BORO are back on the two-points-per- game golden trajectory and back in second spot after winning a tough game 2-0 in atrocious conditions at Huddersfield.
They worked hard against a fired up team looking to impress a new boss, were resolute and organised at the back, industrious in midfield and kept yet another clean sheet – and then when the chances came the took them. Both of them. Deadly. “We’ve only had two shots” deliciously sarcastic Boro fans taunted the frustrated home fans.
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HUDDERSFIELD away in September was when the season really started. After a unsettled August and a blip of back-to-back home defeats to Sheff Wed and Reading there had been an international break. That allowed Aitor Karanka to complete his squad building and spend two weeks instilling the “methodology and philosophy” into the new boys. Then the real Boro were unleashed at the MacAlpine/Galpharm/John SmithsBeerdome…
That game was a bit of grind at times and there was a frantic finale but Boro showed spirit before winning. It was the day when Clayton showed why he was a better bet than Butterfield, Dimi showed he was a safer pair of hands than Meijas, and Grant Leadbelter announced his howitzer intent for the season with an outrageous molecule melting 35 yard “thunderbastard.” There was a loud and proud sell-out 4,000 travelling army there as well. That game was a sign of things to come: that match was the start of a now well balanced Boro’s long climb towards the promotion pack.
Fast forward five months and Boro ground out another win against Huddersfield that could prove just as crucial and just as timely a boost as that first clash. And which was just as tense right to the final whistle.
Continue reading The Promotion Push Starts Here: (Pt 2)
THE game at Huddersfield was supposed to be about the “Football Inevitability Drive” showdown between summer shirt-swappees Clayton and Butterfield. But instead the mooted midfield head-to-head turned into a bad-tempered toe-to-toe tear-up.
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