“People go on about my style of play. But I tell you what I do – I go into football clubs, I try to find out what systems suit the players and I try to get the damnedest out of those players.” – Tony Pulis Embed from Getty Images Tony Pulis offered up the above… Read More Cyrus struck by the Pulis Virus
Boro fans endured a torturous Tuesday night at the Riverside with the frustrating loss to Norwich. On the rare occasions that Boro did rouse themselves, they could not find a way through the yellow wall erected in front of the Norwich goal. It is the latest setback in a stop-start beginning to Monk’s reign, and… Read More If it isn’t broke…
Have you heard about our latest academy-prospect fresh from the Rockcliffe Park assembly line? Adam Taylor, 21, is a tricky winger. Full of pace and strong enough even at this age not to be bullied by agricultural Championship defenders, he’s capable of those moments of magic that can change a game. Sure, he can be… Read More Appreciate Awesome Adama
Catfished: Gary Monk committed an act of self-flagellation on Saturday in front of a Riverside Stadium that once again had plenty of empty seats. Out went a formation that had appeared to be functioning after a clunky start and a player who had performed; in came a return to 4-4-2 (in the first half at… Read More Have Boro been Monkfished?
“I’m sorry sir; we don’t have fillet steak anymore so here is a burger. The good news is that we’ve frozen the price so your burger will cost the same as what we charged you for your steak.” This is how I felt with the news that Boro had announced they had ‘frozen’ on the… Read More What Price For Loyalty? Do Boro Need a Ticket Price rethink?
Ah, is it just me or does anybody see The new improved tomorrow isn’t what it used to be (Bon Jovi – The More Things Change) Was yesterday the day of the Wolves of Groundhog Day? At the end of the opening stanza of #smashtheleague I was reminded of that hair metal warbler Jon Bon… Read More Same Old Story, It’s Still Boro Nil
Gaston Ramirez should not be at Boro. No, not for the reason you think – not for last season’s melt down. Ramirez should not be at Boro because he is simply too good for the level that Boro now find themselves playing at. So assuming that he wants to perform, we should cherish him whilst… Read More Gaston Ramirez is a Boro beauty
“He’s not the quickest, he’s not great in the air, he can’t really hold the ball up, but he scores goals”. No, not my version of ‘I can’t dance’ by Genesis, but how I described Patrick Bamford to a Leeds-supporting friend (please don’t judge me, I’ve been exiled here for 14 years and as much… Read More Wig-Wam Bam, Patrick Bamford’s Boro’s Man
“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong” – Murphy’s Law The Murphy who wrote Murphy’s Law was surely a Boro fan (the patron of Scruphy Murphy’s maybe?), as there is no better way of describing the fabric of Boro’s existence than this. So I was somewhat surprised to hear bullish remarks from Steve Gibson… Read More Garry Monk – Boro’s Saviour or False Prophet?
Much of the talk around where Boro should strengthen this summer has centred around the outfield positions: ‘We need a new centre back for when Big Ben bows out’ ‘More creativity to replace the repugnant Ramirez’ ‘Our wingers are unproven, erratic and in short supply’ These are all valid points of course but during the… Read More Are the Boro in safe hands?