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Match Preview: Can beleaguered Boro continue home form?

At this moment, it feels like the level of optimism surrounding Middlesbrough is fully dependent on the result of the last match. After the best first 30 minutes fans had seen in a long time against Hull, and a first win in 10 games over Barnsley, it began to feel like Boro were turning a […]

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Three Takeaways from Swansea City 3 – 1 Middlesbrough

On Saturday, Middlesbrough fell to their ninth defeat of the season as Swansea City put three goals past Boro for the second time this year at the Liberty Stadium. The poor result followed an upturn in recent form for Jonathan Woodgate’s reds, with only one loss in the side’s past six games. What are the […]

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The Rise of Paddy McNair

From five million pound-man to make shift defender. Paddy McNair’s first season as a Middlesbrough player didn’t quite go to plan. Tony Pulis brough McNair south from Sunderland, to Rockliffe before the start of the 2018/19 season. To most fans he looked to be the replacement for Mo Besic, who has spent the last six […]

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Views from the Holgate Episode Five: Woody takes the wheel. Talking his takeover and transfers

The VftH podcast is back with Dom Brown joined by Alex Royal for this episode. In this chat, the guys bring up the imminent appointment of Jonathan Woodgate. The style of football Boro could play, the players needed and those who will be surplus to requirements are discussed on this episode. This episode does feature […]

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Why hiring Jonathan Woodgate over Slavisa Jokanovic makes sense for Boro

IT has been over two weeks since it was announced Tony Pulis would leave Middlesbrough, following the expiration of his 18-month contract as manager of the Teesside side. Boro fans are waiting with baited breath to hear who will take over from the Welshman. Cash has been exchanged and odds altered on betting sites, and […]

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Three Goalkeepers Middlesbrough Could Consider Should Darren Randolph Depart

Every Middlesbrough fan has expereinced some form of surprise during their time supporting the club. Be that in a sad way, with the club nearly being wound up in 1986, or in an exciting way with the European nights under the Riverside lights against Basel and Steaua Bucharest in 2006. One thing that came as […]

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Two reasons why Middlesbrough shouldn’t sign Mo Besic in the summer.

It is being reported by the Daily Mail that Middlesbrough-loanee Muhamed Besic is likely to be sold by parent club Everton this summer. The Bosnian spent the last 14 months in Teesside on a temporary basis and Boro, along with Turkish giants: Fenerbache and Besiktas, are keen on Besic’s signature. Middlesbrough failed in the summer […]

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Why Tony Pulis can’t keep blaming ‘missed chances’ for Boro’s woes.

By Dom Brown I, like many of you, have been a fan of Middlesbrough Football Club since I was a child. I remember watching Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Szilard Nemeth and Mark Viduka wheeling away to celebrate after scoring for Steve McClaren’s side, before I was even ten years old. Away from football, though, I remember […]

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Where are they now? Boro’s Bees Play-Off Semi-Final Beaters

*LONG READ*May 15th 2015. A Riverside Stadium packed to the rafters welcomes their Teesside heros to the pitch, a week after they saw their side clutch victory from the jaws of a stalemate thanks to the left boot of Fernando Amorebieta. As Pigbag rings out from the tannoy system, all 30,000+ Middlesbrough fans clap in […]

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What is Middlesbrough’s best XI at the moment?

At the turn of the year, Middlesbrough fans seemed to hold a great deal of animosity against Tony Pulis. The team was under performing, and a Boxing Day defeat to Sheffield Wednesday after being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League One Burton Albion, only compounded fans’ misery. Since then, however, Boro have seen […]