Well Tony Mowbray and the fans are braced for a difficult January transfer window.
Of course its not Mowbrays fault that Wheater is odds on to be flogged in the January transfer window, along with one or two others.
But like Southgate it will be his head that will roll if things don’t go according to plan, not the hierarchy who are calling the shots.
I don’t know any other club like ours that lets players contracts run down, Viduka, Swarzer and Turnbull all walked away.
You never see Wayne Rooneys contract running down.
Mogga has been quoted over the last couple of days as saying.”At this minute in time my preference would be to tie him up to a long term contract, but we will wait and see how that unwinds over the next few months. The frustrating thing is he has got so little time on his contract, otherwise he is a real rock, a foundation we can build the club on. I have spoken to Wheater about his future, what we have to understand is that these days its not just managers and players trying to sort out futures. Nowadays there is a lot of other things in the equation, that we have to try and overcome, a lot of opinions on the matter. It will come out in the wash over the next few weeks or months.”
The quotes don’t look promising.
Before todays game we were joint 3rd bottom with 17 points, to indicate we will be selling one or two of our star players in January doesn’t exactly breed confidence to the team or the town.
For me its a statement that we have no intention of returning back to the top flight and that as a club we are skint.
I laugh when I here Boro fans saying ‘cash in on Wheater and we can buy a couple of players.’
Over the last couple of years we have sold the lot and seen very little put back into the team.
This season has got all the hallmarks of previous ones, the manager is not in control.
The last 3 years have been a disgrace,dropped out of the premier league with a whimper, last season we were shocking and so far this season we are embarrassing.
A disastrous result and by all accounts a rank poor display.
Its now 3 defeats in 5 games since Mogga took over.
The back line stayed the same, Steele in goal and a back 4 0f McMahon, Wheater, Bates and Benett.
Midfield Oneil was anchor man in a diamond formation, with Arca to the left and Robson on the right with young Williams tucked in behind the front 2.
Disappointingly it failed to function properly.
We now sit 2nd joint bottom of the championship 3 points off rock bottom Preston.
Anyone who thought we were unlucky should look at the stats, we had one shot on target in the whole game.