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Huddersfield vs Middlesbrough: Match Preview

Following only their second loss of the season, a 1-0 home defeat to Norwich last Saturday, Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough side could have been forgiven for being a little flat when they faced off against floundering Derby County in midweek. Warnock, however, had his side ready to roll and Boro went on to put three goals […]

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How does Marcus Bettinelli improve Boro’s goalkeeping ranks?

Since Darren Randolph’s final game for Middlesbrough – at Loftus Road where the Irishman conceded twice in a draw with QPR – the search for Boro’s next goalkeeper has been happening, both behind the scenes at Rockliffe Park and on the football fields of the Championship. Homegrown shot-stopper Ainsley Pears look set to be the […]

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Who could fill Boro’s leadership void?

Middlesbrough secured their Championship survival last week, with a 2-1 win away to Sheffield Wednesday, but the mere fact that this was considered an acheivement demonstrates how poor of a season this was for the Teesside outfit. That doesn’t change the fact that Neil Warnock has done a commendable job at keeping Middlesbrough in the […]

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Who could be Boro’s breakout youth star for next season?

Along with the parmo, heavy industry and hosting Miley Cyrus in Stewart Park, Middlesbrough is probably best known for its football team having a great youth system. The likes of Stewart Downing, Ben Gibson and James Morrison are those usually mentioned as the picks of the bunch. In more recent years, however, Boro have seen […]

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Boro’s Three Most Underrated Players This Season

If you were to ask Middlesbrough fans for their Player of the Season votes, during this period of no football, one would imagine that votes would be split. Players such as Ashley Fletcher and Daniel Ayala would each get nominations, with Paddy McNair possibly gaining a number of votes for his early season displays. The […]

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Woodgate shouldn’t blame the youth – they’re the reason Boro aren’t bottom

Following Middlesbrough’s 1-0 loss away to Barnsley on Saturday, boss Jonathan Woodgate was questioned as to why he fielded a more experienced side rather than include the player who have performed well so far for Boro, this season. Woodgate seemed to take a shot at the young players saying “You need experienced players at times. […]

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Woodgate’s Plan B needs a rethink

One month on from Jonathan Woodgate’s Manager of the Month award and it is almost as if December never happened. Off the field, the weather is worse than ever and the Christmas trees and light-adorned houses are a faint memory. On the field and Middlesbrough look to have forgotten all about the great form they […]

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Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough: Match Preview

Off the back of a battling display at Griffin Park, which ultimately saw Middlesbrough return to Teesside empty handed, Jonathan Woodgate now takes his team accross the Pennines to the DW Stadium for a showdown with Wigan Athletic. Since Woodgate was given the final Manager of the Month award of the 2010-2019 decade on January […]

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Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog

Transfer deadline day is upon us! Jonathan Woodgate’s first January window as a manager will slam shut at 11:00pm tonight. It has been a reasonably busy one, with three signings and a few loan exits also. Patrick Roberts, Lukas Nmecha and Dejan Stojanovic all arrived on Teesside this month. There have been a few links […]

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Five centre backs that Jonathan Woodgate could look to this month

After the temperatures in the respective technical areas had cooled down following Middlesbrough one-all draw with Birmingham City in mid-week, attention turned to the January transfer window. Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate was quizzed on possible January signings ahead of a ten day break due to his side being knocked out of the FA Cup earlier […]