Change the record: Gareth Southgate has his Boro routine sorted
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He has mixed things up a couple of times by telling reporters the same before a game every now and again, but â€˜I could have no complaints if there was a change,â€™ is broadly what he says each time.
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No-one expects Southgate to get the push - including him. Why else would he keep tempting fate?
Middlesbrough havenâ€™t won in 10 games and he may indeed deserve to go with relegation a real threat but his chairman Steve Gibson is popularly known as the most loyal in the Barclays Premier League.
Generally speaking that is a good thing, but when it encourages the manager to parade his failings every week you almost want him to be put out of his misery.