A DISAPPONTING result at rampant Man City but it was to be expected. Injury crisis. Away day hoodoo. Sloppy at the back. Dropping one of the better players so far this season for one that lacked match fitness. Toothless up front. Slack in midfield. “Bad body language.” Lack of cover in some key areas leaving Boro permanently just two or three injuries away from a crisis. Cheslea and Man United coming up…..
There are upsides – Tuncay looked sharp, O’Neil looked good in the middle, the more attacking formation in the second half gave hope of breaking through, Cattermole played the destroyer role more effectively than Boateng – but we can’t go on saying week in week out that we played well in patches but were just unlucky.
It is all getting a bit very worrying now and an air of gloomy depression is blanketing Teesside. And it’s not even Christmas yet! Thank God for those stupid international breaks disrupting the flow of the season and giving us time to get a few back. Where now for Boro?