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exmil
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B8rgen_Strand_Larsen#/issues/0

Apparently Wikipedia can be accessed to put false information in.

Come on BORO.


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jarkko
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But I think Wilder started this on Saturday, when he said that a couple of signings were nearly done in time for the WBA match. So I expected somerhing to happen latest today.

I wish the window would be closed 😟. I can feel the draught. Up the Boro! 


Original Fat Bob
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Now this is the news ! 

Middlesbrough have had a £8.5m bid rejected for Groningen Striker Jørgen Strand Larsen. (Nettavisen - Norway)

I give up !

OFB


Powmill-Naemore
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Posted by: @original-fat-bob

Now this is the news ! 

Middlesbrough have had a £8.5m bid rejected for Groningen Striker Jørgen Strand Larsen. (Nettavisen - Norway)

I give up !

OFB

Is that just a rumour Bob .... 🤫 🤭 🤪  😉 

 


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K P in Spain
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Martin Braithwaite latest news!

https://apple.news/AK1U0aqrKQX-QyszTM9gPgA

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Posted by: @k-p-in-spain

Martin Braithwaite latest news!

https://apple.news/AK1U0aqrKQX-QyszTM9gPgA

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And who can blame him? I’d be hanging around for my £98,000 per week as well. 


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Well it certainly looks as though Mr Wilder spoke too soon with regards to getting in extra faces before the QPR game.

Everybody appears to be playing hardball and wanting a bigger slice of the pot received from Tav sand Spence. Well why not, although one could argue that whilst we did very well in my opinion on Spence, I think we probably under sold Tav. However, EPL teams were not queuing up at the door.

So Forss apart it looks as though it may be the same team against QPR. 

Disappointing.


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What odds Fry or McNair coming into the team in place of Bola with maybe a reshuffle at the back.

I’m also curious whether both McGree and Giles will play in a game when we need to be ready to defend more.

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Pedro de Espana
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Selwynoz,   I wonder if oth the former players will be fit enough? 

With regards to the latter two, Bola was left exposed at times, however I think Giles provides to many crosses and McGree the only player we have with a forward pass.


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K P in Spain
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It will be interesting to see what CW says at his next pre match press briefing on the subject of recruitment.  Will he still be on the same page as the recruitment team or even on the same book! 😎


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Philip of Huddersfield
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A very clear and open statement by Groningen on their intention to keep their player ( offer of a better contract) and he would only be allowed to leave for ‘the top price and if there’s no sell on clause there will be no deal’.

By going public on the offers by two Clubs, I wonder if they’re alerting other Clubs to enter the bidding race ?

From what I read this is the type of forward Boro need and all the comments about the player are positive.

Clearly,  getting the two much needed forwards is proving difficult as is the central defender. I was surprised about the size of the £5 million offer for the young Hull City player and couldn’t help think that  the release of our young defender to Swansea was a mistake - I noticed that he played in their first game last Saturday and so they must rate him as a first teamer.

With the availability of McNair and Fry I believe we have enough central defenders particularly as some of them can play in more than one position - if we’ve £5 million to throw at I defender I’d rather the money was spent on a creative midfielder.

Philip of Huddersfield 


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Another full day ahead watching the full day’s play from York on the Royal London 50 over contest between Yorkshire and Lancashire. After an enjoyable day’s cricket on Tuesday where Yorkshire started at a blistering pace scoring an opening partnership of 209 runs from Will Fraine and Harry Duke then another 134 runs coming before the fall of the second wicket as William Luxton joined in the fun just falling 16 runs short of becoming the third centurion of the innings as Yorkshire lost 3 quick wickets in the final 2 overs but still ended with a total of 353 for 5 in 46 overs as early morning rain meant a loss of 8 overs on the day.

Considering the Tykes were missing 10 first team players as Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Adam Lyth, Tom Koehler-Cadmore, David Willey, Adil Rashid and Jordan Thompson all contracted to play for various sides in ‘The Hundred’ and Gary Ballance’s return falling victim to Covid this was a magnificent batting performance. Meanwhile Northamptonshire had only one first XI player missing but were bowled out for 320 runs.

Today Lancashire will also have a depleted side because of the ridiculous scheduling of running two competitions simultaneously. Ben Stokes has already pulled out of one day cricket for the season, and at the eleventh hour Johnny Bairstow has withdrawn from ‘The Hundred’ to rest before the Test series against South Africa later this season. Can anyone imagine the Boro being depleted by so many players, although many Rugby League clubs are suffering a similar situation due to injuries and suspensions.

In any case I’d rather watch live cricket instead of reading reports of whom the Boro might sign or who’d they be interested in signing because of the ridiculous summer transfer window situation. For those still interested in Summer sport today’s Roses clash can be followed on YouTube via the Yorkshire CCC website from 11am.

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K P in Spain
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Philip


“With the availability of McNair and Fry I believe we have enough central defenders particularly as some of them can play in more than one position - if we’ve £5 million to throw at I defender I’d rather the money was spent on a creative midfielder.”

Neither McNair or Fry are left footed and we are weaker as a team and more likely to be exposed when playing square pegs in round holes.

Should have been able to pick up a decent and reasonably priced LCB by now in my opinion.

As the song goes, it’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it that gets results! 😎

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Posted by: @philip-of-huddersfield

... - if we’ve £5 million to throw at I defender I’d rather the money was spent on a creative midfielder.

Philip of Huddersfield 

Hi Philip. I'd rather it was added to the fund available for someone up front.


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Posted by: @powmillnaemore
Posted by: @philip-of-huddersfield

... - if we’ve £5 million to throw at I defender I’d rather the money was spent on a creative midfielder.

Philip of Huddersfield 

Hi Philip. I'd rather it was added to the fund available for someone up front.

Do not forget the three midfielders: Howson, Crooks and McGree all have only one substitute - Poyd-Munce. 

Up the Boro!


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Selwynoz
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@pedro de espana

There may be a question about Fry’s fitness to start but McNair was only missing due to his red card at Preston, wasn’t he?

I had the same concerns about McGree and Giles but we need to provide some more cover for the left centre back. I suppose the best form of defence remains attack

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No Wi-Fi but just about get one bar mobile reception at certain times of the day - so have been forced to spend most of the day on the beach and swimming in the perfectly warm Adriatic 😏

Anyway, still appears slow on the transfer front with several strikers now poised to apparently head for Teesside - or possibly none depending on your choice of rumour!

Boro probably still need around 5-6 players and given the fees being thrown around for the targets mentioned it seems the sales of Spence and Tav may struggle to cover them.

Sounds like everything may go down to the wire as Boro’s budget can’t force sales through.

Not heard anymore rumors on Armstrong so presumably that deal is dead but maybe a couple of loans may solve some of the problems.

Ok better stop now as that mobile signal is starting to flicker and may lose the post

 


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Posted by: @selwynoz

@pedro de espana

There may be a question about Fry’s fitness to start but McNair was only missing due to his red card at Preston, wasn’t he?

I had the same concerns about McGree and Giles but we need to provide some more cover for the left centre back. I suppose the best form of defence remains attack

utb

I think McNair was injured, too and was not involved in the Olympique de Marseille game. So he would have missed the WBA match anyway.

If I understood correctly, it was more serious than Fry, who could have played against OM had it been a league match. There was talk that Paddy might miss the QPR match, too but nothing more has been said since.

Up the Boro!


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K P in Spain
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Jarkko.

“I think McNair was injured, too and was not involved in the Olympique de Marseille game. So he would have missed the WBA match anyway.

If I understood correctly, it was more serious than Fry, who could have played against OM had it been a league match. There was talk that Paddy might miss the QPR match, too but nothing more has been said since.”

Photographs on the MFC website show them both involved in the training sessions for the QPR game so hopefully both are available.  We will learn a bit more later today after CW’s press conference.  EG are reporting McNair is available for the game.

I would not be surprised to see McNair back in defence and Fry on the bench.  McNair can then be moved into midfield as the game dictates and Fry slotted into defence; complete speculation on my part and no doubt completely wrong! 😎

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Is this not an option for MFC?

https://www.transfermarkt.com/matt-clarke/profil/spieler/307497  

Currently at Brighton but spent time on loan at West Brom.  The72 is reporting that Stoke are keen on him. 😎

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I notice that David Prutton forcasts that Boro will win 2-0 against QPR. Let’s hope for once he is right.


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K P in Spain
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Ken.

We can but hope!😎


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K P in Spain
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EG headline:


“Scott Parker 'doesn't know' Marcus Tavernier's best position as Bournemouth role discussed”

So much for all the scouting and analysis that goes into the recruitment process! 😎😉


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I see that at long  last Premier League clubs won't be taking the knee. I hope other leagues do the same.


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Martin Bellamy
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Posted by: @malcolm

I see that at long  last Premier League clubs won't be taking the knee. I hope other leagues do the same.

Ok, I’ll bite. What is (and continues to be) your problem with players taking the knee? 

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/aug/04/adama-traore-the-first-time-you-hear-racist-words-you-cant-believe-it?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other


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Powmill-Naemore
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Posted by: @malcolm

I see that at long  last Premier League clubs won't be taking the knee. I hope other leagues do the same.

Personally, I am very disappointed with that decision. I am not convinced by their reasoning that it loses effect being done at every game. I think to the contrary, it maintains the impact and the relevance of making the point that racial discrimination/abuse is unacceptable and the more people "boo" the more opportunity there is to identify those individuals and get them banned from football.


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I think ultimately the decision to limit taking the knee is the right one as it has turned into a ritual rather than an active decision to make a statement to highlight an issue.

Let’s not forget Boro stopped taking the knee about 18 months ago as then club captain Britt Assombalonga judged it to be a gesture that wasn’t backed by action.

While few would disagree with the anti-racist sentiment behind the gesture, it no longer has the same impact and in truth it couldn’t go on for ever until racism had been eradicated as unfortunately it never will.


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Martin Bellamy
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Posted by: @werdermouth

I think ultimately the decision to limit taking the knee is the right one as it has turned into a ritual rather than an active decision to make a statement to highlight an issue.

Let’s not forget Boro stopped taking the knee about 18 months ago as then club captain Britt Assombalonga judged it to be a gesture that wasn’t backed by action.

While few would disagree with the anti-racist sentiment behind the gesture, it no longer has the same impact and in truth it couldn’t go on for ever until racism had been eradicated as unfortunately it never will.

I don’t think it’s time to stop until people accept that it’s the right thing to do. As long as people boo, I think it should continue. I was very heartened that there was no booing at the Women’s Euros but there are still plenty of racists attending the men’s game. 


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I agree with Martin. I was quite disappointed that Boro stopped doing this. Despite what Assombalonga said, I didn't, and don't, find it to be an empty gesture. Rather I find it quite inspirational that teams and clubs and individuals are (were) prepared to keep making the point, despite the naysayers and the boors that boo such a positive gesture.

It only becomes an empty gesture if you abandon your purpose for doing it.


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I liked the point that was made in AT’s article after he’d talked to Rio Ferdinand. RF mentioned a discussion a physio had had with his son, who’d asked him why one of his heroes was kneeling before games. It gave his parent the opportunity to explain about equality and the need to treat everyone equally. 
If it helps to educate just one child per game, for me, it’s worth it. 


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