Another defeat, this time at home, leaves Middlesbrough sitting agonisingly close to the bottom of the npower Championship this weekend – something that Boro fans can’t really understand. The 2-1 defeat yesterday, to rivals Leeds United, has placed even more pressure on Gordon Strachan as the chorus of boos at the the final whistle rained down on WGS.
In the week of his 1st-year anniversary as Middlesbrough Manager, the 53-year-old will have to hand in his report to Steve Gibson which should show Boro’s number 1 fan why he is still the man for the job. Unfortunately, for Strachan, his time at the Riverside is almost up with the disastrous results he has had in the first 11 matches of the season. Gibson will reflect on the results and think that 11 points from 11 games is certainly not what he had intended when appointing the former Celtic Manager as Boro boss in October 2009.
Our Chairman faces some very big decisions in the coming week – stick and bust or introduce fresh blood into the club? At least a new face, with different ideas, will give the team more energy to move on from the lacklustre start to the season.
Can Steve Gibson get this one right for the sake of the club and his finances? It’s a tough decision to make but we/I am sure it is the right one to make. Gordon Strachan has done his best to assemble a winning and consistent team in this league but has failed to make an impact with the budget and facilities at his disposal. We need to get another man in through the door, and Gibson needs to act quick, before the situation becomes stale and we end up scrapping in the bottom-half of the table after Christmas.
Strachan out? Who would you like to see in charge of Boro?
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