23 Aug 2018 22:21:53
Think with all the 13 new signing 5 of which are new to championship i.e. Portuguese lads soudani. Karanka as been playing them altogether to soon. He should go back to basics and gradually bring them in over time.
He needs to pick players in right positions
And formations.

I'd go 442 or 352 at home this Saturday
With byram Robinson Dawson coming into the back 4 Watson colback holding cash lolley out wide. Soudani grabbon up top. With One of them dropping off in hole
If I was going 352
It would be Dawson fig fox
Byram Robinson as wing backs colback Watson cash with soudani grabbon up top.
I prefer 442 though.

Thoughts anyone?

1.) 23 Aug 2018
23 Aug 2018 22:30:28
Red you can harp on all day about your formations,but karanka will only play one.
It's a pointless suggesting any other as it won't happen.

2.) 23 Aug 2018
23 Aug 2018 23:12:31
They've had a full pre-season and should be ready to play.How long do we wait until they're ready? They need to start showing us what they can do because if they can't do it now they've got no chance on a cold night in January. Must agree that on current form Cash and Soudani should play and I would definitely bring in Robinson and Byram because defensively we are poor. Let's try and keep faith with the new boys and try to encourage them on match day.

3.) 24 Aug 2018
23 Aug 2018 23:53:10
If karanka persists with just 1 upfront and no plan b. It could cost him his job.

4.) 24 Aug 2018
24 Aug 2018 00:28:45
Are the Portuguese players the 3 Italians in disguise - I Remember how well they played in the 1st game and then. .?

5.) 24 Aug 2018
24 Aug 2018 08:43:24
Read a quote from Sheffield u manager last week, when asked about his formation in defeat, he said “to quote the greatest English manager everBrian clough formations don’t win or lose you matches players do “

6.) 24 Aug 2018
24 Aug 2018 13:30:09
The thing is guys I could understand you saying this if we were in QPR's position, but as things stand we are 4 points off the top, and have played some good teams! There are valid points with performance's and defence, which hopefully will only get better. I don't think we should be dropping the new signings, as they are better than what we had. With the old guard in, those battling draws we got, would probably have been defeats last season. If we beat Birmingham on Saturday, we will be well up in the mix! COYR

7.) 24 Aug 2018
24 Aug 2018 16:16:19
AK uses 14 players on matchday and changes the system to suit so why are we all getting hung up on old school systems?

8.) 24 Aug 2018
24 Aug 2018 17:35:52
Half the time old school systems work,especially at championship level,just ask Warnock and pullis.
Football is a simple game made hard by managers trying to play like real Madrid,but without the quality to do so.

9.) 24 Aug 2018
24 Aug 2018 20:15:04
Warnock is the exception 442 /451 merchant who looks like doing a Direby this season. Pulis has not got Boro up yet and football has changed since he dragged Stoke up so let's just see what happens?
I see Pulis is playing 3 at the back so he is as flexible as AK!

10.) 24 Aug 2018
24 Aug 2018 21:02:33
So why didn’t you have the hate for warbo that you do for karanka ff?you just stated exactly what warbo did but you loved him.confused

11.) 24 Aug 2018
24 Aug 2018 21:50:14
I don't hate anyone Sutton quite the contrary,it's not in my nature.
I hope karanka turns us into world beaters,I just put my opinion over and you can read what you like into it.
I pay for my season card and say what I see,but am not naive enough to think everyone feels the same.
You do hate warbo and that's worrying as he has a better win rate ,which you can't argue with,was never allowed the funds and had only one transfer window to prove himself,plus saved us from relegation with the players he inherited.
I sincerly hope karanka is the one,but from what I've seen I have my doubts.
Hope that clears it up for you

12.) 25 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 00:09:08
FF, can you articulate those doubts ?

13.) 25 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 00:17:09
Just want to get there red and we all know when we get there you'll lose more than you win.
Hope your chosen ☝️does it.

14.) 25 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 00:33:19
I'm not a Boro fan redinexile so wouldn't know.
What I do know is he'll get them promoted as sure as the grass they play on.

15.) 25 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 09:59:06
My doubts about karanka bringing success 2 star,
His trademark for success is a tight defence and were looking anything but in that department.
We won't score hatfulls of goals,put the two together and that's not a recipe for success.

16.) 25 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 10:14:53
Ff I am of the opinion that the defence will improve as will the attack! Problem solved!

17.) 25 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 14:15:47
And do you not think the defence and attack would have improved if Warburton had been allowed to spend £25M?

18.) 25 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 14:36:03
We'll never know RedCyclist.

19.) 25 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 14:37:15
RC the defence in no way would have improved under him, though the attack would have improved massively as he took the attitude of sod the defence and just hope we score more than the other team. Was Warburton too thick to realise he had loads of money to spend, or was he not trusted with serious money and was only brought in untill a supposedly better manager became available.

20.) 25 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 14:59:58
Like I said then.

21.) 25 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 17:35:08
Yep FF79 - that about nails it for me.