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Albion are due a home win over Boro - but it might not be 6-4!

The Argus: Inigo Calderon arrives at the far post two years ago to salvage a rare home point against Middlesbrough Inigo Calderon arrives at the far post two years ago to salvage a rare home point against Middlesbrough

Albion are looking to send Middlesbrough home unhappy today – for the first time in 24 years.

Mark Barham was on target when the Teessiders were last vanquished in Sussex.

Boro have recorded three wins and two draws in their five subsequent visits to the Goldstone and the Amex.

A deflected Marvin Emnes strike gave them the points last season.

The defensive records of both teams suggest a repeat of the first ever league meeting in Sussex is very unlikely.

Brian Clough’s hat-trick Boro win 6-4 in 1958-59 to follow up their opening-day 9-0 romp at Ayresome Park.

If you like your Albion nostalgia, don’t miss Howard Griggs’ Looking Back column, part of our five-page match preview in The Argus today.

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9:35am Sat 29 Mar 14

Baldseagull says...

Pretty sure we played them at Withdean as well at least once. I recall the White Feather looking most disgruntled that he should be playing at such a "stadium".
Pretty sure we played them at Withdean as well at least once. I recall the White Feather looking most disgruntled that he should be playing at such a "stadium". Baldseagull
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9:40am Sat 29 Mar 14

Albion fan in London says...

Mark Barham in his day would have been a great addition to this current squad
Mark Barham in his day would have been a great addition to this current squad Albion fan in London
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10:28am Sat 29 Mar 14

LAWgull says...

If my memory is correct that opening game 9-0 Was when ee had just come up from old Div 3 an Boro Had just come down from old 1st Div Baptism of fire waitng to happen ?? Can anybody confirm if I am right on this ???
If my memory is correct that opening game 9-0 Was when ee had just come up from old Div 3 an Boro Had just come down from old 1st Div Baptism of fire waitng to happen ?? Can anybody confirm if I am right on this ??? LAWgull
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10:29am Sat 29 Mar 14

fairweathersupporter says...

Boro are poor and we are due some luck in front of goal. We've created chances of late but not finished. I keep telling myself and anyone who would listen, that we are due to stuff someone. I am not noted for my optimism but also it would appear that OG is not noted for anything other than his cautious approach. So perhaps a three nil is about all i can hope for.

Very good article by elljam on the 'Home backing ' article yesterday. Apart from some slight differences regarding Gus (coming from behind), ignoring OG's slightly more timely substitutions (albeit negated by a sometimes too rigid formation) and a rather one sided Dunk/Greer comment;; a splendid reply to Vegas's 'put up or shut up post.'

I mention the article as it touches on the need to 'go for it' today. As someone who sits somewhere on the fence between the complacency Jockeys and the softly, softly catchy PL status brigade (whilst looking in horror/pity at the Me! Me!, Me!, Now! Now! Now! brigade), i feel we are due a bit of luck.. I know the doom and gloom brigade, wums and trolls have had their say after a few bad results but the performances on the whole (Millwall apart) have been okay, if not good. I have yet to feel the complete frustration that overtook me last season in those games where teams came and parked the bus. This is largely (and conversely to elljam's post) that i feel we are better equipped this season to overcome. Yes you can make your own luck BUT...The chances we lacked earlier in the season are being created. What a different game it would have been last week if Lingard had of put that chance where he was clean through early in the first half. But last weeks lottery numbers are useless now.
So go for it, not with some stupid formation with every attacking player in the team and no structure (which some on here suggest with painful regularity). But perhaps with a bit of width and pressing higher up the pitch. And more importantly... PUT THE ROUND BALL THING IN THE NET!!!
Boro are poor and we are due some luck in front of goal. We've created chances of late but not finished. I keep telling myself and anyone who would listen, that we are due to stuff someone. I am not noted for my optimism but also it would appear that OG is not noted for anything other than his cautious approach. So perhaps a three nil is about all i can hope for. Very good article by elljam on the 'Home backing ' article yesterday. Apart from some slight differences regarding Gus (coming from behind), ignoring OG's slightly more timely substitutions (albeit negated by a sometimes too rigid formation) and a rather one sided Dunk/Greer comment;; a splendid reply to Vegas's 'put up or shut up post.' I mention the article as it touches on the need to 'go for it' today. As someone who sits somewhere on the fence between the complacency Jockeys and the softly, softly catchy PL status brigade (whilst looking in horror/pity at the Me! Me!, Me!, Now! Now! Now! brigade), i feel we are due a bit of luck.. I know the doom and gloom brigade, wums and trolls have had their say after a few bad results but the performances on the whole (Millwall apart) have been okay, if not good. I have yet to feel the complete frustration that overtook me last season in those games where teams came and parked the bus. This is largely (and conversely to elljam's post) that i feel we are better equipped this season to overcome. Yes you can make your own luck BUT...The chances we lacked earlier in the season are being created. What a different game it would have been last week if Lingard had of put that chance where he was clean through early in the first half. But last weeks lottery numbers are useless now. So go for it, not with some stupid formation with every attacking player in the team and no structure (which some on here suggest with painful regularity). But perhaps with a bit of width and pressing higher up the pitch. And more importantly... PUT THE ROUND BALL THING IN THE NET!!! fairweathersupporter
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9:38pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

fairweathersupporter wrote:
Boro are poor and we are due some luck in front of goal. We've created chances of late but not finished. I keep telling myself and anyone who would listen, that we are due to stuff someone. I am not noted for my optimism but also it would appear that OG is not noted for anything other than his cautious approach. So perhaps a three nil is about all i can hope for. Very good article by elljam on the 'Home backing ' article yesterday. Apart from some slight differences regarding Gus (coming from behind), ignoring OG's slightly more timely substitutions (albeit negated by a sometimes too rigid formation) and a rather one sided Dunk/Greer comment;; a splendid reply to Vegas's 'put up or shut up post.' I mention the article as it touches on the need to 'go for it' today. As someone who sits somewhere on the fence between the complacency Jockeys and the softly, softly catchy PL status brigade (whilst looking in horror/pity at the Me! Me!, Me!, Now! Now! Now! brigade), i feel we are due a bit of luck.. I know the doom and gloom brigade, wums and trolls have had their say after a few bad results but the performances on the whole (Millwall apart) have been okay, if not good. I have yet to feel the complete frustration that overtook me last season in those games where teams came and parked the bus. This is largely (and conversely to elljam's post) that i feel we are better equipped this season to overcome. Yes you can make your own luck BUT...The chances we lacked earlier in the season are being created. What a different game it would have been last week if Lingard had of put that chance where he was clean through early in the first half. But last weeks lottery numbers are useless now. So go for it, not with some stupid formation with every attacking player in the team and no structure (which some on here suggest with painful regularity). But perhaps with a bit of width and pressing higher up the pitch. And more importantly... PUT THE ROUND BALL THING IN THE NET!!!
Marvellous stuff as usual, Fairweather. I sit where you do on the Me!Me!Me! / softly softly / complacency jockey scale.

I post this AFTER today's Boro game so it's looking less likely but we should press teams as we attempt to press on to now-unlikely play-off heaven!
[quote][p][bold]fairweathersupporter[/bold] wrote: Boro are poor and we are due some luck in front of goal. We've created chances of late but not finished. I keep telling myself and anyone who would listen, that we are due to stuff someone. I am not noted for my optimism but also it would appear that OG is not noted for anything other than his cautious approach. So perhaps a three nil is about all i can hope for. Very good article by elljam on the 'Home backing ' article yesterday. Apart from some slight differences regarding Gus (coming from behind), ignoring OG's slightly more timely substitutions (albeit negated by a sometimes too rigid formation) and a rather one sided Dunk/Greer comment;; a splendid reply to Vegas's 'put up or shut up post.' I mention the article as it touches on the need to 'go for it' today. As someone who sits somewhere on the fence between the complacency Jockeys and the softly, softly catchy PL status brigade (whilst looking in horror/pity at the Me! Me!, Me!, Now! Now! Now! brigade), i feel we are due a bit of luck.. I know the doom and gloom brigade, wums and trolls have had their say after a few bad results but the performances on the whole (Millwall apart) have been okay, if not good. I have yet to feel the complete frustration that overtook me last season in those games where teams came and parked the bus. This is largely (and conversely to elljam's post) that i feel we are better equipped this season to overcome. Yes you can make your own luck BUT...The chances we lacked earlier in the season are being created. What a different game it would have been last week if Lingard had of put that chance where he was clean through early in the first half. But last weeks lottery numbers are useless now. So go for it, not with some stupid formation with every attacking player in the team and no structure (which some on here suggest with painful regularity). But perhaps with a bit of width and pressing higher up the pitch. And more importantly... PUT THE ROUND BALL THING IN THE NET!!![/p][/quote]Marvellous stuff as usual, Fairweather. I sit where you do on the Me!Me!Me! / softly softly / complacency jockey scale. I post this AFTER today's Boro game so it's looking less likely but we should press teams as we attempt to press on to now-unlikely play-off heaven! Captain Haddock
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