NoCanariesAllowed, I couldn't agree more with you on how reassuring it is to see other teams supporters having a pop at their players, especially when their owners have splashed out high salaries to secure their services. I was nervous about Kei Kamara last weekend, but the comments chosen were actually at the politer end of the spectrum.
One of the things I take away most weeks is just how fortunate we are in having a management team with the experience and cold judgement of Mick and Terry. Someone on the forum last week compared Lee Clark to Paul Jewell, having a decent enough squad, but completely failing to make the best of the players at his disposal.
I love your safe-cracking comment, Eric, but a small part of me bizarrely thinks there may be goals in the game. They are possibly missing both keepers and Woodgate, and we may see the adventurous Carayol on the wing. We have Taylor coming into form, plus Williams and Ebanks-Blake for additional firepower. Cue a 0-0 draw!
Thanks everyone for chipping in once again with your thoughts and comments.
If Frank Nouble ever scores 10 or more goals in 1 season in any of the top 4 leagues i will run round the perimeter of Portman Road naked for charity. I dont doubt hes a great bloke and he probably trains like a demon but hes never a footballer.No natural ability whatsoever and without that you just cant make it. I would love him to prove me wrong and become the 2nd coming of Dalian Atkinson but im not gona hold my breath. And thats not slagging one of our players off, its just a fan whos watched a lot of football down the years giving an honest opinion.
Jack won't make it, too homesick. Freddie might in time, but I don't think that the Man U coaching staff have a clue from what has been sent here!...Martin (I give up on him), Tunnicliffe, worked hard but afraid to shoot, and didn't create. Some Prem Clubs don't create players, they just buy them, I give a big thank you to Southampton FC for your coaching staff, and what is going on at Liverpool and Everton, they have real managers introducing English players worthy of the National Team...which what the 'Famous Pyramid was all about?
If Hyam starts it will be a negative formation again. I would like both Taylor and Williams in from the start. Hyam can come on later in the game if needed, he can't be fully match fit after quite a while out through injury. When I said Wordsworth is always injured I was marked down weeks ago, it seems others are now realizing it! Against a team that are struggling to score and get results, please put out a team to go out and win McCarthy.
An attacting central midfield player who likes to get in the box! i like this link,,, Only 3 goals in 20 League games this season but thats more than our entire central midfield this season so i'd take that! At 22 there is time for development under MM & TC
So it could also be about money and as most of our starting 11 were bought for next to nothing or on a free transfer that Taylor has to prove himself even more than the rest. Interesting that Mick got almost that much in a bonus for keeping us up...don't mention that Mick do you?
Yep should hopefully be a good game tomorrow, with possibly our most attacking line up away from home this season...so go for it lads against let's face it an average Boro' team. Unfortunately I can see them ending their 12 hours since scoring against us so it's a question of can we outscore them.
.......... even now McCarthy seems reluctant to play him - one thing is certain is that if Taylor does anything other than play out of his skin, he will be OUT - unlike a few others who shall remain nameless !!!!