Chris Wilder Press Conference

S7DiscoDown

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He was a tad moody last week. I mean I put that down to Tav leaving and a couple of daft questions.

I suggest people 'pick questions wisely' tomorrow. That or just stay clear of any transfer talk.

To be fair they may as well not ask as it will annoy him. We've not signed anyone and he's not going to name names. So really wouldn't bother.
 

Ravs

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He must be looking forward to getting all these transfer-ins completed, thereby enabling him to take full advantage of the new up-to-5 substitution rule with a much strengthened squad.
 

edinboro

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He was a tad moody last week. I mean I put that down to Tav leaving and a couple of daft questions.

I suggest people 'pick questions wisely' tomorrow. That or just stay clear of any transfer talk.

To be fair they may as well not ask as it will annoy him. We've not signed anyone and he's not going to name names. So really wouldn't bother.
Spot on. Just no point in asking as they're not going to be playing on Saturday now anyway.

Focus on who we have - is Coburn fit, would he move a CB such as Dijksteel or McNair to midfield if Howson was out or tired.
 

Corcaigh_the_Cat

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He was a tad moody last week. I mean I put that down to Tav leaving and a couple of daft questions.

I suggest people 'pick questions wisely' tomorrow. That or just stay clear of any transfer talk.

To be fair they may as well not ask as it will annoy him. We've not signed anyone and he's not going to name names. So really wouldn't bother.
Who are you suggesting that to, can any of us turn up?
 

fassy

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Is the press conference very close to being at 9am? Just needing sign off from the journalists?
 

Scrug

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One of my mates was in the room at his last conference, for about 15 minutes before they started recording he was complaining about the recruitment team and sounding very stressed, so this should be interesting because we’re no further down the line.
 

Ravs

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Definitely thin squad. Have I missed any?
List of 20 currently registered players maximum 25
5 open slots PLUS any of the following who leave…

1. Zack Steffen (loan Man C)
2. Liam Roberts
3. Luke Daniels
4. Jonny Howson
5. Matt Crooks
6. Isaiah Jones
7. Ryan Giles (loan Wolves)
8. Marc Bola
9. Dael Fry
10. Anfernee Dijksteel
11. Tommy Smith
12. Paddy McNair
13. Darragh Lenihan
14. Riley McGree
15. Caolan Boyd-Munce
16. Duncan Watmore
17. Josh Coburn
18. Chuba Akpom
19. Marcus Forss
20. Uwe Ikpeazu
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25.
 

fmttmadmin

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Really enjoyed the press conference. Chris Wilder was very upbeat joking before he had even started asking me about my t-shirt (bought in Japan, written in English with spelling mistakes).
Chris didn't really straight bat today he talked about preparing the players at his disposal for the test at QPR. He would obviously like to have more new faces in but he is realistic enough to call this the toughest window he has ever known.
I mentioned about last year at QPR being one of it not THE best performance of the season. Chris Wilder agreed but reminded us that there are two very different teams and one new manager. Yet he is still looking for that level of play.
I talked about how we will have a big away following again despite the real economic hardships. Chris Wilder pointed to the smaller numbers that some clubs attract to the Riverside and said Boro have a real advantage through our away suppprt. He appreciates this and has to be a lift for the players.
Finally I asked about fans thinking about their Boro 1 to 11. I said does the women's Euros finally underline that football is a squad game now. He said it was a good question. And talked about those players coming off the bench and/or maybe starting 8 or 9 or 10 games potentially having a points impact that makes the difference between midtable and promotion.
Am sure you will hear the whole conference soon on mfc.co.uk. It was a really interesting Q and A I thought.
Now to QPR and our first away test. Having had the luxury of a full week (no midweek games) to work without Tav and with our new players can we convert the potential shown in the first half v WBA?
 

VestasBoro

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Funny how many times we hear toughest window ever... He must be seething we've sold Tav, not replaced him, still haven't got his LCB and no new forwards.
 

WilderBall

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Really enjoyed the press conference. Chris Wilder was very upbeat joking before he had even started asking me about my t-shirt (bought in Japan, written in English with spelling mistakes).
Chris didn't really straight bat today he talked about preparing the players at his disposal for the test at QPR. He would obviously like to have more new faces in but he is realistic enough to call this the toughest window he has ever known.
I mentioned about last year at QPR being one of it not THE best performance of the season. Chris Wilder agreed but reminded us that there are two very different teams and one new manager. Yet he is still looking for that level of play.
I talked about how we will have a big away following again despite the real economic hardships. Chris Wilder pointed to the smaller numbers that some clubs attract to the Riverside and said Boro have a real advantage through our away suppprt. He appreciates this and has to be a lift for the players.
Finally I asked about fans thinking about their Boro 1 to 11. I said does the women's Euros finally underline that football is a squad game now. He said it was a good question. And talked about those players coming off the bench and/or maybe starting 8 or 9 or 10 games potentially having a points impact that makes the difference between midtable and promotion.
Am sure you will hear the whole conference soon on mfc.co.uk. It was a really interesting Q and A I thought.
Now to QPR and our first away test. Having had the luxury of a full week (no midweek games) to work without Tav and with our new players can we convert the potential shown in the first half v WBA?

Rob you talk there about it being a squad game.. and those coming off the bench being point earners and potentially being the difference between mid table and promotion.

My question back to him to that would have been 'if that's the case Chris.. why have we completely decimated our numbers by allowing waves of players to leave without having suitable replacements lined up, leaving us no options from the bench for those game changing moments? We've already fluffed 2 points on Saturday, how many more crucial points will be dropped between now and the club eventually bringing in replacements and bedding them in?'
 
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