“People go on about my style of play. But I tell you what I do – I go into football clubs, I try to find out what systems suit the players and I try to get the damnedest out of those players.” – Tony Pulis Embed from Getty Images Tony Pulis offered up the above… Read More Cyrus struck by the Pulis Virus
In honour of the Stoptober – an NHS scheme to try to help people quit their bad habits and addictions, including smoking and drinking – I am looking at some bad habits that Middlesbrough seem to be falling into early in the season. As Garry Monk has only been in charge on Teesside for three… Read More Two bad habits Boro should look to kick for Stoptober
Boro fans endured a torturous Tuesday night at the Riverside with the frustrating loss to Norwich. On the rare occasions that Boro did rouse themselves, they could not find a way through the yellow wall erected in front of the Norwich goal. It is the latest setback in a stop-start beginning to Monk’s reign, and… Read More If it isn’t broke…
Never judge a player before he’s pulled on the shirt Now, I thought long and hard before including this as something we may have ‘learned’ over the weekend. Given the sort of reception Cyrus Christie and Darren Randolph’s signings got, it’s not hard to see why we ought to have learnt our lesson. Embed from… Read More Five things we learned from Boro’s win over Queens Park Rangers
3 points just feels all the more sweet when you claim them away from home. Adama 👉 @BrittOfficials 🔥⚽️#UTB 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/I7Qm94kFtV — The Good The Bad The Boro ⚽️🔴⚪️ (@GoodBadBoro) September 9, 2017 And it’s about time, with Garry Monk’s men ending a bitter 13-month wait for an away scalp against Bolton at the Macron… Read More This town IS big enough for the two of us: A return to 4-2-3-1
Have you heard about our latest academy-prospect fresh from the Rockcliffe Park assembly line? Adam Taylor, 21, is a tricky winger. Full of pace and strong enough even at this age not to be bullied by agricultural Championship defenders, he’s capable of those moments of magic that can change a game. Sure, he can be… Read More Appreciate Awesome Adama
With the transfer window having slammed shut, and the season firmly underway, Middlesbrough’s new boss Garry Monk has had time to assess his team. A few questions remain on the lips of Teessiders, however. One such question is how Martin Braithwaite will fair during his debut season in the Championship. Braithwaite is expected to shine… Read More 3 ways Braithwaite’s injury has dictated Boro’s season so far
Catfished: Gary Monk committed an act of self-flagellation on Saturday in front of a Riverside Stadium that once again had plenty of empty seats. Out went a formation that had appeared to be functioning after a clunky start and a player who had performed; in came a return to 4-4-2 (in the first half at… Read More Have Boro been Monkfished?
Stewart Downing. A Boro boy at heart, and loves the club. Yet, he was one of the players some of the supporters turned their back on when times got tough in the top flight last season. He was brought back by Steve Gibson for at the time seemed to be a lot of money for… Read More Does Stewart Downing still have a lot to offer in a Boro shirt?
So far, so good! Following a disappointing campaign in the Premier League, positive words from Steve Gibson in an exclusive interview with BBC Tees promised fans he would be making sure the same mistakes weren’t made again this time around. And how he has delivered. Embed from Getty Images Boro are by far and away… Read More Q of the Week: What’d be the ideal end to the transfer window? Boro fans have their say…