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foomanboro Posted on 13/01/2018 18:49
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Basically said for the money boro paid for him he should have finished the chance which hit the crossbar.

No such snide comments regarding Gestedes easier misses though [?]

Worrying that Pulis is showing favouritism but at least explains his baffling choice to start with Gestede vs. our top goal scorer.
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SmogOnOuseburn Posted on 13/01/2018 18:50

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Yes, did not sound good that comment!
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Boro_Legend Posted on 13/01/2018 18:51

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Tony carefully before you lose the dressing room.
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London_smoggie Posted on 13/01/2018 18:52

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He needs a kick up the backside and heís getting one.

He needs it
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GraftLikeNegredo Posted on 13/01/2018 18:52

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I said it when he was appointed and I stick by it, Assombalonga wonít last long. Pulis keeps mentioning how needs to be respectful to Gibsonís spending in the summer and not throwing players on the heap immediately, Britt is exactly what he is talking about, if not suspect A.
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Heine Posted on 13/01/2018 18:54

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He's right though Assombolonga was bought solely to score goals he offers nothing else
Gestede for all his bad points is there to hold it up and let the others play
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foomanboro Posted on 13/01/2018 18:56

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Honestly listening to his tone he has definitely got it in for Britt. Not sure what his beef is with him but it almost like heís already setting him up to fail, so he can have an excuse to move him on.

He shouldnít be publically admonishing players like that. Especially when it is mostly unfair.
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Easy_ Posted on 13/01/2018 18:56

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Pulis is absolutely right. Assombalonga should've won the game for us. No messing about, tell it like it is.
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festa5 Posted on 13/01/2018 18:57

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I like Pulis but his obsession with big strikers is a concern. It's almost as if Gestede can do no wrong because he's a big unit.

Britt or Bamford would have scored one of Gestede's chances today. Probably both.

Arguably his determination to play the carthorse instead of a proper footballer cost us the match.
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wartle Posted on 13/01/2018 18:57

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Assombalonga will start the next game, just wait and see.
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TheFair86 Posted on 13/01/2018 18:59

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So we are better off with a striker thatís scored 4 in 32 than one that has 12 in 26?
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SmogOnOuseburn Posted on 13/01/2018 19:00

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Pulis is not right! His comment was out of order and his subs were rubbish as well.
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foomanboro Posted on 13/01/2018 19:01

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ďPulis is absolutely right. Assombalonga should've won the game for us. No messing about, tell it like it is.Ē

Rudy gets a free pass because....?
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GraftLikeNegredo Posted on 13/01/2018 19:24

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Do you not remember Britt missing a one v one, and then almost falling over his own feet for the rebound? Bizarre logic.
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jonny2773 Posted on 13/01/2018 19:26

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'His comment was out of order and his subs were rubbish as well'

If you only have rubbish on the bench then it makes sense that they would be rubbish subs.....cant blame TP for that.
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Chappy112 Posted on 13/01/2018 19:27

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Britt is a better goal scorer that Rudy but Rudy brings more to the team other than goalscoring. In a Pulis side you need to be more than a goal scorer.

I think Gestede and Britt together would work but not sure about Britt on his own.
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cheesenbiscuits Posted on 13/01/2018 19:30

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Look a better team with Gestede he brings other players into the game. Assombalonga has one trick and should have scored as should Gestede and Braithwaite.
To miss so many one on ones in a single game is pretty bad. Seem to remember Rhodes missing a few at Blackburn but canít remember 4 in one game.
One thing for certain we look a lot better than we ever did with our previous manager.
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1finny Posted on 13/01/2018 19:31

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Funny isnít it
If AK criticised the fans of a player he was out of his depth
TP - nay problem with our top scorer whilst he picks Gestede
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GraftLikeNegredo Posted on 13/01/2018 19:32

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Get shot of the pair of them, in fact get shot of them two, Bamford and Fletcher while youíre at it and bring in two centre forwards that are able to do the basics of what youíre asking from them.

Iíve no doubt this will happen, although I dread to think what theyíll go for, given what weíve spent.
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Easy_ Posted on 13/01/2018 19:33

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He's bringing up Assombalonga because it's right at the death. If he scores - which he should - we win the game.

Different with Gestede because there was still a lot of football to play.
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Archie_Stevens_Can_Fly Posted on 13/01/2018 19:33

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If Brit started, we would have won that 3 0 in the first half. We were on fire, pressing high and asking a lot of questions. Rudy was Ruddy useless. 100% the weak link in the attacking third. Adama, Downing and Braithwaite ripping up the pitch and Rudy lolloping around like a lump messing up every chance he had.

Not sure what he has against Brit, but that is TPs first bit of poor management for me like. Hope he nips that in the bud.
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foomanboro Posted on 13/01/2018 19:35

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Britt scores goals. You know, the thing that wins you football matches

Rudy is only better at doing an impression of a lamp post
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BigmetsBoro86 Posted on 13/01/2018 19:37

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To be fair...

Bamford 6mil
Braithwaite 9mil
Rudy 6mil
Britt 15mil
Fletcher 6.5mil

I am sure he is looking at the millions spent in recruiting these forwards.

I would keep Britt although not sure he fits this sides style. I would happily move any of the above on if I thought we would break even. I don't think we could sell any of them at a profit.

Only Britt has actually paid a slice of his fee off. The rest are simply[sad]
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grumpyoldgit Posted on 13/01/2018 19:38

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Peter Crouch on loan before long? I'm not advocating this as a solution but merely as a possibility.
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Alvez_48 Posted on 13/01/2018 19:39

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I've given Gestede more stick than most and his misses were bad but those saying Britt puts those away are forgetting Forrest earlier in the season.

Britt has missed LOADS of 1 on 1s.

I think Pulis is right and have said it for a while now, Britt is simply not effective enough of the time for the money spent on him. He scores goals in bunches and against lower opposition.

Rudy is poor but at least we are seemingly better as a whole with him on the pitch though I would try Bamford for a couple of games.

Ideally we need an Andy Carrol
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gallivant Posted on 13/01/2018 19:44

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At last we have someone who speaks his mind and speaks the truth....what is so wrong with that. MFC have wasted a fortune on inadequate players, Monk was a disaster, wonder who picked him?
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Wanderingstar Posted on 13/01/2018 19:45

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To be fair to Britt when he came on Pulis took off the other attacking options of Braiithwaite and traore and left him isolated.

Gets led never a footballer in a million miles, make a good lamp post though if he was bright enough
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RavsDad Posted on 13/01/2018 19:48

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For me, the reason to play Gestede is his alleged heading ability and hold up play. With his height and frame he should be winning headers for fun. He loses more aerial duels than he wins but worse than that, the few he wins rarely have any power or direction. Many meekly drop from his head.

Did any touch he had today actually find a Red shirt? And if Pulis criticised Assombalonga and not Gestede the man is delusional.
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expat_smoggie Posted on 13/01/2018 19:48

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Team played much better than they did under GM but they lost. Poor finishing from both Gested and Britt cost us ó Braithwaite was again average.
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streetwise Posted on 13/01/2018 19:55

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Gestede is very rarely in a winning side. Expecting the team to win 2 games with Rudy to carry is pushing it.

We knew what we were getting with Pulis.
He will probably benefit Boro ,but I think this is just a practice season for him and we have to tolerate him playing spuds like RG.


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sasboro1 Posted on 13/01/2018 19:57

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"Britt has missed LOADS of 1 on 1s."

And that's why hes in the championship. But over a season if he plays he will get 20 goals. Our squad is very short of players with goals in thenlm, so leaving 2 of the best goal scorers we have on the bench makes it no surprise that we failed to score today.

Yes, Britt missed a chances when he hit the crossbar but that's closer than anyone else got or would have got.

I'm not comfortable with pulis if all we are going to do is have a team which is one dimensional and full of players over 6ft. Fans will soon get bored and it won't end well. And I don't see it as a way we are building a team.for the long term
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bear66 Posted on 13/01/2018 20:00

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Clear penalty as he was pulled back before the lob. Thought he looked a lot better than Gestede running off the ball. Unlucky with the lob and the follow-up.
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boroboymike Posted on 13/01/2018 20:02

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Flat track bully assombalonga was never going to score against Fulham as they're a top half side. Pulis knows it.
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parmoboy Posted on 13/01/2018 20:05

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He looked a threat playing off the shoulder, and I do think he was left isolated due to the subs. Should have taken his chance though.
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bear66 Posted on 13/01/2018 20:07

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Pulis said we were poor in the final third. Play Assombalonga and Bamford (instead of Gestede and Braithwaite) and win games.

3 points out of 9. The only win with Bamford playing half a game.
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Pottomed Posted on 13/01/2018 20:10

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Did you actually listen to the interview?
Pulis did not bring Asombas miss up
Rob Law did and our manager spoke the truth.
Im sure if Rob Law had asked about Gestede being a complete waste of space then our manager would of commented too.
I get so sick of some idiots on here[:(]
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Derek_Duvall Posted on 13/01/2018 20:14

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Last month it was Howson, month before it was Traore, now its Britt. Anyone want a punt on who next month's write off will be?!
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Archie_Stevens_Can_Fly Posted on 13/01/2018 20:15

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And TP really needs to drop this "the amount we paid for him..." nonsense.

We are living in a world of 140 million pound footballers. Just the way it is. I don't like it either, but the fact you paid 15 million for a striker is utterly irrelevant. The man is living in the past and needs to put those thoughts to one side and play his best striker regardless of his opinion on the financial cost.
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Witcher Posted on 13/01/2018 20:17

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Britt needs to start scoring vs the top half sides to get rid of this idea he can only score past weaker teams, he's probably top 6 earners in the entire league, he can't just score tap ins, he needs to start working harder for the team if he wants to progress as a footballer
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TheInstigator Posted on 13/01/2018 20:20

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For 15m Assombalaga is not worth it. We paid over the odds for a striker that wants it on a plate. Yes he will score, but not in this Pulis Team, get shot, doesnt work hard enough, and is only quick over two yards. I want grafters in this team, and he doesn't fit the bill. But I am enjoying seeing Pulis work out who is Shiite.
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Witcher Posted on 13/01/2018 20:23

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I thought we were getting an allround striker in Assombalonga, but hes just a poacher really not too dissimilar to Rhodes, does not help the teams shape, cannot hold onto the ball, can't dribble or create his own chances, doesnt have any vision or creativity, doesnt run the channels too often
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homesickblues Posted on 13/01/2018 20:28

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I'm not going to argue against the manager he sees the game differently to me, however I thought we changed our style or player differently when Brit came on. He was isolated for the rest of the game where as Gestede had someone closer to him. Brit made a difficult chance out of the one quality pass he got all game with a bit of luck it would have gone in. Hard to say which is better, I worry because Gestede fits with the managers style but is clearly not good enough. I like Brit and think he was a good signing, just need s quality service.
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TSB1 Posted on 13/01/2018 20:29

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Iíve just listened to the interview on Tees. Canít really say TP was hard on Britt at all... didnít he just agree with the reporter and say Britt will be gutted he missed?
Or have I missed something else?
Genuinely donít think it was too bad...
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TrappaTony Posted on 13/01/2018 20:39

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He shouldnít be publically admonishing players like that

I am confident in Pulis but he should have done the above on the appalling performance of an unbalanced and biased match official as I have ever seen.

A nailed on penalty not given for push on Braithwaite, a violent conduct incident on Braithwaite only meriting a yellow card and an appalling decision to award a penalty for a cynical dive. And 5 minutes added on at the end - Why?

This referee busted a gut to do all he could for the Fulham cause.
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WoodallServices Posted on 13/01/2018 20:39

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Perhaps it's a way of saying "if you showed a bit more composure you'd be past twenty by now"!
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Archie_Stevens_Can_Fly Posted on 13/01/2018 20:43

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12 goals in 26 games. Name the last Boro striker that scored 1 in 2.

You lot are just incredible. The more I read this site the more I realise how blinkered you all are by your "I know more about football than you" attitudes. It's ground into you, and branded on your skin by local kids managers making every player he has slide tackle on a rock hard pitch in Fevruary. It's absolutely pathetic, and absolutely the reason why we win sweet FA as a nation. Totally clueless.
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TSB1 Posted on 13/01/2018 20:45

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TrappaTony, did you hear the interview?
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dragged_up_in_whinneybanks Posted on 13/01/2018 20:50

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I think Britt is on his way. Tony P frequently mentions how much Stevie has spent and a good chunk of that was on Britt. Added to that he is not Tony's type of striker. He will be looking to cash in during January.
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Kosovo Posted on 13/01/2018 20:56
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Archie
1 in 2 against the poorer teams in the division. Needs to up his game against the better teams. Also did the kids win the World Cup last year.
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TrappaTony Posted on 13/01/2018 20:59

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TSB TBH no I didn't
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hopesoboro Posted on 13/01/2018 21:03

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"It's almost as if Gestede can do no wrong because he's a big unit."
Didn't Pulis bring Britt on for Rudy?!?
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TSB1 Posted on 13/01/2018 21:04

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Fair enough for admitting it...
He didnít really say anything about Britt and he did say the red shouldnít be working at that level and makin those kind of decisions.
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crocker Posted on 13/01/2018 21:10

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TP also said that we should have gone in at half time 2,3 or 4 up - so give it some balance. Selective hearing.
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parmoboy Posted on 13/01/2018 21:25

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I've just listened to the interview and I also don't think he was being harsh on Britt. He's the type of guy who will just give an honest answer if he's asked a question, and he was asked about Britt missing the chance and gave his honest opinion that you'd expect better considering what we paid for him. Monk on the other hand would have just come out with a load of cliches in response "That's football, it's all about the fine margins".
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foomanboro Posted on 13/01/2018 21:29

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Why you lying? He did say something about Britt (exactly as I said in my OP). He very specifically said in reference to Britt that when the club spend that kind of money on ďhimĒ he should be putting those chances away. The reporter didnít lead him. He went out of his was to publically have a pop at our top scorer.

Yes he also said we should br 3-4 up after the 1st half but made no reference to Gestede at all. Funny that.
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brattleboro Posted on 13/01/2018 22:16

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at last!!!!!!!! we have a manager that says it is like it is[:D]
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Teesside88 Posted on 13/01/2018 22:34

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At the end of the day pulis is criticising assombalonga because he has been signed for a lot of money and he barely puts any effort in. He lacks most of the basics such as hold up play. Challenging headers. Linking up play. Closing down and let's be honest against decent teams he barely gets a kick.

He brings pressure on the team as he's basically a passenger unless you lay it on a plate for him. Pretty much every goal hes scored is against the relegation zone teams and even then only against brum and qpr did they even mean anything in terms of the outcome of the game. He doesn't score when you need him really need him to he folds under the pressure.

OK he's top scorer but he's been the sole striker played all season really and nobody else has had a chance up there til now and we have been awful to watch when he plays.

We were awful and losing against Preston. We lost against villa and we lost today after he was brought on and performances dipped while he was on the pitch due to the above points.

Like it or not the fact is everyone can see with their own eyes we perform better as a team with gestede over him and there's a good reason why the best and only PROPER manager we have had since venables doesn't fancy him and I think he's completely justified leaving him out and blasting him in the media it should have happened sooner he's just a fat lazy fraud.
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Magicman1971 Posted on 13/01/2018 22:34

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Out of order for me. Blame the spud who missed the golden opportunities in the first half . Geatwde is 6 foot 4 & jumps 5 foot 10 . If he's our focal point going forward then we are finished. Other than this though I like pullis for his honesty .
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crocker Posted on 13/01/2018 22:36

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He didnt need to say anything about who missed all the chances in the first half. It was obvious.
There was 1 chance in the second half.
Personally - i thought he was equally as frustrated.
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TrappaTony Posted on 13/01/2018 22:36

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TSB that's good to know - thanks for that
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boroboymike Posted on 13/01/2018 22:41

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Teesside88 [^][^][^][^]
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Magicman1971 Posted on 13/01/2018 22:44

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Braithwaite missed a great chance second half , he didn't feel the need to name him ?
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SmogOnOuseburn Posted on 13/01/2018 22:49

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" he's just a fat lazy fraud."

What a stupid comment, Teesside88. He is our top scorer because he knows how to put the ball in the net.

To be critisised for hitting the bar is ridiculous compared to Gestede's sorry efforts in first half.
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HolgateCorner Posted on 13/01/2018 22:51

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I donít think Pulis was particularly singling out Assombalonga, he did say our final third was not good enough.

To me that means Gestede, Assombalonga, Braithwaite, Johnson and any of the midfielders Downing, Leadbitter and Howson as well.

He said Adama needed to be fitter and stop fading out of matches.

Heís good is Pulis, he speaks as we see it but not on a sinister or threatening way.

You know, if a striker has cost a lot of money and missed a good chance to win the game at the death then he has, I donít think you can complain if the manager remarks upon it.

Heís clearly got his eye on how all,of them are shaping up, at least he knows now why Gary Monk got the chop. I said on here a few times that some of these players were not cutting it when it was open season on Monk.
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GlosRed Posted on 13/01/2018 22:53

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When on a percentage of sales receipt the biggest payday is via the most valuable asset.
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CrazyL Posted on 13/01/2018 22:58

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Rest assured that whatever he hints at in public will be 10 fold and said right to every players face behind the closed dressing room doors. There will be no place for shirkers, big heads, or sensitive little flowers in the Pulis era. Our recruitment has been crap for a year or more - the manger knows it and will act accordingly. The squad is too big, we've had no consistency of selection and no real plan or team ethos. Our fitness has been questionable all season too in my opinion. Tony Pulis will shake it up on every level and put it back together in a hugely efficient way and the players will be given the chance to either buy into it or walk away.
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foomanboro Posted on 13/01/2018 23:00

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Teesside88

Iíve read some utter drivel in my time but your post takes the biscuit.
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T_A_D Posted on 13/01/2018 23:03

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Easy_: "He's bringing up Assombalonga because it's right at the death. If he scores - which he should - we win the game.

Different with Gestede because there was still a lot of football to play."

Gestede's was the easier chance. If he has singled out Assombalonga over Gestede and Braithwaite that is very odd. Maybe he has his reasons.
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Kosovo Posted on 13/01/2018 23:04

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Foomanboro
Go on then explain why he is.
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sasboro1 Posted on 13/01/2018 23:05

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Pulis is in the honeymoon period, it's all Well and good that pulis being honest and open like this but means nothing if results don't improve. So he sells assombalonga to a rival team for top money but then who comes in and can score the same amount. And if bamford gets sold then it doesn't leave much when we are already short of scoring goals apart from assombalonga. We do need big changes in the squad. I just hope pulis does it in the right positions and not just focusing on making us a big physical side
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changingman Posted on 13/01/2018 23:05

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Britt's form has been poor since before Pulis arrived. I would argue he hasn't done anything whilst Pulis is here to warrant a start.

Gestede clearly fits Pulis' style of play and has looked decent in patches. His hold up play is good and I was impressed with his movement off the ball today.

Still think we might see them both start against QPR next week (probably at the expense of Braithwaite).
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GraftLikeNegredo Posted on 13/01/2018 23:09

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No one needs to come in and ďscore the same amountĒ though, this is point, always has been. We were promoted with 89 points and a top goal scorer with 8. Itís a myth you need a Ď20 goal a season strikerí. You need someone who executes a specific role in order to win points, and that is far more than scoring against championship relegation fodder.
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CrazyL Posted on 13/01/2018 23:13

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Also he hasn't sold anybody yet. Giving certain players a much needed kick up the XXXXXX is a world away from moving them on. I doubt that Brit will leave - I think Pulis will make him work harder at being a better player.
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Boro_Legend Posted on 13/01/2018 23:16

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He needs to do a job Britt.
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Magicman1971 Posted on 13/01/2018 23:17

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If playing gestede up front on his own is the answer , then I don't want to know the question .
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GraftLikeNegredo Posted on 13/01/2018 23:21

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The problem isnít in an individual, it would be futile to argue otherwise. There are problems throughout the squad, as there has been for a long time now, itís just a shame that the amount of money spent in the summer hasnít gone anywhere near solving them.
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sasboro1 Posted on 13/01/2018 23:23

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We are not scoring enough goals. The squad is full of players who don't score enough and selling the one player who is scoring plenty would be a mistake unless we can replace with someone equal in terms of goals. This is the 5th defeat at home where we have failed to scored. We need more goals not move on someone who can score plenty.

Now if pulis decides to stick with gestede rather than assambalongo then you have to question pulis.

Anyway, let's see what transfer happen then judge.

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HolgateCorner Posted on 13/01/2018 23:25

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Playing Gestede up front on his own led to 3 clear goal scoring opportunities while he was on the pitch and a couple of good penalty shouts, on another day and a competent ref we would have won the game comfortably.

I think you need to look elsewhere, I donít think Pulis was singling outvAssombalonga, he was answering questions as the thoughts came into his head.

He did a good interview, he gives me confidence he will get this misfiring squad sorted out.
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mendieta420 Posted on 13/01/2018 23:38

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Nah not having that. He was asked specifically about Britts miss and he said ye heíll be disappointed to not have finished it and moved on to all the chances missed.
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GraftLikeNegredo Posted on 13/01/2018 23:40

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So far in his career, Assombalonga has scored three league goals against sides that have finished in the top 6 in the championship.
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Magicman1971 Posted on 13/01/2018 23:42

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What about Britt hitting the bar ? "We'll, the club has paid a lot of money for him to put those chances away " . If that isn't singling out , then I don't know what is .
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bear66 Posted on 13/01/2018 23:45

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3 out of 4 wind before Pulis arrived. He then picks a misfit of a team three times in a row and we get 1 win in 3, and the win came after half time changes.

Pulis needs to say it as it is. "I must do better."
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sasboro1 Posted on 13/01/2018 23:47

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Next game is he going to give other strikers a chance or stick with gestede because hes 6ft 4?
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foomanboro Posted on 13/01/2018 23:55

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ďFoomanboro
Go on then explain why he is.ď

I could pull apart his entire diabtribe about Britt but iíll Keep it simple. The poster said he was lazy and doesnít run the channels, which is tosh.

He does miles more closing down and running off the ball then any striker we have on our books. Also given that he doesnít have the ďattributesĒ of Rudy he even does a better job of holding up the ball and knocking down headers.

Pulis has it in for Britt for some reason and itís not a footballing reason.
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Pottomed Posted on 14/01/2018 00:20

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OP
Yet again listen before you leap
Our manager was asked about Britts miss and he responded.
Do you not think he should of scored,he had been on for 30min and not touched the ball.
Do you have some feelings for Britt?
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foomanboro Posted on 14/01/2018 00:49
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Yes maybe he should of scored but it was a harder chance than either of Rudys and at least he the bar unlike his teammates pathetic attempts.

Also if you are saying that was his only touch of the game since him came on then youíre lying or blind. How exactly do you expect him to score when the rest of the team hardly created anything for him because they had no gas in the tank after the first half?

My feelings for Britt are the same as any proper fan. I see a good player, who can score goals, who works hard for the team and who has been left hung out to dry by the manager.

Iíll send the question back to you. Why do you hate Britt so much? Too much of a goal scorer for you?
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wartle Posted on 14/01/2018 00:57

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Iíll be amazed if he doesnít start with Assombalonga next game.
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1finny Posted on 14/01/2018 04:51

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Bear [^]
Pulis could also have commented on the form of:
Gibson (according to some worth £20m)
Friend
Gestede
But didnít
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festa5 Posted on 14/01/2018 05:50

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"Playing Gestede up front on his own led to 3 clear goal scoring opportunities while he was on the pitch and a couple of good penalty shouts"

Did they happen because of him or despite him being on the pitch though? The latter for me.

The poor back pass had nothing to do with who was up front. He wasn't involved in Braithwaite penalty or Braithwaite's chance.

He did make a nice run for his one on one, but he didn't just miss it, it was an awful attempt at a finish. Same with the back pass. He just never looked like scoring those chances. They weren't good saves. He looked as composed and as confident as a centre back would have been in those situations.

When Britt came on it was a different game already. Let's not pretend we were playing well in the second half till Gestede went off. Britt was completely isolated, not really his fault. He still got on the end of a ball he was second favourite for and yes, he should score it. But he made a far better attempt at finishing than Gestede did with his equally as good chances.
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r00fie1 Posted on 14/01/2018 06:57

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There are a number of posters on here who clearly were not at yesterdays 1st team game against Fulham.
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SmogOnOuseburn Posted on 14/01/2018 08:53

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I totally agree, Roofie. It is the only reason I can think of to defend Gestede.
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the_holgate_roof Posted on 14/01/2018 08:57

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hopefully Tony is just playing a pyscological game with Brit, hoping he will react in a positive way, just hope it doesn't backfire on him.....
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sasboro1 Posted on 14/01/2018 09:09

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Monk would have been hammered by the fans if he had stuck assombalonga and bamford on the bench, started Gestede and lost 1-0. I guess a new manager is in that honeymoon period.
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Pogatetz_Ate_My_Hamster_ Posted on 14/01/2018 09:15

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ďAnd TP really needs to drop this "the amount we paid for him..." nonsense.

We are living in a world of 140 million pound footballers. Just the way it is. I don't like it either, but the fact you paid 15 million for a striker is utterly irrelevant.Ē

Wrong.

How many clubs in this league have £15m strikers? Most clubs weíll be up against wonít have spent £15m on all their current strikers.
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foomanboro Posted on 14/01/2018 09:37

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Using his price tag (which had nothing to do with Britt by the way) as a stick to publically beat him with him is completely counter productive.

Itís the kind of petty and babyish talk youíd expect from an opposition manager not your own.
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fuchs Posted on 14/01/2018 09:46

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TP just being honest and saying it how he sees it

Its new to us

I like it

👍🏻⚽️ UTB
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bear66 Posted on 14/01/2018 09:48

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Just another manager not admitting his own mistakes.
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foomanboro Posted on 14/01/2018 09:50

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Saying what like it is?

I think people are confusing speaking the truth with slagging people off as if they are the same thing.
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foomanboro Posted on 14/01/2018 09:53

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Exactly if TP was ďsaying it as it isĒ he would admit he messed up the selection and he made bad substitutions at the wrong time.

Nothing honest in deflecting the blame entirely to his players.
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Kosovo Posted on 14/01/2018 10:01
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No ones publicly beating him. You are making a mountain out of a mole hill. Have you got a problem with Pulis.

Sasboro
We could/should have been 3/4 up by half time and battered them for 40 mins. We struggled 2nd half but still had the best 2 chances. Personally thatís why Iím not attacking Pulis.
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foomanboro Posted on 14/01/2018 10:05

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Yes I have a problem with TPs team selection, his substitutions and his singling out of Britt on local radio and not taking any blame himself for the result despite being the manager.

I thought I made that pretty clear.
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sasboro1 Posted on 14/01/2018 10:13
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But do you get it that perhaps we missed all those chances is because neither of our 2 best striker were on the pitch. It wasn't long ago that gestede was getting stick for being rubbish and monk getting grief for picking him .and so here we are playing gestede and lost 1-0 at home and he missed 2 chances.

Let's be honest here, most boro fans would have more confidence in assombalonga than gestede when it comes to scoring.

I think what's happening is that pulis isn't a fan of assombalonga and doesn't see him the type of player he would sign. He wants bigger stronger players, who might not be as prolific. Maybe he sees assombalonga as a sellable asset to reinvest in the team.

Now if we were scoring lots of goals in the team it might not be an issue but to not play your top scorer with 12 goals in January is a big risk in a squad so short of goals. It back fired yesterday. Why couldn't he say assombalonga was unlucky and perhaps could have done better considering the quality player he is? Why mention the transfer fee?was pulis worried someone would question why your top scorer didn't start in a 1-0 home defeat?

Can you tell me why we couldn't bring on assombalonga and bamford with about 20-25 minutes to go when clearly we were tired,sitting deeper and Fulham were holding possession.
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grifter Posted on 14/01/2018 10:26

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TP go home & take the plank with you!!!!
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TSB1 Posted on 14/01/2018 10:54

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The only reason Britt was brought into the conversation was because the reporter mentioned him and the fact he hit the bar.
TP was simply responding to it. He was not being overly critical, simply answering a question.
If TP had brought it up himself and berated Britt, then there maybhe reason to question his statements, but certainly not in this instance.
And if Britt, or any other players would be offended by the words used in this particular context, then they need to grow a set and man up.
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bear66 Posted on 14/01/2018 10:55

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"Can you tell me why we couldn't bring on assombalonga and bamford with about 20-25 minutes to go when clearly we were tired,sitting deeper and Fulham were holding possession."

Exactly. At least against Aston Villa he made changes to improve the team, albeit a little late. And he made changes against Preston and we get the win. Yesterday was his worst game by far.
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Indeedido Posted on 14/01/2018 11:23

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"Gestede is 6 foot 4 & jumps 5 foot 10 . If he's our focal point going forward then we are finished."

[^]Magicman

Watching Gestede reminds me of David James lumbering forward for set pieces and then staying up after the corner is cleared.


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foomanboro Posted on 14/01/2018 12:30

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Saying he plays like a lamp post is an insult to lamp posts.
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Kosovo Posted on 14/01/2018 12:42

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Bear66
Assombalonga came on for everyoneís new hate figure. Clayton came on for Braithwaite with Downing going out wide and Howson playing the no.10 role.
Johnson came on for Traore.
After 40 mins the midfield sat back deeper deeper and isolated the striker but we have do this years under whoever the manager. You tell me how you would have changed it (Not the starting lineup).
Personally I donít want Pulis but have now change my mind.
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coluka Posted on 14/01/2018 15:17

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He is a lamp post without the light switched on. Terrible footballer, looks lazy and lumbering. He cost us that game. I would have put money on Bamford, Britt and even Fletcher converting at least one of his two opportunities if not both.

Pulis will have learned that despite the money spent we are lacking up front. When will our recruitment team be shaken up
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emerson_ave Posted on 14/01/2018 21:27

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'One thing for certain we look a lot better than we ever did with our previous manager.'

Bizarre comment. Our performance away against Sheffield Wednesday which I witnessed was better than either of our performances against Villa at home or yesterday's against Fulham. It is utterly ridiculous to suggest we look better when losing under Pulis than we ever did when winning under Monk.
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Indeedido Posted on 15/01/2018 12:41

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I disagree emerson ave.
We were incredibly bad in the first half at Wednesday, but played very well second half.

We were very good first half against Fulham and levelled off in the second half. We won at Hillsborough and should have won on saturday.

Whoever has been manager of this lot, we have not managed to play well over a full match this season.
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Teesside88 Posted on 15/01/2018 23:06

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Fooman talking foo here like.

Closes down players and runs the channels? He's usually up top on his own and jogs out wide getting in the wingers way being completely ineffective and leaving nobody in the middle and Braithwaite with nobody to play the ball too. That shows lack of tactical discipline and understanding of your role.

He's better in the air than gestede absolutely comical.

Top goalscorer.. played as lone striker most of the season and practically every minute of every game under monk so it's not surprising but what you fail to explain is why against anybody that can potentially give us a game he doesn't score and he barely gets a kick.
I'll tell you why... because against poor sides in this league there's 4 of them you can affoRd to carry a player who just looks to score tap ins as your superior quality allows this. The reason he can't score or perform in the majority of the rest of the games as is FACT he hasnt is because his effort and ability is not of the required standard.

It's not a suprise that every team he's played for has either went down or nearly went down yet he's managed 20 goals. End of the day goals aren't everything if you can't contribute in any other way than get a brace every 4 or 5 games when the opposition is poor then your team is going to suffer. You can't afford to carry afford a player at this level and you do more often than not with him.

Hope he finds something and I'm wrong but I think he's absolutely awful at the moment and he does need to be brought into question.
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