Well you definitely are wearing rose-tinted glasses if you think everything was that great under Karanka.
Undoubtedly he was a far better rookie manager than Woodgate.
However, we were cruising to automatic promotion in 15/16 but managed to draw our final 4 games, so had to go through the play-offs again.
He also showed that, despite substantial backing, he was completely out of his depth in the PL, the following season.
Then there were those well-publicised training ground bust-ups...to the point he was told to stay away from training sessions.
Similar thing happened to him at Forest.
So while I would be happier if he was in charge right now, I would be braced for potential problems at some point.
Well for the first 75-80 minutes I thought Boro looked very convincing.
As I said at half time, we were "battering" them 1-0.
But, as usual they made us bite our nails for the last 10 or so. Pears had his busiest spell of the game and Charlton actually managed some sustained pressure. Lucky for us Aynsley was alert and their finishing was as bad as ours.
Considering we had nothing like a full strength team, I thought it was a good effort.
But to give it some perspective we have far tougher matches to come and likely some more ugly results, so we shouldn't be getting carried away.
But given how this season has panned out so far, we need to celebrate the positives wherever we can find them.