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Ivan has his scoring boots on again. They may get a set piece goal but Sergei and Tariqe too good for them and score a goal apiece. Getting close with my predictions. 3-1 to the SuperBees.
 

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Is the ref decent for tomorrow ? He needs to be


Lancashire official Darren Bond will be in charge our longest trip of the season, tomorrow's visit to Middlesbrough.

It will be the 18th time Bond has refereed us with, remarkably, all but one of those outings coming with us as the away side.

We are unbeaten in the last six of those games, winning all three of our outings in 2020. All of those came in Yorkshire as we beat Hull City 5-1 in February, saw off Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough in October and then won 1-0 at Barnsley in November.

Before that, Bond had been in charge of three consecutive 1-1 draws, at Ipswich Town in September 2018 and then at West Bromwich Albion in December 2018 and December 2019.

In total, we have won six, drawn five, and lost six of his games in charge.

So far this term, Bond has shown 61 yellow cards and two reds in 18 outings.
 

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This will be a benchmark game for me. Over the past 5 years this is the type of game we would lose. A win tomorrow would put down a marker that we can manage any situation and with key players returning I am just starting to allow myself to dream again.
 

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That Coulson, playing as a left wing back looked pretty useful against us this season especially in the league game. I would consider playing Roerslev as right MF to ease pressure on Dalsgaard plus he can motor forward and keep that side occupied. A Roerslev, JDS, Janelt MF should be able to compete physically with Warnock's methods as well as hold onto the ball and control the game.
 

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Not a prediction but interesting to hear Warnock pre-match comments that he regards this as a free hit for Boro. Was actually very complimentary about us noting going 19 games unbeaten is one hell of an achievement and we are the best team in the Championship with the best striker
 

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Even with Warnock's sh*thousery and getting in the ear of the officials.
We'll be off the blocks early with 2 goals.
Final score 1-3 Bees win
 

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You know the defence is going to come under bombardment after our recent performances regarding free kicks etc into our box.

Expect a rain of balls!!!
 

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Not a prediction but interesting to hear Warnock pre-match comments that he regards this as a free hit for Boro. Was actually very complimentary about us noting going 19 games unbeaten is one hell of an achievement and we are the best team in the Championship with the best striker
I’d take everything he says with a pinch of salt, all geared towards getting a result on sat. There’s no way he sees this as a free hit. He’ll want to win..
 

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I’d take everything he says with a pinch of salt, all geared towards getting a result on sat. There’s no way he sees this as a free hit. He’ll want to win..
Absolutely agree on the free hit quote. After his signings this week he defo wants to win and they need a win to challenge for a top 6.
 

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Swans leading 2-0...if its a home win? ...that'll do for me............means we can then overtake BOTH with games in hand .... and be TOP!!!! COYB's
 
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Why is nearly every one so pessimistic. Beat them away last time round and we are stronger now and they're not on especially good form. Good result for us tonight, there's no one to fear. We have to aim to be champions not dice with being second.
COYB's and here's to a decisive win tomorrow and closing in on the top spot.
 

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Why is nearly every one so pessimistic. Beat them away last time round and we are stronger now and they're not on especially good form. Good result for us tonight, there's no one to fear. We have to aim to be champions not dice with being second.
COYB's and here's to a decisive win tomorrow and closing in on the top spot.
because our defence is shiiiiit! And we're going to sub everyone in the last 5 minutes and let in lots of goals! :D

I think it's just that hangover of the Karanka boro years where we never got anything out of them, added to the 'Warnock effect'. Think people have also got the willies slightly with a couple of the goals we've conceded recently but they've been fairly freak-ish ones. One a clear and obvious foul on the keeper, the Bristol City one, it was just a really good ball in early on and we got caught a bit cold. 2nd Bristol C one is a very rare mistake from Pinnock when we've pretty much won the game and the Wycombe game was played in what seemed a bit of a hurricane first half. I don't think we've suddenly forgotten how to defend crosses. I think probably what's happened is that our game has opened up slightly as we've become more confident in creating and scoring going forward and as a result perhaps, Dalsgaard and Henry aren't maybe getting as much protection as we were when we'd basically shut off the supply of crosses at source. Need to move that balance back a wee bit for the next two away games without having too much of an effect on our attacking play. Perfectly achievable and I don't think boro are anywhere near as good as the likes of Swansea, Watford, Norwich, Bournemouth..
 

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Today is the start of quite a gruelling and critical period.

Of the next 5 games, 4 are away; and then followed by 3 out of 4 home games.
A lot of effective squad rotation will happen.

A win or even a draw against Boro will get us off on the right foot.

I think by the end of these 9 matches, that if we can emerge in the top 2, then we will have started to create a bigger gap over those below us; and 17 points or more would keep us on track for automatic promotion and in the top 2.
 

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Why is nearly every one so pessimistic. Beat them away last time round and we are stronger now and they're not on especially good form. Good result for us tonight, there's no one to fear. We have to aim to be champions not dice with being second.
COYB's and here's to a decisive win tomorrow and closing in on the top spot.
It just goes to show how things have changed in the last month (e.g.for Norwich), as dour but tough Middlesbrough have been struggling at home. Not only that, they bored their way to a draw with us in the league earlier in the season when we weren’t playing great and didn’t bring us much to beat in the f.a.cup, so a win is well within reach. Neil Warnock, a good championship team manager, was pretty wary of us on the recording, and if his players were watching it won’t have filled them with confidence either!
 

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We deserve promotion and that crack at the PL.

On that basis, I genuinely don’t care how we get the result or what the score is, as long as we get the W.

Saying that, leaving Colin with a bloody nose and another Ivan hat trick would be nice 😂.
 

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Boro 1 Bees 2
Pinnock & Canos with our goals
 

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17mph E wind, gusting to 35mph right off the North sea, it will feel like -2C at 3pm -3C at 5pm.
There will be lots wearing gloves I would think

Maybe 0-0 too cold to catch fire
 

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2 v 1 Bees win
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(TF goes motivational speech on private jet, fires up a Bees win into 2nd). Players given day off tomorrow.
 

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17mph E wind, gusting to 35mph right off the North sea, it will feel like -2C at 3pm -3C at 5pm.
There will be lots wearing gloves I would think

Maybe 0-0 too cold to catch fire
It’s slashing it down and freezing here in Leeds and after years of working in the NE it is almost never more pleasant weather up there than here. But we’ve looked pretty tough in horrible conditions against Swansea and Wycombe so shouldn’t be a big problem.
 

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17mph E wind, gusting to 35mph right off the North sea, it will feel like -2C at 3pm -3C at 5pm.
There will be lots wearing gloves I would think

Maybe 0-0 too cold to catch fire
..............they wear gloves there in the summer............
 

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I suspect the Boro won’t be quite the negative anti football that most of you are expecting.
It’s at home.
They need to win to progress onto the top 6.
I think they will have a good go and it will be quite open.
 

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Tough place to go and win.

Expecting a bit of a minging game, 1-0 win to us, with a nervous last 15 minutes.
 

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Tough place to go and win.

Expecting a bit of a minging game, 1-0 win to us, with a nervous last 15 minutes.
...............won there a few times recently...............nothing to fear................
 

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