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Middlesbrough boss wants full house for FA Cup replay
- Date: 30 Jan 2012
After the 1-1 draw against Sunderland in the FA Cup fourth round yesterday, Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has spoken of his hope that the Riverside Stadium will be packed to the rafters for the replay in 10 days time.
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Anyway, Barry Robson’s gave
Middlesbrough the lead at the Stadium of Light, but Frazier Campbell’s goal meant that the team to play Arsenal in the next round will be
decided by a replay.
Speaking about the prospect of facing Sunderland again, Mowbray said: “If you've seen us at the Riverside this
year, we've generally found it easier to get results away from home.”
“I'd like to think the people of Teesside will turn out in
greater numbers than we get in the league and hopefully this will catch the imagination of the town. Hopefully a good crowd will make the
As for the result itself, Mowbray praised his players, but admitted that they still have a lot of hard work to do to make it
through to the next round.
He continued: “We'll have to put it in perspective. Only a few weeks ago, Sunderland beat Manchester City and
beat Swansea, who themselves had beaten Arsenal the week before. Sunderland are a team who are probably the form team in the Premier League at the
“We should take some credit from this and take a lot of positives in the manner in which we went about the game. The
replay? Can the underdog do it again? We'll wait and see.”
Mowbray then discussed what was a mixed afternoon for Barry Robson. As
mentioned, he scored Middlesbrough’s goal, but he also gave the ball away for Sunderland’s equaliser.
The Boro boss said:
“Barry doesn't need to apologise. He's thrown his man of the match champagne (courtesy of ITV) in the bin.”
“He's a very
emotional boy is Barry, yet I think he epitomises the spirit required of the group as we move on - particularly in the Championship where you have to
fight your corner in every minute of every game.”
“Barry Robson leads from the front. He scored a great first-time volley. He has
great quality as well as the heart the size of a lion.”
“As for the discarded champagne, I don't think he drinks anyway. He's
just frustrated and disappointed because of the nature of the goal. He's worked extremely hard.”
Middlesbrough have some Championship
business to take care of before the next game against Sunderland though with a game at Leicester City on Wednesday evening.
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