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  • rrichards rrichards Oct 24, 2007 21:31 Flag

    McLaren back to MBro by December?

    Things looking more desperate in the England camp and the Boro -somethings gonna give and Southgate will be out the door with Mclaren returning back to his well earned obscurity at the riveside

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    • I hope not!!!

      Although the new team is not firing as we all want GS has lost the 2 main strikers from last season. One he probably did not think was going to go. The the replacements all get injured!

      Although we´re getting beaten, aside from Chelsea, there has been better football played in all the games. Some of the games jsut have´,t gone our way. Over the whole season this had better average out or we´re in serious trouble!

      Will GS get the boot? I really dont think so. Even at Christmas, if it is sticky, he will give GS another transfer window to do some dealing and there is no point bringing in a new guy to work with someone else´s team. SG backs his managers to the hilt, they have all been rookies from Robson, SMc and GS. He wont change the manger who is getting the team to play better even if the current results are poor.

      I have seen this team miss more siters this season than the whole of last put together! We just need to score them!

      Come On BORO!

      • 1 Reply to Boro Doug
      • That’s what I dislike about SG, all thought he's one of the best chairmen in the premiership and country he has this awful knack of recruiting rookie managers who out stay there welcome

        Robson - Should of been sacked 2 seasons earlier than when he actually left

        McClaren - Gibson got lucky that the FA wanted McClaren as England manager just a few months after he'd signed a new contract, thus getting (probably) a bumper compensation package from the FA

        Southgate - Had an ok 1st season but nothing special, signed one or two panic buys last season one of which is constantly injured and is very unlikely to shift Woodgate or Pogatetz once fully fit, (so could also say wasted £6M), has proved in 2007 that he's in desperate of needing some help other than Cooper or Crosby, needs also to bring his own coaching staff in as well or get some backbone and start dropping the players who aren't performing (i.e. Downing, Boateng etc) and giving the likes of Adam Johnson a chance (once he's back from his loan)............actually I would sell Downing in January and start playing Adam Johnson, if his current form is anything to go by, I doubt Downing would be missed and Johnson would be a better choice for the England squad.

        I sometimes think that SG is more of a fan than a chairman, as some of his view like not hiring an experienced manager or foreign manager, another chairman probably wouldn’t give two hoots about just as long as the teams winning cups or finishing high in the league and its filling the ground, something that’s not happen with the Boro at the moment.

    • Yeah righto