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Match Thread: Boro Vs Forest, Sponsored by Silva's Appendix

Pope John XXIII

Vital Football Legend
#1
Pared down Fred because it's been a bloody busy day.

Middlesbrough is spelled wrong. It should be Middlesborough. This annoys me.

Their team will look something like this;

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But they have also been using 4-2-3-1. Fletcher may well be out. Ayala and Roberts are out. Friend might be out.

They have a big defensive crisis.

Their strengths and weaknesses;

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They may not play how we want them to. So we need to get that goal. They were poor against Leeds and are suffering with injuries.

Their form is shite;
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This is not easy by any means but we will be kicking ourselves if we don't get a 9th away win tonight
 

Pope John XXIII

Vital Football Legend
#2
Then again, no Sow for us.

Yates and Semedo start so we'll be absolutely shite and unable to string three passes together until SL wakes up and drags at least one of them off.

I would think he learned his lesson on that against Wednesday and Wigan, but clearly not

Carvalho still can't buy a place in the first 11
 

Will.NFFC

Vital 1st Team Regular
#5
Then again, no Sow for us.

Yates and Semedo start so we'll be absolutely shite and unable to string three passes together until SL wakes up and drags at least one of them off.

I would think he learned his lesson on that against Wednesday and Wigan, but clearly not

Carvalho still can't buy a place in the first 11
Baffling isn’t it
 

finbar70

Vital Reserves Team
#6
Unbelievable on Yates! Shocking player. The best we can hope for is 0-0 until the hour mark when he removes Yates and plays Carvalho
 

Pope John XXIII

Vital Football Legend
#7
I literally roll my eyes when I see both of them on the field together.

Just about every dreadful midfield performance we have seen has featured the two of them together; including, I think, the collapse at home to Boro where I believe both were brought on and we couldn't muster a single attack afterwards.

One or the other is ok, bit for some reason together they tend to make our midfield shocking.
 

forestonourwayback

Vital Squad Member
#10
Some worrying selections, Semedo and Yates. Middlesbrough (I thought it was spelled that way) have some good players and have massively underachieved. A bit concerned.
 

Pope John XXIII

Vital Football Legend
#11
Our old nemesis Gestede starts for them. Didn't even know he played for them.

I am worried after that selection. Feels like we have shot ourselves in the foot before we even started
 

MaltaRed

Vital 1st Team Regular
#12
It shows how limited our options are. Practically we r playing with same 14 players...all season, at least the defence is a strong one.
 

mr ron

Vital Football Hero
#13
Bostock made the bench we must be getting low on players, I'd also have preferred carvhallo to start over Yates as we've basically 3 more defensive cm. Yates needs a good game, he's not brilliant but he's not totally shocking either.
 

MaltaRed

Vital 1st Team Regular
#15
Carvalho should just pack it in
If the boy cannot even start with Sow nd Silva out I dont know how the crowd still consider him as some sort of Messiah. Maybe he will get a chance in one of the coming home games, unless Sow makes a miraculous come back.
 

MaltaRed

Vital 1st Team Regular
#17
Not 1 addition from January starts
Maybe Diachaby will come in at some point to replace Ameobi ... then Walker will replace or Yates or Semedo if we r not winning nd Carvalho will get the last 10 minutes instead one of the remaining Yates or Semedo... usual drill
 

mr ron

Vital Football Hero
#18
Sabri likes everyone to put themselves about and help defend as a unit, carvhallo isn't that type of player I think he will keep it like this until the hour and if we need to get a goal carvhallo comes in.
 

finbar70

Vital Reserves Team
#20
Maybe Diachaby will come in at some point to replace Ameobi ... then Walker will replace or Yates or Semedo if we r not winning nd Carvalho will get the last 10 minutes instead one of the remaining Yates or Semedo... usual drill
I hope diakhaby is nowhere near the field today, and Yates is awful.