The Sky Sports pundit has been reflecting on Boro's 3-0 win over Leeds.
Ian Holloway believes Middlesbrough were outstanding off the ball against Leeds United on Sunday afternoon and feels their performance was ominious for everyone else in the Championship, according to his regular predictions column on Sky Sports.
Indeed, the former manager and current pundit has singled out three of their most threatening talents and also praised their organisation.
Holloway told Sky Sports: "Without the ball Middlesbrough are outstanding. When you throw David Nugent, Stewart Downing and Albert Adomah into the mix, you have a fantastic recipe.
"I watched them last week against Leeds and you can tell they do so much work on organisation at their training ground. They recover their shape so well. Their performance last weekend was ominous for everybody else."
Plenty of Leeds fans praised their side’s performance and suggested it was only due to their individual mistakes that Middlesbrough were able to record their convincing win.
But it wasn’t a convincing win for no reason. Leeds may have encouraged - and dominated at one stage - yet taking credit away from Boro is unacceptable following that display.
Middlesbrough scored straight away, proving too much too handle for the Yorkshire side. And would they really have approached the second half the same way if they weren’t 2-0 up?
If Boro and Leeds were still level, the likelihood is Aitor Karanka’s men would simply have done what they did at the start of the first half. And, as Holloway says, Middlesbrough were very impressive organisationally and off the ball.