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Thank God, our fathers were made of sterner stuff than the namby-pamby cowards afoot today.
Last season, Boro were taught a lesson by Villarreal in Spain at a similar stage, but this time around they were made of sterner stuff.
The Blues' 3-1 defeat at Pride Park worried Vialli, who clearly believed his side were made of sterner stuff as they push for the Premiership title.