All We Are Saying is Give Us A Goal
By Rob Nichols
Friday 09 Feb 2018 19:46:00
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A Boro goal could make all the difference in the world this weekend in the home clash with Reading at the Riverside. If the forwards can break their recent scoring duck that has been dragging them down by the Tees then we could start to bounce forward. Boro v Reading at the Riverside 3pm kick off.

Boro go head to head with Reading on Saturday and amazingly Tony Pulis is still searching for his first home league win. Could this be the end of that quest, with a win against struggling Reading?

Boro will have Rudy Gestede in the squad after the big forward’s wrongful red card was waved away on successful appeal. Rudy will now be competing with Britt Assombalonga for a start as centre forward. Whoever wins that race, lets hope they burst the net as well.

Reading were a penalty shoot out away from reaching the Premier League last season. It shows how difficult it can be to bounce back from a play off final defeat. That puts Aitor Karanka’s promotion achievement with Boro into perspective.

Reading are languishing in 18th place on just 32 points and have faced considerable challenges off the pitch as well as they continually try to adjust to dwindling Championship finances. Manager Jaap Stam must be hanging on to his job by his finger-tips. But we must not be complacent. But having not won at home in the league since last year complacency is hardly likely to be a problem.

For your listening pleasure the latest instalment of the Fly Me To The Moon podcast is but a click away.

The Boro v Reading podcast is a companion to fanzine Issue 583 Boro v Reading - a podcast in which we talk about Boro fans supporting food banks and then all we are saying is give us a goal... we say a few other things as well but why spoil a good song?

The podcast is not much over 20 minutes long in total, so about the length of time Rudy Gestede was on the field before being wrongfully red-carded at Norwich last week.

Maybe that reversal by the FA will signal a turn of fortunes - yes you make your own luck but did Glenn Murray really deserve to score in the last minute for Brighton and do we really deserve to be still looking for our first home league win under Tony Pulis? I think not, we look solid in defence and have generally dominated in midfield but the lack of goals has been very costly.

Time to set the record straight and stick the ball in the back of the net at the Riverside tomorrow. And remember please bring a tin or packet of food with you for the food bank, situated behind the North Stand, car park C.

Up The Boro

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