middlesbrough away. what was the score? lost 2-0
The internet commentary dying today was not the only thing dying up at The Riverside this afternoon. I was left with Talk Sport updates from the ground and it didn't sound pretty but then a midfield of Kish, Hughes, Faye and Holland in front of five defenders was never going to be. Early newspaper reports are scathing and although I fully understand the plan of stifling the home team, if the players are not motivated and can't help themselves from making mistakes then frankly we could have had 10 Richard Rufus' playing because it would not have made a blind bit of difference.
That is 4 points from 21 and a hapless end to the best chance of reaching a major cup semi-final for 50 years under Uncle Les. Even our so called relegation rivals are picking us of with ease - that was Middlesbrough's first win in 6 games. I honestly can't even see us scoring at present, particularly without Andy Reid playing.
On 5Live they were saying that there was a furious row in the tunnel at half-time amongst the players. I'm not buying that, that would require some heart and passion.
We are stuck with Reed, that is clear. If we lose the next two games do we then dare trust him with money we haven't got in the transfer market?
We are a laughing stock and we take the pantomine onto live television on Wednesday. Heaven help us.You what Les? "We know that it's important we get some business done in January so I can have some flexibility in the squad. I'll be working very hard to get things on the boil so can get it done on January 1st, I don't want to wait until the end of the month to get something done."Opinions of those that were there: Sporting Life
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