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
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?
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…
Britt. Bamford. Braithwaite. Gestede. Those four names equate to almost 40 million pounds worth of striking talent available at Garry Monk’s disposal – three of which are arguably proven goalscorers at Championship level. But what’s the point in having such quality in abundance up-top if there’s no creative spark to supply them with the chances they… Read More Why Boro must continue their chase for Brentford’s Jota
Well, that wasn’t in the script was it? An away day defeat on the opening day at Wolves it was though, the familiar feel of a goalless Boro display, however this wasn’t exactly the sort of defeat we’d become accustomed to last season. Embed from Getty Images There’s the valid argument that if Dani Ayala… Read More Opening Day Boro Blues, But No Reason to Be Alarmed
Ah, is it just me or does anybody see The new improved tomorrow isn’t what it used to be (Bon Jovi – The More Things Change) Was yesterday the day of the Wolves of Groundhog Day? At the end of the opening stanza of #smashtheleague I was reminded of that hair metal warbler Jon Bon… Read More Same Old Story, It’s Still Boro Nil
Boro have today confirmed the signing of West Ham United forward Ashley Fletcher for a fee of £6.5m + potential future add-ons. Done deal! ✍🏼✅ We're delighted to announce the signing of @AshFletcher___ from @WestHamUtd! ➡️ https://t.co/X310D5mj7O #UTB pic.twitter.com/x7MDRFMmWJ — Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) July 28, 2017 The 21-year-old began his career in the youth system… Read More WATCH: Ashley Fletcher – Career Goals and Assists
“He’s not the quickest, he’s not great in the air, he can’t really hold the ball up, but he scores goals”. No, not my version of ‘I can’t dance’ by Genesis, but how I described Patrick Bamford to a Leeds-supporting friend (please don’t judge me, I’ve been exiled here for 14 years and as much… Read More Wig-Wam Bam, Patrick Bamford’s Boro’s Man
At the start of Boro’s 2016/17 Premier League campaign, it seemed almost impossible that any youth team player would break into Aitor Karanka’s first team. Yet after the disappointment of relegation back to the Championship and the appointment of new manager Garry Monk; players of the football club’s famous academy can now dream again of… Read More Four academy stars that could break into Garry Monk’s squad next season
Much of the talk around where Boro should strengthen this summer has centred around the outfield positions: ‘We need a new centre back for when Big Ben bows out’ ‘More creativity to replace the repugnant Ramirez’ ‘Our wingers are unproven, erratic and in short supply’ These are all valid points of course but during the… Read More Are the Boro in safe hands?