• Middlesbrough Message Board

  • kht20 kht20 Apr 27, 2007 16:37 Flag

    Welcome Home Woody

    Great news that Jonathan Woodgate has signed a four year deal and at £7m he is a snip! Hopefully this will now persuade Mark Viduka to do likewise as we sure do need his quality and guile upfront. Seems as if Southgate will have about £9m to spend on new players over the summer and he has already indicated he will be looking to offload quite a few which might add the amount Steve Gibson has allocated.
    So who do we think would fit the bill (and the available funds)? And who do we think should move on to pastures new?

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
    • Great signing and like you said, hope this persuade Viduka to sign.
      An obvious player for me to leave is Jason Euell, don't really understand why we signed him anyway? Also, Malcolm Christie, I think he is not Premiership standard.
      Think we need someone down the right of midfield, if West Ham go down we should snap up Boa Morte, class player.

      • 1 Reply to Oliver
      • Good news about Woodgate signing, but this is who'd I'd get rid of

        Paranby – not good enough for the Prem.
        Riggot - won’t get many chances now, so might as well cash in on him, could sell him to the Geordies for an inflated price since they're desperate for a defender and always pay over the odds for an average player
        Yakubu - not shown anything this season that’s he deserves to stay, alsohas been lazy more times than Viduka this season
        Jones - we have better in Turnbull and Knight
        Graham - not lived up to his potential also can't score in the lower league
        Mendieta – Past it
        Rochemback - how many good games has he had since arriving??
        And finally Boateng - supposed to be the captain of the team but has show this season he's unreliable at times and looks like he can’t handle the pressure and responsibilities, if Woodgate was made captian next season, maybe Boateng’s form will improve but he's not captain material.

        and who I'd like to see in, would be

        Viduka to re-sign.
        A pooper right winger, good knows we need one.
        Another striker.
        Another creative midfielder, to keep Arca on his toes and to provide cover when he's injured.
        New coaches but keep Cooper or promote him to Assistant.
        And a defensive midfielder till Catts is old enough and more technically better.

        I wouldn't get Boa Morte, he's not impressed me at the clubs he's been at plus I'd persoanlly prefer someone much younger and there is better and younger out there.........somewhere, maybe in Porritt