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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 […]

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How Jonathan Woodgate is emulating his former manager with loan moves

If I were to ask a Boro fan what were the main staples of Aitor Karanka’s time at Middlesbrough Football Club, you would probably say ‘a strong defence and ability to grind out victories.’ Not far behind that, however, would probably be the recruitment that took place, and being able to turn the middling, average […]

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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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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 […]