Jump to content
oneBoro Forum
Sign in to follow this  
FamilyBoro

Boro v Charlton 1-0 (Saville)

Recommended Posts

I wrote this today at the match

 

An Ode to George Saville

Try to best

Cause you're only a man

And a man's gotta learn to take it

 

Try to believe

Though the going gets rough

That you gotta hang tough to make it

 

History repeats itself

Try and you'll succeed

 

Never doubt that you're the one

And you  can have your dreams!

 

You're the best!

Around!

Nothing's gonna ever keep you down

You're the best!

Around!

Nothing's gonna ever keep you down

You're the best!

Around

Nothing's gonna ever keep you down

Words by C Times

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a big win that was for everyone, well, except for Charlton.  Fully deserved three points and a performance that was actually pretty decent.  I thought we were much better overall today than against Barnsley for example.  Just a shame we couldn't add another goal or two to give us a more deserved scoreline.

Now, I'm too old to have a favourite player and all of that stuff.  However, my new favourite player is DJ Ed Spence.  When he's not marauding down the right flank, he's spinning discs and dropping some big ass tunes for everyone.  The kid is a force of nature and I expect to see him really go places - The England team, a stint in Ibiza, you name it, he can have it all!

Seriously though, he was good today as was Coulson.  Having some pace and drive in the team gives us a better shot of winning a few games.  Having a few more players with a more aggressive attacking outlook does the same.  As one nil wins go, it was one of the more comfortable that I've seen.  I wouldn't say we were completely dominant but then I also didn't feel they would score at any point.  One slight criticism would be that the three in midfield have got to understand that they need to cover the two wing backs, same goes for the three central defenders.  With 6 players in that lot we should have at least one spare man most of the time and they need to get that sorted between them all.  But it's a minor concern and I don't think we were exposed all that much today.

I don't know if there's any news about injuries etc.  Assombalonga didn't look great when he went off, which is a pain in the ***, and I've no idea where Wing was so I'm guessing he is also injured?  I think we get a couple back from suspension though so at least we'll have a couple more available.

Nothing I've seen from the youngsters so far has left me feeling anything but optimistic.  It's easy to see when they've hardly played but they look decent and I'd be willing to see them given more time rather than rush to sign these more experienced players that we apparently need.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, northern boro said:

Britt left the Riverside on crutches tonight

 

Good job Gestede is back in training!

Britt must have borrowed them from Rudy.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let's just get a bit of perspective. Once again we SCRAPED a home win by one goal. Charlton were there for the taking. The stats speak for themselves - 23 shots on goal, 3 on target, Charlton 5 shots on goal, 2 on target. OK, we did not concede - finally - but it was far, far away from a convincing win.

  • Angry 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Oslo_Syd said:

Let's just get a bit of perspective. Once again we SCRAPED a home win by one goal. Charlton were there for the taking. The stats speak for themselves - 23 shots on goal, 3 on target, Charlton 5 shots on goal, 2 on target. OK, we did not concede - finally - but it was far, far away from a convincing win.

Did you watch it? It was incredibly convincing. Our problem continues to be we can't hit a barn door, but we didn't look in danger of losing the lead literally at any point. Pears had to make like, one semi decent save otherwise he was mostly a passenger.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Brunners said:

Did you watch it? It was incredibly convincing. Our problem continues to be we can't hit a barn door, but we didn't look in danger of losing the lead literally at any point. Pears had to make like, one semi decent save otherwise he was mostly a passenger.

I didn't watch it, because I couldn't watch it, but the scoreline says it all. All three parts of the team have to function as one - defence, midfield and strikers. Goal difference can be crucial and we should have capitalized, but we didn't. The positive is that we controlled the game, the negative is that we didn't convert our chances, and Woody now has a lifeline.

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, Oslo_Syd said:

I didn't watch it, because I couldn't watch it, but the scoreline says it all. All three parts of the team have to function as one - defence, midfield and strikers. Goal difference can be crucial and we should have capitalized, but we didn't. The positive is that we controlled the game, the negative is that we didn't convert our chances, and Woody now has a lifeline.

If you want to play stats, then may be worth pointing out that Charlton had no shots at all in the first half.   

The scoreline doesn't "say it all" after our genuinely terrible, disjointed performances - this wasn't glorious, but it at least looked competent, with players in position and with a number of decent chances to score.  Yes, Tav missed two sitters, Walker should have passed rather than shot, but we made those chances.  It was wildly different to some of the dross we've seen recently.

But it's only Charlton.  Lets see what happens at Forest.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
57 minutes ago, Oslo_Syd said:

I didn't watch it, because I couldn't watch it, but the scoreline says it all. All three parts of the team have to function as one - defence, midfield and strikers. Goal difference can be crucial and we should have capitalized, but we didn't. The positive is that we controlled the game, the negative is that we didn't convert our chances, and Woody now has a lifeline.

As CT put it, one of the most convincing 1-0 wins I've ever seen. We had plenty of low scoring wins under AK which were just as convincing albeit in other ways, when we used to let teams come at us and have a go and beat off literally everything. You don't need to score bags of goals to have a convincing win.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, DanFromDownSouth said:

I missed the game today, due to being a rugby since 1pm. How did Spence get on a right-back?

Wasn't at the game, but from bbc tees and fan reports sounds like he was one of the best on the pitch. Sounds like he had a cracking game. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
53 minutes ago, BillinghamBoro said:

Wasn't at the game, but from bbc tees and fan reports sounds like he was one of the best on the pitch. Sounds like he had a cracking game. 

He did, he was bombing forward and beating his man, when he made mistakes and lost the ball he would get back in the tackle quick to win it back.

Still got a bit to learn defensively but was refreshing to see some one performing like that. His passing and crossing was very good too.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, northern boro said:

Britt left the Riverside on crutches tonight

 

Good job Gestede is back in training!

I reckon we'll see Gestede starting at Forest 🙈 

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.

Sign in to follow this  


  • Latest Posts

    • Which one? Keane or Leo? Hohoho. Safe travels and enjoy the game!
    • Doesn't look like any team is going to leapfrog Leeds as they're all taking turns in bottling it when they get the chance. Tony Mowbray is doing a great job at Blackburn though.
    • I've been trying to find some optimism for this game, but I don't have any. I can't see anything other than a Barnsley win. They are better than us and should have beaten us at the Riverside (we really got lucky there).  3-0 Barnsley.  I think we can get a point off Charlton, but I am really struggling to see other games where we are likely to pick up points. It's worrying. 
    • I am not a believer in praying you may as well ask a milk jug, however which ever god you believe in has clearly shown is not a Boro supporter and seemingly tends to favour the other team when playing against us
    • With the magnificent number of Boro fans travelling to the game the whole of MFC both staff and players owe it to them to produce a performance that we can all be proud of. I suspect that the majority going realise that with the current situation then this is one of those rare opportunities to get behind the team as much as possible and hopefully roar the team on to victory. I agree with those who have mentioned that should we give an abject display in front of those fans then really decisions about Woodgate's tenure should be taken. Also we could witness a vocal outrage from the fans the like that has not been seen for a long time. Boy do we need this win and more so does Woodgate and the playing staff
×
×
  • Create New...