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Getting Started as a New Member

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Once you have registered on Diasboro you are able to post new comments but your first post needs to be approved and won't be visible to other members until it has been. Once you have been approved then you will be able to join the discussion like everyone else and post live.

FIRST: Before you can post you need to Log-in (a link to the LOG-IN page can be found in the Forum menu at the top of the page)

NEXT: Once you have logged in then please make your first post on this 'Getting Started as a New Member' thread as it will make it easier to find your post and then approve it. Your first post will be tagged with 'Awaiting Moderation' until it has been approved - once that tag has disappeared you will then be able to post without approval.

As for what you write in your first post it's up to you but maybe just introduce yourself and tell us a little of when you remember first following the Boro or how you became aware of Diasboro - which also helps to identify yourself as a genuine registration and not a spam one

Hope you enjoy your time on Diasboro


   
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Thanks, werdermouth, for creating such an ingenious, and hopefully secure, registration method.

 
Back in March, when there was some discussion about whether Diasboro was worth continuing with, I was keen to register my support, but ran into the problems with new members registration. So it's great that the issue now seems to be resolved. In March I was outed by Clive Hurren as one of the Diasboro lurkers. And he was right. Clive and I have been friends since Acklam Hall School days in the 60's. He told me about Diasboro six years ago and it's been my primary source of information and opinion about the Boro ever since.
 
Like many, I've tried out all sorts of alternative sites and this is the only one which pretty well never stoops to criticism of contributors or worse. I have to grudgingly admire Craig Johns' ability to spin 6 articles out of one utterance from Michael Carrick, but that rarely amounts to the insight or insider information that we used to at least hope for from the Gazette. I think that there are some good Boro podcasts around, but that's not Diasboro's thing.
 
I am, by nature, a lurker, rather than a poster. But I am also aware that it feels unfair to lap up all the brilliant stuff that's on here without putting the effort in to contribute. So I'll chip in if I feel I can, but if it's not very frequent, please be aware that I, and I suspect many others, are very grateful for the work you all put in.
 
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@peter-surtees 

Welcome to Diasboro Peter and we look forward to reading more posts from you!


   
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Martin Bellamy
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@peter-surtees Welcome Peter. Looking forward to your posts and thoughts throughout the season.


   
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jarkko
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@peter-surtees Welcome on board.  Nice to see new faces over here!

Up the Boro!


   
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@peter-surtees 

A warm welcome, Peter. As with Clive I may just have missed you at Acklam Hall. I taught there from 1963-65.


   
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@lenmasterman Thanks Len. No you didn't miss me. I was in 1G in 64-65 and remember you and your sports car very well.


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@peter-surtees.  Welcome Peter from one former lurker to another.  😎


   
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Powmill-Naemore
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@peter-surtees welcome aboard Peter. Good to see a new face so to speak.


   
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Selwynoz
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@peter-surtees 

welcome to the forum from over here in Oz

utb


   
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Clive Hurren
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And a big welcome from me, too, Peter, obviously!! 


   
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I have been endeavouring to join for a while and have finally got there! Thank you for the seamless new member process - it is much appreciated!

I am a Boro season ticket holder based in York who is delighted to be joining the Diasboro community. I have avidly read the posts for many a year and look forward to now joining in the discussions rather than being a passive observer. Even though it is a mere 45 miles to Teesside, it is great to be connected up to like minded Boro fans throughout the world. Thanks in advance for all the match previews and subsequent discussions. UTB


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Welcome to Diasboro Eboroacum (btw like the Roman-Boro name - very good) - glad you managed the registration process without problem and hope you enjoy joining in the discussion!


   
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jarkko
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@eboroacum A warmly welcome. We all support the mighty Boro. 

Up the Boro!


   
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@eboroacum 

Great name. Warm welcome.


   
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@eboroacum 

Grata in tabula Eboracum.

Magna habere te per.

Exspecto ut novam rerum prospectum audias.

😉 

Veni in Boro

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Peter,

Welcome and I/we look forward to to your posts no matter how infrequent. I'd like to post more but circumstances slow me down although things are slowly improving. Anyway welcome and enjoy it's good to have you here.

Time for a beer I think,

UTB,

John

PS My apologies to Eboroacum, the same good wishes to you too! No, I haven't had a beer yet...

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Many thanks all for the warm welcome and to OFB who pointed me in the right direction to register.


   
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Selwynoz
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All new members are very welcome. Greetings from Oz

utb


   
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@eboroacum 

I think you should be free to post live now without 'awaiting moderation' as I think a newly registered member has to have their first two posts approved as an extra security measure by the system.


   
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@eboroacum.  Welcome and greetings from Spain. 😎


   
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Would be great to contribute after a few years out...Jed


   
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Welcome back to Diasboro Jed - once your second post has been approved you will then be free to post live.


   
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@jed-m - It is good to have you "back on board".  The thing about this Blog is that people can contribute as frequently or infrequently as they wish.  Obviously the more new blood the merrier.  Maybe as Boro's fortunes improve (without wishing to jinx anything|!) more will want to post, anyway!

The same applies to @eboroacum (I agree - great name!) and to @peter-surtees. People are free to disagree with each other on here, so long as they do so without being disagreeable. Or, to use a phrase seen on here quite a few times, "play the ball, not the man". No ad hominem attacks.   This Latin, it sort of gets to you eventually.  Maybe 1,613 years late, but eventually...


   
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@lenmasterman - Mrs Dormo is a retired teacher and when asked what she taught, she usually answered "Children".  To be fair it was children up to the age of 11 but still, for the most part, newish Human Beings.


   
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Warm welcome back, Jed.

I remember your previous posts very well. You greatly enhanced this forum, so I know that we are in for some well considered and thoughtful posts on future games and Boro-related issues.

Looking forward to your contributions


   
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@forever-dormo - I like the optimism of that rather refreshing view that more will contribute if the team is doing well.. I thought Saturday was the performance of the season so far - ok we missed a few but we dominated from start to finish. To hear the predictable moans and groans whilst leaving the ground of "Rubbish" and "We were lucky" does somewhat disappoint.

I endeavour to keep a balanced but optimistic contribution here. Starting with the two North East boys in midfield - always available, always looking to move forward, and both comfortable taking ball. Nothing to moan about there! Carpe diem!

 


   
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Hello Chris from Barlby here.

I have been reading the website for a fair while and very much enjoy the contributions from all the members. You all seem very well informed and I do enjoy the good humour and respectful tone you employ towards each other.

I have followed Boro for a fair while having inherited the habit and so first remember supporting Jack's army in the 70s. I liked David Armstrong, a fine player, and the keeper Jim Platt.

I thought I would chip in on the current team's prospects. Looking over the tables for the past 6 completed seasons, the average points attained by the team coming 6th was 73.3, goals scored 67.5 and goals against 51.8. During these seasons Boro averaged 68.5 points, 60.3 goals scored, 51 goals conceded.

Increase the goals scored tally and we will make top 6 we thought. MC has certainly managed that, we scored 84 last season and if we continue at an average (which we have maintained so far this season) of 1.5 per game we would total 67.5 at the end of this season; target acheived.

The only problem is we seem to have pulled this off at the expense of our goals against, which having averaged 51 over the last 6 seasons, are currently 46, and if we continue at that rate (1.5 per match) will finish at 68.5, way outside the required standard for 6th place. No team finishing 6th in the last 6 seasons has broken the 60 goal mark for goals against.

I think that MC will always produce attractive attacking teams; defensively I think he may struggle. Personally if there are limited funds available in the summer I would look for a quality defensive central midfielder. Boro have always done better with a player like that in the side. Think of the likes of Robbie Mustoe and Beorge Boateng. 

UTB Chris

 

  


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@chris-from-barlby 

Welcome to Diasboro Chris and apologies for not spotting your first post sooner (I've been busy on 'project') as I need to approve a new members first two posts before they can post live. I look forward to hearing more from you and will keep an eye out for your second post so I can approve it quicker next time.


   
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jarkko
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Welcome, Chris.

I have been following Boro from 1970 and from far away in Finland. First through TV and since 1980 with regular visits to Ayresome and Riverside.

I see two of your early heros were David "Spike" Amstrong and James "Jim" Platt. Boro had one summer camp in Finland - I did not know about that at the time so missed seeing them - in 1970's. But Jim Platt got engaged at the time and Jim bought the gift in Finland. I can also call Jim a friend nowdays, too.

So welcome on board. I lool forward to read more posts from you. Up the Boro! 


   
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