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Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 11:02
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Only Boro fans could come up with that one. Embarassing. It's like going to a panto with the kids. Oh look it's Gareth, let's booooooooooooo, oh' we never scored a goal, let's boooooooo. What a load of sh ite. It was always going to be nil nil on Friday. As soon as the fixtures come out people should have known. They dont let goals in and we dont socre - end result, nil nil. Simple logistics. Anyway, for what it's worth, we passed the ball around really well. The pick for me was yeates, Coyne and Williams. Grounds did well and Wheater and Huth were comfortable as you like.

Downsides, again, Aliadiere was no existent, infact he was embarassing. He should never play for us again. Morgan must have laughed his cods off knowing he was marking this fan ny. He also jumps too early for headers leaving Morgan to stand still and bat him out the way like a dismissive Aussie at headingley

We will have a good season tho. As soon as we get in a target man we'll start winning many games, until then we will be ineffective. We may get a few wins against really poor oppositon which might paper over the cracks but we will never in a million years beat any of the so called stronger sides until this striker problem is dealt with.

Yeates looks quality by the way.

tjf81 Posted on 10/08/2009 11:04
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I disagree. We give our team a good old booing, sometimes we don't even wait til full time [V][|)]

speckyget Posted on 10/08/2009 11:05
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

'Wheater and Huth were comfortable as you like.'Seems to contradict Coyne playing well, which he had to.

Agree on the booing mind - baffling. Team might have lacked cutting edge, but not effort or endeavour. Quality was there also.

Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 11:07
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"'Wheater and Huth were comfortable as you like.'Seems to contradict Coyne playing well, which he had to"

no it doesnt. Keepers can make good saves without bad play from their defenders

boronutter Posted on 10/08/2009 11:09
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

well i think they were correct to boo,its sometimes the only way to get the message across!the gate is not good enough to manage the boro,simple really.just because we had the summer off ,doesnt mean people will forget the happenings of last season.

robert_huths_niggling_injuries Posted on 10/08/2009 11:10
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I agree 100%.

Why don't these people just stay at home? They clearly come with a pre-meditated agenda when they come.

What also makes me laugh is the amount of people who have been moaning about the performance, yet when it comes down to it they didn't even go to the game cos they "can't afford it". strange how they can afford to spend the night in the pub watching followed by a parmo though

These paople aren't proper fans in my book

borobadge Posted on 10/08/2009 11:10
the final whistle

please remember what youve just posted about Yeates, bandy.

i recall when he was playing down here at Brighton...


and as for the boooing, well it tells you everything about a 'man' who does that to his own team....

speckyget Posted on 10/08/2009 11:11
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Well, not in this instance. They struggled first half with a lump of lard with the mobility of a skip, who'd had no pre season. Better second half, when it seemed to occur to them that jumping for the ball could improve their chances of winning it.

SirHumptyofDumpty Posted on 10/08/2009 11:12
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"well i think they were correct to boo,its sometimes the only way to get the message across!"

What message? That the lads had put in a good shift? That we'd passed the ball well?

idiot.

the-show-stopper Posted on 10/08/2009 11:14
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

a sign of things to come.

impatient fans, and too right, southgate has to deliver straightaway or he should go!

maxi_levey Posted on 10/08/2009 11:14
the final whistle

Ye let every body just sit back and applaud all shyt over the last three seasons [^].....[^]

boronutter Posted on 10/08/2009 11:14
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

fook off doomty[B)]

clown_nidd Posted on 10/08/2009 11:14
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

To me it looked the same sh!t just a lower league. Defenders hoofing it upfield, no presence upfront and no creativity in midfield.

Nothing has changed and Gareth has not learnt anything. His latest plan is to buy a big spud upfront and then play the long ball from our centrebacks and bypass the midfield.

Buddy Posted on 10/08/2009 11:16
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Agree almost 100% with first post.

Piggy Posted on 10/08/2009 11:17
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

The boo boys need to be careful. They are devaluing their own currency by booing after the first game of the season ends in a draw. Are we now at the stage where they will boo each time we fail to win? Or havent managed to rack up a half time lead?

What will they do if we get beat? Or get beat with a bad performance? Keep it up and the boos wont register any more, they will be background noise, similar to Mark Page giving us the details of the next game as we leave.

the-show-stopper Posted on 10/08/2009 11:22
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

it was deemed a winnable game by most yet we never really took control of the game.

if we continue to put those performances in i hope southgate gets booed a lot more.

he certainly deserves it.

king_hellfire Posted on 10/08/2009 11:25
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

'As soon as we get in a target man we'll start winning many games, until then we will be ineffective.'



Are you actually going to get a target man or is it just wishful thinking on the fans behalf?

kermit Posted on 10/08/2009 11:25
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

We all know we have no physical presence up front so we have to play a different way.

Instead we seem to play balls up to Emnes and Aliadiere like they're Duncan Ferguson and still expect them to win headers.

We should be playing balls in behind and building up play gradually rather than just hoofing it long and hoping Ali/Emnes win some headers.

Though to be fair, even if they do win a header they barely have any support.

one_man_clique Posted on 10/08/2009 11:25
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I can't be arsed booing anymore. I've got all last seasons boos on my ipod and just play them at full time.

Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 11:30
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

King hellfire: I XXXXXX hope so mate otherwise it's a fruitless season. Gareth knows who he wants and I think we need cash in before he can spend.

MoggasDog Posted on 10/08/2009 11:31
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

whats this? a f ucking rara call to arms?

the reason they were booed is because, despite promises, the same old shyte was dished out for all to see. this has been going on since the yoofa cup final. i think southgate must owe aliadiere money cos hes onlyXXXXXX who rates him.
player after player has left and those replacing them wouldnt get a game for darlo.
its shyte after shyte after shyte.

raras having a go at someone booing that?

fu cking raras.

king_hellfire Posted on 10/08/2009 11:31
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Do you reckon you'll have to sell Wheater to get that cash?
It would be a big loss if he were to be sold.

Linny Posted on 10/08/2009 11:32
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

It's embarrassing and predictable to the point of boring that people will boo if we fail to win.

First game of the season against a team that could have easilly been in the Premiership and will challange again - a draw isn't a bad result. Infact i'm surprised that anyone would have expecting anything other than a draw. It was a banker.

Unfortunately its not just a Boro thing. It seems to happen everywhere now. Fooking idiots.

one_man_clique Posted on 10/08/2009 11:32
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I'm getting Alves vibes here. We were saying the same thing 18 months ago about us being one striker away from being a great team, then the missing link came and we were worse for it.

MightyDuck Posted on 10/08/2009 11:33
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

different season, same product.

1 shot on target! disgraceful

I also thought it was gonna be nil-nil, so GS must have too. Why didnt he have an answer to it? thats his job!

i didnt boo, because there is no point anymore.

Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 11:33
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

nah, it;s just a case of shelving Alves and probably Tuncay. I'd guess that we would bring in Hulse who isnt great but he'd "do a job"/ I know thats a awful phrase but thats the kind of player we need now just to give the frontline some prescence. Aliadiere is so wan k it's untrue.

Muttley Posted on 10/08/2009 11:35
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"it was deemed a winnable game by most"

Really? Or just another stick to beat Southgate/Lamb/Gibson/MFC with?

I have to disagree about Coyne. Good save in the first couple of minutes, but his lack of height meant that he doesn't even challenge for crosses and I think that contributed to how shaky we looked at set pieces. Clean sheet though and you can't ask for more, but I think Jones will be straight in when fit.

one_man_clique Posted on 10/08/2009 11:36
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Aliadere always gets a game so Southgate needs to drop him to gain any repect from the fans.

I reckon his name is first on the team sheet and will continue to be. If we do get a striker in, he'll just move him on the wing to accomodate him.

clown_nidd Posted on 10/08/2009 11:41
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

People were not having a go at getting a draw they were having a go at southgate for not getting them playing better. WE should be getting at teams and putting them underpressure and looking to play them off the park. We should be going into games holding no fear and attacking teams. None of this hoofing up field and the midfield sitting deep.

Fans wanted to see changes in the summer and nothing has changed after all the talk from Gibson and Gareth

somethingtodowithdeath Posted on 10/08/2009 11:42
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I have no problem at all with fans booing at the end of any match. On Friday it was not a case of booing the first match of the season, but booing a manager that the majority of fans consider to be very poor. I think GS should be thankful that he has not been hounded out, he would have been at most clubs.


The_263 Posted on 10/08/2009 11:47
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Agree with bandy opposite the team performance and those that shone in an anodyne game. Coyne looks a far better than Jones and made a couple of great saves that would have lost us the game had Aussie Liability been between the sticks. No doubt GS will drop Coyne for delivering a clean sheet.

Booing: mixed feelings on this. The club do not listen to fans. The BBC Tees phone-ins have been a shambolic exercise based on spin and platitudes. Fans are still angry and hurting. The club should be more concerned about those who have given up on the booing. Southgate becoming bigger than the club disturbs me more than any boo.

skiprat Posted on 10/08/2009 11:47
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

The thing with the booing now is that because it happens at almost every game, it's completely lost it's impact.

somethingtodowithdeath Posted on 10/08/2009 11:51
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Skiprat, The thing is, that if the fans gave an ironic cheer at the end of a game GS would take it as a ringing endorsment of his excellent progress.[rle]

onion_budgie Posted on 10/08/2009 11:56
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

1. Yes, people are more impatient these days and fans do boo more regardless of who they support.
2. There were no boos at half time, or during the game, but the second half was dire, too much like last season, and some of the new season optimism will have evaporated at the final whistle.
3. We've just had a truly appalling season and a large element of our support is frustrated that Southgate hasn't been sacked or there haven't been significant changes. How else should they get the message across.

Muttley Posted on 10/08/2009 11:57
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"WE should be getting at teams and putting them underpressure and looking to play them off the park."

Who the fook do you think we are RealXXXXXXingMadrid? Talk about Ra-Ras needing a reality check! Who do you think you are supporting?

Change the sheets matron, this one's had a "little accident" last night. Dear oh dear.

clown_nidd Posted on 10/08/2009 12:03
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"Who the fook do you think we are RealXXXXXXingMadrid? Talk about Ra-Ras needing a reality check! Who do you think you are supporting?

Change the sheets matron, this one's had a "little accident" last night. Dear oh dear."

Stop wetting your bed about real madrid. We are in the championship now you know, we are meant to be the big fish in the little pond and have one of the best squads in the league. We are still paying top wages. We should be aiming to take the league by storm. But with gareth you don't get that winning mentality and he keeps making up excuses to want to struggle.

the-show-stopper Posted on 10/08/2009 12:07
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Muttley most on here seemed to think that this league would be a walk in the park for us.

The fans deserve a lot better than they are getting, southgate acknowledged that, however he has failed to improve the squad from last season.

The fixture was a home one, a game we should have dominated yet at times we let Sheff Utd dominate.

PeteBoro64 Posted on 10/08/2009 12:29
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

It was garbage. We ran around a lot again, but for me Southgate yet again demonstrated his lack of managerial nouce. Either that or the players ignored him. So someone deserves some boos. I was already livid way before halftime - all we did was lump the ball up field most of the time - both from defense and from the keeper. We never won any headers - not surprizingly - with Emnes up front. Even when we got it wide through Yeates or Johnson, there was no-one to cross it to. Surely, surely I thought ... its so obvious even Gareth will spot it and have a word at half-time and change tactics. Errr... Nope. Same tactics for 2nd half.

Increasingly it seems to me Southgate is not the man to lead us back up. I'm sorry but his whole aura is of a rabbit in the headlights. We need either need someone with quiet assured confidence bourne from experience or a complete bulldog up and at 'em type. Southgate is neither and it worries me sick that we will stumble on and on with him until this season had passed us by and before long we'll start hearing about
our "3 year plan to return to the Premiership". I dread it.



MightyDuck Posted on 10/08/2009 12:29
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

1 shot on target = a poor show.

Thats whats unacceptable

Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 12:31
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Sheff United did not dominate the game at any point. They had a brief flurry of excitement nr our goal which we dealt with. The game was contested by two strong teams, both of which will be in the top 8 come the end of the season so there is no panic. Sheff U were well drilled. We had two nil nils with them last season and they were in the championship so really you should do your homework a bit more show stopper.

glover_elbow Posted on 10/08/2009 12:37
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

muttley you dont have to have fantastic resources to play attractive football in this division look at swansea last year. If we played like that i would be more than happy . The same dire negavtive football week in week out and southgate spin is intollerable.

One shot on targetis pathetic, last year everton scored more goals and had more shots on target than us even without a recognised centre forward for half season the difference being they play as a team and have a good manager.

atkingson Posted on 10/08/2009 12:40
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I agree mate, I predicted the score line to be 0-0-besides that it really is getting boring now what do Boro fans think they can achieve by doing this? Gibson obviously doesn’t give a toss and the players won't play any better after being booed like that also, did we really play all that bad? I thought they deserved a clap for keeping Sheff Utd at bay especially the like of Wheater and Huth.

Muttley Posted on 10/08/2009 12:41
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"most on here seemed to think that this league would be a walk in the park for us"

Err no they didn't. There were a few insane optimists that might have had the temerity to post something to that effect. But it's nonsense. And saying things like "WE should be getting at teams and putting them underpressure and looking to play them off the park." is just using a pretension that the poster does not actually believe to rubbish the manager/chairman/whoever. And that is the point I'm trying to make. It's actually the inflated expectations of the boo boys that are the problem.

We are not going to run away with this division, certainly not with the team as it stands. Southgate needs to sort out the midfield and strike force pronto. However he will not be going anywhere until he has had chance so the constant wailing and gnashing of teeth is just p!ss and wind.

the-show-stopper Posted on 10/08/2009 12:43
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

those games where in the cups, we seem to up our game in the cups yet we still struggled to beat them. Cup games dont really count for much.

It did seem that Sheff Utd did much more with their possession than we did with ours, they had more purpose about them. We can pass but little else, it highlighted our problems up front. then we look at the bench and Lita is waiting, that doesnt excite anyone.

We should be dominating our home games and taking the game to the opposition, i dont think we did that.

Going by that result we will struggle away at Swansea, another team that had a good season last season and seem well organised.

Thornaby_Boro Posted on 10/08/2009 12:43
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

As long as the players put effort in fans shouldn't boo and although we didn't create much ,there was definitely effort so you're right, those booing were knob heads.
I actually think the booing thing on Friday was a bit exaggerated afterwards, I didn't think it was that bad and more people clapped than booed.

the-show-stopper Posted on 10/08/2009 12:54
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Muttley where do you think we will finish?

using our current squad, not saying '...well if we sign a striker and a midfielder'

I think we are looking at 10th at best, i just cant see where the goals are going to come from.

ItalianJob Posted on 10/08/2009 12:54
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

The boro 'fans' do the booing.

The boro supporters don't.

'It's the only way to get the message across' , what a load of XXXXXX! It will only discourage the team from week to week with the end result being us slipping further down the table.
So glad that I don't have a season ticket anymore when you have to put up with all those a--eholes at every home game.

Linny Posted on 10/08/2009 12:58
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

It seems that the "realists" expect us to win every game with flowing attacking football.

But the "RaRas" accept that we won't win every game and a draw against a side like Sheff Utd isn't a bad result.

Strange that.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 10/08/2009 12:59
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Barracking the team when it's dull has been part of the game since I started watching in the early 60's.

Too many fannies involved in football now, on the pitch and in the stands. You want the passion when it's going our way but can't handle it when it's not.


must-survive Posted on 10/08/2009 13:00
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

WE PAY OUR MONEY TO BE ENTERTAINED, IF WE'RE NOT ENTERTAINED WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO COMPLAIN.....

FRIDAYS PERFORMANCE WAS EMBARRASSING NOT THE BOOING, THE BOOING SIMPLY SUMMED UP THE FEELING OF THE CROWD

Jonny_Rondos_Disco_pants Posted on 10/08/2009 13:00
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Did the Norwich fans boo the team off at the weekend?

footyteam Posted on 10/08/2009 13:09
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

went for a meal after the game, it was ok, nowt special and wasn't hot enough. kind of expected it. anyhow, went into the kitchen and boo'd the chef none the less.

BoroAl Posted on 10/08/2009 13:15
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

We will now get a rep like jawdee fans.If we don't get our own way we'll cry on national telly and look like real dickheads

MightyDuck Posted on 10/08/2009 13:27
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Norwich fans were on the pitch, they wanted to give Bryan Gunn a firm telling off

Andy_Boro Posted on 10/08/2009 13:33
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

yeh but they were seven one down to a league 1 team at home in a league they are expected to win us on the other hand were playing on of the best teams in this division and apart from lack of chances we looked comfortable and got a point

Bernie_was_right Posted on 10/08/2009 13:34
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

It`s my club, and i`ll boo if i want to, boo if i want to, boo if i want to, .....you would boo too if it happened to you.

Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 13:35
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Sense from Andy Boro. If we'd drawn at home to Donny then we'd have reason to complain.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 10/08/2009 13:41
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

wat it a good game Bandy?

Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 13:45
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Yes Corcaigh. It was quite entertaining for a nil nil. The nationals write sh ite. They made it out to be the dullest draw ever. They know nowt. It was two organised sides playing for the shirt. We passed the ball to feet, with pace and switched play well. I think the ones that are moaning are basically impatient kids without any knowledge of how the game works. All a bit cringeworthy really

clown_nidd Posted on 10/08/2009 13:47
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

it reminded me of those 0-0s we used to get against Charlton in the early 90s

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 10/08/2009 13:48
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I was in the office for most and had the Ali commentary on, it sounded ok-ish. Watched the last 20 minutes on the pc in the flat and it looked dull, like a couple of mid table teams at the end of the season.

By the way, whoever put that link up, it was the best coverage I've seen.

Critical_Bill Posted on 10/08/2009 13:50
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I thought Huth looked a bit shaky. He was waiting for the ball rather than attacking it.
We looked a bit dodgy defending corners, too.

Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 13:51
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Corcaigh, we will be ok this season. We looked strong and combative. However there is a fine line between plodding and grinding results and beating teams comfortably. With a strong forward, we have a good chance of staying up there in my opinion.

Saw your lad at half time aswell.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 10/08/2009 14:01
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

has he got his old seat this season?

Critical_Bill Posted on 10/08/2009 14:02
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

It was also a pretty dire game overall. Bandy, you are easily pleased.

the-show-stopper Posted on 10/08/2009 14:06
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

we have just signed Lita, someone i agree is a bad signing for the club.

how many more strikers do you think this club can sign??

clown_nidd Posted on 10/08/2009 14:06
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

All huth did when the ball came to him was boot it into touch or launch it up field. Lets show a bit of style and how the game should be played. get it on the floor and pass it to the midfield.

Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 14:07
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Not easily pleased Bill, just understanding of the consequences. We played ok, we couldnt score but we were good enough to stop them scoring aswell. Thats it really in a nutshell. I look at the game as it is. I dont read too much into the detail of the performance like most do. The mentality now as "fans" is to analyse every single nano-second of the game and highlight where we went wrong. it's all bullschitt. Everyone thinks they are a manager thesedays. it's all a bit too championship manager for me.

Critical_Bill Posted on 10/08/2009 14:07
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

clown_nidd, he's a modern day Steve Vickers.

bandy, come on man, the second half was as poor a 45minutes as you'll see all season.

Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 14:16
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

the second half was cack but that was mainly down to Aliadiere and Emnes being sat in Morgans pocket.

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 10/08/2009 14:18
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

If there had been a lack of effort then I could understand the reaction, but there wasn't.

The fact is many want Southgate out and will use every excuse to vent their feelings.

Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 14:19
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

what would any other manager have done differently on friday night?

Critical_Bill Posted on 10/08/2009 14:22
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

maybe not have resorted to his team playing the long ball to lightweight strikers who were being babysat by lumbering centre-backs.
There was no innovation, no plan A B or C

Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 14:27
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

thats because we became frustrated again cos we were never going to get in behind them and break them down. We were relying on one mistake from Morgan or Kilgallon and it never happened. At least when Lita came on we looked more of a threat cos he looks like he might knock a few about. I was amazed tho that ali ad a mare stayed on. I'm sick to the back teeth of watching that mincer. Did he have rochembacks alice band on?

Critical_Bill Posted on 10/08/2009 14:29
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

He was wearing a band.
Apparently he can 'stretch' teams....

clown_nidd Posted on 10/08/2009 14:29
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

You could have predicted that Gareth was going to bring on Lita on about 60 minutes if it was still 0-0. I would have brought him on at half time. You juat don't feel he has other plans to try to change the game.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 10/08/2009 14:39
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

'we were never going to get in behind them and break them down'

we had two wingers playing, isn't that what they're there for?

Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 15:07
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I think sometimes you have to accept that we will fail to break teams down. It happens. There will be many a time where Yeates and Johnson will tear into teams and help themselves to a few goals. Hopefully more often than not. Not every team will be a strong as Sheff United. Blackwell is no mug and neither were his no nonsense tight markers

the-show-stopper Posted on 10/08/2009 15:13
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

you'd hope that Johnson and Yeates would to that more often than not when we play at home.

maybe this is how it will work : struggle at home and do okay away.

mind i think we will struggle against Swansea

woolyback Posted on 10/08/2009 15:14
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

What was going on next to you in the first half Bandy? it looked quite heated.

BoroPhil Posted on 10/08/2009 15:17
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

to the people who booed: do you want players like Adam Johnson and David Wheater to stay?

Because if I was them, and I'd just put in 90mins of hard work, got a decent result then got booed off at the end I'd be seriously XXXXXXed off - it would certainly make me think twice about staying here if clubs like Villa are in for me or if my contract is up at the end of the season.

Bandy Posted on 10/08/2009 15:26
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Woolyback: it was very heated. Very nearly a full on fight before bandito intervened! Afta about ten minutes the bloke next to me, said to me "hat the fuk are you doing here" as in a how XXXXXX is this kind of way. I just said I have no choice cos I have bought a season ticket and I've been ere since 95 in the same seat and said stop moaning youre doing my head in. he then started going on about how crap we are and how he and his family had come up from sussex. i said so fuk, unlucky. He then carried on ranting and raving and the lads infront of me who have been going for yrs then told him to pipe down, stop moaning and watch the game. he then proceeded to carry on moaning and then go all mouthy and then decided to offer one of the lads out, who took umbridge and then said ok then, so they started staring each other out. His son then joins in and offers his two penneth and all hell nearly breaks loose. the bloke and the lad infroint of me go down to the concourse to "sort things out" and the next thing the steward comes up and says that the bloke wants to move his family to the west stand, so his already embarassed wife apologises and move herself and the ret of her family to the west. he was a clown. He said he'd had two cans but it must have been lighter fluid cos he was talking out his arse. It was all a bit embarassing.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 10/08/2009 15:29
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I hope he posts on here, we could be in for a good thread [:D]

sheriff_john_bunnell Posted on 10/08/2009 15:32
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

christ on a bike. the booing is for 3 years of absolute XXXXXXe. im sick of all this holier than thou crap. If i'd paid for a season ticket the last few years, i'd feel i had every right to boo a team who very rarely even look like winning.
I know boro fans can be a bit negative, but at the moment we have very good reason to be.
Do you go to every game close your eyes and think happy thoughts?
hats off to all those who go to the game sing their hearts out and then let the chairman and manager know exactly what they think of the hole this club is burying itself in.

Matty_mfc Posted on 10/08/2009 19:07
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

why do people booo are you winding me up?

at home 1st game of the season, in a lower league and we have ONE shot on target. ONE! madness. who in that team will score more than 5 goals this season because its beond me [sad]?

perfome like that every week and its bye bye premierleague next season!

The_263 Posted on 10/08/2009 19:13
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

No wonder Bandy enjoyed the game - he was too busy rubber-necking it in the stands.

Muttley Posted on 10/08/2009 19:16
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

This for you Matty.

It is unlikely that we will be in the PL next season. We have no divine right to be there but you should realise that the club is TRYING to get back there. Gibson, Lamb and even Gareth Southgate are all trying to get promotion. No-one is deliberately getting us relegated or making us play carp.

And in answer to an earlier question from "The Show Stopper" I reckon with the present squad and no additions or exits we would finish below the play offs around 8th-12th. However I don't think it likely that the squad we have now will be the one we go into September with nor the one available ti us in February.

SplendidStuff Posted on 10/08/2009 19:18
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

For the pro booo boys and the dumbshiits.

We had one shot on target because the strikers were not effective.

The rest of the play was spot on and with better strikers we would have registered more shots on target.

Neither striker had a shot on target.

As soon as the Alves/Mido/Tuncay scenario is sorted we will have a new striker. Oh and Lita is yet to get match fit.

Problem solved.

Matty_mfc Posted on 10/08/2009 19:23
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

And this one is back to you 'Mr Muttley'

well if there all trying as hard as you say were has been all these additions to the squad that will in fact get us back to the premierleague?
you must be one of these fans that clap at the final whistle even if we get beat eh? can you tell me what posertives there were to take out of friday nights game exept the fact we never got beat?

zzzzz Posted on 10/08/2009 19:25
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"the second half was cack but that was mainly down to Aliadiere and Emnes being sat in Morgans pocket."

Remind me.. who signed them?

Why are you making excuses for Southgate? Again.

SplendidStuff Posted on 10/08/2009 19:25
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Matty thats the type of attitude being discussed here.

What if we lose a game and the players were unlucky?

I would still show them gratitude, numbskulls just booo.

Tom_Fun Posted on 10/08/2009 19:26
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

So basically, if we don't get another striker in, we're f*cked?

Muttley Posted on 10/08/2009 19:26
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I can't tell you what to take as a positive, that's up to you.

On the subject of additions to the squad, perhaps you could compare us to the other two relegated squads and their activity in the transfer market. Change is coming don't be so impatient.

Oh and no need to be so formal, "Mutt" will do [;)]

footyteam Posted on 10/08/2009 19:29
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

booing is pointless to be fair.

its not gonna make gibson sack southgate
its less than inspiring for the players

unfortunately mclaren was right

Matty_mfc Posted on 10/08/2009 19:30
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

but we wernt on friday, it wasnt good enough and boring if im honest thats why fans booo.

i pay good money for my season ticket and with that i expect entertainment and if i dont get that like on friday i will voice my opinion and rightly so!


SplendidStuff Posted on 10/08/2009 19:31
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

'So basically, if we don't get another striker in, we're f*cked?'

No because we have Lita to consider, or has everyone forgot he played what was it? 30 mins possibly and had no pre season matches.

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 10/08/2009 19:35
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I think its difficult to criticise if the players have put in a shift, which they clearly did, but ran out of ideas towards the end of the game.

The booing was more about Southgate and last season than it was about the game on Friday, which is fookin crazy which ever way you look at it.

The_263 Posted on 10/08/2009 19:37
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"We had one shot on target because the strikers were not effective."

which tool bought these "strikers"??

Tom_Fun Posted on 10/08/2009 19:37
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Possibly Splendid, I think we need an attacking midfielder more than a striker anyway. Zenden-esque.

Holgatewall Posted on 10/08/2009 19:38
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I thought Yeates and Johston always looked like giving their defenders a torid time but lacked a big striker to get crosses in to.

The defence always look worrying when a side is either taking a free kick or a corner kick into the penalty area. Maybe this was because of a lack of understanding with a new keeper. ( Who i thought looked reasonable).

They know now of the sort of problems that championship sides are going to pose this season. Boro were the better footbaling team - Sheff utd a stronger side physically. Boro need a physical strength up front and they'll be ok this season. Also need a battler in midfield as Digard looks as if he's going to be injured a lot of the time.

footyteam Posted on 10/08/2009 19:41
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

need to stop banging balls forward to strikers.

thats why i don't want a 'target man' boring football.

like previous poster, get a good attacking centre midfielder. we don't need two holding midfiedlers, most teams we play this season will sit back and try and break, just like sheff u.

Hercules Posted on 10/08/2009 19:55
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"We had one shot on target because the strikers were not effective"

When did any player get the ball at their feet in the area? The entire team never created a thing.

I can't remember once where I thought we might score. Thats why people booed. The club say they want promotion this year. We must win our home games to do this. How the hell do we expect to win 80% of our games at the Riverside without having a shot?

mikehunt Posted on 10/08/2009 19:59
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Missed friday match, coming back from holiday, would have made it before Sky moved it forward.
Watched a recording on saturday, having been told it was XXXXXXing XXXXXXe by mates.
Chuffed to see a good crowd and to hear it for much of the first half.
Chuffed to see Yeates and Williams start so well and Wheater and Huth do well.
Agree Bandy there was some decent first half passing, BUT if we don't sign a striker with presence and another who can score goals too, then we will be pretty but struggle.

I think we will sign a couple by end of august and will hold Wheater and maybe Huth, if we manage to move on Alves,Tuncay and Mido.
I also think we will sign again in Jan if we are top 6 to push on.

Put Jason Roberts and Jermaine Beckford in our team and I believe we could win a very ordinary league.
Sign another plank, or stick with what we have got up front and we could be rattling around at the bottom.
Very fine margins here lads.
Just my opinion...

wellerman Posted on 10/08/2009 20:07
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Dont agree with the booing but how else can fans let the club know how they feel,after relegation has devastated us,just when you feel a bit of getting over it and looking forward to the new season,we have to watch the same old shyte,a blind man could see we needed a striker ,but what has gs done ,from what i saw shyte all.did any of the midfield actually know where they were supposed to be playing.yet again we start with our left winger on the right,brilliant tactical genius by gs again.

SplendidStuff Posted on 10/08/2009 20:07
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

'I can't remember once where I thought we might score.'

How about when Yeates forced the great save and also when Johnson got past the fullback on the right and took the ball into the box, but then delivered a poor ball.

Hercules Posted on 10/08/2009 20:14
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

It was Johnson running into the box so I wasn't getting my hopes up as his delivery is woeful. Lo-and-behold he doesn't find a man.

So our only real chance was when Yeates had a shot from 30 yards, which may or moy not have been going in.

So...no I never really thought we were going to score.

Muttley Posted on 10/08/2009 20:17
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"yet again we start with our left winger on the right"

Errr, except we didn't. Granted the two wingers swapped flanks several times during the match to little effect but this is not a ploy used by GS alone.

wellerman Posted on 10/08/2009 21:45
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

did start with left winger johnson on the right ,didnt work once last season yet gs did it again gs raves that now downings gone the left wing job is all johnsons but he plays him on the right why?

Gillandi Posted on 10/08/2009 21:48
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I agree with bandy.

clown_nidd Posted on 10/08/2009 22:06
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

The ironic thing is if back in january the fans had been more vocal and forced southgate out we would have stayed up and wouldnt have been booing on friday

Bandy Posted on 11/08/2009 09:51
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Clown - whilst you're on a roll can you tell me tomorrow nights lottery numbers please

Mikehunts post was very concise. He knows the craic.

clown_nidd Posted on 11/08/2009 10:05
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

End of January we were joint bottom with WBA and recently lost 3-0 at WBA. it was nothign to do with predicting the future the signs were there. He should have gone then. But as usual the fans accepted the situation. Like we are now.

Bandy Posted on 11/08/2009 10:08
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"the fans accepted the situation"

here's a tip: it's out of our hands. Gibson wouldnt budge. Like it or lump it.

clown_nidd Posted on 11/08/2009 10:13
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Typical boro fan..Accept the situation. I think people underestimate the power of the fans. Boro fans seemed to have accepted that the club is run like dictatorship. The fans need to be more vocal. Gibson has it easy. No other fans would put up with what has happened in the last 3 years without wanting changes. Gibson knows exactly how to work the fans.

Bandy Posted on 11/08/2009 10:16
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

what do you suggest then. A gathering at the ground and a sing song infront of his office? Maybe we could ask Gillandi to bring his guitar? Gibson is in charge of the club -he can do what the fuk he wants and that is exactly what he does. How long have you followed Boro because you are coming across as being a bit of a spoilt brat

Muttley Posted on 11/08/2009 10:19
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

You're not a clown nut a full blown idiot if you think that behaving like spoilt children would have any effect on the way the club is run. And rightly so as we are not in possession of the full facts, the internecine intrigues, the financial situation, the potential of the youth players so any "decision" made by us the fans would be flawed.

Just to simplify it a bit for you, if you were to buy a house would you buy it not knowing anything about it? Yet you seem to think that running a football club is something that can be done in the same way.

Bandy Posted on 11/08/2009 10:20
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I think clown nidd would buy a house because bob from down the road sez it doesnt need any work doing to it.

clown_nidd Posted on 11/08/2009 10:21
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Stop getting carried away, it is not like acting like spoilt children. We were terrible last year, the manager should have gone, nothing has changed in the summer. The fans have been conned.

Its about showing passion for your club and not accepting the crap we are being fed.

Muttley Posted on 11/08/2009 10:25
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"Its about showing passion for your club and not accepting the crap we are being fed."

Sadly, a few (and I include you in this) have crossed the line from passion into a childish tantrum. "I'm going to cry and cry and cry until Southgate is sacked, AND I CAN"

Bandy Posted on 11/08/2009 10:26
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

we have played ONE game this season. If you are still wittering on about last season then get over yerself quickly. This season could be good, it could be XXXXXX, who knows, but that is football my friend.

Jonny_Rondos_Disco_pants Posted on 11/08/2009 10:27
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

It could be worse, we could have Brian Gunn in charge.

clown_nidd Posted on 11/08/2009 10:27
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

So you think the last 3 years have been acceptable and a manager who has won 2 games in 27 should stay in charge? McClaren was right about fans need educating. Why did McClaren get a lot rougher deal when he did so much?

hewielewie Posted on 11/08/2009 10:28
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"I think people underestimate the power of the fans. Boro fans seemed to have accepted that the club is run like dictatorship. The fans need to be more vocal. Gibson has it easy. No other fans would put up with what has happened in the last 3 years without wanting changes."

Haven't you learnt anything from what has happened up the road?

Muttley Posted on 11/08/2009 10:29
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

He's unbeaten this season.

(And what Bandy said)

clown_nidd Posted on 11/08/2009 10:30
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"Haven't you learnt anything from what has happened up the road?"

Who? Sunderland?

Oh you mean newcastle? I see they got relegated like us. I see blackburn and spurs changed managers last season and moved up teh table and stayed up

We must have the most naive fans in the country.

Bandy Posted on 11/08/2009 10:30
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I was a McClaren fan. I thought he did a good job here, and Southgates reign is completley different. McClaren was able to bring in top drawer players. Gareths record is XXXXXX, we all know that, he will be first to admit that. Gibson knows that aswell. However, he has made a decision to stick with him for the long term benefit of the club. Lets see how it pans out. If he gets us up then he'll be held in the same high regard as Robson, Bruce and lennie wont he and everybody will be keen to give him another crack at the prem.

Jonny_Rondos_Disco_pants Posted on 11/08/2009 10:32
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

His 1st two years were no better or worse than McClarens. Last season was XXXXXXe.

I really hope he can take us up.

Bandy Posted on 11/08/2009 10:34
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

last season was the worst I have endured as a fan. It was turgid. I cant think of one moment of magic or inspiration. it was XXXXXX horrible and now I am glad to be in the fizzy league, but also would be just as happy to get out of it double quick.

hewielewie Posted on 11/08/2009 10:36
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

You cant include Spurs in the "new manager" excuse. They were never going to go down even if they had kept Ramos.

clown_nidd Posted on 11/08/2009 10:40
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

McClaren was able to back up his words with results. Southgate can't. Southgate's first 2 years was built on the team McClaren left. Ie the strikers.

McClaren should be treated like a god on Teesside for winning us a cup, he even lived local too. Yet here we are our worst manager in last 25 year and people are still happy to have him in charge.

When are the fans going to wake up and stop being taken for mugs?

Do you honestly think he will get us up this season? He hasn't a clue. Everyone keeps questioning his tactics,substitutions and team selection. Yet no one is making an effort to force him out.

When will it finally end? in league one?

Muttley Posted on 11/08/2009 10:49
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

"Yet no one is making an effort to force him out."

What are YOU doing to "force him out"? Aside from stomping your feet and throwing your toys out of the pram. All I hear is p!ss, wind and whinge. Let's have YOUR action plan. Come on! You're the man with a mission, with the vision.

P!ss or get off the pot.

Brick_Tamland Posted on 11/08/2009 11:08
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

I agree with Vickers that the booing wasn't to do with the performance, which didn't lack endeavour or spirit. Many fans want a managerial change and they're letting the club know.


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clown_nidd Posted on 11/08/2009 11:10
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

Brick_Tamland, spot on. how on earth can a manager stay in his job with a record of 2 wins in 26 and 11 straight away defeats. Only at boro can you get away with it. Its a tragedy that fans treated McClaren worse.

AyresomeJoy Posted on 11/08/2009 12:24
Nob head fans booing at the final whistle

southgate is clueless and anyone who will not accept this fact is either deluded, frightened of a change in manager(like gibson is) or just lacking in their general understanding of football and how important good management is. i.e tactics, a team that knows what its doing and when, a captain.