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1  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Fixtures on: June 23, 2022, 01:02:47 PM
Blackpool Away actually on a Saturday!

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2  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: England on: June 17, 2022, 03:37:37 PM
Let's face it, these games were just end of season rumours.
Quite ridiculous that UEFA organised it then.

Half a season under there belts and we will be rocking in november.

That's my hope. But doesn't every other team have the same excuse.
3  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: £560 season ticket! on: June 17, 2022, 03:35:25 PM
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4  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Djed Spence value just plummeted on: June 17, 2022, 03:34:54 PM
I'm still expecting the Spurs deal to go through.

Sounds like Spurs are trying to get rid of their Right Back Emerson Royal to make room for Spence.
5  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: England on: June 16, 2022, 09:54:52 AM
As for last night, a debacle from start to finish with only Reece James coming anywhere near to being 'average'. Agree about Bellingham but not Ward-Prowse - playing a specialist free-kick taker is a luxury we can't afford.
As for Trent Alexander-Arnold, as good as his passing is, defensively he's a bit of a liability. Sqaud player at best.

I could have worded it better. I'm saying Guehi, Ward Prowse, James, Ramsdale & Bellingham shouldn't be getting serious game time before the World Cup.

Trent isn't good enough defensively to get far in a World Cup. Playing him with Henderson's vocal leadership & Walker's pace would possibly be enough to make it work.
I'm sure Kane would love to have someone with Trent's crossing ability in the team.
6  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Joe Lumley on: June 15, 2022, 12:20:52 PM
Is fucking off to Reading on loan. Thank fuck. We'd have comfortably made the Play-Offs with even a bang average Keeper like Daniels.

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I can only laugh at stuff like this:


It's either that or smash the fucking phone.

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7  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Djed Spence value just plummeted on: June 15, 2022, 12:08:36 PM
Spurs are buying everyone right now. Hopefully Spence is still a priority for them and the deal gets done soon so we can get a move on with our own transfer business. Really hoping the Coventry Striker with all the vowels is on the way.

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8  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / England on: June 15, 2022, 12:05:36 PM
Last night was embarrassing. 'Running through treacle' is exactly how it was. They were so fucking slow.

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I'm trying to judge the four games clearly for what they were without my judgement getting clouded.

The Germany/England game was good. We matched them. Nothing wrong with getting a point away in Munich. Germany shown how good they are against Italy last night.

The england/Italy game was OK considering the circumstances of absolutely no atmosphere in an empty stadium. We were cut open far too much but we missed massive chances to kill the game dead.

Hungary are way better than people give them credit for. They regularly play well against the best. I was raving last year when we battered them 0 - 4 away. It's not like they're full of top players though. In both these recent games against them, we have been outplayed. This worries me as this is the sort of standard of opposition we'll have in our World Cup group. They'll also play in a very similar way. Very defensive, all men behind the ball. Looking for counter attacks and set pieces.

It sounds like I'm looking for pluses that aren't there but I genuinely seen it as a positive not winning all four of these games. If we did, the pressure to win the World Cup would have been insane. Couple of wins and a couple of draws would have suited me.

The way things have gone is a different level of shit. There needs to be consequences.

Here's my thoughts, in no particular order, on what should be different come our next games in September:

Players who shouldn't be getting serious minutes in preparation for the World Cup:

Marc Guehi. It's a no from me. He doesn't have the mentality. Last night he had no composure at all. Constantly looking for that hollywood pass that wasn't on. It's out of frustration. We're playing badly and he's trying to make something happen. It doesn't work like that. Repeatedly kicking the ball out of play instead of just keeping the ball helps no one.

James Ward Prowse. Yes, his set pieces can be a game changer. Is it worth sacrificing having a player in the middle of the park who can't dominate the tempo of the game. Not for me. Every time, the action passes him by.


Aaron Ramsdale. He's gonna be a top Keeper. But as last night shown, doing it in an England shirt requires a different kind of bottle. Forget about what Pickford does for Everton. For England, he gets the job done. Yeah, he probably could have done better for the Germany goal. He more than made up for it with massive saves to keep us in that game. Very similar kinds of saves to what Ramsdale could have made last night.

Reece James. I really rate him at his club. Chelsea are not the same team without him. I don't know what it is but something is always missing when he plays for England. He's had enough chances to make himself a guaranteed starter and he hasn't taken it. Give him another look after the World Cup.

Controversial statement maybe. Jude Bellingham isn't good enough in an England shirt yet. I believe he tries too hard and tries to do everything by himself. Looking for that bit of magic to make a statement. Because of this, he fucks up the basics. Gives the ball away in dangerous areas. He can't be trusted just yet. If he keeps his head down, he's obviously gonna be a superstar. Just not right now.

A change in the dynamics:


Southgate has had so much power for a long time. He gets his critics but there's no arguing we haven't been this successful in most England supporters lifetime.

These recent results combined with the added expectations have chipped away at Southgate's power. Arguably our best player, doesn't play in the big games. And Southgate has been able to do that because of the success. Despite the success of getting to semi finals and finals, we still haven't won anything.

I think this is now the time to turn to Trent Alexander Arnold and make him the England star he should be. 

There's clearly friction between Trent and the manager. I personally believe, in the past, Trent hasn't wanted to turn up for England. There has to be a coming together now where there's some trust between them both.

You could argue everything I've said about Reece James earlier, applies to Trent. There's a gap in ability that makes me now believe it's time to fit him in the starting eleven. Have Walker and Henderson covering his defensive weaknesses. Something like this:


                              Foden                                      Sterling                          
                   Chilwell           Rice             Henderson         Trent
                                Maguire        Stones         Walker

That for me, is our best team. Grealish and Saka are far better coming from the bench. Especially Grealish. I'm picking Maguire on what he's done at previous tournaments rather than current form. If he doesn't sort himself out, I have no problem with Tomori taking his place. He really should have been in that Euro's squad ahead of Mings.

Having both Shaw and Chilwell injured has been a massive problem for Southgate. We need both of the Left Backs fit as soon as possible. I've gone with Chilwell as he suits the system above better.
I do like Kalvin Phillips' effort to constantly run around harassing the opposition. Henderson and Rice just know what they're doing at a higher level.
If Henderson was playing last night, we don't concede them two late goals. His leadership is vital.

Rice is some player, by the way. The only player that comes out of this block of games with any serious credit. He dominated Germany's midfield more often than not.

As much as a change in Manager this close to a major tournament would be ridiculous, Southgate is lucky there's no obvious candidate out there.
Lampard comes across as a chancer.
Rooney is a fucking mess.
I believe Gerrard would be a disaster. He'd make it all about himself.
The current betting favourite for whenever Southgate does leave, is Graham Potter. The Brighton manager? Fuck off. Put him in with real top players first and see how he gets on.
As I say, Southgate is lucky there's no one some fans can push to create some real debate.

So yeah there's me making a reappearance in typical Jake Andrews style.

monkey        :chrisk:

Good to be back.

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9  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Swansea vs BORO official match thread on: March 06, 2021, 05:11:48 PM
Beautiful strike that. Disgusting we didn't get the goal. Fuck all wrong with it.

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10  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Swansea vs BORO official match thread on: March 06, 2021, 05:00:36 PM
The Keeper is awful but can't blame him for the Goal. Horrible deflection. Bola just standing there like a drip was the problem. Howson shouted & he didn't react.

Bola played a terrible ball for our big chance. Watmore was the worst Player to pick out.
11  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Swansea vs BORO official match thread on: March 06, 2021, 04:56:59 PM
Fuck me I've got a massive hangover & this game is doing fuck all to help.

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12  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Who is getting the Celtic job? on: March 02, 2021, 10:22:05 PM
Rafa might be a shout guess he still lives in Scouse land so not far to Glasgow

No chance they can afford him.
13  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Match thread on: March 02, 2021, 10:14:46 PM
Hope we Start with Bolasie & Turkey at the weekend. We looked far more useful going forward with them two. Much more creative.

That was a really poor game for Tav. Everything he tried went to shit. Hopefully just one of them nights. He's been brilliant for us this Season.

Somehow got the Three Points. Who gives a fuck how we did it? We've played well a few times recently against decent sides & got next to fuck all for it.
14  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Match thread on: March 02, 2021, 10:07:24 PM
We're Going Up!!!

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15  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Match thread on: March 02, 2021, 08:57:12 PM
If we were against better opposition we'd be long beat by now. Thankfully Coventry are awful. Any cunt can see we're useless at defending Long Throws & our Keeper is flappy as fuck. Seems they've barely noticed.

Surely Warnock will be raging with us taking those quick daft Free Kicks that don't go anywhere? As soon we whipped one in the box we scored.

Akpom has been his usual dozy self. His first touch is fucking abysmal.

Warnock screaming at Kebano to wake up made me laugh. Getting caught offside like that over & over again is embarrassing.

I like Djed but fuck me what's in his mind with the pointless runs he tries going towards the left?

souey    souey    souey

So yeah, literally fuck all to be excited about other than the Goal we somehow got.

Got to improve Second Half, you'd think. Though I imagine they will too.

16  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Who is getting the Celtic job? on: February 28, 2021, 03:19:19 PM
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No, they're all Celtic.

The Mrs has been wearing a Boro shirt for going on eleven years now. She is Officially one of us.

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17  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: WE ARE on: February 28, 2021, 02:45:46 PM
I still have hope. I thought we'd probably get beat yesterday. Cardiff are on a brilliant run & our Home form has completely fell apart.

We were the better team yesterday.

We have two apparent goalscorers who don't want to be here (Fletch & Britt). Akpom is fucking useless. Give us an Ivan Toney or Teemu Pukki or even Kieffer Moore & I genuinely believe we're right in the Top Six maybe even pushing for Top Two.
18  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: WE ARE on: February 28, 2021, 02:38:38 PM
Danny Cowley on a five year contract. You know it makes sense.


Exactly. Keep away.
19  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Who is getting the Celtic job? on: February 28, 2021, 02:37:48 PM
Half of Mrs Andrews' family live in Glasgow. They reckon they're getting Rafa Benitez or Roberto Martinez.

20  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: BORO ARE FAVOURITES on: February 28, 2021, 02:33:44 PM

I found that bizarre too.
21  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Britt to start tonight on: February 28, 2021, 02:33:01 PM
It was pointless Britt going there as he’d have been out of pocket. If by a miracle we managed to get promoted he’d be entitled to a bonus here. Kerching!

You'd think maybe he'd want to pull his finger out his lazy arse & bang a few goals in.

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22  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Howson on: February 28, 2021, 02:29:16 PM
Said from the start it was a bad decision. Was hoping to be proved wrong.
23  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Is Warnock a bit of a bullshitter? on: February 28, 2021, 02:26:38 PM
He's hardly gonna say he didn't even want Akpom after he's just been Signed.

Warnock made it clear he wanted Kieffer Moore & the Club couldn't get it done.

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24  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Get Randolph back on: February 28, 2021, 02:23:58 PM
No chance he comes back here after what happened between the Club, himself & his ex missus.
25  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Ashley fletcher offered new boro deal on: February 22, 2021, 01:29:17 PM
As already said above, best Striker we have at the Club. Hope he stays.

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26  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Operation Bulldozer Phase One Is Completed on: February 22, 2021, 01:11:30 PM
Over 4,000 accounts deleted, over a million posts deleted. We have a grand total of 262 members now and I think I know who most of them are. There are no duplicates and no troll accounts - all are legit.

I've heard what has been said about real names and I'm listening. More on that tomorrow.

It won’t be the same without the madness and mayhem that made the board unique and libertarian. Don’t put a swear filter on, that would kill it off.

We can get that back - we just need better moderation within the rules. 

I don't want to post somewhere that is racist or where personal squabbles become real life threats etc but I do want some freedom to mess about.  More than ever with COVID etc I want something to replace banter in the pub.  I don't need to agree with everything posted or like every poster to enjoy the forum.

FMTTM is populated by wet fannies and hypocrites with a dull one-sided political agenda and while OneBoro is great for footie on match days (or during the transfer window) it is dead and humourless the rest of the time. 

There is a clear gap for COB - as long as there are clear boundaries and some consistent light moderation to make people toe the line better (there has been hardly any) - it can easily get going again.


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27  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Woodgate appointed Bournemouth manager on: February 21, 2021, 09:42:38 PM

Made my day this, one less team to worry about.

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28  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Lewis Wing on: February 21, 2021, 09:42:00 PM
Got a great shot on him. Other than that, he's not up to this standard. Not fit enough, complete lack of awareness of his surroundings. Bizarre.
29  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Operation Bulldozer Phase One Is Completed on: February 21, 2021, 09:39:46 PM
Getting rid of your boxing threads freed up and entire server

Knew that was coming.

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Steve actually deleted the Boxing threads & the 'Official COB Prediction League' Thread a few months back when the Board died for a few weeks because of the overload.

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30  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Operation Bulldozer Phase One Is Completed on: February 21, 2021, 09:34:00 PM
My Player Ratings Threads have gone.

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31  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: The bulldozers are firing up... on: February 21, 2021, 09:24:24 PM
I want to end anonymity as well, completely, so would those who remain from the account cull consider changing their user name to their real name?  

That'll leave only me & you left!

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32  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Operation Bulldozer Phase One Is Completed on: February 21, 2021, 09:22:07 PM
Over 4,000 accounts deleted, over a million posts deleted.

Haven't been on here enough lately. I seen all the drama on Twitter. Such a shame so much history has been lost because of shite like this.

33  ComeOnBoro.com / ComeOnBoro.com Message Board / Re: Player of the season poll on: February 21, 2021, 09:10:29 PM
McNair just gets it for me.

Surprised there's not been more votes for Dijksteel. We're much more solid with him in the side.

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