'Just turn up; Points are yours' – Some Boro fans fume after report drops ahead of clash v Leeds
If you think it’s tough being a Leeds United fan at the moment, spare a thought for Middlesbrough supporters.
They haven’t seen their side win since New Year’s Day and they’re hovering just above the drop zone.
There’s a real possibility that they’ll be in the third tier of English football next season.
And the Boro journalists must be flirting with relegation too.
Boro outlet Teeside Live tried to get under the skin of Leeds fans ahead of the clash at the Riverside by referencing Spy Gate ahead of the game at the Riverside tonight.
They posted a tweet that read, “Spy Gate boss doesn’t know how Boro will shape up” to trail a report about Bielsa not having a clue about Jonathan Woodgate’s formation for the game tonight.
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Spy Gate boss doesn't know how Boro will shape uphttps://t.co/9ZOXDGW3dt
— Gazette Boro (@GazetteBoro) February 25, 2020
It backfired. Instead of being piled on by Leeds fans, Middlesbrough fans took an opportunity to rip into their own side.
They said that Woodgate had no idea how he was going to set up his side either, in reference to his (unsuccessful) experimentation this season.
One fan said all Leeds had to do was turn up to take the three points – and how we hope this comes true.
Here are the best reactions from frustrated Boro fans…
Neither does the Boro boss so anyone’s guess really
— Jack Strawberry (@BoroStrawberry) February 25, 2020
Neither does our manager, so it’s fine.
— Pepe Silvia (@bartrumus1986) February 25, 2020
I don’t think Woodgate knows either tbh
— Ben (@benoliver000) February 25, 2020
Neither does woody
— Neil Allison (@neilfac1969) February 25, 2020
Woody don’t know our formation or best 11. The fact other managers haven’t a clue says it all. I imagine they will look to get it wide and whip in crosses.
— Steve (@steven_metcalfe) February 25, 2020
Neither do we , having seen 34 games
— Denis Barry (@DenisBmfc) February 25, 2020
Just turn up , the points are yours
— Steve James (@twofootanidol) February 25, 2020
3 points probably.
— Mike Pope (@scoopermike) February 25, 2020
Well that nothing new to us boro fans we never know who is going to show up if anyone as for the shape do we have one
— wayne burnett (@wanaldinho) February 25, 2020
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