Mid-table Mediocrity…. Yes! Let’s Party!

BORO finish slap bang in mid-table with a zero goal difference and the same points tally as last season…. who’d have thought back in August we’d be celebrating such mediocrity as that? But celebrate we should. Given where we were heading before Mogga arrived to perform CPR it is a real result.
The routine win over Doncaster helped Boro sign off with a home win, took the recent run to just one defeat in 12 games and gave us a glimpse of the potential of the next generation of academy starlets and it sparked a euphoric post match buzz that will keep us nourished through what could be a difficult summer.
Supporters were smiling and cheering – bless the players kids who were roared as they poked goals home – and thousands stayed for ages after the game as a public demonstration of their optimism in the future. And that is a real achievement.
Under Gordon Strachan broken Boro were heading for the rocks, a disjointed and demoralised side that were not fit for purpose was flailing in the relegation zone and the relationship between club and fans was breaking down. We were going down and the club were slipping into a bleak financial and emotional abyss. Everyone knew it, even the players. To turn that around is no mean feat.
At Preston on December 28th Boro leaked an early goal and were briefly dumped on the bottom. Since then everything has been on the up: the team, the club, the form and morale of individual players, the spirit of supporters and the prospects for the future. That is the real achievement that was being applauded on the lap of honour. And that is down to the catalyctic presence of Tony Mowbray. respect and thanks are due.
We know the summer won’t be plain sailing and that next season will be as tough – but at least we can go into both now with some confidence and a bit of a buzz.
More later.
And congratulations to Darlington. A Quaker shaker goal in the final minute of extra time of the FA Trophy final gave them a 1-0 win victory over mansfield and made them the first Wembley winners from Gazetteshire since mighty Whitby won the Vase in 1997.

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103 thoughts on “Mid-table Mediocrity…. Yes! Let’s Party!

  1. Well done InGabon, I thought that little dig at the girl who claimed the 100th post was going to go un noticed!
    When I was writing the entry, I must admit it was a slip up, and I noticed it when previewing it. I was going to change it after falling off my chair laughing but then thought, what the heck, I should leave it in to see if anyone notices it!
    You are an eagle eyed star. I’m still laughing at it now.
    RED ARMY.

  2. Dormo –
    At least we did not meet as last time around when you wondered about the future. Must have met Juninho near Hurworth…
    Up the Boro!

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