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Match Day Thread Middlesbrough FC v Sunderland AFC – Sunday 4th February 2024 - KO 12:00

Discussion in 'Sunderland' started by RTB, Feb 1, 2024.

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Your Prediction:

Poll closed Feb 4, 2024.
  1. Home win

    9.7%
  2. Away win (Safc)

    56.9%
  3. Draw

    33.3%
  1. BackO'TheNet

    BackO'TheNet Well-Known Member

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    I would like us to play a 4-4-2 for this one.

    Rusyn and Burstow up top.
    Rest Jobe, and play a MF of Clarke, Ekwah, Neil and BA.
     
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  2. Oliver's Army

    Oliver's Army Well-Known Member

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    Tough game but hopefully we see more progress with Beale getting his ideas across and Burstow can bag another goal (or 6)

    I'll go 2-2
     
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  3. TopCat_

    TopCat_ Well-Known Member

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    Wonder if Hjelde will start. Imagine Burstow will keep his place. Maybe Roberts back on the bench?
     
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  4. Oliver's Army

    Oliver's Army Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure somebody spotted Roberts out training in the Hjelde 'first day' video so he may be near coming back.
     
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  5. Scout73

    Scout73 Well-Known Member

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    Reckon itll be the same team as last time with a couple changes to the bench

    Be huge to get 3 points n back to back wins, unsure how i feel about it - will see what both line ups look like before score predictions
     
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  6. vinkel

    vinkel Well-Known Member

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    If Boro go with RTBs predicted lineup I expect us to win.
     
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  7. Monkey69

    Monkey69 Well-Known Member

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    TBH I feel more hopeful now than a couple of weeks ago as team last time out just looked more settled with whatever are being asked to do so going for a tight 1-2 to us
     
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  8. smithy in nl

    smithy in nl Well-Known Member

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    I’d like to see Rusyn up top he will be buzzing with his two goals early on in the week.
    Harsh on Burstow but I actually don’t think he played that well last time out and Rusyn got dropped for less after his first goal.
     
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  9. Nig

    Nig Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't overawed by Beales appointment.
    Results didn't help. But after last weeks result and a change with some more direct play , I'm hoping he's implementing his own stamp slowly and we will mix it up a bit and improve as it comes together.

    I think Beale needs to see out the season to be given a chance, and a win against the smogs will go a long way.


    HA'WAY THE LADS

    MACKEMS ATTACKEM
     
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  10. Nig

    Nig Well-Known Member

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  11. TopCat_

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    Presser today?
     
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  12. RTB

    RTB Well-Known Member

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    I thought so
    But no info anywhere...
     
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  13. Nacho

    Nacho Well-Known Member

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    Club's got a bit too used to keeping their cards close to their chest.
     
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  14. MACKEMLAD1973

    MACKEMLAD1973 Well-Known Member

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    Anybody got any idea's which players are back from injury
    I know Evans, Dack, Embleton, Huggins, are out.
    What about Alese, Roberts, Aouchiche, Cirkin, ???
     
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  15. The Exile II

    The Exile II Well-Known Member

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    I'd tear your hands off for a point.

    Play a striker no matter what.
     
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  16. RTB

    RTB Well-Known Member

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    Roberts was training this week, Aouchiche should be back.
    Alese and Cirkin not so.
     
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  17. TopCat_

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    Cirkin pretty much out for season. Think they said 12 weeks mid January
    Roberts back in training
    Aouchiche was ill last Sat so should be ok for Sunday
    Alese 3 weeks
    Evans - who ****ing knows? Noy a dicky bird been said for ages
    Embo was supposed to be back in training "imminently"
    Huggins - 2025
    Dack - hopefully never
     
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  18. Oliver's Army

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  19. Jack Ford

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    not confident at all

    defeat beckons

    apologies im a bit of a realist

    :cry:
     
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  20. Young Ted

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    As always cheers RTB for all your efforts, I’d take a point but I’m hoping for the win would love Rusyn to get one and maybe BA again would give them such a boost so i’ll go 2-1 to the lads COME ON
     
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