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  • expat_smoggie expat_smoggie Oct 18, 2009 18:14 Flag

    Where is it going wrong

    I read the papers and watch the highlights on the web site and still feel dumbfounded as to what business plan our beloved MFC has..??

    Is it a MBA from disney world our board room members have got or purely just no desire to satisfy the massess of disciples that turn up each week, to see a poor game plan and average performances by those who insist in god like status. With no plan B and C from the bench.

    The pride and moral boost the town needs with the closure of various steel and chemical plants is a must this season and promotion is a necessity to achieve such.....

    Mr G and S...lets again review our game plan and what our goals and targets are...we can succeed but need to see the wood from the trees......Lets stick together and show all those outside the boundaries where the factory smoke can not be seen what we are made of....

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    • 1. you have installed a gobsh*te as manager

      2. he has been allowed to waste 6m pound soon scottish rejects

    • where did it all go wrong you ask! it went wrong in more ways than one first oil dropped to 38 dollars a barrel the club is tied to steve gibson's, oil company,hence the onetime £93000000 debt now reprted as £30 something million £ debt.Secondly a £50oooooo development at hurworth all of which belong to sg and his partner, while telling you gullible supporters it belongs to you.then he has the cheek to tell the same boro supporters to vote the last government out.SELL up steve and go befor you become as popular as that south bank wimp paul daniels

    • I think the main problem now is motivation, getting the players to believe in themselves. The players seem to wilt in front of their home crowd yet with no pressure away from home they turn it on. Make no mistake the fault lies with the manager. I guess now in the Championship, Boro can't afford the cost of a Sports Psychologist so it has to be down to the manager and the backroom staff to provide the motivation. Boro no longer have a talismanic player who can perform a bit of magic and turn the game in an instant so the motivation has to come from the dressing room. Wheater, great and loyal lad that he is, is no captain yet, Boro need someone who can inspire as well as organise. Someone who, when the heads go down after conceding a goal, can lift the players. Finally Boro need a manager who can make the players believe they are the greatest ever to have laced a boot. Southgate was a good organiser on the pitch and this is a worthy attribute he has taken to the dugout, but he does not inspire in the way, Strachan, O'Neil, Morinho or Ferguson does, Remember Clough and the teams he inspired to greatness without massive star players, even when he was #$%$.