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  • Man From The North. Man From The North. Sep 26, 2008 06:04 Flag

    Taxi for Mr Downing

    Hey so we are having a bad spell at present but don't start knocking Downing he is still one of the best left wingers in the country and sure he as missed a couple of penalties but no worries he will come good.
    Starting Saturday against WBA, I am expecting a high score, to the Boro.

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    • Cheers for the vote of confidence sarge, now I may sound cynical, but having followed the Boro for many years our views are perhaps more realistic. Newly promoted teams are usually a banana skin for us, however we did battle a win from the Stoke game....perhaps the times are changing. I still reckon Downing is not playing to his full potential and tends to coast along in some games, it would be good to see our other winger Adam Johnson getting a start for a change.

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      • Downing could do with some bench time to get his head back in order and relaise that mfc still pay his wages...his ead seems in the NW or London at present thinking about moves....come stewie...'you are one of us'...please for the shirt and earn that coin we all work so hard for...

      • Article in the Daily Mail, rpeated on this website says Gareth Southgate is to turn his attention to the defence in trainign this week. I would have hoped Southgate would have been turning his attention to the defence long before now, given the number of matches we have lost by giving away goals in the final ten to fifteen minutes. He might also consider giving Downing a spell on the bench as he clearly is out of sorts due to the stick he has received over his recent England performances or the forthcoming court case against his agent which surely must be on his mind. I was at the Riverside on Saturday and was astounded to see Downing playing in the back four for at least the last 20 minutes. Give Adam Johnson a few games whilst keeping Downing in reserve for the final fifteen or so minutes to keep the opposition's defence occupied so much their team mates won't be able to even think about scoring. Also Gareth, why not play Alves, Mido and Aliadière a run out in the reserves against Sunderland Tuesday evening so they can get some shooting practise and some confidence.