Oscar's fellow countryman tight-lipped before their clash

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Albion head coach Oscar Garcia will get the silent treatment from compatriot Aitor Karanka before their Spanish showdown at the Riverside Stadium today.

The rival bosses know each other well from their playing careers with Barcelona and Real Madrid and as colleagues for Spain.

Boro chief Karnaka said: “We played together and against each other many times. We have a good relationship.

“But we haven’t spoken on the phone. No doubt we will speak after the final whistle but before a game I don’t have friends.”

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1:10pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Albion In Staffs says...

smashing.....
smashing..... Albion In Staffs

1:35pm Sat 14 Dec 13

tug509 says...

Never mind Oscar,you can give him your condolences and lend him a hanky for his tears after you have outplayed your fellow countryman and we have taken another 3 points !. UTA
Never mind Oscar,you can give him your condolences and lend him a hanky for his tears after you have outplayed your fellow countryman and we have taken another 3 points !. UTA tug509

1:43pm Sat 14 Dec 13

VegasSeagull says...

Tug both of these managers will want their teams to play in the same way, eventually, but Oscar has a head start on his fellow countryman and this fact could make all the difference today. When you look at the results of the first few games with Oscar in charge and compare them to those of Karnaka with Boro, they are very similar, this could be a good time to play Boro away as I can only see them getting better.
Tug both of these managers will want their teams to play in the same way, eventually, but Oscar has a head start on his fellow countryman and this fact could make all the difference today. When you look at the results of the first few games with Oscar in charge and compare them to those of Karnaka with Boro, they are very similar, this could be a good time to play Boro away as I can only see them getting better. VegasSeagull

1:58pm Sat 14 Dec 13

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Tug both of these managers will want their teams to play in the same way, eventually, but Oscar has a head start on his fellow countryman and this fact could make all the difference today. When you look at the results of the first few games with Oscar in charge and compare them to those of Karnaka with Boro, they are very similar, this could be a good time to play Boro away as I can only see them getting better.
Yep i was thinking the same when i saw the comparisons. The teams they have beat at home have been lower end of the table though,and their site sugests they are not happy with their defense,set pieces or otherwise !. I agree this is the right time to go to the Riverside,i have a feeling that the defensive side of our MF will be very much the key today,if we can protect a changed back 4,and lay of a few quick forward balls they will have a problem breaking us down,especially if Ince is playing and getting forward. UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Tug both of these managers will want their teams to play in the same way, eventually, but Oscar has a head start on his fellow countryman and this fact could make all the difference today. When you look at the results of the first few games with Oscar in charge and compare them to those of Karnaka with Boro, they are very similar, this could be a good time to play Boro away as I can only see them getting better.[/p][/quote]Yep i was thinking the same when i saw the comparisons. The teams they have beat at home have been lower end of the table though,and their site sugests they are not happy with their defense,set pieces or otherwise !. I agree this is the right time to go to the Riverside,i have a feeling that the defensive side of our MF will be very much the key today,if we can protect a changed back 4,and lay of a few quick forward balls they will have a problem breaking us down,especially if Ince is playing and getting forward. UTA tug509

2:08pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Joel'sGrandad says...

Not even a handshake? Bring it on! UTA
Not even a handshake? Bring it on! UTA Joel'sGrandad

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