UK time is: 10:12:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

We must get basics right - Mowbray

Tony Mowbray admitted his side were sloppy at the back and toothless further forward following their 2-0 defeat at bottom club Bristol City.

The Robins struck in each half to leave their visitors now ninth in the table and three points outside the play-offs.

Boro have now lost nine of their twelve league games since the turn of the year after earlier harbouring real hopes of an automatic promotion place.

"The bottom line is football is very simple when you break it down," Mowbray told the Evening Gazette. "You have to take your chances in front of one goal and keep it out of the other.

"You couldn't look at Saturday's game and think that Bristol City were much better than us," he added. "In fact we had a lot of the ball but just huffed and puffed and couldn't penetrate their defence. We didn't have enough shots, despite making so many passes, we didn't threaten their goal but that's football."

Both Josh McEachran and Faris Haroun were unwell at the weekend while Grant Leadbitter and recent signing Sammy Ameobi missed out with hamstring strains. Defender George Friend later limped off with the same problem.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Boro Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 11 2013

Time: 12:25PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Boro sign another defender (Thursday March 26 2015)

Winger heads south (Thursday March 26 2015)

Newcomer brings experience (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Boro snap up defender (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Karanka unhappy with officials (Saturday March 21 2015)

Boro fall at Cherries (Saturday March 21 2015)

Stats: Bournemouth v Middlesbrough (Saturday March 21 2015)

Boro face another major challenge (Friday March 20 2015)

Karanka stunned at progress (Wednesday March 18 2015)

Karanka thanks players (Wednesday March 18 2015)

Archived Middlesbrough Articles

List All Vital Boro Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diggerman 151

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bournemouth 39 21 10 8 +42 73
2. Watford 39 22 6 11 +32 72
3. Middlesbrough 39 21 9 9 +29 72
4. Norwich 39 20 10 9 +33 70
5. Derby County 39 19 10 10 +26 67
6. Ipswich 39 19 10 10 +16 67
7. Brentford 39 20 6 13 +12 66

Breaking League News

Wolves miss out on Crystal Palace midfielder
Wolves : 27/03/2015 10:00:01
Neil Happy To Have Dorrans Back
Norwich : 27/03/2015 10:00:01
Loan transfer news: One in, two out yesterday
Reading : 27/03/2015 10:00:00
RUFC - Emi Looking Forward To Challenge
Rotherham : 27/03/2015 09:50:00
RUFC - Wilson 'Next Seven Games Important'
Rotherham : 27/03/2015 09:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By:  Vital Boro
Yes 76%
No 24%