The Bosnia-Herzegovina international is on loan at Boro from Everton for the second half of the season and has impressed so far.
Pulis is said to have told Besic to "keep it up" having liked what he has seen in his first six games and while there are no direct quotes that effect, the report suggests that he wants to keep the midfielder beyond his current loan spell.
"He's cool and calm, too many touches at times, but he's a good player and a great kid," Pulis is quoted as saying.
“He'd had problems with his hamstring in the last couple of days before the game and felt sore after last week's game at Birmingham. If he said he wanted to rest we'd rest him.
“He didn't train but he said he was ready to go and he wanted to play it's a great attitude.”
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1 Posted 12/03/2018 at 21:44:54
2 Posted 12/03/2018 at 22:40:57
3 Posted 12/03/2018 at 23:02:14
4 Posted 12/03/2018 at 23:27:51
5 Posted 13/03/2018 at 00:54:50
6 Posted 13/03/2018 at 07:18:58
Besic played 8 consecutive matches for us between 1 January 2015 and 1 March 2015. In fact, he was on the bench (used once) between Christmas and New Year, otherwise he would have had 15 matches on the run.
Cult hero, that is all. Not good enough for the Premier League, too injury prone, too card prone.
Promising midfielder sent off to Boro and makes them tick and get promoted Adam Forshaw Mk II
7 Posted 13/03/2018 at 08:09:50
I like this lad, and for whatever reason we have not enjoyed his best consistently, although we have seen it. May even be playing against us next season. Good luck, Mo old mate, wherever you end up.
8 Posted 13/03/2018 at 09:34:41
9 Posted 13/03/2018 at 12:00:06
10 Posted 13/03/2018 at 14:33:17
His passing is woeful. His positioning is the worst I've ever seen on a defensive midfielder. Sure he runs about a lot, the opposite of Schneiderlin, but it's better to hold position than vacate position. This guy cost us goals every time he played.
I can't believe so many people liked him, simply because he ran about a lot and kicked people. He was below average at best, and it's good to get his wages off our books. If we can recoup the few million we paid for him, then great.
11 Posted 13/03/2018 at 15:05:22
Steve, there's nothing "faux" about his passion, and he never once got sent off for us. Matter of fact he's only had one red in his career, and that was for Bosnia.
But he did ring up more yellows in his Everton career (9) than shots on goal (5), and never managed a single goal or assist.
12 Posted 13/03/2018 at 15:43:47
I always thought he'd be perfect at Rangers or Celtic.
13 Posted 13/03/2018 at 16:13:51
14 Posted 13/03/2018 at 19:32:54
Like others have said on here I'd have him in a heartbeat in front of Morgan Schneiderlin. I think Besic was just so keen to impress he became impetuous and frustrated by the playing environment which at the end of the day has been pretty shite throughout his time with us. He will do okay with the right team around him and if he finds himself back in the Premier League next season, and I hope he does, we may be surprised.
And Darren I know we're not going there but if we had found ourselves in that 'diddy league' I fear we would have struggled as well.
15 Posted 13/03/2018 at 19:42:44
So, I think all in all, this could be a good deal for both parties, plus we free up the squad a bit.
I have watched a few Boro games recently, and to be honest, he looks a shadow of the player I remember. He looked composed, authoritative, his passing was brilliant.
Maybe it's another case, as so often happens, 'horses for courses' anyway if it comes to fruition, I wish him all the best and thank him for his contribution.
16 Posted 13/03/2018 at 19:47:33
Anyway, you know what I mean!
17 Posted 13/03/2018 at 21:47:52
18 Posted 13/03/2018 at 22:43:06
He only had one season – when he was 22 – when he was on the pitch for about 15 games worth of minutes. That was in Martinez's final dysfunctional season. It would not surprise me if he has matured into the player that many of us could see glimpses of.
According to reports he seems to have become less impetuous and matured in his play funny that young lad trying his hardest to impress calms down a bit and flourishes away from our hypercritical crowd.
Phil (#6), I would wager that if he stays fit that he will surpass young Adam's achievements.
19 Posted 14/03/2018 at 09:44:06
20 Posted 14/03/2018 at 21:03:52
21 Posted 15/03/2018 at 08:50:37
Good luck in the Championship Mo. Defo your level.
Nice ink though. (Rolls eyes.)
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