Last time out at the Riverside in 2008,Mido scored the winner in a 2-1 loss,strangely enough I dont remember him playing for Boro,or I just refuse to and ignore the fact he beat us!!Infact in the PL era they have beaten us 10 times,we also have a peculiar relationship with their fans or should I say firm,anyway enough of that. We have a league cup game on weds before this match,so expect heavy rotation in that fixture,maybe someone will stake a claim to start against Boro?we need that with injuries to Rose,kane,dembele and Dier already a concern going into this match. Promoted side,soundly beaten by everton away and home by Palace ,infact they havent won since their only victory away at sunderland 2nd match of the season,currently midtable with 5pts,so surely,high flying 3rd place spurs will do it again??Well as i said our record against them and injuries mean this is no gimme,but 3pts would be perfect to go into the City game the week after,bearing in mind a must not lose trip to russia on tuesday follows after this match,so maybe Poch will keep something in the tank for that match??