With the pleasant distraction of an entertaining England performance against Germany now out of the way, it is that time when the Boro faithful start to get that all too familiar gut-wrenching feeling as we anticipate a return to league action.
It’s the business end of the season with every game having huge significance.
So, he is staying on. That’s the huge (and welcome) news from Boro this evening.
The news on Friday night of Karanka storming out of a team meeting was met with a mixture of disbelief and disregard.
Boro need to find a way to win against teams who stifle and frustrate.
Friday nights victory at the Riverside was as solid and assured a home victory as we have seen all season and in isolation the result acts purely as sturdy platform in which to build on in the remaining 12 fixtures of the season.
This was the season that would see the return of the prodigal son Stewart Downing to his hometown club and fire them back to the lucrative land of the Premier League.
Friday night’s comfortable 2-1 win over Wolves sent Boro back to the top of the table thanks to a Premier League standard performance.
Boro have the chance to make it a hat-trick of wins against Wolves under the lights at the Riverside.
Tuesdays disappointing result at Ewood Park certainly appears to have ruffled some feathers on Teesside with the nerves seemingly getting to both players and fans alike.