It was a disaster start from Boro yesterday with Barnsley taking an early lead when Jim O’Brien shot took a massive deflection of George Friend and Past Steele. After that it was painful watch and looked like being a long afternoon! No question about it confidence is low in camp right now. We looked fragile, passes going astray, panic clearances hoofed up field. Looked out of ideas, no organisation it was chaos! The Juke was upfront on his own, he was starved of any service. We were out muscled of ball far too easy.
Second half was an improvement it had to be, getting in the lead with goals from Carayol + Main who replaced The Juke at half time. Yet again from our own doing we make mistakes that lead to Barnsley levelling when a Rory Delap throwing wasn’t dealt with in the box. It got worse when Hines passed ball back to Steele he slipped and ended up handling ball. Resulting in an indirect free kick. Scotland put Barnsley into the lead and apart from Leadbitter chance we didn’t look like scoring.
The last 2 games against Ipswich and Barnsley the lowest scoring teams in league is not good reading conceding 7 goals. It took me till late last night to check the results and league table. I feared the worst. Luckily we are still in a playoff place 6th after our bad start to 2013 with 5 league defeats. It’s a tough patch we need dig deep and get ourselves out of this mess. Get back to being hard to beat, be brave and stand up to challenges ahead.
Leeds up next we owe them for last season poor show please not again! The pressure is building like it does with any team that going through a bad spell. Arguments in stand, suggestions of Mogga out it not a great place to be right now. I know Mogga made some decisions that have raised some questions marks. Taking the Juke of and confirming after game he wasn’t injured being one of them. I would say this if anyone witnessed the game v Blackpool at end of December it was a joy to watch. That is what we all want to see. Passing, movement, organisation it had a lot of things we didn’t see enough of yesterday. It simply wasn’t acceptable. We have to get back to standards we were playing at start of the season.
It is a sticky patch the players, fans need dig deep and stay together to get our season back on track it’s only way. No time for passengers we need all players on that pitch up for cause 16 cup finals left, the sooner the next win comes the better for everyone it will be a relief to everyone connected with club. Hit 50 point mark and push on. We need a 90 min performance v Leeds. No better time to beat Leeds at Riverside than Tuesday night. Its massive it could be vital point that turns our season round!
Come On Boro! Let’s be as one and beat Leeds!