cup semi finals and the Nations League finals.  That's better than a lot of good teams including - Spain, Belgium, Argentina, Germany, Italy and plenty of others.  We lost to Croatia after extra time in a game we probably should have won by half time and Holland after extra time in a game that we could have won but obviously didn't.  To get to the Nations League finals we had to beat both Spain and Croatia and to get to the World Cup semi finals we had to beat both Colombia and Sweden, who are both decent sides.  I think we're a better team now than we were in the World Cup as well.  We lost to Belgium in the group stage and then again the third place play off but we changed the team for both of those games, rightly or wrongly.  So whilst we did lose the games, we also didn't give either of them our best shot. Against the mighty Kosovo we won 5-3, my memory is fine.  Winning and scoring 5 goals sounds pretty good to me.  The mighty Kosovo have lost twice this year - to us and 2-1 against Czech Republic.  They've also beaten the Czech Republic and drawn with Denmark so they aren't a terrible side by any means. France have won a few trophies over the past few decades.  They've also been a better team than us over the last few decades as have Spain so that seems fair enough to me. Our much lauded attacking line up has done fine unless we don't count putting 3 past Spain and beating Croatia?  During the world cup we weren't playing like this so it's really only post the world cup that we've had the opportunity to see it in action and so far it's done pretty well.  When it gets tested against better teams next year we'll see how it goes then of course. We've put 3 past Spain, 5 past Czech Republic, 6 and 4 past Bulgaria, 5 and 7 past Montenegro and 5 past Kosovo in the last year or so.  I'm not sure it's fair to call them all minnows and if you look around there aren't many teams doing that with the same regularity.  Montenegro the other night weren't a pub side, we are the only team who have stuffed them over the past 3 or 4 years and that includes games against Denmark, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey and Serbia.  We're a much better side than them but they aren't hopeless and have been competitive against decent sides other than us. I don't see the relevance between a video game on the easiest setting and England.  We're not playing San Marino, Andorra etc, the teams we are playing are better than that, and as I pointed out above, we've done ok even in competitive games against good opposition.
    • Cardiff appoint ex Miillwall boss Neil Harris as their new manager. 
    • Ayala was identified by Mowbray and the loan signing went through at the time of his sacking, he definitely wasn't a Venus signing. Karanka was in charge when we signed him permanently but he had nothing to do with us identifying Ayala initially. 
    • Sorry @Erimus74. Did not see your post. I dont think any are out of contract in jan but following 6 are out of contract come the summer.  Shotton, Ayala, Friend, Howson Johnson, Rudy. Suggestion is Clayton could be 7th one also out of contract but we might have an option to extend his. That option lies with us and not Clayton apparently.
    • Totally agree @wilsoncgp. I am also at a loss to explain reason why but i am also not too bothered why other clubs are not going for him because given his stats for last few season and fact he has 6 months left on his contract means the financial risk attached with him could not be lower. He already has 9 goals and 6 assists from midfield this season meaning he almost averaging a goal/assist every game. And as @DanFromDownSouth said. He is exactly the type of player our team currently lacks imo.
×
×
  • Create New...