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I believe this 'goal machine' (who the fook printed that banner..?!' has been one of hte main factors of our demise this year
Sunday league quality play this year...nothing better....but I think he'll get a bag full next year as that is his level...
great we could be playing Millwall next year...?!?
I take it Expat that your assuming Alves will still be here next year plying his trade and therefore collecting his inflated wage packet!!!! Can't see it myself. OK the parachute payments will soften the blow of relegation during the first year financially so possibly the big earners might stay but can you honestly see Tuncay, Downing, Johnson, Huth, Wheater, Bates to name but a few staicking around to play Champioship level football.
I'm not laying the blame for this season on 1 player as such, yes he's been a totally unjustified aquisition given the amount spent on him, but performances right across the team have been woeful, I just think Southgate doesn't inspire or get the best from them and they don't have the desire, confidence and ability to play as he instructs them to do. Wholesale changes have to be made no matter what happens in the last 2 games, I don't care if they win both and stay up (obviously I do care) but that won't hide or change what has to be undertaken to ensure this season never happens again. Houdini himself would struggle to get out of this bag Boro are in.
For me get Mowbray in as Boss, no other will do (and I did say Curbishley a while ago) and work from there, PL or Championship, makes no odds clear out the dead wood, the overpaid and underperforming, the want aways and lets build with who wants to be here, who is good enough and who can we bring in that will add the quality and gile Boro need because if they don't bounce back staright away I don't think they ever will!!!!!