Made me realize how fit you have to be to play at the top level. Frantic stuff, end to end with not a second to settle on the ball. Both teams panicked a bit in the final third but that's probably down to how knackered the players were more than anything.
Am I the only person who doesn't think he's that great? Most of the time I've watched him he's mucking about in his own penalty area and putting his own team mates under pressure, and is also prone to a few mistakes.
What a dull, unimaginative side they've become. They look so slow all the time, not sure if its just the system or the fact their players just lack pace generally (Mata, Fellaini, Carrick, Schneiderlin ect).
Maybe they've given up on the manager? I don't know. Depay up their for flop of the season as well.
What are your thoughts on him? I rate him but sometimes I watch him and think he is always on the peripheral of a game. Other times he's class to watch with his skills and everything. Not sure how good he is.
The guy is classy at this level but I didn't quite get the idea of playing Skuse and Douglas together again when it doesn't work unless there's a 3.
I know it was in a way because M-Niles was in there but he's forward thinking, he roams, he kind of does what Douglas does but in a more dynamic way.
We could have done worse than sticking a Jay Tabb on Downing tonight, kick his heels, putting him off his game. I know its easy to say that now but he could at least be on the bench, I didn't even see Coke when he came on.
A fit Luke Hyam as well would have been useful also, we missed someone combative in the middle. We seemed to push so high at times than we left so much space in behind again.
First half we made about 4 last ditch tackles to stop threatening attacks. I admire Mick in a way for having a go but I'm surprised a manager like him didn't come up with any real plan of nullifying them.
I feel sorry for our full backs, no wonder Knudsen and Chambo are the ones getting the stick they're constantly exposed. They're having to do the jobs of a left back and left midfielder at once, they're not machines.
Middlesbrough are a good side though, and I wouldn't be surprised to see them go up.
The figures spent on agents' fees were published on Monday and they made positive reading for Town fans. The results were collected between October 2014-September 2015 and established Town as the Championship's fourth-lowest spenders (£261,347) with only Rotherham and league newcomers Bristol City and Preston below them.