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Middlesbrough: Angry fans blame Pulis and players, but all united in demand for changes

Middlesbrough: Angry fans blame Pulis and players, but all united in demand for changes

Middlesbrough flopped in their must-win game against Bristol City at the Riverside last night, going down 1-0 to extend their losing run to five games, and fans were not happy.

While many vented their anger on social media towards manager Tony Pulis, others were pointing the finger at their goal-shy players.

Sky Sports reporter, Keith Downie, posted a tweet having asked Pulis about his future, to which the manager was non-commital, claiming the club will make that decision.

Pulis will never be a tactician that pleases all football fans, his direct approach is not pretty, but can be effective, but when it is neither, fans will demand a change.

That said, the players need to take a large portion of the blame.

Boro’ had 23 attempts at goal last night, seven of which were on target. A failure to score from that amount of chances is not the fault of the manager.

Of course, it is the manager that picks the team and effects change during a game, so in that respect, it is fair that the blame is shared between them.

Here are some of the reactions from fans:

So as you can see, blame is mixed, but they are all united in their frustration and anger at the current run, and who can blame them?

What do you think if Boro’s season imploding? Who is to blame, the manager, or the players? You tell us and join the conversation…

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