Southgate Wasn't Wrong - Boro Hate Playing At Home!

Last updated : 09 December 2009 By Boro Mad

Was he blaming the home support? The ground? Or the pies?

Middlesbrough came into the match on the back of a 5-1 thrashing of QPR at Loftus Road, but the poor home form continues.

Gordon Strachan: "I think everybody is surprised to do so well the last couple of games.

"It was one of those games where you're not proud of your performance, that's the lot of us.

"It's not just the players, I need to go back, the coaching staff need to go back and see how we approached this game. Did we do everything we can?

"And the players need to ask did they do everything they can to win a game of football?

"We'll look at that and there has to be answers, and there has to be answers quick because it is becoming a trend now; doing well away from home and not doing so well at home.

"And I find it surprising because the supporters are absolutely fantastic. They're very, very patient.

"At other clubs you do not get that time, so it cannot be from the pressure fans put on you at some clubs. There's no real pressure there."