* The Unofficial "Official" Boro v Blackpool Match-Day Thread *


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Great acquisitions in that transfer window. A steady performance first half but changed it up a gear second half. Great stuff.
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Excellent performance. We were always going to have to be patient and wait for the chances to come as McCarthy had them sitting so deep but Chuba’s 2 were absolute beauties and great to see Paddy get one.

Thought Barlser looked tidy when he came on so gives us more options in the middle.


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The biggest factor in our teams performances is the consistency of the team.. very few changes, a settled system and all the players knowing what they need to do, where they need to be and how they should do it..
We’ve got strength in depth…competition and a belief on and off the pitch…
Second game in a row where I’ve sat and watched and enjoyed the whole game with a smile on my face..
What a good time to be a boro fan…

The next couple of away games will really show our intent and hopefully, she’d Utd wil drop a few more points and open second place up…


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Fantastic work ethic by the whole team today, it really is a pleasure to watch the team play at the moment.


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Was visiting family, so didn't attend or watch a stream. How did Jones look after coming on?


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If you use Thailand it works. Took me till after the goal to get it sorted). There's a list of countries on the FAQs.
Sorry, I gave up and opted for radio in the end. What FAQ’s/ where? Could be handy for the future/ net sat specifically.


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chuffed with our performance today, ok we have to recognise that without the ball they were a limited team, but the playing through the lines was superb, asked them loads of questions and 5 wouldn't have flattered us.

Steffen 7.5 - one great save, distributed it fairly well, overhit a couple of passes, but I'd rather he under hit than over hit. They tried to bully him from set pieces, but he stood up to the challenge and punched every cross.

Smith 8 - Superb, their threat was down his side but and he didn't close down a half chance quick enough, but other than that his energy was important. made 98 passes today, 98!

McNair 8 - stood up to a bit of physical manhandling and came through it on top. Showed a great range of passing as you expect from him

Lenihan 9 - Leadership, control, calmness. Breezed through this game

Giles 7.5 - a bit of a quieter game than recently, but always a threat, got forward got some good balls in

Hackney 8 - never a yellow, he won the ball, but he got through loads of work and was as usual dominant in dictating the pace of the game, 94% passing accuracy today

Howson 8 - some great little give and go, and round the corner passing, shame he hasn't got the legs to go beyond last defenders these days

Forss 7.5 - caused them problems all afternoon by keeping it simple and direct running at his fullback. Took a heavy whack on his ankle though

Akpom 9 - he was unplayable, just too clever with his moment, too good a touch. Playing with his head up all day

McGree 10 - outstanding workrate, great touches, really clever getting between the lines, prompted all our best attacks. Really becoming a player now

Archer 7.5 - touch let him down a couple of times, but he was just a waspish annoyance all game, running in behind, using his pace and power to frighten the life out of them. I'd like to see him get tat first goal, because once he gets a sniff of goals, I think we'll go up a level again.

Suns: Barlaser looked good on the ball and won a couple of tackles, we just carried on where we left off, when he came on. Jones, ran at his man and kept it simple, Bola went on a couple of attacking runs, and Mowatt shored it up when Howson was given a rest.

No negatives from anyone today, everyone did their bit