Great performance, have to pinch yourself to realise it’s the same team that started the season.
Exactly my thoughts, bar a couple of tweaks but excellent choices that have come into this side ... The work has barely begun yet for Michael Carrick in terms of making more signings and his own team eventually coming to fruition ..
Be interesting to see what players still start come the new season 23/24 ... if it is in the PL things could get very interesting. Though if we don't go up this year, makes you think if Carrick has got out of these players what he has so far, by the time he has more of his own playing and his team eventually comes together ... makes you think how far this guy could take us .. if he had been here from the start of this season I am convinced we'd be chasing Burnley, not Sheff Utd.
Next season will be mega tough given the looks of the sides likely coming down, think I would prefer promotion this season now (initially thought was too soon) but something tells me we have a chance of starting to worry Sheff Utd in the second place this season, we can avoid next year's super-rich relegated sides
.. especially if we win our next two and they wobble a bit before facing us. That match will be set up to be a cracker.
It is crazy, I have never experienced such optimism as a Boro fan. It is unreal what Carrick has done with so little, so far, really. He's been patient and made the lads feel like world-beaters from total losers overnight. Totally making Wilder look like a fool for sure. What a d*ckhead that man is, I really do wonder wtf went on at the club for it to get so bad. I remember thinking as soon as he had Fry etc out the side, I bet things start getting tetchy behind the scenes.
Just looking at Chuba Akpom is all you need to see what a special job Carrick and co. are doing. I can't believe that man is on course for 20 league goals this season. I wish I had stuck a few quid on that ha ha