* The Unofficial "Official" Boro v Barnsley Carabao Cup Match Thread *

Boroboyyo

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All too predictable . We’re arguably more ***** than last season. No way in hell are we promotion material

Club have ****ed up the transfers yet again. Another season in this **** league beckons. I know it’s the cup but you can see it in the league too
 

theredrooster

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Wilder you have been sussed out, totally out of your depth. We are $hite.

Slight overreaction, we have a thin squad and we need to manage the minutes players are playing accordingly as the league is always the number one priority.

Wilder showed last year he took the cups seriously and I have no doubt had we had a bigger and fitter squad we would have seen a stronger side, but his hands are tied to some extent.
 

Primus84

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It's not Wilder it's above him - Gibbo just won't pay out the £££ - we've taken in huge sums this window yet spent f*ck all.

The problem is not the manager - we've changed enough of them now. The problem is the very top, Gibbo hasn't got the interest he used to have and the club is totally stagnant.
 

Badonde

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Suppose better than this time last year when we lost 3-0 at Blackpool????
Better Manager, similar squad, money burning a hole in our pocket?
 

festa5

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Slight overreaction, we have a thin squad and we need to manage the minutes players are playing accordingly as the league is always the number one priority.

Wilder showed last year he took the cups seriously and I have no doubt had we had a bigger and fitter squad we would have seen a stronger side, but his hands are tied to some extent.
Can't be coming on here after a defeat with that sort of balanced viewpoint. Have a word with yourself 😉
 

Otto42

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That’s awful. I hope the chairman b*llocks him for not picking his strongest team. That’s the issue when you do that, you end up looking like a mug.

FFS.
Agree. It’s not like they need a rest as we’ve had two games so far and next play Sunday, wasn’t he also saying Forss and Akpom were a bit behind because they hadn’t had a pre season? Wouldn’t tonight be an opportunity to give them some game time?
 

Badonde

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Can understand us not wanting to spend ££££'s on randoms - that strategy has stung us in the past.
At the same time its getting hard to be patient.
Bit of a 'gloom cloud' building with a tough game to come.
We need a talisman to step up and become a hero
 

Soutra

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No cup run.
Nothing for fans to get excited about.
Less revenue coming in.
Another confidence sapping defeat.

This season has got off to a slow start. Maybe there'll be a tipping point after Sunday.
 

theredrooster

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It's not Wilder it's above him - Gibbo just won't pay out the £££ - we've taken in huge sums this window yet spent f*ck all.

The problem is not the manager - we've changed enough of them now. The problem is the very top, Gibbo hasn't got the interest he used to have and the club is totally stagnant.

I respect your opinion but I'm sure Gibson is as ambitious as ever. The fact he ruthlessly got rid of Warnock to bring in Wilder before others could move for him shows that. I have no doubt we are working hard to get targets over the line, but nearly every manager is bemoaning how hard it is to get transfers through these days. I'm sure we have a big pot of cash that we are desperately trying to spend on the right players.
 

Badonde

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To be fair.
Without consulting the book of Glasper.
Not sure I can remember the last time we had a good start to the season?

It used to be.....'make it a fortress at Home'........but we seem to take a home defeat early every year
 

Expat Smoggie

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We are so compromised as a club it’s hard to believe we are in such dire straights. Did anyone expect a win tonight? I certainly didn’t. I’m worried about this club’s philosophy right now.

Ok we’ve just brought in a couple of cast offs to bolster the numbers but we all know it’s like fighting the fire with gasoline.
 

TheYorkshireTerrier

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We have gone out in the first round of the league cup with arguably better squads in the last, and ended this game with how many players making their professional debuts?

Seasons are not defined by the first round of the league cup.

Win on Sunday and all will be forgotten.
 
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