After Saturdays terrific result at Derby County and young Curtis Mains stunning strike, it set us up lovely for the home game against Doncaster Rovers. Billed as another must win game against a side who were relegated on Saturday and who have the worst defensive record in the league, on paper it looked a fairly straight forward task, but as Boro fans we should know better. Our abysmal home form continued, 0-0 it ended in another Riverside “frustrating” experience. Our home stats highlight how bad we have been on our own turf, out of 22 games played we have won 7, had 10 draws and 5 defeats, the goals scored is a poultry 20. On the subject of stats only 14,000 fans bothered to turn up and back the team in such an important game.
So with 2 games left and the season over, unless you believe in miracles, where do we go from here?
I genuinely feel sorry for my old team mate Tony Mowbray.With what he has had at his disposal he has worked absolute wonders, if only the chairman could have backed him the way he did with previous managers like Bryan Robson,Steve McLaren, Gareth Southgate and Gordon Strachan. There is no doubting that the financial restraints would have been highlighted when he took over the reigns at Boro, but I cant help thinking that his heart would have ruled his head when he returned, it has always been a job he wanted to do, but for me he got it at the worst possible time, he should have been offered it ages ago. I don’t believe that any other experienced manager would have touched it with a barge pole, especially as you had no money and were forced to sell your young star players. Mogga may have reduced the wage bill by £10 million, buts its the results that will keep him in the job. Without the money next season, he will be forced to sell more players and his job will become even more difficult, if the team don’t perform and results don’t go our way there is only one head that will roll.If I was Mogga I would be sitting down with the chairman and chief executive and thrashing out what the future plans are for next season, what money will be available, if any and if I wasn’t satisfied and content with whats on offer im afraid I would walk away .You may as well make the decision while you can because eventually they will make it for you.