If you weren't lucky enough to get a ticket for the Brentford game, MSS advises all London-based Boro fans to head the Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street to watch the game on their giant cinema screen. Kick-off is 12:15pm and the Roxy will be open from 12noon.
With a fantastic week of 3 wins and a cup scalp behind us, Boro must seek to shoot-down a high-flying Brentford and strengthen their grip on the promotion places.
Thursday, 22 January 2015 22:24 | Written by James Howell |
Boro have been handed a sumptuous tie away to the Champions of England. Tickets are as rare as flap from Konstantopoulos. The Riverside faithful queued round the stadium to be in with a chance to see Boro cause an upset at the multi-billion pound club. But will it be an upset?
Even the most optimistic of Boro fans, a rare breed in itself, would predict an easy win at the Etihad Stadium. Boro might not be facing the best or first XI of Manuel Pellegrini’s superstar squad, but it will still be a team that dwarfs most in the land – even the Premier League. But, and it’s a huge but, can the plucky underdogs from Teesside cause a shock? Will they emerge as David, toppling the Goliath of Eastlands? Well I’m prepared to stick my neck out and see we’ll give it a bloody good go.
1. Defensive Frailties
Long has it been the case that world class centre backs are a rare breed and they will cost you. And despite the cost being no problem to Manchester City until the recent implementation of FFP, City still can’t seem to get it right. Looking at their recent results it appears that the billion pound project has failed in the elemental and key task of keeping the goals out. Results from just the Premier League, at the time of writing (14th Jan) Manchester City have shut out the opposition in 33% of their games, conceding 20 goals in their 21 matches played.
But looking more in-depth at this, Manchester City have long struggled to find a consistent Centre Half pairing. While Vincent Kompany has stalwart in the sky blue strip, it is finding an appropriate partner to stem the goals they are conceding that is the problem. Martin Demichalis teased at being the answer to that problem last season but has drifted since the even more unreliable £30 million plus signing of Eliaquim Mangala. Dropping points against Burnley, where they let a two goal lead slip, and against Everton where they failed to break through a defence as weak as one organised by Tony Mowbray, surely they’re there for the taking.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 14:44 | Written by James Nugent |
Boro's cup clash with Man City is being shown on foreign TV. We've had a word with The Sheephaven Bay and they've agreed to show the game for us. The nearest tube Mornington Crescent / Camden and Pat the Irish landlord is fast becoming an adopted Boro fan.
Kick-off is 3pm. Please share with fellow Boro exiles and RSVP on Facebook.
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 20:45 | Written by James Nugent |
Given the limited allocation and the fact that it is new ground, demand will exceed supply for the Brentford game on Saturday 31-Jan at 12:15pm. Therefore, we are implementing some small changes to our usual ticketing process for this game.
If you are a Season Card or Boro Pride member, you are advised to buy directly from the Boro ticket office. Tickets are available for Season Card holders on Monday 12th January and for Boro Pride members on Wednesday 14th.
If you require a ticket in the seating enclosure (rather than the standing terrace), you are also advised to buy directly from MFC.
For everyone else, MSS are now collecting standing ticket requests from non-season card/boro pride members on the MSS shop. The deadline for ticket applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 14th January. This will allow us to collate the orders and deliver them to MFC when they go on general sale the following morning.
As we expect high demand and have no reserved allocation of tickets, we are unable to guarantee you a ticket and requests will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Order early to avoid disappointment. If your application is unsuccessful, your PayPal order will be refunded to your account.
Finally, We have a limited number of seats remaining on the MSS bus from London to Reading this weekend. View full details and order here. Match tickets will be available on the gate.
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 15:38 | Written by James Nugent |
Boro head to Reading on Saturday 10th January. As this is a ground that is difficult to get to, we are laying on the second #MSSbus of the season.
The plan is as follows:
Buy your tickets below!