Come On Southgate - It Was Two Points Dropped!

Last updated : 10 August 2009 By Boro Mad

Draws (and defeats) at home were the reason Middlesbrough were relegated last season.

This mentality - "let's not lose" rather than "let's win!" - has been Southgate's failing for too long.

Should he stay? I'd have shifted him at Christmas!

We were NOT good enough on Friday. If we are to gain promotion we MUST win at home.

Gareth Southgate: "We've seen what the Championship is all about.

"There are no better exponents of football in this league than Sheffield United.

"They are big, strong, well organised and very direct but I was pleased at how we stood up to the physical challenge.

"That was a tough start for us but we didn't shirk the challenge. We've got a clean sheet and a point on the board. We know we need goals but we are working on that."