Coulson at left-back is making his Boro debut tonight. He will be an interesting player to watch. He’s represented England at youth level and has enjoyed a couple of loan spells. It is part of Woodgate’s plan to give youth a chance, so will want to prove his new manager right.
Can Fulham bounce back this season?
Jonny Howson is now a right-back? No one told me. This is something I am going to struggle to take in.
When they start taking goal-kicks to players inside the area I am going to get really confused.
The big test for the evening is trying to remember the fundamentals of football after the break. What is a corner? Can you score with your hands? Is drinking in the stands permitted? I, for one, cannot wait to find out.
Would you like any of these in your team?
Calum McManaman lines up for Luton tonight after a few underwhelming years. He knows Graeme Jones from Wigan and will be looking to show what he can do for his new club with some wing wizardry.
Luton: Sluga, Cranie, Potts, Tunnicliffe, Bradley, Pearson, McManaman, Lee, Shinnie, Mpanzu, Collins
Subs: Shea, Berry, Cornick, Moncur, Galloway, Jones, Butterfield
Middlesbrough: Randolph, Howson, Ayala, Shotton, Coulson, Clayton, Wing, McNair, Johnson, Fletcher, Assombalonga
Subs: Pears, Bola, Wood, Saville, Tavernier, Browne, Gestede
It’s back! Soccer is back! We’re all here for it! After a break of roughly a day, domestic football has returned to our green pitches. In 90 minutes time we will know whether Luton and Middlesbrough are set for glory or a season of struggle. Obviously, that is not true.
It will be interesting to see how two new managers in their first job will settle into their role. Luton have come up two divisions in recent seasons and will be looking to show they can compete in the Championship. After Tony Pulis bored the fans to death, Woodgate will be aiming to offer some hope with something slightly more exciting than one of eight defenders lumping the ball forward.
Anyway … football is back!