Middlesbrough 2, Scunthorpe 0.

I witnessed Scunthorpe against Burnley recently and thought they were woeful.

I went on record as saying if we fail to beat Scunny, we should close the Riverside down and turn it into a bull ring.

Thankfully it will be business as usual at the Riverside and we can look forward to the next home game against Swansea City.

Last night It was all about winning the game and taking all three points, now is not the time to play glamorous, free flowing, silky football, its all about grinding out results.

Boyds goal was a smashing finish, lobbing it over the keepers head.

McMahons second had an element of luck, but who cares.

Its two goals, a clean sheet and three points in the bag and another step in the right direction.

Its now six games without defeat.

Well the transfer window has come and gone and thankfully we only lost two, Wheater and Oneil, it could have been more.

As a boro fan I am delighted, but im not so sure the guys at the top will be.

I expected at least five to disappear through the exit door, but it never materialised for one reason or another.

Regarding players coming in, I said in a recent post, that those who thought January would better things were delusional.

Yes we did bring in round about five million quid for both sales, but we were never going to spend it.

We have ended up getting Maximilian Haas and Marouane Zemmama, one has not played a competitive game for his club, the other is from a club who are struggling in Scotland, Hibernian who are sitting second bottom of the league.

I am afraid thats where we are as a football club.

As a boro fan, you just hope we can finish as high as possible in the Championship, get to the end of the season, and hopefully Mogga can bring in his own players and stamp his authority.

But we have to remember as a club we have no money and we will have to build a side full of reserve team lads or free transfers.

Next season could prove to be as tough as this one has been and our job of getting back into the premier league will be even greater, as the three teams dropping out the premier league will be given forty eight million in parachute payments.

But it has been proven that you can build good successful sides with no money. Myself and mogga certainly know that as we were part of the 86 team, no doubt mogga is looking for a repeat.

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